Walmart Exclusive Allspark Power Figure??

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  1. lostnfound

    lostnfound Contructiconvict

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    I came across a walmart exclusive figure from the allspark power line from TFTM today. (I didnt buy it, but I did buy Voyager Mixmaster!! :] ) I didnt know that it existed. It was called Crank-something and was a decepticon. Anyone else ever heard of it??
     
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    KingGrimlock Assuming Direct Control

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    It was Crankcase.
     
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    Chaos Convoy Dai Gurren-Dan member

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    Yeah. Crankcase. A repaint of deluxe Red Alert from the Transformers Cybertron toy line.
     
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    lostnfound Contructiconvict

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    Anybody have him, or is it just more lameness from cheap-o hasbro?
     
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    KingGrimlock Assuming Direct Control

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    I don't. but he's the perfect update to crankcase especially beause of the over-the-shoulder canons.
     
  6. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    this except i do have him, he is on my classics shelf, couldn't have asked for a better mold for him, i had the G1 figure as a kid and this one is a perfect update, way better than kup for the mold
    http://www.cobraislandtoys.com/tf/1988/crankcase.html
    there's the original
     
  7. videriant

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    Allspark came out in two waves. Six of them are repaints of cyberton molds and one is a repaint of Classics Mirage into Gobot Crasher (Fracture).

    Allspark Jolt (Cybertron crosswise in purple)
    Allspark Divebomb (Cybertron thundercracker in toxic camo)
    Allspark Grindcore (Cybertron landmine in constructicon green, micromaster homage)
    Allspark Big Daddy (Cybertron downshift in black/orange, micromaster homage)

    Allspark Fracture (Classics mirage in gobot crasher colors)
    Allspark Breakaway (Cybertron hot shot in getaway+? colors)
    Allspark Crankcase (Cybertron red alert, triggerbot crankcase homage)
     
  8. Dran0n

    Dran0n Junk male

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    Ehh, I'm not very fond of Cybertron but, I only bought Big Daddy. So I wouldn't know.......... how's Mixmaster?
     
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    T-Logicon assembles the drones

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    I have him, and he's a pretty cool figure.


    More lame-ness???? Cheap-o???

    You do know that Hasbro is the U.S. distributor of, and owns the name and rights to, Transformers right? Talk about snarking the hand that feeds you.
     
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    I really like this mold, I have Red Alert and Cannonball, and the mold is just perfect for Crankcase.
     
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    I think Crankcase is a pretty bad-ass mold. Wish I could afford a Kup.
     
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    The Walmart exclusive AllSpark TFM deluxe toys were originally intended to be Universe Classic series toys but were packaged in Movie packaging because of influence from Walmart due to the popularity of the Movie line. So when people display them with their Classics toys it makes sense as that was how it was meant to be. This may also apply to other exclusive redecos like Mudflap, Inferno, Jetstorm and Wingblade. If you think about it the Movie aesthetic is totally unlike any other series of Transformers.
    It is impressive that there is still a Crankcase still selling at a Walmart. It may have been a forgotten case ot it just did not sell well enough.
    By the way, does anyone else other than me treat TFM Divebomb as a G1 Predacon homage? The colors are similar, the wings are unaltered in the back for robot mode. Likewise ROTF Rampage is a G1 Predacon homage with Yellow and 4 legs.
     
  13. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Crankcase was an excellent update. The mold choice fit, and he's not a character who's ever been redone before (or likely will ever be revisited again) so it's nice to see him and the other offscreen guys get plucked from obscurity for one more hurray.
     
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    If anybody needs them I think all of them but crasher is available at entertainment earth for $6-8.
     

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