Sunday, 31 July 2016

Nerdversity Reviews: Transformers Armada Vol 3

When Transformers Armada aired in 2002 and 2003, it was one of the more popular shows in the Transformers mythos and is considered to be the show that bought many a younger fan into the realm of Transformers.

Vol 3's theme is blue and contains artwork of Cyclonus on the disc. This volume only has 3 episodes on it. The artwork of Cyclonus artwork appears to be based on his Dreamwave art.

The disc features the same artwork of Cyclonus with the blue background. It also features the same copyrights, trademarks and licensing agreements on the disc as the other ones.

Palace is the 8th episode in the series and features Rad, Carlos and Alexis exploring an ancient Mayan palace after Minicons. Also in the Palace is Demolishor. The episode is the same as the TV version with no real transfer issues.

Confrontation is the 9th episode. In this one, Megatron kidnaps the humans and uses them as bargaining chips to get the Autobot's Minicons. I've found no issues here.

Underground is the 10th episode in the series. In this one, Megatron blasts holes in the New York subway system hunting for Minicons. Who is the mysterious new Transformer in Smokescreen? Once again, there are no real issues here and I've noticed no difference in the transfer.

I was able to get this volume for 50p from a second hand store. No extras on the disc, just 3 episodes. No real issues with the aspect ratio or transfer. Well worth the money I paid.