Yesterday I received my Ironhide and Ratchet reissues from Japan. They would have been here Christmas Eve, but we were in St. George. The toys are exactly like the originals except for one thing. Takara decided to include cardboard heads that resemble the original characters. The first two years of Transformers were toys taken from various Japanese toys. Ironhide and Ratchet would originally have had a pilot to man the robots, so the toys had little resemblance to their cartoon versions. That is why the original toys didn’t have heads. Just a little sticker on the seat that resembled a robot face. Here are two pictures I took of them. The first is how they originally were in the 80’s. The second show them now with the cardboard heads.