April 22, 2009

Ratbat (04-22-09)

Filed under: TF365 — Tags: — fairplaythings @ 12:22 am

Transformer of the Day for April 22, 2009


-Faction: Decepticon
Generation One (1984-1992)
-Function: Fuel Scout
-Motto: “The Road is My Dinner Plate”

-Notable Toy: Universe Two Pack (Hasbro, 2008)

Notes: Ratbat is an enigma. Why did Hasbro release a brand new toy with a pre-existing toy like Frenzy (inadvertantly given the latter the honour of being the longest produced Generation One toy?) Although the animal tapes could seemingly talk (see Ramhorn in the cartoon and Ravage in the comics), why was Ratbat the only one one who consistently did so? And how do you explain a character portrayed as such a force who is reduced to the form of a tape and a giant bat? So while I may not like the Cybertron Sideways mould, it works so well for War Within Ratbat, and allows us to better imagine him as the presence he clearly is.)

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  1. [...] Although a smart Ratbat, a la the Marvel Comics depiction of the great Generation One villain, would have been grand, it [...]

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