Unleash the Beast Wars! The Beast Wars Toys Appreciation Thread

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Re: Unleash the Beast Wars! The Beast Wars Toys Appreciation Thread

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:49 pm

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ZeroWolf wrote:What is that non beast figure?


Cybertron Longrack. During the Cybertron line, TakaraTomy retooled four Armada molds into homages to G1 and Beast Wars: G1 Blurr, BW Buzz Saw, G1 Runabout and BW Neo Longrack.

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Hasbro subsequently brought them to the US, while adding Optimus Prime and Demolishor with retooled keys to the mix. The four were re-released in a single set during Universe 2008, with a redeco of that Prime.

I dug up a few of BW toys, namely Armordillo, Iguanus, and Neo Hydra and thoroughly enjoying their spring-loaded transformations. I also have Snapper and an incomplete Insecticon back home and missing them lots.

I really want to find Buzzsaw. Then he and Longrack can be rivals in vehicle form. Plus, Buzzsaw now has a special place in my collection, so it would be nice to get his other toy too.

And hell yeah to springloaded transformations. The Beast Wars basics are what 1-steps today should strive to be. Razorbeast is the best, but I find Snapper to be incredibly adorable


Would anyone count the BWII vehicles as BW toys? I got Thrust and Dirge, as well as 3 of the 4 Autorollers (missing Autocrusher) that would fall under the auto-transformation category.
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Re: Unleash the Beast Wars! The Beast Wars Toys Appreciation Thread

Postby ZeroWolf » Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:03 am

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I loved the BW basics, so posable and weren't hindered by their gimmick.

Thanks for the information on the homages, wasn't even aware of them!
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Re: Unleash the Beast Wars! The Beast Wars Toys Appreciation Thread

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:27 pm

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Would anyone count the BWII vehicles as BW toys? I got Thrust and Dirge, as well as 3 of the 4 Autorollers (missing Autocrusher) that would fall under the auto-transformation category.

I would. they had the branding, and showed up in the show. They count!
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Re: Unleash the Beast Wars! The Beast Wars Toys Appreciation Thread

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:22 am

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ZeroWolf wrote:I loved the BW basics, so posable and weren't hindered by their gimmick.


Same. They were so charming. I had a few but to this day I do have a favourite... although it is pretty subtle :lol:

D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Would anyone count the BWII vehicles as BW toys? I got Thrust and Dirge, as well as 3 of the 4 Autorollers (missing Autocrusher) that would fall under the auto-transformation category.

I would. they had the branding, and showed up in the show. They count!



I think they were. Further cemented by some of them being converted into Beasts themselves.

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Re: Unleash the Beast Wars! The Beast Wars Toys Appreciation Thread

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:25 am

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Someday, I will own all 5 of those. They are kinda like the holy grails of the Beast Hunt to me
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Re: Unleash the Beast Wars! The Beast Wars Toys Appreciation Thread

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:30 am

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I have two of them. Hellscream and Carnivac Max-B. Solid additions, next to their contemporaries in the Wolfang and Cybershark molds respectively. Although the cyber-ised additions to their bodies, do make them really unbalanced. Especially Hellscream and his turbine arm.

Good luck with the hunt for the rest!
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Re: Unleash the Beast Wars! The Beast Wars Toys Appreciation Thread

Postby Skritz » Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:34 pm

D-Maximal_Primal wrote:Finally got to handle a complete OG Waspinator mold, in the form of Buzzsaw. And he is pretty dang nice! I like the mold, and the regular robot mode face is really nice and differentiates him from Waspy. I like the purple thrown in there too, makes for a catchy looking bot!

And the completion of this guy was all thanks to our own Siebertron, who took the battered husk that I had and transformed it with all of the missing parts!

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In hindsight I wonder why T30 Waspinator didn't get retooled into BW Buzzsaw with a new head? Considering most, if not all modern molds tend to be thought of with retools and redeco in mind...maybe there is a unused Buzzsaw head on that mold after all.
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Re: Unleash the Beast Wars! The Beast Wars Toys Appreciation Thread

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:31 am

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I found it strange how most of the Transmetal redecos, barring Cheetor, Terrorsaur and Primal, were not made into different characters?
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Re: Unleash the Beast Wars! The Beast Wars Toys Appreciation Thread

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:12 pm

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Skritz wrote:In hindsight I wonder why T30 Waspinator didn't get retooled into BW Buzzsaw with a new head? Considering most, if not all modern molds tend to be thought of with retools and redeco in mind...maybe there is a unused Buzzsaw head on that mold after all.

It would have been nice that's for sure, considering all the botcon repaints of him.

Makes me wonder who Rhinox's alternate head was though too
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