Upcoming Walmart exclusive; Sidearm Sideswipe

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  1. Optibotimus

    Optibotimus Well-Known Member

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    I just got this guy today and i'm fairly impressed with the coloring. The figures been seen before, but here he is in the Walmart exclusive paint job. My video review should be up tomorrow.

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  2. Heat Guy

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    This mold looks amazing in these colors, the Transtech logo is nice as well.
     
  3. Haloid1177

    Haloid1177 Hey, That's Pretty Good TFW2005 Supporter

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    Can't wait for your review. I'm sure I'll get him, as the paint looks superb. And I'm a Sideswipe whore.
     
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    I like the colors, but the blue rasberry-flavored bubble gum pistols are really turning me off to the figure. Might pick it up if it ever gets discounted.

    The TransTech symbol is a really nice reference, too.
     
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    Thanks for the update!

    Great (underlooked) mold. Aweful colors.

    Baby blue blasters?

    What do they shoot? Confetti?

    My money will go elsewhere...
     
  6. Auto Morph

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    Can anyoen remind me, is the deco a reference to anything specific?
     
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    Megatron31 I Belong to Nobody! TFW2005 Supporter

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    im getting him just so i can get rid of the red winshield on the regular release
     
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    I know i'm gonna get shit for asking this...but what are you talking about with the TransTech logo?
     
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    Haloid1177 Hey, That's Pretty Good TFW2005 Supporter

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    The red logo on the sides, I believe.
     
  11. Autobot Burnout

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    Okay, this guy is LOADED with homages:
    -Colors: G2 Sideswipe
    -"04": Don't know, but it's got to homage something.
    -"SunBro" : don't know this one either
    -"Lithonian Drivetrains": Lithone was the planet Unicron eats at the start of the original TFTM.
    -Transtech symbol: obvious
    -"Rattrap (insert smaller writing here)": obvious nod to the BW/BM character.
    -Maccadam (on the spoiler): Maccadam's Old Oil House is a popular drinking establishment in various Transformer series.

    I still need a movie Sideswipe of some sort, and this one would look excellent in that role. He'd even fit in with the Movie Wreckers. Sorta.
     
  12. Optibotimus

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    But why would it be there if this figure is inspired by the g2 go bots sideswipe?
     
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    Loving the giant Autobot logo. I might display him fighting Dropkick, who has a similar gigantic Decepticon logo.
     
  14. Optibotimus

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    You're helping me out a lot with some good material for my video review :p 
     
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    I skipped Sidearm SS initially because I had the first version, and it was just too similar even with the reengineering. Now I have a reason to get this mold, if any of my local Walmarts actually stock it...
     
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    I guess it's just an homage. That, or this doubles as TransTech Sideswipe...

    Oh, and the "SunBro" is a reference to "Sunbow" Productions, the animation company that did Transformers and G.I. Joe (among other things).
     
  17. Optibotimus

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    Ya know, in all fairness, i don't think it's actually been announced which store is getting this as an exclusive. I could be wrong though...i was one of the saps that got played with this figure being a "Memorial" version and limited to ONLY 1000 pieces overseas (that's what i was personally told by the seller) only to find out he's gonna be a huge mass release, albeit a store exclusive, over HERE in the U.S. After i found that out i was kinda bummed and ignored this damn thing till it showed up at my doorstep....a month after paying for him.
     
  18. nemesisconvoy

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    Not bad.....but it will need much detailing !!!
     
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    ...and the "04" is a reference to G1 Sideswipe's Japanese ID number.

    I love it when toys homage so much... great, now I have to get this figure!
     
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    exclusacon Expert with the Scopes!

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    Damn igear is selling these 100$ a pop....
     

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