Video Review of Transformers: Power of the Primes Tailgate

Video Review of Transformers: Power of the Primes Tailgate

Sunday, January 14th, 2018 1:14pm CST

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There's been a lot of buzz about the upcoming Transformers: Power of the Prime Battletrap figure - made up of Legend class Battleslash and Roadtrap - as we first reported on their video review here. Part of the same wave of Legend figures, though, is also Tailgate, a repaint with new head of the Windcharger figure from wave 1, which was reviewed in pictures for us back here.

Check it out, and let us know what you think of this second use of the mold. Do you prefer this version over the first? Would you prefer a more IDW styled toy? Is this an upgrade compared to the previous Generations toy in the Thrilling 30 line? Join in the discussion down in the Energon Pub!

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This article was last modified on Sunday, January 14th, 2018 7:26pm CST

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Re: Video Review of Transformers: Power of the Primes Tailgate (1931486)
Posted by Lunatic Prime on January 14th, 2018 @ 1:21pm CST
bodrock wrote:Terrorcons, Horrorcons -- what about the Seacons?! I'd love a Tentakil update. ;)
Same here. I guess they wouldn't look as cool as TFC Toys' Poseidon but I would buy them if :HASBRO: doesn't screw up totally.

bodrock wrote:I wouldn't be surprised if they were an exclusive boxset later on....

That's pretty likely if they make them at all.
Snap Trap - Sky Lynx retool
Overbite - Rippersnapper recolor
Tentakil - Blot retool
Nautilator - Sinnertwin retool
Skalor - Rippersnapper retool
Seawing - Cutthroat retool or more just using the transformation scheme and assembling the beast mode backwards
Re: Video Review of Transformers: Power of the Primes Tailgate (1931489)
Posted by Skritz on January 14th, 2018 @ 1:39pm CST
Albatross250 wrote:Does everyone kept waiting for Apeface and Snapdragon as of now?


Not for PotP, but I suppose it would not be impossible for them to be released as figures in a later Generations line. Either with or without their Headmaster gimmick intact, in the former's case they would simply have compatible engineering with previous Titan Masters.

I'll repeat myself but it still bugs me that in a line with mandatory headmaster and triple-changers at a Voyager class we never got Horrorcons. Hasbro was smoking some weird shit when they decided to skip these guys.
Re: Video Review of Transformers: Power of the Primes Tailgate (1931490)
Posted by Lunatic Prime on January 14th, 2018 @ 1:47pm CST
Skritz wrote:
Albatross250 wrote:Does everyone kept waiting for Apeface and Snapdragon as of now?
Not for PotP, but I suppose it would not be impossible for them to be released as figures in a later Generations line. Either with or without their Headmaster gimmick intact, in the former's case they would simply have compatible engineering with previous Titan Masters.
There's a possibility to get them in PotP. They could treat them like Sky Lynx.
PotP alt mode = G1 vehicle mode
PotP robot mode = G1 beast mode
PotP combiner mode= G1 robot mode
Or they swap robot and beast mode which would be pretty cool. Just imagine a combiner gorilla and a combiner dragon. :michaelbay:

Skritz wrote:I'll repeat myself but it still bugs me that in a line with mandatory headmaster and triple-changers at a Voyager class we never got Horrorcons. Hasbro was smoking some weird **** when they decided to skip these guys.

I totally agree.
Re: Video Review of Transformers: Power of the Primes Tailgate (1931495)
Posted by RodimusRex on January 14th, 2018 @ 2:43pm CST
Emerje wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Btw, I read somewhere that Blot is a retool of Rippersnapper... I don't see any pieces in common at all, do you?
Ok, I'll grant you the hips, the upper legs and the Combiner port, anything else?

Yeah, I read the same thing on TFWiki. Strangely both times they called Blot a heavy retool of Rippersnapper even though they would have been designed at the same time so who can really say which was made first? And that's really all I see, the entire upper legs from the knees to the hips, the combiner peg, and the peg cover. Seems more like a case of parts sharing than anything like retooling.

Emerje


TF Wiki seems to have very idiosyncratic ideas about retool terminology. Guessing maybe it’s Walky’s preferences manifesting?

For example, there are cases of pretooling or shared tooling but they always treat the first released figure as the “original”. Even if it isn’t the first DISPLAYED figure or is obviously a redeco of a later figure obviously designed first.
Re: Video Review of Transformers: Power of the Primes Tailgate (1931498)
Posted by Lunatic Prime on January 14th, 2018 @ 2:59pm CST
RodimusRex wrote:
Emerje wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Btw, I read somewhere that Blot is a retool of Rippersnapper... I don't see any pieces in common at all, do you?
Ok, I'll grant you the hips, the upper legs and the Combiner port, anything else?

