This is the first release for the Transformers: Robots In Disguise series, and is set years after the Prime series. Earth has been peaceful and the Transformers are just living out Transformer lives.
In the first 2-part Story 'Pilot', Bumblebee receives an urgent message from Optimus Prime and gathers together the Autobots to return to Earth and rescue the planet from the Decepticons, who have escaped when their prison ship crash landed.
Bumblebee has a cadet with him, Strongarm, and as she had captured a prisoner who is shackled to her, he also goes to Earth. The prisoner, Sideswipe, actually isn't really such a bad guy, and helps them in their battle against the escaped Decepticons before leaving.
It's great to see strong female characters in Transformers, even better that my boys didn't see it as in any way remarkable. She was a bit annoying by always asking questions, although I suppose as the rookie this was inevitable.
The series is otherwise still very familar to how it was 20 years ago, but the CGI animation is considerably clearer and sharper, scenery is better lit so the overall effect is not so gloomy, and there are now more characters. Transformers lends itself very well to developments in animation, so I think will hopefully only ever benefit.
The action remains the same fast-paced huge scale battles, with witty asides and real personality to the characters, and Transformers : Robots In Disguise - A New Mission kept my 7 year old especially entertained throughout.
A New Mission contains the following 7 episodes:
- Pilot - Episode 1
- Pilot - Episode 2
- Trust Exercises
- More Than Meets The Eye
- As The Kospego Commands!
- Collect ‘Em All!
TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE – A NEW MISSION explodes onto DVD and Digital Download today priced £7.99. For more information, video clips, free printables and games, see the Hasbro Transformers website.
To celebrate the launch Hasbro have very kindly offered a copy of the DVD for one of my readers. Entry to the giveaway is by Gleam form below. Open to UK readers only, the giveaway will end at midnight Sunday 17th April 2016. Full terms and conditions at the bottom of the Gleam form.
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Transformers : Robots in Disguise – A New Mission DVD Giveaway
We were sent our copy of the DVD for review.