Pictorial Review of Skystalker, Ratchet and Lockdown

Pictorial Review of Skystalker, Ratchet and Lockdown

Friday, January 15th, 2010 1:28am CST

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Avid Canadian Transformers collector Pascal has gotten his hands on a trio of Revenge of the Fallen figures that have yet to be released - Scout Skystalker, Deluxe Lockdown and Deluxe Ratchet. Take a look at some of his well thought out insight about each figure below...


Scout Skystalker
Pros:
-Combines with Mindwipe (nothing fancy, just pegs on top of him in jet mode)
-Well integrated hand weapons (part of the underside of the wings and the wings themselves). Can be hand held or clipped to the forearms

Cons:
-No rear landing gears
-Visible head in jet mode

Pictorial Review of Skystalker, Ratchet and Lockdown
Pictorial Review of Skystalker, Ratchet and Lockdown
Pictorial Review of Skystalker, Ratchet and Lockdown
Pictorial Review of Skystalker, Ratchet and Lockdown

Deluxe Ratchet
Pros:
-Cool weapon gimmick in robot mode: as you insert the weapon's post into the forearm, two little grey parts deploy automatically
-Good range of articulation

Cons:
-Too much junk hanging off the underside of the vehicle (barely clears the ground and visible from the sides and the rear)
-Hip kibble gets a bit in the way (but can be moved)

Pictorial Review of Skystalker, Ratchet and Lockdown
Pictorial Review of Skystalker, Ratchet and Lockdown

Deluxe Lockdown
Pros:
-Fantastic nod to Animated Lockdown, only movie-fied
-Transformation that is at the same time somewhat similar yet different to Animated Lockdown's

Cons:
-Rubber parts (right hand weapon, left hand, wheel spikes)
-Car mode doesn't really look like it belongs to the movie universe

Pictorial Review of Skystalker, Ratchet and Lockdown
Pictorial Review of Skystalker, Ratchet and Lockdown

....and if you want more, you can check out the rest of his review along with more pictures on the forums of Cybertron.ca!

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Credit(s): Pascal of Cybertron.ca


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Re: Pictorial Review of Skystalker, Ratchet and Lockdown (1037083)
Posted by guardianprime on January 15th, 2010 @ 1:51am CST
*vomits at the sight of ratchet* god... personal opinion but that thing does not look fun to me at all.

lockdown is badass but his back and chest seem a bit dull (flat pannels)

skystalker looks like an epic little pocket buddy. shame about not having landing gear or a canopy but the head looks pretty neat exposed.
Re: Pictorial Review of Skystalker, Ratchet and Lockdown (1037101)
Posted by Mykltron on January 15th, 2010 @ 5:00am CST
Confusing picture of Skystalker, took me a while to figure out what was what. Ratchet looks like a shellformer.
Re: Pictorial Review of Skystalker, Ratchet and Lockdown (1037106)
Posted by Exic on January 15th, 2010 @ 6:30am CST
Yea.. Ratchet doesn't look good.. Skystalker is rather alright and Lockdown looks pretty sweet
Re: Pictorial Review of Skystalker, Ratchet and Lockdown (1037114)
Posted by Rated X on January 15th, 2010 @ 7:03am CST
I love Skystalker cause my thing is Decepticon jets. He is a must have. :D

I dont see a purpose in a deluxe Ratchet when I have 2 voyager Ratchets. Why downsize ???

And why all the excitement about "Lockdown" ??? I think he really sucks. He has a huge neck with a head that looks like a Buzz Lightyear helmet. And he transforms into a cartoonish vechicle that looks like the 1960's Batmobile. At least in the animated line, there were a large amount of silly looking characters to justify his cartoonish look. But putting him in the movie line...are they serious ???


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Re: Pictorial Review of Skystalker, Ratchet and Lockdown (1037117)
Posted by Stockade on January 15th, 2010 @ 7:14am CST
Ratchet looks awful and i can see him on the shelf for a loooong time.

Lockdown, well still on the fence about him, i guess no matter what pics are taken of him, i still see TFA there, which i can't stand.

Skystalker = awesomeness!! I can see Mindwipe having 4 to 5 of these guys creating havoc, while Mindwipe does the real damage...
Re: Pictorial Review of Skystalker, Ratchet and Lockdown (1037132)
Posted by Skyfire77 on January 15th, 2010 @ 8:10am CST
Okay, Skystalker's a definite get (especially once I find a Mindwipe) but does anyone else want a bigger version? A Deluxe or Voyager class would be freakin' sweet, amirite?
Re: Pictorial Review of Skystalker, Ratchet and Lockdown (1037135)
Posted by GuyIncognito on January 15th, 2010 @ 8:13am CST
I'll take one of each!

I like how Deluxe Ratchet is slimmer than the Voyager mold. At least, his legs are slimmer. He looks more movie-accurate, I think.

Skystalker is the best, though. I love his design. I hope they make a Ratbat repaint! That would be sweet!
Re: Pictorial Review of Skystalker, Ratchet and Lockdown (1037136)
Posted by Samsonator on January 15th, 2010 @ 8:16am CST
loving all three of these, Personally I don't see how Skystalker's head being visible in jet mode qualifies as a "con" seeing as how he's an unmanned aerial recon vehicle. The single drone eye doubles beautifully as the camera system employed by most recon drones, making it the ideal place to put it in vehicle mode.
Skyfire77 wrote:does anyone else want a bigger version? A Deluxe or Voyager class would be freakin' sweet, amirite?

