Hey everyone, I have for you a look at iGear‘s PP05M Medical Specialist (aka Ratchet) and PP05W Weapon Specialist (aka Ironhide). Production was delayed by iGear for over a 1-year time period too much nerd rage, and I’m happy to report that the wait was worth it. Until Hasbro releases…or should I say IF they ever release these classic G1 characters, that these iGear versions are for now in my opinion the definitive toy versions, and worth the price tag.
Well I finally had some time to get these guys out of the boxes and transformed. The box art is awesome, with it somewhat paying homage to the classic G1 packaging style, but with a modern update. It features nice full images of the figures on the front, with a “blueprint” style on the back of the figure and all the accessories. There is also a bio/back story featured on the back of both boxes.
They both come with a LOT of accessories. Which includes interchangeable heads, hands and various weapons & tools. The transforming was surprisingly quite easy thanks to a few YouTube step-by-step videos. AVOID the instructions… they are very confusing. These figures are very “Masterpiece” like in quality. Articulation just may be the best I have ever seen in a Transformer.
Both figures are currently in-stock at online retailer, BigBadToyStore:
Both PP05M Medical Specialist and PP05W Weapon Specialist are priced at $119.99 each.
So let’s take a look at the pictures.