DVD Review: TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS: Heroes on the Scene

Transformers Rescue Bots Heroes on the Scene

We received a copy of Transformers Rescue Bots: Heroes on the Scene to watch and review. Here are our thoughts.

Transformers Rescue Bots was one of the first cartoons that my daughter and I bonded over. The Rescue Bot Version of Optimus Prime was Eva’s first Transformers followed closely by Arcee from Transformers Prime. While she enjoyed Prime once in a while when the stories were about Miko and they weren’t too scary, she has continued to hold a place in her heart for the Rescue Bots. These are fun stories revolving around a family of first responders who handle all sorts of situations around a technologically advanced island town called Griffin Rock. They are aided in their jobs by four young Autobots, Heatwave, Chase, Blades and Boulder.

The first season has been off the air for a while now and second season has begun so I am glad that we have this DVD with various episodes. What I am not impressed with is that the episodes are out of chronological order. I hope that a full season 1 DVD comes out so that we can have all episodes in order in one place. There is a through story and continuity to the series and I like my continuity.

The episodes are fun ones filled with humor, references to Transformers history and have fun action scene for kids. The main character, Cody is a young boy who helps his family and the bots work together. He is very smart and wants nothing more than to help on rescue missions. Occasionally, however he needs the rescuing more often than not. It is a very good series for young kids and a great way to introduce them to the Transformers brand. Pick up Transformers Rescue Bots: Heroes On The Scene on March 18 or pre-order it from Amazon.com.

Autobots To The Rescue!
Own the Adventures on DVD March 18th, 2014

Join the Autobots’ best rescue team­­- CHASE, HEATWAVE, BLADES and BOULDER —for more fun-filled adventures!

TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS: Heroes on the Scene, produced by Hasbro Studios, will be released on DVD March 18th, 2014 by Shout! Factory Kids. Featuring five exciting episodes that the whole family can enjoy, this DVD is priced to own with a suggested retail price of $14.93.

In this collection, the Rescue Bots go undercover to protect the quiet little town of Griffin Rock from the green ooze known as the Squilsh, recover treasure stolen by pirates and help Griffin Rock recover from an earthquake! Along with their human friends, the Burns family, the RESCUE BOTS help keep people safe, and along the way they learn what it really means to be a hero!

Executive produced by Jeff Kline (TRANSFORMERS PRIME), TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS features the vocal talents of LeVar Burton (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Lacey Chabert (Party of Five), Steve Blum (TRANSFORMERS PRIME), Maurice LaMarche (Emmy® Award winner for Futurama) and the legendary Peter Cullen who voices OPTIMUS PRIME when he makes cameo appearances in the series. The TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS series is currently airing on The HUB TV Network in the U.S. and on Treehouse in Canada.

Episodes Include:

  • The Lost Bell
  • You’ve Been Squilshed
  • Little White Lies
  • Shake Up
  • Rescue Boy

About Hasbro Studios
Hasbro Studios is the Los Angeles-based entertainment division of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS). The studio is responsible for entertainment brand-driven storytelling for the company across television, film, commercial productions and short-form. It develops, produces and distributes TV shows based on Hasbro’s world class brands, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and FAMILY GAME NIGHT. Many of these shows air on the Hub Network, a U.S. television network for kids and their families, that is a joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). Hasbro Studios shows can also be seen on networks in more than 180 territories globally. Since its formation in 2009, the studio has received seven Daytime Emmy wins and 16 nominations. On the film side, the studio is developing and producing a number of features based on Hasbro’s brands, including TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION (Paramount), G.I. JOE 3 (Paramount) and CANDY LAND (Sony). The studio team also oversees the production of commercials that feature Hasbro’s brands as well production of short-form content that can be seen on all of the major digital and social media platforms globally.

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras. Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, Broadway cast albums, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America. Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com