Saturday, 30 August 2014

Collection Update #5

Ebay has been a bit dry this month when it comes to transformers multimedia however i have recently started using yahoo auctions Japan and i have managed to get quite a bit from overseas including a very rare and expensive DVD set.

First up is something i picked up cheap to use at work.

Transformers Revenge of the Fallen USB
Nothing too special with this one, haven't even installed the software but the usb is pretty robust and will come in handy at work. the usb comes in a foam lined tray with the code to unlock the video on a oversized sim card looking piece of plastic.

Next up is something that should have come out a long time ago

Transformers Animated Complete Collection DVD Shout Factory USA
Shout Factory have finally released a complete series set of this great show. All 3 seasons are included in widescreen along with audio commentairies on select episodes. While i am very happy with this release i feel more could have been included as extra features to make double dipping for seasons one and two more worth while.

Next up is the first of several Japanese items i was able to get from yahoo.jp

Beast Wars Metals Movie 'Convoy's Great Transformation' VHS Pioneer JP
This VHS tape contains the Japanese version of the Beast Wars Episode 'Cutting Edge' and is the only way to get the episode in Japan. This particular episode was selected along with 2 other Toei properties to be part of the anthology Film '1999 Summer Toei Anime Fair' and as such was left off the DVD release of Beast wars Metals. The tape itself contains the episode in Japanese along with promos for the VHS releases of the other 2 films Superdoll Licca Chan and Microman.

For the next item we return to GO!

Transformers Go Sword-Bot Sanjo! Special DVD
More of the same stuff thats usually on GO! DVD's. Transformation guides, Trailers and promos for other Transformers brands (GT and Be-cool).

The next item i have is the newest item in the list today

Transformers Lost Age Promo DVD
This Promo DVD was first given out at the Transformers 30 Years Expo in Japan. The dvd includes the movie trailer, character and toy guide, 30th Anniversary history video, G1 episode 'Atlantis Arise' and the Easy Transformers music video.

The next item is another Lost Age promo
Televi-Kun DVD 09/14
This months Televi-Kun DVD features several of the same videos as the Lost Age Promo above but in addition it also includes Theatrical trailers for all the Live Action Movies.
The next set of items I got as a bundle and still need to go through
Misc Promo DVD 2004-2011
I won a collection of 9 cover mount DVD's from yahoo Japan out of the 9, 2 i already have and the other 2 have no Transformers videos but the other 5 have videos and promos from Beast Wars all the way to Dark of the Moon. I plan on going into more detail of all the promo DVDs i own in a seperate section at a later date once i have translated the names of the promos included.

The final item today is one i never thought i would ever get
Transformers Super-God Masterforce DVD Box 2 Pioneer JP
This set was released as a limited edition in the early 2000's and usually goes for a pretty penny online. The set covers episode 25-42 of Masterforce along with 2 of the 5 clip shows from the series. Out of the 5 only 43 'Fight!! Super Ginrai' and 44 'Begin the Bomber Project! The Creation of God Ginrai'. The set is spread over 4 DVD's and includes a 24 page booklet.
 Each DVD case has beautiful box art of the Autobot Godmasters and God Ginrai and the Decepticon Headmaster Jr's and Overlord. Each box has 2 DVD's each.
 The booklet features the same artwork as the Box cover with a battle in progress in space.

On the back of the booklet is the artwork from the first Box featuring Ginrai surrounded by all the human characters from the series.


The booklet has 24 pages of Model designs for Masterforce which are a mix of designs from the show models and magazine pages covering all the characters in the show. The final pages include an episode guide and production notes.


Thats all for now but i should have more when i get back from vacation.

11 comments:

  1. Awesome collection update !
    man Transformers masterforce (Pioneer) WOW ! most of us can only dream owning that DVD set
    cant wait to see what else you got to add to your collection :)

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    1. Thanks man i just started using a proxy to buy stuff from yahoo auctions japan and got really lucky.

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  2. A great update, especially the last item. So now 46 is the only Masterforce episode you don't have, isn't it?

    Hope one day we'll see the whole booklet and those episodes.

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    1. Yea i'm only missing 46. The new ones might be uploaded later but i don't have access to a scanner anymore to do the booklet

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    2. I read something about the possibility that the episode 46 master was lost at some point. Not sure if its true but I heard if from a pretty reliable source I have from Japan. That's the only episode I'm missing too. Guess we'll never know unless it shows up mysteriously.

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    3. I'm fairly certain it says something along those lines in the booklet that the master copies are missing for the ones left off the dvd set. I'm keeping my eye out for the vhs tape but so far no luck.

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  3. I am a fan of masterforce and I wanna to search the booklet content for a long time but I could not.
    I wonder if it is possible to post a scan copy of the booklet content on net or email to me at yrfriendwai@gmail.com? Look forward to hearing from you, thank you.

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  4. That is a very, very, impressive collection, but it lacks Japanese Laserdiscs. Man... what secrets and lost footage or even just drawings are waiting around those giant books that come with the LD box sets...

    http://www6.plala.or.jp/zephyrd/TF-LD.html

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    1. I recently picked up the original purple Destron LD for a good price which should be included in the next collection update. Unfortunately there isn't any extra footage that hasn't been ported to the DVD sets but it did include the cool booklet and a music CD.

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    2. Whooah you got box set D-342? That is a sweet find. But you might be wrong... that CD according to http://www6.plala.or.jp/zephyrd/TF-LD.html is a CD-ROM (like the Convoy Seibertron LD Box set CD extra). The writer refers to a TF index and some multimedia FX stuff (at least on the Convoy LD Box set). Plan to scan in the booklet and ISO image that CD so I don't have to sell my first born ^O^?

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    3. well i can safely say that the destron CD only has audio on it, the first thing i did when i got it was put the cd in the pc and check its contents. The vast majority of the disk is taken up with Diaclone audio dramas but there is one notable track which is a copy of the audio cassette that came with a VSX set in japan. As for the cybertron disk i cannot be 100% sure as i dont own it but the track listing makes no mention of it being a CD-rom also judging by the relase date of early 94 i cannot see them putting in content for PC as the main user base at the time would have been business but ya never know.

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