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Transformers Energon: The Complete Series
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This show is awesome. transformers energon follows transformers armada. this is the second installment of the unicron trilogy after this it's transformers cybertron can't wait to see it. shout factory has released some great shows lately and i hope they keep on doing it. the best episodes in this show are.

Season 1 Episodes

1. Cybertron City
2. Energon Stars
3. Scorpinok
4. Megatron's Sword
6. Megatron Resurrected
7. Megatron Raid
8. Starscream The Mysterious Mercenary
10. Energon Tower
11. The Legend Of Rodimus
12. Crisis In Jungle City

Season 2 Episodes

1. Energon Grid
2. Rodimus Friend Or Foe
3. Go For Unicron!
4. The Return Of Demolisher
7. Alpha Q: Identity
8. Laser Wave: Rampage
11. Unicron Unleashed
12. Open Fire!
13. Ripped Up Space
14. Team Optimus Prime
15. Protection
16. Imprisoned Inferno
18. Bulkhead
19. Farewell Inferno
20. Crash Course
21. Omega Supreme
22. A Heroic Battle
23. The Power
25. Unicron Perishes
26. Ambition
27. Wishes
28. Galvatron!
30. Distribution
32. Deception Army
33. Ironhide Team
34. Formidable
35. Galvatron Terror
36. Destructive Power
37. Spark
38. The Sun

if you have not seen this show then i recommend you do
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on September 1, 2014
Transformers: Energon is the second and in my opinion the weakest part of the Unicron Trilogy.

Set roughly 20 years after the end of "Armada" The Autobots and the Decepticons have an uneasy peace and are working in secret with various world governments to mine Energon a powerful substance that can restore Cybertron. the damaged homeworld of the Transformers and give Earth a clean form of energy with the aid of the Omnicons (it's never stated but implied that Omnicons are the next stage of evolution for the Mini-Cons) who are the only Transformers that can touch and refine Energon into weapons and stars that power up the Autobots. Optimus Prime has granted the Autobots the Spark of Powerlinking which allows any two Autobots of the same size to link and become more powerful.

The only problem: Unicron also wants Energon so he can be restored and destroy Cybertron, Alpha Q a mysterious alien sends Scroponok and the Terrorcons (a trio of animal Transformers that do the Omnicons' jobs for the Decepticons and are basically cannon fodder) to attack Earth. When Scroponok uses Megatron's sword he convinces Cyclonus and Tidal Wave to join his side so they can bring Megatron Demolisher doesn't believe him, eventually Megatron does come back online and takes over and he does rejoin the Decepticons and Alpha Q is forced to retreat and revive Starscream and programs him to kill Megatron, This plan fails and Megatron restores Starscream's mind and the old gang is back. Over the course of the series the Decepticons get new bodies, paints jobs, and names. And both sides get new members.

The Autobots have a new human ally in teenager Kicker an extremely annoying whiney emo punk kid with daddy issues (and not entirely unjustified), who when he was a little boy he was hiding from Optimus Prime on Cybertron he falls into Primus' chamber and Primus not knowing what a human is gives the punk the power to detect Energon and he can also detect danger before hand. Kicker is teamed up with rookie Ironhide and two sort become a double act of annoying. Kicker's father is a brilliant and goofy sciencist who has dragged Kicker around the galaxy looking for Energon and put him into danger countless times believing that it would be a kid's greatest dream come true, and it's no wonder Kicker is such a whiney emo punk kid. His mother and younger sister are there but his mom is a wall flower and his sister is a brat. Rad, Carlos, and Alexis from "Armada" are also back, Rad helps Kicker's father. Alexis is a government offical.and Carlos heads a building a Martian colony. Kicker also wields the Star Saber from "Armada".

The Transformers are cel-shaded CGI with the humans and backgrounds being tradition cel animation and the effect doesn't work for the most part. The designs of the Transformers being so faithful to the toys just doesn't work. The voice acting is good except for Kicker and Ironhide they both are annoying.The first half of the series actually works for the most part. It's the second half that doesn't make any sense and ending is just plain weird.

This is not a bad series but in the end it's too messy and a lot of the Transformers' designs don't work in animation and cel shaded CGI doesn't work. The story of the second half of the series is hard to follow and feels like a bad rehash of the first half. Kicker and Ironhide are more annoying the "G1" Daniel and Wheelie, Unicron becomes nothing more than overgrown weapons factory for Megatron and Alpha Q to battle over with no personality.instead of the powerful evil god he's supposed to be.

I would only recommend this to hardcore Transformers fans. New and casual fans would be better served watching "Transformers: Animated" or "Transformers: Prime" instead. . . .
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on March 28, 2014
Transformers Energon is a slow mess of going nowhere plot. Of all the series they have put out Energon is arguably the worst out there. The animation generally has nothing to do with it's quality. It features the Transformers in cel shaded CGI 99% of the time in traditionally animated backgrounds and human characters. Usually the blend isn't too bad if you don't mind the Transformers popping out colorfully. But the story it tries to tell is so incoherent.

It starts by following up on the last series "Transformers: Armada" with the Autobots and Decepticons at peace with one another after Megatrons time away. The Decepticons are a tad irked by being bossed around by their former enemies but tend to follow along. Since Armada they have built city like bases around the galaxy to mine for Energon, the usual Transformer fuel source. Rare to find but with their new Human ally Kicker have found a way to detect it. But the way they find it is hilariously bad. But a new faction comes into play trying to revive Unicron, the Terrorcons. Largely a race of animal themed transformer drones they come to steal the Energon from the Autobots and Decepticons. Eventually their leader at the time Alpha Q decides he needs a strong leader and brings Megatron back, Only for Megatron to usurp his position and take back leadership of the Decepticons as well.

Than after about the first 10 or so episode things just go bonkers with the plot going nowhere, back and forth incoherently looking for things, New transformers popping in usually just for advertising the new toy and not really any other reason in the long term. And a few characters get a strange personality quirk that got lost in the translation from the original Japanese version. I own the previous Paramount release so I can't tell you how well the DVD set from Shout Factory here really is. But as a series I would say unless your a hardcore Transformers fan willing to forgive bad storytelling I'd stay away from Energon unless you feel the need to be a completionist and fill the gap between "Transformers: Armada" and "Transformers: Cybertron"
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on December 23, 2014
My 10 year old son received as a gift and he loves it. I rememeber watching Transformers as a child, and prefer this "old cartoon" over the newer movies they have been putting out in the last few years.
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on March 10, 2015
A great continuation of Transformers Armada! Always trying new things, while still staying loyal to the Generation 1 charm.
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on August 12, 2014
Has some of the some good & bad things that Armada has.
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on July 16, 2014
Love this, fun well driven story.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on May 20, 2014
An item packaging is very excellent in buuble air envelop, the price is acceptable compare to similar product. I have used this product since it arrived, and so far face no problem with it. The movie meet my expactation and i like it!
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on August 17, 2014
Exelent!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 13, 2014
THIS IS A GOOD BOX SET OF THE TRANSFORMERS.
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