Making its way across the web is our first look at the upcoming Studio Series 86 Voyager Ironhide!
Shown only in robot mode for now, Ironhide is looking pretty accurate to his G1 cartoon model and comes with his gun. He also appears to be a new mold and not based on the WFC releases as some had speculated.
We hope to see an official reveal soon, but until then you can check out the image after the break and let us know your first impressions on the boards!
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In Hand Photos of SS86 Ironhide
Yeah, it's those hinges. Sigh. I think this will be an overall improvement over "basic model" ER Ironhide but there's always a compromise and I think the hinges will be the biggest compromise on this version.
Agreed. Either are a good option really and with the feet upgrades I'd say ER is at least comparable to SS86 and possibly better depending on what you want out of it
yep, they're an annoyance to an extent, but they're not that bad in my opinion, plus the hinges sticking out on the sides and the protusions for the light bar are worse on SS86 than the ER mold
but that comparison was solely for size, so it's not tricky at all
It's a fine alt mode but:
How the everloving hell is this a Voyager.
*for anyone tempted to object that we don't know yet because it's a stolen sample: there's only storage space for the one blaster and no ports or other clips for storing or attaching anything else in alt mode, aside from the nubs where the Ratchet lightbar would go.
That comparison is quite tricky tbh (not regarding the size), that ER Ironhide was given some upgrade kits, the real deal looks like this
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Overall, it was an almost awesome set but with the nuking of the energon cube handles, unpainted Reflector, SW half painted, same with the rocket pack and even CJ glass gun was not reflected in the contents.
I think mismatching colors on current figures is what annoys me more than anything else these days. It annoyed me on Sunstreaker and it definitely will with this Ironhide.
Hmm. Looks like it's still going to need lots of customization with retro labels and painting if you want it to look right. Which is a little disappointing, I have to admit.
When she tells you to be gentle because it’s her first time…
It looks like the missing yellow stripes is for them to not show in ‘bot mode. Again as per the SS 86 series standard, prioritizing ‘bot mode.
everyone saying that the earthrise van is comparable to this, we all remember the big blocky siege shoulders hanging out the sides, right
Reposting since this is the main thread, looks like they’re the same size in alt mode. The more I look at my pimped ER vanettes, the less I’m hyped by this new voyager IH.
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I feel like for people who missed out on Earthrise this is a great option. As someone who managed to get Earthrise and likes the figure this is going to be a pass for me.
TF Hot Rod
Yeah you can find the weapons sold on Ebay I think or at least the Shockwave and Reflector camera.
I agree with that. I think overall alt mode is better than ER…mostly…but those hinges are a distraction.
TF Hot Rod
Looks good, so glad I sold of my ER for this guy a while back. Bring on Ratchet.
I'm pretty sure it was.
I think overall the hinges look worse than ER
It's definitely not perfect. My biggest complaint continues to be the highly visible hinges. The size looks good and the plastic looks thick and hefty…but the hinges are jarring. The bot mode is the bigger winner, IMO.
To do another Earthmode Ironhide so soon after the Earthrise version, they really needed to knock it out of the park.
But this is a middling upgrade at best – and possibly not an upgrade at all, depending on what you're looking for. That van mode is STILL hideous, just in different ways to last time. And coming under the SS86 banner means screen accuracy…it's just not there.
What a weird release.