Possible Transformers the Movie Ratchet original concept art?

Transformers News: Possible Transformers the Movie Ratchet original concept art?

Monday, January 29th, 2007 4:43PM CST

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TFW2005.com has put up a image that is suposedly the first draft of Transformers Movie Ratchet. In this form he is a more traditonal Red smaller firetruck. The picture shows both Alternate and Robot form of the figure. To see the image please click here.
Credit(s): Emerald Twilight of TFW2005.com
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Re: Possible Transformers the Movie Ratchet original concept art? (5199)
Posted by Arcadius-Prime on January 29th, 2007 @ 4:52pm CST
It still looks silly but much better than the one produced, a less alien insect looking face and actual hands.
Re: Possible Transformers the Movie Ratchet original concept art? (5205)
Posted by Lunarabbit on January 29th, 2007 @ 4:59pm CST
Yep, I too like the head and hands on this one much better than the actual movie Ratchet.
Re: Possible Transformers the Movie Ratchet original concept art? (5210)
Posted by Ironhidensh on January 29th, 2007 @ 5:03pm CST
looks rather fan made.
Re: Possible Transformers the Movie Ratchet original concept art? (5221)
Posted by 1337W422102 on January 29th, 2007 @ 5:10pm CST
Glad they didn't use that.
Re: Possible Transformers the Movie Ratchet original concept art? (5249)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on January 29th, 2007 @ 5:33pm CST
To everyone who said it couldn't get worse...



I like the head though :-?
Re: Possible Transformers the Movie Ratchet original concept art? (5250)
Posted by zoso504 on January 29th, 2007 @ 5:33pm CST
Too bad that can't be Ironhide.
Re: Possible Transformers the Movie Ratchet original concept art? (5256)
Posted by Kayevcee on January 29th, 2007 @ 5:38pm CST
I think it looks spiffy, in a "level guardian from Megaman" kind of way. Emerald Twilight over on the 2005 boards (who I gather is in the know about such things) said that the second Ratchet voyager in the new set of movie toy listings was in "G1 Inferno colours". Could it be this? Passed off as a "previous form" or suchlike? I'd buy it.

Post 23, if anyone's wondering:
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=121720&page=3

-Nick[/url]
Re: Possible Transformers the Movie Ratchet original concept art? (5261)
Posted by Phasewing on January 29th, 2007 @ 5:41pm CST
Looks more appealing than Birdie-Canary Ratchet. :P
Re: Possible Transformers the Movie Ratchet original concept art? (5267)
Posted by Autobobby1 on January 29th, 2007 @ 5:46pm CST
Wow. That looks pretty cool. Make it a van and it could be Ironhide. A little slim, though.

I give it a 7/10.
Re: Possible Transformers the Movie Ratchet original concept art? (5269)
Posted by Dark Ops on January 29th, 2007 @ 5:47pm CST
Looks like design cues from Bubblegum Crisis, or Ghost in the Shell.

I rather like it!
Re: Possible Transformers the Movie Ratchet original concept art? (5291)
Posted by Alex Kingdom on January 29th, 2007 @ 6:18pm CST
It's not great, not by a long chalk, but it does retain more of Ratchets orignial colours and a head sculpt that bears a passing resemblance to G1 Ratchet. This design appears to more along the same lines as the Bumblebee and Prime designs, a radical update and redesign but retaining features of the original character. I'd have been more comfortable with this Ratchet than the one chosen.

Yours AK
Re: Possible Transformers the Movie Ratchet original concept art? (5292)
Posted by TheMuffin on January 29th, 2007 @ 6:20pm CST
Looks horrid compared to the one we actually got.
Re: Possible Transformers the Movie Ratchet original concept art? (5297)
Posted by Nico on January 29th, 2007 @ 6:27pm CST
Much better....

One a second thought, this could do a good Red Alert! Dunno why, but Brawl is the Police car so....
Re: Possible Transformers the Movie Ratchet original concept art? (5299)
Posted by dragons on January 29th, 2007 @ 6:29pm CST
this is much better looking has some g1 style to it head and hands are good decent now if only the others looked more like this it really be a big hit it really is sad on how things turn out for the worse maybe if they were smart they would have had true transformer fan on the set designs would be better than the ones we have now its ironic two americans created transformers and now transformers might be trashed by one american.
Re: Possible Transformers the Movie Ratchet original concept art? (5302)
Posted by Anonymous on January 29th, 2007 @ 6:31pm CST
one word fugly.
Re: Possible Transformers the Movie Ratchet original concept art? (5304)
Posted by Lunarabbit on January 29th, 2007 @ 6:31pm CST
Alex Kingdom wrote:It's not great, not by a long chalk, but it does retain more of Ratchets orignial colours and a head sculpt that bears a passing resemblance to G1 Ratchet. This design appears to more along the same lines as the Bumblebee and Prime designs, a radical update and redesign but retaining features of the original character. I'd have been more comfortable with this Ratchet than the one chosen.

Yours AK

My sentiments exactly.
Re: Possible Transformers the Movie Ratchet original concept art? (5324)
Posted by Greed on January 29th, 2007 @ 6:47pm CST
I think he looks a lot better than the design they went with but then again, it doesn't take much to look better than a pukey green/yellow rescue hummer that turns into a giant bird-headed monster.
Re: Possible Transformers the Movie Ratchet original concept art? (5335)
Posted by Head Shot on January 29th, 2007 @ 6:52pm CST
I like it, the head is still throwing me off though...
Re: Possible Transformers the Movie Ratchet original concept art? (5365)
Posted by Rodr-Evil on January 29th, 2007 @ 7:06pm CST
it's like a mix between power rangers, gundam and something else :shock:
Re: Possible Transformers the Movie Ratchet original concept art? (5500)
Posted by skywarp-2 on January 29th, 2007 @ 8:43pm CST
Alex Kingdom wrote:It's not great, not by a long chalk, but it does retain more of Ratchets orignial colours and a head sculpt that bears a passing resemblance to G1 Ratchet. This design appears to more along the same lines as the Bumblebee and Prime designs, a radical update and redesign but retaining features of the original character. I'd have been more comfortable with this Ratchet than the one chosen.

Yours AK



I completely agree, i felt the Movie Ratchet was too brawny and bulky and not like the original.. I wish this was the design chosen

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