If Starscream had learned anything from his losses to Optimus Prime, it was that he needed allies. Though he despised these flesh creatures, again and again their partnership with the Autobots gave them an upper hand. The former Russian republic of Glasnost was eager to return to its glory days of oppression and destruction, and was happy to welcome the Decepticons in their efforts to rule mankind. While the Dictator of Glasnot gained advanced Cybertronian weaponry Starscream would take control of the energy resources of every nation they took. They were both tyarants obsessed with power, both with no respect for human life. The President of the United States reached out to the leader of the Autobots, asking for any assistance that could be given. Their answer, a small group of Autobots combined with US Military Special Forces. With Ironhide's duties as Prime's bodyguard becoming less and less necessary, he was happy to volunteer. Ironhide was attached to a Navy Seal team aboard the USS Constellation. Reformatted as a US Issue Hummer H2 and given some some serious arm cannons and a long range Ionic Displacement rifle, he trained hand in hand with his own Seal unit. In the coming days, he would pick 7 more Autobots to fight along side him in the coming battles. Finally, a reason to kick as much decepti-chop as possible. Thanks to Superquad 7 for the Alternator Skids head. I only had to beg for a few weeks. ROTF/TFTM Ratchet is by far my fav toy in the movie line (Real close to ROTF Prime, right? ) because of how stocky he looks and well balanced he is. I just hated his arms and hands! He can't hold a damn thing, and if he does, he certainly can't rotate his wrist to hold a weapon offensively or defensively. So, I wacked them off and replaced them with the arms of a Gundam Seed Astray Blue Frame Second L. He gains a buttload of articulation in the process, and makes me a happy camper. The head is ball jointed and his Cannon attach to his forearms by good old Super Neonydium magnets, for poseable goodness. A nice Long Range Ionic Disruptor Rifle and a Heavy Ion Cannon for his shoulder, and old I'hide is ready to rock. I love this guy...Enjoy his pics while I hug him for a while. Thanks for looking!