White Ratchet, no Automorph feature????!!!

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  1. Wajo357

    Wajo357 Well-Known Member

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    So I picked up my white Ratchet today, and the automorph feature doesn't work. When I say Automorph, I mean the leg bulking that occurs when you flip out the legs and the knees come out (which they still do). Anyway, I opened the leg up, and truth be told there didn't seem to be any mechanism to push the sides out. My regular Ratchet is still in one of my boxes (I just moved), so I couldn't compare. But this is very WEIRD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Is this just me or did they skimp on the feature to make cost/schedule? What have other people found? If someone is brave to unscrew the two leg screws of their green Ratchet, can they show me how the feature SHOULD work?

    [On a side not, I also got the TRU race car set. The instruction manual says that a mat should have been included, but I didn't get one. Was this a typo or did everyone else get one? Am I just unlucky? :) ]
     
  2. Feralstorm

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    Maybe there was lead in it. :) 

    Probably a one-off assembly error, but dunno until we hear from others with that version of Ratchet.
     
  3. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    If I can find my screwdriver, I'll crack open my green Rachet and explain how it works...
     
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    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    K here's how it works-
    Everything is connected via 3 pinned together parts... The foot, the middle piece, and the kneecap. The middle piece sits on an extra pin. I'm assuming the pin and the spring under that assembly cause the 'bulk' in the legs. Somehow...
     
  5. Wajo357

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    I have the pins and the spring, but nothing is indicating that when the leg moves, the sides bulk out. To me, its weird that it happened to BOTH legs.
     
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    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Perhaps it needs more pressure? Mine stopped working after I tried it with the top removed a few times... Then I put the top back on and it worked fine...
     
  7. Dirge121

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    Does Rescue Ratchet still have the bit on his box thats says 'Automorph Cannon'?

    I think my regular ratchet must be broken, I've looked everywhere, and I can't find a cannon or automorph cannon.

    Or am I just being thick?
     
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    His automorph cannon is his "stretcher" :peoples: 
     
  9. Wajo357

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    Yeah, I know it still SAYS it...
     
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    the legs are supposed to bulk when you flip out the feet, stupid question, have you tried that? I mean i guess, if you've already TFed him into robot mode..
     
  11. Wajo357

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    of course... i also disassembled his leg to see what was happening, and I didn't see any way for the legs to bulk.
     
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    If it makes you feel any better, I'm still pretty clueless, and mine works... The pin turns, but how does that make the leg bulk up? And what's the spring for?
     
  13. Wajo357

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    I'm just looking for someone to say.. "yeah.. I have white Ratchet too.. and the legs do/don't work".
     
  14. Wajo357

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    Am I the only one who has White Ratchet? Can someone please help me out?
     
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    He hasn't been spotted yet around here, at least. PM people in the News thread about Rescue Ratchet's release, that have bought him?
     
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    Regarding the Automorph cannon - Hasbro originally planned to have one, but it got cut for costs late in the game - too late to amend the boxes, apparently.
     
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    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

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    mine dont bul out either, not that it really matters to me, such a lame automorph feature. mine was all full of QC defects, the arms were all loose and kept falling off at the elbows, back bumper pieces fall off. and in truck mode the roof/windshield doesnt align with the doors properly. i glued the bumpers on and put a coat on the elbows so they dont pop off anymore, as for the roof i have no clue.
     
  18. Wajo357

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    I can both confirm and deny my initial post. I bought ANOTHER one. One foot works partially, and the other doesnt work at all. I dont know if this should be front paged or not as a warning for people who might want to buy. But apparently the thing is filled with QC issues... and the automorph feature is one of them.
     

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