This die-cast metal statue of the Beast Wars leader Megatron was sold exclusively in Japan in 1999. The statue’s copyright stamp reads both 1996, and 1997 Takara. The statue came packed in a box printed with original character art by Hirofumi Ishikawa. The box includes one statue, one base, and two interchangeable heads to illustrate the original ‘Mutant Head’ feature of the character’s toy counterparts.
This die-cast metal statue of the Beast Wars leader Beast Convoy (Optimus Primal) was sold exclusively in Japan. The statue’s copyright stamp reads both 1996, and 1997 Takara. The statue came packed in a box printed with original character art by Hirofumi Ishikawa. The box includes one statue, one base, and two interchangeable heads to illustrate the original ‘Mutant Head’ feature of the character’s toy counterparts.
Exclusive to the UK in 1998, these Transmittal glasses were given out with the purchase of a deluxe or mega sized Beast Wars Transmittal figure and change color when cold. They’re great to stick in the freezer in prep for a nice icy beverage!
These wind-up toys were released by Kabaya in Japan during the airing of the Beast Wars Metals television anime in 1999. There are 4 versions available featuring SD Versions of our favorite Transmittal Leaders; Optimus Prime robot mode, Optimus Prime beast mode, Megatron robot mode w/ feet, and Megatron robot mode w/ skates.
Check out these scans of awesome Beast Wars Activity Books published by Pancake Press in 1997! Each book in the series contains a different activity type and is fully sanctioned by Hasbro.
The cover of each of these books featured a wrap-around image taken from the Mainframe TV show, some awesome logo-age and a ‘tech spec’ card. The ‘tech spec’ card featured the type of activities contained within (affectionately referred to as ‘Function’) and also what number the book is in the series. In lieu of a traditional ‘tech spec’ description, there seems to be an on-going story connecting all of these fun activity books!
We conveniently transcribed what we know so far for you below. (*Typos & grammar unedited)
PT. 1 – Function: Trace & Color
In a galaxy far from our own shines the gleaming metalic world known as cybertron. Its inhabitants are powerful sentient robots with their own advanced culture and civilisation. These robots fall into two classes: The Maximals ~ a race of beneficent robots who use their powers to build and defend their world. (cont. Pt. 2)
PT. 3 – Function: Paint with Water
From Energon powerful weapons could be forged. It was obvious that which ever side controlled it would have an overwhelming advantage in the struggle. A band from each race was sent to this world (Earth) to gather Energon and at the same time prevent the other side from obtaining it. The Autobots won this struggle and the Decepticons went into hiding to plan for another day. A day which has not come …yet. (cont. Pt. 4)
PT. 4 – Function: Sticker Fun
The original discovery of Earth by Cybertron came about through a Golden Disc, found in a probe (Voyager) sent by Earth’s human inhabitants in 1997. This disc resided in the Cybertron Hall of Knowledge. Megatron (the most feared leader of the Predacons) engineered the theft of the Disk. He and his band of followers escaped Cybertron in a Transwarp ship. Destination…Earth. (cont. Pt. 5)
While we have learned much about the Beast Wars, I feel that many questions remain…
What happened in Parts 2 & 5?
What types of Activities may the pages of those books hold?
Is there a Part 6?
If you have any of the missing books, please contact us. We’d love to compete the story!
In the beginning came the beasts and all that creeps, crawls and flies…
But Nature lies, they’re Robots in Disguise. (Beast Wars)
Beast Wars, the next step in Transformers. Each sold separately. (Beast Wars)
Featuring CG versions of 2 of my favorite all time ‘flip-changers’ Optimus (Batimus) Primal and Megatron aka Megalligator. Quite possibly one of the oldest Beast Wars commercials?
Taken from the CD-Rom included in the Takara Transformers Beast Wars VS-S1 release.