Will there never be another dvd/Blu Ray release for the cartoons?

Discussion in 'Transformers Cyberverse and Cartoon Discussion' started by ILoveDinobot, Dec 26, 2019.

  1. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot You can, you up. No can, no BB.

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2006
    Posts:
    20,474
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Location:
    They are not the hell your whales
    Likes:
    +6,122
    Twitter:
    Instagram:
    Like the title says. No RID 2015 season 2 on dvd, no cyberverse on dvd. Hasbro also never released MLP seasons 8 and 9 on dvd. Is Hasbro just not making dvds or blu-rays for their shows anymore?

    And I totally understand people like digital better and it's takes up less space, I am not here to agree or disagree with that point. Just wondering if this is the end of Transformers cartoons on DVD/Blu-ray or do you think it's possible for releases in the future.
     
  2. Lovecraft

    Lovecraft Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2013
    Posts:
    3,221
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Location:
    Penn State
    Likes:
    +4,415
    Shout! Factory owns the licence and they've expressed no faith in series boxsets or something like that.

    I think it's pretty fucking lame. I'm really sick of streaming media breaking series up into chunks and placing different seasons of different shows (Not just TF, EVERYTHING) on different services that each demand a $15/month charge and then there's always some chunk NOT available anywhere but Prime or iTunes for about $2 an episode or $15 per 'volume', which are 6 or 9 episode chunks NOT seasons.

    RID15 is like this:

    Season One, Netflix, monthly subscription

    Season Two and 2.5, Roku, subscription or FREE IF YOU BUY A FUCKING TV

    Season Three, fuck you, fans, $2/episode is the ONLY legal way to 'consume'. That's a $52 dollar season maybe more like $40 with the 'by volume deal' that they could still delete from under you if they ever felt like it.

    I'm not gonna feel bad about pirating things when the 'legitimate' way is a bunch of convoluted, consumer-jerking horseshit and Hasbro/Shout won't even give me the OPTION of a physical copy.

    How about something like Ultra Violet, that just went under, there were people who """OWNED""" digital copies of movies galore on that service who LOST THEIR MEDIA AND THEIR MONEY once it went under. Did they ever OWN anything or did they just pay a $20 or $30 glorified rental?

    Streaming will continue to mutate and 'diversify their finances' until consumers are paying MUCH MORE than they ever did for cable and blurays.

    Shout! Factory deciding to not even bother is very disheartening and just the icing on the bullshit cake.
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2019
    • Like Like x 11
  3. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Nobody defeats the DEVASTATOR!

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2006
    Posts:
    9,027
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Location:
    Eastern Shore of VA
    Likes:
    +2,334
    I don't subscribe to any digital streaming service. Were I live the internet we can get is not that great. I will always prefer a hard copy of something I like that I own and can't be magically deleted when they don't feel like having it on their service anymore.
     
    • Like Like x 5
  4. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot You can, you up. No can, no BB.

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2006
    Posts:
    20,474
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Location:
    They are not the hell your whales
    Likes:
    +6,122
    Twitter:
    Instagram:
    Thanks, I didn't realize Shout Factory didn't have any interest in producing more transformers, guess that answers that question. And I totally agree with you about streaming services. Also, I didn't realize you can actually lose your digital copies if you owned it, that's freaking awful. Makes me more upset everything seems to be going digital these days.

    This is what I am afraid of the most with streaming services, when they remove something you want to watch, like, forever. :( 
     
    • Like Like x 3
  5. ABrown

    ABrown Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Posts:
    2,667
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Likes:
    +1,638
    Actually on Amazon, season three is the one that's available at a reasonable price (as of this post): Watch Transformers: Robots In Disguise - Season 3 | Prime Video
     
  6. Lovecraft

    Lovecraft Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2013
    Posts:
    3,221
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Location:
    Penn State
    Likes:
    +4,415
  7. ABrown

    ABrown Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Posts:
    2,667
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Likes:
    +1,638
    Yeah, unfortunately they've got both seasons one and two (in SD) for about $2 an episode. The same price as purchasing the episodes individually.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. walruslaw

    walruslaw video archivist

    Joined:
    May 18, 2007
    Posts:
    298
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +263
    Ebay:
    Twitter:
    YouTube (Old):
    Unfortunately the only country releasing Transformers DVDs at the moment is Australia. Beyond home entertainment has done 2 and a half seasons of Rescue Bots, all seasons of RID2K15 and season 1 of cyberverse. Unfortunately even they have slowed releases to a crawl. cyberverse.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 3
  9. Gamma V

    Gamma V Sentient Teletraan Supporter

    Joined:
    May 18, 2019
    Posts:
    116
    Trophy Points:
    87
    Likes:
    +190
    Twitter:
    YouTube (Old):
    Here I was kinda hoping Robots in Disguise 2001 would have a Challenge of the GoBots moment with regards to DVD releases, getting them when nobody thought it ever would. As for streaming, many of the Transformers shows are on Tubi.tv, which is free. Last time I checked, they had G1, Beast Wars, Beast Machines, Armada, Energon, Cybertron, Animated, and Rescue Bots. I'm hoping they get Prime soon.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  10. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Nobody defeats the DEVASTATOR!

