Animated Swindle Pictorial Review

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  1. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    At long last! Anyone interested in some used energon converters? Why don't you come in and talk about it, I can cut you a deal.....

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    Yep, Animated Swindle showed up on my door today, and I couldn't be happier. I've been waiting on this guy for MONTHS. But enough about that, let's look at the toy! Swindle is a generic Humvee/SUV in alt mode:

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    Granted, a generic SUV with a GIANT (removable) cannon on top! Just for a size comparsion, here is is with Animated Soundwave, since they're roughly the same size:

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    And now, with roof attachments!

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    An neat thing about the cannon is that all the little vents change from dark purple when unloaded:

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    To bright orange when the missile is loaded (He's chargin hiz LAZOR!!)

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    Transformation is pretty simple, the rear becomes the feet, the hood splite to form the arms and the underside flips up to form the torso, and voila!

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    Boy, he sure does look like a nice guy, willing to sell you some decent equipment at crazy low prices, doesn't he? But wait, you think you can find these things cheaper somewhere else? But I thought we had a deal. And if there's one thing that gets me riled up, it's someone backing out of a deal!

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    Yeah, that's what I thought. Just sign right there and we'll pretend that never happened. Excellent! I'll have the servitors bring that out to you. :lol 

    Yeah, he's armed to the teeth. Arm cannon, shoulder cannons, and the chest mounted gatling gun will certainly make the squeamish customer think twice about reneging!

    Finally, here's a shot of Swindle with some other Decepticon guest stars!

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    By request, shots of the sides/back:

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    He's a little on the short side, but that really helps evoke his old G1 figure. Overall, an excellent figure. Nicely show accurate, lots of personalilty, and plenty of weapons. A good solid "A" figure. Pick him up when you get the chance.

    Video review is available here:

     
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  2. Hound & Mirage

    Hound & Mirage Rapscallion

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    Purple and white Decepticon emblem FTW.
     
  3. Bumblejazz

    Bumblejazz Autobot

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    Swindle looks amazing. I can't wait to get him.
     
  4. Silent_Magnus

    Silent_Magnus Taint of Primus

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    He is shorter than I expected.

    Can you take some side view and back pics?
     
  5. Rewind

    Rewind Be Kind TFW2005 Supporter

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    Thanks for the review! Man, I really want to like this guy but the clear limbs and hands totally ruin him for me. I'll cross my fingers for a repaint (his Prime-like body would make for an excellent Scourge/Nemesis Prime).
     
  6. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    Added them to the review, but here they are for you to see!

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  7. Bumblejazz

    Bumblejazz Autobot

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    What are those circle things on his hips? False wheels?
     
  8. G1Wheeljack

    G1Wheeljack Well-Known Member

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    Wow, Hasbro relly went above & beyond with all the extra stuff on this guy, the venting on his cannon is a real nice touch. Can we get a pic of him with Universe Onslaught, Leader Brawl, Blackout(If you have him) and Henkei Astrotrain(substitute for Blast Off)?
     
  9. Hound & Mirage

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    Wait a minute...
    Does his head turn? Does it?!
     
  10. Silent_Magnus

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    Thank you.

    Wow, his face really is flat. Kind of like Soundwave.
    Why do they have so much in common?
     
  11. Powersa

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    Nice review. I like this figure.
     
  12. Destron23

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    Could you take a picture of his chest gun deployed in vehicle mode and could you take a picture of Swindle with Lugnut, Megatron and Shockwave?
     
  13. SPLIT LIP

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    Pure awesome.
     
  14. Torque

    Torque The WORDSMITH

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    wow, hes really cool-any chance you could take a picture of him with Bumblebee?
     
  15. G1Wheeljack

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    He does compare him to BB in the video, BB's a little taller.
     
  16. Harbinger

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    man, i been waiting for this figure for awhile now. he looks great, though i thought i saw him with those shield emitters on his back too in the early shots of him. they there or am i just wishing for swindle to get even better?
     
  17. Peaugh

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    Looks like just some hip armor.
     
  18. Silent_Magnus

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    I think your memory is messing with you.
    I just checked some of the earliest pics we have of him, and they're not there.
    This would be the original pics shown at Comic-con, and the ones we got from Entertainment Earth.
     
  19. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    Yeah, it turns just fine. A full 360.
     
  20. microclone

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    great toy.

    hes got some nice G1 qualities, that rather simple 'exploded' car type look.
     

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