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New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 7:42PM CDT

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We're still going! Before we get the avalanche of new Transformers: Age of Extinction toys hits, Seibertron.com is making sure as many products are covered in its famous, professional galleries - and it's time for some more Takara Tomy Generations. Check out below some highlights from the galleries for TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream, featuring metallic repaints of their Hasbro counterparts, and both based on their Fall of Cybertron appearances. Click on any of the images for the full gallery!


Transformers Generations Grimlock

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream


Transformers Generations Starscream

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream
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Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1561917)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on April 1st, 2014 @ 7:57pm CDT
I covet that Takara-Tomy Grimlock with his G1-accurate red abs and pelvis. I've got the Hasbro one from the two-pack with Bruticus, and that chromed gold looks lovely, but I'll settle for the more subdued golden/bronze chrome if it means better paint applications elsewhere on the figure.
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1561928)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 1st, 2014 @ 8:41pm CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:I covet that Takara-Tomy Grimlock with his G1-accurate red abs and pelvis.
Not to mention game-accurate.
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1561939)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on April 1st, 2014 @ 9:22pm CDT
True, but I want that one specifically for my Classics shelf! :) I don't know why this mold doesn't get more respect. It's a very good update for the original G1 Grimlock and manages to homage the vintage Transformation scheme quite well. Plus, he scales REALLY nicely with Classics Voyager Optimus Prime.
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1561945)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on April 1st, 2014 @ 10:09pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:I covet that Takara-Tomy Grimlock with his G1-accurate red abs and pelvis.
Not to mention game-accurate.


I bought one during a "toy hunt" in Hong Kong. It's awesome.

If only he were leader class, he'd be my definitive neo-G1 Grimlock for my MP collection. I know there's already an MP Grimlock, but I just have this peeve against the non-accurate T-Rex alt mode. I know that's how he was depicted in the G1 cartoons as well as the original toy, but I just prefer a more "updated" T-Rex mode.
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1561965)
Posted by Rated X on April 2nd, 2014 @ 12:24am CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:True, but I want that one specifically for my Classics shelf! :) I don't know why this mold doesn't get more respect. It's a very good update for the original G1 Grimlock and manages to homage the vintage Transformation scheme quite well. Plus, he scales REALLY nicely with Classics Voyager Optimus Prime.



The mold gets so much hate because of the fugly dino tail. I had to buy the Zenith Forge and Iron Factory upgrade sets plus an Artek gun to get him looking really good in robot mode. it's a shame those sets were never done in the takara grey plastic or even for the red version.
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1562004)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on April 2nd, 2014 @ 10:08am CDT
Yeah, the tail is sort of thick and stubby, but it's a robot dinosaur. The G1 Grimlock is a bad approximation of a real T-Rex as well. I'd say the Generations mold is an improvement in that regard.
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1562099)
Posted by Amelie on April 2nd, 2014 @ 5:24pm CDT
That Starscream looks awfully... pink. Would only take a swap of the blue for something else and it would easily pass for a new character.

Ryan - did it look that pink when you had it in hand, or is this some kinda photo trickery?
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1562123)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 2nd, 2014 @ 7:48pm CDT
Amelie wrote:That Starscream looks awfully... pink. Would only take a swap of the blue for something else and it would easily pass for a new character.

Ryan - did it look that pink when you had it in hand, or is this some kinda photo trickery?
I think you might need to adjust your monitor since the Takara one makes Hasbro's Starscream look pink.
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1562132)
Posted by Amelie on April 2nd, 2014 @ 8:17pm CDT
My monitor is fine, Sabr - Haven't noticed any colour issues with it.
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Nah, thats clearly a cerise kinda tone, when compared to
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and I had to double check in Gimp - even that said it [FOC Starscream] was pink :P
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1562135)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on April 2nd, 2014 @ 8:20pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Amelie wrote:That Starscream looks awfully... pink. Would only take a swap of the blue for something else and it would easily pass for a new character.

Ryan - did it look that pink when you had it in hand, or is this some kinda photo trickery?
I think you might need to adjust your monitor since the Takara one makes Hasbro's Starscream look pink.


