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HASBRO REVEALS TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS AT NEW YORK COMIC CON

The Hunt Begins in 2013 as OPTIMUS PRIME and the AUTOBOTS Face an Unprecedented New Foe in the TRANSFORMERS PRIME Animated Series and Beyond

NEW YORK, NY - October 11, 2012 - In a packed room filled with TRANSFORMERS fans, Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) officially unveiled details about TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS during a special panel at New York Comic Con on Thursday. BEAST HUNTERS will be the touchstone for TRANSFORMERS brand entertainment in 2013 driven by the award winning TRANSFORMERS PRIME animated series which is produced by Hasbro Studios, airs on The HUB television network in the U.S. and is seen by kids and fans in over 170 countries around the world.

The beasts, comprised of a new TRANSFORMERS faction called the PREDACONS, are led by one of the most imposing and powerful characters in the TRANSFORMERS world - PREDAKING. At New York Comic Con, in addition to giving fans a sneak peek at PREDAKING in the animated series, Hasbro discussed how BEAST HUNTERS will be the driving force behind its product line including toys as well as an extensive licensing program.

"In recent years, TRANSFORMERS fans have seen the AUTOBOTS battle the DECEPTICONS," said Aaron Archer, Vice President of TRANSFORMERS Brand Creative and Design. "The PREDACON faction, made up of menacing beasts that convert in ways mankind has never seen, have now joined the DECEPTICONS to take down the AUTOBOTS. We’re looking forward to exploring this new dynamic in the animation, action figures, KRE-O building sets, publishing and more."

As a special early look for fans, Hasbro also unveiled select new toys from the BEAST HUNTERS line that will launch in the spring of 2013 including new KRE-O TRANSFORMERS building sets and TRANSFORMERS PRIME action figures. Both toy lines will be driven by the BEAST HUNTERS theme bringing the AUTOBOTS, DECEPTICONS - and now the PREDACONS - to life in toy form and will be reflective of the compelling and visually stunning aesthetic of the TRANSFORMERS PRIME animated series.

"BEAST HUNTERS is an exciting new direction for TRANSFORMERS brand entertainment and the introduction of the PREDACON faction is a pivotal moment for OPTIMUS PRIME and the heroic AUTOBOTS, impacting the world of TRANSFORMERS which will never be the same," said Jay Duke, Global TRANSFORMERS Brand Vice President at Hasbro. "Kids and fans will be amazed by how Hasbro will bring this story and the ‘beasts’ to life across the brand’s major entertainment platforms in 2013."

To see the TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS brand trailer fans were treated to at New York Comic Con, visit the TRANSFORMERS Youtube channel at http://www.Youtube.com/Transformers. Fans can also keep up with the latest news from the TRANSFORMERS brand on the official TRANSFORMERS Facebook page at http://www.Facebook.com/Transformers.

About Hasbro
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company's world class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with innovative, well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Company’s Hasbro Studios develops and produces television programming for markets around the world. The Hub TV Network is part of a multi-platform joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), in the U.S. Through the company's deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. It has been recognized for its efforts by being named one of the "World’s Most Ethical Companies" and is ranked as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s "100 Best Corporate Citizens."Learn more at http://www.hasbro.com. © 2012 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

About The Hub
THE HUB is a multi-platform joint venture between Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) and Hasbro, Inc., (NASDAQ: HAS) with a goal of entertaining, enlightening, empowering and educating children and their families. The cable and satellite television network features original programming as well as content from Discovery's library of award-winning children's educational programming; from Hasbro's rich portfolio of entertainment and educational properties built during the past 90 years; and from leading third-party producers worldwide. The Hub lineup includes animated and live-action series, as well as specials, game shows, and family-favorite movies. The network extends its content through a robust and engaging online presence at http://www.hubworld.com. The Hub rebranded from Discovery Kids on October 10, 2010, and reaches more than 70 million U.S. households. The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.



Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer

Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer

Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer

Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer

Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer

Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer

Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer

Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer

Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer

Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer

Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer

Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer

Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer

Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer

Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer

Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer

Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer

Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer

Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer

Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer

Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer

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Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer

Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer

Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer

Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer

Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer

Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer

Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer
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Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429707)
Posted by fenrir72 on October 12th, 2012 @ 6:17pm CDT
Just asking, "Why can't Hasbro just re-issue the "original" G1 Omega Supreme? :???:
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429709)
Posted by griftimus prime on October 12th, 2012 @ 6:19pm CDT
this is all mostly crap. only buying maybe six of these including omega supreme. thanks for saving me money hasbro. good luck moving this stuff
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429710)
Posted by RazorSlash92 on October 12th, 2012 @ 6:21pm CDT
Are these actually being released by Hasbro? That Soundwave looks like it has an Arms Micron.
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429711)
Posted by frogbat on October 12th, 2012 @ 6:21pm CDT
Never been a fan of beast alt modes since I was a kid... Laser beak and ravage were cool but I was always left scratching my head. Obviously the dinbots were awesome and their g1 introduction had me sold...
And g1 predaking is still close to the top of my must haves... Not to mention the insecticons.. Also beast wars was such a great show...and high moon concocted a decent dinbots origins story..

So any misgivings logic tells me to have, I'm curious to see the new direction prime will take. Also I'd like to see a back story for the organic tf's in prime like airachnid and the insecticons.

I'm just glad there won't be many interesting prime toys so I might somehow find enough for the g1 goodness ie fortress maximus and the masterpieces... Though that predaking intrigues me and they seem to enjoy teasing us with him by not showing the roboto mode.
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429717)
Posted by Diem on October 12th, 2012 @ 6:33pm CDT
RazorSlash92 wrote:Are these actually being released by Hasbro? That Soundwave looks like it has an Arms Micron.


It's Ravage, and it's similar to the Laserbeak with the first Soundwave, not a Micron at all.

That Sinnertwin homage is really neat, I'm glad they're hitting up a comparatively obscure character. Unless he has a connection point hidden up his butt it looks like we won't be getting a Terrorcon combiner any time soon.

That Laserback might be my favourite out of all these guys now.

The fact that Wheeljack has his closed mask might lead to some sales for people wanting to headswap. And, so help me, that new headcrest on Bumblebee actually looks pretty cool.
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429721)
Posted by RazorSlash92 on October 12th, 2012 @ 6:37pm CDT
Diem wrote:It's Ravage, and it's similar to the Laserbeak with the first Soundwave, not a Micron at all.

I knew it was Ravage, I meant that it looks like an arms micron in the fact that it transforms into an attachable weapon.

Diem wrote:The fact that Wheeljack has his closed mask might lead to some sales for people wanting to headswap.

Doesn't the original Wheeljack have a closed mask?
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429722)
Posted by BeastProwl on October 12th, 2012 @ 6:39pm CDT
So, are Omega and OP getting a release here or not? That omega needs to be mine yesterday.
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429724)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on October 12th, 2012 @ 6:41pm CDT
Okay, so.... I NEED THAT OMEGA SURPEME!
Everything else is meh. The beast hunters sorta had me, but they look like crap in robot mode. Shame.
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429725)
Posted by Mkall on October 12th, 2012 @ 6:41pm CDT
Of this lot, Omega Supreme is still the only thing that interests me.
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429728)
Posted by dedcat on October 12th, 2012 @ 6:46pm CDT
Not the most promising of first impressions. I'm not sure why there is a need to try and make highly advanced alien robots look more primitive, though I guess they picked a theme and they're going with it.

I will remain optimistic and keep reminding myself how completely anti-Beast Wars I was when it first started before it became a series I truly enjoyed. (til season 3 anyway)

It would be nice to see TF Prime branch off and do something at least semi-original instead of continually riding the 'hey remember this name from G1!' train. Which admittedly the second half of season 2 is kinda almost already doing with the pokemon relic hunting.
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429732)
Posted by MGrotusque on October 12th, 2012 @ 6:57pm CDT
The Laserbeak beast mode is pretty damn good! That has to be the best beast mode i've seen in a looooong time. Well at least in that pose and with that angle it looks dead sexy anyways. Won't see it at retail EVER so don't really care.

Sinnertwin has me excited but i wish he was executed better. But he's a cyberverse class fig
(i don't buy cyberverse) so what can ya do. If anything I'm still stoked to see him.

Omega Supreme!....... It's alright. Very passable.

The rest are a wash for me. Once again yet another entire wave of product that Hasbro won't be getting a single dollar from me for.
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429736)
Posted by Diem on October 12th, 2012 @ 7:04pm CDT
RazorSlash92 wrote:
Diem wrote:The fact that Wheeljack has his closed mask might lead to some sales for people wanting to headswap.

