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Crankcase



File Name: Elwood G. Indiana of Lawrence, Kansas.
Grade: Army E-4 (1985-2008)
SNs: 451-61-5102; 451-61-EG51
Notes: Lawrence is in the northeast part of the state, midway between Topeka and Kansas City, and is home to the University of Kansas. Crankcase was also the name of a Decepticon released in 1988 as part of the Triggercons team.


chronological: Xamot<< Crankcase >>Frostbite
alphabetical: Cover Girl<< Crankcase >>Crazylegs

 

Animated Appearances

Sunbow VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
None412 seconds00

Sunbow's Crankcase wore his 1985 outfit, though with grey gloves on at least one occasion. Though barely utilized in the series, he did appear animated in an ad for the A.W.E. Striker.

 

The Germ2 seconds(silent)in Flint's convoy (19:38-39)
The Most Dangerous Thing in the World2 seconds(silent)with H.A.V.O.C.s when Dial-Tone modifies guidance systems (6:19-20)
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 45 seconds(silent)in A.W.E. Striker during lab battle
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 53 seconds(silent)at ice dome entrance; charging toward palace

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1985 (A.W.E. Striker) 2. 2008 (25th A.W.E. Striker)  
Version 1: spring 1985 boxed A.W.E. Striker vehicle
A.W.E. Striker DriverMOS 1: Motor Vehicle Driver [88M]
MOS 2: Armor [19K]
  • head: Crankcase (85)
  • arms: Crankcase (85)
  • torso: Crankcase (85)
  • waist: Crankcase (85)
  • legs: Crankcase (85), Maj. Storm (90, 03)
Accessories: black oversized FN FNC assault rifle (new), grey flared battle helmet (new).
There are several ways to get from one place to another in Kansas and driving fast is most of them. Crankcase was racing street machines when he was sixteen. This was no great feat since he had been building them from the time he was thirteen. He worked the stock car circuit for years until the boredom hit him like a brick wall. A recruiting sergeant with a crooked smile signed him up for a burst of four with promises of speed and glory. Crankcase graduated Ranger School and Desert Warfare School and attended the Special Air Service Tactical Driving School under the NATO Exchange program. Qualified expert: M-16, M1911A1, M-60 and TOW.
"Ever get irritable when you're standing in a line that just doesn't seem to be moving at all? Well, the whole [world] seems to be moving in slow motion to Crankcase - all the time! That's why he's constantly ticked-off. He's just not happy unless he has a wheel in one hand, a shifter in the other and the wind in his face."
Toy Notes: Item #6053.
Reissues: Reissued in mail orders 1987-1988 and 1992 (Chilling Events, Operation Blackout, End of Slaughter, Top Secret, and Mission Rescue: Code Blue).
Version 2: April 2008 boxed A.W.E. Striker vehicle
G.I. JOE Vehicle DriverMOS 1: Vehicle Driver [88M]
MOS 2: Armor [19K]
  • head: Breaker (08/I, 08/II), Crankcase (08), G.I. Joe Trooper (08/I)
  • arms to wrist: Shipwreck (07/II, 08, 09), Crankcase (08), Spirit Iron-Knife (08), Dataframe (08)
  • hands: Shipwreck (07/II, 08), Crankcase (08)
  • body: Shipwreck (07/II, 08, 09), Crankcase (08), Spirit Iron-Knife (08), G.I. Joe Cutter (08), Dataframe (08), Tunnel Rat (09)
  • upper left leg: Cobra Officer (07, 08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV), Cobra Trooper (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 08/III), Cobra Air Trooper (07), Vehicle Driver (07), Night Watch Officer (08), Night Watch Trooper (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV), Crankcase (08), Cobra Driver (08), Storm Shadow (08/III, 09/III), Cobra Bazooka Trooper (08), Cobra Pilot (08), Flint (08/II), Cobra Vehicle Gunner (08), Scrap-Iron (08/I), Cobra Paratrooper (08), Cobra Stinger Driver (09)
  • upper right leg: obra Officer (07, 08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV), Cobra Trooper (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 08/III), Cobra Air Trooper (07), Vehicle Driver (07), Night Watch Officer (08), Night Watch Trooper (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV), Crankcase (08), Cobra Driver (08), Storm Shadow (08/III, 09/III), Cobra Bazooka Trooper (08), Cobra Pilot (08), Flint (08/II), Cobra Vehicle Gunner (08), Scrap-Iron (08/I), Cobra Paratrooper (08), Outback (09), Cobra Stinger Driver (09)
  • lower left leg: Cobra Officer (07, 08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV), Cobra Trooper (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 08/III), Cobra Air Trooper (07), Vehicle Driver (07), Night Watch Officer (08), Night Watch Trooper (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV), Crankcase (08), Cobra Driver (08), Cobra Bazooka Trooper (08), Cobra Pilot (08), Flint (08/II), Cobra Vehicle Gunner (08), Scrap-Iron (08/I), Cobra Paratrooper (08), Cobra Stinger Driver (09)
  • lower right leg: Cobra Officer (07, 08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV), Cobra Trooper (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 08/III), Cobra Air Trooper (07), Vehicle Driver (07), Night Watch Officer (08), Night Watch Trooper (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV), Crankcase (08), Cobra Driver (08), Cobra Bazooka Trooper (08), Cobra Pilot (08), Flint (08/II), Cobra Vehicle Gunner (08), Scrap-Iron (08/I), Cobra Paratrooper (08), Cobra Stinger Driver (09) - new knee: Outback (09)
Accessories: black knife with silver guard and blade (07 Cobra Officer's), green helmet with tan interior (08 Cpl. Breaker's), black webgear with brown chest straps and gold buckle (07 Cobra Trooper's).
There are several ways to get from one place to another in Kansas and driving fast is most of them. Crankcase was racing street machines when he was sixteen. This was no great feat since he had been building them from the time he was thirteen. He worked the stock car circuit for years until the boredom hit him like a brick wall. A recruiting sergeant with a crooked smile signed him up for a burst of four with promises of speed and glory. Crankcase graduated Ranger School and Desert Warfare School and attended the Special Air Service Tactical Driving School under the NATO Exchange program. Qualified expert: M-16, M1911A1, M-60 and TOW.
"Ever get irritable when you're standing in a line that just doesn't seem to be moving at all? Well, the whole world seems to be moving in slow motion to Crankcase, all the time! That's why he's constantly ticked off. He's just not happy unless he has a wheel in one hand, a shifter in the other and the wind in his face."
Toy Notes: Boxed with a Target-exclusive update of the A.W.E. Striker. Item #30788. (A tan A.W.E. Striker had a more general release in October and included the figure Leatherneck.) Note that Crankcase did not come with a personalized figure stand.