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In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead

Transformers News: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead

Thursday, January 10th, 2013 7:58AM CST

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We now have a few in-package images of Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Wave 2's Bulkhead. This figure will be Bulkheads debut in the Deluxe range, he features a new helmeted head sculpt and a color scheme similar to Roadbuster or perhaps Brawn. We also get another look at "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Starscream from the cross sell. Check out the images mirrored from ACToys below.

Re: Deluxe Beast Hunters Smokescreen and Bulkhead.

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Re: Deluxe Beast Hunters Smokescreen and Bulkhead.
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Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453690)
Posted by Homerjay14522 on January 10th, 2013 @ 8:19am CST
Here's Hoping the paint the Blue Dots on his helmet. To me it looks like Those are his eyes and his Visor is a big Goofy Blue grin. And While I'm not too excited about this line other than maybe the Preds themselves and Smokescreen, I might get this one to be a Brawn...
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453692)
Posted by ebeforei on January 10th, 2013 @ 8:28am CST
Homerjay14522 wrote:Here's Hoping the paint the Blue Dots on his helmet. To me it looks like Those are his eyes and his Visor is a big Goofy Blue grin....

I did not notice that until you mentioned it. Now, I cannot unsee it! Oh man....
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453695)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 10th, 2013 @ 8:37am CST
ebeforei wrote:
Homerjay14522 wrote:Here's Hoping the paint the Blue Dots on his helmet. To me it looks like Those are his eyes and his Visor is a big Goofy Blue grin....

I did not notice that until you mentioned it. Now, I cannot unsee it! Oh man....


:BOOM:
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453696)
Posted by _shaddow_ on January 10th, 2013 @ 8:39am CST
bbs.actoys.net/read.php?tid-1242172.html

Out of package pictures of Smokescreen. Totally removeable armor.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453698)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 10th, 2013 @ 8:43am CST
His head reminds me of Cybertron Scattorshot.

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Homerjay14522 wrote:Here's Hoping the paint the Blue Dots on his helmet.


This is the official product. They're not going to paint over what they already released, unless there's a variant somewhere down the road.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453699)
Posted by El Duque on January 10th, 2013 @ 8:43am CST
Here they are, the images many of you have been waiting for since it was revealed that Smokescreen would be making an appearance in Wave 2 of the Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe line. Courtesy of ACToys we have our first in-hand images, and yes, the Shadow Quill Armor is completely removable leaving a nice clean figure. Smokescreen fans rejoice, and enjoy the images mirrored below.

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Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453700)
Posted by kirbenvost on January 10th, 2013 @ 8:45am CST
Smokescreen looks pretty good, but man does he have a lot of missing/wrong paint apps. Oh well, this is Hasbro we're talking about, we're lucky enough to be just getting the figure in the first place. Judging by these pics, I'm pretty sure the armor is removable, which means he's a buy for me.

Bulkhead is a pass because I have the FE one and Bulk's meant to be a voyager. He looks alright though, aside from the smiley face.

Edit: HOLY CRAP, THAT WAS BREAKING NEWS. :shock:

SO BOUGHT. He's got a lot of car kibble on his arms but he still looks good. And even the net is removable from the gun! YYYEEEEEESSSSS. This figure just went from 'looks potentially good' to 'MUST BUY'. :BOWDOWN:

I'm also really glad I didn't buy the AM version when I had the chance.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453702)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 10th, 2013 @ 8:45am CST
Thanks for posting those, El Duque. Couldn't open the link.

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I told you guys the armor was obviously removable. >:oP

Now...give me that son of a bitch right now. :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:

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Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453703)
Posted by griftimus prime on January 10th, 2013 @ 8:52am CST
good lord that visor sucks. where the hell is the quality control hasbro?
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453706)
Posted by Gearslide on January 10th, 2013 @ 8:56am CST
Now the only question that remains:

Is Smokescreen's head on a Ball joint that's the same size as Knock Outs/AM Smokescreen?
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453708)
Posted by GuyIncognito on January 10th, 2013 @ 9:03am CST
griftimus prime wrote:good lord that visor sucks. where the hell is the quality control hasbro?


