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In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster

Monday, April 7th, 2014 3:38PM CDT

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Courtesy of Ace's Weblog we have some in-hand images of the Transformers Generations Legends Class figures Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster. The images include some nice comparison shots with their G1 counterparts. Click here to visit Ace's Weblog for additional images and written reviews of these highly anticipated figures.


Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel and Tailgate

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel and Tailgate

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel and Tailgate

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel and Tailgate

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel and Tailgate

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel and Tailgate

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel and Tailgate

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel and Tailgate

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel and Tailgate

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel and Tailgate

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel and Tailgate

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel and Tailgate

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel and Tailgate

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel and Tailgate

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel and Tailgate

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel and Tailgate

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel and Tailgate
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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster (1563366)
Posted by Convoy on April 7th, 2014 @ 3:49pm CDT
I really hope the other two Insecticons get made in this scale.
Cue somebody saying we got the other two in other lines.
Really though, after seeing Skrapnel next to Shrapnel it looks like a very nice update.
Here's also hoping Reflector gets to be 3 bots again someday.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster (1563370)
Posted by Noideaforaname on April 7th, 2014 @ 4:09pm CDT
Skrapnel looks awesome! Bet he'll look great with Chop Shop and Hardshell (and hopefully Hasbro makes more little Insecticons to go with).
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster (1563374)
Posted by craggy on April 7th, 2014 @ 4:14pm CDT
Skrapnel looks pretty great. I don't like the flames on Tail-thingy but other than that, he looks great. It's not like he's going to be in alt mode anyway, he's too old to transform.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster (1563375)
Posted by Rated X on April 7th, 2014 @ 4:22pm CDT
That tailgate will be such a place holder for the windcharger repaint everbody really wanted. Hopefully funpub churns it out one day. Shrapnel is nice but deserves a deluxe figure. Hasbro is a little late, FP filled the void 2 years ago.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster (1563377)
Posted by craggy on April 7th, 2014 @ 4:24pm CDT
I love the FP Insecticons, but I'll get this guy.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster (1563378)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on April 7th, 2014 @ 4:28pm CDT
I guess there are only so many ways to do a Targetmaster-y gun, so it's probably a coincidence, but Reflector ended up looking like an amalgam of Spinister's Nebulans, Singe and Hairplitter. Doesn't he also have a camera mode that just didn't get photographed?

And new-Tailgate looks nice, compared to old-yeller next to him. Last time I had a Tailgate in that kind of shape, I boiled him in black dye to make a Wipe-Out.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster (1563380)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on April 7th, 2014 @ 4:36pm CDT
Both will be bought on sight.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster (1563385)
Posted by megatronus on April 7th, 2014 @ 5:00pm CDT
These are awesome. Hope to see these and Swerve & Cosmos in stores soon!
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster (1563387)
Posted by megatronus on April 7th, 2014 @ 5:11pm CDT
Also, it's nice that both of these appear to have a head swivel. The one thing I really dislike about Starscream & BB from the new Legends line is there stupid, stationary heads.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster (1563395)
Posted by Blurrz on April 7th, 2014 @ 6:15pm CDT
I wish we didnt have to go through the usual BB, OP, Megs and SS waves. Chop Shop should have been a bigger figure.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster (1563401)
Posted by RiddlerJ on April 7th, 2014 @ 7:10pm CDT
This is the Tailgate mold they should've used for Wipe-Out.

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Wipe-Out

That Windcharger mold should've been repainted into Blackjack.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster (1563403)
Posted by Madeus Prime on April 7th, 2014 @ 7:32pm CDT
Skrapnel/Shrapnel doesn't look too horrible, but I would rather pick up Tailgate. I've been reading MTME and somebody give this guy a hug!
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster (1563406)
Posted by Cobalt Prime on April 7th, 2014 @ 7:48pm CDT
These are great molds, and I look forward to adding them to my Neo G1 lineup. The only problem I see here is the copious lack of paint. Those pincers on Shrapnel look horrific in that bland white-gray plastic, not to mention the fact that they left his face unpainted.

Tailgate also has a great mold, but a lot of the detail is washed out by the color scheme, which is made more apparent when he's next to his G1 predecessor.

Maybe Takomy will fix this on their version.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster (1563408)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on April 7th, 2014 @ 8:00pm CDT
RiddlerJ wrote:This is the Tailgate mold they should've used for Wipe-Out.

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Wipe-Out

That Windcharger mold should've been repainted into Blackjack.
Here I mentioned Wipe-Out, but hadn't really considered the consequences of repainting the new guy into him. This whole case might be a huge pain in the ass to find no matter how widely it gets distributed thanks to fans wanting 3 Skrapnels for clones and a proper Reflector triplicate, and a second Tailgate to repaint!
(Well, dye in my case; I've always had better luck with it cuz' Rit don't chip)

No wonder those cancellation rumors had so many of us panicked.

