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Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw

Transformers News: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 2:57PM CST

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We got our first glimpse of this figure last week when a packaging error inadvertently revealed Ripclaw as the latest Predacon in the Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" toy line. Since the cat's out of the bag the official Transformers facebook page has revealed official images of the figure. Check her out in the images mirrored below. As many have pointed out she bears a striking resemblance to the Ser-Ket character who is currently being featured in the Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots miniseries from IDW Publishing.

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Scale Ripclaw Robot Mode
Here come the Predacons! Check out Deluxe Scale Ripclaw, hitting shelves next month. What’s the most dangerous looking Predacon you’ve seen so far?


Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw

Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw
Credit(s): Transformers facebook page
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Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451353)
Posted by Yweggo on January 3rd, 2013 @ 3:08pm CST
Am I the only one who thinks her head looks kinda like BW Inferno's?
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451357)
Posted by sabrigami on January 3rd, 2013 @ 3:12pm CST
I thought she was going to be grey, can't say I'm a fan of her real color scheme. Hmmmm, I'm really on the fence about this one. robot mode is okay but in beast mode the limbs look really awkward. I think I'll wait until she gets some reviews in before I decide >:oP
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451358)
Posted by Lord Onixprime on January 3rd, 2013 @ 3:13pm CST
Yweggo wrote:Am I the only one who thinks her head looks kinda like BW Inferno's?


Looks more like BW Wolfang's mutant head, how he looked in the comics.
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451359)
Posted by Bruticusfan7 on January 3rd, 2013 @ 3:15pm CST
honestly don't know about some of these beast hunters figures, this one looks pretty interesting, maybe when seeing them in hand will have more of an idea, holding out for the new foc figures in uk too. It's gonna be an expensive year. :lol:
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451362)
Posted by Va'al on January 3rd, 2013 @ 3:16pm CST
The symbol on her chest doesn't look right. Is it just me?

On another note, I might get all the Predacons, and ignore the spiky vehicles.
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451364)
Posted by ebeforei on January 3rd, 2013 @ 3:29pm CST
I've dated worse.... (In all seriousness - must buy)
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451369)
Posted by ILL-Star on January 3rd, 2013 @ 3:38pm CST
Atleast we now know what Ser-ket's figure will look like. If we get him. Ripclaw just doesn't look female enough though.
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451371)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 3rd, 2013 @ 3:40pm CST
WANT! So much WANT! :KREMZEEK:

Va'al wrote:The symbol on her chest doesn't look right. Is it just me?
Look alright to me.

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Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451377)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on January 3rd, 2013 @ 3:55pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:WANT! So much WANT! :KREMZEEK:


this, this, so much WANT! :grin:
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451380)
Posted by gothsaurus on January 3rd, 2013 @ 3:59pm CST
Ripclaw... the Christmas dragon!
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451384)
Posted by kirbenvost on January 3rd, 2013 @ 4:03pm CST
Christmas SCORPION dragon, no less.

Looks alright, better than Lazerback. Still not sold on this line at all. The spiky vehicles are growing on me but I'm not picking them up if they're just new versions of the same figures I already have. So far it's just seeming like a good time for me to bow out of the collecting game for awhile and recoup my finances.
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451386)
Posted by rpetras on January 3rd, 2013 @ 4:06pm CST
My interest in the candy colored monsters is quickly waning. >:oP
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451389)
Posted by CBratetron on January 3rd, 2013 @ 4:12pm CST
Looks like the dragon's head does drop into back kibble.
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451393)
Posted by starwarrior1227 on January 3rd, 2013 @ 4:18pm CST
Ewww! the color scheme is terrible!
and she doesnt look female enough.
the figure also doesnt look to good either.
BUT, i will give the figure a chance.
ill wait til i see a review of her for my final choice.
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451399)
Posted by gothsaurus on January 3rd, 2013 @ 4:27pm CST
Yeah, I hate it when you can't actually look at a toy and visibly TELL it's a female. The proportions need to match up.

