JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Molds or parts of, rather, have been restored, yes, but they were small ones. Full toys are still expensive as you'd be recreating a toy from scratch, from the design on paper to the new toy. With reissues being made from readily available molds, with no R&D and legal costs (think patents) on top, I don't need to ask how expensive new mold "reissues" would have to be in order to be cost-effective.
And now back to our regular topic
Quite honestly... The only toys TOMY has been creating both by hand and from scratch are the Masterpiece lines. The rest... I would be surprised if they are not using computers, as the only issue is time and not money. (And what is sad is that there are talks that it can help make illegal firearms.) So, either way, their profit margin will always be greater than the costs.
Besides... Back on topic, Ironhide is one of those characters I am assuming is being made in one of Hasbro's factories.
I heard of Reissues. What made me bring up the topic was i had a dream my aunt had a loose Sideswipe from G1. I still have not a single G1 figure
maybe when i get some money
I can understand. I started off late, missing out on "Encore" Convoy, "Henkei!" Skyfire, and a few other pieces. So my problem is that I can either pay premium and pray that they are slightly better than C-9 or just change my collection-based rules. But that is a different story.
However... I am assuming that box condition, much less if it is a reissue or not, are not an issue for you. Because if that is true, here you go: http://tfsource.com/products/view/product_id/159/
It is the "Encore" version of "G1" Ironhide. They also have Ratchet for sale, but I focused more on this one for you. Just know that unlike Ratchet, they only have this in a C-9 box... Which means that there will be some dents and dings on the box.
Either way... I assume that the "Arms Micron" version of Ironhide will cost as much as this Ironhide. So either way, you now have an option.