(Thread title is just fun, not intended to convey any real nerd rage) Something I've noticed since I was a kid: Transformers Energon: We get a very obvious Ironhide/Ratchet homage that is instead painted into a Skids clone named "Tow Line" for mass release. Alternators: We get a toy that any G1 fan would look at the prototype of and think, "That's Ironhide!", and they paint it blue and name it Skids. Now Transformers Prime: We get a mold that is 100% undeniably Ironhide (because it was based on concept drawings from the show) and they paint it green and release it to us stateside as Sgt. Kup. It's hard to be an Ironhide fanboy, friends. Anyone else seeing a pattern here?