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Re: TF Prime:Beast Hunters Reactions

Postby Noideaforaname » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:07 pm

It's great the Predacons got their own movie to star in, but it feels a bit too little too late. The stores will have already gone thru most of the Pred toys, I'd imagine, apart from Target's exclusives and the oversized Legions. So if, say, Laserback or Ripclaw is in it and I end up liking them enough to buy a toy of them, I'm out of luck; they're "last season's toys". It's backwards. As nice as it is that TF fiction is moving away from purely just advertising whatever's on the shelf, I'd still like to be able to watch an episode then go and buy a character's toy from a store soon after.
And it's a bit of a shame that the toyline will come up with some really, really cool things (Thundertron, Abominus, Dead End, etc.) yet the show doesn't seem to care.
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Re: TF Prime:Beast Hunters Reactions

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:15 pm

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Noideaforaname wrote:It's great the Predacons got their own movie to star in, but it feels a bit too little too late. The stores will have already gone thru most of the Pred toys, I'd imagine,
You underestimate the power of shelfwarming, my friend. ;)

Noideaforaname wrote:apart from Target's exclusives and the oversized Legions.
Those aren't coming out until next year.

Noideaforaname wrote:So if, say, Laserback or Ripclaw is in it and I end up liking them enough to buy a toy of them, I'm out of luck; they're "last season's toys". It's backwards. As nice as it is that TF fiction is moving away from purely just advertising whatever's on the shelf, I'd still like to be able to watch an episode then go and buy a character's toy from a store soon after.
Don't worry, Darksteel and Skylynx are the two, yes two, new Predacons we'll be getting in the movie. ;)

Noideaforaname wrote:And it's a bit of a shame that the toyline will come up with some really, really cool things (Thundertron, Abominus, Dead End, etc.) yet the show doesn't seem to care.
Different minds operating behind each.

Plus, the same could be said for the toyline not caring for some things that the show puts out (Breakdown, Jet Vehicon, Unicron, etc... all Japanese-only).
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Re: TF Prime:Beast Hunters Reactions

Postby viruscarnage » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:07 am

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Sabrblade wrote:Darksteel and Skylynx are the two, yes two, new Predacons we'll be getting in the movie. ;)

Is this confirmed or just rumor?
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Re: TF Prime:Beast Hunters Reactions

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:26 am

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viruscarnage wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Darksteel and Skylynx are the two, yes two, new Predacons we'll be getting in the movie. ;)

Is this confirmed or just rumor?
Confirmed from SDCC and the official publicly announced mini-summary description of the movie.
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Re: TF Prime:Beast Hunters Reactions

Postby PrymeStriker » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:31 am

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viruscarnage wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Darksteel and Skylynx are the two, yes two, new Predacons we'll be getting in the movie. ;)

Is this confirmed or just rumor?


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Re: TF Prime:Beast Hunters Reactions

Postby viruscarnage » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:03 am

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PrymeStriker wrote:
viruscarnage wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Darksteel and Skylynx are the two, yes two, new Predacons we'll be getting in the movie. ;)

Is this confirmed or just rumor?


Yes; it's confirmed

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Re: TF Prime:Beast Hunters Reactions

Postby Henry921 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:53 am

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I'm withholding judgment for the season as a whole until after the epilogue, but for now I'd say it's the most flawed of the three seasons. It's a bit too drawn out and ponderous during the bone searching and then a bit too rushed at the end, especially in the finale. This is not to say it's bad, far from it. It's simply a bit lacking, because it's shorter than the prior two seasons. My biggest disappointment was the lack of new characters, especially Predacons, who had so much storyline potential. It's been said before, but this series of Beast Hunters didn't have much beast hunting. Or beasts.

"Rebellion", "Project Predacon", "Thirst", "Evolution", and "Deadlock" join my list of personal favorite episodes, but the overarching plot of the season was a bit poorly timed, and I really felt like the rebuilt Omega Lock came out of nowhere. This season had some of the best fight scenes of all, with my personal favorites being Soundwave and Shockwave vs Optimus, Smokescreen, and Bee and Predaking vs Ultra Magnus and Wheeljack. This season had plenty of awesome individual moments, both in terms of action and character development, but they were attached to a lot of other crap I don't particularly care for. Again, not bad, just less good than I expected.

And I said I was withholding judgment... #-o Oh, well.
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Re: TF Prime:Beast Hunters Reactions

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:47 am

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I get the feeling people might not be picking on this season so much if the "Beast Hunters" subtitle was never added to the title, since the creators already had a clear vision of how the series was going to end long before it was decided to add in the beast theme.

Like, if it was just "Transformers: Prime season 3" instead of "Transformers: Prime Beast Hunters season 3". If you take that out, people might see that the whole Project: Predacon subplot was exactly that: A subplot. Never meant to be the main focus, simply a means to an end (in this case, the end, as in, a prelude to the Cyber-Matter finale arc).
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Re: TF Prime:Beast Hunters Reactions

Postby viruscarnage » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:14 am

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Sabrblade wrote:I get the feeling people might not be picking on this season so much if the "Beast Hunters" subtitle was never added to the title, since the creators already had a clear vision of how the series was going to end long before it was decided to add in the beast theme.

