Ah, the Doedicurus. As a kid, I always wished that I could have a toy Doedicurus. Sadly, it never happened. Thankfully, Fansproject has answered my prayers and made this a reality.
Who wouldn't want to play with this?
The idea to create prehistoric mammals as robots is really a stoke of genius. Dinobots are pretty nifty and all, but we could always use more.
Being a Doedicurus, Tailclub has an appropriately squat alt-mode. I really like the gray and orange colors; they're really striking together. He looks so adorable. Definitely G1-styled, I feel as though I could've picked him up at a Roses or something. It would've been nice to only pay $3.99 for him...
As with Fangro, the pilot is able to stand up in the slot on the beast's back. I'm not really sure how I feel about this functionality, to be honest. I think that it would look better if they had designed a way for the figure to actually sit. The standing looks tedious.
Heres is Tailclub in robot mode. The foot/backpack attaches to his shoulder as a shield and the tail and head combine to form a club. I'm not really sure how a shoulder mounted shield is helpful in a battle, but it's nice to not have to worry about finding somewhere to store it while he's in robot mode. Since he's G1-styled, articulation is limited to his arms at the elbows and the shoulders. He is truly a combiner limb.
The shield can also be held in his free hand, which gives a better look, to me. Now he looks like a Roman warrior. If I had more of them, I'd do a Phalanx.
Here's Tailclub in his limb mode. As you can see, he forms a leg. It looks sturdy and it's reminiscent of one of Predaking's limb, with the animal head facing out.