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Transformers Beast Bites - Meet Starscream

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 12:27AM CDT

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The official Transformers YouTube channel has uploaded a "Beast Bites" (formerly "Inside the Hunt") bio for Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Starscream. Enjoy the clip embedded below.

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Re: Transformers Beast Bites - Meet Starscream (1507717)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on July 30th, 2013 @ 12:46am CDT
The point of this eludes me.
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Posted by VirusCarnage on July 30th, 2013 @ 1:02am CDT
MINDVVIPE wrote:The point of this eludes me.

I concur.
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Posted by Mykltron on July 30th, 2013 @ 4:50am CDT
If they'd published before the end of the series it would serve a purpose. Clearly Starscream is no longer trying to impress Megatron.
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Posted by Rated X on July 30th, 2013 @ 7:43am CDT
That was dumb.

On the series which I finished watching yesterday: Really lame. Bumblebee kills Magatron ? Cmon…And why did they even bother to go as far as Prime calling his crew the “Beast Hunters” when the beasts never actually materialized ? The toy line probally set a record for the most new molds created never to get an appearance in the TV series. I count at least 10 beasts not counting the repaints. I have a feeling at some point the whole script was re-written to accommodate the cancellation of a planned season 4. Maybe because Michael Bay had just scored a deal for 3 more Transformer films and Peter Culen can only do so much. That’s just my opinion.
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Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on July 30th, 2013 @ 9:41am CDT
Come on now, it's dumb yeah, but it's aimed at children. *he says after making a critique about the show in the appropriate forum*

Rated X wrote:The toy line probally set a record for the most new molds created never to get an appearance in the TV series. I count at least 10 beasts not counting the repaints.


Have you SEEN the Beast Wars/Beast Machines toy line? /:)
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Posted by Rated X on July 30th, 2013 @ 9:57am CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:Come on now, it's dumb yeah, but it's aimed at children. *he says after making a critique about the show in the appropriate forum*

Rated X wrote:The toy line probally set a record for the most new molds created never to get an appearance in the TV series. I count at least 10 beasts not counting the repaints.


Have you SEEN the Beast Wars/Beast Machines toy line? /:)



I wasn't collecting when those TV series were on the air, so no. How bad is it ?

But I honestly feel there was intention to include these characters in the script, but then something happened that forced a cancellation and script change. Maybe not Abominus, but the deluxes and that green voyager with the wings. Not to mention that blue lion character that was in the same wave with Skyquake. New molds cost alot, and the TV cast always sells better in stores and Hasbro knows that. Something had to go wrong in my opinion.
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Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on July 30th, 2013 @ 10:08am CDT
Rated X wrote:
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:Come on now, it's dumb yeah, but it's aimed at children. *he says after making a critique about the show in the appropriate forum*

Rated X wrote:The toy line probally set a record for the most new molds created never to get an appearance in the TV series. I count at least 10 beasts not counting the repaints.


Have you SEEN the Beast Wars/Beast Machines toy line? /:)



I wasn't collecting when those TV series were on the air, so no. How bad is it ?

But I honestly feel there was intention to include these characters in the script, but then something happened that forced a cancellation and script change. Maybe not Abominus, but the deluxes and that green voyager with the wings. Not to mention that blue lion character that was in the same wave with Skyquake. New molds cost alot, and the TV cast always sells better in stores and Hasbro knows that. Something had to go wrong in my opinion.



Quite bad. We're talking like, 40 figures for BW and 20 or more for BM.

http://www.seibertron.com/toys/index.ph ... type=exact

As for the blue lion dude. That was Thundertron. He was captain of the Star Seekers, a faction of space pirates who's home planet was destroyed by Cybertronians, so he hates all of them (Autobot and Decepticon). I believe he was actually supposed to be part of the Aligned Continuity line, but they released him in the TF:P:RID line for some reason.
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Posted by Dr Va'al on July 30th, 2013 @ 10:18am CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:As for the blue lion dude. That was Thundertron. He was captain of the Star Seekers, a faction of space pirates who's home planet was destroyed by Cybertronians, so he hates all of them (Autobot and Decepticon). I believe he was actually supposed to be part of the Aligned Continuity line, but they released him in the TF:P:RID line for some reason.


