A quick look today for a recent Transformers War for Cybertron Earthrise release – the Amazon Exclusive (in the US) Autobot Alliance 2 Pack. This set features Earth mode version of Ironhide and Prowl. Both are deluxe scale with Ironhide being a bit beefier like his Siege counterpart. Prowl is using the new Datsun bro mold and is essentially a simplified version of his Masterpiece figure.
Ironhide is acceptable in robot mode, works as a shelf filler, but leaves a bit to be desired for such a core character. He also uses a lot of raw red plastic that doesn’t quite pop, and is slightly different shades throughout. In vehicle mode he doesn’t fully hide his bot parts, almost like he didn’t finish scanning the vehicle. It is what it is for a 20 dollar figure but it does not land the baby masterpiece level that some of the other modern figures have. Prowl on the other hand is sharp, especially in robot mode and hits all the right notes. He pairs well with Bluestreak, and the eventual Smokescreen. I thought the Siege versions were good and was surprised when they were revisiting them so quickly in the next line, but it was a good call.
Read on to check out some select shots, or hit the links below to check out 50+ shots of Prowl and Ironhide in full gallery mode.
Note – Ironhide’s red color was enhanced in the “fancy” style shots.