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Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images

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Saturday, March 30th, 2013 1:58PM CDT

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After yesterday's in-hand images of Deluxe Skystalker, today we have some in-hand images of his wavemate Dreadwing. These images come courtesy of AKB48 of HK-TF He comes fully armed with his Dread Assault Cannon which when taken apart forms two seperate weapons, a missle firing cannon and an axe. The images have been mirrored for your convenience.

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images
Credit(s): AKB48 of HK-TF
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Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475112)
Posted by Va'al on March 30th, 2013 @ 2:05pm CDT
He's ridiculously cute and adorable! :D
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475113)
Posted by Rated X on March 30th, 2013 @ 2:10pm CDT
If he is dead why give him a Beast Hunter figure. Pretty stupid. Maybe somewhere down the line the mold might make a good Botcon repaint. Other than that, waste.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475114)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on March 30th, 2013 @ 2:12pm CDT
oh god. :SICK: nice light piping though.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475117)
Posted by PrymeStriker on March 30th, 2013 @ 2:19pm CDT
What an abomination

Rated X wrote:If he is dead why give him a Beast Hunter figure. Pretty stupid.


Because Hasbro needs to sell toys. Why does it matter anyway? They did the same thing with Cliffjumper and Skyquake.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475123)
Posted by Hiboman on March 30th, 2013 @ 2:36pm CDT
It looks like they've blown up and modified the Cyberverse mold for this guy. The transformation especially looks almost identical, except for the shoulder pads.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475124)
Posted by Super Megatron on March 30th, 2013 @ 2:38pm CDT
This HAS to be an early April Fool's Day joke. Really? A Foghorn Leghorn redeco?
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475126)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on March 30th, 2013 @ 2:40pm CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:What an abomination

Rated X wrote:If he is dead why give him a Beast Hunter figure. Pretty stupid.


Because Hasbro needs to sell toys. Why does it matter anyway? They did the same thing with Cliffjumper and Skyquake.


I figure it's because of the small cast. Beast Wars, Animated, and any other Transformers series all had more bots on either side than Prime has. That's why we're getting more of the same characters when really we shouldn't be.

I'd hoped they would have done a Beast Hunters version of Breakdown, but I guess not.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475129)
Posted by craggy on March 30th, 2013 @ 2:52pm CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:What an abomination

Rated X wrote:If he is dead why give him a Beast Hunter figure. Pretty stupid.


Because Hasbro needs to sell toys. Why does it matter anyway? They did the same thing with Cliffjumper and Skyquake.


I figure it's because of the small cast. Beast Wars, Animated, and any other Transformers series all had more bots on either side than Prime has. That's why we're getting more of the same characters when really we shouldn't be.

I'd hoped they would have done a Beast Hunters version of Breakdown, but I guess not.

Beast Wars is cutting it close. It's the weekend, so I'm not going to do any maths, but I think the Prime cast is only a few short. It's just that most of the Cons have died and stayed dead pretty quickly, whilst BW tended to replace the casualties.

BW also had quite a few different versions of their different show characters. In many cases it was done in conjunction with the character models in the show changing as well, but there were the various Fox Kids repaints as well as those Transmetals that didn't get Transmetalized in the show. It's just with BW there were dozens of non-show characters made as toys, some of them repaints or retools of show characters, yes, but many not. TFPrime has only had Dead End, Rumble, Hot Shot and Kup in the main line that I can think of as non-show characters, plus a few cyberverse repaints.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475135)
Posted by Autobot032 on March 30th, 2013 @ 3:04pm CDT
He was turned into a chicken.... Yay. WTF?
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475137)
Posted by funklizard on March 30th, 2013 @ 3:14pm CDT
Autobot032 wrote:He was turned into a chicken.... Yay. WTF?

Billy Witch Doctor more comfortable with chicken.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475138)
Posted by Va'al on March 30th, 2013 @ 3:15pm CDT
On second looks, it seems as though the wings may be able to spread out, too.
Seriously, I think I really like him for the sheer audacity of his existence! :D
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475141)
Posted by NovaSentinel on March 30th, 2013 @ 3:24pm CDT
The wings do indeed spread out, but my gosh, what a cheap looking figure. I like how Hasbro took the time to paint the edge of the chainsaw parts, but not any of the rest of the weaponary -_-
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475143)
Posted by blitzwing47 on March 30th, 2013 @ 3:29pm CDT
So for Beast Hunters, Hasbro took one of the most bad@$$ characters of the show... and turned him into a chicken. How ironic. :roll:
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475145)
Posted by Henry921 on March 30th, 2013 @ 3:42pm CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:What an abomination



Yet with a certain charm...

