Submit News Contact Us Translate Sign in Join

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

Category: Cartoon News
Posted by: Diem   Views: 43,649

Topic Options: View Discussion · Sign in or Join to reply

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.

Image

Image



You can see Hub's Launch Lineup here.

For the latest in Transformers news, stick with Seibertron.com!
Credit(s): Hub, Jeff Witty
Search Got Transformers News? Let us know here!
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
Re: New Transformers Prime Images: Ratchet and Possible Decepticon Drone (1120652)
Posted by Artakha Prime on September 2nd, 2010 @ 12:27pm CDT
SO hoping for a figure line. Though, i do see how the designers can get in some big trouble at the converting...
Re: New Transformers Prime Images: Ratchet and Possible Decepticon Drone (1120680)
Posted by Abraxsis on September 2nd, 2010 @ 2:05pm CDT
Everyone actually likes Ratchet's design? He looks like a Gundam...Yeck.
Re: New Transformers Prime Images: Ratchet and Possible Decepticon Drone (1120688)
Posted by First-Aid on September 2nd, 2010 @ 2:37pm CDT
Abraxsis wrote:Everyone actually likes Ratchet's design? He looks like a Gundam...Yeck.


Tuned down perhaps. Not as much pointy stuff on him as Gundams. I always thought the Gundams would be cooler if they actually did transform...but there's probably a copyright infringement in their somewhere.
Re: New Transformers Prime Images: Ratchet and Possible Decepticon Drone (1120696)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on September 2nd, 2010 @ 2:54pm CDT
So, Bayverse aesthetics with Transformers Animated color schemes. I can enjoy that.
Re: New Transformers Prime Images: Ratchet and Possible Decepticon Drone (1120706)
Posted by Mindmaster on September 2nd, 2010 @ 3:09pm CDT
Ratchet = combined form of Animated Ratchet, G1 Ratchet, and a bit of Hot Rod thrown in there.

Sinister-looking purple-y car = A Decepticon. Obviously. Anyone who thinks otherwise... Good luck with that. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Re: New Transformers Prime Images: Ratchet and Possible Decepticon Drone (1120708)
Posted by Rodimus the Prime on September 2nd, 2010 @ 3:13pm CDT
Ratchet's looking pretty slick!
I must admit it's kind of amusing (in a good way) to see Ratchet getting progressively more bad@$$ over the years. I still remember when he was this this weird looking fold-out truck bot with no head! Now he's the bonafide stud in TF'dom!
Re: New Transformers Prime Images: Ratchet and Possible Decepticon Drone (1120709)
Posted by First-Aid on September 2nd, 2010 @ 3:14pm CDT
amcgrath929 wrote:So, Bayverse aesthetics with Transformers Animated color schemes. I can enjoy that.


I agree. BUt again, I'm on record as being someone who enjoys the various differences between each line and cartoon. My take on this is more streamlined, more humanoid, but still alien in some ways. My guess is that all of the Autobots are going to have human or human-like faces while the 'Cons won't have facial features for the most part. To kids, if there isn't that face there for them to identify with it tends to be kinda evil.
Re: New Transformers Prime Images: Ratchet and Possible Decepticon Drone (1120718)
Posted by Galvatron X on September 2nd, 2010 @ 3:32pm CDT
That Ratchet looks GREAT! To me, it looks like a manly version of Override from TF: Cybertron.

Why does everyone think that Decepticon is a drone? I must've missed something.
Re: New Transformers Prime Images: Ratchet and Possible Decepticon Drone (1120735)
Posted by Psychomud on September 2nd, 2010 @ 4:09pm CDT
Hey guys, I foun 2 more 'hidden' images and replied back to the news - one of bumblebee in car mode and one of cliffjumper in car mode.

I am surprized nobody noticed these earlier. ;)

-Psychomud
aka Jeff Witty
Re: New Transformers Prime Images: Ratchet and Possible Decepticon Drone (1120794)
Posted by Autobot Firestorm on September 2nd, 2010 @ 6:49pm CDT
Purple Decepticon = Shockwave? Have we seen his altmode yet or know if he will appear in TF: Prime?
Re: New Transformers Prime Images: Ratchet and Possible Decepticon Drone (1120801)
Posted by Slayershoop on September 2nd, 2010 @ 7:07pm CDT
First-Aid wrote:
Abraxsis wrote:Everyone actually likes Ratchet's design? He looks like a Gundam...Yeck.


