Universe Ratchet to Lose the Hood Stripes?

{mosimage} By now fans have probably become well-acquainted with image of Universe Ratchet with a striped decoration in red paint across his hood. Now, however, come a new image from HK-TF.com showing a Ratchet with a bare white hood. So has that particular paint app been dropped? Also, the white plastic appears to be slightly different on this toy compared to the previous images. Gone is the "milky" white plastic, replaced with a less sparkly, whiter white!

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