Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters"

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Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters"

Postby El Duque » Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:12 pm

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Let the "Beast Hunt" begin! Our gallery of Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" images from Toy Fair 2013 is live. Stand outs include Voyager Shockwave (who's armor does come off), Ultra Magnus, and Grimwing. We also got a look at the new Deluxe Ratchet, Dreadwing, and Skystalker. Of course the new Supreme Class Optimus Prime and Predaking were on display. There wasn't a lot of Cyberverse on display, but we did get a look at the new Legions Class Soundwave, Prowl, and Commander Class Trailcutter. Click here for the Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" gallery and here for the Cyberverse Gallery.

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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters"

Postby STngAR » Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:49 pm

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I really dig that Grimwing.


Supreme Optimus looks all leg. The proportions look way off.





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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters"

Postby Rhinox23 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:11 pm

First off, thanks for all the great coverage to the Seibertron staff! All of your pics and videos are fantastic and let us share in all the action.

I'm a little miffed they didn't have the Grimlock vs. Bruticus on display.

I really like Grimwing and Shockwave. Ratchet and Skystalker look kinda weird but okay. I'll probably get Ratchet even with his strange colors because he's been my favorite 'Bot on TFP. Finally, I really don't know what to make of the new Dreadwing. He looks...odd. Definitely a lot of mistransformations (as usual) when you compare most of these guys with their official images!
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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters"

Postby megatronis » Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:44 pm

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SHOCKWAVE looks awesome :grin:
ultra magnus needs more paint.and wow does this mean dreadwing is coming back? man i hope so.
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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters"

Postby Treetop Maximus » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:00 am

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>who's armor does come off

Thank goodness.

Anyhow, looks like 2013 is the year of NEON.
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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters"

Postby PrymeStriker » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:25 am

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Treetop Maximus wrote:>who's armor does come off

Thank goodness.


We knew his armor came off from the first time we saw him. It was in big giant letters right next to his photo. And a lot of people, for some reason, didn't bother to read anything. >:oP

I'm excited for Shockwave. My interest in Magnus is slowly fading, and my interest in Grimwing is rising.
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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters"

Postby rpetras » Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:44 am

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Prime would be OK of he didn't have a pinhead.
Some 3rd party will probably take care of that (Dr Wu I'm looking your way)

I'm liking Shockwave more and more with each new set of pics.

I'll probably get both voyager and supreme Predaking, both look good, and both look different enough.
One will be Predaking Junior or something. Hey, they did it in Godzilla, why not?
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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters"

Postby Black Hat » Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:36 am

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OK, so having seen some photos of Ripclaw that don't have her really derpily transformed (most pics show her with her Beast Mode legs incorrectly configured) I like her a lot more.

Shockwave still looks awesome, as do the bird-bot things. Might pass on Magnus though.
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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters"

Postby dragons » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:18 am

well im glad chest piece comes off on shockwave either way i still had plans picking him up beast armor detachbale or not
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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters"

Postby Henry921 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:43 am

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Welp, it's decided. I'll just have to buy them all.

Except Magnus.

And Leader Optimus.

And a few of the Cyberverse figures. (Getting all of the Predacons, though!)


On another note, I ask Primus to forgive me for doubting Shockwave before. Both his Cyberverse Commander and his Voyager look awesome.

As is only... logical.
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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters"

Postby Va'al » Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:00 am

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Shockwave might be one the few figures I buy this year. He does look pretty good!

I have no love for the others, although some look equally good, but I'm keeping my plastic under control.
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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters"

Postby Noideaforaname » Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:02 am

What's with that glaring yellow on most of the 'Cons?
Ultimate Optimus has an astonishingly tiny head and weirdly long legs.

Cyberverse Shockwave and Abominus are a must for me. Probably any other small-scale Predacons, too.
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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters"

Postby RazorSlash92 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:50 pm

I really like the look of that Cyberverse Shockwave, possibly more than the Voyager.
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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters"

Postby XDMan » Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:21 pm

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The Cyberverse toys (some) are kind of goofy looking (Except Prowl and Shockwave, but despite his lack of hands, at least we get Soundwave as well as Airachnid). As for the big guys, Dreadwing and Ratchet are kind of goofy looking, but Skystalker rocks!

