Season 1 of Transformers Prime is coming out on DVD and Blu-ray next month, so Shout Factory has provided a few clips for your viewing pleasure. Like the Darkness Rising mini-series that kicked off this reboot, the show captures some of the feel of the original cartoon, but with a somewhat darker tone and a more modern quick-cuts visual sense. Adults may find it a little cheesy, but I enjoy it more than the Michael Bay movies (for one, they use the classic transformation sound effects) and I’d like to see where this goes.
The DVD and Blu-ray editions will be available on March 6, retailing at $24.99 for the DVD and $49.99 for the Blu-ray. They’re available for pre-order now from Amazon or directly from Shout Factory. I just got a copy for review, so I’m hoping to start watching it soon and report back, but if it’s anything like Darkness Rising I’ll be pleased.
In the meantime, enjoy these clips from the show. (And remember: when it comes to giant malevolent robots, appealing to their merciful nature probably isn’t the greatest idea…)
And a bit of personal history between RC and Airachnid: