AWN reports that Shout! Factory and Hasbro will be bringing the classic 1980s ‘Transformers’ and ‘G.I. Joe’ series to DVD this summer.
Originally released by Rhino, the Transformers DVDs suffered from bad video and audio quality. This will not be the case with the Shout! Factory releases, as all episodes have been remastered. “THE TRANSFORMERS: The Complete First Season — 25th Anniversary Edition” will include all 16 episodes in story order from the series’ 1984 debut season. Bonus features will include “Triplechanger: From Toy to Comic to Screen: The Origins of the Transformers,” printable script, toy commercials, concept art and more.
As far as “G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero” is concerned, the Shout! Factory releases will include the debut of some episodes never before available on DVD due to the fact that Rhino lost the rights before they could release the entire series.