Beast Wars Appreciation Thread

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

  1. Dinotrap

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    You got to love beast wars :D  hats of to megatron for whooping all the g1 bots
     
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    Verno Beast Wars Collector

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    More insights from Vinnie:

    One funny story that comes to mind though is, uh, we developed all these characters, and hadn't really thought about differentiation between good guys and bad guys. It only kinda came after we had already tooled and sculpted a bunch. And all of a sudden we realised, wait a minute, we've got an awful lot of reptiles. We don't have enough mammals, and we gotta ship this line in, you know, 8 to 9 months. So we moved the Velociraptor over to the good guys so we could balance out the assortment. That's the reason why that was done.
     
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  4. Verno

    Verno Beast Wars Collector

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    I was trying to be as accurate as possible in quoting the good man :p 
     
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    I always love these snippets of honest corporate strategy. The things they made us like as kids were more than kind of thought up by a focus group.
     
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    Yeah, BW definitely resurrected Transformers, without question. Many anecdotes like that have floated around for ages, and just plain memory tells me the same. Transformers was all but dead. G2 at least kept it going on life support, but by the time BW came around, no one wanted to touch Transformers.

    BW changed that and while perhaps not as popular as G1 at its absolute zenith, BW was definitely "cool" with kids at the time, and even teenagers I knew.

    I truly believe if BW had not succeeded, or had they done something else that failed, Transformers might not exist today. Or if it did, it might have gone down a very starkly different path.
     
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    "So we moved the Velociraptor over to the good guys so we could balance out the assortment. That's the reason why that was done."

    And there it is: the reasoning behind the most complex and conflicted character in Transformers. All that inner turmoil in Dinobot's spark because the design team favoured reptiles.

    Man, I could watch or read behind the scenes Beast Wars talk all day.
     
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  8. Verno

    Verno Beast Wars Collector

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    Should we reach out as a community?
     
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    It's about damn time! I need the making of Beast Wars documentary! I want to see the moment the show designers came face to face with Dinobot and Terrorsaur's toy molds and just went 'Nah, mate. Fuck that. Time for a makeover!'
     
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  10. AutobotAvalanche

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    I was thinking the same.
     
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    could you imagine warden face every year a beast wars character won something bw optimus last year this year bw megatron the other ones waspinator
     
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  12. Dinotrap

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    Primal art on daimchocs Facebook page :D 
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  13. Dinotrap

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    Pics of cheetor and blackarachnia over on seibertron.com
    Beast wars characters so far in transformers earth wars. I'd love to see dinobot and terrorsaur make an appearance next :D 

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  15. Dinotrap

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    True and maybe with a bit of luck we might, what good is it to only release primal and not have a megatron to go with him :)  my fingers are certainly crossed for a megatron in the potp toy line, but then I might be getting my hopes up for nothing because primal is the one who won (I'd love that to mean more beast are coming) but that might not happen :( 
     
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    But megatron in earth wars is already an almost exact replica of the bw10th figure
     
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    Indeed. And that Cheetor seems to be heavily based on the Universe figure.
     
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  18. Dinotrap

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    True but will they extend on the extra details and re-release that mould again? I wouldn't mind a slightly retooled/repainted version of the 10th anniversary
     
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    But better than the universe in many ways :) 
     
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    Blackarachnia also seems to borrow heavily from the legends figure
     

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