Takara Transformers MP-30 Masterpiece Ratchet Revealed

Friday, November 6th, 2015 7:38am CST

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At the first sight of Masterpiece Ironhide, we knew Takara would reuse the mold to bring us Masterpiece Ratchet, we just didn't know how long we would have to wait. Not that long, it appears, since Nippon Yasan already has preorders for this brand new Masterpiece figure which has a release date of April 30h 2016 and is priced at 7,180 Yen (around 60$ US). This listing indicates that this is not an exclusive in Japan and should be listed on your preferred merchant's site soon. That's not all, the Autobase Aichi blog also has images of MP-30 Masterpiece Ratchet found below. He also comes with the sleigh and a slew of accessories, as well as an extra head/face. Let us know what you think in the forum!

Transformers News: Takara Transformers MP-30 Masterpiece Ratchet Revealed

Transformers News: Takara Transformers MP-30 Masterpiece Ratchet Revealed

Transformers News: Takara Transformers MP-30 Masterpiece Ratchet Revealed

Transformers News: Takara Transformers MP-30 Masterpiece Ratchet Revealed

Transformers News: Takara Transformers MP-30 Masterpiece Ratchet Revealed

Transformers News: Takara Transformers MP-30 Masterpiece Ratchet Revealed

Transformers News: Takara Transformers MP-30 Masterpiece Ratchet Revealed

Transformers News: Takara Transformers MP-30 Masterpiece Ratchet Revealed

Transformers News: Takara Transformers MP-30 Masterpiece Ratchet Revealed

Transformers News: Takara Transformers MP-30 Masterpiece Ratchet Revealed

Transformers News: Takara Transformers MP-30 Masterpiece Ratchet Revealed

Transformers News: Takara Transformers MP-30 Masterpiece Ratchet Revealed

Credit(s): autobase aichi blog and nippon yasan


This article was last modified on Friday, November 6th, 2015 7:40am CST

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Re: Takara Transformers MP-30 Masterpiece Ratchet Revealed (1739541)
Posted by steals_your_goats on November 6th, 2015 @ 7:41am CST
william-james88 wrote:Dont know about you guys, but the fact that his pelvic section has straight lines on it makes it look way better than Ironhide's diaper.


I completely agree, I didn't really have that much interest in iron hide but I'm very interested in ratchet and I think it has to do with that area.
Re: Takara Transformers MP-30 Masterpiece Ratchet Revealed (1739543)
Posted by Cyberpath on November 6th, 2015 @ 7:46am CST
Looks like they had copyright issues with the cross icon.
Re: Takara Transformers MP-30 Masterpiece Ratchet Revealed (1739544)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on November 6th, 2015 @ 7:47am CST
I dunno.. Just not feeling it with either one..
Re: Takara Transformers MP-30 Masterpiece Ratchet Revealed (1739548)
Posted by Rated X on November 6th, 2015 @ 7:53am CST
Wow looking at him towering over bluestreak shows how they threw scale out the window. Im glad I stuck with classics and never really caught the MP bug.
Re: Takara Transformers MP-30 Masterpiece Ratchet Revealed (1739549)
Posted by Cyberpath on November 6th, 2015 @ 7:54am CST
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Re: Takara Transformers MP-30 Masterpiece Ratchet Revealed (1739550)
Posted by Henry921 on November 6th, 2015 @ 7:54am CST
Well, that was inevitable.

I'm glad Ratchet finally has an MP, but this mold... just... I just can't summon any enthusiasm for it.
Re: Takara Transformers MP-30 Masterpiece Ratchet Revealed (1739553)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on November 6th, 2015 @ 8:01am CST
Rated X wrote:Wow looking at him towering over bluestreak shows how they threw scale out the window. Im glad I stuck with classics and never really caught the MP bug.

http://s90690880.onlinehome.us/img20060508130446.jpg

No more so than G1 already did (well, maybe just a bit more). Of course there's multiple scale charts so your milage may vary.
Re: Takara Transformers MP-30 Masterpiece Ratchet Revealed (1739557)
Posted by Cobotron on November 6th, 2015 @ 8:18am CST
Well that was quick, and out of no where. (well, not really out of no where.)

He's already up at BBTS for $89.99 listed for March.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK12253&mode=retail&utm_source=Marketing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Marketing&utm_content=
Re: Takara Transformers MP-30 Masterpiece Ratchet Revealed (1739558)
Posted by Kyleor on November 6th, 2015 @ 8:18am CST
Yes please!

I was hoping for a Ratchet from the same mold when Ironhide was announced.
Re: Takara Transformers MP-30 Masterpiece Ratchet Revealed (1739561)
Posted by Evil Eye on November 6th, 2015 @ 8:40am CST
Rated X wrote:Wow looking at him towering over bluestreak shows how they threw scale out the window. Im glad I stuck with classics and never really caught the MP bug.

Actually the scale is correct. Ironhide and Ratchet have always been taller than the cars. Check out the scale chart.

