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Teaser Image for Imaginarium Art Transformers Ratchet Statue

Transformers News: Teaser Image for Imaginarium Art Transformers Ratchet Statue

Thursday, May 31st, 2018 2:20AM CDT

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We have another teaser render from Hasbro licensee Imaginarium Art on their Facebook page, for another of their Transformers statues - and we're featuring another Cybertronian G1-esque reimagining of the grumpiest medic around (in some fiction): Ratchet!

Check out the image below, and you'll be unsurprised to find no crass oversexualisation in the figure this time round, just a fist, a gun, a grin, and a twist at the waist for the dynamic pose, though the absence of colours can't yet tell us if the crest and pattern will be the iconic, expected one. We'll update the story as soon as we have more information or a larger picture, so stay tuned!

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Re: Teaser Image for Imaginarium Art Transformers Ratchet Statue (1962387)
Posted by Qwan on May 31st, 2018 @ 2:30am CDT
Where's the absurd crotch bulge? I need my sexualized robots, Imaginarium. (Well I mean, at least he still has some robo-nipples on the go! :lol: )

This is just another observation and I don't know if anyone else has found the same thing, but it always seems to me like the designs for these statues look way busier before the colors are added. I wonder if that'll hold true for Ratchet too; since he's mainly white the detail might stand out more compared to Imaginarium's other colored statues.
Re: Teaser Image for Imaginarium Art Transformers Ratchet Statue (1962431)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on May 31st, 2018 @ 9:31am CDT
Qwan wrote:Where's the absurd crotch bulge? I need my sexualized robots, Imaginarium. (Well I mean, at least he still has some robo-nipples on the go! :lol: )


Oh yeah with the sheer front plate, what could be better. :-D
Re: Teaser Image for Imaginarium Art Transformers Ratchet Statue (1962585)
Posted by Zor El on June 1st, 2018 @ 10:50am CDT
Yuck! Can't believe they made her look feminine and didn't make her look like the other non sexualized and very robotic Arcee designs! :roll:
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Re: Teaser Image for Imaginarium Art Transformers Ratchet Statue (1962636)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 1st, 2018 @ 7:36pm CDT
Zor El wrote:Yuck! Can't believe they made her look feminine and didn't make her look like the other non sexualized and very robotic Arcee designs! :roll:
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First of all, WELCOLME!

Also, yeah, if the source is official and not some cringey fan art, then BRING ON THE ROBO-TIDDIES! :michaelbay:

Speaking of robo-tiddies and statues, something is coming for me in the mail. :-D
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Re: Teaser Image for Imaginarium Art Transformers Ratchet Statue (1962659)
Posted by william-james88 on June 1st, 2018 @ 11:07pm CDT
Zor El wrote:Yuck! Can't believe they made her look feminine and didn't make her look like the other non sexualized and very robotic Arcee designs! :roll:
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I see some major differences there. Arcee was always shown as a robot with a feminine shape, but that statue is basically just a woman with body paint.
Re: Teaser Image for Imaginarium Art Transformers Ratchet Statue (1962662)
Posted by Qwan on June 1st, 2018 @ 11:22pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Zor El wrote:Yuck! Can't believe they made her look feminine and didn't make her look like the other non sexualized and very robotic Arcee designs! :roll:
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I see some major differences there. Arcee was always shown as a robot with a feminine shape, but that statue is basically just a woman with body paint.

Not to mention, up to this point Imaginarium has been pretty consistently bulking up all of the characters and making them look considerably more robotic than their original designs. If this was how they did all of their statues it would still be weird but would at least be consistent; as it is, they specifically went against their own design conventions, apparently just to make this one particular design way oversexualised.
Re: Teaser Image for Imaginarium Art Transformers Ratchet Statue (1962676)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 2nd, 2018 @ 3:06am CDT
Qwan wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Zor El wrote:Yuck! Can't believe they made her look feminine and didn't make her look like the other non sexualized and very robotic Arcee designs! :roll:
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I see some major differences there. Arcee was always shown as a robot with a feminine shape, but that statue is basically just a woman with body paint.

