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TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor

Transformers News: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor

Monday, December 16th, 2013 10:38AM CST

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Seibertron.com has received our copy of TFCC Magazine issue #54, you know the one with Generations Rattrap on the cover. Well the new reveals aren't limited to the cover, the interior pages reveal Rattrap in both modes, Deluxe Tankor, and Deluxe Crosscut! Deluxe Tankor in a brand new mold and update to Transformers Beast Machines Tankor! Deluxe Crosscut is a silver redeco of the recently release IDW Skids with a new red head mold, an homage to the e-Hobby exclusive.

As much as we would love to post the page scan we will comply with the Club's wishes and not post material from the magazine. Those of you who are members should be receiving your own copy soon.
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Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1535697)
Posted by Noideaforaname on December 16th, 2013 @ 10:45am CST
Dammit Hasbro, you're supposed to FIX the scale issues with new Beast Machines figures. Tankor a mere Deluxe, grumble grumble grumble.
Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1535698)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on December 16th, 2013 @ 10:45am CST
Oh, he's that Crosscut, naturally. For a second, I thought we were getting that saucer-headed exploding guy as a club exclusive.

And I'll keep repeating this until someone officially does it:
Repaint Tankor in minty Cybertronian colors for G2 Re-Redux so I can get army buildin', dammit! If I have to buy a bunch of Tankors to repaint myself, it'll give Hasbro the wrong idea about where they can stick Beast Machines. Well, not if these IDW figs turn up at 5-Below in a year, like those two cases of Prime deluxes; just imagine how awesome it'd be if EVERY new troop-builder followed the lead of the PRID Vehicons!
Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1535701)
Posted by RAcast on December 16th, 2013 @ 10:55am CST
New mold Tankor? Yes please!
Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1535702)
Posted by PrymeStriker on December 16th, 2013 @ 10:56am CST
Can't wait for Tankor.

Since I own Skids and consider his toy to be a little toward the weak side, I think I'll steer clear of Crosscut.
Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1535704)
Posted by Mkall on December 16th, 2013 @ 11:09am CST
2014's starting out much better than 2013. I can't wait to see these guys!
Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1535706)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 16th, 2013 @ 11:15am CST
Tankor looks really good, guys. So does Crosscut. I think a majority will like them!

All that remains is Nightbeat, who is oddly absent from the page... :-?
Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1535710)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 16th, 2013 @ 11:23am CST
Also, Tankor has the Vehicon symbol. And Rattrap's gun can separate into two different weapons, just like Skids.

The rat mode is pretty kanine looking though, if you ask me.
Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1535715)
Posted by Rated X on December 16th, 2013 @ 11:36am CST
The magazine didn't show up in the mailbox today. Can somebody just post an external link through photobucket so we can see the pics today ?
Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1535716)
Posted by Hypershock on December 16th, 2013 @ 11:42am CST
ooooooo sweet, tankor is my favorite Beast Machines character :D

for those of you who have the magazine, does Crosscut appear to have all of the same armaments that Skids does?
Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1535717)
Posted by SentinelA on December 16th, 2013 @ 11:48am CST
Pics?
Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1535720)
Posted by Noideaforaname on December 16th, 2013 @ 11:55am CST
Mindmaster wrote:Also, Tankor has the Vehicon symbol.

I love that everyone has their own proper insignias, and aren't being shoehorned into classic :BOT: or :CON:. Dreadwing has :G2CON:, Rhinox and Rattrap have :MAXIMAL:, Waspinator's got :PREDACON:, Tankor's got :VEHI:, the Mini-Cons have :MINI:, Doubledealer has both :BOT: :CON: .
Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1535721)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on December 16th, 2013 @ 11:56am CST
SentinelA wrote:Pics?


El Duque wrote:As much as we would love to post the page scan we will comply with the Club's wishes and not post material from the magazine.


I would advise against linking to scans of the pages in question as well. We'll get official public pics from Hasbro soon enough, just have a little bit of patience.

This makes 17 Deluxes in the series thus far. Now all we need is a confirmation of Nightbeat.
Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1535727)
Posted by wilcosu35 on December 16th, 2013 @ 12:27pm CST
really looking forward to more pictures of my favorite maximal. hopefully we won't have to wait very long
Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1535728)
Posted by leokearon on December 16th, 2013 @ 12:27pm CST
This is why I hate the Collectors Club
Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1535730)
Posted by bluecatcinema on December 16th, 2013 @ 12:46pm CST
For those of us without a TFCC subscription, just how show-accurate is Generations Tankor?
Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1535732)
Posted by Rated X on December 16th, 2013 @ 12:48pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
SentinelA wrote:Pics?


