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New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby LOST Cybertronian » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:32 am

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Seibertron sponsor TFSource has shared with us an expected and unexpected new listing for the Takara Generations line. First up is one we all knew was coming and that is TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and features the usual metallic paint. The second one is a pleasant surprise and that is TG20 Ratbat. Ratbat is a metallic purple and gold repaint of Generations Scourge with what looks to be a new head.

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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby Henry921 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:40 am

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A Senator Ratbat? :shock:

Preordering as soon as tfsource lists that.
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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby CBratetron » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:56 am

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Henry921 wrote:Do mine eyes deceive me?

A Senator Ratbat? :shock:

Preordering as soon as tfsource lists that.

Already are at $37.
Not sure I'd buy Grimlock at $60.
Edit: The varying quality shown in Grimlock photos is deceiving and confusing. The pics used by TFSource for the Takara and Hasbro versions show the same metallic sheen on them you'd expect of silver paint. Some pics have a much duller unpainted metallic plastic for the Hasbro version. Other pics show the stripe across his chest blinged out in silver when the TFSource pics don't.
I can't make a decision when reliable info is hard to come by.
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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby Autobot Genocide » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:11 am

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Nice, looking forward to getting Ratbat he looks awesome. should sit nice with Gen laserbeak.
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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby Mindmaster » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:20 am

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Anyone else thinking "Mindwipe" when looking at that Ratbat? Because I am! :grin:

If I import or if Hasbro is smart, release him stateside, he will be repurposed as Mindwipe. >:oP
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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby Down_Shift » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:24 am

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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby Arlekkin » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:52 am

The more I look at Ratbat's head... the more I see Leozack in the wrong colours... :-?
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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby morphobots » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:28 am

Isn't that the head design that was shown on Scourge's instructions way back at his release?
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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby robotmel » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:33 am

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Ratbat does look pretty tidy actually, Id buy one should they ever appear over the pond here in the U.K. as paying something like £35/£45 for a Deluxe delivered would be crazy for a repaint.
Nice though but some decent pictures without advertising blurb all over them would be better... ;)
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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby Autobot032 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:45 am

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*sighs* Can no one transform that wing/cape assembly properly? Yeesh. Still, Ratbat is a great redeco for that mold. Especially with the wings transformed properly. Smooth move, TakaraTomy. Smooth indeed. Grimlock, you suck. Get off my screen.
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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby Doubledealer93 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:02 am

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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby xyl360 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:11 am

As soon as BBTS gets their preorders up, these are mine. I just cancelled my preorder for Hasbro's version of Grimlock.

Ratbat looks amazing with that paint job (much like the United version of Scourge did).

FYI, if Ratbat does come to the US, it won't have that shiny metallic purple paint. It will be the typical drab plastic.
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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby GuyIncognito » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:22 am

Ratbat is beautiful.
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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby Rated X » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:25 am

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Autobot032 wrote:*sighs* Can no one transform that wing/cape assembly properly? Yeesh. Still, Ratbat is a great redeco for that mold. Especially with the wings transformed properly. Smooth move, TakaraTomy. Smooth indeed. Grimlock, you suck. Get off my screen.


Everybody likes the wings tilted down to resemble G1 Scourge. If the transformation only allowed the "proper" straight winged look the figure would have been an epic fail.

On Ratbat, it's a big maybe. I kind of like the Target repaint better. That mold makes the character more unique while this mold really just makes him a purple Scourge.
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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby mooncake623 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:41 am

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Ratbat looks great!!
not sure if i want to spend 65 bucks for Grimlock. I thought the USD-YEN conversion rates has been getting better? bet these e-tailers are just ripping us off...
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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby STngAR » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:44 am

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I think Ratbat is a great idea for a repaint of that mold, but I'm not paying over 30 bucks for it. :MAXIMAL:
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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby El Duque » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:44 am

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I'm sure it will use the alternate head that was revealed on Scourge's instruction sheet:

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Postby Sabrblade » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:02 am

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El Duque wrote:I'm sure it will use the alternate head that was revealed on Scourge's instruction sheet:

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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:28 am

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And it's TakaraTomy throwing the curve ball this time around. In fact, a Classics-style mold in a mostly WFC/FOC-based line? They've got a nice sized gearbox. :lol:

Thing is, this will influence my decision of a humanoid Ratbat: the Universe 2008 one, based on Cybertron Sideways, or this one?

Doesn't anybody find it ironic Ratbat's now really connected to Scourge via BotCon 2009 Scourge? ;)
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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby Jazz813 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:32 am

I hope that TakaraTomy starts also a Toy campaign where they bring more IDW comic characters out like Senator Ratbat. :D And for TakaraTomy FOC Grimlock, I hope he comes with his red hips and not like the Hasbro one with the light yellow which doesn't be so accurate from the game...
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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby dirk2243 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:37 am

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Grimlock is cool. :grin:

Ratbat is an EASY pass for me. Repainting is not creative, just lazy although I am impressed they waited that long to re-use the mold.
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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby Rated X » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:58 am

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Honestly, I cant say Im a big fan of Senator Ratbat, Energon Ravage, or any other animal character getting re-purposed as a humaniod robot that talks. Im still trying to decide whether to pull the trigger on the Target repaint let alone this one.
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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby Rated X » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:01 am

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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby xyl360 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:18 am

Rated X wrote:Honestly, I cant say Im a big fan of Senator Ratbat, Energon Ravage, or any other animal character getting re-purposed as a humaniod robot that talks. Im still trying to decide whether to pull the trigger on the Target repaint let alone this one.

Same here. The only one I liked was Ravage in Beast Wars.

That said, I am getting this, but just who exactly he'll be on my shelf remains to be seen. Perhaps one of the Sweeps who used to be a purple jet and decided to get his old color scheme back? Or maybe a Sweep who was formerly an Insecticon and decided to get a new paint job to look more like his old self again?
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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby robotmel » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:33 am

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:And it's TakaraTomy throwing the curve ball this time around. In fact, a Classics-style mold in a mostly WFC/FOC-based line? They've got a nice sized gearbox. :lol:

Thing is, this will influence my decision of a humanoid Ratbat: the Universe 2008 one, based on Cybertron Sideways, or this one?

Doesn't anybody find it ironic Ratbat's now really connected to Scourge via BotCon 2009 Scourge? ;)

:D
Now thats another Cybertron mold I would like, especially in the Ratbat deco! :D
Seems we are starting to see more and more originally smaller character from the animal community being given a humanoid body to play with?
Ravage, Laserbeak, Ratbat! Any more? ;)
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