Piston (Mech IDeas)

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Mech IDeas character
Piston box
Created by

Mech IDeas
Release number

Species Transformer

Alternate mode

Armored truck
Tech specs

ST08 IN06 SP03 EN09

RN07 CO07 FB08 SK08

Piston is a fictional character and third-party Transformer homage to Generation 1 Crankcase made by Mech IDeas in 2014.

Mech IDeas

Piston is a third-party Transformer homage to the Decepticon Triggercon character Crankcase.

This Piston is unrelated to either of the IDW Publishing comic-only Transformers characters named Piston. The first Piston was an Autobot who appeared in Spotlight: Blurr, while the second was a member of the Wreckers in Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #7.


Mach 5 first displayed renders of Piston on their Facebook page in May 2013.[1] Later than month they went up for preorder on Big Bad Toy Store.

The Gauntlet and Piston were canceled by Mach 5, but eventually the project was picked up by Mech IDeas.

The first color toy images of Gauntlet and Piston appeared online in April 2014.

Gauntlet and Piston were released in August 2014.


The Good Morning, Cybertron! podcast for May 27th, 2013 discussed pictures of Mach 5 Gauntlet and Piston.[2]

The moonbase2 podcast for May 27th, 2013 discussed Mach 5's Gauntlet and Piston the news.[3]

The Fwooshcast podcast for June 9nd, 2013 talked about the Mach 5 Gauntlet and Piston in the news.[4]

The Shattered Cast Uncut podcast for March 6th, 2014 discussed Gauntlet and Piston in the news.[5]

The Retro Robot Radio podcast for May 3rd, 2014 mentioned Mech IDeas Bluster, Gauntlet, Piston and Trench in the news.[6]

The Good Morning, Cybertron! podcast for May 5th, 2014 discussed Mech IDeas Blaster, Gauntlet, Piston and Trench in the news.[7]


  • Mech IDeas DC-03P Piston (2014)
A new mold. Turns from robot to armored truck. Comes with two guns.
Shares engineering with Gauntlet.



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