DotM Leader Class ironhide

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  1. alexcollier

    alexcollier Well-Known Member

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    Just received this guy. I havn't had a chance to write a proper review just yet but thought i'd put him up in case anyone wanted to ask any questions in the interim.

    Well, there's a lot to say about this guy. The electronics on mine are not working, unfortunatley. But the other features are fine.

    The "special features present include-

    -Hidden, pop-out guns on the forearms. Pulling the smokestacks back deploys these.
    -Lower legs open up at the side which pops out a firing cannon on the left and a hunting style knife on the left.
    -The face -plate can be raised or lowered by way of a lever on the back of the head. Unfortunately mine does not allow it to stay down. Pops right back up. Edit-didn't realise that the face plate lever is similar to MP Prime's. It can be used to make him look as though his talking. The sound clip button pushes the face plate down while he speaks but it raises back up when it's finished.;

    AND

    -The entire abdomen opens up to reveal a spinning min-gun which spins by way of a lever. It is pretty damn cool.

    Articulation is very good. The arms are very well articulated but the knees only bend 90 degrees. The elbows actually bend to around 30 degrees on mine so you can get some pretty good poses here. The upper arms have a swivel and the shoulders swivel 360 degrees so there's a lot of posing potential here.

    The toes are articulated and the ankles get some nice artuculation so planting feet flat on the ground is easy.

    The paint apps on the bot are very so-so. The truck gets some great paint and the ;logos are all reproduced very well. The paint job is very simialr to deluxe ROTF Ironhide so expect many custom paint jobs out of this guy.

    Really, the only thing that bugs me about the figure is the "butt-flap". He has a large section of roof hanging down around his ass but there's no way to move it. it's stuck there. May have to mod that.

    As for transformation. This guy ain't no Leader Class ROTF Prime. The transformation for me was very intuitive. Even the hood halves, which are on ball joints, move easily into the various configurations. The best thing is that the forearm cannons can be deployed in alt-mode. Again, looking at more play for the kids.

    I'll be posting some comparison pics later this evening.

    UPDATE
    The sound chip works. Lowering the battle mask activates two clips. "Ironhide here" and "Weapons ready". Green eyes. Deploying the Gut-Gun activates a firing sound with red light in one barrel. Very cool as the minigun spins giving a blurred firing flash. The truck also has sounds. A 10 second clip which is obviously mimicking a bull. Very growly with snorts.
     

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  2. Heat Guy

    Heat Guy Well-Known Member

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    Size compared to RotF Leader Prime?
     
  3. alexcollier

    alexcollier Well-Known Member

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    I don't have Prime on me, but he's roughly the same size.
     
  4. Heat Guy

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    Voice clips? Sound fx?
     
  5. alexcollier

    alexcollier Well-Known Member

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    Can't find any sound clips despite there being wires leading from somewhere to the head.

    Edit-Looks like the sound fx are activated when you deploy the spinning "Gut-Cannon". There's a speaker but it's inactive.
     
  6. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    That's great, too bad the FX are not working, but really appreciate for sharing.
     
  7. alexcollier

    alexcollier Well-Known Member

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    No problem.
     
  8. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    Looks AWESOME. Can't wait to get one.
     
  9. SeekerofTruth20

    SeekerofTruth20 Prime of Primes

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    Cannot wait for this guy! Been hoping for a leader Ironhide since ROTF. :)  Looks great.
     
  10. alexcollier

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    He is pretty fun. You can tell that this line has more kid play in mind. Ironhide has loads of opening panels. He's loaded with springs. He's spring-loaded! (^-^)

    The forearm cannons can be deployed ion alt-mode also. I like how Hasbro gave us good looking toys for the collectors and toys that have a lot of play value. Ironhide is definitely the best of both.
     
  11. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    Looks badass! Can we get some comparison pics??
     
  12. xion14

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    How Complicated is he?
     
  13. alexcollier

    alexcollier Well-Known Member

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    Not until I get home which is about 7 hours from now.
     
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    Could we get some truck mode pics please? Preferably with some comparisons too? :D 

    Thanks for sharing!
     
  15. ae_productions

    ae_productions G1 Fan

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    Not a fan of MOST of the DOTM toys, but this one looks interesting. Curious to see comparison pics myself.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
  16. Infinity Blade

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    *de-lurks*

    HE HAS A GATLING GUN IN HIS CHEST.

    That is FANTASTIC.

    ...

    *slinks off*
     
  17. wylungz

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    its funny.. a year ago i'd be in love with this.. now im like .. ehhh.
     
  18. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] BATTLE GAIA!

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    Wow. Thanks for the preview, man!
    Im liking this as more is revealed. Bought the second I see it.
     
  19. TheTFReview

    TheTFReview XboxLIVE: kpeek

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    He looks really great. I be this guy is going to be MUCH harder to come by than Sentinel.
     
  20. alexcollier

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    He's not as fiddly as Prime but about the same level of complexity, if that makes sense.
     

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