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Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing

Saturday, February 9th, 2013 4:06PM CST

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Our latest images from Toy Fair 2013 are on the Transformers Prime side of things, as we have new images for figures in the Beast Hunters toy line. You'll find Ratchet, Shockwave, Dreadwing, Ultra Magnus and Smokescreen below!

Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing

Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing
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Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462454)
Posted by xyl360 on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:07pm CST
Shockwave looks great :)!

Dreadwing looks decent except for his head, which is too small and too elevated making him look quite goofy. Oh well, his beast mode is nice enough I suppose.
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462463)
Posted by MarkNL on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:10pm CST
Oooh yea, I like Shockwave's design. G1-esque enough to buy it. :grin:
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462466)
Posted by Rated X on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:11pm CST
Shockwave is cool for what it is. Im glad the Prime fans finally got their Shockwave so we can start getting back to classics !
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462467)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:12pm CST
That's... Dreadwing? As in the Dreadwing that Megatron "killed" near Season 2's end?

What crap is this?! :BANG_HEAD:

Shockwave is just... :BOOM: Definitely getting him and ditching that horrible armor of his.

Something about Ratchet is unsettling, if you ask me.
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462472)
Posted by xyl360 on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:14pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:That's... Dreadwing? As in the Dreadwing that Megatron "killed" near Season 2's end?

What crap is this?! :BANG_HEAD:
I suspect he's a non-show character and all they share is a name. I don't believe it is the same character.
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462473)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:16pm CST
Is that really Dreadwing? :???:
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462483)
Posted by Alpha Weltall on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:22pm CST
Ratchet looks like Megabolt Megatron :VEHI:
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462486)
Posted by Mkall on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:24pm CST
I'm really only interested in Dreadwing. Shockwave maybe, but I need to see him without that garish armour on.
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462487)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:24pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Is that really Dreadwing? :???:


According to the original report, the Voyager is actually called Grimwing. Dreadwing is Deluxe Class... So he's still in the line... Wow, Hasbro stooped to a new low either way; reusing a name for a different character in the same overall line.

*offers her head*
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462488)
Posted by skidflap on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:24pm CST
xyl360 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:That's... Dreadwing? As in the Dreadwing that Megatron "killed" near Season 2's end?

What crap is this?! :BANG_HEAD:
I suspect he's a non-show character and all they share is a name. I don't believe it is the same character.


either that or shockwave made good use of his corpse. :-? :-?
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462493)
Posted by jindrak on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:29pm CST
Could that be Dreadwing as in the G1 Powermaster combo of Dreadwind and Darkwing? Makes a bit more sense especially since the beast mode looks like two molds stacked on top of each other like the G1 toy.
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462498)
Posted by Rhinox23 on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:32pm CST
Shockwave looks amazing!

Grimwing looks pretty cool too! Sort of a griffin 'o doom or something.

I'm actually not really that impressed with this version of Ultra Magnus. The shoulders looks good but it looks to busy with the wings from the BH Optimus mold. I think I'll probably stick with the PRiD version...which I really like.

Ratchet...well...his colors look pretty terrible. Also, his chest details look strange and his face doesn't really look like Ratchet to me. I hope the good doctor doesn't get horribly mangled by a beast and this is what we get. I'll reserve judgment but I'm a little disappointed since he is my favorite 'Bot on the show so far. :-s
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462504)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:36pm CST
Rhinox23 wrote:...he is my favorite 'Bot on the show so far. :-s


Thanks. He needed that.
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462507)
Posted by RAcast on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:38pm CST
Can't wait to see more of Shockwave! I really want to see how they pulled off UM, too. Holy GOD, Ratchet what have they DONE to you!?

Oh hey, don'cha mean Voyager Grimwing Blurrz?
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462520)
Posted by Blurrz on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:46pm CST
RAcast wrote:Oh hey, don'cha mean Voyager Grimwing Blurrz?


Name is Dreadwing atm.
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462522)
Posted by RAcast on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:48pm CST
Blurrz wrote:
RAcast wrote:Oh hey, don'cha mean Voyager Grimwing Blurrz?


Name is Dreadwing atm.

I thought there was a deluxe called "Dreadwing" and a voyager "Grimwing." o.o;
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462524)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:51pm CST
RAcast wrote:
Blurrz wrote:
RAcast wrote:Oh hey, don'cha mean Voyager Grimwing Blurrz?


