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@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2019 - 03:40 AM)

Phyrexians are the bishie-est.

@  unluckiness : (24 May 2019 - 12:29 AM)

That's why they always wear long sleeved shirts and long pants

@  fourteenwings : (23 May 2019 - 11:36 PM)

Everybody knows the most bishie thing about any bishie is his exposed sinew.

@  MEDdMI : (23 May 2019 - 10:04 PM)

*looks up the humanoid slivers* ...really? People were calling those bishies?

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 May 2019 - 12:45 PM)

Have they made a sliver planeswalker yet?

@  RichardT1977 : (23 May 2019 - 10:29 AM)

"DECOMPOSE!"

@  Paladin : (23 May 2019 - 06:29 AM)

will they next evolve into Inhumanoids?

@  Ashley : (23 May 2019 - 02:42 AM)

the original slivers were spikey monsters. then the evolved into humanoids. now they're back to spikey bug monsters.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2019 - 10:42 PM)

Wait. Slivers were bishies???

@  unluckiness : (22 May 2019 - 10:40 PM)

They haven't necessarily looped yet. It's possible they're stuck in "yaoi anatomy"

@  Ashley : (22 May 2019 - 10:35 PM)

I think Slivers in MTG have crossed the bishonen line and looped back around to monstrous

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 09:48 PM)

Maxi, provigo, loblaws.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 May 2019 - 09:42 PM)

Which store brand is it?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

I need to buy more "no name" foods. This pizza is freaking awesome.

@  Bass X0 : (20 May 2019 - 11:16 AM)

SEND THE BOOKS!!

@  Cybersnark : (20 May 2019 - 08:52 AM)

So, now that Game of Thrones is over, when can we get back to The Dragon Prince?

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:19 AM)

Like, half of them nowadays are montages of tweet screencaps from the writer's inbox

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:18 AM)

lol you expected integrity from internet news

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:33 PM)

I'm mostly confused how news sites went from "Analysing all the amazingness of Game of Thrones" to "Fans sure don't like this season!", like... way to prioritize clicks over a solid editorial opinion

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:30 PM)

[and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site"] is this like the Toei Quarry?

@  MEDdMI : (19 May 2019 - 11:17 PM)

@Foffy and then that giant lasagna just tipped over and killed everyone, to be later known as the infamous Bad Monday event.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

Ahahaha!!! Go read the reactions for yourself. To say anything more here risks spoiling the finale for subscribing Allsparkers, the quality of this season notwithstanding.

@  Foffy : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

pretty wild how heathcliff was in the game of thrones finale, i was not expecting that crossover

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

were they still super pissed?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

Well, as someone who is not into Game of Thrones, it sure was entertaining to open up social media this evening to unexpectedly see headlines about fan reactions to the finale. Lmao.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:12 PM)

But it's also a SUPER-well known location in my region, so these extensive exterior shots without any post production alterations completely ruin the illusion for me.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:11 PM)

I mean, I get why they did it: It's an existing location that fits the purpose, it's open for the public, and they had to shoot some scenes in my home state anyway to due a subsidizing deal.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Needless to say, it's not in Berlin, and even what's seen onscreen is waaaaay too modern for something that's supposed to exist in 1929 (even moreso as a derelict site in 1929). The structures seen haven't even been built until the 1960s!

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:07 PM)

I'm currently in the process of watching season 2 of Babylon Berlin, and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site" or whatever it's supposed to be on the show, and I easily recognize it as a place only a few minutes from where I live (it's actually a former ironworks site that's been turned into a public park).

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

Ever since I went to Japan last year, I have friend who dread watching anime with me due to that...

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Not hugely, but I am the type to notice places once I have been there and say "Hey, I've been there!"

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

Half of new york city (on tape.) is actually montreal.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

I watched Death Wish 5 last night and clearly recognized Toronto streets; didn't pull me out of Bronson's 1-man war on drugs or fashion or whatever it was that pissed him off that time

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:49 PM)

it's nice to finally be thought of as exotic by somebody! lol

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:48 PM)

In an "I cannot possibly make my brain ignore the location I'm familiar with and pretend it's whatever the story claims it is" way?

