Beast Wars Appreciation Thread

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

  1. iuJacob

    iuJacob Well-Known Member

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    Where did you get the gun?
    I'm completely reprinting my TM Rattrap, and have been wondering where I would get him one.
     
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    Yes, a few liberties within reason, like the 3 BW updates we got. S1 Pre-Beast Primal that changes into a surf board is not a few liberties within reason.
     
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    I don't think there's anything wrong per se with the 'liberties' taken with POTP Primal/Op Op. One of the gimmicks of POTP is 'evolutions', they've done it with G1 Prime and Rodimus. I'm pleased they are (finally)recognising the 'Prime' of Beast Wars too (shouldn't have taken a vote for it to happen though). I'm not a fan of some of the design choices but there was no clear commitment or remit to produce anything other than a Generations Optimus Primal figure. From where I'm standing they've done that and then some.
     
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  4. Verno

    Verno Beast Wars Collector

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    Exactly.

    We may never know what the other POTP vote candidates would have looked like if they'd won, but something tells me they'd have retained their original forms. Arcee, like Rodimus, would transform from bot to car, but would then come with a trailer to transform her into her Prime version. Hound would transform from bot to jeep, and would come with a trailer etc. POTP Primal didn't get to retain his original form. The designers went a different route.
     
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    i get what you're saying but fuck, i'd totally buy a gorilla that has a flip-out trailer hitch and a totally mechanical trailer. open the thing up and it's just fuckin bananas everywhere.

    i guess what i'm describing is just a donkey kong country game, but still...
     
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  6. Verno

    Verno Beast Wars Collector

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    Thinking about it, I'm not sure any of the other candidates had three or more versions to represent in the 'evolutions' format (and certainly not ones so disparate) so I doubt they would have approached them that way.
     
  8. Verno

    Verno Beast Wars Collector

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    Star Saber and Thunderwing are straightforward. They'd have followed their original toys. Smaller jet joins with larger jet backpack to become large robot. Arcee, Hound and Ultra Magnus would follow the same pattern as Optimus Prime and Rodimus. How Shockwave, Megs and the Unknown Evil would work is hopefully something that will get released as designs one day down the track. They'd all be very cool to see.
     
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    I know better than to get into it with you Verno but I'd replace 'would' (in reference to Magnus, Arcee and Hound) with 'might' or 'I theorise would' as you can't possibly know that for a fact. I do agree that you MIGHT be right though.

    Megatron may have worked a bit more like Primal actually. A G1 robot mode with an alt-mode that somehow combines with a larger tank alt-mode bot (seeing as the gun mode is totally of the table) I do wonder if we could have finally seen a Battlestars-esque Super Megatron?
     
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  10. Verno

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    You're right mate, 'could' would be a safer word.

    I had to look up Super Megatron. My oath, what a beast!
     
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    Yeah man I still think shoebox primal was a bad move.
    Maybe there's a hidden robo monkey mode with that ridiculous orange piece hanging off his back. But I doubt it.
     
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    Yeah, but the figure isn't primarily a season one Primal, it's Optimal Optimus who has a bonus gimmick of a little Primal that combines with him. Just like Optimus is an Optimus Prime with a little Orion Pax, and Rodimus Prime is Rodimus with a little Hot Rod. The smaller robots are not the main figure.

    From that perspective, it's not that dramatic a difference from the source material.
     
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    Yeah Orion Pax never turned into the G1 cab. He's that way for the combined vehicle mode.

    Think of this way: Primal becomes OPOP's battery pack. You can just detach it now.
     
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    I'm COMPLETELY taking the inner Primal to be the official representation of his pre-gorilla form. I can imagine Primal having a relatively mundane cargo ship alt-mode like that. None of the exclusive pre-earth Primals felt right. This one feels likethe perfect first figure on a shelf of Primal's "evolution".
     
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    I now have the original Terrorsaur. My Season 1 Beast Wars collection is complete.
     
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  18. Primal Sabbath

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    I just can't get behind space cargo battery box as an alt mode. For any transformer. Especially not smol Primal. And that's coming from someone who wants a fully transformable Tripodeca. It's just kind of.... Lazy. I mean at least Orion Pax and Hot Rod turn into something acceptable to their characters...
    Nice!!. It's a good feeling isn't it? I went backwards with my BW collecting lol. I got Neo first, II second, then rounded out my North American cast last lol
     
  19. AutobotAvalanche

    AutobotAvalanche Wanna touch things I don't feel

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    A dinky little cargo craft sounds about right for a humble exploratory ship captain.
     
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    Sure. Sounds like something he'd operate all day long. I could get behind rocket car Primal.. it kind of made sense. Or even space truck Primal. I can get with that program. Intergalactic Johnsonville bratwurst delivery box.. Can't see it.
     

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