Henkei Ratchet and Inferno released (in Japan)

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  1. billcosby

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    Hello, just came back from my local Transformers shop where I snagged Ratchet but I couldn't bring myself to get Inferno.

    His bright color red irks me. I couldn't do it. He was out of box, in a display next to Optimus and they basically looked the same. I think the Hasbro release is the one to go with. The darker red sets him apart from Optimus much better IMHO.

    Inferno was packaged in the same style box that Henkei Optimus, Jetfire and G1 colors Megatron came in. I'll try and sneak a snap of him in the shop tomorrow.

    As for Ratchet, he looks great. I'm gonna get him out the box and transform him.

    Of course, if you aren't in Japan, this news means your Henkei Rachets and Infernos should be on their way!!

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  2. Fit For natalie

    Fit For natalie tfwiki nerd

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    Nice. A friend of mine just SMSed me about these. I passed on Inferno, too. Hasbro's is good enough (and a bit cheaper).
     
  3. solitudinal

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    It's alright, chum. I saved you the trouble of espionaging around your local store :wink: 

    These guys are out in Singapore today too :) 

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    billcosby Geewin

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    Thanks, solitudinal! Nice pics!

    Ratchet looks great out of the box. Here he is, hanging with the Autobots. :rock 

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    solitudinal /B/anned

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    Anytime! :wink:  But you give me too much credit. It's a rainy day today and I had poor lighting at home, plus I used a cellphone to snap those so the pics are not as good as I would like :( 

    I have yet to open my Ratchet, did they do anything to him such that his head can fully come out now?

    And I see you have a Superlink SC19 Wheeljack -- excellent fit with the Classics/TFU line :thumb 
     
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    They look great, but I'd expect nothing less from Henkei.
     
  7. Trailbreaker77

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    GREAT! Two more Henkei I am behind on. :( 
     
  8. process

    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Well, to be fair, you're only a few hours behind.
     
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    I like the hasbro versions better
     
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    Heh. The brighter red and the chrome actually make me wish I'd gone Henkei instead. Ahh, well. Different strokes and all that.:D 
     
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    awesome!! looking ratchet!!!! i'll pickup him and henkei ironhide with a heartbeat!!!
     
  12. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    I'll be getting Ratchet!
     
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    artiepants Just over here punching Unicron.

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    i'd call it a draw ~ Henkei Ratchet totally kills Hasbro's (although i still haven't got Ironhide and don't know if i can justify import prices on a mold i'm 'iffy' on)

    but Henkei Inferno is kind of WTF on the deco. to bright, chrome on the wrong side of the flaps, reds too bright ~ Hasbros is really solid IMHO.
     
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    I'm liking this Ratchet, but I'm content with Hasbro Inferno.
     
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    I hope Hot Shot and Ratchet hit the stores soon, I'm have a need for new tf's!!!
     
  16. Johnator

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    Definitely getting Ratchet! Awesome figure.
     
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    Cant wait to pick up Ratchet.. i like the chrome and color on inferno, but i already have the universe one...
     
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    this is great i might be going to singapore later this year and i always prefer the henkei ones !!
     
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    Already received my shipping notice for Ratchet!
     
  20. influence82

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    The henkeis look nice. With Ratchet, is this the first time a Henkei was released before its Hasbro counter-part?
     

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