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

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

Friday, January 11th, 2013 5:32AM CST

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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.

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

New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat
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Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat (1454066)
Posted by Henry921 on January 11th, 2013 @ 5:40am CST
Do mine eyes deceive me?

A Senator Ratbat? :shock:

Preordering as soon as tfsource lists that.
Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat (1454067)
Posted by CBratetron on January 11th, 2013 @ 5:56am CST
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.
Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat (1454069)
Posted by Genocide G2.0 on January 11th, 2013 @ 6:11am CST
Nice, looking forward to getting Ratbat he looks awesome. should sit nice with Gen laserbeak.
Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat (1454070)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 11th, 2013 @ 6:20am CST
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
Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat (1454072)
Posted by Down_Shift on January 11th, 2013 @ 6:24am CST
I still think it should have been Divebomb, but this Ratbat looks good too.
Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat (1454078)
Posted by Arlekkin on January 11th, 2013 @ 6:52am CST
The more I look at Ratbat's head... the more I see Leozack in the wrong colours... :-?
Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat (1454080)
Posted by morphobots on January 11th, 2013 @ 7:28am CST
Isn't that the head design that was shown on Scourge's instructions way back at his release?
Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat (1454081)
Posted by robotmel on January 11th, 2013 @ 7:33am CST

:D
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... ;)
Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat (1454084)
Posted by Autobot032 on January 11th, 2013 @ 7:45am CST
*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.
Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat (1454088)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on January 11th, 2013 @ 8:02am CST
ratbat better come to the states.
Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat (1454090)
Posted by xyl360 on January 11th, 2013 @ 8:11am CST
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.
Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat (1454092)
Posted by GuyIncognito on January 11th, 2013 @ 8:22am CST
Ratbat is beautiful.
Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat (1454094)
Posted by Rated X on January 11th, 2013 @ 8:25am CST
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.
Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat (1454096)
Posted by mooncake623 on January 11th, 2013 @ 8:41am CST
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...
Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat (1454098)
Posted by STngAR on January 11th, 2013 @ 8:44am CST
I think Ratbat is a great idea for a repaint of that mold, but I'm not paying over 30 bucks for it. :MAXIMAL:
Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat (1454099)
Posted by El Duque on January 11th, 2013 @ 8:44am CST
I'm sure it will use the alternate head that was revealed on Scourge's instruction sheet:

Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat (1454104)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 11th, 2013 @ 9:02am CST
El Duque wrote:I'm sure it will use the alternate head that was revealed on Scourge's instruction sheet:

Indeed!

How long ago was it that we first saw that head reported here? Two, three years, maybe? Something like that? :-?
Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat (1454106)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 11th, 2013 @ 9:28am CST
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? ;)
Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat (1454107)
Posted by Jazz813 on January 11th, 2013 @ 9:32am CST
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...
Re: New Takara Transformers Generations Preorders: TG19 Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and TG20 Ratbat (1454109)
Posted by dirk2243 on January 11th, 2013 @ 9:37am CST
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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