WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review.

WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review.

Friday, October 22nd, 2021 9:28pm CDT

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Greetings Seibertronians!

Today is October 22, 2021. The Day WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage is finally officially released! It's now up for order at Hasbro Pulse or available to buy in store at Gamestop (formerly E.B Games) in Canada.

The price at 53$US seems expensive for many, but this set is limited and include a reissue of G1 Ravage. Agent Ravage is a severe retool of Kingdom deluxe Cheetor with so many new parts, he might as well be a new mold.

On with the review!

The packaging is pretty unique. It have a nice window display on the front and artwork on the back referring to the original Beast Wars show.

Transformers News: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review.

Transformers News: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review.

The instructions are in full colors and are very clear.

Transformers News: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review.

À la Studio Series, the cardboard insert of the box can serve as a backdrop of Ravage's spaceship interior. It even have a space to insert G1 Ravage in cassette mode into the main computer!

Transformers News: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review.

Out of the box, this is what you get:
-Agent Ravage
-G1 Ravage
-2 Guns (left and right) for Agent Ravage
-2 Guns (left and right) for G1 Ravage

Transformers News: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review.

Agent Ravage is absolutely fantastic. The painting details are minimal, but they are placed perfectly in the right spots. The rest are a nice choice of plastic colors with excellent texturing.

Transformers News: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review.

This ravage is a bit back heavy and he have small feet. This limit some poses.

Transformers News: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review.

The panther legs just hang there on the back, but it's not too bad.

Transformers News: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review.

That head sculpt is magnificent.

Transformers News: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review.

The mouth can open and it's painted in great details!

Transformers News: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review.

Ravage is not so limited when posing if you cheat using his tail. Plus he wield his guns proudly.

Transformers News: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review.

Transformers News: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review.

I managed to balance him on one foot without any problem.

Transformers News: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review.

He can store his guns on his hips. That's a weapon storage that makes sense and is appreciated.

Transformers News: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review.

Ravage can even wield his G1 guns!

Transformers News: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review.

Obligatory comparison with Kingdom Cheetor. Ravage is much more massive than Cheetor.

Transformers News: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review.

G1 Ravage don't have any stickers compared to the original. Rather he have printed paint aps.

Transformers News: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review.

Transformers News: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review.

He still have his diecast legs like the original and he balance surprisingly well.

Transformers News: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review.

He's a slim boy.

Transformers News: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review.

Of course, he's only truly complete with his chromed guns.

Transformers News: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review.

Transformers News: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review.

Both Agent and G1 looks fantastic together!

Transformers News: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review.

Transformation is easy and intuitive. I only looked up the instructions to make sure I wasn't bending things the wrong way. This result in a very intimidating beast!

Transformers News: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review.

Contrary to Cheetor, the head can move, making the beast way more expressive.

Transformers News: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review.

I love how the robot arms complete the beast's back.

Transformers News: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review.

He can wield his guns, G1 style, but only as "rocket boosters".

Transformers News: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review.

Transformers News: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review.

Putting the guns forward only makes him looks about to shoot his front legs off. Plus this doesen't look good.

Transformers News: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review.

Comparison with Cheetor in beast mode. Once again, Ravage is bigger.

Transformers News: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review.

Transformers News: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review.

Evolution!

Transformers News: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review.

The cardboard backdrop have a bit of trouble standing on it's own. It must lean against something like another box, or the wall.

Transformers News: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review.

This makes for a epic and iconic display!

Transformers News: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review.

EDIT:
Seems that the front legs of the panther mode were purposely missasembled by Hasbro for some reasons. The biceps of the front legs face the wrong way and the legs bend the wrong way. However, this is a very easy fix. The front legs of the beast are only on ball joints that can easily be popped off and on. So swapping the legs can be done instantly without any breakage risks. Now the beast mode look right once the front legs are swapped.

Transformers News: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review.




Agent Ravage feel right at home in the WFC Kingdom Beasts display.

Transformers News: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review.

Final verdict: There's no denying that this boxset is expensive. But honestly, it's well worth the money. Everything feel nice in hand plus it's the only way appart the ultra rare Takara original to have the character from the iconic Beast Wars show.

Get Agent Ravage now while you still can!

Credit(s): -Kanrabat-


This article was last modified on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 9:42pm CDT

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Re: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review. (2119291)
Posted by Spider5800 on October 22nd, 2021 @ 10:13pm CDT
He looks great. Which actually kind of sucks, because I'm never going to get him at $53. It's still a deluxe selling at more than leader price. Voyager price for the new tooling, sure, I could see that, but another $20+ because of a repack of G1 Ravage is just absurd.
Re: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review. (2119293)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 22nd, 2021 @ 10:19pm CDT
Spider5800 wrote:He looks great. Which actually kind of sucks, because I'm never going to get him at $53.