Actually, I'm seeing the same thing as Amelie. The TT version does look like pinkish metal.
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1562138)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 2nd, 2014 @ 8:24pm CDT
Oh, THAT Starscream. I thought you meant the Armada one (I momentarily forgot about the FOC one). Whoops. :oops:
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1562141)
Posted by Amelie on April 2nd, 2014 @ 8:30pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Oh, THAT Starscream. I thought you meant the Armada one (I momentarily forgot about the FOC one). Whoops. :oops:


Lol. I'll forgive you. :HEADHURTS:
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1562239)
Posted by xyl360 on April 3rd, 2014 @ 5:28am CDT
Amelie wrote:That Starscream looks awfully... pink. Would only take a swap of the blue for something else and it would easily pass for a new character.

Ryan - did it look that pink when you had it in hand, or is this some kinda photo trickery?

They're both pink/fuchsia because that's the color he was in the game. The darker, more metallic tones used on the Takara version are more game accurate, but neither one (Hasbro or Takara) is red.

I've got all of the FoC seeker variants so far except Takara's Thundercracker, which I've got on preorder.

I definitely prefer Takara's Starscream and Skywarp for their more metallic tones and better game accuracy, but Hasbro's aren't bad. I really like that Hasbro is being consistent with their Thundercrackers, using the same darker tone of blue for their MP and now their FoC versions as they used on their Generations Earth mode deluxe. It's a really nice color scheme for TC even if it isn't really show accurate or game accurate. It just looks nice :).
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1562756)
Posted by Flux Convoy on April 4th, 2014 @ 5:39pm CDT
I have both the Takara Grimlock and Starscream. I think they are far superior decos to the Hasbro releases for who they are meant to be in that universe. I keep the Hasbro version of that Starscream at my desk because I think the mold is fun. Just need a Sunstorm from it. :)
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Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1562803)
Posted by xyl360 on April 4th, 2014 @ 10:28pm CDT
Flux Convoy wrote:I have both the Takara Grimlock and Starscream. I think they are far superior decos to the Hasbro releases for who they are meant to be in that universe. I keep the Hasbro version of that Starscream at my desk because I think the mold is fun. Just need a Sunstorm from it. :)
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Yeah, I wish they'd do all the Seekers from it, including (if possible through some minor modding) the coneheads. That would be sweet.
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Posted by shajaki on April 4th, 2014 @ 10:47pm CDT
xyl360 wrote:I wish they'd do all the Seekers from it, including (if possible through some minor modding) the coneheads. That would be sweet.

with all the seeker love we've gotten the past couple years im actually surprised they havent conehead'd this mold.

but what would be EVEN better than coneheads (this being a cybertronian jet close enough to the tatra jet) is the rainmakers or welcoming committee. whats like without dreams eh?
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1562814)
Posted by xyl360 on April 4th, 2014 @ 11:27pm CDT
shajaki wrote:
xyl360 wrote:I wish they'd do all the Seekers from it, including (if possible through some minor modding) the coneheads. That would be sweet.

with all the seeker love we've gotten the past couple years im actually surprised they havent conehead'd this mold.

but what would be EVEN better than coneheads (this being a cybertronian jet close enough to the tatra jet) is the rainmakers or welcoming committee. whats like without dreams eh?

Yeah, Sunstorm, Acid Storm and (finally?) an Ice Storm would be amazing from that mold.
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1562844)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on April 5th, 2014 @ 2:41am CDT
Sunstorm and the yellow "Rainmaker" are two different guys, actually. Sunstorm appeared in More Than Meets the Eye Part 1 along with two different blue seekers and a purple one. The yellow and blue Rainmakers have yet to be named. Acid storm, the green one, is the only name we have so far for that trio.
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Posted by Sabrblade on April 5th, 2014 @ 8:26am CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:Sunstorm and the yellow "Rainmaker" are two different guys, actually. Sunstorm appeared in More Than Meets the Eye Part 1 along with two different blue seekers and a purple one. The yellow and blue Rainmakers have yet to be named. Acid storm, the green one, is the only name we have so far for that trio.
Right. Though, BotCon 2013 finally gave official names to the purple Seeker and the teal Seeker who appeared alongside Sunstorm: "Hotlink" and "Bitstream", respectively.

