Henkei Ratchet new pics!

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by ultraq, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. Darth Rodimus

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    :cry  it is so, beautiful!:cry 
     
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    Thanks for the comparison pics. Wow henkei Ratchet looks nice!
     
  3. Sol Fury

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    Thanks for putting them side by side Foster. Man, this is a tough one to decide. I love the Hasbro numberplace, and the extra black which outsets the white nicely. But the Takara's more saturated blue for the windows, the brighter white, the lack of red detailing on the alt mode... Tough call. Either one is excellent, but this is the first one I'm actually leaning toward going Henkei for. It just feels more like the Ratchet of my childhood.

    However, there is cost, the Takara is expensive to get compared to the Hasbro. Can I afford the extra money for the same thing, painted differently? I guess official pictures will be the real indicator - the "Hasbro" images so far are not up to the same standard as the Henkei ones. Maybe if the Hasbro one was photographed under those sort of lighting conditions, it would look more appealing.

    Very tough choice, but at least it's a win-win. Ratchet looks great whichever one I get. I love the head mold.
     
  4. Ravenxl7

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    Not bad looking, but I'll be sticking with the Hasbro version. Comparing the two pictures really isn't fair, as they are in different lighting conditions, the photos are of different quality, and they have different colored surroundings. All add up to give us an inaccurate comparison of the two toys. Only way to accurately compare the two is to take pictures of the two together.
     
  5. Jarodimus

    Jarodimus the guy with that scan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    OK, I missed it. What's the reference for the Universe version's license plate?
     
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    I like him, to bad i can't get him. :( 
     
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    "H3L PU2" = "HELP US" = G1 comic (Ratchet fused with Megatron holding a sign saying the same thing).
     
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  9. Jarodimus

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    Oh! I thought it was "A3L PU2".

    COOL.
     
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    "Help you too" I think.

    Edit: *reads "Help us"* Or that.
    Exactly. Not to mention that the Hasbro one is likely just a prototype and the Henkei being a test shot.

    Still planning on sticking with Hasbro for the meantime. This is hardly the same case as Cyclonus to me.
     
  11. Dolza_Khyron

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    is it just me, or does Universe ratchet, look more like First aid?

    Henkei ratchet is still much better, but i like that Universe looks a lot more like second season first aid lol!
     
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    Hmm...Marvel comic-accurate red crest, or cartoon-accurate grey crest?

    Think Henkei takes my money with this one. :) 
     
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    Actually Marvel comic accurate would be red helmet with white crest. :) 
     
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    True. I'd bet on at least a bright opaque white on the henkei, while the Hasbro may be more of an off-white or pearly white though, based on history.

    I'll be going Hasbro too, largely because, with the exceptions of some of the vehicle paint apps and possible 'weak' white color, I like the choices for the Hasbro version better, not to mention it would be cheaper and easier for me to get. I even like the red head crest better than Henkei's black, even though it is neither cartoon nor comic-accurate.
     
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    Eh I'm just gonna get Hasbro's and paint the crest.

    I like the extra red.
     
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    It wouldn't be that hard to paint it anyway if you did want it black. A Gundam marker and a minute...
     
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    Why must the Universe one suck so badly!?
     
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    Really. You haven't seen a proper picture of it. It wasn't even a test-shot model.
     
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    :jawdropper:  :jawdropper:  I am in TOTAL FEAKOUT STAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Mmm, Henkei Ratchet.....:drool:  Yup, as usual nothing to sway me in getting him. Ill be passing on the Universe Classics 2.0 version anyway, mainly because Takara almost always gets it right colour wise, i.e. they rarely skimp on paint apps and have a more compact less bigger and troublesome "shelve-cupboard" fitting packaging/ Saves space i tellz ya! :lol 
     

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