DOTM Mechtech Deluxe Crankcase Callback.

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  1. Blazed_Scar

    Blazed_Scar Well-Known Member

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    I work part time at Toys R Us, and today Hasbro issued a callback on all the DOTM Mechtech Deluxe Crankcases. Has anyone got any idea why so?
     
  2. newmanium

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    Ask your store manager.
     
  3. wildfly

    wildfly Lasers, 8 O'Clock, Day 1.

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    Is it to do with his middle finger?
     
  4. Gepard

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    Possibly that middle finger? Posters here who picked up early releases have reported a some having clipped digits and others intact. Given that the fingers are very long and made of hard plastic, this could be a preemptive safety recall due to the imperfect fix.
     
  5. Axel990

    Axel990 Lord of Unicorns

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    Mine were already clipped, does that mean I get to hang onto mine?
     
  6. Seawing

    Seawing Lurker of the depths Moderator

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    If you already bought one (whether your figure's finger was clipped or not); it is yours to keep. Returning it to the store is voluntary. I'm keeping mine (amputated fingers and all)...
     
  7. Brakescream

    Brakescream F&@king Twist Ties!

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    glad i I got mine with the middle finger intact earlier. Looks like he'll be quite rare.
     
  8. Lazerwave

    Lazerwave My Most Prized Treasure

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    If I go to toysrus tomorrow and find out there are no Crankcases I'm going to be soooooooooooo pissed.
     
  9. ssancho

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    They still have Crankcase selling on the website so how is it recalled?
     
  10. Karhukjnsi

    Karhukjnsi Universal Wrestler

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    NOOOOOOO! I was hoping to nab one with all that bird-flipping glory. =(
     
  11. x BlackMagnus x

    x BlackMagnus x Is not impressed

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    Hmm, that's strange this comes up. I was at a Walmart yesterday and they had the entire Wave one out, HA, Cyberverse, Voy, Deluxe etc. and the only one I wanted was Crankcase and he was nowhere to be found. I know he is shortpacked as it is but, Ratchet and Roadbuster were present.
     
  12. 420bot

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    If my crankcase is not there tomorrow or clipped they'll be hell to pay, to much bad has been happening to me personally lately, to paraphase Milton "I'd...I'd told them I'd burn da buliding down......okay but thats the final straw."
    Seriously this is really all lame..........Hasbro is really slipping if you ask me, and they wonder why they're losing money?
     
  13. Karhukjnsi

    Karhukjnsi Universal Wrestler

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    I was able to get a Roadbuster from a Target, and also asked for a "Black SUV with the name 'Crankcase'", the employee said he didn't see the SUV. I thought that was odd.
     
  14. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    I highly doubt this.
     
  15. Brakescream

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    To be fair to Hasbro, the fingers arent made from soft plastic, and while the recall sucks for adult collectors, I'm pretty sure a multi-million dollar lawsuit when little Timmy pokes his eye out is best avoided.
     
  16. Jlogano20

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    this
     
  17. Jlogano20

    Jlogano20 Speed Gunner

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    damn little timmy lol
     
  18. wolfe

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    Same here. I thought a recall notice would indicate why it's being recalled?
     
  19. x BlackMagnus x

    x BlackMagnus x Is not impressed

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    Yes but, how does something that blatant make it to distribution? Aside from the headsculpt on this guy, the first thing I noticed were the dual birds. And this was months ago (or more) on the first testshots.
     
  20. iTeruri

    iTeruri Bulkhead is the best

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    The fingers are made of bendy plastic on mine (the European version if that helps). Same kind of plastic as his horns/scissors. They are pretty long and look pretty pointy, though. I'm glad that I got my Crankcase.

    On a different note: the legends version has much harder pokey bits on his arms. Those look somewhat more dangerous, because they aren't bendy like on the deluxe.
     

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