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Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee

Transformers News: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee

Thursday, November 7th, 2013 7:49PM CST

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Amazon has also updated with some new official high res images of Hasbro's upcoming Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, and Bumblebee. These figures will be in the new line of simplified Deluxes designed with speedier transformations in mind. Check out the images including packaging shots below.


Transformers News: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes

Transformers News: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes

Transformers News: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes

Autobots beware, because this Windrazor figure is a beastly menace! He can pound his enemies into scrap with his spiky Dragontooth Mace. But when he converts to dragon mode, he won't need weapons to win! Keep converting him back and forth so he can handle whatever his enemies dish out! Transformers and all related terms are trademarks of Hasbro.


Transformers News: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes

Transformers News: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes

Transformers News: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes

Autobots beware, because this Twinstrike figure is a double dose of beast! He can pound his enemies into scrap with his enormous Piston Hammer. But when he converts to dragon mode, he won't need weapons to win! Keep converting him back and forth so he can handle whatever his enemies dish out! Transformers and all related terms are trademarks of Hasbro.


Transformers News: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes

Transformers News: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes

Transformers News: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes

Decepticons beware, because this Smokescreen figure is a two-fisted Autobot menace! He's got 2 battle axes for hand-to-hand combat, and he can convert to racer mode fast to chase down any Decepticon who tries to escape. Keep converting him back and forth so he can handle whatever his enemies dish out! Transformers and all related terms are trademarks of Hasbro.


Transformers News: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes

Transformers News: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes

Transformers News: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes

Predacons beware, because this Bumblebee figure has the technology and weapons to take any of them out! He'll take his Predacon enemies apart with his Dragonshredder sword in robot mode. If they're lucky enough to get away, he'll convert to combat racer mode to chase them down! Keep converting him back and forth so he can handle whatever his enemies dish out! Transformers and all related terms are trademarks of Hasbro.
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Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528520)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 7th, 2013 @ 7:56pm CST
In spite of how simple they are and their probable inability to combine, I might still pick up those Twinstrike and Windrazor figures.

And with one somewhat neutral/borderline-positive post made, enter the storm of negative posts in 3... 2... 1...

:P ;)
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528527)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on November 7th, 2013 @ 8:08pm CST
I like twinstrike "okay" enough to pick him up, windrazor's a maybe "I got (insert numeber) dollars I'll pick em up".
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528531)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 7th, 2013 @ 8:17pm CST
I just noticed that Windrazor's shoulders are misassembled in these pics. Whoops.
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528536)
Posted by Toralei_De_Nile on November 7th, 2013 @ 8:39pm CST
I remember reading about these simplified figures a while ago and felt disgusted then. Now seeing this, I knew my instincts were right. This is utter crap. Simplified deluxe?! wtf does that mean anyways? Transformers for retards? These figures look like cyberverse toys at deluxe price. I guess normal deluxes are going to be rebrand with a new title and become 5 more dollars.

Reminds me of back when Beast Wars Mega class went up five dollars in price and were rebrand voyager class. This frightens me to further escalation of transformer costs. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528538)
Posted by Seibertron on November 7th, 2013 @ 8:45pm CST
These make my head hurt. I feel like these are Transformers products from some alternate reality. We've been had! Here are KO upscaled versions (albeit a higher quality product evidenced by pins and such not found in the Cyberverse scale) of Cyberverse figures as some kind of inane way of saying "Hey fans, thanks for supporting the Cyberverse/Legends line for the past 8 years." I think these are a great way of getting inexpensive large Transformers into discount chains such as Family Dollar, Big Lots, Dollar Tree, etc ... kind of along the same lines as the simplified Marvel Universe 3.75" figures that you see that have limited articulation, or even the cheaper Marvel Universe figures that you see at traditional retail such as the $5 price point Avengers Assemble figures. If these are priced at $10 or less and don't replace the main line figures, then I'm OK with this. If these cheaper products are the main line figures and are the same price point as the higher quality and more poseable deluxes we currently have, than I feel like we've been cheated by supporting the Cyberverse/Legends Class line for the past 8 years.
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528541)
Posted by Seibertron on November 7th, 2013 @ 8:55pm CST
Toralei_De_Nile wrote:Reminds me of back when Beast Wars Mega class went up five dollars in price and were rebrand voyager class. This frightens me to further escalation of transformer costs. :BANG_HEAD:


