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Transformers News: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images

Saturday, April 26th, 2014 1:45AM CDT

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Transformers Colombia, a Facebook fan page, has provided the first official in and out of package images of the upcoming Generations Deluxes Rattrap and Tankor, courtesy of group member
Felipe León Nájera.

Just recently we had heard that these figures have been delayed until a future wave and that their current assortment(s) had been canceled, as seen here. These pictures will have to tide us over until they do find a retail release date.

We've mirrored the images below:

Transformers News: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images

Transformers News: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images

Transformers News: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images

Transformers News: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images

Transformers News: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images

Transformers News: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images

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Credit(s): Felipe León Nájera, Transformers Colombia
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Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1568853)
Posted by Mechastrike on April 26th, 2014 @ 2:24am CDT
are those "jazz hands"?
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1568854)
Posted by Twitchythe3rd on April 26th, 2014 @ 2:26am CDT
Remember, if Rattrap doesn't see the light of day we riot.
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1568855)
Posted by Flashwave on April 26th, 2014 @ 2:36am CDT
GIMMIE. MAH. CROSSCUT!!!!!
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1568863)
Posted by Mykltron on April 26th, 2014 @ 3:43am CDT
Mechastrike wrote:are those "jazz hands"?


They most certainly are!
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1568864)
Posted by Autobot032 on April 26th, 2014 @ 3:47am CDT
Mechastrike wrote:are those "jazz hands"?


lol can't unsee
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1568868)
Posted by Va'al on April 26th, 2014 @ 3:53am CDT
FAT TANKOR! :D
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1568871)
Posted by Mykltron on April 26th, 2014 @ 4:00am CDT
Autobot032 wrote:
Mechastrike wrote:are those "jazz hands"?

lol can't unsee

LOL I don't want to!
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1568879)
Posted by netnavi719 on April 26th, 2014 @ 4:21am CDT
Oh my gosh, YEEEESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!! Been dyin to see Rattrap in package! :BOWDOWN:
I MUST have this!!!!!!!!!!! =P~ If Rattrap doesn't see the light of day, I will just die!!!!!! :sad:
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1568900)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 26th, 2014 @ 5:49am CDT
Twitchythe3rd wrote:Remember, if Rattrap doesn't see the light of day we riot.
netnavi719 wrote:Oh my gosh, YEEEESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!! Been dyin to see Rattrap in package! :BOWDOWN:
I MUST have this!!!!!!!!!!! =P~ If Rattrap doesn't see the light of day, I will just die!!!!!! :sad:
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1568907)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on April 26th, 2014 @ 6:56am CDT
I'm still a fan of the original Beast Wars Rattrap, but that is a cool looking Rattrap. Tankor questions me because the toy is a Deluxe, like the Tankor soldiers in Beast Machines. If I like him, then I'll start army-building. :VEHI:
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1568930)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on April 26th, 2014 @ 9:27am CDT
I want these badly! Also i was looking forward to crosscut. Where is his pic? I loved his head sculpt and the silver.
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1568948)
Posted by Mudwire on April 26th, 2014 @ 10:59am CDT
Rattrap is still looking like a pretty good figure, but Tankor... I dunno. Something about him bugs me, and I can't quite put my finger down on it.
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1568951)
Posted by Superwheeljack on April 26th, 2014 @ 11:24am CDT
That Rattrap looks terrible.

Tankor... I may get
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1568954)
Posted by MGrotusque on April 26th, 2014 @ 11:29am CDT
I thought i wanted Ratrap but not so much any more. I'll wait for Sky-byte.

Waspinator was cool though. Glad i grabbed him.
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1568957)
Posted by shajaki on April 26th, 2014 @ 11:37am CDT
MGrotusque wrote:I thought i wanted Ratrap but not so much any more. I'll wait for Sky-byte.
we shouldnt judge too harshly on thiese pics. the first pics didnt have rattrap with jazz hands, so they can obviously be folded away.

hopefully what people take away from this, is that YES the figure are actually coming out and the rabble rabble can die down a bit.
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1568958)
Posted by wolverinetodd on April 26th, 2014 @ 11:38am CDT
Mykltron wrote:
Autobot032 wrote:
Mechastrike wrote:are those "jazz hands"?

lol can't unsee

LOL I don't want to!

That's the first thing I thought of too when I saw Rattrap... Jazz Hands!

