Transformers War For Cybertron: Siege – IRONHIDE

LEAKIN’ LUBRICANTS! May flew by. While I had every intention of starting up video reviews again, work collapsed on me like a final episode of Game of Thrones and so I’m back in the same spot. In the meantime though, I did bust some Deceptichops by opening up good ole Ironhide!

Quite honestly, I was the least excited for Ironhide. I felt like his renders for product promotion left a little to be desired. But once I got him out of the package, I was thrilled! He feels solid, sturdy, and has a really nice transformation!

His articulation is top notch, and the detailing in both modes is incredible. His weapon transforms from a “rocket launcher” of sorts, to a sledge hammer, which really fits in well with Ironhide’s personality.

You can also use it as a rifle too.

Transformation is unique and intuitive. There is a QC issue with his leg panels that lead to the popping off pretty easy. I’m not one to recommend “fixing” things, however, if you gently insert a smaller screwdriver into the peg holes of the panel joint, widening the opening a bit, the problem is easily fixed.

His “Van” mode is a nice Cybertronian take on his G1 vehicle mode and even has his iconic yellow/gold striping. I really like this design as its much more foreign than say Sideswipe who just looks like a regular sports car, or Prime who just looks like a Semi-Cab with extra lights.

He’s fully compatible with the Weaponizer figures, featuring ports all over his body for added firepower. Again, very fitting for Ironhide.

BOTTOM LINE:

This line continues to knock it out of the part. While I felt Titans Return was going above and beyond, I feel like Siege is setting the bar super high for anything to even come close. You might as well enjoy the ride and pick up a whole new G1 cast for your shelves, Ironhide is no exception. The panel issue is easily fixed as well.

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