Review: Universe Ironhide Figure

The 3rd wave of Deluxe figures for the Universe lines are hitting shelves. Included in this wave is a mold fans have waited for. See Ironhide in his updated G1 inspired form in this review





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DABA. 2008-10-11 @ 4:43 pm

I am very pleased with this figure! This is my favorite deluxe so far next go Silverstreak. Itz perfect, I have always looked forward to hasbro making an updated version to G1 Ironhide which actually has a robot mode lol! This is a dream come true! :tfgrin

xhairs 2008-10-11 @ 5:36 am

i got him a day ago and saw him in the wild today i like him alot but he just needs a little help. that alot of guys are doing and i cant wait to get started on mine.

Matt Booker 2008-10-11 @ 1:34 am
Had a very lateral shift in thinking about his side windows while I was out a few mins ago getting some more paint: I could paint them red to match the rest of him, giving him a "Panel Delivery" look.

The only take back to that idea is those two section towards the rear that are open, I'll post pix later this eve for some input.

Hmm. That could be interesting. What worries me about that is his alt mode is already really really red. Painting the rims like on the back of the packaging goes towards making it better, but does adding more red make it more plain?

There's also pics on tfw2005 of somebody that did them up in a silvery gray.

Sweet Zombie Ironhide, that's awesome. (Hey...between the blue on his face, and the pose he's sporting, he totally looks like he's wanting to gobble some brains.)

Can't wait for the guide, Matt. Good to know you finally found a use for that Swerve you took apart for Blitzwing.

Any chance you'll start your Ironhide guide with CL. Megatron re-creating his "Such Heroic Nonsense" Movie scene on the shuttle?

ROFL. I actually put the arms up so people could see how awesome the backpack is when it's folded down all the way, but kept them up for the frontal shot because I was amused by the zombie look. I'm glad somebody noticed, but the way you put it was hilarious. :dclol

And that scene might make an appearance. :)

~Matt Booker

ClockWorkMecha 2008-10-11 @ 1:24 am

Had a very lateral shift in thinking about his side windows while I was out a few mins ago getting some more paint: I could paint them red to match the rest of him, giving him a "Panel Delivery" look.

The only take back to that idea is those two section towards the rear that are open, I'll post pix later this eve for some input.

AoiJuuni 2008-10-11 @ 1:14 am
Ironhide is done. I'll probably paint him later, but for now, here's some photos...

I came up with a mod for the backpack so it would lock in place the way I think it was meant to. I can actually push Ironhide's hips forward more to raise the head up higher, but I don't like the look and with his new ball jointed neck, he doesn't need it. :D

If anyone is interested, I'll put together a guide. (Going to work on TFA Swoop's guide this weekend.)

~Matt Booker

Sweet Zombie Ironhide, that's awesome. (Hey...between the blue on his face, and the pose he's sporting, he totally looks like he's wanting to gobble some brains.)

Can't wait for the guide, Matt. Good to know you finally found a use for that Swerve you took apart for Blitzwing.

Any chance you'll start your Ironhide guide with CL. Megatron re-creating his "Such Heroic Nonsense" Movie scene on the shuttle?

Matt Booker 2008-10-11 @ 12:55 am
yes please pics of what you did.

Well, maybe I'll do the Ironhide guide this weekend, as he's more current than Swoop. ;)

~Matt Booker

xhairs 2008-10-11 @ 12:34 am
Ironhide is done. I'll probably paint him later, but for now, here's some photos...

I came up with a mod for the backpack so it would lock in place the way I think it was meant to. I can actually push Ironhide's hips forward more to raise the head up higher, but I don't like the look and with his new ball jointed neck, he doesn't need it. :D

If anyone is interested, I'll put together a guide. (Going to work on TFA Swoop's guide this weekend.)

~Matt Booker

yes please pics of what you did.

Matt Booker 2008-10-11 @ 12:28 am
I'd like to see what you did with the backpack. I don't have any fig's to cannibalize for a new neck atm, but one never knows about the future.

I did decide to re-assemble my first Iron hide and do some paint mods to him. Did his face like everyone else and I also customized the rims. They really bring out his alt mode and he looks even better when you see him in profile in bot mode. The side windows are killing me tho, playing with blue's, black and silver to decide. I'll prolly throw some images up once done.

Peaugh over at tfw2005 painted all the windows except the back one black. I've also heard of some people putting a coat of clear blue on them. The black looks nice, but I haven't seen pictures of the clear blue paint. You can always play with other colors and use black to fall back on.

As for the neck, it uses the inside of Energon Rodimus's head and a balljoint from one of Cybertron Swerve's hips.

Because of the extra height, I now have to turn his head sideways when he goes into alt mode, but that's not a big deal.

What did you do to Swoop?

His morning star flail now has pop out flames, and his chest has been carved so his shoulders won't eventually develop stress marks from being forced into his cape.

~Matt Booker

deceptikhan 2008-10-11 @ 12:15 am

What did you do to Swoop?

ClockWorkMecha 2008-10-11 @ 12:15 am

I'd like to see what you did with the backpack. I don't have any fig's to cannibalize for a new neck atm, but one never knows about the future.

I did decide to re-assemble my first Iron hide and do some paint mods to him. Did his face like everyone else and I also customized the rims. They really bring out his alt mode and he looks even better when you see him in profile in bot mode. The side windows are killing me tho, playing with blue's, black and silver to decide. I'll prolly throw some images up once done.

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