What scale is Leader Ironhide?

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  1. bellpeppers

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    Would he be 1:18 scale? I'm asking because I am considering building up my 1:18 scale cars. At the moment I have a 1:18 KR500, a 1:18 Batmobile and have been wanting to nab a 1:18 BTTF2 DeLorean.

    Or is he beyond scale?

    I also have HA's BB and Jazz. I could go the cheaper route and go the 1:24 BTTF cars as well.

    If anyone thinks that TF's are getting expensive, they should look at 1:18 movie vehicles. Oy!
     
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    I'd say he's around the 1/24-25th scale. He's definitely not a 1/18 scale vehicle. As cool sf that would be, he's be freaking HUGE!
     
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    Pardon my math but isn't 1/18 bigger than 1/25? How can he too big?
     
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    I belive that the point was that at 1/18 he would be way to big.
     
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    1/18 means he is an eighteenth the size of the actual car.
    1/24 means he is one twenty-fourth the size of th actual car.

    Look at it this way, 1/2 is bigger than 1/4 right? (1/2=50 and 1/4=25) The smaller the number, the larger the object in question.

    To answer the question here, Leader Ironhide is about a 1/24 or 1/25 scale, as he scales perfectly with Human Alliance figures who are 1/24. Display him with Human Alliance Jazz and such.
     
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    What I mean is that if he's not too big for 1/25 he can't be too big for 1/18.
     
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    Yeah, I don't think he's 1:18 (I also have a 1:18 movie car collection, and in vehicle mode I think he's too small). I would second the guess that he is approximately 1:24.

    You know who works great with a 1:18 collection, though, is Battle Ops Bumblebee. He's just about perfect.

    Cool that you're starting that collection, I love mine. It's a slippery slope, though, and some of those movie cars can get pricey. Have fun!
     
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    If you're interested, a few of us have been working to identify the scales of many Transformers toys in the Transformers Scale Project thread. In fact, Notilator just worked out Ironhide's scale to be 1/29 based on the length of the actual vehicle.
     
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    Thank you for the input.

    Yeah... have you seen the 1:18 Ecto-1? Ouch!
     
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    This is rough estimate, couldn't find dimensions for movie version of TopKick but

    If we take GMC TopKick's dimensions (regular version)

    Length 267 inches

    1/18 scale = 14.8 inches = 37.6 centimeters
    1/25 scale = 10.7 inches = 27.2 centimeters

    I don't own leader Ironhide but you can check these measurements for yourself.
     
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    Yeah, I don't own him.
    I was trying to decide to get him or not... and this was one of those determining factors.
     
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    Yup, I have it pre-ordered. :)  As well as the A-Team van. But I'm passing on the Ecto-1A, $180 is just too steep for it. I used to have the old 1:21 scale Ertl Ecto-1, but it just looked too puny next to the others and didn't seem as accurate as the Hot Wheels version, so I sold it. I'm looking forward to the upcoming one, though my bank account isn't.

    I tell you, though, I think they play it a bit fast and loose with scale sometimes. The 1:18 Hot Wheels Tumbler Batmobile seems far too small compared to the other cars of that scale I have.
     

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