Anyone else see Bonecrusher on CNN this morning?

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  1. ChErikS

    ChErikS Well-Known Member

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    I had CNN headline news on this morning and they start talking about the troop carrier that is making such a huge difference in Iraq and show a demonstration video of a bomb going off underneath a Buffalo truck.

    They switch back to the newscaster and he continues about how there is two versions, the one in the video and another that has a large mounted claw to move potential IEDs. Next he says, "But we have a model to show you how it works" The camera pans down and sure enough he has a Bonecrusher toy and is using a peanut as an example of an IED.

    He deploys the claw on it and shows how the military can use it to move obstructions without leaving the safety of the vehicle.

    Totally made my morning.

    Anyone else catch it?
     
  2. WhiteMocha

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    Are you serious? They used the actual Transformer toy as an example model?

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! That's fantastic. Someone has to get that on Youtube.

    Too bad the newscaster didn't go on to say "to deal with more powerful IED's, the Buffalo also has this seldom-used 'robot mode'......"
     
  3. Ruination04

    Ruination04 8 Years Old Since 1984!

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    Hell, he wouldn't have been able to transform it!!
     
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    I didn't catch it but I'm thinking how much cooler it would've been if Bonecrusher was a leader class instead of the crappy deluxe.
     
  5. ChErikS

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    What I'm most curious about is where they got Bonecrusher from. He is difficult to find these days so I doubt they ran out to a TRU. I'm wondering who at CNN is a TF collector and offered to bring theirs in.
     
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    Pretty neat lil segment. I don't think there where many buffalo toys to choose from anyways.
     
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    that made my freakin' day. and i bet it made richard lui's day too!
     
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    That's great!
     
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    Didn't catch it. Wished I had. Hopefully there will be a video of this on the Internet somewhere so I can see it?
     
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    Yeah... he looks about the right age, I wonder if he's a closet TF fan. Maybe Bonecrusher is from his personal collection. :) 
     
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    Talk about robots in disguise!
     
  12. ChErikS

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    He must have been playing with it before the segment. The back end is not transformed correct and he was trying to cover it with his hand the whole time it was on camera.
     
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    Thanks for the link. XD
    This was quite cool actually.
     
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    interesting! Bonecrusher actually likes the troops!
     
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    Wait, what?
     
  16. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    haha that dude is playing with his toy

    NO SIR I DID NOT SEE YOU PLAYING WITH YOUR DOLLS SIR
     
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    He's rare in the U.S.? Up here in Canada - at least in my area - he's shelfwarmer #2, just behind Swindle. When I go to a "wiped out" TF section of a store, it means there's nothing but the blasters, real gear, helmets, Swindle, and Bonecrusher.

    Don't get me wrong, he's an awesome toy - I bought him the moment he showed on the shelves. It's just that these kids these days, with their hula hoops and hip hop music, they don't "get" what an awesome toy he is! :) 
     
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    Wahaha, okay, great piece of news there. :3

    So that's what Bonecrusher did to pass time before the 'Cons rallied...
     
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    Awesome, I can't get the smirk off my face! .... "little known robot mode!" awesome!

    Maybe next they'll demostrate Blackout or Devastator/Brawl, next! ... 'course maybe we should be worrying about Decepticon infiltration of the military!
     
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    I also saw this segment this morning as I was getting ready for work. I couldn't believe he was using Bonecrusher as model.

    I actually sent in a question to the Robin and Company's webpage in regards to this segment.
     

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