ROTF SWERVE (sideswipe repaint w/ new head)

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  1. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    Corvette Stingray mode:

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    straight up Red car like i'm used to. the design 's quite cool but the red is just too bright a shade to be realistic.

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    I HATE YOUR FEET!!! :banghead:  took me a while to pose him in standing positions... the easiest was the third pic. there is little sense of balance in this thing whatsoever.

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    Retread from s70 pointed this out before. his face looks so evangelion-like. especially the chin. i dunno if this is a trend, i mean Sideswipe looked a bit Gundam-Like.

    overall: i like how red he is... but perhaps it's a bit too red. he needs some metallic or black accents. preferably in the torso section and shoulders.

    the wheel feet again is a pet peeve for me. so damn hard to make him stand.

    the head to me is quite good. but maybe better somewhere else. i noticed that some figures in this line have headsculpts that fit them little or don't fit them at all.


    i don't have sideswipe so no comparison pics.

    TFL,
    Eisen
     
  2. MushroomPrime

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    It's a retool?

    EDIT: Damn that was a serious dumbass moment of me
     
  3. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    well... new head? :confused2 


    *slowly moves cursor to the edit post button*
     
  4. Ratchet2007

    Ratchet2007 Neither Here Nor There

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    Don't like the head at all so a pass for me
     
  5. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    wants, thanks eisen for the review!
     
  6. Gearshift

    Gearshift Lady of the Dark Throne

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    Eugh, you just un-sold me on him. I prefer Sideswipe.
     
  7. aey103

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    I get that the new name is to not confuse the kiddies, but come on Hasbro. You are not fooling anyone. That is Sideswipe in G1 colors. I normally don't like the movieverse figures in the G1 paint scheme but in this case, I absolutely must have it for my Sideswipe collection. Hell, reverse the red and black on this one and have it be Sideswipe in G2 colors and I will buy another.
     
  8. Dally

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    Very cool. Normally I always pass up re-paints, but this is one I may have to actually buy.
     
  9. Gingerchris

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    Quite nice. Already have Sideswipe though and I don't often collect repaints. Might snag this if I see it discounted sometime in the future.
     
  10. Captain Acehole

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    Does he still have the chest tab problem?
     
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    Heat Blast Laserbeak's Stunt Double

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  12. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    it's no longer too loose. the tab snaps in place rather nicely. it's getting it out that is sometimes tricky.

    when they redecoed jazz in G1 colors they didn't change his name, but for swerve the reason was just to keep the name "swerve" for another day. i wish they used a different mold for it though and just named this one sideswipe as well. :) 
     
  13. Z.U.D.O.N

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    His head reminds me of Magneto. :lol  My real point is, the head is okay but could've been better had it not been so "round or squarish". Perhaps some horns would've made it nicer.

    As for the colours, ugh.. It's not entirely bad, but I wish the middle part of his robot mode chest were black in colour. At least it contrasts the overload of red IMO. I mean, take a look at Sideswipe. The middle of his chest is grey in colour, which contrasts the rest of his light silver/grey colours. So, why not?

    Overall, I'm not getting him for now. But since i like red (and this red is still passable), and I like the mold, I MAY consider getting him and paint the middle portion black :D 
     
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    That head looks dumb.
     
  15. aey103

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    Good point about keeping the name Swerve for reuse later and the G1 Jazz redeco.
     
  16. nemesisconvoy

    nemesisconvoy Gundam Pilot

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    This is a bigtime PASS for me.......I got a second SS and repainted it into g-1 coloring. And mine looks a ton better than this. The head sculpt reminds me of Starscream.
     
  17. EvaUnit13

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    i see a bit of evangelion 02 in there
     
  18. Mechafire

    Mechafire Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Really like this guy.
     
  19. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    *high fives EvaUnit13* :D 
     
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    That mold looks real good in red. I'll definitely be picking one up.
     

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