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

Postby datguy86 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:05 pm

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President-prime wrote:That head on eat at is supercool. A coat of purple males a big difference. Wow!


What?


"eat at" is what happens when a person's fingers slip on a QWERTY keyboard. 'e' is next to 'r', and the space key is below 'b'. It's supposed to be 'ratbat' but the poster missed.
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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby President-prime » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:10 pm

Sorry I meant that head on ratbat is supercool. Purple makes that mode looks good. iPhone auto seller sucks
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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby President-prime » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:11 pm

Datngu: you're funny
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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby -Kanrabat- » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:21 pm

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

Postby Rated X » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:36 pm

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Uggghhh...That tail !!!

It looks like when a lizzards tail breaks off and he has a stump. Will he grow a new one. Ratbat pre-ordered. Not so much that I like the IDW character, but I like the mold.
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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby STngAR » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:41 pm

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Would have liked Ratbat with a little less shine. :MAXIMAL:
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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby megatronus » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:56 pm

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Your loss. Scourge is a great mold. Especially when you have enough of them to have a fleet of Sweeps. :twisted:
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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby Seibertron » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:00 am

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Ratbat looks awesome. Nice work HasTak. :D
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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby Andrius » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:08 am

Am I correct in assuming that everything on Ratbat is a paint application and not a sticker? Takara's recent sticker-craziness has left me a bit paranoid...
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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:09 am

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Andrius wrote:Am I correct in assuming that everything on Ratbat is a paint application and not a sticker? Takara's recent sticker-craziness has left me a bit paranoid...
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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby Andrius » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:12 am

Sabrblade wrote:
Andrius wrote:Am I correct in assuming that everything on Ratbat is a paint application and not a sticker? Takara's recent sticker-craziness has left me a bit paranoid...
This is Generations, not Prime.


That's what I was thinking. But it's been so long since I'd purchased from Takara, I couldn't remember where the line was drawn for sure. And that chest looks a bit sticker-y. Anyway, preordered :D
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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby Doubledealer93 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:10 am

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

Postby SkyWarpsGhost » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:00 am

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I think this Ratbat would make a good Leozack custom. The head just screams LZ to me.
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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:13 am

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Andrius wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Andrius wrote:Am I correct in assuming that everything on Ratbat is a paint application and not a sticker? Takara's recent sticker-craziness has left me a bit paranoid...
This is Generations, not Prime.


That's what I was thinking. But it's been so long since I'd purchased from Takara, I couldn't remember where the line was drawn for sure. And that chest looks a bit sticker-y. Anyway, preordered :D


Only the Arms Micron line of Prime has stickers, it's all part of the DIY/customising approach that's all the rage among younger kids in Japan.
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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby Dorkimus » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:14 am

Grimlock is still rather meh and IMO not worth buying, but that Ratbat looks really nice.
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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby Cybertronus » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:21 am

what is with the face on the rear of Ratbat in jet mode? :-?
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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:45 am

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Cybertronus wrote:what is with the face on the rear of Ratbat in jet mode? :-?


He's a retool of Generations Scourge. In the G1 cartoon, Scourge had two animation models for both vehicle and robot modes. Occasionally, the older one would be used by accident, and it's the older one that had the head sticking out in the back. The feature is an intentional callback to that.
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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby Va'al » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:35 am

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As a big fan of what IDW has done and is doing with the franchise's history and lore, that Ratbat deserves a place of my desk, out of any displays (as it doesn't really fit it in anywhere else).

Yes, I might preorder him, in his shiny shiny purpleness. Luvly.
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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby Mindmaster » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:03 am

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*On Senator Ratbat:

Gimme. NAO.

*On Grimlock:

Eh, I notice nothing completely significant enough to import. I'll wait.
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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby SW's SilverHammer » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:17 am

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

Postby Heckfire » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:59 pm

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He looks way less like Ratbat and more like Hellbat.
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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:09 pm

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I dunno, looks pretty Ratbat-ish if you ask me.
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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby RAcast » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:58 pm

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SkyWarpsGhost wrote:I think this Ratbat would make a good Leozack custom. The head just screams LZ to me.

Yes, YES! That's what it was making me think of! That he'd just screams breastmaster!
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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby Va'al » Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:22 pm

Motto: "Till All Are Pun!"
Ok, I'm going to ask this here, out of curiosity:

When you see a new release, do you try appreciating it for what it is, which character it represents, and its pros and cons, or do you only see the potential for something else?

I'm not trying to attack anyone, just asking after those last comments!

(Also because I really just see Ratbat in that figure, and I like seeing Ratbat. :-( )
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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat

Postby SkyWarpsGhost » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:05 pm

Weapon: Dual Photon Launchers
I've pre-ordered him because I like him as he is. I do mod tfs, but only to cheap ones I find on sale. I'd never spend £30 on a deluxe, just to repaint etc.
Maybe I see potential for repaints etc because of my modding/repainting eg Runabout & Runamuck from movie Sideswipe (the silver/red with 2 guns ver) that I got for £5 each. I see a bargain and just start getting ideas of who else that mold would work well with.

I'd maybe take a mold of Ratbats head, and try and find a cheap scourge.
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