E-Hobby New Year Special - Encore Ironhide (Protect Black ver.)

Transformers News: E-Hobby New Year Special - Encore Ironhide (Protect Black ver.)

Friday, November 30th, 2007 1:26AM CST

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Are you hoping that Santa will bring you something good this year? Well, E-Hobby hasn’t forgotten about you!

The New Year’s Special release is back and it will be Encore Ironhide (Protect Black ver.). This New Year’s Special release is an E-Hobby Exclusive, which features the Ironhide mold in his Diaclone original colors.

The toy will be part of the Encore series and will include a small story that explains the purpose of the black version (in Japanese). Part of the story explains that the black version is super strong alloy called “Torisairsium”.

You can learn more about the product here. This figure will be released in April 2008.


Credit(s): E-Hobby
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Re: E-Hobby New Year Special - Encore Ironhide (Protect Black ver.) (482328)
Posted by Bonger on November 30th, 2007 @ 1:32am CST
Nice one. Go E-Hobby! :grin:
Re: E-Hobby New Year Special - Encore Ironhide (Protect Black ver.) (482332)
Posted by Patrick Bateman on November 30th, 2007 @ 1:43am CST
*Signs blank check*
Re: E-Hobby New Year Special - Encore Ironhide (Protect Black ver.) (482334)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on November 30th, 2007 @ 1:44am CST
might....be...irresistable.....
Re: E-Hobby New Year Special - Encore Ironhide (Protect Black ver.) (482351)
Posted by olokin on November 30th, 2007 @ 2:09am CST
An earlier news item says that the Encore Ratchet and Ironhide will get new heads. This black Encore doesn't seem to have a new head.

Correction: Not heads but faces. Sorry.
Re: E-Hobby New Year Special - Encore Ironhide (Protect Black ver.) (482366)
Posted by Jazzz on November 30th, 2007 @ 2:22am CST
wow, it looks so great all mint with no scratches like that.
this must be where the black movie ironhide came from.
Re: E-Hobby New Year Special - Encore Ironhide (Protect Black ver.) (482372)
Posted by Stormrider on November 30th, 2007 @ 2:34am CST
olokin wrote:An earlier news item says that the Encore Ratchet and Ironhide will get new heads. This black Encore doesn't seem to have a new head.

Correction: Not heads but faces. Sorry.


Good question. I was wondering the same thing. Nothing was mentioned on the E-Hobby site about a new head (at this time).
Re: E-Hobby New Year Special - Encore Ironhide (Protect Black ver.) (482452)
Posted by Cerebros Soler on November 30th, 2007 @ 5:52am CST
I would take this than the g1 original.
Re: E-Hobby New Year Special - Encore Ironhide (Protect Black ver.) (482502)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 30th, 2007 @ 6:45am CST
And as always with e-Hobby there's a backstory behind the origin of the figure. In this case it's based on the Diaclone version of Ironhide, who was black. Also, the same version was released under the Kronoform line in the US before he became a TF. ;)

So for all you "Ironhide is not black!" people:

:HEADHURTS: :P
Re: E-Hobby New Year Special - Encore Ironhide (Protect Black ver.) (482572)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on November 30th, 2007 @ 7:33am CST
kinda creepy, almost looks like he's coming out of ashes, I like it, I won't get it, but I like it.
Re: E-Hobby New Year Special - Encore Ironhide (Protect Black ver.) (482575)
Posted by Dagon on November 30th, 2007 @ 7:37am CST
So, here's a stupid question but I never had Ratchet/Ironhide back in the day but am planning on buying the Encores. Do the robots come off of the trailer/base parts or do they just kind of stand up on them? Like, they do have independant legs/feet, right?
Re: E-Hobby New Year Special - Encore Ironhide (Protect Black ver.) (482648)
Posted by Geekee1 on November 30th, 2007 @ 8:22am CST
Dagon wrote:So, here's a stupid question but I never had Ratchet/Ironhide back in the day but am planning on buying the Encores. Do the robots come off of the trailer/base parts or do they just kind of stand up on them? Like, they do have independant legs/feet, right?


The bot separates from the base.
Re: E-Hobby New Year Special - Encore Ironhide (Protect Black ver.) (482709)
Posted by Stormrider on November 30th, 2007 @ 8:47am CST
I'm kind of excited to order this one. The diaclone colors are pretty cool.
Re: E-Hobby New Year Special - Encore Ironhide (Protect Black ver.) (482733)
Posted by Dagon on November 30th, 2007 @ 9:02am CST
Geekee1 wrote:
Dagon wrote:So, here's a stupid question but I never had Ratchet/Ironhide back in the day but am planning on buying the Encores. Do the robots come off of the trailer/base parts or do they just kind of stand up on them? Like, they do have independant legs/feet, right?


The bot separates from the base.


Word. I've never seen one in real life, and it's hard to tell from that picture if the feet are attached or not. Like I said, I know it was a stupid question, but thanks.
Re: E-Hobby New Year Special - Encore Ironhide (Protect Black ver.) (482844)
Posted by Autobot032 on November 30th, 2007 @ 10:15am CST
Ah. Diaclone colors. Nice. This is one exclusive I can actually give a "thumbs up" to.

It's actually kinda neat seeing the Autobot logo on that version. Sweet!
Re: E-Hobby New Year Special - Encore Ironhide (Protect Black ver.) (483118)
Posted by Vile MK III on November 30th, 2007 @ 1:20pm CST
♫Dia-clooone♫ =P
Re: E-Hobby New Year Special - Encore Ironhide (Protect Black ver.) (483197)
Posted by Scaleface on November 30th, 2007 @ 2:52pm CST
This one is cool. Of course I already own one from 1983, but it's a little beat up. This is what Ironhide always looked like to me. Great job. Wonder how much it will cost to get one?
Re: E-Hobby New Year Special - Encore Ironhide (Protect Black ver.) (483330)
Posted by thedistinctroom on November 30th, 2007 @ 4:30pm CST
I've needed an Ironhide ever since my Dad stole mine from me in 1986. This black version looks hot. How much is it going to cost though?
Re: E-Hobby New Year Special - Encore Ironhide (Protect Black ver.) (483377)
Posted by Zeds on November 30th, 2007 @ 5:24pm CST
Diaclone goodness!
Re: E-Hobby New Year Special - Encore Ironhide (Protect Black ver.) (483388)
Posted by Craven Knight on November 30th, 2007 @ 5:36pm CST
Awesome! I love the 80's feel of that yellow stripe on the black van, sadly he's too pricy for me - I can get both ratchet & Ironhide for the price of this guy.
Re: E-Hobby New Year Special - Encore Ironhide (Protect Black ver.) (483491)
Posted by Counterpunch on November 30th, 2007 @ 7:06pm CST
At $70 for the BBTS preorder...that's strangely expensive.

Overcast was only 45 or 50, Twincast, who was significantly bigger was 70, why is Ironhide so much?

Not really complaining, it's just odd.

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