Sunday, December 14, 2014

Unboxing of D-61 Ratbat

Here are the pictures of the live unboxing we did during our "Transformers & Beer - Episode 1" podcast last week.

Cold-blooded and obsessed with efficiency, Ratbat's primary concern is looking out for himself. He treats his responsibilities, whether as a fuel auditor or as leader of Decepticons, as a business. In his book, everything comes down to profit and loss.

In his role as fuel scout, Ratbat carries sensors that allow him to detect and evaluate the quality of fuels of various types, from primitive hydrocarbons to Energon. He can process any number of these different fuels to power himself.

TF Legends Ratbat
From the Transformers Legends Android/iOS card game app.

A true vintage collectible, D-61 Ratbat is the Japanese version of the single carded toy Ratbat. In Japan, the toys came on single cards, instead of paired with another cassette as they did in the US and other countries. The Japanese G1 carded cassettes are becoming increasingly rare.

From The Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1, "The Autonomy Lesson"

Keep on collecting !


  1. Gorgeous! I love the way the seller packed it, too!

  2. One of my very first Transformers, this version was. Still have it even today. While the chrome gold has endured, the shine of the stickers have become lost at the corners, and oddly, some parts of the purple plastic, especially the tinier bits, have somewhat 'faded', for lack of a better word. Nice sharing!