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Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Wave 1 Sighted at Retail

Transformers News: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Wave 1 Sighted at Retail

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 7:19PM CST

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The beast hunt continues! The highly anticipated Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Wave 1 has been spotted at retail. This initial wave of Voyagers features a redesigned Optimus Prime and debuts the Predacon faction leader Predaking. The figures were sighted at a California Wal-Mart by our own joevill

Want to see more of these guys? In-hand images can be found at the following links:

Beast Hunters Voyager Optimus Prime

Beast Hunters Voyager Predaking

Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Wave 1 Sighted at Retail
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Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Wave 1 Sighted at Retail (1461211)
Posted by PrymeStriker on February 5th, 2013 @ 8:09pm CST
Optimus is a buy on sight. Predaking...maybe. Otherwise, I'm really anticipating Magnus and Shockwave.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Wave 1 Sighted at Retail (1461219)
Posted by roBROmanceFTW on February 5th, 2013 @ 8:28pm CST
PrymeStriker wrote:Optimus is a buy on sight. Predaking...maybe. Otherwise, I'm really anticipating Magnus and Shockwave.


BOSS: buy on sight, stat! Do like Optimus. Not so much Predaking. Like yourself, I can't wait for voyager Magnus and Shockwave! :BOOM:
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Wave 1 Sighted at Retail (1461251)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on February 5th, 2013 @ 10:28pm CST
still not sold on these guys, primes robot mode is good but the alt mode is horrible & predakings alt mode is also horrible & his robot mode looks like something out of an old anime. I will reserve final judgment until i see them in person but unless they're on sale for $15 these are probably going to be a pass.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Wave 1 Sighted at Retail (1461263)
Posted by sierra-prime on February 5th, 2013 @ 11:36pm CST
I live in Cedar Rapids, IA and all of the Walmart shelves have been pretty much empty since black friday. They have all rearranged for a re-set and new tags are out, but still no new toys on the shelves. I am getting irritated. The Targets around here are stocking new stuff recently and at least keeping some stuff on the shelves. Toysrus is hit or miss. I will buy Optimus the first chance I get, scratch that, two of them and add them to my collection.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Wave 1 Sighted at Retail (1461266)
Posted by Dyn@mo on February 6th, 2013 @ 12:07am CST
Highly anticipated? Are they really?
I saw some of these in Target the other day and mistook them for baby toys. The Deluxes were $18 each. This line is a tragedy, and clearly a placeholder until the TF4 line comes along.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Wave 1 Sighted at Retail (1461278)
Posted by TimothyR on February 6th, 2013 @ 2:21am CST
Dyn@mo wrote:Highly anticipated? Are they really?
I saw some of these in Target the other day and mistook them for baby toys. The Deluxes were $18 each. This line is a tragedy, and clearly a placeholder until the TF4 line comes along.


i really hope you're just trying to be exaggerative.. otherwise you sound very unintelligent.

these CLEARLY aren't "baby toys". and if you think they do.. you CLEARLY have the wrong hobby.

people do want these things. i know i want the new voyager prime.

however, i'm definitely going to be waiting for the larger scale predaking.

and you seriously think they're waiting for the TF4 line to come out.. .. which makes sense because they can't give away the left over TF3 figures. .. oh wait.. it doesn't.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Wave 1 Sighted at Retail (1461346)
Posted by GuyIncognito on February 6th, 2013 @ 7:53am CST
I'll probably get OP, but I'm waiting for the Leader Predaking.

Then again, if they're making a Leader Predaking, don't you think a Leader OP is likely too? Maybe I should just wait for that. Do you guys think there will be a Leader version of BH OP?
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Wave 1 Sighted at Retail (1461359)
Posted by xyl360 on February 6th, 2013 @ 8:38am CST
GuyIncognito wrote:I'll probably get OP, but I'm waiting for the Leader Predaking.

Then again, if they're making a Leader Predaking, don't you think a Leader OP is likely too? Maybe I should just wait for that. Do you guys think there will be a Leader version of BH OP?

I dunno, unless these count.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Wave 1 Sighted at Retail (1461377)
Posted by optimuscarlos on February 6th, 2013 @ 9:59am CST
I won't buy any figure until I see them on the show.
And for sure I won't buy voyager predaking, knowing that there is a picture of leader class version.
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Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Wave 1 Sighted at Retail (1461387)
Posted by PrymeStriker on February 6th, 2013 @ 11:14am CST
optimuscarlos wrote:I won't buy any figure until I see them on the show.
And for sure I won't buy voyager predaking, knowing that there is a picture of leader class version.


It's not a leader class. It's Ultimate Class; bigger than Leader.

GuyIncognito wrote:I'll probably get OP, but I'm waiting for the Leader Predaking.

Then again, if they're making a Leader Predaking, don't you think a Leader OP is likely too? Maybe I should just wait for that. Do you guys think there will be a Leader version of BH OP?


Guys, it's Ultimate, not Leader. These two are the same toy.

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Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Wave 1 Sighted at Retail (1461388)
Posted by xyl360 on February 6th, 2013 @ 11:19am CST
PrymeStriker wrote:
optimuscarlos wrote:I won't buy any figure until I see them on the show.
And for sure I won't buy voyager predaking, knowing that there is a picture of leader class version.


