Official Images: Target Exclusive Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Abominus Gift Set

Transformers News: Official Images: Target Exclusive Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Abominus Gift Set

Sunday, May 12th, 2013 5:04PM CDT

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We finally have official images of Hasbro's upcoming Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Target Exclusive Abominus gift set! Just as the original solicitation indicated the set features no additional molding but does come in exclusive deco. Also of note, the packaging bears the phrase "Predacons Rising" in additional to the standard Beast Hunters logo. Hasbro will be releasing a Transformers Prime Beast Hunters DVD of the same name in October. Check out the images mirrored below courtesy of TFW2005 user juise.

The set includes:

  • Hun-Gurr
  • Twinstrike
  • Blight
  • Rippersnapper
  • Windrazor

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Re: Official Images: Target Exclusive Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Abominus Gift Set (1486779)
Posted by Superwheeljack on May 12th, 2013 @ 5:07pm CDT
And Twinstrike (sinnertwin) is mis-transformed with the alt mode hands sticking out
Re: Official Images: Target Exclusive Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Abominus Gift Set (1486781)
Posted by Mkall on May 12th, 2013 @ 5:18pm CDT
I ain't too keen on these. I would've got them had they been more detailed/closer to G1 colours, but they're not.

I think I'll stick with the original releases and see what Takara is going to come out with.
Re: Official Images: Target Exclusive Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Abominus Gift Set (1486782)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on May 12th, 2013 @ 5:20pm CDT
Superwheeljack wrote:And Twinstrike (sinnertwin) is mis-transformed with the alt mode hands sticking out


And his feet aren't turned around.

And everyone but Windrazor seems to have the wrong weapon.

But whatevs. We've had bad stock photos before.
Re: Official Images: Target Exclusive Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Abominus Gift Set (1486783)
Posted by Noideaforaname on May 12th, 2013 @ 5:26pm CDT
I'm hoping I can actually find all the mass-retail versions (though given how my Target has only recently gotten Wave 1 started, my hopes aren't too high), but this is a fine alternative if that plan doesn't work out.

Surprised it isn't vastly different from the other version. Half-expected Hun-Grr to be more G1 and the others based on Shattered Glass/Technobots or Monstructor or something.
Re: Official Images: Target Exclusive Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Abominus Gift Set (1486787)
Posted by Giant Purple Griffin on May 12th, 2013 @ 5:48pm CDT
The deco is different. There's lots of translucent parts.
Re: Official Images: Target Exclusive Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Abominus Gift Set (1486788)
Posted by RAcast on May 12th, 2013 @ 5:53pm CDT
That looks gooooooood. :grin: Can't wait to pick it up!
Re: Official Images: Target Exclusive Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Abominus Gift Set (1486794)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 12th, 2013 @ 6:15pm CDT
I... I don't know how I feel about this set... :???:
Re: Official Images: Target Exclusive Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Abominus Gift Set (1486799)
Posted by Flakmaster on May 12th, 2013 @ 6:40pm CDT
I'm guessing this is going to turn out like Bruticus for me.

This is what Bruticus felt like for me:

Hasbro is doing a combiner!
...But it looks terrible.

But the stock photos were badly transformed!
...But it still isn't all that great, even when transformed properly.

But at least it's being released as a whole set, to make them easier to get!
...With bizarre, non-G1 colors.

And I'm afraid that's what this will feel like as well.
Re: Official Images: Target Exclusive Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Abominus Gift Set (1486803)
Posted by joevill on May 12th, 2013 @ 7:18pm CDT
Re: Official Images: Target Exclusive Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Abominus Gift Set (1486807)
Posted by DevastaTTor on May 12th, 2013 @ 8:13pm CDT
As separate figures, these are cool. They fail as a combiner though; just looks like something a fan came up with. And the fact that the gift set is essentially unchanged from the original releases is the icing on the cake.

Hasbro has wowed us lately with some of their 30th anniversary releases, I'm ready to be wowed by a really solid combiner!!!
Re: Official Images: Target Exclusive Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Abominus Gift Set (1486812)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on May 12th, 2013 @ 8:48pm CDT
abominus looks like crap but i like the terrorcons so ill probably pick this up to keep in the box depending on the price. A shame cause ob their own each figure is awesome but the combined mode is horrible, one day hasbro will figure out how to do combiners again.
Re: Official Images: Target Exclusive Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Abominus Gift Set (1486818)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 12th, 2013 @ 9:11pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:...one day hasbro will figure out how to do combiners again.


I honestly don't understand the hate that is going around about their combined form. It's a flippin' Legends-scaled figure for Chrissakes, you can't make something that small and expect modes to be as gorgeous as standard Deluxe or above.
Re: Official Images: Target Exclusive Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Abominus Gift Set (1486830)
Posted by Megazarak on May 12th, 2013 @ 9:58pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:...one day hasbro will figure out how to do combiners again.


