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Beast Hunters Ultimate Predaking and Optimus Prime in Australia

Posted on 05-15-2013 at 06:31 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Prime
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Griffin-of-oz, from our fellow fans at the Ozformers, stopped by our 2005 Boards to pass on a report that the Beast Hunters Ultimate Class has been sighted in Australian K-Mart stores. The Ultimate Class Beast Hunters consist of Beast Fire Predaking and Beast Hunter Optimus Prime (quite the redundant name Optimus has going on). They are expected to retailer for approximately $60 and $70 respectively in the US once they are released.

Check out the original report at the Ozformers here.
Views: 6,367 / Credit: griffin-of-oz of the 2005 Boards!
BenjaminXavier
Woo! If you get a review over on oz-formers can you have someone snap a pic of the barcodes for me? That's the best way for us to check status/pricing/on order info.

Thanks in advance...
Rotoraptor
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Originally Posted by griffin-of-oz View Post
because Predaking is a Target store exclusive.

No, he's not. That was a typo in the slide that was left-over from the Cyberverse Abominus set.

Neither Predaking nor Optimus are exclusive to any store.
griffin-of-oz
Hmmm... I musta missed that. In case that's true, I've removed it from my post.
SPLIT LIP
Those are some big toys. Can't wait see Predaking along side the other Preds and Voyager Op.
shroobmaster
Hahahah oh god if those things cost 60 dollars when they hit my stores they're going to cost my liver and my lung.

God.
AMG
I need that Predaking.
Yaujta
Dammit, and here I thought I was done hunting for this month.
Not going to complain, though.
Pass on Prime, but that Predaking...
Oh yes...
Rotoraptor
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Originally Posted by griffin-of-oz View Post
Hmmm... I musta missed that. In case that's true, I've removed it from my post.
"While the slide for Beast Fire Predaking stated that he was a Target exclusive, the presenters indicated that was an error when asked about it in the showroom."

Toy Fair 2013 - Transformers Wiki

Limiting a $60 toy to one store would be mighty silly.
Yaujta
And yet TrU is the only store carrying MP's.
Rotoraptor
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Originally Posted by Yaujta View Post
And yet TrU is the only store carrying MP's.
MPs are a line, not a single figure.
I think having that entire line exclusive was a mistake on their part, as evidence by how impossible it is to find them from anyone other than scalpers.

Limiting the availability of a single figure in a line that was not limited makes even less sense.
worldsgreatest
Metroplex will most likely be a TRU exclusive.
Rotoraptor
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Originally Posted by worldsgreatest View Post
Metroplex will most likely be a TRU exclusive.
That's funny, since BBTS and TFsource have already been told by Hasbro they will get them and can soon post pre-orders. So...no, it won't.
fake
Probably get Ult Predaking if he is in scale with the other voyagers. OP is an easy pass for me.
Rotoraptor
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Originally Posted by fake View Post
Probably get Ult Predaking if he is in scale with the other voyagers. OP is an easy pass for me.
Amusingly enough, it looks like the Voyager Predaking is in scale with the Cyberverse figures, and the Ult will be scaled to fit in with the Deluxe and Voyagers. Not sure where that leaves the Cyberverse Predaking. O-o
guard convoy
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Originally Posted by Yaujta View Post
And yet TrU is the only store carrying MP's.
you can thank the fandom being too cheap to buy masterpiece skywarp for full retail for that. or else we'd still have masterpieces at wal-mart, and you know, actually able to find them

seriously, this fandom has no right to bitch about masterpieces being only at TRU, its the fandom's fault skywarp was a colossal failure

anyways, to be on topic, i'll probably get predaking, maybe get optimus too
Flexx Ark
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Originally Posted by Rotoraptor View Post
Amusingly enough, it looks like the Voyager Predaking is in scale with the Cyberverse figures, and the Ult will be scaled to fit in with the Deluxe and Voyagers. Not sure where that leaves the Cyberverse Predaking. O-o
Alone with Legion Breakdown.
Lbsammills51
Cool. Hopefully more pics of Predaking come out soon, I'm very interested in that one.

