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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:Image


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:Image


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
Crankcase 4.jpg
Crankcase 5.jpg
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.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1219842)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on May 10th, 2011 @ 8:55am CDT
Mine are at least clipped to the same length. I didn't notice at first, then it bugged me. To think, I almost posted a thread last week asking if anyone else's Crankcase had broken fingers like mine.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1219856)
Posted by El Duque on May 10th, 2011 @ 9:08am CDT
I don't see how it could be a safety issue, because the hands are made of that soft rubbery plastic. I think it's just because it's the middle finger.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1219871)
Posted by HoosierDaddy on May 10th, 2011 @ 9:30am CDT
I agree, I bet it's a middle finger issue. Some lady in Michigan probably complained so Hasbro did something about it.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1219895)
Posted by FanimusMaximus on May 10th, 2011 @ 10:06am CDT
Hasbro, I am disappointed. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1219942)
Posted by T-Macksimus on May 10th, 2011 @ 11:36am CDT
sentinelprime1234 wrote:
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



And a few of the Ultra class Beast Wars figures and MP Primes. I think I have pics. of at least 4 of my figures "taunting" opposing armies with a single fingered salute.

Oh well, so much for my photo of Crankcase with the "I'm #1" caption under it. :P
Does anyone have any clue at what stage they decided to make this very hasty and sloppy modification? I'm curious to see how many cases of these made it out to mass market and just how much the un-modified ones will be going for on e-bay.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1219949)
Posted by HoosierDaddy on May 10th, 2011 @ 11:54am CDT
From another standpoint, this could also be a quality control issue. Maybe the press operator/s thought the extra long finger was excess flash, and trimmed it off.

This may be caught or may have already been caught and corrected. So it's possible that they will start popping up with the fingers properly done.

Then you think about rarity of a short run of "mistakes" and how they can demand big money on the aftermarket but if the cut off fingers have been corrected then anyone who doesn't have one MIP will be stuck with a worthless broken figure because unless it's MIP it's to easy to cut off the fingers and claim it to be one of the short run.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1220098)
Posted by shankz on May 10th, 2011 @ 4:42pm CDT
Lame. Total deal-breaker for me. I've canceled my pre-order for this guy.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1221724)
Posted by Colin747 on May 14th, 2011 @ 1:53am CDT
Hey, I just opened my crankcase, I bought in Sydney, australia, and mine appears to be complete and has all his fingers at the correct lengths.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1221855)
Posted by Hip-Hoptimus Rime on May 14th, 2011 @ 9:02am CDT
Bought mine at Walmart last night, long fingers.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1222183)
Posted by ZenPrime on May 14th, 2011 @ 9:48pm CDT
Brought 2 from Target, both have the fingers chopped :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1222513)
Posted by SonicWave on May 15th, 2011 @ 11:43am CDT
Bought one from Sainsburys in UK, he has long luxurious fingers... Almost poked my eyes out on the damn things...
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1222538)
Posted by Galvatron X on May 15th, 2011 @ 12:38pm CDT
Well, here we go...the first DOTM variant!

I'll probably have to pay double on Ebay to get one with the long fingers!
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1222569)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on May 15th, 2011 @ 1:50pm CDT
Galvatron X wrote:Well, here we go...the first DOTM variant!

I'll probably have to pay double on Ebay to get one with the long fingers!


I feel bad for people who keep them MISB. You don't know how his fingers are until he's open thanks to being packed in alt mode. He's like Schrodinger's Transformer!
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1222996)
Posted by ZenPrime on May 16th, 2011 @ 9:29am CDT
Does anyone have the TT version and can confirm the fingers are not chopped? I have one on order from an online retailer but need to know the figures are intact before I pay for it. Thanx in advance!
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1223283)
Posted by Galvatron X on May 16th, 2011 @ 4:48pm CDT
Crap...I just opened one of my Crankcase figures, and his fingers are clipped. Boooooo!

Hasbro, please don't make me keep buying these until I find an unaltered one (because I probably will).
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1223333)
Posted by craggy on May 16th, 2011 @ 5:51pm CDT
I wonder if they'll do a Cybertronian Manicurist, to compete with Mo-lar, the Eternian Dentist?
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1223377)
Posted by Valandar on May 16th, 2011 @ 6:53pm CDT
Clipped fingers on the one from TRU this morning...
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1223380)
Posted by Galvatron X on May 16th, 2011 @ 6:56pm CDT
I wonder if you can infer anything from the code stamped into the back of the card. My code was 10601.

