X-Transbots Toys X-7 Ironhide and Ratchet

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Thursday, December 1st, 2011 6:52AM CST

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X-Transbots Toys has posted on their facebook page a picture of possibly their newest product X-7 Ironhide and Ratchet. X-7 is a very Generation 1 cartoon accurate version of Ironhide and Ratchet. No other information or release date is know at this time.

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Re: X-Transbots Toys X-7 Ironhide and Ratchet (1318389)
Posted by --B-- on December 1st, 2011 @ 6:56am CST
They look nice, but what's up with Ironhide crying like that?

I don't have money for Transformers that don't Transform >:oP
Re: X-Transbots Toys X-7 Ironhide and Ratchet (1318396)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on December 1st, 2011 @ 7:20am CST
--B-- wrote:They look nice, but what's up with Ironhide crying like that?

I don't have money for Transformers that don't Transform >:oP


Ironhide and Ratchet's character models have those lines going down their eyes, as did most other Transformers, it doesn't look as good here though, I think it's cause their eyes are smaller.

Also their character models, had no wheels or anything resembling car parts on them, so making transformable figures that are like, that accurate to their character models is probably next to impossible. :P
Re: X-Transbots Toys X-7 Ironhide and Ratchet (1318406)
Posted by Dead Metal on December 1st, 2011 @ 7:50am CST
This looks a lot like that headmaster prototype Jizzi was working on.

Also, I have no interest in these since they have next to no detail and articulation.
Re: X-Transbots Toys X-7 Ironhide and Ratchet (1318411)
Posted by juxtapose519 on December 1st, 2011 @ 8:12am CST
If I'm going to pay third party prices for something that doesn't transform, I would hope to see a ton more articulation and detail.
Re: X-Transbots Toys X-7 Ironhide and Ratchet (1318415)
Posted by Counterpunch on December 1st, 2011 @ 8:18am CST
Well, those are terrible. >:oP
Re: X-Transbots Toys X-7 Ironhide and Ratchet (1318420)
Posted by griftimus prime on December 1st, 2011 @ 8:41am CST
with all of the cool 3rd party stuff coming out. who would buy this?
Re: X-Transbots Toys X-7 Ironhide and Ratchet (1318425)
Posted by GuyIncognito on December 1st, 2011 @ 9:07am CST
I've never understood the obsession with "cartoon-accurate" figures, ESPECIALLY from the G1 line. The toys came first. The cartoons were only created as 22-minute advertisements for the toys. If there was a difference between the G1 toy and the cartoon representation, it was the cartoon that was inaccurate, not the toy. In this case (Ratchet and Ironhide) I suspect the animators chose to depict Ratchet and Ironhide like that because it was easier than trying to make them look like the toys.

Regardless, these toys look like crap, unless they're just little eraser toys or free toys that come with gum.
Re: X-Transbots Toys X-7 Ironhide and Ratchet (1318426)
Posted by griftimus prime on December 1st, 2011 @ 9:15am CST
the igear weapons specialist wipes its butt with this. so does the hasbro classic version.
Re: X-Transbots Toys X-7 Ironhide and Ratchet (1318427)
Posted by gothsaurus on December 1st, 2011 @ 9:18am CST
I love to see cartoon accurate versions of the characters. The stories, voices, and actions of the characters is what made them memorable and come to life. While the old brick G1 toys are wonderful and nostalgic, I know a LOT of fans are really clamoring for cartoon accurate.

These look really good so far except for the black lines on the faces. They're too heavy and distracting. Maybe by making them lighter, more subtle gray? Hmmmm. The heads might be a little squatty, too. But, a pretty good stab.
Re: X-Transbots Toys X-7 Ironhide and Ratchet (1318432)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on December 1st, 2011 @ 9:35am CST
I-) :VEHI:
Re: X-Transbots Toys X-7 Ironhide and Ratchet (1318436)
Posted by gothsaurus on December 1st, 2011 @ 9:57am CST
Yeah, thinking about it more... I think ALLL the 3rd party companies need to get it through their heads that the head sculpt is EVERYTHING. If they don't get it right, then they might as well not put out the figure.

