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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
First let me say I am generally not a fan of the new Mech Tech line. I think in many cases that the new crazy big weapons don't really fit the characters and that money that was put into the transforming weapons would have been better spent on the figures. That said, this version of Ironhide is pretty good. Here are my pros and cons:

Pros:
* Detailed robot mode - looks great with just enough paint apps in my opinion
* Pose-able - again, a robot mode that can be posed for any action scene with little risk of falling over.
* Weapon - like I said, I think the mech tech stuff is gratuitous in most cases, just not here. Ironhide calls for a big honkin' weapon and his canon works perfectly in robot mode. Truck/alt mode...well not so much. Note: The instructions don't mention it but you can lock the gun in extended mode if you twist a knob on the back of it, located at the center of the 3-prong push-button.
* Nice transformation - not too easy, not too difficult
* Little amounts of kibble - body panels fold up nicely.

Cons:
* A touch on the skinny side - Ironhide should probably have thicker legs to match up better with his movie proportions
* Paint apps - mine were kind of sloppily done. In fact I'm missing the red on a tail light.
* Mech Tech body mounts - there are circular weapon mount holes all over the body in truck mode - without these truck mode would have been near perfect IMHO.
* Truck bed isn't smooth - a quibble really.
* No light piping in eyes - this was a big disappointment for me. When I rediscovered transformers a few years back I thought this was one of the coolest features. Sad to see it go.
* Oddly exposed ankle joint - weirdly exposed white plastic joint on the ankle.
* Rear window in not clear plastic.

Most of my cons are quibbles really and this is a great figure that in my opinion could have been perfect. He's just as good as the previously released deluxe sized Ironhide, better in some areas worse in others. The only reason I upgraded to the voyager class figure was the deluxe figure was so out of proportion to the rest of my movie collection. Glad to say this figure fits in perfectly size wise with my RotF Optimus Prime and Bumblebee.

Looking at pictures of a lot of the new Dark of the Moon collection, I can't see recommending them but I can easily recommend this Ironhide. Enjoy Transformers fans.

Note to parents: This toy is easier to transform than the notorious Revenge of the Fallen version of Bumblebee but still barely age appropriate for a 5 year old in my humble opinion. Durability seems good but caution should still be taken until a child gets the hang of transforming it. As always save the instructions.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on June 9, 2011
Ironhide returns with more of a sleek look and some sweet new weaponery!I have every movie Ironhide figure they have done and can 100% say this is in the top two of all the versions that have been done.The poseability for displaying or acting out battle scenes is the best of any version done.The Mech Tech feature of Ironhide is a booster that converts to a spinning particle cannon which is only found on this version.The particle cannon can attach on the roof or side of the door in Topkick mode.The abscence of the two cannons on each arm helps to give Ironhide a more sleek look which works for this figure very well.The durability is also the best I've seen compared to any other voyager class version with secure joints and a solid build in either robot or Topkick mode.The transformation is intermediate meaning if you have plenty of experience with transformers there is minor difficulty.If you are a parent buying for a child of 5-6 or younger you might have to help some in the process.Honestly this version is less difficult than other voyager versions before,but it still has some tricky parts that after two or three times of transforming it they should be able to get the hang of it.The process starts off for transforming Ironhide from robot to Topkick mode by the door panels on the back rotating out along with the smokestack pieces.The roof piece then moves upwards as the upper torso and arms rotate straight up.The arms are going to rotate inwards as the front wheels rotate outwards.The front hood section of the Topkick then comes together as the roof rotates up and over the head piece connecting to the hood section.Some of the next parts of the process can require you to have some patience.The part of folding the arms under the front part of the truck and when you have to bring the legs up to position under the actual cab of the truck can be the hardest parts.Swing the arms so the front bumper pieces are near the front tires,then rotate the arms around and in.The arms should move forward as does the bumper to connect with the front of the Topkick as the arms are securely in place underneath.On the leg swing the rear wheel around to connect with the other piece and rotate the complete piece upwards so it is resting on the side of the leg.The feet then fold in as the tailight pieces flip out and down.The legs will then rotate up and around so the rear wheels are at the bottom.The hip piece will then rotate up and under the roof piece as the legs rotate back down.The legs then swing up to be straight with the front cab.The legs then connect together to form the bed of the Topkick as the doors rotate in.Ironhide is now ready to roll out!I can honestly say again this is one of my favorite versions and think it is alot more versatile for all ages .Bottom line Ironhide is a well-made,high quality,10 out of 10 figure thet all transformer fans should enjoy.I highly recommend Ironhide Dark of the Moon to all transformer fans and collectors alike.Transformers Rule!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 17, 2013
This is hands down a cool transformer for collectors, but is arguable the toughest to transform for my five year old son and is near impossible to keep the toy tight in vehicle mode. He loves it, but there is no way he can actually transform it because it is so complicated. I have to transform it for him every time. As a collector, I would buy it in a heart beat. Very well designed and awesome details, just way too complicated for young kids. I think a 7 or 8 year old could handle it pretty well if they are use to transformers and have played with them for a while. It also stinks for kids because it becomes so loose after moderate play that the toy's arms do not stay up. If you are a collector, I would buy for your collection. If you are buying it for a kid to play with, I would get a different version of Ironhide that is much more user friendly and will hold up to the play.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on January 13, 2012
Grandson loved it. It seems to be very durable and the mechanics work as advertised. It was packaged well and arrived before Christmas.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 6, 2013
Came on the slow boat from China, 6 week estimate on shipping. Got a good deal and I like the trunk. Transformation not too complicated, giving it to a 9 year old.
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on October 25, 2014
i really like this figure, transformation is not to complicated, however, when transforming some parts feel like they're going to break, still a pretty good figure,the weapon looks powerful and compliments the overall looks of Ironhide, regarding the buying experience, i got it on a special deal and it came from china, took too long but it was worth the wait, i ordered it together with dark of the moon megatron. now, the ball joints on my figure were loose, but i dont know if that's a standard. one thing i dont like about this figure is that the chest is too bulky so it kinda blocks the movement of the arms, but besides that it looks like ironhide should look so it's ok
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on January 14, 2014
found out my grandson already had it but he loved it anyway. otherwise it was fine never made it for xmas
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on January 7, 2014
The parts easily fall off and that decreased the value of the product. It was priced fairly as far as the name brand, however the quality and durability did not meet my standards.
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on January 1, 2014
Good looking but even harder to transform than my big DOTM bumblebee. I pulled his leg off twice, which is in a ball socket that detaches fairly easily if rotated in a certain direction. He will be staying in robot mode unless someone pays me to transform him.
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on April 25, 2013
Being able to collect each version of the transformer family is a great addition to my collection. Keep up the good work.
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