Thank you Shout Factory for sending us this DVD set to review.
Transformers Beast Hunters takes place after the Beast Wars series. In this universe the part organic part robotic Maximals are descendants of the autobots and are led by Optimus Primal who has a gorilla like appearance. The Decepticons are now known as Predacons with Megatron as their leader. The scenery on Cyberton has changed as the planet is lifeless and mostly empty with the exception of deadly Vehicon drones patrolling it. Since Cybertron is filled with Enregon, both factions are fighting to save or control it. Can the Maximals master their beast like forms and stop Megatron from taking over?
This DVD series has 4 DVDs which include both seasons and all twenty-six episodes. There are 690 minutes of nonstop action with 3D rendered computer animation. The voice acting and character development is pretty good if you can look past their animal appearances. Many episodes teach about the value of friendship, teamwork, restoration, and forgiveness. While those are good attributes, there are some flaws worth mentioning as well. There's some adult humor and a few phrases may go over younger kid's heads. For younger kids/preschoolers I recommend the Rescue Bot series since the action in Beast Machines may be a bit intense for them.
For grade school age boys this is a DVD set worth looking into. The price is a reasonable $22, especially for nearly 700 minutes of entertainment!
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