TF Ironhide question

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  1. Spartan Prime

    Spartan Prime is an apathetic douchebag

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    I got Ironhide today, and I dig him abunch. Unfortunetly, whenever I transform him to robot mode, his shoulders/truck hood things don't lock down right, and are staying up, almost burying his head. I can push and hold them down, but they don't stay. Is there a lock or a clip or something? Or am I in ownership of a faulty Ironhide?
     
  2. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    Try feedback forum.
     
  3. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    It's not just you, all Ironhides are like that. You get used to it.
     
  4. Chaos Prime

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    You can lock it down. Or at least I've been able to. But I don't have it with me right now, so I can't really expalin it.
     
  5. Spartan Prime

    Spartan Prime is an apathetic douchebag

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    Whenever you get an idea, let me know. I've seen pics of the front end up and not locked down and I didn't mind it, but the ones on mine are practically vertical, and threaten to swallow his head. It really bothers me.
     
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    There are joints near the chest that the hood pivots on..if you push down and away from the head the hood pieces lock in place..

    I dunno how to explain it, just look closely at the spot the hood is attached to and you'll see what I mean.
     
  8. TheJedi

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    That's how it was designed! It looks retarded with the halves down.
     
  10. QuinJester

    QuinJester T. Bison

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    Eyup.

    TheJedi: I have still yet to find some way to connect his doors to the grooves on his backpack in any way that's solid. Do you or anyone else who's got your way to work have any pictures of it "locked in", as it were?
     
  11. Ziero

    Ziero TFW2005 Supporter

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    I kinda like the shoulderpads being loos on the spring, gives it more of a layerd armor feel imo. It doesn't interefere with posability or articulation in any way and looks closer to how he looks in the movie too. But to each is own I guess.
     
  12. unclemarsellus

    unclemarsellus Imaginaut

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    I agree, the halves are supposed to be up. I was worried before I got Ironhide after seeing so many pictures here and elsewhere of people making the hood halves flat. I thought it was some kind of design mistake on Hasbro's part. I was relieved to see that the halves are indeed designed to stay up at an angle. I think it looks awesome (and more accurate) like that.
     
  13. TheJedi

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    Well, depends on what you call solid.

    They pop out sometimes, but it's a matter of seconds to put them back.

    Overall not too much stress on the doors, as it seems.
    For me it's either locking the doors in the grooves (better "field of view" for Ironhide :) ) or V-shape (movie design sheet). I like both.

    For posing, the locked version is working pretty well.

    Took some pictures as requested (camera took wrong focus on the 3rd one):

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  14. Spartan Prime

    Spartan Prime is an apathetic douchebag

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    I agree with you. While the V-shaped route does look more movie accurate, it makes the toy look as if he;s wearing shoulder pads so heave he has no need for a neck. Thanks for the links, they helped!
     
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    I don't know, I've found that the locked version severely limits shoulder articulation.
     

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