Mach 5 Piston (G1 Crankcase homage)

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  1. Vexwing

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    Already a new reveal by Mach 5, M5-02 Piston a redeco/remold of Gauntlet as G1 Crankcase. It features a new head, guns and cannon mount. Images via Mach 5's Facebook page

    Currently up for pre-order at BBTS and TFSource for $49.99, $46 at Captured Prey.

    Piston:

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    G1 Crankcase:

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    Crankcase on tfu.info


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    interesting.

    as long as it has a new head mold I don't see any issues happening here. :) 

    I love the new handguns. I can see folks easily using them with other TFs too.

    though they should make the handles a bit shorter so they aren't touching the roof.
    It may cause potential rubbing issues or even make indentations over time.
     
  3. Vexwing

    Vexwing You are being deceived.

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    The robot mode isn't going to be a great match for G1 Crankcase if that's indeed what they were going for, I might have gone this route instead:

    Autolauncher:
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    Unreleased G2 colors:
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    But that mold always had a Marvel-styled Crankcase head, so either it's a cool coincidence or they're intentionally trying to solidify Crankcase's connection to the cancelled G2 release.

    They certainly have ambition for a new 3P group.
     
  4. UTF

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    I feel like the sloped part behind the silver hexagon should all be windshield.
     
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    It makes sense to design two versions of the toy at the same time. Hasbro learned that too.
     
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    Oh this is going right into my Scavengers display. Now I just need an update on Krok and Gatoraider.
     
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    I know, I posted it. But this is a different release, does it not qualify for a new thread?
     
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    Pretty cool re-deco, no interest unless they have plans for more triggermasters.
     
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    As long as it's a new head, I'll most definitely be getting this. Hasbro makes great stuff, but I honestly do think there's a limit to how far they'll reach into the ranks of TF's. I don't think Crankcase will ever get attention any time soon.
     
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    Is this Shattered Glass or a new character? If it is indeed a Crankcase I may hafta get this as well as I had the G1 version.
     
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    PISTON REVEALDED. With the new head this guy looks very much like Crankcase. (Who I was just reading up on on TFWIKI lol)


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    Seems it's a G1 Crankcase homage named Piston. People were just guessing it was SG Gauntlet before the name and head were revealed.
     
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    Looks like I'm in for both of these.




    My poor freaking wallet.:rip 
     
  16. Vexwing

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    I've requested a name change to reflect the new information available, the new head confirms this is definitively Crankcase.
     
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    I hope we get a head reflecting the damage he was shown with in MTMTE..
     
  18. Vexwing

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    That would be nifty. I suggested adding the indented central head crest with the two vertically aligned red dots since it's still in render stage. They replied with it's not possible due to cost; so people who want the Transformer equivalent of Massive Head Wound Harry may need to take a Dremel to poor ol' Crankcase.
     
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    Yeah, that's close enough for purchasing. Kinda wish they had gone for Autolauncher too though, much better fit!
     
  20. Cast

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    Okay fairly simple transformation, use of the same tooling for both... this could actually end up being cheaper than twintwist and topspin, if so count me in for both.
     

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