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Originally Posted by worldsgreatest View Post
Metroplex will most likely be a TRU exclusive.
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Originally Posted by Rotoraptor View Post
That's funny, since BBTS and TFsource have already been told by Hasbro they will get them and can soon post pre-orders. So...no, it won't.
Yeah I don't recall BBTS or TFSource ever putting preorders up well ahead of time for items that were slated to be store exclusives (they do get store exclusives, but after the fact while raiding local stores, like with the TRU MPs). If it were a shared exclusive, I guess I could see that, but until told otherwise I'm still working under the impression that Metroplex will be a mass release.

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Originally Posted by Rotoraptor View Post
Amusingly enough, it looks like the Voyager Predaking is in scale with the Cyberverse figures, and the Ult will be scaled to fit in with the Deluxe and Voyagers. Not sure where that leaves the Cyberverse Predaking. O-o
WST?
Predaking
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Originally Posted by AMG View Post
I need that Predaking.
Same here. I may get that and other beast TFs so they'll look great together.
megatroptimus
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Originally Posted by griffin-of-oz View Post
I think they are both going to be the same price in America (US$60).
In Canada Prime will cost $10 more than Predaking.
AMG
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Originally Posted by Predaking View Post
Same here. I may get that and other beast TFs so they'll look great together.
I'm currently working on that myself. Having Ultimate Predaking with all of his troops will make an awesome display.
TheDoctor
Wish they would have gone with translucent blue instead of that green again on optimus. This is going to be one of those figures I'll have to see in person to decide about getting, even with me being a sucker for buying Primes.
Rotoraptor
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Originally Posted by TheDoctor View Post
Wish they would have gone with translucent blue instead of that green again on optimus. This is going to be one of those figures I'll have to see in person to decide about getting, even with me being a sucker for buying Primes.
it's green in the show, why would you want blue?
03Mach1
The way Predaking is packaged reminds me of G1 Deathsaurus in package.
Arashistorm
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Originally Posted by Rotoraptor View Post
it's green in the show, why would you want blue?
Since when? last I checked it was black in the show, not green
cheetor71
I want that Predaking
Rotoraptor
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Originally Posted by Arashistorm View Post
Since when? last I checked it was black in the show, not green
His sword or his windows?
Both were recolored blue in takara release, one is black one is green in the show.
Kylehudson14
For $60, Predaking better be freaking huge!
Orion72
Definately want a predaking.
Shatterpoint
Hopefully someone puts a review of Predaking up soon, I really need to decide which version to get.
Arashistorm
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Originally Posted by Rotoraptor View Post
His sword or his windows?
Both were recolored blue in takara release, one is black one is green in the show.
Both. I know the toy has blue plastic in takara and green in...everywhere else, but in show, the windows are black and the star saber hasn't been wielded by BH prime yet, but it's most likely the same color it always has been. Even in the promotional image for Prime's arrival into the show, we see his chest windows are black--with a reddish tinge because of reflection..

Seeing the preview image for next episode, it looks blue and that's probably because Magnus is right next to him...but it sure isn't green.

That said, I defintely need that Predaking...his janky back legs in beast mode are a turn off, but not a deal breaker since he's so huge and will look awesome with fellow Preds and other PRIME stuff, regardless of mode
Kickback
$60 to $70? For those ugly looking pieces of junk?



Glad I got out when I did.
General Magnus
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Originally Posted by Kickback View Post
$60 to $70? For those ugly looking pieces of junk?