El Duque wrote:As much as we would love to post the page scan we will comply with the Club's wishes and not post material from the magazine.


I would advise against linking to scans of the pages in question as well. We'll get official public pics from Hasbro soon enough, just have a little bit of patience.

This makes 17 Deluxes in the series thus far. Now all we need is a confirmation of Nightbeat.



Should we really have to be good little fans and wait for the magazine to show up in our mailboxes ? It's not our fault that we all don't live in Texas and get Funpub mail so quick. I totally respect that the news staff themselves don't post scans on the website. But you shouldn't discourage fans who have no vetted interest in Funpub from sharing links. After all a fansite would be nothing without the fans. ;)

Maybe somebody can PM everybody a link if it has to be so top secret...
Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1535740)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 16th, 2013 @ 1:04pm CST
bluecatcinema wrote:For those of us without a TFCC subscription, just how show-accurate is Generations Tankor?


He's fairly accurate, but he's less... blocky. Not saying he's round at all, but the corners feel less pointy, if that makes any sense. Tank mode is rocking, longer than what it used to be. Though the cannon is a little smaller.
Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1535758)
Posted by craggy on December 16th, 2013 @ 2:14pm CST
I'm sure some of you must have seen the pics. I'm not sure I saw the same ones. Tankor does...how to put this politely...not look like my cup of tea. He don't float my boat. He's a kettle of rancid post oil-spill+Fukushima contaminated waters fish. Me no wanty.

Crosscut looks pretty cool, not sure I've any use for the character but he's a nice, not too bland generic. Rattrap is nice enough, although I would have preferred Transmetal, this one's pretty cool too.
Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1535767)
Posted by Vicalliose on December 16th, 2013 @ 2:41pm CST
leokearon wrote:This is why I hate the Collectors Club
I hate them for far better reasons than telling us stuff we already knew.

Stolen card numbers fiasco anyone? I probably shouldn't open that can of worms.

Anyway yeah. These guys are still useless as a source of news.
Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1535792)
Posted by craggy on December 16th, 2013 @ 3:38pm CST
Vicalliose wrote:
leokearon wrote:This is why I hate the Collectors Club
I hate them for far better reasons than telling us stuff we already knew.

Stolen card numbers fiasco anyone? I probably shouldn't open that can of worms.

Anyway yeah. These guys are still useless as a source of news.

I don't blame the producers of a print magazine for wanting to keep one of the few exclusive things they get as an incentive to people who've paid for their publication. Probably won't be long before the pictures are online, or we see an official thing about it from Hasbro.
Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1535796)
Posted by Burn on December 16th, 2013 @ 3:49pm CST
Rated X wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
SentinelA wrote:Pics?


El Duque wrote:As much as we would love to post the page scan we will comply with the Club's wishes and not post material from the magazine.


I would advise against linking to scans of the pages in question as well. We'll get official public pics from Hasbro soon enough, just have a little bit of patience.

This makes 17 Deluxes in the series thus far. Now all we need is a confirmation of Nightbeat.



Should we really have to be good little fans and wait for the magazine to show up in our mailboxes ? It's not our fault that we all don't live in Texas and get Funpub mail so quick. I totally respect that the news staff themselves don't post scans on the website. But you shouldn't discourage fans who have no vetted interest in Funpub from sharing links. After all a fansite would be nothing without the fans. ;)

Maybe somebody can PM everybody a link if it has to be so top secret...


Why would we (the site) give away something for free that people are paying for?

I understand where you're coming from, believe me I do, but the site is watched by FunPub, Hasbro, Paramount etc ... we often receive requests to take things down before official unveils.

And hey, at least you only have to wait a few days. When I was in the club I'd have to wait 2-3 weeks to get my magazine, by which time everyone had already moved on from the conversation.
Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1535806)
Posted by Noideaforaname on December 16th, 2013 @ 4:33pm CST
Saw the pics.

Rattrap looks great, though I'm a touch disappointed his rat mode is not his cute show self, but it's obviously meant to evoke his original toy so I can appreciate that. Even if that means he looks less like a rat and more like a generic carnivorous mammal.

