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New Galleries: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Ultra Magnus and Grimwing

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Ultra Magnus and Grimwing

Monday, May 20th, 2013 4:47PM CDT

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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:

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Re: New Galleries: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Ultra Magnus and Grimwing (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.
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Posted by Mkall on May 20th, 2013 @ 5:16pm CDT
Nice Pics as always Seibs! To date Grimwing is my favourite Predacon.
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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.
Re: New Galleries: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Ultra Magnus and Grimwing (1489011)
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: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Ultra Magnus and Grimwing (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.

Image

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?
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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.

Image


DAAAAAAAAAAAA Bears. :lol:

Anyways, I think it's because of online pricing, shipping, all that stuff. Same reason I don't order much.
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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?
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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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Posted by yourtransformersneed on May 21st, 2013 @ 10:37am CDT
I don't have anything against online shopping, I just enjoy hunting the figures down in retail.
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Posted by Noideaforaname on May 21st, 2013 @ 1:22pm CDT
Seibertron wrote: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.

I think the problem here is the skin-texture these Preds have. They all got this uniform segmented, almost bug-like "skin", no scales or fur or feathers or whatever, which makes them look rather generic. Grimwing already has a bear-like body in build, bear-claws, feathery wings, and a raptor beak, yet you still have to be told it's an "ursagryph". With the old Fuzors they each had a distinct hodge-podge of skin-textures based on whatever animals they were a mix of, which really helped show that they were indeed a mix.
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Posted by MGrotusque on May 21st, 2013 @ 2:06pm CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:
Seibertron wrote: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.

I think the problem here is the skin-texture these Preds have. They all got this uniform segmented, almost bug-like "skin", no scales or fur or feathers or whatever, which makes them look rather generic. Grimwing already has a bear-like body in build, bear-claws, feathery wings, and a raptor beak, yet you still have to be told it's an "ursagryph". With the old Fuzors they each had a distinct hodge-podge of skin-textures based on whatever animals they were a mix of, which really helped show that they were indeed a mix.

Agreed.
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Posted by GuyIncognito on May 21st, 2013 @ 2:52pm CDT
It's not an animal; it's a robot. Robots don't need fur, feathers, or skin textures. And don't tell me they need it for disguise, as these robots are clearly not trying to disguise themselves.

Also... a "true" ursagryph? Since there is no such thing, I don't see how there are any rules about what it should look like.
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Posted by Seibertron on May 21st, 2013 @ 3:11pm CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:It's not an animal; it's a robot. Robots don't need fur, feathers, or skin textures. And don't tell me they need it for disguise, as these robots are clearly not trying to disguise themselves.

Also... a "true" ursagryph? Since there is no such thing, I don't see how there are any rules about what it should look like.


Agreed on both points. However, wouldn't it be easier to sell this as an "ursagryph" if it had a bear head instead of a bird head?
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Posted by GuyIncognito on May 21st, 2013 @ 3:24pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:It's not an animal; it's a robot. Robots don't need fur, feathers, or skin textures. And don't tell me they need it for disguise, as these robots are clearly not trying to disguise themselves.

Also... a "true" ursagryph? Since there is no such thing, I don't see how there are any rules about what it should look like.


Agreed on both points. However, wouldn't it be easier to sell this as an "ursagryph" if it had a bear head instead of a bird head?


No, for two reasons:

An ursagryph, according to my internet searches, is a griffin with the BODY of a bear, and since a griffin has an eagle's head, an ursagryph would have an eagle's head too.

Also because most of their customer base don't know what an ursagryph is and don't care. It's a fictitious creature with almost no mentions anywhere on the internet or in popular culture, so there's nothing to compare it to anyway.
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on May 21st, 2013 @ 3:30pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:It's not an animal; it's a robot. Robots don't need fur, feathers, or skin textures. And don't tell me they need it for disguise, as these robots are clearly not trying to disguise themselves.

Also... a "true" ursagryph? Since there is no such thing, I don't see how there are any rules about what it should look like.


Agreed on both points. However, wouldn't it be easier to sell this as an "ursagryph" if it had a bear head instead of a bird head?


Somehow, right now I'm thinking about Yogi Bear who's had a Red Bull.
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Posted by Noideaforaname on May 21st, 2013 @ 4:15pm CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:It's not an animal; it's a robot. Robots don't need fur, feathers, or skin textures. And don't tell me they need it for disguise, as these robots are clearly not trying to disguise themselves.

You're talking to someone who grew up with Beast Wars, specifically the Fuzors. Saying animal bots don't need to be organic is like saying cars don't need wheels; you can do it, technically, but it just doesn't seem right.