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2006
    Posts:
    9,027
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Location:
    Eastern Shore of VA
    Likes:
    +2,334
    Cool, but I have all of those on DVD except rescue bots already. I have RID 2001 on burnt Dvds that I downloaded years ago and they still play even in my 4k Bluray player.
     
  11. TheImmortalMoo

    TheImmortalMoo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2019
    Posts:
    141
    Trophy Points:
    87
    Likes:
    +406
    All of 2015 RID is on Apple TV/iOS
     
  12. Runamuck86

    Runamuck86 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2018
    Posts:
    1,416
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Location:
    UK
    Likes:
    +1,689
    Thankfully i still have a DVD recorder so i have every episode of RID2 and cyberverse on DVD. Sadly i know that when i have to upgrade my cable tv box it wont be compatible so they days of having my own physical copies of new shows are numbered.

    I dislike streaming and dont want the likes of netflix dictating wether of not a show is avalible for me to watch. I would rather chuck in a DVD whenever i feel like it and not have to have internet.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  13. Scrapper6

    Scrapper6 Lord of Constructicons

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    8,883
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +2,571
    As far as the MLP DVDs are concerned, I can't say when we'll see Season 8 and 9, but as far as I know SHOUT was still invested in releasing those types of DVDs. They were consistently selling well last I checked, it was just the Transformers stuff they seem to have developed a problem with. Quite frankly, Shout, Factory! has become somewhat of a joke and I don't see why Hasbro doesn't just release the home media themselves via BR/DVD. I could care less about bonus features, and Hasbro's Media branch would get the cash directly from us rather than some shitty licensing deal. I still have an invested interest in maintaining and owning the series of my youth and beyond, I refuse to pay streaming digital services for Television and Movies.

    At least with the games I own the hardware they are digitally downloaded to and it's only a matter of maintaining them so they don't die on me. Hell, I already owned most of He-Man, but I rebought the entire series box set when it came out this year because the Season Two volumes had long since passed me by and there was no way I was paying secondary prices just to get season two. I don't mind double-dipping on series I like, in fact I had intended to get Shout's G1 sets to replace my Rhino sets, but I kind of lost interest in that as time progressed and I continued to hear such terrible things about Shout Factory and their stance on the products they make.

    Rhinomation may have shitty added sound effects and animation errors, but it's the authentic G1 experience. And the best part is SHOUT doesn't get any more of my money.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  14. ABrown

    ABrown Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Posts:
    2,667
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Likes:
    +1,638
    To answer the question at hand: it's not just Transformers, and it's not just cartoons, but ALL television shows are nearing the end of dvd releases. People just aren't buying television shows on dvd anymore. Everyone just streams everything now. I just hope that shows continue to get seasons released digitally at reasonable prices, so that I can kind of continue to own shows that I love rewatching. I have started purchasing seasons of shows on Amazon video. But I only purchase them in that form when they aren't getting dvd releases.
     
  15. sevenlima

    sevenlima Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2011
    Posts:
    4,052
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Location:
    Brazil, RJ
    Likes:
    +1,344
    Ebay:
    It was exactly i want say.
     
  16. Venixion

    Venixion Its always the middle of the night in Moonside

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2013
    Posts:
    22,433
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    327
    Location:
    California
    Likes:
    +35,025
    I saw a couple of RiD15 dvds at my local Dollar Tree. It only had 2 eps on it though.
     
  17. Cliffjumper

    Cliffjumper green

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2019
    Posts:
    2,217
    News Credits:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Location:
    Wii tennis
    Likes:
    +3,380
    I personally only use streaming services (disney plus) for stuff i dont own yet.
     
  18. Murasame

    Murasame

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2008
    Posts:
    24,361
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Location:
    The Lost Light
    Likes:
    +11,262
    I'm still waiting for Transformers Animated on 1080p BluRay...
     
    • Like Like x 2
  19. BlueFire11

    BlueFire11 i definitely like robots a Normal Amount

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2012
    Posts:
    253
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    182
    Location:
    corn hell
    Likes:
    +319
    I'm old school, I prefer having my stuff on discs rather than streaming it or buying digital copies. I don't have to worry about files taking up space on my computer, I don't have to worry about licensing issues taking things off streaming services, and I don't have to worry about buffering if I'm streaming with crap internet, or worse yet not being able to watch it at all if i have no internet. It's all just there on the disk, I own it and can watch it whenever. Seems like most physical media is on its way out the door, though :(  Wouldn't surprise me if hasbro stopped offering it's shows on DVD.

    TFA on BluRay would be cool, agreed - but shout factory's six-DVD boxset is pretty HQ too. I'm not even sure if it can get more HQ than that but I'd love to be proven wrong.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  20. Murasame

    Murasame

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2008
    Posts:
    24,361
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Location:
    The Lost Light
    Likes:
    +11,262
    OK, but Shout Factory is Region 1, isn't it? I need region 2 or 0. Region 4 pal works as well.