This didn't happen with Beast Wars. The $15 Mega Class stayed through Robots In Disguise in 2001/2002. It was phased out with Armada where Deluxe Class became known as Super-Cons and the Ultra Class became known as Max-Cons. In Energon, they were referred to as Combat Class and Mega Class respectively. And for Cybertron's launch in 2005, they were referred to as the standard Deluxe Class and Voyager Class respectively. The Ultra Class and Voyager Class have stayed within the $20 to $25 price range for the past 17 or 18 years, which is pretty impressive for retail products to stay so consistent in price. The exception, of course, being the price Toys R Us charges for their Voyager Class figures which peaked at almost $30 a figure with the Transformers Prime toyline.
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528545)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on November 7th, 2013 @ 9:05pm CST
This is beyond retarded. I don't see why they couldn't just AT LEAST, BARE MINIMUM leave the pegs on so it can still combine. Effing retarded. And ya, coz the thing I wanted most was LESS poseability in my transformers. These upsized legions can bite my @$$.
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528551)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 7th, 2013 @ 9:18pm CST
Toralei_De_Nile wrote:Simplified deluxe?! wtf does that mean anyways? Transformers for retards?
MINDVVIPE wrote:This is beyond retarded.
MINDVVIPE wrote:Effing retarded.

>:oP
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528556)
Posted by Grimlock64 on November 7th, 2013 @ 9:39pm CST
Yeah, these are pretty silly.

But I'm sure the kids will like them!

You know... because they're the target audience, and they worry about catering to them first.

I could see these being like... for kids who "graduate" from Rescue Bots but may not be ready for standard, non-simplified figures.
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528560)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 7th, 2013 @ 9:48pm CST
Grimlock64 wrote:Yeah, these are pretty silly.

But I'm sure the kids will like them!

You know... because they're the target audience, and they worry about catering to them first.

I could see these being like... for kids who "graduate" from Rescue Bots but may not be ready for standard, non-simplified figures.


:APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528563)
Posted by Seibertron on November 7th, 2013 @ 9:58pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Toralei_De_Nile wrote:Simplified deluxe?! wtf does that mean anyways? Transformers for retards?
MINDVVIPE wrote:This is beyond retarded.
MINDVVIPE wrote:Effing retarded.

>:oP


On that note, I want to ask all of you to cool it with the inappropriate usage of the word "retard" and "retarded". The usage of the word above is offensive and degrading term to many people and should not be used on our forums in that manner.

If there is any confusion about how the word retard is viewed on this site, please refer to other articles on the web regarding the use of this word.

http://www.parents.com/blogs/to-the-max/2013/03/06/autism/5-things-people-dont-get-about-the-word-retard/

Please be considerate of other members by refraining from using that word here. Thank you for your cooperation.
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528564)
Posted by Ultra Markus on November 7th, 2013 @ 9:59pm CST
these are great for parents who want to give their kids Transformers but not hassle with the complexity of the regular line or small parts that come off, kids won't care as long as they are Transformers.
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528569)
Posted by Noideaforaname on November 7th, 2013 @ 10:25pm CST
Whoa, Windrazor and Twinstrike's colors aren't quite what I thought they'd be. I know the touched up promotional photos aren't accurate to the real thing, but since they're upscales of existing toys I thought they'd be roughly the same as the Legions. Here, it looks like they literally used the same 3 plastic colors for both of them; it's weird.

