Which Ratchet should I get?

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  1. AutoBobby

    AutoBobby The Collector

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    So I wanna get a Voyager Ratchet,but am unsure on which one to get.Do I get the ROTF Desert Tracker Ratchet(which is more or less movie accurate colorwise),or do I get the HFTD Night Ops Ratchet(which looks pretty cool).Any opinions?
     
  2. Wollstone

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    Night Ops Ratchet looks hideous to me. I would try to find the G1 repaint. That's my favorite.
     
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    desert.....or if you can i would say the best buy exc. froom the first movie was the best..
     
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    barrelks Captain Funtastic

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    I would definately go with Desert if it is between those two. Especially if you are lucky enough to find him at TRU this week with the 50% off movie Voyagers going on. Depending on how much you want to spend, I would also consider the Best Buy one that someone else mentioned. TF Source has him for $38. But that is if you really like the figure.
     
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    Well, of those two I'd recommend Desert Tracker Ratchet. I assume that you'll be displaying him in robot mode, and the grey that is used for the tires in vehicle mode looks great as robot parts in robot mode. Night Ops Ratchet is really just one of those random repaints, plus when Desert Tracker Ratchet came out the mold was degraded and fit together horribly. If you can wait about half a year, I'd actually suggest getting the TF3 Ratchet, which will be in his now accurate movie colors.
     
  6. NCStarscream

    NCStarscream Me Grimlock cute

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    The Desert Tracker one has been found at TJMaxx or Marshall's or one of those places for like $8, if that matters at all to you.
     
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    The Best Buy exclusive from the first movie. its the only one i've ever bought i'm not buying any others because its awesome.
     
  8. eagc7

    eagc7 TF Movies Fan/Supporter

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    i could go with both but if u only can pick one get ROTF one
     
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    I'd wait for a TF3 Ratchet in movie-accurate colours and spindly legs, rather than buy one of those Thunderthighs Voyager Ratchets. Night Ops doesn't look that chubby, though, but the colour is hideous. Which model is he a repaint of?
     
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    He's a repaint of the chubby voyager.

    I guess black is slimming. :lol 

    ~Matt Booker
     
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    Best Buy Ratchet from the first movie. The paintwork really makes him stand out, IMO he's the best of the premiums.
     
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    Of those two I'd pick Night Ops. Generally because the face has some very good color choices to bring out the detail. And the red autobot symbols can help it blend with non movie generations and upcoming reveal the shield figures.

    The more vibrant decos look more alive. Thats my opinion.
     
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    there is also a voyager "Rescue" ratchet ot there. I got this one because it looks cool in G-1 homage colors.
     
  14. Auto Morph

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    I'd go for the Best Buy metallic one. Only version I don't have and the one I want the most!
     
  15. wildfly

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    Of the two mentioned, i think Desert Ratchet is better.

    Of all the decos used on that mold, i think the Best buy one is the best... overall, it's a fairly indifferent mold however.
     
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    Unless you're in a real hurry, I'd recommend waiting to see what TF3 brings up - for all we know a new Voyager could be in the pipeline.
     
  17. Charsiupao

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    :lol 

    It must be, because he really looks less chubby there. Anyway, with luck, hopefully we'd see a Human Alliance Ratchet (and Ironhide) for the third movie. Heaven knows we need something bigger than regular cars for that chunky but excellent scale.
     
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    Deluxe Ratchet. The articulation=endless fun! Hopefully the deluxe ratchet is a good scale for your collection because it is the best one available IMO.
     

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