Today we are taking a look at the quintesson desais army drone i’m hoping i’m pronouncing that correctly from the transformers warfare cybertron trilogy. This is the netflix line which is exclusive to walmart. You can see it comes in this all white packaging, and this is basically gray. Iron hide i’m, not gon na lie that’s. Basically, what this is now, apparently on the show i don’t even remember this character being there, but apparently when they met up with the quintessons on that ship. They had these guys for like soldiers or guards whatever you want to call them. Apparently they didn’t want to bother, you know, animating the alicons, they just said: hey we’ll, take a model we already made colored and all black and gray, and then hey that can be their guards and it’s like all right. I guess so uh but hey it lets. Hasbro repaint the mold and put another figure out right, so i guess everybody wins, except us in any case, here’s a nice picture of ironhide on the side. With this crazy, i guess quintason faction symbol, which is new. I don’t think that’s been around before, but i could be wrong and you have that kind of standard, netflix packaging mosaic here on the side – uh not really too much else going on with the packaging on the back here, just kind of shows the robot mode, the Vehicle mode, this one’s going to be quick, i mean it’s iron, height, it’s, c iron, hydra’s, really not too much new going on here, but hey let’s, get him out of the packaging.
Let’S, take a closer look, so here he is out of the packaging and it is kind of a cool repaint. I have to say i don’t think it’s supposed to be like ironhide taken over. I think they just got lazy with the animation models and it’s just supposed to be kind of a nameless character that happens to look like iron hide uh, but it’s kind of neat to kind of make my own head cannon and think that if you know something Happened to iron eyed and he got taken over by quinta sons. This would be kind of what he looks like, which you know kind of fun, but anyway, head sculpt, i think, is pretty cool. He’S got blue eyes. I kind of wish he had green eyes to match the faction symbol. I just think that would look cooler and i think they would pop a little more because honestly, they’re so recessed it’s kind of hard to even see the eye color with the shadow cast by the head crest. I can’t even really i still can’t, even really see it. I swear it’s blue. You can see it a little bit there but yeah that that head crest, just kind of casts such a shadow and they’re so recessed. I feel like the neon green would kind of pop and it would just kind of make them look cooler. You can kind of see it there a little bit. I mean it’s, not bad, you know the black and the blue and the silver look good together.
I just think the neon green would have popped a little bit more but anyway, heads on a ball joint, so you have a little bit up and down, but mostly side to side, can’t, really tilt side to side uh. You have a swivel here and a hinge for the shoulder. You have a bicep swivel, you have 90 degrees for the elbow. You do have a wrist swivel as well. You do have a waist swivel. You have a hinge for out to the side for hips. You can kick forward, can kick back thighs swivel 90 degrees in the knee and then of course you have ankle tilt, like i said, it’s siege ironhide. So if you’ve seen him before it’s the exact same mold uh when he comes in the box, the little window piece is just flush like you would put it in vehicle mode. You can certainly do it that way if you like, but you are actually supposed to you – can kind of see the little notches right there and this is supposed to bend and then fit in there’s a bar here across the back, and this is supposed to fit Into those notches, just to offset it a little bit, give it a little bit more character in the chest mode. I just think that kind of sits better so yeah. He looks good, like i said, it’s kind of a neat repaint um, but it is just a repaint. He comes with his gun, slash hammer.
Well, i see how they have the green here on the front and that just kind of pops more that’s. What i would like to see with the eyes, you can also make it into hammer mode, and then he holds it here or you can have it in gun mode and then he holds it here. I guess technically, he could hold it down here as well. So you could have the hammer mode like this or you could have the hammer mode like this or you could have the gun mode. I guess like this yeah there we go so pretty versatile weapon. Let’S go ahead, let’s jump into the transformation. So i know i keep saying this, but it is c ironhide. So you’ve probably seen this transformation a few times in the form of seed ratchet siege crosshairs, but let’s go ahead. We’Re going to pop this open flip the head inside, then this is going to close up you’re, going to pull this section back you’re going to pull the body out a smidge and then you’re going to swivel this up, and these are going to peg into each Other and then this is going to rotate around this doesn’t, actually pull away as much as i thought it would. I don’t know if they change that or if it just doesn’t need to, then this is going to click into place and form the front of the car going to open up what is the shins of the robot mode? I swear i’m going to there.
We go so we move that up pop this up and then these will close over the hands and then these panels, apparently i don’t have this lined up correctly. There we go so that’s going to close up and then that’s going to clip on these side panels. It’S, a really easy, quick transformation, that’s it there. You go the giant feet, just hang off the back here and i don’t think i have this lined up exactly correctly. In fact, i know i don’t because i don’t think i have the legs lined up correctly there. We go, these should peg together there we go, then it’ll cover the hands. I think the hands came unpegged as well. Everything does not want to stay together. There we go there. We go okay, now it’s all staying together, that’s much better, so yeah! You just want to make sure that the feet really the back of the legs are pegged together and then the two uh forearms up here on the top now it’s kind of funny on the top. It almost looks kind of sparkly. I don’t know if it’s just because the paint’s really thick here on the forearms, but they have this kind of like super worn. You know motif going on here, as all siege did and uh it’s just kind of very sparkly here on the top very shiny, but overall it’s okay. I think it was nice that they kind of put some of the black warm paint on the gray plastic as well to make it kind of blend in with the black plastic, with a silver on it, so that kind of works but yeah it’s, it’s, siege ironhide.
You can go ahead and peg this in up top, if you’d like, but he’s, okay, he rolls well simplistic little vehicle mode, but i definitely think it works. I really like the the fluorescent green. I think that really pops against the otherwise really dark color scheme. I wish there was more of it so in summation, he’s, siege ironhide, i know i’ve said it. This whole review, but it’s absolutely true by now you’re familiar with the mold you either like it or you don’t like it. If you do like it, this is a pretty decent little repaint. I really like the fluorescent green on the weapon and the faction symbol. I think that really pops against the black – and i really wish his eyes – were fluorescent, green or maybe just have a little bit of it somewhere else in the figure, because i do think that’s a fun color with black it’s, a nice combination, and it would have Really just kind of made the color scheme pop a little bit more overall plus, i feel like with going with the blue eyes. It doesn’t, really divorce iron hide from this mold, which is what i think they’re trying to do here. If this really is supposed to be some kind of random drone or clone or guard or soldier or whatever for the quintessons, you kind of want to make me not think of him as ironhide and giving him the blue eyes really just makes it look like someone Repainted ironhide now this is supposed to be some kind of ironhide taken over kind of a deal.
I think i would still lean towards the the fluorescent green eyes just because that would kind of make it look like he’s being possessed. I don’t know just something the blue eyes to me: just make it look like ironhide and it doesn’t, you know, try to make me think of it as a new character. I feel like, if you’re going to try to do that. You should do something a little bit more. To kind of you know: divorce the mold from the character, because it’s so iconically iron hide, but i still think it’s a fun mold. I think the color scheme is not bad. It would have just like a little bit more for us in green. I think the weapon’s really cool i’ve, always liked that you know gun hammer combo weapon, so it’s really going to be up to you. Do you need this? Probably not you know if you just want like a fun, iron hide repaint sure go for it. You know if you’re perfectly happy with the several iron hide molds. We already have then go ahead and skip this one. It’S really just going to be your mileage will vary kind of a thing. Um i’m glad i picked it up. I do think it’s, neat um but, like i said, it’s it’s by no means necessary. So let me know what you guys think in the comments below please like share and subscribe.