That said, I generally hate the head-cowl look on a Transformer anyway. (Makes me think of the wolf and dog Beast Wars era.) It's like the toy line is trying to draw in the superhero-action-figure fans with the mask, proportions, and general spandex-tights look.

I'd rather they look like robots. Bulky, mechy, squared-off, G1-ish, robots... ala the fansproject Swindle bot.

But I digress.

Given, for a younger audience they are fun dragons and monsters. Though they're not for me, I do see that they're good animal designs and pleasing (albeit very bright) color schemes. I can see a lot of Beast Wars fans getting really excited.
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451400)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 3rd, 2013 @ 4:29pm CST
starwarrior1227 wrote:Ewww! the color scheme is terrible!
No love for Christmas scorpion dragons? :lol:

starwarrior1227 wrote:and she doesnt look female enough.
you mean she doesn't look like another stereotype with boobs and high heels? Sound the alarm! :P

starwarrior1227 wrote:the figure also doesnt look to good either.
Looks about as decent as any average beast bot from the Beast Era, Cybertron, or Animated has ever looked.

starwarrior1227 wrote:BUT, i will give the figure a chance.
ill wait til i see a review of her for my final choice.
Yay.
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451401)
Posted by T-Macksimus on January 3rd, 2013 @ 4:29pm CST
Clunky, over-sized hand reminiscent of RiD X-Brawn, colors barely one notch above G2 color schemes. Looks like something spewed forth after a night of Jaeger bombs and Jello Shots.
All the vehicles in this line are nothing more than colorful rip-offs from the Mad Max films. I cannot see one redeeming point in this series whatsoever. I'm sure the 4 to 9 year olds will get a kick out of it but honestly, I cannot see what everyone else finds so appealing about any of these. I try to be open minded as far as the new toys are concerned but this new line just seems like a train wreck in progress. Those who do like them though, feel free to enjoy my share of them.
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451403)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 3rd, 2013 @ 4:30pm CST
Not a fan of those colors. :SICK:

Other than that, the mold actually looks decent. Not quite persuasive enough for me to snag her, but close.
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451405)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 3rd, 2013 @ 4:32pm CST
T-Macksimus wrote:Clunky, over-sized hand reminiscent of RiD X-Brawn,
That claw is a detachable hand-held weapon. :roll:
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451406)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on January 3rd, 2013 @ 4:32pm CST
yeah im getting all the predicons.
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451409)
Posted by ebeforei on January 3rd, 2013 @ 4:42pm CST
I would not write off these figures by photos alone. The BH Figures so far have been great. The autobot remolds are more interesting than the originals they copy, and Lazerback is way better in hand than his photos come across. True, not all figures are for all collectors, but I am still so amazed at how much better 'bee turned out than the original pic indicated. The automatic write offs might just be missing out. But, to each their own
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451411)
Posted by Trikeboy on January 3rd, 2013 @ 4:45pm CST
Sorry but this looks like it was designed and made by Fisher Price. It doesn't do much to change my opinion of 2013's lineup. Good news for those who want it, there will be at least one more available to buy.
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451413)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on January 3rd, 2013 @ 4:48pm CST
sabrigami wrote:I thought she was going to be grey, can't say I'm a fan of her real color scheme. Hmmmm, I'm really on the fence about this one. robot mode is okay but in beast mode the limbs look really awkward. I think I'll wait until she gets some reviews in before I decide >:oP


I thought it was going to be grey too. Were the original photos/packaging that off? I like these colors two but if there's going to be a running variant/change I don't know which one to get.
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451415)
Posted by NovaSentinel on January 3rd, 2013 @ 4:55pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:WANT! So much WANT! :KREMZEEK:

Va'al wrote:The symbol on her chest doesn't look right. Is it just me?
Look alright to me.

