TFW's Generations Tankor Gallery

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  1. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Veteran

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    Next up in our new Transformers toy galleries, we've got a look at Generations Deluxe Tankor to share with you. "Fat Tankor" as he is known (though not to his face) is a part of the upcoming Generations 2014 Deluxe Wave 3 along with Rattrap, an assortment which celebrates the Beast era of Transformers.

    Tankor is a homage to the Beast Machines Vehicon general Tankor, whose initial Mega class toy in 1999 was extremely cool but very inaccurate to the show model. This version of Tankor is much closer to how Tankor looked on the show, with the possible exception of his short legs. Tankor's transformation is very simple, yet works extremely well and has no excess vehicle parts hanging off the robot mode, which is a rarity among Transformers toys. Tankor is also very nicely poseable. His transformation rules out waist rotation, but almost everything else you could ask from a Deluxe class toy is there and is unimpeded giving a great range of motion. The articulated claw hands are a nice touch and let Tankor get a grasp on extra weapons, other Transformers... it's a really cool touch. The tank cannon is attached with a c-clip, but does not have to come off to transform. The only thing that would have been nice with it would have been if it could have rotated to aim at targets around the tank mode, rather than being fixed straight forwards.

    Overall, Generations Tankor is a very cool representation of the Beast Machines character. He's a toy who is squat but powerful looking, and a lot of fun to play about with, pose and transform. He's not yet arrived at US retail, but while you wait, please check out our gallery to see what you think of this release:

    Generations Vehicon Tankor Gallery


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    Generations Tankor Robot Mode

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    Generations Tankor Cybertronian Tank Mode

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    Tankor struck me as the kind of robot who would look great with a gun as big as he is. So here he is armed with one of Metroplex's guns. The articulated claws let him get a good grip on the thing.

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    Generations Tankor with Beast Machines Tankor - both awesome toys in their own ways!

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    Generations Tankor with Beast Machines Deluxe Jetstorm and Beast Machines Cycle Drone filling in for Thrust - the initial three Vehicon generals

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    Tankor smash Autobots!
     
  2. Puffmaster98

    Puffmaster98 alvin's hot juicebox

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    Want.
     
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    Fantastic gallery. I really can't wait to pick this one up.
     
  4. Puffmaster98

    Puffmaster98 alvin's hot juicebox

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    Wait. Who is the black and red one? I haven't seen him yet, and he looks like his design was based off of those scrap bug things from transformers cybertron.
     
  5. Crazy Jetty

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    The black and red one is mega-class Beast Machines Tankor. The smaller one that's show accurage is basic class BM Tank Drone.

    I've not seen one person take a pucture of this toy with his feet in the correct posture. And it looks like it was designed to be in correct posture. But I'm starting to wonder if they can, now, since no one's done it.
     
  6. DarkPrinceofKaon

    DarkPrinceofKaon Formaly known as D'POK

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    WOW. I see you made good on your promise and got these up fast, Sol Fury.

    Damn good gallery and really liked the side by side comparisons with Tankor's Tank Drone and his mold from yesteryear.

    The shot of him holding Metroplex's shoulder cannon as a rifle is tops. Good stuff!
     
  7. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Sol I don't know how you do it but you've some how managed to make Tankor look amazing?!

    I love the last shot of Tankor and the Mini-Bots.
     
  8. TheSoundwave

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    I'm not gonna lie, this thing is ugly as heck. It looks like it would be more at home on a Dollar General knockoff shelf than the official Hasbro toyline. Total failure, at least for me.
     
  9. cappeca

    cappeca wtf is this?

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    No pics with a tank drone? That's the most important pic ever!!!
     
  10. MachSabre

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    Right here:

    Robot Modes

    Tank Modes
     
  11. YoungPrime

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    Still think this is a poor excuse of a Generations figure.

    Now in Bay-former's lot it would be fine. But G1 fans who give some of the other TF lines a pass and buy them anyway (Waspinator) deserve better.
     
  12. Aeronnz

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    Kind of want this guy. I'll probably pick him up if I see him at retail...
     
  13. Hiro Prime

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    It's alright, I would have preferred it being a Voyager class so it would look better with the BM Jetstorm and Motorcycle Drone (Thrust).
     
  14. jestermon

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    Looks great to me will pick him up at retail if I see him hopefully the $9 at WM.

    I don't understand the hatred for this guy, the original design was a simple blocky robot with claws that's what we have here.
     
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    Jetstorm update next please
     
  16. Vulcan

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    I use to have Mega-class Tankor. It looks completely different from the animation model, but I wish the character had been based off that toy.
     
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  18. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm Good Morning, Weather Hackers! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Oy, stop trying to give Gen. Tankor (and the Tank Drone toy) humanoid knees!
     
  19. iamalternated

    iamalternated Barricade is not dead

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    I dont normally complain about the size of figures but this time I got to say, What the hell? Why is a deluxe just about the size of a Beast Wars era basic? I was gonna buy it but at that size I have no interest in it, it's too small for the price. If i can get cheap maybe but I aint even paying retail for that.

    Ah, screw it who am i kidding i'm buying that damn thing I'm an addict for Beast Era.
     
  20. jamarmiller

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    I like it, wish it was bigger though