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Transformers Beast Wars Transmetal Figures Rumoured for Reissue

Transformers News: Transformers Beast Wars Transmetal Figures Rumoured for Reissue

Saturday, February 6th, 2021 11:18PM CST

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While no direct sources can be given, we wanted to let you all in on the latest Transformers toys rumour. The last reissue we got of an older toy was Blaster, and since then fans have been wondering what's next. Well, two different sources have brought up reissues of figures from the 90s, with further clarification from one source that these would be the Beast Wars Transmetal figures.
If the rumours are true, these should be coming out later this year. With the Kingdom line giving us most of the Beast Wars season 1 bots, many were wondering if Hasbro would redo the Transmetals next and the point that always comes up is that those toys still hold up. They are show accurate (unlike most of the season 1 toys) and have articulation/complexity that would satisfy fans today. Reissues may be easier than redoing them completely in this case.
While first coming out in the mid 90s, the last time these molds were used was in the Armada line. All I can think of right now is the prospect of finally having a Transmetal Megatron that won't crumble in my hands. Let us know what you think, and of course please remember, this is just a rumour.

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Re: Transformers Beast Wars Transmetal Figures Rumoured for Reissue (2094696)
Posted by TulioDude on February 6th, 2021 @ 11:36pm CST
Hopefully this is true,especially for Transmetal Megatron.
Maybe even this eventually lead to other lines getting reissues!

Day 404 of waiting for Transformers Armada Masterpiece news.
Re: Transformers Beast Wars Transmetal Figures Rumoured for Reissue (2094703)
Posted by Emerje on February 6th, 2021 @ 11:56pm CST
I would love to see some of the GPS prone figures get reissued for sure. I don't dare to touch my TM Megatron or Torca for fear of breaking, and my Magnaboss Silverbolt crumbled in my hands only a few years ago. My Grimlock's legs started falling apart only a couple years after I got him, but he wont get reissued so I have to wait for the Dinobot repaint.

Likewise it would be nice to have some figures with good, non-flakey chrome.

Emerje
Re: Transformers Beast Wars Transmetal Figures Rumoured for Reissue (2094707)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on February 7th, 2021 @ 12:25am CST
Yeah, fix all the longevity issues they mentioned, and special attention to Rampage:
He's one of the most tragic cases of red-chrome flaking, I've heard reports of his legs inexplicably shattering, and those rubber treads you have to fold up into his claws then stretch around his wheel assembly ain't gonna' last forever either. Maybe they could even retool him so all his crab legs end up on his shoulder pads like on the show.

I haven't handled Magnaboss in years, but out of curiosity, do the Japanese and Korean releases of BWII Skywarp have GPS too?

At least with Transmetal Megs you have the Metals option. Since my rare-ish pinkish-purple-chrome variant broke, I've regretted not buying that Easter basket with the chrome-swap TM Primal vs. Megatron KO in Kmart 15+ years ago.
Re: Transformers Beast Wars Transmetal Figures Rumoured for Reissue (2094717)
Posted by Ultra Markus on February 7th, 2021 @ 2:31am CST
i would like to see some transmetal 2 figures like optimal optimus and dragon megatron ;)
Re: Transformers Beast Wars Transmetal Figures Rumoured for Reissue (2094719)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on February 7th, 2021 @ 2:51am CST
The GPS and chrome flaking are big issues that dogged this line. If they are remedied then all is good. Also a couple of quality of life changes would help, but it is doubtful these would happen IE increasing the size of Terrorsaur's shoulder ball joints to cope with the extra weight of his arms.
Re: Transformers Beast Wars Transmetal Figures Rumoured for Reissue (2094721)
Posted by Munkky on February 7th, 2021 @ 3:19am CST
If this happens, it'll likely just be kept to a small handful, Optimus, Megatron, Cheetor, Rattrap and Tarantulus. I can't see re-issues of Depth Charge or Rampage happening at any point unfortunately. While the Transmetaltoys I've had since I was seven are still in good shape and haven't had the GPS issues that I've heard about on here, re-issues would still be nice for those who don't have the originals.
Re: Transformers Beast Wars Transmetal Figures Rumoured for Reissue (2094722)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on February 7th, 2021 @ 3:23am CST
Megatron and Rampage were my only GPS casualties. Each losing a leg. In contrast, Tarantulas and Waspinator haven't even lost a flake of chrome. One of the pegs on Primal's forearm also snapped at some point in storage. I don't really feel the need to buy any of these again though, to be fair.
Re: Transformers Beast Wars Transmetal Figures Rumoured for Reissue (2094725)
Posted by ZeroWolf on February 7th, 2021 @ 5:22am CST
I'm all for this if it's true :-?
Re: Transformers Beast Wars Transmetal Figures Rumoured for Reissue (2094727)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on February 7th, 2021 @ 5:30am CST
Thinking in broader terms this line isn't very big. Twelve figures (thirteen with OpOp). So maybe that was the rationale behind the potential reissues?
Re: Transformers Beast Wars Transmetal Figures Rumoured for Reissue (2094729)
Posted by Lunatic Prime on February 7th, 2021 @ 6:27am CST
william-james88 wrote:All I can think of right now is the prospect of finally having a Transmetal Megatron that won't crumble in my hands.

