Transformers DVD Season 2 Part 1 FOUND!

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Zipdisk, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Zipdisk

    Zipdisk Seven Color Carrot

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    Even though the official release date isn't until the 15th, I found the set for sale at Best Buy today! Had to snag it and I have to say it's pretty darn good for being only half of Season 2.

    This was in San Marcos, TX by the way.
     
  2. Voiceroy

    Voiceroy Trans-fo-mahs!

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  3. Motor_Master

    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch TFW2005 Supporter

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    I was at Sam's club today and they had it out as well. I didn't ty to buy it as I'm waiting for the retail release of the Matrix of Leadership set.
    Buying the individual sets will be far cheaper than buying the Matrix of Leadership set... the only draw back being the missing bonus material that comes on the complete set, that doesn't come on the individual sets.
     
  4. Voiceroy

    Voiceroy Trans-fo-mahs!

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    How exactly do you figure it's "far cheaper"? The individual sets retail at $30 each, and if they do 5 sets like Rhino did, with tax that's about $165 to get the complete set. Then you factor in the cost of gas it took you to drive you to the store to make your purchases, and in all you've spent about $175ish and you still don't get the cool "Matrix" packaging or the exclusive bonus material.

    Shout Factory's 'Matrix' set is currently $140, and that *includes* S&H.

    So you'd rather pay $170? :confused2 
     
  5. moreprimeland

    moreprimeland Optimus told me to do it! Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    Have you tried Walmart.com? The 1st DVD is $13.32 and in stock. And Season 2 vol 1, 16.98!! in stock
     
  6. bumblebot98

    bumblebot98 Banned

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    i got season 2 part 1 in febuary.
     
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    basic retail for the individual sets is $20 at wal-mart (at least for the first one)
     
  8. mrclean08

    mrclean08 G1 FOR LIFE

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    Damn, I gotta check Walmart and Best Buy tomorrow!
     
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    I already got the complete series. It's worth spending $100+ on the set, and besides, it has more extras than the individual season sets have.
     
  10. Voiceroy

    Voiceroy Trans-fo-mahs!

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    QFT. Besides the exclusive bonus content on the series box set and the cool packaging, I'd much rather my business go to Shout! Factory than the exploitative corporate juggernaut that is Wally World.
     
  11. Voiceroy

    Voiceroy Trans-fo-mahs!

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    Never happened, unless you're talking about the Rhino or Madman releases.

    Shout! didn't even have advance review copies for media available for S1 in February. No way S2/P1 was available then. It was still in production.

    Heck, it was March 2009 when news first broke that Shout! was going to be releasing G1.

    I call your bluff, bumblebot98. Let's see your cards.
     
  12. unpunk

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    Maybe some people don't have $140-$150 to pony up all at once, so buying the individual sets makes more sense for them. I'm one of those people. I don't think anyone should be berated for going that route.
     
  13. jackets

    jackets Gamer/Anime fan

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    Ebay:
    it in my best buy
     
  14. Optimus1986

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    Already have the Rhino Season 1 and Season 2 Part 1 sets. Just waiting for Shout! Season 2 Part 2 and I'll have all the eps I want.
     
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    Target so far has put the first TF and Joe sets at $16 a set. That said if there are 5 TF sets (season 1, 2 season 2, 2 season 3) at $16 a set That's $80 for the whole series and it's broken up over time so it's an easier buy. The Matrix set is listed on Shout Factory's site for $140, a difference of $60. For me $60 is too much for a nice box and extras that will be posted online anyway.
     
  16. Voiceroy

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    Look, I didn't "berate" anyone in this thread. I called someone's bluff (S2/P1 in February? Seriously?), and asked why someone would want to pay $170 for the retail release of the series box set. Otherwise, I just asked questions -- that doesn't equate to "berating" anyone.

    I'm a cheap bastard -- I would normally wait to find all these pre-owned like I did for the Rhino releases. But I just don't think that's going to happen with Shout's series box set, unless I wait like 2 years to try finding it used.

