Deluxe Crankcase

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  1. Bumblebee765

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    I've been looking at the Crankcase's pegwarming at my local K Mart for a while, but I never buy one. Why? I want one with the long, unclipped fingers, but I don't know how to find out if he has them clipped or not without opening the packaging. Does anybody know how? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    You have to look at the product number by the sku I think. I forget what number it was that was the unclipped fingers. I think the 3 was the first number.
     
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    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Look for 03651. Those are not clipped.
     
  4. Mewtwo

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    Clipped? Huh? What gives?
     
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    A bunch of the later runs had manually clipped fingers, likely for safety/profanity related reasons.


    There was a HUGE fuss about this when the DOTM line first came out, and for good reason hah.
     
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    sonofabitch. i thought they looked funny. someone also had a sig with crankcase flipping off the camera but i always thought it was photoshopped.
     
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    Haha no. That's how they originally came.
     
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    Wow... I wonder which one I have?? I'll have to go dig for him.
     
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    Clipped or not, Crankcase is just not worth getting IMHO. I bought him on a whim and he ended up being one of my most regretted purchases. Tons of quality control issues.
     
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    Well, mine has a cracked knee, but everything else was good so I kept it. Plus, the Mechteck gun is awesome, and I'll probably end up nabbing a 2nd one down the road.
     
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    I have the clipped, unclipped and the one with new hands. I haven't had qc issues with them and honestly like the figure a lot.
     
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    Its probably my favorite DOTM deluxe, yep. :) 
     
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    I have the one with remolded hands. Not bad, and a decent figure, but I do think the spiky fingers look better.
     
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    I have two clipped versions and one of the remolded ones. It's not a terrible mold, but I do wish something could be done with that back kibble.
     
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    I feel like the arm kibble is worse. And the joints, at least on mine, were very loose and that bothered me. I also hated those rubber pincers.

    But if you like the Dreads, I guess that doesn't matter. To each their own.
     
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    Dark of the Moon Crankcase Product Codes to Avoid Damaged Fingers
    The numbers are debossed (that is, pressed in without ink) on the back of the package, very bottom and center.


    Personally, I just didn't at all bother with all that and instead got the Cyberverse version, which incidentally also has Crowbar and Hatchet.
     
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    Thanks! Next time I go to K Mart I'll try to pick this figure up now! Thanks!
     
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    Am I the only one amazed that these are shelf warming somewhere? I haven't seen a single Crankcase since Christmas! All I ever see is tons of Bees (naturally) and a bunch of Sideswipes... Anyway, I personally really dig my 2 Crankcases, no QC issues at all. I just think he's a great figure, one of my faves from the DOTM line. Painting the pinchers black helps SO much with the aesthetic IMHO too!
     
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    Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think the UK only ever got the long-fingered versions. Out of the people I know here that picked theirs up in UK stores I never heard anyone say they got anything different.
    This may sound sad but I wasn't interested in Crankcase at all until the finger issue was reported. And then I wanted one, just to get a long-fingered one' just because'.

    His joints were all as floppy as hell but after a bit of nail polish he was stiffer than a toff's upper lip. Even the pin-joint holding his backpack up stiffened up fine. The dreads were stuck like most other peoples' were but I took his head apart and easily fixed that problem too. Now he's one of my favourite figures.
     
  20. Mewtwo

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    Man looking at this guy reminded me how much I liked him. :) 

    So mine appears to have long middle fingers. But how do I know if anything was clipped? Was it only the middle fingers? That whole chart up there with 0 Clipped, 2 clipped, 4 clipped. Doesn't make sense to me. Does that mean 4 fingers where clipped?

    So without the packaging how can I tell which one I have? Again he seems to have long middle fingers. But I can't tell if the other fingers were supposed to be longer too?

    Also looking at this guy reminded me how much I liked him and how I just got the legion class figure recently. I know there was a cop-car legion class dread and one other? But are there any other deluxe ones other then Crankcase? Anyone know where I can get the other two dreads in legion class?
     

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