Chevrolet Swerve now shipping.

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  1. zenith

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    Unusual for someone from the UK to be the first to receive anything Transformers, but Universe swerve arrived this afternoon.

    Pics, follow the link.

    http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q168/Zenith_ii/Swerve

    This is not a camshaft remould as some have speculated, very different with some quirky and cool transformation steps. I dont understand why this never got a mas release... it's waaay better than Camshaft.

    Zenith.
     
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  2. Beastbot X

    Beastbot X The Toad Knows.

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    It's approximately deluxe-sized, we could see it mass-released (in different colors) either as a Universe toy or maybe in the TF2 toyline.
     
  3. zenith

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    Indeed, the instructions have the Universe logo on them.
     
  4. Socialvegetable

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    Looks great. I think the instructions say Universe, because it's already a limited-release part of the Universe toyline. For Hasbro to do a mass release run, they'll have to pay a ton for royalties, and unlike Alternators which were sold at a higher price point, the universe deluxe price probably wouldn't recoup licensing fees. Also, average Joe wouldn't pay a premium for this figure over other deluxes in the universe line during a mass release.

    I'm assuming the licensing agreement with this figure is different from the movie figs, since those were a huge marketing platform for GM, so Hasbro probably got a deal.

    I would however, love to get one of these, mass release or otherwise.
     
  5. nkelsch

    nkelsch Do you know this Icon? TFW2005 Supporter

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    That is an amazingly well designed and simple transformer toy.

    It looks great.
     
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    Is it just me, or does he seem kind of short? Isn't Movie Swindle a bit of a runt?

    I really like the engineering on this figure. There are vague similarities in the transformation to Swindle... but without sucking. :) 

    zmog
     
  7. Laser_Optimus

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

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    Yeah, he's an awesome little guy. I've had him for awhile and it's stunning the amount of engineering that went into this toy. I have to agree with others though that have state we're not likely to see a mass release of this guy though as the licensing fees would cost them a pretty penny and a deluxe probably wouldn't be able to recoup that. Though, if a store were to take it as an exclusive sold at a slightly higher price point... still, it probably wouldn't sell that well to average joe schmoe... but hopefully they'll start to become a little easier to get for those in the states whom want one like it's become for the guys in Europe.
     
  8. BigPhill

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    I got mine this afternoon as well.

    I don't see why so many people think its a Swindle remould, has it really been that difficult to find galleries of it?
     
  9. kenm2474

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    I hope they will release it here at the chevy online store.
     
  10. Robogeek28

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    The Swerve mold has been one of my favorites since I got him in September, now if only he'd get a general release so I could get another.:lol 
     
  11. Might Gaine

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    There's a lot of misinformation on the internet about a lot of things :) 
     
  12. Vector Sigma

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    I love him. Got a proto version a while back which i'll eventally add to the TFW alternator proto galleries, but haven't fiddled with him too much as he seems to be covered in a fine powered plastic/dust/hopefully-not-toxic-thing, which is a tad unerving...
     
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    Anyone else find it ironic that the Chevy exclusive is hardest and most expensive to get a hold of in America?
     
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    Well, the color and overall shape and size of the car itself are really similar, so I could see the confusion. That said, he looks a million times better than Swindle. I wouldn't mind seeing a line of deluxe-sized alternators similar in design to Swerve.
     
  15. Fort Max

    Fort Max Too many is never enough. Veteran

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    I think mine was delivered today, I say think because all I actually have is a pretty yellow card from UPS. :( 
     
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    Well, he looks a heck of a lot better than movie Swindle.
     
  17. madman1366

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    A guy at Tfans called Chevy and they said it's not going to be sold here and that it's an overseas exclusive only.

    Something tells me most US buyers will be shit outta luck on this one. It seems everyone who ordered them from Europe is getting first dibs and IF there are any left then perhaps some of us will be lucky enough to get them.

    ...I wouldn't hold my breath! They won't even respond to any emails about it. At least, they didn't respond to any of mine.

    just in case, I wouldn't wait for any emails saying they shipped either because they are just showing up at peoples doors rather unexpectedly from what I'm hearing.
     
  18. agesthreeandup

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    ive had this guy since about octoer...i didnt realize people were still unsure if he was a swindle remold or not, otherwise i would of posted pics sooner
     
  19. Overenergized

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    Got mine this morning, no invoice enclosed just a packing slip, so no idea what i've paid until my credit card statement turns up! Also no order confirmation email just the order information email when i placed the order with a link which says that the order hasn't shipped!
     
  20. Laser_Optimus

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    Wow. These guys are really on the ball huh? :lolol 

    So, wait a minute, did they send you the item without charging your card first or did they charge your card and you haven't actually looked to see what the charge was?
     

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