Bulldozer & Excavator

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Bulldozer & Excavator
Maketoys Bulldozer & Excavator box
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Member(s) Bulldozer & Excavator

Bulldozer & Excavator are fictional characters and third-party Transformer homages to Bonecrusher and Scavenger made by Maketoys in 2012.


Bulldozer & Excavator are third-party Transformers and homages to the Constructicons Bonecrusher and Scavenger. They combine with the other toys from their line to form Giant, an homage to Devastator.

Other third-party Transformer homages to Bonecrusher include TFC Toys Neckbreaker.

Other third-party Transformer homages to Scavenger include TFC Toys Exgraver.


Maketoys first teased a Devastator homage toy on their web site in June 2011.[1]

In July 2011 Maketoys posted the first prototype pictures of the Giant members.[2]

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.[3]

In October 2011 Maketoys displayed a prototype of Giant at the Cherry Bomb Toy Show.[4]

Promotional photos of the Giant prototype included a comparison with FansProject Colossus.

Photos of yellow colored versions of Bulldozer and Excavator were posted to the Maketoys web site in November 2011.[5]


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.[6]

The WTF@TFW podcast for July 7th, 2011 selected the Maketoys Giant prototype as one of the New Picture Picks.[7]

The Good Morning, Cybertron! podcast for October 17th, 2011 discussed prototype images of Maketoys Paladin/Chaos and Giant in the news.[8]

The Twincast podcast for October 26th, 2011 covered Giant team in the news.[9]

The Good Morning, Cybertron! podcast for November 14th, 2011 discussed images of Bulldozer & Excavator the news.[10]

The WTF@TFW podcast for February 17th, 2012 selected the Maketoys Giant members as one of the New Picture Picks.[11]

The Radio Free Cybertron podcast for February 29th, 2012 discussed in Bulldozer & Excavator as part of their Third Party Roundup.[12]

The Radio Free Cybertron podcast for March 28th, 2012 discussed Giant as part of their Third Party Roundup.[13]

Bulldozer & Excavator were featured in an article in the April 2014 issue of Chi Soul Die (模魂志) magazine.[14]

The WTF@TFW podcast for April 19th, 2012 selected Giant as one of the New Picture Picks.[15]


  • Maketoys MT-03A Giant Series Bulldozer & Excavator (2012)
Original third-party Transformer molds. Turns from robots to construction vehicles, or the arms of Giant. These toys were recolored into parts of the Giant Type-61 set.



  1. 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
  2. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/maketoy-update-giant-from-build-series-172788/?catid=searchresults&searchid=13237
  3. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/maketoys-giant-hover-and-bomber-updates-fallen-too-173460/?catid=searchresults&searchid=13467
  4. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/3rd-party-toy-rundown-from-cherry-bomb-toy-show-173568/
  5. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/maketoys-giant-excavator-and-bulldozer-color-images-173744/?catid=searchresults&searchid=13237
  6. Dave (June 26th, 2011). "moonbase2". http://moonbase2.libsyn.com (Podcast). moonbase2. http://moonbase2.libsyn.com/episode-156. 
  7. Vangelus (July 7th, 2011). "WTF@TFW". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/433239-wtf-tfw-155-july-7-2011-a.html. 
  8. 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. 
  9. "Twincast". http://www.seibertron.com (Podcast). Seibertron.com. October 26th, 2011. http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/twincast-podcast-episode-31-united-again/23090. 
  10. blunghole (November 14th, 2011). "Good Morning, Cybertron!". https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Morning-Cybertron/147383341975239 (Podcast). blunghole. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIo7mQ4byOo. 
  11. Vangelus (February 17th, 2012). "WTF@TFW". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/554782-wtf-tfw-187-february-17-2012-a.html. 
  12. Brian Kilby (February 29th, 2012). "Radio Free Cybertron". http://www.tfradio.net/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfradio.net/podcast/2012/3/1/radio-free-cybertron-02292012.html. 
  13. 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. 
  14. "MT Giant Series". Chi Soul Die (模魂志): p. 86-87. April 2014. 
  15. Vangelus (April 19th, 2012). "WTF@TFW". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/584569-wtf-tfw-196-april-19-2012-a.html. 

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