Badbat

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Badbat
Keith's Fantasy Club character
Badbat-box.jpg
Keith's Fantasy Club Badbat box
First appearance

I Can Deal With This Now! by C Z Hazard
Created by

Keith's Fantasy Club
Release number

CST-07
Information
Species Transformer
Gender Male
Abilities

Affiliation

RoCons
Alternate mode

Robotic bat/microcassette
Partner

Fledermaus
Tech specs

ST03 IN09 SP04 EN03

RN06 CO07 FB02 SK09

Badbat is a fictional character and third-party Transformer homage to Generation 1 Ratbat made by Keith's Fantasy Club in 2013.

Keith's Fantasy Club

Badbat is an homage to the Decepticon Ratbat. He turns from robotic bat to microcassette tape.

According to his tech spec numbers Badbat very intelligent and skilled. He also has greater than average courage. His strength, speed, endurance and firepower are below below average. His tech spec numbers are identical to Generation 1 Ratbat.

Badbat should not be confused with his mirror universe counterpart Justice Badbat.

Other third-party Transformers inspired by Ratbat include Perfect Effect Kingbat.

Development

In October 2013 Big Bad Toy Store posted pictures and preorders of Mugan Vox and Badbat.[1]

Mugan Vox and Badbat were released in December 2013.

In March 2014 Big Bad Toy Store announced preorders for Badbat Gold Radar LE and Badbat Silver Radar LE.

Badbat Gold Radar LE and Badbat Silver Radar LE were released in April 2014.

Reprolabels released a set of stickers for Badbat in December 2015.

Reception

The [email protected] podcast for October 8th, 2013 selected Mugan Vox and Badbat as one of the New Picture Picks.[2]

The Cybercast podcast for October 12th, 2013 discussed the Keith's Fantasy Club Mugan Vox and Badbat in the news.[3]

The Retro Robot Radio podcast for October 12th, 2013 covered Mugan Vox and Badbat in the news.[4]

The Cybercast podcast for December 21st, 2013 discussed Mugan Vox and Badbat in the news.[5]

Mugan Vox and Badbat review on Youtube by peaugh

Fictional biography

Bad Bat exists in two universes. In one he is still a free agent, trying to survive the Clan warfare destroying the planet. In the other he is bound to Vox, trapped in a cassette form and vowing to one day be free.

Comics

Badbat appears in the Citizen Stack pack-in comic story I Can Deal With This Now!. Citizen Stack and Krank free Badbat and others from the Sky Pirates prison.[6]

Toys

  • Keith's Fantasy Club CST-07 Badbat (2013)
Badbat is a new mold and turns from robotic bat to microcassette. Limited to 500 pieces.
He was recolored into Flaptrap and Justice Badbat.
Badbat was sold along side Mugan Vox
  • Keith's Fantasy Club CST-07 Badbat Gold Radar LE and Fledermaus (2014)
Badbat Gold Radar LE is a recolor of Badbat with gold radar. Comes with a bonus black Badbat named Fladermaus. Limited to 500 pieces. Comes in a box like the original Badbat, but with a limited edition sticker added.
  • Keith's Fantasy Club CST-07 Badbat Silver Radar LE and Fledermaus (2014)
Badbat Silver Radar LE is a recolor of Badbat with silver radar. Comes with a bonus black Badbat named Fledermaus. Limited to 500 pieces. Comes in a box like the original Badbat, but with a limited edition sticker added.
  • Reprolabels Labels for KFC Badbat (2015)
A set of labels for Badbat, including Decepticon faction symbols.[7]

Gallery

References

  1. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/kfc-mugan-vox-with-badbat-178557/
  2. Vangelus (October 8th, 2013). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/960611-wtf-tfw-273-october-8-2013-a.html. 
  3. Josh (October 12th, 2013). "Cybercast". https://www.youtube.com/user/G1Hexatron?feature=watch (Podcast). Josh. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1O4AjJOD4MU. 
  4. Mathew Robert Ignash (October 12th, 2013). "Retro Robot Radio". http://www.youtube.com/user/RetroRobotRadio?feature=watch (Podcast). RetroRobotRadio. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsYES71Eih8. 
  5. Josh (December 21st, 2013). "Cybercast". https://www.youtube.com/user/G1Hexatron?feature=watch (Podcast). Josh. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDJAsIWUsmk. 
  6. C Z Hazard (w), Iohannes Vinci (p), Simone Daraghiati (col), Logan K. Anthony (let), Juan Pablo Osorio & Logan K. Anthony (ed). "I Can Deal With This Now!" Citizen Stack 1 (April 2014), Keith's Fantasy Club
  7. http://toyhax.com/labels-for-not-tf/1872-labels-for-kfc-badbat.html

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