Vintage Beast Wars Transformers Figures Listed on Walmart

Vintage Beast Wars Transformers Figures Listed on Walmart

Thursday, February 25th, 2021 11:36am CST

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Fellow Seibertornian JTPrime17 has found some new listings on Walmart and they are:

TRA GEN BW Vintage Optimus Primal
EAN: 5010993869862
Product Number: F1621


TRA GEN BW Vintage Trex Megatron
EAN: 5010993867103
Product Number: F1622

TRA GEN BW Vintage Rattrap
EAN: 5010993867141

TRA GEN BW Vintage Cheetor
EAN: 5010993866953
Product Number: F1620

Both Primal and Megatron are $50 so they are more likely to be reissues of either the Ultra 1996 toys or Mega Transmetals rather than reissues of the Kingdom toys. We are not sure which reissues it will be though. The fact that Rattrap's price is not revealed below makes it hard to decipher if it will be the same class as Cheetor or not, helping us know if we are looking at the Beast Wars season 1 or season 2 toys.

Lastly, these listings having the "vintage" name and being found at Walmart almost fully guarantee that these will be Walmart exclusives again like all "retro" based lines have been in the past few years.

Transformers News: Vintage Beast Wars Transformers Figures Listed on Walmart

Transformers News: Vintage Beast Wars Transformers Figures Listed on Walmart

Transformers News: Vintage Beast Wars Transformers Figures Listed on Walmart

Transformers News: Vintage Beast Wars Transformers Figures Listed on Walmart


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Re: Vintage Beast Wars Transformers Figures Listed on Walmart (2096461)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on February 25th, 2021 @ 1:26pm CST
this lines up with the previous rumor about walmart having re-issue transmetals that was floating around not too long ago. Sadly, I am betting the $50 primal and megatron are likely to be their original transmetal forms and not the dragon/optimal ones, given modern toy costs. Might be worth it for people who's Megatrons suffer from gps though.
Re: Vintage Beast Wars Transformers Figures Listed on Walmart (2096465)
Posted by Seibertron on February 25th, 2021 @ 1:30pm CST
Why does everyone think these are Transmetals?
Re: Vintage Beast Wars Transformers Figures Listed on Walmart (2096467)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on February 25th, 2021 @ 1:37pm CST
Seibertron wrote:
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.


my rampage's lower legs crumbled like gps syndrome. my megatron on the other hand never had any issues. never had any chrome problems with any of my beast wars outside of rhinox and tm2 ramulus either. beast machines jetstorm however flaked like mad. transmetal 2 megatrons crotch also disintegrated, on 2 different copies of him.

as for the "why transmetals" there was a rumor posted somewhere. thought it was in this thread but cant find it. bu ya, theres no specifics yet, so for all we know it could be chrome plated happy meals beast wars. :-D
Re: Vintage Beast Wars Transformers Figures Listed on Walmart (2096468)
Posted by william-james88 on February 25th, 2021 @ 1:39pm CST
Seibertron wrote:Why does everyone think these are Transmetals?


Because they are part of a list from a leaker who has posted everything they are aware of coming down the pipes:

https://www.tfw2005.com/boards/threads/ ... t-18648701
Re: Vintage Beast Wars Transformers Figures Listed on Walmart (2096469)
Posted by o.supreme on February 25th, 2021 @ 1:42pm CST
Seibertron wrote:Why does everyone think these are Transmetals?


You are preaching to the choir Bro... I guess there was some rumor a while ago about TM's, but nothing about that makes sense to me from these listings. Based on past intuition,- Price, 2006 10th anniversary reissues etc..., tell me these are Just the Ultra figures being re-released.

I could be wrong, but of all the 10th anniversary figures ONLY Rattrap was TM. But they could pull out the old T30 Deluxe as a stand in, we'll have to wait and see.

BW Mega Class were $15 from 1996-2000. Even taking into consideration inflation, there is no way I'd Pay $50 for any of those. Sure I know originals MIP can go for well over that price on eBay, but loose, I'd not even pay $50 for an original, let alone a brand new re-issue even MISP.
Re: Vintage Beast Wars Transformers Figures Listed on Walmart (2096471)
Posted by Spider5800 on February 25th, 2021 @ 1:50pm CST
These HAVE to be the orignal ultras. $50 for the transmetal megas, which are just shiney voyagers, would be kind of outragous.

Also kind of disappointing, because it probably means the only transmetal is Rattrap (just like the 10th anniversary).
Re: Vintage Beast Wars Transformers Figures Listed on Walmart (2096484)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 25th, 2021 @ 5:32pm CST
Reissuing the 1996 Season 1 toys would be Hasbro competing with themselves against the new versions in Kingdom that are supposed to represent those same body forms.

