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Though I cannot speak for all of us here at TFormers, I am myself not a statue person. But this certainly makes me think twice. Prime 1 Studios has posted to Facebook showing their stunningly beautiful statue depicting Megatron as he appeared (more or less) in the first season of Beast Wars. The dino parts are a fair bit more detailed and "realistic" but otherwise this is a love letter to the original cartoon model. About the only fault I might find is the dismembered Dinobot on the base. The price for this is $1149, or $1199 for the exclusive version with the extra face option. Click through for mirrored photos!



Reports are coming in that comics legend Len Wein - creator of Wolverine and Swamp Thing, writer of the "All New, All-Different" X-Men team, and editor of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' Watchmen - has passed away at the age of 69. While he is perhaps rightly best known for those accomplishments, Wein was also a screenwriter who worked on no less than four different Transformers series: G1, Beast Wars, Beast Machines, and most recently the current series, Robots In Disguise. Our condolences go out to Mr. Wein's friends and family.



We're always looking for the next BIG toy to put on the shelf, but what about the little 'formers? Those tiny bits of plastic depicting our favorite Transformers characters can be a lot of fun to collect. What's quite remarkable is the quantity and quality of toys you will find, especially from Japan. Where, gashapon (capsule toys) and other types of tiny collectibles are extremely popular. For this week's Far Out Friday, I am going ape with a look at some of the Beast Wars Optimus Primal small toys from Kabaya, Takara and Hasbro. See them all in the image gallery below.



Beast Wars the TV show and Beast Wars the toys frequently didn't quite line up when it came to the look of the characters. Now that Beast Wars has earned a place in the Masterpiece line, that reality is starting to become a challenge as the show designs have to be reverse engineered as functional toys. But Beast Wars didn't always look the way we know it, with stylized, emotive characters that cheat their way between forms. At one stage of development, things were very different. Keep reading to find out more.



This bit of news was announced during the Hasbro Transformers product previews that the next Prime in line will be none other than Optimus Primal! This is not a great surprise considering all the attention the he has gotten with the new Masterpiece figure and recent reveal of a Beast Wars cartoon revival. Not that I am disappointed, I thinks its just Prime! Read on to see the official work from the group page.



An interesting news story has just surfaced that we are choosing to classify as a RUMOR until we find corroboration: a site called Entertainment Unlimited has posted a story claiming that Beast Wars is scheduled to make its return in late 2018 as a Netflix Animated Series! Marvel Comics writer Jason Aaron is said to be the scripter for the series, and a character list is given - though, given some of these characters one has to assume that this is an all-new continuity and not some kind of continuation of the original. (Which is slightly inevitable since, y'know, Beast Machines. Keep reading for the list!



Joining UK fans for the very first time, we are pleased to announce the incredibly talented Venus Terzo, Beast Wars Blackarachnia, will be attending TFNation 2017! Blazing a trail for the multi-layered female characters who followed in her path, Blackarachnia’s long journey, from Beast Wars’ ruthless, self-serving, rebel Predacon to the Maximal-aligned Beast Machines force of nature, has seen the character achieve a special place in fan’s hearts.



As has become his annual holiday tradition, voice actor David Kaye has posted a Christmas video of himself performing the song "Blue Christmas" as the immortal Beast Wars Megatron! This is Kaye's sixth such video, with possibly the highlight being Megatron's duet with Powerpuff Girls voice actress Tara Strong performing "Bubbles, It's Cold Outside." Keep reading to see this year's video!



Thanks to Youtube stop motion artist youheidx, we've got a quick, fun video showing off Tripredacus - the original Tripredacus from the 1997 Beast Wars lineup. The second year Beast Wars Ultra figures were both combiners, offering three figures dancing around the Deluxe size in a $20 box. Hard to imagine these days, isn't it? Tripredacus in its time held a reputation of being very difficult to transform and combine thanks to its engineering, making the attempt at creating a stop motion with it just that much more impressive. But we'd say this one worked out just fine. You can see for yourself in the video embedded below!



MP-32 Masterpiece Optimus Primal (or Beast Convoy) is a stunning achievement in recreating the animation model of Optimus Primal. But let's step back and look at the original toy that inspired that 3D model, and discover the masterpiece behind the Masterpiece. Click here to head over to the review page to find video, plus the text and photos version as we highlight this classic!