And yeah, repainting the RTS Windcharger mold into Blackjack would be worth a shot...if every version of him wasn't so scarce and expensive. If it was done officially, he could be packed with the proper Detour repaint that ROTF scout Dead End deserves.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster (1563411)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on April 7th, 2014 @ 8:13pm CDT
Hoo-doggy, I luvs me some Skrapnel! Also, I dig the name; not quite as...sluggish...as naming Slag into Slug. Sorry for the pun.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster (1563413)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on April 7th, 2014 @ 8:16pm CDT
Im still waiting for my swerve and cosmos. i have not seen them in stores and bbts is still on preorder.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster (1563420)
Posted by T-Macksimus on April 7th, 2014 @ 9:47pm CDT
Not a fan of the flames on Tailgate nor the fact that I can't decide if that mold is the love child of the Prime BH Cyberverse 'Bee and Wheeljack figures or not. Both facts annoy me greatly but not so much that I'll pass on the figure. Consider Tailgate and Skrapnel "bought on site".
That is, of course, provided I can find the damn things. I'm not holding out much hope for that. All the stores in my area stock exactly two things: Jack and Sh**, both of which are Prime BH peg warmers and look remarkably like Bumblebee.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster (1563422)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on April 7th, 2014 @ 9:52pm CDT
T-Macksimus wrote:All the stores in my area stock exactly two things: Jack and Sh**, both of which are Prime BH peg warmers and look remarkably like Bumblebee.

:lol: :lol: That's how I feel sometimes!
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster (1563424)
Posted by shajaki on April 7th, 2014 @ 10:06pm CDT
ive been very underwelmed by shrapnel since the first pics surfaced. he looks flat. no detailing and minimal paint. ill still buy him though... cheap and he might surprise me in hand.

i dont know why everyones calling for a new windcharger? rts/united was awesome! and blackjack? thats pretty much who the united windcharger was packed with. (wipeout i know, but colors match!)
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster (1563437)
Posted by Nerv103 on April 7th, 2014 @ 10:45pm CDT
I am not really into the legend size figures(except the data discs for Soundwave/Blaster), but I might have to make an exception for that Skrapnel. :CON:
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster (1563441)
Posted by Blurrz on April 7th, 2014 @ 10:53pm CDT
Nerv103 wrote:I am not really into the legend size figures(except the data discs for Soundwave/Blaster), but I might have to make an exception for that Skrapnel. :CON:


The bigger figures are not Legends size, they're between a Scout and a Legends class.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster (1563443)
Posted by TimothyR on April 7th, 2014 @ 10:55pm CDT
i REALLY wish they'd do all of the decepticons.. i mean hell.. they could be troop builders as well.. hasbro is REALLY missing out (as usual)

i really want an official articulated bombshell.. his head/face is probably one of the coolest G1 decepticon heads/faces ever.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster (1563446)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on April 7th, 2014 @ 11:01pm CDT
i really do want to like these but the price is just to damn high for what they are
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster (1563461)
Posted by mtma on April 8th, 2014 @ 12:18am CDT
I want these guys so much... Them, Cosmos, Swerve and the Prime Terrorcons made me break my code and buy non deluxe/voyager toys... They are so nice...
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster (1563493)
Posted by Windsweeper on April 8th, 2014 @ 4:55am CDT
Definitely agree that Windcharger should be repainted as Blackjack and G2 Gobot Megatron.

Don't normally like legends but these two might tempt me. Don't like the unpainted face on Shrapnel though.

I remember in an issue of MTMTE that Tailgate was drawn kind of feminine. Am I the only one who thinks the toy looks feminine as well?
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster (1563519)
Posted by RiddlerJ on April 8th, 2014 @ 8:04am CDT
Windsweeper wrote:Definitely agree that Windcharger should be repainted as Blackjack and G2 Gobot Megatron.

Don't normally like legends but these two might tempt me. Don't like the unpainted face on Shrapnel though.

I remember in an issue of MTMTE that Tailgate was drawn kind of feminine. Am I the only one who thinks the toy looks feminine as well?



I think I read on Ace's Weblog that Skrapnel's face is silver. It just didn't photograph well.

Speaking of repaints, I wonder if Hasbro will redo Cosmos. Pathfinder seems like a good fit, though I remember someone suggesting Blaster's buddy Scrounge as a good idea for a Cosmos repaint.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster (1563538)
Posted by craggy on April 8th, 2014 @ 8:43am CDT
got them all pre-ordered. I'd definitely take a Scrounge repaint of Cosmos (or a Pathfinder maybe) and I suppose we'll probably get a Gears out of Swerve.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster (1563544)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 8th, 2014 @ 8:54am CDT
craggy wrote:got them all pre-ordered. I'd definitely take a Scrounge repaint of Cosmos (or a Pathfinder maybe) and I suppose we'll probably get a Gears out of Swerve.


Gears has been announced, actually. Along with Acid Storm with Venin/Bugly, and Brawn.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster (1563598)
Posted by rpetras on April 8th, 2014 @ 12:10pm CDT
Shrapnel is awesome!

I like it better than the FP version!