The kibble in jet mode is bad. I expected to see his feet, but the arms too? Bad Hasbro.

I really hate the feet, but if they were painted blue or gray I might be more receptive. The figure isn't quite as terrible as the stock photo made it look, but it's still not high on my purchase list.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475147)
Posted by Urchie on March 30th, 2013 @ 3:47pm CDT
It looks like an enlarged version of the scout figure and was given chicken feet. In all honesty, I think I'll be giving this figure a pass if it makes it's way to the UK.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475152)
Posted by ILL-Star on March 30th, 2013 @ 4:24pm CDT
He's chunky and looks like he has decent articulation. I like him. But I'll wait for a Skyquake.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475156)
Posted by craggy on March 30th, 2013 @ 4:51pm CDT
Urchie wrote:It looks like an enlarged version of the scout figure and was given chicken feet. In all honesty, I think I'll be giving this figure a pass if it makes it's way to the UK.

not sure I'd worry about that. Think Hasbro UK has put out all the TFs they're going to this year, at least til near x-mas.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475159)
Posted by Rated X on March 30th, 2013 @ 5:06pm CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:What an abomination

Rated X wrote:If he is dead why give him a Beast Hunter figure. Pretty stupid.


Because Hasbro needs to sell toys. Why does it matter anyway? They did the same thing with Cliffjumper and Skyquake.



Not really. The Skyquake and Zombie Cliffjumper figures are show accurate to their brief appearances. Plus they were just repaints. This is a waste of an brand new mold. It's wasted plastic they could have used to make deluxe sized Terrorcons. Thats how Hasbro could sell some serious numbers.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475167)
Posted by AG-SYSTEMS on March 30th, 2013 @ 5:28pm CDT
Gerwalk FAIL! :lol:
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475168)
Posted by AG-SYSTEMS on March 30th, 2013 @ 5:28pm CDT
Gerwalk FAIL! :lol:
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475171)
Posted by Mindmaster on March 30th, 2013 @ 5:35pm CDT
Those wings. :SICK:

Don't care too much about the axe; at least he has a somewhat show-accurate underslung RPG-whatever.

This figure makes me wonder if Dreadwing might make a return, despite the writers' mantra.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475174)
Posted by Mindmaster on March 30th, 2013 @ 5:39pm CDT
AG-SYSTEMS wrote:Gerwalk FAIL! :lol:


I don't think it's supposed to be a Gerwalk. It looks like the photographer was trying to capture its functionality as a Transformer. I've seen BUNCHES of images similar to this.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475182)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 30th, 2013 @ 5:55pm CDT
As a figure by itself, he looks mighty fun. :lol:

As a representation of Dreadwing:
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475183)
Posted by Mindmaster on March 30th, 2013 @ 6:00pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:As a figure by itself, he looks mighty fun. :lol:

As a representation of Dreadwing:


There are reasons why the title "God of Transformers" is under your name, Sabrblade. This is one of many.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475187)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 30th, 2013 @ 6:09pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:There are reasons why the title "God of Transformers" is under your name, Sabrblade. This is one of many.
I thought it was just cuz of the post count. :P
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475191)
Posted by Yweggo on March 30th, 2013 @ 6:31pm CDT
He looks more like a Great Horned Owl then a chicken to me.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475192)
Posted by ArmadaPrime on March 30th, 2013 @ 6:33pm CDT
I think actually, he's taken the beast-ification quite well. A lot better than some if you ask me. Colours seem a little odd still, kinda mismatched, but either way.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475193)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on March 30th, 2013 @ 6:33pm CDT
weapon is cool & the head sculpt is pretty good but everything else is really bad, plus hes dead so whats the point? Would rather see the voyager make another appearance so i can actually get one. This is just another easy pass.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475194)
Posted by TK415 on March 30th, 2013 @ 6:39pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:This figure makes me wonder if Dreadwing might make a return, despite the writers' mantra.

