In 1997, a two pack featuring new Beast Wars characters was released at the Botcon fan convention. The set included Fractyl (a Terrorsaur redeco) and Packrat (a Rattrap redeco). This pair came in a beautiful box featuring artwork by long time Transformers artist Andrew Wildman. I have now restored the review of this set with updated comments and brand new photos. Check it out here!
Release Date: July 1997
Price Point: $40 USD
Retailer: Botcon 1997 Exclusive
Accessories: Blaster (Fractyl), Blaster (Packrat)
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.
Snarl is one of the 1997 release regular Beast Wars figures. It is a definite attempt at trying a slightly different kind of transformation while adding in an action "gimmick". To a degree it doesn't work but to another degree it is obvious some nice effort went into this design.
Last year Walmart began to release reissues of Beast Wars figures from the 90's. One of the first was Rattrap! Check out my review and gallery of this Vintage Beast Wars release.
Release Date: September 2021
Price Point: $22.87
Retailer: Walmart US Exclusive (with limited amounts sold via Hasbro Pulse)
Accessories: Blaster halves x 2
Thanks once again to the folks at In Demand Toys, we now have confirmation that there is another Beast Wars reissue on the way: Cybershark! Originally released in 1997, Cybershark transformed from a bio-mechanical hammerhead shark to a fierce looking robot. Among Beast Wars fans this one is a favorite and I'm sure many fans will love having the chance to get him again! No release time frame or price has been given yet, but for now check out the pics below and you can see my review of
Rattrap is a great example of how a good character on a television show can make people want a toy very badly. After his breakout appearance on the Beast Wars Transformers television show, this became one heavily sought after toy.
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.