That's a design issue, not QC.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453709)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on January 10th, 2013 @ 9:07am CST
suck it takara. damn that is glorious.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453710)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 10th, 2013 @ 9:09am CST
Doubledealer93 wrote:suck it takara.


Welcome to my tribe, sir. ;)^
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453711)
Posted by griftimus prime on January 10th, 2013 @ 9:11am CST
smokescreen is a buy on sight
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453712)
Posted by Skywarp64 on January 10th, 2013 @ 9:11am CST
I never liked the character of Smokescreen very much, but that is an awesome looking toy. :D
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453715)
Posted by PaxCybertron82 on January 10th, 2013 @ 9:18am CST
That's how he should have looked from the get-go.

I'd buy him, even thought I hate this series. I'd ditch the dumb Road Warrior armor and just leave him plain.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453718)
Posted by Drift082111 on January 10th, 2013 @ 9:30am CST
Smokescreen will be my favorite Prime figure once I get him. He looks sick. :BOT: :grin:
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453721)
Posted by Janus Prime on January 10th, 2013 @ 9:32am CST
Nice! I know there´s probably a million other characters this guy looks like, but for some reason Siderburn comes to mind.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453724)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 10th, 2013 @ 9:39am CST
Please no... no... I said just Wheeljack, I already have Arms Micron Smokescreen! But I love comparing old and new...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

*is swallowed by the desire to get this figure*
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453726)
Posted by STngAR on January 10th, 2013 @ 9:41am CST
So glad I didnt cave and buy the AM one. :MAXIMAL:
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453727)
Posted by wilcosu35 on January 10th, 2013 @ 9:46am CST
yes! smokescreen, you will be mine
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453728)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 10th, 2013 @ 9:48am CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Please no... no... I said just Wheeljack, I already have Arms Micron Smokescreen! But I love comparing old and new...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

*is swallowed by the desire to get this figure*


Don't fight it. Let it happen. :twisted:
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453729)
Posted by deliciouspeter on January 10th, 2013 @ 9:50am CST
Wow. Starscream really looks to have Cybertron Brimstone's colors.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453730)
Posted by STngAR on January 10th, 2013 @ 9:52am CST
That head makes it look like drone Bulkhead :MAXIMAL:
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453731)
Posted by autobotOG on January 10th, 2013 @ 9:58am CST
awesomeness!!! AM smokescreen.......meet EBAY.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453733)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 10th, 2013 @ 9:59am CST
Something deep inside me hopes that we get a Prowl from this. And according to someone who's gotten my attention (ever since he told us about Deluxe Starscream days before it was news), we're getting one in legion scale. Smokescreen retool?

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Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453735)
Posted by starwarrior1227 on January 10th, 2013 @ 10:01am CST
YES!!my only nitpicks with the fig. are relatively thin legs and arm kibble, but other than that, HE IS PERFECT!!!
i feel bad that japan got left out on this one.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453736)
Posted by PaxCybertron82 on January 10th, 2013 @ 10:03am CST
PrymeStriker wrote:Something deep inside me hopes that we get a Prowl from this. And according to someone who's gotten my attention (ever since he told us about Deluxe Starscream days before it was news), we're getting one in legion scale. Smokescreen retool?

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I could see it happening. :BOT:
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453737)
Posted by starwarrior1227 on January 10th, 2013 @ 10:04am CST
PrymeStriker wrote:Something deep inside me hopes that we get a Prowl from this. And according to someone who's gotten my attention (ever since he told us about Deluxe Starscream days before it was news), we're getting one in legion scale. Smokescreen retool?

