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Beast Hunters Deluxe Wave 1 and New Bot Shots 5 Packs Found at US Retail

Posted on 12-21-2012 at 10:22 PM by ORIO under Transformers Prime
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The hunt is on! Literally! 2005 Board member Twincast has reported finding the first wave of the new Transformers Prime Beast Hunters deluxe figures at US retail. This first wave of deluxe Beast Hunters consists of Bumblebee, Wheeljack, Soundwave and Laserback and was found at a Toys R Us in California. Twincast has also been kind enough to share with us some in hand images of Wheeljack and Laserback. The bios for these two are also included with these pictures, but surprisingly, are featured on the instructions of the toys rather than on the back of the packaging.

Twincast also reports finding two previously unknown Bot Shots 5-packs. The Autobot Polar Assault Team (Optimus, Jetfire, Mirage, Ironhide and Bumblebee) and the Decepticon Stunticons (Motorbreath, Dead end, Dragstrip, Brake Neck and Breakdown). Both sets are repaints from previous Bot Shot release molds, but look fantastic in their new decos.

Check out all of the pics after the break!
Views: 10,979 / Credit: Twincast of the 2005 Boards!

Images for Beast Hunters Deluxe Wave 1 and New Bot Shots 5 Packs Found at US Retail

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Valkysas
Could we get a good shot of that autobot botshots pack?

and how the hell did Hasbro manage to lose two of the stunticon's names in one year?
Lbsammills51
Well I'll be damned, new Bot Shots. I love that Stunticon set.
Shockwave9227
Which TRU was it?
SPLIT LIP
"Motorbreath" is kinda catchy.

"Hey Motorbreath!" "What's up, Motorbreath?" "Motorbreath, get off that fucking tractor."

Hehehehehe
FatalT 71
Must have those BotShots. Beast Hunters, I'll wait till I see the show.
Optimal Primus
So that's where Laserback went.
@l3x
Good find, can't wait to see the Laserback review.
shroobmaster
Brake Neck? What the hell does he do? Stop so hard that people's neck suffer whiplash and hurt?
MechaV
Oh wow.

That Bot Shot Stunticon pack is a welcome surprise.
Heat Guy
Well, that is highly unexpected. Still, new toys are always welcome.
Thundershot
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Originally Posted by Valkysas View Post
Could we get a good shot of that autobot botshots pack?

and how the hell did Hasbro manage to lose two of the stunticon's names in one year?
Botcon got away with calling him "The Motor Master"

Wildrider, it seems, is lost... I thought they usually had two years on a name.
Smashs
Barf.
Shockwave9227
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Originally Posted by Thundershot View Post
Botcon got away with calling him "The Motor Master"

Wildrider, it seems, is lost... I thought they usually had two years on a name.
Probably supposed to have been released in 2013 and not 2012.
Rewire
Stunticons Bot Shots?
Mighty Need: ACTIVATED.

I seriously cannot muster a single damn to give about the Beast Hunter toys.
T16skyhopp
stunticons gimme gimme gimme
Scantron
Huh, wasn't expecting the Beast Hunters stuff to hit quite so early. Not planning on getting any of the Deluxes myself, but maybe this means the Voyagers will be out soon.

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Originally Posted by shroobmaster View Post
Brake Neck? What the hell does he do?
It's not what he does, it's a physical description - his neck is composed of brakes.
all are dead
Liking Wheeljack and Laserback. Not so sure about any of the others.

~AAD
Thundershot
Oh yeah.. I'm in for Lazerback and the Stunticons for my son. The others will depend on sales..
Foster
I like those new names better.
Grimlockimus
So then, is there an item number to check TRU for these? They should be separate from the main PRID deluxes shouldn't they?
Jetbolt
Lazerback is a get and that's all I'm going to get from the line until I see Twinstrike and Predaking.
eagc7
that was fast
rdarkstream
that mirage different from the other retail botshot?
Sludge
Son of a.......

Kiss Skyquake goodbye. With the final wave of PRID in Ross and Beast Hunters showing up in Toys R Us. I think that's the nail in the coffin for Skyquake showing up in the USA.
moreprimeland
Nice you found something, around here, all the shelves are empty.

Good for you.


Nice packaging for the Beast Hunters.
Fallout
i have mixed feelings whenever stuff i didn't know about comes out without any announcement... but damn, those stunticons are nice. and here i was trying to stay away from bot shots.
Philip164
Wow, The Stunticon and Arctic thing is new. the BH toys are meh at best, I hope we get actual new toys at Toy Fair.
Valkysas
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Originally Posted by NC Bulkhead View Post
Son of a.......

Kiss Skyquake goodbye. With the final wave of PRID in Ross and Beast Hunters showing up in Toys R Us. I think that's the nail in the coffin for Skyquake showing up in the USA.
Skyquake was apparently spotted in the US today, according to people on twitter. Wasn't reported here that I saw, but maybe at one of the other TF sites.
UltimusPrime
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Originally Posted by Valkysas View Post
Skyquake was apparently spotted in the US today, according to people on twitter. Wasn't reported here that I saw, but maybe at one of the other TF sites.
It was seibertron who reported it. A Comic shop in Texas had it. Some sellers had it in Cali on ebay for $40 that sold out earlier today.

