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Transformers Generations Ratbat and Transformers Go! Promo Flyer

Posted on 06-02-2013 at 05:04 PM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
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Hisashi Yuki has tweeted an image of the upcoming Transformers Generations Ratbat and a flyer promoting Transformers Go's second combiner. Ratbat, thought to be based on his "senator" role in the pre-Earth parts of the IDW continuity, features a rich purple deco, although the lighting makes it hard to get a proper judge on him. He is stood on top of a flyer which will be distributed later this month to promote the new Transformers Go! line and its second combiner, the Ninja team, who have animal forms as opposed to the vehicle forms sported by the Samurai team.
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Shatterpoint
I want my Senator Rabat now.
Foster
That coloring is simply regal. Can't wait!
Maverick Hunter Christian
I can't wait to see what kinda on-package bio they cook up for this guy.
Jalaguy
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Originally Posted by Maverick Hunter Christian View Post
I can't wait to see what kinda on-package bio they cook up for this guy.
Considerin (IIRC) Hydra is doing the bios for these Takara Generations guys, it'll probably be sweet, unadulterated continuity porn.
Hellscream85
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Originally Posted by Jalaguy View Post
Considerin (IIRC) Hydra is doing the bios for these Takara Generations guys, it'll probably be sweet, unadulterated continuity porn.
porn?

I definately want that Ratbat, still on the fence on the "GO!" combiners, but Ratbat is definately bought
BScorpinok75
I want that Ratbat badly
Stryker055
That picture made me finally pull the trigger on Ratbat. I must own it.
TrueNomadSkies
Do want!
Slimaximus
Need ratbat like yesterday, beautifully done
YoungPrime
Out of all the repaints made for Generations last year I wanted Hasbro to make this one the most.....


I'm not amused.

So do I buy this $40+ repaint (after shipping) or wait in hopes that Hasbro will get their thumbs out of their rears and give the US one???
NathanS
Ratbat: What the profit margin on this? Are SURE it couldn't be higher?
Timesynch
Very cool. Never got any iteration of the mold so this will be my first and I love the colors.
[Wing_Saber-X]
Do want monsieur Ratbat.

And that GO! Anime poster/ advert is looking more and more Digimon-ish.
FMA1987
I want this bad Ratbat looks awesome!!!
KFGatri
And what's wrong with making Ratbat . . . I don't know . . . a bat? He took control of the Decepticons just by controlling the fuel supplies back in G1, and he was a frickin' cassette. It's a decent repaint, but Ratbat he ain't.
Stryker055
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So do I buy this $40+ repaint (after shipping) or wait in hopes that Hasbro will get their thumbs out of their rears and give the US one???
If Hasbro does release it (which they most likely will not), it won't be nearly as shiny and gorgeous. I say just buy it now and treat it like what it is: an exclusive.

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Originally Posted by KFGatri View Post
And what's wrong with making Ratbat . . . I don't know . . . a bat? He took control of the Decepticons just by controlling the fuel supplies back in G1, and he was a frickin' cassette. It's a decent repaint, but Ratbat he ain't.
Because this isn't supposed to be Marvel comics/G1 cartoon Ratbat, it's IDW Ratbat from when he was a Senator, prior to becoming a bat cassette.
SydneyY
Can't wait to get Ratbat! The colour looks gorgeous.
[Wing_Saber-X]
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Originally Posted by KFGatri View Post
And what's wrong with making Ratbat . . . I don't know . . . a bat? He took control of the Decepticons just by controlling the fuel supplies back in G1, and he was a frickin' cassette. It's a decent repaint, but Ratbat he ain't.
I'm sure you're not familiar with IDW's Senator Ratbat, eh?
adambman
Generations Deluxe Ratbat and MP-12T Tigertrack could quite possibly be the only figures I order this month, and that would be fine by me.