Name is Dreadwing atm.

I thought there was a deluxe called "Dreadwing" and a voyager "Grimwing." o.o;


Confused Fan Club, population: two.
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462525)
Posted by CBratetron on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:51pm CST
I appreciate Ratchet getting more paint on him, especially the ECG zigzag, but I really, really don't like the 'with spikes' aesthetic.
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462527)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:52pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:
RAcast wrote:
Blurrz wrote:
RAcast wrote:Oh hey, don'cha mean Voyager Grimwing Blurrz?


Name is Dreadwing atm.

I thought there was a deluxe called "Dreadwing" and a voyager "Grimwing." o.o;


Confused Fan Club, population: two.


Stopped Caring Club, current nr. of members: one.
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462528)
Posted by RAcast on February 9th, 2013 @ 4:53pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:
RAcast wrote:
Blurrz wrote:
RAcast wrote:Oh hey, don'cha mean Voyager Grimwing Blurrz?


Name is Dreadwing atm.

I thought there was a deluxe called "Dreadwing" and a voyager "Grimwing." o.o;


Confused Fan Club, population: two.

Glad it's not just me being an idiot. :lol:
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462537)
Posted by Autobot Genocide on February 9th, 2013 @ 5:00pm CST
Shockwave don't look to bad at all and they really have turned ratchet into a beast .
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462541)
Posted by craggy on February 9th, 2013 @ 5:01pm CST
want a Junkion repaint of that Ratchet. Jacky and Bulkhead as well whilst they're at it.
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462542)
Posted by PrymeStriker on February 9th, 2013 @ 5:02pm CST
Shockwave = Yeah!
Ultra Magnus = Yeah!
Grimwing = Maybe
Ratchet = Hell no


P.S: It looks like "Dreadwing" is not supposed to be the same Dreadwing that got killed, but rather Backbite from the Rage of the Dinobots comics!

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Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462578)
Posted by MightyMagnus78 on February 9th, 2013 @ 5:30pm CST
Holy hell, Ratchet's a freak! :shock:
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462588)
Posted by STngAR on February 9th, 2013 @ 5:47pm CST
Whatever the green voyagers name is, he is boss.


And Ratchet is pretty in pink.





:MAXIMAL:
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462589)
Posted by RAcast on February 9th, 2013 @ 5:51pm CST
STngAR wrote:Whatever the green voyagers name is, he is boss.


And Ratchet is pretty in pink.





:MAXIMAL:

Somehow I don't think he's pink. xD
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462643)
Posted by Unicronobot on February 9th, 2013 @ 6:57pm CST
Okay I feel i need to clarify. That is NOT Dreadwing. They made a mistake. THIS is Dreadwing. So no he is not a griffin thing now. More like..a moth made love to a chicken... But that being said shockwave looks great and I'm definitely getting the ultramagnus
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462646)
Posted by RAcast on February 9th, 2013 @ 6:59pm CST
Unicronobot wrote:Okay I feel i need to clarify. That is NOT Dreadwing. They made a mistake. THIS is Dreadwing. So no he is not a griffin thing now. More like..a moth made love to a chicken... But that being said shockwave looks great and I'm definitely getting the ultramagnus

FINALLY a picture of Dreadwing. Where the heck has this been all day? :lol: But we all figured that out already, somebody on Toy Fair's side goofed when they were putting out markers or annoucing thing or what have you, no doubt.

As for reactions...

MOTHER OF GOD, DREADWING, WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO YOU!? :shock:

I henceforth dub thee, Chickenwing. :lol:
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462649)
Posted by PrymeStriker on February 9th, 2013 @ 7:01pm CST
Ratchet's photoshopped image is one epic-ass BW Dinobot/Dinobot II homage!

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But...the final product looks ugly.
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462651)
Posted by craggy on February 9th, 2013 @ 7:02pm CST
oh heck yeah! that Ratchet is fuglylicious!
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462652)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 9th, 2013 @ 7:03pm CST
RAcast wrote:MOTHER OF GOD, DREADWING, WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO YOU!? :shock:


Why do I imagine Tony Todd in Dreadwing's voice going "Terrible things..."? :lol:

I henceforth dub thee, Chickenwing. :lol:


That was clever as hell, no lie. :APPLAUSE:
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462653)
Posted by RAcast on February 9th, 2013 @ 7:03pm CST
PrymeStriker wrote:Ratchet's photoshopped image is one epic-ass BW Dinobot/Dinobot II homage!

