Saturday, 20 December 2014

Collection Update #7

This will be my final update to the collection this year containing only a few items. This time i have managed to finish my collection of Japanese Generation 1 and Beast Wars DVD sets plus a brand new item only just released:

First up is another copy of the Transformers The Movie on VHS.

Transformers The Movie Takara Japan
The first release of the movie in Japan on VHS. The tape itself uses the international version of the movie with the scrolling text intro. The only unique part of this version is whenever a major character is introduced his/her name is shown on the screen for a few frames. The audio is in japanese only and before the movie the theatrical trailer is shown.

Next is the final G1 Japanese DVD set i needed.

Transformers The Headmasters Universal Japan
This set is a reissue of the Pioneer DVD sets released in the early 2000's. Originally this set only had 5 DVD's with only the episodes from the series however this time the set comes with a extras disk containing a Dual audio (JAP/ENG) copy of the Rebirth episodes and a collection of commercials from the 2010 series. The funny thing is this disk originally came with the transformers 2010 dvd set in the 2000's but was left off the reissue set from a few years back.

The next item is the final boxset i needed for Japanese Beast Wars

Transformers Beast Wars Returns Universal Japan
This set was released in 2013 and is a reissue of the DVD's released i the early 2000's. There are 7 DVD's for this set and every episode is dual audio apart from the only clip show in the series titled "Where Is the Banana? R". Like the original sets a extra music CD is also included featuing 3 different versions of the song "Megatron Ondo"

Last up is something which is brand new.

Transformers Rescue Bots Season 3 Press Kit
Recently I was able to get a copy of the Press screener DVD for season 3 of transformers Rescue Bots. This press screener contains a DVD of the first 2 episodes of the series and a small press release from Discovery Family with details about the new series and a cast and crew list.

Thats all for this year hopefully next year will be just as good.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

The Ultimate Doom pt3 Act 3 Storyboard

Recently I was able to acquire 15 Storyboards for the first season episode "The Ultimate Doom pt3" covering the first part of act 3. The storyboards are too big to scan however as a bonus the seller provided me with copies of the entire 3rd act of the episode on 45 A4 sheets that i have scanned to my photo bucket and i am sharing with you all. The Coolest part of this storyboard to me is the fact that Jetfire is using his original toy animation model which is a VF-1S Valkyrie from Macross which is my second favorite animated series of all time :)

Monday, 10 November 2014

Collection Update #6

Been a while since I showed off my new additions, the main reason for that was I was waiting for something really special to arrive by surface mail. Got some real rarities this month including several that I never thought I would ever own:

First up is another addition to the Rescue Bots DVD's.

 Transformers Rescue Bots: Mystery Rescue Shout Factory USA
 Another collection of episodes of Rescue Bots From both season one and two. Unfortunately several episodes are still missing from season one to complete a full season set.

Next up is a DVD Rom released for the Star newspaper in the UK

Transformers Age Of Extinction Interactive Preview Disk
A Preview DVD Rom with trailers for the AOE Movie along with a preview episode of Transformers Prime season 3.

That gets all the english stuff out of the way on to the Japanese media

Transformers 2007.8.4 Roadshow Promo DVD
Realeased as a promo in TOHO Theaters in Japan to promote the first live action movie. The disk features trailers and a introduction from Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg.

Now we move on to some of the VHS Tapes I Picked up

Transformers Beast Wars Quiz Encyclopedia

 This is a strange VHS Tape containing a short quiz to identify all the characters from the series. At the end of the tape there are 2 Karaoke tracks for the Series Opening and Ending. I Have already captured a copy of this video which can be found HERE

Transformers Beast Wars Special "Clash! Beast Warriors"
Along with the tape above i got 2 parts of the Beast Wars special Movie. The First tape contains the section  Clash! Beast Warriors which was a clip show covering the first season of Beast Wars in Japan.

Transformers Beast Wars Special "Lio Convoy in Imminent Danger!"

 The second part of the special i got was the main new part of Movie featuring the Beast Wars II cast joining forces with Convoy (Optimus Primal) to defeat Majin Zarak. All the Tapes for the Special contain a Trailer for the movie after the Episode.