You got that right, buddy! Instead, you'll get him at 100$+ on eBay once it sell out. :lol:
Re: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review. (2119294)
Posted by Spider5800 on October 22nd, 2021 @ 10:23pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Spider5800 wrote:He looks great. Which actually kind of sucks, because I'm never going to get him at $53.


You got that right, buddy! Instead, you'll get him at 100$+ on eBay once it sell out. :lol:


I'm not helping scalpers on eBay either. If he sells out without ever going on sale, I'm just not getting him.

Again, sucks.
Re: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review. (2119350)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on October 23rd, 2021 @ 12:03pm CDT
Spider5800 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Spider5800 wrote:He looks great. Which actually kind of sucks, because I'm never going to get him at $53.


You got that right, buddy! Instead, you'll get him at 100$+ on eBay once it sell out. :lol:


I'm not helping scalpers on eBay either. If he sells out without ever going on sale, I'm just not getting him.

Again, sucks.


You're also paying for the really nice photo transformation instructions. which are honestly superior to the line art garbage they usually produce. Still not worth the extra 20 though. You'd think the box would have some cool gimmick too to justify that prince, but it doesn't.
Re: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review. (2119362)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on October 23rd, 2021 @ 3:03pm CDT
Remember, you aren't just paying for the deluxe size Ravage (which we'll put at the $30 voyager price as it is an exclusive mold and not the sort they can recolor to recoup on price), you're also getting an exclusive G1 Ravage that has a completely different deco (tape on both sides for the first time), so another $10. Exclusive packaging and instructions, another $3-5... should be around $45.

But as we know, prices of all junk are going up with the stupid pandemic crap, so the jump from $45 to $52 sounds about in line with the thinking.

Would I like him cheaper? Heck yeah. But it's a figure I've always wanted, and because it exists I don't have to buy Shadow Panther and pretend its him lol
Re: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review. (2119365)
Posted by primalxconvoy on October 23rd, 2021 @ 3:29pm CDT
It seems your version still has the misassembled front legs.

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Re: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review. (2119372)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 23rd, 2021 @ 4:10pm CDT
primalxconvoy wrote:It seems your version still has the misassembled front legs.

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How are they "missasembled" ? Those parts are supposed to be switched around? :-?
In that case, I do hope it's not pinned.
Re: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review. (2119373)
Posted by primalxconvoy on October 23rd, 2021 @ 4:12pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
primalxconvoy wrote:It seems your version still has the misassembled front legs.

Screenshot_20211024-052500.jpg


How are they "missasembled" ? Those parts are supposed to be switched around? :-?


Are they? How so? I've seen no evidence of that and also there are tutorials/videos of fans "fixing" the legs, I believe?
Re: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review. (2119378)
Posted by Spider5800 on October 23rd, 2021 @ 4:58pm CDT
The official images on Pulse show the legs reversed the same way, so looks like it's intentional for whatever reason.

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Not sure what the reasoning is there though, they are correct on Cheetor. That's basically the cat's bicep, it should be big in the front.

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Probably simple enough to just pop the legs off and swap em if you wanted to.
Re: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review. (2119379)
Posted by primalxconvoy on October 23rd, 2021 @ 5:14pm CDT
Spider5800 wrote:The official images on Pulse show the legs reversed the same way, so looks like it's intentional for whatever reason.

Image

Not sure what the reasoning is there though, they are correct on Cheetor. That's basically the cat's bicep, it should be big in the front.

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Probably simple enough to just pop the legs off and swap em if you wanted to.


Hasbro's official photos have a rep for being mistranformed and/or showing toys with QC issues though, right?
Re: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review. (2119380)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on October 23rd, 2021 @ 6:24pm CDT
primalxconvoy wrote:Hasbro's official photos have a rep for being mistranformed and/or showing toys with QC issues though, right?


Mistransformed? All the time. QC issues like misassembly? Maybe, but the 3D renders and the instructions almost always show the correct/intended assembly. I say almost because of TR Gatorface :lol:
Re: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review. (2119403)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 23rd, 2021 @ 9:18pm CDT
Spider5800 wrote:The official images on Pulse show the legs reversed the same way, so looks like it's intentional for whatever reason.

Image

Not sure what the reasoning is there though, they are correct on Cheetor. That's basically the cat's bicep, it should be big in the front.

Image
Image

Probably simple enough to just pop the legs off and swap em if you wanted to.



That was indeed an easy fix. It's only ball joints at the shoulders so the legs were easily swapped. Now not only are the biceps facing the right way, the legs bend the right way too.

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Re: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review. (2119404)
Posted by primalxconvoy on October 23rd, 2021 @ 9:23pm CDT
Praise be to Primus!
Re: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review. (2119405)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 23rd, 2021 @ 9:27pm CDT
primalxconvoy wrote:Praise be to Primus!


Yeah, thank God for no pin festival like some older figures are built.