I hope I can grab one so I can cancel my pre orders at BBTS.
PrimusVsUnicron
can't wait to see if ppl try to combine the bot shot stunticons
Smashs
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Originally Posted by moreprimeland View Post
Nice you found something, around here, all the shelves are empty.

Good for you.


Nice packaging for the Beast Hunters.
Here too. I hit 8 stores today, in 2 cities. Spotted a couple FoC Brut figs and a couple botshots. Other than that every last TF toy was gone.
Sludge
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Originally Posted by UltimusPrime View Post
It was seibertron who reported it. A Comic shop in Texas had it. Some sellers had it in Cali for $40 that sold out earlier today.

I hope I can grab one so I can cancel my pre orders at BBTS.
Hmmm... a comic shop isn't the same as Wal-mart or Target getting it. THey could have obtained one from overseas to sell in their store.
Noideaforaname
Oh Bot Shots, why must you be so hard to resist? Must stay away, must stay away, must stay away...
For the love of god, Kreons, go make some Stunticons of your own. I don't need to be tumbling down 2 slipper slopes.
Brake-Neck and Breakdown. Hmm, rather redundant.

Thankfully, Beast Hunters is an easy pass. And where's the rest of Laserback's bio? EDIT: On the instructions. Weird.
Flexx Ark
Any Beast Hunter Cyberverse sightings?
grayman
Are any of these BotShots new molds or at least retools, or are they all repaints with mixed parts from various figures?
Fallout
oh yeah, when does legion not-sinnertwin show up?
ZacWilliam
So torn.

On the one hand I LOVE that they did an Autobot Polar Team, on the other hand I really dislike that it's all repaints of the usual suspects. A New Character Polar Team would have been a must buy dream come true, even as Bots Shots. ;p

Also I still really dislike the name Motorbreath for the character. And Break-Neck isn't very good either on a team that includes Breakdown already.

And to complain about a third thing, the Bio on Laserback is depressingly brief and Generic.

*EDIT- Just saw the instruction bio/story. That's pretty awesome. I completely retract complaint #3 and add an applaud instead.


-ZacWilliam, but WOOO I want to find me some Predacons in store!
kylash327
That swirly plastic on wheeljack is nuts
Starscream Gaga
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Originally Posted by Scantron View Post
It's not what he does, it's a physical description - his neck is composed of brakes.
I think it's actually a pun on "breakneck speeds"
Shin-Gouki
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Originally Posted by SPLIT LIP View Post
"Motorbreath" is kinda catchy.

"Hey Motorbreath!" "What's up, Motorbreath?" "Motorbreath, get off that fucking tractor."

Hehehehehe
motorbreath - METALLICA - YouTube
Transfotaku
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Originally Posted by NC Bulkhead View Post
Son of a.......

Kiss Skyquake goodbye. With the final wave of PRID in Ross and Beast Hunters showing up in Toys R Us. I think that's the nail in the coffin for Skyquake showing up in the USA.
What're you talking about? Skyquake will ship in the same wave that has Breakdown in it!


OCProwl
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Originally Posted by Transfotaku View Post
What're you talking about? Skyquake will ship in the same wave that has Breakdown in it!


Don't lose hope, remember that RTS Voyagers never saw mainline retail and ended up fairly plentiful at the discount stores.
JukeOutlander
Bot shot combiners. I hope some 3rd Party releases some connectors to make them combine. Lolz
sh002
Thank you Hasbro for the break I'll be taking in finding stuff. I'll pass on all of these Beast Hunters figures. If I find Predaking I'll buy it. If not then I'll keep my preorder with BBTS. The Botshots Stunticons look good but I'll probably pass.

I notice TRU is getting everything these days. Target and Walmart seem to suck more.
barrelks
^Yea, I am on the fence. I didn't do the FOC line, but got sucked into Prime, so I am at the point of deciding weather to continue it through Beast Hunters or go back and grab the few Takara Prime figures I am missing, or call it good. I will cherrypick some of the FOC Voyagers (hopefully on sale), but have no interest in Botshots (though I can understand people liking them).

It is almost good that there isn't much for me the way Takara is rolling out MPs, as well as Encore Ft Max, and 3rd Party stuff.
Ribieconvoy
Couldn't care less about Beast Hunters but those Stunticon Bot Shots will be bought SO HARD.
Starscream Gaga
I do kind of wish Dead-End was made using the Jazz mold, Wildrider/Brake-neck with the Lockdown and Dragstrip with Mirage, even if they are fantastic as-is.
ORIO
Stunticon set is amazing. I'll probably pick up the beasts from Beast Hunters. I like Laserback so far.

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