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TFW Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Ripclaw Gallery

Posted on 03-10-2013 at 04:44 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Prime
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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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orangeitis
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!
Mister Chef
This whole time I thought Ripclaw was a male character...
Moonlight1102
What a sexy beast. :3
Leemaster777
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.
orangeitis
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Originally Posted by Leemaster777 View Post
but I HATE those yellow splotches all in her plastic.
It's just Hasbro covering up someone accidentally spilling mustard in the molds. "No seriously guys! It's part of the line-wide aesthetic!"
CapnScumbone
Just got her an hour ago, can't put the thing down. Worlds better than leader predaking, who falls apart during normal transformation.
Superwheeljack
Yea looks pretty good.
Wanna pick this guy up
SPLIT LIP
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.

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Originally Posted by CapnScumbone View Post
Just got her an hour ago, can't put the thing down. Worlds better than leader predaking, who falls apart during normal transformation.
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.
PcPrime23
Hard to believe this is a she
Fallout
i keep going back and forth with her.. if she was ten bucks i'd get her.
MechaV
Probably my favorite Transformer of the year so far.
SPLIT LIP
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Originally Posted by PcPrime23 View Post
Hard to believe this is a she
Why? There's some weird-ass looking guy TFs out there.
Mechafire
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Originally Posted by SPLIT LIP View Post
Why?
Because girl = super slim supermodel body, obviously.
Arashistorm
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Originally Posted by SPLIT LIP View Post
Why? There's some weird-ass looking guy TFs out there.
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!
SPLIT LIP
Although, if you take off the shoulder kibble and dragon bits, she still has a figure that most girls would be jealous of.
Noideaforaname
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+.
SPLIT LIP
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Originally Posted by Noideaforaname View Post
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+.
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.
Mechafire
Well, her leg transformation's kinda neat, at least...
SPLIT LIP
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Originally Posted by Mechafire View Post
Well, her leg transformation's kinda neat, at least...
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.
Mechafire
That is true, and I do agree that most of them having the "stand up-ish" transformation (and all of them being dragons) is pretty boring.
dinobot1
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That is true, and I do agree that most of them having the "stand up-ish" transformation (and all of them being dragons) is pretty boring.
Grimwing is more of a gryphon than a dragon.
knight_wolf
i just can't stop seeing bw inferno when i loo at her head
Paradigm-Shift Prime
Nicest of the beast molds so far. Colors far better than the poor others
Shatterpoint
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Grimwing is more of a gryphon than a dragon.
Wrong, he's an Ursagryph.
DeltaMagnus84
My wallet couldn't be happier. I have no need for this one in my display. yet?
SPLIT LIP
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Grimwing is more of a gryphon than a dragon.
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Originally Posted by Shatterpoint View Post
Wrong, he's an Ursagryph.
You're both wrong and also have bad hair. Grimwing is just like 90% of the other beasts: four-legged thing with wings on it's back and some kind of snouted/beaked face.
DecepticusPrime
i really love this mold and is thus far my favorite predacon from the line
Shatterpoint
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Originally Posted by SPLIT LIP View Post
You're both wrong and also have bad hair. Grimwing is just like 90% of the other beasts: four-legged thing with wings on it's back and some kind of snouted/beaked face.
Really now?

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Originally Posted by TFWiki
Grimwing is an Ursagryph (a combination of bear and falcon), stated to be designer Lenny Panzica's favorite mythological creature. Panzica rather emphatically requested the audience be informed of this fact.
orangeitis
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Originally Posted by PcPrime23 View Post
Hard to believe this is a she
More believable than a white & black Mirage is. Or a Nitro Convoy with a pink face.
Fallout
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Originally Posted by SPLIT LIP View Post
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.

blue guy's skystalker, and i have to agree that for how much i love his beast mode, his transformation is literally standing him up and just opening hia dragon mouth.
Noideaforaname
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Originally Posted by Shatterpoint View Post
Really now?
Odd, TFWiki doesn't seem to actually say that. And googling "Ursagryph" brings up just 2 pages, and nothing directly about a mythical falcon-bear.
Shatterpoint
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Originally Posted by Noideaforaname View Post
Odd, TFWiki doesn't seem to actually say that. And googling "Ursagryph" brings up just 2 pages, and nothing directly about a mythical falcon-bear.
Toy Fair 2013 - Transformers Wiki

It's in the third note.
Noideaforaname
^ Ah. Still would expect Wikipedia or Theoi.com or something to have a page about this ursagryph...

Also doesn't change the fact that this particular 4-legged, winged beast with a segmented robot exoskeleton isn't terribly different from the other 4-legged, winged beasts with a segmented robot exoskeleton.
Dwellington
The only bear/bird hybrid beastie I've ever heard of is the owlbear, and since Hasbro owns WotC, all I'm thinking of now are missed opportunities.
Karis Mahid
I like this because its gonna be a peg warmer and that means when I have the money I can buy it and give it a more feminine head probably a reprinted retooled Scarlett head
harrismonkey
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Originally Posted by Karis Mahid View Post
I like this because its gonna be a peg warmer and that means when I have the money I can buy it and give it a more feminine head probably a reprinted retooled Scarlett head
The whole line could peg warm. But if anything sells this seems to be one of the most popular so far.
lerath666
Wondering how long it will be before someone uses shapeways to make her an underboob chestplate, and a different head.
orangeitis
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Wondering how long it will be before someone uses shapeways to make her an underboob chestplate, and a different head.
Speaking of which, where's my Galaxy Force Chromia underboob chestplate?
Sol Fury
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Originally Posted by harrismonkey View Post
The whole line could peg warm. But if anything sells this seems to be one of the most popular so far.
I personally feel of the four Beast Hunters I own so far that Lazerback is the most fun to fiddle about with, Ripclaw is the nicest looking, and Predaking has the most interesting transformation. Smokescreen is an all-rounder, with good design, fun and engineering but nothing quite on the same level as those three. Though he's close in some respects.

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