Battle Tanker

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Battle Tanker
Maketoys character
Battletanker-box.jpg
Battle Tanker box
Created by

Maketoys
Release number

MT-02
Information
Species Transformer
Gender Male
Abilities

Alternate mode

Semi-truck and trailer

Battle Tanker is a fictional character made by Maketoys in 2011 as a third-party Transformer. He is an homage to the Generation 2 Transformers Autobot Laser Optimus Prime toy. Reproductions of the toy has been released by CHMS in different colors.

Maketoys

The Battle Tanker armor is the second third-party Transformer accessory created by Maketoys. He is an homage to the Generation 2 Transformers Autobot Laser Optimus Prime toy.

Other third-party Transformers trailers for Optimus Prime include Xovergen's Masterarmor.

Development

TFsource displayed prototypes of Maketoys Battle Tanker, Hover & Bomber at BotCon 2011.[1]

Battle Tanker was displayed at Cherry Bomb Toy Show in October 2011.[2]

Pictures of the box for Battle Tanker was released on the internet in October 2011.[3]

In October 2011 Maketoys posted pictures of the colored Battle Tanker, Hover and Bomber as well as the prototypes of Giant and Paladin/Chaos on their web site.[4]

Battle Tanker was released in November 2011.

Reception

In the moonbase2 podcast for June 26th, 2011 Mikey mentioned there was a new company called Maketoys who were making a Laser Prime style trailer.[5]

In the moonbase2 podcast for August 1st, 2011 Battle Tanker was one of the news topics. Dave said it looked cool, but he wasn't interested in it.[6]

The Good Morning, Cybertron! podcast for October 3rd, 2011 discussed pictures of Battle Tanker in the news.[7]

The Good Morning, Cybertron! podcast for October 31st, 2011 discussed in package images of Battle Tanker in the news. The hosts thought it was too expensive, and would wait for a "knockoff".[8]

The [email protected] podcast for November 3rd, 2011 selected a picture of the Battle Tanker box as one of the New Picture Picks.[9]

Toys

  • Maketoys MT-02 Battle Tanker (2011)
A new mold meant to be added to the Reveal The Shield Optimus Prime toy, although it fits on any toy that shares his mold. Turns from a trailer in vehicle mode to a set of armor. Comes with a poster.
This toy was remolded into Battle Sentinel, Battle Sentinel SG SP and Dagger Interspace Army Commando.
  • CHMS MT-02 Battle Tanker (2012)
An unlicensed copy of the Maketoys Battle Tanker.
  • CHMS MT-02 Battle Tanker blue (2012)
An unlicensed copy of the Maketoys Battle Tanker colored blue to match Shattered Glass Deluxe Ultra Magnus.
  • CHMS MT-02 Battle Tanker purple (2012)
An unlicensed copy of the Maketoys Battle Tanker colored purple to match Shattered Glass Deluxe Optimus Prime.
  • Reprolabels Labels for MT Battle Tanker
A set of labels meant to make Battle Tanker looks more like the Generation 2 Laser Optimus Prime toy. This set includes Autobot symbols.[10]

Gallery

References

  1. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/tfsource-displays-new-3rd-party-items-at-botcon-2011-172378/?catid=searchresults&searchid=14117
  2. http://news.tfw2005.com/2011/10/16/3rd-party-toy-rundown-from-cherry-bomb-toy-show-173568
  3. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/maketoy-battle-tanker-box-images-173664/?catid=searchresults&searchid=13368
  4. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/maketoys-giant-hover-and-bomber-updates-fallen-too-173460/?catid=searchresults&searchid=13467
  5. Dave (June 26th, 2011). "moonbase2". http://moonbase2.libsyn.com (Podcast). moonbase2. http://moonbase2.libsyn.com/episode-156. 
  6. Dave (August 1st, 2011). "moonbase2". http://moonbase2.libsyn.com (Podcast). moonbase2. http://moonbase2.libsyn.com/episode-149. 
  7. blunghole (October 3rd, 2011). "Good Morning, Cybertron!". https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Morning-Cybertron/147383341975239 (Podcast). blunghole. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjjukvbGOm4. 
  8. blunghole (October 31st, 2011). "Good Morning, Cybertron!". https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Morning-Cybertron/147383341975239 (Podcast). blunghole. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MPiAqP8b78. 
  9. Vangelus (November 3rd, 2011). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/489765-wtf-tfw-172-november-3-2011-a.html. 
  10. http://toyhax.com/standard-scale/918-labels-for-mt-battle-tanker.html

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