Shout didn't release the original Energon DVDs, did they? And besiding that, the "missing episode" was just outright never dubbed--an English version does not exist. Plus, to use the "finished" animation, they would have to actually recut the episodes and do all kinds of shit. Those were Hasbro (or whoever was handling the dub) decisions--those are on the master tapes (or digital or whatever they're using). RID, unlike those, DOES have unedited master tapes. (At least, we have no reason to believe that they don't exist.)Shout when they released the full series DVD's for Energon Never released that missing episode that was located in the 30's somewhere. Shout also didn't use the superior finished animation that Takara used for the Super-link cartoon series. Hasbro was in a rush for the energon cartoon series when it aired on CN,So Hasbro used un-finsihed animation episodes for energon.
Many of us prefer subtitles for shows that were originally released in Japan. If Car Robots got a DVD release with subtitles, I would happily buy it over RID. Not everyone is as incapable of reading text and watching video at the same time as you are--in fact, I watch even things in English with subtitles on. (Sometimes there are amusing differences, and sometimes I have to keep my TV at a low volume at night so as to not wake up my girlfriend.)The Shout Ultimate Japanese exclusive full cartoon series like Headmasters,Masterforce & Victory are vastly inferior to the Metrodome versions. As Shout wasn't allowed to use all the special added features & additions that Metrodome had access to like those 1990's english dubs. While internet TF fans complain about the English dubs sounding awful,they were a bonus addition that Metrodome threw in for FREE,It is kinda nice to hear what the characters are saying in english instead of hearing japanese or reading sub-titles. Metrodome's did a far better digital re-mastering job & sounds effects job than shout did. Metrodome had access to the studio episodes which were of superior quality than the broadcast episodes. Should used the inferior broadcast episodes.