Vintage Beast Wars Transformers Figures Finally Found at US Walmart

Vintage Beast Wars Transformers Figures Finally Found at US Walmart

Monday, September 20th, 2021 8:29am CDT

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As with the G1 rerelases, it has taken a while for Walmart stores in the US to put these on shelves. And we know they've had them for a while since Hasbro had shipped these off to North America for a few months now. They appeared in Canada, then they were shipping from Walmart.com and now they are finally on actual shelves. The image below comes from a Walmart in California (Mountain View Walmart. specifically) where we can see all 4 releases: Rarrtap, Cheetor, Optimus Primal and Megatron.

This sighting is from TF Fan clonemanager who posted this on the TFW2005 message boards.

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Re: Vintage Beast Wars Transformers Figures Finally Found at US Walmart (2116231)
Posted by Mistaken_Table on September 20th, 2021 @ 9:20am CDT
I know this isn't the point, but those are some sad looking shelves. Then again, its the same for every shelf in every shop in the UK. Brexit feels more like an embargo at the moment.

As for figures, loved them growing up and the reissues are a good alternative to the originals. *hums Beast Wars theme*
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Posted by ZeroWolf on September 20th, 2021 @ 9:24am CDT
In the UK, Pulse is the only way to get these figures
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Posted by Mistaken_Table on September 20th, 2021 @ 9:38am CDT
In the UK, Pulse is the only way to get these figures


I'm not an 'um, actually...' kinda a guy, but IDToys, Kapow and Smyths all have them too. For cheaper in some cases. I paid £35 for the Optimus from IDToys. When the prices inevitably plummet, I'll get the Megs too.
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Posted by ZeroWolf on September 20th, 2021 @ 1:05pm CDT
Smyths! Argh how could I forget that one! Gah, though in my post I was talking physical stock in Shops as us UK'ers have generally had to rely more and more on online ordering as times went on. Still, i shouldn't have forgotten that smyths had gotten hold of the UK non-online release #-o :BANG_HEAD:
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Posted by william-james88 on September 20th, 2021 @ 9:11pm CDT
Mistaken_Table wrote:I know this isn't the point, but those are some sad looking shelves. Then again, its the same for every shelf in every shop in the UK. Brexit feels more like an embargo at the moment.


I think that's perfectly in line with a discussion many are having. Those are indeed sad looking shelves, it's the first thing I thought of. BUT I am unsure if that is in the Transformers section or some other section since these are specialty type toys. I know in some of my stores, I found them in a different area.
Re: Vintage Beast Wars Transformers Figures Finally Found at US Walmart (2116522)
Posted by william-james88 on September 22nd, 2021 @ 9:32pm CDT
We have been sent a list of upcoming toys for 2022 and we are breaking them down per line. Of course, since we only have listed names from ordering sheets and no actual listings, you should take these with a grain of salt.

This list below is for the Beast Wars vintage line which is remaining Walmart exclusive for the next year. What is absolutely amazing about the list of toys below is that unlike the ones form this year, some of these were never rereleased and, more importantly, they all come with accessories that have been easy to lose (like Tarantulas' leg missiles and K-9's spinal missiles). It also includes one of the greatest Transformers toys ever made, BW Cybershark. The list is below followed by gallery links for you to see the toys.

Tra Gen BW vintage Terrorsaur x6
Tra Gen BW vintage Tarantulas x6
Tra Gen BW vintage Cybershark x6
Tra Gen BW vintage K-9 x6

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Transformers Beast Wars Tarantulas (Tarans) Gallery

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Transformers Beast Wars Cybershark Gallery

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Transformers Beast Wars Terrorsaur (Terrorsaurer) Gallery

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Transformers Beast Wars K-9 (Max-B) Gallery
Re: Vintage Beast Wars Transformers Figures Finally Found at US Walmart (2116542)
Posted by Flashwave on September 23rd, 2021 @ 12:37am CDT
Coming to you Live from Left Field!