The Beast Wars Terrorsaur toy was a basic and a good match for the character in the show. Then he was killed in the show at the end of season 1. In the second season of the toys he had a new mold as a transmetal deluxe but he never returned to the show. Same thing happened to Airrazor. Basic toy, matched to the show. Disappeared from the show after season 1 but got a new updated deluxe toy anyway in the 2nd season of the toys. Technically she sorta came back in the third season but that was in a third mold anyway. Seems like they don’t need the toys to match exactly to the show and vice versa.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475195)
Posted by Mindmaster on March 30th, 2013 @ 6:41pm CDT
TK415 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:This figure makes me wonder if Dreadwing might make a return, despite the writers' mantra.

The Beast Wars Terrorsaur toy was a basic and a good match for the character in the show. Then he was killed in the show at the end of season 1. In the second season of the toys he had a new mold as a transmetal deluxe but he never returned to the show. Same thing happened to Airrazor. Basic toy, matched to the show. Disappeared from the show after season 1 but got a new updated deluxe toy anyway in the 2nd season of the toys. Technically she sorta came back in the third season but that was in a third mold anyway. Seems like they don’t need the toys to match exactly to the show and vice versa.


Right, forgot about the Beast Wars characters that were killed off, yet were given Transmetal toys.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475196)
Posted by Noideaforaname on March 30th, 2013 @ 6:42pm CDT
If it weren't for the obnoxious yellow and the fact he's supposed to be Deadwing Dreadwing, I might've been able to buy him just for his sheer ridiculousness. Might have.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475205)
Posted by Lord Onixprime on March 30th, 2013 @ 7:17pm CDT
I want to see this repainted as Tigerhawk/Razorclaw.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475206)
Posted by PrymeStriker on March 30th, 2013 @ 7:22pm CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:If it weren't for the obnoxious yellow and the fact he's supposed to be Deadwing Dreadwing, I might've been able to buy him just for his sheer ridiculousness. Might have.


Season two's been available for viewing for six months. Dreadwing's death is no longer a spoiler.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475208)
Posted by Mindmaster on March 30th, 2013 @ 7:37pm CDT
Lord Onixprime wrote:I want to see this repainted as Tigerhawk/Razorclaw.


Oddly, I can now see that. Now I also want this to be a Tigerhawk/Razorclaw repaint.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475244)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on March 30th, 2013 @ 11:54pm CDT
It seems like Transformers aren't "converting" anymore. His legs and arms are just hastily tacked on. Between this and Skystalker, it seems like they're really skimping on transformations.
Though I would be interested in a Tigerhawk repaint, or Foghorn Leghorn repaint. Either would fit XD
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475246)
Posted by Burn on March 31st, 2013 @ 12:02am CDT
Anyone remember when Hasbro used to be able to hide the arms and legs of jet TF's?

How I miss those days ...
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475247)
Posted by Mindmaster on March 31st, 2013 @ 12:05am CDT
Burn wrote:Anyone remember when Hasbro used to be able to hide the arms and legs of jet TF's?

How I miss those days ...


You and me both.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475248)
Posted by RAcast on March 31st, 2013 @ 12:14am CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
Burn wrote:Anyone remember when Hasbro used to be able to hide the arms and legs of jet TF's?

How I miss those days ...


You and me both.

Seriously, is it really that hard to put a panel on the forearm for it to rotate around inside? :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475249)
Posted by zatara1701 on March 31st, 2013 @ 12:23am CDT
Time to put my two cents in :-)

First, since Dreadwing is by far one of the COOLEST Con characters, it makes me wanna like his figures...the Voyager was BOSS, so here are my thoughts on this one...

1) the whole bird theme is kinda cool, it's growing on me. I was wracking my brain thinking of what it reminded me of (NOT a chicken) and I figured it out...He-Man's Talon Fighter!! lol

2) These pics make him look way better than the stock photos we saw before...spreading the wings out just makes it look dumb.

3) It looks like he has that "marble" effect like Bumblebee and Wheeljack, which makes it cool looking.

4) Last thought...I honestly think this looks pretty cool overall EXCEPT the damn yellow!! if there was a repaint of this it would look completely badass... Might have to get two and try and do some custom work :-)

I will get it...at Walmart, since they are cheaper than eveyone else, even thought Target did have deluxes on for $10 the other day.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475251)
Posted by Alpha Weltall on March 31st, 2013 @ 12:33am CDT
So what if he's dead and they made another toy for him? Does it really bother people that much for people to constantly complain about things like that?

