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New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime

Monday, September 30th, 2013 4:58AM CDT

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Just when you thought we'd had plenty of galleries from the Transformers Prime and Go! lines, here are two more - and it's for big 'uns! Seibertron.com is proud to present its newest gallery additions: Beast Hunters Weaponizer Class Talking Bumblebee and Tracker Optimus Prime. Both are retools and redecos of their previous Weaponizer incarnations, Bumblebee now sporting a mouth and Optimus showing off a new green paint deco. Click on any of the images below to view the full galleries!


Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Talking Bumblebee

Transformers News: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime


Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Beast Tracker Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime
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Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1520793)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 30th, 2013 @ 7:18am CDT
Man, these two look great. =P~

So tempted to pick them up, but I'm still not sure. :-?
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1520810)
Posted by Noideaforaname on September 30th, 2013 @ 8:40am CDT
I wonder what's up with that green Optimus? Both the Cyberverse and this one have it, suggesting it's based on something, but there doesn't seem to be any reason for it (yet).
Or maybe it isn't based off of anything, and Hasbro's finally getting away from just slightly changing the shades of Optimus' red and/or blue.

BB's new face sculpt is great, and I'm loving that cleaver sword OP has.
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1520820)
Posted by gothsaurus on September 30th, 2013 @ 9:36am CDT
Yeah, green was my top choice for an Optimus repaint... well, aside from purple, white, black, gray, blue, orange, yellow... but definitely just below those. Certainly above pink. :grin:
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1520837)
Posted by rdrunr89 on September 30th, 2013 @ 10:44am CDT
I saw the Green Optimus the other day and my 6 yr old wasn't impressed by it either. Of course he was also drooling over Metroplex so that might have had something to do with it.

It might just be me but does Bee look taller than Optimus? Maybe just the way they are photoed.
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1521160)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on October 1st, 2013 @ 9:25pm CDT
The Transformers Go! galleries has expanded once again. Up for your consideration, we have the last of the four Oni. Following the galleries for Bakudora, Budora and Gaidora we have finally brought you Judora. Released by Hasbro as Skystalker, Judora features a new head sculpt. Click on the images to see the full gallery.

Transformers Go! Judora

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Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1521166)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 1st, 2013 @ 9:37pm CDT
Woohoo! The Predacon Four Oni are now complete.

All that's left that's current released is the Jaki 5-Piece Gattai: Goradora. 8)
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1521167)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on October 1st, 2013 @ 9:40pm CDT
Really digging the head on this one. I like how it fills the entire lower jaw. Skystalker's head looked weird because of that.
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1521170)
Posted by Noideaforaname on October 1st, 2013 @ 9:58pm CDT
I like how they got 'ice/frozen' and 'toxic/mutant' out of the same mold.
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1521173)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 1st, 2013 @ 10:01pm CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:I like how they got 'ice/frozen' and 'toxic/mutant' out of the same mold.
And Skylynx looks kinda "ghostly/skeleton" to me. ;)
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1521183)
Posted by MGrotusque on October 1st, 2013 @ 10:46pm CDT
Whoa! That face sculpt is amazing. A little tighter on the details and it would be perfect.
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1521241)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 2nd, 2013 @ 8:26am CDT
MGrotusque wrote:Whoa! That face sculpt is amazing. A little tighter on the details and it would be perfect.


I agree, he looks absolutely menacing with the 3 eyes. Really looks like he would curse you.
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1521243)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 2nd, 2013 @ 8:31am CDT
A creepy face fitting for a deranged nutball who speaks like a women. :twisted: :o) 8-}
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1521248)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 2nd, 2013 @ 8:38am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:A creepy face fitting for a deranged nutball who speaks like a women. :twisted: :o) 8-}


Fear the women and those who sound like them!
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1523560)
Posted by Mindmaster on October 13th, 2013 @ 12:14am CDT
Fans of the recent Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters TV film Predacons Rising will dig this! Seibertron.com is pleased to present to the public our latest additions, Predacons Rising Darksteel and Skylynx! Darksteel is a blue redeco of Beast Hunters Grimwing, and Skylynx is a redeco of Beast Hunters Skystalker in rather patriotic colors. Both characters and other toys under the Predacons Rising banner are exclusive to Target stores. Check out the new recruits to the Predacon faction below!

