What version is this "Sipeswip"

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  1. rocky_star117

    rocky_star117 Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone tell me what version is this Sipeswipe? Is this a KO version?

    Thanks

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  2. bandron

    bandron seeker jets' nightmare

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    That looks to me like a Italian version. I don't think they have done a KO of sideswipe in that version or at all for that matter.Very pretty no matter the case.
     
  3. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    licensed by takara by an italian company, so it's official. I'm sure nevermore or one of the other archivists could give some more info.
     
  4. Kupp

    Kupp Ford Fanboy TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah that is a GiG sideswipe, in sweet condition too.
     
  5. Easterling Capt

    Easterling Capt I am Vern Schillinger

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    yeah as said an italina GIG Sideswipe. it is legit although very cheap even misb,. they flooded ebya a few months ago MISB for bins of 199$ and didetn sell that much.

    When it comes to cars it is the US boxes that brings in the big value if you ask me.
     
  6. godsenddeath

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    The fact that it contains "Bopper" missiles instead of the standard missiles also works against the toy's value.
     
  7. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    Yeah, just like everybody said. A GIG version, great for keeping MISB. But you can expect a great deal of cussin' coming your way when your son or grandson opens it to play with SS. He'll be so disapointed with the stupid missiles.
     
  8. knook

    knook Let the Virus Consume You

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    Its the Italian (GIG) Sideswipe :D 
     
  9. SureShot90

    SureShot90 Peace=superior firepower

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    What matters most the figure or the value ? ... it reveals a lot about the motive for collecting.

    Also the missiles were for safety reasons, a lot like the TRU long missiles policy.

    Anyway it's a MISB GiG Sideswipe and it's beautiful... I'd like to have one too but I'm too conservative and wont buy mib figures of smaller size for $200... sealed or not.
     
  10. megamus

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    I second that. I remember seeing an auction on EvilBay for 12 MISB. They definately flooded the market with them
     
  11. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Yep,It's a Italian,by the writhing on the box.
     
  12. Easterling Capt

    Easterling Capt I am Vern Schillinger

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    it has nothing to do with value in my case. Same as some ppl dont like Japanes on their boxes some dont like the italian. if you sell autobot cars and you took US, GIG and JApanese the US would be most expensiv then Jap and then gig.

    I own one Gig car MIB and that is Mirage. The only thing GIG about that is the bo because the box and insert are beautiful the bot is original US relesed and he comes with 2 sets of missiles. both reguler Gig and US chromed.

    I would have wanted a US box but I dont feel like walking thorugh the KO jungle for one and the gig looks nice.
     
  13. Basketball Jones

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    I imagine someone found an entire crate of nothing but Sideswipes in an Italian warehouse somewhere.
     
  14. Might Gaine

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    It was a Japanese warehouse strangely enough.
     
  15. Smokescreen38

    Smokescreen38 Fight fire with smoke!

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    <Mario> "Its-uh nice-uh." </Mario>

    What are bopper missles and where can I get some?
     
  16. Octane

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    I have some for sale. They are yellow plastic with a large black rubber warhead.

    I have a pair of both versions:

    small catch tab: Skids, Mirage etc..
    large catch tab: Sideswipe, Sunstreaker etc..

    LMK
     
  17. Smokescreen38

    Smokescreen38 Fight fire with smoke!

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    Well, I guess I just wanted to know what they were... my sideswipes (reissues) are all complete.

    Thanks though!
     

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