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Clear TG19 Grimlock & TG20 Ratbat Photos

Posted on 01-16-2013 at 09:42 PM by process under Japanese Transformers
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e-Hobby has posted new photos of the recently revealed TG19 Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat. These new photos clearly show the IDW comics-inspired head sculpt on Ratbat, and reveal the iconic red waist on Grimlock that was previously obscured. All the available photos are attached for your convenience.
Views: 7,272 / Credit: PoweredConvoy of the 2005 Boards!

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SG Roadbuster
ERMAGERD!!!!!!!! Ratbat, shiny....must haves.
also, shiney grimlock, neat
cleazer
That Ratbat is pretty interesting. I really dig the colors, and I guess I can live with Ratbat having a robot mode.
Feralstorm
Cool so far. Way to block half of Grimlock there.

looks like he does have darker or black thighs and hands though. So far, so good.
LeTigre
Ratbat!? Goddamnit! ...more for the PoL and its only January.
Erland
ratbat is an easy pass, sweet..
Ellamin
Hmm, so, The senator got to be done afterall, too bad it's on a kinda mediocre mold.
barrelks
Now BBTS needs to get the preorder up. Need me that Ratbat.

Can't really see myself paying that much for Grimlock. I'll have to wait till I have the US version in hand and see what the Takara paint apps look like in more pictures.
guard convoy
I need that ratbat
Valkysas
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Originally Posted by Ellamin View Post
Hmm, so, The senator got to be done afterall, too bad it's on a kinda mediocre mold.
Generations Scourge is mediocre? Since when?
llamatron
Ratbat looks cool, good use of that toy.
Hot Shot.
Ermahgerd, Senator Ratbat. I was wondering if that head would ever be used just yesterday.

And only...$38. Ow.

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Originally Posted by Valkysas View Post
Generations Scourge is mediocre? Since when?
I was about to say...
Cal
It was Takara that thought of making Senator Ratbat from Scourge before Hasbro?!

I don't know who I am any more....
The_Black_Sheep
I can't tell - Does Ratbat have a new head? & do I really need a deluxe Classics Ratbat based on Scourge's mold? hmmmm...
barrelks
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Originally Posted by The_Black_Sheep View Post
I can't tell - Does Ratbat have a new head? & do I really need a deluxe Classics Ratbat based on Scourge's mold? hmmmm...
Yes it does, and yes you do. Just make sure it is after I get my order locked in though.
Renidragon
I have the Universe Ratbat from the Cybertron Sideways mold, which I'm rather fond of. Never even considered how appropriate the Gen. Scourge mold would be. I like it!
miscreant
Takara FOC Grimlock isn't looking nearly as bling as some of us might have expected.
Dansproject
Ratbat. Wow. Must have.
PoweredConvoy
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Originally Posted by Cal View Post
It was Takara that thought of making Senator Ratbat from Scourge before Hasbro?!

I don't know who I am any more....
While possible, we don't know if Hasbro is planning one too.

Randy
Deonasis
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Originally Posted by miscreant View Post
Takara FOC Grimlock isn't looking nearly as bling as some of us might have expected.
Yep I was expecting more too.
Depthcharge
Ratbat looks awesome! New head mold FTW.
PoweredConvoy
Grimlock is probably nearly painted head to toe / uses metallic plastics if Takara FoC Optimus is any indication.

Randy
Pcm979
I love Ratbat and that paint looks great, but the mold isn't really speaking to me. Urgh, that sounds pretentious.

I realize RotF Skystalker's already been redecoed several times, including into fellow cassetticon Laserbeak, but I've always thought he'd be a perfect Ratbat. So I can't help but feel that they missed the mark here. Still, that's just me.
process
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Originally Posted by Feralstorm View Post
Cool so far. Way to block half of Grimlock there.

looks like he does have darker or black thighs and hands though. So far, so good.
Ugh, I need to see what color his crotch is!
Murasame
Finally!
zebramatt
Do I need a fourth version of the Scourge mould...?

Maybe so!
Sovietbot
WOW! Grimloсk here is very cool! Ratbat here similar to Jhiaxus!
Atomatron
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Originally Posted by zebramatt View Post
Do I need a fourth version of the Scourge mould...?

Maybe so!
just double checking myself:

1. Hasbro
2. Takara
3. E-Hobby crystal
4. This

correct?
supervir2
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Originally Posted by process View Post
Ugh, I need to see what color his crotch is!
This amuses me
Atomatron
and sweet jesus...must resist temptation to army build that rat bat...

would look good along side the Sideways molds..i think
Atomatron
and sweet jesus...must resist temptation to army build that rat bat...

would look good along side the Sideways molds..i think
Depthcharge
So what ever happened to the rumored Takara Hardhead and Reflector figures? Does anyone remember what their designation was? In other words were they supposed to come out before these two?
deliciouspeter
Called it.
goodapollo4
I am all about that Ratbat. Senator Ratbat robot form that will probably look pretty close to his appearance in Megatron: Origins? Sign me the hell up!
Omegax80
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Originally Posted by Depthcharge View Post
So what ever happened to the rumored Takara Hardhead and Reflector figures? Does anyone remember what their designation was? In other words were they supposed to come out before these two?
I think Hardhead was based on Warpath or Darkmount's mold, while Reflector was off the Frenzy/Rumble? I could be wrong.

