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Transformers (1984)

Date added to database: 9/13/2001
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Releases for Transformers (Top)

Complete Series

25th Anniversary Matrix of Leadership Edition: Collector’s Set info
25th Anniversary Matrix of Leadership Edition: Collector’s Set (Retail Release) buy
The Complete Series buy

Season Releases

25th Anniversary Edition: Complete 1st Season buy
25th Anniversary Edition: Season 2, Volume 1 buy
25th Anniversary Edition: Season 2, Volume 2 buy
25th Anniversary Edition: Seasons 3 & 4 buy
Season 1 buy
Season 2, Part 1 buy
Season 2, Part 2 buy
Season 3, Part 1 buy
Season 3, Part 2 & Season 4 buy

Individual Episode Releases

More Than Meets The Eye buy
More Than Meets the Eye: Roar of the Dinobots buy
Season 1, Vol 1 buy
Season 1, Vol 2 buy
Season 1, Vol 3 buy
Season 2, Vol 1 buy
Season 2, Vol 2 buy
Season 2, Vol 3 buy
Season 2, Vol 4 buy
Season 2, Vol 5 buy
Season 2, Vol 6 buy
Season 2, Vol 7 buy
Season 2, Vol 8 buy
Season 3, Vol 1 buy
Season 3, Vol 2 buy
Season 3, Vol 3 buy
Transformers: Heroes buy
Transformers: Villians buy

Reviews for Transformers (Top)
Season 1, Vol 1 - More than meets the eye! (6/03/2002)
Video:   6/10
Audio:   7/10
Extras:   0/10

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Summary of "Season 1, Vol 1 - More than meets the eye!":
It's wonderful to see a company bringing 80s cartoons to DVD, and doing a good job with the franchise. I would have rather seen the extras spread over the 3 discs, or also had the 4th disc available for purchase. All in all, it's a cheap, fun flashback to the 80s. (read entire review)

Transformers News (Top)
4/08/2014 Shout! to Shake the Earth with Their 'Roar of the Dinobots' DVD!
"We Do As Told…For Now." - Grimlock. Thirty years ago, audiences around the world were introduced to the ultimate anti-heroes, the mighty Grimlock and his Dinobots: Sludge, Slag, Swoop and Snarl! Together,... (read entire news item)

2/16/2011 'The Complete Original Series' Re-Release: Date, Contents, Packaging **UPDATE: Amazon Pre-Order Link and Pricing!**
We've brought you lots of news recently about the Transformers franchise, as Shout! Factory is preparing releases of Beast Wars and of the so-called "Takara Collection" (Japan-only continuations of "generation... (read entire news item)

12/23/2009 Transformers - 25th Anniversary Edition: Seasons 3 & 4 Coming in April
Though an official press release hasn't gone out yet, has posted release information for Transformers - 25th Anniversary Edition: Seasons 3 & 4. The set will include the final 33 episodes on... (read entire news item)

10/19/2009 Video Clips for Retail Release of 25th Anniversary Matrix of Leadership Edition: Collector’s Set
As you know, tomorrow (October 20th) is the day that Shout! Factory puts the Transformers - 25th Anniversary Matrix of Leadership Edition: Collector’s Set into stores for a general retail release. To... (read entire news item)

10/08/2009 Release Date for Shout!'s 25th Anniversary Edition: Season 2, Volume 2
Two weeks ago we reported that Transformers - 25th Anniversary Edition: Season 2, Volume 2 was on the way to DVD. We had info about the contents, and we had a "flat" 2D look at the box cover. But we... (read entire news item)

9/22/2009 Cover Art and Disc-by-Disc Contents for Shout!'s Season 2, Volume 2 *CORRECTED*
Even with the general retail release of the "Matrix of Leadership" complete series set on the way for October 20th, the smaller retail sets of the original Transformers cartoons is continuing. The next... (read entire news item)

9/03/2009 Fact Sheet for 25th Anniversary Edition: Season 2, Volume 1 DVDs
DVD FACT SHEET THE TRANSFORMERS SEASON TWO, VOLUME ONE On September 15th, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro, Inc., will release The Transformers: Season Two Volume, One 25th Anniversary... (read entire news item)

