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In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen

Thursday, January 10th, 2013 8:49AM CST

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Here they are, the images many of you have been waiting for since it was revealed that Smokescreen would be making an appearance in Wave 2 of the Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe line. Courtesy of ACToys we have our first in-hand images, and yes, the Shadow Quill Armor is completely removable leaving a nice clean figure. Smokescreen fans rejoice, and enjoy the images mirrored below.

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Credit(s): daimchoc,Mathew Henderson, _shaddow_, ACToys
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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453703)
Posted by griftimus prime on January 10th, 2013 @ 8:52am CST
good lord that visor sucks. where the hell is the quality control hasbro?
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453706)
Posted by Gearslide on January 10th, 2013 @ 8:56am CST
Now the only question that remains:

Is Smokescreen's head on a Ball joint that's the same size as Knock Outs/AM Smokescreen?
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453708)
Posted by GuyIncognito on January 10th, 2013 @ 9:03am CST
griftimus prime wrote:good lord that visor sucks. where the hell is the quality control hasbro?


That's a design issue, not QC.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453709)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on January 10th, 2013 @ 9:07am CST
suck it takara. damn that is glorious.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453710)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 10th, 2013 @ 9:09am CST
Doubledealer93 wrote:suck it takara.


Welcome to my tribe, sir. ;)^
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453711)
Posted by griftimus prime on January 10th, 2013 @ 9:11am CST
smokescreen is a buy on sight
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453712)
Posted by Skywarp64 on January 10th, 2013 @ 9:11am CST
I never liked the character of Smokescreen very much, but that is an awesome looking toy. :D
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453715)
Posted by PaxCybertron82 on January 10th, 2013 @ 9:18am CST
That's how he should have looked from the get-go.

I'd buy him, even thought I hate this series. I'd ditch the dumb Road Warrior armor and just leave him plain.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453718)
Posted by Drift082111 on January 10th, 2013 @ 9:30am CST
Smokescreen will be my favorite Prime figure once I get him. He looks sick. :BOT: :grin:
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453721)
Posted by Janus Prime on January 10th, 2013 @ 9:32am CST
Nice! I know there´s probably a million other characters this guy looks like, but for some reason Siderburn comes to mind.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453724)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 10th, 2013 @ 9:39am CST
Please no... no... I said just Wheeljack, I already have Arms Micron Smokescreen! But I love comparing old and new...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

*is swallowed by the desire to get this figure*
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453726)
Posted by STngAR on January 10th, 2013 @ 9:41am CST
So glad I didnt cave and buy the AM one. :MAXIMAL:
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453727)
Posted by wilcosu35 on January 10th, 2013 @ 9:46am CST
yes! smokescreen, you will be mine
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453728)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 10th, 2013 @ 9:48am CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Please no... no... I said just Wheeljack, I already have Arms Micron Smokescreen! But I love comparing old and new...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

*is swallowed by the desire to get this figure*


Don't fight it. Let it happen. :twisted:
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453729)
Posted by deliciouspeter on January 10th, 2013 @ 9:50am CST
Wow. Starscream really looks to have Cybertron Brimstone's colors.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453730)
Posted by STngAR on January 10th, 2013 @ 9:52am CST
That head makes it look like drone Bulkhead :MAXIMAL:
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453731)
Posted by autobotOG on January 10th, 2013 @ 9:58am CST
awesomeness!!! AM smokescreen.......meet EBAY.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453733)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 10th, 2013 @ 9:59am CST
Something deep inside me hopes that we get a Prowl from this. And according to someone who's gotten my attention (ever since he told us about Deluxe Starscream days before it was news), we're getting one in legion scale. Smokescreen retool?

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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453735)
Posted by starwarrior1227 on January 10th, 2013 @ 10:01am CST
YES!!my only nitpicks with the fig. are relatively thin legs and arm kibble, but other than that, HE IS PERFECT!!!
i feel bad that japan got left out on this one.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453736)
Posted by PaxCybertron82 on January 10th, 2013 @ 10:03am CST
PrymeStriker wrote:Something deep inside me hopes that we get a Prowl from this. And according to someone who's gotten my attention (ever since he told us about Deluxe Starscream days before it was news), we're getting one in legion scale. Smokescreen retool?

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I could see it happening. :BOT:
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453737)
Posted by starwarrior1227 on January 10th, 2013 @ 10:04am CST
PrymeStriker wrote:Something deep inside me hopes that we get a Prowl from this. And according to someone who's gotten my attention (ever since he told us about Deluxe Starscream days before it was news), we're getting one in legion scale. Smokescreen retool?

