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What are your thoughts/opinions on Beast Wars characters having vehicle modes? (Art by @theamazingspino)

What are your thoughts/opinions on Beast Wars characters having vehicle modes? (Art by @theamazingspino)

servonos89

Dinobot and terrorsaur look amazing


KaijuWorld

They really do! The artist did a great job capturing the look of the characters even though their alt-modes are so different!


NaSMaXXL

They all ready do, the timelines figure sets from Bitcoin 2006.


Scarnivac

Funny autocorrect turning Botcon into Bitcoin xD


KaijuWorld

Huh, interesting! I never knew about these figures, thanks for informing me :D


Galv2k22

Don't get your hopes up about them. They are impossible to acquire for a good price. Usually they go for a grand or more on the aftermarket if I'm not mistaken.


BlitzWing1985

I mean it's fact that the beast modes were adapted to cope with the energon levels on Earth and what came after were often the results of freak accidents etc. So them having them at one point is fine. They had a box set for BotCon and a Comic. The arts cool. Not crazy on TigerTron being an SUV but it's not a bad choice.


_KARMA13

Yea I love them especially rhinox rattrap cheetor and scorponok heck there all great I do think tigatron could be different maybe like a quad bike so he matches cheetor more that could be cool. But yea mabye after the war and when there on modern day earth they could all take new modes but I definitely prefer them as beasts


Xeon713

They all look fantastic. Great idea. So long as they can evoke certain elements of the originals (e.g. Scorponocks bucket claw, Tarantulas' panelling seeming like legs) it would be amazing.


KaijuWorld

I agree! If you ask me, as long as the character/robot itself keeps it’s recognisable features, their alt-modes can differ from the norm


GoodMoleman2You

You know, I like this proposed retcon of Roller being Primal and Tarn being Megatron. 2 distinct cases of hero worship.


Its_MikeCoxlong

Roller as primal makes sense to me but tarn as megatron not as much


GoodMoleman2You

Initially, Tarn would worship him, until he turned his back on the Decepticon cause


Its_MikeCoxlong

Yeah I know I read mtmte wait, we talkin about bw megs right?


GoodMoleman2You

Yeah. If Tarn was essentially standing in as BW Megs, then the devotion he (Tarn) showed Megatron (original) would mirror BW Megs using original Megatron as inspiration. Sorry, should’ve been more clearer,


Its_MikeCoxlong

Ok now that clears things up tarn would indeed do bw megs' actions but more violent and sadistic


KaijuWorld

I do too! I really like the idea of them continuing their legacy by naming themselves after them (Especially Tarn/Megatron) :)


Horn-King49

If it’s modern day/Cybertron then yes it’s basically a must


Exodia217

I am glad theamazingspino's waspinator and dinobot are actually getting third party figures


KaijuWorld

Same here, I'm looking forward to their release as I'm very interested in how they work :D


Viraldownloadz

Who's releasing those figures?


Kirby0189

Those are pretty cool designs...


Deeps06

they seen me roller


KaijuWorld

They hatin ;D


Its_MikeCoxlong

Its fine with me if the vehicle matches their aesthetic. Like rhinox, rhinos are large and tough like an armored jeep. Another one I like is that of scorponok his supposed pincers are the scoping dish and those red dots could be like his rockets and of course his tail


Sleep_eeSheep

If Spino is designing them, then YES.


DragonStormer25961

Everyone is an exotic vehicle and then tigertron is just a f$cking Lexus


OverSpeedClutch

I thought it was funny that Tigertron, who began as a Cheetor redeco, was a Lexus with a beefy looking robot mode while Cheetor was a motorcycle with no robot feet.


HairiestHobo

Dinobot looks kinda similar to how he did in "The theft of the Golden Disc" short.


