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News archive for Beast Machines info and images. Check out DVD release date information, episode break downs, Draxhall Jump concept art, Beast Wars Returns from Japan, Lucky Draws and more.

Beast Machines the Complete Series DVD Set Press Release

Posted on 08-11-2014 at 04:37 PM by Sol Fury under Beast Machines
TransformersBeastMachines_Complete_SF2014 Via TVShowsonDVD we have a press release for an upcoming release of the complete Beast Machines series on DVD from Shout Factory. The set is due to be released on September 2nd with all 26 episodes of the polarizing series and commentaries and interviews with series developer Marv Wolfman, story editor Robert N. Skir, voice director Susan Blu and voice actor David Kaye.

Check out the full release after the break.
Views: 2,385 / Credit: captain N of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Beast Machines Complete Series on DVD

Posted on 06-05-2014 at 10:21 AM by ORIO under Beast Machines
Beast-machines Shout Factory has updated their website with news of a brand new complete series DVD set of Transformers: Beast Machines! This controversial series finally gets a new release after Rhino released a set in 2006. If you missed that, this set will be available on September 2nd. Description from Shout's website below:

Transformers: Beast Wars may have come to an end, but the adventures of Optimus Primal and his team of Maximals have just begun! When the Maximals return to their home planet of Cybertron, they find that everything has changed. Cybertron seems to have been abandoned…that is, except for the Vehicon drones policing the planet! To make matters worse, the Maximals discover that they've been infected with a virus that threatens to wipe them out, unless they can adapt. Enter the world of the Beast Machines!

Discuss this exciting news after the jump!
Views: 3,989 / Credit: captain N of the 2005 Boards!

30 Years of Transformers in 30 Days - 2000

Posted on 04-24-2014 at 12:00 PM by Sol Fury under Beast Machines
2000 As the 21st century dawned full of promise, the Beast era reached its conclusion, and with it the long running continuity that had begun with More than Meets the Eye Part 1 in 1984. The Beast Machines toyline was released in full force, though by the time there was substantial product on the shelves the first season of the cartoon was already finished and the second season was well underway. 2000 also brought the final four releases in the Beast Wars line – the Mutants – and brought back the Dinobots as a subline of the Beast Machines toys. Meanwhile Takara decided to go their own direction, moving away from beasts and instead running with a new series about a group of car robots.
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Beast Machines Unproduced Megabolt Megatron Grand Mal Prototype

Posted on 09-19-2013 at 04:46 PM by Sol Fury under Beast Machines
Capture-000025tf Here is something extraordinarily cool. During Beast Machines' second season, you might remember that Megatron had a gigantic flying fortress modeled after his head - the Grand Mal. You might also be aware that a toy was designed for the Battle for the Spark subline of Beast Machines toys, which was canceled from that line and ultimately released in the following Robots in Disguise line. You might also remember that toy being rather unlike the depiction of the Grand Mal from the series, featuring spider legs not featured in the show.

What we have here to share with you now by way of the Robot Points blog is a previously never-before-seen prototype of Megabolt Megatron - one which follows the on-screen design of the megahead fortress much more closely. The design of the alternate head form lacks the spider legs, and features the thrusters at the rear as on the original design. As with the release version, the toy transforms into a robot mode, this one with clear chest panels showing off moving gears.

What is shown in this blog post is a resin prototype, and it is believed that this concept never progressed beyond this point. It is thought that the design was overhauled into the one that was released to maximise playability with the spider legs, and perhaps also because the gears in the chest were too expensive to implement.

Check out the full story on the Robot Points blog and take a look at this rare piece of unreleased Transformers merchandise.
Views: 9,895 / Credit: General Tekno of the 2005 Boards!

Cancelled Beast Machines Jetstorm Repaint

Posted on 09-12-2013 at 05:39 AM by Trailbreaker77 under Beast Machines
Beast-Machines-Jetstorm-Unreleased As promised Spacebridge has delivered a picture of the cancelled repaint of Beast Machines Jetstorm on his Facebook page. According to Spacebridge this was another 2007 cancelled figure that joins Toxitron repaint for reasons unknown. Click the link to discuss with fellow members here on the boards.
Views: 4,935 / Credit: AutobotMirage of the 2005 Boards!

Beast Machines Unreleased Megatron Megabolt In Package Images

Posted on 02-16-2013 at 07:40 AM by Sol Fury under Beast Machines
1361013629631 Here is a real blast from the past. Via the Futaba image board we can share some images of a packaged sample of Megatron Megabolt from the Beast Machines line with you. For those not familiar with this toy, it was originally intended for a release in 2001 as a part of the Beast Machines Battle for the Spark line, but the line was cancelled before it ever made it to retail (the toy would later be released, repackaged, under the Robots in Disguise line). What we have here for you is a rare look at a packaged sample of the Battle for the Spark Megatron Megabolt, a toy which like the Generation 2 Stunticons or Megatron ATB only exists in very small (probably single digit) quantities.