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...this YES.
BUT Transmetals Megatron is pretty much the only Transmetals figure that needs a re-do for the new Generations Beast Wars figures as he is not in scale with what we have gotten so far and he hasn't been in scale with what we had gotten back then. I'm also curious if they will reissue all TM figures or only the ones that appeared in the show. I have gotten all of the old TM figures I wanted with Cheetor being the last one I got last year. The only other one I might still be interested is Airazor.
But especially some more foot articulation and accurate accessories for these figures would be nice.
And I really hope they remake the TM2 characters. I want a Voyager Dinobot 2 and maybe a Leader or even Commander class TM2 Megatron with a great robot mode to display next to my original TM2 Megs in dragon mode :michaelbay: .
Re: Transformers Beast Wars Transmetal Figures Rumoured for Reissue (2094730)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on February 7th, 2021 @ 7:11am CST
If we’re talking strict reissues, new accessories, scaling and articulation are Never going to happen. Something to fix the chrome flaking and GPS is likely as far as they will go.
Re: Transformers Beast Wars Transmetal Figures Rumoured for Reissue (2094731)
Posted by ZeroWolf on February 7th, 2021 @ 7:19am CST
There is rumours that we will see a leader class tm2 megs next year but take them with a mountain of salt
Re: Transformers Beast Wars Transmetal Figures Rumoured for Reissue (2094732)
Posted by Lunatic Prime on February 7th, 2021 @ 7:19am CST
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:If we’re talking strict reissues, new accessories, scaling and articulation are Never going to happen. Something to fix the chrome flaking and GPS is likely as far as they will go.

Yea, what I mean is that some need remakes, NOT reissues.
I am kind of indecisive if I'd prefer a reissue or remake of TM2 Tigerhawk :-?
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Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on February 7th, 2021 @ 8:18am CST
ZeroWolf wrote:There is rumours that we will see a leader class tm2 megs next year but take them with a mountain of salt


I hope not. Unless they fix the floppy arm...

Lunatic Prime wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:If we’re talking strict reissues, new accessories, scaling and articulation are Never going to happen. Something to fix the chrome flaking and GPS is likely as far as they will go.

Yea, what I mean is that some need remakes, NOT reissues.
I am kind of indecisive if I'd prefer a reissue or remake of TM2 Tigerhawk :-?



Remakes are doubtful, as Japan didn't care for the Transmetals. Reissues would be more likely, as they come from Hasbro.

Tigerhawk's main issue was a completely lack of a paintjob. Although his show model wasn't exactly awash with colour to begin with.
Re: Transformers Beast Wars Transmetal Figures Rumoured for Reissue (2094740)
Posted by Lunatic Prime on February 7th, 2021 @ 8:35am CST
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:There is rumours that we will see a leader class tm2 megs next year but take them with a mountain of salt
I hope not. Unless they fix the floppy arm...
We are talking about a completely new figure here. Otherwise it would be an Ultra class.

Lunatic Prime wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:If we’re talking strict reissues, new accessories, scaling and articulation are Never going to happen. Something to fix the chrome flaking and GPS is likely as far as they will go.

