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Beware of Broken Hip Ratchets on MPM Bonecrusher

Transformers News: Beware of Broken Hip Ratchets on MPM Bonecrusher

Saturday, November 25th, 2023 3:26PM CST

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How many of you watched the early review for MPM Bonecrusher from PrimevsPrime? There's a moment where he is a bit puzzled by how the ratchets sound and feel when moving the leg back. He wasn't the only person to sense that and a fan who purchased Bonecrusher recently (now that he's being found at retail) wanted to get to the bottom of it so they disassembled that section. And low and behold: they found the joint was broken. You can see the image below. It's unknown if the ratchet joint comes broken in these examples or if it broke after handling, nor do we know how widespread the issue is. We just wanted to give you a heads up an explain why this area of your toy may not seem right when you handle it.

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Re: Beware of Broken Hip Ratchets on MPM Bonecrusher (2173749)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 25th, 2023 @ 3:30pm CST
Oooof....

At 240$CAN plus taxes, that's one more reason to wait for a sale.
Re: Beware of Broken Hip Ratchets on MPM Bonecrusher (2173750)
Posted by Dino-Snarl on November 25th, 2023 @ 5:07pm CST
These mounting QC issues are concerning on a number of releases.
Re: Beware of Broken Hip Ratchets on MPM Bonecrusher (2173752)
Posted by healey7474 on November 25th, 2023 @ 7:37pm CST
:shock:oh Bugger !!! will hold off on this one then !! thanks :BOWDOWN:
Re: Beware of Broken Hip Ratchets on MPM Bonecrusher (2173756)
Posted by Quantum Surge on November 26th, 2023 @ 9:17am CST
We're going to need to find a fix ASAP.
Re: Beware of Broken Hip Ratchets on MPM Bonecrusher (2173757)
Posted by transformers_va on November 26th, 2023 @ 10:05am CST
Quantum Surge wrote:We're going to need to find a fix ASAP.

Looks like there is one already, albeit this isn't known to be a widespread issue.

Unscrewing the four screws in the back of the crotch piece, a user was able to supply this picture, where the image on the left is the problem, and the picture on the right is the correct position.

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Re: Beware of Broken Hip Ratchets on MPM Bonecrusher (2173767)
Posted by DeathReviews on November 26th, 2023 @ 2:11pm CST
Hasbro’s quality control strikes again, it seems. Booooooooo!
Re: Beware of Broken Hip Ratchets on MPM Bonecrusher (2173784)
Posted by f-primus-unicron on November 27th, 2023 @ 11:23am CST
has anyone even read what the original poster said on the tfw2005 forums? is not a qc problems is an incorrectly slotted ratchet, fix is unscrew the part, position the ratchet properly, close it

https://www.tfw2005.com/boards/threads/ ... 14/page-53 starts here
Re: Beware of Broken Hip Ratchets on MPM Bonecrusher (2173789)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 27th, 2023 @ 12:19pm CST
f-primus-unicron wrote:has anyone even read what the original poster said on the tfw2005 forums? is not a qc problems is an incorrectly slotted ratchet, fix is unscrew the part, position the ratchet properly, close it

https://www.tfw2005.com/boards/threads/ ... 14/page-53 starts here


That IS a QC issue. This is a missassembled part. Something that should have been built and inspected correctly.
Re: Beware of Broken Hip Ratchets on MPM Bonecrusher (2173790)
Posted by BATTLEMASTER IIC on November 27th, 2023 @ 12:59pm CST
This is one of the main reasons why I'm not buying anymore MP figures from HasTak.

Fortunately this part doesn't look too difficult to reproduce in CAD and 3D print with ABS plastic.
Re: Beware of Broken Hip Ratchets on MPM Bonecrusher (2173791)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 27th, 2023 @ 1:13pm CST
BATTLEMASTER IIC wrote:This is one of the main reasons why I'm not buying anymore MP figures from HasTak.

Fortunately this part doesn't look too difficult to reproduce in CAD and 3D print with ABS plastic.


Change "not buy anymore" to "not pre-order anymore." Why limit yourself? Just wait and see how the general quality will be. Furthermore, MPM toys are expensive but are widely available everywhere and WILL go on sale sooner or later. So, no rush.
Re: Beware of Broken Hip Ratchets on MPM Bonecrusher (2173818)
Posted by ScottyP on November 29th, 2023 @ 7:15am CST
My copy's ok. Pretty good figure, transformation isn't necessarily complicated but there are a ton of steps. Steps that I will likely never memorize :michaelbay:
Re: Beware of Broken Hip Ratchets on MPM Bonecrusher (2173848)
Posted by First-Aid on November 30th, 2023 @ 4:20pm CST
He's back in stock on Hasbro Pulse for anyone looking for him.
Re: Beware of Broken Hip Ratchets on MPM Bonecrusher (2174014)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 3rd, 2023 @ 6:05pm CST
I got my Bonecrusher in hand, and I am beyond happy. Bonecrusher's scenes in the 2007 movie really struck me, and is the reason I am here. He is my all time favorite Decepticon. And this MPM lives up to that. This is a very good figure, I really like him! The fact they built in the bus-smashing flame effects and the fork options is great, plus the face sculpts. I adore him. Transformation is solid, involved, but not hugely difficult. And he is just beyond good. I am so happy.

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Re: Beware of Broken Hip Ratchets on MPM Bonecrusher (2174016)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 3rd, 2023 @ 6:14pm CST
Did you double-checked the hip ratchets assembly?
Re: Beware of Broken Hip Ratchets on MPM Bonecrusher (2174019)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 3rd, 2023 @ 6:24pm CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:Did you double-checked the hip ratchets assembly?

Nope, but mine function with no problems, so I have had no need, and did not know about the "error" until I was catching up on this thread tonight. and I've had Bonecrusher for a week and a half now.
Re: Beware of Broken Hip Ratchets on MPM Bonecrusher (2174020)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 3rd, 2023 @ 6:29pm CST
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:Did you double-checked the hip ratchets assembly?

Nope, but mine function with no problems, so I have had no need, and did not know about the "error" until I was catching up on this thread tonight. and I've had Bonecrusher for a week and a half now.


You were lucky.

Still, the problematic part seems to be standard so anyone like me who have a big box-O-scraps on hand can find a replacement inner ratchet 0 part easily.
Re: Beware of Broken Hip Ratchets on MPM Bonecrusher (2174036)
Posted by First-Aid on December 3rd, 2023 @ 7:55pm CST
I agree.this is a really solid figure with a great transformation. I was stunned as to how heavy the figure was weight-wise.
Re: Beware of Broken Hip Ratchets on MPM Bonecrusher (2174046)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 3rd, 2023 @ 8:11pm CST
First-Aid wrote:I agree.this is a really solid figure with a great transformation. I was stunned as to how heavy the figure was weight-wise.

He has serious presence to him, they finally made him both tall enough and wide enough
Re: Beware of Broken Hip Ratchets on MPM Bonecrusher (2174499)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 18th, 2023 @ 7:10pm CST
I tell you guys what, this figure just rules so hard. He is huge, he is good, and he is awesome

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Just to see how big he is:

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And how i had to take him to work

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Re: Beware of Broken Hip Ratchets on MPM Bonecrusher (2175097)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on January 8th, 2024 @ 6:49pm CST
Just an update: he's still fantastic. and also super heavy in all the right ways

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