New Transformers Prime Images: Ratchet and Possible Decepticon Drone

Transformers News: New Transformers Prime Images: Ratchet and Possible Decepticon Drone

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 6:48AM CDT

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The Hub website has put up its Launch Line up page and some rather interesting images appear: Ratchet (this time a full body shot) and a sinister purple car which may well be a Decepticon drone.

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Re: New Transformers Prime Images: Ratchet and Possible Decepticon Drone (1120549)
Posted by Random on September 2nd, 2010 @ 7:07am CDT
Ratchet looks great. Really hoping for a figure line of these.
Re: New Transformers Prime Images: Ratchet and Possible Decepticon Drone (1120550)
Posted by Jesterhead on September 2nd, 2010 @ 7:12am CDT
Love TF:Prime Ratchet!
Re: New Transformers Prime Images: Ratchet and Possible Decepticon Drone (1120557)
Posted by olokin on September 2nd, 2010 @ 7:37am CDT
I want a toy of this Ratchet soon. Best Ratchet design ever.
Re: New Transformers Prime Images: Ratchet and Possible Decepticon Drone (1120560)
Posted by --B-- on September 2nd, 2010 @ 7:46am CDT
Kinda looks like they combined Ratchet and TFA Prowl.

Me likey!
Re: New Transformers Prime Images: Ratchet and Possible Decepticon Drone (1120563)
Posted by NatsumeRyu on September 2nd, 2010 @ 7:57am CDT
That Ratchet design is sliiiiick! :x

The DCon looks pretty close to a Cadillac, doesn't it? :lol:
Re: New Transformers Prime Images: Ratchet and Possible Decepticon Drone (1120569)
Posted by Blackstreak on September 2nd, 2010 @ 8:23am CDT
That's a Decepticon alright. The front grill looks like the top portion of the Decepticon insignia.
Re: New Transformers Prime Images: Ratchet and Possible Decepticon Drone (1120570)
Posted by kirbenvost on September 2nd, 2010 @ 8:23am CDT
Sooo. He was kind of orangish before, and now he's red again?
Re: New Transformers Prime Images: Ratchet and Possible Decepticon Drone (1120576)
Posted by omega666 on September 2nd, 2010 @ 8:40am CDT
Ratchet looks badass! Don't like the orange but he still looks awesome. No stupid gut.
Re: New Transformers Prime Images: Ratchet and Possible Decepticon Drone (1120588)
Posted by im ruined on September 2nd, 2010 @ 9:06am CDT
This toy would make a badass custom drift. The new drift jut seems a little.............idk. But this is a bad ass design
Re: New Transformers Prime Images: Ratchet and Possible Decepticon Drone (1120589)
Posted by LiKwid on September 2nd, 2010 @ 9:12am CDT
LoL Would be funny to see that caddy turn into megatron :P
Re: New Transformers Prime Images: Ratchet and Possible Decepticon Drone (1120597)
Posted by whacko on September 2nd, 2010 @ 9:42am CDT
I only hope that when they are designing these characters for the cartoon, they are putting some real thought into how the toys will actually transform. Otherwise we will end up with more toys (like the movie toys) that have generally crappy or over-complex transformations or else do not look screen accurate at all.
Re: New Transformers Prime Images: Ratchet and Possible Decepticon Drone (1120598)
Posted by --B-- on September 2nd, 2010 @ 9:45am CDT
They are not planning on a toyline for this series. Per the toy panel discussion at Botcon.
Re: New Transformers Prime Images: Ratchet and Possible Decepticon Drone (1120600)
Posted by First-Aid on September 2nd, 2010 @ 9:51am CDT
Wow! THat looks fantastic! It's weird...his color is in that area where you can't really tell if he's dark orange or light red. SOrt of reminds of the color of the TRU exclusive Animated Ironhide,,,he also falls in that area. That 'Con car looks cool too. Why do I feel like, if that turns out to not be a drone, it might be Barricade. Anyone else get that vibe or am I just imagining things?
Re: New Transformers Prime Images: Ratchet and Possible Decepticon Drone (1120602)
Posted by First-Aid on September 2nd, 2010 @ 9:55am CDT
--B-- wrote:They are not planning on a toyline for this series. Per the toy panel discussion at Botcon.


I remember that. Though it is disappointing, it really isn't that surprising. The toy line is going in, what, three different directions right now? I think it gets to the point where you have to focus more rather than diversify. I'm sure they've done tons of studies and research on branching toy lines and probably have found a point of diminishing returns. Plus, I couldn't imagine how they'd make a toy of that...it all fits together so seemlessly that a toy would probably be a major letdown.
Re: New Transformers Prime Images: Ratchet and Possible Decepticon Drone (1120606)
Posted by moritron on September 2nd, 2010 @ 10:04am CDT
while they might not be planning a line of toys around prime, I'd bet there's probably a good chance we may see some characters in the generations line. that's where they stuck the WFC toys.
Re: New Transformers Prime Images: Ratchet and Possible Decepticon Drone (1120613)
Posted by sabrigami on September 2nd, 2010 @ 10:33am CDT
moritron wrote:while they might not be planning a line of toys around prime, I'd bet there's probably a good chance we may see some characters in the generations line. that's where they stuck the WFC toys.


While I think some of the designs might be cool in toy form, I would rather them make more WFC figures first.
Re: New Transformers Prime Images: Ratchet and Possible Decepticon Drone (1120620)
Posted by Daddycon on September 2nd, 2010 @ 10:53am CDT
As mentioned, the Generations line leaves plenty of room for TFP toys to appear. Real question is whether or not we'll see Fugative Wasp / Mercenary Swindle appear (if they do at all mind you) under the TFA line or Generations line. If the Generations line stays constant, anything can fall into it from G1 to Beast-era and beyond, if they are smart enough to take advanyage of it. :ic$:

Daddycon
Re: New Transformers Prime Images: Ratchet and Possible Decepticon Drone (1120621)
Posted by Starparu on September 2nd, 2010 @ 10:56am CDT
I was unaware that they were not making a TF Prime toyline. I blame the movie line.

but still this ratchet is the best design for him EVER. If not in TF Prime line, make a generations version of this.


-Star-
Re: New Transformers Prime Images: Ratchet and Possible Decepticon Drone (1120627)
Posted by Joker'sRequiem on September 2nd, 2010 @ 11:13am CDT
Ratchet's design is definitely my favorite out of all the TF: Prime designs I've seen. And the drone's alt-mode looks very sleek. I would prefer that they avoided drones altogether, though, and just develop a core group for us to follow in the show. I'd rather see Megatron, Soundwave, Starscream, Shockwave, and maybe the Constructicons than just Megs, Soundwave, Starscream and an endless supply of drones.

I can also see why a devoted toyline might not be the best idea for them. With TF3 releasing next year, they'll want to build that up heavily, and likely devote their resources to the Movie Line. Three concurrent lines would likely result in a lot of shelf warming and might put off some buyers.
Re: New Transformers Prime Images: Ratchet and Possible Decepticon Drone (1120629)
Posted by Sky-Quake on September 2nd, 2010 @ 11:21am CDT
I bet that decepticon car is one of the Drones we saw getting their butts kicked by bumblebee

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