Doesn't the original Wheeljack have a closed mask?


Well guess I'm going senile.

The Microns that comes with the Arms Micron sets are way bigger than that Ravage and are kits. And have powerlink points. Also, does that Ravage become a weapon? I think it just plugs into his chest.
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429737)
Posted by RazorSlash92 on October 12th, 2012 @ 7:05pm CDT
Diem wrote:
RazorSlash92 wrote:
Diem wrote:The fact that Wheeljack has his closed mask might lead to some sales for people wanting to headswap.

Doesn't the original Wheeljack have a closed mask?


Well guess I'm going senile.

The Microns that comes with the Arms Micron sets are way bigger than that Ravage and are kits. And have powerlink points. Also, does that Ravage become a weapon? I think it just plugs into his chest.

Something pegs into Soundwave's arm as a weapon. Assumed it was Ravage. Guess I'm going a bit senile too.
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429738)
Posted by Manterax Prime on October 12th, 2012 @ 7:06pm CDT
Cyberverse: meh
Deluxes: Cool! Doubt Ravage is a weapon. But still, nice to see him.
Voyager Predaking: NO! I'll wait for the leader class.
Year of the Snake Omega and Optimus: WANT!
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429740)
Posted by Diem on October 12th, 2012 @ 7:07pm CDT
RazorSlash92 wrote:
Diem wrote:
RazorSlash92 wrote:
Diem wrote:The fact that Wheeljack has his closed mask might lead to some sales for people wanting to headswap.

Doesn't the original Wheeljack have a closed mask?


Well guess I'm going senile.

The Microns that comes with the Arms Micron sets are way bigger than that Ravage and are kits. And have powerlink points. Also, does that Ravage become a weapon? I think it just plugs into his chest.

Something pegs into Soundwave's arm as a weapon. Assumed it was Ravage. Guess I'm going a bit senile too.


I'm pretty sure it's his grabby, shooty claw on a string thing.

Speaking of which, these far larger weapons probably go some way towards explaining the recent price hike on deluxes.
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429748)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on October 12th, 2012 @ 7:25pm CDT
i took a closer look and ravage is on soundwave's chest. now i want all prime toys no matter how stupid they are.
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429756)
Posted by Slip►Stream on October 12th, 2012 @ 7:55pm CDT
Seems like I'll be saving a lot of money this time around, Omega is the only thing I kind of want.
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429757)
Posted by TheDownshift on October 12th, 2012 @ 7:56pm CDT
>that feel when I want to repaint that Bulkhead to look like a Brute Chieftan
>that feel when I want to turn Smokescreen into Marcus Fenix
>that feel when Hasbro loves 360 exclusives
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429760)
Posted by craggy on October 12th, 2012 @ 8:01pm CDT
Sinnertwin is Cyberverse? Commander then? Because it looks like he has at least some articulation. Liking the new Soundwave colours and tooling. Ravage is pretty cool too. Wheeljack is a bit strange. Looks like a bit of a stegosaurus. Laserback (?) looks good in alt mode, but not sure on the robot.

Too bad Cyberverse Roadbuster Bulkhead is...well, a Cyberverse. Not too sold on the rest of the wee guys. The vehicle/accessories are looking good. Sky Claw is maybe a tad gaudy though. The Breakdown Apex armour isn't really for me, but am glad they've made it more original than the first two.

Predaking could be really nice. I'd like to see the robot mode first though, before getting too excited. Optimus doesn't do much for me, but that Omega is something nice.
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429765)
Posted by dedcat on October 12th, 2012 @ 8:19pm CDT
I notice LaserBack and Sinnertwin have a different faction symbol than the one that was revealed yesterday. Early production photos or second beast faction? Or does Predaking get the revealed insignia all to himself?
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429767)
Posted by robofreak on October 12th, 2012 @ 8:31pm CDT
I'm loving the Sinnertwin figure, but I'm not sure what to think of Predaking.

Predaking is an awesome looking figure, but the name is what bugs me for once. With a name like Predaking, I expect a freaking combiner.

Omega Supreme looks amazing and I can't wait to get it.
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429784)
Posted by Dyn@mo on October 12th, 2012 @ 9:12pm CDT
What a truly ugly selection of toys that is. Messy, ill-considered designs and remolds and sickening colour schemes. Yuck.
A couple of the existing Prime designs are quite nice, but this next wave is a disaster. Imagine what these are going to look like without the carefully applied Photoshop sheen they have in these pictures.
They look like someone vomited coloured plastic.

