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Re: What Might Have Been - Beast Wars Discussion

Postby ZeroWolf » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:10 am

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Those toys must have set you back a fair bit Sabrblade.
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Re: What Might Have Been - Beast Wars Discussion

Postby Sabrblade » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:14 am

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ZeroWolf wrote:Those toys must have set you back a fair bit Sabrblade.
Wild Ride and Speedbreaker were bought in a bundle with the BWNeo two-pack of Mach Kick vs. Archadis, so I got a good deal for the whole lot.

As for Brave Max, the seller wanted $250, but I talked him down to $240, and for an original MISB Brave slaggin' Maximus, that's a bargain!
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Caelus wrote:My wife pointed out something interesting about the prehistoric Predacons. I said that everyone was complaining because transforming for them mostly consisted of them just standing up-right. She essentially said, 'So? That's what our ancestors did.'
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Re: What Might Have Been - Beast Wars Discussion

Postby ZeroWolf » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:33 am

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That is a bargain :-) congrats on the find.
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Re: What Might Have Been - Beast Wars Discussion

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:00 am

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So I was thinking about this thread the other day and how we've been discussing it's potential in broad strokes. Let's get back to basics with the specifics IE the lost potential of the characters themselves.

Starting with the obvious:


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So by name alone, how did we go from this:

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to this:

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and why :???:
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Re: What Might Have Been - Beast Wars Discussion

Postby ZeroWolf » Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:11 am

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Because scorpions are cool and it's a name they already had rights to. In terms of characters they already had a leader (megs) and the scientist (tarantrulus) So he needed to be one of the other archetypes.
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Re: What Might Have Been - Beast Wars Discussion

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:20 am

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The thing is he is already accredited in the show as being Second in Command and a scientist (bio-chemist?). Yet he neither shows physical or intellectual superiority over anyone.

You had Waspinator as the punching bag/Comic Relief and later in Season One you had the Loyal Muscle in Inferno.

So, dismissing out of show name copyrights etc, what was Scorponok supposed to be?
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Re: What Might Have Been - Beast Wars Discussion

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:26 am

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Dinobot - Gilligan
Megatron - The Skipper, too
Terrorsaur - The millionaire, and
Waspinator - His wife
Tarantulas - The movie star, the professor, and
Scorponok - Mary Ann

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Re: What Might Have Been - Beast Wars Discussion

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:54 am

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Don't get that reference at all... So moving on, to character two in this discussion:

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... In my view, the WORST character in the show (runner up to Nightscream for the whole Beast era). One of the weakest Fuzor designs, worst voices and overall personalities that existed within Beast Wars. To think that he replaced two characters from Season One (admittedly only one of them had actual potential), it's crazy.
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Re: What Might Have Been - Beast Wars Discussion

Postby ZeroWolf » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:43 am

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Ah quick strike, I liked his animal mode design (though silverbolt blew it away...and was a great toys to boot.) But yeah he was just...there? I guess, the writers probably thought he was cook but he got overshadowed so quickly and just wasent useful.
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Re: What Might Have Been - Beast Wars Discussion

Postby Sabrblade » Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:29 am

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Re: What Might Have Been - Beast Wars Discussion

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:53 am

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2019 and Let's revive this thread a bit (given the smaller BW affiliated threads that have popped up since)

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Let's start with this guy? Other than having a voice that put him in the top three for the entire series, alongside Megatron and Tarantulas, what's your view on RAMPAGE!

A friend of mine thought Beast Wars went "too dark" in Season Two, preferring the lighter hearted Season One. As an aside, The Low Road, my most hated episode, is one of his favourites. That "darkness" in his view is typified by this maniacal King Crab. Thoughts on the bot that in any other continuity, from Tech Specs alone, would have been a leader?
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Re: What Might Have Been - Beast Wars Discussion

Postby ZeroWolf » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:49 am

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You know what? I think it would have been awesome if Rampage had led a third small group of outcasts from the two main factions. An ally to neither and a thorn in both sides. It would have made for an interesting dynamic but alas, budgeting reasons wouldn't have allowed for that and the new additions to the Maximals and Predacons
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Re: What Might Have Been - Beast Wars Discussion

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:53 am

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The Fuzors could have been that faction. Since Transmutate, that could have kicked off an interesting side story, with the increasingly morally conflicted Silverbolt. Plus it would have been the chance for them to show off some of the more outlandish Fuzor designs. Forgetting budgeting reasons, of course, as you must with any possible new cast members in the show.
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