And if the ursagryph is completely made up anyways, I don't see how a bear head is any less doable than a bird head. They already got Blackbeak as a "second head" of sorts. Speaking of which, seems like they could've had one of each, a bear and bird head (hehe, Banjo Kazooie). Unless they were trying to make them "twins".
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Posted by Mindmaster on May 21st, 2013 @ 7:22pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Somehow, right now I'm thinking about Yogi Bear who's had a Red Bull.


"Hey, Boo-Boo! This Red Bull we took from that pic-i-nic basket gives me WINGS!"
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Posted by bny888 on May 21st, 2013 @ 8:54pm CDT
Does it come with smokestacks? Or are those from a TFP RID Optimus?
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Posted by RAcast on May 21st, 2013 @ 8:57pm CDT
bny888 wrote:Does it come with smokestacks? Or are those from a TFP RID Optimus?

No and Yes, in order.
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Posted by Metrosuplex on May 22nd, 2013 @ 10:17pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:Any reason why you guys don't order these online?


I have 2 reasons:

1) Online = More $$$, which means less budget for buying TF's

2) I prefer to pick the best paint job from a factory batch. Ever notice that the faces can be painted horribly on some figures, for example? :shock: Ideally, I grab a 2-3 figures and inspect them for the best paint job/least blemishes.

Ironically, I AM ordering more online because of what I mentioned: store inventory is unpredictable and I'm learning that entire waves (the end ones) usually don't make it to stores at all.

Really, it's a bit of a revelation to learn so many of you guys buy online. So I might pose the same question to you: Why do you buy online and not local? :-?
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Posted by Seibertron on May 22nd, 2013 @ 10:37pm CDT
MetroSUplex wrote:Ironically, I AM ordering more online because of what I mentioned: store inventory is unpredictable and I'm learning that entire waves (the end ones) usually don't make it to stores at all.

Really, it's a bit of a revelation to learn so many of you guys buy online. So I might pose the same question to you: Why do you buy online and not local? :-?


Gas being around $4 a gallon makes hunting for hours on end an expensive venture, not to mention that my time is money as well and now that am married, have a 4 year old daughter, and own a business, my time is very limited. You might save a few bucks buying in store, but after sales tax, your time hunting, and gas are you really saving anything?

The nice thing about ordering at BigBadToyStore.com is if you find the newest figures at your local store when you're out and about (or really want a figure like I did when Springer and Blitzwing came out a few weeks ago and I spent 4 to 6 hours hunting for them), you can just go cancel your preorder at BBTS. You can't beat it! They don't ask any questions and don't give you a hard time at all. In fact, the process is all done through your order history ... you don't have to contact them at all.
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Posted by Metrosuplex on July 19th, 2013 @ 9:57pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
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


Thank you, Sabrblade! :x I'd also like to add that kids like trucks. And trucks have trailers. How exciting is it to see a trailer-less truck on the road? Not very. A truck without a trailer is a loss - these guys get paid to haul, so I imagine they don't to a whole lot of trailer-less runs. :roll: Plus, look at MP Optimus: he can fit autobots in his trailer!!! THAT. IS. BADASS. (But I suppose if he only did that ONCE in the cartoon, Hasbro/Takara has no business in introducing that feature). :lol:

Seibertron wrote:
MetroSUplex wrote:Ironically, I AM ordering more online because of what I mentioned: store inventory is unpredictable and I'm learning that entire waves (the end ones) usually don't make it to stores at all.

Really, it's a bit of a revelation to learn so many of you guys buy online. So I might pose the same question to you: Why do you buy online and not local? :-?


Gas being around $4 a gallon makes hunting for hours on end an expensive venture, not to mention that my time is money as well and now that am married, have a 4 year old daughter, and own a business, my time is very limited. You might save a few bucks buying in store, but after sales tax, your time hunting, and gas are you really saving anything?

The nice thing about ordering at BigBadToyStore.com is if you find the newest figures at your local store when you're out and about (or really want a figure like I did when Springer and Blitzwing came out a few weeks ago and I spent 4 to 6 hours hunting for them), you can just go cancel your preorder at BBTS. You can't beat it! They don't ask any questions and don't give you a hard time at all. In fact, the process is all done through your order history ... you don't have to contact them at all.


