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Mach 5 Piston Unofficial Crankcase

Posted on 05-23-2013 at 04:12 PM by Sol Fury under 3rd Party Unlicensed
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Third party group Mach 5 is not hanging around announcing new projects - after yesterday's full reveal of their unlicensed take on Last Stand of the Wreckers Ironfist, today they have announced the remold of their Gauntlet. Sporting a new head and cannon mount (along with two guns), Mach 5's second release is the M5-02 Piston aka an unofficial Generation 1 Crankcase. CGI renders of both modes have been posted on the group's Facebook page by way of an announcement.
Views: 4,825 / Credit: Shatterblast of the 2005 Boards!

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GAUGE
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.
Shatterblast
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:


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.
UTF
I feel like the sloped part behind the silver hexagon should all be windshield.
Scaleface
It makes sense to design two versions of the toy at the same time. Hasbro learned that too.
backlash3906
<3

Oh this is going right into my Scavengers display. Now I just need an update on Krok and Gatoraider.
daimchoc
Not sure why we have another thread... We already have that pic posted over here: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transf...-ironfist.html
Shatterblast
I know, I posted it. But this is a different release, does it not qualify for a new thread?
GAUGE
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Originally Posted by daimchoc View Post
Not sure why we have another thread... We already have that pic posted over here: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transf...-ironfist.html
so? It's a differnt character. So, why wouldn't it get it's own thread?
BScorpinok75
Pretty cool re-deco, no interest unless they have plans for more triggermasters.
VictoryLeo19
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.
Robogeek28
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.
Transbot90210
PISTON REVEALDED. With the new head this guy looks very much like Crankcase. (Who I was just reading up on on TFWIKI lol)


Scaleface
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Originally Posted by Robogeek28 View Post
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.
Seems it's a G1 Crankcase homage named Piston. People were just guessing it was SG Gauntlet before the name and head were revealed.
Robogeek28
Looks like I'm in for both of these.




My poor freaking wallet.
Shatterblast
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Originally Posted by Robogeek28 View Post
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.
I've requested a name change to reflect the new information available, the new head confirms this is definitively Crankcase.
backlash3906
I hope we get a head reflecting the damage he was shown with in MTMTE..
Shatterblast
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I hope we get a head reflecting the damage he was shown with in MTMTE..
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.
destrongerlupus
Yeah, that's close enough for purchasing. Kinda wish they had gone for Autolauncher too though, much better fit!
Cast
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.
Macross7
Is Crankcase big in a comic or something? Otherwise, what an obscure character to make a $50+ figure out of.

Next up, the back half of the oil tanker micromaster combiner dude. Only $55 (the extra $5 if since Crankcase sells well)
Scaleface
He's a reoccurring funny character in both Marvel and IDW comics, and even appeared in Fun Pub comics. Plus he worked with the mold they designed for Ironfist. The mold is spot on perfect for IDW's Ironfist, but they can make it work for Crankcase.

He's cranky and complains a lot, and is basically a cross between a Decepticon verison of Gears and Shlep-rock from the Flintstones (or Kenny from South Park, if you are one of the younger crowd)

http://www.ntfa.net/universe/english...char=Crankcase
Shatterblast
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Originally Posted by Macross7 View Post
Is Crankcase big in a comic or something? Otherwise, what an obscure character to make a $50+ figure out of.

Next up, the back half of the oil tanker micromaster combiner dude. Only $55 (the extra $5 if since Crankcase sells well)
Mach 5 seems to be catering to James Roberts fans in a big way. Ironfist is from LSOTW and Crankcase is part of a group that will be getting a continuing side story in MTMTE. But yeah, he's a funny character, he's a cantankerous whiner who's prone to massive head trauma.
Bountyan
Maybe I'll cut off half the head.
Transbot90210
Boo, I was the first to post the Crankcase pic and I didn;t get the news credit.
Shatterblast
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Originally Posted by Transbot90210 View Post
Boo, I was the first to post the Crankcase pic and I didn;t get the news credit.
Don't feel too bad, for some reason my number didn't increase from it either.
Mechafire
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Originally Posted by Shatterblast View Post
Mach 5 seems to be catering to James Roberts fans in a big way.
Mach 5 confirmed for best third party company
Grimlock_13
Nice!
Shatterblast
Now we just need a "Mighty Mega Puncher" for him to pilot.



They can do a cost-effective 6 foot tall toy, right?
DisThunder
I had no idea how necessary either of these things were until now.
DJW107PRIME
As long as we get alternate heads, one with damage.
Kraken
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Originally Posted by Shatterblast View Post
Now we just need a "Mighty Mega Puncher" for him to pilot.

http://tfwiki.net/mediawiki/images2/...of_the_djd.jpg

They can do a cost-effective 6 foot tall toy, right?
YES!!!
bigpink
Uh, wouldn't the Movieverse Crankcase only really need a new head?
Shatterblast
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Uh, wouldn't the Movieverse Crankcase only really need a new head?
The Wal-mart exclusive redeco of Cybertron Red Alert is a good Crankcase, it's been worthy of my classics shelf. But that was released five years ago, it would seem Mach 5 feels there's a market for it given his recent comic exposure. It's an inexpensive way for them to get some mileage out of the mold, so why not?
BLOODRAGED189
Poor representation, IMO. Autolauncher would've been better.
Primal Sabbath
Well, with them reusing this mold so quick, if either of these are more than $40 a piece, it's a no-go. Mech Ideas can do it, so can these guys.
Still only interested in Ironfist.
Seapspray
Yea, I am all over this.
Motor_Master
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Originally Posted by Shatterblast View Post
The Wal-mart exclusive redeco of Cybertron Red Alert is a good Crankcase, it's been worthy of my classics shelf. But that was released five years ago, it would seem Mach 5 feels there's a market for it given his recent comic exposure. It's an inexpensive way for them to get some mileage out of the mold, so why not?
Other than the head, the Cyb Red Alert redeco makes a great updated Crankcase, and from what I've seen of this repaint thus far, I'll be passing on this one.
The Crow
New Pic

Transbot90210
It works very well for Crankcase.
daimchoc
Seapspray
I really like this set so far.
aptkane
I'm in for both. *Sigh*...all my wildest dreams are coming true, thanks PEDRO!
Yggdrasil
If he comes with the "half cut off head" option I'll think about it.
VictoryLeo19
Awesome. Extremely awesome. I hope the actual prototypes look as good as these CGI models.
Weitat1988
very nice .. now i want Ruckus and Windsweeper too
any plans for them ?
Bountyan
The face looks like MMC Tantrum's.
Robogeek28
They're really doing a great job with giving us these reveals!
Shatterblast
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They're really doing a great job with giving us these reveals!
Considering their silhouette reveal for Gauntlet, lasted, what? A whole day before they revealed more? Yeah, they're handling teases far better than some of the established players. *cough* TFC *cough*

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