Piston (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. 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 5th, 2014 discussed Mech IDeas Blaster, Gauntlet, Piston and Trench in the news.
- Mech IDeas DC-03P Piston (2014)
- A new mold. Turns from robot to armored truck. Comes with two guns.
- Shares engineering with Gauntlet.
- blunghole (May 27th, 2013). "Good Morning, Cybertron!". https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Morning-Cybertron/147383341975239 (Podcast). blunghole. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbY3oVti4S4.
- Andy (May 227th, 2013). "moonbase2". http://moonbase2.libsyn.com (Podcast). moonbase2. http://moonbase2.libsyn.com/episode-244.
- Craig (June 9nd, 2013). "Fwooshcast". http://fwooshcast.thefwoosh.com/ (Podcast). The Fwoosh. http://fwooshcast.thefwoosh.com/2013/06/fwooshcast-114-june-9th-deckles-the-halls/.
- Oscar NJ Boi (March 6th, 2014). "Shattered Cast Uncut". http://www.youtube.com/user/shatteredcastuncut?feature=watch (Podcast). Shattered Cast Uncut. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QV8Loh0GVOU.
- Mathew Robert Ignash (May 3rd, 2014). "Retro Robot Radio". http://www.youtube.com/user/RetroRobotRadio?feature=watch (Podcast). RetroRobotRadio. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CScIy3Aj60.
- blunghole (May 5th, 2014). "Good Morning, Cybertron!". https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Morning-Cybertron/147383341975239 (Podcast). blunghole. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NeOgvY1h0k.