Yea, what I mean is that some need remakes, NOT reissues.
Remakes are doubtful, as Japan didn't care for the Transmetals. Reissues would be more likely, as they come from Hasbro.
I'm not convinced that we can rule out remakes only because Takara didn't care about something back then. Things change!
And they designed stuff like Hellscream, Max B, Dirgegun and Thrustor which are kind of homages to the TM2 design concept. But I'd be happy with remakes of these figures, too. I mean there are rumours about a Generations Lio Convoy in 2022, too.
Re: Transformers Beast Wars Transmetal Figures Rumoured for Reissue (2094743)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on February 7th, 2021 @ 8:44am CST
Lunatic Prime wrote:We are talking about a completely new figure here. Otherwise it would be an Ultra class.


Except that classification doesn't exist anymore. So he would naturally defer to 'Leader Class'.

Lunatic Prime wrote:I'm not convinced that we can rule out remakes only because Takara didn't care about something back then. Things change!
And they designed stuff like Hellscream, Max B, Dirgegun and Thrustor which are kind of homages to the TM2 design concept. But I'd be happy with remakes of these figures, too. I mean there are rumours about a Generations Lio Convoy in 2022, too.



Wishful thinking aside. The Japanese fanbase is the primary focus of HasTak. There is a reason the Beast Wars Masterpiece line was given a fixed end point of Season One. Why both Cyberverse and WFC Kingdom focus on Season One designs of Beast Wars. Because those designs were liked, the Transmetals were not. So in that respect, nothing has changed.

It is a bit of a stretch to link those figures with TM2. Especially considering Japan didn't even get all of that line.

Plus Lio Convoy was neither TM1 or TM2. So that rumour doesn't really have anything to do with anything.
Re: Transformers Beast Wars Transmetal Figures Rumoured for Reissue (2094745)
Posted by Lunatic Prime on February 7th, 2021 @ 9:14am CST
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
Lunatic Prime wrote:We are talking about a completely new figure here. Otherwise it would be an Ultra class.

Except that classification doesn't exist anymore. So he would naturally defer to 'Leader Class'.
Still exists in Cyberverse.

Lunatic Prime wrote:I'm not convinced that we can rule out remakes only because Takara didn't care about something back then. Things change!
And they designed stuff like Hellscream, Max B, Dirgegun and Thrustor which are kind of homages to the TM2 design concept. But I'd be happy with remakes of these figures, too. I mean there are rumours about a Generations Lio Convoy in 2022, too.

Wishful thinking aside. The Japanese fanbase is the primary focus of HasTak.
I doubt that especially considering the SIEGE line.

There is a reason the Beast Wars Masterpiece line was given a fixed end point of Season One. Why both Cyberverse and WFC Kingdom focus on Season One designs of Beast Wars.
The only true BW character in Cyberverse was Cheetor. Maybe Sky-Byte if you include base molds. And Kingdom is kind of a test run of how much interest is still there in American Beast Wars stuff.

Because those designs were liked, the Transmetals were not. So in that respect, nothing has changed.
Only in Japan or the Western markets, as well?

It is a bit of a stretch to link those figures with TM2. Especially considering Japan didn't even get all of that line.

Plus Lio Convoy was neither TM1 or TM2. So that rumour doesn't really have anything to do with anything.
What I mean is that Lio Convoy is a BW 2nd character like the other four mentioned ones. So if they see that there's interest in Lio Convoy they might do more from BW 2nd like Hellscream, Max B, Dirgegun and Thrustor for example.

No offense but do you have reliable facts here or old data and mix in your own opinion?
Because without any relevant/up-to-date facts and data I don't see the need to discuss this any further and say: Let's just see what we will actually get and not cloud the mood about it.
I am just hoping that I/we will get what we want and if it doesn't happen I'll of course be disappointed but it's not the end of the world.
Re: Transformers Beast Wars Transmetal Figures Rumoured for Reissue (2094746)
Posted by ZeroWolf on February 7th, 2021 @ 9:19am CST
I wouldn't say Hasbro are fixated on the Japanese Marketing, given their domestic market is much larger. So just because the Japanese didn't care for anything after season 1 doesn't mean that Transmetals remakes won't be remade at some point. So yes, a Transmetals 2 Dragon Megs could happen. After all they already did Optimal Optimus ;)