Like, if it was just "Transformers: Prime season 3" instead of "Transformers: Prime Beast Hunters season 3". If you take that out, people might see that the whole Project: Predacon subplot was exactly that: A subplot. Never meant to be the main focus, simply a means to an end (in this case, the end, as in, a prelude to the Cyber-Matter finale arc).

I'm starting to feel like that as well, but then people would bitch and complain about how Hasbro released a new line for a portion of the show that doesn't exist, assuming they still would've had the Beast Hunters line. But in terms I the show itself I feel it would have helped the show tremendously if it was just "Transformers: Prime Season 3" and not have the name change if you will. I can't remember the actual term they use for this.
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Re: TF Prime:Beast Hunters Reactions

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:13 am

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viruscarnage wrote:I'm starting to feel like that as well, but then people would bitch and complain about how Hasbro released a new line for a portion of the show that doesn't exist, assuming they still would've had the Beast Hunters line. But in terms I the show itself I feel it would have helped the show tremendously if it was just "Transformers: Prime Season 3" and not have the name change if you will. I can't remember the actual term they use for this.
Subline imprint.

But, as far as people complaining about Hasbro releasing a line for a nonexistent part of the show, I wouldn't quite go that far. After all, the cartoons of Energon and Cybertron, and all three movies, didn't bear the names "The Powerlinx Battles", "Primus Unleashed", "AllSpark Power", "Premium Series" or "N.E.S.T. Global Alliance" in their titles, yet still featured some of what each of those subline imprints contained.

After all, Beast Machines and Armada are the only series to have actually integrated the subtitle ("Battle for the Spark", "The Unicron Battles") into the series title. I figure that if Prime didn't use its "Beast Hunters" title, but still kept Predaking and the bone hunt, and maybe also kept the redesigned beastly opening sequence (or not, for this one), then it might not have been as accused of raising people's expectations too high.
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Re: TF Prime:Beast Hunters Reactions

Postby Noideaforaname » Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:37 am

Perhaps, perhaps not. I really didn't like yet another series of relic hunts which built up to something that got undone within one episode, regardless of what the season was called.

I wasn't "in" the fandom for the other series, so I can't comment on their subline imprints, and the Movies don't work the same way as a cartoon and can't really adopt one. Plus, weren't most of those primarily repaints? A few new molds here and there, but not a whole faction's worth. I don't mind Beast Hunters' Autobot/Decepticon retools not being used, but it feels like not using the Predacons to full effect was a waste.
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Re: TF Prime:Beast Hunters Reactions

Postby PrymeStriker » Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:40 am

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I would have hated S3 either way. I thought the majority of it was poorly written and dull, and I only liked Project Predacon, Thirst, and Deadlock.
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Re: TF Prime:Beast Hunters Reactions

Postby RhA » Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:48 am

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I felt that the whole 'Let's breed a pile of Predacons'-scenario could have been a lot less anti-climatic, the Darkmount-arc could have been better and letting Airachnid have a bigger part could have been a lot better.

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Re: TF Prime:Beast Hunters Reactions

Postby TurboMMaster » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:02 pm

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RhA wrote:and letting Airachnid have a bigger part could have been a lot better.

My opinion about Airanchid role in this seazon is exactly opposite. One of the greatest mistakes of writes in this seazon was to aloud Airanchid survive the blast without nor good explenation nor without purpose was stupid. Frankly, for me it's kinda like they dont have balls to kill female character. Especially when we consider how much Autobots have to deal with Autobot Rising. Enough is enough.

While Beast Hunters still is great peace of art for me, I agree that it could be done much better.
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Re: TF Prime:Beast Hunters Reactions

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:51 pm

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Yeah, after season 1, Airachnid went from being one of my favorite Decepticons to being so stupidly overpowered to the point of ridiculousness. :roll:

I'm glad she go shelved for most of the series, and later taken out in a way that was both dignified yet deserving to her character and reasonably believable.
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Re: TF Prime:Beast Hunters Reactions

Postby RhA » Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:20 pm

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RhA wrote:and letting Airachnid have a bigger part could have been a lot better.

My opinion about Airanchid role in this seazon is exactly opposite. One of the greatest mistakes of writes in this seazon was to aloud Airanchid survive the blast without nor good explenation nor without purpose was stupid. Frankly, for me it's kinda like they dont have balls to kill female character. Especially when we consider how much Autobots have to deal with Autobot Rising. Enough is enough.

While Beast Hunters still is great peace of art for me, I agree that it could be done much better.


I'm not saying I like Airachnid. But I have to admit that her being zombified finally got me interesed in her... And then... :michaelbay: NOTHING!

Well, let's hope for that movie...

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Re: TF Prime:Beast Hunters Reactions

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:24 pm

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RhA wrote:I'm not saying I like Airachnid. But I have to admit that her being zombified finally got me interesed in her... And then... :michaelbay: NOTHING!

Well, let's hope for that movie...

And if you know anything about that, keep it to yourself.
She's not a zombie now, she's a vampire.

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Re: TF Prime:Beast Hunters Reactions

Postby RhA » Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:31 pm

Motto: "BRING ME DANGER!"
Sabrblade wrote:
RhA wrote:I'm not saying I like Airachnid. But I have to admit that her being zombified finally got me interesed in her... And then... :michaelbay: NOTHING!

Well, let's hope for that movie...

And if you know anything about that, keep it to yourself.
She's not a zombie now, she's a vampire.

Though, I'm thinking the Beast Hunters comics may have some plans in store for her. ;)


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