New Galleries: Beast Wars Telemocha TM-12 Gimlet and TM-13 Motorarm

New Galleries: Beast Wars Telemocha TM-12 Gimlet and TM-13 Motorarm

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 1:57pm CDT

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A new week, another Beast Wars Tuesday! Every Tuesday, we'll be focusing our camera lens on a new set of galleries featuring vintage Transformers action figures from the Beast Wars era. Check back next Tuesday to see our next set of Beast Wars related galleries.

This first week of summer, we take a look at two of the members of the Beast Wars II Tripledacus gestalt, as represented in the Telemocha series - the original Hasbro combiner of three can be found on Seibertron.com here - TM-12 Gimlet and TM-13 Motorarm!

The two 2007 reissue figures also came with DVDs of the Beast Wars show: lobster alt-moded Gimlet is was packaged with "Falcon Warrior Airrazor" ('The Spark' in US), while stag beetle Motorarm included "The Immortal Starscream" ('Possession' in US). Check out the full galleries by clicking on any of the images below, and keep an optic out for the Beast Wars II Tripledacus set, coming for an upcoming Beast Wars Tuesday!

Beast Wars Telemocha Series Motorarm (162 images) - Deluxe Beasts

Transformers News: New Galleries: Beast Wars Telemocha TM-12 Gimlet and TM-13 Motorarm

Transformers News: New Galleries: Beast Wars Telemocha TM-12 Gimlet and TM-13 Motorarm

Transformers News: New Galleries: Beast Wars Telemocha TM-12 Gimlet and TM-13 Motorarm

Transformers News: New Galleries: Beast Wars Telemocha TM-12 Gimlet and TM-13 Motorarm

Transformers News: New Galleries: Beast Wars Telemocha TM-12 Gimlet and TM-13 Motorarm


Beast Wars Telemocha Series Gimlet (146 images) - Deluxe Beasts

Transformers News: New Galleries: Beast Wars Telemocha TM-12 Gimlet and TM-13 Motorarm

Transformers News: New Galleries: Beast Wars Telemocha TM-12 Gimlet and TM-13 Motorarm

Transformers News: New Galleries: Beast Wars Telemocha TM-12 Gimlet and TM-13 Motorarm

Transformers News: New Galleries: Beast Wars Telemocha TM-12 Gimlet and TM-13 Motorarm

Transformers News: New Galleries: Beast Wars Telemocha TM-12 Gimlet and TM-13 Motorarm


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Re: New Galleries: Beast Wars Telemocha TM-12 Gimlet and TM-13 Motorarm (1799341)
Posted by shajaki on June 21st, 2016 @ 2:41pm CDT
That's exactly what I'm planning to do. Even let A non-box set fly slip through my fingers recently (which would be the hardest part to acquire). :(
Re: New Galleries: Beast Wars Telemocha TM-12 Gimlet and TM-13 Motorarm (1799343)
Posted by Evil Eye on June 21st, 2016 @ 3:18pm CDT
I kinda wish Takara would revisit Tripledacus with a new toy, expanded into Quadrupledacus- the body and leg setup would be mostly the same, with Gimlet forming the legs and DJ forming the body, but Motorarm would just form one arm (hopefully making him less of a lump in robot mode), whilst the other arm would be formed by a fembot cricket (not sure on the name. Flamenco perhaps?).

I've never watched BWII but I love the concepts it created, especially the Jointrons. I mean, musical Mexican bug-formers! As soon as my home situation is sorted and I'm able to collect again I must get a set.
Re: New Galleries: Beast Wars Telemocha TM-12 Gimlet and TM-13 Motorarm (1799344)
Posted by Noideaforaname on June 21st, 2016 @ 3:20pm CDT
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Amazing how different the heads manage to look just because of the actual placement of color. Gimlet's got a conventional bug mouth (complete with mandibles) while Sea Clamp's got a ANGRY MARINES Darth Vader-esque triangular grimace.


