Shout! Factory Transformers Japanese Collection New Release Date 01/10/12

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The greatly anticipated Transformers Japanese series boxed set from Shout! Factory has gone up for preorder once again – now with a new release date of 10 January 2012. The set, which has suffered a couple of delays, looks to be arriving early in the new year. It collects the three Japan-only series from Transformers Generation 1 that aired between 1987 and 1989 – 1987’s Headmasters, 1988’s Chojin Masterforce and 1989’s Transformers Victory. Well worth a look, and as a bonus, the set includes a limited edition litho!

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  1. Girl Pants's Avatar Girl Pants says

    Just got an e-mail from Shout! Factory, The Japanese collection box set with lithograph is up for preorder (again). It's released Jan. 10th.

    Shout! Factory Store

  2. Prisoner1138 has no avatar! Prisoner1138 says

    I honestly don't care. I was busy pre-ordering it myself before bothering to check here and see that it wasn't posted yet.

    Getting my order in > reporting news

  3. Girl Pants's Avatar Girl Pants says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Prisoner1138 View Post
    I honestly don't care. I was busy pre-ordering it myself before bothering to check here and see that it wasn't posted yet.

    Getting my order in > reporting news
    Hahaha... That's the spirit! I'm totally buying this too. I guess I'll have to sell off the Headmasters set I already bought.

    This will be great. MF and Victory are really good (much better than Headmasters) and it'll be great to have good DVDs of them. Hopefully there are fewer mistakes and typos this time.

    Did we ever get a confirmation of if they'll be using all Japanese names for this? These two shows are quite self-contained, there's no reason to use US names like there was in Headmasters. I don't really mind either way as long as they don't call Minerva Nightbeat.

  4. Prisoner1138 has no avatar! Prisoner1138 says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Girl Pants View Post
    Hahaha... That's the spirit! I'm totally buying this too. I guess I'll have to sell off the Headmasters set I already bought.

    This will be great. MF and Victory are really good (much better than Headmasters) and it'll be great to have good DVDs of them. Hopefully there are fewer mistakes and typos this time.

    Did we ever get a confirmation of if they'll be using all Japanese names for this? These two shows are quite self-contained, there's no reason to use US names like there was in Headmasters. I don't really mind either way as long as they don't call Minerva Nightbeat.
    No idea. The last news I ever saw about it was that they found some better source material when they cancelled the last pre-orders. And yeah, it'd be nice if they kept everything "japanese" considering it's the japanese collection.

  5. Robogeek28's Avatar Robogeek28 says

    Isn't there supposed to be seperate sets of Masterforce and Victory as well?

  6. Thundershot's Avatar Thundershot says

    For Masterforce and Victory, they had better be using Japanese names... It's not like in Headmasters where it's supposed to be the same character..

    Minerva is NOT Nightbeat.
    Go Shooter is NOT Siren.
    Cab is NOT Hosehead.

  7. Prisoner1138 has no avatar! Prisoner1138 says

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    Originally Posted by Robogeek28 View Post
    Isn't there supposed to be seperate sets of Masterforce and Victory as well?
    There was, but they were supposed to originally get the collection out first. I assume they'll probably do individual releases of masterforce and victory later. I held off on just ordering headmasters because I wanted them all anyway(and the lithograph is neat I guess).

  8. SouthtownKid's Avatar SouthtownKid says

    Cool. I'm not sure whether to double-dip on Headmasters by buying this set, or wait for the individual series sets (and hope they happen). I'm not really a huge fan of the Japanese TF series or their continuity, but they are kind of interesting as their own thing and it's nice when this kind of stuff can get a legit domestic release. So I kind of feel like supporting it.

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