Besides the colors, I wish those two got the same type of treatment Predaking did, where every part was resculpted or even completely reworked. The Terrorcons are pretty intricate for Legions, so much so that they almost feel like shrunken Scouts! Not Deluxe grade, but the best candidates for upscaling I can think of. And best of all they would've looked awesome with the likes of Ripclaw and Laserback and the other Predacons. But alas! It's painfully obvious they're oversized Legions.
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528573)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 7th, 2013 @ 10:39pm CST
To be perfectly frank, there is one positive thing about these toys that cannot be overlooked or denied: Those sweet-looking melee weapons! 8)


Also, Optimus and Predaking are listed as well:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EB8U0MA
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EB8U0QQ
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528577)
Posted by Poyguimogul on November 7th, 2013 @ 10:54pm CST
edited.
Words are not intended for people mouths.

also... DLX Terrorcons are awesome.
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528578)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on November 7th, 2013 @ 10:55pm CST
I apologize for my use of that word, I was also unaware it had already been used in the thread. However, calling such massive attention to it surely doesn't do any good to those who are offended, and trying to ignore/forget it. PM next time and I can simply edit my post.
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528579)
Posted by Poyguimogul on November 7th, 2013 @ 10:56pm CST
edited - DLX Terrorcons "Over Joyed" yet "Whelmed"
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528581)
Posted by DarkEnergon on November 7th, 2013 @ 11:07pm CST
I can't tell how big these are, and bumblebee sure is ugly, but I'm excited for the line. You know, I had to find my kids Cybertron figures from way back because they were the last transformers that were possible for kids 10 and under to transform. I'm so sick of knock-out's bumpers popping off, smokescreen's legs flying off and belly not latching, these non-shelf-worthy toys will be a-ok!
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528582)
Posted by MR Optimus Prime on November 7th, 2013 @ 11:16pm CST
Yes, these do look retarded. I will have NO ONE tell me not to use that word in regaurds to a toy.
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528583)
Posted by Noideaforaname on November 7th, 2013 @ 11:16pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:To be perfectly frank, there is one positive thing about these toys that cannot be overlooked or denied: Those sweet-looking melee weapons! 8)

Not digging either of the Autobots' weapons, but the morning star and drill-hammer are pretty amazing. Hope they get reused for other figures.
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528585)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 7th, 2013 @ 11:22pm CST
DarkEnergon wrote:I can't tell how big these are,
Using Lazerback as a reference, these are just a little bit bigger and bulkier than that figure is.

They're definitely larger than the average Deluxes have been in recent years. ;)
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528589)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on November 8th, 2013 @ 12:05am CST
the weapons they come with are awesome but not enough to warrant buying them. Sinnertwin is the only one im slightly interested, mainly just for repaint purposes. I plan on repainting the legion one into doublecross but i might hold out until the "deluxe" version comes out.
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528598)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on November 8th, 2013 @ 1:18am CST
Sabrblade wrote:To be perfectly frank, there is one positive thing about these toys that cannot be overlooked or denied: Those sweet-looking melee weapons! 8)


Also, Optimus and Predaking are listed as well:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EB8U0MA
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EB8U0QQ


Optimus is listed as in stock with the right pictures and details up. Aw heck I'm going for it, I just hope this doesn't end up like Beast Hunters Commander Class Ultra Magnus again.
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528605)
Posted by Autobot032 on November 8th, 2013 @ 2:45am CST
These look terrible. At the very least, they could've added articulation to them while keeping the simplified transformation. I have no problem with them dumbing down the transformation to a certain point, but leaving them as is like giant bricks? No. No thank you.

MINDVVIPE wrote:I apologize for my use of that word, I was also unaware it had already been used in the thread. However, calling such massive attention to it surely doesn't do any good to those who are offended, and trying to ignore/forget it. PM next time and I can simply edit my post.


Thank you for addressing your post, we do appreciate it when the members work with us. Makes it easier on everyone. On the other part of your post, it's not calling massive attention to the issue. It's the board/site owner telling the public that we do not condone the use of such a word or the derogatory meaning behind it. He has that right, because the words of a few should not speak for the entire site.

MR Optimus Prime wrote:Yes, these do look ******. I will have NO ONE tell me not to use that word in regaurds to a toy.


Uh, yes you will. When the board owner (or any member of staff, for that matter) tell you (not asking) that you can't say something and that it violates the rules, you are to follow those rules. There's no need to continue causing trouble "just because".