Tuned down perhaps. Not as much pointy stuff on him as Gundams. I always thought the Gundams would be cooler if they actually did transform...but there's probably a copyright infringement in their somewhere.


Except a ton of Gundams do,

The Zeta
The ZZ
Arios
Kyrios
Harute
Murasame
I could go on...
Re: New Transformers Prime Images: Ratchet and Possible Decepticon Drone (1120831)
Posted by kenm2474 on September 2nd, 2010 @ 9:30pm CDT
Wow...This line is going to be awesome. The Question is not if but when we are getting these in a toy line.
Re: New Transformers Prime Images: Ratchet and Possible Decepticon Drone (1120899)
Posted by ArmadaPrime on September 3rd, 2010 @ 3:35am 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.

On the subject of WFC, they must make a figre of the omega supreme.
It would be the only decnt G1 styled OS that doesn't turn into a rocket, a train, and HIS OWN TRACK!? :shock: WTF?
Re: New Transformers Prime Images: Ratchet and Possible Decepticon Drone (1120917)
Posted by Mindmaster on September 3rd, 2010 @ 5:05am CDT
ArmadaPrime wrote:
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.

On the subject of WFC, they must make a figre of the omega supreme.
It would be the only decnt G1 styled OS that doesn't turn into a rocket, a train, and HIS OWN TRACK!? :shock: WTF?


You can cross out Rocket off that list. WFC Omega transforms into a rocket-ship thing, but as for the tracks and sentry tank, yeah, they may have gotten rid of it, but I thought it was pretty cool how they made it 2 vehicles into 1 robot. :lol: :lol:
Re: New Transformers Prime Images: Ratchet and Possible Decepticon Drone (1120918)
Posted by autobot-jolt on September 3rd, 2010 @ 5:22am CDT
Am I the only one who thinks this is old news?
Re: New Transformers Prime Images: Ratchet and Possible Decepticon Drone (1120991)
Posted by Desmobot on September 3rd, 2010 @ 10:41am CDT
Ratchet looks pretty sick. He's sporting ome nice BFG TA/ko all-terrain tires to boot! lol
Re: New Transformers Prime Images: Ratchet and Possible Decepticon Drone (1121060)
Posted by TFGnome on September 3rd, 2010 @ 2:53pm CDT
sooo we have the silly "helmet / tiny nose" thing from animated going on still
and his crest has become his eyebrows ?? 8-}

aside from that hes lookin' good, i can deal with the orange


omg i can so see action master magnetron driving that sexy evil cadillac :grin:
Re: New Transformers Prime Images: Ratchet and Possible Decepticon Drone (1121135)
Posted by I_AM... MEGATRON! on September 3rd, 2010 @ 6:13pm CDT
TFGnome wrote:sooo we have the silly "helmet / tiny nose" thing from animated going on still
and his crest has become his eyebrows ?? 8-}

aside from that hes lookin' good, i can deal with the orange


omg i can so see action master magnetron driving that sexy evil cadillac :grin:


Hey at least his chin isn't ten feet long like all the bots in animated
Re: New Transformers Prime Images: Ratchet and Possible Decepticon Drone (1121201)
Posted by TFGnome on September 3rd, 2010 @ 10:14pm CDT
I_AM... MEGATRON! wrote:
TFGnome wrote:sooo we have the silly "helmet / tiny nose" thing from animated going on still
and his crest has become his eyebrows ?? 8-}

aside from that hes lookin' good, i can deal with the orange


omg i can so see action master magnetron driving that sexy evil cadillac :grin:


Hey at least his chin isn't ten feet long like all the bots in animated


true. very true.
i wonder how screemer will look in this incarnation ...
Re: New Transformers Prime Images: Ratchet and Possible Decepticon Drone (1122020)
Posted by Psychomud on September 6th, 2010 @ 5:21pm CDT
autobot-jolt wrote:Am I the only one who thinks this is old news?


Funny you should mention that. When I spotted the images, I shot an email off to the news guys - specifically saying:

"I dunno if this has been reported earlier but..."

So, if it was reported earlier - I couldn't find it. To me it seems like it HAD to have been reported - but again - no evidence that I could find.
Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #90 - Dark Scorponok
Twincast / Podcast #90:
"Dark Scorponok"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Monday, April 7th, 2014