As the news from Botcon settles and the IDW/Hasbro partnership hits its stride – out from Takara we get their first, and as it seems, exclusive IDW based figure: Ratbat!
Er…Senator Ratbat I should say. As a repaint and remolding of Generations Scourge, the head-sculpt makes him stand out as an amazing rendition of his appearance in IDW’s Megatron: Origins.
The Scourge mold is impressive to begin with but making it into metallic purple Ratbat was a stroke if genius!
The purple used is quite close to the G1 Cassette as well –
And he works very well with FOC Soundwave, seems they scale similar to the comic –
Ratbat has some amazing detailing as well, the thrusters are most impressive!
And I really like how the wings can form his “cape”!
Hasbro’s FOC Ratbat data disc is hilariously pink next to him though..so I may need to find the Takara version-
He looks very nice in alt-mode as well! The stealth bomber is quite fitting –
There is a “fan-mode” as well but I don’t care for it. Instead here’s a bunch of ratbats in alt mode!
Finally, not that this has any bearing on the actual story (in case you haven't read it) but there's this:
So yeah…but this guy. He’s awesome!
The video review is up too!