SG Sideswipe & Whisper In-hand Images

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Ratchet2007, Jul 27, 2023.

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    Because it has all those differences you pointed out.
    It would be an alternative version of Sideswipe that some would like better.

    And for those of us that like customizing it would provide another version of this body type for use as other characters.
    Personally, I really like the new hood, and think this version of the mould might make an even better of Tigertrack than the one I was working on.
     
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    Having only one wrist joint was such a weird thing with that mold. Also worth noting it was basically godmaster. As much as I love armada's gimmicks locked transformations were the worst (Blurr gets a pass because of how the locks are right on the outside).
     
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    Why are some images showing up like this? Typing it in doesn’t show the image…

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    Maybe it's the same thing that's making a page appear saying TFW2005 isn't secure every once in awhile today when I try to come here.

    Twenty years on here, and other than today, I've never seen that happen before.

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    Has anyone else seen the inside of Sideswipes rocket. The 3mm post is massive and it looks hideous.
     
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    Something like this has been happening to me every time I try to go on the General Forum, says it's "checking to see if my connection is secure"
     
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    If they really do some deep diving into G2 I’d love to see the Axelerators and Laser Rod figures get some love.

    We did get G2 Megatron as a GS figure, I wonder if we will see a G2 redeco of WFC Optimus with a Black Trailer and what not.
     
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    Must be something going on here then.

    Weird.

    Didn't do it to me just now, so fingers crossed it stays that way.
     
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    So when's someone going to do a Photoshop of this figure in Armada Wheeljack show colors? :cool: 
     
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    FINALLY!
    I've been itching to find out if this was the "proper" Attack Mode after spotting the potential 3mm posts on the bottom of the baton handles in prior pics - THANK YOU for scratching the itch in my brain!
     
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    I like the Sideswipe retool; I'm not buying SG Rodimus to get it.

    Single pack or bust.
     
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    I checked in the instructions a couple of days ago and they DO point out the attack mode gimmick but weirdly in the instructions version of it, what would be the missile tips are still pointed backwards like in regular alt mode. I’m glad that it’s an official mode regardless though and it’s a great use of pre-existing engineering with some new tooling
     
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    that’s odd, I feel Rodimus is easily the best of the set. The new deco is stunning in hand, especially comparing it to 86 since it doesn’t have the odd yellow joint breaking up the colours and the car kibble blends in better to the back of the lower legs. A solid 9 or 10 out of 10 imo but I know people have issues with the shoulders.

    I know another complaint with Rodimus was that he wasn’t worth the voyager price too but given that this set was £55 and nowadays deluxes are £24 (rrp) and voyagers are £38 (rrp) plus whisper who’s roughly equivalent to a siege Micromaster (let’s say £5) the set could have been sold at around £67. And if you counted it Rodimus a deluxe (24 + 24 + 5) you come to £53 which is a couple pounds under what the set sells for.

    though each to their own. Either way I’m sure you’d have an easy time selling sg Rodimus on
     
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    Maybe they're saving the "correct" orientation for Attack Mode for the Armada Wheeljack release, like how Twincast's "Evo Fusion" was the rifle aerial attachment because they used "deploying a small dude" feature as Legacy PR Blaster's?
     
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    I'm pretty sure they’d just use the same graphics again for the instructions since it doesn’t really make sense for them to have drawn up two different sets of instructions for what would be a very minor change, it also makes for an easier conversion with less steps if you don’t flip the blades(?) around.

    Although I can totally see the evofusion graphic with wheeljacks minicon being pegged into the roof on a regular legacy box.

    then again, I don’t think they’d sell armada wheeljack as a regular legacy release. The extra minicon means wheeljack probably doesn’t fit into the normal deluxe budget and I don’t think it bumps it up to voyager either so it might make more sense for it to be released in another subline or GS. Whisper also seems to be gangmoulded with sg sideswipes new parts so it’s unlikely they’d be separated to individual releases
     
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    I think it's possible they may separate them, and Whisper could end up as a Core single release, or possibly some kind of Multipack of Minicons at a higher priceband.
    After all they may be gangmoulded but we know moulds can be 'gated' to omit parts and/or have different component configurations in the same mould.
    What intrigues me is that Toxitron capsule G2 Sideswipe has the same altered shoulder launcher missile with a shirt 5mm nubbin and extended 3mm pole as SG 'Swipe here, very curious!
     
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    They can be gated but hasbro doesn’t use that technique because it’s more expensive. In the past minicons have been separated (as in not gated but assembled normally then put in different packs to where they originally belonged) but that was a complex process from what I remember of the Aaron archer podcast I listened to. Hes also not nearly as complex as jolt, it’s as complex and as painted as a siege micromaster so there’s no way they could release it as core since even the small cores have been more complex than siege Micromasters and have included extra accessories of which whisper has none.

    I’m guessing the weird missile peg is on the same sprue as the lower legs and shoulders it might be a case of genuine retool where the physical mould has been altered, or they’ve made new moulds to avoid degradation and included this change . On a slight tangent, Some people have been saying the altered peg is weaker but it’s been more than sturdy on both my toxitron sideswipe and sg sideswipe 4037BF51-EC7E-49F5-B1CA-16A60C6696AF.jpeg
     
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    That's why I see Multipacks as a possibility, and when I say released "singly" at Core I should perhaps have stated that I was also envisioning something like SS86 Rumble, where he would come with extra accessories/weapons to fill the pricepoint.