Latest additions to the collection mainly completing a few sets
First up the oldest G1 release in the UK:
Transformers The Original Series Vol 1-3 Sony Wonder UK
The first release of Transformers Season one on DVD in the UK. I picked up volume 2 and 3 to complete my set for virtually nothing on ebay. The 3 volumes are taken from broadcast masters and unlike most releases has the audio has not been remixed. The odd thing about these releases is the episodes are out of order.
More than Meets the Eye 1-3
Plague of the Insecticons
Next up is another copy of the movie:
Transformers The Movie PSP Metrodome UK
The first release of the movie on the PSP UMD format which is identical to the later release with just the movie and no special features. The funny thing is unlike alot of releases the UMD has the correct audio for Primes Gun.
Moving on to something a bit more recent:
Transformers Animated Vol 5, 8-10 Paramount Japanese
After getting all the other volumes just to have the 3 episodes i was missing i decided to just finnish the set by getting the last 4 i needed. One thing to note about all the DVD's is that all the Autobotto family segments are not included.
We now move on to the last Prime disk i needed:
Transformers Prime Dawn of the Beast Shout Factory USA
The final compilation movie for Season 3 of Transformers Prime compiling the first 4 episodes into one 88 minute movie. Unlike all the previous movie releases this one was exclusive to Target in the USA.
Next up is the the last GO! Disks:
Transformers GO! Samurai Vol 5, Shinobi Vol 4 Takara Japanese
The Samurai volume has pretty much just the episode on the disk and videos for other japanese brands. The shinobi volume however has several small promo videos and diorama footage for Transformers along with the episode.
Transformers GO! Samurai Vol 6, Encyclopedia Takara Japanese
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
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
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
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.
The final addition is one i've been after for a while:
Trasformers 2010 Genon Japanese (reissue)
Transformers 2010 is the Japanese release of Transformers G1 season 3 containing 30 episodes over 5 DVD's. This set is a reissue of the disks released in the early 2000's unfortunately the final disk of the older set has been removed so there are no bonuses. The missing disk contained the Japanese Dub of the Rebirth along with the Transformers the Movie Trade Trailer and some commercials. I'd love to get this disk at some point but at the prices the original sets go for i think i'll pass for the moment.
Thats all i have for just now if you have any questions about any of these releases leave a comment and i'll get back to you.