The big hit that I wasn’t expecting at all.
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Reworking the old Micromaster bases as Transformers in their own right was an interesting idea to begin with, but it’s leading to some results that… well, there are sentences you don’t really expect to say, and among them is probably “oh, yeah, that robot turns in to a gas station.”
For me, Greasepit has been the more fun of this wave of Selects. Where Exhaust was something that plugged a hole in my collection that I’d wanted resolved for a while, Greasepit is something I didn’t really know I was looking for until it was here. The transformation from Ironworks’ construction tower thing to gas station is achieved by adding two small new parts and three stickers.
Oh yes, the dreaded, evil factory stickers. Fortunately these are not of the same stuff that Power of The Primes stickers were made, and these feel like they might have a lifespan. But anyway, just these small details go a long way. Two of the stickers are windows to represent the front of the gas station. I guess in this context, Greasepit’s head is the front door? The third sticker is affixed to one of the new parts, a sign for the station. It really ties the whole thing together.
The other new part is a pair of gas pumps. They’re tiny and very simple, but they have detail enough to do their job. They plug in along the edge of one specific road surface panel rather than using any of the standard attachment solutions present.
The deco is pretty different. Besides the much more vibrant colors which I love, the paint apps are distinct between them. It might not get quite as far as making the two instances of the mold look structurally different, but it at least looks good.