Possible MP Rattrap Hint in New Year's Message from Takara Tomy

Transformers News: Possible MP Rattrap Hint in New Year's Message from Takara Tomy

Friday, January 3rd, 2020 12:22pm CST

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2020 is the year of the rat and Takara Tomy has posted a message on Twitter wishing everyone a happy new year (even though that particular new year starts the 25th). Their message also has an image of Rattrap and while that is very little to go on, Takara is known to give hints and clues like this for upcoming toys. Their hint for Cheetor was just the silhouette of a Cheetah acting as a button on their site. And Beast Wars Megatron was just mentioned in passing as something to aspire to one day. Well, all those have come to pass and Rattrap would make perfect sense for the next entry into the Beast Wars masterpiece figures. Or we should make nothing of it, you decide. Below is what they tweeted with the English translation.

Transformers News: Possible MP Rattrap Hint in New Year's Message from Takara Tomy

Happy New Year ᘛ⁐̤ᕐᐷ ᘛ⁐̤ᕐᐷ ᘛ⁐̤ᕐᐷ ᘛ⁐̤ᕐᐷ ᘛ⁐̤ᕐᐷ It's finished! This year is not just a mouse.

Credit(s): Takara


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Re: Possible MP Rattrap Hint in New Year's Message from Takara Tomy (2048387)
Posted by ǝuoǝɥʇʎɹɐɔ on January 3rd, 2020 @ 1:02pm CST
But we already have an MP Rattrap ... ;)

Image

All joking aside, how well does the T30 RT scale or blend in with the BW MPs? I'm not a BW kid, but I do have a soft spot for the old rat. :x
Re: Possible MP Rattrap Hint in New Year's Message from Takara Tomy (2048391)
Posted by Wireless_Phantom on January 3rd, 2020 @ 1:50pm CST
carytheone wrote:But we already have an MP Rattrap ... ;)

Image

All joking aside, how well does the T30 RT scale or blend in with the BW MPs? I'm not a BW kid, but I do have a soft spot for the old rat. :x


He's about the right size
Re: Possible MP Rattrap Hint in New Year's Message from Takara Tomy (2048394)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on January 3rd, 2020 @ 2:10pm CST
carytheone wrote:But we already have an MP Rattrap ... ;)

Image

All joking aside, how well does the T30 RT scale or blend in with the BW MPs? I'm not a BW kid, but I do have a soft spot for the old rat. :x


hes ok when next to primal, but when compared to dinobot and cheetor hes a bit too small. he should be just about a head smaller then cheetor, just below chest height.
Re: Possible MP Rattrap Hint in New Year's Message from Takara Tomy (2048399)
Posted by evogrg on January 3rd, 2020 @ 2:47pm CST
2020 Year of the Rat, yay!
Re: Possible MP Rattrap Hint in New Year's Message from Takara Tomy (2048410)
Posted by GeekyGamer Gal on January 3rd, 2020 @ 6:24pm CST
Eh, he's not Waspinator, but my wallet's gonna die.
Re: Possible MP Rattrap Hint in New Year's Message from Takara Tomy (2048411)
Posted by TulioDude on January 3rd, 2020 @ 6:24pm CST
Im sure he will look nice.I think they will be doing him,then Rhinox.Maybe we're getting vehicles in the meantime.

Day 3 of waiting for Transformers Armada masterpiece news.
Re: Possible MP Rattrap Hint in New Year's Message from Takara Tomy (2048435)
Posted by Master Farr 1 on January 3rd, 2020 @ 8:27pm CST
Wallet: We're all gonna die
Re: Possible MP Rattrap Hint in New Year's Message from Takara Tomy (2048437)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on January 3rd, 2020 @ 8:28pm CST
Eh, we’re all gonna buy
Re: Possible MP Rattrap Hint in New Year's Message from Takara Tomy (2048445)
Posted by STngAR on January 3rd, 2020 @ 9:00pm CST
I dont collect the MP line but Im curious to see what the figure would look like.

