When the Beast Hunters line was announced I, like a lot of the fandom was not exactly thrilled with the new offers…ok actually I thought we were getting cheated out of cash for cheap remolds…but still, I have to say I was pleased with the new molds. I told myself though that none of the re-hashes would be bought…and then I saw this guy…and for some reason picked him up…so am I feeling regret?
Well the Doctor is in…and well…he is out of Patience it seems…ok that was bad…but still this guy is an angry, angry robot…In his beast hunters incarnation Ratchet has gone past feral to just a bot of prey…and it works! The spikes, the more drab colors…and the asymmetrical face brings out a terrorizing guy…I really liked the first Ratchet. I reviewed him on my pretty much unseen youtube review. This guy is still him, but devolved lol.
Vehicle mode is the last ambulance you will ever ride in. I love the jet engine on the back, though a bit of grey paint may be used to highlight it…the spikes on the front and back make it look like something from Mad Max. The weapon mounts on the roof and the sides pretty well, plus you could add other weapons to deck it out. The panels are a bit of a pain to line up just right, but still is a cool truck.
For his weapon we have this badass drill that can peg into his arm or on his back when not used. It has a spinning gimmick that almost works all the time lol, but a nice effect…
Even cooler though is the drill opens up to this vulcan cannon! Oh hell yes, Ratchet has some hardware indeed! This coupled with the spinning makes it look like his ready to mow down some drones!
Just a lone warrior on the battle field…and he was all that remained from that great battle…So wait, we have a feral warrior with a spinning weapon that opens up…where have I seen that before?
Nah…though with a bit of panel lining, I think his face would look a lot like the animation model for Dinobot…
BH Ratchet is another that caught me by surprise. He retains all the charm of the original, but now with added ferocity. Great weapon, even better with other’s weapons…this guy does stand out. If you passed on the original, or just want a warrior for your plastic ranks I can recommend him!