This thread was even created because of the preexisting Transmetals reissue rumor from over two weeks ago in the very first post of this thread.
Re: Vintage Beast Wars Transformers Figures Listed on Walmart (2096491)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on February 25th, 2021 @ 6:59pm CST
I haven't paid attention to anything surrounding the G1 reissues, so someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the very conspicuous presence of "GEN" in those listings mean that they're Generations figures/repaints? Or do the G1 reissues also have that? I know the Transmetal reissues were talked about by a leaker (even though I personally find that to be the least believable leak/claim so far), but other than that I don't see why we're all assuming these listings are specifically reissues and not just some sort of repaint line/subline like the 35th Anniversary Siege figures or the Netflix line.
Re: Vintage Beast Wars Transformers Figures Listed on Walmart (2096521)
Posted by william-james88 on February 25th, 2021 @ 8:42pm CST
Spider5800 wrote:These HAVE to be the orignal ultras. $50 for the transmetal megas, which are just shiney voyagers, would be kind of outragous.


You're right, 50$ for an old voyager sized toy is CRAZY, hasbro would never....


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Re: Vintage Beast Wars Transformers Figures Listed on Walmart (2096523)
Posted by william-james88 on February 25th, 2021 @ 8:55pm CST
Nemesis Primal wrote:I haven't paid attention to anything surrounding the G1 reissues, so someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the very conspicuous presence of "GEN" in those listings mean that they're Generations figures/repaints? Or do the G1 reissues also have that? I know the Transmetal reissues were talked about by a leaker (even though I personally find that to be the least believable leak/claim so far), but other than that I don't see why we're all assuming these listings are specifically reissues and not just some sort of repaint line/subline like the 35th Anniversary Siege figures or the Netflix line.


So the other reissue listings did not have the word Gen. But they did have the word vintage.
This says Vintage Gen so it could go either way. The reason that I don't think it's a reissue subline of current Gen toys is because both Primal and Megatron are the same price point. So the most logical thing at the moment is that they are vintage toys where both characters were the same class. And at the 50$ price point, that narrows it down to 2 possibilities. The Ultras or the Megas.

And either way, the leaker will be partly right even if Rattrap ends up being the only transmetal figure released :lol:
Re: Vintage Beast Wars Transformers Figures Listed on Walmart (2096524)
Posted by Seibertron on February 25th, 2021 @ 9:02pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
Spider5800 wrote:These HAVE to be the orignal ultras. $50 for the transmetal megas, which are just shiney voyagers, would be kind of outragous.


You're right, 50$ for an old voyager sized toy is CRAZY, hasbro would never....


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Except wasn't it originally supposed to come with trailer, trailer was dropped but price never changed? Its an exception, not a rule.
Re: Vintage Beast Wars Transformers Figures Listed on Walmart (2096534)
Posted by o.supreme on February 25th, 2021 @ 9:40pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
Spider5800 wrote:These HAVE to be the orignal ultras. $50 for the transmetal megas, which are just shiney voyagers, would be kind of outragous.


You're right, 50$ for an old voyager sized toy is CRAZY, hasbro would never....


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Yes it was crazy and I explained why when that toy came out. Of course the fact that it didn't sell until it was clearanced for $25 at most stores might make Hasbro think twice, or make Walmart hesitant to deal with Hasbro. Also there was the Soundwave and Blaster reissues that were more reasonably priced.
Re: Vintage Beast Wars Transformers Figures Listed on Walmart (2096535)
Posted by william-james88 on February 25th, 2021 @ 9:45pm CST
Seibertron wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Spider5800 wrote:These HAVE to be the orignal ultras. $50 for the transmetal megas, which are just shiney voyagers, would be kind of outragous.


You're right, 50$ for an old voyager sized toy is CRAZY, hasbro would never....


Image


Except wasn't it originally supposed to come with trailer, trailer was dropped but price never changed? Its an exception, not a rule.


I thought the trailer was dropped so that they could sell it at $50. I have never heard of it originally coming with a trailer.

And I never said it was a rule. I just said we can't rule anything out since there's a precedent for everything now.
Re: Vintage Beast Wars Transformers Figures Listed on Walmart (2096539)
Posted by Emerje on February 25th, 2021 @ 10:14pm CST
Might be worth pointing out that Hasbro considers chrome to be a premium, especially if it's well done and colored over like with Transmetals. It's possible Hasbro thinks an extra $20 on "Voyager" is what it takes to do the large amount of chrome justice on Primal and Megatron.

