In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream

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Thanks to the folks over on 78dm.net we have our first in-hand images of Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Wave 2 Deluxe's Ripclaw and Starscream. Check out the images mirrored below.

Update: Additional images of Starscream have added courtesy of HK-TF. See bottom of post.

In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream

In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream

In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream

In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream

In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream

In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream

In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream

In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream

In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream

In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream

In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream

In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream

In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream

In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream

In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream

In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream

In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream

In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream

In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream

In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream

In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream

In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream

In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream

In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream

In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream

In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream

In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream

In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream

In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream

In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream

In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream

In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream

In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream
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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream (1459041)
Posted by ebeforei on January 29th, 2013 @ 9:55am CST
Looks good ......untilllllll you get to Starscream. Darnit - why would they just not retool the awesome deluxe mold we already have... oh, I get it...money money money...... That thing is so freaking small next to first edition. After I review they toy, it's going straight to my 5 yr old..... He will most likely love it, and I suppose in the end that is what Hasbro cares about.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream (1459043)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on January 29th, 2013 @ 9:59am CST
god i cant wait to get ripclaw, and damn that starscream is tiny, and ugly.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream (1459046)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 29th, 2013 @ 10:06am CST
Ripclaw doesn't look nearly as brightly colored as she did in her stock photography.

And, wow, is Starscream SHORT.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream (1459048)
Posted by RAcast on January 29th, 2013 @ 10:12am CST
Wow...just wow. Starscream is SO SMALL.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream (1459052)
Posted by Rhinox23 on January 29th, 2013 @ 10:14am CST
I've said it before and I'll say it again, this Starscream is terrible! :SICK: Unlike Ripclaw, his colors look just as bad, if not worse than the stock photos.

I was planning on getting Ripclaw anyway, but the coloring is much better in these photos and probably even better in person. Her robot head is exactly like Ser-Ket's from the Rage of the Dinobots comic. I'm assuming that a remolded Predacon head into a bat is inevitable.

Possible spoiler (speculation) alert!

[spoiler]The dragon head of Ripclaw looks just like the Predacon that attacked the Dinobots in Issue #2. Again, Ripclaw looks just like Ser-Ket minus the coloring and aforementioned head. Is it possible that Ser-Ket was the Predacon that attacked them? Or does she become a dragon? This is just my guess but this figure and packaging information seem to fit together with Ser-Ket too well. It says she's a girl after all and the comic is supposed to tie in directly with TFP Season 3. Just wanted to see if anyone else was thinking this too.[/spoiler]
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream (1459053)
Posted by GuyIncognito on January 29th, 2013 @ 10:15am CST
Ripclaw is awesome, but Hasbro should be ashamed of that sorry excuse for a Starscream figure. Terrible mold in terrible colors. Why they didn't just retool the excellent FE mold they already have is beyond me.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream (1459054)
Posted by RAcast on January 29th, 2013 @ 10:17am CST
Rhinox23 wrote:I've said it before and I'll say it again, this Starscream is terrible! :SICK: Unlike Ripclaw, his colors look just as bad, if not worse than the stock photos.

I was planning on getting Ripclaw anyway, but the coloring is much better in these photos and probably even better in person. Her robot head is exactly like Ser-Ket's from the Rage of the Dinobots comic. I'm assuming that a remolded Predacon head into a bat is inevitable.

Possible spoiler (speculation) alert!

[spoiler]The dragon head of Ripclaw looks just like the Predacon that attacked the Dinobots in Issue #2. Again, Ripclaw looks just like Ser-Ket minus the coloring and aforementioned head. Is it possible that Ser-Ket was the Predacon that attacked them? Or does she become a dragon? This is just my guess but this figure and packaging information seem to fit together with Ser-Ket too well. It says she's a girl after all and the comic is supposed to tie in directly with TFP Season 3. Just wanted to see if anyone else was thinking this too.[/spoiler]

Ripclaw is a clone of Ser-ket, I think I recall reading something like that. I think it's in the toy's bio?
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream (1459056)
Posted by Rhinox23 on January 29th, 2013 @ 10:22am CST
RAcast wrote:
Rhinox23 wrote:I've said it before and I'll say it again, this Starscream is terrible! :SICK: Unlike Ripclaw, his colors look just as bad, if not worse than the stock photos.

