Hisashi Yuki is taking a trip down memory lane and sharing some interesting photos on Twitter tonight. From the TakaraTomy archives comes a pair of photos showing a grey prototype of Beast Wars II Galvatron alongside Beast Wars Ultra-class Megatron during the former's development. Galvatron was one of only a tiny number of new molds for Beast Wars II, which mostly used redecos of non-show Beast Wars toys and an assortment of other existing then-recent molds. Click through to have a look at these cool photos!
Ever-prolific toy photographer Masabon1980 has posted images to his Photobucket of Transformers Cloud Hellwarp! Based conceptually off of the similarly sharky Hellscream from Beast Wars Second, Hellwarp is a new body for Skywarp based off of the Generations Sky-Byte mold. Keep reading to see!
What, did he run out of Star Saber photos? TakaraTomy's Hisashi Yuki has tweeted design sketches for Beast Wars Second's Galvatron (or, as his packaging calls him, "Garba Tron"). From an early version that seemingly emphasised a Scorponok-like tail to a more recognizeable version, Yuki's sketches are a fascinating look into the development of a 90s Japan-only toy. Keep reading to see all the images!
The e-Hobby site has been updating with a lengthy illustrated story for the Transformers Cloud line, and have just posted part 4 of 6 for the story that accompanies the upcoming Hot Rodimus and Shockwave. While the story's too complex for automated translation to make heads or tails of, head and tails are
involved as this week's illustration shows Hot Rod and Shockwave doing battle as the Beast Wars Maximals and Predacons look on. Keep reading for all four illustrations and a link to the latest story page!
For many of us, the Beast Wars came and went in three seasons of CGI goodness produced but the folks at Mainframe. Over in Japan, the Beast Wars took a different direction moving into a whole different timeline with new characters and line-drawn animation instead of CGI. The Beast Wars Neo and the subsequent II were the shows that gave us Big Convoy and a slew of new characters. Takara Tomy is bringing it all back with a new DVD re-release of the series that is now out in Japan for a retail price of 23,940 JPY / $307 USD. See the DVD details, images and more now.