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Shout Factory have issued the following press release:
TRANSFORMERS ARMADA: THE COMPLETE SERIES
Relive the Adventures of This Classic Animated TV Series in One Complete Set Featuring All 52 Action-Packed Episodes
BRING HOME THIS COLLECTIBLE 8-DVD SET ON MARCH 11, 2014 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY
Brace yourself to relive some of the most astonishing TRANSFORMERS battles between the AUTOBOTS and the DECEPTICONS through the complete series release of TRANSFORMERS ARMADA. In 2002, TRANSFORMERS fans and kids were introduced to the animated television series TRANSFORMERS ARMADA. This is the unforgettable chapter of TRANSFORMERS lore and the first part of the rare UNICRON Trilogy – consisting of ARMADA, ENERGON and CYBERTRON. OPTIMUS PRIME, his team of AUTOBOTS and their human friends stepped up the fight against MEGATRON and his DECEPTICONS for control of the universe and the power-enhancing MINI-CONS, a lost race of TRANSFORMERS. Valor, deception and unexpected twists unfolded in these captivating adventures, leading to an unlikely alliance between natural enemies in the face of a genuine evil known as UNICRON.
On March 11, 2014, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, will unleash TRANSFORMERS ARMADA: THE COMPLETE SERIES on home entertainment shelves everywhere. For the first time ever, the entire series is collected in one deluxe 8-DVD set, featuring all 52 memorable episodes. Whether reliving the childhood memory or discovering this series for the first time, this is an essential home collection for every fan, collectors and entire family to complete their TRANSFORMERS home entertainment library. This complete series 8-DVD set is priced to own at $44.99 SRP.
Our heroes, the AUTOBOTS and their nemesis, the DECEPTICONS are at it again in this complete series of the TRANSFORMERS ARMADA. This series open to a war between the two factions of TRANSFORMERS on their home planet of Cybertron over MINI-CONS, a race of smaller, power-enhancing TRANSFORMERS. This struggle will bring AUTOBOTS, DECEPTICONS and MINI-CONS to earth, where they continue to battle, even after two humans get involved. Through the course of this series, the TRANSFORMERS face mysterious mercenaries, mighty MINI-CON weapons and even time travel as they fight for control or freedom.
About Hasbro Studios
Hasbro Studios is the Los Angeles-based entertainment division of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS). The studio is responsible for entertainment brand-driven storytelling for the company across television, film, commercial productions and short-form. It develops, produces and distributes TV shows based on Hasbro's world class brands, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and FAMILY GAME NIGHT. Many of these shows air on the Hub Network, a U.S. television network for kids and their families, that is a joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). Hasbro Studios shows can also be seen on networks in more than 180 territories globally. Since its formation in 2009, the studio has received seven Daytime Emmy wins and 16 nominations. On the film side, the studio is developing and producing a number of features based on Hasbro's brands, including TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION (Paramount), G.I. JOE 3 (Paramount) and CANDY LAND (Sony). The studio team also oversees the production of commercials that feature Hasbro's brands as well production of short-form content that can be seen on all of the major digital and social media platforms globally.
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras. Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America. Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com
TakaraTomy have been tweeting out character models of Beast Convoy, Fire Convoy, Super Mode Convoy, Grand Convoy and Galaxy Convoy to promote the Fans Choice Masterpiece contest which is taking place. It seems, however, that some fans are incorrectly mistaking these character models for designs of Masterpiece figures of the characters. They are not. Most of the sheets clearly contain the date stamps and are also available within our Series Bible section of the website which contains various models sheets from Beast Wars and Beast Wars II as well as some Car Robot sheets. We own character models from G1 through to TF Animated so let us know if you would like to see more of these types of galleries.
The sheets which have been shared by TakaraTomy can be found after the jump
Amazon.com has been updated with new listings for the Transformers Prime series 3 DVD as awell as Transformers Prime Series 3 Blu-Ray
Here are the details
Transformers Prime: Season 3 (DVD)
Format: Widescreen, NTSC
Studio: Shout Factory Theatre
DVD Release Date: December 3, 2013
Transformers Prime: Season 3 [Blu-ray]
Studio: Shout Factory Theatre
DVD Release Date: December 3, 2013
Roberto Orci has been interviewed by IGN regarding the next Transformers animated series. Roberto confirmed that both he and Alex Kurtzman will be returning to produce the new series and but also has started that it will be more kid-friendly and less intense than Transformers Prime but that they would welcome back Peter Cullen and Frank Welker to the show.
It’s not really a reboot, it’s sort of a continuation of it [Transformers Prime] in a tonally different form. We want to make sure we’re servicing the right audiences. We got to do a very adult version of Transformers that you just saw in this cartoon, a very sophisticated one, and we also want to make sure we don’t leave other kids behind, who love Transformers too and don’t want to be as scared as Transformers Prime could make you, that kind of thing. So we’re going to have a good parallel series that is connected, but it’s a little more friendly to the family.
When asked whether the show will be a "kids-only affair", Roberto replied:
I would say that clever wit always makes it something more adult. I think the look of it, you may find, is more kid-friendly. But we certainly don’t intend to be any less entertaining or any less Transformers. But there is a little bit of truth to that. I won’t deny that also, yes, we’re trying to make sure that younger kids who really love Transformers aren’t put off by its intensity.
You can read the interview in full at http://uk.ign.com/articles/2013/08/07/roberto-orci-on-the-next-transformers-animated-series-and-whether-it-will-continue-transformer-primes-story
Hydra, who currently works for Part One Ltd / e-Hobby, has posted some information regarding Transformers Go! over on The Allspark taken from the just released magazine information on the upcoming straight-to-dvd animated series.
"Well, looks like the information is legitimately out...
The magazine spread for Go! said that Optimus and co. had sealed Predaking [Dragotron] away inside the Earth using the artfact known as the "Legendisk,"
and left Earth to hunt down other Predacons who had spread throughout the galaxy. They entrusted the duty of hunting down the scattering of Predacons still on Earth to a team of six Autobots...
In that sense, it takes place after BH, but whether it will link up smoothly is anyone's guess.
Basically, the extent to swhich this mirrors Battlestars>OpCom is uncanny. Elite team of powerful Autobots, including Optimus Prime (and BH Op himself is very Star Convoy-ish already) leave Earth to do battle in space. Earth is left in the hands of small team of freely combining Autobots.
Coincidence? Almost certainly.
GameWatch have published more information on the upcoming Japanese exclusive Transformers Anime series Transformers Go! According to the article the series must appeal to big business and will NOT be a Television series, as was previously expected, but will be released as a DVD by Shogakukan in TV-Boy and Kodansha in TV magazine. The article confirms that the 3-part combiner will be able to merge to form three different robots. Metroplex was also shown during the event and was measured at 58cms
More information is expected to be released on the 24th and 25th April when Takara-Tomy group hold their "summer business meetings".
Thanks to Autobase Aichi for the news