    This is a case where I made an exception because I'm a collector and I don't want to wait that long to own it. And I'm also a huge fan of the voice actors (glances at sig line), which is the reason I'm buying the set direct from Shout. That's my preference. If others want to buy the sets individually, fine. I really don't have a problem with that.

    As I mentioned previously, you're not including cost of tax and travel and your own time. And apparently we have a very different definition of "easier".

    There are a lot of fans who don't want to wait until sometime next year to own the series, and I'm among them. If those fans chose to pay a little more for collectible packaging and exclusive bonus content and not have to wait to own it either, along with less hassle of having to drive to Walmart or Target to buy them, that's their prerogative.

    As I said, normally I'd wait too to save a little money. But this set is an exception for me.

    ...which would be in violation of copyright law, and Shout would be within their rights to have their product pulled from whatever site it's on and file suit as well. Heck, I'd even help them out, considering what it must have cost them to hire the cast members to come in to record that roundtable discussion. The fact that Shout went to that much effort to produce a bonus feature that fans would actually want to see says a lot in their favor, and I don't mind paying a little extra for that kind of quality content.
     
  17. shadowfall1976

    shadowfall1976 The Alpha and the Optimus

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    someone is very opinionated.....

    point being for anyone here, I think I can say this.......
    if you want the set for all the added features and the box and all the
    bonus material, and want to and have the $170 to spend by all means
    do what you want, it's your $$$$$

    if you want to (like me) wait for the sets to come out, and have the cool
    art work of the individual sets and what may come with them then I say
    go for it, you will spend less $$$ than on the set and still get every episode.

    as for the so called hassle and cost to run out and get them...........
    here's a really cheap alternative.... pick them up when you go out for
    other things.....

    um really who can't wait until they go shopping or are coming home from
    work to pick these up, I don't think anyone has to make a special run to
    get them, I mean people do occasionally leave the house to do other
    errands aside from picking up Transformers.

    and besides I love the instant gratification that you can't get in cyberspace by i
    mmediately opening something I just got home with same day I paid for it.
    I hate waiting for something to be shipped to me.

    to me it's better to buy them one at a time, I have seen the whole series
    and have done so many times since it first aired when I was 8, I can wait
    and money comes better to buy the single release way.

    besides at $13 - $17 for a single set, I can loose the damn bonus shit for saving
    money, I just care about the show, not the flare that is included, and way
    not caring enough to shell out $170 for the set with things I will probably
    either never watch, or only watch once. so for $78 - $102 I can get all
    I want to watch, and save $68 bucks that I can use to buy more figures.

    I actually downloaded all the Rhino releases because I couldn't find them
    or when I did they were way to much money, but i'm glad I didn't spend
    the cash on them, because these are way better and much more worth the
    cash to have and are form all intents and purposes complete episodes.
     
  18. T-money

    T-money Cake is good

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    Looking forward to picking this one up at retail.

    I bought season one at Walmart for $19.99 IIRC. You may miss out on extras and be forced to wait for the next season to be released, but going the individual route is much easier on the wallet.
     
  19. Opticron Primal

    Opticron Primal Comin' up OOOs!

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    The people asking why buy the single seasons when you can get the whole series are forgetting something:

    You have the $$$$ to blow.

    Some of us don't have around 200 bucks to put towards the MoL Edition. I'd love the MoL Edition, but I don't have the money to blow, so I go for the single seasons.
     
  20. shadowfall1976

    shadowfall1976 The Alpha and the Optimus

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    that's my point as well, I don't have the deep pockets, I can wait for the
    single releases, I have seen the show, I was 8 when it came on, I have
    copies of the Rhino episodes to hold me over until they get the rest out,
    saving money over spending what I don't have???????, do the math.

    and I would think there would be 6 sets, unless they include The Rebirth
    episodes with Season 3
     

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