Bulldozer & Excavator
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 Scavenger include TFC Toys Exgraver.
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 posted pictures of the colored Battle Tanker, Hover and Bomber as well as the prototypes of Giant and Paladin/Chaos on their web site.
In October 2011 Maketoys displayed a prototype of Giant at the Cherry Bomb Toy Show.
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.
The Good Morning, Cybertron! podcast for November 14th, 2011 discussed images of Bulldozer & Excavator the news.
Bulldozer & Excavator were featured in an article in the April 2014 issue of Chi Soul Die (模魂志) magazine.
- 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.
- Dave (June 26th, 2011). "moonbase2". http://moonbase2.libsyn.com (Podcast). moonbase2. http://moonbase2.libsyn.com/episode-156.
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- 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.
- "MT Giant Series". Chi Soul Die (模魂志): p. 86-87. April 2014.
- 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.