So thanks to Shout Factory, we received an advance DVD review of Transformers Prime Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising the movie. We, here at Alternative Mindz, have been huge supporters of the Prime series on Hub channel so we were especially excited when this showed up on our doorstep. This DVD release is supposed to bridge the gap of the series and help tie up any loose ends.
(Below we will slightly spoil events of the series and movie)
The movie takes place on a barren wasteland once known as Cybertron.
Optimus Prime, with fellow Autobots Arcee, Wheel Jack, Bulk Head, Ultra Mahmud and Bumble Bee (who got his voice box back), are trying to restore Cybertron and bring home all refugees.
Optimus and Wheel Jack set out to find the AllSpark, leaving Ultra Magnus and the rest to search out Cybertron for any survivors. In their search, they find Predaking, the once mighty leader of the Predacons.
He is in no mood after his defeat on Earth. We soon find that Starscream and Shockwave are cloning remains of fallen Predacons.
This film has everything you need and everything you love about the Prime series. I don’t want to spoil too much, but a great evil returns and, in a weird way, is an homage to the 1986 TF film.
I give Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Movie a 4.5/5 and everyone needs to buy this film when it comes out.
This amazing DVD has a behind the scenes featurette and is available on Blu Ray tomorrow.
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Many Transformers fans know that G1 is split between two time frames, the 1980’s and the year 2005, which happened during the animated movie and the subsequent seasons that followed.
With a full change of direction and many new cast members, this has added a new dimension to the popular toy and cartoon franchise. The year 2005 also saw the demise of Optimus Prime and the near devastation of Cybertron.
The Decepticon leader known as Megatron didn’t fare so well. He was abandoned in space and left to rust until he was reborn as Galvatron.
When the action figure was released in America, it showed his robotic transformation and his cannon transformation, but most didn’t realize that he was a true triple changer with his ability to transform into a laser gun.
I always wanted to know why Hasbro never pushed for this mode. Maybe with the rise of crime and kids with guns being almost completely outlawed in the states, this prompted Hasbro to go for the gun mode.
In the elemental scale of coolness, the elevation of Galvatron has just superseded its previous position due to adding a gun mode and making him that much cooler than we once thought.
Check out this awesome Galvatron video from YouTube channel optibotimus. This is the reissue with the solid metal matrix.
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