aaron archer "ratchet not a major character"l! has anyone seen this?

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  1. jokerswild

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    Now as i've said before i'm very happy with the movie designs.. i wouldnt really change anything.. but i saw this on superhero hype and what archer said pissed me off... dont know if its been posted or not but i thought i should share it with the boards...
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    enjoy

    Billy
     
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    Archer's not a tool; he just made a decision you don't agree with.
     
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    I'm not a big AA fan myself, but other then the "Ratchet is not a Major Classic Character." I don't really see what there is to be too mad about.
     
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    Maybe I'm missing something here, but I don't understand what's so inflammatory about his comments....Ratchet really isn't a major classic character, unless you count Marvel's comics, which weren't even that good to begin with.
     
  5. jokerswild

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    i'm not mad, just upset that an indeed major character (who most fans always complain we dont get new updated figs for) is in the eyes of a major player not major at all.
    oh and i edited the title as it was very harsh...not its is to the point
     
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    I really don't see Ratchet as a major character. The fact that they even brought him back for the movie was weird.
     
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    seriously!?? go back to bed...........
     
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    Define "major character". He was a major character in what, six issues of the Marvel comics? The first time after that Ratchet has come somewhat to the spotlight again was in IDW's comics.

    Hasbro (long before Archer came on board) didn't make a new Ratchet toy during the Action Master days. G1 Ratchet was never reissued, not even during the European "Classics" line in 1990/91. The first new Ratchet toys we got were the PVC, the Universe redeco of RiD X-Brawn and the BotCon exclusive. All of them under Archer.

    So yeah, fuck Aaron Archer for not acknowledging the HUGE fan love for a second-stringer Autobot from 1984 in an internal character design sheet. :rolleyes2  :rolleyes2 
     
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    lol you came to the wrong board to complain about Archer... try tformers :) 


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    twin twist has awesome gif's by the way
     
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    < extremely sarcastic, clever photoshop image>

    too lazy
     
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    Nah, I'm just foolin', however, The tool comment is what gets me. I don't see how him saying that makes him a tool even if Ratchet was a major character.
     
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    again in my second post on this threat i acknowledged i was wrong saying the tool comment, so once again to keep everyone from bugging out i'm sorry for the comment.

    i posted the image with the comment because i figured everyone would have something to say about it. since constantly isee in the "next classics linup" threads are people asking for new ironhide/rathcet figs.. or in the buy threads people asking for the botcon ratchet figs.

    so yea i made a bad title i tried to edit it, and couldnt... it was just something i wanted to share with the community and i manage to piss off one of the easiest to anger fandoms out there.
    so once again

    sorry
     
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    First, let's lay off the flaming.

    Second, I don't consider Ratchet a major player. He had two big roles in the comics, granted, but he never did much on the cartoon. He's one of the few to never get an episode dedicated to himself, nor did he get much screentime in the first season compared to the rest of the original cast.

    Plus however you look at the design sheet, the Ratchet we got in the film was a pretty decent update of the original. He's still the Dr McCoy of the Autobots.
     
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    Ratchet is absolutely not a major character of the G1 series. He's a good choice for the film as they needed a sort of medic / engineer to round out the team. Wheeljack is a bit too "mad scientist" and Perceptor is a bit too... Microscopey?
     
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    Yeah, Ratchet was a fairly minor character back in G1. He had a couple of storylines in the comic, but in the cartoon he was usually just "third Autobot on the left" and as far as the toys were concerned he was total crap. I actually think it was a really cool move to put him in the movie, especially since aside from him they went for the real big name Autobots.

    Pity they changed the color scheme, though. I don't hate the greenish yellow/yellowish green he is now, but the colors in that design are incredible.
     
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    Actually Archer is hella rad and Ratchet hardly did anything in the movie. That you can blame on the film makers. That board along with lots of other concept art was shown at the Botcon Hasbro tour with Archer himself standing next to them talking about them. So it’s not like some mysterious art work that leaked out.

    Wasn’t he and Ironhide an e-hobby exclusive or something?
     
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