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{{Infobox character
 
{{Infobox character
 
| name        = Tubes
 
| name        = Tubes
| series      = [[Third party Transformer]]
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| series      = [[iGear]]
| image      = [[File:tubes-robottoy.jpg|240px]]
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| image      = [[File:tubes-box.jpg|240px]]
| caption    = Tubes in robot mode
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| caption    = iGear Tubes box
 
| first      =  
 
| first      =  
 
| last        =  
 
| last        =  
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|data2 = MW-09
 
|data2 = MW-09
 
| lbl21 = Abilities
 
| lbl21 = Abilities
|data21 = [[Shapeshifting]], [[List of superhuman features and abilities in fiction#Personal physical powers|superhuman durability]], [[superhuman strength]]
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|data21 = * [[Oxygen independence]]
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* [[Shapeshifting]]
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* [[Superhuman durability]]
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* [[Superhuman longevity]]
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* [[Superhuman strength]]
 
| lbl22 = Affiliation
 
| lbl22 = Affiliation
|data22 =  
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|data22 = RoBots
 
| lbl23 = Alternate mode
 
| lbl23 = Alternate mode
 
|data23 = Semi-truck
 
|data23 = Semi-truck
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RN05 CO08 FB05 SK04
 
RN05 CO08 FB05 SK04
 
}}
 
}}
'''Tubes''' is a [[fictional character]] and [[third party Transformer]] created by [[iGear]]. He is an homage to the blue version of the Autobot Pipes and the blue variant of the Autobot Huffer.  
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'''Tubes''' is a [[fictional character]] and [[third-party Transformer]] homage to ''Generation 1'' Pipes created by [[iGear]] in 2013.
  
 
==iGear==
 
==iGear==
Tubes is a third party Transformers created by iGear that is an homage to the ''Generation 1'' Autobots Pipes and Huffer.  
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Tubes is a third-party Transformers created by iGear that is an homage to the ''Generation 1'' Autobot Pipes.  
  
 
Tubes tech spec numbers are identical to those of ''Generation 1'' Pipes.  
 
Tubes tech spec numbers are identical to those of ''Generation 1'' Pipes.  
  
 
===Development===
 
===Development===
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In June 2011 iGear released a teaser with the outlines of [[Dreamwave Productions]] art of several Autobots. One of them was based on Pipes.<REF>http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/igear-mini-warriors-teaser-image/21878/</REF>
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Big Bad Toy Store announced preorders to Manatee and Tubes in November 2012.<REF>http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/igear-mw-09-tubes-and-mw-01b-manatee-announced-176346/</REF>
 
Big Bad Toy Store announced preorders to Manatee and Tubes in November 2012.<REF>http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/igear-mw-09-tubes-and-mw-01b-manatee-announced-176346/</REF>
  
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The [[Radio Free Cybertron]] podcast for November 28th, 2012 discussed iGear's Manatee and Tubes as part of their Third Party Roundup.<REF>{{Cite podcast | url = http://www.tfradio.net/index/2012/12/3/radio-free-cybertron-11282012.html | title = Radio Free Cybertron | website =http://www.tfradio.net/ | publisher =TFW2005 | host =Brian Kilby | date = November 28th, 2012 }}</REF>
 
The [[Radio Free Cybertron]] podcast for November 28th, 2012 discussed iGear's Manatee and Tubes as part of their Third Party Roundup.<REF>{{Cite podcast | url = http://www.tfradio.net/index/2012/12/3/radio-free-cybertron-11282012.html | title = Radio Free Cybertron | website =http://www.tfradio.net/ | publisher =TFW2005 | host =Brian Kilby | date = November 28th, 2012 }}</REF>
  
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*[http://thefwoosh.com/2013/03/igear-mini-warriors-tubes-transformers-pipes Tubes review by The Fwoosh]
 
*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zO1pqMqKKR4 Tubes review on Youtube by Rookwise]
 
*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zO1pqMqKKR4 Tubes review on Youtube by Rookwise]
  
 
===Fictional biography===
 
===Fictional biography===
{{Quote|With all great war machines com jobs in all shapes and sizes, but not everyone is created to be a tactician, a medical specialist, a faith leader or a shield generator. Tubes harkens back to the age old adage that every form has a functions, every bot a job. Because of this Tubes takes his job as an earthen cross country hauler of toy cargo very seriously. Others may think having the job of sorting piles of loot and sorting toys is unglamorous, Tubes knows these seemingly benign action figures are an important stream of propaganda towards the populace of Earth, chronicling their war against the forces of evil - the true benefit of which will only be felt the day his race are revealed to be living amongst the humans.}}
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{{Quote|With all great war machines com jobs in all shapes and sizes, but not everyone is created to be a tactician, a [[Medical Specialist|medical specialist]], a [[Faith Leader|faith leader]] or a shield generator. Tubes harkens back to the age old adage that every form has a functions, every bot a job. Because of this Tubes takes his job as an earthen cross country hauler of toy cargo very seriously. Others may think having the job of sorting piles of loot and sorting toys is unglamorous, Tubes knows these seemingly benign action figures are an important stream of propaganda towards the populace of Earth, chronicling their war against the forces of evil - the true benefit of which will only be felt the day his race are revealed to be living amongst the humans.}}
  