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:42 PM)

Question for those of you living in exotic locations such as the US or the UK: If you watch a movie or a TV show that features a real-life location as a stand-in for someplace else, and you recognize the real-life location due to having been there in person, does that pull you out of the story?

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:15 PM)

Maybe you should have installed macOS in your house instead.

@  Noideaforaname : (19 May 2019 - 04:40 PM)

Nothing like coming home after a long day to find a bird in the house. And then once you sit down for a well-earned rest after leading the bird back outside, you find it had a friend. A friend who *really* doesn't understand how windows work...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:26 PM)

Bingo. The big polls don't tell people what's actually happening because that doesn't sell.

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 AM)

IIRC there are good polls but data is easily manipulated so they give people what they want to hear

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 10:58 AM)

The only way to get people interested in politics is to make into reality TV. So they lie to do it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:38 AM)

Yeah, polling these days is garbage.

@  Sean Whitmore : (18 May 2019 - 11:53 PM)

Well, he was an honest man. He wasn’t gonna lie to a 5-year-old.

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 08:34 PM)

Grandfather once said to me, "I'm going upstairs and hug your grandma."

@  Sabrblade : (18 May 2019 - 07:08 PM)

Mama always said that you can tell a lot 'bout a person from 'is shoes...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 May 2019 - 03:54 PM)

Life is like a box of chocolates. Stay out of the sun or melt into a pile of gross slop.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 May 2019 - 10:26 AM)

Greasy, disappointing and still managing to be over priced?

@  Lancer : (18 May 2019 - 10:22 AM)

... Yes, it is!

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2019 - 09:48 AM)

Life's a fillet of fish!

@  unluckiness : (18 May 2019 - 08:53 AM)

ow the edge


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Posted 25 September 2014 - 08:13 AM

Okay, so question: is "Matrix Forever" the name of the actual TFTM in Japan? I had always heard that it was. 

 

Or is it just the name of one of these promo videos?



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Posted 25 September 2014 - 12:28 PM

Okay, so question: is "Matrix Forever" the name of the actual TFTM in Japan? I had always heard that it was. 

 

Or is it just the name of one of these promo videos?

 

From what i know matrix forever is the abbreviated title for the VHS tape i just got which has the full title "Transformers: The Movie—Apocalypse: Be Eternal, Matrix". It may at one point have been a name they where thinking of using but as far as i know at release it was called Transformers The Movie (トランスフォーマー・ザ・ムービー), plus in the later promo video which shows a screening you can see a program being handed out that has the title Transformers The Movie on the cover.


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Posted 10 November 2014 - 04:29 PM

Been a while since I showed off my new additions, the main reason for that was I was waiting for something really special to arrive by surface mail. Got some real rarities this month including several that I never thought I would ever own:

 

First up is another addition to the Rescue Bots DVD's.

 

 Transformers Rescue Bots: Mystery Rescue Shout Factory USA

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 Another collection of episodes of Rescue Bots From both season one and two. Unfortunately several episodes are still missing from season one to complete a full season set.

 

Next up is a DVD Rom released for the Star newspaper in the UK

 

Transformers Age Of Extinction Interactive Preview Disk

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A Preview DVD Rom with trailers for the AOE Movie along with a preview episode of Transformers Prime season 3.

 

That gets all the english stuff out of the way on to the Japanese media

 

Transformers 2007.8.4 Roadshow Promo DVD

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Realeased as a promo in TOHO Theaters in Japan to promote the first live action movie. The disk features trailers and a introduction from Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg.

 

Now we move on to some of the VHS Tapes I Picked up

 

Transformers Beast Wars Quiz Encyclopedia

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 This is a strange VHS Tape containing a short quiz to identify all the characters from the series. At the end of the tape there are 2 Karaoke tracks for the Series Opening and Ending. I Have already captured a copy of this video which can be found HERE

 

Transformers Beast Wars Special "Clash! Beast Warriors"

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Along with the tape above i got 2 parts of the Beast Wars special Movie. The First tape contains the section  Clash! Beast Warriors which was a clip show covering the first season of Beast Wars in Japan.

