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New Galleries: Beast Hunters Deluxe Class Wave 3 Ratchet, Dreadwing and Skystalker

Transformers News: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Deluxe Class Wave 3 Ratchet, Dreadwing and Skystalker

Sunday, May 19th, 2013 7:17PM CDT

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We're pleased to announce that Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Wave 3 has been added to the galleries! This wave features the latest dragon to join the Predacon ranks, Skystalker, Dreadwing's debut in the Deluxe Class complete with Beast Hunters armor, and last but not least the heavily retooled Beast Hunters Ratchet. Enjoy the full galleries by click any of the links or images found below.


Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Skystalker

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Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Dreadwing

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Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Ratchet

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Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Deluxe Class Wave 3 Ratchet, Dreadwing and Skystalker (1488748)
Posted by Noideaforaname on May 19th, 2013 @ 7:28pm CDT
Dreadwing and Ratchet are a mess of weird concepts and weirder colors, while I'll never get over how all the mainline Predacons pretty much do the same exact thing as each other. There could at least be dragon head(s) that turn into robot hand(s) or legs that swap into the arms' position (or vice-versa) or something.
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Deluxe Class Wave 3 Ratchet, Dreadwing and Skystalker (1488749)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 19th, 2013 @ 7:34pm CDT
Skystalker just isn't worth the price. I'd rather commit to much better molds, like the Thrilling 30 line. >:oP

Might get Dreadwing, only for the sake of getting Dreadwing in toy form. Y'know, since he never even made one appearance at any of my local retailers.

Ratchet... that orange sherbert and weapon just doesn't work on him. Great, now I want orange sherbert. :-(

I notice that Grimwing is on the site's banner. Does that mean we're getting galleries of him and Ultra Magnus too?
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Deluxe Class Wave 3 Ratchet, Dreadwing and Skystalker (1488752)
Posted by RAcast on May 19th, 2013 @ 7:46pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Ratchet... that orange sherbert and weapon just doesn't work on him. Great, now I want orange sherbert. :-(

As much as I don't want to defend that AWFUL retool, look at the drill...now paint most of it gold. They missed a prime chance at another Gurren Lagann homage with that one. ;)
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Deluxe Class Wave 3 Ratchet, Dreadwing and Skystalker (1488753)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 19th, 2013 @ 7:48pm CDT
RAcast wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Ratchet... that orange sherbert and weapon just doesn't work on him. Great, now I want orange sherbert. :-(

As much as I don't want to defend that AWFUL retool, look at the drill...now paint most of it gold. They missed a prime chance at another Gurren Lagann homage with that one. ;)
Instead, we get two Beast Wars Dinobot homages in one (regular Dinobot and Transmetal 2 Dinobot). :-B
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Deluxe Class Wave 3 Ratchet, Dreadwing and Skystalker (1488755)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 19th, 2013 @ 7:54pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
RAcast wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Ratchet... that orange sherbert and weapon just doesn't work on him. Great, now I want orange sherbert. :-(

As much as I don't want to defend that AWFUL retool, look at the drill...now paint most of it gold. They missed a prime chance at another Gurren Lagann homage with that one. ;)
Instead, we get two Beast Wars Dinobot homages in one (regular Dinobot and Transmetal 2 Dinobot). :-B


The weapon (regular Beast Wars Dinobot) and the head (Beast Wars Dinobot II), if there's no one who gets it.

I noticed, just didn't feel like pointing out. ;)

As I look at Ratchet more and more, this thought comes to me: you know what he really looks like to me?

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Not sure why the first Ratchet mold doesn't remind me of Team Fortress 2's the Medic, but Beast Hunters does. :-?
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Deluxe Class Wave 3 Ratchet, Dreadwing and Skystalker (1488757)
Posted by RAcast on May 19th, 2013 @ 7:58pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
RAcast wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Ratchet... that orange sherbert and weapon just doesn't work on him. Great, now I want orange sherbert. :-(

As much as I don't want to defend that AWFUL retool, look at the drill...now paint most of it gold. They missed a prime chance at another Gurren Lagann homage with that one. ;)
Instead, we get two Beast Wars Dinobot homages in one (regular Dinobot and Transmetal 2 Dinobot). :-B


The weapon (regular Beast Wars Dinobot) and the head (Beast Wars Dinobot II), if there's no one who gets it.

