Newage H8Y Tata

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  1. MasterScale

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    Sorry if this has been posted, but does anyone know what character (if any) this is supposed to be?

    NA H8Y Tata

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    (Images taken from BBTS website)
     
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  2. chuckcjc

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    I don't believe its Diaclone colors. First images showed up two weeks ago.
     
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  3. deaculpa

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    Not sure why but I like this way more than the two Takara molds. Did they redo the hips? I know they’re different than ironhide’s giant, diamondy crotch, but what about ratchet?
     
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  4. edgecrusher

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    NewAge hates ya tatas apparently, @deaculpa
    :lolol 
     
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  5. MasterScale

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    Pretty sure it's not Diaclone as well, though Newage does have a Diaclone/black Ironhide up for pre-oder as well.
     
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    (Psst, this is a Legends scale figure from New Age, not MP)
     
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  7. Potchez

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    There is a green Encore Ratchet from 2008 that is supposed to invoke the bayverse version. It looks a little yellow.

    Honestly I just think this is New Age going repaint crazy like usual.

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  8. Maverick Hunter Christian

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    Back during Animated, there was a Target exclusive repaint of Ratchet that I believe was supposed to have been inspired by the movie look. But instead of lemon-lime, it wound up being yellow.

    Maybe it's a round-about homage to that? But that feels like a big stretch.
     
  9. mikeszekely

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    I don't know about the character, or why they're putting Chinese on him (I've taken plenty of taxis in China, and never one that yellow color, usually blue or an orangy red). But Tata Motors (an Indian company) makes several cars that are popular for use as taxis, and I've heard that taxis in Kolkata are that sort of bright yellow. I wonder if that's a reference?
     
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    This isn't based on any character, this is THE iconic 90s Beijing taxi. Nowadays its all Hyudai and VWs but in the 90s , the 'bread' van was pretty much the ONLY taxi there was. I still remember cramming into the shitty folding seats in the back, its totally riding on 90s nostalgia, but specifically for chinese people.

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  11. BIOMEC

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    Tata box?
     
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    Another thread for a repaint when this could've just been confined to the existing Ratchet and Ironhide thread.
     
  13. MasterScale

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    mods: feel free to merge this if need be :) 
     
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    Bruh I love this. I’d so buy an Ironhide retool from this, only cause I already have MP Ratchet.
     
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    The fact there are so few taxi tfs historically is a fuckn crime. I am all the way in on this.
     
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    Nobody has made any of Megatrons battle taxis. NO ONE :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry 
     
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  18. Max Rawhide

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    Definitely not Diaclone based. Diaclone came in two versions: a white ambulance (which became Ratchet) and a black regular vanette (which was recoloured to red for Transformers). Okay, technically there was also a red diaclone, but since this was released after the TF version had been produced it was possibly nothing more than the TF figure in a diaclone package.

    Movie Ratchet was green so it's not that either. Besides, this is a taxi

    I think @GoggleV is right. The colour is right and it's a taxi. Just a fun repaint by NewAge and not based on any TF or pre-TF version, but on something known in the Chinese market, which is the primary 3rd party market.
     
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  19. Digger

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  20. lake88

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    It's based on Daihatsu Licensed Hijet vans produced by this homegrown Chinese automobile manufacturer
    Tianjin FAW - Wikipedia

    Like @GoggleV says they were widely used as taxis in China.
     
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