That said, I'd probably look at the shipping costs and get suckered into buying more.
slugslinger2004
I cancelled my preorder a while back but I'm thinking about re-ordering it. A Hasbro relase would be better for my wallet, but not shiny. If one is announced at Botcon maybe I'll cancel again. Is Botcon this month or July?
[Wing_Saber-X]
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Originally Posted by slugslinger2004 View Post
I cancelled my preorder a while back but I'm thinking about re-ordering it. A Hasbro relase would be better for my wallet, but not shiny. If one is announced at Botcon maybe I'll cancel again. Is Botcon this month or July?


June 27th.
escutler
I feel stupid asking, but what figure is this a repaint of? I was looking at it and trying to figure out, but the photo is hard to make out details.
slugslinger2004
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June 27th.
Thanks! That should give me enough time to cancel my preorder if one is announced.

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I feel stupid asking, but what figure is this a repaint of? I was looking at it and trying to figure out, but the photo is hard to make out details.
Generations Scourge
x BlackMagnus x
^Generations Scourge

Bah, Slugslinger beat me to it.
Ktulu
Dem colors. I won't be getting one, but it's lovely all the same.
Torque
Had some store credit from the Maketoys Fallen re-pricing, so Ratbat will end up mine! once CP gets them and ships them
escutler
Thanks, Slugslinger and BlackMagnus! I like that mold, and it seems to make a lot of sense for Ratbat. Nice! I just wish this was planned for a US release.
KenjaminLinus
I've loved that Ratbat figure since the first reveal. The head sculpt is particularly awesome! Also cannot wait for the Go! combiners.

I'm really diggin' all these obscure-as-hell releases
nemesisconvoy
Is Ratbat a mass release or what?
[Wing_Saber-X]
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Is Ratbat a mass release or what?
no, not for Hasbro, but for Takaratomy. No US release.
GaussGunner
I post it forst.
Murasame
Looks really great. But I have already United Scourge.
Yggdrasil
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Originally Posted by KFGatri View Post
And what's wrong with making Ratbat . . . I don't know . . . a bat? He took control of the Decepticons just by controlling the fuel supplies back in G1, and he was a frickin' cassette. It's a decent repaint, but Ratbat he ain't.
They already made the FOC Ratbat datadisc and we're probably going to get masterpeiece Ratbat when we get MP Soundwave recolour as Soundblaster or something.

Besides this is generation line which is recently all about IDW characters, and in IDW Ratbat was originally a senator before Soundwave took out his spark and placed it in a casset as a form of humiliation.

And as Senator Ratbat this figure is just spot on!

KFGatri
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Originally Posted by [Wing_Saber-X] View Post
I'm sure you're not familiar with IDW's Senator Ratbat, eh?
Vaguely familiar thanks to TFWiki, but I still don't see why Ratbat can't be a bat. If he could lead the Decepticons as a bat cassette in Marvel's G1, why does IDW have to give him a humanoid robot mode for him to have held power in their books?

I'll stick with Marvel's awesome Fuel Auditor Ratbat, thank you.
Yggdrasil
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but I still don't see why Ratbat can't be a bat. If he could lead the Decepticons as a bat cassette in Marvel's G1, why does IDW have to give him a humanoid robot mode for him to have held power in their books?
He was a bat later on. The reason why he wasn't a bat when he was senator is because of story reasons. You don't sacrifise story and ideas and themes for fanwanking (which is something I don't except many TF fans to get). The animal like bots and in general mini-bots like Rewind were seen as lesser robots and were treaded as such and as such were denied basic civil rights that the more humanoid and bigger ones got. Ratbat was one of the the worst senators who wholeheartedly supported that world view.

When Soundwave turned him into a casset it was an ultimate punishment and humuliation for him, a proud Senator with a custom forged body, to be reduced to a mini bot, and an animal one at that, that he so much hated and oppressed.

Which didn't stop him from leading the Decepticons later on. Sure it lasted only for 4-5 issues but it was still a homage to Marvel Ratbat.

