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Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Predaking In-Package

Transformers News: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Predaking In-Package

Thursday, January 10th, 2013 4:35PM CST

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Thanks to an eBay auction we get another look at Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Class Predaking In-Package. We got a look at his packaging last month, but this auction shows both the front and back in higher quality. The figure comes with Twin Hydrafire Missile Blasters and his tail becomes a sword. Images from the auction mirrored below.

Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Predaking In-Package

Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Predaking In-Package
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Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Predaking In-Package (1453891)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 10th, 2013 @ 4:46pm CST
Today was one Beast of a day. All sorts of Beast Hunters news! :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:

I'll hold out for the larger Predaking. >:oP
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Predaking In-Package (1453894)
Posted by Mkall on January 10th, 2013 @ 5:06pm CST
I'm less than impressed with the Voyager Predaking. I'm hoping the Leader-sized one will be better.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Predaking In-Package (1453896)
Posted by Va'al on January 10th, 2013 @ 5:09pm CST
PrymeStriker wrote:Today was one Beast of a day. All sorts of Beast Hunters news! :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:

I'll hold out for the larger Predaking. >:oP


This.

And this.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Predaking In-Package (1453898)
Posted by Xephon0930 on January 10th, 2013 @ 5:21pm CST
Judging by the last two leader class sized figures of this line,I highly doubt it will be that much if any better than this.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Predaking In-Package (1453899)
Posted by Autobot032 on January 10th, 2013 @ 5:27pm CST
Part of me is glad I preordered him, because he looks fantastic in package. However, Voyagers are quite small these days and that package seems to dwarf him. If I'm going for scale, I might have to go with the Weaponizer. But this seems to be a far superior figure. :( Doggone it.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Predaking In-Package (1453903)
Posted by MightyMagnus78 on January 10th, 2013 @ 5:41pm CST
I'll wait till we get some in hand pics before I decide whether to get him. I'm not a fan of weaponizer's either, the gimmick always seems detrimental to the figure.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Predaking In-Package (1453904)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 10th, 2013 @ 5:47pm CST
Autobot032 wrote:I might have to go with the Weaponizer.


We don't know if it's a Weaponizer. It's a larger figure with no confirmed class.

Xephon0930 wrote:Judging by the last two leader class sized figures of this line,I highly doubt it will be that much if any better than this.


Weaponizers aren't Leaders. They're an entirely different class.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Predaking In-Package (1453905)
Posted by RAcast on January 10th, 2013 @ 5:47pm CST
Xephon0930 wrote:Judging by the last two leader class sized figures of this line,I highly doubt it will be that much if any better than this.

Howso? I mean Optimus is a bit...eh. But Weaponizer Bee is easily the most screen accurate one, he just suffers from lack of paint detailing, really.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Predaking In-Package (1453906)
Posted by Va'al on January 10th, 2013 @ 5:53pm CST
Xephon0930 wrote:Judging by the last two leader class sized figures of this line,I highly doubt it will be that much if any better than this.


Personally, I disagree. This one looks much better.

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Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Predaking In-Package (1453917)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 10th, 2013 @ 6:45pm CST
Initially, I still give him a harshly-put pass, but secretly, I want to see more. Lemme see him in action, show me his bigger toy, and then we'll talk.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Predaking In-Package (1453920)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 10th, 2013 @ 6:56pm CST
Hope we see some in hand pics of this guy soon.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Predaking In-Package (1453946)
Posted by XDMan on January 10th, 2013 @ 8:09pm CST
Va'al wrote:
Xephon0930 wrote:Judging by the last two leader class sized figures of this line,I highly doubt it will be that much if any better than this.


Personally, I disagree. This one looks much better.

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'Nuff said. 8)
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Predaking In-Package (1453962)
Posted by Down_Shift on January 10th, 2013 @ 9:17pm CST
I can't wait until I see this thing warming shelves. I'm less then impressed, but I'm sure others are thrilled.

Not me though... not me.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Predaking In-Package (1453984)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 10th, 2013 @ 11:37pm CST
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Predaking In-Package (1454000)
Posted by El Duque on January 11th, 2013 @ 12:36am CST
We now have our first in-hand images of Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Class Predaking courtesy of a TaoBao auction. We get a look at the Pedacon leader in both dragon and robot modes. This guy will join Beast Optimus Prime in "Beast Hunters" Voyager wave one. Images mirrored below.

