It looks like someone got a hold of packaging from for the Sideswipe figure of the upcoming Hasbro Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen toy line that will hit shelves later this year.
The picture is a pretty large scan and the first thing you’ll notice is how it's cut out around the body of the figure so we can’t see the other details that are included on the back of the package.
It’s pretty shiny and slick in design compared to the complex designs featured in the Transformers movie. That being said, it’s just a toy so who knows how it will look on screen until we start seeing some footage from the film (hopefully in the Super Bowl trailer).
I think it looks good for a toy but I'll wait to see the on-screen adaptation before making my judgment on the final design. From the toy picture it looks like he may have a melee of weapons attached to his arm, so that's pretty cool if he uses those as such in the film. Optimus Prime had a built in sword to his arm in the first film but it went sadly underused.
The sexy silver vehicle mode of Sideswipe is that of the Chevy Corvette Centennial concept car. Take a look and see what you think:
You can click the image to see the higher res scan.
And here’s a set picture of several Autobots including the new Sideswipe, another new Autobot based on the 2010 Chevy Volt (named Volt?) as well as returning characters Ratchet and Iron Hide who were my two favorite transformers from the first movie.
Sideswipe is an Autobot (good guy) from the original Transformers Generation 1 animated series and while having taken several different vehicle forms over the years in the different series’, his original role was that of a red Lamborghini Countach and brother of Sunstreaker (a yellow Lamborghini Countach). I wonder if this means, his brother will make an appearance in the film as well?
What do you think of Sideswipe’s live-action design?
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen comes out on June 26, 2009.
Source: TF08 – Transformers in China