That would be pretty cool, but doesn't really fit with his vehicle mode, as said recon drones are usually pretty small.
Re: Pictorial Review of Skystalker, Ratchet and Lockdown (1037144)
Posted by freaky777 on January 15th, 2010 @ 8:30am CST
Used to like ROTF Lockdown a lot but this pic put me on the fence..
Re: Pictorial Review of Skystalker, Ratchet and Lockdown (1037161)
Posted by heltskelt on January 15th, 2010 @ 9:01am CST
Samsonator wrote:loving all three of these, Personally I don't see how Skystalker's head being visible in jet mode qualifies as a "con" seeing as how he's an unmanned aerial recon vehicle. The single drone eye doubles beautifully as the camera system employed by most recon drones, making it the ideal place to put it in vehicle mode.
Skyfire77 wrote:does anyone else want a bigger version? A Deluxe or Voyager class would be freakin' sweet, amirite?

That would be pretty cool, but doesn't really fit with his vehicle mode, as said recon drones are usually pretty small.


I agree, if Skystalker had a cockpit, it would ruin it as drone and throw the scale between him and Mindwipe out of whack. Or does no one own an original Cobra Night Raven? I just wished Skystalker would also combine with Mindwipe's robot mode.
Lockdown looks awesome, but i just don't see it fitting into the aesthetic of any line. I'll get him anyways.
Ratchet's legs look too skinny. Pass
Re: Pictorial Review of Skystalker, Ratchet and Lockdown (1037174)
Posted by DevastaTTor on January 15th, 2010 @ 9:48am CST
I really like Lockdown. I just wish his alt mode was more realistic. It's still too Animated for me. Plus I struggle to figure out how to display him with my mostly Classics/Henkei collection. He's something of an enigma.
Re: Pictorial Review of Skystalker, Ratchet and Lockdown (1037193)
Posted by kirbenvost on January 15th, 2010 @ 11:23am CST
I kind of almost want Lockdown...I wouldn't know what to do with him though, since I don't even have (or care to have) the Animated version. He could almost sorta fit in with classics...maybe...
Re: Pictorial Review of Skystalker, Ratchet and Lockdown (1037236)
Posted by Alex Jones on January 15th, 2010 @ 2:24pm CST
People actually liked Voyager Ratchet? He was too fat looking
Re: Pictorial Review of Skystalker, Ratchet and Lockdown (1037271)
Posted by Ungie on January 15th, 2010 @ 4:39pm CST
DevastaTTor wrote:I really like Lockdown. I just wish his alt mode was more realistic. It's still too Animated for me. Plus I struggle to figure out how to display him with my mostly Classics/Henkei collection. He's something of an enigma.



Put him with Aveo Swerve! :wink: :P :lol:
Re: Pictorial Review of Skystalker, Ratchet and Lockdown (1037278)
Posted by Pascal on January 15th, 2010 @ 5:14pm CST
Just in case people didn't realize it, there are a lot more pros, cons and pictures posted in my original review on cybertron.ca.

Also, the lack of canopy on Skystalker doesn't bother me much personally, especially since he's meant to be a drone, but I listed it as a con because some people might think he looks incomplete (kinda kills the aerodynamics).
Re: Pictorial Review of Skystalker, Ratchet and Lockdown (1037279)
Posted by zenosaurus_x on January 15th, 2010 @ 5:16pm CST
I really like the Ratchet, much more movie accurate than his Voyager class, but why couldn't hasbro get him in scale? WHY?!?! They could've just made him really tall or something. Oh well, at least he has the gun.

Lockdown looks lame, I was never a fan of animated and even as well as they tried to movie-fy him he still isn't right.

Mindwipe looks pretty cool, I like how weird his face looks. Skystalker is way to out of scale for me, I'll pass on him.
Re: Pictorial Review of Skystalker, Ratchet and Lockdown (1037326)
Posted by Danamitron on January 15th, 2010 @ 8:17pm CST
When is Mindwipe going to be released? BBTS says that they are sold out but the have the Defender Prime Mindwipe in stock.
Re: Pictorial Review of Skystalker, Ratchet and Lockdown (1037352)
Posted by Mkall on January 15th, 2010 @ 10:17pm CST
Danamitron wrote:When is Mindwipe going to be released? BBTS says that they are sold out but the have the Defender Prime Mindwipe in stock.

The preorder for the figure ran out of stock before the fig hit the shelves. I'm sure more will arrive sooner or later.
Re: Pictorial Review of Skystalker, Ratchet and Lockdown (1037649)
Posted by Swiftpaw on January 17th, 2010 @ 1:33am CST
Samsonator wrote:Personally I don't see how Skystalker's head being visible in jet mode qualifies as a "con" seeing as how he's an unmanned aerial recon vehicle. The single drone eye doubles beautifully as the camera system employed by most recon drones, making it the ideal place to put it in vehicle mode.


That was my exact same thoughts. It's actually rather clever that they made it suit both purposes instead of trying to cram a seperate head in somewhere and probably ruin the otherwise very sweet looking figure.

Don't care if Lockdown doesn't really 'fit' movieverse or other themes, he's a badass looking mo-fo and that's all that matters.

Ratchet's a pass though. I guess he looks okay, but I already have the G1 colors version of the Voyager version.
Re: Pictorial Review of Skystalker, Ratchet and Lockdown (1037742)
Posted by Deludedcon on January 17th, 2010 @ 9:00am CST
Hmmm, I actually like them all, but I do know Lockdown is a definite for me when I actually catch him in stores...

Guh, this reminds me I want Mindwipe ever so badly. *shakes fist* One day!

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