Rare Beast Wars Transmetals 2 Green Ramulus on eBay

Rare Beast Wars Transmetals 2 Green Ramulus on eBay

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 1:44pm CDT

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An auction has been started on eBay for an ultra rare Transformers Beast Wars Transmetals 2 figure.

The rarity in question is believed to be a Green Ramulus, a Transmetals 2 figure that never saw production. This bad boy is Mint on Sealed Card, which is virtually unheard of, and is sure to be a collectors dream addition. Thanks to eBay member tjay_27, you could have a chance at owning this one of a kind Transformer.

Seibertron.com was fortunate enough to be allowed to take an official gallery of this never released figure along with being given the background as to why the figure was never released. Here's the scoop:

Jon Hartman: "When we were working on our plans for BotCon 2001, Glen and I made a trip to Hasbro's Cincinnati office to go over color schemes for Blackarachnia and Tigatron. During our visit, Joe Mattiko showed us the green Ramulus as an idea that Hasbro had for a running change on the original color scheme, but was eventually scrapped. We know it had to have been a second version of the toy because the package had the later "Transmetals 2" sticker and didn't match the package artwork. (Package artwork traditionally shows the original version of a toy, even if other changes are made to it before released to market.) As far as we have seen, there were at least four copies of this toy because Joe had two cases in his office and they had the same assortment as the original shipment of Transmetal 2 Deluxes (2 Cheetor, 2 Dinobot, 2 Ramulus). It's possible that more than four have made it into the collector community, but we don't have any hard evidence of this.

Rare Beast Wars Transmetals 2 Green Ramulus on eBay

Rare Beast Wars Transmetals 2 Green Ramulus on eBay

"After seeing this new version, we decided to use it in our Wreckers comic because we thought it was different enough to be interesting. We never actually intended to release it as a BotCon exclusive because we already had other toys planned at that time. However, as the popularity of the Wreckers comic grew and we began to realize that people wanted to complete their collection of Wreckers toys, we actually worked a plot point into a later issue where Ramulus reverts to his original retail color scheme so people could have a chance at owning that character. Regardless, the green Ramulus is still something that not a lot of people have seen, so it's possible that your photos will be the first exposure that many people will have had to this variation."


Check out the full Green Ramulus gallery here.

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Credit(s): tjay_27


This article was last modified on Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 1:53pm CDT

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Re: Rare Beast Wars Transmetals 2 Green Ramulus on eBay (992151)
Posted by Blurrz on September 8th, 2009 @ 1:47pm CDT
Oh, it's beautiful. I wonder how high it's going to go!
Re: Rare Beast Wars Transmetals 2 Green Ramulus on eBay (992153)
Posted by tom brokaw on September 8th, 2009 @ 1:51pm CDT
it is a very nice looking figure :APPLAUSE:
Re: Rare Beast Wars Transmetals 2 Green Ramulus on eBay (992190)
Posted by shonenfan4 on September 8th, 2009 @ 2:24pm CDT
MOSC does not do this figure justice. Whoever wins this better open this for display. =P~
Re: Rare Beast Wars Transmetals 2 Green Ramulus on eBay (992209)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on September 8th, 2009 @ 2:39pm CDT
I'm watching it, but I'll never bid on it. At least not right now. I have lower hanging fruit to pick off of my crazy rare figure list.
Re: Rare Beast Wars Transmetals 2 Green Ramulus on eBay (992216)
Posted by Convotron on September 8th, 2009 @ 2:45pm CDT
Wow, very cool sculpt. Digitigrade legs that don't look either too bulky or too skinny and the head sculpt looks pretty darn cool to me!
Re: Rare Beast Wars Transmetals 2 Green Ramulus on eBay (992258)
Posted by shonenfan4 on September 8th, 2009 @ 3:40pm CDT
Razorclaw0000 wrote:I'm watching it, but I'll never bid on it. At least not right now. I have lower hanging fruit to pick off of my crazy rare figure list.


If I know how high the reserve would be or atleast an idea, I might bid on it. How's your minicon collection working out? :-?
Re: Rare Beast Wars Transmetals 2 Green Ramulus on eBay (992261)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on September 8th, 2009 @ 3:43pm CDT
shonenfan4 wrote:
Razorclaw0000 wrote:I'm watching it, but I'll never bid on it. At least not right now. I have lower hanging fruit to pick off of my crazy rare figure list.


If I know how high the reserve would be or atleast an idea, I might bid on it. How's your minicon collection working out? :-?


Slowly. I'm looking forward to BotCon (this'll be my first year). There are some figures that I should be able to get cheaper there (I hope) like the coffee pair.
Re: Rare Beast Wars Transmetals 2 Green Ramulus on eBay (992309)
Posted by Rijie on September 8th, 2009 @ 4:33pm CDT
Ramulus is an underrated mold.
Re: Rare Beast Wars Transmetals 2 Green Ramulus on eBay (992318)
Posted by tom brokaw on September 8th, 2009 @ 4:40pm CDT
Rijie wrote:Ramulus is an underrated mold.

he looks like a great mold, sadly i dont own one.... hopefully that will change
Re: Rare Beast Wars Transmetals 2 Green Ramulus on eBay (992375)
Posted by Rijie on September 8th, 2009 @ 5:22pm CDT
tom brokaw wrote:
Rijie wrote:Ramulus is an underrated mold.

he looks like a great mold, sadly i dont own one.... hopefully that will change


I wouldn't call him great, just good. Nicely sculpted with decent articulation, and a very cool ram mode.
Re: Rare Beast Wars Transmetals 2 Green Ramulus on eBay (992481)
Posted by shonenfan4 on September 8th, 2009 @ 7:22pm CDT
Razorclaw0000 wrote:
shonenfan4 wrote:
Razorclaw0000 wrote:I'm watching it, but I'll never bid on it. At least not right now. I have lower hanging fruit to pick off of my crazy rare figure list.


If I know how high the reserve would be or atleast an idea, I might bid on it. How's your minicon collection working out? :-?


Slowly. I'm looking forward to BotCon (this'll be my first year). There are some figures that I should be able to get cheaper there (I hope) like the coffee pair.


Nice :APPLAUSE: I've always wanted to attend Botcon too, but never really got the chance or w/e
Re: Rare Beast Wars Transmetals 2 Green Ramulus on eBay (992538)
Posted by Dr. GM1983 on September 8th, 2009 @ 8:58pm CDT
Wow....I have a K.O. thats painted like that I got on Pearl St. in NYC except its a really bright neon green.
Re: Rare Beast Wars Transmetals 2 Green Ramulus on eBay (992614)
Posted by beautypersoni on September 9th, 2009 @ 12:01am CDT
Very nice! I have the original and it's one of my favorite Beast Wars molds. The coloring on this one is very nice. The blue on that other one (Universe?) just doesn't look right for a ram.

The gold chromed ram head makes him look more... mythic; like something a human being would worship. :-P

Ramulus' sneer is just sooo Clint Eastwood. If Ramulus ever appeared in a new movie, they should get Clint to voice him. That be awesomely awesome!

Anyhoo...
Re: Rare Beast Wars Transmetals 2 Green Ramulus on eBay (992645)
Posted by tom brokaw on September 9th, 2009 @ 1:56am CDT
yup, that head sculpt is so badass
Re: Rare Beast Wars Transmetals 2 Green Ramulus on eBay (992663)
Posted by shonenfan4 on September 9th, 2009 @ 2:26am CDT
tom brokaw wrote:yup, that head sculpt is so badass


It sure is, wonder why this repaint got scrapped though. :-?

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