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I hope frenzyrumble jumps right onto this idea... well u know, for this smokescreen mold
or getrightrobot...
OR BOTH!
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453739)
Posted by riceboi2005 on January 10th, 2013 @ 10:19am CST
Oh my, this is so exciting. While the mold isn't perfect (esp. on the backside of the robot) and the car bra is hideous, it's nonetheless very awesome that Smokey finally got his well-deserved unique mold. I am not convinced on some of the paint color choices, but I am sure some alcohol/paint or Repro labels can fix them. Can't wait to get him!!! :ic$:
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453745)
Posted by Luscanun on January 10th, 2013 @ 10:25am CST
Anyone know the Takara claims web address? I'd like to file my "you jerks owe me $40" claim asap. /facepalm

I like the AM Smokescreen, a lot actually, and he would be awesome with a set of Reprolabels but with this guy coming out, I think that's most likely a pipe dream (all but confirmed to me by Craig on another site). Clearly this is the superior Smokey... that said, the AM Smokey head is the better of the two AND the box is awesome. w00t!!
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453750)
Posted by Trikeboy on January 10th, 2013 @ 10:31am CST
Ok, I'm buying this one. The head is a good mould, just bad painting. I can sort that out. Does anyone want the crappy armour when I get mine?
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453752)
Posted by Va'al on January 10th, 2013 @ 10:32am CST
PrymeStriker wrote:
Va'al wrote:EDIT: I checked! It's also on the figure itself! 8-}


Just so we're clear, you meant this symbol is on the figure, right?

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If you meant the prototype, then where is it? :???:


That's the one. Which is different from the one you showed further up, more unicorn-y.

Am I just adding to the confusion? :???:


As for Smokescreen, still unsure, even though the armour-on-off feature is a plus!
Might just focus on Starseekers and Predacons.

EDIT: After another look at the pictures, he may have moved onto the want list.

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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453756)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 10th, 2013 @ 10:35am CST
Va'al wrote:That's the one. Which is different from the one you showed further up, more unicorn-y.

Am I just adding to the confusion? :???:
The dragon-looking one is the final. The "unicorn-y" one is the prototype.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453758)
Posted by Va'al on January 10th, 2013 @ 10:37am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Va'al wrote:That's the one. Which is different from the one you showed further up, more unicorn-y.

Am I just adding to the confusion? :???:
The dragon-looking one is the final. The "unicorn-y" one is the prototype.


OH! That makes a lot more sense now! Thanks!

(Sorry for being so slow, I thought you meant it the other way round... :HEADHURTS: )
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453760)
Posted by omega666 on January 10th, 2013 @ 10:38am CST
What the hell? They were on the right track bu then look like they gave up on the arms and feet and said, "Fuck it. People will buy it anyway."
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453762)
Posted by gothsaurus on January 10th, 2013 @ 10:43am CST
Seeing the notched pieces at the bottom of Smokescreen's chest/waist compared with that Prowl pic... I'd put MONEY on seeing a Prowl repaint.

But I digress.

Bulkhead's new head sculpt isn't working for me. Too generic and not emotive enough after all we've seen in the cartoon. He's a vibrant, funny character — and you don't get anything out of the simple, generic goggle-facelump sculpt here.

If they wanted to deviate from the original head, they could have just gone with a spot on Roadbuster head to complete the homage.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453764)
Posted by Xephon0930 on January 10th, 2013 @ 10:45am CST
An actual Smokescreen mold!?!? Immediate buy!!!!!
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453774)
Posted by gothsaurus on January 10th, 2013 @ 11:01am CST
Yeah, I'm going to have to invest in a little grinder/wood chipper to dump all the clip on armor into. Mmmmm recycling.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453777)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 10th, 2013 @ 11:07am CST
I'm taking this armor and giving it a black 'n' silver paint job.
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Posted by Autobot032 on January 10th, 2013 @ 11:17am CST
omega666 wrote:What the hell? They were on the right track bu then look like they gave up on the arms and feet and said, "**** it. People will buy it anyway."


Exactly. I'm not all that impressed with him. There's an awful lot of kibble on him. He's one hell of a cheatformer and shellformer. You mean to tell me they couldn't find a way to collapse that hood into his chest? Really?

I admit that the AM Smokescreen isn't perfect, but with a few mods, I think he'd look better and more accurate than this one. And the paints on the US Smokey? Bland. Just...bland. The stickers (I do hate them) really pop on the Japanese version. (Their only saving grace.)

I don't know. I feel like people got screwed all around when it came to Smokescreen. TakaraTomy apparently didn't get this mold for their use, at least right now, and the US version has a LOT of kibble on it. A lot.

I don't know what to think or do here. I'll probably buy it and do some parts swapping, such as the heads, but once I have it in hand and can do a complete comparison, I'll make a final decision for sure.

As of right now, I'm less than impressed. I'm actually glad I paid for the import.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453782)
Posted by paul053 on January 10th, 2013 @ 11:19am CST
Nice. Finally something interest me in this line. I mean, Smokescreen.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453783)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on January 10th, 2013 @ 11:22am CST
i say we bombard reprolabels with emails telling them to make a set for him. WHO IS WITH ME??
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453789)
Posted by kirbenvost on January 10th, 2013 @ 11:36am CST
starwarrior1227 wrote:YES!!my only nitpicks with the fig. are relatively thin legs and arm kibble, but other than that, HE IS PERFECT!!!
i feel bad that japan got left out on this one.