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Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Predaking In-Package (1454006)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on January 11th, 2013 @ 12:46am CST
Those extra dragon heads look terrible... I had to spend some time looking to find the eyes just to establish what the head really looked like...and the necks suck.
Overall... meh. So far, not a single must buy from this line just yet..but there are some contenders.... The leader version of predaking looks kinda cool.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Predaking In-Package (1454007)
Posted by RAcast on January 11th, 2013 @ 12:50am CST
Hmm, those heads definitely make better guns when they don't have necks. :lol: They're still pretty bad though, who thought it would be a good idea for them to be orange when the rest of the dragon is black? The Aesthetics clash strongly with this one.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Predaking In-Package (1454011)
Posted by CBratetron on January 11th, 2013 @ 12:55am CST
So far no.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Predaking In-Package (1454012)
Posted by Mkall on January 11th, 2013 @ 1:08am CST
I hate the robot mode hands and how they hold the weapons. Hate, hate, hate.

It makes for a horrifically akward looking figure in my eyes.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Predaking In-Package (1454013)
Posted by President-prime on January 11th, 2013 @ 1:08am CST
the predaking looks stupid. Sorry. I cannot like any part of him other than his legs. It looked like Megatron's legs. Why are the dragon heads detachable. It's beginning to look like model, with various parts to form dragon? heads do not turn into guns, lazers, or whatever. Sor far, optimus is the only one worth getting. The figure in the package looks horrible. I will not even consider him.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Predaking In-Package (1454019)
Posted by MGrotusque on January 11th, 2013 @ 1:53am CST
I agree with MINDWIPE and Mkall about those dragon heads and those terrible hand gun....neck fist..... weirdness goin on there that sucks pretty hard ,BUT, I think i kinda like the figure over all. At least i think i do....not entirely sure yet.

The bot mode i feel is pretty successful for the most part(hands?) and looks good. The alt mode is something i need to see more in hand images/video of before i condemn it or praise it. Seems too me that there's potential there that isn't coming across in the few pics we've seen.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Predaking In-Package (1454023)
Posted by Unicronobot on January 11th, 2013 @ 1:58am CST
eeeeh....the leaderclass predaking looks so much better...I'll get this guy to do a video review of him but once I get the bigger predaking this guy is going on ebay
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Predaking In-Package (1454035)
Posted by Ravage XK on January 11th, 2013 @ 2:55am CST
Oh how the mighty have fallen.

I know the character will probably be "bad ass" in the show but the figure is meh and this is supposed to be Predaking.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Predaking In-Package (1454050)
Posted by griftimus prime on January 11th, 2013 @ 4:15am CST
wow those guns are horrible. i hope they can remain attached to the bot mode
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Predaking In-Package (1454075)
Posted by njb902 on January 11th, 2013 @ 6:37am CST
He reminds me of the gundam piloted by wufei in gundam wing.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Predaking In-Package (1454086)
Posted by xyl360 on January 11th, 2013 @ 7:59am CST
Dear Hasbro,

When we asked for more Beast Wars figures, this is NOT what we meant. But perhaps your dedicated Cybertron fans will be happy.

Sincerely,

Dedicated Beast Wars fans

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Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Predaking In-Package (1454101)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 11th, 2013 @ 8:50am CST
xyl360 wrote:Dear Hasbro,

When we asked for more Beast Wars figures, this is NOT what we meant. But perhaps your dedicated Cybertron fans will be happy.

Sincerely,

Dedicated Beast Wars fans


Dear xyl,

This isn't Beast Wars.

Sincerely,

Transformers Prime.

:roll:
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Predaking In-Package (1454117)
Posted by xyl360 on January 11th, 2013 @ 10:21am CST
PrymeStriker wrote:
xyl360 wrote:Dear Hasbro,

When we asked for more Beast Wars figures, this is NOT what we meant. But perhaps your dedicated Cybertron fans will be happy.

Sincerely,

Dedicated Beast Wars fans


Dear xyl,

This isn't Beast Wars.

Sincerely,

Transformers Prime.

:roll:

Yes, I'm aware, but they're doing nods to BW here, and that's all I'm pointing out. The faction are called Predacons after all ;).
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Predaking In-Package (1454119)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 11th, 2013 @ 10:28am CST
xyl360 wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
xyl360 wrote:Dear Hasbro,

When we asked for more Beast Wars figures, this is NOT what we meant. But perhaps your dedicated Cybertron fans will be happy.