 

Transformers Beast Wars Special "Lio Convoy in Imminent Danger!"

 

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 The second part of the special i got was the main new part of Movie featuring the Beast Wars II cast joining forces with Convoy (Optimus Primal) to defeat Majin Zarak. All the Tapes for the Special contain a Trailer for the movie after the Episode.

 

Next up is the first of the Items i never though i would own

 

Transformers The Movie -Apocalypse Be Eternal, Matrix

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 This VHS is the inspiration to the most common misconception about the Transformers Movie in Japan. For a long time because of this tape the fandom thought the title of Transformers the movie in Japan was Matrix Forever but as more information came to light this was found to not be the case. The Tape contains the main Trailer for the movie along with openings/commercials for every full season of Transformers Relaesed at the time and finally The Trade Trailer for Transformers the movie. I have created a new capture for this tape which can be found HERE.

 

 Now back to more modern media

 

Transformers Music Matrix 30th Anniversary Version

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A collection of transformers Opening and Ending videos for Transformers from FSRL all the way to Tansformers Go! This is the second release of Music Matrix however this time several of the earlier series such as Beast Wars II and Neo have had their openings added. Only Transformers Prime is missing videos unfortunately. As a bonus the full Episode of Transformers Zone is included for some reason.

 

we now move on to the reason there hasn't been an update for a while

 

Transformers Supergod Masterforce Box 1

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Thanks to my friend i was able to complete this series on Japanese DVD. The box contains The first 24 episodes of the series over 4 DVDs. Bonus features include US G1 Commercials, Japanese G1 Commercials for Headmasters/Masterforce and The 5 minute Pilot for Transformers Headmasters Episode 1.

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Like the second box the DVD cases feature gorgeous artwork with Hawk and Ginrai on Volume 1 and the Headmaster Jrs on Volume 2.

 

The next set is another one i never thought i would ever own

 

Fight! Super Robot Life Transformers Box 1

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The First Box set for Transformers G1 in Japan Featuing the first 35 episodes of the series. As a bonus several Commercials are included for FSRL.

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like most of the Japanese G1 DVD sets the Disk art is great with each disk featuing a different art style.

 

The last 2 images contain bootlegs i have downloaded over the years

 

 Fight! Super Robot Life Transformers Box 2

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This is a bootleg downloaded copy of the second box set of FSRL containing the final episodes of the season along with several promo videos which i have added to my youtube channel over the years. If i ever have the chance i would like to replace it with the original but till then im glad i have at least a copy.

 

Transformers Victory Box 1-2

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Like the FSRL box 2 this is a bootleg downloaded copy of the 2 Pioneer DVD sets for Transformers Victory. I was able to get this a long time ago and it features all the episodes of the series along with 5 of the clip shows. Like the FSRL set i would love to replace the bootlegs with real copies but at the price at the moment its not an option.

 

 

Thats all i have this time but im always on the lookout for more to add to the collection. If you want any more information about any of the media listed leave a comment and i will get back to you. 

 

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 05:41 PM

In the process of scanning a Storyboard set i just got for the 3rd act of Transformers The Ultimate Doom part 3 to add to the blog as a preview of whats to come heres a shot which contains 2 of my favourite things Transformers and Macross :D

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 06:24 PM

Are the G1 episodes on those Pioneer discs unedited or do they also have Japanese text showing up during some scenes (character names etc)?

Next up is the first of the Items i never though i would own


 
 


Transformers The Movie -Apocalypse Be Eternal, Matrix


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 This VHS is the inspiration to the most common misconception about the Transformers Movie in Japan. For a long time because of this tape the fandom thought the title of Transformers the movie in Japan was Matrix Forever but as more information came to light this was found to not be the case. The Tape contains the main Trailer for the movie along with openings/commercials for every full season of Transformers Relaesed at the time and finally The Trade Trailer for Transformers the movie. I have created a new capture for this tape which can be found HERE.


