Page 1 of 1

Vintage Beast Wars figures rereleased

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 12:30 pm
by Sparky Prime
Hasbro has revealed they will be releasing a wave of vintage Beast Wars figures. Shown are the original Ultra class Optimus Primal and Megatron (reclassified as Leader class at the $39.99 price point), as well as Deluxe Cheetor and Basic Rattrap (both labeled as Deluxe figures at $19.99). Apparently these figures will be coming in packaging similar to their original packaging as well.

Kinda nice to see some of these molds getting rereleased again after all these years. I think the last we saw them was the Universe repaint of Optimus, T-Wrecks in the Beast Machines Dinobots subline, 10th Anniversary Cheetor, and Rattrap... I don't think they've done a release of this mold since the original.

Re: Vintage Beast Wars figures rereleased

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:37 pm
by andersonh1
Interesting that they're re-releasing them so soon after the Kingdom remakes of some of them. But I'm glad to see Beast Wars getting some attention, either way.

Re: Vintage Beast Wars figures rereleased

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:35 am
by Ursus mellifera
andersonh1 wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:37 pm
Interesting that they're re-releasing them so soon after the Kingdom remakes of some of them.
I guess so that you can compare them side by side and exclaim, "Wow, we sure have gotten better at this in 25 years."

Re: Vintage Beast Wars figures rereleased

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:17 am
by Shockwave
I find it interesting that they're going with the rock bubbles. I'm disappointed that they're going to be Walmart exclusives though, Hasbro really needs to quit doing that. Target exclusives I don't mind so much, only because I actually do manage to find them, but Walmart is almost impossible. Of all the Netflix exclusives I only ever found Elita-1. I did find the Siege ones, but never bothered with them because I liked the regular versions better, as I suspect was the case for most people.

Re: Vintage Beast Wars figures rereleased

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:06 am
by Ursus mellifera
Shockwave wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:17 am
I find it interesting that they're going with the rock bubbles. I'm disappointed that they're going to be Walmart exclusives though, Hasbro really needs to quit doing that. Target exclusives I don't mind so much, only because I actually do manage to find them, but Walmart is almost impossible. Of all the Netflix exclusives I only ever found Elita-1. I did find the Siege ones, but never bothered with them because I liked the regular versions better, as I suspect was the case for most people.
Walmart exclusives are a pain. I only found the ones I wanted because I sometimes go grocery shopping right next to a Walmart, so I would check weekly. I'm glad I'm not interested in any of these.