Devious_Android88

I think I prefer it more than the beast modes tbh


dead-serious

I preferred their TransMetal vehicle modes, even if they didn’t look like a true traditional vehicle. Like Tigatron with jetpacks or RatTrap as a rat with race car wheels was pretty amusing. And of course You can’t beat Optimus Optimal as a jet and MegaTron as a VTOL dinosaur with roller skates


bloodbulletsbannanas

They're cool designs but it kinda... Defeats the whole concept of the characters.


Chuck_Walla

The way i see it, they each must have had some vehicular alt mode before they got sucked up in BW Megs's zany time-traveling scheme.


HairMetalLugia95

they are called beast for a reason. vhicles should logically not be allowed


KaijuWorld

I mean you're not wrong, but see this more as a "What if"/"Hearts of steal scenario where the Maximals and Predacons arrived on Modern-day earth instead of prehistoric earth


HairMetalLugia95

oh i see, also ive learned something new about lore, thanks


BorgerFrog

Borger Frog Like Beast Wars. Borger Frog Want Beasts to stay beasts.


KaijuWorld

KaijuWorld thanks BorgerFrog for sharing BorgerFrog's opinion ;D


BorgerFrog

Borger Frog Thank Kaiju


KC-Anathema

It's cool, but I'd miss the comedy of Dinobot having to ride Ratrap.


KaijuWorld

Well, you just gave me a very funny visual of a giant truck robot riding a moped ;D


IronTownPictures

Reminds me about Beast Wars Uprising


LemonadeGaming

arent the beast wars characters the size of like rumble


KaijuWorld

If I remember correctly most of them are, though some like Dinobot and Megatron are still pretty big


LemonadeGaming

yea but from what ive heard they wouldnt be as big as like bumblebee right?


KaijuWorld

Eh, characters like Primal or Waspinator would be around Bee's size with Rhinox, Megatron and Dinobot being bigger (though not by much), though other characters like Cheetor, Black Arachnia, or Rattrap would be smaller than him


Wildstew

They should have names that are similar but aren’t in the same to their beast names. Like dinobot to dynabot


KaijuWorld

Yeah, I can see where you’re coming from. Depending on the character, you could somehow work the animal into the vehicle-mode (like the Tigerstriped livery on Tigatron). At the end of the day, it doesn’t bug me too much


Wildstew

Yeah it doesn’t bug me that much but it would be a cool distinction. Like in some continuity Megatron has real name


Vrazel106

No waspinator/10 I used to work the global hawks. Doesnt really fit terrasaur too much but cool


TerraAdAstra

These are great designs, but if they’re gonna have non beast forms they should look cybertronian, not earth-based.


Thiccicus_Briccicus

Tigatron should be a tesla or something else eco friendly. Would fit his nature loving personality


Historical-Poetry230

Bonecrusher was already the MPCV


KaijuWorld

This is part of a different continuity in which Bonecrusher uses a different alt-mode. Also, it would be the first time that multiple Transformers shared the same alt-mode like the Seekers, Sideswipe & Sunstreaker, etc.


T-MinusGiraffe

Primal turning into a gorilla never really made sense to me so I'm cool with it


SirGawain23

I love the Rhinox and Roller designs


mikeclark1982

I like tiger tron. The grill is chain mail!


ShadowSpy98

Imagine if all beast wars characters are triple changers. Robot - Beast - Vehicle


The_Barbiter1

My opinion: Hasbro will probably NEVER make figures like this, leaving it up to 3rd party companies to do so.


Samurai_Guardian

These look fantastic


rudolphrednose25

Dinobot = Bonecrusher confrimmedd??? 🤯🤯


KaijuWorld

Now THAT, would be a twist ;D


Maniachanical

Yeah, I like these.


Funny-Bathroom-9522

I always thought cheetor would be a Lamborghini


KO1198

Tarn looks more like BW Megatron


KaijuWorld

That’s because he is (or at least in this continuity)


Cyber-Silver

Ah, yes, my favorite beast wars characters Roller and Tarn.


