Beast Wars Reborn - Details?

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by wannabeGeorge, Jan 5, 2006.

  1. wannabeGeorge

    wannabeGeorge Art Mercenary

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    So, I know that the BW leaders are being retooled for Takara/Tomy's BW Reborn series, but I wonder - which others will follow? Will they release updated versions of the toys that are in anniversary packaging in the U.S.? And will Transmutate make it into the line?
     
  2. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    shoot, if Tom/Tak makes new molded figures for each of the characters, Ill go with those over Hasbros any day.... Imagin an accurate Dinobot at laaasst... yeeessss........ An make an accurate TM Rattrap with rotating back for beast to bot.... n then put them in a 2 pack, OH YEAH!!!
     
  3. SkyQuake

    SkyQuake What's Quakin'?

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    Not to mention if they did make them, you know that we would see them over in U.S. eventually. They're too popular not to.
     
  4. Feralstorm

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    I could easily be wrong, but I kinda doubt Takara will do much more than we already know about. Given Takara/Tomy's more streamlined approach to TF''s, not to mention Convoy-centrism, I don't think we'll see a lot of BW toys, especially not all-new molds. They might try another remold or two, like a new-head Dinobot or similar.

    On the subject, what roughly was the popularity of BW in Japan, relative to North America and elsewhere? That would probably have bearing on how much goes into an anniversary-type line over there.
     
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    From what I understand the first few series of Beast Wars were fairly popular in Japan.

    The toys sold well enough and the dubbed TV series was well recieved.

    Beast Wars Metals, on the other hand did not perform so well. There were several factors at play, but one of the more notable ones was the introduction of the Transmetals.

    I was told that the Transmetals killed the line in Japan because the beast modes did not look like realistic animals, therefore the robots were not "in disguise" and consequently were not as appealing.

    This is one of the reasons why Beast Wars The Second and Beast Wars Neo featured realistic animal modes in favor of robotic animals, because the robot to realistic animal formula was successful.

    As I said, there were many contribuiting factors to consider, but this is the bare bones assessment of Beast Wars popularity in Japan.

    ~Laine~
     
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    This just in, wannabe: They have a Golden Disk containing data about the Beast Wars!
     
  7. Aberration

    Aberration Templar Rodimus

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    How does this explain BW2's Galvatron and cyborg beasts though?
     

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