Alternators Swerve

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  1. Rodimus

    Rodimus The Prime Producer

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    Is this Alternator very rare or something? I went to ebay and checked him out and there's buy it nows well over $100 to close to $200. Now I know they usually exadurate the price, but is this figure really that rare? How much is it really worth?

    And on a side discussion, what are your thoughts about this Tracks redeco?
     
  2. Solscud007

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    yeah he was short lived. I saw him and passed up on him, thinking I can get it later. NOPE. The tracks mold is one of my faves from this line. But I dont see him as "Swerve" I jsut see it as a red tracks aka Diaclone Corvette aka Roadrage.

    Get a junker tracks and give it a head transplant. then take Swerves head and put it on Rollbar, to make a more G1 Swerve.
     
  3. Cascadia

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    Not only was he short-lived but he was short-packaged along with apparently very hard to find. In terms of the mold, it does not look G1 Swerve.
     
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    Yeah, just short-lived and short-packed. He's one of the very few toys I've never seen on a shelf.
     
  5. AutobotEngineer

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    I saw two when he was released, grabbed one. Should have grabbed them both!
     
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    I like him more than Tracks, but he doesn't really look all that like G1 Swerve.
     
  7. Black Omega

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    I own Swerve myself. I think he's a pretty cool figure. In retrospect I should've put the flame decal on my Tracks alternator instead though. But I have a question. Is there another Swerve character in the G1 universe besides the minibot that Hasbro may have been trying to homage?
     
  8. Ramrider

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    Nope. There have been Swerves in later universes (Universe A-Blurr redeco and Cybertron Clocker redeco), but he's the only use of the name in G1.
     
  9. Nevermore

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    He only ever shipped in one wave, was packed on per case AND came out at a point when Wal*Mart had stopped carrying Alternators (that was shortly before the bubble box assortment reset).
     
  10. Rodentus prime

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    *Edit*
    Ignore me I was having a brain fart.
     
  11. unmc2001

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    I only ever found one on the shelf. I bought it and then decided It didn't look enough like G1 Swerve so I sold it for the price I paid ($21). About a year later decided I wanted it again and was able to pick it up off a board member for about $65 shipped. Wish I would have kept my original though. I really like the corvette in red. I may try that Roadrage head swap.
     
  12. plowking

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    Sometimes you can find one here on the boards around the $50 range.

    Good luck scoring one...he is hard to obtain.
     
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    Yeah he is rare. I was finally able to get one this summer for $70 off the boards.
     
  14. Eric

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    I have one. And I'm glad he's become quite the rare toy. :D  Might sell him, might not...
     
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    He's a homage to road rage a ehobby exclsuive repaint of tracks.....

    i personally think swerve it the most overrated alternators.....
     
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    I do not like the character choice but the acutal bot I think is awesome.
     
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    Bought one for $7 when the local TRU started importing and selling apparently "overstocked" US toys :D 
     
  18. Tman978

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    He was mega rare. Camshaft too. I stalked Toys R Us & Target at night for a week looking for Prowl/Decepticharge and finally TRU got in a fresh case of alts. No Prowl or Dcharge but Swerve was in there. I was happy for that at least. His colors are cool and I like his head sculpt.
     
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    Are you sure? If he was, wouldn't he have Tracks' head repainted?

    I don't think he's rated highly, just that he's as rare as hen's teeth, and thus highly sought after.
     
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    I got lucky, and got one here off the boards for $35 shipped.

    Last year at BotCon, there was a girl (I *think* it was the girl that won the VA contest, but could be wrong) selling alot of toys out of a suitcase at the parts party. She had an Alt Swerve there for $20 (she just wanted what she paid). I think she sold it in about 10 seconds.
     

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