April 13, 2009 / 4:43 AM / 9 years ago

Transformers, G.I. Joe TV series coming to DVD

LOS ANGELES (Home Media Magazine) - Hasbro has signed a agreement with Shout! Factory to bring to DVD several animated properties based on the toymaker’s lines.

The multiyear deal includes episodes of 1980s series “The Transformers” and “G.I. Joe.,” as well as the direct-to-DVD animated movie “My Little Pony: Twinkle Wish Adventure.”

The first release will be “The Transformers: The Complete First Season — 25th Anniversary Edition.” The set is slated for June 16, eight days before the big-screen debut of the Michael Bay-directed feature film sequel “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.”

The $29.99 three-DVD set will include the original broadcast versions of all 16 episodes from the 1984 season in the intended story line order, with remastered picture and a new stereo soundtrack created from the original audio.

Shout! Factory president Garson Foos said Shout! Factory would follow the release with special complete series sets of “The Transformers” and “G.I. Joe” later this summer.

Editing by Dean Gooodman at Reuters

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