GMC Topkick To Be Discontinued

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Tim Formas, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. Thundercrackah

    Thundercrackah Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2003
    Posts:
    2,097
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +2
    maybee nao he kan be REDD!11
     
  2. J Migidy

    J Migidy Vector Sigma's Lil Helper

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Posts:
    238
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Likes:
    +1
    Why does Ironhide have to die or scan a new mode? The movie people have multiple Topkicks at there disposal. Just hold on to them and treat them like movie props. If they make another movie I'm sure Ironhide will stay the same.
     
  3. st.ranger

    st.ranger Emperor of Destruction

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2007
    Posts:
    2,086
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +807
    Ebay:
    Nothing happened, he just disappearing, like Barricade.
     
  4. PrimulArchangel

    PrimulArchangel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2007
    Posts:
    3,716
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Likes:
    +23
    Ebay:
    You guys are acting like they will remove the character just because they wont be making the truck no more. Why would they remove him just for that reason?? They dont make the corvette to buy but we have sideswipe, Megatrons alt mode dont even exist, Starscreams an F22 raptor dont know anyone here that could afford one of those. Soundwaves alt modes are not real.. So why would they give him a new alt mode or kill him off just because GM isnt making the truck anymore ?
    Pretty silly to get upset over that, i highly doubt they would do anything to his character because of it. Ironhide will remain with his current form, i have no doubts about that...
     
  5. lars573

    lars573 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2007
    Posts:
    8,176
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +561
    There is never going to be a VW based TF, they've turned Hasbro down multiple times. Honda-USA forced Hasbro to neuter Alternator Windcharger. Ya sure you want to have TF's that never fight just to have a Honda alt. mode?
     
  6. jonatron26

    jonatron26 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2009
    Posts:
    1,930
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +3
    bad news bout topkick.but ironhide is a decepticon hunter, right? so to stay hidden from the cons he will reformat as a red hummer.
    ....... that sounds like a bad bio for a toy re-deco
     
  7. WWMEGATRON

    WWMEGATRON Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2006
    Posts:
    1,699
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Likes:
    +229
    Don't the filmmakers own the Ironhide truck ?? After all is their prop, right ?? If not, they can buy it and keep it !!
     
  8. jonatron26

    jonatron26 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2009
    Posts:
    1,930
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +3
     
  9. Red Alert

    Red Alert Security

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2008
    Posts:
    8,559
    News Credits:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +33
    Just give him a red minivan alt then blow him up.
     
  10. Turnpike

    Turnpike Brawl is my bee-otch

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2006
    Posts:
    632
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +0
    Meh, GM, who cares. Simply find another (better) company and chose a new vehicle mode.

    How about some (more) European auto makers? :3
     
  11. Spyro

    Spyro Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2009
    Posts:
    1,567
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +0
    Well, there just went my plans of buying a GMC Topkick when I go to get a car.
     
  12. FreshDebesh

    FreshDebesh <b><font color=brickred>oye chak de phatte!</font> Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    8,863
    Trophy Points:
    292
    Likes:
    +7
    It works out for Hasbro cause they can have Ironhide scan a different vehicle and basically give him a new toy.
     
  13. FreshDebesh

    FreshDebesh <b><font color=brickred>oye chak de phatte!</font> Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    8,863
    Trophy Points:
    292
    Likes:
    +7
    *Double post*
     
  14. Blitz.

    Blitz. Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2009
    Posts:
    6,847
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +1,154
    I hope this wont effect the movie just for the sake of continuity.

    But really GM goes under did people really expect the topkick to live on its just stupidly big even for a work horse
     
  15. Doug

    Doug Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Posts:
    7,500
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    282
    Location:
    Boaz,AL
    Likes:
    +305
    I am not surprised about GM to discontinued the Topkick. I knew it might happen, but is it because of poor sales? But it would seem to me there should be plenty of them left for the third movie for Ironhide.
     
  16. Nutcrusher

    Nutcrusher Decepticon

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2007
    Posts:
    1,228
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +4
    *dammit
     
  17. Nutcrusher

    Nutcrusher Decepticon

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2007
    Posts:
    1,228
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +4
    Second hand?

    Considering how Ratchet's still a Hummer, I don't think it'll matter. They can always get second hands.
     
  18. Incepticon

    Incepticon This place ain't what it used to be...

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2006
    Posts:
    16,699
    News Credits:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +10,614
    Ironically, it's because of GM making useless oversized vehicles like this which no one wants or can afford that helped push them into bankruptcy. What a mess.
     
  19. Spyro

    Spyro Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2009
    Posts:
    1,567
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +0
    Well, if I get a used one, I want one in excellent condition. Not too many miles on it. I' also want a black one so I can modify it to look like Ironhide. It'll be hard to find a GMC Topkick exactly the way I want it, especially since I just turned 14. I'll be getting a car in 2011.
     
  20. blackout501st

    blackout501st ultimate enforcing hound

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2008
    Posts:
    1,840
    Trophy Points:
    212
    Likes:
    +120
    well, cant they just use the trucks that they used for the first 2 films? or do they still have thouse trucks? i would think they would just use them, rather than buy a new truck of the same kind for every film.