COLUMN: Aaron's Backstage Pass: 'Transformers Cybertron: The Complete Series' Review

Updated: 08/19/2014 10:53 AM
Created: 08/05/2014 11:54 AM
By: Aaron Chalich

This past weekend I had the opportunity to watch a review copy of Shout Factory’s “Transformers Cybertron: The Complete Series” on DVD.

“Transformers: Cybertron” is a very impressive set; it contains all 52 episodes on seven DVD’s. The DVD’s are packaged in a very nice protective case and the illustrations on the insert look magnificent.

“Transformers: Cybertron” is the third and last chapter in the “Transformers Unicron” trilogy.  

When the legendary Transformer UNICRON was defeated, a large black hole appeared and began threatening the planet of Cybertron, which is the home of the Autobots. There are four mystical Cyber Planet Keys that end up scattered throughout the universe, these four keys can destroy the black hole and save Cybertron. It is now up to the Autobots and their human friends to try and locate all four keys in order to get rid of the black hole. However, the evil Decepticons are also on the hunt for the mystical Cyber Planet Keys. If the Decepticons get the keys before the Autobots they will destroy everything in their path. It becomes a race to see who can find all four keys first.

I really enjoyed the story a lot and thought it was very exciting and well written. I also really like all of the Autobots and Decepticons that were featured in “Cybertron.” 

I thought the animation was awesome and looked fabulous. It seems like the animation gets better and better in each Transformer series. I know I say this in every review, but it’s true.

In “Cybertron” when the Transformers are about to fight or transform, a close-up of them are shown. If they are going to fight with another Transformer, then a close-up of that Transformer is shown. The camera cuts back and forth between the two very quickly and it looks awesome.

I really enjoyed Shout Factory’s “Transformers Cybertron: The Complete Series” a lot. I really thought the story was great. It was full of action and featured some of my favorite Transformers. The animation looked awesome and as a bonus you get all 52 episodes in one set. 

If you are a fan of Transformers, then I would highly recommend that you check you “Transformers Cybertron: The Complete Series.”

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Aaron Chalich is an entertainment columnist for

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