Where's the love for Ironhide?

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  1. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    I mean, I know a lot of fans love him, but damn, we haven't gotten a Decent updated Ironhide even with all the G1-ness presently going on.

    We got the Homage in the form of Energon Towline, and the name used more than a few times (RID/Beast Wars/Energon/Universe) but I would really love to see an Ironhide Alternator or Classics Ironhide, you know, something red with a robot mode resembling G1 Ironhide's cartoon model but more detailed.

    Come Hasbro!

    Pleeeeeeeeeease?
     
  2. Rattrap587

    Rattrap587 Maximal Ground Operations

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    Would be cool... :) 
     
  3. Sy-Rein

    Sy-Rein Rogue Stunticon

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    Completely agree. A new Ironhide homage would be fantastic.
     
  4. Ktulu

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    It seems he'd be a sure candidate for the classics line, especially considering how easy it'd be to just slap some sirens on him, paint him white and voila release it again as Ratchet.

    I really want a good update of him, Brawn, and Trailbreaker. So far, only the "sleek car" guys get any real love from teh Hasbro.
     
  5. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    How about BotCon Ironhide?
     
  6. Valkysas

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    he really doesnt look that great. Mr. bloaty-head!

    we need an all new ironhide and ratchet.
     
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    Dude, so many people agree with you, but the hard part is deciding on the Alternators version form.

    We've had other characters, such as the awesome BotCon Ironhide that have been awesome representations of the beloved character.

    If there was a modern, Transfomers: Alternators version of the toy there have been many suggestions as to what his new mode should be. Here are a few of mine as to an appropriate alternate mode:

    Dodge Sprinter Van
    Jeep Commander
    Scion xB
    Toyota Sienna (direct upgrade from his Toyota Previa original mold)
    Ford F-150
    Toyota Tundra

    As for Ratchet, well, Hasbro lost the right to the name. As most of us know when a Universe toy was released it was as the "Autobot Ratchet." I doubt he would be released in the Alternators line unless he received the same treatment.
     
  8. Greyryder

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    C-Armorhide's bot mode fairly screams Ironhide, to me. But, cool as he is, he's a basic. Ironhide needs to be at least a deluxe.
     
  9. butz

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    If the Classics line can somehow continue after the first two waves, I think we'll see a new G1-ish Ironhide sooner or later.
     
  10. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    But he was an exclusive, I guess I should have included "easy to obtain at retail price" and "not a freaking exclusive" in my original post...
     
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    Which looked as much like Ironhide as Towline does?

    I totally agree, D_C....Ironhide gets the name reused, but never with a proper homage. Ironhide was always one of my favorite G1 characters (maybe because he was crammed down our throats long with Prime and Bumblebee;) ) and my vote is for Classics Ironhide. I seriously don't care iy its a van, hummer, truck whatever, as long as the head and burly body type matches...an Alternator would be cool...so long as they didn't fuck it up but the chances of that are slim to none.
     
  12. butz

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    I'd also much prefer a Classics version, rather than an Alt. An Alternator figure is bound by what cars they can use, and what say so goes along with the licensing agreement. All the Classics have to do is not make it look too much like something they'd need a license for. Plus, Classics is intended to be a G1 update line- Alts are just real cars with TF identities (mostly G1) attached to them.
     
  13. Ktulu

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    Convention exclusives, bah. G1 Ironhide (personality and looks, not just the name) needs to be a main-line guy again, able to be cherished by all.

    He also deserves his own original mold.

    And Brawn.

    And Trailbreaker.

    All three of which could lend themselves easily to other G1 homages...Ratchet, Outback, and Hoist. Seems like Hasbro would be all over that, but nope!
     
  14. Ops_was_a_truck

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    Seconded. I'd like a retail big red van.

    That might be the problem, though - "big," "red" and "truck-like" are all properties that, at least I'd figure, Hasbro marketing first and foremost associates with Optimus Prime. When it comes to making an actual, close-to-home tribute/homage to Ironhide...I think Prime would have to have a DIFFERENT vehicle mode for Ironhide to receive favorable circulation as a red van/truck/whatever.

    ...but, yeah. *sighs...* I'd really like a classics or Alternators Ironhide.

    Hell, even if they did the vehicle color scheme differently and retained red accents in robot mode, I'd take that. Hell, that crazy black-and-white cow pattern would be neat again.

    ...just (shudders) NO ENERGON IRONHIDE ANYMORE! PLEASE! Let that mold never again see the light of day!
     
  15. Belgrath

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    Sounds like a great idea.

    Jeep Commander suits Alt. Ironhide just great. Or a Chevy Uplander.
     
  16. littleiron

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    Always want a Botcon Ironhide..... too expensive to get~

    Damn I hope them make a toy of TWW Ironhide for the Titanium line.... like Prime and Jetfire ....... orz
     
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    I would certainly like to see a old school (toon style) Ironhide. He could come with some sort of gun tripod to remiond us of his old robot form.
     
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    I would like to see a classics or Alt version too. :( 
     
  19. Dragstrip85

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    Alternators red Scion xB for Ironhide! Or some other type of van.
     
  20. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    c'mon hasbro fucking make ironhide already!

    :horse:  :horse:  :horse: 
     

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