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I hope frenzyrumble jumps right onto this idea... well u know, for this smokescreen mold
or getrightrobot...
OR BOTH!
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453739)
Posted by riceboi2005 on January 10th, 2013 @ 10:19am CST
Oh my, this is so exciting. While the mold isn't perfect (esp. on the backside of the robot) and the car bra is hideous, it's nonetheless very awesome that Smokey finally got his well-deserved unique mold. I am not convinced on some of the paint color choices, but I am sure some alcohol/paint or Repro labels can fix them. Can't wait to get him!!! :ic$:
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453745)
Posted by Luscanun on January 10th, 2013 @ 10:25am CST
Anyone know the Takara claims web address? I'd like to file my "you jerks owe me $40" claim asap. /facepalm

I like the AM Smokescreen, a lot actually, and he would be awesome with a set of Reprolabels but with this guy coming out, I think that's most likely a pipe dream (all but confirmed to me by Craig on another site). Clearly this is the superior Smokey... that said, the AM Smokey head is the better of the two AND the box is awesome. w00t!!
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453750)
Posted by Trikeboy on January 10th, 2013 @ 10:31am CST
Ok, I'm buying this one. The head is a good mould, just bad painting. I can sort that out. Does anyone want the crappy armour when I get mine?
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453752)
Posted by Va'al on January 10th, 2013 @ 10:32am CST
PrymeStriker wrote:
Va'al wrote:EDIT: I checked! It's also on the figure itself! 8-}


Just so we're clear, you meant this symbol is on the figure, right?

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If you meant the prototype, then where is it? :???:


That's the one. Which is different from the one you showed further up, more unicorn-y.

Am I just adding to the confusion? :???:


As for Smokescreen, still unsure, even though the armour-on-off feature is a plus!
Might just focus on Starseekers and Predacons.

EDIT: After another look at the pictures, he may have moved onto the want list.

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Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453756)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 10th, 2013 @ 10:35am CST
Va'al wrote:That's the one. Which is different from the one you showed further up, more unicorn-y.

Am I just adding to the confusion? :???:
The dragon-looking one is the final. The "unicorn-y" one is the prototype.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453758)
Posted by Va'al on January 10th, 2013 @ 10:37am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Va'al wrote:That's the one. Which is different from the one you showed further up, more unicorn-y.

Am I just adding to the confusion? :???:
The dragon-looking one is the final. The "unicorn-y" one is the prototype.


OH! That makes a lot more sense now! Thanks!

(Sorry for being so slow, I thought you meant it the other way round... :HEADHURTS: )
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453760)
Posted by omega666 on January 10th, 2013 @ 10:38am CST
What the hell? They were on the right track bu then look like they gave up on the arms and feet and said, "Fuck it. People will buy it anyway."
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453762)
Posted by gothsaurus on January 10th, 2013 @ 10:43am CST
Seeing the notched pieces at the bottom of Smokescreen's chest/waist compared with that Prowl pic... I'd put MONEY on seeing a Prowl repaint.

But I digress.

Bulkhead's new head sculpt isn't working for me. Too generic and not emotive enough after all we've seen in the cartoon. He's a vibrant, funny character — and you don't get anything out of the simple, generic goggle-facelump sculpt here.

If they wanted to deviate from the original head, they could have just gone with a spot on Roadbuster head to complete the homage.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453764)
Posted by Xephon0930 on January 10th, 2013 @ 10:45am CST
An actual Smokescreen mold!?!? Immediate buy!!!!!
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453774)
Posted by gothsaurus on January 10th, 2013 @ 11:01am CST
Yeah, I'm going to have to invest in a little grinder/wood chipper to dump all the clip on armor into. Mmmmm recycling.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453777)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 10th, 2013 @ 11:07am CST
I'm taking this armor and giving it a black 'n' silver paint job.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453780)
Posted by Autobot032 on January 10th, 2013 @ 11:17am CST
omega666 wrote:What the hell? They were on the right track bu then look like they gave up on the arms and feet and said, "**** it. People will buy it anyway."


Exactly. I'm not all that impressed with him. There's an awful lot of kibble on him. He's one hell of a cheatformer and shellformer. You mean to tell me they couldn't find a way to collapse that hood into his chest? Really?

I admit that the AM Smokescreen isn't perfect, but with a few mods, I think he'd look better and more accurate than this one. And the paints on the US Smokey? Bland. Just...bland. The stickers (I do hate them) really pop on the Japanese version. (Their only saving grace.)

I don't know. I feel like people got screwed all around when it came to Smokescreen. TakaraTomy apparently didn't get this mold for their use, at least right now, and the US version has a LOT of kibble on it. A lot.

