New Beast wars reissues revealed

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  1. RacerCheetor

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    no fucking way never thought i'd see a szn 1 rattrap re-issue
     
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  3. Jtprime17

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    Walmart, that’s the source.

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    Very much agree - even as someone who just went to the trouble of finding the originals anyway. Goes without saying that Megatron especially deserves it, and Rampage and Depth Charge after him.
     
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    Yeah, I'm the same. Some I use for storage in the closet, but the empties are in the garage and it's getting out of control. I think I need to ditch the recent mainline US boxes, maybe sell some where I have the Takara version and include the box. I sold off about 90% of my Unicron Trilogy stuff as we veered into straight G1 redux territory and having the boxes sure didn't hurt the sale price. Saving just 3rd Party/Masterpiece and other Takara stuff would still take up a ton of room (you don't just toss yer Car Robots JRX giftset box in the recycling at this point).
     
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    The cross sells on the back of Megatron’s box also uses the 10th anniversary version of Cheetor. My guess is Hasbro didn’t get the new sample in time for those stock photos and had to use the 10th anniversary one as a place holder.
     
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    But the Megs and Primal aren’t the new reissues either, they’re the original 1996 releases.

    Between this and Netflix Rattrap the stock photography is getting real fucking shoddy.
     
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    Hey I’m just the messenger. :p 

    all these photos were provided by Hasbro to Walmart. I don’t know the rhyme or reason of the choices they make.
     
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    Maybe the pictures try to compare the new reissues with the original toys. Who knows.
     
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    You mean you didn't photograph them yourself? :p 

    That's what I thought, but Rattrap is the reissue. I can only imagine that, perhaps, initially Megs and Primal were supposed to be identical to the reissues, but maybe after changing Rattrap they decided to change them as well for a bit more show-accuracy, but not until after the initial stock photos were done. Then, separate from all that, they also fucked up and used the wrong Cheetor reissue pictures.

    It's really, really confusing, but that's the only way I can discern this string of incompetence.
     
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    They are Walmart exclusive, this is the only thing I don't like.
     
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    Yeah this is a solid no for me 
     
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    Your order is...
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    $22 for 25 year old figure with more paint vs $22 for new deluxe with less paint and lack luster engineering vs $22 for an exclusive redo of new deluxe with less paint.

    Also they’re grouping Cheetor in Rattrap as “mega class” which may or may not confirm Inferno or Scorponok in the future.

    All this tells us that it’s pretty easy for Hasbro to re-issue these older beast wars molds looking at the price to quality for these guys compared to figures from 10 years ago.
     
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    Might get rattrap since I.never had the original, but everyone else is a pass. Happy for those that are getting these molds for the first time though.
     
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    Would you mind sharing here Rattrap Walamart link? Thanks!
     
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    Plot twists: there using the cringe 10th version to encourage people to buy the new super-retro-nostalgia one, reminding people what you are stuck with if you miss out on him.

    Or they just don’t care cause they know the people who buy this already have all versions of this mold that exist.