Ironhide hoped that his old friend Perceptor or Prowl would make it to Earth to become his new logistics officer. In order to counter the large number of Decepticons that were running errant after the defeat of the Fallen and the retreat of Megatron, NEST had assigned Ironhide his own platoon. And while Optimus kept Ratchet, Ironhide got.....Hoist. He's not a bad Autobot, just a mouthy one. He has an opinion on everything, even things he knows nothing about. And if there is anything Ironhide can't stand, it unnecessary conversation. However, he can give you a building's weak point at a glance, let you know what type of foundation your standing on and can tow/lift several times his own size. His hand mounted cannon can fire heated plasma bursts to liquid nitrogen, whatever ever is needed. It's a heck of a trade, though. Intelligence is gained....but the peace and quiet is shot. I've done a few repaints of Hoist in the TFTM Longarm mold, but when I saw Hasbro was doing one from the same mold (yes, we Radicons influence Hasbro...we rock that hard ) I wanted to upgrade him a lil. The head is from TFTM Incinerator, the fins are from the sword assembly from a Gundam Seed: Astray Blue Frame, the hand from a Gundam Seed: Destiny Legend Gundam (Rey Za Burrel: Worst Gundam Pilot ever) and the crane attachment is from an Energon Landmne fig (same one I painted the RTFK Kup from).