Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Transformers Armada - Season 1 Part 1|
Genres: Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Wea-des Moines Video Release Date: 11/09/2004
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Taking Transformers in a new direction
J. Linnen | Orange County, CA | 10/24/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Transformers: Armada introduced a bold new direction in the Transformers legacy.
While Robots in Disguise offered fans a complete reboot of the Transformers Universe, Armada offered some continuity and throwbacks to previous generations. It was because of this direction that I was drawn back to Transformers and its mythology.
This is the first cartoon series since G1 that Optimus Prime has been featured as a tractor trailer truck. Other G1 characters have received updates, like Jetfire, featured as a space shuttle, Red Alert, featured as the Autobot Medic/Security Officer who transforms into an emergency SUV, and even Starscream is featured as the second-in-command of the Decepticons, transforming into a jet with two large cannons.
The G1 throwback I found to be the most exciting about this series was that even the Mighty Unicron was resurrected for this series.
Set sometime in the future, the Transformers discover the power of the Mini-Cons, and set out to obtain the miniature robots that can increase their power. Whichever side becomes more powerful via the Mini-Cons has the power to win the war between the Autobots and Decepticons. The twist is, that the only earthlings who know that the Transformers are on Earth are Rad, Carlos, and Alexis, three kids who find the first hibernating Mini-Con and witness a battle between Optimus Prime and Megatron.
Although this series can be a little campy at times, it is a great addition to the Transformers storyline, featuring a lot of great throwbacks and references to previous generations. As the series goes on, it gets better and better, with the storylines becoming deeper and more involved.
I'm looking forward to part 2!!!"
A little bit of old school with the new makes it awesome!!!
The don equis | Colorado, USA | 12/05/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I grew up and now proudly own Transformers Gen 1 collection. With Armada it introduces the "minicons" very powerful little robots that add power to the already powerful Autobots and Decepticons. I did not finish watching this series, but am looking foward for season 1 part 2 box set. Higlights from this series, well I think the showing of old school transformers in a cameo way for example like Hound, Ramjet(I believe it was him) and numerous that I could not make out was excellent. also the introduction of Scavenger, Thrust, Star Saber, Sky Boom Shield, the powerlinx technique and many more fun things. It is good for your kids and for those guys my age that are whinning and complaining about it...get over it let your kids enjoy something new and stop trying to compare Generation 1 with all the other Transformers that come out. Good job to Rhino and stop taking too long and keep bringing more Transformers, perharps headmasters? beast wars neo?"
A new look on an old favorite.
John A. Bowman | Monterey, CA | 11/13/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Unlike most people my age, having grown up with generation one, I feel that each new encarnation is just as exciting as the oringinal. I really prefer the format of a continuing story arc rather than the hum drum bordom of the single story arc used in generation one. The influence of Japananese animation is apparent and welcomed (why should we be so conceited to think that our way is the best way??). I'm excited that I can sit down with my children and watch a show that's "new" to them, but still familiar to me."
Great for Old School TF fans
A. Castino | East Coast | 04/26/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Armada Season 1 Part 1
The "Part 1" Armada series is pretty good. No, it's definately not g1, but the throwbacks to g1 make me appreciate the story more. Its good to see main characters like Prime, Megatron and Starscream as well. There's probably only 6 characters on each of the side (Autobot and Decepticon) so its easier to get to know each character. The first part of the season is a little slow, and the kids can get annoying at times. But it is a kids show, so youll have to expect some "immature" stuff in there. There's some "anime" style which seems strange at first as well, but it grows on you. The series gets so much better as it goes on, especially in Season 1 Part 2. Dont dismiss it as corny cuz you'd be surprised how good it actually gets."