Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Ratchet Review With New Images

Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Ratchet Review With New Images

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 4:23pm CDT

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We have a few additional new views of Transformers Siege Ratchet. It could be the lighting but it does appear as though the boom arm at his back is cast in a different shade of white which hasn't been clearly seen before. We also get a nice side by side with his G1 counterpart in both robot and vehicle modes.

These assorted in-hand Ratchet images come from Twitter user singgg4. Also ExVee over at Tformers rounded up images from several Facebook users such as Victor Wong, Marco Sze, and David Ng through HK-TF.

Enjoy the Ratchetfest and share your thoughts in the forums. And as always stay tuned to Seibertron for the ultimate in Transformers news!

Images from Singgg4 on Twitter:
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Transformers News: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Ratchet Review With New Images
Transformers News: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Ratchet Review With New Images
Transformers News: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Ratchet Review With New Images
Transformers News: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Ratchet Review With New Images

And images from Tformers:
Transformers News: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Ratchet Review With New Images
Transformers News: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Ratchet Review With New Images
Transformers News: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Ratchet Review With New Images
Transformers News: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Ratchet Review With New Images
Transformers News: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Ratchet Review With New Images
Transformers News: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Ratchet Review With New Images
Transformers News: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Ratchet Review With New Images
Transformers News: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Ratchet Review With New Images
Transformers News: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Ratchet Review With New Images
Transformers News: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Ratchet Review With New Images
Transformers News: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Ratchet Review With New Images
Transformers News: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Ratchet Review With New Images

Credit(s): Tformers/Singgg4 at Twitter


This article was last modified on Friday, August 2nd, 2019 7:30am CDT

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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Ratchet Review With New Images (2032672)
Posted by Flashwave on July 31st, 2019 @ 4:25pm CDT
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:WJ, I wouldn't call that a "stark white" on SIEGE Firebolt so much as a very pale gray. Stark white would be Jetfire and Red Alert's color. It's a paler gray than the original toy, but it's still very much a gray. Speaking of color matching, you might call SIEGE Blowpipe's blue "an off shade" but it's a hell of a lot closer to the original toy than the Legends version's blue is. As for that "Fracas"... He's a lousy Fracas, but he's a great Premium Firedrive :-D

Regarding the arms... as AcademyofDRX pointed out, the arms are a different color because they're actually separate pieces from the torso (unlike the original toys). That and Hasbro decided to put all the separate pieces on one sprue (rather than the arms and torso sharing a sprue); this may have been influenced by cartoon!Firebolt having gray arms, or maybe they just wanted the arms to be visibly separate pieces.

As for Takara's Legends Targetmasters turning out much more accurate, IMO that's only half true. They may all have unique parts and more accurate color layouts, but Aimless' details are wonky and they all transform wrong.


I would, in fact I would more accurately call it a "Pastel Easter White". All of the early Battle masters fall into that description. Which mwould be okay if it were consistant, but almost all of the Siege Figures and many of the older figures use darker, matte-ed hues. Neutral greys over bright white.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Ratchet Review With New Images (2032673)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on July 31st, 2019 @ 4:50pm CDT
That Ratchet is a really good figure, I just wish it had a comic accurate head. Otherwise it's a must have. I just hope Walgreens around here won't drop the ball with him like they did with Wreck-Gar.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Ratchet Review With New Images (2032674)
Posted by Stargrave on July 31st, 2019 @ 5:00pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:That Ratchet is a really good figure, I just wish it had a comic accurate head. Otherwise it's a must have. I just hope Walgreens around here won't drop the ball with him like they did with Wreck-Gar.


Are you going to maybe paint the crest red? I’m debating it I just don’t want to mismatch my reds.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Ratchet Review With New Images (2032675)
Posted by Emerje on July 31st, 2019 @ 5:03pm CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:I agree with you that "Caliburst" is completely wrong. He is not really Caliburst at all, he is G2 Blowpipe. I can only assume he was spawned by some fool operating under the delusion that it was a good idea to use "The TrainwreckRebirth" as a reference.

As you said, Caliburst is just a mess, even if you squint and try to make it a darker colors "The Rebirth" version of the character.

They at least at some point intended Caliburst to have his normal colors if you go by the package art.

Image

It's hard to tell in the lighting of the photo, but the art is definitely blue and not purple in person.

Emerje
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Ratchet Review With New Images (2032676)
Posted by Skritz on July 31st, 2019 @ 5:28pm CDT
The good thing with the Battlemaster is, if you're collecting them to assign to their respective characters who came out in Titans Return then odds are you will have both Aimless and Blowpipe. Since they are simple ball joints you can swap their legs around and get a much more accurate look right away.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Ratchet Review With New Images (2032677)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on July 31st, 2019 @ 5:33pm CDT
Emerje wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:I agree with you that "Caliburst" is completely wrong. He is not really Caliburst at all, he is G2 Blowpipe. I can only assume he was spawned by some fool operating under the delusion that it was a good idea to use "The TrainwreckRebirth" as a reference.

As you said, Caliburst is just a mess, even if you squint and try to make it a darker colors "The Rebirth" version of the character.

They at least at some point intended Caliburst to have his normal colors if you go by the package art.

Image

It's hard to tell in the lighting of the photo, but the art is definitely blue and not purple in person.

