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.