Of course something else I wanted to address, it was said that because the ultra class no longer existing that a theoretical tm2 megs reissue would be knocked to Leader Class...the reissues don't stick to size classes as such like normal releases, as seen by the Walmart Reissues, if anything the proce will be higher
Re: Transformers Beast Wars Transmetal Figures Rumoured for Reissue (2094747)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on February 7th, 2021 @ 9:22am CST
Takara are fixated on the Japanese Market, not Hasbro. Between the two of them, the world doesn't exist beyond Japan and the US though... :roll:
Re: Transformers Beast Wars Transmetal Figures Rumoured for Reissue (2094751)
Posted by ZeroWolf on February 7th, 2021 @ 9:30am CST
You said the Japanese market is the primary market of HasTak...which it isn't as both companies have their own to please (hence why the Transformers Movie Masterpiece Series is
Hasbro initiative, and not Takara's)

I do think nothing more can really be said at this point in time till more information is gleamed.
Re: Transformers Beast Wars Transmetal Figures Rumoured for Reissue (2094753)
Posted by Wireless_Phantom on February 7th, 2021 @ 10:01am CST
Bumblevivisector wrote:Yeah, fix all the longevity issues they mentioned, and special attention to Rampage:
He's one of the most tragic cases of red-chrome flaking, I've heard reports of his legs inexplicably shattering, and those rubber treads you have to fold up into his claws then stretch around his wheel assembly ain't gonna' last forever either. Maybe they could even retool him so all his crab legs end up on his shoulder pads like on the show.

I haven't handled Magnaboss in years, but out of curiosity, do the Japanese and Korean releases of BWII Skywarp have GPS too?

At least with Transmetal Megs you have the Metals option. Since my rare-ish pinkish-purple-chrome variant broke, I've regretted not buying that Easter basket with the chrome-swap TM Primal vs. Megatron KO in Kmart 15+ years ago.


I'd love it if we could get a Rampage reissue with some chrome that won't die (a Shokaract that won't cost me an arm, leg, and both kidneys just to shed its chrome like a tree sheds leaves would be nice too). Skywarp has the same plastics as Silverbolt unfortunately.
Re: Transformers Beast Wars Transmetal Figures Rumoured for Reissue (2094757)
Posted by Lunatic Prime on February 7th, 2021 @ 10:17am CST
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Takara are fixated on the Japanese Market, not Hasbro. Between the two of them, the world doesn't exist beyond Japan and the US though... :roll:

That's true but I see HasTak as :HASBRO: with support of :TAKARATOMY: when it comes to design choices and quality.
Re: Transformers Beast Wars Transmetal Figures Rumoured for Reissue (2094758)
Posted by william-james88 on February 7th, 2021 @ 10:25am CST
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:There is rumours that we will see a leader class tm2 megs next year but take them with a mountain of salt


I hope not. Unless they fix the floppy arm...

Lunatic Prime wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:If we’re talking strict reissues, new accessories, scaling and articulation are Never going to happen. Something to fix the chrome flaking and GPS is likely as far as they will go.

Yea, what I mean is that some need remakes, NOT reissues.
I am kind of indecisive if I'd prefer a reissue or remake of TM2 Tigerhawk :-?



Remakes are doubtful, as Japan didn't care for the Transmetals. Reissues would be more likely, as they come from Hasbro.

Tigerhawk's main issue was a completely lack of a paintjob. Although his show model wasn't exactly awash with colour to begin with.


The rumor for TM2 Megatron is a remake, not a reissue.

