Beast Machines promotional & conceptual material archive
these were from mainframe's website, many of them can still be viewed on the wayback machine. i can only find the second cheetor one small. the last two are from bobskir.com.
download (177 included, some lost due to not appearing on the wayback machine)
a screencap of japanese television station tokyo MX's beast machines page
the mcdonald's happy meal promotion went from august 4, 2000 to the 24th.
the box was much cuter than the horrifying toys it contained.
thanks to incompetant-bug on tumblr for showing me the other box!
fox kids launch spots, "evolution revolution" music video
fox kids next episode and beast wars weekday reruns bumpers
fox kids magazine #35 (summer 1999) had a sneak peak for shows that would be premiering in the fall: spider-man unlimited, the avengers, and beast machines, featuring concept art:
fox kids magazine #36 (fall 1999):
fox kids magazine #37 (winter 1999) came with a beast machines bookmark:
fox kids magazine #38 (spring 2000):
fox kids magazine #39 (summer 2000):
here are the show-focused beast machines pages from Transformers: The Ultimate Guide: (tfwiki - archive.org)
here is a render included in the art book Genesis: The Art of Transformers. thanks to incompetant-bug for sending it:
the january 2000 issue of toyfare magazine came with a beast wars preview booklet covering both the toys and the show. thanks incompetant-bug for sending me this! (source)
the main page:
a news update about a whole lot of beast era happenings, including the premire of beast machines:
Cheetor prototype, sold on ebay:
"Rare prototype Beast Machines Night Slash Cheetor figure. It is very similar to the gray figure that was pictured on the package. This one is in nice condition. The button gimmick works which makes the right arm go up and down. The sword pops out on that arm too. However, the left arm and sword are glued in place and the hand is not attached. It seems to have been glued place before I acquired."
Strika prototype, sold on ebay:
"Rare prototype Beast Machines Stryka figure. It is very similar to the gray figure that was pictured on the package. This one is in nice condition, but does not fully transform since some parts are glued together. The head has definitely been glued back one. However, it isn't unusual for prototypes like this to have glued parts."
Cheetor concept art presentation board, sold on ebay:
"Cool Beast Machines Cheetor concept presentation boards. It was used to show proof of concept for the character. It's very similar to the final version of the toy. Please note it's not in perfect condition with imperfect corner as shown in the photos. It measures roughly 16 x 20 inches (41 x 51 cm)."
Packaging concept presentation board, sold on ebay:
"Cool BEAST MACHINES concept packaging presentation board. It was use to show proof of concept for the Beast Machines packaging. Likely this would have never been made, but some elements such as the blue color made it all the way through to he final product. The board measures roughly 15 x 20 inches (38 x 51 cm) and the center piece is roughly 9 x 12.5 inches (23 x 30.5 cm) at its longest parts."
Transtech concept art
scans are available on the tfarchive.
Silverbolt concept art presentation board, sold on ebay:
"Cool TransTech Silverbolt concept presentation boards. They were used to show proof of concept for the character. Unfortunately, the final product never saw the light of day. Both boards measure roughly 15 x 20 inches (38 x 51 cm)."