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BBTS Universe Hound / Cheetor / Cyclonus & More For Pre-Order

Transformers News: BBTS Universe Hound / Cheetor / Cyclonus & More For Pre-Order

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008 3:07AM CDT

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Re: BBTS Universe Hound / Cheetor / Cyclonus & More For Pre-Order (793839)
Posted by Auto Bot on September 24th, 2008 @ 4:59am CDT
Hmm... this could mean it's also available for pre-order on my favorite site.... better check it out. B-)
Re: BBTS Universe Hound / Cheetor / Cyclonus & More For Pre-Order (793842)
Posted by capellamusic on September 24th, 2008 @ 5:13am CDT
They look awesome, especially Cyclonus, and don't even like Cyclonus... Anyway, why does Hound come with Ravage? And is that G1 Ravage or a new Universe mold?
Re: BBTS Universe Hound / Cheetor / Cyclonus & More For Pre-Order (793858)
Posted by Stormrider on September 24th, 2008 @ 5:29am CDT
It' a pity Cyclonus is not a Voyager.
Re: BBTS Universe Hound / Cheetor / Cyclonus & More For Pre-Order (793865)
Posted by Senor Hugo on September 24th, 2008 @ 6:09am CDT
Is it just me, or does Hound have a fat face?
Re: BBTS Universe Hound / Cheetor / Cyclonus & More For Pre-Order (793867)
Posted by capellamusic on September 24th, 2008 @ 6:16am CDT
Senor Hugo wrote:Is it just me, or does Hound have a fat face?


Ravage is on top of him in vehicle mode. Ravage is not seen when he's in robot mode. Hound seems to be about to puke with a fat face. Hmm, was Ravage eaten by him? :P

Anyway, I think Hound looks awesome.
Re: BBTS Universe Hound / Cheetor / Cyclonus & More For Pre-Order (793875)
Posted by waaaaghlord on September 24th, 2008 @ 6:26am CDT
A December release in the US for all of this cool stuff couldn't suit me more. I work seasonally and I'll be finishing up for three months this week. When I start back in January most of what I'm after should still be fairly easy to grab online, some of it may well be filtering through to UK retail and there's always a chance of grabbing some bargains with post Christmas reductions.

While the next few months aren't going to see me grabbing a whole lot of figures January should be epic.
Re: BBTS Universe Hound / Cheetor / Cyclonus & More For Pre-Order (793897)
Posted by Stormrider on September 24th, 2008 @ 7:15am CDT
Senor Hugo wrote:Is it just me, or does Hound have a fat face?



Yeah, Hound looks pretty chubby from that angle.
Re: BBTS Universe Hound / Cheetor / Cyclonus & More For Pre-Order (793945)
Posted by Auto Bot on September 24th, 2008 @ 8:24am CDT
Ravage looks like he's an entirely new mold. But i read that it was made in the scale that can still fit into G1 Soundwave's chest.
Re: BBTS Universe Hound / Cheetor / Cyclonus & More For Pre-Order (793953)
Posted by capellamusic on September 24th, 2008 @ 8:40am CDT
Auto Bot wrote:Ravage looks like he's an entirely new mold. But i read that it was made in the scale that can still fit into G1 Soundwave's chest.


That's cool :) . Though I won't be buying any figure from the Universe line... no money and space for everything :( and I already have 2 Classics.

The ones I really collect are G1s, Masterpieces and Movie Trans Scanning (thank God they're only 2... but they could do Starscream as well), and Mashin Eiyuden Wataru figures. There's so many awesome figures and lines that if I bought everything I couldn't enter my room and couldn't eat :( .
Re: BBTS Universe Hound / Cheetor / Cyclonus & More For Pre-Order (793954)
Posted by JaZzTaStIc on September 24th, 2008 @ 8:42am CDT
wots the deal with StarScream, i mean is he just the same as the henkei release but lackin the chrome?!?!
i wonder why the bothered to put him a line hes already been in.
but still nice find and i shall be getten all apart from SS and that god aweful cheetor, i hope they don't screw Dinobot over like this too :S

the uk release should be just after xmas so some nice bargins down on retail :D
Re: BBTS Universe Hound / Cheetor / Cyclonus & More For Pre-Order (794011)
Posted by [JRX] on September 24th, 2008 @ 9:56am CDT
Don't forget about the minibots!

