Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Roadbuster, Whirl, and Tankor

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Roadbuster, Whirl, and Tankor

Friday, July 4th, 2014 2:23PM CDT

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Courtesy of the Agabyss.com Twitter feed we have images of three additional figures to be released in Takara Tomy's Transformers Legends line; Roadbuster, Whirl, and Tankor. Each sports an alternative deco to their Hasbro Generations counterparts. Enough of a difference to import? Let us know after you check out the images mirrored below.

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Roadbuster, Whirl, and Tankor (1587901)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 4th, 2014 @ 2:25pm CDT
Aw man, those are so much nicer!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Roadbuster, Whirl, and Tankor (1587903)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 4th, 2014 @ 2:28pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Aw man, those are so much nicer!


Forget that, how can TakaraTomy get away with Whirl and Roadbuster? I demand details!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Roadbuster, Whirl, and Tankor (1587904)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on July 4th, 2014 @ 2:30pm CDT
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Roadbuster, Whirl, and Tankor (1587913)
Posted by Rated X on July 4th, 2014 @ 3:16pm CDT
At a first glance, only whirl looks different. Im good with the hasbro versions, screw these versions. Wheres the god damn show accurate skids everybody wants ?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Roadbuster, Whirl, and Tankor (1587936)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on July 4th, 2014 @ 4:56pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Comics #3 and #4 are up, featuring Silverbolt, Tigatron, Airazor, plus Optimus Primal and Lio Convoy :)

Transformers Legends yonkoma page

And as I predicted, each character represents a different aspect. Tigatron's is possibly the most off from the original, being really into the ladies (even referencing TM2 Blackarachnia bra!), and Airazor, well... at least they kept her US gender :lol:


Would you or another fan be willing to translate these comics for the non-Japanese speaking audience? They look hilarious. :)
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Roadbuster, Whirl, and Tankor (1587956)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 4th, 2014 @ 6:44pm CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:


Takara, you mad genius you. :michaelbay:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Roadbuster, Whirl, and Tankor (1587960)
Posted by Manterax Prime on July 4th, 2014 @ 7:40pm CDT
The only one with any big differences is Whirl with his blue cockpit an feet as opposed to black.

Different enough to import = No.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Roadbuster, Whirl, and Tankor (1587963)
Posted by fenrir72 on July 4th, 2014 @ 7:53pm CDT
:HEADHURTS:

And I just got a Roadbuster.

Seems like the Tomy version won't come with the decals(?)Instant get! I'll get the Tomy RB in 'bot mode and keep the hasbro in vehicle mode. Whirl will sure 'cause the high priced ebay Whirl's to drop like rocks.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Roadbuster, Whirl, and Tankor (1587964)
Posted by fenrir72 on July 4th, 2014 @ 8:06pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:


Takara, you mad genius you. :michaelbay:


Mad genius? Please explain?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Roadbuster, Whirl, and Tankor (1587969)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 4th, 2014 @ 8:21pm CDT
fenrir72 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:


Takara, you mad genius you. :michaelbay:


Mad genius? Please explain?


As you recall, Roadbuster and Whirl made up the Deluxe Vehicles. There was actually a third, tank-like robot in the line they originated from, Special Armored Batallion Dorvack, which was called "Bonaparte Tulcas", the blue and gray tank you see to the far right. It was presumably not included into Generation One due to it not having a convincing robot mode. (more can be read here)

I was saying that Takara were comprised of mad geniuses because they're releasing their version of Tankor, whose deco and physique (tank-treaded feet, chicken legs, claw hand(s), and general bulkiness) coincidentally somewhat matches up to the Bonaparte Tulcas, thus making up the third never-to-be Deluxe Vehicle that someone could totally repurpose as so.

TLDR version: Takara is being sneaky and cheeky by releasing a blue and gray tank character in a wave that is comprised of modern reimaginings of the 1985 Deluxe Vehicles, whose ranks were ripped from another transforming robot toyline that had a third, blue and gray tank character that was never released as a Deluxe Vehicle in the original Generation One run for one reason or another. :michaelbay:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Roadbuster, Whirl, and Tankor (1587974)
Posted by fenrir72 on July 4th, 2014 @ 8:50pm CDT
Oh Tankor! Got it.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Roadbuster, Whirl, and Tankor (1587979)
Posted by megatronus on July 4th, 2014 @ 10:00pm CDT
I'm definitely going to get Takara's Tankor to lead my Hasbro Drones, much as I have Takara's Scourge to lead my Hasbro Sweeps.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Roadbuster, Whirl, and Tankor (1587981)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on July 4th, 2014 @ 10:08pm CDT
megatronus wrote:I'm definitely going to get Takara's Tankor to lead my Hasbro Drones, much as I have Takara's Scourge to lead my Hasbro Sweeps.


That's how I display my Scourage and Sweeps as well.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Roadbuster, Whirl, and Tankor (1588001)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 4th, 2014 @ 11:11pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:


Takara, you mad genius you. :michaelbay:


Mad genius? Please explain?


As you recall, Roadbuster and Whirl made up the Deluxe Vehicles. There was actually a third, tank-like robot in the line they originated from, Special Armored Batallion Dorvack, which was called "Bonaparte Tulcas", the blue and gray tank you see to the far right. It was presumably not included into Generation One due to it not having a convincing robot mode. (more can be read here)

I was saying that Takara were comprised of mad geniuses because they're releasing their version of Tankor, whose deco and physique (tank-treaded feet, chicken legs, claw hand(s), and general bulkiness) coincidentally somewhat matches up to the Bonaparte Tulcas, thus making up the third never-to-be Deluxe Vehicle that someone could totally repurpose as so.

TLDR version: Takara is being sneaky and cheeky by releasing a blue and gray tank character in a wave that is comprised of modern reimaginings of the 1985 Deluxe Vehicles, whose ranks were ripped from another transforming robot toyline that had a third, blue and gray tank character that was never released as a Deluxe Vehicle in the original Generation One run for one reason or another. :michaelbay:
I think you might be reaching a bit, here. That Tankor is in show-accurate Beast Machines colors, not Bonaparte Tulcas' colors.



Besides, Bonaparte Tulcas was in this year's BotCon comic, with the comic artist thinking of the name "Landfire" as a proposed TF name for him (it didn't make the cut, but Tulcas still made it in). It's unambiguous as to who this Tankor toy is meant to be.

After all, the usual "mad genius" stuff we get from Takara tends to come from e-HOBBY or in special events or store exclusives and such, rather than the standard mass retail items (Dispensor, notwithstanding). ;)
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Roadbuster, Whirl, and Tankor (1588010)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on July 4th, 2014 @ 11:40pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:I think you might be reaching a bit, here. That Tankor is in show-accurate Beast Machines colors, not Bonaparte Tulcas' colors.



Besides, Bonaparte Tulcas was in this year's BotCon comic, with the comic artist thinking of the name "Landfire" as a proposed TF name for him (it didn't make the cut, but Tulcas still made it in). It's unambiguous as to who this Tankor toy is meant to be.

After all, the usual "mad genius" stuff we get from Takara tends to come from e-HOBBY or in special events or store exclusives and such, rather than the standard mass retail items (Dispensor, notwithstanding). ;)


Really, we're the ones who are reaching by pointing out a theme? I suppose it's just a massive quinky dink, that the small squat tank man features with the wave that contains both of the neo classics renditions of the G1 Deluxe Vehicles, which also happened have a small squat tank man in their original line up that was nixed last minute. we're the ones who are reaching, yeah okay =;
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Roadbuster, Whirl, and Tankor (1588012)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 4th, 2014 @ 11:48pm CDT
If it actually had Tulcas' deco, then yeah, it'd be more convincing. As is, it just looks more simply like Takara's playing catch up on the current Hasbro molds that they haven't gotten to yet, and it just so happens that Tankor, Whirl, and Roadbuster are among the immediate recent ones. After all, Rattrap's in this too, and he's Tankor's wave mate over here. I'd imagine that Sky-Byte shouldn't be too far along with this line as well. Maybe even Skids, since his mold strangely got overlooked by the Japanese Generations line altogether.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Roadbuster, Whirl, and Tankor (1588015)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 4th, 2014 @ 11:52pm CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
Really, we're the ones who are reaching by pointing out a theme? I suppose it's just a massive quinky dink, that the small squat tank man features with the wave that contains both of the neo classics renditions of the G1 Deluxe Vehicles, which also happened have a small squat tank man in their original line up that was nixed last minute. we're the ones who are reaching, yeah okay =;


This was what I was trying to go for. Not saying that Tankor was the other robot whose name I've already forgotten, just pointed out the sneakiness and cheekiness of Takara for releasing the character, whose deco and physique, like I said before, is similar to said robot in the same wave as the Generations Deluxe (or, should we say, Voyagers?) Vehicles.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Roadbuster, Whirl, and Tankor (1588017)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on July 4th, 2014 @ 11:58pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:If it actually had Tulcas' deco, then yeah, it'd be more convincing. As is, it just looks more simply like Takara's playing catch up on the current Hasbro molds that they haven't gotten to yet, and it just so happens that Tankor, Whirl, and Roadbuster are among the immediate recent ones. After all, Rattrap's in this too, and he's Tankor's wave mate over here. I'd imagine that Sky-Byte shouldn't be too far along with this line as well. Maybe even Skids, since his mold strangely got overlooked by the Japanese Generations line altogether.


These three come out in a wave after Primal and Rattrap, it's intentional, If takara was just playing catch up, why would two beast wars characters be grouped together? if it were just catch up, where are these divided into set waves instead of mishmash of characters?. Also, let's be fair here Sabrblade, whenever you see something new that has a passing relation to some obscure triviality, you're quick to bring it up, even if others say you're reaching. Is it so bad that some of us do the same?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Roadbuster, Whirl, and Tankor (1588020)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 5th, 2014 @ 12:04am CDT
Pleasantly happy coincidence, then, at least.

Though, are there waves for this line? (honest question)

Also, now we need someone out there to make us a real Tulcas, whether it's from this or any other workable mold. It's high time we got it worked into here, after all the crazy inhumanoid designs ROTF gave us.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Roadbuster, Whirl, and Tankor (1588021)
Posted by Observedhalo on July 5th, 2014 @ 12:31am CDT
Happy accident or not, i'll be displaying these three together. Tankor looks way better, unsurprising of course. Now we just need an enterprising customiser to make Tankor into Tulcus.

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