And Hasbro makes toys for their distribution channels, what Japan wants is irrelevant, Hasbro has no say or interest in that market in relations to Transformers.
Re: Transformers Beast Wars Transmetal Figures Rumoured for Reissue (2094759)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on February 7th, 2021 @ 10:26am CST
I guess I was lucky with transmetals. Normally I am the guy that gets every factory defect that makes it to the shelf. But with BW transmetals I had almost none of the issues other people had. The oy chrome flaking I had was transmetals Rhinox and Beast Machines mega Jetstorm. In fact the only paint issues I had was the orange chipping off TM Primal's robot mode chest, some of the orange and yellow paint rubbing off leaving the shiney silver chrome underneath on Cheetor and Tarantula respectively. Now TM2 Megatron absolutely suffered crotch rot, as did Depth Charge's pin joints. Same with the pin joints on my TM2 Blackarachnia. Too thin of a plastic that required too much force. Once oxidation started on the pins it was over. Now as for gps, ya the Magnaboss Silverbolt and Rampages robot legs both crumbled. Guessing the flecks in Rampages legs are to blame there. Not transmetals, but my Inferno came with every ball socket cracked in the package. So was really hoping we would see our mad ant lad in Kingdom
Re: Transformers Beast Wars Transmetal Figures Rumoured for Reissue (2094760)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on February 7th, 2021 @ 10:27am CST
I would kill for a replacement megs as mine broke too when I was a kid; would also be down for a rampage and - ironically - scavenger, as he is one that I came to really want much later in life
Re: Transformers Beast Wars Transmetal Figures Rumoured for Reissue (2094761)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on February 7th, 2021 @ 10:32am CST
Something did occur to me recently though. My Rampage lost a leg from the knee down, unlike TM Megs that lost it from the hip pin. I could just look for a new leg and Rampage is complete once more. But as I mostly have figures on display these days, he is too top heavy to be practical.

I also recently looked at Magnaboss in storage and was really surprised that Silverbolt's entire backpack was just detached, at the hinge. Like it just eroded. I had no idea Silverbolt suffered from GPS until then.
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Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on February 7th, 2021 @ 10:40am CST
william-james88 wrote:The rumor for TM2 Megatron is a remake, not a reissue.


Who knows why? That was an awful design.

william-james88 wrote:And Hasbro makes toys for their distribution channels, what Japan wants is irrelevant, Hasbro has no say or interest in that market in relations to Transformers.


Yes, yes, yes, I used the wrong name, once. Ok move on.
Although there is significance in the character choice polls being Japan-only.
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Posted by Changewinds on February 7th, 2021 @ 11:24am CST
Luckily enough, all my Transmetsls seem fine. I do have problems with color fading and whites yellowing pretty badly on a couple because I put them in front of a huge open window for a year, but other than that, no problems with flaking or breakage.
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Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on February 7th, 2021 @ 11:42am CST
Rattrap and Cheetor are the only ones I've got with flaking issues. The wheels and shoulders, respectively. As far as TM goes anyway. TM 2 chrome flaking is another story altogether...
Re: Transformers Beast Wars Transmetal Figures Rumoured for Reissue (2094769)
Posted by Spider5800 on February 7th, 2021 @ 11:44am CST
The only Transmetal I ever picked up is Optimal Optimus, so I'd be fine with this, but I'd temper expectations. I suspect if they do this, it will probably be similar to the 10th anniversary reissues. It's going to be really limited, and likely only show characters. Something like 6-8 bots, tops.

2-4 deluxes (some combination of Rattrap, one of the Cheetor's, Tarantulas, Dinobot 2, and maybe Silverbolt), a couple of Mega's (likely Optimus and Megatron), and if we're REALLY lucky, 1-2 Ultras.

Edit: That said, if this gives us another chance to pick up that Trans-Mutate build-a-figure they put in those 10th anniversary figures, I'd be interested.
Re: Transformers Beast Wars Transmetal Figures Rumoured for Reissue (2094770)
Posted by Primus_feather on February 7th, 2021 @ 11:48am CST
I'm ok with this idea! But.. Lose the chrome! And reserve budget for unreleased transmetals! Black Arachnia, Scorponok and Tigatron I'm looking at you!
Re: Transformers Beast Wars Transmetal Figures Rumoured for Reissue (2094774)
Posted by william-james88 on February 7th, 2021 @ 12:09pm CST
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Rattrap and Cheetor are the only ones I've got with flaking issues. The wheels and shoulders, respectively. As far as TM goes anyway. TM 2 chrome flaking is another story altogether...