Glad I got out when I did.
YouŽd be surprised how much you pay for ultra sized toys in Portugal.
Rotoraptor
Why is there no golf-clap emote?
bman29
Uh, I would like to see more of Predaking. Optimus is a no since they have kept that disco dragon ring on his back.
Kickback
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YouŽd be surprised how much you pay for ultra sized toys in Portugal.
Oh I'm sure it's unruly what you have to pay, and if you're still collecting, then you have my sincerest apologies. I can't even imagine dropping $60 or $70 for something like those two figures though - I couldn't justify it to myself on top of even getting myself interested in those figures.

I remember when "Leader" was a solid $40, and Ultra a solid "$29.99".

If you guys can still afford this stuff then I am envious. If you dig it, awesome, keep at it.
SPLIT LIP
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Originally Posted by Kickback View Post
$60 to $70? For those ugly looking pieces of junk?
Jeez, tell us how you really feel.

While Optimus isn't my thing and I can't truthfully say he looks good, Predaking is cool looking, and I'm sure there's someone out there who likes the look of these. (I mean, this thread alone has a few pretty excited folk) Plus, how do you know they're pieces of junk? I'm sure kids'll love them.

I wonder what their US prices will be? And interesting that Optimus costs more than Predaking.
Lorrid Maester
$60, Ow, that actually hurts. I was going to pass on the VoyagerPredaking because I wanted a bigger transforming dragon, but it looks like its just a bit too far out of my price range for me to want over the voyager.
ComicGuy89
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Originally Posted by Kickback View Post
Oh I'm sure it's unruly what you have to pay, and if you're still collecting, then you have my sincerest apologies. I can't even imagine dropping $60 or $70 for something like those two figures though - I couldn't justify it to myself on top of even getting myself interested in those figures.

I remember when "Leader" was a solid $40, and Ultra a solid "$29.99".

If you guys can still afford this stuff then I am envious. If you dig it, awesome, keep at it.
$70 in Australia is a decent price considering Leader figures were $75 last time. I would definitely consider picking up Predaking if he turns out to be at least nearly as good as the pre-DOTM Leader figures.
Optimist_Prime
Can't wait for a review of these guys. I know I'm gonna pass on Optimus, but that Predaking looks awfully tempting.
Shin Densetsu
Looking forward to reviews. The voyager Predaking has a neat transformation but those god awful soft spikes that are already disintegrating on mine. Meanwhile, Optimus looked awesome at Toy Fair but when the stock pics were released, looked nothing more than an upsized version of the voyager with hollow ankles/feet, a ring, and a bad ass sword but cheap looking plastic.

Nonetheless, I want to hear how these turned out. The sad thing is, the only figure to come close to matching Optimus' look in the show is actually the Cyberverse figure, and with look I mean overall look and silhouette.
darkshot8
Do you guys think that these guys will be out sooner rather later... BH UM and grimwing are just coming out...
Rodimus Mike
Judging by Ultimate Optimus I am not sure I'll be getting him as his non-glossy finish is a little saddening.

But Predaking on the other hand looks gorgeous,can't wait till he's released stateside.
spiritprime
Beast Fire Predaking and Ultimate BH Optimus Prime aren't even out from where I am. *sighs* It's gonna be another long wait from my end. Oh well.

Looking forward to Beast Fire Predaking's review. He looks brilliant!
Harbinger
Ultimate BH prime is in my local Target, but i want Predaking though. sigh, toy hunting this weekend then.
Roadblock1977
Damn those are some big bots.
trebleshot
Normally, I tend to skip the Ultimate/Leader class figures, with a few exceptions here and there (for example, I didn't buy the TFP Optimus or Bumblebee leader toys, but I own Leader toys from Armada, Cybertron, Animated, ROTF and DOTM). But I will definitely pick up this Predaking at some point. Might get the Optimus later on, but I'll need to see it in person first. Right now, I'm quite happy with his voyager and Cyberverse versions.
Starfire22
I'm kind of on the fence over Predaking. Maybe a review will help.
Transbot90210
Prime is a pass, Predaking is a FO SHO!!!!

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