It's been a while, and we've seen a lot of Beast Wars toys show up in the Universe line, but Hasbro has decided to
honor the tenth anniversary of Beast Wars with a line of recolors, spiked
with a few new molds. Given that I learned how to set up a webpage in order
to archive my Beast Wars reviews back in January 1996, I figured I should
give this line its own page, yes?
Recolors of Deluxe toys, with very minor remolding in a few cases (none that
I could find on wave 1, though, so the remolding may be just a rumor). These
come in window boxes with a DVD of a Beast Wars episode featuring the
character, plus one of six pieces needed to assemble Transmutate, a
non-transforming character from the episode of the same name. $15 price
point, the extra cost comes from packaging, the Transmutate part, and what Im
guessing are more detailed paint masks.
Wave 2 - Dinobot (original), Predacon Tarantulus
(original, there were trademark issues with the name), Rattrap (Transmetal).
Final comments on Transmutate.
Wave 1 - Optimus Primal and Megatron. Optimus comes
with a little PVC version of the Axalon, and Megatron with the unnamed
Predacon ship often referred to as the Darkside. Primal looks pretty fugly,
Megatron kinda skeletal and menacing. Ships with Rattrap and Dinobot in most