Machine Wars was a short-lived toy series in the Transformers toyline, introduced in 1997. The series was initially exclusive to KB Toys and its subsidiaries, although overstock/unsold surplus eventually appeared at other retailers.
Machine Wars was Hasbro's first attempt at returning to vehicle-formed Transformers after it had revolutionised the toyline with Beast Wars, where all toys had animal alternate modes. The Machine Wars subline lasted only for one wave of toys, which contained twelve toys - six Autobots and six Decepticons. With no TV show or comic book to back the story up, the line generated little interest and sales were so low that the line ended after the first wave. The line also seemed somewhat rushed, with most of the toys even lacking original packaging art (the Basic-sized race car mold used altered art from Generation 2 Laser Rod Jolt, the two basic jets used recycled European packaging art, Optimus Prime's art was altered from his Generation 2 Laser Rod version, and the other three boxed toys used recolored art from their original counterparts).
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... The four previously unreleased Generation 2 molds introduced in Machine Wars were eventually used in the Beast Wars II and Transformers Car Robots/Transformers ...
... Beast Wars Basic Lion Prowl (1997) Packaged together with Beast Wars Ironhide and Beast Wars eagle Silverbolt ... Machine Wars Basic Prowl (1997) Alongside Prowl's "return" in Beast Wars, the small toy line called Machine Wars was released exclusively in KB Toys stores in 1997 ... unused Generation 2 mold, and was shared by Machine Wars Mirage ...
... Machine Wars Thundercracker (1997) A basic sized flip changer ... It is difficult to determine where the Machine Wars characters are placed within the overall Transformers storyline as there was no fictional material other than ... Machine Wars characters are usually considered future or alternate reality versions of the main G1/G2 characters which was never expanded upon ...
... Machine Wars Basic Hubcap (1997) A new character named Hubcap was released in the Machine Wars line, an exclusive to Kaybee toy stores ... This toy was based on an unreleased Generation 2 mold, which was shared with Machine Wars Hoist ...
... Machine Wars Soundwave (1997) 1997's Machine Wars toy line, released exclusively in KB Toy stores, featured Soundwave as a repaint of the 1992 European and Canadian exclusive ... "The Terror Tank." Transtech Soundwave (unreleased) With the conclusion of the Beast Machines toy line, the initial plan for a follow-up was through the futuristic Transtech series ... Soundwave with Space Case (2004) A redeco of Soundwave's Machine Wars figure, this toy was rendered in shades of blue and yellow, and packaged with fellow Decepticon Space Case ...
Famous quotes containing the words wars and/or machine:
“O how wretched
Is that poor man that hangs on princes favors!
There is betwixt that smile we would aspire to,
More pangs and fears than wars or women have;
And when he falls, he falls like Lucifer,
Never to hope again.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)
“I brush my hair,
waiting in the pain machine for my bones to get hard,
for the soft, soft bones that were laid apart
and were screwed together. They will knit.
And the other corpse, the fractured heart,
I feed it piecemeal, little chalice. Im good to it.”
—Anne Sexton (19281974)