So, how many of you out there get nostalgic flashback memories when you hear the words Transformers, Decepticons or Cybertron? Well fret no longer Transformer fans, because Metrodome (just in advance of Hollywood's big-budget makeover) have just announced the release of Transformers - The Takara Collection Vol 1 - Headmasters containing the complete 35-episode series collected on DVD for the first time ever.
The disc will be released on 26th September 2005 (priced £29.99) and features the show's original Japanese language version with newly commissioned remastered English subtitles, new artwork and a special collector's booklet on The Takara Collection.
Amounting to almost 13 hours' worth of animated robot action, Transformers Vol 1: Headmasters represents the must-have Holy Grail of DVD releases for many Transformers fans.
Disregarding the American-produced, three-episode fourth series of Transformers (The Rebirth), the uniquely Japanese Transformers Vol 1: Headmasters follows on from the show's third season (known as "Transformers 2010"), updating the action to 2011 - they never said it was easy to follow.
The four-disc boxed set Transformers - The Takara Collection Vol 1 - Headmasters (cert. PG) featuring all 35 episodes of the series will be released on DVD (£29.99) by Metrodome on 26th September 2005.
Special Features include dual language format (US dub and original Japanese with optional remastered English subtitles), audio commentary (episodes 1-3) by Transformers fan and expert Chris McFeeley and episode scripts (DVD ROM content).
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