Image

How come Predaking and Laserback have the dragon head predacon symbol?
I think these colours suit the body type better than Ser-Ket, but his character sounds alot cooler, and to whoever is saying she doesn't look feminine- TFA Strika is female but she's as bulky as they come XD
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451418)
Posted by starwarrior1227 on January 3rd, 2013 @ 5:04pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
starwarrior1227 wrote:Ewww! the color scheme is terrible!
No love for Christmas scorpion dragons? :lol:

starwarrior1227 wrote:and she doesnt look female enough.
you mean she doesn't look like another stereotype with boobs and high heels? Sound the alarm! :P

starwarrior1227 wrote:the figure also doesnt look to good either.
Looks about as decent as any average beast bot from the Beast Era, Cybertron, or Animated has ever looked.

starwarrior1227 wrote:BUT, i will give the figure a chance.
ill wait til i see a review of her for my final choice.
Yay.


1. If it was done correctly.And now that i look at her more, i dont think the colors could look better on the figure, meaning i think the choice of colors is a fail to begin with, and no, i dont hate the scheme.
2. I dont need boobs or high heels, it would just be a little bit more consistent if she looked more like a female.
3. Im not a fan of those either. My problems with her are her lack of wing mobility and what i fear is a lack of a neck or head joint. If the head can move up and down, i'll be fine.
4. .....
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451422)
Posted by Va'al on January 3rd, 2013 @ 5:28pm CST
NovaSentinel wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:WANT! So much WANT! :KREMZEEK:

Va'al wrote:The symbol on her chest doesn't look right. Is it just me?
Look alright to me.

Image

How come Predaking and Laserback have the dragon head predacon symbol?


Yeah, I meant this one:
Image
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451423)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 3rd, 2013 @ 5:35pm CST
There are apparently two Predacon symbols this time around. Hopefully, we'll see what comes out of this, eventually.
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451425)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on January 3rd, 2013 @ 5:39pm CST
NovaSentinel wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:WANT! So much WANT! :KREMZEEK:

Va'al wrote:The symbol on her chest doesn't look right. Is it just me?
Look alright to me.

Image

How come Predaking and Laserback have the dragon head predacon symbol?
I think these colours suit the body type better than Ser-Ket, but his character sounds alot cooler, and to whoever is saying she doesn't look feminine- TFA Strika is female but she's as bulky as they come XD


OK, I'm missing something. Who's Ser-Ket?
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451428)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on January 3rd, 2013 @ 5:48pm CST
Good gosh, that's a SHE?!
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451429)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 3rd, 2013 @ 5:53pm CST
chuckdawg1999 wrote:OK, I'm missing something. Who's Ser-Ket?
Predacon character from Rage of the Dinobots.

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Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451433)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on January 3rd, 2013 @ 6:03pm CST
Hey its Annihilus i didnt know he was in transformers
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451444)
Posted by Gundamu on January 3rd, 2013 @ 6:54pm CST
She looks so awesome! I think I'm in love. :x
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451456)
Posted by ausbot on January 3rd, 2013 @ 7:16pm CST
Think I might wait until I see what Takara does, will they be Dragaon microns?
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451459)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 3rd, 2013 @ 7:19pm CST
ausbot wrote:Think I might wait until I see what Takara does, will they be Dragaon microns?


If anything, they will be the weapons they wield here in America that transform in either animalistic forms similar to the Decepticons' Arms Microns or humanoid forms.
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451460)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 3rd, 2013 @ 7:22pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:WANT! So much WANT! :KREMZEEK:

Va'al wrote:The symbol on her chest doesn't look right. Is it just me?
Look alright to me.

Image


And the weird part is that one or more of the Jagex moderators overseeing Transformers: Universe appear to use the same emblem and variants of it. Predacons arriving to the upcoming MMO?
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451469)
Posted by Gearslide on January 3rd, 2013 @ 7:41pm CST
And now, through the power of Photoshop!

