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Tankor is the name of several fictional character in the various Transformers Universes. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Transformers series. ...

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Beast Machines

Tankor in a fan-made, show-accurate tech spec by Mathew R. Ignash.
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Tankor in a fan-made, show-accurate tech spec by Mathew R. Ignash.

Beast Machines was an animated television series produced by Mainframe Entertainment that was a sequel to Beast Wars. ...

Tankor in the television series

In Beast Machines, Rhinox's spark was taken by Megatron, becoming the Vehicon general Tankor, with no memory of his previous life. As Tankor, he supported Megatron's ambitions, but Tankor saw himself as the ideal leader to accomplish it. The reason why is that Megatron is flawed because of his organic nature, but Tankor is fully technological. He reprograms the Diagnostic Drone to only obey him so it can retreive the Key to Vector Sigma to purge all organics like the Maximals. Then, he sent false visions to Optimus so he could find the Plasma Energy Chamber to destroy Megatron. Tankor was killed in the first half of the Beast Machines series when he was going to destroy Megatron but it was revealed that all Vehicons were programmed to NOT harm Megatron. It seemed that Megatron knew of his deception all along. When he was killed, Tankor became Rhinox again and joined the Matrix to be forgiven for his plans as Tankor Beast Machines was an animated television series produced by Mainframe Entertainment that was a sequel to Beast Wars. ... Rhinox is a character from the Beast Wars Transformers universe. ... Megatron is the leader of the Decepticons in fictional Transformers Universes. ... Categories: Stub | Transformers ...


He was voiced by Richard Newman (Paul Dobson for the first 8 episodes of Beast Machines, US) and Daiki Nakamura (Japan). Richard Newmans roles in Transformers cartoons are too nummerous to count. ... Paul Dobson, of the brothers Dobson(himself, Michael, and Brian), is an accomplished Canadian voice actor, one of the many who work with Ocean Group, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... United States may refer to: Places: United States of America SS United States, the fastest ocean liner ever built. ... Nakamura Daiki (中村 大樹) is a seiyu who was born on December 25, 1962 in Tokyo. ...


Tankor Toys

Like many of the Beast Wars series, the toy of Tankor didn't really resemble the character of Tankor on the television series. Furthermore, though the toy was named "Tankor" and said so on it's box, the instructions refered to him as "Tankorr". A later toy meant to represent the tank drones resembled tankor more. There was also a kids meal toy of Tankor which resembled him on the series.




Transformers: Universe

Universe Tankor in a fan-made tech spec by Mathew R. Ignash.
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Universe Tankor in a fan-made tech spec by Mathew R. Ignash.

Decepticon Tankor

The name Tankor was also reused in the Transformers series. He was a Decepticon in the Transformers: Universe toy line as a Decepticon General who turned into a tank. According to his tech spec and appearances in the comic book series, this was a Tankor from a parallel universe taken as a General by Unicron. He more closely resembled the Tankor toy than the original Tankor.




Autobot Tankor

Universe Tankor in a fan-made tech spec by Mathew R. Ignash.
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Universe Tankor in a fan-made tech spec by Mathew R. Ignash.

The name of Tankor was used again in Transformers: Universe as a Micromaster Autobot who turned into a locomotive, and was part of a U.S. release of the Japanese Sixliner team. Micromasters were created by the Transformers in response to growing power needs; It was costly and inefficent to continue to create or repair existing transformers in large bodies. ...




Transformers: Cybertron

Universe Tankor in a fan-made tech spec by Mathew R. Ignash.
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Universe Tankor in a fan-made tech spec by Mathew R. Ignash.

The name was used yet again in the Transformers: Cybertron line as a Mini-Con member of the Air Defense Team alligned with the Autobots who turned into a tank. He came packaged with Cybertron Shockwave. Shockwave (Laserwave in Japan) is a Decepticon in the fictional Transformers Universe. ...


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Manic Ramblings: Tankorr (1200 words)
The *concept* of Tankor came first, and the toys and show model sprung from that, according to my understanding of how things currently work.
Hasbro is therefore ultimately responsible for the existance of two versions of Tankor, the show model and the actual toy, that are considerably different.
Tankor on the show is supposed to be a hulking brute, massive and musclebound.
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