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Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Wave 2 Ripclaw & Starscream

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Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Wave 2 Ripclaw & Starscream

Postby El Duque » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:26 pm

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Site sponsor Kapow! Toys has provided pictorial reviews of Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Wave 2's Ripclaw and Starscream, both are brand new molds. Check out the reviews below.

Beast Hunters Deluxe Ripclaw

The 2nd Deluxe Size Predacon from Wave 2 of Beast Hunters hits and its a girl!!! Looking about as feminine as a dump truck Ripclaw stand approx the same height as Lazerback and that's where the similarity ends. Ripclaw has a very nice dragon mode where you can ''stiffen'' the tail up by pulling it and clipping it into the gold section which sits just below her lower back area, the tip which forms the main weapon in robot mode can then be attached and used to grab onto unsuspecting Autobots. If you just want the tail dragging on the floor you simply unclip it and the slack is returned.

Robot mode is okay but then I was never a Beast Wars fan and did score Beast Hunters Starscream higher than Smokescreen so what do I know she has decent articulation with hinged elbows, ball joint shoulders, ball joint hips and hinge knees. The head is far too static and only just looks up out of the crevice in the chest. The tail is too heavy to display over head as it makes the robot topple over. That said she is another nice addition to the line and I've picked it up specifically for the dragon and not bot mode so am completely happy.

Overall Ripclaw scores 7.5 / 10


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Beast Hunters Deluxe Starscream

When pics of this guy first surfaced reaction was mixed, having him in hand makes for a nice surprise in that he's not rubbish but is he any good ? read on!

First impressions make me think Divebomb and not Starscream, apart from the head this guy is very different to the FE and RID Voyager molds and makes for a very nice figure. He is small but that is par for the course these days however the capture claw weapon is MASSIVE and does drown the figure slightly when sitting on the forearm or in hand.

Articulation is very nice, the open pose hands we have come to expect from a seeker are present and correct as is a lack of waist swivel which is slightly annoying but again this is due to the transformation and the way parts slide about and fold up. Jet more is nice but nothing special, you can have him with or without the claw, I personally prefer with as it gives him some extra bulk and does not look to obtrusive.

Again not an essential purchase if you own the FE or Voyager but a worthy purchase and a good toy, we score Starscream 8/10


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Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Wave 2 Ripclaw & Starscream

Postby Nemesis Destron » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:45 pm

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I for one see the coolness to this SS. But whether I get this one or the Takara release that long arm thing is going right back into the garbage. I know that's where it came from damn it! :VEHI:
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Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Wave 2 Ripclaw & Starscream

Postby PrymeStriker » Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:01 pm

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They give Smokescreen a score of 7.5 yet Starscream an 8? Fools! They will pay the ultimate price! :evil:
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Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Wave 2 Ripclaw & Starscream

Postby Erailea » Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:12 pm

For some reason Ripclaw reminds me of American Dragon: Jake Long...
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Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Wave 2 Ripclaw & Starscream

Postby Sodan-1 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:12 pm

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Erailea wrote:For some reason Ripclaw reminds me of American Dragon: Jake Long...

Yeah, I think I see what you're getting at. I'm not digging her robot mode head sculpt much, but I guess she's not meant to be the pretty one. I envision a small army of Ripclaws with (hopefully) a Ser-Ket as leader.

As with Bulkhead, I like the design of BH Starscream. Colours are a bit naff, but the design is good. While a deluxe Starscrema does make more sense than a deluxe Bulkhead, still can't shake the feeling he's too small.
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Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Wave 2 Ripclaw & Starscream

Postby PrymeStriker » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:16 pm

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Sodan-1 wrote:I envision a small army of Ripclaws with (hopefully) a Ser-Ket as leader.


I only see that happening if Shockwave clones Ser-Ket, since she's already dead. But with the writers' rule of keeping a character dead after death, I could only imagine a Ser-Ket lookalike with a new moniker, similarly to the case of Backbite & Skystalker.
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Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Wave 2 Ripclaw & Starscream

Postby RAcast » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:51 pm

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I REALLY hope that we get this Starscream mold is a color scheme that isn't complete garbage. It has a ton of potential.
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Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Wave 2 Ripclaw & Starscream

Postby Henry921 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:24 pm

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PrymeStriker wrote:
Sodan-1 wrote:I envision a small army of Ripclaws with (hopefully) a Ser-Ket as leader.


I only see that happening if Shockwave clones Ser-Ket, since she's already dead. But with the writers' rule of keeping a character dead after death, I could only imagine a Ser-Ket lookalike with a new moniker, similarly to the case of Backbite & Skystalker.


I'm pretty sure we'll get a Ser-Ket mold anyway, just because it'd be a straight redeco of an existing figure. Hasbro will make it, ship 1-2 per case, and a few diehards will buy it so they can relive the glory days of the comic.

And as we could very well end up with three versions of the Lazerback mold, I would be shocked if we didn't get Ser-Ket as well.
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Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Wave 2 Ripclaw & Starscream

Postby Mkall » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:32 pm

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Henry921 wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
Sodan-1 wrote:I envision a small army of Ripclaws with (hopefully) a Ser-Ket as leader.


I only see that happening if Shockwave clones Ser-Ket, since she's already dead. But with the writers' rule of keeping a character dead after death, I could only imagine a Ser-Ket lookalike with a new moniker, similarly to the case of Backbite & Skystalker.


I'm pretty sure we'll get a Ser-Ket mold anyway, just because it'd be a straight redeco of an existing figure. Hasbro will make it, ship 1-2 per case, and a few diehards will buy it so they can relive the glory days of the comic.

And as we could very well end up with three versions of the Lazerback mold, I would be shocked if we didn't get Ser-Ket as well.

Agreed, it's no coincidence that the comic and hasbro toy look completely identical.
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Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Wave 2 Ripclaw & Starscream

Postby rpetras » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:27 pm

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I like the candy colored dragon thingy, but the Starscream reminds me of everything I hated about G2.

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Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Wave 2 Ripclaw & Starscream

Postby Optimizzy » Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:48 am

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Has anyone else noticed Starscream's big purple wang? I can't not look at it.

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Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Wave 2 Ripclaw & Starscream

Postby Axelbro » Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:03 am

ripclaw is very awesome first time when i saw her i knew that she would be a fembot and starscream is cool as well finally he has a red crest i will be so mad if he in this season will have a grey one
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