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.
Yet, the very first portrayal of all of Soundwave's animal minions had them speaking before they even first appeared in the cartoon.
Not to mention that the cartoon had other animal characters who spoke (Dinobots, Insecticons, Predacons, Terrorcons, Horrorcons, Decepticon Headmasters, Trypticon, Sky-Lynx, Ramhorn, etc). Ravage himself even spoke in the third G1 episode.
Now thats another Cybertron mold I would like, especially in the Ratbat deco!
But it was. Universe (2008) Ratbat:
Flashwave wrote:But wasn't the last gumanoid ravage in Alternators? Or am I missing a figure somewhere?
Yep, thats whom I was referring to!
I guess it would make more sense to Hasbro/Takara to change those old animal Transformers into humanoid/vehicle bots to give them more of a selling chance and leave the animal bots to 3rd Partys to play with for a while?
A Transformer will sell more using the traditional aesthetic than an animal orientation.
Though, in Alternators Battle Ravage's case, he was Beast Wars Ravage, so it made sense for him to be two-legged.
The later Alternators "Decepticon Ravage" that turned into a Jaguar car, however, was four-legged and represented G1 Ravage.
If you've read Exodus, wanna read the War For Cybertron comic? PM me.
Shadowman wrote:This is Sabrblade we're talking about. His ability to store trivial information about TV shows is downright superhuman.
Caelus wrote:My wife pointed out something interesting about the prehistoric Predacons. I said that everyone was complaining because transforming for them mostly consisted of them just standing up-right. She essentially said, 'So? That's what our ancestors did.'