• Real Name: Brian Phillip Calusky
  • AKA: Ryan Sandusky
  • Family: unnamed parents; Excavator (Ricky Calusky) (son); unnamed nephew
  • Base of Operation: Mobile
  • Identity: Public Identity
  • Citizenship: American
  • Martial Status: Single
  • Occupation: Criminal, mercenary, former farmhand, drifter
  • Education: –
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 6′ 4″ (1.93 m)
  • Weight: 310 lbs (140.61 kg)
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Hair: Blond
  • Unusual Feature: Oversized hands
  • Origin: Human mutate. Wrecker’s powers were split into quarters, and Brian received one quarter of the Wrecker’s power.
  • Universe: Marvel Prime Universe (Earth-616)

From farm hand to professional criminal. Introduced in Defenders #17 (1974) by Len Wein and Sal Buscema, Brian Calusky shared a cell with the Wrecker and the rest of the people who would become the Wrecking Crew when they all broke out of prison. As thanks for the assistance, Wrecker share his powers with the other 3, each gaining powers with Brian hand growing in size. Taking the name Piledriver, he would join the other in becoming the Wrecking Crew. He is one of the only ones to remain loyal to Wrecker and is rarely seen without the others. He would later learn that he had a son, who would join the Crew as the Excavator. He would be with the Crew when they joined the Hood’s gang and also was one of many criminals sent to Pleasant Hills, where SHIELD tried to use the Cosmic Cube to rewrite their minds and personality.

The Wrecking Crew has been a fan favourite for many years and as such have had a few figures over the years. The only ML was a variant of Thunderball as part of the Arnim Zola wave.


Recommend Figure:  Hasbro Return of Marvel Legends Arnim Zola wave – Piledriver (Variant of Thunderball)

  • Background:
    • Piledriver has barely changed his outfit since he first gained the powers. He is usually seen with the gloves but has worn them a few times.
  •  Why you need it for your collection?:
    • If you want to complete the Wrecking Crew, particular for your Avengers’ foe shelf you will need this. It will also be needed for a Masters of Evils and as part of Hood’s
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • Yes. Too large and should really have different arms.


Below you will find a gallery of suits that still need to be made. I have included what I think are the possibilities of them being made. Note that these are my personal opinions and not facts. Please let me know if I have missed anything.

None at the moment


Universe: Prime Universe (Earth-616)