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Originally Posted by Hot Shot. View Post
Ermahgerd, Senator Ratbat. I was wondering if that head would ever be used just yesterday.

And only...$38. Ow.
$40 bucks. Geezuz. I guess they know we US collectors are cah-razy for this plastic crack.

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Originally Posted by The_Black_Sheep View Post
I can't tell - Does Ratbat have a new head? & do I really need a deluxe Classics Ratbat based on Scourge's mold? hmmmm...
Yes, it does like a new head, but I'd want to see better pictures of it.
Yes, you do need a classics Ratbat based on Scourge's mold because it's AWESOME.

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Originally Posted by PoweredConvoy View Post
While possible, we don't know if Hasbro is planning one too.
Eh... I'm doubting they are. I just don't see Hasbro doing it. There would have been at least a mention of it. Seems to be a growing trend of Japan-only figures. Hasbro didn't even release a Skywarp to go along with DOTM Starscream and Thundercracker. I think FoC Skywarp as well as Generations Ratbat will be Japan-only.

One of those times I wish I was wrong.

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Originally Posted by process View Post
Ugh, I need to see what color his crotch is!
This FTW.
soymonk
A lot of people were complaining that it's another retool, but personally, I love this!
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Originally Posted by cleazer View Post
That Ratbat is pretty interesting. I really dig the colors, and I guess I can live with Ratbat having a robot mode.
It represents his true robot form when he was a senator prior to being turned on and downgraded by Soundwave...
Acteon
Lovely bit of lateral thinking for that Scourge mold. Not to my tastes, but very clever.
Depthcharge
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Originally Posted by Omegax80 View Post
I think Hardhead was based on Warpath or Darkmount's mold, while Reflector was off the Frenzy/Rumble? I could be wrong.
Hardhead was supposed to use the Warpath mold (the alt-head was even in the instructions) and Reflector was rumored to be based on the RTS Perceptor mold (this was mentioned at the Botcon where Perceptor was first unveiled to the public). I remember seeing news that a Takara solicitation had the two listed but to date I don't know that any place has a pre-order up and no actual images have appeared.
General Tekno
*wakes up* *sees news*

YES.

Definitely grabbing a Senator Ratbat without hesitation.
Soundwinder
Ratbat looks great... but I do have Universe Ratbat.

If I didn't, I'd pick this up. As is, I'd probably pay US retail for it, but not a Takara Import.
TheBigMachine
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Originally Posted by process View Post
Ugh, I need to see what color his crotch is!
Process, I may have to turn this into my sig.
peaces
so what's new on grimlock? looks like maybe there's some gold paint on him and that's it? hard to tell. takara really didn't add much to the tfprime voyagers either.
Starfire22
I love how the bar is covering his crotch.

"Me grimlock not understand censoring!"
NemiMonkey
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Originally Posted by miscreant View Post
Takara FOC Grimlock isn't looking nearly as bling as some of us might have expected.
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Originally Posted by Deonasis View Post
Yep I was expecting more too.
I kind of wonder is that even Takara's or are they just using Hasbro's as a placeholder pic. Main reason for saying that is because I don't see any difference between the two and it's not on that white BG like most other Takara reveals are.

That ratbat though HNGGG gotta start saving now. Missed out on universe not missing this bad boy.
UltimusPrime
I love how Ratbat is going to tower over the other Generations figures from this year.
PoweredConvoy
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Originally Posted by Depthcharge View Post
So what ever happened to the rumored Takara Hardhead and Reflector figures? Does anyone remember what their designation was? In other words were they supposed to come out before these two?
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Originally Posted by Depthcharge View Post
Hardhead was supposed to use the Warpath mold (the alt-head was even in the instructions) and Reflector was rumored to be based on the RTS Perceptor mold (this was mentioned at the Botcon where Perceptor was first unveiled to the public). I remember seeing news that a Takara solicitation had the two listed but to date I don't know that any place has a pre-order up and no actual images have appeared.
They were listed as United releases along with a United Shockwave.

It's very possible they're Asia only releases (not in Japan) like the other recent United releases (except for Artfire) like the Seeker sets, Ultra Magnus, and the Bruticus Maximus redeco.

Randy
Murasame
The picture is indeed Hasbro's stock picture. New pictures will come soon. I'm really looking forward to finally see what he will look like and that I can pre-order him.
Aeronnz
Ratbat looks really nice. I'm always a fan of purple...

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