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But...the final product looks ugly.

Okay, I can't hate this. :lol:
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462658)
Posted by YRQRM0 on February 9th, 2013 @ 7:09pm CST
Ratchet has me worried..what the heck is gonna happen to these guys in the show??
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462659)
Posted by xyl360 on February 9th, 2013 @ 7:11pm CST
YRQRM0 wrote:Ratchet has me worried..what the heck is gonna happen to these guys in the show??

They're going to travel through a time vortex and end up smack dab in the middle of the Beast Wars apparently :P.
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462661)
Posted by craggy on February 9th, 2013 @ 7:12pm CST
I'm thinking it'll probably be like the Transmetals in Beast Wars. Maybe some of the characters will adopt new looks, maybe even just on a temporary basis, but others might not. Can't really imagine Ratchet from the cartoon letting himself look like that.
Not sure I'm that bothered though, because it's an awesome toy.
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462664)
Posted by RAcast on February 9th, 2013 @ 7:15pm CST
YRQRM0 wrote:Ratchet has me worried..what the heck is gonna happen to these guys in the show??

Ratchet will have another Synth-en binge, single-handedly beat down every enemy in sight, fall through a wormhole and say hi to Dinobot's spart as it leaves his body, and say, "He NEEDED that!"

The end.
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462698)
Posted by griftimus prime on February 9th, 2013 @ 7:44pm CST
that ratchet is boss!

glad i am getting that raise in a few months.
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462739)
Posted by BATTOUSAIXD on February 9th, 2013 @ 8:31pm CST
Shockwave looks great, so I guess I'll have to buy him!
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462773)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 9th, 2013 @ 8:57pm CST
For fans of Beast Hunters (meaning YOU, Pryme):

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Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462779)
Posted by Autobot Strider on February 9th, 2013 @ 9:02pm CST
And that convinced me: Magnus is bought on site. Glad I waited, thanks!

Not loving the wings, but am loving the hammer.
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462781)
Posted by RAcast on February 9th, 2013 @ 9:03pm CST
Shooockwaaaave. =P~
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462856)
Posted by PrymeStriker on February 9th, 2013 @ 11:12pm CST
Grimwing's growing on me. Might be the only Voyager Predacon I buy.
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462875)
Posted by roBROmanceFTW on February 10th, 2013 @ 12:03am CST
Man, Magnus definitely makes that RID mold look good. 8)
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462893)
Posted by CBratetron on February 10th, 2013 @ 12:47am CST
craggy wrote:oh heck yeah! that Ratchet is fuglylicious!

Sounds and looks like a new ice cream flavor.
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462914)
Posted by DinobotSix on February 10th, 2013 @ 1:47am CST
Shockwave and Magnus look fabulous. Must buy!! Ratchet is interesting indeed. Ugly but compelling. Wonder if they're bringing Dreadwing back into Prime somehow, or if this is just a posthumous BW styled send-up. Looks decent though. Thanks for the show updates, posts and all the hard/fun work to all involved!
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1462930)
Posted by Henry921 on February 10th, 2013 @ 2:44am CST
RAcast wrote:Shooockwaaaave. =P~


Well said.

And it echoes my sentiments exactly. I preordered him a while back, and despite some doubts at the first scan, I am once again resolute in my support of the Decepticon's rightful leader.

I've been buying the BH deluxes by wave, so I'll probably do the same and get Ratchet, Dreadwing, and Skystalker in one go. I'll also lay odds they'll have another character in the wave, most likely Arcee.

Grimwing I'm kind of on the fence about, and I'm pretty sure I'll pass on both versions of Ultra Magnus and use PRID Magnus with the 3rd party Forge Dr. Wu's working on.

Passing on Ultimate Optimus, getting Ultimate Predaking. Getting a nice big army of Preds, so Hasbro, get to work on those redecos/retools of Ripclaw and Lazerback. For once I'm actually excited to buy a retool.
Re: Toy Fair 2013: Beast Hunter Ratchet, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen and Dreadwing (1463586)
Posted by Sodan-1 on February 11th, 2013 @ 8:59pm CST
Ratchet, while reminding me of Rhinox, is actually kind of disturbing to look at. While I do have issues with some of the figures in this line (I wish this one was bigger or I wish that was a different colour), Ratchet is the first one where I wish they hadn't actually made it.
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