It's so crazy that we have all the 4th party companies supplying new heads for all the botched 3rd party jobs. Magnus, Rodimus, Cliffjumper, etc.

I'd say post early as you're designing it and get some feedback. Then go back to tweak based on fan input, if possible.
Re: X-Transbots Toys X-7 Ironhide and Ratchet (1318441)
Posted by rpetras on December 1st, 2011 @ 10:22am CST
I'm with B.

I don't see much point in non-transforming transformers.

I can at least understand the appeal if they are super articulated, very source accurate versions. This appears to be a 5 POA plastic statue.
Re: X-Transbots Toys X-7 Ironhide and Ratchet (1318442)
Posted by F Prime on December 1st, 2011 @ 10:22am CST
GuyIncognito wrote:I've never understood the obsession with "cartoon-accurate" figures, ESPECIALLY from the G1 line. The toys came first. The cartoons were only created as 22-minute advertisements for the toys. If there was a difference between the G1 toy and the cartoon representation, it was the cartoon that was inaccurate, not the toy.


This is true, but many fans were introduced to the cartoon product first and the toy second.

I don't think people are saying these are "more correct" than the originals, just that they are 'toon accurate and they want that version (maybe instead of the original or along with the original).
Re: X-Transbots Toys X-7 Ironhide and Ratchet (1318444)
Posted by gothsaurus on December 1st, 2011 @ 10:36am CST
Yeah, and I think of ANY figure in history... Ironhide (and Ratchet) being without a head... and being left out of the main line for a good 20 years until Classics rolled out... he's due for some love.

I hope they post some alt-mode pics soon... and that they address the problematic face line/proportions. Head aside, this is truly a good likeness.
Re: X-Transbots Toys X-7 Ironhide and Ratchet (1318488)
Posted by GuyIncognito on December 1st, 2011 @ 1:14pm CST
gothsaurus wrote:

I hope they post some alt-mode pics soon...


I'm pretty sure they don't transform. Unless their alt mode is "robot lying down".
Re: X-Transbots Toys X-7 Ironhide and Ratchet (1318490)
Posted by gothsaurus on December 1st, 2011 @ 1:17pm CST
ROTFL. Could be like the original... lying down and gently placing an entire van on their back. :lol:
Re: X-Transbots Toys X-7 Ironhide and Ratchet (1318504)
Posted by sleepy86 on December 1st, 2011 @ 2:27pm CST
They probably intended to show what they were aiming at for their future realeases, becase the pictures shown are from two old, but very well done papercrafts (paper models) of these two characters. These are the links to those models:

Ironhide
http://digilander.libero.it/papermodels/images/papermodels/ironhide/ironhide.htm

Ratchet
http://digilander.libero.it/papermodels/images/papermodels/ratchet/ratchet.htm

The same guy also did awsome models of Soundwave, Frenzy (or Rumble depending on your point of view XD) and Ravage.
Re: X-Transbots Toys X-7 Ironhide and Ratchet (1318505)
Posted by gothsaurus on December 1st, 2011 @ 2:32pm CST
Ohh! They're paper. That explains the lines on the face, etc. I take it all back... We'll see what they look like as they progress. :-D
Re: X-Transbots Toys X-7 Ironhide and Ratchet (1318526)
Posted by Flux Convoy on December 1st, 2011 @ 3:20pm CST
Counterpunch wrote:Well, those are terrible. >:oP

Ayup.
:BOT:
Re: X-Transbots Toys X-7 Ironhide and Ratchet (1318546)
Posted by Stormrider on December 1st, 2011 @ 4:57pm CST
I didn't know that Actionmasters were back in style. lol

I agree with Dead Metal - they do look like the protytpes that Jizai was working on. But those at least transformed.

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