I honestly don't understand the hate that is going around about their combined form. It's a flippin' Legends-scaled figure for Chrissakes, you can't make something that small and expect modes to be as gorgeous as standard Deluxe or above.


Agreed. Not to mention it didn't have to be a combiner at all but just 5 separate Legion figures that happened to have similar names and appearances of Abominus's parts.

I'm really happy with these guys. They make for a great set of Legion figures and are also a pretty cool combiner (that even have weapons that can combine). I'll hopefully be able to get all the individual Legions as well as eventually get this set as well.

Honestly, I'm just happy to see more combiners. If for whatever reason (perhaps cost reasons) they can't make many combiners in larger scales it'd be great if they can make more in the Cyberverse scale, whether that's with Legions, Commanders and Legions or even all Commanders.
Re: Official Images: Target Exclusive Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Abominus Gift Set (1486833)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 12th, 2013 @ 10:02pm CDT
Color comparison for your convenience:














Re: Official Images: Target Exclusive Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Abominus Gift Set (1486839)
Posted by Alpha Weltall on May 12th, 2013 @ 10:27pm CDT
I didn't know what colors these were going to be before reading this but I was really hoping for Shattered Glass colors. Just for some kind of modern version of Computron if only in color.
Re: Official Images: Target Exclusive Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Abominus Gift Set (1486850)
Posted by RAcast on May 12th, 2013 @ 10:58pm CDT
Alpha Weltall wrote:I didn't know what colors these were going to be before reading this but I was really hoping for Shattered Glass colors. Just for some kind of modern version of Computron if only in color.

Honest question, why were people expecting SG colors? There's no precedent for SG decos at mass retail, after all.

I suspected, if it was going to be a drastically different deco and not just a similar-but-different one (as they ended up doing, and it looks FANTASTIC by the way, translucency and all!), it'd be an homage to another beastbot combiner, like Monstructor.
Re: Official Images: Target Exclusive Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Abominus Gift Set (1486853)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 12th, 2013 @ 11:10pm CDT
RAcast wrote:
Alpha Weltall wrote:I didn't know what colors these were going to be before reading this but I was really hoping for Shattered Glass colors. Just for some kind of modern version of Computron if only in color.

Honest question, why were people expecting SG colors? There's no precedent for SG decos at mass retail, after all.
My guess is due to a redeco of Twinstrike in what kinda looked like SG Sinnertwin colors appearing briefly in the "Hunt the Beasts" interative game on Hasbro's website.

Seen here right after the 30 second mark:
Re: Official Images: Target Exclusive Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Abominus Gift Set (1486871)
Posted by Noideaforaname on May 13th, 2013 @ 12:14am CDT
Hun-Grrr himself seems a touch more Shattered Glass/G1 Scattershot rather than G1 Hun-Grrr, given the lack of dark gray, white not being as prominent, red instead of magenta, and red arms, feet, chest and, er, hips.
Re: Official Images: Target Exclusive Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Abominus Gift Set (1486881)
Posted by RhA on May 13th, 2013 @ 1:03am CDT
Meh. I'll go for the loose ones. They'll be out on display anyway, so why bother?
Re: Official Images: Target Exclusive Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Abominus Gift Set (1486887)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on May 13th, 2013 @ 2:22am CDT
Megazarak wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:...one day hasbro will figure out how to do combiners again.


I honestly don't understand the hate that is going around about their combined form. It's a flippin' Legends-scaled figure for Chrissakes, you can't make something that small and expect modes to be as gorgeous as standard Deluxe or above.


Agreed. Not to mention it didn't have to be a combiner at all but just 5 separate Legion figures that happened to have similar names and appearances of Abominus's parts.

I'm really happy with these guys. They make for a great set of Legion figures and are also a pretty cool combiner (that even have weapons that can combine). I'll hopefully be able to get all the individual Legions as well as eventually get this set as well.

Honestly, I'm just happy to see more combiners. If for whatever reason (perhaps cost reasons) they can't make many combiners in larger scales it'd be great if they can make more in the Cyberverse scale, whether that's with Legions, Commanders and Legions or even all Commanders.


Remember those micromaster style guys that KB had, The ones that were homages to the G1 combiners? they were smaller than legends & were good combiners. It is possible to take any size figure and make a good combiner if you take the time & effort to do it,but hasbro is to damn lazy these days so they just slapped them together & ship it. But these days it doesnt matter what size they are, the last few combiners sucked. FoC Bruticus, the PCCs & ROTF Devastator all sucked, the individual figures for the most part were good but the combined forms were horrible. Hasbro is to cheap & lazy these days to make a good combiner. And remember if we keep accepting half assed crap thats all we're going to be stuck with for now on, if more people complained about the figures then maybe hasbro would get the hint and try a little harder.

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