Not to mention, up to this point Imaginarium has been pretty consistently bulking up all of the characters and making them look considerably more robotic than their original designs. If this was how they did all of their statues it would still be weird but would at least be consistent; as it is, they specifically went against their own design conventions, apparently just to make this one particular design way oversexualised.


I'm kinda tired of the term "oversexualised". Because ANYTHING can be "oversexualised." Even a doorknob, if the beholder is pervert enough. By using that term too much for too many little things, the term lose all meanings.

What I can clearly see here and what everyone have a problem with is that she's NOT "oversexualised" (leave that to the Rouge promo-shots). No, she's too HUMANISED. As many point out, she's more a girl in cosplay than robot. To fix this would be pretty "simple". Bulk up her "bikini armor" and backpack. That's it. And then we will have a perfectly show accurate Arcee. The final touch would be to thiccer her up to turn her into a "snu-snu amazon" and make her joints more "robotic" so that she'll fit even better with the rest of the bulked-up imaginarium crew.
Re: Teaser Image for Imaginarium Art Transformers Ratchet Statue (1962697)
Posted by Emerje on June 2nd, 2018 @ 7:28am CDT
The chest is really the biggest departure from her usual designs. For the most part her chest is just a vaguely angular protrusion that gives a silhouette, but not much else since it has to form the front of the car mode. The statue has very clearly shaped breasts that couldn't form any part of a car (though it does bring new meaning to a car bra). If they sculpted the other characters like this they'd all look like men in spandex with tires hanging off them.

Emerje
Re: Teaser Image for Imaginarium Art Transformers Ratchet Statue (1962701)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 2nd, 2018 @ 8:02am CDT
Emerje wrote:The chest is really the biggest departure from her usual designs. For the most part her chest is just a vaguely angular protrusion that gives a silhouette, but not much else since it has to form the front of the car mode. The statue has very clearly shaped breasts that couldn't form any part of a car (though it does bring new meaning to a car bra). If they sculpted the other characters like this they'd all look like men in spandex with tires hanging off them.

Emerje


Yup. The "sexualized" part is irrelevant. It's the relative accuracy that matter.

Another way for Arcee to not be "sexualized" is to just give her more clothes.

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...wait...
Re: Teaser Image for Imaginarium Art Transformers Ratchet Statue (1962741)
Posted by Evil Eye on June 2nd, 2018 @ 5:33pm CDT
Personally I couldn't give a damn, I won't be buying her because statues aren't my thing and I have neither the space nor money. Nice design though. I will say I'd like some more car kibble on her "mecha musume" style, but eh.

As for the "oversexualised" complaints, if this were intended for children I guess I'd understand? But as it's clearly meant for adult collectors I really don't see the problem. And honestly? It's not that extreme. Compared to other statues on the market available for other series it's pretty bloody tame. And really, is a fictional ancient alien robot being depicted as confident and sexually appealing (and clearly with no qualms about being sexually appealing) really that bad a thing?

If you don't like it that's fine, but I see no reason to get up in arms about it. Nobody is being hurt by this. There's no reason to pull an Allspark and throw an atomic hissyfit over it.
Re: Teaser Image for Imaginarium Art Transformers Ratchet Statue (1969848)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on July 9th, 2018 @ 8:27pm CDT
Thanks to their Facebook page, we have news that Imaginarium have fully revealed their newest member of the G1 Statue series: Ironhide! The rough and tough Autobot gundog has been fully revealed, glistening in bright red and armed to the teeth to bust Decepti-chops! The big bruiser features an armature that would make Movie Ironhide and Hound blush, with some big and small guns, shoulder guns, and interchangeable backpacks that hook up to some of his weapons. Ironhide is now going up for Pre-order, so if this big guy is something that interests you, click above and reserve yours today!

What do you think of the newest incarnation of our favorite G1 red van? Do you like the new aesthetic? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Re: Teaser Image for Imaginarium Art Transformers Ratchet Statue (1969858)
Posted by First-Aid on July 9th, 2018 @ 9:02pm CDT
This doesn't scream "Ironhide" to me. That being said, that's pretty frickin cool....
Re: Teaser Image for Imaginarium Art Transformers Ratchet Statue (1969875)
Posted by Blitzwing is bae on July 9th, 2018 @ 9:14pm CDT
looks nice!
Re: Teaser Image for Imaginarium Art Transformers Ratchet Statue (1969894)
Posted by Randomhero on July 9th, 2018 @ 10:41pm CDT
First-Aid wrote:This doesn't scream "Ironhide" to me. That being said, that's pretty frickin cool....



