DOTM Ratchet repaint?

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by ultraq, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. Bumblethumper

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    One reason I'm surprised to see them continuing with this mold is because it's bloody massive. What with the price of raw materials and all that. It makes some of the newer voyagers look like deluxes. And some of the new DOTM voyagers look to be smaller again.

    On top of that, it's hard to imagine there being much demand for a mold that's already in such wide circulation and has seen repaint after repaint. It never seemed to sell that well in the first place.

    My guess is that Hasbro want to keep all the main characters available, but don't want to invest in a new Ratchet mold. He's never been all that popular.
     
  2. SPLIT LIP

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    Poor Ratchet REALLy needs a new voyager toy. While I'm sure the deco on screen won't look as bad, on this toy there's very little to break up the overwhelming force of green.
     
  3. Paxtin

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    Yeah, part of me wants to think that. But then another part of me wouldn't actually be all that surpried if Hasbro just repainted the same Voyager for the ump-teenth time.

    Guess we'll just have to wait and see.

    It's too bad, cause I never hated that mold. I actually rather liked it. But a new Voyager would be welcome.
     
  4. Rogzilla

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    I think you're on to something there.

    The biggest thing that is making me think this isn't legit one way or another is what we've seen with the leaked toy list. Ratchet was listed as a Deluxe and I imagine it would be really easy for Hasbro to do some slight remolding to that mold to make it mechtech ready (change the shape of the port on top).

    Honestly though, I think this is just too low quality for Hasbro. I know they don't put on a bunch of paint, but they do better than..well, THIS!
     
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    This can't be official. If it was, there would be a "Mechtech" port somewhere. And the cyberglyphs aren't really helping.
     
  6. Noideaforaname

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    The whole stripe, from door back, looks painted. You couldn't swap parts for that.
    Rescue Ratchet also has paint apps on the white areas this Ratchet has.

    Still, why would a customiser buy two Ratchets, swap parts, remove paint apps and add their own, mix up parts of the stripe, and do a poor-but-typical-for-Hasbro job --TWICE?
     
  7. Rogzilla

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    It's possible the guy is trying to make a buck by producing a couple quick Ratchets for DOTM and selling them on an auction site. I mean, how much have some of these figures sell for? $1000? If you can make a good fake, you might be able to trick people that you have something new.

    Kit bash a RR and regular Ratchet (the Green is exactly the same one from the first toy...why wouldn't Hasbro actually use a more accurate green? I know they aren't perfect but give them more credit than THAT), use rubbing alcohol to remove the Hasbro paint apps, slap on a few quick apps (but not too many, don't want people to think it's a custom) and you're good to go. Make a couple so you can sell more than one.

    Of course, I'm actually leading towards this being a KO (although if the above is true, I'd still call it a KO but not in the same sense) or, at worse, part of a store exclusive multifigure pack. It is still possible that this is someone's scam.

    Of course, I could be wrong.

    EDIT: I love that Wheeljack_Prime summarized my whole point in three words! :p 
     
  8. Wheeljack_Prime

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    Commission work? Trolling?
     
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    With every new DoTM toy that's announced the more I feel free to spend my money on something else.
     
  10. neevnav

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    This makes the most sense. With those Dread SUV toys selling for $1200, it would be well worth it for someone to do this.
     
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    new repaint on my LIST :) 

    Dosent bugs me if he is an repaitn or new modl anythnig that its moveiverse geos to ym buy list!
     
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    wont be buying this mold again.
     
  13. rhinox1701

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    I still think its a custom :redface2: 
     
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    Man, Hasbro loves this mold.
     
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    If this is real, this is disappointing. Ratchet's TF1 voyager figure was EXCELLENT, shelfwarmed in both movie lines but was an underrated and overlooked figure. We got a new deluxe version in ROTF but I am hoping the Ratchet listed so far for DOTM is all new as well.

    I'd like to think this is an unfinished version but considering that I thought the same for previous leaked figures that turned out to be final production, I have my doubts.
     
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    I really dislike this mold.
     
  18. gabumon

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    Do any of you have all five? I'd love to see a Ratchet Army in the cool stuff thread! :) 
     
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    The only difference with the other pre-production figures and this is they were clearly proto-type molds, where as this is clearly a kitbash of several other Ratchet figures. The fact the back half is the exact same colour as TFTM Ratchet I think is the giveaway this is fake.
     
  20. Rogzilla

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    Especially in light of the leaked Skids figure, which shows that Hasbro has plastic much closer to the new shade of green instead of the pea soup-greenish-yellow of the original toy.

    I suspect the final toy will have a lot more white in robot mode than what we're seeing here, probably to try and make it a little bit more like the original Ratchet.