Transformers Universe Autobot Ratchet

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  1. Laughing Man

    Laughing Man Not crossing the streams.

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    Over on Jim Sorenson's blog 'Disciples of Boltax' theres a nice little review with some pics about the Universe Ratchet.

    Disciples of Boltax

    Some interesting tidbits here including the license plate, quality control issues and more. Apparently, the bio seems to reflect more his Marvel Comics origins. Also some additional pics.

    I was on the fence about it originally, but I may just pick it up.

    Sorry if it's old news.
     
  2. Magnus' Mate

    Magnus' Mate Well-Known Member

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    Interesting review. I like the Marvel slant, and the Marvel colouring (red bits).
     
  3. Makxsh1mum

    Makxsh1mum Well-Known Member

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    I'm staying away from this one - just has too many lines in his alt form. And from pics i've seen, they never seem to fit seamlessly. Always seems like it's about to explode outward haha. Oh well, to each their own.
     
  4. Grimlock_13

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    I picked up Ratchet and Hot Shot Monday. I prefer Ratchet to Ironhide Personally. I really like the head sculpt and I was glad to see they colored the crest red like the comics opposed to the cartoon black.
     
  5. Ktulu

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    Wow, the wheel mishap is a bad one :mad 
     
  6. Laughing Man

    Laughing Man Not crossing the streams.

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    Yeah, stuff like that makes me mad. I was all excited to get the Hound figure, but the paint apps were just horrible.

    But I don't think there's any excuse for straight up wrong-sized wheels.
     
  7. Foster

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    That's worse than the blue face on Ironhide, if not as common.

    Henkei FTW
     
  8. SPLIT LIP

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    Damn, well I agree. Ratchet, Hound and Dinobot are deffinately Henkei figures I'm getting over the Hasbro versions.

    Well, the comics had a red head, white crest, so they didn't get it right.
     
  9. Valkysas

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    yeah, pretty much everything in there is old news. the only new thing is reports of QC issues. my ratchet is perfect.

    the reviewer not catching what "H3L PU2" meant is pretty sad. it's not l33t, as he says. boooooo.
     
  10. process

    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    @ Fosterlager, Henkei Ironhide's white face isn't a whole lot better. I thought I could live with it, but it started bugging me real bad. I ended up spraypainting mine silver.

    @ Valkysas, he probably got the license plate meaning, I think he was simply lamenting the use of leet. Besides, I think "HELP US" would have been too obvious. Shrugs.
     
  11. Grimlock_13

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    That's right, forgot about the red head. Oh well, I still don't think they got it 'wrong' it's stil comic-esque.
     
  12. Valkysas

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    numbers are used to keep the backwards letters used in the sign on the comic cover correct. I dont see how anyone can complain about that.

    assembled in the same factories as the universe version, you have just as much of a chance of encountering the wheel problem on a henkei figure as you do on a universe figure.
     
  13. process

    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Wouldn't it just have been "HELP U2", then? Too much like the band, maybe?
     
  14. Foster

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    Yeah? Let me know if you hear of any.
     
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    I have Henkei Ratchet and no problems here.
     
  16. Mr.ToyFan

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    Yo! what up! I am much happier painting Ratchets fore-arms white. Looks good, evens out his basic white character colour. Anyone with steady hands I highly recomend this. DO NOT USE OIL BASED PAINT!!!!!
     
  17. Johnator

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    I have Ratchet and he is perfect. I am also waiting on my Henkei version as well.
     
  18. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Ratchet is an awesome fig. I always thought that he has Ironhide's head with just a slap on crest, but once it got it, it is a totally new head mold! So, big +++ from me! :D 
     
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    i just bought universe ratchet, but now im wondering if u should get the henkei instead... but then im sure im gonna want henkei ironhide also. i dont have any henkei's.. do they look ok displayed next to regular universe figures???
     
  20. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    yes. I have a mix. I plan to get both ratchets (but one won't be staying as Ratchet muahhahahaha)
     

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