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"A meritorious way out of a meritricious situation:" Buy it!,
This review is from: Transformers - Heroes - Rebirth (Vols. 1-3) (DVD)I went to Best Buy, my neighborhood Mecca, and saw this in the DVD section and my jaw dropped 20 ft. "No way!!!" I have this taped from when I was in 5th grade back in '87, and yes, I still can quote 'em line by line. The Rebirth trilogy was my favorite episodes from the post-movie seasons. This DVD took me back to my childhood. I was in awe, just seeing the Transformers intro again. Man. But anyways...let's move on... =)
This was just a way cool story arc, albeit overly-saturated as Hasbro was bringing out the new line of Transformer toys and needed a vehicle to advertise all of them. Yes, soo many new characters were introduced and only had about one line each, but hey, you can't blame em. And Headmasters and Targetmasters? How does it all work? How come Arcee's head turns into Daniel's huge white exosuit? And since when did Spike get so dang smart to make all these technical modifications?! Hehe, just kiddin, enough nitpicking here for nitpicking's sake... =)
Now for the good part, tell Swoop good part. Well this 3 part story arc was a good way of ending the series' run in America, it does restore Cybertron to the Golden Age again. And Optimus Prime is back which rocks. The story was definitely more complex than the older episodes. I thought that the writers did a good job with what they had, to integrate all the new characters. The plasma energy was an interesting plot idea, teaching us more about the past of Cybertron, and Vector Sigma. There is a lot of action, which the scenes were well done. The music fit perfectly in all the scenes with a new soundtrack for this miniseries instead of the usual sets of tracks that the shows recycle over and over again. I could watch it over and over again. And Headmasters and Targetmasters? Pretty darn cool. Action. Yes. Very nice.
The DVD itself only includes the feature 3 episodes. But the audio and video quality is very good. I watched it on my big screen and sound system, and it rocked! A must buy for any Transformers fan!!!