Is Alt Rollbar supposed to be Sandstorm?

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  1. LoserBroadside

    LoserBroadside Your ship just came in.

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    Maybe this has been covered already, but it seems to me that perhaps the reason Alt Rollbar's color scheme looks nothing like G1 Rollbar is because he's supposed to be G1 Sandstorm, but Hasbro has long since lost the Sandstorm trademark and legal was worried about losing the Rollbar trademark. Be there merrit to this here theory? Admittedly the lack of a white face and the gold-rather-then-blue eyebar seems to run contrary. But on the other hand, the color scheme and vehical mode both seem like Sandy.

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  2. SkyQuake

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    Hmmm... I hadn't thought of this. It does look more like Sandstorm than Rollbar..... But then Trailbreaker would have been a better fit with the head (yes, I know the history (sour grapes)). :p 
     
  3. Nerd Bomber

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    Neither rollbar or sandstorm really look like it more than the other. I think either are appropriate.
     
  4. Nevermore

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    Alt Rollbar is a triple homage.

    He's named "Rollbar" because RiD Rollbar was a repaint of G1 Swindle, he's orange because G2 Swindle was orange, and he's an Autobot because G1 Rollbar was an Autobot.
     
  5. Razerwire

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    Orange does look better than that G1 Vomit Green...
     
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    While that does make sense, I kind of doubt that Hasbro would think that much into it.

    And aside from the fact that both can transform into orange off-road vehicles, Alt Rollbar and Sandstorm don't really look anything alike.
     
  7. SkyQuake

    SkyQuake What's Quakin'?

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    Actually, I think G2 Swindle is red. The color is a little off in those pics.
     
  8. Midnight Studio

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    Rollbar was originally green.

    Swindle in G1 was a brownish colour.

    It doesn't look like any of them, it's just a name for an old G1 jeep toy. That's all.
     
  9. My03Tundra

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    The Rollbar I remember was a green Throttlebot that I had, loved, then lost in a move. I also had Goldbug and I wouldn't be surprised if Hasbro re-used that name too.

    Rollbar was based off a "hardtop" covered Jeep and I would hope Hasbro would take the effort to make one for him. Highly doubt it, though.
     
  10. Grimlock_13

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    My G2 Swindle is orange. Eye-glaringly neon orange.
     

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