Saturday, 5 July 2014

Collection Update #4

Got a couple of strange items this time which you dont come across alot plus the most recent disks in the Go! and rescue bots series. Also if you haven't checked it out yet Karyuudo Fansubs has released all 39 episodes of Transformers Car Robots subbed in English, you can find a torrent link on his site plus an extra torrent of bonus files from my collection including the Kiss players 15 Go, Go Manga collection and model sheets.

First up today the real final disk of GO! 
 
Transformers GO! Samurai Vol 6, Encyclopedia Takara Jap
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The Final Go! Episode Disk has a couple of transformers related videos along with the episode itself. These include a Japanese trailer for Age of Extinction and a diorama story. The gold disk was sold at hobby stores in Japan as a promo for the series and contains a encyclopedia rundown of the Go! characters and attacks.

Continuing with more recent releases:

Transformers Rescue Bots: Heros on the Scene Shout Factory USA
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Another collection of episodes of Rescue Bots, I really wish that shout would do a whole set rather than a tiny bit at a time. Nothing special on the disks just a few more episodes of season 1.

Next up is something you dont usually see on the open market.

Transformers Takara Headmasters "Check Disk" Metrodome UK
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Found this strange item on ebay a month or 2 back, a set of check disks for Metrodomes release of Headmasters in the UK. From my research into disks like this, I think these may be production samples provided by the mastering house Technicolor for approval and testing by Metrodome. I havent checked all episodes but from the first few i have seen no difference between the released version and the check disks. 

Transformers The Movie (Reconstructed) "Check Disk" Metrodome UK
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Got this disk from the same auction as above. The disk contains the Uk Reconstructed version of the movie with the strange open matting. Not had time to look closer to see if there's any differences to what was released at retail.

Lastly we have something a bit different

Transformers Stickers Yamakatsu Jap
Found these randomly from a UK card seller on ebay. In total he had 6 packs each containing 3 stickers. Each pack is in a card envelope sealed with 2 staples unlike UK sticker packs of the time which used thin paper packets.

All 6 of the packets I have use the same art on the back and front of megatron and starscream. while these are all i have at the moment, i have seen images of a Autobot variant of the sticker packets.

The image on the packet wraps around and only includes the Takara-NTV copywrite and a small Yamakatsu logo also strangely no barcode.

The stickers seem a bit limited in the characters used as in 6 packs i got at least 1 megatron per pack. The stickers look like a mix between shots from the show or just random colours. Quality wise these are really high quality with very clean images of the characters.

On the back of each sticker is its number along with some text i haven't been able to translate. The thing I like most about these stickers is that it has a cut in the paper to allow for easy peeling of the sticker, used to have a nightmare as a kid tring to get the stickers off the paper.

Thats all i have this time as always if you you want any more info on any of these additions leave a comment also if you want to see the Transformers GO! Encyclopedia is now availible on my youtube channel

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