Here's hoping for the other 2 insecticons done in this style. :D :grin: :D
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster (1563618)
Posted by MasterSoundBlaster on April 8th, 2014 @ 1:30pm CDT
Loving that Tailgate figure. The blue shin guards are a bit of a turnoff for me but not enough to pass up on this figure.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster (1563619)
Posted by G1COLLECTOR on April 8th, 2014 @ 1:32pm CDT
I will wait for a Takara/Tomy release to maybe get some chrome and some clear/yellow plastic , as the yellow paint just does not cut it for me. And so what if I pay more, it's worth it to get what you want, I think !
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster (1563711)
Posted by Stormrider on April 8th, 2014 @ 5:45pm CDT
I am not feeling it for these two figures. I am probably going to pass.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster (1563714)
Posted by craggy on April 8th, 2014 @ 5:49pm CDT
rpetras wrote:Shrapnel is awesome!

I like it better than the FP version!

Here's hoping for the other 2 insecticons done in this style. :D :grin: :D

yes! lets hope so. more micro/Targetmaster versions of the Deluxe Insecticons would be cool to round out the group. (although I would rather the Deluxe's got their own individual figures as well, maybe give it a few years)
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster (1563753)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on April 8th, 2014 @ 7:57pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
craggy wrote:got them all pre-ordered. I'd definitely take a Scrounge repaint of Cosmos (or a Pathfinder maybe) and I suppose we'll probably get a Gears out of Swerve.


Gears has been announced, actually. Along with Acid Storm with Venin/Bugly, and Brawn.


Here's hoping that Brawn means Outback somewhere down the line. Makes sense if we're already getting a Gears from Swerve, I should think. I'd not be opposed to an eventual Windcharger from Tailgate either, though the RtS/United Windcharger is already fantastic. It's nice to have options, all the same.

By the way, what's with all the Acid Storm love? Is that Hasbro's favorite little forgotten seeker now, like how Takara-Tomy will take any excuse to make a Sunstorm repaint?
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster (1563852)
Posted by RiddlerJ on April 9th, 2014 @ 7:14am CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
craggy wrote:got them all pre-ordered. I'd definitely take a Scrounge repaint of Cosmos (or a Pathfinder maybe) and I suppose we'll probably get a Gears out of Swerve.


Gears has been announced, actually. Along with Acid Storm with Venin/Bugly, and Brawn.


Here's hoping that Brawn means Outback somewhere down the line. Makes sense if we're already getting a Gears from Swerve, I should think. I'd not be opposed to an eventual Windcharger from Tailgate either, though the RtS/United Windcharger is already fantastic. It's nice to have options, all the same.

By the way, what's with all the Acid Storm love? Is that Hasbro's favorite little forgotten seeker now, like how Takara-Tomy will take any excuse to make a Sunstorm repaint?


I have a bad feeling that Brawn is just going to be a Gears recolor. There are pages up of the Gears retool and his new head is pretty much Brawn's.

As for Acid Storm, I thought I read somewhere that the recolor was originally going to be Thundercracker, but then Hasbro thought there was too much blue in the wave so they went with green. Why they didn't use Skywarp is beyond me.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster (1563967)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on April 9th, 2014 @ 1:25pm CDT
Interesting. Can you link me to some of those Gear pics? Brawn from a retooled, Gears might actually work well, as would a possible Outback repaint.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster (1564173)
Posted by RiddlerJ on April 10th, 2014 @ 9:35am CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:Interesting. Can you link me to some of those Gear pics? Brawn from a retooled, Gears might actually work well, as would a possible Outback repaint.


http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:Generations ... clipse.jpg
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster (1564194)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on April 10th, 2014 @ 11:44am CDT
RiddlerJ wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:Interesting. Can you link me to some of those Gear pics? Brawn from a retooled, Gears might actually work well, as would a possible Outback repaint.


http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:Generations ... clipse.jpg


That actually works quite well. I'd even venture a guess that the retool was originally meant for Brawn, but they decided to release a repaint as Gears first.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster (1564200)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 10th, 2014 @ 12:02pm CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:
RiddlerJ wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:Interesting. Can you link me to some of those Gear pics? Brawn from a retooled, Gears might actually work well, as would a possible Outback repaint.


http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:Generations ... clipse.jpg


That actually works quite well. I'd even venture a guess that the retool was originally meant for Brawn, but they decided to release a repaint as Gears first.


Then you'd be guessing wrong. Brawn is upcoming, with a different mold and Micromaster partner AFAIK. Besides, using G1 retool logic it wouldn't add up, as Swerve was made from Gears.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Class Skrapnel with Reflector and Tailgate with Groundbuster (1564221)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on April 10th, 2014 @ 1:08pm CDT
I'm just working off Riddler J's theory above. Besides, it's not like Has-Tak hasn't already broken the "G1 repaint/retool rules" several times already within the "Classics" franchise. Looking at that upcoming Gears, I think a straight up Brawn repaint is entirely possible, if not very plausible at this point. Of course, we won't know for certain until we see pics.

I'm hoping for a new Beachcomber at this new legends scale. That would, I think, make all the original legends scale Classics molds obsolete, except for Universe 2008 Wheelie, whose figure is already the perfect size for scale with the rest of the Classics line, and an excellent representation of the G1 character too.
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