I noticed, just didn't feel like pointing out. ;)

As I look at Ratchet more and more, this thought comes to me: you know what he really looks like to me?

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Not sure why the first Ratchet mold doesn't remind me of Team Fortress 2's the Medic, but Beast Hunters does. :-?

The homage could have been done REALLY well, it truly could have. But instead of making the character Dinobot/II, they tried to make it...RatchetBot one-and-a-half. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Deluxe Class Wave 3 Ratchet, Dreadwing and Skystalker (1488773)
Posted by proximus on May 19th, 2013 @ 8:30pm CDT
Didn't I see Dreadwing in Galaxy Quest?
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Deluxe Class Wave 3 Ratchet, Dreadwing and Skystalker (1488781)
Posted by xyl360 on May 19th, 2013 @ 9:00pm CDT
No side-by-side pics with Beast Wars Dinobot in the galleries :(?
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Deluxe Class Wave 3 Ratchet, Dreadwing and Skystalker (1488785)
Posted by Seibertron on May 19th, 2013 @ 9:11pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
RAcast wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Ratchet... that orange sherbert and weapon just doesn't work on him. Great, now I want orange sherbert. :-(

As much as I don't want to defend that AWFUL retool, look at the drill...now paint most of it gold. They missed a prime chance at another Gurren Lagann homage with that one. ;)
Instead, we get two Beast Wars Dinobot homages in one (regular Dinobot and Transmetal 2 Dinobot). :-B


Not to mention the Beast Machines Silverbolt nods with Dreadwing. Here's hoping to some fun repaints later down the road.
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Deluxe Class Wave 3 Ratchet, Dreadwing and Skystalker (1488786)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 19th, 2013 @ 9:14pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:Not to mention the Beast Machines Silverbolt nods with Dreadwing.
Didn't know that one.
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Deluxe Class Wave 3 Ratchet, Dreadwing and Skystalker (1488787)
Posted by Seibertron on May 19th, 2013 @ 9:14pm CDT
xyl360 wrote:No side-by-side pics with Beast Wars Dinobot in the galleries :(?


Unfortunately no. I'm unable to do all of the homages and comparison pics while I'm behind on galleries right now. Now that I've got the latest Beast Hunters galleries all set, I'll move onto the latest Beast Hunters Cyberverse galleries next (most notably Abominus!) as well as finishing up TFP RID Dreadwing, Skyquake, Ultra Magnus, AM Ultra Magnus, Thundertron, Leo Prime, Cyberverse Ultra Magnus and Cyberverse Skyquake.

Plus I've got the Beast Wars Dinobots in my storage unit at the moment.
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Deluxe Class Wave 3 Ratchet, Dreadwing and Skystalker (1488788)
Posted by Seibertron on May 19th, 2013 @ 9:19pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Seibertron wrote:Not to mention the Beast Machines Silverbolt nods with Dreadwing.
Didn't know that one.


His character model would show the feet and the "wings" nod better than the poorly executed toy will. Anyone have a good character model of Beast Machines Silverbolt handy?

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Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Deluxe Class Wave 3 Ratchet, Dreadwing and Skystalker (1488789)
Posted by RAcast on May 19th, 2013 @ 9:21pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Seibertron wrote:Not to mention the Beast Machines Silverbolt nods with Dreadwing.
Didn't know that one.


His character model would show the feet and the "wings" nod better than the poorly executed toy will. Anyone have a good character model of Beast Machines Silverbolt handy?

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W-why would you do this to us? Cannot be unseeeeeeen! :HEADHURTS:
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Deluxe Class Wave 3 Ratchet, Dreadwing and Skystalker (1488791)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 19th, 2013 @ 9:36pm CDT
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Still don't quite see it, since Silverbolt's feet are tiny and his "wings" are more like little feathers.

Here's some fan art of a better pose.

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Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Deluxe Class Wave 3 Ratchet, Dreadwing and Skystalker (1488807)
Posted by Caelus on May 19th, 2013 @ 10:25pm CDT
There's elements of Beast Machines Jetstorm in there too, obviously.

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Which kind of makes me wish we'd gotten a Waspinator/Thrust and Rhinox/Tankor homage too. It would have made for an interesting trio.