Brawn, Beachcomber & Bumblebee are also up for preorder (with Animated 'screamer)
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS16154&mode=retail

P.S. Am I the only one excited about Inferno? He was my very first Transformer when I was a kid!
Re: BBTS Universe Hound / Cheetor / Cyclonus & More For Pre-Order (794013)
Posted by Tekka on September 24th, 2008 @ 9:58am CDT
[JRX] wrote:Don't forget about the minibots!

Brawn, Beachcomber & Bumblebee are also up for preorder (with Animated 'screamer)
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS16154&mode=retail

Don't forget Animated Skywarp and Shockwave too. :D
Re: BBTS Universe Hound / Cheetor / Cyclonus & More For Pre-Order (794095)
Posted by PrivatePoop on September 24th, 2008 @ 11:37am CDT
JaZzTaStIc wrote:wots the deal with StarScream, i mean is he just the same as the henkei release but lackin the chrome?!?!
i wonder why the bothered to put him a line hes already been in.

I really don't like how many of the Henkei releases have randomly placed chrome, a lot of them look as though it was an afterthought, incl. 'screamer. For just $13 I think I may pick this one up.

capellamusic wrote:Anyway, why does Hound come with Ravage

It could be a reference to the episode of the cartoon where they capture Ravage, then feed him false information to trick the Decepticons. More Than Meets The Eye Part 2, I think.

Is Inferno a repaint? I swear he looks like an Energon figure my brother had. His fire engine graphics look really sharp, something about him looks MUCH better than any other fire engine toy I've ever seen, attention to detail maybe?
Re: BBTS Universe Hound / Cheetor / Cyclonus & More For Pre-Order (794100)
Posted by Sledge on September 24th, 2008 @ 11:43am CDT
JaZzTaStIc wrote:i wonder why the bothered to put him a line hes already been in.
Because not everyone has him already. Why don't people ask this when another G1 Prime reissue gets thrown out? It's the same thing: it gives people who don't already have the figure another chance to buy it.
Re: BBTS Universe Hound / Cheetor / Cyclonus & More For Pre-Order (794104)
Posted by Counterpunch on September 24th, 2008 @ 11:51am CDT
PrivatePoop wrote:Is Inferno a repaint? I swear he looks like an Energon figure my brother had. His fire engine graphics look really sharp, something about him looks MUCH better than any other fire engine toy I've ever seen, attention to detail maybe?


You're thinking of Energon Inferno and they are similar in design, but definately different toys.

So, not a repaint.
Re: BBTS Universe Hound / Cheetor / Cyclonus & More For Pre-Order (794150)
Posted by Rat Convoy on September 24th, 2008 @ 12:53pm CDT
Animated Swindle and Blurr are also listed, but they both seem to have somehow sold out already. I got my Swindle preorder in just in time, glad I didn't want Blurr cause I didn't notice he was listed until after he sold out.
Re: BBTS Universe Hound / Cheetor / Cyclonus & More For Pre-Order (794151)
Posted by DavidT on September 24th, 2008 @ 12:56pm CDT
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I notice some of you bringing up the pre-orders on the Animated figures in this topic. There is a thread specifically for them here :grin:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=44653


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Re: BBTS Universe Hound / Cheetor / Cyclonus & More For Pre-Order (794237)
Posted by muswp1 on September 24th, 2008 @ 2:48pm CDT
Cheetor still looks awful, that didn't change from BotCon. I like the rest. Predacon Bruticus looks like a barely repainted C-Scourge.
Re: BBTS Universe Hound / Cheetor / Cyclonus & More For Pre-Order (794263)
Posted by Blurrz on September 24th, 2008 @ 3:35pm CDT
Sledge wrote:
JaZzTaStIc wrote:i wonder why the bothered to put him a line hes already been in.
Because not everyone has him already. Why don't people ask this when another G1 Prime reissue gets thrown out? It's the same thing: it gives people who don't already have the figure another chance to buy it.


