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@  MEDdMI : (14 February 2016 - 10:02 AM)

-30 degree windchill over here and my car won't start. Hope everyone else is staying warm!

@  Paladin : (14 February 2016 - 09:11 AM)

Valentine's Day. Bummer.

@  Smokey : (14 February 2016 - 04:42 AM)

Oh, and happy birthday Razorsaw.

@  Smokey : (14 February 2016 - 04:39 AM)

I HATE THAT HEDGEHOG!

@  Smokey : (14 February 2016 - 04:33 AM)

*punches through a silk screen* SILENCE!!!

@  Plokatron : (14 February 2016 - 02:53 AM)

@Smokey Nimcombots! You useless hunk of junk wheres my cheese omelet?!!

@  Smokey : (14 February 2016 - 02:32 AM)

Snoo PINGAS usual, I see?

@  Plokatron : (14 February 2016 - 01:52 AM)

Going to try and dress up as AoSTH Robotnik. Only two things I see being had for the costume. The Moustache and the classic yellow target belt thing. May need some help. :drunk

@  Plokatron : (14 February 2016 - 01:40 AM)

Hmmm bit of cool news for me. I'm going to my first Comic Con!! No not the Comicon a comic con in cape girardeau. First Con thats been close enough for me to go to!! Blast it will be.

@  unluckiness : (14 February 2016 - 01:31 AM)

Chromedome aside, it's not like they're doing anything in MTMTE.

@  Whirl Maximus : (14 February 2016 - 01:23 AM)

It just hit me, MTMTE might lose Brainstorm, Chromedome, Fort Max, Rewind, Ravage and Blaster to RiD.

@  Cabooceratops : (13 February 2016 - 11:45 PM)

Decepticons, Transform and Rise Up!

@  Smokey : (13 February 2016 - 08:04 PM)

I'm actually rather fond of the phrase "You are being decieved," to be honest.

@  Smokey : (13 February 2016 - 08:03 PM)

"You are being decieved."

@  Boomhauer : (13 February 2016 - 07:57 PM)

"Hope is not real"- Scourge, from IDW comic Autobots Wage Their Battle

@  Smokey : (13 February 2016 - 07:50 PM)

We can only hope.

@  Boomhauer : (13 February 2016 - 07:46 PM)

Also the Season 2 Trailer makes me hopeful for Clampdown getting more toys since he seems to be one of the blessed escapees

@  Smokey : (13 February 2016 - 07:20 PM)

I had been hoping we'd get a good Windblade toy, and RID delivered this time.

@  Smokey : (13 February 2016 - 07:20 PM)

Yeah, RID Windblade is basically a gigantic slap in the face to the people who think RID could NEVER be anywhere near as good as "collector's" lines like Generations.

@  Boomhauer : (13 February 2016 - 07:13 PM)

Bisk is fun, but I'm more excited about Strongarm's fishgun, Scorponok with a different transformation for once and a Windblade that can stand up

@  Smokey : (13 February 2016 - 06:43 PM)

One-steps are pretty much the most fun thing ever. It's kind of addicting to just shift from one mode to another over and over again.

@  Smokey : (13 February 2016 - 06:41 PM)

That makes him even better than a Warrior.

@  Cabooceratops : (13 February 2016 - 06:39 PM)

Bisk is a 1-Step

@  Smokey : (13 February 2016 - 04:38 PM)

I hope Bisk is either a Legends or he's less messed up than he looks.

@  Plokatron : (13 February 2016 - 01:53 PM)

@Rycochet He is indeed voiced by Wierd Al. He is also a awesome brother. :D

@  Rycochet : (13 February 2016 - 07:15 AM)

Polkatron dares to be stupid and is voiced by A. Yankovic.

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 February 2016 - 07:07 AM)

He got all the musical talent in the family.

@  BillBarclay : (13 February 2016 - 05:59 AM)

Polkatron? is he Plokatron's spotty brother?

@  BillBarclay : (13 February 2016 - 05:58 AM)

Polkatron? is he Ploj

@  Plokatron : (12 February 2016 - 11:21 PM)

@Cabooceratops So was what I said. :D

@  Cabooceratops : (12 February 2016 - 09:10 PM)

It's called a joke, Polkatron, you may have heard of the concept?

