Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Quickmix kitbash: Crater Cruncher Army

I picked up an Cybertron Quickmix cheap on eBay. An attractive toy, aside from the funky feet and odd painful growths on his legs. Most Transformers suffer from weird feet syndrome. The orange construction theme made me think about making some vehicles to keep Crater Cruncher company.
The disassembled components present a lot of interesting possibilities to play with.
Some initial play ideas going on. The thing on the far end was a big-headed (deformed) construction robot candytoy put out by Kabaya. I love Kabaya. They have cool animated commercials featuring a crying crow.
TriBuggy—I found a trashed Computron Afterburner (the Tron looking bike) and had a leftover part from an Energon Bonecrusher (bulldozer).

Clawgun—Everything looks cooler with wings and claws attached to them. Kind of like a boss from Thunderforce IV (an excellent side-scrolling shooter on the Sega Genesis). The clear claws are from Microman Biomachine Kong. The clear plastic parts had existing holes which I widened with a 5mm drill bit. The arms are the Quickmix front legs, which conveniently already have a 5mm male end on one side. The front holes I widened with a 2.5mm drill bit. The wings are from a Giant Acroyear.
Crater Cruncher Supremo—The bulldozer gray arms are from a Microman Galac Hopper kit. The head from Quickmix.

SuperChair—The base is from Armada Smokescreen, which offers no joy whatsoever when dismantled.

Mars Rover—having found no easy way to remove metal pegs. I simply clip the plastic parts around them. The yellow claw is possibly from a Shogun Warrior. A Quickmix arm serves some unknown purpose.
All in all I got a massive amount of play out of this Transformer. Worth hacking? Yes.

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