Try this instead: Shockwave came back, cloned the current and former Decepticon ranks while mixing the clones with Precacon DNA and out pops alligator Knockout, parrot Soundwave, pterodactyl Starscream and owl Dreadwing. He also tried upgrading himself using Predacon DNA/technology and that's why he has those bestial pieces that look like some sort of beetle/mole thing.

Thing is that they're toys. Do, say or think whatever you want with or about them. Why rely on the show to dictate what you do or don't get so long as you like the figure, character, alt mode or transformation and have the means to get it?

I for one like that figure and if I had the money I'd buy it regardless of if I had the voyager or if Dreadwing comes back or stays dead. Sure the feet are weird and the undercarriage junk is terrible but the bot mode looks cool and I want it.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475258)
Posted by Burn on March 31st, 2013 @ 1:46am CDT
RAcast wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Burn wrote:Anyone remember when Hasbro used to be able to hide the arms and legs of jet TF's?

How I miss those days ...


You and me both.

Seriously, is it really that hard to put a panel on the forearm for it to rotate around inside? :BANG_HEAD:

Apparently these days ... yes it is.

Robots in Disguise? Yeah ... not so much.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475265)
Posted by xyl360 on March 31st, 2013 @ 3:59am CDT
He's a chicken I tell you, a giant chicken!!!

Between the bird look in beast jet mode and the dirty look thanks to that swirly crap Hasbro's been doing with the plastics, we've got ourselves a dirty bird. I guess Hasbro finally got sick of all the complaints and decided to flip us off :P.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475266)
Posted by Va'al on March 31st, 2013 @ 4:01am CDT
Burn wrote:Robots in Disguise? Yeah ... not so much.


Image
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475271)
Posted by Burn on March 31st, 2013 @ 5:58am CDT
Va'al wrote:
Burn wrote:Robots in Disguise? Yeah ... not so much.


Image


ZOMG! IT'S PETER CULLEN!
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475272)
Posted by starwarrior1227 on March 31st, 2013 @ 6:01am CDT
Autobot032 wrote:He was turned into a chicken.... Yay. WTF?


i say more like a penguin
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475273)
Posted by Heckfire on March 31st, 2013 @ 6:12am CDT
WOW...as if he didn't look like a dead ringer for Depth Charge BEFORE...still, pretty cool.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475276)
Posted by Mykltron on March 31st, 2013 @ 6:42am CDT
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NO.

And seriously... it looks almost identical to this:
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Dude, your gun is too heavy.
Image

So is your axe.
Image

No, combining a heavy thing and another heavy thing does not make a lighter thing
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And his legs are WAY too short.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475278)
Posted by Hammer on March 31st, 2013 @ 7:01am CDT
:lol:
Robotchicken
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475322)
Posted by Autobot032 on March 31st, 2013 @ 11:40am CDT
The complaints about transformation and hiding limbs are definitely valid. This is ridiculous.

When Eric Siebenaler transferred out, the TF division went to $#!7. Rumor I heard was that a new team of designers have rotated in, much like they had in the past. (Think Armada...)

This figure is an example. This is a big reason why I choose 3rd party over HasTak whenever possible.

They've done better, they CAN do better. This is a joke.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Dreadwing In-hand Images (1475339)
Posted by funklizard on March 31st, 2013 @ 1:28pm CDT
Alpha Weltall wrote:So what if he's dead and they made another toy for him? Does it really bother people that much for people to constantly complain about things like that?

I think these complaints are a side effect of just how hard this figure sucks, especially in comparison to the already-released (yet seemingly always hard-to-find) Voyager figure. That is: we already have a (very) good figure; this is a lousy one; and there's not even (likely to be) a tie-in to the fiction.

Thus, the exercise of designing and releasing this figure just seems rather pointless. Especially when the line is missing a Voyager Hardshell and a US release of the (increasingly prominent in the fiction) Jet Vehicon.

I for one like that figure and if I had the money I'd buy it regardless of if I had the voyager or if Dreadwing comes back or stays dead. Sure the feet are weird and the undercarriage junk is terrible but the bot mode looks cool and I want it.

If you do get the money reasonably soon, do yourself a favor and prioritize getting the RID Voyager figure. He can still be had for $30 on Amazon.

I'm guessing many of these Beast Hunters figures will be flooding the likes of Marshall's, TJ Maxx, and Ross soon enough.

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