The Swindle Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Animated Discussion' started by Dinobot Snarl, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. Dinobot Snarl

    Dinobot Snarl Well-Known Member

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    First I thought Swindle was pretty well handled in Animated, these are my thoughts about his character, add yours and whatever facts we can scrounge together.

    1.) I don't think we've seen the last of him -because that would suck
    2.) Everything about him is win...except for the voice... did it strike you is old sounding?
    3.) Maybe some deals with Lockdown later on... That would make since.
    4.) Yet another unafiliated Decepticon. S, BA, SS, SW, LD, OS
    5.) Love to over homage, the eyes, head, large gun.
    6.) He's got combat boots!

    What do you guys think about him?
     
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    The watch effects are not permanent, so he's not out of the action.

    I love his voice. Fred Willard nailed it with him. In G1 he sounded like an 80's cartoon car salesman. In Animated, he sounds like a modern cartoon car salesman.
     
  3. Dinobot Snarl

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    I watched it again, you know, its actually one of the better voices.
     
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    Did I hear Swindle? :D 

    Cool character, I can't wait for the toy!
     
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    Swindle's mature-sounding voice would only make sense. He appears to know Megatron from way back - this supports the notion that he's an older mech.
     
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    I think I'm one of the few people that didn't like Swindle's voice and didn't think Fred Willard fit the character at all. Then again, I felt the same way about Weird Al's take on Wreck-Gar too, yet everyone seemed to love it, so I guess I'm a black sheep here.
     
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    Swindle and I have a long time relationship, I always get all toys named Swindle/G1 Swindle repaints and I have no freaking idea why, maybe I really like him alot but can't admit it, anyway, the Animated character is one of the best characters ever in my opinion and he made it to my TF Top 5 in only one episode, losing only to fellow TFA character Lugnut.
     
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    Cant wait for the figure. he looks awesome
     
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    I can't wait til he starts selling Decepticon technology to Porter C Powell! C'mon, it's too obvious a route! They HAVE to take it! He also makes me eagerly await MORE former-combiners striking out on their own.
     
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    speaking of which, would like to see Blast-Off (wouldn't mind a slight name change, maybe Blast?)in animated, especially since we prob. won't see Astrotrain.
     
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    I hope not. I hate Powell. I hope Swindle either trades him to aliens (non-TF aliens) or doublecrosses him and gets Porter taken out of the picture. (he doesn't have to die, just go away forever)
     
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    uh, why won't we see Astrotrain? What basis do you have for that claim?


    I LOVE Powell! He's awesome. Easily my second favorite human villain (after Meltdown). What is there to hate about him?
     
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    He's a smug bastard. He hates kids. He hates robot. He has idiots for employees. He has a bastard smirk. I could go on, but basicaslly all the stuff that makes his character great, but I still hate him. (though that's kind of a complement, since you're supposed to hate him)
     
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    Swindle's a pretty good character, no where near my favorite though. I'm planning on getting his toy for mainly two reasons. 1. I like his alt-mode, and 2. my Decepticons need more members. Hopefully it won't be too long till we get to see some more pictures, or at least better versions of the one's we have, of him and Longarm/Shockwave.
     
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    *Sputter!!!*

    That's his best feature! It's Fred Willard! No impugning Fred Willard.... no sir, not on my watch! :) 

    Clip from "A Mighty Wind"

    He was Chris Matthews before Chris Matthews was Chris Matthews.
     
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    Correction: He hates AUTOBOTS. The guy makes his money off robots, so I doubt he hates them all.

    And have we ever even seen his employees? Aside from the guy who made the nanomachines? And technically, aren't his employees the same guys who were Sumdac's employees before the transfer of ownership? Unless we're counting Masterson...
     
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    yeah really, Fred rocked Swindle. And he was much more subtle. G1's Swindle might as well have ended all of his lines with "Yeah, that's the ticket"...
     
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    Ive already recanted the voice thing, I had to rematch the episode he probably has the best voice overall.
     
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    Oh, I know, it's all good. I just had to chime in 'cause I love Fred Willard so much.... :) 
     

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