Tankor's OK, but he seems a bit less imposing than he should be, like he's not as bulky. He could do with some kind of gimmick in his head, like an articulated jaw or that Cylon eye thing. Wish he was a Voyager, but on the other hand they could always make Cyberverse Jetstorm and Thrust.

Crosscut is... silver. Meh, don't really care.
Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1535815)
Posted by Rated X on December 16th, 2013 @ 5:20pm CST
Burn wrote:
Rated X wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
SentinelA wrote:Pics?


El Duque wrote:As much as we would love to post the page scan we will comply with the Club's wishes and not post material from the magazine.


I would advise against linking to scans of the pages in question as well. We'll get official public pics from Hasbro soon enough, just have a little bit of patience.

This makes 17 Deluxes in the series thus far. Now all we need is a confirmation of Nightbeat.



Should we really have to be good little fans and wait for the magazine to show up in our mailboxes ? It's not our fault that we all don't live in Texas and get Funpub mail so quick. I totally respect that the news staff themselves don't post scans on the website. But you shouldn't discourage fans who have no vetted interest in Funpub from sharing links. After all a fansite would be nothing without the fans. ;)

Maybe somebody can PM everybody a link if it has to be so top secret...


Why would we (the site) give away something for free that people are paying for?

I understand where you're coming from, believe me I do, but the site is watched by FunPub, Hasbro, Paramount etc ... we often receive requests to take things down before official unveils.

And hey, at least you only have to wait a few days. When I was in the club I'd have to wait 2-3 weeks to get my magazine, by which time everyone had already moved on from the conversation.



I did subscribe so I will get it in the mail soon. But I'm sure there are a lot of people who didn't subscribe because the "Rampage" freebie figure this year isn't all that great.
Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1535818)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on December 16th, 2013 @ 5:31pm CST
Rated X wrote:I did subscribe so I will get it in the mail soon. But I'm sure there are a lot of people who didn't subscribe because the "Rampage" freebie figure this year isn't all that great.



I don't subscribe so I will have to wait (other things to spend my money on right now).
Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1535822)
Posted by cruizerdave on December 16th, 2013 @ 5:42pm CST
No pics for you! Buy the magazine! Doh! I don't have a subscription! Now I have to wait as well!
Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1535830)
Posted by craggy on December 16th, 2013 @ 6:02pm CST
I don't subscribe, not because the figure was poor (liked the look of it a lot actually) but because of the terrible job TFCC has been reported to do with international customers, and their track record in being able to run their business.
Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1535833)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on December 16th, 2013 @ 6:20pm CST
Tankor is somewhat disappointing, the best way to describe the figure, is likes the body is accurate to the CG model, however it has gangly arms, and wide hips, apposed to the show model's narrow hips, legs, and long but bulky arms. The oddest part is the grey paint, on the head anyway, looks pasty like the grey paint on BiS hot rod.

My favorite is crosscut with the silver and Candy apple red combo. Honestly it looks really nice, hopefully they keep it somewhat metallic, I will buy it :grin:
Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1535837)
Posted by Diem on December 16th, 2013 @ 6:42pm CST
Crosscut looks great. I was really impressed by Skids and I love G1 characters who aren't from 1984-86 so kudos.

Rattrap looks excellent too. The rat looks pretty screen-accurate, his robo-mode is just dandy. No complaints.

Tankor...looks like a robot that looks like a tank that turns into a tank that looks like a robot lying down. It's a screen-accurate figure of a horrible, horrible design.
Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1535840)
Posted by Down_Shift on December 16th, 2013 @ 6:56pm CST
Wow. Crosscut is the best of the three. Rattrap looks okay, but man... Tankor is just useless looking. Shelf warmer material for sure.
Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1535861)
Posted by GuyIncognito on December 16th, 2013 @ 8:47pm CST
Do you think Crosscut will be silver or gray? We've seen figures that looked metallic in official preview pics but ended up flat/matte. If he's silver, it sounds cool.
Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1535867)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 16th, 2013 @ 8:55pm CST
GuyIncognito wrote:Do you think Crosscut will be silver or gray? We've seen figures that looked metallic in official preview pics but ended up flat/matte. If he's silver, it sounds cool.


Based on the image, the silver looks sorta like the silver seen on the packaging of Universe (2008) Bluestreak.

