Wolfman Jake wrote:At this point, we've seen almost everything that has been promised to be in the pipeline for the Beast Hunters subline of Transformers Prime toys. I think maybe we have yet to see a Deluxe or two, but all the Voyagers are now known. With the show ending soon and a new one in production, is Hasbro going to rely on the Generations line alone to be the stopgap that keeps the Transformers brand on toyshelves?
I hope they'll keep re-running the Prime cartoon on TV for a while, at least until the next show is ready to air. Maybe we could see a third assortment of Prime toys at retail until then? I'd love to see a second go at the new beefier Optimus Prime model, with show accurate detailing and none of the BH gimmicks that don't show up on screen. They could reuse the PRID Bumblebee mold and release it with his new screen-accurate black deco. Maybe get a few non-show characters from other PRID molds, like finally a Rumble to go with Frenzy, and an Ironhide from Kup. Really, there are a lot of possibilities for Hasbro, and they don't need to retool the molds they already have.
Wolfman Jake wrote:Yep, I know Prowl is in the works under the BH imprint. Hasbro has announced that Beast Hunters will have 16 Deluxe figures, of which 15 are now known (including Prowl). Ser-ket is not a bad guess for #16, as she should be a simple repaint of Ripclaw, plus we know Lazerback will be repainted as Vertebreak. As for BH Voyagers, we already know them all. There will be 6 in total: Optimus Prime, Predaking, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Grimwing, and Megatron. What I'm hoping for is a third subline for Prime to help round out our collections, at least with on-screen characters, if not also a few more "expanded universe" characters for good measure. Transformers Prime: Robots in Disguise, then Beast Hunters, then...More Than Meets the Eye? I dunno, you get the idea.
ScottyP wrote:I'd expect Beast Hunters through the summer, with maybe some repaint filler in the holidays. Gotta get that 30th Anniversary stuff out before TF4 - and right after BH is the seemingly logical place to do that!
Maxman wrote:are we resigned to fact the 6th is that crap redo of Megatron into....another Megatron?
xyl360 wrote:Any new word on the massive 'Leader' sized (or whatever they're calling them ) Prime and Predaking? I haven't heard anything about preorders for them yet. They are still planned, right?
RAcast wrote:xyl360 wrote:Any new word on the massive 'Leader' sized (or whatever they're calling them ) Prime and Predaking? I haven't heard anything about preorders for them yet. They are still planned, right?
They look awful, didn't you see them?
OPTIRODIMUS wrote:I've Really Liked The Transformers Prime Series, Along With The Action Figure Line. I Really Hate To See It End So Soon. I've Enjoyed It So Much. If It's True That A Beast Hunters Deluxe PROWL Is In The Works, That Would Be Fantastic. I Have The Legion Class Version, But A Deluxe Class Version Of PROWL Would Make Me VERY Happy. And I Know That Hasbro Will Make Him Look Really Good As A Deluxe Class Figure.
Nemesis Primal wrote:For some reason, I think a deluxe Prowl would likely be a retool of Smokescreen. I have... mixed feelings on that.