Dare I..?

Aligned is the overall continuity, Prime is part of it. Thundertron has appeared in the continuity between the end of the games and the beginning of Prime, in the Exiles ..sigh.. novel. May feature in the upcoming novel, Retribution.

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Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on July 30th, 2013 @ 10:25am CDT
Va'al wrote:
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:As for the blue lion dude. That was Thundertron. He was captain of the Star Seekers, a faction of space pirates who's home planet was destroyed by Cybertronians, so he hates all of them (Autobot and Decepticon). I believe he was actually supposed to be part of the Aligned Continuity line, but they released him in the TF:P:RID line for some reason.


Dare I..?

Aligned is the overall continuity, Prime is part of it. Thundertron has appeared in the continuity between the end of the games and the beginning of Prime, in the Exiles ..sigh.. novel. May feature in the upcoming novel, Retribution.




Same thing.

I'm not really into the Transformers novels. I prefer TV/Movie/Comic format when it comes to Transformers. This is off-topic however.
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Posted by PrymeStriker on July 30th, 2013 @ 10:26am CDT
Rated X wrote:Really lame. Bumblebee kills Magatron ? Cmon…


At least it wasn't Optimus....*sigh* again.

[quote]And why did they even bother to go as far as Prime calling his crew the “Beast Hunters” when the beasts never actually materialized ? [/quote]

They were hunting Predacon remains. What did you want them to call it? Fossil Hunters? :???:
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Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on July 30th, 2013 @ 10:32am CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:
Rated X wrote:Really lame. Bumblebee kills Magatron ? Cmon…


At least it wasn't Optimus....*sigh* again.

[quote]And why did they even bother to go as far as Prime calling his crew the “Beast Hunters” when the beasts never actually materialized ?


They were hunting Predacon remains. What did you want them to call it? Fossil Hunters? :???:[/quote]

"Relic Hunter" :P
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Posted by Sabrblade on July 30th, 2013 @ 10:41am CDT
Mykltron wrote:If they'd published before the end of the series it would serve a purpose. Clearly Starscream is no longer trying to impress Megatron.
Up until Megs's death, he was.

Rated X wrote:On the series which I finished watching yesterday: Really lame. Bumblebee kills Magatron ? Cmon…
Bee's the one who deserved it the most, since Megatron took his voice from him and Bee finally got his revenge.

Rated X wrote:And why did they even bother to go as far as Prime calling his crew the “Beast Hunters” when the beasts never actually materialized ?
Cuz they were hunting beast bones. They made that perfectly clear in the show. :roll:

Rated X wrote:I have a feeling at some point the whole script was re-written to accommodate the cancellation of a planned season 4. Maybe because Michael Bay had just scored a deal for 3 more Transformer films and Peter Culen can only do so much. That’s just my opinion.
This would be incorrect. There wasn't a planned season 4, nor was this show cancelled. They planned to end the show with three seasons of 65 episodes from the very beginning, ever since they started working on the show. What we saw is exactly how they they wanted it to end.

Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:Come on now, it's dumb yeah, but it's aimed at children.
So was G1 (even moreso). What's your point? ;) :P

Rated X wrote:But I honestly feel there was intention to include these characters in the script, but then something happened that forced a cancellation and script change. Maybe not Abominus, but the deluxes and that green voyager with the wings. Not to mention that blue lion character that was in the same wave with Skyquake. New molds cost alot, and the TV cast always sells better in stores and Hasbro knows that. Something had to go wrong in my opinion.
Nope. There was no cancellation. The show and the toyline were simply operating under different mindsets. Adding the beast theme to the show was a late decision that came as an afterthought.

The reason so few characters appeared in the show compared to the toyline is the obvious one: CGI is expensive. They can only afford to make an use so many models, hence why the vast Decepticon army consisted of Stormtrooper-type lookalikes. Had we gotten an army of beasts in the show, chances are they'd likely have all similarly been multiples of the same design.

And that lion was made to promote the novels, not the cartoon.

