Hasbro purchases TV Shows

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  1. ANDROID PRIME

    ANDROID PRIME Well-Known Member

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    looks like hasbro now owns programing based off of its products. This includes, TRANSFORMERS
    http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idINWNAS406720080514?rpc=44
    http://ca.us.biz.yahoo.com/ap/080514/hasbro_programs.html?.v=1
    http://ca.news.finance.yahoo.com/s/...ing-portfolio-sunbow-library-acquisition.html

    Several news outlets are reporting Hasbro has reacquired the worldwide distribution rights to nearly 1,000 TV programs featuring its properties and characters. This of course includes Transformers but also G.I. Joe, My Little Pony, Littlest Pet Shop and others. Brand management company TV-Toonland had the rights to license the programs and according to TV-Toonland's website, the specific Transformers series they had were the Generation One series, the 1986 animated movie, and also the Japanese Transformers series Headmasters, Masterforce and Victory! We will keep you posted on what this means for future distribution of these classic shows.
     
  2. Foster

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    Which Transformers series did this TV-Loonland have the rights to?
     
  3. Tim Formas

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    Cool deal. I hope this means more series on DVD for region 1.
     
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    Fort Max Too many is never enough. Veteran

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    Interesting indeed, now what will they do with it...
     
  7. Victorysabre

    Victorysabre Born to Transform

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    *tries not to get hopes up too high*
     
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    Dear Hasbro

    Please redub Japanese G1 with some decent voice acting.

    Regards
    Cungitron
     
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    I don't care about the dubbing, I'd just like to get some US versions of the Japanese toons - with English menus and proper intros. There's a level of cheesiness to all the Japan cartoons and most fans expect it (even if it is kinda lame). I highly doubt Hasbro would take the time to re-record all the sounds for a few hundred cartoons. Although with the movie success and the new fanbase...

    BTW, where's that Devastator/Dinbot pic from? The one that's frontpaged with this story. I'd like to get a wallpaper size of that.
     
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    Sounds like promising news. I agree that it's doubtful Hasbro would try at this stage to redub Headmasters, Masterforce, and Victory. But it does offer hope that decent region 1 DVDs of those series could be available to folks in the States. I ended up buying a region free player so that I could acquire the Takara Collection. Definitely worth it. Hardcore G1 fans here deserve to get to see these series in DVD-quality format.
     
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    I just found it on the TV-Toonland page for the Takara series, here. I like it too!
     
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    From what I understand, the Japanese series came under the ownership of Sunbow's properties because they were officially (if badly) dubbed.

    I assume Sony had troubles clearing the rights for the audio to Scramble City because it was never officially dubbed in english.
     
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    There's a Littlest Pet Shop show? You really DO learn something new everyday. XD
     
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    maybe its a little to soon. But this is good news for everyone. It's probably going to greatly help the the impact of transformers 25th anniversary.

    I honestly think that hasbro knew far prior to botcon they were getting the licenses back, hence why that dvd of mtmte is going to be bundled with 25th g1 prime this fall.

    G1 is back baby! Let's see some hasbro licensed dvd and blu ray.
     
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    I'd just be happy to get my hands on season 3. I kept avoiding it and then it disappeared from shelves :(  Same with GI Joe.
     
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    indeed


    my fingers are crossed though
     
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    I would love to see the older Transformers series available for others to see for the first time, and I'd love to be able to purchase GI Joe in all its seasons.
     
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    Sweet. Now give us the goodies. I missed out on the Joe season sets the first time. I've been wanting those pretty bad. Headmasters, Masterforce and Victory would be nice too. I could get rid of alot of cds with all those Japanese series on them. I hope they realize there is a market for this stuff and whoever has been holding on the rights and not doing anything with them has been loosing out on easy money.

    And wow the Bigfoot, Visionaries, Ihumanoids and Robotix cartoons. Haven't seen those since I was a wee lad.
     
  20. Chris McFeely

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    Not to fart in anyone's cereal, but it should REALLY be pointed out that this doesn't make the Takara series any more accessible or available for an American release than they were before. Rhino and Sony just licensed the series from Loonland, the same as Metrodome and Madman did - they were always capable of doing the Takara shows, they just never did.
     

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