Oh, what I'd kill for a couple more Classics right now - at the appropriate size, of course. A Trailbreaker maybe. Or a nice Springer.
Hasbro, please take your plastic dragon and stick it up your arse.
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429788)
Posted by phase on October 12th, 2012 @ 9:17pm CDT
Somewhat excited for Prime (especially the Cyberverse), not so much Kre-O. Also, with 'Beast' Hunters being the new thing, anyone think Airachnid might return?

Omega Supreme alllllmost makes me regret blowing most of my money on Encore Fort Max. Almost. Prime, not so much. I'll wait for eBay, unless they're actually sold separately.
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429791)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on October 12th, 2012 @ 9:42pm CDT
Has anyone noticed the Omega Supreme has retooling to resemble WFC Omega Supreme? I really like it. I hear everyone talking about a Laserbeak but I don't see one
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429792)
Posted by RazorSlash92 on October 12th, 2012 @ 9:43pm CDT
welcometothedarksyde wrote:I hear everyone talking about a Laserbeak but I don't see one

I think they mean LaserBack.

Personally I think Laserback looks atrocious.
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429801)
Posted by xyl360 on October 12th, 2012 @ 9:58pm CDT
Wheeljack - yes
Bumblebee - maybe
Twinstrike - maybe (if there ends up being a deluxe, I'll have that instead)
Laserback - yes (reminds me of G1 Cindersaur)
Soundwave - probably (liking the new deco and remolding, don't really care about Ravage)
Smokescreen - gimme a deluxe and we'll talk, I won't do Cyberverse (Scout/Basic) for a character like that
Platinum Omega Supreme - Yes, but only if he looks anywhere near as good as the photoshopped custom paint job they show him in, otherwise no
Ripclawstrike - Why do you have to be made of Lego Kreo? I would have bought you :(
Voyager Predaking - yes, now show me the bot mode already Mr Scourge err...Bruticus err...Flame Convoy err...whatever, I like dragons, so gimme that :P
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429815)
Posted by KNM2012 on October 12th, 2012 @ 10:17pm CDT
frogbat wrote:Never been a fan of beast alt modes since I was a kid... Laser beak and ravage were cool but I was always left scratching my head. Obviously the dinbots were awesome and their g1 introduction had me sold...
And g1 predaking is still close to the top of my must haves... Not to mention the insecticons.. Also beast wars was such a great show...and high moon concocted a decent dinbots origins story..

So any misgivings logic tells me to have, I'm curious to see the new direction prime will take. Also I'd like to see a back story for the organic tf's in prime like airachnid and the insecticons.

I'm just glad there won't be many interesting prime toys so I might somehow find enough for the g1 goodness ie fortress maximus and the masterpieces... Though that predaking intrigues me and they seem to enjoy teasing us with him by not showing the roboto mode.


Honestly, I can relate with what you have just said. Because when I was a kid, I had Shrapnel. And lets say that his joints became loose, the metallic paint started coming off, a part of him broke, and I lost his weapons. That, and the Dinobots were one of the two reasons why I did not like Beast Wars. So when it comes to Beast Hunters, we are on the same page. I am anxious to see how it turns out, even though as we speak, I am uncertain what my 2013 holds.

But with the rest... I am not sure how I feel. I like the new Omega Supreme, and wonder what series he is going to be in. Predaking is interest, but he cannot beat my G1 badboy when it comes the idea of owning him. And also, why does the combination of this and Fort Max make me hope that Takara Tomy reissues the Terrorcons and Gnaw? :-?
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429817)
Posted by Rhinox23 on October 12th, 2012 @ 10:18pm CDT
So I definitely want the Voyager Predaking! He will look great with my many other beastformers! I will only buy Laserback if he's in the show. The rest are very iffy for me. They're not quite different enough...although I didn't buy PRID BB and this mold does look better. I just don't know yet, but I won't be preordereing. Also, it looks like Ravage fits into Soundwave's chest just like Laserbeak did on the PRID mold. Not sure though.
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429818)
Posted by Samsonator on October 12th, 2012 @ 10:22pm CDT
Cyberverse Airachnid > Deluxe Ariachnid.
No surprise there.
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429819)
Posted by Overcracker on October 12th, 2012 @ 10:27pm CDT
Loving Bumblebee, Wheeljack and Soundwave. More than that, Omega, and Prime are musts.

