Side Swipe & Prowl 2 - RiD - Figure

While I like the name Side Swipe, Prowl 2 isn't very imaginative, is it? Yes, it's Prowl V. 2.0, folks, smaller, simpler, and easier to squish!

Vehicle Modes
Appropriately, Prowl 2 is a Chevrolet Caprice police car. Main colours are white and blue, with red sirens, silver windows, a silver bumper, and a big red Autobot symbol on the hood. His hubcaps are chrome silver.

Side Swipe is a modified Chevy Camaro, similar to the ones seen in "The Fast and the Furious." He's green and black with red headlights, a silver engine, silver windows, chrome silver hubcaps, and a small Autobot symbol on his roof. A neat feature about this toy are the two parachute packs strapped to the car's rear, to help it stop after crossing the finish line.

Both Prowl 2 and Side Swipe measure 7.5 cm(3") long in vehicle mode.

With Prowl 2 and Side Swipe, you need to flip down the hoods before sliding out the robot arms. This is due to tabs on the arms that lock them into place in vehicle mode.

Robot Modes
Side Swipe's robot mode is a mish-mash of primary colours: green, black, yellow, and blue. He's wearing a rather funky pair of goggles that makes him look like a Zataxian from "The Quintesson Journal." The car hood on his chest doesn't fold down as far as I'd like, so I took DVD's advice and sanded down the black panel with the copyright notice on it. Side Swipe comes with a yellow rifle that fits into either fist.

Prowl 2 looks quite imposing with his all-blue face, yellow eyes, and that big Autobot symbol on his chest. Like Side Swipe, poseability on this toy is limited to the shoulders. Prowl 2 carries a black shotgun complete with a tiny clip on the bottom. Looks nothing like Deluxe Prowl, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. I don't care for Prowl's chicken legs.

Both Prowl 2 and Side Swipe stand 7 cm(2.8") tall.

Overall, Suspsy Sez
I like both these guys. They've kinda got an "Illegal Midnight Racer vs. Souped-Up Cop Car" theme going for them. Good vehicle modes, good robot modes, easy-to-store weapons. Suspsy

DateOctober 17th 2001  
Score 8 stars (8 out of 10)  

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