Cyberverse Prime Ratchet receives an update (AKA "Hasbro, I needed that!")

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  1. Diggeh

    Diggeh Can you dig it?

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    Remember when the new Prime Cyberverse figures came out? All of them were great except for Ratchet, who was missing one important little detail...

    His face.

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    Which he gave to Optimus.

    While it is a Cyberverse figure (which aren't too detail-oriented), it seemed odd for every other member of Team Prime to have a face while Ratchet's remained too smooth--even for the Prime aesthetic.

    As I was searching Walmart for some more Vehicons, I stumbled across something magical hidden beneath droves of Bumblebees: A Cyberverse Ratchet...with a face.

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    I can see clearly now! Bulkhead is dense!

    Not only does he actually have eyes, but his mouth and face-panel-lines (?) are sculpted in as well.

    Closer look:

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    Yeah.

    Comparisons to the original release (from, what, January?):

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    Orange or red? Answer: Redrange.

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    CyberPrimeVerseRatchetHD (right) also feels like an upgrade; the figure itself is all-around sturdier with tighter joints and better quality control than its predecessor (left).
    I'd say it warrants a new
    exchange
    purchase. Plus you get a free sword for Prime accuracy!

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  2. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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  3. Shark Jumper

    Shark Jumper さあ、お前の罪を数えろ

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    I was hoping his eyes would have paint.
     
  4. Anguirus

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  5. SouthtownKid

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    I JUST bought the old one. I mean JUST now. About 34 minutes ago, give or take. And I see from the first post that this thread was created about 20 minutes after I left the house this evening. I am now jumping on my hat like Yosemite Sam.
     
  6. Ravenxl7

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    Eh, I got my ratchet the first time I saw the figures on the pegs, and honestly the muted facial features don't bother me one bit. He's still otherwise an awesome little figure, and I knew going into the Cyberverse line that details weren't the priority.

    Who knows, maybe the first version will one day become a sought after rarity....That's most likely not going to happen, but you never know.
     
  7. Ratchets Hatch

    Ratchets Hatch Explosions?

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    I.... don't see much of a difference.

    EDIT: Okay, now I do. I'm gonna have to get one of the new ones.
     
  8. Oberoniss

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    >loads second photo first
    >sees first photo loading
    >NOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPEOPOERJP'ID'HJFGISDH;OFHG
     
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    could've sworn i saw a ratchet at target with a face. still, good they've taken care of this!
     
  10. Shatterpoint

    Shatterpoint Neato

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    You know, with some paint, that faceless Ratchet could become a very snazzy Eradicon Medic.
     
  11. Diggeh

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    Updated the first post with clearer images. Now you can truly see the horrors of Faceless Ratchet!
     
  12. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    Sometimes robots just do what they hafta to save face. - Wokka Wokka!!
     
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    its been that way from the beginning as far as I know; a month or so ago I found one that had a face while the rest in the restock didn't.

    I'm thinking its just that the paint is applied too thickly on most of them.
     
  14. Astroscream

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    He doesn't look faceless to me, it looks like too much paint muting out what little detail there is. I warned Ratchet about putting on makeup.
     
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    weird i got mine when they first came in the US and mine had a face. HMMMMMMM :confused: 
     
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    I suspect they all have some detail and some have just been over sprayed to thickly or it's a batch mould issue.
     

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