Shout! Factory is teaming up with Hasbro Studios once again this summer to release yet another installment of episodes from Discovery Family’s hit animated series Transformers Rescue Bots this summer.
Transformers Rescue Bots: Heroes of Tech will be released in stores and online on Tuesday, Jun 21st. Levar Burton’s (Reading Rainbow, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Captain Planet and the Planeteers) character Doc Greene gets the spotlight in most of the collection’s episodes. Case in point “One For The Ages.” This Season 2 episode sees Cody turned into an adult by Doc Greene’s stasis machine while Kade has to take over Griffin Rock Emergency while Chief Burns falls ill. In Season 3’s “Too Many Kades” Doc Greene’s Imaging Chamber stars making clones of Kade. Each one has its own personality. This leads to its own share of problems for Cody and the Rescue Bots. Meanwhile Kade learns a valuable lesson about teamwork when gas leak at the Natural Gas Reserve. And in another Season 3 episode, “I have Heard The Robots Singing,” Doc Greene’s inventions cause even more chaos. This time Doc Greene’s Tone-O-Tuner is the culprit. Priscilla Pynch originally got her hands on it in one of her devious plots. But when Huxley Prescott accidentally runs into it with his van, it leads to everyone in Griffin Rock singing everything that they say instead of just speaking. Of course Doc Greene’s tech isn’t the only cause of problems for the people of Griffin Rock. In “The Island of Misfit Tech” (obviously an homage to Rudolph The Red-Nose Reindeer’s Island of Misfit Toys) an out of control mechanical bull sends Cody and the Rescue Bots to the mysterious Island via the “Beam Box.” Even Doc Greene isn’t sure who built the box. As they explore the island, Cody and company discover that it is populated by the world’s most dangerous technology is stored. “Space Bots” is another episode proving that Doc Greene isn’t always at the heart of the Rescue Bots’ adventures. Though, Doc Greene himself is at the center of the episode as he and Graham have to be saved when an experiment with a space elevator called the Asgard goes horribly wrong. It’s up to Cody and the Rescue Bots to save them.
The five episodes that are featured in Transformers Rescue Bots: Heroes of Tech all feature the same theme. They are lifted from the series’ second and third season. The DVD will be available in stores and online Tuesday, January 21st. It will retail for MSRP of $14.93 but can be pre-ordered online now at the discounted price of $13.93 via Shout! Factory’s online store at https://www.shoutfactory.com/kids/kids-animation/transformers-rescue-bots-heroes-of-tech. More information on this and other titles from Shout! Factory is available online now at:
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