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Re: New Galleries: Beast Wars Telemocha TM-12 Gimlet and TM-13 Motorarm (1799353)
Posted by Shuttershock on June 21st, 2016 @ 4:52pm CDT
Regardless of color scheme, Ram Horn's face continues to be both incredibly goofy and creepy.
Re: New Galleries: Beast Wars Telemocha TM-12 Gimlet and TM-13 Motorarm (1799395)
Posted by Decepticon Stryker on June 21st, 2016 @ 7:35pm CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:I kinda wish Takara would revisit Tripledacus with a new toy, expanded into Quadrupledacus- the body and leg setup would be mostly the same, with Gimlet forming the legs and DJ forming the body, but Motorarm would just form one arm (hopefully making him less of a lump in robot mode), whilst the other arm would be formed by a fembot cricket (not sure on the name. Flamenco perhaps?).

How about Glowstrike?
Re: New Galleries: Beast Wars Telemocha TM-12 Gimlet and TM-13 Motorarm (1800293)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on June 24th, 2016 @ 4:36pm CDT
I'm a few days late with this, but Motorarm/Ram Horn is a Rhinoceros Beetle (Kabutomushi or just Kabuto), not a Stag Beetle (Kuwagatamushi or Kuwagata). The main way of discerning between the two is the position of the mandibles:

- Rhinoceros Beetles have them vertically, like a Rhino's horn (hence their name)
- Stag Beetles have been horizontally, function like a pincer, and resemble a deer's antlers (again, hence their name)

Just letting you guys know, as many make that mistake. :)
Re: New Galleries: Beast Wars Telemocha TM-12 Gimlet and TM-13 Motorarm (1801477)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 28th, 2016 @ 1:14pm CDT
A new week, another Beast Wars Tuesday! Every Tuesday, we'll be focusing our camera lens on a new set of galleries featuring vintage Transformers action figures from the Beast Wars era. Check back next Tuesday to see our next set of Beast Wars related galleries.

This week, we bring to you a trio of Maximals that were not released as individual toys, but rather as pack-ins for jigsaw puzzles, specifically the Beast Wars Metals puzzles. These 3 were redecos of their previous toys, with Rattrap being an orange and white redeco of his Transmetals body, while Lio Junior was redecoed in either black and red or white and yellow. All 3 were available between 1998 and 1999. Lio Junior is even shown here forming part of Magnaboss, and these gallery images may be the very first images of this version of Magnaboss (albeit the main difference is that he looks like he colored his hair).

Check out the gallery below, and stay tuned for more Beast Wars Tuesdays right here on Seibertron.com!

Beast Wars Metals Rattle Special Version (134 images) - Deluxe Beasts

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Beast Wars II Lio Junior (White version) (150 images) - Basic Beasts, Combiners

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Beast Wars II Lio Junior (Black version) (133 images) - Basic Beasts, Combiners

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Re: New Galleries: Beast Wars Telemocha TM-12 Gimlet and TM-13 Motorarm (1801486)
Posted by Evil Eye on June 28th, 2016 @ 1:56pm CDT
I do love that Rattrap redeco. In fact if it weren't for the chrome flaking problem I'd get a TM Rattrap, as I love the look of the mold and all the colour variants look great. Plus he has a literal "rat rod" mode!
Re: New Galleries: Beast Wars Telemocha TM-12 Gimlet and TM-13 Motorarm (1801488)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 28th, 2016 @ 1:57pm CDT
I love Magnaboss' new hair do's
Re: New Galleries: Beast Wars Telemocha TM-12 Gimlet and TM-13 Motorarm (1801494)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on June 28th, 2016 @ 2:29pm CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:I do love that Rattrap redeco. In fact if it weren't for the chrome flaking problem I'd get a TM Rattrap, as I love the look of the mold and all the colour variants look great. Plus he has a literal "rat rod" mode!


I have 3 versions of the rattrap mold, 2 i bought new in the 90s the other i got in a lot off ebay a few years ago and not one of them has any flaking. Most of my transmetal figures have absolutely no flaking at all, dont be afraid to buy them especially if they are mint in box.
Re: New Galleries: Beast Wars Telemocha TM-12 Gimlet and TM-13 Motorarm (1801499)
Posted by Noideaforaname on June 28th, 2016 @ 2:34pm CDT
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"Gee, Brain, what do ya wanna do tonight?"