But if you want to keep diddling yourself out of the "perfect" G1 scale you say you crave then be my guest. Because that's the truth: the only way to get perfect G1 scale is to collect MPs.
Re: Takara Transformers MP-30 Masterpiece Ratchet Revealed (1739563)
Posted by xMXUx on November 6th, 2015 @ 9:01am CST
Kapow Toys has him up for preorder as well, for £57.99 :D Link
Re: Takara Transformers MP-30 Masterpiece Ratchet Revealed (1739568)
Posted by wilcosu35 on November 6th, 2015 @ 9:26am CST
He's not perfect (like ironhide) but he's certainly good enough for me.
Takara is on a roll, kicking out 6 MP's in 6 months. I wonder when we'll see more of that optimus primal that they teased half a year ago.
Re: Takara Transformers MP-30 Masterpiece Ratchet Revealed (1739570)
Posted by Starsaber468 on November 6th, 2015 @ 9:29am CST
Looks Great just some people are gonna complain the same things mp-ironhide had even though you could expect some kind of third party upgrade kit of some kind plus if your getting the red Bumblebee your probably getting ironhide and ratchet and some people are mad that mp-30 wasn't galvatron even though we probbaly gonna get an mp galvatron at some point.
Re: Takara Transformers MP-30 Masterpiece Ratchet Revealed (1739597)
Posted by galvatron00 on November 6th, 2015 @ 10:54am CST
Woooooooo hooooooooooooo!!!

That is all :-D :michaelbay: :KREMZEEK:
Re: Takara Transformers MP-30 Masterpiece Ratchet Revealed (1739599)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on November 6th, 2015 @ 10:55am CST
I agree that the different pattern on the diaper helps quite a bit;

Though, maybe rachet could fix up ironhide's doofy body :lol:
Re: Takara Transformers MP-30 Masterpiece Ratchet Revealed (1739618)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on November 6th, 2015 @ 11:27am CST
welp, that didnt take long and it still looks very good. Me likes :BOT:
Re: Takara Transformers MP-30 Masterpiece Ratchet Revealed (1739620)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 6th, 2015 @ 11:27am CST
Here he is, folks. The greatest Generation 1 Autobot who ever lived. He who rushed Sparkplug Witwicky to the hospital to save his life, he who made a deal with the Devil (Megatron) to save every Autobot inside the Ark, he who found and revitalized the Dinobots in the Savage Land, he who outsmarted and bested Megatron by unleashing the Dinobots upon him rather than upon Shockwave, he who restored to life every fatally injured Autobot in the Ark during the Shockwave crisis, he who used Megatron's Pretender technology to resurrect Jazz, Grimlock, and Goldbug (now Bumblebee again), he who flung Megatron and himself into Unspace to stop Megatron from escaping the base that was about to blow up thanks to Ratchet having also locked on to explosives that Megatron was going to use to blow up the Ark, he who fought off Starscream whilst in a physically- and mentally-weakened state, and he who brought down the Ark onto Earth in an attempt to take out the lives of Megatron, Starscream, Shockwave, and Galvatron all in one fatal go, sacrificing himself in the process. :APPLAUSE:

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Re: Takara Transformers MP-30 Masterpiece Ratchet Revealed (1739629)
Posted by galvatron00 on November 6th, 2015 @ 11:44am CST
Sabrblade wrote:Here he is, folks. The greatest Generation 1 Autobot who ever lived. He who rushed Sparkplug Witwicky to the hospital to save his life, he who made a deal with the Devil (Megatron) to save every Autobot the Ark, he who found and revitalized the Dinobots in the Savage Land, he outsmarted and bested Megatron by unleashing the Dinobots upon him rather than upon Shockwave, he who restored to life every fatally injured Autobot in the Ark during the Shockwave crisis, he who used Megatron's Pretender technology to resurrect Jazz, Grimlock, and Goldbug (now Bumblebee again), he who flung Megatron and himself into Unspace to stop Megatron from escaping the base that was about to blow up thanks to Ratchet having also locked on to explosives that Megatron was going to use to blow up the Ark, he who fought off Starscream whilst in a physically- and mentally-weakened state, and he who brought down the Ark onto Earth in an attempt to take out the lives of Megatron, Starscream, Shockwave, and Galvatron all in one fatal go, sacrificing himself in the process. :APPLAUSE:

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See, when put so eloquently it makes me forget he was blasted so easily on the shuttle to Autobot City in TF:TM. Ratchet was amazing in the G1 comics.

I am glad he comes with the two pistols though, this time the Decepticons won't make it there!!

Sweet merciful crap I can't wait to stage some toys for some photos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: Takara Transformers MP-30 Masterpiece Ratchet Revealed (1739630)
Posted by Deathsaurus1 on November 6th, 2015 @ 11:44am CST
Sabrblade wrote:Here he is, folks. The greatest Generation 1 Autobot who ever lived. He who rushed Sparkplug Witwicky to the hospital to save his life, he who made a deal with the Devil (Megatron) to save every Autobot the Ark, he who found and revitalized the Dinobots in the Savage Land, he outsmarted and bested Megatron by unleashing the Dinobots upon him rather than upon Shockwave, he who restored to life every fatally injured Autobot in the Ark during the Shockwave crisis, he who used Megatron's Pretender technology to resurrect Jazz, Grimlock, and Goldbug (now Bumblebee again), he who flung Megatron and himself into Unspace to stop Megatron from escaping the base that was about to blow up thanks to Ratchet having also locked on to explosives that Megatron was going to use to blow up the Ark, he who fought off Starscream whilst in a physically- and mentally-weakened state, and he who brought down the Ark onto Earth in an attempt to take out the lives of Megatron, Starscream, Shockwave, and Galvatron all in one fatal go, sacrificing himself in the process. :APPLAUSE:

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Wow he did all that?
Never followed the comics closely.
As for the figure itself I am stoked!!
Re: Takara Transformers MP-30 Masterpiece Ratchet Revealed (1739632)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on November 6th, 2015 @ 11:51am CST
Not keen on this figure or the 'Masterpiece' line in general but I will agree Ratchet was a great character throughout the whole Marvel UK/US run (which always made it harder that his toy was one of the most crappy Transformers ever made).

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