Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by HennepinCrawler, Jul 4, 2011.
Why hasn't there been one? :/
A better question would be: Why do they keep reusing the same blocky voyager mold?
That mold may not be the most screen accurate mold but i think its a damn fine mold. I love the size of it and do not mind the blockiness. As for a leader he is not a big player in the movies. I mean he is there but nothing special. As a result target audience demand for Ratchet is not high (by target audience i mean kids of course). Kids would rather have another Bee or Prime not Ratchet.
He's not a particularly action-oriented character and doesn't lend himself to Leader class gimmicks as well as the other characters they've given the treatment to do.
honestly why not a leader ratchet that would be a cool one as we really have so little to go by for him.
Of course if you want to really start thinking great leader figures how sideswipe. There are a lot of good molds to go around here. You got to wonder if they actually make concepts of each character in the most complex transformations then scale em down.
In b4 leader Blackout!
I never thought of this though it is an interesting thought about how the design them. And a leader Sideswipe. That could be awesome.
Since when has a leader class figure had to be based off of a strictly action-oriented character?
Since thats what sells leader class figures. Kids want a leader that they see get screen time and fights a lot.
id kill for a leader Ratchet figure, Sideswipe too
I really don't think Ratchet would sell well at leader class. It would be pretty cool, but most kids would pass him up for another Bumblebee.
I could get on board for a leader class Sideswipe though.
I was so close to buying Dark of the Moon Ratchet, but then I thought to myself:
The minute a buy this tiny little guy Hasbro's going to say "Hey fans! Here's the new Voyager Ratchet toy you've been wanting!"
I bet anyone here my entire collection that's what winds up happening.
I would prefer a HA Ratchet for some reason.
It would give me a reason to get that Leader Bumblebee.
I will gladly take a Ratchet that is in scale with the HA line. So yes I would go for a Leader of Ratchet.
I could have sworn there were some images of a HA Ratchet before RoTF. I think they were just prototypes to give designers what to expect of the HA line itself.
The image I saw was one of Ratchet with Epps. Ratchet had a missle launcher on his shoulder.
I'd love a new Voyager Ratchet. Or hell, bring back the Ultra class and give us that please! They're basically smaller leader class figures.
voyager ratchet is fine, but he has been done to DEATH
I really want a leader blackout. However ratchet does work. He fights a lot more than ratchet did in the old cartoon series. He has a machine gun cannon he a fires in revenge of the fallen. And in the first movie he had a pop out buzz blade like hot rod had that cuts off brawl's ( devastator's) arm. He fires at starscream in dark of the moon. That's plenty of action. Meanwhile soundwave should get a human alliance figure with carly. Wonder if mercedes well allow this?
Called it! And as for the human alliance Soundwave it is being done.
Human Alliance Soundwave Listed on Walmart.com
No real details yet.
Hasbro has plans for one. Right after they release Leader Blackout
so how many of these types of leader class threads we got now?
I lost count.
I don't know about a leader ratchet, but I do wish that Hasbro would give us either HA Ratchet, a whole new Voyager mold, or the coveted leader mold.
In a perfect world, they will give us HA soundwave, mirage, wheeljack, and topspin. Leader Ratchet, blackout, grindor (blackout repaint), bonecrusher, the fallen, and shockwave.
Btw, in this perfect world, my bloody wallet is sooooo empty
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