Transformers Energon – The Battle for Energon [VHS]

Transformers Energon debuted in America on the Cartoon Network in January 2004, succeeding Transformers Armada. The Autobots and Decepticons have forged an uneasy alliance to mine the energy-providing element Energon. But a flock of drones called Terrorcons arrive to steal the Energon so they can revive Unicron. Naturally, Optimus Prime and the other Transformers have to protect the Energon and defeat the Terrorcons–with some help from brash teenager Kicker. Energon ranks among the weaker entries in the Transformers canon. Kicker comes across as an obnoxious loudmouth, rather than a rebellious free spirit. The CG animation of the Transformers is weightless and sometimes comically inept: when the robots run, their knees don’t bend. The outcome of the story is a forgone conclusion, and the many transformation and battle scenes feel suspiciously like commercials for the new line of toys. (Unrated, suitable for ages 7 and up: cartoon violence) –Charles Solomon

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  1. N. Kok "Kirby Kok" says:
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Transformers Energon is a great cartoon show!, October 28, 2005
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    Transformers Energon is a great cartoon show! This is one of few Transformers cartoon series that is animated from Japan. Transformers Energon is a great series because it is first series to combine CGI and Japanese anime together in a Transformers cartoon. Optimus Prime, Hot Shot, IronHide, Jetfire, Skyblast, and Kicker, are some of the great Autobot characters in this series! The Decepticon Terrorcons, Scorpinok and Alpha Quintesson are some really bad-ass villians for the Autobots. This particular episodes hinted that Energon Megatron will be introduced to the series. Transformers: Battle for Energon DVD has Transformers Energon episodes 1-4 of the series. The episodes are Cyberton City, Energon Stars, Scorpinok, and Megatron’s Sword. I highly recommened this DVD! A+

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  2. Shaun O'Donnell "Shaun O'Donnell" says:
    5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    A rocky first few episodes but potential, November 1, 2004
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    Like the early episodes of Armada Transformers Energon has potential to behold quality. The idea is that it is now 20 years since the destruction of Unicron and the Autobots and Decepticons (Minus Megatron) have formed an alliance and are living peacefully. They have teamed up with Omnicons who search for Energon. However they soon become attacked by a new threat of Terrorcons who seek out energon to revive Unicron. The leader of the Terrorcons is a quinteson by then name of Alpha Q and his pawn Scorpanoc (Origionally introduced in the final Season of the Origional Transformers).

    Meanwhile so it’s not all about Robots and so the Transformers have some Human help there is now a kid named Kicker who has a form of ESP that allows him to sense Energon and other strange Energies. The series also tries to revive Classic Favorite Ironhide as young rookie who becomes somewhat reluctant friends with Kicker.

    There are complaints about this however. The Early episodes suffer from weak villanous characters and the Terrorcons are just robotic Hawks and Wolves. Scorponac is an annoying villian who is no Megatron, or even Starscream for that matter.

    However with a little fine tuning this series could last a few seasons and hold a special place in fans hearts (as I recall similar gripes were made about Beast Wars and now it is recalled fondly by many). Overall and I am saying this as a Transfan, give this series some time, the current style in animation for all series trying to reach a large audience is Anime style and for most it has become the norm. Armada hit gold with the final set of Episodes and this one will hopefully this one will have a nice succesful run for this young Generation (which is the Target Audience)

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  3. Anonymous says:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    transformers, January 26, 2013
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    too cool – was received safely and enjoyed – thanks and sorry for the delay in letting you know –

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