Generations IDW Tailgate and Groundbuster

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  1. Acesan

    Acesan Well-Known Member

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    Walked into Toys R Us Powerplant Mall on a whim yesterday after getting a haircut and spotted this little fella! Transformers Generations IDW Tailgate (and Groundbuster but who cares about him…)

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    I’ve been quite addicted to the IDW series of “More Than Meets the Eye” lately and I have to admit it is the BEST Transformers comics series yet – coming from a longterm fan. James Roberts (the writer) is an absolute legend. Also love Alex Milne’s art, very “Anime” and Transformers at the same time.

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    Matches the comic design quite well!

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    Hmm, I wonder what he transforms into? I guess you can't get away with car transformers carrying the car on their back sometimes lol

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    Throwaway target master weapon thingy. Not accurate to the comics so people probably won’t care about it.

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    Sports car mode. No, not cybertronian like the comic unforunately.

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    Comparison to G1 Tailgate. Excuse the yucky yellowing…

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    Again not found in the comics…

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    Comparison to his old self in robot mode. More yucky yellowing :p 

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    Very cool little guy. He’s no third party , but still quite accurate.

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    With best friend Cyclonus.

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    Awww, aren’t they the couple!

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    With Frenemy Whirl?

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    And Maketoys Trashtalk (Swerve) and PerfectEffect Rewinder (Rewind).

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    Not an even match?

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    All up a cool little bot and glad he came out here in the Phils early! Need more IDW More than Meets the Eye!!!

    UPDATE: By popular request

    Head articulation left.

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    Head articulation right. Not much but it's something?

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    With Targetmaster partner in “robot” mode, Groundbuster. Yes, you just sort of sit the tank up on its butt.

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    Lay it down flat and you get bulldozer mode. It pretty much transforms like a Matchbox car!

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    He does make a good Driver for Fansproject Revolver (Roadbuster)?

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    This cover inspires the below:

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    Not like Rodimus is some hero in the comic though! I actually find him pretty useless.
     
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  2. MechaV

    MechaV Not as bad as you think.

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    He's a cutie.
     
  3. PredaconElder

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    Very cool.
     
  4. DarthusPrime

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    not too big a fan of the arm kibble but man he does look cute :3

    How's his head articulation?
     
  5. theestampede

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    I'm curious about head articulation as well. He definitely looks decent enough, any chance of some pictures of the target masters other modes?
     
  6. C888

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    Ugh they used THAT art for his package? I suppose I throw it away anyway but still doesnt look anything like the cutey. Either way super excited for this little guy.
     
  7. Snake_eyes1975

    Snake_eyes1975 Peace through Tyranny!!

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    YES! wow these are hitting?!?!

    Looks killer but man...you gotta at least do a LIL info on the minicon...a lot of us love them!

    Thanks!
     
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    he's so gosh darned cute
     
  9. Acesan

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    His head can turn left and right, but the back kibble gets in the way.

    You can however half transform the hood , turn the head, then put the hood back...
     
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    the fact that his head turns just put this even higher on my want list. I understand it on a legion class toy, but it drives me nuts when they leave that point of articulation off figures this size
     
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    Not bad, and I looove MTMTE, but not as high on my want list as Swere or Cosmos (who I have pre-ordered). If I see him at some point I will pick him up.
     
  12. Starscream Gaga

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    He looks really darn awesome.

    Unfortunately not as perfect as Swerve, likely because of the Alt-Mode choice, but really adorable. He clearly is MTMTE Tailgate and I can't wait for him because of it.
     
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    is that not-Swerve holding a drinks tray?
     
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    Yeah, he comes with it. Cool, right? :) 



    I want Tailgate as much as the next guy, but I can't help but feel: his head is a bit small and narrow, he totally loses the cute vibe he has in the comics. He actually looks a bit more 'grown up' or something.

    Not as perfect as Swerve, but still cool. :) 
     
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    I did not expect the head to turn.

    This is even more of a deffinite purchase than before.
     
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    Why does the packaging art look so much like TFP Ratchet?
     
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    he comes with it? nice. it fits him. all we need now is his My first blaster.
     
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    I kinda hope that I can take off the flames.

    It kinda fits with season 1 Tailgate "trying" too hard to be a badass to fit, but still doesn't fit the character IMO.

    Not a deal breaker by any means it's still amazing as hell!

    (also that Hulkgate for the art will never NOT be hilarious.)
     
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    The same company who made that not-Swerve actually offers a separate MFB, as well! (And the toy itself comes with the Shoomer!) ;)  ;)  ;) 
     
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    I think the flames are a strange attempt to nod towards Prime Tailgate. It just is completely unwanted on MTMTE Tailgate.