Let's talk about TANKFORMERS

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Xenomrph, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. Xenomrph

    Xenomrph Mr. Fix-it

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    Holy crap do I love tanks, so transformers that turn into tanks are extra cool. In this thread we should talk about how cool tank transformers are and what the best ones are.

    I just got the TFC Iron Army set because I like old-timey historical alt-modes, so 4 WWII-themed bots was pretty much a no-brainer. The robot modes for the tanks are kinda shrimpy, but in tank mode they're pretty great.

    ...and they look extra great when connected to PCC Heavytread, who is probably my favorite tankformer I've got.

    I really like Generations Warpath even if he's not based on a "real" tank - he's fun to transform, looks awesome in both modes, and looks more than a little bit like a Halo scorpion tank which is pretty neat in my book.

    I've got 2 of Guzzle, one G1 bot and the more recent Cyberverse one. I like them both, I wish the face was better on the Cyberverse one, but he's still fun to mess around with. He's not as good as Heavytread, but I still dig him.

    I've also got TFTM Leader Brawl, who is crazy-huge and a lot of fun. He's a huge step up over the Deluxe that came out first. I find his transformation a little finicky but he's still really big and impressive in both modes.

    Any other must-buy tanks I'm missing out on?
     
  2. scubaboy31

    scubaboy31 Digital Gypsy

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    G2 Megatron is a lot of fun!

    G1 Blitzwing is also good.
     
  3. Stryker055

    Stryker055 Josh Boyfriend

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    I always had a soft spot for Armada Megatron, but he's not for everyone.

    Oh, and ROTF Bludgeon.
     
  4. Fallout

    Fallout Well-Known Member

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    i need more tanks in my collection. i've been pining for cyberverse guzzle for a while now, and i can't wait for that megatron remold of bludgeon. heavytread looks pretty cool too.
     
  5. Snake_eyes1975

    Snake_eyes1975 Peace through Tyranny!!

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    Bludgeon all the way. Best tank TF toy I can think of.

    I dont have a leader brawl though..I REALLY want one

    Heavytread IS awesome. too bad more peeps dont have him to appreciate that one. Warpath is good. Guzzle is nice as well.

    I really like hailstorm and mindset, but they are more like MLRS type, Straxus and skullgrin are great too
     
  6. GreednGluttony

    GreednGluttony grumpy smurf

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    armada demolisher is my favorite tank tf mostly for sentimental reasons
     
  7. depthcharge82

    depthcharge82 Maximal

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    there is a gobot one that i always liked
     
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    seekerblackout Banned

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    None of these are officially tanks, but Hailstorm/Mindset and Straxus/Skullgrin for the win.

    Well, Straxus is a half track tank but whatever. I also really like ROTF Voyager Megs. Though mostly for his robot mode.
     
  9. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    here's my suggestions:
    RotF Bludgeon/Banzaitron mold. and after seeing the G2-ish Megatron redeco at SDCC, i want that one, too.

    G1 Blitzwing

    Leader Brawl, or even the Deluxe Brawl is great.

    the Super Gobots Destroyer has a great alt mode that could fit in with TFs. the bot mode...oh dear, no. lol.
     
  10. WWELORD

    WWELORD The Best In The World

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    Nothing Beats Generations Warpath
     
  11. MidnightBliss

    MidnightBliss Well-Known Member

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    Leader Brawl is awesome. Generations Warpath is amazing. I like the Classics Megs from the 2 pack.
     
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    LCDR Blindside Banned

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    Bludgeon is best. Period.
     
  13. Bountyan

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    Generations Warpath is my favorite one. Bludgeon is up there as well.
     
  14. DrTraveler

    DrTraveler Once and Future Slicer

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    He's not just the best Tankformer ever, but one of the best deluxes ever.

    Heavytread is good though, and I have a WfC Megatron coming in the mail I have high hopes for.
     
  15. depthcharge82

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    I need to give some love for Cybertron Defense Shattorshot Though it might not count
     
  16. PlanckEpoch

    PlanckEpoch Just a regular old plumbus

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    G2 Megatron and ROTF Bludgeon. They're really damn good tankformers too. Two of my favorites, right there.
     
  17. Stardust262

    Stardust262 Moe is the Only Way

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    Cybertron Defense Scattorshot is awesome if you're interested in that kind of tank
     
  18. Dinobot747

    Dinobot747 Chopperface

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    I am aware they have already been mentioned, but the Straxus mold (if you want to consider that a tank) and the ROTF Bludgeon mold are really great.

    EDIT: Oh, and DrTraveler reminded me of WFC Megatron, who is a simply awesome Deluxe if you like the aesthetic.
     
  19. Xenomrph

    Xenomrph Mr. Fix-it

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    Whoops, somehow I forgot to mention ROTF Bludgeon in my OP. He's really great and a lot of fun to transform, and his weapon storage is fantastic. He's just got a lot of character - he turns from a Japanese tank to a Japanese Samurai robot, it's great.

    My only real complaint with Bludgeon is the soft plastic for his sword makes it kinda... floppy. Definitely not a dealbreaker, though.
     
  20. Karhukjnsi

    Karhukjnsi Universal Wrestler

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    I just gotta say: I LOVE the TFTM Leader Brawl.
     

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