It's not a leader class. It's Ultimate Class; bigger than Leader.

GuyIncognito wrote:I'll probably get OP, but I'm waiting for the Leader Predaking.

Then again, if they're making a Leader Predaking, don't you think a Leader OP is likely too? Maybe I should just wait for that. Do you guys think there will be a Leader version of BH OP?


Guys, it's Ultimate, not Leader. These two are the same toy.

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Ah, then that explains it, thanks :)! I guess we are getting an 'Ultimate' sized OP too then. That's good news. I'm still totally getting the Voyagers too though :P.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Wave 1 Sighted at Retail (1461393)
Posted by Mr_Wayne on February 6th, 2013 @ 11:31am CST
Why has bbts not filled there preorders for these figures ? HellI had to cancel my foc grimlock bc my tru had them instock 1st. This has never happened before. Does anyone have any insight into bbts delayed stock?
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Wave 1 Sighted at Retail (1461402)
Posted by xyl360 on February 6th, 2013 @ 12:17pm CST
Mr_Wayne wrote:Why has bbts not filled there preorders for these figures ? HellI had to cancel my foc grimlock bc my tru had them instock 1st. This has never happened before. Does anyone have any insight into bbts delayed stock?

No idea, but I've been noticing the same thing with a lot of their figures lately. BBTS seems to wait a lot longer, especially for Hasbro releases, to get instock these days (at least that's how it's been for me for at least a few months now). The Takara stuff generally gets instock when they project it to (unless there are manufacturer delays as there were with MP Soundwave), but I'm guessing that's because it's a different supplier.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Wave 1 Sighted at Retail (1461476)
Posted by Mr_Wayne on February 6th, 2013 @ 4:22pm CST
Ask and u shall receive. Just shipped my pile of loot with beast hunters op and mp soundwave
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Wave 1 Sighted at Retail (1461483)
Posted by xyl360 on February 6th, 2013 @ 4:37pm CST
Mr_Wayne wrote:Ask and u shall receive. Just shipped my pile of loot with beast hunters op and mp soundwave

:lol: no kidding. I just checked BBTS and it said the first round of Beast Hunters figures I had on preorder were 'processing' (which means they'll be in my POL any second now).
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Wave 1 Sighted at Retail (1461530)
Posted by proximus on February 6th, 2013 @ 8:49pm CST
I picked these up the other day at Walmart here in Canada. I gotta say, I a much more pleased with it in person. The colours are brighter with this Optimus which may give it it a more "childlike" appearance than his previous incarnation. However he is pretty cool in hand. He has lots of playability, very poseable and good features. True, it's busy looking with all the spiky parts but it seems to work. I was not the biggest fan when I saw this thing at first, but I'd give it a solid B- now.

Predaking, well..I should have waited for the Ultimate class. He's fine, but the bigger one certainly looks better.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Wave 1 Sighted at Retail (1461546)
Posted by Rhinox23 on February 6th, 2013 @ 11:02pm CST
Mr_Wayne wrote:Why has bbts not filled there preorders for these figures ? HellI had to cancel my foc grimlock bc my tru had them instock 1st. This has never happened before. Does anyone have any insight into bbts delayed stock?


I have no insight but I wanted to add to the story. I received an email today alerting me that my FOC Voyager Grimlock was instock. Finally able to do so, I shipped my POL. However, I noticed that when you search for him on the site he still shows up as a preorder. Kinda weird.

Anyway, back on topic...I've been searching for these guys with no luck. I have been happy with the distribution of the Beast Hunters deluxe figures though. Hopefully the voyagers and deluxe wave 2 follows suit because I'm dying to get Smokescreen. Maybe these guys will start showing up soon too!
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Wave 1 Sighted at Retail (1461778)
Posted by Sirtank on February 7th, 2013 @ 5:32pm CST
Saw the 2 voyagers at Meijer today. Prime looked ok I guess... I think I might be done with the line. I'd rather spend the money on masterpiece and 3rd party figures than this crap.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Wave 1 Sighted at Retail (1461857)
Posted by roBROmanceFTW on February 8th, 2013 @ 1:17am CST
Managed to pick up Optimus today. For those concerned about show accuracy, well...Optimus Prime doesn't quite look like his computer-generated boxart. Only about 80% of the whole torso area in his robot mode matches up to the CGI. The most notable difference for me is Prime's protruding spikes from his abdomen, which does not appear to be present in the boxart. The "wings" don't seem to be there as well, which leads me to two conclusions:

1) The spiky "Beast Hunters" armors will only be donned in the show when serious butt-kicking is occurring.

2) All of these spikes are toy-only gimmicks.

This is, of course, purely speculation. Even so... :BANG_HEAD:

EDIT: Wings are there...plus an awesome shield.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Wave 1 Sighted at Retail (1462261)
Posted by Lord Grimlock on February 9th, 2013 @ 8:29am CST
found Predaking and Optimus at Meijer i really like these figures i like these so much i bought up all the stock meijer had including the tf prime beast hunters legion and commander classes.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager Wave 1 Sighted at Retail (1463622)
Posted by FortMacs on February 11th, 2013 @ 11:18pm CST
found predaking tonight, like the bot mode, dragon mode is ok.
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