|"Hold Still. This won’t hurt a bit."|
Autobot Ratchet was, at one time, one of the most promising medical minds on Cybertron. After his experiences with Lockdown, though, all he wanted to do was disappear. An assignment to a deep space repair crew was just what he was looking for. He never wanted to be in the middle of a new war against Megatron, but if that's where fate puts him, he'll do his best to keep his comrades safe and sound.
* Huge array of surgical and mechanical tools.
Ratchet Toy Information
|Release Date||June 2008 (2008)|
|Wave||Animated Deluxe Wave 2|
|Filed Under||Animated Autobots|
Ratchet Parts Information
|Additional Part Info |
Comes with four different black tools that can attach to his arms, or to his back for storage in robot mode.
Ratchet Additional Info
Bio as posted on the Hasbro Transformers Animated website
He is short-tempered, grizzled, and seemingly older than the ALLSPARK itself. RATCHET is the team’s medic and drill sergeant, and acts as OPTIMUS PRIME'S second in command. He is an expert healer but a little rough around the edges. Spend some time with RATCHET and you will instantly understand that he has seen it all.
ROBOT MODE POWER: "Magnets"
RATCHET'S primary power is his magnetic abilities. Two magnetic prongs that extend from his arms, they attract and repel any metallic matter or create a strong force field. RATCHET can manipulate, control, destroy, rip apart, or re-assemble anything metal with his powers. RATCHET also serves as the team’s gadget guy.
Official Cartoon Network Press Release Bio
Short-tempered, grizzled and seemingly older than the ALLSPARK itself, RATCHET is the team’s medic and OPTIMUS PRIME’s occasional drill sergeant/second-in-command. He’s an expert healer, but his bedside manner leaves a lot to be desired. Spend two minutes with RATCHET and you instantly get the sense that this bot’s seen it all. RATCHET largely keeps his past to himself, dishing out tantalizing tidbits when he feels the “kids” can handle, or NEED to handle, some of the truth.
Robot Mode Power: RATCHET has magnetic powers. He can attract and repel any metallic matter or create magnetic force fields. He also uses these powers as the team’s medic, reshaping metal and circuitry, patching up any of the AUTOBOTS in the field. His talents also make him the team’s gadget-head. He can configure any tech they need and even perform robot/vehicle upgrades for all the AUTOBOTS.
Other Comic Information
Ratchet is with the other Autobots when they are captured by Starscream, and he is also there when the Quake-Maker attacks New Detroit.
When Afterburn, newly recruited to Optimus Prime's team, is sent with Ratchet, Bumblebee and Sari to Dinobot Island to tackle a rampaging Snarl and Swoop, Ratchet is charged and hurt badly by Snarl. He explains that Snarl has taken one of Ratchet's critical components, a termination inhibitor, which means even Sari with her key cannot heal Ratchet.
However, after healing the Dinobots and recovering the component, Ratchet appears fine and healthy. He reveals that the whole thing with the component was a test for Afterburn, to see if he had "what it takes". He reveals that the "termination inhibitor" was actually just a thermos of oil that he carries around with him in case he gets thirsty.
Titan UK Transformers #17
Titan UK Transformers Animated Comic #1 - Burnout
Titan UK Transformers Animated Comic #2 - Ratchet & Grimlock are dead?!