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Beast Hunters Deluxe Ser-ket!
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451471)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 3rd, 2013 @ 7:43pm CST
Gearslide wrote:And now, through the power of Photoshop!

Image

Beast Hunters Deluxe Ser-ket!


See, now if Hasbro or Takara had the sense to repaint Ripclaw into those colors, I would buy that. That actually looks really nice.
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451473)
Posted by XDMan on January 3rd, 2013 @ 7:48pm CST
Reminds me of the prototypes of FOC Thundercracker and Kickback. But I hope Takara makes the toy look like it's from the show. :BOWDOWN:
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451474)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 3rd, 2013 @ 7:50pm CST
XDMan wrote:Reminds me of the prototypes of FOC Starscream and Kickback. But I hope Takara makes the toy look like it's from the show. :BOWDOWN:


Fixed it for you. ;)

With the exception of the retail version of the FOC Combaticons and their combined form Bruticus (first ones that comes to mind), Hasbro makes fiction-accurate toys as well. Takara just makes them a bit more detailed and shinier.
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451476)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 3rd, 2013 @ 8:05pm CST
The colors look really bad compared to what we saw on the packaging. Ugh. The only thing that will motivate me to get this is if she appears in the show. Otherwise, I'll save for the possible Ser-Ket.
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451480)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 3rd, 2013 @ 8:10pm CST
Further precedence for this character being female is that Ser-Ket is also a female. :P
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451482)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 3rd, 2013 @ 8:20pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Further precedence for this character being female is that Ser-Ket is also a female. :P


...What? :shock:

-goes to TFWiki to confirm-

How did I miss reading that? #-o
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451484)
Posted by griftimus prime on January 3rd, 2013 @ 8:25pm CST
wow what a bad color scheme
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451487)
Posted by datguy86 on January 3rd, 2013 @ 8:29pm CST
Hey, baby. Why don't you come on over and warm one of my shelves. It's cool. If your sister Ser-Ket sees a release she can join on in. As long as the price is right, my wife will understand...

Yeah, I'll stop now. :lol:
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451489)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 3rd, 2013 @ 8:34pm CST
datguy86 wrote:Hey, baby. Why don't you come on over and warm one of my shelves. It's cool. If your sister Ser-Ket sees a release she can join on in. As long as the price is right, my wife will understand...

Yeah, I'll stop now. :lol:


Lost it after "shelves". :lol: :lol: :lol:
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451493)
Posted by Transformado on January 3rd, 2013 @ 8:42pm CST
Pass on this one as well, i rather save my money.
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451494)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 3rd, 2013 @ 8:46pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Further precedence for this character being female is that Ser-Ket is also a female. :P


...What? :shock:

-goes to TFWiki to confirm-

How did I miss reading that? #-o


Because we just learned about it. Ultra Magnus called Ser-Ket a she in the latest Rage of the Dinobots issue.
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451499)
Posted by STngAR on January 3rd, 2013 @ 9:02pm CST
I'm digging that beast mode. Great looking dragon. I'll most likely keep her in beast mode. :MAXIMAL:
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451505)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on January 3rd, 2013 @ 9:28pm CST
sabrigami wrote:Hmmmm, I'm really on the fence about this one. robot mode is okay but in beast mode the limbs look really awkward. I think I'll wait until she gets some reviews in before I decide >:oP

I agree. Seems to me this figure would have benefitted from double jointed knees. I also kinda like the robot mode, but as a Transformer, I find lacking. Too much "lean forward and roar" for me.
Re: Official Images: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Deluxe Ripclaw (1451514)
Posted by Henry921 on January 3rd, 2013 @ 10:13pm CST
STngAR wrote:I'm digging that beast mode. Great looking dragon. I'll most likely keep her in beast mode. :MAXIMAL:


Yeah, I feel the same way about Lazorback and voyager Predaking; they look really cool in their dragon modes. I think after I get a nice complete set of Preds I'll leave them in their beast modes in my Prime display.

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