Sweet! The early ads don't have the redish tint, like on the ones on Youtube that made Soudnwave look purple-ish. :)
 

In the process of scanning a Storyboard set i just got for the 3rd act of Transformers The Ultimate Doom part 3 to add to the blog as a preview of whats to come heres a shot which contains 2 of my favourite things Transformers and Macross :D
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Interesting that the Skyfire decision was brought at the very last moment. :)

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 06:42 PM

Are the G1 episodes on those Pioneer discs unedited or do they also have Japanese text showing up during some scenes (character names etc)?
 

 

The episodes are the Japanese Fight! super robot life versions which are edited slightly and have the Japanese Text introductions for characters and places.

 

 

I was very surprised as well when i got the storyboard as i always thought it was changed alot earlier in the production. That being said the Toy ad for Jetfire has the macross model and that was a second year Toy. Maybe him and shockwave where supposed to be year one toys which where delayed due to the macross issue.


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Posted 10 November 2014 - 07:58 PM

Jetfile was probably delayed due to that.
As for Shockwave... difficult to say. Constructicons too appeared before their toys came out. Reflector too, of course, though wasn't quite part of thee toyline. Then there's year 3 characters that were featured in the early TF:TM draft from 1984, plus tripplechangers.

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 05:54 AM

Just thinking of the commercial that matches up shockwave against Jetfire in his macross jet mode. size wise they match up and it would be understandable if they where both supposed to be year one toys but we will prob never know.



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Posted 13 November 2014 - 11:10 PM

Looking at TF:TM promo trailer and reading that Ron Friedman draft... it looks like they based it on a draft that came right after that one.

 

Kup (trailer):
"this gigantic Ick Yak come stomping at us out of nowhere..."

 

Kup (script):
"this gigantic Bull Ick Yak comes stomping at us out of nowhere..."

 

A small difference, next what we see Kup doing this bit from the script:

(imitating footfalls)
"Crump! Crump! Crump! Closer and
closer he came ... Crump,Crump... "

 

Then what follows appears to be part where Arcee, in hologram form, check up on Hot-Rod and rest of the crew.

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Perhaps whole segments they depict were animated? :)


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Posted 20 November 2014 - 12:09 PM

That makes alot of sense since it was the earliest draft, never really thought it was based on anything just a teaser reel, nice.


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Posted 20 December 2014 - 02:12 PM

Not sure how true this is but the Matrix Forever promo was sent to me years ago (I think even a few decades ago) as part of Transformers Hero special that was owned by a friend of mine who didn't speak or read Japanese.   So whether Hero is anything official or just some compilation put together by a fan remains a question in the minds of many    Of course, with all the misconceptions in the TF world, its hard to determine what is and what isn't, with the perfect example being whether Matrix Forever is the subtitle for The Movie.   Some say it is, some say it isn't.    

 

On another note, you have a nice collection of stuff, walruslaw.    It's nice to see other passionate fans of the media side of things much like myself having been collecting TF videos for almost 30 years and have almost an entire 12 foot wall of shelves fill with TF videos highlighted by my 36 different copies of TF The Movie on DVD, VHS, laserdisc, and bluray LOL.   Luckily my wife is understanding.   :zzz  Speaking of which, I have an extra Japanese TFTM on laserdisc that I don't need if you don't have it and want to buy it off me.    Its the 1998 black cover release.   I also have a few other miscellaneous TF items that I have duplicates of, a few dvds and some playstation and DS games.  I can send you a list or picture if you are interested.  Let me know.    Anyway, impressive collection.....good job man.


