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What beast wars figures would you recommend?

Postby STINGRAY749 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:56 pm

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Well I got the Beast wars bug and I was wondering what figures I should pick up. I am only having one figure per character, so for example, I'm not going to buy a transmetal primal when I have a Universe repaint of the original primal.

Here is a list of the characters covered by which figures.

Optimus Primal = Universe repaint of original primal

Megatron = RID Galvatron

Waspinator = transmetal waspinator

Rattrap = Walmart TM Packrat

Airazor = Armada Airazor

Terrorsaur = Armada TM Terrorsaur

Depthcharge = Universe repaint

Nemesis Prime = Universe Big convoy repaint


So what are some other figures You would recommend?
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Re: What beast wars figures would you recommend?

Postby RAcast » Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:33 pm

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Pick up Inferno for sure, the regular version is my preference. :) Transmetal Tarantulas is pretty great, though the original mold is alright.

I like Dotm Darksteel as my (pre-beast mode) Quickstrike, as I'm not really a fan of the original toy (the plastic quality feels a little questionable though, which is apparently a common issue with only the Darksteel repaint, not the original Dotm Sideswipe, go figure).
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Re: What beast wars figures would you recommend?

Postby fenrir72 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:04 am

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Big Convoy. Most excellent butt kicking figure! Leo Convoy comes second.
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Re: What beast wars figures would you recommend?

Postby gavinfuzzy » Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:05 am

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Universe Dinobot is pretty good, and that's coming from someone who hates BW. He should be pretty cheap anyways, as he was a shelfwarmer... I got mine for like $6 awhile back.
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Re: What beast wars figures would you recommend?

Postby FortMacs » Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:53 am

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scourge and scarem are two of my favorites from BW. so id deffinatly recomend both. break, dead end, mach kick, long rack,and big convoy are some more favorites. id advise staying away from moon.... horrible figure.
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Re: What beast wars figures would you recommend?

Postby Anonymous. » Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:30 am

Tigerhawk.

Depthcharge is better than the Universe repaint, imo.
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Re: What beast wars figures would you recommend?

Postby RhA » Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:27 am

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RID Megs stands in for BW Megs? You should be ashamed and get yourself a Purplesaurus Megs. One of the best TF's ever.
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Re: What beast wars figures would you recommend?

Postby PrymeStriker » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:02 am

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Re: What beast wars figures would you recommend?

Postby STINGRAY749 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:03 am

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Thanks for the recommendations.

I have the universe 1.0 Nemesis Prime which I like more color wise and also that I got it for only $40 sealed last year on ebay. Same goes for universe Depthcharge except I liked the price more.

I looked up the figures you liked FortMax and I'm getting Break and Deadend for sure.

Actually the Universe 2.0 Dinobot is one I really want but the after market is insane. If its out of the box its alot lower than the $40 - $120 people want for it, but all of those sell instantly.

Also the only reason I have RID Galvatron in there right now is because I'm looking for a BW Metals Megatron, or the Armada Predacon, because I don't want the hasbro version (Damn Gps) and I love that mold.

Oh and I'm getting a Transmetal Tarantulas for sure. I want the Spider cycle.
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Re: What beast wars figures would you recommend?

Postby Duke of Luns » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:23 am

Transmetal 2 Optimus Minor: Yeah his transformation is flipping him upside down, but he's extremely posable for his size and just looks good. Plus he's probably not that hard to find. Another plus is he has a rather sizeable role in IDW's Beast Wars comics.

Transmetal 2 Scarem: Some years back there was a bit of a Scarem fad here on seibertron, and I was fortunate to pick him up at the Flea Market. Don't regret it one bit, as he is a fantastic diamond in the rough(maybe a little bit more than Optimus Minor). He does have some posability hiccups due to kibble and a gimmick, however he oozes with character because he has scythe hands! Scythe hands!!!

Insecticon: Okay, now here's a Beastie that doesn't get much noteriety. He has a good color scheme, average articulation(which is good since it's almost all ball joints), a well detailed sculpt, neato crossbow weapon(no missle gimmick), a very nice beetle beast mode with opening wings, and despite being a flip changer a solid transformation that locks very well in both modes.

McDonald's Beetel: If you're going to get Insection and Scarem, go for this fella. He's pink, but they all share similar alt. modes and robot motifs, so they could be a family.

Wolfang: A solid deluxe with good robot articulation and transformation. He has solid weapons(a gun and shield), and overall looks good. He also has a Jay Leno chin in on his "normal" robot face that gives him some distinction.

Snapper: It's a turlte. Turtles are awesome. I'm biased. That is all.

Claw Jaw: It's a squid, and another solid basic. He's very organic looking, and is pretty well detailed.
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Re: What beast wars figures would you recommend?

