TFW Prime Arms Micron Ironhide Gallery

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  1. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    We're back with another Transformers toy gallery. Today we are sharing with you a gallery of Transformers Prime Arms Micron Ironhide.

    Ironhide was released back at the end of September in Japan. He's a recolored version of Prime Sergeant Kup - unlike a lot of other Arms micron releases, Ironhide did not get any remolding to add extra ports for Arms Microns. He looks fantastic in the red and black - I would go as far as to say this is the deco that Kup should always have been released in, because it fits the design so much better than Kup's green. Ironhide like all Arms Micron releases comes with a sheet of stickers in lieu of paint apps, but he barely needs them because he looks good with or without the stickers. A cute touch is the inclusion of a "bullet hole" sticker if you want to customize the look of your Ironhide (or indeed any Transformer) with a war-wound.

    Ironhide's partner Micron is I.R., a well-built orange Micron who turns into Ironhide's signature cannon. He's a fun little robot and looks equally good attached to Ironhide's arm or hand-held, but his true strength comes out when you combine him with other Arms Microns, like B.H. and C.L., and he forms some suitably oversized heavy weapons for the Autobot weapons specialist.

    All in all, Ironhide is warmly recommended. If you have Kup, then Ironhide is a straight-up red version of that toy, but the colors feel more right on the mold from the get-go than Kup's deco. Import prices might put you off, but I feel the extra cost is worth it for a massively improved deco which takes a good figure and makes it a great one.

    Click below to check out our gallery!

    Transformers Prime Arms Micron Ironhide with I.R.


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    Transformers Prime Ironhide Robot Mode

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    Transformers Prime Ironhide Truck Mode

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    Transformers Prime Ironhide with I.R. Cannon

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    Transformers Prime Ironhide with Kup's Guns

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    Transformers Prime Ironhide with I.R.

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    Transformers Prime Ironhide with Movie Ironhide
     
  2. j.a.f.o.

    j.a.f.o. Just Looking, Not Buying

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    Seeing Prime Ironhide next to his movie counterpart makes me hate the Bayformers all that much more (Prime Ironhide = example of a perfectly feasible live-action, traditional-look design).*

    *Sorry, don't want this thread to devolve into yet another movie debate.
     
  3. formula93

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    There may or may not be a reprolabels set for both Kup and Ironhide coming out soon. :sly: 
     
  4. JukeOutlander

    JukeOutlander Combat Antihero

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    He's not a Japanese exclusive, right?
     
  5. Ai Megumi

    Ai Megumi Leonis Prime's girl

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    Well then keep this private. :confused: 

    I like both designs, but the movie design a little more. ;) 
     
  6. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] BATTLE GAIA!

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    Loving those AM Ironhide pics, Sol.
     
  7. MagnusPrimal

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    This only reinforces my desire to buy one of these! Best IH design ever, imo!
     
  8. lars573

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    You wish.
     
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    WWELORD The Best In The World

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    Like the Ironhide hate the arms micron
     
  10. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    You need to name that weapon Sol. I heart it
     
  11. Fallout

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    since looking at the prime designs... i've thought the same thing. i mean, i used to love the movie aesthetic but prime shows that not everyone needs to be blown in half and have 10 toes to look realistic.

    anyways, i wish we had gotten this guy over kup. i hope he comes to the US eventually. great gallery.
     
  12. Roufuss

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    Yup, I really don't see Hasbro going back and inserting him into a future Beast Hunters wave (since we already know Deluxe Wave 1.)

    If you want Ironhide, import him. We live in a new age where it's not a guarantee that Takara and Hasbro will release the same figures anymore. He's definitely worth the extra money over Kup imo.
     
  13. JukeOutlander

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    Oh alright. Wasn't sure if he was going to be released by Hasbro in the future, but if not his price isn't that bad, since he comes with a cool Micron anyways.
     
  14. MagnusPrimal

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    I bought Kup so Ironhide can have the canons. I'll give Kup the arms micron.
    Or rather I'll give it to Dipstick, since that is Sergeant Kup's new name!
     
  15. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    I believe it's the Burst Cannon. There's two named combos for it, that one and the one shown on the back of the box with O.P. and R.A.

    I'd have thrown in that combo weapon too if I had an O.P. to form the gunbarrel!
     
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    I think an even better gun combo might be possible the CJ Micron has a specific combination with Bulk's ball and chain micron they fit together to make one big gun it's hard to explain but if you put CJ in robot mode and unfold the bulkfist into it's elongated form the two merge.

    I'd not recomend doing it to often as they are a tight fit and you might break them... but I suspect that would look neat with Ironhide.
     
  17. Troubl8385

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    A nice looking toy! It is ashame the Japanese toys are better looking and more creative than the US counterparts.
     
  18. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    I know the combo you mean - it's two thirds of the combo that is formed using those two and Arcee's Micron. I've tried it on Ironhide - looks good, though a little hard to balance.
     
  19. Wheeljack_Prime

    Wheeljack_Prime DIE!!!

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    I still maintain that its a horrible bungling of that concept art and that it makes the mainline BB look like an MP.
     
  20. Zress Tayasu

    Zress Tayasu Axiom

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    "I would go as far as to say this is the deco that Kup should always have been released in"

    wasn't the design created for ironhide anyway? with the kup version just hasbro being obstinate, like with their refusal to release breakdown?
     

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