Clearly Henkei Ratchet

Clearly Henkei Ratchet

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008 6:32am CST

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Japanese online retailer, Amiami, has clearer pictures of Henkei Ratchet. What was thought to be Universe Ratchet has been debunked. For now, Henkei Ratchet still remains a Japanese exclusive. This figure will be released in February. Click here to see the original page

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Re: Clearly Henkei Ratchet (832660)
Posted by Diem on November 12th, 2008 @ 6:35am CST
Ah, one step closer to my Henkei crew of the Ark collection.
Re: Clearly Henkei Ratchet (832662)
Posted by SJ21 on November 12th, 2008 @ 6:40am CST
We better get this in the States as a Hasbro release.
Re: Clearly Henkei Ratchet (832665)
Posted by TheMuffin on November 12th, 2008 @ 6:46am CST
Looking kind of down their Ratchet....
Re: Clearly Henkei Ratchet (832682)
Posted by 1337W422102 on November 12th, 2008 @ 7:14am CST
I love the 'Help Us' plate. Nice touch.
I don't get why it's 'clearly' Henkei Ratchet, though. I don't see the chrome...
Re: Clearly Henkei Ratchet (832685)
Posted by Counterpunch on November 12th, 2008 @ 7:15am CST
1337W422102 wrote:I don't get why it's 'clearly' Henkei Ratchet, though. I don't see the chrome...


Yes...I fail to understand this either...
Re: Clearly Henkei Ratchet (832686)
Posted by roykop on November 12th, 2008 @ 7:16am CST
While I see your point, I still have to disagree with the argument that this is a Henkei figure. Amiami updated pics on several figures the other day, and as far as I can tell, all pics were Hasbro releases versions, not Takara. My only proof for that are the pics of Hound, Cyclonus, and Cheetor, all of whom have Hasbro pics shown.

Does this prove a thing about Ratchet? Not at all. But is about 10 figs are updated with Hasbro version photos, I'm going to go on assuming that this is probably the same deal. At least I'm HOPING it is.
Re: Clearly Henkei Ratchet (832694)
Posted by --B-- on November 12th, 2008 @ 7:32am CST
1337W422102 wrote:I love the 'Help Us' plate. Nice touch.
I don't get why it's 'clearly' Henkei Ratchet, though. I don't see the chrome...


And with the "Help Us" plate too, that was a Marvel Comics bit, I didn't know those made it to Japan.
Re: Clearly Henkei Ratchet (832698)
Posted by Geekee1 on November 12th, 2008 @ 7:59am CST
Iron-Man wrote:Looking kind of down their Ratchet....


My X-acto is ready!
Re: Clearly Henkei Ratchet (832699)
Posted by The Chronic on November 12th, 2008 @ 8:00am CST
--B-- wrote:
1337W422102 wrote:I love the 'Help Us' plate. Nice touch.
I don't get why it's 'clearly' Henkei Ratchet, though. I don't see the chrome...


And with the "Help Us" plate too, that was a Marvel Comics bit, I didn't know those made it to Japan.


Also gone are the G1 accurate paint apps that make the henkei line superior
Re: Clearly Henkei Ratchet (832705)
Posted by GuyIncognito on November 12th, 2008 @ 8:16am CST
1337W422102 wrote:I love the 'Help Us' plate. Nice touch.


Look like "Hell Puss" to me. :mrgreen:

I hope Hasbro makes this for the U.S.
Re: Clearly Henkei Ratchet (832711)
Posted by rhinox555 on November 12th, 2008 @ 8:45am CST
Counterpunch wrote:
1337W422102 wrote:I don't get why it's 'clearly' Henkei Ratchet, though. I don't see the chrome...


Yes...I fail to understand this either...

Because there are no plans yet for Hasbro to start working on Ratchet.
Re: Clearly Henkei Ratchet (832718)
Posted by Counterpunch on November 12th, 2008 @ 9:03am CST
rhinox555 wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:
1337W422102 wrote:I don't get why it's 'clearly' Henkei Ratchet, though. I don't see the chrome...


Yes...I fail to understand this either...

Because there are no plans yet for Hasbro to start working on Ratchet.


Source?

The established fact that Henkei figures have been previewed with shots of Universe figures and the fact that there is no chrome or a G1-esq paint scheme all land squarely on the side of this not being Henkei.
Re: Clearly Henkei Ratchet (832725)
Posted by Hard Hacker on November 12th, 2008 @ 9:24am CST
If this is Henkei Ratchet, why has it got "Help Us" on his plate? Surely that will titillate Marvel US/UK fans rather than the Japanese.
Re: Clearly Henkei Ratchet (832744)
Posted by dragons on November 12th, 2008 @ 10:10am CST
they could have at least painted white and red the sky blure windows look funny on him i caould barely see the window near his chest i think if they skipped the windows it may look better and littless of a reapint of ironhide.

i like this figure but ill just stick with ironhide to many repaints, i would perfer rachet was an ambulance not a suv.
Re: Clearly Henkei Ratchet (832766)
Posted by T-Macksimus on November 12th, 2008 @ 11:02am CST
If this is only being released in Japan, why bother printing the liscense plate in English? Doesn't make much sense to me unless one company or another is feeding us a line of B.S. My bet is that we will be seeing this in the States around late spring. Hasbro is not likely to fall behind in their recycling/repainting schedule. One last push of rehashed molds before the release of the ROTF toys to coincide with the movie opening. Then we will see Universe taper off till late fall when it's time to push toys for the next Christmas rush. Don't worry folks, you'll get your Ratchet figure regardless of what they're telling us now. Just have to get in sync with the Marketing waves and start thinking like money hungry sharks. That and a little patience is all you need.
Re: Clearly Henkei Ratchet (832778)
Posted by Asphalt22 on November 12th, 2008 @ 11:25am CST
Meh, its still a repaint of an SUV into an ambulance. Pass.
Re: Clearly Henkei Ratchet (832784)
Posted by harvester on November 12th, 2008 @ 11:35am CST
I wish they made this mold bigger. Ironhide and Ratchet are taller than classics Bumblebee but shorter than Prowl, Sideswipe, Sunstreaker, and pretty much all the rest. These two guys should be taller than the cars but shorter than Prime.
Re: Clearly Henkei Ratchet (832817)
Posted by DevastaTTor on November 12th, 2008 @ 1:08pm CST
So, I've been out of the loop a little on this guy and Ironhide. Any rumors of another repaint as Skids. It seems like a possibility with the Silverstreak, Prowl, and Smokescreen trio. (OK, even though Skids was originally a different mold.)
Re: Clearly Henkei Ratchet (832948)
Posted by Delicon on November 12th, 2008 @ 5:09pm CST
I don't care if it's called Classics, Universe, Henkei or even Hentai...I'll buy it.

Mainly because Geekee1 won't let me play with his Ratchet.
Re: Clearly Henkei Ratchet (832974)
Posted by Geekee1 on November 12th, 2008 @ 5:59pm CST
Delicon wrote:I don't care if it's called Classics, Universe, Henkei or even Hentai...I'll buy it.

Mainly because Geekee1 won't let me play with his Ratchet.


That so doesn't sound good.

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