Pictorial Review of 2021 Beast Wars Cheetor Reissue with Comparisons to Original Release

Pictorial Review of 2021 Beast Wars Cheetor Reissue with Comparisons to Original Release

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021 11:56pm CDT

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Let's face it, the only news of interest for these reissues is "where/when can I get it" and "how does it compare to the original release". Well now, I can at least answer that second part for everyone. My original Transformers Beast Wars Cheetor has been well played with so the spots are fading away and I no longer have his tail gun. But there's still enough of him to see how this reissue differs.

Firstly, unlike what some naysayers can say, this reissue's plastic quality is as good as the original 1996 toy. My OG Cheetor's joints have gotten really loose over time so it's nice to have a Cheetor with nice tight joints (but not too tight). This is a quality reissue, nothing feels cheap.

Mold wise, this is not the same mold used for the original Cheetor. It becomes more obvious when looking at the fur and the gut gun. The details are not the same with the fur curling in a different direction and the gut gun's innards pattern looks more organic and misshapen around the edges in the original, while more even on the reissue.

In terms of deco, I am impressed at how they used a yellow plastic that is very close to the original. I thought my OG Cheetor had faded since he wasn't bright yellow but as it turns out, that is indeed his original colour.

The blue paint on the reissue is of a brighter blue, similar to the MP and the Netflix toy, while the original looks more navy (well that's what it looks like now). Also, and this could simply be due to the passage of time, the bronze parts are much nicer on the reissue while mine look more brownish.

But these are all just slight differences, and could be due to age. The main difference is in the three sets of eyes, the beast eyes, robot eyes and mutant eyes. On my OG toy, they are all the same 90s rad fluo green. It gives it a nice uniformity from one mode to the next. In the reissue, all three sets have a different deco. The eyes on the beast mode are a darker forest green, the eyes for the robot mode are bright salmon and the eyes for the mutant head are bronze.

Overall, the quality is as good as you could hope on this reissue and I am glad to have a fresh new "OG" Cheetor in my collection.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of 2021 Beast Wars Cheetor Reissue with Comparisons to Original Release

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of 2021 Beast Wars Cheetor Reissue with Comparisons to Original Release

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of 2021 Beast Wars Cheetor Reissue with Comparisons to Original Release

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of 2021 Beast Wars Cheetor Reissue with Comparisons to Original Release

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of 2021 Beast Wars Cheetor Reissue with Comparisons to Original Release

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of 2021 Beast Wars Cheetor Reissue with Comparisons to Original Release


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Re: Pictorial Review of 2021 Beast Wars Cheetor Reissue with Comparisons to Original Release (2110794)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on July 21st, 2021 @ 3:15pm CDT
Not sure if it's just my monitor, but is that the "newer" green eyed variant of the Original Cheetor, Compared to the 'first edition' blue eyed one? Has anyone ever done a comparison between the the various Cheetor runs? (I'd just always assumed it was *just* eye color).
Re: Pictorial Review of 2021 Beast Wars Cheetor Reissue with Comparisons to Original Release (2110801)
Posted by william-james88 on July 21st, 2021 @ 5:17pm CDT
SpikeyTigertron wrote:Not sure if it's just my monitor, but is that the "newer" green eyed variant of the Original Cheetor, Compared to the 'first edition' blue eyed one? Has anyone ever done a comparison between the the various Cheetor runs? (I'd just always assumed it was *just* eye color).


Yeah, just eye colour, but of the Cheetah and robot mode. Cheetah eyes went from blue, to red to green and robot mode eyes went from gold to green. Not sure where this reissue's red eyes come from.
Re: Pictorial Review of 2021 Beast Wars Cheetor Reissue with Comparisons to Original Release (2110808)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on July 21st, 2021 @ 8:40pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
SpikeyTigertron wrote:Not sure if it's just my monitor, but is that the "newer" green eyed variant of the Original Cheetor, Compared to the 'first edition' blue eyed one? Has anyone ever done a comparison between the the various Cheetor runs? (I'd just always assumed it was *just* eye color).


Yeah, just eye colour, but of the Cheetah and robot mode. Cheetah eyes went from blue, to red to green and robot mode eyes went from gold to green. Not sure where this reissue's red eyes come from.


One of Takara's variants of Cheetus: Cheetus on TFU.info

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Re: Pictorial Review of 2021 Beast Wars Cheetor Reissue with Comparisons to Original Release (2110810)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 21st, 2021 @ 8:54pm CDT
Still waiting for Walmart.com to just ship mine.
Re: Pictorial Review of 2021 Beast Wars Cheetor Reissue with Comparisons to Original Release (2110812)
Posted by william-james88 on July 21st, 2021 @ 9:02pm CDT
While the cheetor figure us of great quality the Rattrap feels cheaper than I remember. It has that lighter plastic feel, similar to T30 Rattrap. The price being charged for Rattrap is ridiculous.

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