Encore Ratchet Emergency Green version (pictures)

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  1. SydneyY

    SydneyY @syd_tfw Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'd like to introduce everyone's (un)favourite repaint of the year, Green Ratchet.

    This figure was available by mail order to the purchasers of Million Publication's "Transformers Visual Works" book.

    The price was 5200yen for one, 10000yen for two. The price included domestic shipping and CoD fee.

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    Please note that I am not familiar with this mould at all. This is the first time I have had this toy in hand. I picked him up because, well, I could.
    Having said that, I was curious about this toy, so I decided to open the box and take a look.

    The cutout Ratchet head is still present, but it's still white (not pictured). They should have gone all the way and printed it in green as well. But I guess this will be an extra reason to keep the box intact :tongue: 

    Tech Spec is the same as Encore Ratchet. I thought Green version's own bio (found at the book publisher's site) was quite enjoyable.

    Anyway...

    As soon as I opened the plastic insert cover, very strong rubber smell hit me. Yummy.

    This picture shows him fresh out of the box. As you see the gaps are very apparent. Not owing other versions of this toy I don't know if this is normal. Hope someone will enlighten me.

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    After transforming him, I decided that this is a very charming toy. He must have been more fun with Diaclone drivers. To me (who's been spoilt by the recent toys), this figure has no appeal as a robot toy, but I can imagine the fun which could be had with in scale pilot figures.

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    I might want Ironhide now :)  Thank you for looking.
     
  2. Batman

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    I'd buy this if I could get it for a decent price, I really like the colours. Nice pictures as always and thanks for sharing:)  Thanks Syd!
     
  3. e3nine

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    Wow. Your pictures really saved this figure for me. The contrast of the green and black in bot mode is terrific.

    Good work man!
     
  4. RobotoChan

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    Great to see this figure out of the box finally.

    I had it preordered but cancelled a couple weeks back because the price was just too much.

    Its not a bad figure, but not something I am willing to pay for.

    My original Ratchet has plenty of gaps as well. Its just a given for the mold.
     
  5. SydneyY

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    Thank you for your kind words for the pictures :) 
    Bright light obviously helps bringing out the best of "photosynthesis" green. Looks so much better under good lighting, though I suspect it's not a good condition for a long term display :( 

    RobotChan, thank you for the clarification about the gaps. I thought I might be doing something wrong, because I couldn't close those gaps after the photoshoot.
     
  6. Basketball Jones

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    Is it even remotely possible that this is a Mystery Machine homage, given that Ratchet's original voice actor (Don Messick) was also the voice actor for Scooby Doo?
     
  7. Mr Grimm

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    It's more of a repaint to match the recent movie version.
     
  8. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm OriginalRotorstorm Fanboy

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    don't like it much, the colours just looks blegh on this mold IMO.

    I think the black one on the other hand will look very hansome indeed
     
  9. Backstop

    Backstop Have you seen my box art?

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    luv his ugly green ass! I want it but 2 much :-(
     
  10. Jarodimus

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    Nice pics, Syd. I think you may be convincing me that I want this. :redface2: 

    Does he come with a label sheet? If so, is it different than regular Ratchet's? (I know you said you don't have Ratchet. I can't find an online pic of Encore Ratchet's label sheet, but here is Reprolabels' page.)
     
  11. SydneyY

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    I don't think the fact is well known in Japan, but I checked the publisher's list to see if they have published any Scooby Doo books. They apparently have nothing to do with the series so I doubt if there's any hidden homage...and I found lots of adult material they publish :lol 

    As he has normal Ratchet's tech spec, I guess the sticker is also the same.
    Picture here :) ;
    http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers...e+Ratchet+Emergency+Green/RatchetG08.jpg.html
     
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    I like it!
     
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    Nice photos! Looks very professional. I'll admit I also want this figure...a descend head would have made it awesome.
     
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    I still want this but not for $150.
     
  15. unmc2001

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    I picked one up for $110 shipped. I have not recieved it yet but it is on its way. Can't wait to get it. Expensive figure but I didn't know if I could find it any cheaper.
     

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