Why the missing red Movie Ironhide?

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  1. Torque

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    could they be holding off on the red re-deco for TF3-anyone else think that might be why we havent gotten one yet? or will it happen on the Deluxe? i know they made the legends one red, but id be more excited for the bigger ones being re-colored. do you think we'll ever get our G1 Ironhide? or are they making Prime the only big red truck?
     
  2. influence82

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    There is a Fast Action Battlers Red Ironhide called Cannon Force Ironhide.
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    Given that the G2 colored grey Voyager Ironhide came a year after the the grey FAB Pulse Cannon Ironhide, I would hope to see a Red Voyager Ironhide in 2011.
     
  3. AMG

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    They did make the FAB Cannon Force Ironhide.

    Edit: influence82 beat me to it.
     
  4. Blot

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    I've got the Legends "Enforcer Ironhide" which is also red. It looks good, but honestly, I'm not sure it would look all that great on the Voyager.
     
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    Eh, I'm happy with Recon Ironhide.
     
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    Speaking of a red Ironhide, I wonder why they did they made Sideswipe silver in ROTF and not red?
     
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    cuz micheal bay hates red :lol  duh.
     
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    And this is important...why? If you need a red Voyager Ironhide that badly, get a normal one and drop it in a bucket of red paint or something.
     
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    If we're going to get a another red Ironhide we'll probably get the New deluxe repainted that way if it doesn't sell it'll cost less in the final numbers.
     
  10. Sammael

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    Most likely because the red color has a special meaning and purpose in cinematography and is used sparsely, and RotF Sideswipe appears in a lot of scenes. Prime probably lacks more red parts in robot mode for the same reason.
     
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    I've always been curious about the reasons as well. The "not wanting to confuse him with Optimus" theory makes sense in movie form, but doesn't really carry over in a toy, especially since we got a blue Ironhide and to be honest movie Optimus is about as blue as he is red. A red repaint seems like a very obvious choice to me.

    Still, I hope they will come out in a Recon Ironhide in red. I'm really not a fan of Voyager mold in the first place (it seems too '07), but the recon one is an nice improvement over the original and the '09 retool (especially with the armament), and if it were red, I'd be forced to pick one up. I just hope whenever they eventually do make a red repaint, at the very least the outer portions of his face and head are red too. I'd prefer the inner part to be silver of grey, but I'll compromiser
     
  12. MrSoundwaveGuy

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    How about an Ironhide repaint in RID Ironhide colors?
     
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    The colors of the car were probably decided upon first before the identity of the car.
     
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    You'll note that even Prime only has red flames right? It's Bay's doing. Watch the bonus stuff on movie 1, Bay tells you why. You know his start in the directing game was car adds for GM? He said that red, particularly the shade of red that G1 Ironhide and Optimus were doesn't photograph "well" (he didn't define it). So he made Ironhide black and Prime blue with red flames.
     
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    cause there is only one concept stingray in existance and it is silver

    and i hope the deluxe will be red
     
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    The red one is called Swerve..
     
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    I think he was talking about the deluxe ironhide, not sideswipe
     
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    Because it looks ugly.
     
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    yep
     
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