After a prototype is created, doesn't anyone at HasTak ever speak up and say, "Hey, we need to rethink this design a tad bit." I mean, we've all pretty much decided that a Quality Control Department is non-existent at HasTak. But this is something that could've been prevented right out of the starting gate. Because how could anyone have missed these "Jazz Hands?" We sure as hell didn't. Sad.
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1568962)
Posted by MGrotusque on April 26th, 2014 @ 12:00pm CDT
shajaki wrote:
MGrotusque wrote:I thought i wanted Ratrap but not so much any more. I'll wait for Sky-byte.
we shouldnt judge too harshly on thiese pics. the first pics didnt have rattrap with jazz hands, so they can obviously be folded away.

hopefully what people take away from this, is that YES the figure are actually coming out and the rabble rabble can die down a bit.


It's not about the Jazz hands it's just the overall aesthetic. His bot mode seems a bit lazy to me and i don't like the bot bits in alt mode. I know it's a BW homage and i should accept the design flaws considering the source material but i like to think the bot mode could have been executed a little more creatively.
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1568963)
Posted by AutobotAlvaron on April 26th, 2014 @ 12:02pm CDT
Now that several Beast Wars/Machines characters have been released recently (CHUG Dinobot & Cheetor, Anniversary Primal & Megatron, Generations Rhinox, & the upcoming Rattrap & Tankor), does anyone think that an updated/ show accurate Beast Wars season 1 Blackarchnia is possible? :-?
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1568967)
Posted by craggy on April 26th, 2014 @ 12:11pm CDT
some of those weren't that recent, but yeah, I think they could do an okay BA. The spider-butt would probably have to be a back-pack, but I think it would be doable.
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1568973)
Posted by megatronus on April 26th, 2014 @ 12:25pm CDT
:lol: Jazz hands were the very first thing I saw, too!

Also, judging from the comic cover, I think Tankor would look infinitely better proportioned if his head was smaller. :-?

Thoughts?
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1568984)
Posted by spiderbob007 on April 26th, 2014 @ 1:12pm CDT
I'll pass on Rattrap, just because I'm not much of a beastformers fan, although I own Waspinator and per-ordered Skybite. I guess its because he's a flea-bitten rat. EEK!

The original Beast Machines Tankor is a much better toy than this new version. Not sure why Hasbro decided to go with a simpler mold than the original?
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1568987)
Posted by craggy on April 26th, 2014 @ 1:23pm CDT
spiderbob007 wrote:I'll pass on Rattrap, just because I'm not much of a beastformers fan, although I own Waspinator and per-ordered Skybite. I guess its because he's a flea-bitten rat. EEK!

The original Beast Machines Tankor is a much better toy than this new version. Not sure why Hasbro decided to go with a simpler mold than the original?

dolla dolla bills y'all?
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1569012)
Posted by shajaki on April 26th, 2014 @ 3:57pm CDT
MGrotusque wrote:It's not about the Jazz hands it's just the overall aesthetic. His bot mode seems a bit lazy to me and i don't like the bot bits in alt mode. I know it's a BW homage and i should accept the design flaws considering the source material but i like to think the bot mode could have been executed a little more creatively.
fair enough. i like the look of him from pictures, but i we'll all have to wait to get him in hand before we find out what the figure is really like. we all liked skids when he was first revealed right? #-o
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1569025)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 26th, 2014 @ 4:34pm CDT
They FINALLY transformed Tankor's legs correctly!
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1569042)
Posted by Deathscythetransform on April 26th, 2014 @ 5:53pm CDT
I dont give a crap about tankor, this thing shouldnt have been released in the first place.

Crosscut is just a cheap repaint-retool of skids...

but rattrap... if he isnt released, we should kidnapp the executives of hasbro/takara, tie them to the most uncomfortable chair, then force them, in the same way Malcom mcdowell was in Clockwork Orange, to watch the most horrible videos ever made : Uwe Boll's In the name of the King...
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1569043)
Posted by craggy on April 26th, 2014 @ 5:55pm CDT
I like the look of Crosscut. He seems like he might be a decent character in the comics too. But I still need to get Skids before I worry about his shiny plastic aft.

Tankor is completely skippable to me.

