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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The joints are there, but not the range. It's not so much the kibble, but the bulk of the hips that limit motion.
|Date||October 26th 2010|
|Score||(6 out of 10)|
|Link||Rescue Ratchet via Movie Database|