The Voyagers are really cool to me (mostly SW and Grimwing, because Magnus is in need of more paint, but hey, he's back to being a redeco of OP ( :lol: ) and he seems to be the off-screen character with a lot of toys)!

Anyway...what's that, Magnus? You got AM Prime's forearms? Nothing, it's just that it looks so...excellent! But whats more excellent is that he has the Forge of Solus Prime!
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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters"

Postby craggy » Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:31 pm

Cyberverse Shockwave does look better than the Voyager right now. I like the gun a lot more on that one, but we've not seen everything the Voyager has to offer.
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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters"

Postby Bouncy X » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:26 pm

i apologize if this has been answered a lot but...

are these new beast hunter designs for the reacuring characters gonna be featured on the show itself...or is this simply for the toyline? if the show itself answered that i apologize as canada is still in the middle of airing season 2. i recently bought the blu-ray from the american amazon so i'm halfway through that. (and whats up with season 2 only being available on dvd in canada?)

anyway so yeah, if the season finale answers my question fine but i aint there yet and i'm worried. those design look craptacular and scream "we're toys". so i sincerly hope its a toy only thing. i know the beast hunter storyline is part of season 3 so i imagine those beast robots will be around but thats cool.... i just dont want the characters suddenly wearing "beast armor".

this is an american cartoon for 2012, not some anime crap from the 90s. :P
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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters"

Postby PrymeStriker » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:17 pm

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Bouncy X wrote:i apologize if this has been answered a lot but...

are these new beast hunter designs for the reacuring characters gonna be featured on the show itself...or is this simply for the toyline?


We don't know. Season three hasn't aired yet.
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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters"

Postby GuyIncognito » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:26 pm

Considering the "main" line AND the Kre-O line are now focusing on Beast Hunters, and that they've created all of these new molds and even new characters, is there really any doubt that the cartoon is going to follow suit?
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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters"

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:38 pm

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GuyIncognito wrote:Considering the "main" line AND the Kre-O line are now focusing on Beast Hunters, and that they've created all of these new molds and even new characters, is there really any doubt that the cartoon is going to follow suit?


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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters"

Postby randomformer » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:10 pm

Does anybody notice something wrong with that supreme optimus?
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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters"

Postby Bouncy X » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:15 pm

PrymeStriker wrote:
Bouncy X wrote:i apologize if this has been answered a lot but...

are these new beast hunter designs for the reacuring characters gonna be featured on the show itself...or is this simply for the toyline?


We don't know. Season three hasn't aired yet.


alrighty, thanks for the answer...thought maybe something leaked by now as this site is pretty "in the know" sometimes. :P

so a waiting game it will be.
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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters"

Postby Sodan-1 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:05 pm

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Dreadwing, like Starscream and Bulkhead, I wish was bigger but I like the designs.

I know this opinion isn't shared by everyone, but I don't think there's a bad Predacon in the entire line. If I get nothing else from this line but the Preds I'll be a happy chappy. That bear/eagle thing is especially impressive. Makes me think of Breakdown crossed with Dreadwing/Skyquake.

Shockwave is very nice, though I think the beast armour is going in the bin.

Magnus looks good in 'bot mode but vehicle mode is a bit lacking to me.

The size comparison shot with Shockwave and big boy Predaking made my undies a little damp. That fella is HUGE!!! :BOOM:
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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters"

Postby freaky777 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:59 am

randomformer wrote:Does anybody notice something wrong with that supreme optimus?


Small head and extremely long legs? Disproportioned figure..
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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters"

Postby GuyIncognito » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:52 am

Bouncy X wrote:i apologize if this has been answered a lot but...

are these new beast hunter designs for the reacuring characters gonna be featured on the show itself...or is this simply for the toyline?


Seibertron just posted this:

http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/ ... ers/26708/

http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/ ... ler/26709/
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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters"

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:30 pm

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I'm really beginning to think that a lot of these new body upgrades won't make it into the show and are just for the toyline's "Tales of the Beast Hunters" micro-continuity pack-in storyline.
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