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Posted 20 December 2014 - 05:49 PM

On another note, you have a nice collection of stuff, walruslaw.    It's nice to see other passionate fans of the media side of things much like myself having been collecting TF videos for almost 30 years and have almost an entire 12 foot wall of shelves fill with TF videos highlighted by my 36 different copies of TF The Movie on DVD, VHS, laserdisc, and bluray LOL.   Luckily my wife is understanding.   :zzz  Speaking of which, I have an extra Japanese TFTM on laserdisc that I don't need if you don't have it and want to buy it off me.    Its the 2001 black cover release.   I also have a few other miscellaneous TF items that I have duplicates of, a few dvds and some playstation and DS games.  I can send you a list or picture if you are interested.  Let me know.    Anyway, impressive collection.....good job man.

 

Thanks man. I have been collecting the videos ever since i was a child due to the lack of air play the older episodes got when i was a kid in the uk so every carboot sale and fair i went to i had get all i could. This is only my collection of Disk based stuff and new additions i have a bunch of other VHS tapes in a sepeate secion on my blog plus i collect any digital files i can find through serveral sites online and archive them for future use. I would definately be interested to see what you have as im always on the lookout for items to add to the collection. If you haven't done so you should check out my blog and youtube channel i usually digitse all the rare videos and promos for everyone to view.



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Posted 21 December 2014 - 12:08 AM

 

On another note, you have a nice collection of stuff, walruslaw.    It's nice to see other passionate fans of the media side of things much like myself having been collecting TF videos for almost 30 years and have almost an entire 12 foot wall of shelves fill with TF videos highlighted by my 36 different copies of TF The Movie on DVD, VHS, laserdisc, and bluray LOL.   Luckily my wife is understanding.   :zzz  Speaking of which, I have an extra Japanese TFTM on laserdisc that I don't need if you don't have it and want to buy it off me.    Its the 2001 black cover release.   I also have a few other miscellaneous TF items that I have duplicates of, a few dvds and some playstation and DS games.  I can send you a list or picture if you are interested.  Let me know.    Anyway, impressive collection.....good job man.

 

Thanks man. I have been collecting the videos ever since i was a child due to the lack of air play the older episodes got when i was a kid in the uk so every carboot sale and fair i went to i had get all i could. This is only my collection of Disk based stuff and new additions i have a bunch of other VHS tapes in a sepeate secion on my blog plus i collect any digital files i can find through serveral sites online and archive them for future use. I would definately be interested to see what you have as im always on the lookout for items to add to the collection. If you haven't done so you should check out my blog and youtube channel i usually digitse all the rare videos and promos for everyone to view.

 

I've been to your site a few times.   It was refreshing to see some of the older stuff again.   With the exception of TF Prime, I haven't particularly liked too much of the newer shows.  I downloaded those puppet episodes awhile back.   I'm pretty sure those were ripped from the source tapes that I received from someone way back when and was once selling back in the 90's.   I still have those tapes and the muffled sounds is pretty distinct like it was recorded on a mono 2 head VCR    I only met the guy one time and he gave me copies of those episodes at a BotCon convention years ago which was a pretty cool gesture.  I had some of them I had recorded myself back then but I only grabbed the ones I was missing so it was nice to get the whole set in one shot.   

 

As far as the stuff I have duplicates of, I have the 1998 Japanese TFTM laserdiscs, a TFTM DVD (Metrodome UK release with Rodimus on the cover), Transformers Ultimate Battle DVD, Transformers The Game (PS2), Transformers The Game (PSP), Transformers Revenge Of The Fallen (NDS), and Transformers War Of Cybertron Decepticons (NDS).  If any of that stuff looks good, let me know.   

 

I've kinda fallen off the map a little but I do still have my website up which does have some pretty old stuff on it.    I haven't updated it in over 10 years but I've kept it up because still to this day, I get people who want copies of my videos which is pretty nice that my site can still be found on search engines but in my hey day, I had the biggest collection of stuff so that was pretty much my reputation years ago as the "go to guy" for TF videos.   Check it out at http://www.tfrid.com/nojava.htmland have a good laugh at the outdated HTML code LOL.   

