Deluxe Swerve or Sideswipe!?

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  1. Jaicen

    Jaicen Well-Known Member

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    Ok, so i'm on the fence here, and I need a push one way or another.
    I'm looking to get one of these, but not both, I can't justify having two copies of the same toy with a different head and colour scheme.
    Now, I much prefer the bright vibrant Swerve which I can get half price from Sainsburys, but do you think I should hold out for Sideswipe given that he actually appears in the film? So far all the Deluxes I have are movie cast.
    The only thing is, i've not seen a Sideswipe for some time...
    Anyway, I need top decide in the next 2hrs, i'm going to Sainsburys on the way home!
     
  2. Auto Morph

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    If they have Sideswipe, get him, definitely. Swerve's colours are not all that great in hand (the red is a bit dull and pinkish).
    Plus Sideswipe has the better head IMO, and the Corvette just looks much cooler in silver.
    And to seal the deal, he is an on-screen movie character you don't already own, whereas Swerve would not fit in with your collection.
     
  3. Gilgamesh

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    I'd say go for sideswipe. When i suddenly wanted this mold it wasn't very available anymore so I was going to settle for swerve, but when I saw the last sideswipe in the store I just had to take him; his color and head are way better for me.
     
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    To argue for the defence:

    Movie Sideswipe has really no resemblance to the classic (or various) incarnations of Sideswipe. For such a prominent canonical figure, maybe pass on this Bayformer abomination.

    The mold is worth having, however, and looks BOSS in red.

    Swerve, is not such a prominent character over the last 25 years, and I'm happy to think of this Red Corvette as Swerve.
     
  5. videriant

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    But if it's a red corvette shouldn't it be Road Rage? Anyways. silver's a good choice. The only reason you'd want to go for the red corvette is in case hasbro released the remold with the guns in yellow.
     
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    i've got both, and i love both... i love swerves headsculpt... but his colors are a bit pinky... and the silver vette does look SO sweet...
     
  7. Jaicen

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    I am a sucker for a li'l red Corvette I must say ;)  All the Swerves i've seen have been very red, not pink at all, certainly not next to Arcee.
    But like I said, all the other deluxes are movie cast, I just can't decide!
    Maybe i'll have to bend the rules and get both, because I think the half price offer is over soon, so swerve for £6 won't last forever, and I can't find Sideswipe anywhere.
     
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    Sideswipe.

    If you want a Little Red Corvette go buy a Prince album.

    And like Auto Morph said, the red on Swerve is really dull and bland looking.
     
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    Sidwswipe. Like his colors and head sculpt more.
     
  10. videriant

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    Yeah, if you can't find Swipeswipe and Swerve is half-off that kinda makes your decision for you.
     
  11. wildfly

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    Ultimately, if local availability is the deciding factor, you're far more likely to get Swerve.

    W/Regard to paint, yes it looks a bit plasticy... but Sideswipe has this dull sparkly finish to it as well. Between the different colors, as lacking as they may be in themselves, and the different heads, they feel like different enough toys to me.

    BTW: Some Swerves have a problem with the head poppping off, although it seems to have been resolved on later ones.
     
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    Sideswipe is cool, but he's a bit dull.

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    get both... you know you want to...

    ive got both and love them, and plan on buying sidearm sideswipe too... and possibly even strike mission sideswipe too... and i've got all 3 legends figures (SS, BSSS, and swerve), and will probably be buying HA sideswipe this afternoon if i can find him at TRU...
     
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    Sideswipe. He's in the movie. Swerve's red is kind of pink. I have both but if I had to pick one, it would be Sideswipe.
     
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    I read something on tfwiki about there being a possible design defect in Sideswipe that's corrected with Swerve:

    Swerve (Movie - Transformers Wiki)

    "The torso connection problem that plagued Sideswipe has now been fixed. "

    This might come into consideration. I chose Swerve myself.
     
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    I have both and I say get both but Iprefer Sideswipe of the two. The only problem with Sideswipe is the paintwork, is scuffs easily and that's ofter you find one with good paintwork in the first place. Swerve is red plastic so this problem is avoided. I think Sainsburys sale has finished in some stores.

    My local Tesco have restocked with wave 1 and they had 1 Sideswipe left. However you could always wait until the redeco comes out. Try a FP if you have one near you.
     
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    -Swerve's head doesn't turn around nearly at all unless you cut some plastic. It's also a little small compared to other deluxe figures' heads.
    -His Paint is somewhat light red. (But side panels blend in better in red than silver)
    +Swerve is much better detailed (golden highlights, autobot logo, paint apps).
    +Swerve doens't have any torso connection problem like SS might do..

    i say if it's cheaper, get Swerve.
     
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    My vote's for Sideswipe.
     
  20. Ravenxl7

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    Personally, I think that Sideswipe is the better of the two. Honestly, Swerve's red plastic looks rather cheep, and ko-ish. Sideswipe on the other hand has some really nice looking gray plastic and a wanderfull silver paintjob. Also, Swerve's head-sculpt looks weird, imo, and doesn't look right on the mold at all.

    In the end, get which one YOU want.
     

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