More desirable figure

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by metrotitan, Mar 11, 2010.

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Shining Ultra Magnus vs. Botcon 2005 Ratchet

Poll closed Mar 21, 2010.
  1. Shining Ultra Magnus

    40 vote(s)
    72.7%
  2. Botcon 2005 Ratchet

    15 vote(s)
    27.3%
  1. metrotitan

    metrotitan Well-Known Member

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    I just traded one of these items for the other. After doing it, I have mixed feelings (mostly because I hated to give up the item I traded.....not because I don't like the one I got). I'm not saying which one I have, but I just want to see what people perceive to be the better figure. The figures are....

    -Shining Ultra Magnus (MIB)

    -Botcon 2005 Ratchet (Loose/complete)
     
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  2. Malach Ra

    Malach Ra TFW2005 Supporter

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    I think the yellow UM trumps the ratchet, but if you like ratchet more then.....I do love the ratchet and ironhide botcon toys, I think they are better than the henkei/classics, but they dont warrant a trade for the yellow UM.
     
  3. supervir2

    supervir2 Feels like the kid in Big everyday.

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    My personal taste would be to have ratchet. That said, I sold mine a long time
    ago in anticipation of the henkei release
     
  4. Automorpher

    Automorpher Autobot Slut!

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    I like 'em both but if I MUST choose one then it will be eHobby Shining Magnus.

    The thought:

    Does Botcon Ratchet even measure up to Shining Magnus? (in terms of their current market value?) :sly: 
     
  5. metrotitan

    metrotitan Well-Known Member

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    I think they each go for around $200-250 (opened, complete). I've seen UM go for more and less (depending on MIB, MISB, Loose). Ratchet always seems to go in that range.
     
  6. Covenant

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    I never cared for the '05 Ratchet, which is a shame.

    Shining Magnus is pretty nice. I vote him.
     
  7. bny888

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    I voted for the MIB Shining Ultra Magnus... even if they were both MIB, I'd still choose it...
     
  8. Dran0n

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    Ultra Magnus.
     
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    The ultra magnus is the more desirable one BIG TIME

    after classics and all the other ratchets we have gotten, there really isn't a desire for the 2005 one
     
  10. BScorpinok75

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    Magnus has my vote.
     
  11. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    so are you going to tell us which one you got? I'm assuming you ended up with Ratchet?

    Yellow Magnus is selling for ridiculous prices now and its way more than 200 bucks....
     
  12. metrotitan

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    I'll never tell....;) 

    I just wanted to get the community's opinion. I'm not trying to make myself feel better or worse about the trade. Just wanted to see for myself if it was something most people would do or not.
     
  13. Batman

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    Shining Magnus all the way.
     
  14. tcinternet

    tcinternet Speed-Blue Wrecker

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    I'm a pretty huge fan of the Shining Magnus... the only thing I'd give mine up for would be a starting roster spot on the Chicago Cubs... just one man's opinion.
     
  15. Edgewise

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    I have them both, would never give up either. I think the mess of a mold that Henkei/Classics Ratchet is makes Botcon more desirable in my eyes.

    If I had to chose... I guess I would say SHUM is more important to me than Ratchet.
     
  16. Abrogate

    Abrogate Nondescript Former Poster

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    This is pretty much it. Botcon Ratchet still has some appeal... to people who like Botcon/rare figures in general, to die-hard fans of the Ratchet character. He's arguably better looking than Ironhide. But, for the fan who just wants an updated Ratchet, there's much cheaper alternatives, and then it's up to how much you like the Tow-Line mold in the first place.

    Shining Magnus on the other hand. Well, I'm not really a fan of the color scheme myself, but it is a very unique color scheme that no one would've expected from that mold, and if I had to choose between him and Ratchet, I'd probably choose him. Though the Diaclone Magnus released at the same time is my real preference.
     
  17. Automorpher

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    THIS.

    Reason why I said Botcon Ratchet doesn't measure up in terms of value. That aside, its really thumbs up for both molds. (I love both Vintage & Updated G1s) :thumbs2: 
     
  18. Haloid1177

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    Magnus. No contest for me.
     
  19. DJ Soundwave

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    Shinning Mag :) 
     
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    Magnus.
     

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