 
===Toys===
 
===Toys===
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===Gallery===
 
===Gallery===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
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image:igearminiwarriorteaser.jpg|Teaser image for iGear's Mini-Warriors
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image:tubes-robottoy.jpg|Tubes toy in robot mode
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image:tubes-pipes-vehicle.jpg|iGear Tubes an ''Generation 1'' Pipes in vehicle modes
 
image:tubes-boxback.jpg|iGear Tubes box back
 
image:tubes-boxback.jpg|iGear Tubes box back
 
image:tubes-card.jpg|iGear Tubes collector card
 
image:tubes-card.jpg|iGear Tubes collector card
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*[http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=IGR10033&mode=retail Tubes at Big Bad Toy Store]
 
*[http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=IGR10033&mode=retail Tubes at Big Bad Toy Store]
  
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[[Category:2013 toys]]
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[[Category:C Z Hazard characters]]
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[[Category:Cassy Sark designs]]
 
[[Category:Fictional automobiles]]
 
[[Category:Fictional automobiles]]
 
[[Category:Fictional characters introduced in 2013]]
 
[[Category:Fictional characters introduced in 2013]]
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[[Category:Fictional characters with oxygen independence]]
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[[Category:Fictional characters with superhuman durability]]
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[[Category:Fictional characters with superhuman longevity]]
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[[Category:Fictional characters with superhuman strength]]
 
[[Category:Fictional robots]]
 
[[Category:Fictional robots]]
 
[[Category:Fictional shapeshifters]]
 
[[Category:Fictional shapeshifters]]
[[Category:Huffer homages]]
 
 
[[Category:iGear]]
 
[[Category:iGear]]
 
[[Category:Pipes homages]]
 
[[Category:Pipes homages]]
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[[Category:RoBots]]
 
[[Category:Third party Transformers with a 9 strength]]
 
[[Category:Third party Transformers with a 9 strength]]
 
[[Category:Third party Transformers with a 6 intelligence]]
 
[[Category:Third party Transformers with a 6 intelligence]]

Latest revision as of 18:35, 24 August 2016

Tubes
iGear character
Tubes-box.jpg
iGear Tubes box
Created by

iGear
Release number

MW-09
Information
Species Transformer
Gender Male
Abilities

Affiliation

RoBots
Alternate mode

Semi-truck
Tech specs

ST09 IN06 SP04 EN08

RN05 CO08 FB05 SK04

Tubes is a fictional character and third-party Transformer homage to Generation 1 Pipes created by iGear in 2013.

iGear

Tubes is a third-party Transformers created by iGear that is an homage to the Generation 1 Autobot Pipes.

Tubes tech spec numbers are identical to those of Generation 1 Pipes.

Development

In June 2011 iGear released a teaser with the outlines of Dreamwave Productions art of several Autobots. One of them was based on Pipes.[1]

Big Bad Toy Store announced preorders to Manatee and Tubes in November 2012.[2]

Tubes was released in January 2013.

Reception

The [email protected] podcast for November 23rd, 2012 selected a picture of iGear's Manatee and Tubes as one of the New Picture Picks.[3]

The Radio Free Cybertron podcast for November 28th, 2012 discussed iGear's Manatee and Tubes as part of their Third Party Roundup.[4]

Fictional biography

With all great war machines com jobs in all shapes and sizes, but not everyone is created to be a tactician, a medical specialist, a faith leader or a shield generator. Tubes harkens back to the age old adage that every form has a functions, every bot a job. Because of this Tubes takes his job as an earthen cross country hauler of toy cargo very seriously. Others may think having the job of sorting piles of loot and sorting toys is unglamorous, Tubes knows these seemingly benign action figures are an important stream of propaganda towards the populace of Earth, chronicling their war against the forces of evil - the true benefit of which will only be felt the day his race are revealed to be living amongst the humans.

Toys

  • iGear MW-09 Tubes (2013)
A recolor of Rager. Turns from robot to semi truck. Comes with two guns. Limited to 500 pieces.

Gallery

References

External links