@  Plokatron : (12 February 2016 - 08:06 PM)

@Nutjob R/T @TheMightyMollusk Yesh are you Baybots thinking so litteral?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 February 2016 - 02:41 PM)

Optimus makes a lousy helmet.

@  Nutjob R/T : (12 February 2016 - 02:11 PM)

Wait when did Optimus Prime fly off the top of your head?

@  Plokatron : (12 February 2016 - 01:55 PM)

@Paladin @TheMightyMollusk @NotVeryKnightly Dumb dumb dumb on Hasbros part. Optimus flew withing the first three episodes of the G1 cartoon. No not the glide flight thing that only Deceps uses after that I mean the jetpack part. Plus I can site four other times he flew off the top of my head.

@  Boomhauer : (12 February 2016 - 12:45 PM)

Optimus already got to fly in RID's Season finale, though one could argue he was just falling with style instead of flying properly.

@  Rycochet : (12 February 2016 - 12:09 PM)

The Unicron Trilogy had awful shows but some really neat toys even if it did get off to a shaky start with some of the unnecessarily flawed Armada stuff.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (12 February 2016 - 12:09 PM)

Didn't he fly in Beast Hunters?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (12 February 2016 - 11:58 AM)

What about Animated?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 February 2016 - 11:55 AM)

Someone who never saw the Unicron Trilogy. God do I envy them....

@  Paladin : (12 February 2016 - 11:49 AM)

...Hasbro's billing that new "Power Surge Optimus Prime" as "the first time Optimus takes flight." who thought THAT sounded right....

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 February 2016 - 11:34 AM)

More likely, they'll all follow the same visual style to retain brand coherency. The most you could hope for is better writing, but don't hold your breath.

@  Dracula : (12 February 2016 - 10:25 AM)

Cool. Bay can't possibly direct all of those. Maybe we'll get someone else's vision of what a TF movie could look like.

@  Paladin : (12 February 2016 - 10:14 AM)

ugh. we're apparently getting 1 TF film A YEAR starting 2017. and Bumblebee gets a spinoff film...

@  Plokatron : (11 February 2016 - 03:23 PM)

Guess no one has the comic then. Blast I need that close up of Ironhide's helmet!

@  Arazyr : (11 February 2016 - 01:41 PM)

Happy Birthday, young'un. 8^)

@  D Buster Prime : (11 February 2016 - 01:21 PM)

It's my BIRTHDAY! I'm 35 years young!

@  BillBarclay : (11 February 2016 - 10:54 AM)

nah! it's Venus that's going to Botcon!

@  Paladin : (11 February 2016 - 10:45 AM)

could've also meant Cree Summer...

@  Dracula : (11 February 2016 - 08:39 AM)

Good going, Blackarachnia. I heard it's been hard for her to get roles after Hasbro brought in Airachnid.


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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:25 AM

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:34 AM

Now those are Battle Beasts

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:38 AM

hug. I had already convinced myself that I didn't want these guys and that the minimates were the better (and less expensive) toys.

These pics absolutely blow that theory out of the water. They are absolutely gorgeous and I need every single one of them. These are clearly the better Battle Beasts.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:47 AM

OK, THIS is more like it. These are so much more what I want in a Battle Beast revival than the Minimates stuff.

Looks like they use the Bot Shots type tumbler in the chest. Plus battle dice, and cards, and sometimes hand held weapons and playmat boosters? Thats an intricate seeming game. But I'm cool with that. icon-hotrod.gif

Design-wise I think they're just slightly on the "staid" side. So many of the originals were so weird and quirky. Some of these are just a little "normal." That's a very minor aesthetic quible though. They're really a pretty good update. Some are spot on.

This guy is RIGHT ON the old Battle Beast style:
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I would 100% buy these if they came out in the US. Part of me wants to import them and I don't import anything.


-ZacWilliam, wishes Hasbro would import these and throw a new Battle Beasts anime on the Hub. Sold.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:07 AM

DST must be fuming.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:10 AM

QUOTE(Cat @ Apr 19 2012, 08:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
DST must be fuming.


