Transformers Cybertron: The Ultimate Collection (2008)

Optimus Prime and the Autobots face the greatest danger in all eternity a menace that threatens not only the survival of the Transformers but the very existence of CYBERTRON and the universe itself. CYBERTRON the TRANSFORMERS home planet is on the brink of destruction as an ominous Black Hole looms. In order to save their world the TRANSFORMERS embark upon an intergalactic scavenger hunt across the universe searching for the lost Cyber Planet Keys. The evil DECEPTICONS villains unlike any you have seen before are in a race against the Heroic AUTOBOTS to recover these lost Cyber Planet Keys – keys that have the power to unlock the CYBERTRON planet itself creating the greatest TRANSFORMER the universe has ever seen! The battle will span the galaxy in a race to wield the all powerful Planet Keys and to save their home world of CYBERTRON from certain DOOM!!System Requirements:Running Time: 1144 minutesFormat: DVD MOVIE Genre: CHILDREN/FAMILY Rating: NR UPC: 097368922747 Manufacturer No: 892274

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  1. Dennis A. Amith (kndy) says:
    15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Can anyone just jump into it if they are not familiar with any of the animated Transformers but G1?, August 13, 2008
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    Dennis A. Amith (kndy) (California) –
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    This review is from: Transformers Cybertron: The Ultimate Collection (2008) (DVD)

    I’ve noticed a lot of reviews on other sites that are calling “Transformers Cybertron” the worst. A lot of these reviewers haven’t really watched a “Transformers” animation since the first series back in the 80’s or “Beast Wars” in the 90’s.

    But of all series, “Transformers Cybertron” (aka Transformers: Galaxy Force in Japan) is one of my favorite “Transformers” animation series since the original G1 series.

    Like most “Transformers” series, the target are children and hopes for children to buy the toys. But of course, among the older and hardcore collectors, this anime was so cool because it would introduce so many characters and also feature a large amount of Transformers merchandise.

    The series focus on three young humans Coby (the teenager gifted at mechanics), his younger brother Bud (your typical young child) and Lori (a teenage friend of Coby and obviously she likes him. And a person that can easily get frustrated).

    To make a long story short, the autobots have evacuated to the Planet Earth after the destruction of Unicron has left a black hole. With the black hole threatening their planet, the Autobots must find a way to stop the black hole from devouring their planet and the whole universe.

    The three humans discover the Autobots and after developing trust and friendship, the humans assist the Optimus Prime and the other Autobots who are trying to find the legendary Cyber Planet Keys and Omega Lock thanks to the help of an ancient Autobot named Vector Prime. Of course, the Decepticons are after the same thing.

    The four Cyber Planet keys are scattered in four worlds. Planet Earth, the Speed Planet (Velocitron), the Jungle Planet and Gigantion, the Giant Planet.

    And the adventure focuses on the search for the keys and Omega Lock but at the same time, with each planet, introducing more characters (Autobot, Decepticon or neutral), as well as other earthlings who are curious about the alien robots.

    The series is quite long and in Japan, typically the anime with longer series are typically good for merchandise sales. May it be “Gundam”, “Pokemon” or “Naruto”, the same here in the US as a lot of “Transformers Cybertron” merchandise came out and if you were a collector of the line, to have so many Transformers (Autobots and Decepticons) from the various planets, small, tall or humongous was just satisfying.

    As an adult, I enjoyed this series and as a father, my son was introduced to Transformers because of this series.

    There are many battles, there are some Transformer deaths as well. But overall, the series was enjoyable if you stayed in it for the long haul.

    There are some differences between the Japanese and American animations aside from character names and opening and ending themes but one difference is the leader of Velocitron (Speed Planet) in the US version is Override (a female Autobot) but in the Japanese version Override aka Nitro Convoy is a male character.

    But all in all, I found “Transformers Cybertron” to be enjoyable, as a fan of the series and a fan of mecha, is the sheer number of robots introduced in this series.

    A little bit of inclusion of things from the past such as combining Transformers that would combine with Optimus Prime or Megatron, the addition of minicons and much more.

    As for the DVD, the video quality is as expected for a newer series. The animation is colorful, vibrant. The series featured more dialog and music, so don’t expect any major audio channels.

    I was disappointed that there are no special features. That would have been cool to feature something but there are no special features included.

    But still, you do get a lot of episodes in this ultimate collection and the price to obtain it online is much lower than retail.

    Granted, those who are coming into this series thinking of the old school Transformers may or may not get into it and I can understand why some reviewers may dislike it. But for those who are “Transformers” fans and also a collector of the merchandise, the series was one of the better ones to come in a long time in my opinion.

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  2. Richard A. Bailen says:
    9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Decent show to go with a decent toyline/ Info on 1st disc defect, September 8, 2008
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    Richard A. Bailen (Boyds, MD United States) –
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    This review is from: Transformers Cybertron: The Ultimate Collection (2008) (DVD)

    As a big fan of Transformers Beast Wars, I was very pleased that Gary Chalk (Optimus Primal) and David Kaye (Megatron) were back for this series to voice Prime and Megatron again. Nice. The Cybertron toy line was pretty decent so if you have some of those toys then this is a nice complement (as it gets into the Planet Keys which were the big action feature gimmick for the toy line). My kid and I like the way they use cel animation for the ‘bots overlapped on the anime style of the humans and backgrounds. The price is right if you’re considering a purchase (mostly for owners of the toys); otherwise it would be a decent rental for the 7+ crowd in your house. Alot of the Cybertron series toys were repainted and made available again at retail in 2008. Note regarding potential Disc 1 Defect:
    For those of who have an issue with the first disc of their seven-disc “Transformers Cybertron: The Ultimate Collection” DVD box set, a solution is coming to you. TV Shows On DVD reports that Paramount Home Entertainment will replace the first disc, which is missing the first seven minutes of episode 3, “Hidden.”

    If you have this issue, you may call the studio’s consumer hotline at 1-866-939-0931 beginning September 8th.

    Tell the representative why you are calling and you will be asked the following information: name, shipping address, telephone number, and ISBN and UPC code off the box to identify if you are in possession of a faulty set (not that you’re lying or anything).

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  3. Rodney Mroczkowski says:
    2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    trans fan, May 12, 2009
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    This review is from: Transformers Cybertron: The Ultimate Collection (2008) (DVD)

    I think that having Transformers Cybertron is a good thing to have in a collection series.This is good series to have,I recommend anyone to have,it is a part of the original G1 series.From transformers g1 to transformers cybertron tells the complete story.Get it,you won’t regret it.

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