The Marvel universe isn't the same as IDW universe and the same rules don't apply.
Starscream Gaga
I think saying he led the Decepticons is a bit strong. He tried to organise BB's assassination without realizing that Shockwave, Bombshell and Soundwave were still working for Megatron.

Kind of wish I'd preorder him now. I might pick him up somewhere down the track.
KFGatri
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Originally Posted by Yggdrasil View Post
They already made the FOC Ratbat datadisc and we're probably going to get masterpeiece Ratbat when we get MP Soundwave recolour as Soundblaster or something.

Besides this is generation line which is recently all about IDW characters, and in IDW Ratbat was originally a senator before Soundwave took out his spark and placed it in a casset as a form of humiliation.

And as Senator Ratbat this figure is just spot on!

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To me that isn't Ratbat. I could accept that design as Hellbat, but not Ratbat. I'm geewun enough that I prefer updates be a bit more evocative of the original.
At least when it's meant to be the original G1 character.
Starscream Gaga
I've never understood it when people say stuff like that. I mean, that is Ratbat, just adapted to fit into IDW's story. A minicon would not hold a position of power in the IDWverse, so he was given a origin which allowed him to be in power whilst also eventually becoming a casette.

Besides... Why would he have an Earth beast mode while on Cybertron?
KFGatri
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Originally Posted by Starscream Gaga View Post
I've never understood it when people say stuff like that. I mean, that is Ratbat, just adapted to fit into IDW's story. A minicon would not hold a position of power in the IDWverse, so he was given a origin which allowed him to be in power whilst also eventually becoming a casette.

Besides... Why would he have an Earth beast mode while on Cybertron?
He wouldn't. He would have a vaguely Batlike non-humanoid robot mode, similar to how Lazerbeak is usually portrayed.

I just really liked Budiansky's take on Ratbat.
Foster
Ever since War Within, I've liked the concept of Ratbat being a former humanoid/bipedal robot. I'll have this alongside the bat incarnations for a past-and-present deal, similar to how Ravage can be displayed with his Beast Wars and Alternators versions.
Digilaut
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I post it forst.
Sorry dude, not that it really matters, but it looks like I submitted this as news before you apparently made a thread about it. When you submit it as news it doesn't appear as a news thread until a moderator approves of it, helping prevent double topics that then have to be locked.

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Originally Posted by KFGatri View Post
To me that isn't Ratbat. I could accept that design as Hellbat, but not Ratbat. I'm geewun enough that I prefer updates be a bit more evocative of the original.
At least when it's meant to be the original G1 character.
I really don't see the problem. Ratbat IS a flying bat in IDW contuinity, and he has been one for at least 4 million years! They just gave him a backstory that involves a cruel/ironic twist of fate, which in my opinion only enriches the character. (Although I still think it's funny there could ever be a senator with the inspiring name 'Ratbat' ).

His characterization is close to the one he had in the old Marvel comics, too. So...you're appparently ok with the other side of G1 - the cartoon, where he was a brainless animal - but when IDW writes him similar to his old comic version, including the bat altmode - just with an extra backstory, you can't accept it as Ratbat? Then you must love what they did to Shockwave.

Not that it's somehow wrong to have an opinion of course , I just find it weird that it would somehow be an objection...

(I'm actually not the biggest Ratbat fan, but I generally enjoy him in most ways he's used, animal or sentient)
Cadbane
This is the best idea of mold repaint in CHUG!
Brave Magnus
Uh? Is that Ratbat a new mold? O_o Thanks for sharing this with us!
Autovolt 127
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Uh? Is that Ratbat a new mold? O_o Thanks for sharing this with us!
Nope, it's a retool of Generations Scourge.

I would still wait for an Hasbro version of Ratbat.
FMA1987
I think tho that the Ratbat with using the Scourge mold wouldnt be a bad ideal
Stepper
Never expect that Scourge mold will look that good with alternate new head.
Stratagem
Pretty snazzy. Takara's shiny paint doesn't always do it for me, but it's well-used here.

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