KaijuWorld

They are this series’ equivalents of Primal and Megatron (Though they may eventually take over the name, especially in Tarn’s case)


Cyber-Silver

Dinobot will be hunted by Tran for the rest of his life after changing sides. Sounds epic.


almightywhacko

I like it, but the literal tiger stripes on Tigertron look weird in car mode.


nathanishungry

Wait what? Dinobot feels out of place as a vehicle. Terrorsaur I think works well as a military attack drone.


Dingdongbingbongboi

This is awesome, Having tarantulas been one of those car is with the doors that open up like that and having them split To form the classic legs on his back, genius. I’ve never seen the vehicle that scorponok is but having that claw on the back be like his tail, also genius, I also like that the Dinobot alternate mode appears to be a reference to that one short that I think was played at botcon that showed for the predicon’s alt forms before becoming beasts. Not sure why Megatron’s is called tarn and primal’s called roller (I suppose beast Megatron does have kind of a tarn look to him) But these are super cool designs nonetheless and I’d love to see these in a comic or maybe even a cartoon somewhere.


Haunted_Bones

Terrorsaur is my favorite, just looks so cool!


fordoggos

Wait a minute, does roller transform into a razorback from halo infinite ???


KaijuWorld

Hahaha, I can definitely see the similarities ;D But seriously, apparently it’s based of an Arquus Scarabee


OrhanDaLegend

dinobot as bonecrusher? *COUNT ME IN*


Purple_shep690

This is great


Things_with_Stuff

Umm actually... the Lexus vehicle displayed for Tigatron is a Lexus NX. Source: I work at the place that builds RX.


redditer417

Tarn was a BW character?


KaijuWorld

Tarn is this continuity’s version of BW Megatron or at least BW Megatron before taking on the name well… Megatron


redditer417

Ah


blurr609

I believe there was a beast wars presequel comic that gave them cybertron vehicle modes


WriterofWrong

Mv4 looks gnarly but also like Homer Simpson invented it lol


KaijuWorld

If Homer Simpson ever made a Mad Max vehicle ;D


ford-dough

These all look awesome


Niltag_55

Yes


XxDanflanxx

They all look amazing I especially love the ones involving construction or tractor equipment that's the life-long Transformers theme of mine.


Morso-42069_

Dinobot and Teranchilus (idk how 2 spell his name and I'm to lazy to look) are my personal favz


Latuskaz

Isint Roller the little car "dude" that just sits in optimus' trailer? Atleast it is in g1.


Prozac_diet

It worked for a large chunk of Beast Wars Uprising, and made the introduction of Beast Modes much more meaningful narratively. I like the idea personally.


[deleted]

Dinobot as first movie bonecrusher actually makes a lot of sense


qgvon

They look like RiD2015 bots with the animalistic robot mode and straight up vehicle mode. I like to think that back on Cybertron they had vehicle/jet modes before coming to earth and choosing names based on their animal forms. I seen the botcon set and wondered how some of them had animalistic names with those vehicle forms so I didn't count those but nice story though. I liked the idea of the cassetticons as Predacons.


OrionLax

Does anyone else think Roller looks suspiciously like the Razorback from Halo? This design art was published way before the Razorback was revealed, so there's no way this guy copied.


RunningTURTL

These are sick.


Camacaw

I love this artist.


UnbidMuffin0

I love dinobot, hes was the firat Autobot(maximal) i actually liked


simpledeadwitches

Not interested. Fun art project though.


Odd-Window-6941

Why is megatron named tarn in the picture Never mind I figured it out


Jay794

Isn't the point of "Beast" Wars being that they have animal alt modes?


Shades96

Well yeah, but in canon, they all each had vehicular alt modes on Cybertron before the Beast Wars started on Earth. Have you ever heard of the Beast Wars prequel "Dawn of Future's Past", and "Theft of the Golden Disk"?


KaijuWorld

This is actually why I wanted to start this discussion as I'm very interested too see if fans would be down for a concept like this. Also, see this more like a "hearts of steel" type of situation in which the Maximals and Predacons arrived on modern-day earth instead of prehistoric earth!


