Back in January it was revealed that new versions of Grimlock and Optimus Primal would be released under the Classic Heroes Team banner as a follow up to the long running Rescue Bots toy line. For those interested in picking these figures up, Entertainment Earth has posted full listings and are taking pre-orders. Entertainment Earth is currently running a special where a $39+ order gets free shipping with the code SPRINGFREE22.
The Russian retail site Wildberries has posted a listing for a Rise of the Beasts notebook featuring an image of Optimus Prime on the front and what looks like ancient carvings of animals on the back. The Optimus Prime is essentially a version of the Optimus Prime we saw in the Bumblebee movie, which makes sense since this is a sequel to that film. More interesting is the "carving" which features several animals that represent classic Beast Wars characters.
Che is one of the Beast Riders, vehicles meant for use as accessories with the Beast Machines Transformers figures. Each vehicle is specialized towards one character. Che is specialized for Beast Machines Cheetor. This is specialization is mainly focused on the appearance of the toy.
As part of Walmart Collector Con, two more Vintage Beast Wars releases are joining the line! You can now preorder Cybershark and Wolfang with retro packaging. I was able to order both without issue, though officially they are not supposed to be up til 1PM. Good luck!
Quickstrike is one of the basic additions to the Beast Machines 2000 assortment. Some original reports listed his name as possibly being Ravage (whom his tech spec is eerily reminiscent of) or Wolfang (possibly after the first wolf released in the Beast Wars line).
Skydive is a mid year addition to the Beast Machines Transformers line. He offers up what might be one of the most positive examples of what the Maximal toys in the Beast Machines line can be. This review will note some of the positive features of this toy that this reviewer hopes will carry on to future Beast Machines and Transformers toys.
In another universe, the quantum surge kills all Maximals and Predacons, except Tigatron. He survives, but the surge left him severely mutated, aggressive, and savage! Check out my review and gallery of the Golden Disk Mutant Tigatron figure!
Release Date: January 2022
Price Point: $33.99 (depending on retailer)
Retailer: Amazon Exclusive (with limited quantities sold via Hasbro Pulse)
Accessories: Quasar Cannon, Tail/Whip Weapon
Rhinox is the Maximal you always want on your team. Smart, powerful with a deeply loyal streak, he is one of Optimus Primal's most trusted team members. Check out my review and gallery of this Voyager Class figure from "Kingdom"!