Discussion in 'Transformers Feedback & Reviews' started by openchallenge, Nov 9, 2018.
Does your copy has the loose chest tabbing problem that multiple people have reported?
Mine behaves so far, I heard about that before I got the figure but it hasn't been an issue for me.
The plastic on this figure is surprising. The red color looks painted. I've never seen the molded plastic match the painted sections as well as this figure does it. The plastic even feels great.
Aside from that, this is a very simple very satisfying Sideswipe. There are no surprises, conversion is easy in a fun way, and everything is executed to perfection.
The designers set themselves a basic goal and absolutely nailed it.
Is it even meant to tab? Mine doesn't tab at all, but the friction of the chest hinge in general holds it like a rock. Vigorous shaking and the chest stays in place, tab or not...
This figure feels so premium in hand. Surprisingly hefty for the size. It's me being deceived by the satin finish or this darker red plastic of the car parts really feels like it was painted?
Yeah, great plastic and amazing finish. I was shocked when I took him out; this is as premium as generations can get. Oh and I am so happy with the smaller size; it's exactly what I want for my updated G1 transformers. And while I can appreciate the more greebled aesthetic most of the Siege figures will be sporting I do hope to see more of this satin/clean look. Perhaps they're using this style strictly for the 'clean' bots (though only Sunstreaker and Tracks come to mind for the rest).
I love the car mode for this guy, the lovely red finish really makes it feel more expensive than it is. Certainly a refreshing change from POTP. I like that they kept the weathering to his legs, and overall I'm very happy with him. I'm not sure what to do with this line overall as I'm out of display space, but between Hound, Skytread and Sideswipe I've been very impressed so far.
Reports of quality plastic makes me happy. I'll probably end up getting this guy when I see him. Always nice to know the figure will feel good in-hand.
It's a travesty that Wheeljack was even up for vote, like he's a little known character.
Following yesterday's delivery of Siege Sideswipe, getting a proper Sideswipe gun for him with a 5mm peg handle is high on my list of priorities.
There's a few on Shapeways:
Shapeways 3D Printing Marketplace
Including TF Gun SDSWP x1 by Kurisama on Shapeways which looks good.
Anyone bought or could recommend one?
I don't have a CHUG Sideswipe, but I think this is one I'll have to see in person on the shelf before I buy it.
The alt mode's really cool to me, but the bot mode is way too G1 and blocky for me, and the chest is too wide. Love that car mode though!
I designed a G1 weapons set for Sideswipe. You can get the DIY STL files here STL file for Transformers Siedge WFC SIdeswipe and Red Alert Weapons | eBay
Let me know what you think
I like them but don’t have access to a 3d printer.
Neither do I
This. This is the Lambo update I’ve been waiting for for 12 years. Every part of this figure is on point, from sculpt to paintjob to transformation scheme. My only gripe is that the combined weapon has a 5mm peg getting in the way when attempting to put it in the correct configuration. Your alternatives are to either place it on the left shoulder, or to plug the missile into the wrong end of the launcher, causing an assymetric shape and a slight gap. YMMV on said gap depending on the plastic infill in the launcher. But damn, everything else is perfect, and I love the way he looks armored up with Cog, and how the Battle Master effects add that extra bit of aggressive Sideswipe personality to his poses. I can’t wait to buy this mold again for Red Alert.
Has anyone figured out a fix for the abdomen tab? My first Sideswipe actually held fine, but my second one doesn’t hold at all and freely comes out. The hinge pins at the top of the torso aren’t that tight either so handling the figure can make the whole torso swing out of place.
It’s a phenomenal figure otherwise and easily the best Sideswipe deluxe to come along so far.
After opening this guy and Hound, the one thing that impresses me that I didn't really know until handling them was how much better the joints are compared to the previous few lines. These figures are really built to withstand the add on armor pieces and mini-con weapons.
Anyways, Sideswipe is awesome. In some ways he's better than his MP counterpart, with better ankle tilt and head articulation. Of course, he's not a licensed Lamborghini.
I'm trying very hard to convince myself that I don't need Sideswipe and Hound, since I already have the Universe versions. Nostalgia, and Sideswipe's size, is probably the only thing that would stop me buying these.
This guy is pretty amazing. His vehicle mode is Cybertronian and yet still very much G1 Lamborghini in its own ways.
I wish he had come with his classic rifle, but I see people are already remedying that.
Now...can we get a Siege Sunstreaker to go with Sideswipe, Hasbro?
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