In-Hand Images of Transformers GDO Ironhide and Starscream Show Repaints Up-Close
Jack - Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Thanks to TFW board member Mondo has shared some new in-hand images of Asia exclusive Transformers GDO Starscream and Ironhide Leader class action figures. Both toys are shown out of the box with close ups on their in-box and robot modes. These figures are repaints of Hunt For The Decepticons leader class toys that are shipping now from Robotkingdom and other online retailers.
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Ironhide looks great, though I wish the tires were black instead of gray. Starscream looks hideous in robot mode. The G1 deco did not translate well to the movie character at all. I probably won't get either, as I already have the black version of Ironhide, and I really don't like the movi... read more
eh still debating on these, passed these up for the Christmas Insecticons, but might still get these, hopefully Hasbro would use what little intelligence they have and release them in the states
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