My wife pointed out something interesting about the prehistoric Predacons. I said that everyone was complaining because transforming for them mostly consisted of them just standing up-right. She essentially said, 'So? That's what our ancestors did.'
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Deluxe Class Wave 3 Ratchet, Dreadwing and Skystalker (1488808)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 19th, 2013 @ 10:27pm CDT
Caelus wrote:My wife pointed out something interesting about the prehistoric Predacons. I said that everyone was complaining because transforming for them mostly consisted of them just standing up-right. She essentially said, 'So? That's what our ancestors did.'
Okay, that is totally getting sig'd.
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Deluxe Class Wave 3 Ratchet, Dreadwing and Skystalker (1488819)
Posted by Agamemnon on May 19th, 2013 @ 11:25pm CDT
Though the instructions don't show this, the obvious best places for the shoulder guards are like in this picture. Bravo, Seibertron!

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One complaint, though. I dislike how simple the transformations have become in some of the Beast Hunters line. We don't need movie-verse/alternators. But, I'd like to have a cool looking F35 that doesn't have the feet and arms so visible. I can understand and accept such stuff in the Cyberverse molds. But, can we have some clever transformations that don't look like a robot hanging under a set of wings? Soundwave and the First Editions were some of the best recently, in my opinion.
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Deluxe Class Wave 3 Ratchet, Dreadwing and Skystalker (1488828)
Posted by MGrotusque on May 19th, 2013 @ 11:57pm CDT
Ratchet is by far the best of the bunch. The custom paint possibilities that could make this figure look amazing are almost limitless with all that awesome detail this mold has.
I said before and i'll say it again. I really do think for me that Ratchet has the best bot mode in the entire line.
However i did see the Takara Shockwave at my local nerd store today and he looks pretty rad too.....but i still feel ratchet is the classiest of em all. Even in the beast armour. Which oddly enough isn't at all beast themed (accept for the dinobot homage gun and colour scheme). His armour looks more tech than the rest and not as goofy.
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Deluxe Class Wave 3 Ratchet, Dreadwing and Skystalker (1488844)
Posted by Seibertron on May 20th, 2013 @ 2:25am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Still don't quite see it, since Silverbolt's feet are tiny and his "wings" are more like little feathers.


Oh k ...

They both have clawed feet and a unique "wing" design that is very similar. It's as much a nod as any of the other stretches people are making to connect these to Beast Wars figures. I'm just saying that with a different head, that Dreadwing could make a decent Beast Machines Silverbolt for BotCon, or the Club or something.
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Deluxe Class Wave 3 Ratchet, Dreadwing and Skystalker (1488845)
Posted by RhA on May 20th, 2013 @ 2:56am CDT
I didn't expect to, but I like all three. The Dinobot-thing on Ratchet sorta works IMO.
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Deluxe Class Wave 3 Ratchet, Dreadwing and Skystalker (1488857)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on May 20th, 2013 @ 6:06am CDT
Having gone over the thread, I'm actually seeing hints of BM Silverbolt and BM Jetstorm in Dreadwing. And is it just me, or does his weapon resemble that of Silverbolt's toy? You know, the wing axe?

Ratchet... Don't like the colors on him. And why the Dinobot homage on this guy? Any specific reason?

And I still like Skystalker's simplicity. Reminds me of Energon Cruellock.
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Deluxe Class Wave 3 Ratchet, Dreadwing and Skystalker (1488896)
Posted by PrymeStriker on May 20th, 2013 @ 8:44am CDT
I'm painting all of Skystalker's yellow bits white and turning him into my Prime Backbite.

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Ratchet... Don't like the colors on him. And why the Dinobot homage on this guy? Any specific reason?


Because they probably wanted to throw us Beast Wars fans a bone.

It kind of worked...
NO! I do not want that thing! [-(
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Deluxe Class Wave 3 Ratchet, Dreadwing and Skystalker (1488901)
Posted by Seibertron on May 20th, 2013 @ 9:47am CDT
Here's a pic demonstrating the 7 visual cues that say that Dreadwing would make a great Beast Machines Silverbolt homage repaint/remold at some point ...

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Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Deluxe Class Wave 3 Ratchet, Dreadwing and Skystalker (1488919)
Posted by RAcast on May 20th, 2013 @ 10:55am CDT
Seibertron wrote:Here's a pic demonstrating the 7 visual cues that say that Dreadwing would make a great Beast Machines Silverbolt homage repaint/remold at some point ...

