Different Alt Modes for Ironhide and Ratchet

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  1. Victory Lap

    Victory Lap Victory over Defeat!!!

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    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??
     
  2. shroobmaster

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    As far as we know, Ironhide is just a one episode deal, so he's probably not getting a toy at all just like Arcee.
     
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    Eh, I'm not so sure about that. We already know that it's not like Hasbro to pass up the opportunity to pad out a line with a repaint - even if it has a different head and no light bar, if they know they can crank more mileage out of a certain mold, they just might.
     
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    I would like to get an Ironhide repaint toy. Also where are these leaked images I would like to see what Ironhide looks like?
     
  5. IronicHide

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    Here you go.

    Agreed, we may only see his bad self in one Ep, on Cybertron.
    He does appear to share the same alt mode.

    Therefore, wouldn't Hasbro make an Ironhide and get to re-deco it as Cybertron-mode Ratchet?
    (Weak, but they'd do it...)

    There was also news of what toys were confirmed later down the line - Skywarp and Swindle were definitely mentioned - I thought Arcee was in there, too?

    I can't find the thread, though!
     
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    Cool he still has his read mohawk glad to see him in the Animated series. I am sure the panel next week will put a lot of this discussion to rest. Looking forward to a Ironhide toy. HOPEFULLY
     
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    Just because they appear in one episode doesn't mean that they'll never get a toy (unless they're already in classics 2.0). Since Animated strikes me as lot like Beast Wars, with smaller crews of well-developed characters I wouldn't be so surprised if we get toys of people who NEVER show up in the show, especially if the series ends up running as long.
     
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    As far as we know, Ironhide never appears in the show. There's no episode called "Ironhide attacks!" or anything in a synopsis that hints at him appearing. Now, will he show up? Probably, but we don't know anything.
     
  10. Caine

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    Autoboot-Camp, anyone?
     
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    If Ironhide is in the bootcamp, he better have a whole Hartman from Full Metal Jacket vibe going on... :) 
     
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    He's one of the Drill Sergeants from what I read/was told so good chance that may be "rite".
     
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    Heh, if that's the case then we need the line

    "What is your major malfunction? numb nuts"
     
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    Wreck-gar is only in one episode (so far?) and he is listed as getting a Voyager class toy.

    IIRC it was mentioned by someone in the know that 99% of Animated characters would have toys.
     
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    I think it's possible to see both an Ironhide and Arcee toy. I think they would be implemented "In between seasons" toys. I mean, look at all the movie characters that got toys that weren't even in the movie.
     
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    yet frenzy doesnt get a decent toy...
     
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    Solid.

    Where's the 1% goin'?
     
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    im hoping that 1% is arcee, personally.

    i mean, she has yet to show an alt mode
     
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    qft
     
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    FYI.

    Ironhide is red. The colors that appear brown are basically what Cartoon Network calls "high contrast" ... which is in regards to light. If you look at some animation model sheets for TRANSFORMERS: ANIMATED, you'll see that every character has "high contrast, normal, low contrast" lighting.

    I doubt we'll see Ironhide as a repaint of Earth Mode Ratchet. That would be too much retooling to keep it animated-accurate, which is something this show and toyline are doing a damn good job at.
     

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