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Darksteel

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Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Skylynx

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Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1523562)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on October 13th, 2013 @ 12:29am CDT
Sky Lynx somehow looks better here than in Jon's review, but I still can't see this mold's weapon firing gimmick as anything but the "Vestigial Bike-Kibble Attack", and the choice of colors makes Sky's wheels look rusty, rendering him weaker than his mold-mates.

Unless...maybe it's a Cosmic-Rust Attack! That would actually be an appropriately intimidating power for an ancient revived monster. Sure he didn't have that in the movie, but then he didn't really have a color scheme either...
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1523581)
Posted by RhA on October 13th, 2013 @ 3:50am CDT
In spite of these two being showcharacters, I like them far less then Skystalker and Grimwing. They just are not accurate enough to the screen to hold my interest. Skip-a-di-do-dah.
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1523654)
Posted by Noideaforaname on October 13th, 2013 @ 2:37pm CDT
I hate how the show went and picked the least interesting Predacon molds, then managed to make the show models even less interesting. And it's a shame they dragged Sky Lynx's name into it all, since the original Sky Lynx was one of the most interesting TFs from the original series. Bah.
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1523699)
Posted by Mkall on October 13th, 2013 @ 7:54pm CDT
Mine's bigger :P

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Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1523700)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 13th, 2013 @ 7:56pm CDT
Who is that gorgeous creature you have there? =P~
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1523702)
Posted by Mkall on October 13th, 2013 @ 8:08pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Who is that gorgeous creature you have there? =P~

Custom request 2.5 years in the making. With luck I'll have it by the end of the month.
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1523717)
Posted by El Duque on October 14th, 2013 @ 12:32am CDT
Seibertron.com is pleased to add two new Transformers Prime Robots in Disguise galleries, Weaponizers Optimus Prime and Bumblebee! Each figure is approximately Leader Class size, is equipped with light and sound features, and has built in weapons that can be deployed in both robot and vehicle modes. Check out the full galleries by clicking the links and images below.

Transformers Prime: Robots In Disguise Optimus Prime

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Transformers Prime: Robots In Disguise Bumblebee

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Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1523730)
Posted by noctorro on October 14th, 2013 @ 3:37am CDT
At the end of the day, all I have to say.
Rumble is blue, Frenzy is gay.
And with that, I'm completely okay.
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1523755)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 14th, 2013 @ 8:28am CDT
Any chance that we'll also see gallery pics of the thicker-striped variant of Weaponizers Bumblebee? ;)

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Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1523776)
Posted by Seibertron on October 14th, 2013 @ 11:10am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Any chance that we'll also see gallery pics of the thicker-striped variant of Weaponizers Bumblebee? ;)

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Probably not at this point ... I didn't know there was a variant and I'm not paying more than the $20 I saw these things going for. If you see one on eBay for $25 shipped, I'll do it.
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1523779)
Posted by RhA on October 14th, 2013 @ 11:40am CDT
I like these two toys. I bought 'em both and have no regrets.
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1523802)
Posted by hinomars19 on October 14th, 2013 @ 2:22pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Any chance that we'll also see gallery pics of the thicker-striped variant of Weaponizers Bumblebee? ;)

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Probably not at this point ... I didn't know there was a variant and I'm not paying more than the $20 I saw these things going for. If you see one on eBay for $25 shipped, I'll do it.


This thicker stripe variant is the one we got here in the UK. Well, it's what was on the shelves when I bought him at least :P I wasn't aware there was more than one version either.
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1523846)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on October 14th, 2013 @ 8:02pm CDT
Up next in the galleries of Seibertron, we have a couple of Bumblebees and these guys came here to chew bubblegum and hunt Predacons...and they are all out of bubblegum. From Takara Tomy comes Transformers Go! Hunter Bumblebee while Nova Blast Bumblebee hails from Target's exclusive Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Predacons Rising subline. Both of these figures are redecos of the original Beast Hunters Bumblebee.