You mean TM2 flaking is worse right ?
That was my experience.
Re: Transformers Beast Wars Transmetal Figures Rumoured for Reissue (2094777)
Posted by griftimus prime on February 7th, 2021 @ 1:04pm CST
how about just make a new beats wars line. new molds. new looks
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Posted by ZeroWolf on February 7th, 2021 @ 1:38pm CST
griftimus prime wrote:how about just make a new beats wars line. new molds. new looks

They're probably wanting to see how the established characters sell first.
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Posted by WeatherManNX01 on February 7th, 2021 @ 1:58pm CST
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Posted by Sabrblade on February 7th, 2021 @ 2:04pm CST
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:There is rumours that we will see a leader class tm2 megs next year but take them with a mountain of salt


I hope not. Unless they fix the floppy arm...
I have two Big Lots KOs of that mold that not only fixed the floppiness of the dragon neck arm but even gave it wrist articulation (at the cost of the spring-loaded missile launcher gimmick in the dragons mouth, though, but still).
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Posted by Seibertron on February 7th, 2021 @ 2:08pm CST
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Megatron and Rampage were my only GPS casualties. Each losing a leg. In contrast, Tarantulas and Waspinator haven't even lost a flake of chrome. One of the pegs on Primal's forearm also snapped at some point in storage. I don't really feel the need to buy any of these again though, to be fair.


By Rampage, do you mean his chrome flaking off? Rampage doesn't have GPS issues to my knowledge, just the paint flaking problem (which I fixed on mine by adding a layer of clear coat) and the rubber treads.
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Posted by Whifflefire on February 7th, 2021 @ 2:54pm CST
Totally cool with this, I'd love to get TM Cheetor and Tarantulas. Reissued or otherwise, I think they're the most likely to be revisited. Perhaps Rattrap too, but I feel like they'd try to even the faction representation, and there were no other in-show Predacon Transmetals besides Megatron. But TM Megatron ought to get a new toy that is as big as or larger than the new Kingdom leader to scale better (and would bypass the issue of GPS entirely).

I wouldn't hold my breath for TM2's just yet, beyond maybe a Dinobot II retool of Dinobot. It wouldn't be entirely screen accurate, but I don't think Dinobot II is popular enough a character to warrant his own new mold, and we know that most molds are made with alternate toolings from the get go and there's not many retool potentials for Dinobot.
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Posted by Burn on February 7th, 2021 @ 3:08pm CST
People may as well set their expectations low, I doubt Hasbro will go the extra mile to correct TM Megatron's problems.
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Posted by Twitchythe3rd on February 7th, 2021 @ 3:14pm CST
griftimus prime wrote:how about just make a new beats wars line. new molds. new looks


There's already enough general retail lines competing for shelf space. Even more when you factor in exclusives like Netflix WFC and RED. We don't need another.

As for Transmetals, I would guess they'd do whoever got the upgrade in the show, and no one above Mega/Voyager. I could see them adding Silverbolt as a line filler but that's it.
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Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on February 7th, 2021 @ 4:17pm CST
BW Rampage has no metallic plastic, so GPS isn't a factor in his breaking. However, his upper legs are two parts: a shell on the hip joint, and a purple core attached to the knee, NO joint between the two parts if I may add. So twist it the wrong and snap. That's especially dangerous for the Japanese Metals version as it switched out the opaque orange plastic for translucent red. And as we all know, translucent plastic has less "give" so it breaks with less force. :-B

OK... if you ask me, I'd only expect the Deluxes here: Cheetor, Rattrap, Tarantulas and maybe Silverbolt. Why? Possible successor for the Walmart Retro Headmasters line.
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Posted by Bumblevivisector on February 7th, 2021 @ 5:00pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Rattrap and Cheetor are the only ones I've got with flaking issues. The wheels and shoulders, respectively. As far as TM goes anyway. TM 2 chrome flaking is another story altogether...


You mean TM2 flaking is worse right ?
That was my experience.
Really? By the time I packed most of my BW stuff away, only Transmetal 1 red had totally flaked off, including the red on Tarantulas's saw/gun and Primal's shoulders. Shokaract's blue had spider webbed; I bought some spray sealer, but never got around to coating him with it, so he's still boxed and bagged away somewhere dark, since I assumed sun damage was a factor. The BM ultra Jetstorm I got second hand had its blue chrome fall off too.

But TM2 chrome seemed to be structured different: tiny chips of color would flake off of mine from the beginning, but there'd still be silver chrome underneath, so it looked more like a highlight than a defect. Did some Transmetal 2s just shed completely? Like Megatron's dragon red?
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Posted by william-james88 on February 7th, 2021 @ 5:30pm CST
Bumblevivisector wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Rattrap and Cheetor are the only ones I've got with flaking issues. The wheels and shoulders, respectively. As far as TM goes anyway. TM 2 chrome flaking is another story altogether...


