New Unused BotCon 2016 Beast Wars: Uprising Concepts Revealed

Pete’s Robot Covention has revealed via their facebook page mock-ups of the original proposal for BotCon 2016’s Beast Wars: Uprising theme.

Of the revealed concepts, only the old 3H concept of TM3 Megaton ultimately saw release, as it was decided by Hasbro that the set should use Combiner Wars molds. While the set remained Beast Wars: Uprising themed for a time, ultimately the unpropitious decision was made for the convention comic to be published by IDW and take place in their Beast Wars continuity with the much-maligned “Dawn of the Predacus” comic.

While some of these concepts have been revealed before, several are previously unseen. Here we catch a glimpse of what FunPub’s original proposal entailed.

Story: War has gripped Cybertron for millions of years, the deadly stalemate threatening to wipe Cybertronian civilization from existence. Both Autobot and Decepticon, their ranks depleted, have turned to creating a new generation of fighters to carry on the conflict. These Maximals and Predacons are thus forced into a lethal battle not of their making, forced to arm themselves and continue a war that they know nothing about. As the struggle rages, groups on both sides of the battlefield realize that their true enemies stand not before them, but behind them as the oligarchy at home. A new war looms, a BEAST WARS… The uprising has begun!

Boxed Set BEAST WARS: UPRISING
• Predacon Megatron
• Predacon Dinobot
• Predacon Blackarachnia
• Predacon Terrorsaur
• Vehicon Jetstorm

 

Attendee Free Figure
• Predacon Scorponok

 

Souvenir Set One: MAXIMAL COMMAND
• Maximal Big Convoy
• Maximal Rattrap

Souvenir Set Two: MAXIMAL RESISTENCE
• Maximal Silverbolt
• Predacon Scylla

 

 

Souvenir Set Three: MAXIMAL COMMAND SECURITY FORCE
• Maximal Command Security Force (Tigatron, Wolfang, and K-9)

Head detail mock-ups (original photos used from Seibertron.com)

Also revealed via their Twitter is a concept dropped from the final proposal, a BWII Lio Convoy re-deco based on the fan-favorite McDonald’s toy, Under-3, here renamed “Undermine”.

What do you think of the original Beast Wars: Uprising proposal for BotCon 2016? Discuss these concepts and more in the Pete’s Robot Convention thread in the Allspark Forums or create an account first if you’re new user. Or, if you to jump right into the live chat hop on to our Discord server!

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Magellan

Magellan

Magellan Mulligan has been a fan of Transformers for nearly as long as he can remember. He started taking a serious interest in Transformers near the tail end of G2, but it was Beast Wars that truly solidified his love for the franchise. He's been part of the online fan community since the late 90's, but has made the Allspark his primary home for the last several years under the username Vexwing.
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