I could have said this in a nutshell. Mostly because Takara Tomy is not following the same path that Hasbro is using. Which means that even if Kup shows up on PRIME, they'll use their version of Ironhide in some form of their own media.
But I cannot rule out on Hasbro, as I found their Airachnid and Arcee figures to be a bit better. But I am contempt with the one piece I have in my collection.
trence5 wrote:And for that matter - last I checked, at least in the states, Ironhide was a little more popular than Kup.
However... When was the last time Ironhide told a good tale?
But seriously... He was also killed off in Transformers: The Movie along with Ratchet and Wheeljack. So even then, there is always that chance he died before or during PRIME... And they based it on that event, and not the "confusion" aspect (which is the start of this issue). That, and we can also assume that Generations 2/Fall of Cybertron will include an Ironhide figure. And if that happens, his fans should be happy.