 

Anyway, let me know if you need any of that stuff.   If you want to get in touch with my directly, my e-mail address is [email protected]


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Posted 21 December 2014 - 12:58 PM

I've kinda fallen off the map a little but I do still have my website up which does have some pretty old stuff on it.    I haven't updated it in over 10 years but I've kept it up because still to this day, I get people who want copies of my videos which is pretty nice that my site can still be found on search engines but in my hey day, I had the biggest collection of stuff so that was pretty much my reputation years ago as the "go to guy" for TF videos.   Check it out at http://www.tfrid.com/nojava.htmland have a good laugh at the outdated HTML code LOL.


Say, did you once host first two episodes of Beast Wars?


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Posted 21 December 2014 - 03:36 PM

 

I've kinda fallen off the map a little but I do still have my website up which does have some pretty old stuff on it.    I haven't updated it in over 10 years but I've kept it up because still to this day, I get people who want copies of my videos which is pretty nice that my site can still be found on search engines but in my hey day, I had the biggest collection of stuff so that was pretty much my reputation years ago as the "go to guy" for TF videos.   Check it out at http://www.tfrid.com/nojava.htmland have a good laugh at the outdated HTML code LOL.


Say, did you once host first two episodes of Beast Wars?

 

Yeah, that would be me.   In fact, they are STILL on the site.    Probably in crappy quality too considering how many years ago it was that I captured them and I probably used a VHS of TV recordings as the source.   I intended on putting the whole series online but......well that didn't happen.  


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Posted 22 December 2014 - 09:21 AM

I've been to your site a few times.   It was refreshing to see some of the older stuff again.   With the exception of TF Prime, I haven't particularly liked too much of the newer shows.  I downloaded those puppet episodes awhile back.   I'm pretty sure those were ripped from the source tapes that I received from someone way back when and was once selling back in the 90's.   I still have those tapes and the muffled sounds is pretty distinct like it was recorded on a mono 2 head VCR    I only met the guy one time and he gave me copies of those episodes at a BotCon convention years ago which was a pretty cool gesture.  I had some of them I had recorded myself back then but I only grabbed the ones I was missing so it was nice to get the whole set in one shot.   

 

LOL im not surprised that they look familiar i bought them from you a year or so ago on bluray disks along with G2. You might remember having to ship to someone in Scotland. Been to your site several times in the past most of the commercials for the G1 toys on youtube are from the set you had online at one point. The good old days of internet video before flash player and clouds.

I will contact you through email about buying the Laserdisc might be after christmas when i have the money tho. 



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Posted 22 December 2014 - 09:25 AM

This will be my final update to the collection this year containing only a few items. This time i have managed to finish my collection of Japanese Generation 1 and Beast Wars DVD sets plus a brand new item only just released:

 

First up is another copy of the Transformers The Movie on VHS.

 

Transformers The Movie VHS Takara Japan

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The first release of the movie in Japan on VHS. The tape itself uses the international version of the movie with the scrolling text intro. The only unique part of this version is whenever a major character is introduced his/her name is shown on the screen for a few frames. The audio is in japanese only and before the movie the theatrical trailer is shown. This is one of the 2 different covers for the movies initial release however i am not sure if this is the retail or rental version of the cover as there are no special markings.

 

Next is the final G1 Japanese DVD set i needed.

 

Transformers The Headmasters Universal Japan

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This set is a reissue of the Pioneer DVD sets released in the early 2000's. Originally this set only had 5 DVD's with only the episodes from the series however this time the set comes with a extras disk containing a Dual audio (Japanese/ENG) copy of the Rebirth episodes and a collection of commercials from the 2010 series. The funny thing is this disk originally came with the transformers 2010 dvd set in the 2000's but was left off the reissue set from a few years back.

 

The next item is the final boxset i needed for Japanese Beast Wars

 

Transformers Beast Wars Returns Universal Japan

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This set was released in 2013 and is a reissue of the DVD's released in the early 2000's. There are 7 DVD's for this set and every episode is dual audio apart from the only clip show in the series titled "Where Is the Banana? R". Like the original sets a extra music CD is also included featuing 3 different versions of the song "Megatron Ondo"

 

Last up is something which is brand new.

