Alt Swerve

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  1. Apeface

    Apeface cares not for gophers

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  2. Chaos Convoy

    Chaos Convoy Dai Gurren-Dan member

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    very, apparently. He was only available in one wave and a lot of places didn't really get him.

    I only saw him once. I passed him over for a Decepticharge. Something I really regret now lol

    but oh well..hopefully Hasbro has the presence of mind to release him again like they did with Tracks and are gonna do with Meister.
     
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    RHansen Sir. Ranbotnic Veteran

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    hes pretty rare now...I have one MISB and one loose on display :D 
     
  4. Blackstar

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    Glad I've got mine....even if I really didn't care for the repaint.
     
  5. Backscatter

    Backscatter Autobot Brainmaster TFW2005 Supporter

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    Hugs Alt Swerve.
     
  6. Nerd Bomber

    Nerd Bomber Consulting your needs

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    I've passed on it a few times myself. I just dont get it. The one in that auction isnt even MISB and has the stickers missing!
     
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    I managed to get an Alt Swerve from Wal-Mart really early on and waited and waited to open it, like I do with a lot of my tfs. Right now, he still hasn't been opened. :D  I'm amazed though at how rare he has become.
     
  8. Andersonh1

    Andersonh1 Man, I've been here a LONG time Veteran

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    I'm with Chaos Convoy - I hope Hasbro re-releases it. I'd love to be an Alternator completist, but there's no way I'm paying 50, 60 or 180 bucks for one!
     
  9. Sonscreen

    Sonscreen Casual TF collector<br><b><font color=#FF0000>aksm TFW2005 Supporter

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    Holy cow, this is worse than the whole Alternators Tracks fiasco. The corvette mold is nice (especially in red) but it's not that good.

    Oh well, it's not my business how people spend their money.
     
  10. Nightscream

    Nightscream JP TF Master Collector

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    those of you who don't have him, beware: just like what happened to A-Skywarp, he's common in Europe. Look out for multi-language boxes. As for myself, I have him MiSB but wouldn't really care if my cat decided to destroy it.
     
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    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    That's pretty pricey. Good thing I don't want every Alternator, or else I'd be worried about my collection's lack of a Swerve right now.
     
  12. Apeface

    Apeface cares not for gophers

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    I still haven't opened my Swerve, and if I weren't such a completist I'd seriously consider selling him...
     
  13. CripNite

    CripNite That Whack Canuck Dude

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    If that's how you feel about Swerve, then perhaps I could interest you in a trade so your cat could have something I'm hungering less for to destroy? PM me.
     
  14. Sunstorm9119

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    I thought I was selling the wrong guys.

    I've got Swerve, and I didn't use the sticker on Tracks either (reprolabels). Hmmmm, maybe I'll sell mine for $250 on ebay... hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

    (kidding)
     
  15. Tenebrouser

    Tenebrouser Craft...or is it crap?

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    I've never seen one of these, ever! I want a couple of them but refuse to pay what they're going for. I wish Hasbro would reissue it, but I have my doubts with the number of Tracks' still sitting on shelves next to the endless Skids'.
     
  16. Acid Wing

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    Yowza, definitely not worth it for that red repaint. I still have mine MISB, but the flap on the top has a little rip. Xp

    Otherwise, I'm very grateful I found him when I had the chance.
     
  17. TenScaryMonkeys

    TenScaryMonkeys Can You Believe How Great These Pants Look?

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    ... I really don't get the love for this toy. It's not like his rarity has magically increased his quality. I've got one, so this isn't sour grapes - Just the facts, ma'am.

    The red plastic is substantially duller than on other red alts. The red paint on the roof is an incredibly poor match for the not-so-red plastic. The resculpted head is doofy looking, and, to make matters worse, he's fragile like you wouldn't believe.

    Mine came conveniently pre-broken for my enjoyment, and you can tell that the plastic is lower-grade (brittle) than that used on Tracks or Ravage (both better uses of the 'Vette) as soon as you handle him. He's got minimal 'bot mode paint application (in glorious Ugly Gold, no less), and Hasbro knew enough to keep him to one wave as a mediocre place-holder.

    For those of you who missed out, no worries. He's the closest thing to a complete miss this line has seen. Easily my least favorite Alternator. Period.
     
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    Between TRU and Target, I must have seen 20+ Swerves while he was shipping. I could kick myself for not picking up a few extras.
     
  19. Valkysas

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    swerve is my absolute favorite of the repaints/remolds.
     
  20. TenScaryMonkeys

    TenScaryMonkeys Can You Believe How Great These Pants Look?

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    Don't worry - that's just the fumes. It'll pass in time.
     

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