Well, I really wasn’t expecting Warpath, so this’ll be interesting to see how they keep him to the all-important scale whilst also providing a tank mode that doesn’t end up looking ridiculous.
As far as Blackarachnia goes I’m hoping that they do a decent job of the mold and don’t just have her being another shellformer. Or worse, somehow being a repaint or Arcee. (No I don’t know how it’d work either, but this is Hasbro...)
The core class Prime really is the interesting one here. You could assume that they’re just making a smaller version of Prime to better interact with Titans, or something, in the same vein as the original Prime Cyberverse line. But then consider that Rattrap’s also in the line, and that one of the key play patterns from Prime Wars to now is that all sizes classes can interact in some way, and you do have to wonder what’s going on. Is the story going to be that the G1 cast land on a planet of giant creatures, a la Godzilla and King Kong, resulting in the Beast Wars cast towering over the G1 cast? If so, that’ll be an intriguing inversion that’ll upset a lot of people. Whatever the case, I’m looking forward to finding out what this turns out to be...
As long as the BW toys are consistent and correct within themselves, I don't particularly care how the G1 guys scale to them in hasbro's Headcanon. I don't have netflix or internet not reliant on phone data, so I won't get to see a cheaply made bad cartoon, either.
This is quite an interesting situation really. Whereas the G1 updates we've had in the first two parts of this trilogy have been some way distant from their previous versions, like comparing the cars to their classics equivalents, there are some pretty strong Beast Wars figures from the T30 era that would still stand up as modern toys. I'm not saying don't do it, after all, some characters we get new versions of every five minutes, but if you think about T30 Rattrap, Waspinator, Rhinox, Legends Blackarachnia - those were good figures that probably don't need updating at the moment. Be interesting to see if they can be bettered.
And comes with a pee-coloured version of Soundbarrier!
And yeah, if that Optimus Primal doesn't have at least three spring-loaded weapons that can pop out and then also fire missiles what's the point? I'm pretty certain that it won't be able to beat its chest. I guess we'll just have to be happy with an abundance of 5mm- sorry, C.O.M.B.A.T. C.O.L.I.N. ports...