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First Look at Packaging of Animated Cybertron Mode Autobot Ratchet and Arcee *TRU Exclusive*

Transformers News: First Look at Packaging of Animated Cybertron Mode Autobot Ratchet and Arcee *TRU Exclusive*

Saturday, November 21st, 2009 11:07PM CST

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Excellent news for Transformers Animated Fans, as the The-Arker gives us boxed images of two figures we first saw at Botcon 2009. We're talking about an old bot, Ratchet, in his Cybertron Mode, and a female Autobot, Arcee. One thing that may be a surprise to all of us is that the figures are Toys "R" Us Exclusives! Check out the biography and packaging images below.

Deluxe Cybertron Mode Autobot Ratchet
Back when the war was at its worst, even the Autobots who weren't programmed to fight were called into battle. More than once, Autobot Ratchet was forced out onto the battlfield not just as a medic, but as a warrior. They're not memories he likes to recall, but he learned more than one lesson that has saved his life in the years since.

Galactic Powers & Abilities
* Injured Autobots often request him as their medic.
* Specializes in modifying armor and weapons to peak conditions.
* When forced to fight, usually shoot to disable, instead of destroy.

First Look at Packaging of Animated Cybertron Mode Autobot Ratchet and Arcee *TRU Exclusive*
First Look at Packaging of Animated Cybertron Mode Autobot Ratchet and Arcee *TRU Exclusive*
First Look at Packaging of Animated Cybertron Mode Autobot Ratchet and Arcee *TRU Exclusive*

Deluxe Arcee
Arcee has dedicated her life to the power of information. As a teacher, she saw to it that young Autobots all learned the value of the facts, and how to tell truth from lies. During the war, she turned her dedication to the truth to carrying data for the Autobot High Command, often from deep behind enemy lines. She will face any danger to defend what is right, no matter what the cost.

Galactic Powers & Abilities
* One of the top sword fighters on Cybertron
* Modified to make rocket-powered jumps in car mode.
* Encrypted memory core is nearly impossible to hack.

First Look at Packaging of Animated Cybertron Mode Autobot Ratchet and Arcee *TRU Exclusive*
First Look at Packaging of Animated Cybertron Mode Autobot Ratchet and Arcee *TRU Exclusive*
First Look at Packaging of Animated Cybertron Mode Autobot Ratchet and Arcee *TRU Exclusive*

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Re: First Look at Packaging of Animated Cybertron Mode Autobot Ratchet and Arcee *TRU Exclusive* (1021720)
Posted by Agent 007 on November 21st, 2009 @ 11:21pm CST
nice, but being exclusives makes finding these a whole lot harder.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Animated Cybertron Mode Autobot Ratchet and Arcee *TRU Exclusive* (1021722)
Posted by Heckfire on November 21st, 2009 @ 11:27pm CST
TRU EXCLUSIVES?! FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF-*expletive deleted*-K!

EDIT: To clarify my ire, the nearest TRU to this backwater I live in is a FULL-DAY'S DRIVE AWAY. Looks like I'll be getting these online.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Animated Cybertron Mode Autobot Ratchet and Arcee *TRU Exclusive* (1021723)
Posted by nemesis-prime on November 21st, 2009 @ 11:27pm CST
Agent 007 wrote:nice, but being exclusives makes finding these a whole lot harder.

I know what you mean the TRU near me gets trucks tues and thursday so if i want a hard to find exclusive i try to go then when they open.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Animated Cybertron Mode Autobot Ratchet and Arcee *TRU Exclusive* (1021727)
Posted by Blurrz on November 21st, 2009 @ 11:30pm CST
What the heck does this mean for the rest of the Animated revival line? Freaking brand new molds are exclusives? Holy moly.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Animated Cybertron Mode Autobot Ratchet and Arcee *TRU Exclusive* (1021728)
Posted by kirbenvost on November 21st, 2009 @ 11:34pm CST
TRU exclusives, ehh... I'm cool with that. Definitely getting Arcee, and probably Ratchet, but I hate that I already bought the first one, and this one looks better in bot mode at least.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Animated Cybertron Mode Autobot Ratchet and Arcee *TRU Exclusive* (1021731)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on November 21st, 2009 @ 11:38pm CST
It's looking more and more like my ANimated collection will never be complete unless I am willing to drop serious money...
Re: First Look at Packaging of Animated Cybertron Mode Autobot Ratchet and Arcee *TRU Exclusive* (1021735)
Posted by rpetras on November 21st, 2009 @ 11:45pm CST
I pass a TRU twice a day on my way to/from work :-)
Re: First Look at Packaging of Animated Cybertron Mode Autobot Ratchet and Arcee *TRU Exclusive* (1021738)
Posted by It Is Him on November 21st, 2009 @ 11:49pm CST
Toys R Us tends to keep most exclusives in my area pretty well stocked. These things are going to be bountiful all over Florida.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Animated Cybertron Mode Autobot Ratchet and Arcee *TRU Exclusive* (1021744)
Posted by Gandalf on November 22nd, 2009 @ 12:09am CST
Great! I would much rather have them as TRU exclusives than shoved into the possible Classics 3.0 line. Maybe this will leave room for consideration of a G1 Arcee in Classics/Universe.