Next up is the first of the Items i never though i would own
Transformers The Movie -Apocalypse Be Eternal, Matrix
 This VHS is the inspiration to the most common misconception about the Transformers Movie in Japan. For a long time because of this tape the fandom thought the title of Transformers the movie in Japan was Matrix Forever but as more information came to light this was found to not be the case. The Tape contains the main Trailer for the movie along with openings/commercials for every full season of Transformers Relaesed at the time and finally The Trade Trailer for Transformers the movie. I have created a new capture for this tape which can be found HERE.
 Now back to more modern media
Transformers Music Matrix 30th Anniversary Version
A collection of transformers Opening and Ending videos for Transformers from FSRL all the way to Tansformers Go! This is the second release of Music Matrix however this time several of the earlier series such as Beast Wars II and Neo have had their openings added. Only Transformers Prime is missing videos unfortunately. As a bonus the full Episode of Transformers Zone is included for some reason.

we now move on to the reason there hasn't been an update for a while

Transformers Supergod Masterforce Box 1
Thanks to my friend i was able to complete this series on Japanese DVD. The box contains The first 24 episodes of the series over 4 DVDs. Bonus features include US G1 Commercials, Japanese G1 Commercials for Headmasters/Masterforce and The 5 minute Pilot for Transformers Headmasters Episode 1.
Like the second box the DVD cases feature gorgeous artwork with Hawk and Ginrai on Volume 1 and the Headmaster Jrs on Volume 2.

The next set is another one i never thought i would ever own

Fight! Super Robot Life Transformers Box 1
The First Box set for Transformers G1 in Japan Featuing the first 35 episodes of the series. As a bonus several Commercials are included for FSRL.
like most of the Japanese G1 DVD sets the Disk art is great with each disk featuing a different art style.

The last 2 images contain bootlegs i have downloaded over the years
 Fight! Super Robot Life Transformers Box 2
This is a bootleg downloaded copy of the second box set of FSRL containing the final episodes of the season along with several promo videos which i have added to my youtube channel over the years. If i ever have the chance i would like to replace it with the original but till then im glad i have at least a copy.

Transformers Victory Box 1-2
Like the FSRL box 2 this is a bootleg downloaded copy of the 2 Pioneer DVD sets for Transformers Victory. I was able to get this a long time ago and it features all the episodes of the series along with 5 of the clip shows. Like the FSRL set i would love to replace the bootlegs with real copies but at the price at the moment its not an option.

Thats all i have this time but im always on the lookout for more to add to the collection. If you want any more information about any of the media listed leave a comment and i will get back to you. 

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Transformers Masterforce Clip Shows

Like Victory, SuperGod Masterforce also had several clip shows released after the show had ended on TV. Over time i have managed to collect all but one of the episodes from several sources however one episode (46 "Great Turn-Around! Autobot Warriors!") is missing and currently lost.

Episode 47 comes from the Big book of Masterforce VHS tape and was subtitled by TV-Nihon

Transformers The Movie—Apocalypse Be Eternal, Matrix

Transformers The Movie—Apocalypse Be Eternal, Matrix more commonly refered to as Matrix Forever was a short promotional video released in 1989 to promote the upcoming release of Transformers the movie in Japan. For a long time many members of the fandom belived that the Japanese title of the movie was "Matrix Forever" but this has been proved to not be the case. I was recently able to acquire a copy of this promo and have finally got around to uploading a higher quality copy to youtube (my previous copy was 240p max). The promo contains a trailer for the movie, intros/toy adverts for FSRL,2010,Headmastes,Supergod Masterforce and Victory and finally the trade trailer for the movie.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Transformers Beast Wars Quiz Encyclopedia

Can you guess them all? This VHS tape contains a Quiz hosted by Optimus Primal where he tasks the viewer to guess the characters in the Beast Wars from scambled pictures as an extra bonus the tape also includes a karaoke video for the opening and ending of the series. 
(youtube version removed due to copywrite claim :( so heres a DDL version)

Monday, 1 September 2014

Transformers Beast Wars II Hero Show

Found something really odd today. A Transformers Beast Wars II stage show. It appears to be a classroom show for school kids and features the voice cast and music from the series. The show features live action actors in costume for Lio Convoy, Apache, Galvatron and some extra bad guy characters. I'm not too sure of the plot but I think its a unique story.