More new images from the weibo page of redbeanyang! Now we have our first look at colored prototype of Mech Ideas Gauntlet and Piston, Aka Unofficial Ironfist and Crankcase. Fans of IDW’s mega-popular Last Stand of the Wreckers mini series will have an excellent representation of the weapon designer with a dent in his head, Ironfist. Not to be left out, IDW More Than Meets The Eye fans have a nice version of the scavenger who is missing a significant portion of his head, Crankcase. These two figures are scheduled for a May/June release and can be preordered at most of TFW’s sponsors.
Check out these new images after the break!
Those thigh swivels are redundant at best
My play copies of the figures didn't break, but I went ahead and glued them together. Nether character are ninjas. The ball hip joints are more than adequate. Especially with their deep A-Stance feet tilts
Same problem here. I glued it and have handled him with kid gloves for the last 7 years or so.
My first copy of Gaunlet had his mushroom peg sheer right off. I bought one a year ago for $80 misb. I got it for a real good deal. I sold my Piston and regret it.
I need a company to take another crack at this design. It is just so good, but he's so expensive/rare nowadays.
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I dug these out again, and they are still great fun to mess with. Piston is off screen.View attachment 29849216
I wish these were still widely available instead of being incredibly rare and expensive now
Ok i checked mine and no fading or miscolored parts. Sorry it happened to yours.
Quintus is right. Sometimes it just happens. I would still be worried even about indirect sunlight. My display is in a room no sunlight can get in. I will check mine and see if he is faded any.
There are stories about figures changing color over time even without sunlight, sometimes it's just the paint or plastic they used.
No, the display is in an alcove perpendicular to the windows and direct sunlight doesn't make it into that space.
Is he kept near direct sunlight?
Sorry for the necrothreading, but I just had a clean and dust of my Wreckers shelf and noticed that my Gauntlet has started to discolour on some of the grey plastic. Mainly on the legs, but hints of it elsewhere too… a yellowish-green tint.
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Anyone else noticed this, and should I be concerned?
I did mean the clean one, I don't like battle damage, but I might snatch that one before it disappears forever.
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Its honestly depressing that I cannot find Gauntlet anywhere… I missed out on a definitive Ironfist and Crankcase.
Where can I find replacements?
Just took my Gaunlet out of the box and boom the same problem, broken peg. I doubt I can fix this because the broken peg is really jammed in the leg.
Mech Ideas need to reissue Gauntlet, Apex, and Geminis STAT!
Hey I recently got these guys and was wondering, is there anyone who is making a "battle damaged" head for Piston to make him a little more IDW accurate? If I missed it in an earlier post I'm sorry but I couldn't find anything in my searches.
You could take preventive measures like I did. I trimmwd the joints and have not had an issue.