It’s based on the IDW ironhide mini
Re: Teaser Image for Imaginarium Art Transformers Ratchet Statue (1969897)
Posted by Emerje on July 9th, 2018 @ 11:07pm CDT
Doesn't look like any IDW Ironhide I can find. That face is awful, he looks more like Hot Rod than a grizzled war veteran.

Emerje
Re: Teaser Image for Imaginarium Art Transformers Ratchet Statue (1969898)
Posted by Sigma Magnus on July 9th, 2018 @ 11:08pm CDT
His thigh is clipping through his hip...? :???:
Re: Teaser Image for Imaginarium Art Transformers Ratchet Statue (1969900)
Posted by Emerje on July 9th, 2018 @ 11:12pm CDT
Sigma Magnus wrote:His thigh is clipping through his hip...? :???:

Oh, you're right! Man, this thing just keeps getting worse and worse.

Emerje
Re: Teaser Image for Imaginarium Art Transformers Ratchet Statue (1970076)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 10th, 2018 @ 12:34pm CDT
That Ironhide is a mess.
Re: Teaser Image for Imaginarium Art Transformers Ratchet Statue (1970114)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on July 10th, 2018 @ 2:33pm CDT
I'll be honest, I don't care about this version of Ironhide, I just want to see the Arcee we saw a while ago being released.
Re: Teaser Image for Imaginarium Art Transformers Ratchet Statue (1970201)
Posted by First-Aid on July 10th, 2018 @ 7:26pm CDT
Emerje wrote:Doesn't look like any IDW Ironhide I can find. That face is awful, he looks more like Hot Rod than a grizzled war veteran.

Emerje


THat's it! His face is too "young"...very Hot Rod. Good call.
Re: Teaser Image for Imaginarium Art Transformers Ratchet Statue (1979604)
Posted by Va'al on August 21st, 2018 @ 5:18am CDT
Courtesy of their official Facebook page, officially licensed Transformers statue makers Imaginarium Art have posted process images of their printing facilities, featuring the gigantic MEgatron statue that is currently in the works in their line of highly detailed display pieces.

You can see in the images below the grey prototype itself in its various components, assembled, the gruesome base by itself, and the printing machines that the company uses for the production! Check it all out, and let us know what you think in the Energon Pub.

It nice to own a few printers to do our own printing. Quick and painless. Here comes Megatron!


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Re: Teaser Image for Imaginarium Art Transformers Ratchet Statue (1979607)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on August 21st, 2018 @ 5:31am CDT
Damn! That Megatron actually look pretty boss. And with it's size, it may be a 2000$+ statue that will cost 500$ more in shipping alone. Like that insane Starscream shown above. But if one have the money, space, and desire to have it then by all mean, go for it! I know I would if having the money and room to spare.
Re: Teaser Image for Imaginarium Art Transformers Ratchet Statue (1979643)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on August 21st, 2018 @ 9:35am CDT
Wow, this looks amazing! The price tag will most likely put me off, along with my lack of space for it. Also, did he kill Ironhide? I don't know who else that is under him :-?
Re: Teaser Image for Imaginarium Art Transformers Ratchet Statue (1979646)
Posted by Qwan on August 21st, 2018 @ 9:48am CDT
Nathaniel Prime wrote:Wow, this looks amazing! The price tag will most likely put me off, along with my lack of space for it. Also, did he kill Ironhide? I don't know who else that is under him :-?

Not like it's without precedent... and I'll be damned if any company making Transformers products nowadays misses a chance to call back to the Movie.
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Re: Teaser Image for Imaginarium Art Transformers Ratchet Statue (1979699)
Posted by DeathReviews on August 21st, 2018 @ 4:09pm CDT
Eh, I can do that with my MAS02 Megatron...
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Re: Teaser Image for Imaginarium Art Transformers Ratchet Statue (2024297)
Posted by Sunstar on June 12th, 2019 @ 8:23pm CDT
I just got my second IM Starscream Statue. I know there IS a third one, I just can't afford another 1200 + Shipping for it.

