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Beast Wars Skyshadow

A photo of Skyshadow from Beast Wars.

Most Beast Wars toys don’t rank highly on my list of my favourite Transformers these days. (A few of them actually rank highly on my list of worst Transformers.) Though I appreciated the improved posability and interesting transformation sequences, I prefer my robot modes to look robotic rather than mutant-like. I was quite glad when vehicular alt modes were reintroduced through the Beast Machines Vehicons in 1999 and the Car Robot Cybertron in 2000.

That said, Beast Wars must be credited for reviving the then-moribund Transformers franchise. The line did very well and looking at figures like Skyshadow, it’s easy to believe there was so much demand for Beast Wars toys at one point that otherwise rejected designs were approved for production.

Posted in Pix, Toys, Transformers.

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