I don't know what to think or do here. I'll probably buy it and do some parts swapping, such as the heads, but once I have it in hand and can do a complete comparison, I'll make a final decision for sure.

As of right now, I'm less than impressed. I'm actually glad I paid for the import.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453782)
Posted by paul053 on January 10th, 2013 @ 11:19am CST
Nice. Finally something interest me in this line. I mean, Smokescreen.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453783)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on January 10th, 2013 @ 11:22am CST
i say we bombard reprolabels with emails telling them to make a set for him. WHO IS WITH ME??
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453789)
Posted by kirbenvost on January 10th, 2013 @ 11:36am CST
starwarrior1227 wrote:YES!!my only nitpicks with the fig. are relatively thin legs and arm kibble, but other than that, HE IS PERFECT!!!
i feel bad that japan got left out on this one.


General rule of thumb: Japan eventually gets almost everything the US does, usually as good as or better. Pretty sure Takara will release this later on with better paint apps or stickers if they stick with the Arms Micron gimmick.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453794)
Posted by Rhinox23 on January 10th, 2013 @ 11:41am CST
The only thing that is lacking to me is the missing/wrong colors on Smokescreen. He looks great otherwise and as Doubledealer93 said, I'm sure Reprolabels will come to the rescue! I really can't understand why Hasbro did that? You'd think someone there would check and re-check to make sure the colors were the same as the show...oh well.

I am actually impressed with the engineering of this figure. They managed to make him have door wings without looking anything like Bumblebee! That is quite a feat. Although the fake chest is a little disappointing, I think Smokey will have a unique transformation that we haven't seen before...which deserves praise whether you want this guy or not. I also like how thin he is with a lack of back kibble. It looks like his arm kibble can be manipulated to each person's taste for optimum poseability. Needless to say...buy on sight! :D
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453800)
Posted by RAcast on January 10th, 2013 @ 11:53am CST
Rhinox23 wrote:I am actually impressed with the engineering of this figure. They managed to make him have door wings without looking anything like Bumblebee! That is quite a feat. Although the fake chest is a little disappointing, I think Smokey will have a unique transformation that we haven't seen before...which deserves praise whether you want this guy or not. I also like how thin he is with a lack of back kibble. It looks like his arm kibble can be manipulated to each person's taste for optimum poseability. Needless to say...buy on sight! :D

Exactly, there's no reason to bitch and moan about a little forearm kibble, especially when there's room and hinges to move it about of the way. As for the bits on the feet...who cares? Nobody with a lick of sense, that's who! :lol: His transformation scheme looks brilliant!
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453805)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on January 10th, 2013 @ 12:13pm CST
RAcast wrote:Exactly, there's no reason to bitch and moan about a little forearm kibble, especially when there's room and hinges to move it about of the way. As for the bits on the feet...who cares? Nobody with a lick of sense, that's who! :lol: His transformation scheme looks brilliant!


pm coming your way.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453809)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on January 10th, 2013 @ 12:18pm CST
Sold! This guy and Hot Shot are the Autobots I want from this series. Too bad retailers don't like me and won't get any Hot Shots.

But, That's how I felt about the Vehicons. Saw one fig, bought him, and the next week - they're everywhere! So maybe I'll find Hot Shot somewhere.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453817)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on January 10th, 2013 @ 12:26pm CST
griftimus prime wrote:good lord that visor sucks. where the hell is the quality control hasbro?



They've been extinct for almost 3 years now, they took a vacation during animated then just left at DOTM. Theres no such thing as QC at hasbro anymore
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Bulkhead (1453822)
Posted by T-Macksimus on January 10th, 2013 @ 12:31pm CST
I can't believe it. They actually made a figure in this line that I'm seriously considering getting. That armor and fugly weapon will never see the light of day but the figure itself is actually something worthwhile. We'll see what happens when I actually have it under my nose at the store though since it has been insanely easy to talk myself out of purchasing nearly every other figure from the Prime line. The fact that they jacked the prices by $5 USD on them while giving us smaller figures had a lot to do with that but the aesthetic of the figures has been mostly to blame.

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