Epic Toy Battles of History! Hasbro vs. 3P Round 5 - Doctor Doctor!

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Scaleface, Nov 3, 2012.

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Who is the best Doc?

  1. Universe/Henkei Ratchet

    6 vote(s)
    10.2%
  2. iGear Medical Specialist

    53 vote(s)
    89.8%
  1. Scaleface

    Scaleface Well-Known Member

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    The doctor is in!

    Who is the best representation Ratchet? You decide!

    Universe/Henkei Ratchet or iGear's Medical Specialist


    [​IMG] vs. [​IMG]

    Ratchet:
    *Only cost $10 when it came out.
    *Widely distributed.
    *Comes with a knife thingie!
    *Deluxe size.

    Medical Specialist:
    *x10 the price of Ratchet
    *Lots of weapons!
    *Looks like Ratchet
    *Voyager size
     
  2. Grandum

    Grandum Well-Known Member

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    This one feels like about as hard to call as a boxing match between Mike Tyson and Stephen Hawking
     
  3. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

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    Universe Ratchet: What I swear 9but of course have no evidence of) was a repurposed movie mould that's stuck looking downward. But at least he was a decent suspected movie mould and only $10 US.

    IGear Ratchet: Actually looks like Ratchet. But is essentially a $100 voyager with a crapton of utterly useless accesories. If I want a weapons pack I'll buy a weapons pack, not a $100 figure who's historical compariots' trait is their distict lack of heavy armament. What does Ratchet need? Maybe a couple of tools, a pistol and thse neato extra heads. Not two of every tool (what, is he supposed to use both of each at once?) and two almost identical bazookas/rifles. If fact, the only weapon he should have two of is his pistol based off his dual-weilding death in TF:TM, of which he's only given one. The fuck?

    Still, we've needed a good G1 Ratchet forever.

    This, but Mike Tyson also has a baseball bat. And Steven Hawking is blindfolded and facing the wrong direction.
     
  4. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    Is this even a contest? I'm literally flabbergasted that someone has voted for the CHUG figure :eek: 
     
  5. CVprowl

    CVprowl Done

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    be careful when you make these polls not to use the photos from the back of the hasbro packaging. those are misleading. i have noticed many of them have superior color/paint etc on the back of the package and when you get them in hand they look dull and boring.

    ...i sold my universe ratchet for $70 before buying igear's.
     
  6. Polenicus

    Polenicus Warring At Play

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    If you're gonna do this, and crow about how 3P is 'Kicking HasTak's ass', why not compare similar price points?

    Why not iGear Ironhide vs Masterpiece Sideswipe? Or Faith Leader vs MP-10 (Hasbro version). Or MMC Cyclops vs MP-11?

    Comparing a $100 premium collector figure aimed at the Masterpiece grade to an off-the-shelf $10 deluxe aimed at the 6-12 market isn't exactly a fair comparison.
     
  7. Astronut

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    and he forgot to charge his chair.

    Because other than FL vs MP10, those aren't the same characters?
    I'm sure if Takara gives us MP Ironhide, we'll see a thread like this on igear's weapon specialist vs MP Ironhide.
     
  8. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

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    And also someone replaced it with a beanbag chair.
     
  9. Squall42080

    Squall42080 Autobot RSX Type-S

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    This reminds me...I have to pull Universe Ratchet and Ironhide out of storage so I can sell them.
     
  10. Maverick Hunter Christian

    Maverick Hunter Christian Choke on that, causality!

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    I dunno if I'd call Universe Ratchet *widely* distributed. He was stuck in the last couple waves with Hot Shot and Smokescreen. I personally, never saw one on store shelves. I was satisfied with Henkei Ratchet at the time, but its kind've a generic mold with a needlessly convoluted transformation scheme that leaves the vehicle mold full of strangely cut lines.
     
  11. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm Good Morning, Weather Hackers! TFW2005 Supporter

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    While I don't doubt the superiority of a far more expensive collector item I will probably never own, in what way does Universe Ratchet NOT look like Ratchet? Vehicle mode is iffy, but robot mode has most to all the basic checklist items of Ratchet's cartoon model, certainly not any less than 90 percent of official 'Classics-verse' lines toys and lots of third party items, anyway.
     
  12. dwong1207

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    I have both. The Hasbro version has the extra spine which looks a little weird, but there's not reason he can't be a good stand in. In all honesty, I just like the iGear look more. It's cleaner and resembles Ratchet almost perfectly, plus all the bonus items.

    I do have to agree with the person who mentioned that iGear's version isn't quite an apple to apple comparison.
     
  13. Scaleface

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    My local Rite Aid Pharmacy still has one on the shelf for $18. No one will buy it.
     
  14. JetBrawn

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    $100 for the iGear? :inquisiti 


    hasn't been under $120 yet :scalper 
     
  15. dwong1207

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    I bought mine from Rite Aid a couple of years ago...surprise find. They had a Silverstreak and a couple of Classics Dinobot. The two Dinobots sat there for a while, so I decided to pick one up too :p .