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Optimus Primal
9 stars
Basic Beasts Of 1996 Part 1
9 stars
Cheetor
8 stars
Rattrap
4 stars
Transmutate
9 stars
Golden Disks
10 stars
10th Anniversary Megatron
7 stars
Big Convoy
10 stars
BWR-01 Optimus Primal
9 stars
BWR-01 Golden Disk
6 stars

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Though I cannot speak for all of us here at TFormers, I am myself not a statue person. But this certainly makes me think twice. Prime 1 Studios has posted to Facebook showing their stunningly beautiful statue depicting Megatron as he appeared (more or less) in the first season of Beast Wars. The dino parts are a fair bit more detailed and "realistic" but otherwise this is a love letter to the original cartoon model. About the only fault I might find is the dismembered Dinobot on the base. The price for this is $1149, or $1199 for the exclusive version with the extra face option. Click through for mirrored photos!


We don't know who created this animated .GIF - if you did, please contact us or comment so we can credit you! - but it's extremely impressive, showing off how true to the animation Masterpiece Optimus Primal's transformation truly is. But it gets better! If you're looking for MP Primal for yourself, Allspark reports that Amazon Japan is now offering international shipping! It still requires you to make a separate account from your main Amazon account, but even so, it's worth checking out! Keep reading for more info.


For the 20th Anniversary of Beast Wars, TFormers looks back at the toyline that expanded and revitalized the Transformers universe. First up is Cheetor, one of the first figures in the first wave of Deluxe class figures - the size class that by one name or another remains the backbone of the Transformers line today! Keep reading for a 58-image gallery of everyone's favorite yellow cat.


Comic artist Matt Frank, who is well known for this Godzilla and other popular cultures posters. Follows up his amazing Unicron poster with two new prints just for BotCon 2016. Fans of the Beast Wars will be in for a big treat with two different offerings celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Beast Wars cartoon. Read on to see the images below for the full views, you will be glad you did.


TakaraTomy has released a few new images of MP Optimus Primal and one of Unite Warriors Bruticus in their weekly Beast Wars Anniversary video! ...unfortunately, they're once again back to region-locking those videos to Japan. But fortunately, Autobase Aichi has posted some stills, detailing Primal's swords and his articulated fingers! Keep reading to have a look.


Artist Matt Frank (Spotlight: Trailcutter, Mars Attacks The Transformers) has posted an interesting set of silhouettes on DeviantArt, titled "New Dino Transformers." Basically nothing is known about this except that Frank has permission to post this teaser, and whether this is a new IDW-led project or a Hasbro initiative of some kind remains to be seen. Either way, should be interesting to see - and it's always great to see the talented Frank working on Transformers. Keep reading to have a look!

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Japanese retailer Nico Nico Chokuhan has updated their Beast Wars II DVD box set product page with box art and mass over incentive cards. The behemoth eight-dvd box set will release in October 2011, with a selling price of 29,400 yen (~$383 USD). Orders over 100 will receive two IC cards - one featuring Lio Convoy and Megatron and the other is the DVD box art.


Shout! Factory is planning to release Beast Wars Season 2 and 3 on DVD in the same set, according to a report from TV Shows On DVD. Citing retailers, the website reports that the 4-disc set will release on October 4th for a price of $29.93. Aside from the episodes, bonus content includes "'Remembering The Spark' Featurette, a Reunion of members of the Voice Cast where they look back on voicing the Maximals and Predacons of Beast Wars; Original Making Of Beast Wars, an Art Gallery, and Original Character Models.


USA Today have posted an interview with Shout! Factory DVD producer Brian Ward. The interview covers the new Beast Wars DVD release and how the 90s cartoon stands up to the Transformers past, and present incarnations. Just like the the Autobots and Decepticons, there are some factions that have developed around this series. Read the full interview on the Transformers Beast Wars DVD now at USA Today. You can order the Complete Beast Wars Setes boxed set now at shoutfactorystore.com.


Shout! Factory is on a mission to re-release all the Transformers cartoons. Starting with Generation 1, they have moved on to the Beast Wars series with the release of Season 1 DVD set that will be coming to stores nationwide on DVD June 7th 2011. There will also be a Beast Wars collector box set available on the same date sold exclusively by the Shout! Factory store. Tformers takes a look at what is in side the first release of the popular CGI cartoon that Shout! Factory sent us for preview after the jump.


Following up on news and from Shout Factory! on new Transformers DVDs, we have official confirmation via Twitter that they will in-fact be re-releasing the Beast Wars and Headmasters later this year. These will be offered in two sets with four DVDs each. Check out the orginal post from their newsletter confirming these releases after the jump.


According to the a Tweet on Brian Ward's twitter page, Shout Factory! will be reissuing the Transformers Beast Wars cartoons on DVD again: "Got back from a meeting where I learned of several titles going on the schedule. My 10- & mid-20s-year old selves are jumping w/joy." and then later: "So...uh...who knows a little something about TRANSFORMERS: BEAST WARS? Anybody?" If you've not gotten your fill of the CGI cartoon, here is your chance as we expect this to be the definitive collection.

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