I was planning on getting Ripclaw anyway, but the coloring is much better in these photos and probably even better in person. Her robot head is exactly like Ser-Ket's from the Rage of the Dinobots comic. I'm assuming that a remolded Predacon head into a bat is inevitable.

Possible spoiler (speculation) alert!

[spoiler]The dragon head of Ripclaw looks just like the Predacon that attacked the Dinobots in Issue #2. Again, Ripclaw looks just like Ser-Ket minus the coloring and aforementioned head. Is it possible that Ser-Ket was the Predacon that attacked them? Or does she become a dragon? This is just my guess but this figure and packaging information seem to fit together with Ser-Ket too well. It says she's a girl after all and the comic is supposed to tie in directly with TFP Season 3. Just wanted to see if anyone else was thinking this too.[/spoiler]

Ripclaw is a clone of Ser-ket, I think I recall reading something like that. I think it's in the toy's bio?


Ok thanks. :-? That makes sense. This also pretty much guarantees a repaint/remold into Ser-Ket then. Although I could see Takara doing this and not Hasbro, but who knows what Beast Hunters they have planned down the line.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream (1459065)
Posted by Henry921 on January 29th, 2013 @ 10:42am CST
Ripclaw's beast mode looks better than I thought! But that robot mode, especially the head sculpt... =P~

Very glad I preordered her.

As for Screamer, yes, he's fugly, but for whatever reason I'm digging the new mold. Probably scale... I need to see him next to BH Soundwave, because literally the only thing I dislike about FE Starscream is that he's just a little too tall. This one is a far inferior mold but I'll probably get it anyway, because I get crazy when it comes to scale.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream (1459066)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 29th, 2013 @ 10:51am CST
I'll hold out 'till the Ser-Ket repaint. Ripclaw's paint job is ugly as hell.

GuyIncognito wrote:Ripclaw is awesome, but Hasbro should be ashamed of that sorry excuse for a Starscream figure. Terrible mold in terrible colors. Why they didn't just retool the excellent FE mold they already have is beyond me.


That's like asking why they didn't re-release any of the FE figures for any of the succeeding Prime lines. FE figures were geared further toward the older collectors; Beast Hunters is for the young kids.

Rhinox23 wrote:The dragon head of Ripclaw looks just like the Predacon that attacked the Dinobots in Issue #2.


There were no Predacons that attacked the Dinobots in Issue #2; the Dinobots attacked the Forged. The blue Predacon from Issue #1 was Backbite.

[quote]Is it possible that Ser-Ket was the Predacon that attacked them? Or does she become a dragon?[/quote]

No. Ser-Ket never attacked the Dinobots.

[quote]This is just my guess but this figure and packaging information seem to fit together with Ser-Ket too well.[/quote]

I wonder why.

RAcast wrote:
Ripclaw is a clone of Ser-ket, I think I recall reading something like that. I think it's in the toy's bio?


I'll tell you where you heard it; from Lazerback's bio. He's the clone of the Predacons.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream (1459073)
Posted by xyl360 on January 29th, 2013 @ 11:27am CST
There's something so very familiar about Ripclaw...



Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream (1459076)
Posted by Mkall on January 29th, 2013 @ 11:49am CST
Ripclaw looks damn cool. Finally a fembot that doesn't look like a robo-supermodel. Starscream is an easy pass.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream (1459078)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on January 29th, 2013 @ 11:50am CST
xyl360 wrote:There's something so very familiar about Ripclaw...






