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Optibotimus Reviews: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters RATCHET

Postby optibotimus » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:15 am

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Re: Optibotimus Reviews: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters RATCHET

Postby Fanboy » Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:42 am

pkease refrain from using a php url directed video link it uses up to much space either hyper link it or reduce the size.
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Postby LOST Cybertronian » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:21 am

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Postby LOST Cybertronian » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:31 am

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Seibertron.com member Optibotimus has returned to give us a review of Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Ratchet. He also hails from wave 3 of the TFPBH deluxe figures. Like many other Beast Hunters figures. Ratchet is newly remolded and features a very Dinobot-esque Spinning Dragonshredder Drill. Please enjoy the embedded review.

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Postby Doubledealer93 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:31 am

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gonna wait to see a review of this wave from emgo or peaugh.
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Postby Mindmaster » Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:34 am

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Eh, I'll wait to see what Takara will pump out. Not that I would be able to afford it or anything. >:oP Those swirls in the plastic look really, really bad.
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Re: Optibotimus Reviews: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters RATCHET

Postby Flux Convoy » Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:48 am

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You are more than welcome to your opinion but in no way do those colors resemble any version of Dinobot, Transmetal or otherwise. I'd go one further and say that body in no way resembles the character either. There are very minor nods in the head and if you want to force an homage in there, the chest/spark crystal. Dinobot never had a gun weapon in his tail blade weapon either. I'm sorry, as a huge fan of Beast Wars and Prime, this figure looks like a terrible version of a great character. That character is Ratchet, nothing more.
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Postby Mindmaster » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:03 am

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Flux Convoy wrote:You are more than welcome to your opinion but in no way do those colors resemble any version of Dinobot, Transmetal or otherwise. I'd go one further and say that body in no way resembles the character either. There are very minor nods in the head and if you want to force an homage in there, the chest/spark crystal. Dinobot never had a gun weapon in his tail blade weapon either. I'm sorry, as a huge fan of Beast Wars and Prime, this figure looks like a terrible version of a great character. That character is Ratchet, nothing more.
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I believe that they were referring to the weapon, and how it opens up and spins like the first Dinobot toy, not how the figure itself is an homage of Dinobot.
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Postby Flux Convoy » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:31 am

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Mindmaster wrote:I believe that they were referring to the weapon, and how it opens up and spins like the first Dinobot toy, not how the figure itself is an homage of Dinobot.

You either didn't watch the entire video or didn't pay much attention then. If I took a shot every time he said Dinobot, I'd be dead.
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Postby Mindmaster » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:43 am

Motto: "For I have dipped my hands in muddied waters, and, withdrawing them, find 'tis better to be a commander than a common man!"
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Flux Convoy wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:I believe that they were referring to the weapon, and how it opens up and spins like the first Dinobot toy, not how the figure itself is an homage of Dinobot.

You either didn't watch the entire video or didn't pay much attention then. If I took a shot every time he said Dinobot, I'd be dead.
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Yeah, I just kinda skipped through it, just to get the essentials. Thought you were referring to the introduction before the video.
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Postby optibotimus » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:06 pm

Doubledealer93 wrote:gonna wait to see a review of this wave from emgo or peaugh.


Then why even bother commenting?
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Postby optibotimus » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:14 pm

Flux Convoy wrote:You are more than welcome to your opinion but in no way do those colors resemble any version of Dinobot, Transmetal or otherwise. I'd go one further and say that body in no way resembles the character either. There are very minor nods in the head and if you want to force an homage in there, the chest/spark crystal. Dinobot never had a gun weapon in his tail blade weapon either. I'm sorry, as a huge fan of Beast Wars and Prime, this figure looks like a terrible version of a great character. That character is Ratchet, nothing more.
:BOT:


I'm sorry you didn't seem to enjoy the look at this great figure. As such a huge fan of Beast Wars myself, i couldn't help but notice the subtle things on him that were, at least to me, obvious homages. I guess i should have been more specific with what i was saying. But the majority of the colors i saw as a similar reference to the TM2 version of Dinobot like what you see here:

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The head i think is more than just a "minor nod" and the chest is a nice homage i think too. The weapon, again, i should have been more specific, it's similar to toys and not the actual character by having the gun on the inside.
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Postby craggy » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:01 pm

I think it's very reminiscent of Dinobot. The head especially, as well as the weapon. The colours evoke both the TM2 Dinobot as well as the original, with the orange, and the green eye(s).

I'm still going to try to get him and repurpose as a Junkion medic character. I'm sure there's probably a TF called Salvage already, but that's what I'll be calling this guy.
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Postby Sodan-1 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:23 pm

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I simply can't get behind the aesthetics of this figure. Think it's to do with the natural, almost mutated look of his beast armour. I don't know what I mean. It just doesn't jive with me.
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Postby Mindmaster » Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:25 pm

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Sodan-1 wrote:I simply can't get behind the aesthetics of this figure. Think it's to do with the natural, almost mutated look of his beast armour. I don't know what I mean. It just doesn't jive with me.


Agreed, I just don't like the overall aesthetic of the line, with the even-more unrealistic beast armor. Shockwave, Smokescreen, Optimus (despite the look, he is closer to his Generation One counterpart than his pre-Beast Hunters form), and the Legion-class Terrorcons (still hoping they make Deluxe-versions that combine as well) are the only winners.
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Re: Optibotimus Reviews: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters RATCHET

Postby MGrotusque » Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:15 am

It looks great to me. I think Ratchet is one of the best molds of the entire line and is the best Autobot in the Beast Hunter line.
I almost think Junkion when i look at it.
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Re: Optibotimus Reviews: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters RATCHET

Postby Fanboy » Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:55 am

well its a easy pass for me
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Postby Sodan-1 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:39 pm

Motto: "Motive is a universal weakness."
Mindmaster wrote:
Sodan-1 wrote:I simply can't get behind the aesthetics of this figure. Think it's to do with the natural, almost mutated look of his beast armour. I don't know what I mean. It just doesn't jive with me.


Agreed, I just don't like the overall aesthetic of the line, with the even-more unrealistic beast armor. Shockwave, Smokescreen, Optimus (despite the look, he is closer to his Generation One counterpart than his pre-Beast Hunters form), and the Legion-class Terrorcons (still hoping they make Deluxe-versions that combine as well) are the only winners.

I concur. What's your opinion on Predaking?
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Postby Mindmaster » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:44 pm

Motto: "For I have dipped my hands in muddied waters, and, withdrawing them, find 'tis better to be a commander than a common man!"
Weapon: Dark Saber Sword
Sodan-1 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Sodan-1 wrote:I simply can't get behind the aesthetics of this figure. Think it's to do with the natural, almost mutated look of his beast armour. I don't know what I mean. It just doesn't jive with me.


Agreed, I just don't like the overall aesthetic of the line, with the even-more unrealistic beast armor. Shockwave, Smokescreen, Optimus (despite the look, he is closer to his Generation One counterpart than his pre-Beast Hunters form), and the Legion-class Terrorcons (still hoping they make Deluxe-versions that combine as well) are the only winners.

I concur. What's your opinion on Predaking?


Don't care for him. I like that he's (somewhat) of an homage to Generation One Predaking, but the fact he's a seperate entity rather than the collective minds of five characters kinda turns me off.
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