First look of PF Studio Series Ratchet and Siege Starscream!

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  1. John TheDestroyer

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    Still not home so can't take actual pics, but here's a pic from Google with lines drawn where to cut, in case you don't find anything. Cut through the top rails about where these two red lines are, in line with the green panel break underneath. When transforming, now each half of the rail stays clipped into the green panel underneath, so it's collapsed up in bot mode, if any of that makes sense

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    I believe it's studio series Jetfire.
     
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    Which versions?
     
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    Thanks. That does look simple. Very simple. As in why didn’t Hasbro bother to do this in the first place simple. No partsforming either. I think I’ll actually give this a shot.
     
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    Man. They’re gonna add door flames on his faux chest, and Im gonna bite. I know it.
     
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    Studio Series Optimus and Jetfire.
    For WFC I believe it’s Shockwave and Wheeljack.

    Of course, they could extend the line or do another similar premium line in the future. But it was announced as a limited line with 6 figures for each series.
     
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  8. Shattered Trousers

    Shattered Trousers That thing Ratchet needed.

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    It would've been real nice of Takara-Tomy to include Ratchet's gun with the Premium Finish release.

    The tooling already exists, and it's been used once already, so I don't see any reason why they couldn't give 2007 movie Ratchet his gun and his sawblade.

    ~L~
     
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    Im cool with the molds. I just want different paint jobs especially characters we havent got in those molds yet.
     
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    wow, i give less of a shit about these than i did with the PFSS-02 megatron. they look the damn same
     
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    the rotf ones, and those are just the studio series ones
     
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  13. RodimusZero

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    Not to dump on anyone who's looking forward to them, but honestly I feel like making these "Netflix-accurate" SIEGE figures is such a waste of time and resources. The show was highly mediocre at best, and I don't even see anyone on Japanese Twitter etc (hence, Takara's main target market) excited about it--maybe 5 people max--so I think this is a pointless exercise on their part. I would have much rather had say, "LEGENDS" style "clean" repaints of the SIEGE molds, maybe some remolding too. The Studio Series figures I guess are an OK idea, but this Ratchet I hope will be a better color in the final version. The pale "chalk yellow" paint looks terrible IMO. Should be gloss and much more of an acid yellow if they're going for screen accuracy.

    Between these half-baked rehashes and Takara's extremely lackluster attitude toward releasing the exclusives that the US gets (we still get maybe half of what the US gets, and 6 months+ late...) Takara really sucks these days. Really wondering who's in charge over there now, I wish Yuki-san would go back to planning.
     
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    I actually preordered PF Optimus... because he looks like the show. I Don't like the show by any stretch of imagination but I really like the new colors and I actually like the changes done on the toy CAD on the show. The battle damage finally looks like actual damage, and not Warden's kids scribbling the toy file on MS paint. With that said Starscream seems pointless because his show model and design is so minimally changed its not worth my attention or money. I really hope that they would do Sunbow as Delvon has said for Wheeljack because I honestly don't think his deco in Netflix was remarkable to remake in toy form even from my low standards.

    Also, I actually think the green/ yellow hits pretty close to home. Really don't want to argue with whether its right (I've debated with my friends for hours once on whether Ratchet is green or yellow for hours and its pure madness), but I do admit its still slightly off.
     
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    I can imagine that debate being as maddening as the endless debate over Rumble and Frenzy.

    Isn't the Ratchet prop painted in reflective paint to be highly visible under all different lighting conditions?

    He's like a road marker or a high-visibility vest, darker colour (sheen green) under low lighting conditions, brighter green in daylight (grass green) and yellow under strong artificial light (light yellow green.)

    Q: Is Ratchet green or yellow?
    A: Yes.

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    Yeah I actually think the color itself is OK—
    I just wish the sheen was better, it’s reading like a powdery “pastel” color to me, whereas I think it should be more like a gloss, highlighter color if that makes sense. Hope the final product gets tweaked, I did skip SS Ratchet as I have a lot of Ratchets including the MP but may get it if the final product looks good.
     
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    If using paint with the exact properties of the screen-used prop paint is out of the question my ideal next choice would be hi-gloss light yellow green with a fine metal flake to simulate the reflective quality.

    ~L~
     
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    the reason Jetfire(an others) are faded is to focus on Starscream. They did the same with other reveals. That’s just the siege version. If you see these reveals with another character that’s faded it’s just to pose for some action for emulate a scene.
     
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  20. Ratchets Hatch

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    Wow… when I wished for a version of SS Ratchet with better colors and paint apps, I didn’t actually expect it to happen. I don’t even care if it’s $36. Pre-ordered.