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Nova Blast Bumblebee

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Transformers Go! Hunter Bumblebee

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Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1523849)
Posted by Manterax Prime on October 14th, 2013 @ 8:20pm CDT
So...Hunter BB is just the Hasbro figure w/o the silver paint on the hood vents. Wow, Takara, I'm impressed......NOT!
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1523852)
Posted by hinomars19 on October 14th, 2013 @ 8:47pm CDT
Seriously now Bumblebee, go away. :BANG_HEAD:

That said, the hunter mold does look good. Shame a new Decepticon character and deco wasn't made for it instead. That would work. :CON:
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1523856)
Posted by Seibertron on October 14th, 2013 @ 9:11pm CDT
Manterax Prime wrote:So...Hunter BB is just the Hasbro figure w/o the silver paint on the hood vents. Wow, Takara, I'm impressed......NOT!


It also is a darker shade of yellow, doesn't have the red swirls in his yellow plastic like the Hasbro version, and has sparkly black paint on his spoiler instead of a flat black paint. It's a minor variant but a variant nonetheless. Predaking and Hunter Bumblebee have the most minor differences of the entire Go! line.
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1523866)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 14th, 2013 @ 10:45pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Manterax Prime wrote:So...Hunter BB is just the Hasbro figure w/o the silver paint on the hood vents. Wow, Takara, I'm impressed......NOT!


It also is a darker shade of yellow, doesn't have the red swirls in his yellow plastic like the Hasbro version, and has sparkly black paint on his spoiler instead of a flat black paint. It's a minor variant but a variant nonetheless. Predaking and Hunter Bumblebee have the most minor differences of the entire Go! line.
The missiles also look a ta brighter, as do the headlights.

But, yeah, Hunter Bumblebee's differences are so subtle as to be virtually unnoticeable by the naked eye.

At least Dragotron has the virtue of possibly being a different character from Predaking. ;)
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1523869)
Posted by RAcast on October 14th, 2013 @ 10:53pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
Manterax Prime wrote:So...Hunter BB is just the Hasbro figure w/o the silver paint on the hood vents. Wow, Takara, I'm impressed......NOT!


It also is a darker shade of yellow, doesn't have the red swirls in his yellow plastic like the Hasbro version, and has sparkly black paint on his spoiler instead of a flat black paint. It's a minor variant but a variant nonetheless. Predaking and Hunter Bumblebee have the most minor differences of the entire Go! line.
The missiles also look a ta brighter, as do the headlights.

But, yeah, Hunter Bumblebee's differences are so subtle as to be virtually unnoticeable by the naked eye.

At least Dragotron has the virtue of possibly being a different character from Predaking. ;)

Or perhaps the original guy, since Predaking is a clone after all.
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1523871)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 14th, 2013 @ 10:54pm CDT
I've seen both variants for sale at my stores down here in the Sunshine State, sometimes even right next to each other on the same shelf. :P
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1523872)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 14th, 2013 @ 10:55pm CDT
RAcast wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:At least Dragotron has the virtue of possibly being a different character from Predaking. ;)

Or perhaps the original guy, since Predaking is a clone after all.
Dragotron was created by Shockwave.
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1523874)
Posted by RAcast on October 14th, 2013 @ 11:01pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
RAcast wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:At least Dragotron has the virtue of possibly being a different character from Predaking. ;)

Or perhaps the original guy, since Predaking is a clone after all.
Dragotron was created by Shockwave.

Or not! :lol: My bad.
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1523875)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 14th, 2013 @ 11:07pm CDT
RAcast wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
RAcast wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:At least Dragotron has the virtue of possibly being a different character from Predaking. ;)

Or perhaps the original guy, since Predaking is a clone after all.
Dragotron was created by Shockwave.