And the yellow and blue Rainmakers were finally given official designators (but not names) by the Loyal Subjects after all these years: "the Yellow Seeker" and "the Blue Seeker", respectively. :-B
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1562877)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 5th, 2014 @ 8:28am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:Sunstorm and the yellow "Rainmaker" are two different guys, actually. Sunstorm appeared in More Than Meets the Eye Part 1 along with two different blue seekers and a purple one. The yellow and blue Rainmakers have yet to be named. Acid storm, the green one, is the only name we have so far for that trio.
Right. Though, BotCon 2013 finally gave official names to the purple Seeker and the teal Seeker who appeared alongside Sunstorm: "Hotlink" and "Bitstream", respectively.

And the yellow and blue Rainmakers were finally given official designators (but not names) by the Loyal Subjects after all these years: "the Yellow Seeker" and "the Blue Seeker", respectively. :-B


And FunPub admitted that the "Rainmakers" name of the Troop Builder set of last year was a big misnomer.
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1562919)
Posted by shajaki on April 5th, 2014 @ 11:19am CDT
blarg... i was chastised on another forum on this topic...

i also suggested they officially recognize the blue member of the rainmakers and dub him ice storm (as ive seen some customs on ebay naming him that) and it fits quite nicely.

this is what i was told...
Sunstorm is not a member of the Rainmakers. This was confirmed from Hasbro. He currently has no name. The blue one technically doesn't either, as FunPub has also mentioned. However, the blue guy in both the Rainmakers and the Welcoming Committee appear to be the same guy: Bitstream.

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Rainmaker


i can accept that sunstorm isnt a rainmaker as the yellow rainmaker is such a bright yellow and sunstorm is usually a darker yellow/orange. but saying bitstream is part of both groups i think is silly. one is teal, and the other is the faded jeans blue...

and youd think that all the rainmakers would have the word "storm" in their names. that would have been neat.
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1562943)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 5th, 2014 @ 1:27pm CDT
Bitstream and the Blue Rainmaker aren't the same guy. I don't know where that came from, but it ain't right.
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Posted by Seibertron on April 7th, 2014 @ 10:20am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Amelie wrote:That Starscream looks awfully... pink. Would only take a swap of the blue for something else and it would easily pass for a new character.

Ryan - did it look that pink when you had it in hand, or is this some kinda photo trickery?
I think you might need to adjust your monitor since the Takara one makes Hasbro's Starscream look pink.


The Takara Tomy Generations Starscream mold has a weird purplish/magenta red color to it. I'm not a fan and prefer the more traditional red color on Hasbro's FOC Starscream.

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Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1563320)
Posted by Seibertron on April 7th, 2014 @ 10:21am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Bitstream and the Blue Rainmaker aren't the same guy. I don't know where that came from, but it ain't right.


I think it's silly that they've split up all of those seekers. There should just be 9 primary seekers in my book: Starscream, Thundercracker, Skywarp, Dirge, Ramjet, Thrust, Sunstorm, Acid Storm and whatever they decide on for the other blue or purple guy.
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1563338)
Posted by Delta Magnus on April 7th, 2014 @ 1:37pm CDT
I think I'd prefer the higher paint app count with a higher risk of flaws over the Hasbro versions. These are still toys at the end of the day, not high-end figures like Figmas or Soul of Chogokin figures- they don't have the budget for perfect quality control, and even super-high-end figures tend to have paint slip-ups. Plus, the colours on the Takara version just look so much better.

That said, I don't intend to replace my beloved Armada Starscream any time soon- he's one of my favourite TFs ever after all.
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1563350)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on April 7th, 2014 @ 2:22pm CDT
I agree. Buy what catches your eye. Sometimes Takara-Tomy does it better, and sometimes Hasbro wins the day. It's nice that there are options. It would be better if some options were less costly and more accessible, but the same could be said of almost any consumer product or service in the world. Sometimes, you have to pay more to get more. Other times, it pays to shop smart, and the cheaper option really is the best bang for your buck.

As I've mentioned several times before, the risk of importing Takara-Tomy's figures can be largely mitigated with an investment in some hobby paint. I recently bought Henkei Optimus Prime, and he came with a small paint blemish/chip right on his faceplate. A metallic sliver Sharpie paint marker fixed that right up.

Those who love this hobby have to be willing to do the research and put in the additional effort, be it saving up a bit more money, learning to touch up paint errors on figures, or just practicing a bit of patience, to get what they want on their shelves.
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1563428)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 7th, 2014 @ 10:22pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Amelie wrote:That Starscream looks awfully... pink. Would only take a swap of the blue for something else and it would easily pass for a new character.

