Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by rocky_star117, Jan 12, 2008.
Can anyone tell me what version is this Sipeswipe? Is this a KO version?
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.
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.
Yeah that is a GiG sideswipe, in sweet condition too.
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.
The fact that it contains "Bopper" missiles instead of the standard missiles also works against the toy's value.
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.
Its the Italian (GIG) Sideswipe
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.
I second that. I remember seeing an auction on EvilBay for 12 MISB. They definately flooded the market with them
Yep,It's a Italian,by the writhing on the box.
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.
I imagine someone found an entire crate of nothing but Sideswipes in an Italian warehouse somewhere.
It was a Japanese warehouse strangely enough.
<Mario> "Its-uh nice-uh." </Mario>
What are bopper missles and where can I get some?
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..
Well, I guess I just wanted to know what they were... my sideswipes (reissues) are all complete.
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