TFW Beast Hunters Ripclaw Gallery

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  1. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    It's time for a new Transformers toy gallery for you. In keeping with the impending return of Transformers Prime to our televisions with the premiere of Beast Hunters later this month, we have a look at another one of the Predacons for you. She's a lean, draconic Autobot hunting machine and her name is Ripclaw!

    Beast Hunters Ripclaw is one of those "love or hate" toys, I feel. Her design is excellent, with nice detail on the wings and a brilliant shape to both modes that gives her a unique silhouette. Her weapon is a "syphon claw", in the style of a Spark Extractor from Beast Machines, and it is kind of cool, as the claws lock open and only snap shut when a button in the middle of the claw is pressed. The bad, though, is that Ripclaw is a bit lacking in the articulation department. She's got nice movement in the legs, but no bicep swivels, and her head is mostly limited to looking up and down, thanks to her collar in robot mode.

    Ripclaw's other main feature is her tail, which features a rubberized core. It can be locked into a C-shape or left unlocked to give it a little free movement. It is possible with this feature to put Ripclaw in some cool poses mimicking Ser-Ket from the Rage of the Dinobots miniseries, who shares Ripclaw's design. However, weight can become an issue with the tail in robot mode, making Ripclaw's legs occasionally give way.

    All in all though, Ripclaw is a fun toy with a very nice design. She's not for everyone, but what she does, she does well.

    Check out the gallery by opening the link below:

    Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Ripclaw


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    Beast Hunters Ripclaw Robot Mode

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    Beast Hunters Ripclaw Robot Mode

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    Beast Hunters Ripclaw Dragon Mode

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    Beast Hunters Ripclaw Dragon Mode

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    As Ser-Ket in Rage of the Dinobots uses a sword in her fight with Grimlock, I gave Ripclaw one of the Renderform swords. I think she looks good with it, don't you agree?

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    The ladies of Transformers Prime
     
  2. orangeitis

    orangeitis The Almost-Completionist

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    Ugh, Arcee is still far too tall...

    On-topic: Just got Ripclaw last week, and she's my favorite of the BH line so far! Very good in both molds with a very very appropriate gimmick. The only thing I don't like is the lack of bicep swivels and limited head(s) movement. But those I can look past. Looking forward to a Ser-Ket repaint!
     
  3. Mister Chef

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    This whole time I thought Ripclaw was a male character...
     
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    What a sexy beast. :3
     
  5. Leemaster777

    Leemaster777 Junkion

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    I really like this figure, and I can even forgive the lack of arm posability... but I HATE those yellow splotches all in her plastic. On my figure, it ends up just making her look dirty all the time.

    Barring that, I think she's a totally awesome dragonformer. And, if I'm not mistaken, she's the first new female beastformer character we've had since Beast Wars.
     
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    orangeitis The Almost-Completionist

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    It's just Hasbro covering up someone accidentally spilling mustard in the molds. "No seriously guys! It's part of the line-wide aesthetic!" :popcorn 
     
  7. CapnScumbone

    CapnScumbone Ruiner of mirth

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    Just got her an hour ago, can't put the thing down. Worlds better than leader predaking, who falls apart during normal transformation.
     
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    Yea looks pretty good.
    Wanna pick this guy up
     
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    Words cannot describe how happy I am with the Beast Hunters colour schemes. I am so sick of the same one-colour toys with muted or generic colours that we've had since forever. I almost want to grab all the beasts just because they're so vibrant and unique.

    Ripclaw looks awesome. If deluxes weren't $17 here I'd pick both her and Laserback up based on deco alone. I only wish there was better alt mode variety. That's Prime's biggest letdown. They're all cars, trucks or jets, and now the Preds are all generic dragons.

    Leader Predaking isn't out, man. You mean Voyager.

    Leader (or Ultimate I believe is the official name) is huge and mostly black, wheras the Voyager is more an even mix of black and orange, and smaller. The voyager also has dragon-head missile launchers.
     
  10. PcPrime23

    PcPrime23 Filipinooooooooooooo

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    Hard to believe this is a she
     
  11. Fallout

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    i keep going back and forth with her.. if she was ten bucks i'd get her.
     
  12. MechaV

    MechaV Not as bad as you think.

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    Probably my favorite Transformer of the year so far.
     
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    Why? There's some weird-ass looking guy TFs out there.
     
  14. Mechafire

    Mechafire Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Because girl = super slim supermodel body, obviously.
     
  15. Arashistorm

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    Exactly this.

    We don't need supermodel-y female transformers all the time.

    Give me some Strika girth and such once in in a while!
     
  16. SPLIT LIP

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    Although, if you take off the shoulder kibble and dragon bits, she still has a figure that most girls would be jealous of.
     
  17. Noideaforaname

    Noideaforaname Pico, let's go up to Zuma

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    Love the hideous gargoyle of a robot mode, hate the simplistic stand-up transformation. And how ALL the Preds are like that. And for $16+.
     
  18. SPLIT LIP

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    It's not that simple.

    But yeah, the fact that, aside from Predaking, every beast has that Transformation really pisses me off. (and even then his arms are just the dragon forelegs) It's like beast TFs are regressing. How is it that a Beast Wars figure from fifteen years ago has a more involved conversion than one from 2013? At least some of them have the limbs transform.
     
  19. Mechafire

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    Well, her leg transformation's kinda neat, at least...
     
  20. SPLIT LIP

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    It is. It may not be super involved but it's as complicated as it needs to be.

    But for every case of her hind legs transformation we have Lazerback's hind legs, or that blue guy who barely transforms at all. Or the big Voyager green dude.
     

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