Still the new boy is beautiful <3
Re: Teaser Image for Imaginarium Art Transformers Ratchet Statue (2024311)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on June 12th, 2019 @ 9:28pm CDT
Any news on that Arcee statue?

Not that I'm interested or anything... :-D
Re: Teaser Image for Imaginarium Art Transformers Ratchet Statue (2026902)
Posted by Stargrave on June 30th, 2019 @ 1:01pm CDT
Just in from Sunstar's Seeker Sanctuary is a new review of the Imaginarium Art Legacy of Cybertron Starscream Statue! This gorgeous piece is rather high priced at $399.00 but is worth admiring as a piece of art just the same. The statue is limited to just 200 pieces. Enjoy the review and let us know your thoughts in the forum.

Earthdate: 11/06/2019
This will be the second-most expensive purchase I have done for my collection outside of furniture – and once again I have no regrets. It is truly a beautiful figure.
Price point: $399 (USD)
Retailer: Big Bad Toy Store (BBTS)
Statue Edition: 053 of 200
Shipping weight: 7.68 kilograms
Shipping size: 58cm x 48.5cm x 35.5cm
Shipping cost: Approximately $200+ & $80Customs
Shipping duration: 5 Days (Sent on the 7th arrived on the 11th)
Shipping method: FedEx
Shipping
This was not as large as my first IM Arts statue, in fact the delivery man was able to carry it. I was able to carry it. Although it was still bulky. It took a little longer to ship than the first statue. Not a big deal. What was most important to me was that it arrived on the days I had off, which it did. So it arrived on a Tuesday.
It arrived at 12pm on the dot, which allowed me to make arrangements to stream it at 3pm later that afternoon – I hope to get those streams up on youtube in the near future. There was a customs fee with this shipment, but I am okay with that and it was expected.
BBTS: A++
FedEx A++

Packaging
Once opened we got to the original packaging, which, again was well protected with plastic corner braces – so any unexpected bumps would not dent up the corners and damage the beautiful box inside.
The statue came in a single box this time, unlike the last figure that had THREE boxes. This box was black and white and very glossy. It, like the previous one, had a tech spec – although this one was not as good as it was in black and white – which kinda neutralised the functionality of it.
Packaging: A++


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Statue Set Up

Some assembly required...
Unlike the last time, this fellow did not come with an instruction book. This was not too bad, as it was a lot simpler to put together, although the right leg is kind of scary.
Much like my first statue this one had powerful rare earth magnets to connect each joint. It came with a base two legs, two arms, two wings, two fists, two tail stabilisers, two weapons and obviously, a head and body.
Each part was carefully packed in thick closed cell foam which had a black velveteen fabric and each part was wrapped in a type of tissue paper. I partly imagined myself playing operation trying to fish some of the parts out of their little compartments.
This figure was a breeze to put together. Seems to have a very sturdy base and its very secure. The right leg is kinda bent upward and was a little worrisome as I hope that whatever is holding the magnets in does not give way.
It did not take too long to put the statue together. The question was, where exactly do I place it? Its not nearly as large as the original one, peaking at a maximum height of 22 inches.
I did try to remedy my lack of space by getting full glass doors for my Ikea Billy bookcases - a story of woe for another day. I will document the upgrade next week likely – because it's complicated. I had also set up my second Ikea Detolf cabinet just in case I needed to use that.
Ultimately It went into the Billy display, although I had to remove the glass shelf – this will go into the other one next week.
Once I had it lovingly displayed I realised I had not checked out what its LE Number was, so I had to take it out and carefully remove it from its base to check it out. Unlike my previous statue, I have no easy way to view its edition status, unless I changed the bottom shelf to glass – that is still a possibility as I plan to move the statue to the middle cabinet.
The paint on this statue is something to behold, a rich delicious cherry red, and beautiful blue. Its details are identical to the coronation statue, so this is easily the same being, just prior to him taking his crown.
All in all, he is a beautiful figure, and a lovely piece to add to any Starscream collection.
Statue: A++
Ease of Set up: A++
Helpful Spouse: A++
I think very highly of this figure and rate it an A++
Unlike my previous statue, I had zero problems.


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