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Official Images of Universe Prowl and Tankor / Octane In-Package

Postby Skowl » Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:01 am

The Official Transformers website has updated with some in-package images of the new Classics Universe Prowl and Tankor (Octane), and also features some images of the other figures from various size classes, as well as the new G1 and Beast Wars Robot Heroes.

Transformers Universe will hit stores in the fall of '08.

See the images on the official site by clicking here
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Re: Official Images of Universe Prowl and Tankor / Octane In-Pac

Postby Liege Evilmus » Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:29 am

So let me ask, does anyone who intends on buying Classics Tankor actualy intend on calling him that?
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Re: Official Images of Universe Prowl and Tankor / Octane In-Pac

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:56 am

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Re: Official Images of Universe Prowl and Tankor / Octane In-Pac

Postby ChrisR291 » Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:03 am

Liege Evilmus wrote:So let me ask, does anyone who intends on buying Classics Tankor actualy intend on calling him that?



Why didn't they just name him Octane? Isn't that who he is suppose to be. :-?
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Re: Official Images of Universe Prowl and Tankor / Octane In-Pac

Postby SlashAndBurn » Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:07 am

Any mention of how much these will cost?
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Re: Official Images of Universe Prowl and Tankor / Octane In-Pac

Postby Duke of Luns » Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:14 am

ChrisR291 wrote:
Liege Evilmus wrote:So let me ask, does anyone who intends on buying Classics Tankor actualy intend on calling him that?



Why didn't they just name him Octane? Isn't that who he is suppose to be. :-?


I believe it's cause they lost the rights to his name.

Octane is actually one of my more anticipated figures. The deluxe size is great, and I'm also wondering if he has any hands! Is that blade molded on like Classics tank Megs? Is that gun removable? So many questions...
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Re: Official Images of Universe Prowl and Tankor / Octane In-Pac

Postby First Gen » Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:14 am

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ChrisR291 wrote:
Liege Evilmus wrote:So let me ask, does anyone who intends on buying Classics Tankor actualy intend on calling him that?



Why didn't they just name him Octane? Isn't that who he is suppose to be. :-?


HASBRO probably doesn't have the rights to the name anymore. Like Hot Rod being Rodimus Major in the classics line.


People who call Octane Tankor are the same people that call Movie Brawl Devastator.


I love how they mixed moving packaging with universe. These figures rock.
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Re: Official Images of Universe Prowl and Tankor / Octane In-Pac

Postby Orion_Prime48 » Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:26 am

Packaging looks nice I like Tankor but wish he was a voyager class figure and that Prowl is MINE!! :BOOM:
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Re: Official Images of Universe Prowl and Tankor / Octane In-Pac

Postby Sid Burn » Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:38 am

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First Gen wrote:People who call Octane Tankor are the same people that call Movie Brawl Devastator.


QFT, it looks like octane, it transforms like octane, so its octane.
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Re: Official Images of Universe Prowl and Tankor / Octane In-Pac

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Re: Official Images of Universe Prowl and Tankor / Octane In-Pac

Postby Aurax » Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:08 am

You know, I'm really excited for this line to resume (and continue), and I will be collecting the hell out of it. But you know what the first thing I noticed about the packaging was? The 2 letter S's. They aren't right.

On everything that's used that G1-style type face (back to the original TV series, comics and toylines), with the notable exception of the Dreamwave G1-era comics, the two instances of the letter S had different bottoms. The one in the first syllable has the tail of the S ending in a slant like a forward slash. The one in the final syllable has the S ending in a backward slash.

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The new Universe packaging takes the easy way out. It's a minor thing in the end, as long as the product is good.
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Re: Official Images of Universe Prowl and Tankor / Octane In-Pac

Postby Nekoman » Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:41 am

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I really like the new packaging, a nice and square change from what we usually get.

Duke of Luns wrote:Is that blade molded on like Classics tank Megs? Is that gun removable? So many questions...

The blade is removable, you can even put it on his back if you wish.

ChrisR291 wrote:
Liege Evilmus wrote:So let me ask, does anyone who intends on buying Classics Tankor actualy intend on calling him that?



Why didn't they just name him Octane? Isn't that who he is suppose to be. :-?

Same reason they called Hot rod Rodimus.
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Re: Official Images of Universe Prowl and Tankor / Octane In-Pac

Postby Cyber-Kun » Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:44 am

Aurax wrote:You know, I'm really excited for this line to resume (and continue), and I will be collecting the hell out of it. But you know what the first thing I noticed about the packaging was? The 2 letter S's. They aren't right.

