This classic 1988 cartoon series has
arrived on DVD thanks to Madman and takes place after the
Decepticons were banished from Earth by the Autobots. In order to
protect the Earth from the Decepticons, a team of Autobots have
remained on Earth who have managed to transform themselves into
"humans" and are known as the Pretenders.
Their cautionary approach has once
again reignited the war as the Decepticons have returned to Earth,
seeking the most powerful super robot of history... the Godmasters!
Unlike the traditional "Western" Transformers, both sides of the war
have turned to humans for assistance and have given them transforming battle suits
to hopefully change the tides of war for one side or another.
It's a classic tale, told by a Japanese
perspective which is more entertaining than the original Western
series, however a little hard to follow in some places but all in
all, it's an entertaining series of over 1050 minutes of
The video and audio quality is a little
dated but considering it was made for television, it is quite
acceptable. There's also some great entertaining special features
and brings back good memories from anyone's childhood of around this
Definitely one for children and adults alike!
All-new cover by IDW Transformers artist Guido Guidi
Introductory booklet with episode guide
Character art gallery
Japanese toy ads