Update on the Shout! Factory Japanese Transformers Collection boxset

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Abrogate, May 11, 2011.

  1. Abrogate

    Abrogate Nondescript Former Poster

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    I just got an e-mail from Shout about my pre-ordered set. They say they just found some better quality video masters and they're pushing the set's release back a week to utilize them in the production. Also, they're adding a limited edition poster as an option to people who order the set, and if you already ordered it (like me), they added the poster to your order at no additional charge.

    Here's the direct quote

     
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  2. UltraMagnus3786

    UltraMagnus3786 That's what it is

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    Daaaamn youuuuu!!! I was just going to post this!!

    Sweet deal, isn't it?
     
  3. Abrogate

    Abrogate Nondescript Former Poster

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    Considering how much more it costs ordering it direct from them than waiting for Amazon, a free poster does lighten the blow a bit :lol 
     
  4. bradforj

    bradforj Well-Known Member

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    I'm hoping to get these, download some fandubs, rip the audio off the Shout release and replace it with audio from fandubs. These will be for my personal enjoyment, as I will not chop up the work of others and offer it for download. My only fear is that I will have trouble lining up the audio with the video. There are some great fandubs out there, but the video quality is terrible on them.
     
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    RubberChicken Well-Known Member

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    Man, that almost tempted me until I was reminded of the price. I just don't think the lithograph justifies the cost of ordering direct for me. Maybe my mind will change after more details emerge...

    That is a pretty cool offer from them though.
     
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    I'm gonna have to get this. Wish I knew what the litho looked like.
     
  7. Abrogate

    Abrogate Nondescript Former Poster

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    Well, it says they'll have details in a few days. I'm hoping it's a new piece of art relevant to the set... some Star Saber vs Deszaras artwork by Nick Roche (or something like that) would be awesome. If it's just an old Dreamwave poster I'm gonna be disappoint :lol 

    Also yay, my 2nd News Credit :D 
     
  8. UltraMagnus3786

    UltraMagnus3786 That's what it is

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    Robbed I tell you, I was robbed :mad: :) cry:tongue: 
     
  9. CVprowl

    CVprowl FREEDOM FIGHTER

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    so these are g1 episodes all in japanese?

    do they have english subtitles?

    where do they take place in the timeline of g1?

    are there any episodes from the usa stuff or are they all new cartoons?
     
  10. Johnator

    Johnator 'Til All Are Gone!

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    This is actually really cool of them
     
  11. moreprimeland

    moreprimeland Optimus told me to do it! Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    Still haven't decided but soooooooooooooo tempting :) 
     
  12. Backpack

    Backpack Scattershot who?

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    Better master? Cool. Maybe the ghosting frame rate problem will be cleared up. I was going to buy the set any way so this is a nice bonus.
     
  13. Tux Chaos X

    Tux Chaos X Spades Slick

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    They're "G1" episodes Japan created after the end of Season 3, acting as a "replacement" for the Rebirth episodes (but spanning 3 "seasons"; I cannot recall how long each one is). They're in Japanese with English subtitles.
     
  14. Takeshi357

    Takeshi357 "Research"

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    Hnnnh. Driving a hard bargain there.

    But if they translated Deszaras' name as Deathsaurus, I'm not gonna bother!
     
  15. Thundershot

    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    Wait, what? I thought Deszaras was simply the Japanese way of saying "Deathsauras". I sure as hell don't want "Minelba" instead of "Minerva" or "Garbatron" instead of "Galvatron"...
     
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    Nope, there is no English equivalent of Deszaras. Really Deathsaurus is just the English way of saying Deszaras. And it's more of a what they decided to hang on him rather than some sort of translation. As De-su-za-ra-su (the pheonetic rendering of his Japanese name) isn't a "proper" name that means something. It's mean't to look like a Kaiju (Gojira, Mothra, Rodan, etc) name when written. At least I think that's what the wiki was getting at.

    http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Deathsaurus

    Then don't bother. The official English from of Deszaras is Deathsaurus, the robot heroes name of Dessaras never got released.
     
  17. Takeshi357

    Takeshi357 "Research"

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    Well, it's not. Japanese use a rather quirky way of spelling english words, and Deszaras' name has the wrong syllables for "saurus".

    Usually, I'm not too nitpicky about this stuff - I mean, I'm the one raging when I browse anime on IMDB and some weeaboo thought it was a great idea to use an improper romanization for the official title even when the title is supposed to be in english, like the names you gave examples for - and it's particularily grating when IMDB's official policy is to use the title from the actual title screen and even the Japanese title screen in english but some moron still used the "Japanese" spelling!

    It all boils down to the fact that I just really, really hate the "Deathsaurus" spelling. Especially since the "Deszaras" spelling actually kind makes sense in the Victory tradition of naming characters after royal titles, like Dinoking and Liokaiser...tho I suppose it should be Deczaras, but I still see that's what they were trying to go for.
     
  18. Abrogate

    Abrogate Nondescript Former Poster

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    just as planned......
     
  19. Prowl 2009

    Prowl 2009 A Decepticons Downfall

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    Sorry if this has been answered already, but Is the Japanese Transformers Collection coming to mass retail? Or only available through Shout! :confused: 
     
  20. Takeshi357

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    Hard to say. They did decide to make Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Vol.3 only available via their store.
     

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