And it's off to the masquerade we go... :P . But honestly there have been far worse pieces of crap than this poor rendition of SS. I actually like it but Starscream he ain't gonna be...'nuff said! :VEHI:
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream (1459094)
Posted by griftimus prime on January 29th, 2013 @ 12:22pm CST
cant wait for toyfair
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream (1459104)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on January 29th, 2013 @ 1:01pm CST
still not a fan of ripclaw, beast mode is ok but the robot mode doesnt fit. Still say it should be annihilus in the marvel line. And starscream looks good until you realize how small he is, finally get an ok looking starscream & they have to make it scout size. What genius thinks thats a deluxe class figure? Starting to think classes dont mean crap at hasbro anymore, other than how much they can charge. So much for deluxes being deluxe size again. Best part is their going to charge you $16 for that piece of crap. After seeing lazerback & generations soundwave i thought hasbro snapped out of it and started to set things right, clearly i was wrong. Oh well this just means more money for me to spend on video games and rebuilding my gargoyles collection.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream (1459110)
Posted by Noideaforaname on January 29th, 2013 @ 1:21pm CST
Right when I thought they were going back to the older, larger size, this Starscream happens.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream (1459116)
Posted by Rhinox23 on January 29th, 2013 @ 1:31pm CST
PrymeStriker wrote:I'll hold out 'till the Ser-Ket repaint. Ripclaw's paint job is ugly as hell.

GuyIncognito wrote:Ripclaw is awesome, but Hasbro should be ashamed of that sorry excuse for a Starscream figure. Terrible mold in terrible colors. Why they didn't just retool the excellent FE mold they already have is beyond me.


That's like asking why they didn't re-release any of the FE figures for any of the succeeding Prime lines. FE figures were geared further toward the older collectors; Beast Hunters is for the young kids.

Rhinox23 wrote:The dragon head of Ripclaw looks just like the Predacon that attacked the Dinobots in Issue #2.


There were no Predacons that attacked the Dinobots in Issue #2; the Dinobots attacked the Forged. The blue Predacon from Issue #1 was Backbite.

[quote]Is it possible that Ser-Ket was the Predacon that attacked them? Or does she become a dragon?


No. Ser-Ket never attacked the Dinobots.

[quote]This is just my guess but this figure and packaging information seem to fit together with Ser-Ket too well.[/quote]

I wonder why.

RAcast wrote:
Ripclaw is a clone of Ser-ket, I think I recall reading something like that. I think it's in the toy's bio?


I'll tell you where you heard it; from Lazerback's bio. He's the clone of the Predacons.[/quote]

Hey Pryme! You're right it was in Issue #1 with the dragon Predacon Backbite. I was hoping you'd join in on the discussion since you seem to follow these things very closely and read the comics. I was just thinking out loud (err...typing out loud) and wanted to see if anybody was going down the same path as me.

Don't you think it's strange they would give us Ripclaw when there is already Ser-Ket in the story line right now? It's a great tie in and may get more people to read the comics who watch the show and collect the figures and vice versa. To me, Ripclaw looks like Ser-Ket in every way (minus colors) with the Backbite head. Again, just speculating as to other theories on why or how this will fit/make sense within this continuity.

Oh btw, I never said that Ser-Ket attacked the Dinobots herself. Only again speculating as to the possible relationship between Ser-Ket and Backbite (if there even is one)!
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream (1459119)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 29th, 2013 @ 1:32pm CST
Noideaforaname wrote:Right when I thought they were going back to the older, larger size, this Starscream happens.


Every line had it's tiny Deluxe. Even the lines with "big" Deluxes. There's still a little window of hope; let's see Smokescreen side by side with the other Autobots. ;)

Rhinox23 wrote:
Don't you think it's strange they would give us Ripclaw when there is already Ser-Ket in the story line right now? It's a great tie in and may get more people to read the comics who watch the show and collect the figures and vice versa. To me, Ripclaw looks like Ser-Ket in every way (minus colors) with the Backbite head. Again, just speculating as to other theories on why or how this will fit/make sense within this continuity.


Well, Ser-Ket has the mold available to her now thanks to Ripclaw. What I think it means is that Ser-Ket will be joining Predaking as a Predacon that appears in the third season. I'll wait to see if Hasbro does anything with her in the next couple of waves. If not, it'll be another case of Kup and Ironhide and we can only pray Takara gets on it. :PRAY:

As for any relationship between Ser-Ket and Backbite, I think they're just similar dragons. We haven't seen Backbite's robot mode.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream (1459124)
Posted by kirbenvost on January 29th, 2013 @ 1:45pm CST
Huh. Ripclaw's actually not too bad. I'll probably still pass on all the Predacons though.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw & Starscream (1459125)
Posted by Mykltron on January 29th, 2013 @ 1:45pm CST
Wow, surprisingly Ripclaw looks quite good. If she's in the show I might get her, despite my lack of interest in beastformers.

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