Transformers Season 1 Released Today

For those that don’t want to splurge on the boxed set, like I did, today the first Season of the original Transformers was released. There are some great deals to be had for this first set. The retail price is $29.99, but most places you can pick it up for around $20. The best price I saw was in Target’s ad this week in which they have it advertised at $16.99. This is a great way to see how the Transformers began 25 years ago and an excellent price.

Here is the description pulled from Amazon.com’s page

Product Description
Where it all began! This 25th anniversary DVD set includes the complete first season from the Generation One animated series. Packed with Generation One extras including a new look at the Transformers, rare PSAs, original toy commercials, and more.

Four million years after crash landing on an unfamiliar planet, sentient robots with the ability to disguise themselves as common vehicles awaken on present day Earth. Engaged in a crucial race to find a new energy source for their home planet of Cybertron, Optimus Prime and the heroic Autobots must defend the innocent people of Earth against their archnemeses, Megatron and the power-hungry Decepticons.

For 25 years the war between the peace loving Autobots and the villainous Decepticons has captivated children and adults alike, launching countless collectible toys, comic books, animated series and feature films beloved by loyal fans. Now you can return to where the phenomenon began with the original The Transformers: The Complete First Season.

Bonus Features:

* Restored to the original broadcast versions with a new stereo soundtrack created from the original audio

* Triplechanger: From Toy To Comic To Screen: The Origins Of The Transformers

* Printable Transport to Oblivion Script

* Rare PSAs

* Archival Hasbro toy commercials

* Limited edition Autobot magnet inside

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Transformers Tickets Going Fast

Last night we quickly jumped online and bought our tickets for Transformers. We are going all out for this movie by going to Jordan Commons in Sandy to view it on the Imax screen. We are going to the 6:10 show and most of the top level seating is already sold out. At least our seats are reserved which I love about this theatre, so no standing in line for two hours before the movie starts. I wish more theaters would implement this.

It would be great to go see it in Vegas at the Luxor. Their Imax screen puts you even closer to the movie, but the one drawback there is that you sit wherever you end up in line and do not have any choice in the matter. They have finished putting up there big advert on the side of the pyramid shown below.
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Transformers Boxed Set Pictures

Last weekend was botcon the annual Transformers convention (someday I need to go to one of these). Shoutfactory had a booth with the new boxed set I pre-ordered and tformers.com had some pictures posted. Here they are in the gallery below. I think I might have to find a new shelf for this set as it looks much bigger than the space that all my old sets took up. I’m interested as to what information is in the 60 page book. From the pictures it looks like it could be just bio information and an episode guide. I guess I’ll know for sure in about a month.