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

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

  1. TFormerfan

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    really hoping x-9 gets re-released this year
     
  2. Zook

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    Fuck, LCC Lio Convoy is tiny. He looks cool though, minus the beast mode.
     
  3. Rushin Panther

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    I'm slightly disappointed that we are (hopefully) getting an MP Cheetor. Mostly cause I would much rather have a Dinobot or at the very least, a Megatron. That being said, yay to more Masterpiece Beasts!
     
  4. Red Dragon

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    Yeah I saw there was only one available on ebay and it was very expensive
     
  5. SPLIT LIP

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    If they're doing Cheetor, though, there's bound to be more.
     
  6. Rushin Panther

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    I hope you're right!
     
  7. bcm77

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    If the next figure had been Megatron, it could have been seen as Takara doing both the leaders from series 1 and then calling it a day.

    Cheetor opens up the possibility of Tigatron and if sales are good enough on the initial ones it'll likely pave the way for more.

    My main concern is whether Takara will give the Predacons the short end of the stick.

    One of the things I love about Beast Wars is how evenly matched the factions are so if we're going to be getting more figures beyond Primal and Cheetor I'd want an even amount to be Predacons.

    Maybe Megatron and Tarantulas can start the MP Predacon ball rolling?

    My next couple of vintage BW figures will be a carded Transmetal Rattrap and a boxed Inferno which I've agreed to buy from my buddy on another forum :) 
     
  8. Rushin Panther

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    I could definitely get behind an MP Tarantulus based in his original body. The TM Tarantulus is a great version but the season 1 needs a bit of an update to make him actually look like himself.
     
  9. SPLIT LIP

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    I agree with both the above posts. Cheetor hopefully is a sign of expansion, and Tarantulas does need a season one update.

    I also hope if the MPs do well and so do the Prime 1 statues Hasbro takes notice and gives us maybe one or two new updates.
     
  10. Beastwarsfan95

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    I'd rather not see a BW MP line, I don't want us (BW fans) to turn into the hardcore "if it ain't MP it ain't worth scrap" fans.
     
  11. SPLIT LIP

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    I don't think we will. We've been humbled more than G1 fans who have a million different variants of characters over the years.
     
  12. Warpshard

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    Considering how there are very few updated Beast Wars figure, I don't think there'd be any room to say that MPs are the only way to go in comparison to something else, because Beast Wars doesn't have a line that is consistently putting out Beast Wars Figures. Generations throws a bone when it's feeling nice, but that's about it. Whereas there are the modernized versions and the G1-slavish Masterpiece figures (not that I mind those) for people who collect the originals.
     
  13. SgtLemon

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    No MP will ever be better than my Transmetal Tarantulas in my heart, but then again MPBW Megatron *drools*
     
  14. Beastwarsfan95

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    Ok, I'm just worried, ya know?

    I have had too many run-ins with people who go "what? You don't buy (MP/3P figures)?! Your not a real fan!" :( 
     
  15. optimusmegas

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    You don't? I dunno I already see some people picky enough about colors and you don't think with mp or even a robust 3p option bw fans won't get that same collection elitist attitude?
     
  16. Jetbolt

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    I'd never be one of them. I have many favorites from several series despite having some Masterpiece and 3rd party figures.
     
  17. Primal Sabbath

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    FWIW, the original Beast Wars toys were much better in terms of articulation, detail, and show accuracy (even Season 1 cast) than what G1 fans had growing up.
    MP would hardly be THE way to go, but I am certainly going to hold it to the "end all, be all" standard of the characters they are made to represent.
    While I like what Perfect Effect did with the IDW Lio Convoy, that's just what it is. I only see 3P doing "Cybertronian" versions of these characters--which I'm okay with.
     
  18. SPLIT LIP

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    Some will, because there's just too many people like that, but certainly not to the level of G1 fans.

    Not to be a cheeky little bum fella, but that problem's absolutely on you. Don't wish we won't get better figures just because people don't know how to behave with tact. My BW collection will be with me until tragedy strikes, the spoiled kids on the internet vanish as soon as a close my browser.

    BTW, took a few pictures for fun. Just a random whoever I had around, but this one skews perspective so they almost look like they could be the same size:

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    Y'know, in a fairy tale. :I

    I didn'y used to like TM Airazor's giant feet claws but, well, they are effective melee weapons.

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    She also has probably the most natural flying pose ability of any bird TF I know of.

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  19. Beastwarsfan95

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    It's not absolutely on me Split.

    That's good to hear Jetbolt.
     
  20. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

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    It is.

    If you're that insecure about what Transformers figures you like that you let other people's opinions affect your enjoyment to the point where you actually wish there were less figures simply so people wouldn't talk about them in ways you don't like, then that's incredibly unsympathetic behaviour.

    It's a defeatist attitude. The first BW MP isn't even out yet, let alone any elitist sects forming within the BW fandom between MPs and non-MPs, and you're not only assuming the worst, but wishing the MPs didn't even exist just so other people's opinions don't threaten your own.