Great points, and I must admit I was pretty moved by your query. I'm more and more in line with your thinking, as I've got a 2 yr old myself. $4 gas is the real killer. Plus how IL has one of the highest sales tax in the country (higher than NY and CA!). But tax-free online shopping is an endangered species - Senator Durbin (IL) is behind a bill to bring taxes to the internets! And good ole Amazon is with him 100%! >:oP

So in the end, you're really saving time and gas, and will likely pay more than local (as BBTS and TFSource both charge a little higher). Money is tight these days, so these things factor. But you're right: online is easier and a safer bet. My wife said that when I find just one figure at the store, I don't really get to choose the better paint job anyway... so my point about picking the best figure is becoming more and more moot as the distribution gets worse and worse... :roll:
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Posted by Nemesis Destron on July 23rd, 2013 @ 7:28pm CDT
Does anyone know or possibly heard if we can expect a Beast Hunters UM from Takara? :VEHI:
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Posted by Nemesis Destron on July 23rd, 2013 @ 7:34pm CDT
Nemesis Destron wrote:Does anyone know or possibly heard if we can expect a Beast Hunters UM from Takara? :VEHI:


Besides the platinum version? :VEHI:
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Posted by Sabrblade on July 23rd, 2013 @ 7:53pm CDT
Nemesis Destron wrote:Does anyone know or possibly heard if we can expect a Beast Hunters UM from Takara? :VEHI:
No word yet on any "Hunter Ultra Magnus".

Nemesis Destron wrote:Besides the platinum version? :VEHI:
That's Hasbro Asia, not Takara.
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Posted by Nemesis Destron on July 23rd, 2013 @ 8:27pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Nemesis Destron wrote:Does anyone know or possibly heard if we can expect a Beast Hunters UM from Takara? :VEHI:
No word yet on any "Hunter Ultra Magnus".

Nemesis Destron wrote:Besides the platinum version? :VEHI:
That's Hasbro Asia, not Takara.



#-o Oops...thanks for the reminder Sabrblade! :VEHI:
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Posted by Sabrblade on July 23rd, 2013 @ 8:53pm CDT
Nemesis Destron wrote: #-o Oops...thanks for the reminder
No prob, Bob. :D
Re: New Galleries: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Ultra Magnus and Grimwing (1512792)
Posted by Seibertron on August 19th, 2013 @ 1:12pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
RAcast wrote:Don't feel too bad about it, Baltmatrix missed it too; I'm guessing it's not in the instructions.


Again, it's step 12 in the beast to robot conversion on the instructions. I made that perfectly clear. :???:
Yes, regarding Lazerback. The part you quoted was directly referring to Shockwave's wheels.


I'm working on the gallery for Vertebreak right now. The instructions show to leave the feathers in the up position. The instructions never show to move the feathers down. The instructions show to move the back that the feathers attach to in an upward position in step 12, but it never actually moves the feathers down, which are in the up position throughout the rest of the instructions including the final picture.

Just to do something different, I'm going to put them in the down position in Vertebreak's upcoming gallery.
Re: New Galleries: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Ultra Magnus and Grimwing (1512928)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on August 20th, 2013 @ 6:34am CDT
The lastest galleries to be featured on Seibertron.com is wave 4 and 5 of the Transformers Prime Beast Hunters figures. They are all repaint/retool of existing figures. Wave 4 consists of Beast Hunters Arcee, Knock Out and Vertebreak which are repaint/retools of RID Arcee, Knock Out and Lazerback respectively. Wave 5 is rounded out by Night Shadow Bumblebee and Prowl. Night Shadow Bumblebee is a straight up repaint of BH Bumblebee and Prowl is a repaint of BH Smokescreen with a new head.

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Prowl

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Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Arcee

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Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Knock Out

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Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Night Shadow Bumblebee

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Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Vertebreak

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Re: New Galleries: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Ultra Magnus and Grimwing (1512957)
Posted by Metroplex79 on August 20th, 2013 @ 10:25am CDT
Awesome!!! I look forward to seeing these in the show...oh wait...
Re: New Galleries: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Ultra Magnus and Grimwing (1513004)
Posted by Sodan-1 on August 20th, 2013 @ 4:56pm CDT
Prowl looks awesome, but doesn't make me think of Prowl funnily enough. It'd be better if he'd seen some screen-time. I'll probably get him.

Arcee and Knock Out simply don't impress. Couldn't care less.

Vertebreak is OK, but between Lazerback and Gaidora I think I've got enough of that mold.

Night Shadow Bumblebee is just stunning. He'll be bought and re-purposed.
Re: New Galleries: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Ultra Magnus and Grimwing (1513010)
Posted by Bounti76 on August 20th, 2013 @ 5:51pm CDT
Just picked up Prowl the other day. I'd prefer him with a white helmet, but not a bad figure, nonetheless.