I don't think they'd have any right to.

They've sat on whatever rights they have for years now and not produced much at all. And what they are just now putting together doesn't look nearly as good or as true to the old Battle Beasts as what Takara has done here.


-ZacWilliam, I can see where they'd be concerned, I'd be far more likely to import one of these than buy one of their minimates even with the price difference, but I don't think they've got real grounds to be angry...
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:35 AM

These look sweet. Sadly, I imagine DST's versions will stop these from having a domestic release here icon-screamer.gif.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:48 AM

QUOTE(Liege @ Apr 19 2012, 08:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
These look sweet. Sadly, I imagine DST's versions will stop these from having a domestic release here icon-screamer.gif.


I wouldn't be too sure of that. Hasbro/Takara are much larger more powerful companies than DST, with much bigger broader markets and lots more money. At most I think it could keep them from being called "Battle Beasts" if released here, but y'know I honestly doubt even that.

If Has/Tak want to release something here, a check to DST would be pretty simple for them I think.


-ZacWilliam, of course who knows if Hasbro would want to, but I'd love it if they did. Oh the blind-pack spending...
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:04 AM

Yeah I hope Hasbro can release this stuff over here, they look nice, but I don't know if they're nice enough for me to import them.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:03 AM

Now I am confused. I thought DST had the rights to these? And the toyline is confirmed to be coming in the autumn this year...

I must say, I was never a fan of the old toys, and while I can understand why people who liked them would love these, they are just not doing it for me... their legs and arms, like for the old toys, are out of proportion (too long arms, too short legs) and articulation seems to be just as basic as in 1987, which is kind of pushing it in 2012. So i'll wait for the DST versions, rather.

That said, "Battle Hamster" or whatever his name is is just hilarious. icon-hotrod.gif
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:27 AM

These are incredible. They're everything updated battle beasts should be. And more. I'm so pumped for the game as well. I think these would definitively have a place on toy shelves over here. I wouldn't even care if Hasbro dusted off "Beast Wars" and through that on their packaging.

Now, the real question is, when can I buy these?

Praise being said, I still want some minimate battle beasts. All this product is making up for their complete absence as a line for over 20 years. I wouldn't want to sacrifice one for the other-I want them all.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:28 AM

Ah, I see they're scheduled for September. What a brutal wait. Fall IS going to be the season for battle beasts.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 12:54 PM

These look so keen. What's the probable range of motion, just arms?
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:11 PM

From the prototype shots, I think they have arm, leg, and some neck articulation. Also, they may be dice shooters.

I'll probably fall on them once HLJ.com does their listing. I've never had a problem with Robotkingdom, but their checkout is a headache.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:32 PM

QUOTE(Nanite @ Apr 19 2012, 02:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
From the prototype shots, I think they have arm, leg, and some neck articulation. Also, they may be dice shooters.


Dice Shooter never occured to me. I just figured the square symbol pieces were tumblers like Bot Shots have, but that could make a lot of sense! Especially with the dice booster packs shown.


-ZacWilliam, quite interested in these, even though Sept. is far in the future...
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:55 PM

OH HAI BBTS PREORDER:

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:03 PM

How much you want to make a bet Hasbro knew this, charged DST for the Battle Beast license, will release these completely killing DST's offerings, then buy the rights back for a song.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:34 PM

That seems like more than a bit of a stretch.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:42 PM

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These prices are encouraging. I was more than a bit concerned that these were going to be pretty damn big. (Due to the tiny hand holes and theories about the chest-gimmick.)

But at the prices at which BBTS have listed them? They must be close to the original Battle Beasts' size. So... Consider me a lot happier about these!

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:51 PM

QUOTE(MrBlud @ Apr 19 2012, 12:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How much you want to make a bet Hasbro knew this, charged DST for the Battle Beast license, will release these completely killing DST's offerings, then buy the rights back for a song.

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But wouldn't that mean producing them over under another name, then rebranding the line?

I could certainly see Hasbro wanting to offer these as a another Bakugan competitor, but I think the nostalgia factor is nill, outside of a few folks like us.


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