Ryan - did it look that pink when you had it in hand, or is this some kinda photo trickery?
I think you might need to adjust your monitor since the Takara one makes Hasbro's Starscream look pink.


The Takara Tomy Generations Starscream mold has a weird purplish/magenta red color to it. I'm not a fan and prefer the more traditional red color on Hasbro's FOC Starscream.
Amelie and I cleared this up. I goofed and thought she was talking about the Armada Starscream instead of the FOC Starscream, as I had a brainfart and momentarily forgot about the FOC Starscream at the time.

Seibertron wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Bitstream and the Blue Rainmaker aren't the same guy. I don't know where that came from, but it ain't right.


I think it's silly that they've split up all of those seekers. There should just be 9 primary seekers in my book: Starscream, Thundercracker, Skywarp, Dirge, Ramjet, Thrust, Sunstorm, Acid Storm and whatever they decide on for the other blue or purple guy.
Well, since Sunstorm was one of the Welcoming Committee (which we got toys of at lat year's BotCon) and Acid Storm one of the Rainmakers, that still leaves at least two more Seeker names unaccounted for.

To say nothing of these guys, though:
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Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1563454)
Posted by UltraPrimal on April 7th, 2014 @ 11:24pm CDT
I just love how the Hasbro ones match each other and the Takara ones match each other. I don't know why, but it just tickles me. :lol:
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1567249)
Posted by EMP Starscream on April 21st, 2014 @ 5:52pm CDT
How come I never saw these in the stores? I saw plenty of Bruticus Build a Bots but never one of these. Sorry to complain here but I knew about these coming out and waited to get the redecos...never saw one. Did the stores just not get them? I would hate to assume a dealer came in a swept away all of them. Was this wave short produced?
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Posted by Autobot032 on May 8th, 2014 @ 1:37am CDT
Seibertron.com is proud to present our newest gallery, and this time it's not a movieverse figure! It's Generations Drift! (Although, there is a Drift character in the upcoming Age Of Extinction!)

This character has divided comic fans, with some labeling him a "Mary Sue" (More on that, here.) but he does have his fans, and Hasbro thought him important enough to release a rather nice figure based on the character. Heck, the mold's even been redecoed as Blurr!

Drift's movie figure will be released in wave 2 of the Age Of Extinction line, sometime this summer, so until then, enjoy the original by visiting our in depth gallery of this mysterious Autobot seeking penance for his once Decepticon past.

Transformers United Drift

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Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1572391)
Posted by xyl360 on May 8th, 2014 @ 7:58pm CDT
UN Drift is quite nifty. As much as I know exactly zilch about Drift as a character (I don't read the comics), he's got a pretty cool car mode and a badass bot mode. As I recall, Hasbro's off-white version is more comic accurate (you folks who read the comics please feel free to correct me on that point), but I like the much cleaner, crisper look of the Takara version better (surprise, surprise. The Takara fiend prefers the Takara version :P.). It looks less "left-out-in-the-sun-too-long"/"played-with-in-the-dirt" to me. For now at least, until it starts to yellow :(.
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Posted by Va'al on May 14th, 2014 @ 1:09pm CDT
The new Transformers: Age of Extinction lines and news may be hitting wide and large, but here at Seibertron.com we make sure to keep on track with other releases too - and who doesn't love some Generations toys, anyway? Check out below, and click on any of the images for the full works, the newest high-quality gallery of Generations Legends Tailgate and Groundbuster, in their respective white sports car (with blue flames!) and tractor-gun-thing alt-modes! Keep your eyes peeled too, as Skrapnel and Reflector might make an appearance soon too..

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Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1573892)
Posted by kricket on May 14th, 2014 @ 1:15pm CDT
looks pretty nice
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on May 14th, 2014 @ 1:20pm CDT
Even though the colors are off (possibly due to gangmolding), robot mode Goundbuster is based on G1 Neutro:

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Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1573895)
Posted by Mkall on May 14th, 2014 @ 1:21pm CDT
I can't wait to own Tailgate, he looks as awesome as I imagined him.
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1573896)
Posted by Metroplex79 on May 14th, 2014 @ 1:31pm CDT
Maybe they should have saved the name for the repaint of Scoop...