Postby RAcast » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:33 am

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Speaking of basics, I forgot about my favorite basic Fuzor, Terragator! I've heard that some people's have a loose right shoulder, but mine's super solid, and this is one of my favorites from when I was a kid. Beast Machines Night Viper is pretty great as well, since he doesn't have any of that BM awkwardness that most of the Maximal toys have. He looks perfectly comfortable displayed with transmetals.

Sky shadow is another interesting fuzor if you like dragon flies and/or lizards.

Look into one version or another of Cybershark, I'd suggest. His first mold doesn't exactly scream "Maximal" but he's pretty cool, and his Transmetal 2 mold got repainted into RiD Sky-Byte. The latter is a little kibbly, but it really does look great. I like dogs, so K-9 is another of my favorite BW deluxes; he even has a hollow 5mm peg on the back of his shield, if you want to give him a minicon. :P
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Re: What beast wars figures would you recommend?

Postby STINGRAY749 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:49 am

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Actually Skybyte was my second transformer I ever owned. And still I always keep him on my shelf. And I have been looking for cybershark and his remolds for a while because if I get one I will want the rest later on.

I actually just bought both colorations of TM2 prowl this morning.
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Re: What beast wars figures would you recommend?

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:39 pm

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I don't have much Beast Wars figures. Still, I strongly reccomend these two:


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Re: What beast wars figures would you recommend?

Postby craggy » Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:11 pm

I'll second Claw Jaw and Cybershark (the first version of Cybershark, although the remolds do look pretty nice) . Actually, most aquatic BW toys were at least decent, but those two are really nicely coloured, very poseable and look good in both modes.
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Re: What beast wars figures would you recommend?

Postby Duke of Luns » Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:20 pm

Gonna Second Terrorgator's awesomeness. Love the figure, reminds me of a big game hunter with his double barreled shotgun.

Also, I forgot Universe Frostbite! Instead of retelling why I like it, here's an in depth review I wrote a few years back:

http://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/viewtopic.php?t=49295
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Re: What beast wars figures would you recommend?

Postby TulioDude » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:25 pm

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Beast Wars Cheetor.
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Re: What beast wars figures would you recommend?

Postby fenrir72 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:30 am

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Almost forgot...Cybertron/Maximal Heinlad! Kooky looking at first, but functionality and his 'bot mode......amazing!
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Re: What beast wars figures would you recommend?

Postby gavinfuzzy » Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:43 am

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STINGRAY749 wrote:
Actually the Universe 2.0 Dinobot is one I really want but the after market is insane. If its out of the box its alot lower than the $40 - $120 people want for it, but all of those sell instantly.


What has the world come to! Last I checked he was a huge shelfwarmer, In box fetches around $25ish US at the most... Henkei one still lingers for like $30- $45...
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Re: What beast wars figures would you recommend?

Postby RhA » Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:24 am

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fenrir72 wrote:Almost forgot...Cybertron/Maximal Heinlad! Kooky looking at first, but functionality and his 'bot mode......amazing!


Only TF carrying an actual pair.
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Re: What beast wars figures would you recommend?

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:39 am

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RhA wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:Almost forgot...Cybertron/Maximal Heinlad! Kooky looking at first, but functionality and his 'bot mode......amazing!


Only TF carrying an actual pair.


And what a pair it is. In fact, it's accurate to the actual Tanooki ;)
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Re: What beast wars figures would you recommend?

Postby RhA » Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:48 am

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
RhA wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:Almost forgot...Cybertron/Maximal Heinlad! Kooky looking at first, but functionality and his 'bot mode......amazing!


Only TF carrying an actual pair.


And what a pair it is. In fact, it's accurate to the actual Tanooki ;)


Basically- He's the epitome of Japanese TF's.
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Re: What beast wars figures would you recommend?

Postby GuyIncognito » Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:35 am

Stampy and Longrack.
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Re: What beast wars figures would you recommend?

Postby STINGRAY749 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:48 pm

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Hey I was just wondering if the japanese beast wars metals vs 44 pack with transmetal tarantulas and rhinox is a good buy at $43 sealed MISB. If so I am definitely buying it.
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Re: What beast wars figures would you recommend?

Postby NTESHFT » Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:18 am

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Beast Wars Megatron. Total awesomeness there...
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Re: What beast wars figures would you recommend?

Postby STINGRAY749 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:21 pm

Motto: "This is your end Rampage."
Weapon: Underwater Cannons
Ok so I got $70 saved up for tfs right now and I have some that I have in mind of getting. So here's the list.

Japanese beast wars vs 44 ( transmetal rhinox & transmetal tarantulas) at $43 shipped

Hasbro tripredacus 100% complete at $65 shipped

Armada predacon (tm megatron repaint) $70 shipped

Or should I just wait and get prime Kup and dreadwing to help complete the cast.
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