Yeah, I read the same thing on TFWiki. Strangely both times they called Blot a heavy retool of Rippersnapper even though they would have been designed at the same time so who can really say which was made first? And that's really all I see, the entire upper legs from the knees to the hips, the combiner peg, and the peg cover. Seems more like a case of parts sharing than anything like retooling.

Emerje


TF Wiki seems to have very idiosyncratic ideas about retool terminology. Guessing maybe it’s Walky’s preferences manifesting?

For example, there are cases of pretooling or shared tooling but they always treat the first released figure as the “original”. Even if it isn’t the first DISPLAYED figure or is obviously a redeco of a later figure obviously designed first.

The pieces from their crotches to their knees seem all to be the same.
Re: Video Review of Transformers: Power of the Primes Tailgate (1931501)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on January 14th, 2018 @ 3:34pm CST
Lunatic Prime wrote:
RodimusRex wrote:
Emerje wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Btw, I read somewhere that Blot is a retool of Rippersnapper... I don't see any pieces in common at all, do you?
Ok, I'll grant you the hips, the upper legs and the Combiner port, anything else?

Yeah, I read the same thing on TFWiki. Strangely both times they called Blot a heavy retool of Rippersnapper even though they would have been designed at the same time so who can really say which was made first? And that's really all I see, the entire upper legs from the knees to the hips, the combiner peg, and the peg cover. Seems more like a case of parts sharing than anything like retooling.

Emerje


TF Wiki seems to have very idiosyncratic ideas about retool terminology. Guessing maybe it’s Walky’s preferences manifesting?

For example, there are cases of pretooling or shared tooling but they always treat the first released figure as the “original”. Even if it isn’t the first DISPLAYED figure or is obviously a redeco of a later figure obviously designed first.

The pieces from their crotches to their knees seem all to be the same.


I.e. the upper legs. With the Combiner Peg that's all they share. Ugh, I'll put them together anyway as part sharers, it's possible they share some we don't immediately see like the joints.

The term is a mess anyway, no need for discussion about it in this thread and derail it once again. :lol:

Back to Tailgate, he looks decent. Good call on retooling the chest as well as the head.
Re: Video Review of Transformers: Power of the Primes Tailgate (1931502)
Posted by Rated X on January 14th, 2018 @ 3:38pm CST
I hated that damn IDW tailgate. I was also upset that we never got one from the scout class Windcharger mold. So its great Tailgate finally gets some justice. Now all we need is a proper Huffer/Pipes original mold instead of a crappy prime repaint.
Re: Video Review of Transformers: Power of the Primes Tailgate (1931507)
Posted by Evil Eye on January 14th, 2018 @ 4:00pm CST
Ah yes, because whenever I think of memorable characters from the cartoon, I think of Tailgate! Oh old Tailgate, with his iconic scene where he appears, gets stood on by Trypticon and never does anything again!
Re: Video Review of Transformers: Power of the Primes Tailgate (1931508)
Posted by Lunatic Prime on January 14th, 2018 @ 4:01pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Back to Tailgate, he looks decent. Good call on retooling the chest as well as the head.

I don't see any retooling of the chest. #-o
Re: Video Review of Transformers: Power of the Primes Tailgate (1931509)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 14th, 2018 @ 4:12pm CST
Black Hat wrote:Oh old Tailgate, with his iconic scene where he appears, gets stood on by Trypticon and never does anything again!
That was Swerve.

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Re: Video Review of Transformers: Power of the Primes Tailgate (1931510)
Posted by steals_your_goats on January 14th, 2018 @ 4:18pm CST
Lunatic Prime wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Back to Tailgate, he looks decent. Good call on retooling the chest as well as the head.

I don't see any retooling of the chest. #-o

There isn't any. Just paint
Re: Video Review of Transformers: Power of the Primes Tailgate (1931511)
Posted by MECHdirge on January 14th, 2018 @ 4:23pm CST
I really like this Tailgate. I have a recent third party version, but I just received a G1 Tailgate for Christmas, one of the last inexpensive figures from the first three years I was missing. Anyway, I think this is a nice addition to the line and is better than the Combiner Wars version. Just my take.
Re: Video Review of Transformers: Power of the Primes Tailgate (1931513)
Posted by william-james88 on January 14th, 2018 @ 4:36pm CST
MECHdirge wrote:I really like this Tailgate. I have a recent third party version, but I just received a G1 Tailgate for Christmas, one of the last inexpensive figures from the first three years I was missing. Anyway, I think this is a nice addition to the line and is better than the Combiner Wars version. Just my take.

