Sidearm Sideswipe packaged in bot mode

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  1. zephon

    zephon Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if this is actually news for you guys but it's news for me. Here in Manila, Philippines, Sidearm Sideswipe is always seen packaged this way
    Transformers 2010 - Deluxe Series 02 - Sidearm Sideswipe

    to borrow a pic from TFsource- he's packaged in vehicle mode.

    I picked this up in a TRU store around noon today:
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    1. He's not a repack. The twisties on the wrist are intact and there's even plastic mould packaging on the chest so it won't scrape on the main packaging bubble.
    2. No, he's not a KO. It's a Hasbro version as can be seen by the red detail on the 'bot arms.
    3. Nope, haven't seen more like him.
    4. I think it's just a packaging variant like those GI Joe Pit Commandos. The next wave/box might have all Sidearm Sideswipes packaged in 'bot mode for all I know.
    5. Yes, he's also on mark-down sale :D 

    Are they released like this in your part of the globe?
     
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    Saw some in Singapore last week.
     
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    They did something similar with the Skids and Mudflap Ice cream Van.

    IIRC, these type of package variants are usually only released in Asia and don't normally reach other markets.

    It's been out a while, but so far i've only seen it from Asian sellers, or import dealers who source from Asia.
     
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    ah, yes the Ice Cream twins packaging differences. I totally forgot about those! So I guess the next few boxes would indeed have this guy in bot mode.
     
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    And somewhere in the distance is the noise of the variant collectors rapidly scouring eBay.
     
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    I think they probably did this for the same reason they did it with Battle Blade 'Bee. To show that it's not the same toy as before.
     
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    Except this one doesn't look like a deformed pooping robot when packed in Robot Mode.
     
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    Lol, well that was mainly because when properly transformed BBBB is pretty tall.
     
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    Someone posted some pics recently of Kapow's brick and mortar store as it has just opened. In that pic they had some Sidearm Sideswipes packaged in robot mode on the pegs.
    Not sure where Kapow get their stock from though.
     
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    Have seen it for several times.
    Outpack is very good for you to see inside.
    bTW It looks not bigger than I expected.
     
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    ^this
     
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    Heya guys.

    I only just became aware of this Sidearm Sideswipe variant a few weeks ago but haven't had any luck finding one.

    If anyone has one they'd like to sell or can direct me to an online store that has them I'd appreciate it!
     
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