On everything that's used that G1-style type face (back to the original TV series, comics and toylines), with the notable exception of the Dreamwave G1-era comics, the two instances of the letter S had different bottoms. The one in the first syllable has the tail of the S ending in a slant like a forward slash. The one in the final syllable has the S ending in a backward slash.

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The new Universe packaging takes the easy way out. It's a minor thing in the end, as long as the product is good.


Hm, I've never noticed that before.
Well, this packaging sure is snazzy, really catches the eye. The giant character art on the card is a really nice touch, reminds me of the Beast War era cards.
I really, really want these. Now.
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Re: Official Images of Universe Prowl and Tankor / Octane In-Pac

Postby Primus C-00 » Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:36 pm

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Octane just doesn't right without any mushroons in his vicinity though.

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Might have to make a diorama.

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Re: Official Images of Universe Prowl and Tankor / Octane In-Pac

Postby Bumblethumper » Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:50 pm

One thing about the name 'Tankor' - it's almost an anagram for Octane:

- Oktan... r

which makes me think, if they don't have the rights to 'Octane', couldn't they have just pimped up the spelling, to something like "Oktayn" or "Ocktain". I dunno if that's a better idea, but it's another option.

I like the packaging better than the classics packaging. I think it's some of the best packaging Transformers've ever had.
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Re: Official Images of Universe Prowl and Tankor / Octane In-Pac

Postby Heavy B » Tue Feb 19, 2008 2:18 pm

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did they say galvatron? delux class galvatron?
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Re: Official Images of Universe Prowl and Tankor / Octane In-Pac

Postby Mirage22 » Tue Feb 19, 2008 2:45 pm

I thought Galvatron was supposed to be bad-ass. Why is he a deluxe?
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Re: Official Images of Universe Prowl and Tankor / Octane In-Pac

Postby Nekoman » Tue Feb 19, 2008 2:50 pm

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Dr. Heavy B wrote:did they say galvatron? delux class galvatron?

Yup, right in scale with good ol’ Hotrod!

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Re: Official Images of Universe Prowl and Tankor / Octane In-Pac

Postby Duke of Luns » Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:41 pm

Bumblethumper wrote:One thing about the name 'Tankor' - it's almost an anagram for Octane:

- Oktan... r

which makes me think, if they don't have the rights to 'Octane', couldn't they have just pimped up the spelling, to something like "Oktayn" or "Ocktain". I dunno if that's a better idea, but it's another option.

I like the packaging better than the classics packaging. I think it's some of the best packaging Transformers've ever had.


How about "Mega-Octane"? They at least had the rights to that during Universe.

Oh, and hearing that the blade is removable is awsome! Maybe the reason why I'm getting so pumped for Octane is because even though we knew he was coming, from a character perspective it's kinda surprising that he would get an update over say Blitzwing, but Blitz is getting an Animated version, so that's probably why.

Speaking of which, they didn't show Blitzwing off at Toyfair did they? Dang, I've been wanting to see what his figure looks like.
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Re: Official Images of Universe Prowl and Tankor / Octane In-Pac

Postby Wheeljack35 » Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:15 pm

I like how there putting the artwork of the bots on the packaging.It has hasn'r been done in a while
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Re: Official Images of Universe Prowl and Tankor / Octane In-Pac

Postby 0ctane » Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:18 pm

I think they didn't use Mega Octane because its the name of a completely different G1 character and so making a classic of mega octane wouldn't be right.

anyway i'm calling him Trucktor!
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Re: Official Images of Universe Prowl and Tankor / Octane In-Pac

Postby Agent 007 » Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:19 pm

Beautiful, the packageing looks so much better than animated. Btw does anyone know how many universe figures we're getting?
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Re: Official Images of Universe Prowl and Tankor / Octane In-Pac

Postby saberconvoy » Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:22 pm

Not sure about tankor but i know im getting prowl.
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Re: Official Images of Universe Prowl and Tankor / Octane In-Pac

Postby Agent 007 » Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:22 pm

SlashAndBurn wrote:Any mention of how much these will cost?

Deluxes are $9.99 and the ultras are $25.99
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Re: Official Images of Universe Prowl and Tankor / Octane In-Pac

Postby Tekka » Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:41 pm

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The new Galvatron is going to be a badass with short man syndrome. Like one of those little yappy dogs with a massive aggression complex. I'm going to get him some tiny shades and white+black bandanna to complete the look.

It's good news that Octane will not be permanently attached to that blade, I think I'll keep it on his back. The packaging looks excellent! It's a shame I'll have to open it.
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