And your follow up post where you edited to remove the censoring has been removed and had better not return, otherwise further action will be taken. We don't mind people posting their opinions, but we do ask that they respect their fellow members and not use offensive terminology, even if it is aimed at a toy.

Do not post that again.
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528608)
Posted by fenrir72 on November 8th, 2013 @ 3:57am CST
Sabrblade wrote:In spite of how simple they are and their probable inability to combine, I might still pick up those Twinstrike and Windrazor figures.

And with one somewhat neutral/borderline-positive post made, enter the storm of negative posts in 3... 2... 1...

:P ;)


Why is it they're deluxes and can't merge? Hasbro's/Tomy's(?) logic escapes me Saber.
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528622)
Posted by Autobot032 on November 8th, 2013 @ 6:49am CST
fenrir72 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:In spite of how simple they are and their probable inability to combine, I might still pick up those Twinstrike and Windrazor figures.

And with one somewhat neutral/borderline-positive post made, enter the storm of negative posts in 3... 2... 1...

:P ;)


Why is it they're deluxes and can't merge? Hasbro's/Tomy's(?) logic escapes me Saber.


Deluxes? To make money. Can't merge? Why make them retain the functionality when they have no plans to release the rest of the team? (And we've yet to see anything that says they'll release the other Terrorcons in Deluxe Class size. And even if they did, it's pointless since they can't combine.)

It's a crap tactic. Fortunately, all signs point to the profits of these being funneled to Generations to fund things such as Metroplex, and a slew of new product that's supposedly coming.
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528623)
Posted by Stumpybot on November 8th, 2013 @ 6:51am CST
about 6 months.... thats how long we knew these were coming. we knew WHY too. And still you get pathetic behaviour like this. Thanks to the vocal, childish members of the community that make me utterly ashamed to come to this site at times.

Theyre toys FOR CHILDREN! As in young people, under the age of 10. We had 5/6 waves of Beast Hunters, its done, now we move on to other lines. Let the little kids have their fun toyline.

this is NOT just a line of upscaled legion toys, they said the first wave or two would be as a necessary stopgap till they could bring out the designs they were now working on. personally, i wouldnt put this kind of thing NEAR my display shelves, but id keep one or two as a toy for my desk to mess with occasionally. This is not the 'high end line' or the 'fan pleasing' line, this is a toy line for little kids and im sure it will suffice.

Either way, grow the hell up and stop throwing round words you barely understand the meaning of.
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528638)
Posted by PrymeStriker on November 8th, 2013 @ 8:47am CST
Yeah, these are really bad looking.

Not because of their simplicity, but their paint applications are unappealing and sometimes ugly as well as the awkward proportions that comes with making Cyberverse/Legends bigger.

Though, we'll see how well this does with the younger kids.

Stumpybot wrote:Theyre toys FOR CHILDREN! As in young people, under the age of 10.


I'd say under the age of 6 or 7 rather than 10.
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528641)
Posted by GuyIncognito on November 8th, 2013 @ 8:54am CST
Even if they made all 5 Terrorcons in Deluxe scale and they DID combine, would Abominus be able to stand up? It could be a floppy mess. It could require a re-engineering of the figures. It's probably just not worth it.
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528642)
Posted by ScottyP on November 8th, 2013 @ 8:54am CST
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:To be perfectly frank, there is one positive thing about these toys that cannot be overlooked or denied: Those sweet-looking melee weapons! 8)


Also, Optimus and Predaking are listed as well:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EB8U0MA
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EB8U0QQ


Optimus is listed as in stock with the right pictures and details up. Aw heck I'm going for it, I just hope this doesn't end up like Beast Hunters Commander Class Ultra Magnus again.


