Series - Generation 1
Sub-Group - Autobot Cars
Original Year - 1984
First TV Appearence - "More The Meets the Eye, part 1"
First Comic Book Appearence - "Transformers #1" (Marvel)
Ratchet was the best tool-and-die man on Cybertron.
In his workbay he can make anything from a pin to a missile. Repairs
injured Autobots, given the right parts. Likes to party, give backtalk,
but does any job as well as anyone. Has laser scalpels, arc-welders,
electron microscopes, circuit sensors, fluid dispensers at his disposal.
Sometimes his having a good time interferes with his effectiveness.
Cross Variation: Early versions of Ratchet's trailer had a cross painted on it.
Ratchet was available without (1984) or with a rub symbol (1985+).
Availability: This figure was available in 1984-1985
and was available by mail-order from 1986-88. He was later reissued
in Europe in 1991 and reissued in Japan in 2001 & 2008.