Transformers Armada

Unfortunately we are here to report the sad news of the passing of Hidehito Ueda, most well known to our hobby as the Director of Transformers Armada, as well as a huge contributor for many anime series. The Anime News Network reported this news stating Hidehito Ueda had been battling cancer for well over a year, also mentioning Hidehito Ueda’s funeral services were held on July 2.

Transformers Armada marks a transition point for our franchise, one that brings many fans enjoyment and countless discussions. TFW2005 sends our thanks and warm wishes to the family of Hidehito Ueda.

2003

In 2003, Transformers Armada hit its stride and took everyone by storm, exceeding demands and giving fans a long-awaited toy in the form of a supreme class Unicron! The series also launched in Japan under the name Micron Legend where it enjoyed moderate popularity, though Japanese fans could not get enough of the Mini-Cons, called Microns in Japan. The Transformers comics by Dreamwave continued with more miniseries including War & Peace, the second series set in the “modern day” of Dreamwave’s Generation 1 universe. Simon Furman carried on his work, penning the remaining 12 issues of Transformers Armada, as well as the important War Within: The Dark Ages miniseries. Comics were an area of major expansion, as both Dreamwave and Devil’s Due published G.I. Joe VS Transformers crossovers, the first in over 10 years. The UK even got its own dedicated (but short lived) Transformers Armada comic from Panini. Even the toyline underwent expansion, with the new Transformers Universe line launching in June-July as a side-line running parallel to the Transformers Armada toyline, and a short-lived Wal-Mart exclusive Dinobots sideline. [Read more…]

2002

In 2002 Transformers underwent a new transformation as the “third era” of Transformers began late in the year when Transformers Armada was unleashed on the world. Though nobody, not even Hasbro, knew it at the time this line and TV show would be so successful that it would kick off a whole new continuity that would last for the best part of five years, the Unicron Trilogy. But that was not all, because in 2002, after a 10 year long absence, the Transformers finally returned to comics! [Read more…]

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Shout Factory has updated their website with cover images of the upcoming DVD box sets for Transformers Armada and Transformers Energon. Each box set is currently listed for $37.99 on the Shout Factory website. The Transformers: Armada box set is currently slated for release on March 11th (and comes with an exclusive lithograph), and the Transformers: Energon box set is currently slated for a May 6th release. [Read more…]

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A couple of days ago a pre-order listing popped up on Amazon for Transformers Armada The Complete Series with no other major info, and a non-Shout! Factory distributor listed. Today we get official word from Shout! that it is in fact them putting out the discs with a full press release and box art. Check out the official PR after the break, and check the pre-orders here: Transformers Armada-Complete Series [Read more…]

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Amazon has listed a new pre-order page for “Transformers Armada – The Complete Series”. As per TVShowsonDVD, the distributor is Gaiam Americas which also does distribution for Shout! Factory. Shout! is the company that does most of the current Transformers dvd/blu-ray releases now. If you missed out on Transformers Armada back when Rhino put them out last decade, this could be your chance to pick the series up minty fresh, if it pans out of course. [Read more…]

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TV Shows On DVD is reporting that the upcoming Transformers Armada Season 1 Part 2 DVD Set has had its release date moved again. Originally it was scheduled for a September 26th release. It was then moved to October 3rd. Now it has been moved back up to September 26th.

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TV Shows On DVD has an image of the Transformers Armada Season 1 Part 2 boxart.

The set is scheduled for release on September 26th at a suggested retail price of $49.95. The second part of Armada follows the awakening of Unicron, and the Transformers” battle to destroy him at all costs. Considered by many fans to be far superior to the first half of the series.