Transformers Japanese Collection: Victory

With its glorious return to the classic Transformers, Victory (the third and final installment of the Japanese-exclusive series) introduces four new factions to the Transformers universe. Each group comes equipped with its own unique power and the ability to combine to form much larger, more powerful Transformers, immediately making each and every battle even more epic!

Now, for the first time in North America, you can enjoy 37 action-packed episodes of Victory on DVD in its original Japanese language with brand-new English subtitles!”Victory (1989) concludes the alternate continuity that the toy company Takara and the Toei studio created, featuring new Transformers characters and storylines geared to the Japanese market. Shout Factory is releasing the series for the first time in the United States: for decades, it was available to American fans only in dim conversions from other formats and bootleg copies. The final adventure introduces a lot of new characters, the most important of whom is Star Saber. The mightiest swordsman-robot in the galaxy, he fights with his glowing Saberblade. His allies include the Multiforce, three pairs of Cybertrons who can combine to form the greater entity Landcross. They’re pitted against a cadre of new Destrons led by Deszaras (or Deathsaurus), who has been stealing the energy needed to free his gigantic fortress that Star Saber sealed in the Dark Nebula ages ago. His hopes rest on the enormous resources of Earth, which he schemes to capture. Fortunately, Star Saber and his Cybertron crew are there to defend the planet. In the two years since Transformers Japanese Collection: Headmasters debuted, the designs for the robot-characters have grown more elaborate and sophisticated, reflecting the influence of Yoshiyuki Tomino’s Gundam, which debuted in 1979. Many sequences take place against moving grids, rendered in simple computer animation. But the storytelling is still effortful and often unintentionally comic. Several of the Destrons ride apparently living dinosaurs through the vacuum of space, and the fighting poses the characters strike will remind otaku of the Gekigangar 3 spoof in Martian Successor Nadesico. For viewers who grew up on the original Transformers, Victory represents a blend of childhood nostalgia and new adventures. However, people without those memories may not be as entranced with the extremely limited animation, stolid direction, and on-the-nose dialogue. In Japanese only, with English subtitles. (Not rated; suitable for ages 8 and older: cartoon robot vs. robot violence) –Charles Solomon

(1. The Brave Hero of the Universe, Star Saber, 2. Sneak Attack! Dinoking, 3. Attack! Leozak, 4. Unite!! Multiforce, 5. Move Out, Rescue Team! 6. Infiltration… The Uranium Mine, 7. Explosion!! The Energy Base, 8. The Underground City of Terror, 9. The Clash of Two Heroes, 10. The New Warrior, Hellbat, 11. Attack the Shuttle Base!! 12. Tanker Hijack Operation, 13. The Chestforce Attack! 14. Rescue Jean!! 15. Mach and Tackle, 16. A Fierce Battle!! The Asteroid, 17. Planet Micro: The Mysterious Warriors, 18. Get Back Guyhawk! 19. Form Liokaiser! 20. Transformer Warriors, Assembled, 21. The Resurrection of the Destron Fortress, 22. Battle Up of Wratch!! 23. Battle to the Death at the South Pole!! 24. Crisis! Ambush in the Desert, 25. A Deadly Battle, 26. The Death of Ginrai!! 27. Fight, Victory Leo!! 28. Awaken, Victory Leo! 29. The Victory Unification, 30. Jan, Defend the Campus!! 31. A Mystery?! The Deception of the Base Bombs, 32. The Death-Bringing Space Insects!! 33. Victory Saber, 34. The Terror of the Giant Tidal Waves, 35. The Wrath of the Resurrected Giant Fortress, 36. Showdown! The Fortress vs. the Victory Unification, 37. Autobots Forever!)”

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3 Responses to Transformers Japanese Collection: Victory

  1. Redjamie says:
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent DVD but poor packing of item, September 23, 2012
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    This is the original Japanese version of Transformers. It is the third DVD of a set that recently came out: the only drawback is the “O” sleeve that is part of the collector packaging arrived torn. I do not know where the damage occured, only that I had to sadly return this hard to find dvd. This dvd and its companion dvds are well worth the price. The picture is sharp, and the designs are crisp. This is a must for all Transformer fans, just be aware you may have to order several copies and pick the least damaged one.

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  2. Formula1fanatic says:
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Everything it should be, September 22, 2012
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    I have been a transformers fan since I was a little kid and now both of my sons are getting into it. I have been looking and spending countless days waiting for good deals on Amazon.com and when this came up I could not pass it up. Pre-order and get it at a lower price with free 2 day shipping, again great!! It was received the day it said it was going to be here and with all of the emails telling me when it was shipped and when I shopuld expect it, great service on all parts starting from check out to receiving. My sons and I opened this box set, Transformers Victory, the day it arrived, finished their homework of course, and watched it from beginning to end (not all in one day). We did not care that it was sub-titled, my sons just kept asking what they were saying and it was absolutely fine with me. This is one of those timeless classics that never gets old (i.e. the Original Star Wars Trilogy, not the added scene stuff G. Lucas keeps putting out to get more money). Love watching the old G1 cartoons and so are both of my boys.

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  3. oliver medina says:
    0 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    untrue product description, October 13, 2012
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    when I ordered this dvd collection, I was very excited because it said it was dubbed in english. when I tried to view it however, it is not. it only has english sub titles. it is all spoken in japanese and since im not from japan, i am very dissapointed. If I could return it I would but since i have already opened it, i dont think this is an option. WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY!!!

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