- Motto: "When in doubt, transform and roll out!"
- Weapon: Saber Blade
Dang it, the photo, despite being pretty fuzzy, makes me take a step back from purchasing JA Ironhide. The weapon accessories still sound cool to me but the painted windshield and poorly thought out "jungle stripes"...gah, why, Hasbro, why? I mean, honestly, who comes up with these odd paint schemes? More importantly, who the heck approves these creative decisions and lets these repaints go to production?
I was originally going to find a 2007 Voyager Ironhide and get the more movie accurate weapons from RotF Ironhide whether I had to buy the entire figure or find someone willing to sell the weapons(unlikely). When I read about JA Ironhide, the accessories really piqued my interest and I held off on my plan to assemble my "perfect" movie Ironhide.
JA Ironhide may not be a lost cause for me, though. I think I could remove the stripes with some isopropyl alcohol and maybe even clear up the windshield too. Unfortunately the "metal" parts on JA Ironhide look like an awfully pale grey to me.
However, I'm just overreacting right now. I'll reserve further judgement and wait for better quality photos of the figure in alt AND robot modes. I'd also like to see what the accessories look like.