I remember when the G.I.Joe HISS tank came out, you could tell whether it was brown or black by the code stamped into the box. I don't know if that was 100% accurate though.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1223411)
Posted by Evil_the_Nub on May 16th, 2011 @ 7:52pm CDT
Crap, that was going to be one of the first ones I got. Now I'm going to wait and see how this plays out.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1223449)
Posted by Jin Saotome on May 16th, 2011 @ 9:18pm CDT
Got mine at Walmart today, terrible clip job as they removed BOTH his fingers on each hand. Returning him now.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1223450)
Posted by Galvatron X on May 16th, 2011 @ 9:19pm CDT
Haha, holy crap! ^^^

What a hack job.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1223894)
Posted by sentinelprime1234 on May 17th, 2011 @ 1:33pm CDT
I got him today and his fingers weren't clipped, THANK GOD! :) it can't be for safety reasons, the middle fingers are soft rubber plasic
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1223947)
Posted by Galvatron X on May 17th, 2011 @ 2:35pm CDT
sentinelprime1234 wrote:I got him today and his fingers weren't clipped, THANK GOD! :) it can't be for safety reasons, the middle fingers are soft rubber plasic


Hey, sentinel. Can you tell me what the five-digit number was stamped into the cardback? It's on the back of the card, at the very bottom, near the middle. I'm hoping that a certain "lot number" will correspond to unclipped fingers.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1223949)
Posted by Grahf on May 17th, 2011 @ 2:35pm CDT
I just got one from TRU and both fingers were chopped. I already returned it as defective 20 mins later.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1223997)
Posted by whipslash on May 17th, 2011 @ 3:13pm CDT
Hey all, thought i'd add to the feedback here, got cranky from the Entertainer toy store here in UK and no manicure here figure has full fingers.

@ Galvatron X - code stamped on rear of card - 10521.

To be honest guys, i think the finger is the least of the issues, hasbro has cut the corners on cost and the scale of these things in alt mode is alarming, crankcase may have been better as a voyager :-?
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1224011)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on May 17th, 2011 @ 3:24pm CDT
If you guys can get a confirmed pattern for clipped/unclipped, I'll front page it.

I'll check mine tonight and let you know.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1224026)
Posted by PrymeStriker on May 17th, 2011 @ 3:42pm CDT
Kids could probably put that in the position where Crankcase is giving people the finger. Either that or for safety reasons.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1224061)
Posted by Evil_the_Nub on May 17th, 2011 @ 4:33pm CDT
I bit the bullet and bought one today at TRU. Sure enough he's been manicured. I'm not too worried about it, I'll just find something to glue in it's place.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1224065)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on May 17th, 2011 @ 4:39pm CDT
Razorclaw0000 wrote:If you guys can get a confirmed pattern for clipped/unclipped, I'll front page it.

I'll check mine tonight and let you know.


A piece of advice: when telling whether yours is clipped or unclipped, specify where you live, or where you got the toy, or better yet: whether it's an American or European card. I have a feeling this is region-based, or maybe even limited to the initial batch, which Europe hardly ever gets.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Crankcase Gets Manicure (1224156)
Posted by Galvatron X on May 17th, 2011 @ 7:47pm CDT
I think I might be onto something here!

So, I told you all that I bought a Crankcase with the fingers clipped and the number on the back was 10601.

Well, I went back out tonight and checked out EVERY Crankcase figure I could find. Every store I checked had Crankcase figures with 10601 stamped on them (K-Mart, TRU, Brewer Wal-Mart), except for a few at our Bangor Wal-Mart. The number there was 03651. Actually, it looked like the "03651" had been stamped over another number which I can't read fully. It's 033???

Anyway, I grabbed it hopeful that I'd see something different and....TA-DA!

(10601 on the left, 03651 on the right.)


Image

Sweet!

So what does this mean? Well...definitively? Nothing. But, IMO, if I were you, I'd look for this number and if there's more than one number available - go with the lower one. If I'm wrong, I'm sorry!

Haha, I'm REALLY tempted to go back and grab the other two to test my "hypothesis"! I have another "10601" figure too...I might open him just to check!

Oh, and I agree with Jelze. This could be regional, it could be in earlier runs, I'm not sure exactly.

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