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Old 12-11-2012, 01:21 PM   #1
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TFW Fall of Cybertron Sideswipe Gallery

Next up in our series of Transformers Fall of Cybertron Deluxe Wave 3 Galleries we have a look at Sideswipe. Sideswipe is one of the three remolded figures in the assortment. He's a remold of Autobot Jazz, and he is the most extensively remolded of the three reused molds in this wave.

Starting with the vehicle mode, the new look is very different to Jazz's car mode, and conveys that sleek, powerful look the Sideswipe character is usually known for. So far so good. Robot mode though was where Jazz was at his weakest, sorry to say the same is true of Sideswipe. The remolding to give Sideswipe his game-accurate spoiler has removed the peg that was on the Jazz version of the mold that helped the back to peg in. What this means is now the robot mode's upper torso rests on two clips near the shoulders, and they like to pop out quite often. There's also something a bit off in the whole face sculpt, and the poseability and proportions are the same as on Jazz. That being said, the gun - which has an extending barrel in a nice touch - is a very welcome addition, but is generally too heavy for Sideswipe to hold properly, especially with the aforementioned shoulder issues.

All in all, Sideswipe is easily the weakest release of the wave. One for fans of the character or the overall design style, but not one I'd recommend over the other toys in the assortment, especially with Starscream, Kickback and Air Raid in the same cases.

Open the link below to check out the gallery, which includes some comparisons with Fall of Cybertron Jazz as well as Universe Sideswipe.

Transformers Fall of Cybertron Sideswipe Gallery


Fall of Cybertron Sideswipe Robot


Fall of Cybertron Sideswipe Car


Fall of Cybertron Sideswipe with Path Blaster


Sideswipe, Optimus Prime and Bumblebee - the Autobot team from the Kaon Prison Break mission in Transformers War for Cybertron
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:24 PM   #2
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How does he compare to Jazz overall? Do you like him more or less?
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I'm wishing they could squeeze more characters out of these molds... Prowl, Sunstreaker, Bluestreak, Tracks, Wheeljack, Breakdown... or that they had a few more coming for FOC. I'd love to see that shelf filled out with the bulk of the G1 season 1 cast.
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Gonna get this, so I can put his head on classics sideswipe.
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looks so terrible (and TINY!) compared to the Universe 2.0 version, yikes.
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How does he compare to Jazz overall? Do you like him more or less?
Honestly, the shoulders put me off on this enough that I prefer the Jazz. The car modes, I like Sideswipe's better, but that peg that goes into his back to secure it was something that I took for granted until it was gone.
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looks so terrible (and TINY!) compared to the Universe 2.0 version, yikes.
I really didn't want to hate these toys. I was STOKED about getting new video game toys...but man. I have to agree with you.

Every new Hasbro Transformer I purchased from this line has been frail, terribly designed, lame paint, atrocious engineering, small and just...cheap. The retail FOC Bruticus looks and feels WORSE than a KO toy you'd find in the dollar store.

Not impressed. At all.

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Gonna get this, so I can put his head on classics sideswipe.
That's one thing some of these toys do have are good heads.

Sideswipe, Swindle, Onslaught, and even Brawl all have very cool head sculpts.
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