Paint Arcee the same pale blue/silver all over, change the color of the head crest, and you'd have a decent Prime Chromia. If she can't be blue, at least she can be silver/chrome colored.

Also paint Night Shadow Bumblebee's yellow parts teal or blue and you'd have a decent stand in for a Prime-style Nightracer, since it's a totally different head.

Basically, I want more fembots. :grin:
Re: New Galleries: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Ultra Magnus and Grimwing (1513105)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 21st, 2013 @ 9:05am CDT
I just noticed a couple more new galleries on the front page, including for S.2. I hate telling this over and over, but...

S.2's assembly instructions contain a nasty error!

The error's in the rods connecting the backpack to the main body. Put short, according to the instructions, the order is:

1. backpack - 2. middle of rod (stopper) - 3. wings - 4. main body

That is incorrect, the actual order is:

1. backpack - 2. wings - 3. middle of rod (stopper) - 4. main body

The wings actually cover up the stoppers, plus with the wings moving back one position everything locks properly in place (rods going all the way into the main body).

In case you're wondering his GO! repaint Jin's instructions contain the same error.
Re: New Galleries: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Ultra Magnus and Grimwing (1513138)
Posted by El Duque on August 21st, 2013 @ 11:47am CDT
Seibertron.com is pleased to present a trio of Smokescreen galleries from Takara Tomy! Below you will find our new galleries for:

Transformers Go! Hunter Smokescreen
-A more screen accurate version the Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Smokescreen minus the Beast Hunters armor and weapons

EZ Collection Smokescreen
-A redeco of the Cyberverse Legion Class Smokescreen

Arms Micron Smokescreen with S.2
-A reuse of the Deluxe Knock Out mold with new head mold

Transformers Go! Hunter Smokescreen

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EZ Collection Smokescreen

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Arms Micron Smokescreen

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Arms Micron S.2

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Re: New Galleries: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Ultra Magnus and Grimwing (1513141)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 21st, 2013 @ 12:06pm CDT
Mandatory warning, that nobody seems to know about, despite several reports:

S.2's assembly instructions contain a nasty error!

The error's in the rods connecting the backpack to the main body. Put short, according to the instructions, the order is:

1. backpack - 2. middle of rod (stopper) - 3. wings - 4. main body

That is incorrect, the actual order is:

1. backpack - 2. wings - 3. middle of rod (stopper) - 4. main body

The wings actually cover up the stoppers, plus with the wings moving back one position everything locks properly in place (rods going all the way into the main body being the main giveaway).

In case you're wondering his GO! repaint Jin's instructions contain the same error.
Re: New Galleries: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Ultra Magnus and Grimwing (1513145)
Posted by Seibertron on August 21st, 2013 @ 12:21pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Mandatory warning, that nobody seems to know about, despite several reports:

S.2's assembly instructions contain a nasty error!

The error's in the rods connecting the backpack to the main body. Put short, according to the instructions, the order is:

1. backpack - 2. middle of rod (stopper) - 3. wings - 4. main body

That is incorrect, the actual order is:

1. backpack - 2. wings - 3. middle of rod (stopper) - 4. main body

The wings actually cover up the stoppers, plus with the wings moving back one position everything locks properly in place (rods going all the way into the main body being the main giveaway).

In case you're wondering his GO! repaint Jin's instructions contain the same error.


I figured this out with Jin, but thought that I had just misread the instructions with my inability to read Japanese and all. ;)

I got lucky and had no problems disassembling Jin (surprisingly since he's made of the supposedly more fragile translucent plastic), but didn't have the same luck with S.2 who endured some extreme stress marks to the point of the clips almost breaking. I boiled the stressed parts in water and ran them under cool water after I was satisfied that everything was back to how it should be. I reassembled S.2 after this and had no problems whatsoever. Word to the wise ... just be EXTREMELY careful with taking these guys apart if you attempt to reassemble them.
Re: New Galleries: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Ultra Magnus and Grimwing (1513150)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 21st, 2013 @ 12:34pm CDT
I guess I got lucky. I read on a Japanese toy blog that described the issue, after I had assembled S.2. Stupid me... I carefully widened the clip using the width of a scissor, in order to extract the rod from the backpack, slid off the wings and reassembled him. Without ill effect.

Does the warm water trick work with clear plastics as well? If so, I wish I had known about that sooner. I actually broke my Shadow C.L. and Shadow Balo, the plastic is really brittle around the clips it seems :sad:

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