Thanks for the come response to that. I was going to rip him apart... but yeah, I guess not.

I just can't stand the whole "why is he in there" whole deal. Starscream was limited as hell, I never even saw it on the shelf with it's release, and it's freaking expensive as hell on Ebay now.

So this 2nd repaint.. and somewhat retool is a blessing.
Re: BBTS Universe Hound / Cheetor / Cyclonus & More For Pre-Order (794271)
Posted by Mirage22 on September 24th, 2008 @ 3:43pm CDT
They all look frickin' sweet. I wish Hound didn't look so Cybertronian, though. Ah well, I bet'll grow on me for sure. I mean it's Hound for Primus' sake!
Re: BBTS Universe Hound / Cheetor / Cyclonus & More For Pre-Order (794319)
Posted by [JRX] on September 24th, 2008 @ 4:30pm CDT
BWA-HAHAHA!

PREORDER - SOLD OUT???

You're Welcome! :P
Re: BBTS Universe Hound / Cheetor / Cyclonus & More For Pre-Order (794370)
Posted by Stormrider on September 24th, 2008 @ 5:12pm CDT
[JRX] wrote:Don't forget about the minibots!

Brawn, Beachcomber & Bumblebee are also up for preorder (with Animated 'screamer)
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS16154&mode=retail

P.S. Am I the only one excited about Inferno? He was my very first Transformer when I was a kid!



I'm pretty excited about Inferno too.
Re: BBTS Universe Hound / Cheetor / Cyclonus & More For Pre-Order (794603)
Posted by thedistinctroom on September 24th, 2008 @ 9:14pm CDT
Wow. They all look pretty good to me, especially Cyclonus. Inferno looks weird to me, but maybe it's due to my current mood. Idk. Anyway, I never got Starscream the first time round. Now I've got a second chance!

But are these gonna be $13 like someone said above?? That would be a bummer.
Re: BBTS Universe Hound / Cheetor / Cyclonus & More For Pre-Order (794611)
Posted by OPTIMUS MAGNUS on September 24th, 2008 @ 9:31pm CDT
Stormrider wrote:
[JRX] wrote:Don't forget about the minibots!

Brawn, Beachcomber & Bumblebee are also up for preorder (with Animated 'screamer)
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS16154&mode=retail

P.S. Am I the only one excited about Inferno? He was my very first Transformer when I was a kid!



I'm pretty excited about Inferno too.


Yeah, I think he is the best mold of them all. Def. one of the best Universe/Classics molds IMO. Cant wait for that :o
Re: BBTS Universe Hound / Cheetor / Cyclonus & More For Pre-Order (794636)
Posted by Auto Bot on September 24th, 2008 @ 10:06pm CDT
JaZzTaStIc wrote:wots the deal with StarScream, i mean is he just the same as the henkei release but lackin the chrome?!?!
i wonder why the bothered to put him a line hes already been in.
but still nice find and i shall be getten all apart from SS and that god aweful cheetor, i hope they don't screw Dinobot over like this too :S

the uk release should be just after xmas so some nice bargins down on retail :D


For me, it actually looks better without the chrome.
Re: BBTS Universe Hound / Cheetor / Cyclonus & More For Pre-Order (794641)
Posted by Sledge on September 24th, 2008 @ 10:09pm CDT
Blurrz wrote:
Sledge wrote:
JaZzTaStIc wrote:i wonder why the bothered to put him a line hes already been in.
Because not everyone has him already. Why don't people ask this when another G1 Prime reissue gets thrown out? It's the same thing: it gives people who don't already have the figure another chance to buy it.