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Who-- what the heck is that at the top of the box? Red and black robot with weird purple organic head?
Re: New Galleries: Beast Wars Telemocha TM-12 Gimlet and TM-13 Motorarm (1801618)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 28th, 2016 @ 5:52pm CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:Who-- what the heck is that at the top of the box? Red and black robot with weird purple organic head?
That there is Majin Zarak, the main enemy of the Beast Wars II movie.

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Re: New Galleries: Beast Wars Telemocha TM-12 Gimlet and TM-13 Motorarm (1801619)
Posted by Evil Eye on June 28th, 2016 @ 5:53pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Noideaforaname wrote:Who-- what the heck is that at the top of the box? Red and black robot with weird purple organic head?
That there is Majin Zarak, the main enemy of the Beast Wars II movie.

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Titan-class toy when? =P~
Re: New Galleries: Beast Wars Telemocha TM-12 Gimlet and TM-13 Motorarm (1801635)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 28th, 2016 @ 7:14pm CDT
That thing is frightening...
Re: New Galleries: Beast Wars Telemocha TM-12 Gimlet and TM-13 Motorarm (1801650)
Posted by Noideaforaname on June 28th, 2016 @ 9:15pm CDT
My god, he is as ridiculous as he is ugly as he is BEAUTIFUL!
Re: New Galleries: Beast Wars Telemocha TM-12 Gimlet and TM-13 Motorarm (1803520)
Posted by StellaMiniCon on July 5th, 2016 @ 8:23pm CDT
So who's up for tonight?
Re: New Galleries: Beast Wars Telemocha TM-12 Gimlet and TM-13 Motorarm (1803524)
Posted by Seibertron on July 5th, 2016 @ 9:13pm CDT
Probably going to skip it this week ... Titans Return came out in full force all at once and had family in town over the weekend and had my in-laws over for the 4th yesterday. Will do my best to have something up for next week. Sorry for not having photos cropped in time!
Re: New Galleries: Beast Wars Telemocha TM-12 Gimlet and TM-13 Motorarm (1803530)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on July 5th, 2016 @ 9:37pm CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Noideaforaname wrote:Who-- what the heck is that at the top of the box? Red and black robot with weird purple organic head?
That there is Majin Zarak, the main enemy of the Beast Wars II movie.

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Titan-class toy when? =P~

F&%K YEAH, I'd get it (I think, not entirely sold on it being a tf, but it's certainly glorious regardless)
Re: New Galleries: Beast Wars Telemocha TM-12 Gimlet and TM-13 Motorarm (1803819)
Posted by Evil Eye on July 7th, 2016 @ 12:01pm CDT
Hellscream9999 wrote:
Delta Magnus wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Noideaforaname wrote:Who-- what the heck is that at the top of the box? Red and black robot with weird purple organic head?
That there is Majin Zarak, the main enemy of the Beast Wars II movie.

Altmode:
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Titan-class toy when? =P~

F&%K YEAH, I'd get it (I think, not entirely sold on it being a tf, but it's certainly glorious irregardless)

>Irregardless
REGARDLESS. IT'S JUST REGARDLESS. IRREGARDLESS IS NOT A WORD.

Ahem.

But yeah it is one hell of a design. Looks like a monster from Getter Robo made glorious love to the Zeong from Gundam and then did a cosplay as an aircraft carrier...on treads.

Whatever it is, I love it.
Re: New Galleries: Beast Wars Telemocha TM-12 Gimlet and TM-13 Motorarm (1803834)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on July 7th, 2016 @ 2:21pm CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:But yeah it is one hell of a design. Looks like a monster from Getter Robo made glorious love to the Zeong from Gundam and then did a cosplay as an aircraft carrier...on treads.

Whatever it is, I love it.

It reminds me of the devil gundam a little - which is never a bad thing :twisted:

The sheer novelty of the design would make it worth it on merit alone, it's just so out there 8-}

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