New Galleries: Hunt For The Decepticons Deluxe Axor and Rescue Ratchet

New Galleries: Hunt For The Decepticons Deluxe Axor and Rescue Ratchet

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 1:20pm CST

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Seibertron has posted two new galleries this afternoon. We have Hunt for the Decepticons Deluxe figures Axor and Rescue Ratchet. Also known as HFTD Wave 4, these figures have begun showing up in stores the last few weeks.

Axor is a repaint of Revenge of the Fallen Lockdown. Axor is an homage to Action Masters Axer from 1990. Axor has an all new head sculpt along with a remolded weapon. He also comes with the engine/emp emitter that Lockdown came with. I can connect to Rescue Ratchet's forearm.

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Rescue Ratchet is a repaint of Revenge of the Fallen Deluxe Ratchet. Rescue Ratchet is once again presented in his red and white paint scheme like the Transformers 2007 Movie Voyager Rescue Ratchet and Legends version. Axor or Lockdown's engine/EMP weapon can be attached to his forearm.

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Re: New Galleries: Hunt For The Decepticons Deluxe Axor and Rescue Ratchet (1149912)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on November 23rd, 2010 @ 1:41pm CST
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Re: New Galleries: Hunt For The Decepticons Deluxe Axor and Rescue Ratchet (1149934)
Posted by OptiMagnus on November 23rd, 2010 @ 2:24pm CST
Both of them look excellent.
Re: New Galleries: Hunt For The Decepticons Deluxe Axor and Rescue Ratchet (1149940)
Posted by dirk2243 on November 23rd, 2010 @ 2:37pm CST
I like Axor, however now that I look at him, his head looks a bit large for his body? But still going to pick him up.
Re: New Galleries: Hunt For The Decepticons Deluxe Axor and Rescue Ratchet (1149942)
Posted by Alex Jones on November 23rd, 2010 @ 2:41pm CST
I picked up Ratchet but already had the movie colored one. I like the deluxe version over the voyager because he had a more leaner look that is more movie accurate than the bulked up voyager version. I have to admit, the color detail on Resuce Ratchet looks great, especially on the head. If you don't have the first version, I recommend the second one.
Re: New Galleries: Hunt For The Decepticons Deluxe Axor and Rescue Ratchet (1149982)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on November 23rd, 2010 @ 4:19pm CST
Axor is a must have Ratchet is a maybe. I like the new color scheme for Ratchet but i have the original one im trying not to buy repaints unless there is remolding.
Re: New Galleries: Hunt For The Decepticons Deluxe Axor and Rescue Ratchet (1150003)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on November 23rd, 2010 @ 5:36pm CST
Since the early days of Animated, it's been suggested that Lockdown was supposed to be a latter-day Death's Head, what with his general appearance, spikes, and being a bounty hunter. While the new head is a good Bayniverse adaptation of the actual Decepticon bounty hunter Axer, and the Action Master did indeed have those blue protrusions on the side of his head...what about those little red ones on top? I'm not sure just what they're supposed to be except Death's Head's little devil-horns. DH was mostly green with a silver head when he was TF sized in the UK comic, but after The Doctor shrunk him down to human scale and he got messed up by Dragon's Claws, he was rebuilt in more metallic silver/blue armor, so having HFTD Lockdown's mold go from green to blue with a more angular head seems like a very direct homage.

In other words, definitely getting Axor, though I stopped bothering with the actual movie characters long ago. If only the 6-inch scale Marvel Legends line wasn't all but dead, we could still hold out hope for an official Death's Head figure the right size to interact with all these new Generations TFs. *sigh* Although I do have a ML Doctor Doom and Baron Karza I could slap together...
Re: New Galleries: Hunt For The Decepticons Deluxe Axor and Rescue Ratchet (1150063)
Posted by Seibertron on November 23rd, 2010 @ 10:30pm CST
Bumblevivisector wrote:Since the early days of Animated, it's been suggested that Lockdown was supposed to be a latter-day Death's Head, what with his general appearance, spikes, and being a bounty hunter. While the new head is a good Bayniverse adaptation of the actual Decepticon bounty hunter Axer, and the Action Master did indeed have those blue protrusions on the side of his head...what about those little red ones on top? I'm not sure just what they're supposed to be except Death's Head's little devil-horns. DH was mostly green with a silver head when he was TF sized in the UK comic, but after The Doctor shrunk him down to human scale and he got messed up by Dragon's Claws, he was rebuilt in more metallic silver/blue armor, so having HFTD Lockdown's mold go from green to blue with a more angular head seems like a very direct homage.

In other words, definitely getting Axor, though I stopped bothering with the actual movie characters long ago. If only the 6-inch scale Marvel Legends line wasn't all but dead, we could still hold out hope for an official Death's Head figure the right size to interact with all these new Generations TFs. *sigh* Although I do have a ML Doctor Doom and Baron Karza I could slap together...


I feel like they reinvisioned his head incorrectly. It's always been my impression that the G1 Axer's head was more like a "helmet", which made sense since he rode a motorcycle. The sculptor of the new head integrated the helmet look as his actual head which gives it kind of an odd appearance. The new head definitely homages the original but I feel like the sculptor missed the point.

The G1 Axer photos are completed. I just have to finish cropping them, watermarking them, adusting the colors and uploading them to the site. Probably in the next few weeks.

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Re: New Galleries: Hunt For The Decepticons Deluxe Axor and Rescue Ratchet (1150076)
Posted by Poyguimogul on November 23rd, 2010 @ 11:40pm CST
The referance picture of G1 action master Axer in the link, looks like he's
riding Generations Wreck-Gar -hehe
Re: New Galleries: Hunt For The Decepticons Deluxe Axor and Rescue Ratchet (1150091)
Posted by mightwork on November 24th, 2010 @ 12:28am CST
I reckon that the deluxe Ratcet would look great with a new head and painted in armada Red Alert's colour scheme
Re: New Galleries: Hunt For The Decepticons Deluxe Axor and Rescue Ratchet (1150111)
Posted by Neo Tallgeese on November 24th, 2010 @ 1:57am CST
These two came out here in NC about a month ago. I picked up Axor last week, and he's as good or better than the pictures show. I used some of my wife's nail polish to paint his exhaust pipes on his sides, and rear in the same gold as his other highlights. I think the colors work better on him than Lockdown's.
Re: New Galleries: Hunt For The Decepticons Deluxe Axor and Rescue Ratchet (1150432)
Posted by paul053 on November 24th, 2010 @ 9:55pm CST
Who said Blurr's head is too big? Axor's head is even bigger.
Re: New Galleries: Hunt For The Decepticons Deluxe Axor and Rescue Ratchet (1150810)
Posted by kirbenvost on November 26th, 2010 @ 2:45am CST
Seibertron wrote:I feel like they reinvisioned his head incorrectly. It's always been my impression that the G1 Axer's head was more like a "helmet", which made sense since he rode a motorcycle. The sculptor of the new head integrated the helmet look as his actual head which gives it kind of an odd appearance. The new head definitely homages the original but I feel like the sculptor missed the point.

The G1 Axer photos are completed. I just have to finish cropping them, watermarking them, adusting the colors and uploading them to the site. Probably in the next few weeks.

DSC08792a.jpg


axor-053.jpg


Eh, I think it works, aside from the horns.

Looking forward to picking up Rescue Ratchet, they just started showing up around here. :D

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