$50 for a minty fresh TM Megatron? I'd pay that, don't even have to think hard about it. I have the original TMs of all four characters on offer in good shape, but that GPS on Megatron (mine hasn't broken yet and I'd like to keep it that way) makes any improved version a must have.

Emerje
Re: Vintage Beast Wars Transformers Figures Listed on Walmart (2096542)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 25th, 2021 @ 10:31pm CST
o.supreme wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Spider5800 wrote:These HAVE to be the orignal ultras. $50 for the transmetal megas, which are just shiney voyagers, would be kind of outragous.


You're right, 50$ for an old voyager sized toy is CRAZY, hasbro would never....


Image


Yes it was crazy and I explained why when that toy came out. Of course the fact that it didn't sell until it was clearanced for $25 at most stores might make Hasbro think twice, or make Walmart hesitant to deal with Hasbro. Also there was the Soundwave and Blaster reissues that were more reasonably priced.
He was being sarcastic.
Re: Vintage Beast Wars Transformers Figures Listed on Walmart (2096551)
Posted by Emerje on February 26th, 2021 @ 1:08am CST
william-james88 wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Spider5800 wrote:These HAVE to be the orignal ultras. $50 for the transmetal megas, which are just shiney voyagers, would be kind of outragous.


You're right, 50$ for an old voyager sized toy is CRAZY, hasbro would never....


Image


Except wasn't it originally supposed to come with trailer, trailer was dropped but price never changed? Its an exception, not a rule.


I thought the trailer was dropped so that they could sell it at $50. I have never heard of it originally coming with a trailer.

And I never said it was a rule. I just said we can't rule anything out since there's a precedent for everything now.

This was my understanding as well, especially with the three big chunks of die cast metal on the figure. Imagine what the price would have been with the trailer. $70? $80?

Emerje
Re: Vintage Beast Wars Transformers Figures Listed on Walmart (2096552)
Posted by Dead Metal on February 26th, 2021 @ 1:48am CST
Emerje wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Spider5800 wrote:These HAVE to be the orignal ultras. $50 for the transmetal megas, which are just shiney voyagers, would be kind of outragous.


You're right, 50$ for an old voyager sized toy is CRAZY, hasbro would never....


Image


Except wasn't it originally supposed to come with trailer, trailer was dropped but price never changed? Its an exception, not a rule.


I thought the trailer was dropped so that they could sell it at $50. I have never heard of it originally coming with a trailer.

And I never said it was a rule. I just said we can't rule anything out since there's a precedent for everything now.

This was my understanding as well, especially with the three big chunks of die cast metal on the figure. Imagine what the price would have been with the trailer. $70? $80?

Emerje

Don't forget roller and his gaspump. 100.

Honestly, I'm not convinced that these are Transmetals.
At first it kinda made sense since the TM toys are pretty good, hold up for the most part (minus some detailing and proportions), but the fact that these are listed as "Vintage" makes me think that they're straight up reissues of the original toys.
It kinda makes sense, BW's 25th anniversary, so they get a comic, they get modern updates that are kinda show accurate and incorporate MP engeneering and to top it off they get reissues of theor original toys.
Remember the 10th anniversary?
That was celebrated with reissues that got updated decoes, some remolded parts as well as modern updates of Primal and Megs.
This is basically that, just keeping both aspects "pure".
One the one hand fresh modern takes, and on the other accurate reissues.

And if they're really awesome, MP Rampage.
Re: Vintage Beast Wars Transformers Figures Listed on Walmart (2096662)
Posted by Wireless_Phantom on February 27th, 2021 @ 12:03pm CST
I really hope these are the Transmetals. I want a TM Megatron that's the right ****ing color that won't disintegrate damnit.
Re: Vintage Beast Wars Transformers Figures Listed on Walmart (2096663)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on February 27th, 2021 @ 12:07pm CST
Hopefully it is the Transmetals and not just repeating the half-hearted effort of the 10th anniversary. You have Kingdom for [better versions of] the Season One designs. As for the original figures: Primal was great, Megatron was not. There's no real need to repeat them.
At least with the TM line. Barring GPS, everyone was of a similarly high standard.
Re: Vintage Beast Wars Transformers Figures Listed on Walmart (2096781)
Posted by Zeedust on February 28th, 2021 @ 7:37pm CST
I'm not convinced that these are the the Transmetals, because it makes no sense for them to have a deluxe that's roughly the same price as modern deluxes but megas that are twenty bucks more than modern voyagers.

Hopefully if it is the non-Transmetals, they'll give us a reissue of the basic Rattrap this time around; it'd scale better with the Kingdom stuff than the tiny core class version. They'd also probably do well to reissue Tarantulas and Inferno, given their absence from Kingdom.

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