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Beast Wars Neo
Longrack, one of the Maximal heroes of Beast Wars Neo
Also known as Chô seimeitai Transformer: Beast Wars Neo
Genre Anime
Created by Toei Animation
Sunbow Entertainment
Directed by Osamu Sekita
Voices of Hozumi Gôda
Country of origin  Japan
 United States
Language(s) Japanese, English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 35 (List of episodes)
Running time 30 minutes
Original run 3 February 1998 – 29 September 1999
Status Ended
Preceded by Beast Wars Second

Beast Wars Neo is a 1999 Japanese Transformers television animated series and toy line, and a sequel to Beast Wars II.



The series focuses on a battle between Maximal and Predacon factions for possession of an energy source called Angolmois. The lone "one-man army" Big Convoy is assigned the task of being teacher to a group of young recruits against Magmatron's group. By the end of the series, however, both forces unite to oppose the wrath of the dark god Unicron.



Big Convoy is a powerful, independent warrior character. He transforms into a mammoth.

Longrack is a gregarious Maximal. He has one Arm Shot attack on his right arm, while his Crush Arm allows his character to mangle his enemies. He transforms into a giraffe.

His transformative powers favor dry climates. His right hand produces a vacuum shockwave, the Hand Vute, that slices through steel. He transforms into a cobra.

Stampy's character has Mighty Ears to allow him to hardly miss any distant sounds. He transforms into a white rabbit.

Break launches anchors from his right arm as his weapons. He transforms into a penguin.

Heinlad has a clock in his stomach, giving him the ability to manipulate time. He transforms into a Tanuki Raccoon Dog.

Mach Kick has an Elastic Hand attack and a Tail Tomahawk, a combination axe/whip. He transforms into a horse.

Navi is the Maximal's navigational computer.


Rockbuster has a hard shell that provides endurance for the character in battle. His Claw Buster and Crush Claw are powerful weapons that destroy armor. He transforms into a crab. The toy version is a redesign of Beast Wars Razorclaw.

Randy's firepower is his Charge Buster weapon. He transforms into a boar. The toy version is a redesign of Beast Wars Razorbeast.

Sharp Edge's weapon is a powerful cutter hidden in his flank region, the Diamondtail. He transforms into a sawshark. The toy is a remold of Beast Wars Cybershark.

Bump has strong, shell-like skin, and displays a lightning-fast draw-and-fire technique with the weapons at his hips. He transforms into an armadillo. The toy is a redesign of Beast Wars Armordillo.

Survive transforms into a bear. The toy is a redesign of Beast Wars Polar Claw.


Magmatron, head villain of the series

Magmatron's beast mode involves three dinosaurs: Landsaurus, Skysaurus, and Seasaurus.

He is Magmatron's right-hand man. He releases the Thunder Horn blast from his horns to damage an enemy, while his tail can become a Tail Shooter, a missile launcher. He transforms into a triceratops.

Saberback is able to use his tail to disguise himself as a flower to lure in enemies. He uses the Triple Claw, sharp talons in his right hand, at full power. He transforms into a stegosaurus.

Sling's right arm becomes a Tail Bunker to pierce through his enemies, while his left becomes the Sling Shield for protection. He transforms into a dimetrodon.

Dead End's weapon is a Spiral Bomb attack, launching the shell off his right shoulder. He transforms into an ammonite.

Archadis' wings are armed with Wing Gundreads, rapid-fire cannons, and can drop Wing Bombs. He transforms into an archaeopteryx. Archadis' toy was later remolded into Beast Machines Airraptor.

DNAvi is a dragonfly-shaped navigational computer.


Killerpunch has a Head Punch that is used as offense, as well as a homing device. He transforms into a styracosaurus.

Hydra has a Wing Shot, and transforms into a pteranodon.

Crazybolt has a tail rifle as his weapon. He transforms into a Frill-necked Lizard.

Bazooka uses the hammer-like lump attached to the end of his tail to smash open enemy head modules with his Gigaton Stamp. He transforms into an ankylosaurus.

Hardhead's uses his Head Attack to confront his enemies. Hardhead also wields a Pilesaber blade. He transforms into a pachycephalosaurus.


He possesses the form of a Lionfish and a hornet fused together; and uses a rapid-fire poison arrow launcher. The toy version is a remold of Beast Wars Injector.

He possesses the form of an orca and an elephant fused together. His Killer Tusks shoot a liquid that liquefies any material on contact. The toy is a remold of Beast Wars Torca.

It possesses the form of a lizard and dragonfly. It uses its Drancutter to sneak up on its prey. He also has a Clap Missile. The toy is a redesign of Beast Wars Sky Shadow.

Unicron is the leader of the Blendtrons.


Beast Wars Neo's toy line contains exclusive figures available only in Japan, some of which later became available to other fans via the Hasbro online store or were available in later series, sometimes repainted and remolded. The Transformers: Universe release of Nemesis Prime was Hasbro's repaint of Big Convoy and was released in Australia as exclusive item, in addition to being a Target exclusive in the United States. Magmatron also ended up as a Target exclusive.


  1. Move Out Big Convoy!
  2. Get the Mysterious Capsule!
  3. Burning Spirit Below Freezing
  4. Hang in there Stampy!
  5. Mirage in the Sand
  6. Dinosaur Combiner Magmatron
  7. Duel in the Midst of Labyrinth
  8. Danger of the Black Hole
  9. Sub-Commander Longrack
  10. Whoa! Eaten!
  11. Planet of Time
  12. Hydra Alone
  13. Break is a Destron
  14. Ship's Log
  15. Mach Kick Enlists!
  16. Planet of the Ultimate Weapon
  17. Troubled DNAVI
  18. Randy, Attack!
  19. Physicist Bump
  20. Hardhead is Hardheaded
  21. Deep-sea Personal Combat
  22. The Stolen Gung-Ho
  23. Hot-blooded Instructor Survive
  24. Assemble, New Warriors!
  25. The Mysterious Beast Warrior
  26. The Stolen Capsule
  27. Pursue the Blendtrons
  28. Angered Magmatron
  29. Illusions? LioConvoy
  30. Unicron Revived...
  31. Unicron's Ambition
  32. Fight, Cybertrons!
  33. The End of the Cybertrons...
  34. The Last Battle
  35. Graduation


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