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: 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 Are they released like this in your part of the globe?