New Repackaged Armada DVDs at Walmart

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  1. Prowl

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    Although not exciting news, I was at wal-mart, and the old Armada (Flashback, Best Battles etc.) DVDs were back on the shelves with new packaging. While not exciting, I hope this is a sign that some of the G1, and hopefully Car Robots and Cybertron DVDs are still coming some time soon.
     
  2. ILoveDinobot

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    I hope so as well :D  though I hope full seasons not like 3 episodes a $20 disk lol
     
  3. Prowl

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    Yeah I definitely agree. Haven't watched CR since it came out, and I really enjoyed Cybertron.
     
  4. Joe Moore

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    I doubt it's a sign of anything. Rhino somehow retained the rights to Armada, Paramount owns the rights to Cybertron and Disney owns the rights to RID. The G1 rights are in limbo because of the closing of Sony Wonder.

    Paramount has shown no signs of releasing anything for Energon or Cybertron other than a few single discs and Disney will likely never release RID. They have nothing to gain by releasing a dead series that has little to no interest outside of a few hundred fans (a couple thousand at best).
     
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    tobecat Transformers KISS Toby TFW2005 Supporter

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    How did the rights end up all over the place?
     
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    Rhino had, at one time, owned the near-universal rights to the Transformers brand. This included G1, Beast Wars, Beast MAchines, and Armada. At the conclusion of Armada, Rhino did not renew their rights to G1 and they went to Sony Wonder, via Sony BMG. When Sony BMG closed Sony Wonder, the rights to G1 defaulted to Hasbro. Paramount was awarded the rights to distribute all currently in-production TF series (Energon and Cybertron).

    RiD was produced by Saban for distribution in North America. when Saban was sold to Disney, RiD went with it. Since Rid was produced by Saban, it is owned by Saban. For Hasbro to reacquire the series, they would have to outright purchase all rights, which is expensive.
     
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    Bummer, well hopefully we get Cybertron someday.
     
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    Ive seen these DVDs in grocery stores and Sam's club as well.
     
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    So releasing RID in the the small UK market makes sense but not in North America? Yeah, right.
     
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    That's different. Jetix own the rights in the UK, and despite them being owned by Disney, make their own decisions. They gave the rights to a small UK DVD company, Maximum Entertainment, who earn a lot of money from these type of releases, whilst Disney in USA is a large company who doesn't need the extra little income.
     

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