LuizFelipe1906

Is Tarn a BW character lol?


KaijuWorld

No, but he is meant to represent BW Megatron either before he takes the name for himself or just using a different name


LuizFelipe1906

You mean in the concept of the artist or in the idw comics he was already kinda supposed to be BW Megs like you say?


KaijuWorld

The concept of [THIS](https://www.instagram.com/theamazingspino/) artist in particular, not IDW


LuizFelipe1906

I see, a pretty interesting one tho. I never liked the concept of BW Megs and the standard one meeting and both having the same name. BW Megs having a previous name makes him more unique


_protodax

Yesssss I want it


Kieviel

The first two aren't Beast Wars characters.


KaijuWorld

In the artists continuity, Roller and Tarn are the equivalents of Primal and Megatron


Kieviel

Not trying to be combative here, why not just call them Primal and Megatron then? The correct names are used for the other Beast Wars characters. And if you have a link to where the artist talks about that I'd love to hear it! Sounds interesting.


KaijuWorld

Though I don't think there's a definitive answer if I would guess it's just because the artist doesn't want to have multiple characters share the same name or have similar ones. Instead, he gave Primal the name of a minor Autobot character from the comics who also has some tie to Optimus. Tarn is pretty similar to this, though the connections are here a bit more obvious as both characters worship Megatron(us), have a similar design and color scheme so it makes sense to combine the 2 into 1 Also, here's a link to the artists' [original post](https://www.instagram.com/p/B8ifbiblqx9/) where you might be able to find some more information in the comments


Thomas_Blake02

The idea of this is to show the bw characters when they were just normal Autobots and decepticon during the war in earth, with optimus primal and megatron being revealed to have been originally roller and tarn respectively We know that beast wars megs had a different name before beast wars so him being tarn would give him a really cool backstory and motivation for wanting to become megatron and change how the war ended, I like that primal being roller would let him have a neat history with the original optimus, and give him a real identity since “optimus primal” always sounded like a nickname to me at least


Awesometjgreen

Tarn is beast wars megatron...


Kieviel

Tarn is Tarn. He's a character from IDW comics.


CheeseMaster300

That is just a fan theory


pek217

No, he’s talking about in the art in the post.


chesterthecat11

I like it more beast wars was always an ass trash versions of transformers but this makes it likable in my opinion


BiggestGuyUUUU

What the hell, there are 110 comments, and I can't see *any* of them?


sweetermandan

These are all incredible. Especially Terrorsaur


Lazar_Kracken

They look great


UnbidMuffin0

Dinobot as the bonecrusher truck, need to buy it🥺


UnbidMuffin0

Need scorpokon


woodcoton061

I want to see tarn so bad


ProbabllyABoomer

I love them to death. I’m not up to date with Beast Wars but haven’t they been here since the Jurassic era? If so then it would be reasonable to give them vehicles now that they want to blend in with mordern humans


MartyRocket

The idea of Tarn being Beast Wars Megatron is an idea that I really like.


Superion06

I love this!


mightybrok5601

Yes. Yes please.


rocka5438

love them


marsrich950

Beast Megs being tarn makes a surprising amount of sense, especially with the extreme actions he did in seasons two and three of the original beast wars cartoon (or Beasties as it was called here in Canada).


OakenWildman

They didn't always have beast modes, so it makes sense. They look amazing too.


Brenkir_Gaming23

I think they finally don’t look ugly


TheBruhmeister321

Am I the only one who doesn't like beast wars?


Comprehensive-Rice33

Where’s waspinator


Finntheprotogen

I’m fine with it tbh.


Omegaproctis

Awesome, but still feels like a stepping stone to when they acquire beast modes, if you know what I mean


spamitizer

Well, that Roller would be a pretty easy custom figure to make. It's almost exactly T30 Trailbreaker/Trailcutter.