For any Transformers fan there is no substitute. Complete with Megatron
hyperbole and Optimus Prime's soothing vocals this collection is sure to lull
any viewer back into a simpler time, before billion-dollar animation studios and
Though originally a shameless plug-in for Hasbro's line of toys,
Transformers was a staple of many people's childhoods containing not only
exciting action but also intriguing character development, confrontations and
moral lessons presented in an only slightly cringe-worthy way, more than can be
said for many modern productions.
Transformers fans have been through some tough times recently with the
Michael ‘Coke bottles won the Second World War for America at Peal Harbour’
Bay, a confessed ‘non-fan’ of the series tearing out any semblance of rich,
developed characters (i.e. Starscream the eternal back-stabber) and suspense and
replacing them with with pop-culture references, teen hormones and slapstick.
This collection however allows those intruding nightmares to be expunged thanks
to the still-memorable halycon days of the concept.
Holding this set back from having the ‘Excellent’ rating however is the
lack of the movie. Despite the frequent animation errors seen in the entire
Transformers series the voice-acting in the Transformers movie is still some of
the best of any animated movie and it's exclusion leaves a gap in the original
Overall though, a must for the DVD collection of anyone who refuses to grow
up (or at least covers it by saying they appreciate it for the cultural