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Old 11-02-03, 09:17 PM
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DVD Talk review of 'Transformers: Season 3 (Part 1)'

I read Randy Miller III's DVD review of Transformers: Season 3 (Part 1) at http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=8096 and...

...I'd like to say the reason why the Japansese track wasn't included. Also, this corrects some of what you said. First of all, the show isn't "straight from Japan" The toys themselves were almagations of different sets of toys in Japan, and Hasbro decided to license each of the different toys and make a cartoon series out of it. With the help of Marvel Entertainment Group (Marvel Comics name for a short while in the 80s), Transformers were born. The Japanese got our cartoons and edited the heck out of them, so some of the episodes are not going to be in sync at all with a Japanese track.
Old 11-02-03, 09:44 PM
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Thanks for clearing that up. Maybe I was thinking of another series similar to the Transformers:

At last year's Otakon festival in Baltimore, I had the opportunity to check out the original Voltron series (entitled 'Go! Lion'), which aired in Japan in the late 70s. Anyway, American TV got ahold of it years later, and edited the heck out of it to make Voltron. The original 'Go! Lion' was very violent and contained scenes much too disturbing for most American audiences. Anyway, that's a whole different story, and I'm glad we're seeing the original versions of the Transformers episodes.

In any case, I apologize for making the assumption in my review.

Also, the Season One set of the Transformers had a neat special feature where you could see Japanese sound clips of the show, so I guess that confused me even more. Oh well, the box set is still awesome.

-Randy

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Old 11-03-03, 10:36 AM
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hehe

No biggie. I was confused for years, then I found it all out earlier this year myself. I always wondered about toys I found in the early '80s that looked exactly like Transformers, but they weren't Transformers. To see some of these toys, go to here:

-http://www.toyskeeper.com/transformers/index.html
-http://www.stores.ebay.com/toysresidehere/plistings/list/all/dept11/index.html?col=2&dir=-1
-http://www.geocities.com/futuristgroup/vdiaclone.html


Btw, some Transformers even come from the Micronauts (Microman in Japan) series. Strange, eh?

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Btw, some of the Transformers from season 3 and after were originals designed by Hasbro, Takara, and Marvel. For example, Arcee (no toy), Rodimus Prime, Headmasters, etc.

If anyone is interested, any questions about all of this can be answered at:

http://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/

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