Rattrap is okay, but right now, not a must. I really liked the Transfmetal version, and this misses a lot of the cool stuff on that design.
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1569069)
Posted by megatronus on April 26th, 2014 @ 7:09pm CDT
I'm glad people are hating on Tankor. Just means when I'm looking to pick up half a dozen, they'll be waiting for me on the pegs.
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1569070)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 26th, 2014 @ 7:11pm CDT
megatronus wrote:I'm glad people are hating on Tankor. Just means when I'm looking to pick up half a dozen, they'll be waiting for me on the pegs.
Or it means that scalpers will be hording them all for a lost cause. :lol:
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1569071)
Posted by megatronus on April 26th, 2014 @ 7:14pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
megatronus wrote:I'm glad people are hating on Tankor. Just means when I'm looking to pick up half a dozen, they'll be waiting for me on the pegs.
Or it means that scalpers will be hording them all for a lost cause. :lol:

Scalpers will be hoarding them; I will be assembling a horde. ;)
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1569072)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 26th, 2014 @ 7:21pm CDT
megatronus wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
megatronus wrote:I'm glad people are hating on Tankor. Just means when I'm looking to pick up half a dozen, they'll be waiting for me on the pegs.
Or it means that scalpers will be hording them all for a lost cause. :lol:

Scalpers will be hoarding them; I will be assembling a horde. ;)
:APPLAUSE:

Odd how the spell-checker isn't reacting to that (mis)spelling. Weird. 8-}
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1569081)
Posted by MightyMagnus78 on April 26th, 2014 @ 7:48pm CDT
Tankor looks awful! He really does remind me of those crappy robot toys you'd get at a fare made by a company that no one has ever heard of.

I'm going to nickname him Tommy.
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1569084)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 26th, 2014 @ 7:57pm CDT
Image
Image

Ignoring the size issue, I don't see the problem, here.
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1569102)
Posted by ArmadaPrime on April 26th, 2014 @ 9:19pm CDT
Rattrap announcing his presence with some truly fantastic jazz hands there

EDIT: And the prize for Original Comment of the Year goes to...
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1569110)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 26th, 2014 @ 9:40pm CDT
Either the package got smaller, or Tankor isn't as small as I originally thought he was.

Not sure why everyone's flipping out over the "jazz hands" on Rattrap. Remember, photographers are notorious for mistransforming figures.

I really like the comic cover art for them, especially Tankor's. Though it definitely gives the impression that he's bigger than the toy suggests.

I feel you, megatronus. Because of the hate for Tankor, you and I will have plenty of access to him. ;)

Sabrblade wrote:They FINALLY transformed Tankor's legs correctly!


Took 'em long enough. >:oP
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1569126)
Posted by shajaki on April 26th, 2014 @ 10:39pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Ignoring the size issue, I don't see the problem, here.
i was indifferent about tankor. but that in package shot puts me at ease for some reason. i still dont like that cannon though... maybe a third party will make a replacement. dr wu? new cannon and a key to vector sigma please!
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1569142)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on April 26th, 2014 @ 11:59pm CDT
I'm pumped for Rattrap. Makes me wish classics Cheetor didn't suck so bad.

Sabrblade wrote:Image
Image

Ignoring the size issue, I don't see the problem, here.


You're right. I guess it's really just a size thing. I'd have loved him at the voyager price point. I'm still going to pick one up though. Is Takara releasing Tankor?
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1569168)
Posted by cqcsnake on April 27th, 2014 @ 1:49am CDT
I NEED that Rattrap...
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1569194)
Posted by craggy on April 27th, 2014 @ 6:29am CDT
I'm not saying Tankor isn't screen-accurate (and comic accurate too since he's shown up a few times recently) but I am saying the design is not to my liking at all. And since I've no connection to the character, having missed BM the first time around and gave up on it on DVD an ugly design on a non-entity isn't selling me the toy.

Glad that those of you who've been waiting 10 years or however long its been are finally getting him though.
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1569242)
Posted by Delta Magnus on April 27th, 2014 @ 10:05am CDT
Hmm. His robot mode looks good. His vehicle mode looks a bit meh though.

Which is funny, because the old Tank Drone toy suffered the exact opposite problem. Compare:

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I've never really watched Beast Machines (I saw the first 4 episodes on Hasbro's website, but they never put any more up, and I couldn't be bothered to track the rest down) but the toys and designs were pretty good. I certainly think this new Tankor would make a good army builder, seeing as the original Tank Drone is probably quite rare by now.

I hope the Takara version uses chrome like the old toy did- although given how godawful and poorly received the Japanese dub of Beast Machines was I wouldn't imagine they'd really bother...
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1569258)
Posted by Noideaforaname on April 27th, 2014 @ 10:44am CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:They FINALLY transformed Tankor's legs correctly!