Or not! :lol: My bad.
Full explanation on Dragotron here - http://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/viewtopic.php?t=96852#p1521583

Near full info (I'm still working on it) on Go! in general here - http://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/the-official-sanjou-gattai-transformers-go-discussion-thread-p1513048.php

:D
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1553155)
Posted by El Duque on February 24th, 2014 @ 12:23am CST
Seibertron.com is pleased to add a few additional entries to our Transformers Prime galleries. This time the spotlight falls on BigBadToyStore Dark Energon Exclusives. The set is comprised of:

  • Voyager Optimus Prime
  • Voyager Megatron
  • Deluxe Wheeljack
  • Deluxe Bumblebee
  • Deluxe Starscream
  • Deluxe Knock Out

Each figure is a translucent redeco of the respective character's Transformers Prime: Robots in Disguise toy with the exception of Starscream who reuses his popular Transformers Prime: First Edition mold. Optimus Prime also features a new open face plate head mold. Enjoy the full high quality galleries of each figure by clicking the images and links below:

Transformers Prime: Robots In Disguise Dark Energon Megatron

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Transformers Prime: Robots In Disguise Dark Energon Optimus Prime

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Transformers Prime: Robots In Disguise Dark Energon Knock Out

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Transformers Prime: Robots In Disguise Dark Energon Wheeljack

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Transformers Prime: Robots In Disguise Dark Energon Starscream

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Transformers Prime: Robots In Disguise Dark Energon Bumblebee

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Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1553213)
Posted by Seibertron on February 24th, 2014 @ 10:10am CST
Thanks for getting these posted El Duque! Those were my Toy Fair weekend travel galleries.

Up next: Takara Tomy Generations Legends!
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1553249)
Posted by KirbyForce1 on February 24th, 2014 @ 1:14pm CST
I think I've finally figured out why Wheeljack's blue. I'm guessing he's supposed to be an homage to his Shattered Glass self.
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1553254)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 24th, 2014 @ 1:21pm CST
KirbyForce1 wrote:I think I've finally figured out why Wheeljack's blue. I'm guessing he's supposed to be an homage to his Shattered Glass self.


He's an homage to G1 Slicer, who was used as a template for SG Wheeljack. As such, BotCon 2010 Slice (made from the G1 Wheeljack homaging Energon Downshift) was made to double as both:

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G1 Slice on the left, BotCon 2010 Decepticon Slice on the right.

As for the rest: Bumblebee is Goldbug, Starscream is Skywarp, and Knock Out references the G1 Constructicons, the closest thing the G1 'Cons had for medics (especially Hook).
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1553255)
Posted by Seibertron on February 24th, 2014 @ 1:25pm CST
KirbyForce1 wrote:I think I've finally figured out why Wheeljack's blue. I'm guessing he's supposed to be an homage to his Shattered Glass self.


Dark Energon Wheeljack and Shattered Glass Wheeljack are both homages to Action Master Slicer, a Decepticon repaint of Action Master Wheeljack.

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Which reminds me that I need to get around to finishing up the European Action Master exclusives at some point.
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1554722)
Posted by Va'al on March 3rd, 2014 @ 12:24pm CST
Seibertron.com is proud to present yet another installation of its world famous and viewed galleries. This time, it's time to scale down and take a look at Takara's blend of the BotShots and Transformers Go! lines: check out below the galleries for the Go! BeCool Samurai Kenzan, Ganoh and Jinbu! Each one is also made up of two previously released figures: Jinbu has the vehicle mode of Starscream but the head and chest from Powerglide; Kenzan uses the Barricade/Prowl mold but uses the hood/bumper from Mirage; Ganoh uses the vehicle mode of Sentinel Prime but the head and chest from Brawl. Additional Transformers Go! galleries are on their way, so make sure you check back throughout this week for more.