 

Transformers Rescue Bots Season 3 Press Kit

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Recently I was able to get a copy of the Press Screener DVD for season 3 of transformers Rescue Bots. This press screener contains a DVD of the first 2 episodes of the series and a small press release from Discovery Family with details about the new series and a cast and crew list.

 

That's all for this year hopefully next year will be just as good.

 


Edited by walruslaw, 22 December 2014 - 09:26 AM.

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Posted 22 December 2014 - 08:46 PM

 

I've been to your site a few times.   It was refreshing to see some of the older stuff again.   With the exception of TF Prime, I haven't particularly liked too much of the newer shows.  I downloaded those puppet episodes awhile back.   I'm pretty sure those were ripped from the source tapes that I received from someone way back when and was once selling back in the 90's.   I still have those tapes and the muffled sounds is pretty distinct like it was recorded on a mono 2 head VCR    I only met the guy one time and he gave me copies of those episodes at a BotCon convention years ago which was a pretty cool gesture.  I had some of them I had recorded myself back then but I only grabbed the ones I was missing so it was nice to get the whole set in one shot.   

 

LOL im not surprised that they look familiar i bought them from you a year or so ago on bluray disks along with G2. You might remember having to ship to someone in Scotland. Been to your site several times in the past most of the commercials for the G1 toys on youtube are from the set you had online at one point. The good old days of internet video before flash player and clouds.

I will contact you through email about buying the Laserdisc might be after christmas when i have the money tho. 

 

haha, well that certainly explains it.   Glad you made good use of those.    Those were my VHS copies put to Bluray and with the exception of the crappy menu I used, they came out decent and operate much better than VHS.  Speaking of the G1 commercials, I've undertaken a pretty large project to put all of those on either DVD or Bluray, depending on how much space they take up.    I'm going to start with DVD and if the compression starts to kick in, I will bluray them.   I think I started this project about 2 years ago and still going.   It's difficult when I have commercials on about 50 different source tapes, DVDs, etc.   


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Posted 23 December 2014 - 07:45 PM

 

 

I've kinda fallen off the map a little but I do still have my website up which does have some pretty old stuff on it.    I haven't updated it in over 10 years but I've kept it up because still to this day, I get people who want copies of my videos which is pretty nice that my site can still be found on search engines but in my hey day, I had the biggest collection of stuff so that was pretty much my reputation years ago as the "go to guy" for TF videos.   Check it out at http://www.tfrid.com/nojava.htmland have a good laugh at the outdated HTML code LOL.


Say, did you once host first two episodes of Beast Wars?

 

Yeah, that would be me.   In fact, they are STILL on the site.    Probably in crappy quality too considering how many years ago it was that I captured them and I probably used a VHS of TV recordings as the source.   I intended on putting the whole series online but......well that didn't happen.  

 

Awesome! Thanks to you, I got to see them for the very first time. :)

 

 



I've been to your site a few times.   It was refreshing to see some of the older stuff again.   With the exception of TF Prime, I haven't particularly liked too much of the newer shows.  I downloaded those puppet episodes awhile back.   I'm pretty sure those were ripped from the source tapes that I received from someone way back when and was once selling back in the 90's.   I still have those tapes and the muffled sounds is pretty distinct like it was recorded on a mono 2 head VCR    I only met the guy one time and he gave me copies of those episodes at a BotCon convention years ago which was a pretty cool gesture.  I had some of them I had recorded myself back then but I only grabbed the ones I was missing so it was nice to get the whole set in one shot.


