Review and Comparisons: Universe/Henkei Ratchet

Discussion in 'Transformers Feedback & Reviews' started by Peaugh, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. Autobot Burnout

    Autobot Burnout The Immortal Colasour TFW2005 Supporter

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    Is wave 6 out already? I need that Universe Ratchet as Animated Ratchet doesn't serve as filler.
     
  2. Dom

    Dom TFA Supporter

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    Uni one FTW
     
  3. Valkysas

    Valkysas Attack Buffalo

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    wave 6 is kind of out.

    I got Ratchet and Hot Shot at toywiz.com. Hot Shot's $20, Ratchet's $15. I didnt mind paying extra to avoid hunting for them later.
     
  4. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm OriginalRotorstorm Fanboy

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    looks like i'll go henkei again (doing that a lot recently)
     
  5. iron maniac

    iron maniac Help Uncle Sixshot, Help!

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    Got my Henkei Ratchet from BBTS yesterday:

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    Has a lot of the same problems Ironhide had but still a great figure overall.
     
  6. Rodimus Pie

    Rodimus Pie Imagineer

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    Just got my Universe Ratchet from BBTS, and the quality is TERRIBLE.

    The blade/gun mechanism just flops around and will not stay put in either configuration. It seems there's been shrinkage to the mold.

    The waist joint is obstructed by the wheel panels in robot mode, so the figure pops in half whenever I turn the waist.

    Some of the worst QC I've ever seen.
     
  7. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    Man, I want Henkei Ratchet BADLY, but I have no idea where I'm going to get him.

    Quick question: how easy would it be to remove the red bumper/ram/thing at the front. Just to differ him from IH a bit more?
     
  8. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    The brushguard? It's just held on by a screw that's really easy to get to. And taking it off doesn't hurt the alt-mode at all unlike removing Hound's.
     
  9. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    Cool, I don't suppose anyone's done it themselves and could take a few pics showing it off?
     
  10. 0R10N P4X

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    Tempted to remove the brushguard to differenciate him more from Ironhide...
     
  11. Skywave

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    You can easily unpeg the front piece to remove the brushguard

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    Then you have a slightly different vehicule mode :p 

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    And while I'm at it, some robot mode, volontarily mis-transformers because he's way too short with the correct transformation

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    Height compared to Sunstreaker

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    And some Henkei Autobot :) 

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  12. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    That looks great, thanks for the pics!

    Man, Henkei Ironhide and Ratchet look fantastic.
     
  13. ZeroMayhem

    ZeroMayhem Henshin a Go-Go Baby!

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    Totally, the last several henkei character versions have been dominating their Hasbro counterparts. I'm certainly adding Ratchet to that list.
     
  14. Jarodimus

    Jarodimus the guy with that scan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Got my Henkei Ratchet in the mail yesterday, and was surprised to find he has unpainted wheels.

    The solicitation images definitely showed painted wheels, and Peaugh's Ratchet has them. Pics from others later in the thread, however, don't.

    So is your Ratchet a dealer sample or something, Peaugh?
     
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    I think Peaugh painted the rims himself.
     
  16. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    Yeah, I did my own rims.
     
  17. iron maniac

    iron maniac Help Uncle Sixshot, Help!

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    Thanks for the tip.
    I just did this mod on my Henkei Ratchet. Very painless.
    Looks much better as a result. :thumb 
     
  18. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    Just got the Universe verion yesterday. I may take off the brushguard so it looks that much different from Ironhide. Thanks for the idea!
     
  19. Shark Jumper

    Shark Jumper さあ、お前の罪を数えろ

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    I have Henkei Ratchet, the hood always scares me since it's made of thin plastic.
     
  20. soundwaveCA

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    Opened up Henkei Ratchet today and I must say he's pretty awesome! Universe Ironhide scared me off this mold as it was pretty bad but I'm really digging this toy which proves again what good paint apps and detail will do to a figure. My only complaint is his head seems to tucked in as the hood wont bend far enough down, is this an inherant mold issue or am I just doing something wrong? Other that that the Henkei version is aces in my book, might go back and pick up Henkei Ironhide now :) 
     

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