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March 5, 2009

Tankor (03-05-09)

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Transformer of the Day for March 5, 2009

TANKOR

-Faction: Vehicon
-Era: Beast Machines (1999-2000)
-Function: Vehicon General
-Motto: “Tankor SMASH”

-Notable Toy: McDonald’s Happy Meal (McDonald’s, 2000)

Notes: Rhinox/Tankor is my first excuse to reflect on a changed character. And clearly the absence of a decent figure is a measure of his villainy. God-awful plastic renderings must serve a higher purpose beyond my comprehension for a beloved character best represented by a McFormer! Even Takara couldn’t quite get him right (though they finally tried). At least they’ve worked to keep the name! 25th Anniversary him for Primus sake!

(Okay, I admit it. Given my ethical arguments and longstanding boycott of the restaurant, it hurts to promote a McDonald’s toy through my website. And yet, some things are just true. And it is easier to find a packaged McFormer than a Red Rooster version from Australia. Anyway, to mitigate my sins, an extra image of the duel nature of Rhinox/Tankor.)

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