The Transformers have had various incarnations including several animated series after the original series from the 80s ended. Most of these spin offs suck, but Beast Wars is one of the few that is actually good.
I’m still not a big fan of the CG animation in Beast Wars, but in terms of Transformers designs and story it’s good.
Coming November 1st a complete box will be released via general retailers. Earlier it was only available via Shout! Factory’s site.
The coolest toyline in the Transformers universe has to be the Masterpiece versions. Starting with Optimus Prime as the first Masterpiece several have followed and coming September MP-10 will be introduced.
The only flaw in this series is the repetitive nature of the chosen Transformers and Takara has done it again for coming September’s release as Optimus Prime will get another re-re-release.
True, looking at the photos the new Optimus Masterpiece looks awesome but there are so many Transformer I’d like to see as well in the Masterpiece line which we haven’t seen yet.
For Optimus Prime we’ve already had the original version (MP-01), a white repaint, a black repaint and a trailer included version. So, even though it’s a new mold, this will be the 5th Optimus Prime based Masterpiece. Milking out? Hell yeah! Cool toy? Sadly, Yes!
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.