8/21/2009 Matrix of Leadership Set General Retail Release Dates Announced
Fans have been ordering the 'Matrix of Leadership Set' directly from Shout! Factory for over a month now, and now we have word that the set is hitting retail store shelves on October 13, at least in Canada... (read entire news item)

6/25/2009 Episode List for Shout!'s Season 2, Volume 1: 25th Anniversary Edition DVDs
It's been almost a month since we broke the news about Shout! Factory's September 15th release of Transformers - Season 2, Volume 1: 25th Anniversary Edition on DVD. Now we've got a list of the specific... (read entire news item)

6/12/2009 Online DVD Trailers, Video Clips for Next Tuesday's 1st Season Shout! Set
As you surely know by now, Shout! Factory's release of Transformers - The Complete 1st Season: 25th Anniversary Edition is coming to DVD next Tuesday, June 16 (and it's's Pick of the... (read entire news item)

5/29/2009 NOW LIGHT OUR DARKEST HOUR! Matrix of Leadership Set Final Art, Details & Pre-Order!
Four million years after crash-landing on an unfamiliar planet, sentient robots with the ability to disguise themselves as common vehicles awaken on present-day Earth. Engaged in a crucial race to find... (read entire news item)

5/28/2009 Shout! Preparing 2 More 'G1' DVD Releases, Both Due Out in September **UPDATE: PACKAGE ART**
As every Transformers fan probably knows by now, Shout! Factory is gearing up for a June 16th DVD release of Transformers - Complete 1st Season: 25th Anniversary Edition (and if you haven't seen the new... (read entire news item)

5/18/2009 Direct-Sale Site's URL, Early Package Art for Matrix of Leadership Edition Collector’s Set
A month ago we reported the early details about Shout! Factory's plans to release The Transformers - 25th Anniversary Matrix of Leadership Edition: Collector’s Set, a 16-DVD compilation of every episode... (read entire news item)

4/20/2009 Official Press Release for June's Complete 1st Season: 25th Anniversary Edition

4/17/2009 Details Emerge about Complete Series Set for TF (think 'Matrix') and Joe!
A week ago today we passed along a report from industry journal Home Media Magazine, revealing publicly for the first time that Shout! Factory's plans for both original Sunbow-produced cartoon seriess... (read entire news item)

4/15/2009 Additional Info, and a Packaging 'Beauty Shot', for Shout! Factory's DVDs
We've posted a lot of news recently about Shout! Factory's upcoming releases of Transformers on DVD. And, now that Shout! and Hasbro have issued a press release confirming the deal which allows these... (read entire news item)

4/10/2009 Trade Mag Report: Shout! doing Complete Series for TF & Joe this Summer!
Excited fans have been happy to know that new season set releases are in-the-works from Shout! Factory for the original Transformers and G.I. Joe animated series from the '80s. Now hard-core fans will... (read entire news item)

4/01/2009 More Extras for Shout!'s 1st Season, Bonus Magnet, & Word About Which Edit of the Episodes!
A week and a half ago we reported on some of the extras for Shout! Factory's June 16th release of The Transformers - The Complete 1st Season: 25th Anniversary Edition on DVD. Now's listing... (read entire news item)

3/20/2009 Some DVD Extras Revealed by Shout! for the 25th Anniversary Season 1 Set!
As you already know, Shout! Factory has picked up the rights to the original "G1" animated Transformers series, and is preparing a June 16th release for The Transformers - The Complete 1st Season: 25th... (read entire news item)

3/12/2009 Package Art & Pre-Order Listings for Transformers - Complete 1st Season: 25th Anniversary Edition
We reported a week ago that word had begun to leak out to retailers about a June 16th street date for The Transformers - The Complete 1st Season: 25th Anniversary Edition on DVD, bringing a long-awaited... (read entire news item)

3/05/2009 Release Date, Details & Possible Cover Art Found for The Complete 1st Season: 25th Anniversary Edition DVDs
Last May we brought you an exclusive story with Hasbro answering questions about their deal to reacquire the various "Sunbow" properties, including the original cartoon series for both Transformers and... (read entire news item)

5/24/2008 Hasbro Sheds New Light on the Sunbow Deal, Answering Questions Fans Have Posed
Last week Hasbro announced that they had "reacquired the worldwide distribution rights to the Sunbow Library of Hasbro Classics...[obtaining] ownership of nearly 1,000 episodes of classic programming".... (read entire news item)