Sincerely,

Dedicated Beast Wars fans


Dear xyl,

This isn't Beast Wars.

Sincerely,

Transformers Prime.

:roll:

Yes, I'm aware, but they're doing nods to BW here, and that's all I'm pointing out. The faction are called Predacons after all ;).


Except they're more colored like the G1 Predacons with the reds, yellows and blacks. Twinstrike doesn't count, he's a Terrorcon. ;)
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Predaking In-Package (1454126)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 11th, 2013 @ 11:17am CST
xyl360 wrote:Yes, I'm aware, but they're doing nods to BW here, and that's all I'm pointing out. The faction are called Predacons after all ;).


Because Beast Wars was the first time they used the faction "Predacons?" No.

They're not doing any nods to Beast Wars here. The Predacons are a bunch of dragons, which is a nod to the G1 Terrorcons. But since the Terrorcons are already the name of Dark Energon Zombies in Prime, they chose the next best name. >:oP

Prime Predacons are also a prehistoric race of Cybertronians.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Predaking In-Package (1454139)
Posted by xyl360 on January 11th, 2013 @ 11:38am CST
PrymeStriker wrote:
xyl360 wrote:Yes, I'm aware, but they're doing nods to BW here, and that's all I'm pointing out. The faction are called Predacons after all ;).


Because Beast Wars was the first time they used the faction "Predacons?" No.

They're not doing any nods to Beast Wars here. The Predacons are a bunch of dragons, which is a nod to the G1 Terrorcons. But since the Terrorcons are already the name of Dark Energon Zombies in Prime, they chose the next best name. >:oP

Prime Predacons are also a prehistoric race of Cybertronians.

Beast Wars was the first time it was used as a faction (the gestalt team was just that, a team of Decepticons, not their own faction).

I get your point though. Some of these are like the Terrorcons, but not all. As the pic I posted above clearly illustrates, Predaking himself is a nod to Cybertron Fire Convoy/Scourge.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Predaking In-Package (1454152)
Posted by edoggz2011 on January 11th, 2013 @ 12:13pm CST
He looks like Scorponok from the Beast Wars series.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Predaking In-Package (1454252)
Posted by Vectorshot on January 11th, 2013 @ 4:12pm CST
This thing is UGLY. There is no way to hype this up. Hasbro should just hire all of the third party figure makers and put out all of there stuff.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Predaking In-Package (1454320)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 11th, 2013 @ 8:56pm CST
xyl360 wrote:I get your point though. Some of these are like the Terrorcons, but not all. As the pic I posted above clearly illustrates, Predaking himself is a nod to Cybertron Fire Convoy/Scourge.
Flame Convoy. Fire Convoy was G1's RiD Optimus. ;)
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Predaking In-Package (1454367)
Posted by SlyTF1 on January 11th, 2013 @ 10:46pm CST
Why did it have to be Voyager? Should have been bigger. MUCH bigger.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Predaking In-Package (1454369)
Posted by RAcast on January 11th, 2013 @ 10:49pm CST
SlyTF1 wrote:Why did it have to be Voyager? Should have been bigger. MUCH bigger.

There's a leader class version on the way. Gotta keep up with the thread, friend. :)
There's the CV Commander version, which I find to be WAY too orange in altmode.
The Voyager version here, whose gun-heads I find to be WAY too orange, lol.
And the Leader/Weaponizer/Whathaveyou version, which looks amazing from what little we've seen.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Predaking In-Package (1454373)
Posted by xyl360 on January 11th, 2013 @ 11:00pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
xyl360 wrote:I get your point though. Some of these are like the Terrorcons, but not all. As the pic I posted above clearly illustrates, Predaking himself is a nod to Cybertron Fire Convoy/Scourge.
Flame Convoy. Fire Convoy was G1's RiD Optimus. ;)

:lol:, good catch (as usual) Sabrblade :)!
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Predaking In-Package (1454374)
Posted by SlyTF1 on January 11th, 2013 @ 11:01pm CST
RAcast wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:Why did it have to be Voyager? Should have been bigger. MUCH bigger.

There's a leader class version on the way. Gotta keep up with the thread, friend. :)
There's the CV Commander version, which I find to be WAY too orange in altmode.
The Voyager version here, whose gun-heads I find to be WAY too orange, lol.
And the Leader/Weaponizer/Whathaveyou version, which looks amazing from what little we've seen.


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