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Deluxe Class Rescue Ratchet - Movie - Figure

Deluxe class Rescue Ratchet

For every G1 figure that's been presented in the Bayverse movies, fans always clamor for a G1 repaint. Well, fans win again as even the Deluxe class Ratchet gets a G1 makeover.

Bio

Autobot Ratchet has years of fighting experience, but there are dozens of ways to improvise in a battle that would never occur to him. Luckily, he's teamed up with Highbrow, who can suggest twenty ways to use a laser scalpel to cripple a Decepticon - even one as powerful as The Fallen.


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Alt Mode

The only difference with this figure is the paintjob, which is now white. Red stripes adorn the sides, with RESCUE scripted on the quarterpanels. All the reinforcement bars are now unpainted PVC gray.

It's the subtle detail differences that make this figure stand out. Details like the painted light bar that doubles as the hinging. The blue translucent strobes in the grille now also stand out due to the lighter color. In the end, it's really debatable as to which coloration is better in alt mode.

Alt Mode Specs

Length: 4.75in/120.7mm
Wheelbase:2.88in/73.2mm
Width:2.25in/57.2mm
Height:2.25in/57.1mm (3.13in/79.5mm including gun)
Scale Ratio:40:1
Wheels: 4, rotating.
Detailed cockpit:N/A

Transformation

Identical to the first issue Ratchet. Just remember to take your time with the rear panels. They're not as weak as the first, but they're still weak.

Robot Mode

The real difference is in the robot mode. The limbs are a mixture of red and dark gray, which makes the whole figure come alive. Also, the head sculpt has more paint, which does wonders for it's design (which is unchanged).

No other changes are present. The arm mounted gun is still hair-trigger, although this figure seemed to keep the weapon in place a bit better. If you're an absolute G1 purist and just have to have a white Ratchet, it's a very nice repaint. If you're happy (or at least content) with the first issue, save your money as it's not worth a 2nd go.

Articulation

Feet:Ball joint w/pin hinge, unlimited rotation and 180 degree bend
Knees:Pin hinge, 90 degree bend. Pinned above knee for unlimited lower leg rotation
Hips: Ball joint, 75 degree bend and 75 degree spread
Waist:Stationary
Shoulders:Ball joint, unlimited rotation and 90 degree spread. Pinned below shoulder for unlimited arm rotation
Elbows:Pin hinge, 135 degree bend
Hands:Pinned for 90 degree inner bend
Head:Stationary (technical)

The joints are there, but not the range. It's not so much the kibble, but the bulk of the hips that limit motion.

Robot Mode Specs

Height:5.75in/146.1mm
Width:4in/101.6mm
Depth:2.75in/69.9mm
Supplied accessories:(1) cannon w/ launchable missile

Verdict

Alt Mode: Limbs still has the "fetal position" look in alt mode
Robot Mode:Nicer paint apps,but original disappointments with the figure are still there.
Overall:Definitely for the G1 folks.

Class:Deluxe

MSRP:$13

ReviewerBlitzwing  
DateOctober 26th 2010  
Score 6 stars (6 out of 10)  
Reads8569
LinkRescue Ratchet via Movie Database  


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deceptikhan
2010-11-06
5:26 pm

Cool figure. Im buying it. It reminds me how much cooler the movie would be if it stayed truer to its herritage then spaying waaaay off course in most cases. well according to this review, his head is "stationary", but i own the figure (i only got to open & transform it once and back... read more 
Lord_Onslaught
2010-10-28
9:00 pm

I wasn't impressed with the Voyager Resuce Ratchet from the first movie, but this one will be added to my movieverse shelves. 
KFGatri
2010-10-28
1:33 pm

I'm tempted to make this my classics Ratchet. Maybe even pick up the Universe Ratchet to replace the head and really make this guy look like G1. 
Hip-Hoptimus Rime
2010-10-27
5:07 pm

I'd like to write to Hasbro, telling them that I will only buy Dlx Rescue Ratchet if a similarly G1-colored red Dlx Ironhide is offered as well. I have the first Dlx Ratchet, and it's a good mold, altho I had to shorten his legs because he was so gangly and too tall to play with Ironhide an... read more 
Damnit Dog
2010-10-27
3:52 pm

Got this guy a few days ago along with axor and damn what a paint job can do. Much improved over the first release 
Jason X
2010-10-27
2:47 am

I haven't picked up a Ratchet the first Voyager one came out for the '07 movie but I'll be getting this one. He looks really good. Now if they would just give us a G1 repaint for Ironhide.... 
MikePrime
2010-10-27
1:58 am

I'll buy Rescue Ratchet when I find one. The monotone color scheme of the movie colors Rescue Ratchet really put me off of the toy. G1 colors aside, this one just looks so much better than the first one. 
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