Ever since the leaked image of Ironhide appeared, it seemed apparent that Ratchet and Ironhide shared the same alt mode just like they did in G1 because they had the same chest markings. After rewatching a few episodes, I realized that Ratchet only has those markings in his Cybertronian mode, and lose them once he got to Earth. I haven't read spoilers but I know that people had speculated about Ironhide being in a flashback, and not making an "actual" appearance. Overall, I guess what I am getting at is that Ironhide and Ratchet may have the same (or similar) cybertronian alt modes, but will they have toys that are the same like G1 if Ironhide never appears on earth?? ...or is this proof that Ironhide will appear on Earth, so he can continue to have a similar alt mode to Ratchet??