General rule of thumb: Japan eventually gets almost everything the US does, usually as good as or better. Pretty sure Takara will release this later on with better paint apps or stickers if they stick with the Arms Micron gimmick.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453794)
Posted by Rhinox23 on January 10th, 2013 @ 11:41am CST
The only thing that is lacking to me is the missing/wrong colors on Smokescreen. He looks great otherwise and as Doubledealer93 said, I'm sure Reprolabels will come to the rescue! I really can't understand why Hasbro did that? You'd think someone there would check and re-check to make sure the colors were the same as the show...oh well.

I am actually impressed with the engineering of this figure. They managed to make him have door wings without looking anything like Bumblebee! That is quite a feat. Although the fake chest is a little disappointing, I think Smokey will have a unique transformation that we haven't seen before...which deserves praise whether you want this guy or not. I also like how thin he is with a lack of back kibble. It looks like his arm kibble can be manipulated to each person's taste for optimum poseability. Needless to say...buy on sight! :D
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453800)
Posted by RAcast on January 10th, 2013 @ 11:53am CST
Rhinox23 wrote:I am actually impressed with the engineering of this figure. They managed to make him have door wings without looking anything like Bumblebee! That is quite a feat. Although the fake chest is a little disappointing, I think Smokey will have a unique transformation that we haven't seen before...which deserves praise whether you want this guy or not. I also like how thin he is with a lack of back kibble. It looks like his arm kibble can be manipulated to each person's taste for optimum poseability. Needless to say...buy on sight! :D

Exactly, there's no reason to bitch and moan about a little forearm kibble, especially when there's room and hinges to move it about of the way. As for the bits on the feet...who cares? Nobody with a lick of sense, that's who! :lol: His transformation scheme looks brilliant!
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453805)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on January 10th, 2013 @ 12:13pm CST
RAcast wrote:Exactly, there's no reason to bitch and moan about a little forearm kibble, especially when there's room and hinges to move it about of the way. As for the bits on the feet...who cares? Nobody with a lick of sense, that's who! :lol: His transformation scheme looks brilliant!


pm coming your way.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453809)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on January 10th, 2013 @ 12:18pm CST
Sold! This guy and Hot Shot are the Autobots I want from this series. Too bad retailers don't like me and won't get any Hot Shots.

But, That's how I felt about the Vehicons. Saw one fig, bought him, and the next week - they're everywhere! So maybe I'll find Hot Shot somewhere.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453817)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on January 10th, 2013 @ 12:26pm CST
griftimus prime wrote:good lord that visor sucks. where the hell is the quality control hasbro?



They've been extinct for almost 3 years now, they took a vacation during animated then just left at DOTM. Theres no such thing as QC at hasbro anymore
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453822)
Posted by T-Macksimus on January 10th, 2013 @ 12:31pm CST
I can't believe it. They actually made a figure in this line that I'm seriously considering getting. That armor and fugly weapon will never see the light of day but the figure itself is actually something worthwhile. We'll see what happens when I actually have it under my nose at the store though since it has been insanely easy to talk myself out of purchasing nearly every other figure from the Prime line. The fact that they jacked the prices by $5 USD on them while giving us smaller figures had a lot to do with that but the aesthetic of the figures has been mostly to blame.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453829)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on January 10th, 2013 @ 1:07pm CST
So we have ourselves a lot of happy fans now it seems. :roll:
This fig is a picker-upper no doubt but that fly swatter weapon is total garbage. It will please me to arm him with a much needed weapon indeed...'nuff said! :VEHI:
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453832)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 10th, 2013 @ 1:10pm CST
Nemesis Destron wrote:but that fly swatter weapon is total garbage.


You can fire the missile and get rid of the net.

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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453835)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on January 10th, 2013 @ 1:20pm CST
Well we now know for sure that the armor is removable and the robot chest is fake. I do like how it swings though. I was correct in my assumption that some people would be put off by the kibble on his arms but it looks to me like daggers or something. Can't wait to see Bulkhead now.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453836)
Posted by Samsonator on January 10th, 2013 @ 1:30pm CST
Bulkhead: Fix'd

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This face will haunt your nightmares...
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Enjoy!
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453837)
Posted by starwarrior1227 on January 10th, 2013 @ 1:33pm CST
Samsonator wrote:Bulkhead: Fix'd

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This face will haunt your nightmares...
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Enjoy!


thanks.....for that..... :shock:
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453840)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 10th, 2013 @ 1:37pm CST
Samsonator wrote:This face will haunt your nightmares...
Enjoy!


I did, thanks. But I think this face will be floating around in my happiest dreams, not my nightmares. ;)
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453841)
Posted by Sodan-1 on January 10th, 2013 @ 1:42pm CST
I'm not sure about the new deluxe Bulkhead. It's a good looking figure and significantly enough of a remold that I wouldn't mind getting it and calling it someone else. However I do agree the new head mold is lacking in personality. Will probably just skip it.

As for Smokescreen: fake chest be damned! ALL HAIL HASBRO!!! :BOWDOWN:

Now where's my Takara version? ;)
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Smokescreen (1453845)
Posted by Henry921 on January 10th, 2013 @ 1:51pm CST
The car mode looks great, but his robot mode is a little too bulky for me to think of him as Smokescreen. It's better than the AM Knockout repaint, but it still feels off.

Still gonna get him, but I hope we get that Prowl retool eventually.

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