Transformers Generations IDW Tailgate

Walked into Toys R Us Powerplant Mall on a whim yesterday after getting a haircut and spotted this little fella! Transformers Generations IDW Tailgate (and Groundbuster but who cares about him…)

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I’ve been quite addicted to the IDW series of “More Than Meets the Eye” lately and I have to admit it is the BEST Transformers comics series yet – coming from a longterm fan. James Roberts (the writer) is an absolute legend. Also love Alex Milne’s art, very “Anime” and Transformers at the same time.

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Anyway, Tailgate here is one of the “Lost Light” crew members when Rodimus takes off into space on a Quest to find the Knights of Cybertron. Whatever that is. Anyway the premise of the story takes a back seat to character development that you wouldn’t believe a robot could have – and comedy too.

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Tailgate here was actually millions of years buried underground until the crew find him just before takeoff in issue 1. Anyway I won’t spoil the story, however Tailgate does become one of the favorite characters of the series, kind of like a mascot.

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Matches the comic design quite well!

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Hmm, I wonder what he transforms into?

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Throwaway target master weapon thingy. Not accurate to the comics so people probably won’t care about it.

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Spots car mode. No, not cybertronian like the comic unforunately.

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Comparison to G1 Tailgate. Excuse the yucky yellowing…

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Again not found in the comics…

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Comparison to his old self in robot mode.

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Very cool little guy. He’s no third party , but still quite accurate.

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With best friend Cyclonus.

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Awww, aren’t they the couple!

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With Frenemy Whirl?

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And Maketoys Trashtalk (Swerve) and PerfectEffect Rewinder (Rewind).

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VS MasterMind Creations Terminus Hexatron (Sixshot).

 

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All up a cool little bot and glad he came out here in the Phils early! Need more IDW More than Meets the Eye!!!

~Ace

UPDATE – Additional Pics as requested on www.tfw2005.com boards:

Head Articulation left

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Head Articulation right. Not that much, but it’s something?

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With Targetmaster partner in “robot” mode, Groundbuster. Yes, you just sort of sit the tank up on its butt.

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Lay it down flat and you get bulldozer mode. It pretty much transforms like a Matchbox car!

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He does make a good Driver for Fansproject Revolver (Roadbuster)?

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This cover inspires the below:

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Not like Rodimus is some hero in the comic though! I actually find him pretty useless. Anyways, till next time!

~Ace

 

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4 Responses to Transformers Generations IDW Tailgate

  1. kikot12 says:

    nice review bro! i was just wondering, where’d you get your whirl??? don’t seem to see him anywhere locally (Phil.)

  2. acesan says:

    I had to buy it online😦. He didn’t show up anywhere here – I looked!

  3. kikot12 says:

    yeah… real shame as well… i was really lookin forward to getting skids by the stands last january but up til now – still nothin… hope all of them get released soon…😦

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