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Beast Machines
Beast Machines

After the awesome Transmetals II treatment. Anything less was going to look puny, spindly, and pretty much boring. The BM Deluxe Optimus Primal offered in Wave 1 was just that. Nicely articulated with cool light-piping. BUT, it didn't look much like the show character. Overly blue, and both of the head sculpts missed the mark on show accuracy. Which, is what makes this week' feature an interesting specimen as it was a Knockoff (KO) that managed get the faces right.

User Starscream on Weibo has posted some interesting images! It seems coming to the Platinum line in the near future to observe the Year of The Monkey will be a red and blue recolor of Beast Machines/RID 2001 Air Attack Optimus Primal. For now we have only very low resolution shots of this figure, but more will probably come fairly soon. Seen also with it is a variant Autobot symbol incorporating a primate face in the center to top things off. Click through to see all three images.

Check this sweet Transformers Beast Machines print by Jeff Pina! He will have these for sale at SDCC 2015 next week. Stop by the Small Press booth Q6 to pick one up and chat with Jeff. Tell him Tformers sent you. Read on to see the Transformers Beast Machines print by Jeff Pina now.

This fall, fans of the highly popular TRANSFORMERS classic animated adventures can relive the high-octane action of OPTIMUS PRIMAL and the MAXIMALS through the complete series release of TRANSFORMERS: BEAST MACHINES. In 1999, TRANSFORMERS fans and kids were introduced to the television series TRANSFORMERS: BEAST MACHINES. This is the unforgettable chapter which OPTIMUS PRIMAL and his legions of MAXIMALS must battle the powerful MEGATRON and his new army of VEHICONS.

Shout! Factory has listed Transformers Beast Machines: The Complete Series on their website with a release date of September 2nd and an SRP of USD$29.93. However, you can preorder directly from Shout! right now at the price of $24.93. Product details, cover art, and a link to the product page below!

Thanks to the Transformers collectors site Robot Points who have share some of the history and mystery behind the Beast Machines / RiD Megabolt Megatron: Concept and the evolution of this very unique figure. Fans of Beast Machines remember the pleasure of finding out about the new Megabolt figure that was announced by Hasbro only the followed by the pain of the cancellation at the end of the series. Luckily, it was subsequently released in the following Rotbots in Disguise series. What a lot of us didn't know was there were two designs on this figure.

This week Radio Free Cybertron speaks with Garry Chalk (from our 2009 interview), Marty Isenberg (from our 2011 interview.) We also have the newest Transformers Rewind: Hoist Goes Hollywood as well as Rob Springer and RFC RTM1!

Honestly, I don't like to report on these Trademark things as it usually ends up being a lot of speculation. However, this latest one is hard to ignore as Hasbro have registred the trademark "Beast Hunters" which was the original name for the Beast Machines cartoon. What's most interesting is they registererd the name for both a cartoon series and a toy line. Check out the details after the jump for more information on what my be, or not, after the jump.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment announces the release of Transformers: Beast Machines: Season 1 on July 16th, 2007 in region 2 format. Transformers: Beast Machines sees the innocent Maximals awaken on their home planet of Cybertron with no memory of how or why they are there. Read More

First there was Beast Machines Nightslash Cheetor, Botcon Catscan and then Universe Nightslash Cheetor. Thanks to wangyonghai for photos of what seems to be a test shot of another repaint of Transformers Beast Machines Night Slash Cheetor mold. Full Article

Got the Beast Machines box set in this weekend (I know it is late, should have gotten it months ago) and I have watched nearly all the episodes and only got 5 more to go. And it has been a long time I enjoyed a Transformers show that much. I will have to admit, at first I did not like it when I saw it years back (from a cd-rom which did not do it justice) because of the really weird robot modes the Maximals got. They still take getting used to. That aside nearly everything is perfect about it. Read More

ASM has received and reviewed an advanced copy a week ahead of the release of the highly anticipated Beast Machines: The Complete Series DVD box set. Check out the review right here. Thanks to the Allspark for the news.

TV Shows On DVD reports a few new findings on the Beast Machines Complete Series DVD. First, Rhino Entertainment has sent out the sell sheet for the box set, giving an indication that this box set will indeed be coming out fairly soon, which is slated for February 28, 2006 as have been previously reported. Also, many of you may remember the listing for the box set that makes it look like it already shipped on its original release date. However, the product was always out of stock. Don't be confused anymore: Amazon has re-listed the item with a nice beefy 30% discount ($59.95 down to $41.99). Read more for older information on extras.

Thanks to TFans member Don Cassetti for letting us know that TVShowsOnDVD is now reporting the complete Beast Machines DVD set will see release on February 28th, 2006

Lead Editor Sems Fir of BehindTheToys comes by TFans to share even more Transtech goodness with a concept image of Silverbolt and Megatron as well as study sheets Optimus Prime

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