Justice Iron Paw

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Justice Iron Paw
Keith's Fantasy Club character
Keith's Fantasy Club Justice Iron Paw box
First appearance

Re-Evolution by C Z Hazard
Created by

Keith's Fantasy Club
Release number

Aliases Ironpaw, Retro Ironpaw
Species Transformer


Alternate mode

Robotic lion/microcassette

Justice Iron Paw (sometimes parsed Ironpaw) is a fictional character and third-party Transformer homage to Generation 1 Steeljaw created by Keith's Fantasy Club in 2013.

Keith's Fantasy Club

Justice Iron Paw is a third-party Transformer homage to Generation 1 Steeljaw created by Keith's Fantasy Club. He turns from robotic lion to microcassette and member of the heroic RoBots.

He should not be confused with his mirror universe counterpart Evil Iron Paw.


In January 2013 Robot Kingdom posted prototype images of Iron Paw and Rhinohorn on their Facebook page. They said the toys would be released in February.[1]

Justice Iron Paw was listed for preorder on Big Bad Toy Store in May 2013, estimating it would be released in June.

Art of Justice Iron Paw was previewed at TFcon 2013's Third Party Panel.[2]

Justice Iron Paw was released in August 2013.

Keith's Fantasy Club first announced Retro Ironpaw on their Facebook page in September 2013.[3]

Retro Ironpaw shipped in November 2013.[4]

In May 2016 it was announced on Facebook at Justice Iron Paw was getting reissued.[5]


The Good Morning, Cybertron! podcast for November 7th, 2011 discussed the prototype for Iron Paw in the news.[6]

The Good Morning, Cybertron! podcast for May 6th, 2013 discussed Iron Paw in the news.[7]

The WTF@TFW podcast for May 10th, 2013 selected prototype pictures Iron Paw as one of the New Picture Picks.[8]

The moonbase2 podcast for May 14th, 2013 covered the Justice Iron Paw and Iron Paw Evil Version in the news.[9]

The Radio Free Cybertron podcast for May 22nd, 2013 discussed in renders of Iron Paw in the news. The hosts called it great and were pleased with its low cost.[10]

The Good Morning, Cybertron! podcast for July 29th, 2013 discussed the Keith's Fantasy Club Airdancer, Haiku, Evil Iron Paw, Justice Iron Paw, King Rex and Bladeback, Night Stalker, Overslay and Haymaker and Sencho Barbossa in the news.[11]

The Retro Robot Radio podcast for September 21st, 2013 covered the Keith's Fantasy Club Retro Ironpaw in the news.[12]

A test shot of Transistor and several of his tape minions were featured in an article in the October 2014 issue of Chi Soul Die (模魂志) magazine.[13]

Transistor and several of his cassette minions were featured in an article in the January 2015 issue of Chi Soul Die (模魂志) magazine.[14]

Reprolabels released a set of stickers for Justice Iron Paw in September 2015.

Fictional biography

Ironpaw has too much pride. That’s not just a pun, it’s his biggest weakness. In fact, we mention that because it is his only weakness.

Loyal, fierce, strong, brave, capable…pick an adjective. Ironpaw has everything it takes to be a major player in the RoBot army, the only thing that could hold him back is his lack of a robot mode.

Lesser ‘bots would use that as an excuse; a reason to be lazy and ineffectual, and grow bitter. Not Ironpaw. Instead he has taken all the aspects of his form that could be considered weaknesses and turned them into strengths.

His smaller stature requires less energy to run, and his ability to track the un-trackable is second to none. He cunningly combines these skills with his ability to mass-shift into a small cassette to hide in the smallest of areas, and often magnetizes himself to objects to allow himself to cover vast distances using zero energy. If you put all these factors together, you have a tracker who will never give up, never back down, and who always gets his target.


Iron Paw appeared in the 2013 story Re-Evolution. While on a stakeout for the Homeland RoBot Police Force Iron Paw came into conflict with War Panther and War Rhino.

Justice Iron Paw appears in the Doubledeck pack-in comic story as one of the cassette minions of Transistor.


  • Keith's Fantasy Club CST-02J Justice Iron Paw (2013)
An original mold by Keith's Fantasy Club, based on a custom kit made by Eagle's TF. Turns from robotic lion to microcasette. Comes with case, collector card and instructions.
The box calls him "Justice Iron Paw" on the front, but the biography refers to him as "Ironpaw".
The microcassette mode of this toy is thicker than a normal microcassette, meaning it may not fit inside some toys that only hold one microcassette. It will fit into toys that are designed to hold multiple cassettes at the same time by taking up the space of two tapes.
Justice Iron Paw shares a mold with Night Stalker. He was recolored into Evil Iron Paw and the Pentalion team.
  • Keith's Fantasy Club CST-02 Retro Ironpaw (2013)
An orange recolor of Justice Iron Paw. Comes with case, collector card and instructions.
The box art for Retro was done by Spike Art.
  • Reprolabels Labels for KFC Justice Iron Paw (2015)
A set of stickers for Justice Iron Paw, including Autobot faction symbols. Also includes a cassette case label that labels the cassette the soundtrack for the Lion King.[15]



  1. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/cst-01-rhinohorn-and-cst-02-ironpaw-images-176624/?catid=searchresults&searchid=14143
  2. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/conventions-15/tfcon-2013-3rd-party-panel-slides-178113/
  3. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/kfc-cst-02-retro-ironpaw-unofficial-g1-steeljaw-178449/?catid=searchresults&searchid=15388
  4. http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/tfsource-1114-midweek-sourcenews/28784/
  5. https://www.facebook.com/kfctoys/posts/539415226245853?pnref=story
  6. blunghole (November 7th, 2011). "Good Morning, Cybertron!". https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Morning-Cybertron/147383341975239 (Podcast). blunghole. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUyn1oZLt0Y. 
  7. blunghole (May 6th, 2013). "Good Morning, Cybertron!". https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Morning-Cybertron/147383341975239 (Podcast). blunghole. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkq7Loqr1kM. 
  8. Vangelus (May 10th, 2013). "WTF@TFW". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/906812-wtf-tfw-251-may-10-2013-a.html. 
  9. Andy (May 14th, 2013). "moonbase2". http://moonbase2.libsyn.com (Podcast). moonbase2. http://moonbase2.libsyn.com/episode-242. 
  10. Brian Kilby (May 22nd, 2013). "Radio Free Cybertron". http://www.tfradio.net/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfradio.net/podcast/2013/5/26/radio-free-cybertron-312.html. 
  11. blunghole (July 29th, 2013). "Good Morning, Cybertron!". https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Morning-Cybertron/147383341975239 (Podcast). blunghole. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrgYVV0J1qw. 
  12. Mathew Robert Ignash (September 21st, 2013). "Retro Robot Radio". http://www.youtube.com/user/RetroRobotRadio?feature=watch (Podcast). RetroRobotRadio. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4a5YK1M4oE. 
  13. "EAVI METAL Phase Four: A Transistor". Chi Soul Die (模魂志): p. 165. October 2014. 
  14. "KFCTOYS EAVY METAL Phase Four: A Transistor". Chi Soul Die (模魂志): p. 100-101. January 2015. 
  15. http://toyhax.com/mp-scale/1856-labels-for-kfc-justice-iron-paw.html?search_query=Steeljaw&results=5

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