Transformers Daily News Source for Transformers 5, Titans Return, Robots in Disguise, Combiner Wars, Generations, Third Party, G1, Beast Wars, Reviews, Comics, Games & More Than Meets the Eye!
TFormers Transformers News and Reviews
facebook twitter Pinterest Tumblr Google+ youtube podcast rss

Crankcase - PCC - Figure


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.


Commander Mode

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.


Knees: Pin hinge, 90 degree bend. Pinned above knee for unlimited lower leg rotation.
Hips: Dual pin hinges, 180 degree bend and 90 degree spread.
Shoulders:Ball joint, 180 degree rotation and 90 degree spread
Elbows:Ball joint, 180 degree bend and unlimited rotation
Head:Pinned for unlimited rotation and 90 degree downward bend

Good joints overall, just remember to make the combiner ports on his legs double as heels.

Commander Mode Specs

Supplied accessories:(1)Caliburst Minicon figure


Commander to Vehicle Mode

Identical to Huffer.

Alt Mode

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.

Alt Mode Specs

Length: 3.75in/95.3mm
Wheelbase:2.5in/63.4mm (from front to rearmost wheel)
Height:1.63in/41.4mm (2.25in/57.2mm if Minicon is mounted in weapons mode)
Wheels: 6, rotating
Detailed cockpit:N/A


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.


From Commander to Combiner Mode

Identical to Huffer.

Combiner Mode

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.


Commander Mode: A decent scout, a bit boring in the color department.
Alt Mode:A rig that even looks good in black.
Combiner Mode:The helicopter drone makes for frustrating posing due to lack of footprint.
Overall:Could have done better with some different drones. The obvious yet again escapes Hasbro.

Class:Scout plus drone 4pack


DateNovember 25th 2010  
Score 7 stars (7 out of 10)  
LinkCrankcase via Movie Database  


« Back to Reviews Index

last 10 shown - scroll to view more   TFormers Member Comments
formerly nortagem
5:52 am

Snagged this guy on Black Friday for $10! I'm actually waiting to use him with the Stunticon drones...makes better sense.  
Firebolt Prime
5:55 pm

I actually like the attack copter leg drone. If it's one they need to get rid of it's the fighter jet drone. He's terrible and when combined with anyone other than Skyburst, he makes the combined from look disfugured and limp. 
7:27 am

Definitely getting him on the first 
»  Read ALL Forums Posts & Replies
»  Post a Comment on This Story!  (membership required)

Toy Fair 2018 Transformers News!

Metals Diecast Metalfigs - New Images Of Transformers: The Last Knight Optimus Prime & Bumblebee
Metals Diecast Metalfigs - New Images Of Transformers: The Last Knight Optimus Prime & Bumblebee

Transformers: Lost Light #16 Full Preview - Cyberutopia!
Transformers: Lost Light #16 Full Preview - Cyberutopia!

First Looks at Wizards of the Coast Transformers G1 Trading Card Game!
First Looks at Wizards of the Coast Transformers G1 Trading Card Game!


Entertainment News International (ENI) is the popular culture network for fans all around the world. Get the scoop on all the popular comics, games, movies, toys, and more every day!
Action Figures
Star Wars
© 2018 Entertainment News International - All images, trademarks, logos, video, brands and images used on this website are registered trademarks of their respective companies and or owners. All Rights Reserved. Data has been shared for news reporting purposes only. All content sourced by fans, online websites, and or other fan community sources. Entertainment News International is not responsible for reporting errors, inaccuracies, omissions, and or other liablities related to news shared here. We do our best to keep tabs on infringements. If some of your content was shared by accident. To have it removed right away, please [ Contact Us ].