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Beast Wars: Transformers was Kenner's incredible reinvention of the Transformers brand, beginning in 1996. Its focus was realistically styled animal alternate modes – a far cry from the vehicles and robotic beasts rendered previously. Placing “Transformers” after the name was quite symbolic of how far this series wandered from the paths beaten by the robots in disguise.

Beast Wars revolutionized everything about Transformers toys. They were divided into two new factions, with new characters and a new story. Instead of being divided into subgroups around a theme or gimmick, toys were divided into price categories called “classes”. Many toys began to use ball-and-socket joints, allowing an unprecedented degree of articulation and poseability. Further, the joints had the benefit of detaching with excessive force instead of breaking or cracking. Detached limbs could be snapped back on with no permanent damage to the figure.

Beast Wars introduced another new concept that would become a standard for Transformers: all weapons could either be stored or used in all modes of the figures. Gone were the racks of extraneous missiles, or guns and rifles piled up behind a row of cars. Many figures had spring-loaded action features or firing weapons that added excitement to fit into the new “play pattern” of kids.

After a couple of themed sets (partly mechanical beasts, mutated beasts etc.), Beast Wars wound to a close in 2000, overlapping its successor series, Beast Machines. The brand was left with a whole new direction, and booming sales to show for it.

 

Basic Class

Air Hammer
Fuzors
Airazor
Armordillo
Bantor
Fuzors
Buzzclaw
Fuzors
Claw Jaw
Drill Bit
Iguanus
Insecticon
Lazorbeak
Nightglider
Transmetals 2
Noctorro
Fuzors
Optimus Minor
Transmetals 2
Powerpinch
Quickstrike
Fuzors
Rattrap
Razorbeast
Razorclaw
Scarem
Transmetals 2
Snapper
Snarl
Sonar
Transmetals 2
Spittor
Transmetals 2
Spittor
Stinkbomb
Transmetals 2
Terragator
Fuzors
Terrorsaur

Combiners - Gift Set Only

Magnaboss
Tripredacus

Deluxe Class

Airazor
Transmetals
Airazor
Fox Kids
Transmetals
Blackarachnia
Bonecrusher
Buzz Saw
Cheetor
Fox Kids
Transmetals
Cheetor
Cheetor
Transmetals 2
Cheetor
Fox Kids
Cheetor
Transmetals
Cybershark
Dinobot
Fox Kids
Dinobot
Dinobot
Transmetals 2
Grimlock
Icebird
Mutants
Iguanus
Transmetals 2
Injector
Fuzors
Jawbreaker
Transmetals 2
Jetstorm
K-9
Manterror
Poison Bite
Mutants
Prowl (black)
Transmetals 2
Prowl (white)
Transmetals 2
Ramulus
Transmetals 2
Rattrap
Transmetals
Wal-Mart Exclusive
Rattrap
Fox Kids
Transmetals
Rattrap
Transmetals
Razor Claw
Mutants
Retrax
Rhinox
Rhinox
Fox Kids
Rhinox
Transmetals
Rhinox
Fox Kids
Transmetals
Scourge
Transmetals 2
Silverbolt
Fuzors
Sky Shadow
Fuzors
Soundwave
Mutants
Tarantulas
Fox Kids
Transmetals
Tarantulas
Tarantulas
Transmetals
Terrorsaur
Transmetals
Tigatron
Torca
Fuzors
Tripredacus Agent
Transmetals 2
Wal-Mart Exclusive
Waspinator
Fox Kids
Transmetals
Waspinator
Fox Kids
Waspinator
Waspinator
Transmetals
Wolfang

Fast Food Premiums

Beast Wars (Rhinox)

McDonald's Happy Meal

Beetle
Blackarachnia
Transmetals
Dinobot
Transmetals
Manta Ray
Panther
Rhino
Scorponok
Transmetals

Mega Class

B'Boom
Blackarachnia
Transmetals 2
Cybershark
Transmetals 2
Inferno
Megatron
Transmetals
Optimus Primal
Transmetals
Polar Claw
Scavenger
Transmetals
Scorponok
Transquito

Microverse Playsets

Arachnid (green)
Arachnid (yellow)
Maximal Orcanoch Micro Playset

Super Class

Optimal Optimus
Transmetals

Ultra Class

Depth Charge
Transmetals
Megatron
Megatron
Transmetals 2
Optimus Primal
Rampage
Transmetals
Tigerhawk
Transmetals 2

Versus Sets

Optimus Primal vs. Megatron

Video Pack-Ins

Airazor
Clawjaw
Europe Exclusive
Transmetals
Razorclaw
Spittor
Europe Exclusive
Transmetals
Images needed for this series: 12
Measurement stats: Measured: 300 (Verified: 281, Unverified: 19, Not Measured: 125
Instructions scans needed: 6
Stats Card scans needed: