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TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap

Transformers News: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 5:11PM CST

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The Transformers Collectors' Club Magazine, due to come out soon, has a major reveal for an upcoming figure in the Generations line: Deluxe Rattrap himself! Straight out of the pages of IDW's Robots in Disguise and Dark Cybertron (or Beast Wars, for those in denial), the little critter is bound to land on shelves some point in the new year. Check out the image below!

12/10/2013 - TCC Magazine Issue 54 to feature Generations 2014 SNEAK PEEK!

TCC Issue #54!You read (and saw) right! Next issue has a look at THREE of Hasbro's upcoming Transformers Generations releases! You can get your first look right here at RATTRAP. Just click the thumbnail for the cover preview.

Issue 54 has more than JUST Generations of course! We have a very revealing interview with Duane Capizzi from the Transformers: Prime series (including an exclusive coupon code for the Predacons Rising DVD), a two page spread featuring the G1 Predacons, two all-new MTMTE profiles and the final installment of BEAST WARS: Shattered Glass featuring a most epic conclusion, and a cameo appearance, that you won't want to miss!

Watch your mailboxes because this issue is going to rock the end of the year!


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Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534343)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 10th, 2013 @ 5:17pm CST
I literally let out a high-pitch choral note for a good long while upon laying eyes on that beauty.
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534344)
Posted by MasterSoundBlaster on December 10th, 2013 @ 5:20pm CST
Now that is one badass looking Rattrap
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534345)
Posted by synapse on December 10th, 2013 @ 5:22pm CST
I must admit, it looks better than I expected :)
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534346)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on December 10th, 2013 @ 5:24pm CST
Oh, he looks beautiful! :D I want him now! ;)
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534347)
Posted by ScottyP on December 10th, 2013 @ 5:25pm CST
Man, that toy looks perfect. I hope they take liberties with the "Deluxe" scale here so that he won't be as big as Cheetor and Dinobot from '09.
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534350)
Posted by hinomars19 on December 10th, 2013 @ 5:29pm CST
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!! :KREMZEEK:
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534352)
Posted by Seibertron on December 10th, 2013 @ 5:35pm CST
Now that's what I'd call "maximized". Awesome. :D
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534354)
Posted by Go-Faster-Wings on December 10th, 2013 @ 5:53pm CST
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XDuy-qLmII[/youtube]
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534355)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on December 10th, 2013 @ 6:05pm CST
DO WANT :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534356)
Posted by Noideaforaname on December 10th, 2013 @ 6:06pm CST
Love that it's his original "organic" rat body, always preferred those to the Transmetal and later ones (although TM Megatron and Tarantulas had awesome bot modes). But it kinda bugs me that the rat head doesn't really look like a rat head, instead it looks almost dog-like.
But if he has his cute little rodent mouth instead of 90s EXTREME GRIMACE! all is forgiven.
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534357)
Posted by JazZeke on December 10th, 2013 @ 6:07pm CST
OH MAI PRIMUS
BOUGHT!
Although for once I wouldn't mind if this deluxe was a little undersized.
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534359)
Posted by megatronus on December 10th, 2013 @ 6:11pm CST
You have to give it to HasTak - they've really been hitting these "Beast Wars" figures out of the park!
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534360)
Posted by PrymeStriker on December 10th, 2013 @ 6:13pm CST
Allow Rattrap to join Rhinox and Waspinator in this reaction:



:KREMZEEK: :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: :APPLAUSE: :DANCE: :DANCE: :BOOM:
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534365)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 10th, 2013 @ 6:26pm CST
For those who doubted:



Anyway...

So the unveiling of Rattrap, combined with the Amazon listing of Tankor, pretty much confirms we're getting those two along with Crosscut and Nightbeat. Whether they'll be redecos or completely new toolings is anyone's guess (well, besides Rattrap, obviously).

If there's one thing I have to harp about, it isn't about the figure itself (I just can't look at it from a negative perspective, it's that good): it's the fact that we have a total of four Maximals (counting Dinobot) and one Predacon for the Classics and other affiliated lines. I just hope that the "Beast Wars Megatron from Fall of Cybertron Grimlock" prototype makes it into reality. :PRAY:
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534370)
Posted by Shadowstream on December 10th, 2013 @ 6:33pm CST
hinomars19 wrote:YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!! :KREMZEEK:

My initial reaction exactly.

Not a fan of how I can see his tail poking out of his bottom, and the entirely translucent handgun seems pointless. If my eyes doth not deceive me though, it looks like he also has opening forearm flaps like his show character model did. I wonder if there's any other reason to that than fanwank, cuz I'm not sure anything would fit in them.
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534391)
Posted by Ballistic90 on December 10th, 2013 @ 8:09pm CST
I was waiting for this day for SO long... I always wanted the original Rattrap figure, but I never found it in stores when I was a kid. And now... this is going to be so awesome.
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534393)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on December 10th, 2013 @ 8:26pm CST
Rattrap's face = "Who farted?!"

jk, looks very nice. For those collecting the Beast Wars stuff, this must be heaven. Cool that the rat legs look to be poseable too.

Ballistic90 wrote:I was waiting for this day for SO long... I always wanted the original Rattrap figure, but I never found it in stores when I was a kid. And now... this is going to be so awesome.


Despite the fact that he was mostly a shellformer, he was awesome. The guns splitting and hiding in each rat body side was very clever.
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534394)
Posted by Arctorro on December 10th, 2013 @ 8:28pm CST
He looks awesome, instant buy :D
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534396)
Posted by xyl360 on December 10th, 2013 @ 8:47pm CST
Well, it's definitely not perfect/100% show accurate, but it's pretty damn good. I'll definitely be buying it.

I just hope his beast mode doesn't have those robo-parts like the version of him shown in that Transformers mobile game did. That would be a real shame.

And yeah, that gun needs some paint. Shouldn't be too tough to take care of that though. Just a bit of silver, gray and bronze/copper should set it right to make it look like the show.
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534398)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on December 10th, 2013 @ 8:56pm CST
megatronus wrote:You have to give it to HasTak - they've really been hitting these "Beast Wars" figures out of the park!


Eh, Cheetor and Dinobot from Universe weren't so great, but the BW Generations figures seem to be a GIANT step up. Want this one BAD. Hope they keep going with the BW updates, I'd LOVE to see... Okay, well, the entire rest of the cast.

EDIT: Given the general reaction to the reveal, I'm surprised nobody's said this yet.

We're all gonna buy. :grin:
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534405)
Posted by RiddlerJ on December 10th, 2013 @ 10:10pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:For those who doubted:



Anyway...

So the unveiling of Rattrap, combined with the Amazon listing of Tankor, pretty much confirms we're getting those two along with Crosscut and Nightbeat. Whether they'll be redecos or completely new toolings is anyone's guess (well, besides Rattrap, obviously).

If there's one thing I have to harp about, it isn't about the figure itself (I just can't look at it from a negative perspective, it's that good): it's the fact that we have a total of four Maximals (counting Dinobot) and one Predacon for the Classics and other affiliated lines. I just hope that the "Beast Wars Megatron from Fall of Cybertron Grimlock" prototype makes it into reality. :PRAY:


Megatron really needs an original mold. That Grimlock really isn't a great fit. The United/Cybertron beast Megatron mold is a better alternative.

And we need a Generations Blackarachnia. She never had a really decent toy (her Animated incarnation might be the best attempt)
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534416)
Posted by Henry921 on December 10th, 2013 @ 10:49pm CST
This is probably the first time I've actually hoped the deluxe figure would be smaller than average, so he can scale better with Rhinox and Henkei Dinobot.

He looks very good. The only thing I dislike is the placement of the rat tail, but I can easily overcome that flaw.


I also echo the sentiments of getting new figures for all the Beast Wars cast, but some part of me hopes we can get Cybertronian versions of the remaining Beast-era Predacons, especially Tarantulas.
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534417)
Posted by Manterax Prime on December 10th, 2013 @ 10:54pm CST
My only gripe w/ this guy is the :MAXIMAL: on his right thigh. Why can't it be on his forearms as it should be?
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534419)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on December 10th, 2013 @ 11:07pm CST
ScottyP wrote:Man, that toy looks perfect. I hope they take liberties with the "Deluxe" scale here so that he won't be as big as Cheetor and Dinobot from '09.

Well, the new deluxes have shrunk in the wash lately.
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534425)
Posted by RhA on December 10th, 2013 @ 11:36pm CST
So is this a new mold? Or have I missed something? I thought TFCC always used exsisting toys.

-edit- Oh wait. This is not an exclusive. Derp.
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534428)
Posted by xyl360 on December 10th, 2013 @ 11:40pm CST
RhA wrote:-edit- Oh wait. This is not an exclusive. Derp.

Hehe, no it's not, but perhaps the club will eventually give us a Packrat using this mold ;).
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534430)
Posted by Alpha Weltall on December 11th, 2013 @ 12:10am CST
If Hasbro keeps up their penchant for making unlikely and obscure repaints/retools, I think this wouldn't be too difficult to retool into BW Snarl/Tasmanian Kidd/Bound Rogue other than the obvious Packrat repaint. The original figures share some design elements in their back kibble and overall look of their beast modes. It's just something they could consider to get some more use out of this mold. :MAXIMAL:
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534432)
Posted by xyl360 on December 11th, 2013 @ 12:47am CST
Alpha Weltall wrote:If Hasbro keeps up their penchant for making unlikely and obscure repaints/retools, I think this wouldn't be too difficult to retool into BW Snarl/Tasmanian Kidd/Bound Rogue other than the obvious Packrat repaint. The original figures share some design elements in their back kibble and overall look of their beast modes. It's just something they could consider to get some more use out of this mold. :MAXIMAL:

Perhaps, but I'm still waiting on the inevitable Masterpiece Transmetal II Spittor :P.
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534444)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on December 11th, 2013 @ 2:08am CST
well thats disappointing
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534467)
Posted by griftimus prime on December 11th, 2013 @ 7:00am CST
very cool
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534468)
Posted by Slashercon on December 11th, 2013 @ 7:03am CST
I can't be the only one thinking those legs are sexy :D (AS SEXY AS A FURRY METAL ALIEN DISGUISED AS RAT CAN GET)
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534498)
Posted by Rated X on December 11th, 2013 @ 9:16am CST
Glad to see this, he looks great ! Ratrap is my favorite Beast Wars character because out of the original Season one cast, he is the only character that isn't a reboot of a G1 character. He has a unique personality of his own.

Optimus Primal - Optimus Prime (Duh)

Rhinkx - Ratchet (boring medic)

Cheetor - Hot Rod (young upstart)

Dinobot - Starscream (Imfamous traitor - seeks leadership)

Megatron - Megatron (duh)

Scorponok - Soundwave (Loyal to megratron)

Terrasaur - Another version of Starscream

Taruntalas - Shockwave (scientist with his own lair)

Waspinator - ??? (Ok his personality is unique as well)
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534506)
Posted by Kibble on December 11th, 2013 @ 10:51am CST
If Hasbro is so hell bent on doing beastformers, why not do the rest of the Classics Dinobots?
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534512)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 11th, 2013 @ 11:47am CST
Rated X wrote:Rhinkx - Ratchet (boring medic)
Rhinox wasn't a medic. That's what the CR Chambers were for.

Rhinox was a very unique a character, being like a mix of so many different G1 characters put together. He had Ironhide's durability, Brawn's strength, Ratchet's resourcefulness, Wheeljack's technical know-how, Omega Supreme's wisdom and might, Beachcomber's spirituality, Springer's courage, Kup's mentoring aura, Ultra Magnus's sub-commander leadership skills, Bumblebee's kindness, Perceptor's knowledge, and enough firepower to suit the needs of all the Wreckers put together. ;)
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534513)
Posted by chaosmage42 on December 11th, 2013 @ 11:52am CST
this nicely fills a hole in my collection -i didn't have a pre transmetal rat trap i had the rest of the axelon crew but not him -hopefully we will also see other mc beast wars caracters with more accurate designs-to the show i would like to see terrorsaur and scorpinox and a nice black archnia as all 3 toys were either small repaints that didn't fit or not that great because of gimicks
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534522)
Posted by samuraitek on December 11th, 2013 @ 12:15pm CST
I cant wait!!! Looks amazing!!! When is it released?
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534536)
Posted by Manterax Prime on December 11th, 2013 @ 12:59pm CST
Megatron Wolf wrote:well thats disappointing


How so?
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534539)
Posted by GuyIncognito on December 11th, 2013 @ 1:11pm CST
Manterax Prime wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:well thats disappointing


How so?


