As we wind down our look at the third wave of Power Core Combiners, we come across Crankcase and the Destrons. Crankcase, formerly Huffer, has been treated to a Decepticon paint job and a set of 4 drones borrowed from what was left of Bombshock and Skyburst.
Crankcase didn't start off as a bully. He started off bitter, mean and small-minded, and the strength granted by the Power Core process made him capable of taking his misery out on others. His few moments of happiness all occur when he uses his incredible might against someone unable to fight back. Then he's right back to being miserable.
Crankcase is pretty, well, monotone. Aside from his combiner ports, he is all black and grey. There is some light blue on the chest, and his head does have red optics.
Now I know what you're thinking. A different head and this could have easily passed as Motormaster. Would have been a perfect fit, right? The mold is overal pretty decent, but a little more color would have been nice.
Good joints overall, just remember to make the combiner ports on his legs double as heels.
Identical to Huffer.
Crankcase retains the Xerox-type paint job in semi mode. Blue headlights, some blue scripting on the hood and a blue windshield are your only contrast.
Some might also think this might make a perfect Nemesis Prime. That very well could be. In fact, there's probably several characters that this scheme would be better suited to. Crankcase, however, just isn't one of them.
Crankcase features 4 drones repainted from previous releases. They are the combat helicopter from Skyburst, the combat SUV from Bombshock, the missile tank from Bombshock and the radar plane from Skyburst. Like the other 5 pack drones, they combine with Crankcase (or any other Commander) to form the Combiner mode.
Identical to Huffer.
The helicopter drone should be forever retired as a leg drone. It does a horrible job. That's unfortunate, because the rest of the drones go well with Crankcase in combiner mode. I would definitely substitute that drone for another. Or just substitute all the drones for the Rallybot drones and make your own Menasor. The choice is yours.
|Date||November 25th 2010|
|Score||(7 out of 10)|
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