Mobile Crane & Dump Truck
Mobile Crane & Dump Truck are fictional characters made by Maketoys in 2012 as third-party Transformers. They are homages to the 1985 Transformers Constructicons Hook and Long Haul.
Mobile Crane & Dump Truck are third-party Transformers and homages to the Constructicons Hook and Long Haul. They combine with the other toys from their line to form Giant, an homage to Devastator.
Mobile Crane is not the only third-party Transformer homage to Hook. There is also TFC Toys Dr. Crank.
Dump Truck is not the only third-party Transformer homage to Long Haul. There is also TFC Toys Heavy Labor.
Maketoys first teased a Devastator homage toy on their web site in June 2011.
In July 2011 Maketoys posted the first prototype pictures of the Giant members.
In October 2011 Maketoys displayed a prototype of Giant at the Cherry Bomb Toy Show.
In October 2011 Maketoys posted pictures of the colored Battle Tanker, Hover and Bomber as well as the prototypes of Giant and Paladin/Chaos on their web site.
The Radio Free Cybertron podcast for March 28th, 2012 discussed Giant as part of their Third Party Roundup.
Promotional photos of the Giant prototype included a comparison with FansProject Colossus.
In the moonbase2 podcast for June 26th, 2011 Mikey mentioned there was a new company called Maketoys who were making a toy based on Devastator.
The [email protected] podcast for July 7th, 2011 selected the Maketoys Giant prototype as one of the New Picture Picks.
The Good Morning, Cybertron! podcast for October 17th, 2011 discussed prototype images of Maketoys Paladin/Chaos and Giant in the news.
The Twincast podcast for October 26th, 2011 covered Giant team in the news.
The [email protected] podcast for February 17th, 2012 selected the Maketoys Giant members as one of the New Picture Picks.
The [email protected] podcast for April 19th, 2012 selected Giant as one of the New Picture Picks.
- Mobile Crane & Dump Truck review at Full Metal Hero
- Mobile Crane & Dump Truck review at Toy Box Collection
- Mobile Crane & Dump Truck review on Youtube by baltmatrix
- Maketoys MT-03B Giant Series Mobile Crane & Dump Truck (2012)
- Original third-party Transformer molds. These toys were recolored into parts of the Maketoys Giant Type-61 set.
- ↑ http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/maketoy-website-live-laser-optimus-prime-upgrade-powerglide-seaspray-devastator-172616/?catid=searchresults&searchid=13237
- ↑ http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/maketoy-update-giant-from-build-series-172788/?catid=searchresults&searchid=13237
- ↑ http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/3rd-party-toy-rundown-from-cherry-bomb-toy-show-173568/
- ↑ http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/maketoys-giant-hover-and-bomber-updates-fallen-too-173460/?catid=searchresults&searchid=13467
- ↑ Brian Kilby (March 28th, 2012). "Radio Free Cybertron". http://www.tfradio.net/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfradio.net/podcast/2012/3/29/radio-free-cybertron-03282012.html.
- ↑ Dave (June 26th, 2011). "moonbase2". http://moonbase2.libsyn.com (Podcast). moonbase2. http://moonbase2.libsyn.com/episode-156.
- ↑ Vangelus (July 7th, 2011). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/433239-wtf-tfw-155-july-7-2011-a.html.
- ↑ blunghole (October 17th, 2011). "Good Morning, Cybertron!". https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Morning-Cybertron/147383341975239 (Podcast). blunghole. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjgUR1ZyZTA.
- ↑ "Twincast". http://www.seibertron.com (Podcast). Seibertron.com. October 26th, 2011. http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/twincast-podcast-episode-31-united-again/23090.
- ↑ Vangelus (February 17th, 2012). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/554782-wtf-tfw-187-february-17-2012-a.html.
- ↑ Vangelus (April 19th, 2012). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/584569-wtf-tfw-196-april-19-2012-a.html.