5/14/2008 Hasbro Pays US$7 Million to Reacquire Distro Rights to Transformers, G.I. Joe & Others!
Two weeks ago we posted a story talking about how Hasbro is preparing a Fall 2008 release of a Toy/DVD combo set: an "Optimus Prime 25th Anniversary Pack" that would include a replica of the original... (read entire news item)

5/01/2008 Original Show's 'More Than Meets The Eye' Pilot DVD to be Included with 25th Ann. Optimus Toy!
As we mentioned a short time ago in a separate story, about another program in the long-running franchise, this past weekend Transformers fans gathered in Cincinnati for the BotCon 2008 convention. At... (read entire news item)

6/24/2007 SonyWonder Lives! Hope for Properties like Transformers & G.I. Joe ?
Fans of the original Transformers cartoon series and other Sunbow properties such as G.I. Joe, Jem and the Holograms and Inhumanoids were saddened this past Spring when Sony Music announced they were... (read entire news item)

3/17/2007 SonyWonder Goes Under; Uncertain Future For Transformers DVDs!
Last October we reported that SonyWonder's DVD re-release of the animated Transformers movie contained trailers indicating that the studio would also re-release the "G1" television episodes, and that... (read entire news item)

10/21/2006 SonyWonder to begin releasing classic Transformers in 2007
Review copies of the Transformers 20th Anniversary Special Edition have gone out, and reports are coming in that the set contains trailers for the rerelease of the original series. Fans have been waiting... (read entire news item)

2/15/2004 Writer Interviews Might Be Extras On Final Set
About 2 weeks ago, we brought up Marv Wolfman's name when reporting on The Transformers - Season 3, Part 2/Season 4: he co-wrote "The Return of Optimus Prime". Then, a week later, we brought up David... (read entire news item)

1/31/2004 'Optimus Prime lives!' Date & Specs for S3,P2/S4
Quintesson: I did it! Optimus Prime lives! Sky Lynx: It's true. Our leader is back. Optimus Prime: Yes, Sky Lynx, and this time no force in the universe is going to stop me. In October-November... (read entire news item)

1/16/2004 'IT'S OVER, PRIME!'...The Final DVDs Are Coming!
Transformers - Season 3, Part 2/Season 4 will be released in March, 2004. Rhino tells us that they are getting this release finalized now, and will have an official announcement very quickly. So fill... (read entire news item)

10/20/2003 Next DVD will be 'Season 3, Part 2/Season 4'
Since "Season 4" of The Transformers has already been released on disc as the Transformers: Heroes DVD, noone (outside of Rhino, that is) has really been sure what would happen with those 3 "S4" episodes... (read entire news item)

9/15/2003 Final Cover Art: Season 3, Part 1
Thanks to Amazon for posting it, and to "Timmy" for letting us know it was there, here is the final cover art for Transformers - Season 3, Part 1: (read entire news item)

9/06/2003 News about various Transformers series
Ever since the announcement that a live-action Tranformers film was in-the-works, we've known here at TVShowsOnDVD that we should expect an explosion of DVDs for all the various versions of the animated... (read entire news item)

6/18/2003 A Date For Season 3
Previously we had stated that Transformers Season 3, Part 1 would be available in August. Thanks to a variety of informants, we became aware yesterday that, a website well-known among... (read entire news item)

5/31/2003 Season 3 box set in August?
The message boards at the Transformers World 2005 website are full of interesting information about the Transformers: Season 3, Part 1 Box Set. Tim Formas (of the TFW2005 site) has posted this information: Previews'... (read entire news item)

12/09/2001 First Season - Feb 26, 2002
Rhino has said that the first season of "Transformers" is tentatively scheduled for release on February 26, 2002. As mentioned before, it will contain all 19 episodes. Thanks to David Lambert for sending... (read entire news item)

10/14/2001 Complete First Season
In early 2002 Rhino will release the complete first season of "Transformers" on DVD. The boxed set will include all 19 episodes from the show's first season. (read entire news item)

9/11/2001 Transformers: Season One
Rhino has said they will release Transformers season one on both VHS and DVD sometime in the future. No date was mentioned. (read entire news item)

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