- Rattletrap seems to be based on Rattrap's Cybertronian form from Dawn of Future's Past, which, in turn, is based on Ransack.
- He is the first (Animated) character to be based on an remolded repaint of an cybertron figure based on an Beast Wars character. Wow, that's a mouthfull!.
- Like the Rattrap before him, he has buck-teeth, his bottom incisors only show up when he talks though.
- Despite being based on Rattrap, however, his name is apparently different because he isn't actually a rat. It also appears to be a combination of Rattrap's English name Rattrap and his Japanese name Rattle.
- Rattletrap is an obvious homage to Rattrap from Beast Wars, though he isn't quite as humorous or sarcastic, maybe it was his evil twin.
- Also unlike the original, he appears to be much more willing to work with certain Decepticons. TRAITOR!!!
- It's unclear what Rattletrap even transforms into.
- His face slightly resembles that of Mudflap (ROTF)