Cyber shark and K9? Welcome figures because unlike the others I don’t have multiple versions, but boy are those left field
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Posted by Emerje on September 23rd, 2021 @ 1:14am CDT
Cool, I have K9 and would love to get the other 3 for my collection.

Emerje
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Posted by Nemesis Reformatted on September 23rd, 2021 @ 1:36am CDT
Cybershark is my #1 favorite Beast Wars character but I wanted a new version with updated articulation. I obviously have the original. So I was disappointed to see it's just a reissue. :(

But it's totally awesome to see him on the list & mentioned again after all these years. The stupid fans would never choose a non-show character for anything. Just being honest. Most fans try to erase anything that wasn't in the toon. :roll:
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Posted by MaximalNui on September 23rd, 2021 @ 5:27am CDT
Nemesis Reformatted wrote:Cybershark is my #1 favorite Beast Wars character but I wanted a new version with updated articulation. I obviously have the original. So I was disappointed to see it's just a reissue. :(

But it's totally awesome to see him on the list & mentioned again after all these years. The stupid fans would never choose a non-show character for anything. Just being honest. Most fans try to erase anything that wasn't in the toon. :roll:


Can't say for everyone, but for me it's mostly a cost-saving measure: since I can't spend all my money on collections, I just buy the ones that more accurately represent the characters I watched and loved.

Though if I remember correctly, Cybershark and the other toyline-exclusive characters were the stars of the original IDW Beast Wars comics, and they all apeared as background cameos at the end of the original IDW continuity, so that might be a good enough loophole...if they ever get here, that is; it's already hard to find contemporary Transformers in my town, let alone reissues.
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Posted by TOO MUCH ENERGON! on September 23rd, 2021 @ 7:38am CDT
Cybershark and Wolfang (which K-9 is a redeco of) were always my favourite non-show Beast Wars toys, so this is pretty rad. I have both figures already, but I’ll probably pick the reissues up anyway to keep in box.
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Posted by Whifflefire on September 23rd, 2021 @ 8:10am CDT
Nemesis Reformatted wrote:Cybershark is my #1 favorite Beast Wars character but I wanted a new version with updated articulation. I obviously have the original. So I was disappointed to see it's just a reissue. :(

But it's totally awesome to see him on the list & mentioned again after all these years. The stupid fans would never choose a non-show character for anything. Just being honest. Most fans try to erase anything that wasn't in the toon. :roll:



Well I, for one, have been pining for a Generations Razorbeast for Years, and was really hoping that Polar Claw was going to happen. I would certainly be interested in updated or rereleased toy-only characters.
( :PRAY: Magmatron, Magmatron, Magmatron :PRAY: )

K-9 and Cybershark are MINE ASAP
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Posted by TOO MUCH ENERGON! on September 23rd, 2021 @ 8:18am CDT
New molds of Razorbeast and Polar Claw would be dope. Shame we didn’t get the latter in Kingdom as was originally rumoured.
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Posted by Sabrblade on September 23rd, 2021 @ 9:25am CDT
Interestingly about Razorbeast, his upcoming appearance in the new Beast Wars comics is due to Hasbro vetoing the comic writer's original character choice. Erik Burnham wanted to bring in a different Beast Wars character, but Hasbro said "No, that character is off limits." So he went with Razorbeast instead. Makes you wonder who was originally and why Hasbro stepped in and forbade that character's use.
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Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on September 23rd, 2021 @ 9:34am CDT
TOO MUCH ENERGON! wrote:Cybershark and Wolfang (which K-9 is a redeco of)



K-9 is a redeco and retool of Wolfang. Beast Mode and detachable shield have different engineering.

MaximalNui wrote:Though if I remember correctly, Cybershark and the other toyline-exclusive characters were the stars of the original IDW Beast Wars comics


As far as The Gathering/Ascending, no. Furman stuck these characters as 'visual cameos with odd, generic lines of dialogue'. The Beast Wars 2 and Neo characters got all the attention instead.

