August 1, 2009

Ironhide (08-01-09)

Filed under: 01 generation one, TF365 — Tags: — fairplaythings @ 12:01 am

Transformer of the Day for August 1, 2009


-Faction: Autobot
-Era: Generation One (1984-1992)
-Function: Security
“High Tech Circuitry is No Replacement for Guts
-Notable Toy: Botcon Exclusive (Hasbro, 2005)

Notes: Before Kup, Ironhide was the gruff old warrior on the Autobot team. Like Ratchet, his original toy was a holdover from the Diaclone days and looked nothing like his animated appearance. And yet the neo-classics version manages to lose the nostalgia feel provided by the original toy’s disappearing battle platform. Really, it’s the 2005 Botcon retool that gets the character right - a robot that looks like the cartoon, a trailer that reminds us of the toy, and a van that matches our memories.

Some things are best left unanimated.

Some things are best left unanimated.

1 Comment »

  1. [...] with the repainted spychanger homage that appeared some years ago (even if he was mistakenly called Ironhide). Nevertheless, it’s a shame thought that the reissue didn’t make an attempt at giving [...]

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