Deluxe Bonecrusher Toy Helps Illustrate Effectiveness of Buffalo MPCV

Deluxe Bonecrusher Toy Helps Illustrate Effectiveness of Buffalo MPCV

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007 9:19pm CDT

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It seems that Transformers fans and collectors are not the only ones making use of the Hasbro Transformers toyline based on the characters from this summer's blockbuster live-action Transformers Movie.

Seibertron.com member PrinceJupiter has pointed out that CNN used the deluxe figure of the Decepticon Bonecrusher to illustrate the effectiveness of the Buffalo mine-clearing vehicle during a report on the armored military machine on "Robin & Company"

The anchors make no mention of the "model" being from the Transformers toyline, but they do use it to illustrate exactly how Bonecrusher's vehicle mode functions, and how it can save lives instead of destroying vehicles and transforming into a giant bus-destroying Decepticon as seen in the Transformers Movie.

See the piece on Youtube by clicking here.

Credit(s): PrinceJupiter, CNN


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Re: Deluxe Bonecrusher Toy Helps Illustrate Effectiveness of Buffalo MPCV (340482)
Posted by Skowl on September 12th, 2007 @ 9:24pm CDT
autobot commander wrote:
Skowl wrote:That's funny, I actually want to front page this... what can I say, news has been slow lately...


then go ahead and front page it


And there you have it!
Re: Deluxe Bonecrusher Toy Helps Illustrate Effectiveness of Buffalo MPCV (340483)
Posted by Dr. Caelus on September 12th, 2007 @ 9:25pm CDT
He has the mineclearer mistransformed...
Re: Deluxe Bonecrusher Toy Helps Illustrate Effectiveness of Buffalo MPCV (340486)
Posted by Phorpus on September 12th, 2007 @ 9:27pm CDT
He called it a model...yup, that was my favorite part.
Re: Deluxe Bonecrusher Toy Helps Illustrate Effectiveness of Buffalo MPCV (340498)
Posted by Tigertrack on September 12th, 2007 @ 9:31pm CDT
You know tomorrow I am front paging the interview with Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions where he is compared to Megatron in size and stature, and thus, has been given a new nickname, Calvin 'Megatron' Johnson!
Re: Deluxe Bonecrusher Toy Helps Illustrate Effectiveness of Buffalo MPCV (340517)
Posted by Menasorwheels on September 12th, 2007 @ 9:39pm CDT
As you can see Robin the 20 foot articulated arm is effective, but if the IED has more than a 20 foot range, it will transform into an ass kickin robot on roller skates which will destroy the IEDs rather quickly and then will skate into the insurgents hiding places and make them crap their sandals.....Operation Bonecrusher in full effect!!! Back to you Robin.

I couldn't resist..... :)
Re: Deluxe Bonecrusher Toy Helps Illustrate Effectiveness of Buffalo MPCV (340530)
Posted by i_amtrunks on September 12th, 2007 @ 9:44pm CDT
Hang on, I thought that if you played with transformers on American Television they called you a Paedophile... :P

Anyone want to wager that Hasbro's lawyers will be wanting due accreditation for the toy?
Re: Deluxe Bonecrusher Toy Helps Illustrate Effectiveness of Buffalo MPCV (340559)
Posted by Nemesis_Apoc on September 12th, 2007 @ 9:57pm CDT
i_amtrunks wrote:Hang on, I thought that if you played with transformers on American Television they called you a Paedophile... :P


Oh, snap! dude, i remember that f*ckin' episode of without a trace.
Re: Deluxe Bonecrusher Toy Helps Illustrate Effectiveness of Buffalo MPCV (340594)
Posted by zatara1701 on September 12th, 2007 @ 10:20pm CDT
Thats some funny shite!!

I am wondering whats more amazing...

1) That CNN used a Transformer on the air in an official fashion.

OR

2) Where the hell did they pick up a Deluxe figure...little alone Bonecrusher?? LOL I havent seen him in weeks!! SOOOooo did they have that story planned weeks ago and sent some intern to go pick one up??

I invision this.... Some big whig reporter is in the office and he's upset, " Dammit!! They want me to do this piece on land mines in Iraq and our guys not having the right equipment."

Collegue: " Just do a graphic man."

Reporter: " We dont have time!! This story is due tomorrow."

The lowly intern overhears this exchange. He thinks of the perfect solution... BONECRUSHER!! He thinks to himself, I have it displayed in my cubicle, and he smiles at the thought that the reporter is an unwilling dupe. So he grabs the Transfomer and presents it to the reporter as a "model," all the while he is smiling inside feeling triumphant for ALL Transformers fans... LOL.

I wouldnt be surprised if the intern posts on here :grin:
Re: Deluxe Bonecrusher Toy Helps Illustrate Effectiveness of Buffalo MPCV (340605)
Posted by Moonbase2 on September 12th, 2007 @ 10:28pm CDT
That's neat-o. My hubby's seen these babies in action in Iraq. Good thing, too, cause he ran over a few of the smaller IEDs, and these things prevent the bigger ones. The Buffalo saves lives...but Bonecrusher uses his arm to just move cars that are in his way....
Re: Deluxe Bonecrusher Toy Helps Illustrate Effectiveness of Buffalo MPCV (340622)
Posted by gogleman374 on September 12th, 2007 @ 10:43pm CDT
Cnn Idiot:We have a model Here.....
Re: Deluxe Bonecrusher Toy Helps Illustrate Effectiveness of Buffalo MPCV (340629)
Posted by PrinceJupiter on September 12th, 2007 @ 10:58pm CDT
Skowl wrote:That's funny, I actually want to front page this... what can I say, news has been slow lately...