What combiner wars version?
Re: Video Review of Transformers: Power of the Primes Tailgate (1931514)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on January 14th, 2018 @ 4:39pm CST
Lunatic Prime wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Back to Tailgate, he looks decent. Good call on retooling the chest as well as the head.

I don't see any retooling of the chest. #-o


And you are so right, just paint and stickers. Just goes to show how different Windcharger and Tailgate look on first sight. :oops:

william-james88 wrote:
MECHdirge wrote:I really like this Tailgate. I have a recent third party version, but I just received a G1 Tailgate for Christmas, one of the last inexpensive figures from the first three years I was missing. Anyway, I think this is a nice addition to the line and is better than the Combiner Wars version. Just my take.

What combiner wars version?


I think he means the T30 one. The CW one is his retool Windcharger.

Yup, T30 to CW went in the opposite direction :lol:
Re: Video Review of Transformers: Power of the Primes Tailgate (1931515)
Posted by Lunatic Prime on January 14th, 2018 @ 4:41pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
MECHdirge wrote:I really like this Tailgate. I have a recent third party version, but I just received a G1 Tailgate for Christmas, one of the last inexpensive figures from the first three years I was missing. Anyway, I think this is a nice addition to the line and is better than the Combiner Wars version. Just my take.

What combiner wars version?

I guess he means the Thrilling 30th one or its recolor Combiner Wars Windcharger.

Speaking of Minibots, Beachcomber's alt mode is pretty big compared to Brawn.
Re: Video Review of Transformers: Power of the Primes Tailgate (1931516)
Posted by DMSL on January 14th, 2018 @ 4:42pm CST
It must be a headmaster otherwise the trio will just look lame together. They can easily retool Grotusque. Just remove the tail and wings, give him a new head and hind legs and you are done.
Re: Video Review of Transformers: Power of the Primes Tailgate (1931518)
Posted by Lunatic Prime on January 14th, 2018 @ 4:44pm CST
DMSL wrote:It must be a headmaster otherwise the trio will just look lame together. They can easily retool Grotusque. Just remove the tail and wings, give him a new head and hind legs and you are done.

Remove the tail? So you want a Repugnus without legs in robot mode :???:
Re: Video Review of Transformers: Power of the Primes Tailgate (1931521)
Posted by steals_your_goats on January 14th, 2018 @ 5:02pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Lunatic Prime wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Back to Tailgate, he looks decent. Good call on retooling the chest as well as the head.

I don't see any retooling of the chest. #-o


And you are so right, just paint and stickers. Just goes to show how different Windcharger and Tailgate look on first sight. :oops:


No stickers just paint.
Re: Video Review of Transformers: Power of the Primes Tailgate (1931524)
Posted by Randomhero on January 14th, 2018 @ 5:18pm CST
Skritz wrote:
Albatross250 wrote:Does everyone kept waiting for Apeface and Snapdragon as of now?


Not for PotP, but I suppose it would not be impossible for them to be released as figures in a later Generations line. Either with or without their Headmaster gimmick intact, in the former's case they would simply have compatible engineering with previous Titan Masters.

I'll repeat myself but it still bugs me that in a line with mandatory headmaster and triple-changers at a Voyager class we never got Horrorcons. Hasbro was smoking some weird **** when they decided to skip these guys.



What do you mean?? There was the huge news post about an employee from amazon who said there will be beast wars box sets with Optimus Primal using the POTP ape face mold but not a headmaster and Megatron using the POTP Snapdragon mood also not being a headmaster and there would be 5-6 figures per box! The guy who claimed all this even saw pictures even though that’s not how that works in the slightest!

Oh wait that was a whole bunch of lies once we found out POTP line main gimmick was combiners. God I still think about that and how full of it that whole thing was.
Re: Video Review of Transformers: Power of the Primes Tailgate (1931525)
Posted by DecepticonFinishline on January 14th, 2018 @ 5:21pm CST
Lunatic Prime wrote:
DMSL wrote:It must be a headmaster otherwise the trio will just look lame together. They can easily retool Grotusque. Just remove the tail and wings, give him a new head and hind legs and you are done.

Remove the tail? So you want a Repugnus without legs in robot mode :???:


Nah. Just switch the pointy tail-bits with nubs so that it is more of an insect-abdomen.

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