Transformers Go! Kenzan

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Transformers Go! Ganoh

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Transformers Go! Jinbu

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Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1554726)
Posted by Seibertron on March 3rd, 2014 @ 12:31pm CST
It was fun hopping back on the Bot Shots bandwagon for these little guys. I forgot how much fun they were (and how easy it is to plow through their galleries). Bummer that they're a thing of the past now. Lots of potential with that line.
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1554745)
Posted by Noideaforaname on March 3rd, 2014 @ 2:07pm CST
I dunno why, but always liked when "one-off" characters appear in side lines like these. I guess in a weird way it makes them seem more valid as TF characters, like they belong to ALL Transformer lines instead of just their original, obscure Japan-only miniseries. If that makes any sense.
... or maybe it's just "hey I don't have to pay that much to get the new character!"

In a similar vein I kinda hope Windblade gets a second toy somewhere. A Kreon or Construct-Bot or whatever.
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1554798)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on March 3rd, 2014 @ 7:18pm CST
These are so awesome. I didn't even know they existed
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1555157)
Posted by Va'al on March 5th, 2014 @ 1:51am CST
We've seen them in their BotShot (or BeCool, rather) forms, but it's now time to take a look at the full sized samurai team! Seibertron.com is proud to present three new installments in its highly detailed galleries, featuring the Takara Transformers Go! Swordbot Samurai Team Kenzan, Ganoh and Jinbu, and their Micron partners! Click on any of the images below to view the whole gallery, each of which includes the combined form out of the three variations featuring the 'top' robot.


Transformers Go! Kenzan

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Transformers Go! Ganoh

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Transformers Go! Jinbu

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Transformers Go! Zan

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Transformers Go! Gan

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Transformers Go! Jin

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Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1555162)
Posted by Amelie on March 5th, 2014 @ 3:24am CST
These look like fun toys. Ryan - after having these in hand, are they a lot better than originally thought?
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1555280)
Posted by Seibertron on March 5th, 2014 @ 12:31pm CST
Amelie wrote:These look like fun toys. Ryan - after having these in hand, are they a lot better than originally thought?


Yes and no. I liked the individual robots more than I thought I would and the odd upper leg/lower torso areas didn't bother me quite as much once I had them in hand. Prior to owning them, I thought the pay off with these would be the combined modes which I found to be very disappointing. They stay together fairly well, but the limited poseability and frustrating combined mode transformations with Japanese instructions made the combined modes not enjoyable to me. The inability to turn the heads of the combined mode also was a big disappointment (though I knew this going in).

While I didn't put batteries in my figures, I was very impressed by the electronics of these guys from the YouTube videos that I watched. Very elaborate. Almost too much so for what these figures were.

They're some of my least favorite figures from the Transformers line. I would love to know more about the origins of these toys. As we've discussed on the Seibertron.com podcast, it seems like these figures were intended for another transforming toy line such as Brave. It is very obvious that a designer spent a crazy amount of time working on these but unfortunately they just didn't turn out that great in the end.

Ultimately, I'm just bummed that this is the best that they can come up with for Combiners. I don't understand why Combiners are such a difficult concept for Hasbro and Takara these days. Pretty much everything 1992 and on has been a disappointment for combiners.
Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1555284)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 5th, 2014 @ 12:58pm CST
I feel it should be pointed out that, in the show at least, the combined weapon made by Kenzan's swords, Jinbu's longsword, and Ganoh's spear is only used by GoGanoh. GoKenzan uses Kenzan's two swords while GoJinbu uses Jinbu's longsword.



Re: New Galleries: Beast Hunters Weaponizers Talking Bumblebee and Beast Tracker Optimus Prime (1555287)
Posted by Seibertron on March 5th, 2014 @ 1:06pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:I feel it should be pointed out that, in the show at least, the combined weapon made by Kenzan's swords, Jinbu's longsword, and Ganoh's spear is only used by GoGanoh. GoKenzan uses Kenzan's two swords while GoJinbu uses Jinbu's longsword.


I feel it should be pointed out that that's not what the instructions show. They show all 3 using the combined weapon. I added Kenzan's swords to the combined weapon just because I thought it looked cool.

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