I grabbed one, but I'm pretty much expecting to get the regular Voyager BH Prime. At least they're easy to return!
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528645)
Posted by GuyIncognito on November 8th, 2013 @ 9:03am CST
OP is $27.99? Seems pricey for a simplified Voyager.
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528650)
Posted by Rated X on November 8th, 2013 @ 9:35am CST
Would it have killed them to add elbow joints ? Kids aren't that stupid. Well since it's all connected by ball joints, 3rd party guys get to work and make some new arms for these guys (Terrorcons) And a combiner set if the other 3 ever come out...
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528658)
Posted by GuyIncognito on November 8th, 2013 @ 10:24am CST
Rated X wrote:Would it have killed them to add elbow joints ?


That would defeat the whole point of upsizing existing Legends molds. If you want elbow joints, buy the normal versions. These are an alternative.
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528662)
Posted by Noideaforaname on November 8th, 2013 @ 10:36am CST
There are no normal versions of Twinstrike and Windrazor.

Plus, I had assumed "the whole point" was to have very simple transformations in mainline toys, which isn't necessarily exclusive of basic articulation. The two Preds already have some tweaks done to their limbs (Twin's got new ankles and Wind's got different upper arms), would've been great to add in proper knees, elbows, etc..
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528672)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 8th, 2013 @ 11:05am CST
GuyIncognito wrote:
Rated X wrote:Would it have killed them to add elbow joints ?


That would defeat the whole point of upsizing existing Legends molds. If you want elbow joints, buy the normal versions. These are an alternative.
Legion Windrazor has ball-jointed elbows, while this Deluxe one has solid-piece fixed elbows, making the Deluxe have less articulation than the Legion.
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528681)
Posted by JackStraw on November 8th, 2013 @ 11:24am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:
Rated X wrote:Would it have killed them to add elbow joints ?


That would defeat the whole point of upsizing existing Legends molds. If you want elbow joints, buy the normal versions. These are an alternative.
Legion Windrazor has ball-jointed elbows, while this Deluxe one has solid-piece fixed elbows, making the Deluxe have less articulation than the Legion.


:BOOM:
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528682)
Posted by RhA on November 8th, 2013 @ 11:26am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Toralei_De_Nile wrote:Simplified deluxe?! wtf does that mean anyways? Transformers for ******?
MINDVVIPE wrote:This is beyond ******.
MINDVVIPE wrote:Effing ******.

>:oP

:lol:
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528691)
Posted by Rated X on November 8th, 2013 @ 11:59am CST
GuyIncognito wrote:
Rated X wrote:Would it have killed them to add elbow joints ?


That would defeat the whole point of upsizing existing Legends molds. If you want elbow joints, buy the normal versions. These are an alternative.



I was refferring to the Terrorcons which do not have a regular deluxe mold, just the legends size. The whols "upsizing" required casting a new mold to begin with so why not make them better instead of doing a half ass job ? Like I said before, kids arent that stupid. Elbow joints would have eliminated the stiff arm look on the robot mode of Sinnertwin and Cutthroat while increasing the posability of the dragon heads and wings in beast modes.
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528696)
Posted by Counterpunch on November 8th, 2013 @ 12:05pm CST
Rock and Roll is dead man.
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528698)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 8th, 2013 @ 12:07pm CST
RhA wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Toralei_De_Nile wrote:Simplified deluxe?! wtf does that mean anyways? Transformers for ******?
MINDVVIPE wrote:This is beyond ******.
MINDVVIPE wrote:Effing ******.

>:oP

:lol:


Silly question, but did some fans react the same way when Armada first hit? If so, I'll be in hiding for a while. :-s
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528700)
Posted by JackStraw on November 8th, 2013 @ 12:09pm CST
You mean Dead. 8)
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528713)
Posted by DarkEnergon on November 8th, 2013 @ 12:59pm CST
I think you can also attribute this line to the success of v-tech's "Fold 'n Go Dinos" - those are sturdy toys transformable in handful of steps, with thick folding hinges and firm rotating swivels. Bigger parts that are easy for kids to quickly convert.
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528729)
Posted by Mindmaster on November 8th, 2013 @ 2:13pm CST
Bumblebee and Smokescreen are still bad, as usual.