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Wasn't one horrible figure of BM Silverbolt bad enough? :lol:
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Deluxe Class Wave 3 Ratchet, Dreadwing and Skystalker (1488939)
Posted by Noideaforaname on May 20th, 2013 @ 12:21pm CDT
Strange way to homage the Beast Era.
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on May 20th, 2013 @ 12:25pm CDT
RAcast wrote:
Seibertron wrote:Here's a pic demonstrating the 7 visual cues that say that Dreadwing would make a great Beast Machines Silverbolt homage repaint/remold at some point ...

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Wasn't one horrible figure of BM Silverbolt bad enough? :lol:


That's the Japanese version, here's the original US one:

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Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Deluxe Class Wave 3 Ratchet, Dreadwing and Skystalker (1488960)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 20th, 2013 @ 1:21pm CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:Strange way to homage the Beast Era.


Quite strange, indeed. :-?
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Posted by RAcast on May 20th, 2013 @ 3:40pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
RAcast wrote:
Seibertron wrote:Here's a pic demonstrating the 7 visual cues that say that Dreadwing would make a great Beast Machines Silverbolt homage repaint/remold at some point ...

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Wasn't one horrible figure of BM Silverbolt bad enough? :lol:


That's the Japanese version, here's the original US one:

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It's the same mold. >:oP Takara's just has a slightly less jarring deco.
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Deluxe Class Wave 3 Ratchet, Dreadwing and Skystalker (1488996)
Posted by El Duque on May 20th, 2013 @ 4:46pm CDT
The Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Galleries roll on! Today we have the latest two figures from the Voyager Class, Ultra Magnus and Grimwing!

Ultra Magnus makes brilliant use of the Transformers Prime Robots in Disguise Voyager Optimus Prime mold with extensive retooling, new colors, and accessories, which include the Forge of Solus Prime. This retool works especially well since so many fans use the First Edition Voyager Optimus Prime in their displays.

Grimwing is the latest addition to the Predacon ranks. According to the Transformers panel at Toy Fair earlier this year Grimwing is an Ursagrpyh, rather than a generic dragon. He comes with Blackbeak, a semi sentient weapon/drone.

Enjoy the full galleries by clicking any of the images or links found below:

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Ultra Magnus

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Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Grimwing

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Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Deluxe Class Wave 3 Ratchet, Dreadwing and Skystalker (1488999)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on May 20th, 2013 @ 4:53pm CDT
wth is an Ursagryph anyway? Anybody know? He does have some resemblance to G1 Birdbrain.
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Posted by NovaSentinel on May 20th, 2013 @ 5:09pm CDT
Excellent galleries as always! Just FYI, there is a little piece that flips out to fill in the hole under Ultra Magnus' chest plate.
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Deluxe Class Wave 3 Ratchet, Dreadwing and Skystalker (1489006)
Posted by Mkall on May 20th, 2013 @ 5:16pm CDT
Nice Pics as always Seibs! To date Grimwing is my favourite Predacon.
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Deluxe Class Wave 3 Ratchet, Dreadwing and Skystalker (1489008)
Posted by El Duque on May 20th, 2013 @ 5:40pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:wth is an Ursagryph anyway? Anybody know? He does have some resemblance to G1 Birdbrain.


I've been trying to recall what they told us during the panel. I know they said it was a cross between a bear and some other animal, a falcon maybe?
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Posted by Mindmaster on May 20th, 2013 @ 5:43pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:wth is an Ursagryph anyway? Anybody know? He does have some resemblance to G1 Birdbrain.


Never fear, mythical creature expert is here! ;)

An ursagryph is the fusion of a bear and a falcon, similar to hair a gryphon is a fusion of a lion and an eagle.
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Posted by Sabrblade on May 20th, 2013 @ 5:44pm CDT
El Duque wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:wth is an Ursagryph anyway? Anybody know? He does have some resemblance to G1 Birdbrain.


I've been trying to recall what they told us during the panel. I know they said it was a cross between a bear and some other animal, a falcon maybe?
Bear and a griffon, maybe?

Upon Google searching "ursagryph", "ursagriff", etc., articles relating to this toy are the most ubiquitous results.

Sounds like something Hasbro just made up.
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on May 20th, 2013 @ 5:46pm CDT
El Duque wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:wth is an Ursagryph anyway? Anybody know? He does have some resemblance to G1 Birdbrain.


I've been trying to recall what they told us during the panel. I know they said it was a cross between a bear and some other animal, a falcon maybe?