EDIT: Front paged and credited, and welcome to Seibertron Princejupiter! One post and you already made the front page! Congrats!

:grin:


I'm honoured, thank you :D!

Just to clarify a bit, Mr. Lui did say, "This is Bonecrusher, a Transformer" in the first segment, but the show repeats the same news every half hour between 6AM-10AM and from what I saw, that was the only time (6:00AM-6:30AM segment) he called it any more than just a model :/

~PJ
Re: Deluxe Bonecrusher Toy Helps Illustrate Effectiveness of Buffalo MPCV (340630)
Posted by King Grimrob on September 12th, 2007 @ 10:58pm CDT
Crushing buses and saving lives....
Go Bones!!!
Re: Deluxe Bonecrusher Toy Helps Illustrate Effectiveness of Buffalo MPCV (340633)
Posted by zatara1701 on September 12th, 2007 @ 11:02pm CDT
King Grimrob wrote:Crushing buses and saving lives....
Go Bones!!!



Hey....maybe we should be opened minded about this? Maybe Bonecrusher is just misunderstood? There could've been mines in those cars and that bus :P

Maybe, he isnt evil afterall, he's just a little over zealous or malfunctioning. :grin: Either way, Prime still did a little "Off with his head!!" action on him LOL
Re: Deluxe Bonecrusher Toy Helps Illustrate Effectiveness of Buffalo MPCV (340652)
Posted by Bumblebee-otch on September 12th, 2007 @ 11:24pm CDT
Menasorwheels wrote:As you can see Robin the 20 foot articulated arm is effective, but if the IED has more than a 20 foot range, it will transform into an ass kickin robot on roller skates which will destroy the IEDs rather quickly and then will skate into the insurgents hiding places and make them crap their sandals.....Operation Bonecrusher in full effect!!! Back to you Robin.

I couldn't resist..... :)


HAHAHAHA beat me to it!
Re: Deluxe Bonecrusher Toy Helps Illustrate Effectiveness of Buffalo MPCV (340653)
Posted by autobot commander on September 12th, 2007 @ 11:25pm CDT
zatara1701 wrote:
King Grimrob wrote:Crushing buses and saving lives....
Go Bones!!!



Hey....maybe we should be opened minded about this? Maybe Bonecrusher is just misunderstood? There could've been mines in those cars and that bus :P

Maybe, he isnt evil afterall, he's just a little over zealous or malfunctioning. :grin: Either way, Prime still did a little "Off with his head!!" action on him LOL


poor bonecrusher
Re: Deluxe Bonecrusher Toy Helps Illustrate Effectiveness of Buffalo MPCV (340807)
Posted by Wolfguard on September 13th, 2007 @ 2:04am CDT
Damn, that anchor chick is hawt!




...oh yeah, cool that Bonecrusher was a demo prop too.
Re: Deluxe Bonecrusher Toy Helps Illustrate Effectiveness of Buffalo MPCV (340932)
Posted by Insurgent on September 13th, 2007 @ 4:47am CDT
Menasorwheels wrote:As you can see Robin the 20 foot articulated arm is effective, but if the IED has more than a 20 foot range, it will transform into an ass kickin robot on roller skates which will destroy the IEDs rather quickly and then will skate into the insurgents hiding places and make them crap their sandals.....Operation Bonecrusher in full effect!!! Back to you Robin.

I couldn't resist..... :)


Not my sandals. :sad:


I like the way the guy called it a model and not a toy. See, Transformers are useful in everyday life as well.
Re: Deluxe Bonecrusher Toy Helps Illustrate Effectiveness of Buffalo MPCV (340953)
Posted by Auto Bot on September 13th, 2007 @ 5:16am CDT
A Decepticon saving lives???
Re: Deluxe Bonecrusher Toy Helps Illustrate Effectiveness of Buffalo MPCV (340958)
Posted by King Starscream89 on September 13th, 2007 @ 5:19am CDT
Menasorwheels wrote:As you can see Robin the 20 foot articulated arm is effective, but if the IED has more than a 20 foot range, it will transform into an ass kickin robot on roller skates which will destroy the IEDs rather quickly and then will skate into the insurgents hiding places and make them crap their sandals.....Operation Bonecrusher in full effect!!! Back to you Robin.

I couldn't resist..... :)


By the Matrix that was hilarious lol
Re: Deluxe Bonecrusher Toy Helps Illustrate Effectiveness of Buffalo MPCV (340982)
Posted by Auto Bot on September 13th, 2007 @ 5:44am CDT
jaws wrote:Most likely they were talking about the "Buffalo" armored vehicle that is designed to protect our troops in Iraq and referenced its recent role in the movie as Bonecrusher.


Maybe the Movie was a way of introducing this new military vehicle?

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