All Black Universe Sideswipe???

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  1. Killa-B-Killed

    Killa-B-Killed Material Handler

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    Sorry if this figure is common, or has already been discussed. Tried the search feature, and got nothing. I don't follow the current stuff very closely.

    A trip to Kmart with my son today had me browsing through some Animated, and Universe stuff. While looking through the Universe figs, I came across an all-black Sideswipe. There were about 6-7 other normal red Sideswipes, some Ironhides, and a Galvatron.

    I bought the black Sideswipe, and a red one for comparison. Everything looks the same, with the obvious exception being everything is black on it????


    Does anyone have any info on this toy?

    I can post pics if needed.

    Thanks!!
     
  2. Torque

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    weiird... black plastic or just painted black?
     
  3. Astrotrain52

    Astrotrain52 Former Green Kool-aider

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    pictures please?
     
  4. The Crazy Collector

    The Crazy Collector Well, that's just Prime! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Thread needs pics!
     
  5. Ratchet2007

    Ratchet2007 Neither Here Nor There

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    Please post pics
     
  6. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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  7. MidnightBliss

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    I'd like to see this myself.
     
  8. dsn1014

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    yup a picture would be great please.
     
  9. Killa-B-Killed

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    Black plastic.....pics coming soon!!!
     
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    this
     
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    Prototype maybe? This is the first I've ever heard of a black colored Sideswipe.
     
  12. Ash from Carolina

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    I'd be interested in the pictures as well since I don't think I've heard anything about this figure either.
     
  13. Torque

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    pics of the box too, if u have them
     
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    Spiderus Prime TFW Spongebob since 2007

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  15. Killa-B-Killed

    Killa-B-Killed Material Handler

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    Ok...sorry for the delay.
    Opened him up for pics. The texture of the material feels like my hardcopy movie Scorponok. It is very tight in some area's, and floppy on others....also like a hardcopy.

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    The gun is different, and the roof piece does not even fit???
     
  16. nellie131

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    ill stick my neck out and say thats some sort of custom dye job gone wrong but somehow returned to store?
     
  17. Cyberjet #7

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    If this is how they looked when you first bought them, before opening - I notice that the black one does not have twist-ties and the engine section looks like it's loose in the blister.

    I think it's a failed custom figure, that the owner re-glued to the card and returned. Some areas could be tight from the repainting and other areas could be loose from where the person disassembled it and put it together again roughly. Otherwise, it's really late in the game to see an error or mock-up Sideswipe slip through the cracks - if this guy appeared when Sideswipe's Wave first dropped, I might have a different opinion.

    Sorry.
     
  18. Laser_Optimus

    Laser_Optimus Your opinion was noted. Now get lost. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah, looks like a failed custom that someone returned to the store.
     
  19. WhiteMocha

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    You know what that honestly looks like to me? It looks like someone bought one, tried to dye it black, failed and melted the heck out of it, then re-packed it and returned it.

    The plastic looks warped in exactly the way I've had happen when I've screwed up dye-jobs for kitbashes.... and the rims of the wheels look look dyed as well (silver paint + black dye).

    I think someone was being a jerk. :p  Too bad, as I would love if there were some black chase Sideswipes floating around out there.

    EDIT: Oops, beaten by Cyberjet and Laser_Optimus. But yeah, my bet is on failed custom. So you know you have at least one jerk kitbasher living in your area.
     
  20. Blitz.

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    yeah thats a custom and thats not even his right gun
     

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