There’s actually some entertainment to be found in totting up just how much of G1 is Ratchet being crapped on from a great height. I don’t know quite what he did to offend the writers. Maybe because he was supposed to be a jovial, partying type and Budiansky and Furman thought, “We’ll see about THAT.”
From the first moment I saw this guy on screen I knew that lilprince was going to end up cosplaying him.
http://postimg.org/gallery/p69uyxe6/ - The Gallery.
Click through, watch the trailer. This looks hella rad.
Agh!!! It took 28 years, but they created an Ultra Magnus that completely transforms from a car carrier semi to robot without the G1’s aesthetic of a shell wrapping around a white Optimus Prime! Sadly, I do miss the idea of a white Optimus Prime… guess I’ll have to eventually hunt down the variant released years ago…