Emerje


You sure that's not a darker Blowpipe in that art? :-P
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Ratchet Review With New Images (2032680)
Posted by Skritz on July 31st, 2019 @ 5:57pm CDT
I think with Caliburst they worried it would be too close to the other two. From a toy-selling standpoint this make perfect sense as in G1 the Targetmaster came with the partner as a bonus accessory. Here they need to sell these little guy alone and them being too samey doesn't help sales.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Ratchet Review With New Images (2032681)
Posted by Emerje on July 31st, 2019 @ 6:11pm CDT
Skritz wrote:I think with Caliburst they worried it would be too close to the other two. From a toy-selling standpoint this make perfect sense as in G1 the Targetmaster came with the partner as a bonus accessory. Here they need to sell these little guy alone and them being too samey doesn't help sales.

In that case they should have released Shrute at retail and Caliburst in correct colors with Skywarp. Then Skywarp would have come with a black gun and a blue gun, it would have worked out just as well.

Emerje
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Ratchet Review With New Images (2032682)
Posted by Stargrave on July 31st, 2019 @ 6:14pm CDT
Why couldn’t they have named him anything other than Blowpipe...except for Suckpipe, that would definitely be worse.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Ratchet Review With New Images (2032687)
Posted by Emerje on July 31st, 2019 @ 7:08pm CDT
Stargrave wrote:Why couldn’t they have named him anything other than Blowpipe...except for Suckpipe, that would definitely be worse.

What's wrong with Blowpipe? It's just another name for a blow gun or dart gun.

Emerje
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Ratchet Review With New Images (2032688)
Posted by Microbot on July 31st, 2019 @ 7:14pm CDT
That Ratchet is a really good figure, I just wish it had a comic accurate head. Otherwise, it's a must-have! It's a shame in Italy will be really hard to get it! Really a shame! :evil: :evil: :evil:
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Ratchet Review With New Images (2032689)
Posted by Stargrave on July 31st, 2019 @ 7:18pm CDT
Blowgun or Dartgun would be way better than Blowpipe. I mean, well, he’s a gun. None of other TM’s fire stones or insults, just this guy blowin’ hot air.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Ratchet Review With New Images (2032690)
Posted by william-james88 on July 31st, 2019 @ 7:25pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:
william-james88 wrote:I dont get it. So right now, your targets stock new toys, but you would rather they be gone and instead get back the TRU you lost? Everyone on these boards kept saying TRU didnt stock toys well and were always more expensive, why would you want that instead?


No I dont want back the TRU I lost, I want the one from 20 years ago that looked good. The one YOU have NOW, ya know, with Siege Jetfires as far as the eyes can see, and all that ;)


There are only a few jetfires and nobody cares since all those who wanted him bought him from tru.ca when he was up 2 weeks prior. The TRU you liked is long gone, from both the US and Canada. Aside from big releases like Jetfire, Canada's TRU is constantly 4-6 months behind. It still didnt stock studio series Jetfire for instance and only now are we seeing Siege Ironhide. I am sure fans would much rather have a store that stocked toys they wanted sooner rather than have a nice store with a bunch of old merchandise, which is the case with Canada's TRU at the moment. Walmart and Amazon have been getting a lot of my business this year even though I can get to 3 TRUs quite easily.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Ratchet Review With New Images (2032691)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 31st, 2019 @ 7:33pm CDT
Yeah. If my local TrU bother having anything, it's always FIRST WAVES of thing. Plus they STILL have a tons of TLK Hounds to liquidate.
And finally, my local Walmart is Tumbleweed City. This is frustrating.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Ratchet Review With New Images (2032692)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on July 31st, 2019 @ 7:45pm CDT
The only thing I miss about TRU was being able to buy the titans in store, with a 15% discount on certain days for using their credit card, and usually getting a $10-$15 bonus reward for the purchase. I've always been too impatient to wait for a Black Friday sale, so that was the next best thing.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Ratchet Review With New Images (2032693)
Posted by Skritz on July 31st, 2019 @ 7:48pm CDT
Emerje wrote:
Skritz wrote:I think with Caliburst they worried it would be too close to the other two. From a toy-selling standpoint this make perfect sense as in G1 the Targetmaster came with the partner as a bonus accessory. Here they need to sell these little guy alone and them being too samey doesn't help sales.

In that case they should have released Shrute at retail and Caliburst in correct colors with Skywarp. Then Skywarp would have come with a black gun and a blue gun, it would have worked out just as well.

Emerje


That's....huh, crap you're right. >:oP
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Ratchet Review With New Images (2032696)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on July 31st, 2019 @ 8:04pm CDT
Ratchet is totally going to donate his Wrench to Nautica. He looks really good too!

Stargrave wrote:I love this Longarm fanmode. I haven't tried this loadout with my Shockwave yet but of course now I've got to try it out:
Image
Image

This is awesome. Animated Longarm in Siege!
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Ratchet Review With New Images (2032715)
Posted by william-james88 on July 31st, 2019 @ 10:10pm CDT
That Siege Longarm looks like he is a black and white photo
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Ratchet Review With New Images (2032724)
Posted by Latebrus-K on July 31st, 2019 @ 11:01pm CDT
I love this idea! Reminds me of the "brute modes" from Energon

EDIT: That Ratchet review was touching. Reminds me of the somewhat deeper reasons - the nostalgia, the great works of fiction, etc - that I and presumably others pursue the hobby.

still think he needs red thighs though
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Ratchet Review With New Images (2032729)
Posted by Stargrave on August 1st, 2019 @ 12:02am CDT
Finally scored two more Refraktors at my WalMart tonight. It’s just a silly little kids purple camera, I mean it’s a lavender freaking camera, but man...feels like I’m watching the first episode of Transformers again. I’ve wanted this toy for 35 years. I had the original complete but it’s been lost to time and I never put down for one of the 3rd party ones. I freaking love Siege.

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