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Don't understand how a construction vehicle can be partnered up with such a fast car. It was odd enough that a jet was partnered with Swerve.
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Posted by ILL-Star on May 14th, 2014 @ 1:38pm CDT
That package art actually makes Tailgate look somewhat intimidating.
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Posted by Seibertron on May 14th, 2014 @ 1:39pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Even though the colors are off (possibly due to gangmolding), robot mode Goundbuster is based on G1 Neutro:

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Posted by Seibertron on May 14th, 2014 @ 1:42pm CDT
EMP Starscream wrote:How come I never saw these in the stores? I saw plenty of Bruticus Build a Bots but never one of these. Sorry to complain here but I knew about these coming out and waited to get the redecos...never saw one. Did the stores just not get them? I would hate to assume a dealer came in a swept away all of them. Was this wave short produced?


Which figure did you have trouble finding in stores?
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Posted by SW's SilverHammer on May 14th, 2014 @ 5:28pm CDT
Metroplex79 wrote:
Don't understand how a construction vehicle can be partnered up with such a fast car. It was odd enough that a jet was partnered with Swerve.


I believe it is actually a bomb dispersal unit of some denomination, playing off the fact tailgate lied about his role as bomb disposal if I remember correctly, when he was in fact waste disposal of a denomination.
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Posted by Seibertron on May 14th, 2014 @ 5:35pm CDT
You've got to love Groundbuster's Pooper Scooper mode or Cybertronian Vacuum Cleaner mode!

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Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on May 14th, 2014 @ 6:50pm CDT
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Whoa, this toy is so much different than the G1 toy and it has been done in a way that gave the character a different feeling. This toy is (like I've said before) a feminine looking toy that's a male. It looks...weird and it reminds me too much of Beast Wars Metals Air Hammer.
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Posted by MaverickPrime on May 14th, 2014 @ 8:31pm CDT
Oh, he's deliciously MTMTEy, I LOVE IT!(but WTF is going on with the boxart? That doesn't look like him at all! He does look cool, though, just not like Tailgate.)
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Posted by Seibertron on May 14th, 2014 @ 8:35pm CDT
MaverickPrime wrote:Oh, he's deliciously MTMTEy, I LOVE IT!(but WTF is going on with the boxart? That doesn't look like him at all! He does look cool, though, just not like Tailgate.)


Sure it looks like him! Just his G1 version oddly instead of the Generations/MTMTE version oddly.

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Posted by EMP Starscream on May 14th, 2014 @ 8:37pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
EMP Starscream wrote:How come I never saw these in the stores? I saw plenty of Bruticus Build a Bots but never one of these. Sorry to complain here but I knew about these coming out and waited to get the redecos...never saw one. Did the stores just not get them? I would hate to assume a dealer came in a swept away all of them. Was this wave short produced?


Which figure did you have trouble finding in stores?


The whole Ruination wave...I didn't see one.
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Posted by Mindmaster on May 16th, 2014 @ 7:25pm CDT
You've seen the gallery of Tailgate with his partner Groundbuster, but are you ready for their wavemates? That's right, it's new gallery time, and this guy's a little heavy on the electrons! Seibertron.com is excited to add to its renown galleries Generations Legends-class Skrapnel with Reflector!

Skrapnel is a modern update of Generation One Shrapnel (renamed due to licensing and trademark reasons), and Reflector not only transforms into his iconic camera mode, but also a weapon for Skrapnel to wield and cause mayhem among the Autobots. Fans of the original Generation One toyline will recognize Reflector's weapon mode as the same weapon the original Shrapnel's toy had. Take a quick glance below, and click any of the images to be taken to each figure's respective gallery should you want to view more:

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Generations Reflector

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Posted by RiddlerJ on May 16th, 2014 @ 7:41pm CDT
He's eating all the energon cubes! Somebody stop him!
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Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on May 16th, 2014 @ 7:48pm CDT
Skrapnel's camera of doom! :lol: :lol:

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Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1574800)
Posted by Shockwave7 on May 16th, 2014 @ 8:22pm CDT
Can't wait for this one. Hope he comes out soon - and that they have plans to do Bombshell and Kickback...
Re: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Generations TG-19 Grimlock and TG-09 Starscream (1574805)
Posted by Super Megatron on May 16th, 2014 @ 8:50pm CDT
This isn't Reflector per se - more like Viewfinder.

That said, I'm really impressed with the weapon mode - it actually looks like the G1 version of Shrapnel's weapon.

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #98 - Combiner Wars
Twincast / Podcast #98:
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