Never before seen Beast Wars designs and more

Discussion in 'Transformers Conventions and Get Togethers' started by Petes Robot Convention, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Petes Robot Convention

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    Check out some of these concepts from Beast Wars and other lines. Some very early development prototypes for the Beast Wars combiners. Originally there was only going to be two robots for Magnaboss and Tri-Predacus. Also, a look at plenty of other prototypes and exclusive related items. Some really cool stuff that was on display at RoboCon 2019!

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    So I think the most interesting things about the combiner concepts is that like some of them had the head of Beast Wars Dinobot lol
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    These type of early concepts are rarely seen. People seem to really like seeing them. Thanks to you and everyone that contributed to the display. Was a very cool showcase!
     
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    What the hell is that?
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    Thank YOU for giving a venue and allowing those of us who have contributed the ability to do so!
    Which one? LOL
    So. The one on the left with the Inferno head and Cheetor legs was a design concept they were playing around with. Instead of animal limbs and kibble hanging off of the body they would instead slide into the toy through varying channels. Further to that, they would have had a rubber/latex coating to cover any of the joints that bunched up at the tops of the shoulders you see there.
    Which leads me to the one on the right.
    Rubber/latex covered figures so there wouldn't have been any "robotic" looking stuff showing through in either mode. Whatever is on the inside of that thing however.... Is anyone's guess lol
     
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    Yeah that "Maximal-X" looking thing. Not a bad idea, but I hear latex/ rubber and I think of Monster Pretenders.
     
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    Right. And it was VERY brittle and crumbly when I was handling it lol
    I was blown away seeing and holding some of these pieces. This is true, rare form pre production stuff.

    My personal favorite from the display:
    Jesse dubbed this "Bi-Predacus" and I want it so bad! LOL
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    Fun fact. The Snarl when I got it was broken. But I spent the night repairing it. Good as new. And shaky hands all throughout! Lol
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    Had to remove the spring though!

    Now... For the REAL pain. The TM2 Megatron...
    It arrived in a few different pieces.
    But after a few hours of TLC it was display-ready for the show! You can even see the "driver" in his chest.
    I'm super happy I was able to restore it to its former glory!... For the royalty!!
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    Fully transformable!
     

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    I am curious why they made the design change from the frog and the lobster. Any more news/info on these?
     
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    So much love for beast wars I hope ppl see this thread
     
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    Those rule breakers! Must be handled!

    Next time I see ya the White Castle’s are on me! The fries will be extra though...
     
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    I went in 2017 and there was an amber tarantulas in the display case that wasn't present this year. (Hope they didn't sell it to someone who isn't me). Otherwise the display has really grown.

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    Yay!!!!!! White Castle for everyone
     
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    I don't think they were ever intended to be released as such. Just more or less conceptualizing combiner in the Beast Wars line before they decided to make them teams of 3. In which we later see basic shapes of cicada, beetle, and crayfish & lion, eagle, and elephant beasts with robot modes respectively. "BiPredacus" merely paved the way :) 
     
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    Pretty sure I just said Tony. You can buy your own White Castle’s!
     
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    I heard it was traded to a dude that had an open G2 Breakdown.
     
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    Oh yeah, the Robocon. I'm planning on going to that thing. When is it again?

    .. Oh, well, shit.