I hope they have better distribution than the exclusive Perceptor and Insecticons. I had to order Perceptor online because my local stores had no clue about them.

Any idea of a release date?
Re: First Look at Packaging of Animated Cybertron Mode Autobot Ratchet and Arcee *TRU Exclusive* (1021745)
Posted by Blurrz on November 22nd, 2009 @ 12:12am CST
Gandalf wrote:Great! I would much rather have them as TRU exclusives than shoved into the possible Classics 3.0 line. Maybe this will leave room for consideration of a G1 Arcee in Classics/Universe.

I hope they have better distribution than the exclusive Perceptor and Insecticons. I had to order Perceptor online because my local stores had no clue about them.

Any idea of a release date?


Hasbro said Spring 2010. With The-Arker getting these pics late in November, I'd have to say that might be true. :(
Re: First Look at Packaging of Animated Cybertron Mode Autobot Ratchet and Arcee *TRU Exclusive* (1021747)
Posted by Nekoman on November 22nd, 2009 @ 12:23am CST
Blurrz wrote:What the heck does this mean for the rest of the Animated revival line? Freaking brand new molds are exclusives? Holy moly.


Revival line? Hasbro said at Botcon the rest of the toys would be released as store exclusives and the like.

Again though, the thing I don't understand is that Target, TRU AND WalMart all still carry Animated toys, so I don't see why Hasbro can't just sell them the new ones... none of those retailers have shown interest in putting them on clearance either.

Anyways, Ratchet is bought, I like him. Arcee though, I still think looks like crap. It's her arms, they look poorly done. The joints look all funky.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Animated Cybertron Mode Autobot Ratchet and Arcee *TRU Exclusive* (1021750)
Posted by Diem on November 22nd, 2009 @ 12:34am CST
Heckfire wrote:TRU EXCLUSIVES?! FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF-*expletive deleted*-K!

EDIT: To clarify my ire, the nearest TRU to this backwater I live in is a FULL-DAY'S DRIVE AWAY. Looks like I'll be getting these online.
It's a thirteen-hour flight for me.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Animated Cybertron Mode Autobot Ratchet and Arcee *TRU Exclusive* (1021759)
Posted by El Duque on November 22nd, 2009 @ 1:39am CST
Well at least this narrows down where I'll be looking for these.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Animated Cybertron Mode Autobot Ratchet and Arcee *TRU Exclusive* (1021760)
Posted by leokearon on November 22nd, 2009 @ 1:48am CST
This is completely unfair! Why does Hasbro decide to give new molds to one shop? What is the point of showing off these new toys at conventions when not everyone will be able to by them?
Re: First Look at Packaging of Animated Cybertron Mode Autobot Ratchet and Arcee *TRU Exclusive* (1021765)
Posted by Evil_the_Nub on November 22nd, 2009 @ 2:02am CST
I can hear the scalpers laughing with delight right now.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Animated Cybertron Mode Autobot Ratchet and Arcee *TRU Exclusive* (1021767)
Posted by Editor on November 22nd, 2009 @ 2:05am CST
As long as TRU Canada gets in on these I'm happy.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Animated Cybertron Mode Autobot Ratchet and Arcee *TRU Exclusive* (1021773)
Posted by Psychout on November 22nd, 2009 @ 4:36am CST
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-
Re: First Look at Packaging of Animated Cybertron Mode Autobot Ratchet and Arcee *TRU Exclusive* (1021775)
Posted by noctorro on November 22nd, 2009 @ 4:47am CST
WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?!?!?!?!?!?

I have a really bad feeling about this, Toys 'R Us exclusives? All the TRU's in The Netherlands are now ToysXL, so we won't get any period. Is this the future of transformers? If you want the new TF movie 3 decepticons you have to pay extra.
I don't like this, I really want that new Ratchet and especially Arcee, now I'm thrown at the mercy of Scalpers... again.
They look great :)
Re: First Look at Packaging of Animated Cybertron Mode Autobot Ratchet and Arcee *TRU Exclusive* (1021777)
Posted by Rainbow Starscream on November 22nd, 2009 @ 4:59am CST
Arcee. I want her. Go fig that she is an exclusive and the nearest TRU from my house is 45 minutes one way, and I never get a chance to get down there. Ah well. I'll find a way to get her.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Animated Cybertron Mode Autobot Ratchet and Arcee *TRU Exclusive* (1021789)
Posted by Darkclyde on November 22nd, 2009 @ 6:01am CST
Dang !! animated arcee's is way cool ... it's too bad local toy store in Jakarta doesn't update their current stocks..we still way behind on the TFA toy line up... too many of those ROTF on display (not interested at all).

