Strike Mission Sideswipe

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  1. SoundMaster

    SoundMaster Likes RID Bulkhead.

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    I'm glad I decided to wait to get Sidwswipe. This repaint, while "lazy", is actually pretty damn awesome. The stripes are cool, but the big change is the AWESOME red windshield. Other changes would be the red knees, and the exhaust is now spring loaded, so it stays in. I don't have the original, so I don't know if there are any other differences.

    EDIT: I forgot to mention that the torso now locks together solidly.

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  2. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    I hate you...
    I was just in love with the original Sideswipe, then you make me want this. >.<
    btw I love the way you folded up the grill wings... 8]
     
  3. Auto Morph

    Auto Morph Gimmick Bot

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    I LOVE this mold, but the only reason I will buy this is for completist/MISB reasons as I already have the original Sideswipe.

    Been said before but I'll say it again... Damn lazy repaint. DAMN lazy!
     
  4. Angelwave

    Angelwave Physical Maintenance.....

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    I really wish more was done on this repaint, because I adore this mold so much and wouldn't have minded getting another one. If they had only thought to make it black with silver stripes and keep the red windows, it would've been a nice homage to G2 Sideswipe.

    Kinda surprised that they kept his light piping blue though. I would've thought it would've been on the same sprue as the windows.
     
  5. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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    Looks hilarious in robot mode, no way I'm getting this guy. Thanks for the warning man.
     
  6. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    That's if one or the other (or both) aren't painted with clear paints, which Hasbro has done from time to time.
     
  7. SoundMaster

    SoundMaster Likes RID Bulkhead.

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    How so? The lack of changes?
     
  8. AndreyOfDoom

    AndreyOfDoom maximize

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    I don't get it? How is the exhaust spring loaded? Those 4 barrels basically stay in?
     
  9. SoundMaster

    SoundMaster Likes RID Bulkhead.

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    Yes. I'm not entirely sure how it works though.
     
  10. jazz4ever

    jazz4ever I'm turned on by numbers

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    I haven't bought a TF in ages...That may change soon.
     
  11. Gligamesh51

    Gligamesh51 @ThatGuyNeedaHam

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    Its the best movie sideswipe repaint so far!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  12. wildfly

    wildfly Lasers, 8 O'Clock, Day 1.

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    Maybe it's just the lighting, but it looks like they changed the silver on the alt mode.

    ..and this spring loaded exhaust thing has me wondering if i want to buy it.

    Love the mold... but its various 'quirks' are a source of minor frusration at times.
     
  13. Digilaut

    Digilaut My name is Drift.

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    Looks awesome. Don't need another sideswipe, but this definitely is a good alternative if you don't own the original..plus glad they fixed the chest and the exhausts!
     
  14. Anguirus

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    Glad to finally have confirmation on that. This would be a buy...except for the "Heat-Packing Sideswipe" coming down the line. I already have Swerve, so I'll be content with that and the new mold.
     

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