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Old 05-22-2013, 06:04 PM   #1
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Mach 5 Piston (G1 Crankcase homage)

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.

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Old 05-22-2013, 06:12 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:15 PM   #3
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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:

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Unreleased G2 colors:


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.

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Old 05-22-2013, 06:17 PM   #4
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:11 PM   #5
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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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Old 05-22-2013, 07:18 PM   #6
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Not sure why we have another thread... We already have that pic posted over here: New 3rd party Company Mach 5 Gauntlet (Unlicensed Ironfist)
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:39 PM   #8
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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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Not sure why we have another thread... We already have that pic posted over here: New 3rd party Company Mach 5 Gauntlet (Unlicensed Ironfist)
so? It's a differnt character. So, why wouldn't it get it's own thread?
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Pretty cool re-deco, no interest unless they have plans for more triggermasters.
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