We have something quite interesting to share with you today. A post by Martin Sønderby Lund at From the Vault – TF Showcase reveals some clarification about the original name for Beast Wars Inferno.
We know that Inferno was never seen in Transmetal form in the show, but there was indeed a Transmetal ant named Scavenger. We never had any proof of the connection between Scavenger toy and the original Inferno, but it was more than a design coincidence for many fans. An image taken from the Beast Wars design binder reveals an early Beast Wars Inferno box image showing Scavenger’s name in the back, giving us our first solid proof about the original name of the Predacon ant warrior. As stated in the original From The Vaul – TF Showcase Facebook post:
Looking closer at the back of the box, we get the real explanation: This toy was originally intended to be named “Scavenger”, as seen on the non-revised Tech Specs card.
Why this change was made we may never know, but the name for the later Mega Class Transmetal “Scavenger” toy now makes so much more sense, as fans had always wondered why that particular release had not been named “Inferno”.
There your are, another piece of hideous Transformers story finally explained. What do you think about it? Would you have preferred the name Scavenber instead of Inferno? Click on the bar to see the mirrored images on this news post and then sound off your impressions on the 2005 Board!