Transformers Prime Deluxe Ratchet's Alternate Head is Swerve?

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  1. Junior

    Junior Wise Beyond My Years TFW2005 Supporter

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  2. Gryph

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    Uh, I don't think those are the same head design. The Ratchet one kind of looks like Roadbuster to me.
     
  3. Computron34

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    I was thinking the same thing initially. But looking at it more and the lines, it does actually look like it. Need better pics of Swerve.
     
  4. Sol Fury

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    I was sceptical too, but the lines and the forehead definitely seem similar. Better pics of both would swing it but I thought it was worth mentioning as a rumour, especially given the implications.
     
  5. Shatterpoint

    Shatterpoint Neato

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    Eyes are too small.
     
  6. Junior

    Junior Wise Beyond My Years TFW2005 Supporter

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    Added a couple of pics in my post. Thanks for the rumor credit Sol Fury.
     
  7. WoundSave

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    could be the formally asia-exclusive generations swerve head as well.
     
  8. Stardust262

    Stardust262 Moe is the Only Way

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    I could see this being the case. Though I'd rather see Ratchet's mold used for something else
     
  9. Optronix1087

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    What is this about the Breakdown mold not being workable in the US market?
     
  10. Stardust262

    Stardust262 Moe is the Only Way

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    Aaron Archer said that the Breakdown mold:

    A. Would cost more than the $19-$22 a voyager usually costs if released

    B. It would cost too much money in order to remove the Minicon ports from its Arms Micron release
     
  11. Walktehdinosaur

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    Wow great job hasbro you fncked up again.
     
  12. Thundershot

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    No, Tomy went out on their own and made a great toy outside of the normal budget. Hasbro may yet still do their own version.
     
  13. Robogeek28

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    Hmmmm, very interesting.


    As a side note I can't see how Breakdown can be considered more costly to make over every other Voyager in the line but whatever.
     
  14. guard convoy

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    those head are different, similar in a way, but are different
     
  15. WoundSave

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    cause Tomy voyagers are like twice the price on the shelf to start off with. The same voyagers in the states costing at most $22 there cost $30 in Canada (bear in mind our currency has been close to parity for several years now, so its nothing to do with currency value)

    Im pretty sure US collectors pay the least for TFs when compared to any other country in the world. (i recently read someone complaining about paying $55 shipped for a FE Megs vs OP entertainment pack - they cost $54 CAD after taxes at regular retail price at TRU)

    As for the breakdown mold it cost money to retool it for a Us release, the have to remove the micron ports, recast the mold (not cheap), make a mechtech weapon and offhand weapon, maybe do some paint apps in the place of stickers.

    It is also a brilliant mold, on par with FE OP or Bulkhead, and leagues beyond the RID voyagers that have been released so far. Tomy is also getting their mileage out of it with 3 versions of the same mold already planned.
     
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    that's all fine and dandy

    why is hasbro show it off at an asian convention then, they were the first to show off we were getting a breakdown voyager.

    if they had no intention of releasing him why did they show him off!
     
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    Wow, not to doubt your credibility, I'm surprised this information hadn't reached me sooner, though SDCC kind of created a news avalanche. ;)  For the second point, I - and probably several others - would simply say 'leave the ports on!'. They wouldn't cover as much of his surface area as that of a Deluxe for one thing, even if suggesting that any Voyager Breakdown Hasbro released would be more accurate than none at all dsregards their creative/investment process, it's still amusing, haha.
     
  18. Stardust262

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    Well, at least that's what I recall hearing about the situation. And yeah, they could just leave them on. They would have to mold him a new weapon though nonetheless
     
  19. incapable hulk

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    Yes,one is deluxe size the other voyager....

    If you look at the deluxe one closely (as closely as possible anyway!), you can see it is the same head.

    The head sort of crest on the voyager version is there, its just the detailing shows up a bit better on the deluxe head because its unpainted.

    But if you look at the eyes on the deluxe head, they look different....only until you look around them and you can see the larger sections which have been painted blue on the voyager.

    Its definitely the same head.
     
  20. Agent Adam

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    Er.. no.
     

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