Other than that, think Predaking looks interesting, but he reminds me a lot of R.I.D Bruticus for some reason.
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429826)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 12th, 2012 @ 10:42pm CDT
WHY ddi that have to use that stupid mouthed version for Platinum Edition Optimus? Wasn't that the whole point of the mouthplated running change? >_<
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429834)
Posted by Crosscheck on October 12th, 2012 @ 11:04pm CDT
I wonder about Omega's head. The original Energon Omega Supreme was a Headmaster, I am curious if this one is too. Where does the spot where Omega's head attaches to end up on the toy when in vehicle mode?
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429841)
Posted by Flashwave on October 12th, 2012 @ 11:25pm CDT
dedcat wrote:Not the most promising of first impressions. I'm not sure why there is a need to try and make highly advanced alien robots look more primitive, though I guess they picked a theme and they're going with it.

Here's an angle, although I doubt this is what Hasbro's doing: If Shockwave built them, perhaps because he's not actually Primus/VectorS Sigma/Allpark/Dues Machina he can't build the kind of complex lifeforms that he himself is. Surgeons can replace organs in humans, but they can't build an actual human. What if Cybertronian physiology is fundamentally the same?

To quote Arcee and Jack "You turn into a motor cycle, don't you know how to build one?

Your a human Jack, can you build me a small intestine?"

Or, maybe, deep down, Shockwave is really a psychopathic whack-job with a secret passion for monsters.
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429847)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 12th, 2012 @ 11:34pm CDT
Shockwave didn't/couldn't have created the Predacons, as they already existed long before the current generation of Cybertronians. The Predacons are like the Cybertron equivalent of dinosaurs, in that they were Cybertron's first ancient race and were said to have been destroyed in a great cataclysm.

How they return, however, will be revealed in the show.
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429877)
Posted by DMSL on October 13th, 2012 @ 3:13am CDT
All i see is that a majority of these "new figures" are repaints and retools.

If Hasbro thinks that's what i want they have not been paying much attention.

So let me tell Hasbro what i want, i want proper remakes of the G1 Headmasters and Targetmasters for my Classics collection, a Deluxe Class Classic Blaster and a Voyager Class Classic Galvatron. I woulden't mind a DOTM Leader Class Megatron either, i think Hasbro even promised us that he would come. Now that we are talking DOTM, release Leadfoot and Soundwave for Alpha Trion's sake that's what i really want.
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429880)
Posted by Heckfire on October 13th, 2012 @ 4:05am CDT
Funny thing...for years now, I've been using my Cybertron Scourge figure as the leader of a new Predacon faction under the name of "Predaking" (long story short: the gestalt broke free of Razorclaw and Co. and gained his own body). Now Hasbro introduces a new Predacon faction led by a bot based on Cybertron Scourge who is named "Predaking."

Either Hasbro is stripmining my imagination without me knowing it...AGAIN...or I can officially see the future.
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429881)
Posted by Va'al on October 13th, 2012 @ 4:16am CDT
Are there no images of the Leader Predaking? That one looked particuarly interesting.
Or was it just the Voyager, with different paint apps?

While I find the three "retools" interesting, I'm not sure I want to replace the current cast members on the shelf. I might just focus on the beasts from now on.
With that said, Lazerback looks really really interesting.

The symbol, however, confuses me: Image

That doesn't look like the Beast Hunter symbol at all. Is it a pre-production one?
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429885)
Posted by Mykltron on October 13th, 2012 @ 5:12am CDT
Predaking is the only thing that might interest me. If there's a leader class I'll probably get that instead though.

Isn't anyone going to complain that Omega Supreme only has one hand?
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429888)
Posted by Manterax Prime on October 13th, 2012 @ 5:44am CDT
Mykltron wrote:Predaking is the only thing that might interest me. If there's a leader class I'll probably get that instead though.

Isn't anyone going to complain that Omega Supreme only has one hand?