:MAXIMAL:
Re: Possible MP Rattrap Hint in New Year's Message from Takara Tomy (2048463)
Posted by VioMeTriX on January 3rd, 2020 @ 10:51pm CST
I am so ready for a good Rattrap, but I'd prefer more Predacons, please...
Re: Possible MP Rattrap Hint in New Year's Message from Takara Tomy (2048478)
Posted by LE0KING on January 4th, 2020 @ 6:44am CST
Mp Rattrap, only 300 US dollars.
Seriously though I really like the T30 one, they'd have to do some good work to make me want to buy.
Re: Possible MP Rattrap Hint in New Year's Message from Takara Tomy (2048480)
Posted by Stormtalon on January 4th, 2020 @ 8:22am CST
I'll bet on the outside and root for Transmetal Rattrap. Not only is 2020 the Year of the rat, but with the Classical elements cycle running concurrent with the zodiac one it is the Year of the metal rat. With Lunar New Year in 3 weeks I expect news to break fast on this one.
Re: Possible MP Rattrap Hint in New Year's Message from Takara Tomy (2048481)
Posted by GeekyGamer Gal on January 4th, 2020 @ 8:28am CST
What will probably happen is that they'll have a decent amount of die cast in him to justify the metal element for the year of the rat, which will then justify the kinda ridiculous price. :HEADHURTS:
Re: Possible MP Rattrap Hint in New Year's Message from Takara Tomy (2048488)
Posted by william-james88 on January 4th, 2020 @ 10:29am CST
Stormtalon wrote:I'll bet on the outside and root for Transmetal Rattrap. Not only is 2020 the Year of the rat, but with the Classical elements cycle running concurrent with the zodiac one it is the Year of the metal rat. With Lunar New Year in 3 weeks I expect news to break fast on this one.

Are the elemental notions also paet of the japanese animal zodiac or just the chinese one?
Re: Possible MP Rattrap Hint in New Year's Message from Takara Tomy (2048517)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on January 4th, 2020 @ 7:40pm CST
I'm hoping we do see a Rattrap, would be cool to do him in the year of the rat
Re: Possible MP Rattrap Hint in New Year's Message from Takara Tomy (2048525)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 4th, 2020 @ 9:59pm CST
This makes the second time Takara has hinted at MP Rattrap.
Re: Possible MP Rattrap Hint in New Year's Message from Takara Tomy (2048531)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on January 5th, 2020 @ 3:19am CST
From the first hint last year, I'd assumed MP Rattrap was more or less a certainty. I would have thought Rhinox would be next and they'd want to save the smaller figures towards the end of the line? Then again, second/third tier characters have already been put out ahead of him, so who knows when he will debut in this roster.

On the flipside however, those eyeing the fate of MP Tarantulas and MP Tigatron must continue to wait...

My innate cynicism tells me, they will try to inflate his price with added plastic rubbish ala BA's "stand", instead of pricing the smallest MP Maximal honestly.
Re: Possible MP Rattrap Hint in New Year's Message from Takara Tomy (2048552)
Posted by Ironhidensh on January 5th, 2020 @ 8:50am CST
I sold BWMPs Dinobot and Megatron, I let Blackarachnia be canceled. I was gonna sell Cheetor, but keep Primal.


If this is true, and looks good enough, I might have to do some backtracking.....dammit.


Then again, I vastly prefer the Transmetal version of Megatron and Cheetor, so....
Re: Possible MP Rattrap Hint in New Year's Message from Takara Tomy (2048553)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 5th, 2020 @ 9:05am CST
carytheone wrote:All joking aside, how well does the T30 RT scale or blend in with the BW MPs?
It's too big.

Stormtalon wrote:I'll bet on the outside and root for Transmetal Rattrap. Not only is 2020 the Year of the rat, but with the Classical elements cycle running concurrent with the zodiac one it is the Year of the metal rat. With Lunar New Year in 3 weeks I expect news to break fast on this one.
The Transmetals flopped in Japan. The organic-looking beast modes of Season 1 are what the Japanese market prefers.
Re: Possible MP Rattrap Hint in New Year's Message from Takara Tomy (2048554)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on January 5th, 2020 @ 9:09am CST
Besides, when it comes to Transmetals, there is the elephant in the room.

Megatron is the largest character in Season One. Transmetal Megs and Primal loom over that model. Rampage even taller than them and Optimal Optimus is a massive step up from him. Takara have always said Season One would be it for BW MP's. If by some chance Transmetals were to receive such an upgrade, I doubt the pricing would be palatable to many fans/collectors.

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