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.
Note: Shattered Glass Pipes is represented as a Huffer toy in Pipes colors, much like this toy.
Big Bad Toy Store announced preorders to Manatee and Tubes in November 2012.
Tubes was released in January 2013.
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.
- iGear MW-09 Tubes (2013)
- A recolor of Rager. Turns from robot to semi truck. Comes with two guns. Limited to 500 pieces.
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