Image
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534544)
Posted by Rated X on December 11th, 2013 @ 2:01pm CST
Kibble wrote:If Hasbro is so hell bent on doing beastformers, why not do the rest of the Classics Dinobots?



I suspect they are scared to do the rest of the Dinobots in MP scale because Grimlock wasnt based on their latest choice of scales. Why they wont do them voyager scale is beyond me ?
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534546)
Posted by GuyIncognito on December 11th, 2013 @ 2:05pm CST
We already have Generations Grimlock in the form of FoC Grimlock, and if they were to make the other Dinobots as part of the Generations line, I would assume they'd use FoC or IDW designs, and that the other dinobots would be Deluxes, not Voyagers, to keep them in scale with Grimlock.
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534550)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 11th, 2013 @ 2:16pm CST
GuyIncognito wrote:We already have Generations Grimlock in the form of FoC Grimlock, and if they were to make the other Dinobots as part of the Generations line, I would assume they'd use FoC or IDW designs, and that the other dinobots would be Deluxes, not Voyagers, to keep them in scale with Grimlock.


At least Swoop, Snarl, and Sl(a/u)g should be Deluxes, and Sludge be a Voyager that's slightly shorter than Grimlock.
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534559)
Posted by JazZeke on December 11th, 2013 @ 2:37pm CST
-Nevermind.-
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534561)
Posted by GuyIncognito on December 11th, 2013 @ 2:40pm CST
Manterax isn't the one trolling; he's the one who fed the troll. The troll is the one who came into a thread where everyone was being positive, said "well thats disappointing" and left.
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534588)
Posted by Deathscythetransform on December 11th, 2013 @ 4:20pm CST
transmetal = instant buy :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN:

this one = pass >:oP >:oP >:oP >:oP >:oP
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534590)
Posted by Sodan-1 on December 11th, 2013 @ 4:28pm CST
That is friggin' awesome. =P~ Hasbro and Takara are really knocking these Beast Wars figures out of the park. I would pay nearly any amount if they were to do all of the original fourteen Beast Wars characters.

Please, Hasbro. Please. :PRAY:
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534591)
Posted by Dead Metal on December 11th, 2013 @ 4:30pm CST
Almost perfect, so awesome! :D

That's three not MPs I'm getting.
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534614)
Posted by EagleTron on December 11th, 2013 @ 6:53pm CST
This Rattrap looks good. If it turns out to be a spectacular deluxe. Then I just might buy him to go nicely with my beast wars Buzzsaw because I don't have and deluxe beast good guy in my entire collection, mainly because I don't like any that's out. But overall, a rat transformer is a win if done rite. And his robot mode looks much better than that new voyager Rinox.
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534625)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 11th, 2013 @ 8:14pm CST
EagleTron wrote:And his robot mode looks much better than that new voyager Rhinox.


Image
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534650)
Posted by Manterax Prime on December 11th, 2013 @ 10:14pm CST
Sodan-1 wrote:That is friggin' awesome. =P~ Hasbro and Takara are really knocking these Beast Wars figures out of the park. I would pay nearly any amount if they were to do all of the original fourteen Beast Wars characters.

Please, Hasbro. Please. :PRAY:



I believe you meant to say "Hasbro is" but ended up putting "and Takara are". Takara has yet to put out an accurate Beast Wars paint job in the Generations line.
Re: TFCC Magazine Reveals Generations Rattrap (1534671)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 11th, 2013 @ 11:58pm CST
Manterax Prime wrote:
Sodan-1 wrote:That is friggin' awesome. =P~ Hasbro and Takara are really knocking these Beast Wars figures out of the park. I would pay nearly any amount if they were to do all of the original fourteen Beast Wars characters.

Please, Hasbro. Please. :PRAY:



I believe you meant to say "Hasbro is" but ended up putting "and Takara are". Takara has yet to put out an accurate Beast Wars paint job in the Generations line.
Takara Rhinox is more show-accurate color-wise than Hasbro Rhinox.

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