Thanks for the come response to that. I was going to rip him apart... but yeah, I guess not.

If it makes you feel any better, my first reponse was to scream at the sky, then type out something very rude about people who complain about reissues and repaints. :wink: I really don't get the problem. You don't like it, don't buy it. Problem solved.
Re: BBTS Universe Hound / Cheetor / Cyclonus & More For Pre-Order (795630)
Posted by Gandalf on September 26th, 2008 @ 1:07am CDT
I'm very exited for these Classics releases.

Hound looks great, my only problem is the shade of green; it should be darker. I can hear the kids now: "Look! A new Ratchet!"
Definite buy.

Inferno looks good, too. Unfortunately, I think it looks more like Energon Inferno, rather than G1. He should have a ladder or at least a bigger cannon. The one in the photo looks very out of scale with the truck. I would have liked a backpack of some sort, to look more like G1 Inferno. But overall, pretty good.
Probable buy.

Cyclonus is amazingly G1 style, IMO, especially in alt mode. Only problem is his thighs look too thin.
Definite buy.

Starscream: I hope this is in fact the Henkei repaint, rather than a straight reissue. Either way, it's good for those who missed the first release.
Pass, since I have the first one.
(Will we get a Classics Thundercracker in the Universe line? Please?)

Vector Prime: These colors just don't work for me. I like my Cybertron VP just fine.
Pass.

Bruticus: the colors look good, but never really liked that mold.
Pass.

Cheetor: I would have liked a new Cheetor figure. This isn't Cheetor. It looks horrible. The first Cheetor figure from the 90's looks better than this.
Definite PASS!

I would love to see an all new Tigatron in the Universe line, as long as it is a new, good mold. In other words, better than this Cheetor, and for sure NOT a repaint of this Cheetor.

Hmm, 3 or 4 buys out of seven, not too bad, Hasbro! :)

As for the price, I've noticed Hasbro's Marvel Legends are now 14.99 at Target. Not good. Not good at all. I'm afraid if this price increase includes Transformers, I will have to limit myself to buying characters/figures that I just GOTTA have, rather than every one that grabs my attention.
Therefore, just X-Men and TF Classics 2.0 characters for me, from now on. :-(
Re: BBTS Universe Hound / Cheetor / Cyclonus & More For Pre-Order (797090)
Posted by Auto Bot on September 28th, 2008 @ 11:30am CDT
Gandalf wrote:Starscream: I hope this is in fact the Henkei repaint, rather than a straight reissue. Either way, it's good for those who missed the first release.
Pass, since I have the first one.
(Will we get a Classics Thundercracker in the Universe line? Please?)



Dude, Henkei Thundercracker just came out. I suggest you go hunt him down now!

:)
Re: BBTS Universe Hound / Cheetor / Cyclonus & More For Pre-Order (797128)
Posted by Kup98ss on September 28th, 2008 @ 12:12pm CDT
Cyclonus and the Sharkticon have brought tears of joy to my eyes.
Re: BBTS Universe Hound / Cheetor / Cyclonus & More For Pre-Order (797389)
Posted by Gandalf on September 28th, 2008 @ 6:11pm CDT
Auto Bot wrote:
Gandalf wrote:Starscream: I hope this is in fact the Henkei repaint, rather than a straight reissue. Either way, it's good for those who missed the first release.
Pass, since I have the first one.
(Will we get a Classics Thundercracker in the Universe line? Please?)



Dude, Henkei Thundercracker just came out. I suggest you go hunt him down now!

:)


I can't afford the $75 price on the Henkei, especially since I have City Commander on preorder. I want to see Thundercracker on retailer shelves in the Universe line, for those of us who could not afford these ridiculously priced exclusives.

Anyway, thanks for the heads up!