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Re: New Galleries: Transformers Beast Wars, Beast Wars II, Neo, and Beast Machines

Postby Seibertron » Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:47 pm

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shajaki wrote:hey seibs! i know you recently acquired a beast wars returns strika. can i assume you have a full set of BWR figures? when are you planning to get some of those galleries up? :-?


Sooner than later for some of them. BWR Tankor, Thrust, Jetstorm, Obsidian and Strika are at the top of my list and I hope to have them completed before the end of the year. I am looking for decent prices on Savage Noble and Megahead Megatron and have not acquired them yet. If I recall correctly, the rest of the figures are basically identical to their Hasbro releases.
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Re: New Galleries: Transformers Beast Wars, Beast Wars II, Neo, and Beast Machines

Postby shajaki » Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:58 pm

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shajaki wrote:hey seibs! i know you recently acquired a beast wars returns strika. can i assume you have a full set of BWR figures? when are you planning to get some of those galleries up? :-?
Sooner than later for some of them. BWR Tankor, Thrust, Jetstorm, Obsidian and Strika are at the top of my list and I hope to have them completed before the end of the year. I am looking for decent prices on Savage Noble and Megahead Megatron and have not acquired them yet. If I recall correctly, the rest of the figures are basically identical to their Hasbro releases.
ill be on the edge of my seat ;)

and yeah, to my knowledge the figures that arent obviously different were actually exactly the same as hasbros. but please correct me if im wrong.
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Re: New Galleries: Transformers Beast Wars, Beast Wars II, Neo, and Beast Machines

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:04 pm

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The Beast Wars Returns figures that are the same as their Hasbro counterparts are Convoy, Cheetus, Rattle, Nightscream, and Megatron. All the others are redecos.
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Re: New Galleries: Transformers Beast Wars, Beast Wars II, Neo, and Beast Machines

Postby xyl360 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:31 am

Yep, pretty much all of the Deluxe Vehicon drones are different in the Takara BWR releases (and incidentally are typically more show accurate to represent either the drones or their Vehicon General counterparts). I have the Takara Beast Wars Returns versions of the motorcycle drone, tank drone and Strika as Vehicon generals Thrust, Tankor and Strika on my shelf. I'll be using the Takara Generations Tankor as my general once I get that though. I have BWR Jetstorm but I don't believe he's very different (if at all) compared to the US release.
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Re: New Galleries: Transformers Beast Wars, Beast Wars II, Neo, and Beast Machines

Postby shajaki » Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:01 pm

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xyl360 wrote:I have BWR Jetstorm but I don't believe he's very different (if at all) compared to the US release.
i was going to quote sarblade and say what about jetstorm. does anyone know if theres any differences between the BM and BWR jetstorm?
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Re: New Galleries: Transformers Beast Wars, Beast Wars II, Neo, and Beast Machines

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:06 pm

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shajaki wrote:
xyl360 wrote:I have BWR Jetstorm but I don't believe he's very different (if at all) compared to the US release.
i was going to quote sarblade and say what about jetstorm. does anyone know if theres any differences between the BM and BWR jetstorm?


The differences are minor, and best explained here:

BM Jetstorm entry on TFU.info (scroll down for variants)
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Re: New Galleries: Transformers Beast Wars, Beast Wars II, Neo, and Beast Machines

Postby shajaki » Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:15 pm

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:The differences are minor, and best explained here:
BM Jetstorm entry on TFU.info (scroll down for variants)
i know all about tfu, so that was a big DUR moment for me.

he has some subtle (but very nice) differences. his secondary (or tertiary i dunno) color of plastic is like, seafoam green instead of red. no yellow on the face. and those yellow/orange lines on his abdomen are blue instead. very nice. ill have to get him now!
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Re: New Galleries: Transformers Beast Wars, Beast Wars II, Neo, and Beast Machines

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:21 pm

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shajaki wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:The differences are minor, and best explained here:
BM Jetstorm entry on TFU.info (scroll down for variants)
i know all about tfu, so that was a big DUR moment for me.

he has some subtle (but very nice) differences. his secondary (or tertiary i dunno) color of plastic is like, seafoam green instead of red. no yellow on the face. and those yellow/orange lines on his abdomen are blue instead. very nice. ill have to get him now!
90% of all his gray plastic was also changed to blue. That's a pretty substantial difference.
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Re: New Galleries: Transformers Beast Wars, Beast Wars II, Neo, and Beast Machines

Postby shajaki » Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:25 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:
shajaki wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:The differences are minor, and best explained here:
BM Jetstorm entry on TFU.info (scroll down for variants)
i know all about tfu, so that was a big DUR moment for me.

he has some subtle (but very nice) differences. his secondary (or tertiary i dunno) color of plastic is like, seafoam green instead of red. no yellow on the face. and those yellow/orange lines on his abdomen are blue instead. very nice. ill have to get him now!
90% of all his gray plastic was also changed to blue. That's a pretty substantial difference.
right right! i noticed that but forgot to mention it.

i wonder if it suffers from the flaking chrome as bad as his hasbro counterpart. i recently acquired a MISB ultra jetstorm, and his chrome is all cracked and ready to fall off inside the box. not to mention my original jetsorm shared the same fate :-(
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Re: New Galleries: Transformers Beast Wars, Beast Wars II, Neo, and Beast Machines

Postby xyl360 » Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:33 am

Hey Ryan, I'm sorry to be beating a dead horse like this, but in your latest Beast Wars/RiD galleries I notice that while you have comparison shots aplenty between the various versions/variants etc., there is actually no information whatsoever either in the images nor the galleries themselves (nor links to) regarding what figures you're actually comparing them to, who released them (Hasbro, Takara etc.), in what lines they were released (i.e. Beast Wars or RiD in this case) and where the galleries for those figures they're being compared to can be found (no cross-linking).

I'm not necessarily asking for all of that (though it would be ideal), but at least one aspect of that, particularly cross-linking the galleries. At least for cases like this where both galleries exist at the same time/were created relatively close to each other (I assume less effort on your part that way since you don't have to dig through old galleries to find each version etc. to cross link them).
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