Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure

Transformers News: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure

Monday, May 9th, 2011 11:26PM CDT

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No, this isn't the latest Mosaic. Theallspark member SwiftEagle has reported that the middle finger of both hands on DOTM Deluxe Crankcase has been clipped. This information has also been confirmed by our own El Duque. Has this been done for safety reasons? More than likely it has. There is no word yet if the TakaraTomy version has also been altered in this way. You can see the before and after pictures below.

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Credit(s): SwiftEagle, El Duque
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Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1219699)
Posted by Spleenzorio on May 9th, 2011 @ 11:37pm CDT
LOST Cybertronian wrote:


Looks like the Darth Vader "Nooooooooooooooooo" sound clip would go good with this picture. :P
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1219700)
Posted by robofreak on May 9th, 2011 @ 11:38pm CDT
I think it depends on who is cutting the parts out of the sprue at the time.

The fingers on mine seem fine, but do appear blunted. I thought it might be something to do with the actual design.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1219701)
Posted by El Duque on May 9th, 2011 @ 11:39pm CDT
Spleenzorio wrote:
LOST Cybertronian wrote:


Looks like the Darth Vader "Nooooooooooooooooo" sound clip would go good with this picture. :P


Actually that's exactly what I was going for when I snapped the picture! He did get his fingers chopped off after all.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1219703)
Posted by El Duque on May 9th, 2011 @ 11:42pm CDT
robofreak wrote:I think it depends on who is cutting the parts out of the sprue at the time.

The fingers on mine seem fine, but do appear blunted. I thought it might be something to do with the actual design.


Mine were clearly chopped off.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1219704)
Posted by NemesisMonkeySupreme on May 9th, 2011 @ 11:44pm CDT
Damn, not even a remold. Just lopped them phalanges right off (and not evenly either). Guess that's what happens when you're a robo-Predator knock-off via Michael Bay. :roll:
:CON:
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1219706)
Posted by robofreak on May 9th, 2011 @ 11:54pm CDT
I would have been blissfully ignorant of this had I not seen the stock image more clearly. I didn't even pay attention to it until this thread.

Looked at my Crankcase and it seems like the fingers got lobbed off ad the 3rd knuckle.

Anyways, they may have done it since it's the middle finger. They don't want kids making this guy give Autobots the bird in the middle of battle. :lol:

This may be the one time I buy the Takara version if the fingers aren't lobbed off.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1219707)
Posted by Shockwave. on May 9th, 2011 @ 11:58pm CDT
If they chopped of DOTM crankcase middle fnger for saftey reasons, Then why they didnt do it to ROTF leader Megatron because he too has a big middle finger. :???: Well, I am suprised. :P Who told hasbro to do this?

Hasbro is going NUTS!!! :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1219712)
Posted by Twitchythe3rd on May 10th, 2011 @ 12:10am CDT
Bleh. Looks like someone took a hacksaw to his hand. Very sloppy work.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1219714)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on May 10th, 2011 @ 12:55am CDT
wow they were actually clipped and not remolded, just more proof of hasbros laziness & idiocy.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1219715)
Posted by Moft on May 10th, 2011 @ 1:31am CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:wow they were actually clipped and not remolded, just more proof of hasbros laziness & idiocy.

And if they took the time to remold and reassemble all the figures, people would be complaining about the delay.

Can't please anyone it seems.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1219734)
Posted by Mykltron on May 10th, 2011 @ 3:07am CDT
So now the fingers don't match and we're left with jagged edges. That seems safe.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1219742)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on May 10th, 2011 @ 4:20am CDT
robofreak wrote:Anyways, they may have done it since it's the middle finger. They don't want kids making this guy give Autobots the bird in the middle of battle. :lol:


I'm pretty sure anyone who ever had a Unicron has done that by now. :lol:
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1219768)
Posted by sentinelprime1234 on May 10th, 2011 @ 6:33am CDT
they just chopped it off? wtf it looks horrible they could of at least remolded it
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1219769)
Posted by sentinelprime1234 on May 10th, 2011 @ 6:34am CDT
cannonfodder4000 wrote:
robofreak wrote:Anyways, they may have done it since it's the middle finger. They don't want kids making this guy give Autobots the bird in the middle of battle. :lol:


I'm pretty sure anyone who ever had a Unicron has done that by now. :lol:


you can also do it with primus :D
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1219778)
Posted by Rodimus Minor on May 10th, 2011 @ 6:48am CDT
He doesn't look to bad<!-- ia1 -->Crankcase 4.jpg<!-- ia1 --><!-- ia0 -->Crankcase 5.jpg<!-- ia0 -->
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1219789)
Posted by GEEWUN on May 10th, 2011 @ 7:21am CDT
I wasn't getting this mold anyway, but seeing how sloppily it was chopped off.....

I give a fat middle finger to HASBRO.....
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1219807)
Posted by GuyIncognito on May 10th, 2011 @ 7:43am CDT
That's ridiculous. I can't believe they'd just sloppily chop them off like that. One more reason not to buy that figure.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1219825)
Posted by ConBotFormer on May 10th, 2011 @ 8:11am CDT
I really wish they would make these dreads voyager class.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1219829)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on May 10th, 2011 @ 8:23am CDT
Now that's just sloppy. Does Hasbro even know about this? I mean, come on, Hasbro should be more professional than just have people chopping fingers off of figures like that...
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1219836)
Posted by [JRX] on May 10th, 2011 @ 8:37am CDT
robofreak wrote:...

Anyways, they may have done it since it's the middle finger. They don't want kids making this guy give Autobots the bird in the middle of battle. :lol:

...
You beat me to it! The fingers look to be soft bendy plastic, which probably won't be a saftey concern. I'm pretty sure it's a decency issue.

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