General Motors To Cease Production of GMC Topkick, Fate of Ironhide Uncertain

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According to The Wall Street Journal, General Motors will be ceasing production of the GMC Topkick by the end of July. Unable to find a buyer for their medium-duty trucks, General Motors decided to end production on the GMC Topkick and Chevrolet Kodiak in its effort to streamline its operations. The end of the GMC Topkick presents an issue for future Transformers movies beyond Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, as Ironhide’s vehicle mode is the Topkick. Will Ironhide simply choose another vehicle mode or will the people responsible for the movie just elect to keep him out of future movies? With the second movie only about to hit theatres, we may not know the answer to that for quite awhile.

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  1. QuinJester's Avatar QuinJester says

    You know what this means:

    Ironhide is going to have to die in the movie. Just like Jazz and Pontiac.

  2. StarSaber79 has no avatar! StarSaber79 says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by QuinJester View Post
    You know what this means:

    Ironhide is going to have to die in the movie.
    Yup most likely but I don't think they have time to add that in.

  3. Secretcode's Avatar Secretcode says

    Doesn't mean Ironhide will be out of future movies just because the vehicle is being discontinued. Odds are he'll scan a new mode, turn into a cameo-only character, continue being a major force, or just be in Robot Mode only.

    Or die.

  4. shibamura_prime's Avatar shibamura_prime says

    I'll take the Ironhide TopKick off their hands if they don't need it anymore... >_>

  5. Fago's Avatar Fago says

    Those WSJ guys are mean... you can hardly read anything without being a subscriber. Well, business is business...

  6. Segor's Avatar Segor says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by secretcode View Post
    Doesn't mean Ironhide will be out of future movies just because the vehicle is being discontinued. Odds are he'll scan a new mode, turn into a cameo-only character, continue being a major force, or just be in Robot Mode only.

    Or die.


    Hahahaha

  7. Seeker24's Avatar Seeker24 says

    I dont think it really matters. i dont see a reason why they cant hold onto a few Topkicks. But it would be a good excuse to change his alt. mode.

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