February 26, 2009

Ratchet (02-26-09)

Filed under: TF365 — Tags: — fairplaythings @ 12:26 am

Transformer of the Day for February 26, 2009


-Faction: Autobot
-Era: Generation One (1984-1992)
-Function: Medic
-Motto: “You Break It, I’ll Remake It”

-Notable Toy: Japanese Mail-In Edition (Takara, 1986)

Notes: You’d scarcely recognize the cartoon Ratchet next to his toy. Despite this, there is just something to the old diaclone repaint. Certainly it shines through in Botcon’s impressive reproduction. And the doc strangely looks better in his Japanese mail-away box, particularly if you grabbed a proper head for him.

(For more information on Ratchet, check out the Generation One Transformer Bible.)

(Apologies and thanks to the toyarchives.com for the toy images.)

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