Detailed gallery of HA Shadowblade Sideswipe

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  1. Ra88

    Ra88 Dutchman!

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    You know, it's really not bad looking, but you're right, there's too much silver. Looks more like Sideswipe just had some random parts repainted rather than a totally new deco. Which is weird, because the car mode leads you to believe that the deco is totally different.

    I can't say I don't like it, but I don't need two of this mold unless it's as Tracks or Sunstreaker. Plus, I don't really need two Mikaelas. It's hilarious that, of all characters, she get TWO HA molds when she's now gone from the franchise. I mean, I know that Sam got repainted, but you think they'd do an Epps repaint in black clothes (or something) before a second Banes mold.
     
  3. barrelks

    barrelks Captain Funtastic

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    Damn, so much potential. I love how the face looks. If the arms, legs, and torso were black, it would be an insta-buy. Just seems that they repainted half of it and ran out of time. Really sad too.
     
  4. Razerwire

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    Never seen the backpack transformed that way before. I'm gonna have to try it.
     
  5. Deceptigtar

    Deceptigtar Sworn Decepticon Assassin

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    yeah howd they do that backpack?

    he also looks very con. i do wish it was not all silver like that, but i might get this and make him a con.
     
  6. Ra88

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    I don't think you can do that with the current figure as is, so the guy either modded the backpack, or Hasbro retooled it.
     
  7. Shadowbreaker

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    Personally, I would have preferred this on the deluxe toy.
     
  8. x BlackMagnus x

    x BlackMagnus x Is not impressed

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    The paint apps on the head are sick, needs to be a Con though. And WAY more black.
     
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    The bot mode deco isn't bad. Though I would've liked a silver head with blue lights. The red lights and yellow are... odd.

    But the vehicle mode is just pure sex. Those blue lights really put the icing on top.
     
  10. megaxz01

    megaxz01 Transformer up and comer

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    If you click the link, it shows him from the side and back. This should give us an idea how to do that to our HA Sideswipes, in order to give him a better look.
     
  11. Ceasar121

    Ceasar121 Wants a Toxitron repaint!

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    Yep. Sidearm Sideswipe with this paint job would be an instabuy.
     
  12. Stuntastic

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    Looks like a badass Decepticon.

    Slight colorscheme around the face, reminds me of Lockdown.
     
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    Weird, they've taken his faceplate thingy off. It does make him look different with the paint job too.

    His blades look nicer painted too. Unlike the original version.
     
  14. jtwhoib

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    Doesn't look near as bad as I first thought. Going to have to pick him up!
     
  15. Optimus Prime

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    If they'd gotten rid of most of the silver and made this a different character, I'd buy it on sight. As is, it's an easy pass, though the black really looks sharp.
     
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    I doubt I'll be picking it up, but that actually looks pretty nice. I like the paint apps on the face a lot.
     
  17. Wheeljack_Prime

    Wheeljack_Prime Don't eat me

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    The places where they used black plastic look pretty cool, and I kind of like what they did to his head. Unfortunately, this is the worst of the HA molds, and they hardly changed the color of the robot bits, so major pass from me. Gotta try to get my HA Sideswipe's backpack into that configuration though. That looks sick.
     
  18. Jarodimus

    Jarodimus the guy with that scan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    If they'd replace the silver with more gold, I'd be on board at full price. As it is... maybe on sale/clearance.
     
  19. NCStarscream

    NCStarscream Me Grimlock cute

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    The silver doesn't bother me as it seems to bother most people, but I certainly would have approved of more black in robot mode.

    That said, the head is win and this is officially moved to the must-buy category for me. Sidearm Sideswipe is hereby off my list until they redeco it.
     
  20. Razerwire

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    I just tried that backpack transformation on HA Sideswipe and it can't be done.

    So unless the guy had some heavy modding done, this is probably a retool of some sorts.
     

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