Animated: Ironhide vs Rodimus... who will warm your shelves?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Lumpy, May 12, 2010.

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Who will be the warmer of the shelves?

  1. Ironhide (cuz he's old and stuff)

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  2. Rodimus (cuz he's a whiny nerd)

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  1. Lumpy

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    so, with Arcee and Ratchet, everyone knew Ratchet would be the easier one to find... but what about with Ironhide and Rodimus? I'm leaning towards Ironhide sitting, since he's technically a remold... and Rodimus is a new mold... but what do you think?
     
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    i think both are going to be hard to find because there both going to get scalp
     
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    When you say "your shelves" does that mean our shelves, as in who will we be buying, or who will warm store shelves?
     
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    they both will be on ebay for 6 months.
     
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    we already had a ratchet, which is why he wasnt that popular in the arcee wave.

    this is the line's first ironhide though, repaint or not.

    rodimus will of course be more popular, but ironhide should do well too.
     
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    I will never see either
     
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    Oh I didn't even know Ironhide would be released :redface2:  I think they would both be hard to find, though personally I much prefer Rodimus. Good thing I've preordered already :D 
     
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    I don't think either will be as hard to find as Arcee, seeing as that was her only toy that even so much approximated her G1 appearance. As Rodimus and Ironhide have had toy incarnations before that resembled their looks (G1, classics) , I don't think that the scalpers aren't going to be as big of D-Bags.
     
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    I think it's going to turn out a lot like the 6" Iron Man 2 figures. Sure, War Machine sells out faster, but Tony follows Rhodey very shortly afterward. Rodimus is likely to be the WM to Ironhide's Mark VI, with neither qualifying as shelfwarmers.
     
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    No option for "neither"?

    These are both new characters toy wise. A lot of people already have Earth mode Ratchet. He was represented in the show with his Earth mode way more than his cybertronian mode. So I think that's why this new Ratchet shelfwarms. I know that's why I skipped Ratchet.

    People are going to want both I think. I know I do :) 

    Edit: also, Ironhide isn't "technically" a remold. He is a remold. ;) 
     
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    store shelves...

    yeah, that's why i keep skipping ratchet too... but i still think Ironhide will sit around more then rodimus... assuming the scalpers don't go balls crazy... i know i'll throw elbows to any Dbags i see buying more then 2...

    and yes... i was originally going to type repaint, or something... then i just left it in... so, technically, you can bite me...
     
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    :lol  I doubt they will even hit Canadian shelves.
     
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    You know they won't. :)  :( 
     
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    Clearly Ironhide is the better mold. Any scalper who buys Rodimus is an idiot. They should buy the Ironhides and leave the Rodimus. Otherwise they will have to return all the Rodimus because they won't sell at all at scalper prices.

    At least that's what any smart scalper should do. You heard it here first.
     
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    Y'know if I had literally bit you for everytime you told me that you'd be missing a limb. :lol 
     
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    I expect both to be targeted by scalpers and virtually extinct at retail.
     
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    IH will shelfwarm, roddy is a more well known character, and a new mold
     
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    No he isn't.

    There's no Rodimus in the live-action Movies.
     
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    I didn't even know these were coming out. I don't really think it will be close... Ironhide will be the Ratchet and Rod will be the Arcee of this pair. I've been reading these boards for a little while now and Rod has quite the following.
     
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    I think scalpers will go after both based on Arcee making them money. Rodimus will be available in Japan first, so that should stem some of the demand. And Ironhide isn't a sports car, which should stem some of the demand.

    I say if you want them, buy when you find and don't wait for clearance. ESPECIALLY at TRU.
     

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