Today we will the new Takara Masterpiece to hit the market, MP-27 Ironhide. Ironhide is modeled after a Nissan Vanette in the Cherry color. If you are unfamiliar with this van that is because it was produced from 1978 to 1988, but you aren't here for the history of the car design you are here for a review which is starting now!
This figure is very well detailed and keeps true to what Ironhide looked like in the show and the van he was designed after. On the roof you can place 1 of 2 weapons and his blasters actually store underneath him in Van mode which is a nice added feature.
For a Masterpiece figure his transformation process is actually very simple taking approximately 20 - 25 minutes to complete. The part movements are easy and even though the instructions are in Japanese the illustrations used are more than enough to get to the end result, Ironhide in robot mode shown below.
Now lets talk about all of these extra parts. Ironhide comes with allot of them.
Here is the list:
Now if you are thinking "Gosh where am I going to keep all of these extra pieces with out loosing them?!?" Don't sweat Takara has you covered! MP-27 Ironhide comes with a battle sled this item holds all of the weapons including the extra face piece. It's great to have a place to keep all of these items if you want to display them, or you can just pack them back up in the box they came in.
Mp-27 Ironhide stands approximately 8.5" tall and below we have provided some shots next to other MP figures. Takara has once again stayed true to sizing from the original series with this figure which we feels is a great decision for the collector who wants them all displayed out of the packaging.
Now for the rating of this figure. We always consider allot of different factors before giving a figure a score. This figure gave allot of positives and very few negatives. Mp-27 Ironhide is easy to transform, he is extremely easy to pose giving a variety of displaying options, he comes with multiple accessories and he is scaled well with the other MP figures. That is why we are giving Takara Masterpiece 27 - Ironhide 5 out of 5 Punches!
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