Universe Tankor (Octane) Yay Or Nay?

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Is Universe Tankor(Octane) Worth Getting?

  1. YES!!

    21 vote(s)
    91.3%
  2. NO!!--Defintely Pass.

    2 vote(s)
    8.7%
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  1. GrimlockAutobot

    GrimlockAutobot Me No Bozo Me King!!

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    Just like the title reads.......is Universe Tankor worth getting or should I pass? You fine folks here at TFW2005 helped me when I was on the fence anout Universe Onslaught.......I ended up getting it because of the feedback I recieved from all of you and I love it!!

    I need your help again......this time about Tankor.....is he an awesome figure or just meh?

    Also, if you like this figure please use this thread to post your best Tankor pics. THANKS!!
     
  2. ersico

    ersico Well-Known Member

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    i liked him, different yet still fun
     
  3. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    For the price you can probably pick him up for these days he'll be worth it. He's kind of OK, but not really worth more than retail price.
     
  4. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    Absolutely worth getting. He has some of the same basic issues that all triple changers have, but that doesn't stop him from being an incredibly fun little toy.
     
  5. thenatureboywoo

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  6. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    Yes! It's not perfect by any means but it's nicely engineered. The tanker mode isn't really that great but you can definitely tell what its SUPPOSED to be. And I love the bomber mode. Yeah, I definitely recommend it.
     
  7. GrimlockAutobot

    GrimlockAutobot Me No Bozo Me King!!

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  8. supervir2

    supervir2 Feels like the kid in Big everyday.

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    He is pretty fair - I mainly got him for completeness sake. I have a Henkei one and just recently acquired an extra Universe one in a lot. If you decide you want him, shoot me a PM and we'll make it happen.
     
  9. Ash from Carolina

    Ash from Carolina Junior Smeghead

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    As long as you are not paying too much for him he's worth getting.
     
  10. Empir3

    Empir3 Bedstructicon Empir3

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    I have the henkei version and i love him im sure the universe one is fine too.
     
  11. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    I think he could've been engineered better, but I wouldn't call it a bad toy. It's interesting to say the least.
     
  12. Silent Bob

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    I think he is a better toy than he tends to get credit for.
    Not one of the best classics/universe but worth owning IMO.


    Bob
     
  13. jestermon

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    Yes contrary to popular opinion, some anyways all the triple changers in Universe are great to have.

    The plane mode is reason enough to get him, then you can mount his weapons in several different configurations, and can pose his wings several different ways in robot mode, a definate upgrade to the original, the head is a bit of a pain sometimes to get lined up.
     
  14. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    I actually just picked it up because I didn't want to pick up not-Galvatron or no-name Rainmaker Acid Storm.

    Surprised to find it was a pretty cool toy. Even went and bought the Henkei!. I'd say that toy is worth buying.

    Just note, I neglect the "comb o' doom" weapon and keep it folded and held as a riot shield.
     
  15. Cast

    Cast Roll the dice

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    I don't really get why any one wouldn't want him, he does pretty well on most things, hell there are tf with only 2 modes that do far worse and the fact you can use his guns as smokestacks in tanker mode is just the icing on the cake for me.
     
  16. Hotspot17

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    Like a lot of people said, he's cheap enough that he's worth getting. I like him though some modes are better then others. I think they did a good job on it.
     
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    The way he is officially transformed in robot mode is kinda lame, and the figure on the whole is a bit wonky, but he isn't terrible, and he has a lot of options for making his bot mode look better. Plus, due to his unpopularity, he's still in-stock on hasbrotoyshop.com, which means you can still get him for retail, and under those circumstances, he might be worth a curiosity purchase. However, don't expect him to be as cool as Onslaught
     
  18. Auto Morph

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    One of the weakest Universe figures IMO.

    But then, a bad Universe figure is still better than a lot of other figures!

    (except Galvatron. He's shit)
     
  19. BScorpinok75

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    I love my Tankor. But then again I love triple changers. But, at the price you're likely to find him nowadays he is definetly worth.
     
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