Sideswipe is getting ALOT of attention for the movie. Already, we've reviewed the deluxe and Gravity Bot versions of him. We also recently confirmed a Human Alliance version. Now, we take a look at the Legends class figure available.
Compared to Jetfire, Sideswipe is missing alot of detail in the downsizing process. The paint scheme is almost all light gray, with some black on the limbs. You can make out fists and the sword blades inside the door panels on his arms. The head is almost too small to make out for details.
One main difference is that he loses his 'wheel feet', instead getting workable haunches. This is good for standing, but he's not much of a poser. Overall, slightly below average for a Legend.
There's really not alot you can do for him as far as posing. The knees are restricted by the back and there's no arm spread.
Lift up the chest to cover his head. Spread out the legs as far as you can. Rotate the legs so the wheels face up. Fold the legs at the knees to join the hood. Fold in the haunches to form the grille. Align the arms to the side of the car, then push in and back.
Looking at the Legend and the Deluxe in alt mode, they did a remarkable job in likeness. The only thing really missing on the Legend are the quad pipes on the back. Most of the other details, including the brand badges, are present.
The side profile looks much cleaner due to the lack of splitting door panels to make up the sword. The only paint app missing is for the split rear window, but for a painter that's an easy fix.
|Date||May 27th 2009|
|Score||(7 out of 10)|
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