Take a look and enjoy!
Views: 9,831 / Credit: aniline of the 2005 Boards!

Beast Hunters - Plans For A Possible New Beast Wars/Machines Cartoon & Toyline

Posted on 09-12-2012 at 01:00 PM by SilverOptimus under Beast Machines
Beasthunters Whoa Hasbro! That’s two days with two reveals… Oh yes, you read the title… here’s the story from your favorite Transformers Website:

Hasbro has applied for a brand-new Trademark (at the United States Patent & Trademark Office) under 2 categories:

Toyline: toy action figures, toy vehicles and toy robots convertible into other visual toy forms.

Cartoon Series: entertainment services, namely, an on-going animated television series for children.

And the Trademark is… Beast Hunters.

Fans of the Beast Era would immediately recognize the new trademark as the original working title for Beast Machines.

We don’t know how this will eventually turn-out to be… but we do know that there are thousands of TFW2005 Beast Era fans dancing at the moment. Party tonight, people?
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Beast Machines DVDs Out Next Monday (July 16th) in United Kingdom

Posted on 07-10-2007 at 08:41 AM by Tim Formas under Beast Machines
3940746938946bf9c8 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment's e-mail newsletter "The Insider" reported that Beast Machines will be released in the United Kingdom next Monday, July 16th. Play.com provides more information on this release with their pre-orders. Only Season 1 (First 13 of 26 episodes) will be released at this time, in three separate releases. Artwork for each release can be seen in their respective pre-order page. Complete Season 1 Season 1 Part 1 Season 1 Part 2 These DVDs will be encoded for Region 2 and thus will only work on Region 2 DVD players or multi-region players.
Views: 4,590 / Credit: richardg and Boardwise

Reminder Beast Machines DVD Officially Released Today

Posted on 02-28-2006 at 05:04 AM by Joe Moore under Beast Machines
1141146248 Just a reminder, the Beast Machines DVD Boxset has officially been released today. The boxset contains all 26 episodes of the Beast Machines cartoon and also has interviews withDavid Kaye, Bob Skir, Susan Blu and more. The MSRP is $59.99, but places like Deep Discount DVD have it for as low as $35.88.
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Beast Machines Complete Series Box Sets Now Shipping

Posted on 02-24-2006 at 05:43 PM by Super_Megatron under Beast Machines
1137603430 Notices have already started going out from DeepDiscountDVD.com that the Beast Machines complete series box sets are now shipping. Havent ordered yours yet? You can get it for 35.88 with free shipping by clicking here.
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Beast Machines: The Complete Series DVD Review

Posted on 02-22-2006 at 07:29 AM by Super_Megatron under Beast Machines
1130784018 ASMZine had obtained an advance copy of the Beast Machines: The Complete Series DVD collection. They have done a review of the set that covers discs and packaging, video, audio, and special features which include commentary by Bob Skir, Marv Wolfman, Susan Blu and David Kaye. You can check it out by clicking here. The release date for this set is February 28th.
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Beast Machines DVD Box Set Inserts

Posted on 01-18-2006 at 01:55 PM by Kickback under Beast Machines
1137636709 We now know what the inside inserts of the upcoming Beast Machines DVD Boxset will be. To check both images out, just click here.
Views: 7,294

Rhino Responds To Questions About Beast Machines Aspect Ratio

Posted on 01-18-2006 at 04:58 AM by Super_Megatron under Beast Machines
1137603430 Thanks to TVshowsonDVD.com for making available statements from Rhino on why the upcoming Beast Machines DVD release will not be in widesreen format. You can read the article by clicking here.

Thanks to The Allspark for the news.

UPDATE: Check out images of Beast Machines box set inserts courtesy of Sidecutter of our 2005 boards by clicking here.
Views: 2,321 / Credit: TVshowsonDVD.com

Cybertron Episode 16 and Beast Machines Episode 25 Online at Hasbro Action

Posted on 12-10-2005 at 04:17 AM by Super_Megatron under Beast Machines
1130541480 New episodes of Transformers Cybertron and Beast Machines are now available for viewing on Hasbro Action. You can check out the Cybertron episode 16 entitled "Savage" by clicking here and Beast Machines episode 25 entitled "When Legends Fall" by clicking here.
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New Beast Machines DVD Release Date Announced: February 28 2006

Posted on 10-31-2005 at 06:38 AM by Super_Megatron under Beast Machines
1130784018 DeepDiscountDVD.com has a new listing for the Beast Machines DVD box set. The listing contains a new release date of February 28, 2006. You can see the page by clicking here.
Views: 1,478
 
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