Beast Wars Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Snaptrap, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Booster Gold

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    I understand that and feel much the same, but..Primal is a Beast Wars characters, there are examples of more G1 like/less organic designs in Beasts Wars(as luck might have it examples have been posted above) and Beast Wars was a continuation of G1 sooo...we may not like these much but they do belong in this thread even if the link might be tenuous in places. I'd agree on more careful inspection the engineering doesn't look all that clever...but it is what it is.
     
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    I went to the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle yesterday and saw these cool KO Beast Wars (ish) Transformers... enjoy! :)  IMG_2283.JPG IMG_2284.JPG
     
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    Yeah, it's still Beast Wars related.

    But to me it's just kinda like missing the point. Beast Wars without beast modes. I guess this is how other fans feel about Transformers that don't transform?
     
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    For me the beast modes of Beast Wars were, and possibly still are, the least interesting part. I'm an old Gwuner, I originally poured scorn upon Beast Wars for it's realistic organic beast modes, I wholly agreed with the adage "Truk not Munky". It made no sense whatsoever to me and frankly was visually unappealing. It wasn't until I watched the show to my surprise found it to have more in common with Star Trek than a Saturday morning kids show that I changed my tune. But then I was also a fan of Action Masters, my love of Transformers has always been about character first and design second.

    It also occurs to me that had MP BW figures not been released yet many would be doing cartwheels about this development.
     
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    And that's why the beast modes are so important to me. Granted this isn't exactly incompatible with the above designs, but with beast modes the character doesn't just "stop" when they transform. When vehicle TFs go into alt mode, they just become this static thing that a disembodied voice eminates from. They can't emote, their movement is limited, and they lose their humanity and ability to connect with the audience. An animal however can still convey all the character of the robot mode (unless it's a really out-there animal) so while Cheetor can lounge about the base in beast mode and not look out of place or lose any character, Sideswipe parked in car mode in the corner is weird as hell and impractical.

    I don't doubt this. Look at how many people swooned over Henkei Dinobot. Yeah, he's scrawny, inaccurate, and looks about as much like a raptor as the original toy, but back then it was incredible to have a new Dinobot that attempted show-accuracy.

    Now the MP is coming and, well, yeah.
     
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    Oh I agree regarding the emotive nature of animals over cars and so on.. How could I argue the contrary! That would be daft! Although I would point out a robotic (non organic) animal can also do this, at least as well as any robotic humanoid. Ijust found the idea of transforming robots turning into organic animals as goofy and nonsensical as the next guy brought up on G1.
     
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    True. Probably why the Dinobots spent so much time in beast mode in G1, come to think of it.
     
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    Took this at Pete's robot convention. Something I would love to have one day. tarantulas.png
     
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    Oh man I just paid £17 for a complete henkei dinobot :D :D  should be here sometime next week I am so stoked I got him for that cheap. eBay is awesome sometimes
     
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    This has always seemed weird to me, just when people hate on Beast Wars and then love the old Dinobots (not you or anyone on particular, just a general thing).
     
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    what will they think of next.
     
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    Funko Pops that Transform.
     
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    Oh God I hope not, why those things are so popular utterly confounds me.
     
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    I swear to god I don't know how Worlds Apart in Liverpool hasn't gone out of business. They have like 15 shelves that are like 7 foot full of them that don't sell and they keep getting more
     
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    Glad I'm not alone here.
     
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    I've actually never met (or even chanced across on a message board) anyone willing to defend them. They're hideous things.
     
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    Thanks for sharing the news @SgtLemon, the pics @Booster Gold, and the reveal @IceConvoy
    I was thinking gt-11: finally Battle Unicorns time to shine:cool: 

    Not loving desktop monitor head primal but the rest of him is ace

    If this thread is beast machines then @Booster Gold is Megs and @SPLIT LIP is primal

    @Goldimus Prime I think you found out what happened to shadow panther

    What are funky pops?

    Edit: just Googled them. The big head things. Yeah, I totally don't get it either. I was in a collector toy store in a Singapore that had hundreds of designs and the store was packed with people picking them up. No one was bothering me in my tf aisle though so kind of a blessing I guess
     
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    Very nice! He still has the jagged missile too. I really like this color better than what released.
     

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