Courtesy of Hasbro designer Mark “Markclonus” Maher, via his Instagram account, we can share for you our first in-hand images of the new Transformers Legacy Deluxe Crankcase plus some concept art images of the toy. As usual, Mark has also shared some comments about the development of this figure. Read all about it below:
I hope everyone enjoyed watching this afternoon’s livestream, it felt great to finally show off Legacy Deluxe Crankcase!
When I saw the appearance of the Movieverse Crankcase I just had to find a way to release an update of this guy. I did love his appearance in the @idwpublishing but I felt the toy head would be the go instead of the halfway blown apart head like the comics.
Worked with Shu san in Takara on this partial of Legacy Skids mold and we went back and forth an awful lot about the trigger blasters. It was really challenging to fit the blasters with a blast compatibility and we are also wanted to keep the alt mode clean with the blasters hidden. It was a compromise in the end as I really wanted this character. I even had a rendition where the side fender compartments came off on a 5mm post to be added as ammo for the front grill blaster, but since this was a partial mold, we did our best to do the character justice within the cost alotted.
To note the silver op behind the grill was stripped to utilize those ops for the cool two tone decal on the back spare tire.
I will post some more in my story for a feature tidbit on this guy and I hope you really enjoy him!
Don’t forget that pre-orders for Cranckcase and the rest of the new Legacy and Studio Series reveals can be found on this link. Click on the bar to see the new images and then click on the discussion link below and share your thoughts on the 2005 Boards!