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June 14, 2011

Transformers Beast Wars: Season One DVD Review


TRANSFORMERS: BEAST WARS - SEASON ONE

Featuring All 26 Episodes and Exciting Bonus Content in a 4-DVD Set

IN STORES NATIONWIDE ON JUNE 7, 2011

Brace yourself to relive some of the most epic TRANSFORMERS battles and non-stop action adventures through the 15th Anniversary release of BEAST WARS. In 1996, TRANSFORMERS fans were introduced to this stunning saga between the heroic MAXIMALS and the evil PREDACONS where these powerful TRANSFORMERS disguised themselves as some of the fiercest and most ferocious animals on Earth. In a flash of an instant, these beasts turned into battle-tested robot warriors ready for combat. Created by Hasbro and produced by Mainframe Entertainment, the hugely successful animated series TRANSFORMERS: BEAST WARS ran for three successful television seasons and garnered an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation.

On June 7, 2011, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro, Inc., will unleash the TRANSFORMERS: BEAST WARS Season One 4-DVD set, featuring all 26 visually stunning episodes and exciting bonus features. A must-have for fans and families, this DVD set promises to keep you on the edge of your seat with exciting adventures and is priced to own at $29.93 SRP.

TRANSFORMERS: BEAST WARS Season One 4-DVD set

Synopsis:

When the descendants of the treacherous Decepticons — now known as PREDACONS — land on a mysterious planet in search of a powerful fuel known as Energon, it’s up to Optimus Primal and the heroic Maximals to stop them before they conquer the universe!

Bonus Features Include:

Maximize! Creating A New Breed of TRANSFORMER
Art gallery
Original character models

Technical Information
Street Date: June 7, 2011
Not Rated: For all audiences
Suggested Retail Price: $29.93
4-DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
English, stereo

Our Review:
My husband was a fan of Transformers when he was a little kid. He still talks about how him and his friends would collect the figures and play with them as kids. I grew up in Taiwan and since the show did not air there, I had no idea what they were until I started watching the Transformers movies. My husband was more than happy to share his knowledge of Transformers with me. So, the truth is that we actually got these DVDs for him to review and not for our little girl. My husband told me that there have been many different series over the years and as a young boy, he thought they were awesome. He also commented that in retrospect, he thought the the figures tied in with the shows really well. My husband actually owns a lot of Transformer figures and toys (shhhh, don't tell anyone, lol). *Cough* I mean, my husband bought these for our kids, they are just not allow to play with them, that's all. In any case, we got the season 1 DVD set of Transformers Beast Wars to review. My husband watched the shows as a kid so it was entertaining for him to watch the episodes again -- except this time around, he is watching them with his daughter and wife. The series starts a bit slow, but what I like is that each episode is a stand alone episode (in other words, each one has a completed plot/story line). The transformers look really cool. DD is definitely intrigued by their transformations -- so much so that she has asked me if our neighbor's cat could turn into a giant robot as well, lol. DD's favorite episode is the "Double Dinobot." The story line is basically Dinobot defecting from the Predacons early and joining the Maximals. I am not sure how much DD understands, but she does think that Dinobot looks cool and watching this DVD series with the family has been great. There is nothing like hanging out in bed and watching these fun episodes on a Sunday night :).

If you or your spouse is a Transformers fan, I would recommend picking up this DVD set. It's great to watch these episodes again and enjoy them with your family. The DVD set was released on June 7th. Please check your local stores where DVDs are sold or visit ShoutFactoryStore.com.

*I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the product or products might be different from mine.

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