First up this time is another VHS from the Takara Video Collection
Takara Video Collection V-15 Transformers Victory
30 minute Promo for Transformers Victory titled "Fight! Star Saber!". The promo acts as a encyclopedia of sorts giving a rundown of the characters featured in the show.
Up next is slightly newer VHS tape for Beast Wars
Transformers Beast Wars Destron Corps Encyclopedia
I previously uploaded a video to youtube a long time ago which was the Cybertron equivalent to this tape. The Destron version contains a similar rundown of the characters and their special attacks that the cybertron one had.
Next we have the first promo for Beast Wars Metals
Transformers Beast Wars Metals Promo
This promo for Transformers Beast Wars Metals was given away for free with Limited Editions of the C-40 Metals Convoy figure. The promo titled "The mystery of Metals Birth Revealed!!" was originally shown on TV before the series began to get viewers caught up with the story from the previous series.
We now move on to DVDs starting with more G2
Transformers Mega DVD
Another Transformers DVD from the same people that released the Generation 2 DVDs with Armada Covers?? This time they have released a collection of 8 Episodes from Generation 2 featuring the final episode of Season 1 "Prime Target" which completes my G2 season 1 on DVD. The other 7 episodes are the first 7 from season 2:
"War of the Dinobots"
"The Revenge of Bruticus"
"The Revenge of Bruticus"
The next addition to the collection is an upgrade
Transformers Victory Box 1 and 2
An upgrade for a Bootleg i downloaded a long time ago. The dvds are almost identical to the previous release years ago but while looking through the special features i did notice the Big Book of masterforce promo that is included in this set is missing the shuta and grand secrets segment for some reason??
Now we replace one bootleg for another
Transformers Micron Legend
Moving from one bootleg to another
Transformers Superlink parts 3 and 4
Moving on to more recent media
Transformers Adventure Promos
These 2 promo DVD where given away separately at stores and at toy shows in Japan. The DVDs contain a episode from the show and some of the commercials and promos from the takara youtube channel. Both disks have similar content but are both different in what they contain.
The final DVD this time is a movie game promo
Pachinko Transformers P-Vision Promo
Very short 10 minute promo video for the new Pachinko machine in japan showcasing the features of the machine like special bonuses and timed events.
Next up is my latest HD media
Q-Transformers Season 1 Bluray Special Edition
The first season of the Q-Transformers on Bluray featuring all 13 episodes plus several extended clips, promos and trailers. With the special edition you get unpainted models of Prime, Bumblebee and Lockdown which are quite good but would look better with paint.
Next we have a HD video i cant even play
Transformers LAM HD-DVD
I had no real interest in getting this version of the live action movie but when it only costs 50p you cant really complain.
The last few items are in a format i thought id never get
Transformers Destron Laserdisc Set
I was able to get a very good deal on this set which is a bit worn on the outside but the contents are fine. The set fetures the toy mural on the cover along with a design similar to the toy packages of the time.
The box contains 5 fold open disk sleeves each featuing the G1 boxart for the Destron characters featured in the show plus a couple of extra megatron designs.
The set contains 2 extra bonuses a booklet which you can read at rockmans website
and a CD.
The CD contains the intro and outro music in many different forms, diaclone/microman audio dramas and US intro/commercial music. The only track of note that hasnt been released on other media is a copy of the Soundwave vs Grimlock Audio Tape released as part of the VS series of toys relesed in Japan.
The Last item today is another holy grail for me
Transformers The Movie Hillcrane Laserdisc
This is the rarer of the 2 releases of Transformers the movie on Laserdisc. This is the first edition of the movie relesed on the laserdisc format and features both Japanese and English audio. Unlike the later release this disk uses the higher quality Digital audio track for the English audio which unlike later releases has not been added to or modified giving a better audio experience.
Removing the OBI strip gives us a better look at the cover. The cover does not fold open like the destron sets do but rather acts as a disc sleeve for the Laserdisc.
Thats it for now but check back soon as i might have another update coming in the next few weeks with more more new additions from Prime and Galaxy force.