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"Beast Hunters" Starscream Revealed

Postby Blurrz » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:21 am

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Almost every Transformers: Prime character look to be waving the Beast Hunters banner in 2013, and from the bottom packaging of the recently revealed Beast Hunters Bulkhead and Smokescreen, comes a new Beast Hunters figure, Starscream! Although the first wave of Beast Hunters Deluxes all featured retooled First Edition or Robots In Disguise figures, the stock picture provided makes it unclear whether or not the First Edition mold is retooled for Beast Hunters Starscream. Either way, Starscream has a new look! Check it out below.

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Re: "Beast Hunters" Starscream Revealed

Postby Mykltron » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:29 am

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Pass without a second thought. I hope they aren't making all these changes to the on screen characters.
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Re: "Beast Hunters" Starscream Revealed

Postby TheEvilProfessor » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:56 am

Think this is going to be a pass for me. I'm pretty happy with the Starscream I have already. Extra pointy bits aren't terribly exciting.
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Re: "Beast Hunters" Starscream Revealed

Postby CBratetron » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:58 am

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Distributed in Australia by Hasbro Australia Ltd....?
Now that's just teasing. I haven't seen anything new for TFPrime since the Arcee and Ratchet wave.
Beast Hunters is coming. Well played Mayans.
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Re: "Beast Hunters" Starscream Revealed

Postby That Bot » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:08 am

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Blurrz wrote:Although the first wave of Beast Hunters Deluxes all featured retooled First Edition or Robots In Disguise figures

Hold it right there. The first wave consists of three RID retools and one original mold. No FEs.
, the stock picture provided makes it unclear whether or not the First Edition mold is retooled for Beast Hunters Starscream.

That is most definitely a new mold. FE Starscream had very thin limbs, this guy is shorter and squatter. The hips are further apart, the head is higher, and this figure has ball-jointed elbows. So this is almost certainly figure 005. Which gives us:
001: Bumblebee
002: Wheeljack
003: Soundwave
004: Lazerback
005: Starscream
006: Ripclaw
007: Bulkhead
008: Smokescreen
So the question in my mind is whether Bulkhead and Smokescreen are wave 2 or 3.
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Re: "Beast Hunters" Starscream Revealed

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:08 am

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And there we have the missing nr. 005. :D
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Re: "Beast Hunters" Starscream Revealed

Postby Henry921 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:34 am

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It doesn't look great compared to the FE mold, but I actually like this redesign and would love a Starscream more in scale with Soundwave. Looks like I'm getting all four of these guys.
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Re: "Beast Hunters" Starscream Revealed

Postby Sinnertwin » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:39 am

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Ripclaw's still the only one that appeals to me.
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Re: "Beast Hunters" Starscream Revealed

Postby Mindmaster » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:01 am

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I totally called this. >:oP

Not sure if I want or not. I'll wait until we see clearer images before I make a decision.
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Re: "Beast Hunters" Starscream Revealed

Postby Arctorro » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:14 am

Motto: ""A beast form is the right of all sentient beings.""
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Easy pass.
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Re: "Beast Hunters" Starscream Revealed

Postby NovaSentinel » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:25 am

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So it looks like Hasbro finally gave screamer his red headcrest...shame it's on the figure that needs it the least #-o
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Re: "Beast Hunters" Starscream Revealed

Postby griftimus prime » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:30 am

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the onscreen guys must look like this. otherwise. why the hell does the toy line look like this?
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Re: "Beast Hunters" Starscream Revealed

Postby Trikeboy » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:33 am

I can't say anything nice so I'm keeping my mouth shut. Hasbro are losing my money.
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Re: "Beast Hunters" Starscream Revealed

Postby dragons » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:35 am

cant wait to see his jet hehe i enjoy show if bots go upgrade in season 3 i wont like new looks but still watch episdoes
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Re: "Beast Hunters" Starscream Revealed

Postby Xephon0930 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:57 am

Motto: "Oh for Primus' sake!!!!"
Weapon: Energo-Sword
The only thing about this I'm somewhat excited about is an actual mold for Smokescreen. Even extra crap on him is a slap to my face. Why is it that an awesome series have such a crappy toyline?
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Re: "Beast Hunters" Starscream Revealed

Postby AutoBorst » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:20 am

Wow, this series looks truly terrible. It's like Transformers Gen2 and Beast Machines had sex and this is their offspring.