Va'al wrote:Aligned is the overall continuity, Prime is part of it. Thundertron has appeared in the continuity between the end of the games and the beginning of Prime, in the Exiles ..sigh.. novel. May feature in the upcoming novel, Retribution.
He will, yes.
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Posted by Rated X on July 30th, 2013 @ 9:53pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Mykltron wrote:If they'd published before the end of the series it would serve a purpose. Clearly Starscream is no longer trying to impress Megatron.
Up until Megs's death, he was.

Rated X wrote:On the series which I finished watching yesterday: Really lame. Bumblebee kills Magatron ? Cmon…
Bee's the one who deserved it the most, since Megatron took his voice from him and Bee finally got his revenge.

Rated X wrote:And why did they even bother to go as far as Prime calling his crew the “Beast Hunters” when the beasts never actually materialized ?
Cuz they were hunting beast bones. They made that perfectly clear in the show. :roll:

Rated X wrote:I have a feeling at some point the whole script was re-written to accommodate the cancellation of a planned season 4. Maybe because Michael Bay had just scored a deal for 3 more Transformer films and Peter Culen can only do so much. That’s just my opinion.
This would be incorrect. There wasn't a planned season 4, nor was this show cancelled. They planned to end the show with three seasons of 65 episodes from the very beginning, ever since they started working on the show. What we saw is exactly how they they wanted it to end.

Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:Come on now, it's dumb yeah, but it's aimed at children.
So was G1 (even moreso). What's your point? ;) :P

Rated X wrote:But I honestly feel there was intention to include these characters in the script, but then something happened that forced a cancellation and script change. Maybe not Abominus, but the deluxes and that green voyager with the wings. Not to mention that blue lion character that was in the same wave with Skyquake. New molds cost alot, and the TV cast always sells better in stores and Hasbro knows that. Something had to go wrong in my opinion.
Nope. There was no cancellation. The show and the toyline were simply operating under different mindsets. Adding the beast theme to the show was a late decision that came as an afterthought.

The reason so few characters appeared in the show compared to the toyline is the obvious one: CGI is expensive. They can only afford to make an use so many models, hence why the vast Decepticon army consisted of Stormtrooper-type lookalikes. Had we gotten an army of beasts in the show, chances are they'd likely have all similarly been multiples of the same design.

And that lion was made to promote the novels, not the cartoon.

Va'al wrote:Aligned is the overall continuity, Prime is part of it. Thundertron has appeared in the continuity between the end of the games and the beginning of Prime, in the Exiles ..sigh.. novel. May feature in the upcoming novel, Retribution.
He will, yes.




Saberblade I can buy into most of what youre saying. But Im finding it a little hard to swallow that Lazerback and Ripclaw weren’t meant to be in the show at some point. I believe Lazerback was in stores before Season 3 even aired on TV. Granted it’s very Hasbroish for the toy line and the cartoon to be on different pages. But when has that ever affected wave 1 in any current toy line ? You usually start seeing the repaints and extras that didn’t make the cut by waves 3 and beyond. I can’t remember any wave 1 Bayformer molds that weren’t in one of the movies. (not counting repaints or video game figures) I believe the same thing holds true for wave 1 of the Animated series. I honestly believe there was a change after the toys were already in production, but before the TV series was finished. Naming an entire season after a 3 episode hunt for bones is lame even by Hasbro standards. And don’t forget the season 3 trailer where Shockwave was scared as s**t and said “The Beasts are Coming”. That doesn’t exactly go along with the plot we got.


And then to top it all off there’s this clip which seems to be official:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLz1B97rbAM
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Posted by Sabrblade on July 30th, 2013 @ 10:22pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Saberblade I can buy into most of what youre saying. But Im finding it a little hard to swallow that Lazerback and Ripclaw weren’t meant to be in the show at some point. I believe Lazerback was in stores before Season 3 even aired on TV. Granted it’s very Hasbroish for the toy line and the cartoon to be on different pages. But when has that ever affected wave 1 in any current toy line ? You usually start seeing the repaints and extras that didn’t make the cut by waves 3 and beyond. I can’t remember any wave 1 Bayformer molds that weren’t in one of the movies. (not counting repaints or video game figures) I believe the same thing holds true for wave 1 of the Animated series. I honestly believe there was a change after the toys were already in production, but before the TV series was finished.
It's not so hard to believe when one considers that they weren't even going to have Predacons be in the show to begin with. That came as a late decision long after series finale was already planned out and set. The entire beast theme for season 3 was decided upon very late in the game, by which point there would have been little to no time to add in a whole other faction of new characters. Hence, all we got was Predaking, and later we'll get [spoiler]Darksteel and Skylynx (but none else)[/spoiler] in the Predacons Rising movie. ;)

