Beast Wars

The generation of Transformers that changed the face of the line forever with animal-centric alternate modes and a the introduction of new types of Transformers.

Interview: BWTF interviews Venus Terzo

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Interview: BWTF interviews Venus Terzo

This past weekend the awesome Venus Terzo attended Botcon 2016 and dazzled fans with her insight, wit and humor. Back in February Ben's World of Transformers interviewed Terzo in honor of the 20th Anniversary of "Beast Wars". Check out the interview here!

Botcon News: Photos of Botcon 2016 exclusive toys

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Botcon News: Photos of Botcon 2016 exclusive toys

Botcon 2016 has begun! While waiting on line to buy my exclusives today I snapped some quick photos of the Botcon 2016 exclusive figures. Among the surprises in the display case were a mass release Silverbolt, Ironhide and Prowl with stickers applied to resemble their "Beast Wars" incarnations. Combining with Tigatron and Unit-3, they formed a new version of Magnaboss! This sticker sheet is limited and only available at Botcon 2016. These photos also give you a look at the gorgeous Megatron figure base don the "Robots in Disguise" (2001) Megatron.

Botcon News: Exclusive souvenir figure identities revealed

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Botcon News: Exclusive souvenir figure identities revealed

Botcon 2016 has begun! Fans have begun to reveal information from the convention including the identities of the exclusive souvenirs only available at the convention! These exclusives are:

  • Megatron (from "Robots in Disguise" (2001) Megatron) - Limited to 850 pieces ($89)
  • Airazor (from "Legends" Slipstream) - Limited to 750 pieces ($49)
  • Tigatron (from "Combiner Wars" Ravage) - Limited to 1200 pieces ($49)
  • Unit-3 (inspired by the McDonalds "Under 3" toy, a Combiner Wars figure) - Limited to 1200 pieces ($49)

Convention News: Botcon 2016 "Combiner Wars" Terrorsaur revealed

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Convention News: Botcon 2016 "Combiner Wars" Terrorsaur revealed

The Official Botcon Facebook page has started today off with a surprise toy reveal: "Combiner Wars" Terrorsaur! This figure is a redeco and retool of Air Raid from "Combiner Wars". According to the post:

Convention News: Botcon 2016 "Combiner Wars" Terrorsaur revealed
Convention News: Botcon 2016 "Combiner Wars" Terrorsaur revealed

Toy Review: "Timelines" Botcon 2015 Exclusive Packrat

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Toy Review: "Timelines" Botcon 2015 Exclusive Packrat

Packrat is loyal to the Maximal cause, but his occupation as a thief often puts him at odds with his fellow Maximals. Fortunately for them he is great at what he does and can often find a way to save the day with his skills! This evening's review brings you a look at Botcon 2015 exclusive Packrat!

"Timelines" Botcon 2015 Packrat Toy Review

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Timelines

Packrat General Information:
Release Date: June 18, 2015
Price Point: $309 (In a set with Megatron, Flywheels, Oilmaster and Stepper)
Retailer: Botcon exclusive
Accessories: Blasters x 2; Bomb

Convention News: First two pages of Botcon 2016 Comic Book revealed

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Convention News: First two pages of Botcon 2016 Comic Book revealed

The Official Botcon 2016 Facebook page has released two pages from the comic book to be released at Botcon 2016! The comic is a joint effort between Fun Publications and IDW Publishing. "Dawn of the Predacus" is written by John-Paul Bove with art by Corin Howell.

Convention News: First two pages of Botcon 2016 Comic Book revealed
Convention News: First two pages of Botcon 2016 Comic Book revealed

Convention News: Has another Botcon exclusive been revealed?

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The Official Fun Publications Youtube Channel has posted a new commercial for Botcon 2016 featuring voice actor David Kaye reprising his Megatron role from "Beast Wars"! At the end some artwork is shown for Megatron whose head appears to be on a very familiar form: Gigatron aka "Robots in Disguise" Megatron! Could this be a new Botcon toy reveal? Time will tell! Check out the ad below:

Toy News: "Masterpiece" Optimus Primal prototype photos

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Toy News: "Masterpiece" Optimus Primal prototype photos

2016 is the 20th Anniversary of "Beast Wars Transformers", the series that helped to revive the "Transformers" franchise after "Generation 2" ended. As part of their celebration for this milestone Takara Tomy is releasing a "Masterpiece" version of Optimus Primal! Fans have seen teases for a while but this is our first look at the figure in plastic form. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Light up eyes
  • Multiple facial expressions in beast mode
  • Shoulder cannons
  • Forearm cannons
  • Twin swords

Convention News: Botcon 2016 Boxed Set Character Art Revealed

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Convention News: Botcon 2016 Boxed Set Character Art Revealed

The Official Botcon Twitter feed has been lighting up with information and reveals! The "card art" (based on the cards included with several "Combiner Wars" figures) has been revealed for the five characters in the boxed set. Other news includes:

  • Sign up in the first 24 hours and you will get a special "First Day Pin"
  • The Primus package is $399 and gets you 6 toys, Fri-Sun admission, Casino Night Dinner, FREE autographs and pictures from BW guests and Comic program!
Convention News: Botcon 2016 Boxed Set Character Art Revealed
Convention News: Botcon 2016 Boxed Set Character Art Revealed
Convention News: Botcon 2016 Boxed Set Character Art Revealed
Convention News: Botcon 2016 Boxed Set Character Art Revealed