Took 'em long enough. >:oP

Which is really sad since all they had to do was turn them around.
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1569333)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 27th, 2014 @ 4:05pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Either the package got smaller, or Tankor isn't as small as I originally thought he was.

...

I really like the comic cover art for them, especially Tankor's. Though it definitely gives the impression that he's bigger than the toy suggests.
Well...

:|
Image
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1569338)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 27th, 2014 @ 4:12pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Image


I know, dude. That's why I said what I did.
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1569364)
Posted by spiderbob007 on April 27th, 2014 @ 5:14pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Well...

:|
Image


Beast Machines Tankor is definitely head and shoulders above Generations Tankor.

Image
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1569399)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on April 27th, 2014 @ 7:23pm CDT
spiderbob007 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Well...

:|
Image


Beast Machines Tankor is definitely head and shoulders above Generations Tankor.

Image



Taller and has way more mass. I didn't realize Tankor was classics Bumblebee small.
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1569448)
Posted by Henry921 on April 28th, 2014 @ 1:16am CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:I've never really watched Beast Machines (I saw the first 4 episodes on Hasbro's website, but they never put any more up, and I couldn't be bothered to track the rest down) but the toys and designs were pretty good. I certainly think this new Tankor would make a good army builder, seeing as the original Tank Drone is probably quite rare by now.


As a guy who likes to army build, I don't really see the appeal. Even though it's quite faithful to his show model, the size absolutely kills it. Unlike, say, Prime Vehicons or the typical BotCon army builder packs, this figure doesn't really mesh with others in his line, or even with other CHUG style toys. He's just too small.

I'm still buying one, because I rather like Tankor as a character, but I'm not gonna buy four more to flank him. >:oP
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1569460)
Posted by Delta Magnus on April 28th, 2014 @ 4:21am CDT
Henry921 wrote:
Delta Magnus wrote:I've never really watched Beast Machines (I saw the first 4 episodes on Hasbro's website, but they never put any more up, and I couldn't be bothered to track the rest down) but the toys and designs were pretty good. I certainly think this new Tankor would make a good army builder, seeing as the original Tank Drone is probably quite rare by now.


As a guy who likes to army build, I don't really see the appeal. Even though it's quite faithful to his show model, the size absolutely kills it. Unlike, say, Prime Vehicons or the typical BotCon army builder packs, this figure doesn't really mesh with others in his line, or even with other CHUG style toys. He's just too small.

I'm still buying one, because I rather like Tankor as a character, but I'm not gonna buy four more to flank him. >:oP


Wasn't the Tank Drone absolutely tiny?
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1569471)
Posted by Henry921 on April 28th, 2014 @ 5:23am CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:
Henry921 wrote:
Delta Magnus wrote:I've never really watched Beast Machines (I saw the first 4 episodes on Hasbro's website, but they never put any more up, and I couldn't be bothered to track the rest down) but the toys and designs were pretty good. I certainly think this new Tankor would make a good army builder, seeing as the original Tank Drone is probably quite rare by now.


As a guy who likes to army build, I don't really see the appeal. Even though it's quite faithful to his show model, the size absolutely kills it. Unlike, say, Prime Vehicons or the typical BotCon army builder packs, this figure doesn't really mesh with others in his line, or even with other CHUG style toys. He's just too small.

I'm still buying one, because I rather like Tankor as a character, but I'm not gonna buy four more to flank him. >:oP


Wasn't the Tank Drone absolutely tiny?



I don't have the Basic/Scout sized Tank Drone, only the Ultra scale Tankor. The colors are wrong, but I like the figure a lot. I'll just have two Tankors rather than Tankor plus an army at his back.
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1569488)
Posted by Bluespindash97 on April 28th, 2014 @ 7:44am CDT
Tankor looks like he's fat and huggable!
Rattrap looks kinda creepy though.
Still own both though!
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1569515)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 28th, 2014 @ 9:30am CDT
Bluespindash97 wrote:Tankor looks like he's fat and huggable!


Well, they don't call him "Fat Tankor" in the IDW comics for nuthin'! ;)
Re: Official Rattrap And Tankor In Package Images (1569546)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 28th, 2014 @ 10:55am CDT
Image
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See those little guys by his feet? They're about the size of humans (or maybe a tad larger in these bodies, but just a bit). Now imagine an average sized Autobot or Decepticon standing with them all in that picture.

Conclusion: There is nothing wrong with the size of this toy.

We don't need a bigger Tankor toy. What we need are smaller Maximal toys. :P

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