Sabrblade wrote:Interestingly about Razorbeast, his upcoming appearance in the new Beast Wars comics is due to Hasbro vetoing the comic writer's original character choice. Erik Burnham wanted to bring in a different Beast Wars character, but Hasbro said "No, that character is off limits." So he went with Razorbeast instead. Makes you wonder who was originally and why Hasbro stepped in and forbade that character's use.


:-? Curious. Who would be no-go, after all these years?

Polar Claw? Transquito?? The Mutants???
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Posted by Sculyblast on September 23rd, 2021 @ 9:42am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Interestingly about Razorbeast, his upcoming appearance in the new Beast Wars comics is due to Hasbro vetoing the comic writer's original character choice. Erik Burnham wanted to bring in a different Beast Wars character, but Hasbro said "No, that character is off limits." So he went with Razorbeast instead. Makes you wonder who was originally and why Hasbro stepped in and forbade that character's use.


of the Non-transmetal, non-fusor toys we get the following options:

Armordillo, Clawjaw, Snarl, Wolffang, K9, Grimlock, Cybershark, Bonecrusher, Polarclaw and B'boom.

of these, Armordillo, Clawjaw and Snarl are just too bland.

B'boom is always hard to make work in a story. it is a primate that transforms into a primate. So I don't think the writer would pick him as character

I cannot think of any reason why Wolffang, K9, Cybershark and Bonecrusher would be too controversial.

Polarclaw is interesting, perhaps the same logic that brough on this veto, brought on the cancelation of a polarclaw kingdom toy.

I can see them veto-ing grimlock, because they don't want the character to be overused.
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Posted by Sabrblade on September 23rd, 2021 @ 9:43am CDT
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Interestingly about Razorbeast, his upcoming appearance in the new Beast Wars comics is due to Hasbro vetoing the comic writer's original character choice. Erik Burnham wanted to bring in a different Beast Wars character, but Hasbro said "No, that character is off limits." So he went with Razorbeast instead. Makes you wonder who was originally and why Hasbro stepped in and forbade that character's use.


:-? Curious. Who would be no-go, after all these years?

Polar Claw? Transquito?? The Mutants???
All I know is that Burnham said he wasn't allowed to say, not even what its beast mode was since that would have given away its identity.

The only BW character that comes to mind that I could see Hasbro putting their foot down on is BW Grimlock, but it's fun to wonder if it could have been someone without any ties to G1 like those you mentioned.
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Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on September 23rd, 2021 @ 9:48am CDT
BW Grimlock would make sense as a veto. Yet he does have a new toy in Kingdom... Unlike cancelled Polar Claw. That's definitely piqued my curiosity.

The Mutants came to my mind. Since they are a bit of a grey area of the toyline. I doubt they will ever be reissued or rolled into another series.
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Posted by Sabrblade on September 23rd, 2021 @ 9:58am CDT
I guess we'll have to see what kind of role Razorbeast plays. If he emerges from his pod a newly born Maximal, that'll make it harder to figure out who he replaced. But if he emerges as a preexisting person from Cybertron who was put into stasis, that might make it easier.
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Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on September 23rd, 2021 @ 10:06am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:I guess we'll have to see what kind of role Razorbeast plays. If he emerges from his pod a newly born Maximal, that'll make it harder to figure out who he replaced. But if he emerges as a preexisting person from Cybertron who was put into stasis, that might make it easier.



Indeed. Back on topic, it would be nice for more of the old basics to be reissued. Like Razorbeast, Insecticon and Armordillo...

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I have all the Wolfang and Cybershark mold variants. The only Terrorsaur figure I liked was the TM 1 design. As for Tarantulas. While I had and loved the figure. I also recall it's very obvious flaw in the ball jointed "hands". So I wouldn't rebuy that one.

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