I know no one likes Energon but...

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  1. Takao

    Takao Well-Known Member

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    Really, no one has even mentioned the Transformers Energon: The Ultimate Collection that came out on Tuesday? I haven't purchased mine yet so I wanted to see if there was any issues like there was with the Cybertron set. So anyone?

    Also, put your "lolz Energon sucks", and "Unicron Trillogy is terrible" elsewhere. Do. Not. Want.
     
  2. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    I've not heard of anything. It's probably my least favourite series in TF history, but I'd still consider picking it up. It's got some good moments after all (like the clash of the titans in episode 39), and I would like to own every TF series on DVD. Every last one.
     
  3. Eric

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    Transformers Energon made Beast Machines watchable for me. Just my :2c: 
     
  4. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    I bought it and am in the process of watching it. The disc menus are pretty simple. Just Play All and Episode Select options. I don't think there are any special features. I am only on disc 2, kind of slow going since I keep falling asleep. LOL.
     
  5. Draven

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    Energon started off really well; the first few episodes were pretty good. Unfortunately, it then went to crap really quickly. By the end of the series it had become pretty much unwatchable IMO.
     
  6. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    I bought the series, just because Rodimus was in it. But I really feel robbed of my money.
     
  7. shibamura_prime

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    As far as toy-based kiddy anime imports, Energon isn't horribly bad. It had more than its fair share of grating moments but I'll still be picking it up if/when it pops up around here.
     
  8. Omnius

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    I would only consider getting Energon if I wanted to be completist about TF 'toons - it really is my least-favourite. From the off I just couldn't get into it, Kicker annoyed the hell out of me. Armada actually went up in my estimation (by quite some margin) when Energon came along. :( 
     
  9. Mako Crab

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    As far as the box set goes, I've heard that the "fixed" narration is still in the first episode instead of the original, which had Demolishor narrating.

    Optimus still summons "Hot Shot's" weapon instead of the Matrix gun or whatever it was in that one episode... you know, where a weapon materialized from his spark chamber.

    All other errors that were present before are still there, and episode 33 is still missing. They didn't even include the japanese version. They just left it out entirely. So there you go.

    As far as the show itself, it's a classic case of having lots of great ideas and terrible execution. I like to think of how it could've been saved, but then Echowarrior has pretty much solved that problem anyway with his fanfic.
     
  10. MagnusPrimal

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    I'll wait and see if I get it for Christmas. If not, I'll probably end up picking it up.
     
  11. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    I honestly forgot it was coming out. I'm still not sure why they bothered putting it on dvd, except maybe as an abject lesson in how not to dub an anime.

    I think the show would have been better if the dubbers actually knew what the - admittedly thin - overarching plot was.
     
  12. Batman

    Batman The Dark Knight TFW2005 Supporter

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    I didn't even know it came out. I won't be buying it, but for those who are excited for it and have been waiting for a long time, congratulations :) 
     
  13. Fit For natalie

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    Energon (cartoon) - Transformers Wiki

    Everything you ever wanted to know about Energon. Pity our contributors who sat through all 51 episodes to recap them for you, our dear readers.
     
  14. Erector

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    I need to pick this up, and Cybertron too. Damn my DVD completionism :( 
     
  15. Maximo Prime

    Maximo Prime Bassist of Ill Repute

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    i'm alright with energon, and i love the toys. It's still better than watching, say, winx club or something. :) 
     
  16. Darkscreamer785

    Darkscreamer785 Waiting For The End

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    Well, I definitely want to buy it.

    I watched the first episode about a week ago and loved it. As the show went on, it did go down hill though, but I haven’t watch it (aside from the first episode) in a while, and there were allot of episodes that I never seen, so I don't think I can make a fair judgment of it yet. I have seen enough to know that it beats the crap outta Cybertron, but that's not much to say.

    BTW, Kicker and Ironhide ROCK.
     
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    I agree with this i really like the series at first the Figures wasnt that bad though
     
  18. Fit For natalie

    Fit For natalie tfwiki nerd

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    I hope you're kidding.
     
  19. Tyjos

    Tyjos Just another Collector

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    I got it just for the fact I needed something to watch [and Misha, Sally too...since they're both some of my favorite anime characters....not to mention they're both cute] I also just like to watch Kicker act like an spoiled kid which is funny! And him always kicking Ironhide!

    I also got it to get some higher quality screen caps....since the ones out on the net are the old TV Rip quality with that annoying Cartoon Network Logo in the corner.

    I'm not one of those people who hate the series since I never saw all of the series. This will be my first full viewing of the series...just starting on the 4th disk now and I am already wanting to get Armada or Animated Season 2 next year....
     
  20. Wheeljack_Prime

    Wheeljack_Prime Don't eat me

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    I really liked the toys in this line, and that's about it. No idea why I sat through 52 episodes of this slag...
     

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