Walmart exclusive crankcase

Discussion in 'Transformers Feedback & Reviews' started by Red Alert, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. Red Alert

    Red Alert Security

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    Picked him up today cause i like the mold and he's a CON.

    Pro's
    very nice alt mode
    good color scheme

    Con's
    bot mode is lacking in posability
    very short deluxe
    lots of kibble in bot mode

    PICS,

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    CYBERKEY FUNCTION

    Has two pop out cannons when key is used
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    Overall a decent fig but has some flaws that hurt it especially in bot mode
     
  2. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    Thanks for the pics and the review dude. This guy was the exclusive I was most looking forward to... shame to hear he's not up to scratch.

    He's going into my Classics display anyway :D 
     
  3. G1Wheeljack

    G1Wheeljack Well-Known Member

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    if I didn't have the mold I'd get that, really liking the door decals.
     
  4. Allsparky

    Allsparky En vacance!

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    I picked this guy up this past weekend and think he is awesome. Love the extra tools, especially the claw. Nice tight joints, great paint apps. A nice addition in my book.
     
  5. Shark Jumper

    Shark Jumper さあ、お前の罪を数えろ

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    He's stumpy beacuse he's a micromaster.
     
  6. G1Wheeljack

    G1Wheeljack Well-Known Member

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    Triggercon actually, but he's small so close enough
     
  7. Dremare

    Dremare Had an Epiphany

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    I like this paint job better than Red Alert's, which is why I'm getting this. Never got the mold.
     
  8. Powersa

    Powersa Car Robots

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    Nice review. I don't know the repaint character enough but I wish there'd been more purple.
     
  9. Obvious Prime

    Obvious Prime Purple Repaint

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    Got him recently. A really great figure, IMO. I look foward to buying Breakaway and Fracture.
     
  10. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    Hopefully I can find this guy soon!
     
  11. Rodr-Evil

    Rodr-Evil Lucifer's children TFW2005 Supporter

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    I love this mold, great repaint.
     
  12. Shark Jumper

    Shark Jumper さあ、お前の罪を数えろ

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    I saw him yesterday morning, but then he disappeared when I came back.
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  13. avmercenary

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    I am not too crazy about this mold, I have the Cannonball deco one and it's all right. I was going to pick up Crankcase, but there is no cool paint apps on his wheels like Cannonball.

    So I'll pass, just because of the lack of "rims," and the see threw windows lol
     
  14. ShadowStitch

    ShadowStitch vectoring the hate plague

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    Just FYI, the yellow shoulder paint apps are GOING to get scratched up. Those parts rub up against the inside of the alt mode, so you might as well write them off as gone...or do like I did, and just remove them entirely.

    I'd rather have no app than a crappy one.

    Other than the fact that mine ALSO came with a halfway unpainted face, I really like him... I liked the other two colors of this mold, so I like this one too... though I almost think that he should have had Breakaway's Bio, since he really does have a lot of bizarre joints and hidden tools, unlike the Excellion mold...
     
  15. cappeca

    cappeca wtf is this?

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    He looks more like an Autobot. I like it.
     
  16. iheartarcee

    iheartarcee Idonotheartbeastwars

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    I was really looking forward to this figure because I think the alt mode looks like a dodge magnum! I didnt think id like the robot mode and that it would be too short and stocky but its just plain solid and cool. The transformation is also fairly complex for a deluxe figure and thats always win.

    Im definitely keeping this guy in my collection!
     
  17. SoundMaster

    SoundMaster Likes RID Bulkhead.

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    Movie WM exclusive Crankcase review

    I repaint of Cybertron Red Alert, Crankcase is one of the 3 WM exclusives along with Breakaway and Fracture.

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    The vehicle mode is a nice shade of blue with a silver stripe. In the middle on both sides, there is a decepticon symbol along with a radioactive and I believe corrosive symbol along with the words Haz-Mat Operations (hazerdous materials)

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    Inserting the key activates 2 flip out guns on the sides. Unfortunately, you can see a little bit of the head trying to be disquised as part of the siren lights. Unfortunately, this doesn't look good at all, but a minor complaint.

    Transformation:
    The transformation process is very cool. The legs form in an odd way, by connecting the front and lower back of the vehicle together. All 4 tires are stored in his legs.

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    The robot mode is neat, with lots of paint, all nicely applied.

    Unfortunately, he isn't very big.
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    He has good articulation. The way the legs form do hinder the posebility, but it still has the important joints.
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    Crankcase also has 2 arm add-ons that attach to the lazer. The weapons, which are stored in his legs are a hammer, and a claw with a hing to allow it to grab onto things.

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    The gimmick key gimmick still works, giving him shoulder cannons.
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    Overall, I would recommend him. He is a neat figure with lots of gimmicks and a fun transformation.
     
  18. Ratchet2007

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  19. SoundMaster

    SoundMaster Likes RID Bulkhead.

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    Oh, didn't know that.
     
  20. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm OriginalRotorstorm Fanboy

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    I liked him, he's now headless like Cybertron Downshift though cos i wanted it for a kitbash
     

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