I'm starting to wonder if Hasbro needs to give their TF brand a long needed break so they can try again at a later time when they have an actual good idea for this series. Transformers hasn't been worth collecting since Binaltech/Alternators.
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Re: "Beast Hunters" Starscream Revealed

Postby kirbenvost » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:51 am

Motto: "Deal with it."
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Looks like a new mold to me. The hip and wing placement seems different from the FE.

But it's another easy pass for me. 2 out of 8 figures revealed in this line so far are only maybes. I'm definitely going to be saving some money this year.
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Re: "Beast Hunters" Starscream Revealed

Postby njb902 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:55 am

Why oh why do we keep getting stupid weapons.
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Re: "Beast Hunters" Starscream Revealed

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:59 am

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Re: "Beast Hunters" Starscream Revealed

Postby Rated X » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:08 am

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Beast Hunters seems to be destined to fail. The whole "beast" concept wasnt liked by everyone back in the 1990's. I think bringing it back will slow down the momentum of the TF franchise.
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Re: "Beast Hunters" Starscream Revealed

Postby UltraPrimal » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:20 am

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Would have to see better picks, but looks Starscream would make a halfway decent Terrorsaur repaint. Also, he comes with Inferno's gun for some reason.
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Re: "Beast Hunters" Starscream Revealed

Postby Gorechyld » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:29 am

Dear Hasbro design team, thank you for unwittingly saving me a whole lot of money with this crappy, gimmick filled, huge abomination of a series/toy line. You give me and plenty of others great reason to give our money to third party developers who actually make TF's that spark our interests. :grin:
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Re: "Beast Hunters" Starscream Revealed

Postby gothsaurus » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:44 am

Yeah, it's sad that the most serious and well-done cartoon we've ever had has to go this direction. (ie. more aimed at kids) I'm really hoping the show can hold its momentum and tone while feathering in a few beast characters. That's going to be tough seeing the toys and characters. I'm heavily invested in these classic characters and voices... won't be the case with a bunch of new monster characters.

I think best case scenario, the show has a few one-off shows where they catch or kill some random baddie Predacon by the end of the show... and any other permanent characters added are along the lines of Grimlock, other dinobots, or insecticons. I wouldn't mind a Ravage, either. But if the show just turns into a sudden animal circus... or medieval festival o' dragons... then I'm going to be the first to call it "jumping the shark" at end of season two. #-o

Here's hoping that's not the case.
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Re: "Beast Hunters" Starscream Revealed

Postby That Bot » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:57 am

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Rated X wrote:Beast Hunters seems to be destined to fail. The whole "beast" concept wasnt liked by everyone back in the 1990's. I think bringing it back will slow down the momentum of the TF franchise.

I don't think a single iteration of Transformers has been "liked by everyone," so that's an empty statement. Beast Wars saved the franchise, after all. And let me say, if my kid self from 1996 got transported to the present day, I would gobble Beast Hunters up. I think it'll do fine.
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Re: "Beast Hunters" Starscream Revealed

Postby gothsaurus » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:05 am

Yeah, I think the toys will sell fine... but I think CHANGING a show from fairly G1 in nature INTO a beast wars show midstream is a huge mistake. That's why I hope it's done very carefully and delicately. I hope the show characters retain their original designs. I think that one thing would help a lot in maintaining the look and style established so far.

I suppose it's at LEAST a step. I think Hasbro/Takara learned you can't put out three movies (or three seasons) of the same show with the same identical toys. At least we're getting SOME sort of change/upgrade. LOL. Not sure why they can't do a nice color swap like the car brothers in RID. It didn't bother me getting that blue flaming car in red, or the police car Prowl in two colors, etc. Those looked great both ways.

Aaaand, I wish they'd just make Bee talk. I think that would keep him from getting sidelined like he has been by Smokescreen. You can only do so much with an R2D2 character. You get an "awww cute"... and then where do you go from there?
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