Again, he's half bear, half eagle, half lion? Please tell me Hasbro wasn't cereal with that. :lol:
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Posted by Noideaforaname on May 20th, 2013 @ 6:02pm CDT
Best I can tell "ursagryph" is not an actual mythological creature. Seems like it's supposed to be essentially a griffon with a bear in place of the lion part.

Incidentally, the Hippogriff (which is similar to the "ursagryph") doesn't appear to be a true 'classical' mythological critter, either, rather it seems to have been created in the middle of the Renaissance (i.e. several centuries, if not millenia, after the griffon and other classic beasts were 'born').
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Deluxe Class Wave 3 Ratchet, Dreadwing and Skystalker (1489014)
Posted by DEMEXICONZ on May 20th, 2013 @ 6:04pm CDT
How bout some pictures of magnus in truck mode without the wings? :grin:
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Posted by MGrotusque on May 20th, 2013 @ 6:31pm CDT
This is the first time i've seen Grimwing. He's impressive. His crossbow gun thingy reminds me a lot of the gargoyle crossbows that the Evil Horde figures came with in the MOTU line.
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Posted by RAcast on May 20th, 2013 @ 7:23pm CDT
monstergrotusque wrote:This is the first time i've seen Grimwing. He's impressive. His crossbow gun thingy reminds me a lot of the gargoyle crossbows that the Evil Horde figures came with in the MOTU line.

It may very well homage MOTU. It wouldn't be the first MOTU nod in the line (See: Bulkhead-at-arms)
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Posted by Metrosuplex on May 20th, 2013 @ 11:15pm CDT
When will these appear at local retail???? :sad: I'd love to pay $20 @ Target, rather than $30+ at online shops!

Here's hoping they make their way to stores soon! =P~
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Posted by MasterSoundBlaster on May 21st, 2013 @ 12:51am CDT
Oh Grimwing looks sweeeet.

Loving how he's a Ursagryph. Wish he had a Bear's Head instead of a "Falcon" head. But that's the Alaska in me. I like Bears.

We need more Bearformers.

Bears.
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Posted by Seibertron on May 21st, 2013 @ 1:09am CDT
MasterSoundBlaster wrote:Oh Grimwing looks sweeeet.

Loving how he's a Ursagryph. Wish he had a Bear's Head instead of a "Falcon" head. But that's the Alaska in me. I like Bears.

We need more Bearformers.

Bears.


Amen to that.

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A true "ursagryph" should have some elements of a bear. If it's got wings, then it should have a bear head. If it has other bear features, the other features should compliment the bird it is suppose to represent. Fuzors pulled this off really well. While I love Grimwing, it fails at being an "ursagryph" to me with it lacking any actual bear features in my opinion.
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Posted by yourtransformersneed on May 21st, 2013 @ 1:13am CDT
I am pretty excited for Ultra Magnus, I really like RID Prime and I think Hasbro did a great job remolding the figure. There is enough new parts on Magnus that makes him feel like a new character rather than a remold of an existing one. The winged jetpack is pretty cool looking. I wonder if it'll fit on the RID Prime and make that figure look more like the new Beast Hunters version. Do we have an estimated retail date yet for the new voyagers? I have a feeling it will be pretty soon and I wouldn't be surprised if I see them on shelves by mid June.
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Posted by Metrosuplex on May 21st, 2013 @ 1:29am CDT
yourtransformersneed wrote:I am pretty excited for Ultra Magnus, I really like RID Prime and I think Hasbro did a great job remolding the figure. There is enough new parts on Magnus that makes him feel like a new character rather than a remold of an existing one. The winged jetpack is pretty cool looking. I wonder if it'll fit on the RID Prime and make that figure look more like the new Beast Hunters version. Do we have an estimated retail date yet for the new voyagers? I have a feeling it will be pretty soon and I wouldn't be surprised if I see them on shelves by mid June.


I agree. The RID Prime is a pretty sweet mold! :x I'm not too keen on the robot design (kibble windshields on his chest???), but the ALT mode is solid!

As much as I like seeing it used for Magnus like this, would it be too much to ask for a trailer??? Optimus seems half-finished without his trailer... :sad: I'd much rather have a trailer to interchange between Magnus and Optimus.

