80s toon classic Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors was released on DVD in 2008 in a box set containing the first 33 episodes of the classic series, courtesy of Shout! Factory.
It sadly remained at those 33 episodes and a 2nd volume with the last episodes was never released.
On February 21st Mill Creek will be re-releasing Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors with 2 releases. The first one is a box that will contain (again) the first 32 episodes, the second release is a “Best of” with 10 episodes. The price is more than reasonable: $ 12,98 for the box set and $ 9,98. This sadly also reflects in the packaging, by re-using the horrible artwork that’s been used on previous releases.
No word when and if the remaining episodes will also be released on DVD.
Coming weekend the biggest Comic Com will take place in San Diego, the SDCC. Lots of interesting stuff will debut at this con as well as SDCC exclusives/limited editions.
One of the limited editions is the complete 2nd season of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe from Mill Creek Entertainment which will have a different cover than the regular edition which will be released two months later than this SDCC exclusive.
I’m very happy with my BCI sets, so despite the attractive cover I’ll skip this one.
A few years ago Shout! Factory released the first 40 so episodes of 80s cartoon series C.O.P.S., but never the final 22 episodes.
Mill Creek Entertainment has re-released the first 32 episodes last February and according to a mailing from Mill Creek a volume 2 may be in the works which would contain the final 33 episodes. Rumoured release date is 13th of September.
After BCI Eclipse went out of business, Mill Creek Entertainment took over the licence for He-man and the Masters of the Universe. And as a follow up to the season 1 release, Mill Creek will release the complete second season on September 13th.
The box art looks nice again, but I’ll stick to my excellent BCI releases.
Challenge of the GoBots I’ve always considered to be a Transformers rip-off, a bad rip-off that is.
The designs of the GoBots are just so cheap and ridiculous. The series itself it just too childish, which isn’t that weird considering it’s made by family friendly toon studio Hanna Barbera. The human characters are so annoying I wished each episode Cykill would actually kill them.
But at some point Challenge of the GoBots becomes so bad, it somehow becomes intruiging.
Last month WB released a few Challenge of the GoBots episodes on DVD via their Manufacture-on-Demand program. Even though I think Challenge of the GoBots sucks, as an animation fan I’m somehow still compelled to get myself a copy to see just how bad it is.
Based on a poster, French site Catsuka and Dutch Animatieblog are reporting that a new series of the classic 80s cartoon Mysterious Cities of Gold is in the making.
I really liked the original series and even have it on DVD, so I’m curious to see if the new series will be in the same style and quality. Guess we’ll have to wait till 2012, then it’s expected to be released in France.
The new series will pick up right after the ending of events in the original lion force Voltron series from the 80s.
Nicktoons has a streaming clip of the trailer but those idiots have disabled it for viewers outside of the US, bunch of fucking idiots. I hate these kinds of fucking entertainment companies who prevent consumers from viewing their stuff, especially consumers who actually want to buy from them. Well, fuck you Nicktoons!
Thanks to the blessings of the Internet, the trailer is also available on Youtube:
After seeing the trailer I’m a bit shocked in regards to the animation, it looks very amateurish. Nevertheless, the good news is that a new Voltron cartoon is coming soon.