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In 1999, Kenner turned control of Beast Wars Transformers back to Hasbro. The line continued through 1999 to its finale, with the primary focus being Transmetals 2 – partly robotic, partly organic cyborg beasts with gritty, asymmetric designs.

The Transmetals 2 continued to fit into the standard size classes, selling in Basic, Deluxe, and Ultra price points. Hasbro supplemented the line in a way that would become standard practice: redecos of earlier characters. Released in packaging that promoted the Fox Kids network, host of the Beast Wars cartoon, all the main-character Deluxe beasts, and their Transmetals equivalents received bright new color schemes. A few of the Fox Kids spilled over into 2000, overlapping the following series.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the pond, Takara bided more time for the latter portion of the Mainframe Entertainment series to be dubbed by introducing Beast Wars Neo. The series was a monumental effort considering its short-lived release. Featuring nearly all new molds, and supported by its own domestic anime, the series stood on its own until some of its designs were later borrowed for redecos. The Destrons were all extinct creatures, primarily dinosaurs, while the Cybertrons featured a more eclectic mix of primarily extant mammals. The most enduringly weird toy was Heinrad, a mythological depiction of a Japanese tanuki, with a working alarm clock mounted in his chest and wielding a bottle of sake and a promissory note.

Later in the year, Takara caught up to Hasbro by introducing Beast Wars Metals. This portion of the Beast Wars saga featured slightly-modified versions of all the main character toys from the Transmetals period of the Mainframe Entertainment cartoon, and was Takara's final entry in the line. The remaining Mainframe episodes were aired with new dubs, and Takara went on to plan their successor to Beast Wars.

By year's end, though, the Beast Wars story had played out. Hasbro already had its own plans for the successor, building on the huge success that Beast Wars enjoyed in Hasbro markets.

 

Animorphs

Deluxe Class

Ax / Panther
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Cassie / Wolf
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Jake / Grizzly Bear
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Jake / Stingray
Europe Exclusive
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Jake / Tiger
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Marco / Beetle
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Marco / Gorilla
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Rachel / Lion
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Taxxon / Battlebeast
Europe Exclusive
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Tobias / Hawk
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Mega Class

Ax / Scorpion
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Tobias / Hawk
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Visser Three / Inferno Beast
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Super Class

Tri-Rex
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Ultra Class

Visser Three
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Beast Wars

Basic Class

Nightglider
Transmetals 2
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Optimus Minor
Transmetals 2
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Scarem
Transmetals 2
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Sonar
Transmetals 2
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Spittor
Transmetals 2
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Stinkbomb
Transmetals 2
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Deluxe Class

Cheetor
Fox Kids
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Cheetor
Transmetals 2
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Cheetor
Fox Kids
Transmetals
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Dinobot
Fox Kids
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Iguanus
Transmetals 2
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Jawbreaker
Transmetals 2
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Prowl (black)
Transmetals 2
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Prowl (white)
Transmetals 2
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Ramulus
Transmetals 2
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Rattrap
Transmetals
Wal-Mart Exclusive
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Rhinox
Fox Kids
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Scourge
Transmetals 2
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Tarantulas
Fox Kids
Transmetals
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Waspinator
Fox Kids
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Mega Class

Blackarachnia
Transmetals 2
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Cybershark
Transmetals 2
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Ultra Class

Megatron
Transmetals 2
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Tigerhawk
Transmetals 2
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Beast Wars Metals

Basic Class

Quickstrike
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Deluxe Class

Airazor
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Cheetus
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Cheetus 2
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Dinobot
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Jaguar
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Metals Rattle Special Version with Beast Wars Metals 500 pc. Puzzle
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Rattle
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Rhinox
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Silverbolt
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Tarans
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Terrorsaurer
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Waspeeter
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Mega Class

Black Widow
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Convoy
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Inferno
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Megatron
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Super Class

Powered Convoy
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Ultra Class

Depth Charge
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Dragon Megatron
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Rampage
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Tigerfalcon
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Versus Sets

Flash Showdown: Rattle vs. Terrorsaurer
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Heatwave Showdown: Airazor vs. Quickstrike
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Hurricane Showdown: Cheetus vs. Waspeeter
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Showdown of Bravery: Silverbolt vs. Rampage
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Showdown of Strength: Rhinox vs. Tarans
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Showdown on the Ocean Bottom: Depth Charge VS Inferno
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Beast Wars Neo

Basic Class

Bazooka
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Break
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Bump
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Crazybolt
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Dead End
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Hydra
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Randy
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Rockbuster
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Sling
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Stampy
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Deluxe Class

Archadis
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Cohrada
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Drancron
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Elphaorpha
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Guiledart
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Hardhead
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Killer Punch
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Mach Kick
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Ratorata
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Saberback
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Sharp Edge
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Mega Class

Longrack
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Survive
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Ultra Class

Big Convoy
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Black Big Convoy
Toys 'R' Us Exclusive
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Heinrad
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Magmatron
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Versus Sets

Backwater Showdown: Rockbuster vs. Hydra
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Roaring Showdown: Survive vs. Killer Punch
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Showdown in the Desert: Cohrada vs. Saberback
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Showdown in the Ocean: Break vs. Dead End
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Showdown in the Prairie: Stampy vs. Sling
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Showdown in the Savannah: Longrack vs. Guiledart
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Showdown of the Favorites: Mach Kick vs. Archadis
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Showdown of the Master Fencers: Sharp Edge vs. Hardhead
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Showdown of the Universe: Big Convoy vs. Magmatron
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Showdown of the Utmost Limit: Bump vs. Bazooka
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Sprinting Showdown: Randy vs. Crazybolt
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BotCon / OTFCC / Timelines

Convention Figures

Sandstorm
BotCon '99
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Windrazor
BotCon '99
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