Image

Which ended up looking like this:


Image

So I'm positive that Crosscut will sport the nice looking silver on the image.
Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1535870)
Posted by Trikeboy on December 16th, 2013 @ 9:06pm CST
Daim Choc and Cybergeeks Alliance posted the pics over on Facebook. Rattrap looks glorious.
Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1535874)
Posted by Manterax Prime on December 16th, 2013 @ 9:26pm CST
Trikeboy wrote:Daim Choc and Cybergeeks Alliance posted the pics over on Facebook. Rattrap looks glorious.


Thank you!

To sum it all up:
Rattrap- Amazing, obviously
Tankor- Rather nice, though the cannon is a bit off
Crosscut- Is that metallic red? Yes Please!
Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1535875)
Posted by Burn on December 16th, 2013 @ 9:30pm CST
Trikeboy wrote:Daim Choc and Cybergeeks Alliance posted the pics over on Facebook. Rattrap looks glorious.


Thanks!

Tankor is utter crap.
Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1535909)
Posted by synapse on December 17th, 2013 @ 1:40am CST
The pics were all over Weibo as soon as the mag came out, too :P

I'm loving that Rattrap. Crosscut is nice, but the character means nothing to me. Tankor looks like an old toy design (and one I don't like), also I never watched Beast Machines so...
Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1535946)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on December 17th, 2013 @ 7:51am CST
Trikeboy wrote:Daim Choc and Cybergeeks Alliance posted the pics over on Facebook. Rattrap looks glorious.


Nice!!! Thank you!!

Crosscut reminds me a lot of Camshaft one of the onmibots from G1.
Rattrap is BOSS!
Tankor is an easy pass for me.
Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1535949)
Posted by GuyIncognito on December 17th, 2013 @ 8:16am CST
I don't suppose Crosscut comes with Clutch, but that would have been cool. I also wish the Autobot logo on his hood was much bigger.

Tankor almost seems like a leftover from the Animated line, but I like him. He's got a very 'toony look. He looks fun.

Oh, and Rattrap's alt mode is awesome.
Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1535957)
Posted by PrymeStriker on December 17th, 2013 @ 8:51am CST
Trikeboy wrote:Daim Choc and Cybergeeks Alliance posted the pics over on Facebook. Rattrap looks glorious.


Sweet!

Rattrap - Awesome!!! :DANCE:
Tankor - Awesome!!! :DANCE:
Crosscut - Skids is mediocre, so I expected him to be mediocre as well. I was right. Nothing impressing here.

Thought maybe this would be another wave I'd be buying in full. Oh well.
Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1535996)
Posted by Sodan-1 on December 17th, 2013 @ 11:19am CST
Rattrap looks spectacular to me. I honestly can't see why people are complaining about his beast mode. It maybe leans a little towards a mouse, but it ain't Mickey that's for sure.

Crosscut also looks pretty nice. That mould seems to work in those colours and the new head looks good.

Tankor I am less thrilled with. The robot mode has an awesome design (even if it will be inevitably too small), but the tank mode is so uninspiring. It's just a slab of plastic with a pathetic little gun on the back. It might be a good troop builder, but I can't see me being bothered enough to try.
Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1536020)
Posted by philswitch engage on December 17th, 2013 @ 1:12pm CST
I am a subscriber, but haven't received the new issue yet. I did find the pics posted in some Spanish website today just searching on Google. I wish you could log in with your subscriber log in to see the magazine vs having to wait for your mail man to put it in your box.

Rat Trap's rat mode looks phenomenal.

Tankor looks like a toy. Very bright and plasticy.

Cross Cut looks pretty dang nice. The head sculpt looks better than Skids' big nosed face.
Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1536029)
Posted by GuyIncognito on December 17th, 2013 @ 1:48pm CST
philswitch engage wrote:
Cross Cut looks pretty dang nice. The head sculpt looks better than Skids' big nosed face.


I'm holding Skids in my hand, and I don't see any big nose. :???:
Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1536031)
Posted by GuyIncognito on December 17th, 2013 @ 1:53pm CST
bluecatcinema wrote:For those of us without a TFCC subscription, just how show-accurate is Generations Tankor?


Very! It looks A LOT like this:

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Re: TFCC Magazine Issue 54 Reveals Transformers Generations Crosscut and Tankor (1536033)
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