Video: At Botcon 1998 I had the honor of being a small part of a special "Beast Wars" themed script reading. Recently I dug up my VHS of the event and had it digitized. I've posted this online for all to enjoy (with an intro by yours truly). Check it out below!
Sonar is one of the newest recruits in the Maximal ranks. His fierce and scary looks make him look almost more like a Predacon, but this guy is indeed a Maximal. This is also perhaps the best iteration of a bat that the Beast Wars Transformers line has come out with thus far.
Silverbolt was one of the first Maximal deluxe Fuzor releases. He is also arguably one of the most impressive Fuzors released in 1998. His organic side is a combination of a wolf and eagle, making for a very interesting "mythic" looking beast form. If you are going to only buy one Fuzor, this is arguably the one to get.
Scarem is one of the initial line of Transmetal II basic assortment toys. Although small in size, this toy manages to be lots of fun. Like his predecessors such as Insecticon and Spittor, Scarem has a very creepy look and interesting features.
Ramulus is one of the first Transmetals II additions to the Maximal ranks. This is also one of the few Transmetals II toys that was created with a beast form different than that of any previously released Beast Wars Transformers toy: A ram. This and good design work make it a nice toy to have.
Injector is one of the deluxe Fuzors releases for 1998. He is also one toy that caused a fair amount of confusion among Transformers fans because earlier publicity releases had named this toy "Aquasting". Unfortunately, the name had already been snatched up by another company, so they had to do a quick renaming.
Back in 1996 when some of the first pictures of Beast Wars Transformers appeared in magazines, one of the first toys to be pictured was "Barbearian" a.k.a. Grizzly-1. This toy also appeared in the back of a Hasbro catalogue. Of course, fans would later get the mold with different colors in the form of Polar Claw.
Transmetal Airazor is the newest incarnation of the Maximal femme warrior. Her new form is bigger than before with some interesting new features. Now a Transmetal, Airazor is a powerful triple changing Transformer!
Bantor is one of the regular Beast Wars Transformers 1998 Fuzors toys. His organic parts are a mix of a baboon and a tiger. To a large degree, this fusion works and the tech specs are written up to reflect the action feature of the the toy and the beast modes and integrate them into the personality of the character.