1. There will be a leader version of Predaking, as shown from the photos of the girl holding him at NYCC

2. Nobody's gonna complain about Omega because he's NEVER had 2 hands, just the claw-hand on his right arm and a blaster arm for his left one. It's always been that way. Why complain now about a toy not having any real hands when it's of a character who's never had any real hands to begin with?
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429889)
Posted by Manterax Prime on October 13th, 2012 @ 5:50am CDT
Va'al wrote:Are there no images of the Leader Predaking? That one looked particuarly interesting.
Or was it just the Voyager, with different paint apps?



The one we saw in the photos before the stock photos in the 1st post showed up was the leader Predaking.
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429890)
Posted by Trikeboy on October 13th, 2012 @ 5:56am CDT
90% of that is crap. Is this really what kids are wanting from toys? Thank you Hasbro, thanks to crap like this I can afford Encore Fort Max, Masterpieces and of course the resident four letter word, third party products (ok, not 4 letters but it makes the point). I like the show but I hope the Prime toyline dies very soon.
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429897)
Posted by STngAR on October 13th, 2012 @ 7:40am CDT
After reading all the replies it looks like I'm in the group way over to the right that likes.

I cant believe myself that I'm gonna say this but that Bumblebee looks all kinda of awesome in bot mode. I'm a huge Beast Wars fan so this new Beast Hunters direction I'm looking forward to. Omega Supreme look great but that damn open mouth plate is a big turn off on Optimus(looks like he's got a huge ass smile from telling himself a joke). I'm wondering if they will work in the Maximals somehow.
:-?

Not a big fan of the Kreo stuff and the Cyberverse stuff. :MAXIMAL:
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429912)
Posted by NTESHFT on October 13th, 2012 @ 9:27am CDT
Thank you, Hasbro, for giving me the opportunity to save up to get Takara's stuff. I can't believe that I was worried that you guys might come up with something that might make me change my mind on Fortress Max :lol: . The only thing I see that I want right now is Soundwave. I may get Omega AFTER Max is in my hands. He does look cool, though. Never was a Beast Wars toy fan, except Megatron, so those guys will be a PASS. MAYBE leader Predaking, if I like seeing it in person. Optimus Prime- well if I see him WAY on down the road, and there is nothing else out for me to get during that time, then maybe.

Just how many "new" figures are actually coming out? I see more repaint/retool than actual new figures. Are we not seeing everything? And I guess that the "Platinum Edition" transformers will most likely be nothing but repaints/retools. No surprise there, so I guess I'll just have to wait and see then. *sigh* At least Takara is producing stuff to look forward to. :DANCE:
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429915)
Posted by OneConArmy on October 13th, 2012 @ 9:42am CDT
I want ALL those deluxes, Predaking, and Omega Supreme. It looks like every character in Prime is going to get "Wrecker - fied".
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429925)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on October 13th, 2012 @ 10:28am CDT
Wait. LEADER Predaking? Image link? The one at the preview night on the white stand?

Hmm... it looked similar to the Voyager in the presentation.
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429927)
Posted by Va'al on October 13th, 2012 @ 10:43am CDT
gavinfuzzy wrote:Wait. LEADER Predaking? Image link? The one at the preview night on the white stand?

Hmm... it looked similar to the Voyager in the presentation.


It has weapons under its wings, the wings themselves are black and orange, rather than just orange, and is much bigger.
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429929)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 13th, 2012 @ 10:50am CDT
Manterax Prime wrote:
Va'al wrote:Are there no images of the Leader Predaking? That one looked particuarly interesting.
Or was it just the Voyager, with different paint apps?



The one we saw in the photos before the stock photos in the 1st post showed up was the leader Predaking.


Weird, so makes three versions? Cyberverse Commander, Voyager and now Leader?
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429938)
Posted by Va'al on October 13th, 2012 @ 11:26am CDT
Apparently so, yes.

If the Leader version is real, I might just have to go for it.
I'm not that impressed by the Voyager.
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429963)
Posted by mooncake623 on October 13th, 2012 @ 1:16pm CDT
=O Omega!!! any chance of it being Supreme size? It needs to be fighting my Devastator on my shelf!!! and that just wont work if its Voyager size =/
Re: Hasbro's official Beast Hunters product images, press release and teaser trailer (1429969)
Posted by Mkall on October 13th, 2012 @ 1:45pm CDT
mooncake623 wrote:=O Omega!!! any chance of it being Supreme size? It needs to be fighting my Devastator on my shelf!!! and that just wont work if its Voyager size =/

Yup, it's Supreme sized

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