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Soooo Excited

Waspinator is definitely one of my favorite TF characters. I have the Hasbro version on pre-order from BBTS but apparently there has been some manufacturing/supply SNAFU because while it was due to be released in Feb. or March they have said they won't be getting these in until September (something similar has happened with Generations Rattrap). I don't know that I would say Waspinator "blindly" followed Megatron. More like he begrudgingly followed him ;)

If I may, if you're interested in owning more BW figures, I'd suggest taking another look at those early BW toys for a few reasons;
1) for the most part the show producers used the actual toy to design the characters. They are not COMPLETELY accurate (for comparison, look at Waspinator's head in the show vs the toy), but for the most part the toys mirror the actual on-screen model fairly well.
2) regarding scale, I have most of the show cast and the toys are pretty close in scale for the most part, the short characters are short, the medium sized characters are in the middle, and the tall characters are tall. The ONE exception to this is probably the Ultra-sized Optimus Primal, but if you can find Robot Masters Beast Convoy it's a suitable stand-in (if you don't mind him having an Autobot rather than Maximal logo). However, the 10th Anniversary version of Ultra Optimus (a TRU-exclusive) is probably one of the best looking TFs ever, IMHO. Here's pics of the show cast to get an idea of their relative sizes:
http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080407100003/transformers/images/e/e6/BW_Maximals.jpg
http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080407100009/transformers/images/2/21/BW_Predacons.jpg

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Posted by Heavyarms on 2 May, 2014 - 10:41
Thanks for the info. Very

Thanks for the info. Very insightful. I definitely want to add more BW characters to my collection. I was hoping Optimus Primal would win the fan poll so we'd get a masterpiece version but alas it looks like that wont be happening for a while.

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Posted by Mazinkaizer on 3 May, 2014 - 01:23
*content sigh*

"Waspinator happy at last."

--Waspinator (last spoken words in "Beast Wars: Transformers")

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 3 May, 2014 - 15:24
Last words in Beast Wars

Last words in Beast Wars indeed, until he made a shocking come back in Beast Machines:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5olTSr5e3w

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Posted by Mazinkaizer on 4 May, 2014 - 02:04
Eh, f*** "Beast Machines"; I

Eh, f*** "Beast Machines"; I don't care.

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 4 May, 2014 - 14:08
No arguments there. I watched

No arguments there. I watched it simply to find out how the overall arc would end and then really wish I didn't bother, the story was all over the place and the new designs did not appeal to me.

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Posted by Mazinkaizer on 5 May, 2014 - 00:05
That and, aside from the fact

That and, aside from the fact Mainframe was making the sequel series, the visual style was completely different, and the writers were clearly different from the ones who masterfully wrote BWTF for three seasons and had not bothered to watch the previous series. The music was repetitive and not varried, and the smaller cast of characters actually didn't help this time since the odds were always against the Maximals.

And, BTW, what the hell is a "techno-organic" life form!? Seriously! At no point before or after BMTF has there been a biological Cybertronian, and mixing the two was not only confusing for fans but newcomers as well, and was difficult to convey.
Oh, and if Primus wanted the Cybertronian race to be organic, then they would have been organic and not living machines!

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 5 May, 2014 - 10:34
Yay!

Good to see more Beast Wars goodness. This was my favorite series, and hope to see more Beast era stuff to come. My only gripe with the toys were why were the leaders so big....but many future lines did the same thing.

Look foreword to seeing more Beast stuff. :D

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Posted by The Castellan on 5 May, 2014 - 10:36
 
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