Irinhide or smurf'n hide

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  1. Sun Swipe

    Sun Swipe Well-Known Member

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    I have heard there is a silver face ironhide, but have yet to see one. I bought two ironhides from two different locations. Both blue faced. I noticed the back of the packaging had numbers stamped in it (next to the "also avilable"). The bluefaced ones had 82271 on the back. The other day I found another ironhide with a different number (82431), but also a blue face.

    Any way to tell if your getting a blue or silver face from the packaging?
    Any idea what the stamped 5 digit number is for?
     
  2. Foster

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    That's what the stamp is for, identifying new production lots of toys. I remember using one of those to get the Energon Prime with the facemask running change.

    Personally, I don't think we'll see the silver face Ironhide until after the Dinobot/Smokescreen wave hits and we see case revisions. I'll have the Henkei version within the month, you might want to go that route.
     
  3. planetjacker

    planetjacker Critters burn real good. TFW2005 Supporter

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    I passed on Ironhide this weekend for the reason of not knowing if I would get blue or silver face. Would be nice if we could figure out a way to tell the diffrence.
     
  4. rikkuluverx2

    rikkuluverx2 scout

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    i thought silver was only for henkei figures? o.o

    -rikkuluverx2
     
  5. planetjacker

    planetjacker Critters burn real good. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Hasbro has stated that the blue face was a factory error and would be a running change to silver.
     
  6. rikkuluverx2

    rikkuluverx2 scout

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    oh, didnt know that :confused: , well you learn something new everyday :) 

    -rikkuluverx2
     
  7. gonzo23

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    Most people in Illinois just took a silver sharpie and colored his face. A 2 minute process.
     
  8. nemesisconvoy

    nemesisconvoy Gundam Pilot

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    Who cares, most of us are just going to repaint it gray anyway for G-1 acuracy regardless.
     
  9. Lbsammills51

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    Aargh, and I just bought the blue faced one. Oh well.
     
  10. mpchi

    mpchi Well-Known Member

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    Its pretty easy to paint the face silver or grey. You can even unscrew the back of the head and take the clear eyes out, in case you don't want paint to get on them. Very easy to do. I wouldn't wait for months for such a trivial thing that you can easily fix it yourself.
     
  11. ShadowStitch

    ShadowStitch vectoring the hate plague

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    Yeah, and mine also has that pesky sticky red paint that just loves to rub off on my fingers.

    Really great figure. :redface2: 
     
  12. Ravenxl7

    Ravenxl7 W.A.F.F.L.E.O.

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    Personally I'll be getting an Ironhide the first chance I get, and don't really care if I get a blue-faced one or not, as it'll be EXTREMELY easy for me to make it silver. Might as well do that when I go to do the neck mod, which now that I'm thinking about, does anybody have a link to that mod?
     
  13. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    Eh, I bought the first Ironhide I found. I'll probably color his face right whenever I decide to actually take my Gundam pens to the lot.
     
  14. Autobotic9

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    Maybe they'll put him in 25th Anniversary packaging?
     
  15. Peanut04

    Peanut04 Under Construction

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    Here is the only link I have on the head fix. Hope its the one you were looking for Raven. Transtopia: Fix Universe 2.0 Ironhide's "Low Self Esteem"
     
  16. jametron

    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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    Wow, awesome... I think I'll attempt that modification now that my local Wal-Mart has a bunch of Ironhides sitting on the shelf... as of last week they had one Sideswipe, but I guess due to Christmas coming up they've blown open the stock room... the shelf is FILLED with movie deluxe figures (alot of first wave even) and many Universe, I was suprised to see 3 Ironhides!

    Anyway, I'll feel safer with a back up in case I mess this up. May even get 2 so I can redeco one into Ratchet (real original, I know)... thanks for the link!
     
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    I don't expect to see the change until the next deluxe wave hits. Everyone is the current wave has the error I will wait until next year and pick one up then.
     
  18. Foster

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    Ironhide isn't in the next deluxe wave. Or any of the upcoming waves we know about.
     
  19. RavX

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    He just recently came back in stock at HTS after a long "out of stock" absense ... i speculated that he would have the change when that happened since he's been out of stock almost from the point he was available the first time.

    I already have one else I would order and test the theory :-/
     
  20. sketchprowl

    sketchprowl freak of nature

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    I may just be being dumb, but if the blue face was a factory error and everyone is recoloring to silver, wouldn't that make the smurf Ironhide more collectable in the future?
     

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