You think June release? With how poorly these Voyagers seem to sell, I worry about stores missing entire waves. I was holding my breath for the Voyager Shockwave for a while, and even now, it's hard to really tell he's hit stores around here! :-(
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Posted by Seibertron on May 21st, 2013 @ 1:36am CDT
MetroSUplex wrote:
yourtransformersneed wrote:I am pretty excited for Ultra Magnus, I really like RID Prime and I think Hasbro did a great job remolding the figure. There is enough new parts on Magnus that makes him feel like a new character rather than a remold of an existing one. The winged jetpack is pretty cool looking. I wonder if it'll fit on the RID Prime and make that figure look more like the new Beast Hunters version. Do we have an estimated retail date yet for the new voyagers? I have a feeling it will be pretty soon and I wouldn't be surprised if I see them on shelves by mid June.


I agree. The RID Prime is a pretty sweet mold! :x I'm not too keen on the robot design (kibble windshields on his chest???), but the ALT mode is solid!

As much as I like seeing it used for Magnus like this, would it be too much to ask for a trailer??? Optimus seems half-finished without his trailer... :sad: I'd much rather have a trailer to interchange between Magnus and Optimus.

You think June release? With how poorly these Voyagers seem to sell, I worry about stores missing entire waves. I was holding my breath for the Voyager Shockwave for a while, and even now, it's hard to really tell he's hit stores around here! :-(


Any reason why you guys don't order these online?
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Deluxe Class Wave 3 Ratchet, Dreadwing and Skystalker (1489075)
Posted by MasterSoundBlaster on May 21st, 2013 @ 1:52am CDT
Seibertron wrote:
MasterSoundBlaster wrote:Oh Grimwing looks sweeeet.

Loving how he's a Ursagryph. Wish he had a Bear's Head instead of a "Falcon" head. But that's the Alaska in me. I like Bears.

We need more Bearformers.

Bears.


Amen to that.

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DAAAAAAAAAAAA Bears. :lol:

Anyways, I think it's because of online pricing, shipping, all that stuff. Same reason I don't order much.
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Deluxe Class Wave 3 Ratchet, Dreadwing and Skystalker (1489080)
Posted by Regimus Prime on May 21st, 2013 @ 3:36am CDT
Can't wait to get my hands on Manbearpig (South Park), I mean Grimwing. Don't know if I'll pick up the Ultra Magnus yet. I've already got most of the Transformers Prime RID figures and until I know for sure after watching the upcoming season three episodes, which characters are actually gonna appear and get remolds I'll pass. :BOT:
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Posted by Mindmaster on May 21st, 2013 @ 6:17am CDT
MetroSUplex wrote:
As much as I like seeing it used for Magnus like this, would it be too much to ask for a trailer??? Optimus seems half-finished without his trailer... :sad:


1) Optimus has only used a trailer once, in MECH's debut episode.

2) Ultra Magnus will probably go the same route and pull a very Ultra Magnus-y trailer only once in the series.

Why make a trailer when it doesn't even appear in fiction more than once, compared to the daily happenings with Generation One Optimus Prime?
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Deluxe Class Wave 3 Ratchet, Dreadwing and Skystalker (1489107)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 21st, 2013 @ 8:13am CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
MetroSUplex wrote:
As much as I like seeing it used for Magnus like this, would it be too much to ask for a trailer??? Optimus seems half-finished without his trailer... :sad:


1) Optimus has only used a trailer once, in MECH's debut episode.

2) Ultra Magnus will probably go the same route and pull a very Ultra Magnus-y trailer only once in the series.

Why make a trailer when it doesn't even appear in fiction more than once, compared to the daily happenings with Generation One Optimus Prime?
Optimus also had a trailer in episode 20.

As for making toys of one-time things, Takara's TF: Prime toyline had toys for Cylas and Nemesis Prime, both one-episode guys. And both Hasbro and Takara made a Terrorcon Cliffjumper toy, as well as toys for pre-zombie Skyquake, who both also only appeared once. And Hasbro's Beast Wars 10th Anniversary line had parts for a Transmutate figure. And the Animated toyline had toys for one-timers Waspinator, Blackout, Electrostatic Soundwave, Laserbeak, Ratbat, Wingblade Optimus Prime, etc. And all Movie toylines have toys for characters who only lasted for just one of the three films. And then there's G1 Skids who was only in two episodes of the cartoon. And G1 Runabout, who also only appeared once in the show. And so on and so forth. :-B

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