Delusion, thy name is Vanquest! lol
Delusion, thy name is Vanquest! lol
So it was reaired on local channels.
Probably true in many part of Italy, that unfortunately still doesn't make it an hit in our country.
No merchandising, no toys, only one nationwide syndacation airing, that's definitely not an hit
It never got the status of MASK for example.
I'd love an official release of Centurions. Like most of this type of thing though, if it hasn't happened by now, it's not going to.
When was the last release of a (semi) obscure cartoon? Could be mistaken, but I can't remember one happening recently. I think their time is definitely over.
I found someone on eBay how had Sliverhawks, MASK and Centurions on DVD. now of course they are not the best quality
1.5 years ago (for V2).
over 1 year ago (no talk of a 2nd set).
He's right. The obscure 80s cartoon on DVD fad is pretty much dead.
Everyone saw how well He-Man and Thundercats did, so they all jumped on every available cartoon from the era. And almost all of them flopped.
The big guns will always do well. Transformers, GI Joe, Real Ghostbusters, etc.
But Centurions, Visionaries, Bionic Six and the like are all falling victim to the fates of Galaxy Rangers, Silverhawks, most of the Filmation library, etc.
I've seen Silverhawks Vol. 1 at a lot of Wal-Marts recently in a display with Voltron, Transformers, G.I. Joe, and Thundercats.
My Pet Monster got released last month in the US, although I've seen zero promotion for it (even tvshowsondvd didn't post on it). It had a Canadian only release a year ago.
The Fraggle Rock cartoon is being released in January:
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All the talk about the Centurions T.V. series got me interested in looking up info about the show so I scoped out the wiki article. I was surprised to find that the show wasn't built completely around the syndication style story construction. Beyond the miniseries that kicked off the show there were 5 multi-part stories; even the last 5 episodes of the series were part of a single story.
It was surprising to see so many multi-part stories at a time when American networks were big on cartoon series that they could run in whatever order they pleased.
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I don't think Centurions was shown on my local television stations, but I wouldn't mind catching an episode or two to see if I like it.
A few other obscure 80s cartoons with recent releases that I can think of are The Mysterious Cities of Gold, Ruby-Spears' Superman, and Ralph Bakshi's Mighty Mouse (Jan. 5).
I loved Centurions, still have my old figuers! It was popular enough over here.
Selected art prints now available:
Warner Archive said that they will be releasing it some time later this year on their MOD DVD program. My guess is that they will split it up in three volumes. I've caught a few episodes in recent months on Boomerang.
Awesome news about an official release! Happy to see that I was wrong - the MOD DVD program is proving very useful for those of use after obscure shows.
My two boys have become obsessed with Centurions recently. My 2 1/2 year old takes his Ace McCloud everywhere with him. Today it has been demanded that I make them 'exo-frames'. Currently in the middle of deciding whether attachable weapons systems are essential requirements.
I think at this point there are only a handful of obscure shows that have not had a release in some form or another/where never completed.
Spiral Zone - Never seen it, was it any good?
With Gobots and Centurions coming from Time Warner (i recently picked up their Pirates of Dark Water), and with Shoutfactory "hoping" to re-release Jem (I ain't paying $100+ for the OOP release), there is very little that is worth owning that isn't out already.
I mean crap if you want to spend the money you can get Dino Riders and Bucky O Hare on dvd. Both out of print.
I even got all 3 volumes of the out of print Advetures of Teddy Ruxpin the other day for about $20!
Even CAPTAIN BLUUDY PLANET is getting a release! Well...season 1 at least.
Geez even M.A.S.K of all things has had a release(and repackage) and yet Shoutfactory are doing ANOTHER version for the US market...screw that! They can buy the UK releases like they do with Visionaries and they can give us some god damned Extreme Ghostbusters!
And for any readers in the UK I am about to blow your mind.
You know what is actively being released right now?..... T-Bag. Bludy T-Bag. W...T...F 4 seasons of it so far.
You can buy ***** T-BAG of all things yet I can't have an affordable copy of Jem or a complete set of Silverhawks? Where are my Droids and Ewoks cartoons damn it. WHERE ARE THEY U SUNSAIUNFSOIJ(*(.
Ok I know there are those single discs sets of each and i'll probably pick them up..but you know..I kinda want it all.
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Whoa baby, am I glad BCI released Defenders of the Earth before the bubble burst! For me that show was up there with Thundercats, He-Man, Silverhawks, and GI Joe. So was Centurions, so I hope it somehow gets released eventually--maybe a burn-on-demand option or something. I'll take a bare bones release if I can get it. Yeah I won't hold my breath. We can't even get all the WB Looney Tunes cartoons on DVD!
I only saw a few episodes of Bionic Six. It seemed cool enough. Actually I think it would make a pretty good modern show in the vein of Ben 10 and Generator Rex, but I guess lots of properties envy that kind of treatment.
Well gosh golly, ask ye shall receive!
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Spiral Zone was actually released on DVD, though unofficially not endorsed by Tonka:
We have a set and it is about as close to retail as we will ever get I believe. But a great site with much of the info about the series.
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