Universe/Henkei Ironhide?

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Is Universe/Henkei Ironhide Worth Getting?

  1. Yes--Definitely Get UNIVERSE Ironhide.

    12 vote(s)
    22.2%
  2. Yes--Definitely Get HENKEI Ironhide.

    33 vote(s)
    61.1%
  3. No--Don't Get Either Version.

    9 vote(s)
    16.7%
  1. GrimlockAutobot

    GrimlockAutobot Me No Bozo Me King!!

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    I'm looking to pick up either Universe or Henkei Ironhide because I have no representation of this character in my collection at all.

    I had a couple of questions.....is this figure worth getting? Is there a silver-faced version of Universe Ironhide or are they all Smurf-faced? I had Universe Ironhide at one time but, I returned it because I found out on these boards that it had a blue face.

    Thanks in adavnce for posting......and if you have any pics of Universe/Henkei Ironhide that you want to share please post them in this thread.
     
  2. Spoiler

    Spoiler Autobot Spoiler

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    I got the universe, mainly because I don't find good enough reason to drop twice the money on a Henkei version. So what if he has a blue face, *gets the silver paint out and spends 10 seconds changing that*. See, no blue face to worry about!
     
  3. Ravenxl7

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

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    Definitely the Universe/Hasbro version. The blue face is really the only downside to it in comparison to the Henkei/Takara version, and even then it's not all that bad in-person. As far as I can tell Hasbro never did release a silver/gray faced version like they said would happen, but like Spoiler has said, it's not hard to change.
     
  4. starsaber888

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    Henkei, it has yellow stripe, no blue face and i like the slightly darker red.
     
  5. ersico

    ersico Well-Known Member

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    universe, cheaper, still a puzzle bot with all those pieces.......i cant see the price of henkei for that mold....
     
  6. bariprime

    bariprime Elite Guard Commander

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    I got the Universe one too and yes, it has a blue face. As Spoiler said, you can paint it to gray if you want to. Also, if you would like to know, Henkei version is more detailed and accurate (as ussual). If you like chrome, go with Henkei.
     
  7. Trailbreaker77

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    I don't know how far you live from me but I have both and I also have both of the Onslaught versions you can come over and check them out. I could also e-mail you any kind of pictures you want. Just let me know.

    TB77
     
  8. GrimlockAutobot

    GrimlockAutobot Me No Bozo Me King!!

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    Thanks TB....I'll pm you my email address.
     
  9. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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    Get Universe and a silver Sharpie. That Sharpie will save your life.
     
  10. GrimlockAutobot

    GrimlockAutobot Me No Bozo Me King!!

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    Wide or fine tip Sharpie? Also, does anyone have any pics of Universe Ironhide with his face Sharpied?
     
  11. Trailbreaker77

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    Got it, sorry but my Ironhide is not sharpie'd I just couldn't do it to him.
     
  12. GrimlockAutobot

    GrimlockAutobot Me No Bozo Me King!!

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    Yeah....I'm not sure if I could do it either. Besides, I don't have a very steady hand so knowing my luck I'd end up with silver all over the place.
     
  13. Grimwing

    Grimwing Scientist Supreme

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    I honestly don't mind Ironhide's blue face. I thought it kind of made sense do to Animated Ratchet's blue face.

    The mold is fun in robot mode, in a diaclone meets gundam way.
     
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  14. Optimus Vader

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    I have the Universe version. It's a little silly looking in vehicle mode, but I really like his robot mode. Are you racist? Who cares if his face is blue.

    "Abraham Lincoln once said that ""if you're a racist, i will attack you with the north,"" and these are the principles i carry with me in the workplace." -Micheal Scott/The Office
     
  15. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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    I don't know, I think either one works. I use regular sized, whichever that one is.

    I don't have a steady hand, you just need to apply it to his face, and the silver just spreads all over it. :thumb 
     
  16. Wheeljack_Prime

    Wheeljack_Prime Don't eat me

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    Get whichever's cheaper, but the henkei version has a better paintjob (face and windows primarily), so if you can get that at the same price or a little bit over.
     
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    I say Universe. I really don't mind the blue face.
     
  18. bcm77

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    Don't waste your money on either, IMO the mold is horrible.
     
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    I had the universe one and hated it. I took a sharpie to the blue, but couldn't stand the red so I destroyed him. Ended up getting the Henkei one; much better.
     
  20. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    I said neither because it's a pretty annoying mold no matter what color his face is, or if he has chrome or the yellow strip.

    If you REALLY want one, go with the Universe for the simple fact that the LEAST amout of money you spend on that mold, the better!
     

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