Universe/Classics Swerve

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Gort, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. Gort

    Gort Klaatu barada nikto TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2003
    Posts:
    1,357
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Likes:
    +1
  2. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2002
    Posts:
    23,600
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    327
    Location:
    Boise, ID
    Likes:
    +85
    From what I know they were a very limited production run and the only way to get one was to buy an Aveo last summer. I didn't pay much attention since I wasn't in the market to get a new car so my details could be misleading.
     
  3. Chosen

    Chosen Space Ninja

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2004
    Posts:
    8,998
    Trophy Points:
    227
    Likes:
    +1
    "Expensive" and "foreign" are Swerve's middle and last names. You're not going to find one cheap at all.

    That said, I thought Might Gaine had one a while ago. He may have sold it by now, dunno. At least it'd be more local.
     
  4. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

    Joined:
    May 14, 2004
    Posts:
    13,947
    News Credits:
    240
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Location:
    Germany
    Likes:
    +401
    We never got any solid information on this one. Whether it was actually officially released in any capacity whatsoever or whether it was still coming up, what the deal was, if it was a China-only thing or if it was coming to the USA, if it had been available in the USA but somehow anybody who got one failed to tell the rest of the world about it.

    Also, the whole history behind it is just as weird. One of many theories is that someone at Chevy had a big load of money to dump for whatever reason and decided to order an exclusive promotional Transformers toy from Hasbro.
     
  5. Ziero

    Ziero TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2006
    Posts:
    4,790
    Trophy Points:
    181
    Likes:
    +0
    It's a shame that such a unique, original and one of a kind mold was so limited in production. Especially considering how it's all sorts of awesome.

    This guy needs to be asked about at Botcon.
     
  6. Tenebrouser

    Tenebrouser Craft...or is it crap?

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2005
    Posts:
    6,666
    Trophy Points:
    226
    Likes:
    +0
    I lost an auction for one last week by $1.

    I'm still working on it, but I'm not going for the BIN prices, that's for sure.
     
  7. BigPhill

    BigPhill Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2003
    Posts:
    3,311
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Likes:
    +12
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    Google+:
    YouTube:
    I've got one, and one of the mysterious Yellow ones as well.
     
  8. WhiteMocha

    WhiteMocha TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2006
    Posts:
    7,656
    Trophy Points:
    272
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Likes:
    +44
    Was there ever a consensus as to whether this figure is considered to be part of the upcoming Universe line? The logo is that of the previous "Universe," but the aesthetic seems very much in line with Universe 2.0.

    Are Classics/Universe completists going to be haunted by this figure forever?
     
  9. Hoolagrin

    Hoolagrin Wheelie Rules! TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2007
    Posts:
    1,054
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    171
    Likes:
    +2
    Ebay:
    Nope. Because:

    1) Looks like a movie toy.
    2) Looks nothing like G1 Swerve.

    Easy pass, and no lost sleep.
     

Share This Page