have to hit ebay again (sigh) ...
Re: First Look at Packaging of Animated Cybertron Mode Autobot Ratchet and Arcee *TRU Exclusive* (1021796)
Posted by It Is Him on November 22nd, 2009 @ 7:08am CST
Diem wrote:
Heckfire wrote:TRU EXCLUSIVES?! FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF-*expletive deleted*-K!

EDIT: To clarify my ire, the nearest TRU to this backwater I live in is a FULL-DAY'S DRIVE AWAY. Looks like I'll be getting these online.
It's a thirteen-hour flight for me.


And totally worth it, right? Right? :grin:
Re: First Look at Packaging of Animated Cybertron Mode Autobot Ratchet and Arcee *TRU Exclusive* (1021800)
Posted by Firebird on November 22nd, 2009 @ 7:22am CST
The packaging picuture of a smiling Ratchet is awesome.

I'll be buying both of these.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Animated Cybertron Mode Autobot Ratchet and Arcee *TRU Exclusive* (1021820)
Posted by Convotron on November 22nd, 2009 @ 9:10am CST
Being exclusive figures sucks but at least they're coming out! I just hope I can get them without too much difficulty.

I love the look of Cybertron Ratchet and Arcee's alt mode looks sweet. I can't wait to see what Ironhide's head sculpt looks like.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Animated Cybertron Mode Autobot Ratchet and Arcee *TRU Exclusive* (1021822)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on November 22nd, 2009 @ 9:15am CST
I'll be getting these for sure. I am surprised though, that if they're both TRU exclusives, they aren't a two pack, considering Ratchet and Arcee's shared history.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Animated Cybertron Mode Autobot Ratchet and Arcee *TRU Exclusive* (1021828)
Posted by Convotron on November 22nd, 2009 @ 9:28am CST
Razorclaw0000 wrote:I'll be getting these for sure. I am surprised though, that if they're both TRU exclusives, they aren't a two pack, considering Ratchet and Arcee's shared history.


That's a good point! Now that's a two-pack that really makes sense to me. :)
Re: First Look at Packaging of Animated Cybertron Mode Autobot Ratchet and Arcee *TRU Exclusive* (1021832)
Posted by El Duque on November 22nd, 2009 @ 10:08am CST
TRU exclusives usually show up for sale on their website, so hopefully that will help you guys who don't have a TRU close at hand. I wonder if the other remaining TFA figures will end up being store exclusives?
Re: First Look at Packaging of Animated Cybertron Mode Autobot Ratchet and Arcee *TRU Exclusive* (1021860)
Posted by First-Aid on November 22nd, 2009 @ 11:05am CST
Definite buys...that Arcee looks sick...can't wait for it.

I don't know about the rest of you, but maybe we need to form a support network or something for people who have no access to these and other exclusives and don't want to pay the prices of BBTS and other online stores for the items... :-?
Re: First Look at Packaging of Animated Cybertron Mode Autobot Ratchet and Arcee *TRU Exclusive* (1021867)
Posted by Geekee1 on November 22nd, 2009 @ 11:52am CST
I believe that the reason these are exclusives is much like titanium Grimlock and Prowl. Hasbro had to find a store that was willing to carry the figures. Regardless I will be buying both.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Animated Cybertron Mode Autobot Ratchet and Arcee *TRU Exclusive* (1021870)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on November 22nd, 2009 @ 12:12pm CST
Goddamnit im getting sick of these store exclusives. Its hard enough trying to find figures these days but store exclusives are almost impossible to find. And since its TRU theres no chance in hell im gonna find these since the TRU here never heard of the word "restock".
Re: First Look at Packaging of Animated Cybertron Mode Autobot Ratchet and Arcee *TRU Exclusive* (1021980)
Posted by SentinelA on November 22nd, 2009 @ 8:13pm CST
Damn I'm tired of these exclusives. First the Insecticons, all kinds of DC Universe, and now this.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Animated Cybertron Mode Autobot Ratchet and Arcee *TRU Exclusive* (1022055)
Posted by ShGarland_1383 on November 22nd, 2009 @ 10:30pm CST
I don't like that these guys are TRU exclusive either. Really looking forward to Arcee, but going into TRU to get this one's gonna be a pain. When are these two coming out? I'd like to also get the Insecticons, and if they're still available when Arcee comes out, I'd buy them together.
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