Board member Red leader has recently picked up Dark of the Moon Mech-Tech Sideswipe. He shares a gallery and his thoughts of the figure with us:Dark of the Moon Sideswipe – nice toy but sadly not an improvement on Sidearm but he is equally good in different ways!.
Simplified transformation with no paint apps just molded plastic on most of the toy. Upper body is very nice with great articulation and swing out blades, he is more streamlined all over with the proportions being more movie-verse. The backpack folds up nicely and the wings are still there.
Legs are the problem, they have been made thinner but the rear bend in the knee is not there again it can however bend all the way forward which seems like a bit of a fail, the feet are also a little flimsy and with the heels make him hard to stand sometimes.
Car mode is awesome if a little delicate, if you look at the pictures you can see the gaps through the car where the seats should be.
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