So after months of hype and searching for the handful of elusive movie figures on my hit list, I've been more than a little disappointed on more than one occasion once I actually ACQUIRED the figures in question. My DLX Arcee had a messed-up molded head, my Barricade had a bunch of sprue flashing and looked like it had been painted by a three year old with a spatula, and Ironhide...well... let me tell you about Ironhide. I initially didn't want this figure simply because I wasn't much of a fan of the movie character, the alt mode, or anything about him, UNTIL I learned that you can turn his head around backwards to reveal a spitting image of Trailbreaker's face....which someone HAD to have done on purpose. It's too coincidental otherwise. I reasoned that maybe, just maybe...I could paint his face up right and somehow shoehorn him into my collection as a "Classics Trailbreaker" or something... A bout of dubiously plausible justification later, I decided I would pick him up when I next saw him, which I did not long after. I was really excited up until the point that I got him out of the box. Like some of the other movie figures I've gotten, the black plastic looks and feels incredibly cheap, and there were already scuff marks on the windshield before I even got him out of the package. I fought the confusing instructions and managed to cobble together his floppy excuse for a robot mode, and was overcome with buyer's remorse. The paint apps are inexcusably sloppy, and I'd be hard pressed to decipher any kind of recognizable face from his massive melon head, which can't see past his own shoulderpads flapping freely in the breeze. The automorph gimmick removes any chance of posability from his feet, and the enormous weapons look ludicrous in both robot AND truck mode...the transformation itself being 15 minutes of unenjoyable frustration to manage either way, worse than ANY alternator I've owned. (And I include Grimlock in that statement.) And upon closer inspection, he's too big to be a Classic, too small to be an Alt...I can't really see keeping him for kitbashing purposes anymore. So in the end, not only have my recent buying experiences made me wary of the poor quality movie line figures as a whole, but I'm seriously considering boxing ol' Ironhide back up and returning him to the TRU from whence he came, or maybe just tossing him on my trade list, because I really can't see myself wanting to keep him. I gave him three days to grow on me, and yet I am still of the opinion that the 22$ he cost me would be better spent on beer and taco bell. Can anyone help convince me to keep him? I know he probably couldn't have lived up to my own personal hype no matter what, and I might regret it somewhere down the line if I take him back, but every time I look at him now I just feel like he was a waste. C'mon, someone give me one good reason to keep him around!