Rated X wrote:Naming an entire season after a 3 episode hunt for bones is lame even by Hasbro standards.
I won't disagree with that, since it was indeed that subtitle that led people to believe that the Project: Predacon subplot would be anything more than that, a subplot.

But, Hasbro's reasoning for doing it was likely to create a look of uniformity and consistency between the show and the toyline, so as to market each better. ;)

Rated X wrote:And don’t forget the season 3 trailer where Shockwave was scared as s**t and said “The Beasts are Coming”. That doesn’t exactly go along with the plot we got.
That's because it was never for the show to begin with. It was a clip from the "Hunt the Beasts" interactive game on Hasbro's website that let you explore Shockwave's lab.

Rated X wrote:And then to top it all off there’s this clip which seems to be official:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLz1B97rbAM
That too is a clip from the Hasbro.com game.


An even greater example of how the show differed from the toyline is in the toyline's "Tales of the Beast Hunters" storyline found in each toy's instruction sheets, in which it tells a story that uses all of the characters from the toyline, but drastically contradicts the events of the cartoon. The Autobots find their toy weapons in an old ship in space, Megatron goes missing and Starscream is framed for it, Shockwave creates every Predacon who has a toy, Lazerback has his own agenda, Predaking is tyrannical warlord, etc. etc.

Speaking of which, even Predaking in the show was nothing like how the toys presented him. The toy bios and story made him out to be this monstrous villain bent on death and destruction, whereas the cartoon made him out to be a noble and compassionate individual trying to find his place in the world and bring honor to his race. If anything, the cartoon version of Predaking is so different from how Hasbro envisioned the toy character that he makes Voyager Grimwing feel redundant and unnecessary, having basically the same personality as in Grimwing bio.
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Posted by El Duque on August 20th, 2013 @ 12:21pm CDT
The official Transformers YouTube channel has uploaded their latest "Beast Bites" video, Meet Bulkhead. Check out the video embedded below.

[quote]Beast Bites! Bite size clips featuring all your favorite Transformers Beast Hunters characters. Meet Bulkhead! This brawny giant is the muscle of the Autobots. And while he's always ready to do battle, he's got a big ole' heart to go with that rough and ready attitude. For more Transformers Beast Hunters go to Transformers.com/beasts.[/quote]

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Posted by VirusCarnage on August 29th, 2013 @ 1:23am CDT
Soundwave

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Posted by Sabrblade on August 29th, 2013 @ 6:14am CDT
"Silent computer geek" is the most descriptive personality trait we've ever gotten of the guy.
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Posted by El Duque on August 29th, 2013 @ 8:37am CDT
The latest Transformers Prime Beast Bites Bio from the official Transformers YouTube channels focuses on fan favorite Soundwave. Check out the embedded video below.

[quote]Meet Soundwave! This silent computer geek puts his money where his mouth is, and substitutes speech for action. Watch out for the quiet ones! Beast Bites! Bite size clips featuring all your favorite Transformers Beast Hunters characters. For more Transformers Beast Hunters go to http://Transformers.com/beasts.[/quote]

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Posted by El Duque on September 4th, 2013 @ 12:25am CDT
The official Transformers YouTube channel has just uploaded the latest in the Transformers Prime Beast Bites Bio series, "Meet Acree". Check out the embedded video below.

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Posted by Ravage XK on September 4th, 2013 @ 10:25am CDT
Didn't we meet her a couple of years back when the series started!?!

Whats next? Hey everyone, there's this new Transformers series and its awesome but we will kill it off just as its getting really good.

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