I wouldn't mind Twinstrike and Windrazor so much if they retained their combining gimmick. Yes, I'm still fuming over it. Deal with it. >:oP
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528738)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on November 8th, 2013 @ 2:48pm CST
ScottyP wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:To be perfectly frank, there is one positive thing about these toys that cannot be overlooked or denied: Those sweet-looking melee weapons! 8)


Also, Optimus and Predaking are listed as well:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EB8U0MA
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EB8U0QQ


Optimus is listed as in stock with the right pictures and details up. Aw heck I'm going for it, I just hope this doesn't end up like Beast Hunters Commander Class Ultra Magnus again.


I grabbed one, but I'm pretty much expecting to get the regular Voyager BH Prime. At least they're easy to return!


I have a good feeling it's the right one. The price matches they have the proper pics and description. Maybe we got lucky. There is a history of Optimus Prime toys being released early as a teaser.
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528776)
Posted by MightyMagnus78 on November 8th, 2013 @ 5:00pm CST
I'm planning on getting Twinstrike and Windrazor, because if I honest all they'll do is sit on my shelf in beast mode, just like the rest of my Pred's. They're still worth getting IMO because the lack of articulation isn't so important.

Smokescrean and BB are an easy pass IMO.

The one character I really wish they would 'upscale' is Hardshell. I got the commander class for my boy the other day, and I've played with it just as much as he has. Awesome figure.
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528804)
Posted by alternator77 on November 8th, 2013 @ 7:39pm CST
after taking some time to look at these I can only come to one conclusion.

this a money grab pure and simple it isn't about easier transformations or being kid friendly
its about making more money by spending less on engineering, molds(fewer parts), and shipping costs (lighter figures).
I don't say this angrily though as they are a company with shareholders to answer to and the bottom line is the almighty dollar reigns supreme.

that said can you imagine the look on parents faces when their kids get these packages see the advert for the transformers COLLECTORS CLUB on the bottom and go to sign up to find out it costs a couple hundred dollars. :HEADHURTS:

on a side note it makes me scared for future releases in the club if they end up using molds like these because lets face it they're easy to reproduce due to their lower complexity.

in the end well pay more for less and despite our best efforts that will be that.
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528834)
Posted by RhA on November 9th, 2013 @ 4:46am CST
What I like about these is that they are upscaled versions of pretty cool toys. The Terrorcons, at the least. I would have not minded the entire team. Hun-Grr is very welcome, even without his combiner parts.

Another part of me irks about these toys. Maybe the were cool because of their small size?
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1528837)
Posted by Heckfire on November 9th, 2013 @ 5:30am CST
These are fucking bricks. Seriously, 4 points of articulation AT BEST? I'm a live-and-let-live kinda collector, regulars know I'm not the type to lose my temper around here, but are they SERIOUSLY expecting people to pay the same price as ACTUAL Transformers for this stick figure crap? WHAT THE FRIGGIN' HELL, HASBRO?
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1529048)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on November 10th, 2013 @ 3:15pm CST
ScottyP wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:To be perfectly frank, there is one positive thing about these toys that cannot be overlooked or denied: Those sweet-looking melee weapons! 8)


Also, Optimus and Predaking are listed as well:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EB8U0MA
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EB8U0QQ


Optimus is listed as in stock with the right pictures and details up. Aw heck I'm going for it, I just hope this doesn't end up like Beast Hunters Commander Class Ultra Magnus again.


I grabbed one, but I'm pretty much expecting to get the regular Voyager BH Prime. At least they're easy to return!


That's exactly what happened to me; right pictures, right description, wrong figure. This isn't the first time I've had this happen ordering new product from Amazon, kinda bummed.
Re: Updated Official Images: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Simplified Deluxes Windrazor, Twinstrike, Smokescreen, & Bumblebee (1529247)
Posted by ScottyP on November 11th, 2013 @ 4:18pm CST
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
That's exactly what happened to me; right pictures, right description, wrong figure. This isn't the first time I've had this happen ordering new product from Amazon, kinda bummed.


Ah, well at least I know what to expect when I get home. Time to get ready for a return, no biggie.

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