Silverhawks are go!


By Shawn Robare

Have I ever mentioned that I’m a nut for 80s cartoons on DVD?  Yeah, okay just checking.  Anyway, it was announced today (well, announced sounds so sure, lets say that it was "put on the schedule") by Warner Brothers that Season 1, Vol. 1 of the Silverhawks cartoon will be released on DVD October 14th

The suggester Retail is listed at $44.98 (which I’m sure will be busted down at places like Amazon for aroun $38 or so when it goes pre-sale), which seems a little steep, but then again Warner Brothers are also the geniuses who released the Thundercats sets priced at $65 (for half a season.)  Haven’t these companies learned from the mistakes Rhino Home Video made with the Sunbow properties?  Why haven’t they taken a cue from BCI (who, in my humble opinion, are putting out some of the best packaged and priced sets)?

There’s been some bootlegs of the Silverhawks show floating around on Amazon and eBay, but I’m glad to see it’s finally getting an official release.  It’s been like 20 years since I’ve sat down and watched an episode of the show so I’m not sure how well it holds up, but I have to say that when it was on I was an addict.  I’d rush home from school, plop down in front of the TV and sing along with the theme song (loudly if no one was around.)