Generations FOC DLX Sideswipe

Discussion in 'Transformers Feedback & Reviews' started by unicronic, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. unicronic

    unicronic Well-Known Member

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    So Sideswipe is part of the new FOC DLX wave.

    He is a repaint of Jazz with some new parts and some modifications.

    A new head, new vehicle hood, new vehicle spoiler and a weapon almost as big as the figure itself.

    Sideswipe suffers from being, in essence, a repaint of Jazz. His legs are too skinny for the large upper body.

    And the thing that really irks me most is that the Sideswipe packaging art and game art (below) show the vehicle spoiler behind his head.

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    They even molded that part into the vehicle mode but sadly in robot mode it just stays on his back closer to his legs than his head.

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    So on to the summary.

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    It's Sideswipe
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    A transforming weapon. BFG to Really BFG.
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    Nice vehicle mode
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    Nice paint job
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    Thumbs Down

    Completely lifeless face with no color in the eyes or light piping.
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    Based on a weak mold - new FOC molds are much better

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    To conclude, I got Sideswipe at a heavy discount. it is a case of whatever you loved or hated about FOC Jazz makes a repeat appearance on this figure.
     
  2. Bountyan

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    Wtf is up with his eyes? That looks horrible.
     
  3. Fallout

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    poor guy's got such a puffy face.

    i want that weapon to give to a customized FOC prime to make a mixmaster.
     
  4. ex dtw2003

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    Yeah, the eyes are creepy. Otherwise I like the head sculpt but he "dead husk" eyes just kill it.
     
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    Does the gun come apart? It looks like it should.
     
  6. LeTigre

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    I actually might give that weapon to Powerizer Prime... but I don't know.
    I've also convinced myself this is really Cybertronian Overdrive under the guise of being Sideswipe. I'm debating if I should shave off the horns and finding if a visor could fit that face, or getting a FoC Jazz only to borrow and slightly modify his head. Or leave it alone because there is some good differentiation already and I'm lazy.
     
  7. Ranger Silver 6

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    would it be possible for a pic of the weapon being held by a voyager? With these new figures shrunken slightly I want to see how a large gun compared to it would look in a larger figure
     
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    The figure is clearly worth the purchase for the gun alone, but it really surprises me that Sideswipe photographs so well, considering that Jazz left me very cold indeed. The red and white on the guy really look phenomenal though, and the way the chest sits feels a little more swipe-y than Jazz-y. Plus, I sold my Universe Sideswipe anyway so it doesn't feel redundant or unwelcome.
     
  9. 009*

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    Looks nice. Little annoying how you need this and Magnus to give Optimus his weapons from the game.
     
  10. Starscream Gaga

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    The amount of retooling this guy got from Jazz to Sideswipe is awesome! I love the FOC line. I agree that the Jazz mold is definitely the worst of the bunch, but I still think this guy is great.
     
  11. Valkysas

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    The face and eyes are terrifying. IF I get him, the eyes are at least getting painted... or maybe I'll leave them alone for the creep factor.
     
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    I am looking at this figure to be my Classics Overdrive so I will looking at swapping out "that" head and likely tossing that weapon into storage.
     
  13. Agent Adam

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    Head does look strange, but some paint on the eyes should fix it up for the most part.
     
  14. Jalaguy

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    Any chance of a shot of FOC Optimus Prime (if you have him) with Sideswipe's gun, seeing as it's designed after Prime's in-game weapon?
     
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    It looks better than Jazz.
     
  16. unicronic

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    Yup, will do shortly.
     
  17. unicronic

    unicronic Well-Known Member

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    Some mash up pics:

    FOC Prime with Sideswipe's gun retracted and extended
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    FE Prime with Sideswipe's gun and Magnus' sword (in unofficial bayonet mode)

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    FOC Magnus' sword could work as a makeshift StarSabre but also looks like an ok replacement for Prime Dreadwing's mechtech weapon. The gun and sword combine to make a decent bayonet weapon.
     
  18. Xenomrph

    Xenomrph Mr. Fix-it

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    Where we're going, we won't need eyes to see.
     
  19. Megatron31

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    Such a good movie

    And thanks for all the pics. His weapon is awesome
     
  20. Ranger Silver 6

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    well that gun is huge...a bit to big. To Dr. Wu for the prime blasters then. Magnus's sword looks great