I was wondering why Ravage's front legs were bending the wrong way. But the thing that is most intriguing is that the misplaced front legs were done this way on purpose. Maybe to furthermore differentiate it from Cheetor, logic be damned?
Re: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review. (2119407)
Posted by primalxconvoy on October 23rd, 2021 @ 9:35pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
primalxconvoy wrote:Praise be to Primus!


Yeah, thank God for no pin festival like some older figures are built.

I was wondering why Ravage's front legs were bending the wrong way. But the thing that is most intriguing is that the misplaced front legs were done this way on purpose. Maybe to furthermore differentiate it from Cheetor, logic be damned?


How do we know it was on purpose, though? Recently, Galvatron's shoulders were a mess.
Re: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review. (2119409)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 23rd, 2021 @ 9:46pm CDT
primalxconvoy wrote:How do we know it was on purpose, though? Recently, Galvatron's shoulders were a mess.


Hasbro's ways are impenetrable. :PRAY:

By the way, I edited my OG post and the news article to include the fix.
Re: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review. (2119432)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on October 24th, 2021 @ 12:25pm CDT
primalxconvoy wrote:How do we know it was on purpose, though? Recently, Galvatron's shoulders were a mess.


... which Hasbro fixed on later shipments, so that was an acknowledged mistake. Ravage though... did the instructions have them reversed as well?
Re: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review. (2119434)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 24th, 2021 @ 12:34pm CDT
Jelze Bunnycat wrote:
primalxconvoy wrote:How do we know it was on purpose, though? Recently, Galvatron's shoulders were a mess.


... which Hasbro fixed on later shipments, so that was an acknowledged mistake. Ravage though... did the instructions have them reversed as well?


Looks like it's a factory mishaps, not an intentional design choice.
The instructions confirm it.

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At least it's an easy fix contrary to Galvatron's shoulders.
Re: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review. (2119440)
Posted by primalxconvoy on October 24th, 2021 @ 1:33pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Jelze Bunnycat wrote:
primalxconvoy wrote:How do we know it was on purpose, though? Recently, Galvatron's shoulders were a mess.


... which Hasbro fixed on later shipments, so that was an acknowledged mistake. Ravage though... did the instructions have them reversed as well?


Looks like it's a factory mishaps, not an intentional design choice.
The instructions confirm it.

IMG_20211024_133037.jpg


At least it's an easy fix contrary to Galvatron's shoulders.

And all is well!
Re: WFC Trilogy Agent Ravage pictorial review. (2119533)
Posted by God Sunstreaker on October 25th, 2021 @ 4:37pm CDT
Thanks for the review.

I have this guy sitting next to my favorite TF's so he's sitting in his box next to Unicron.

I'm glad people have an opportunity to finally get Beast Wars Ravage.

I'm still surprised with all the love this toy gets. And I'm wondering if it's just because it's the cool new thing or if they don't have X-9 Jaguar to compare it to.

I've watched Agenda part 1-3 like 2 trillion times over the years and I still remember watching the first airing.

Let's just say Ravage is in my top 5 characters/toys from my child hood. He's like the Empire Strikes back of toys for me.

As wonderful as this attempt the execution perplexes me. Ravage's inclusion in Beast Wars and Agenda was just amazing. And this set is meant to be something special based on the fact it's a special Hascon Release. I'm just wondering at the design choices, especially compared to X-9.

For those of you who don't know X-9 Jaguar was the Japanese only release of Beast Wars Ravage and it came about about 20 years go. X-9 had a weird miscoloring, instead of Silver (or grey), tan was used. And X-9 used Transmetal Cheetor as a base, just like the animation model of Ravage. Thus, below the waist of X-9 was perfect. The upper body they made some interesting design choices and it was a modified TM Cheetor, but it was nice enough. Also it had Cheetor's flight mode which was hilariously fun. When I found out that X-9 existed I immediately went on to ebay, spent too much and it's been in my collection carrying Megatron in gun mode every since.

Anyway, what perplexes me is the design choice to use Kingdom Cheetor as a base. I think most rational people would understand that it's impossible to make a show accurate transformable toy of BW Ravage. There's no way it's going to turn into a tape. So that being said: why would they use Kingdom Cheetor, was Transmetal Cheetor's mold lost?

I've seen the recent Third Part offering of Ravage and it looks amazing. They went all out to make the Robot form perfect and then they made a super simple transformation into a panther. That third party offering is $60 last I checked, only $10 more than this one. I'm just wondering why Hasbro didn't go this route. Was it really that much simpler to take Kingdom Cheetor as a base?

So again I ask, why make so many compromises with this figure with the legs and lower body when the cat mode looks like a starving leopard at best and the robot mode has legs dangling off his back. And when the X-9 toy was perfect below the waist.

Anyway, I'm glad I have this Ravage and it's exceptionally cool that it comes with a G1 reissue. I'd just hard for me to consider this a definitive version. It seems like they were going for definitive. Now if you don't take it out of the box, it does look definitive.

Maybe I'll make a cape for my Ravage to hide his back nonsense.

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