You mean TM2 flaking is worse right ?
That was my experience.
Really? By the time I packed most of my BW stuff away, only Transmetal 1 red had totally flaked off, including the red on Tarantulas's saw/gun and Primal's shoulders. Shokaract's blue had spider webbed; I bought some spray sealer, but never got around to coating him with it, so he's still boxed and bagged away somewhere dark, since I assumed sun damage was a factor. The BM ultra Jetstorm I got second hand had its blue chrome fall off too.

But TM2 chrome seemed to be structured different: tiny chips of color would flake off of mine from the beginning, but there'd still be silver chrome underneath, so it looked more like a highlight than a defect. Did some Transmetal 2s just shed completely? Like Megatron's dragon red?


Yes, TM2 Cheetor's chrome did shed quite a bit.

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Posted by Sculyblast on February 7th, 2021 @ 5:45pm CST
How likely is a X-9 Jaguar (ravage) reissue?
I can really see that figure making or breaking the reissue line.
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Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on February 7th, 2021 @ 5:48pm CST
Sculyblast wrote:How likely is a X-9 Jaguar (ravage) reissue?
I can really see that figure making or breaking the reissue line.


:shock:

If they do TM Cheetor, Ravage shouldn't be too far behind.
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Posted by blackeyedprime on February 7th, 2021 @ 6:44pm CST
I wouldn't be interested in reissues, they would likely cost 3x what I bought them for originally (and then depending on how they were offered, I might never get them anyway due to availabilty like the Prime Breakdown reissue).

Remakes might have me interested though, as long as they do a better job than Kingdoms Cheetor.
Re: Transformers Beast Wars Transmetal Figures Rumoured for Reissue (2094817)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 7th, 2021 @ 6:58pm CST
Sculyblast wrote:How likely is a X-9 Jaguar (ravage) reissue?
I can really see that figure making or breaking the reissue line.
Not likely. Hasbro was looking to reissue that mold back in the 10th Anniversary line and either couldn't find it or it was gone.
Re: Transformers Beast Wars Transmetal Figures Rumoured for Reissue (2094836)
Posted by Sentinel_Primal on February 7th, 2021 @ 10:46pm CST
I'm hoping that the line will consist of Rattrap, Cheetor, Primal, Silverbolt, Tarantulas, Megatron, and Quickstrike. Silverbolt, Tarantulas, and Quickstrike to fill out the cast more, Megs because let's face it that Takara version is expensive, and Hasbro's has GPS, Primal, Rattrap, and Cheetor just because I think those three designs are some of the best
Re: Transformers Beast Wars Transmetal Figures Rumoured for Reissue (2094838)
Posted by Emerje on February 7th, 2021 @ 11:07pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Sculyblast wrote:How likely is a X-9 Jaguar (ravage) reissue?
I can really see that figure making or breaking the reissue line.
Not likely. Hasbro was looking to reissue that mold back in the 10th Anniversary line and either couldn't find it or it was gone.

I wonder if they ever found it? They had only used it five years prior so it couldn't have been that lost. They moved factories at least once, maybe twice since then so there's a chance it turned up at some point in the last 15 years.

Let's also keep in mind that lost molds don't really mean anything anymore when Hasbro rebuilt the combining dino tapes just for a few exclusives. Where there's a will there's a way.

Emerje
Re: Transformers Beast Wars Transmetal Figures Rumoured for Reissue (2094840)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 7th, 2021 @ 11:11pm CST
Emerje wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Sculyblast wrote:How likely is a X-9 Jaguar (ravage) reissue?
I can really see that figure making or breaking the reissue line.
Not likely. Hasbro was looking to reissue that mold back in the 10th Anniversary line and either couldn't find it or it was gone.

I wonder if they ever found it? They had only used it five years prior so it couldn't have been that lost. They moved factories at least once, maybe twice since then so there's a chance it turned up at some point in the last 15 years.

Let's also keep in mind that lost molds don't really mean anything anymore when Hasbro rebuilt the combining dino tapes just for a few exclusives. Where there's a will there's a way.

Emerje
Oh, by "gone" I meant "gone beyond recovery", as in unusable.

Similarly, the BWII Galvatron mold was gone by 2005.

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