Beast Era (Wars/Machines/etc.) Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Snaptrap, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Verno

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    I picked up the Korean Big Convoy, Lio Convoy and Magmatron back in the day. They're all very fun, and are characters deserving of Generations updates.
     
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    Wven though Cheetor is a convenient punching bag for Blackarachnia, I really do like the figure a lot.
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    We are getting 2 new BW MP in the 1st quarter of 2020 alone.

    Lio Convoy in February
    Burning Convoy in March

    What will the others be? How many will we get? With Blackarachnia in November that makes 3 releases in a 4 month span. 2020 should be a big year for BW MP.
     
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    To me a repaint doesn't feel like a new figure. I've already seen them do Optimus, twice. It's cool to get a 3rd option for those who want it, but I'd rather see 3-4 new original molds.

    I'm wondering if Tarantulas has been moved up in the production schedule since the Blackarachnia design serves as a blueprint for it. Same could be said for Tigatron.

    And if they use Generations designs for inspiration, we're also a bit ahead for Rhinox, Waspinator and Rattrap.

    So that leaves:
    Scorponok
    Inferno
    Terrorsaur
    Airrazor


    the last 2 serving as the most difficult designs.

    So 9 more bots to go. Maybe 3 a year, plus a repaint each time? Wonder who's next.


    EDIT: fixed spelling of robit pals :p 
     
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    Scorponok
    Rattrap
    Tigatron
    Tarantulas
    Airrazor

    and I don’t know if Blackarachnia could serve as a blueprint for Tarantulas. The bot modes are so fundamentally different...at best they could share some engineering. Same with Tigatron and Cheetor. Tigers are way bigger than cheetahs, and the show reflected that. Tigatron will probably have a lot of shared engineering at the core, but there’s a lot of extra work to be done.
     
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    That's not MP Blackarachnia is it?
     
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    Nah mate. That’s more like the Blackarachnia toy that MP Blackarachnia plays with.
     
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    Ok....do you have any idea what it is?
     
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    I do in-fact know exactly what it is;
    It’s the utterly minuscule Transform Element Blackarachnia.
    Really great little figure if I say so myself and the first of what could shape up to be a glorious legends scale Beast Wars collection. Rattrap is up next and looks phenomenal.
     
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    Wow
     
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    The diaper, parts-forming and linebacker shoulders keep me from ever considering adding that to my Blackarachnia collection.
    Decent attempt for a tiny figure, but no thanks.

    It's been ages since I messed with MP Optimus Primal, and man, this still holds up as an absolutely glorious release.
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    he looks fantastic

    is he voyager height?(7ish inches)
     
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    6.5-inches not leaning forward.
     
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    Your dislike of TP stuff is well established.

    For me, Legends scale BW stuff seems like a great and affordable way to get updated figures. I like my MP Cheetor and the rest of the MPs look fantastic, but with how expensive big guys like Megatron and Dinobots are, I don’t think I could conceivably get every release.

    I would be all-in for an official mass retail offering though. Go big for the 25th anniversary, Hasbro!
     
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    I may dislike TP stuff, but that offering was actually on my radar when it was first shown in gray form. I just ended up really disappointed with some of the design aspects that look even worse now than what they did.

    I really do hope we see mainline releases/updates for the anniversary. It would be a dream.come true, having updates of G1 with the Siege trilogy alongside updates of BW.
     
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  20. Scarlet knight

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    even better now to find him for a good price