 
LOL im not surprised that they look familiar i bought them from you a year or so ago on bluray disks along with G2. You might remember having to ship to someone in Scotland. Been to your site several times in the past most of the commercials for the G1 toys on youtube are from the set you had online at one point. The good old days of internet video before flash player and clouds.
I will contact you through email about buying the Laserdisc might be after christmas when i have the money tho.


haha, well that certainly explains it.   Glad you made good use of those.    Those were my VHS copies put to Bluray and with the exception of the crappy menu I used, they came out decent and operate much better than VHS.  Speaking of the G1 commercials, I've undertaken a pretty large project to put all of those on either DVD or Bluray, depending on how much space they take up.    I'm going to start with DVD and if the compression starts to kick in, I will bluray them.   I think I started this project about 2 years ago and still going.   It's difficult when I have commercials on about 50 different source tapes, DVDs, etc.

WOAH!! :love
It sure will be nice to finally see 'em in decent quality. Those ancient low quality rips got tiresome. :)

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 06:58 PM

It's been a couple of months since my last update this is due to moving home and having to get everything set up. I don't have much this time but i do have a few very rare items including the earliest Japanese G1 VHS tapes.

 

First up is my new backdrop for my collection photos

 

Main Collection Backdrop

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 This is my current storage for my Transformers DVDs which i will be using as a backdrop for new collection updates. This is not all my collection but most of the main items i own. Starting with the bottom 2 rows of western released DVDs and the upper 2 rows mainly consisting of my Japanese sets and animated movie DVDs.

 

Now that thats out of the way my first new addition is the First Japanese G1 VHS

 

Fight Super Robotlife Transformers VHS VAP Japan

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 This VHS was the only one released in Japan for the first series of Transformers. The tape contains the first 3 episodes of the series edited into one 45 minute episode similar to how the first 3 episodes where released in the UK as "Arrival from Cybertron" and USA as "More than meets the eye". The only difference is each individual episode has a title card for each of the 3 parts of the pilot("The Road to Earth", "Secret of the Ruby Crystals" and "Escape from Earth!"). This tape may be the first of the lost clip shows for transformers in Japan titled "Birth of the Transformers" but there is no way to confirm this assumption

 

Next up is the first of 2 Supergod Masterforce VHS Tapes from Japan

 

Takara Video Collection V-04 Japan

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Released as part of the Takara Video Collection this tape contains a short 10 minute promo for the Supergod Masterforce series. The promo contains a introduction to the series and characters. This special release comes in a cardboard box with a bonus pin badge of God Ginrai.

 

The next release in this series is alot more interesting

 

Takara Video Collection V-10 Japan

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The 10th release in the Takara Video collection is alot more interesting. This tape contains the home video release of the Masterforce clipshow "You too use the masterforce" which also includes the added extra promo "Shuta and Grand's Masterforce Super-Secrets".

 

Next up is another copy of Transformers the movie

 

Transformers The Movie Recostructed Metrodome UK Press DVD

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This is my second copy of this DVD which explains where the other check disks came from. This one however has a sticker on its case with contact info for the advertising company.

 

The final DVD of the Day is another Transformers Animated promo

 

Norimono saikyō DVD Japan

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This DVD was a cover mount special a few years back. The Transformers portion of the DVD contains the Transformers Animated episode Elite Guard along with promos for live action movie toys.

 

The final items today where purchased as a lot on ebay

 

Collection of production material Micron Legend/Galaxy force

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Managed to pick up this collection of production material for both Micron Legend and Galaxy Force. The lot contained design documents, a script and staff only Galaxy Force voucher.

 

Galaxy Force 3D Modeling Samples

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A set of 3D design models for The Galaxy Force series. The set contains models for all primary characters in the series, a character relationship map and planet key descriptions.

 

Galaxy Force Hand Drawn Designs

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A selection of design drawings for Galaxy Convoy, Master Megatron, Starscream and SpeedLeader(Nitro-Covoy)

 

Transformers Micron Legend 7 Carnival Script

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Dialog Script for the Micron Legend episode Carnival signed by the cast of the series. Strangely this script is bound into a booklet instead of seperate sheets like the others i have picked up over the years.

 

Thats all this time but i will be adding copies of the Galaxy Force design drawings and 3d Model sheets to the blog soon and ill be adding the short masterforce promo to my youtube soon. For more promos, production files and collection photos visit TFRaw!!


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