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Phase 3 - Transmetal II

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Last Updated 5/1/01
Tripredacus Agent (TMII Cheetor recolor) review added.


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    As was apparent from the clearance bins, Fuzors didn't really catch on, but Transmetals sold. Hasbro decided to take the Transmetals and merge in some of the freakiness of Fuzors as well as the look of the rising-in-popularity McFarlane toys, to get the asymmetrical Transmetal II line. Just as chromed up as Transmetals, they generally lacked the third modes. And where Transmetals had no Basics, TMII did. Packaging usually said Transmetal 2, because Hasbro decided roman numerals might confuse the kids. So I insist on Transmetal II. This was the last line before Beast Machines, but not the last line to carry the Beast Wars logo.

    One of the big changes made for TMII was the addition of spark crystals, no doubt inspired by the glass marble in BWII Galvatron over in Japan. The sparks were plastic beads with metal backing cut out in the pattern of the faction symbol.




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