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Sideswipe





Faction: Autobot
Function: Warrior
Series - Generation 1, Commemorative Series
Sub-Group - Autobot Cars
Original Year - 1984
First TV Appearence - "More The Meets the Eye, part 1"
First Comic Book Appearence - "Transformers #1" (Marvel)




Modes

 

Parts

Gun
Missile (x3)
Missile Launcher

 

Packaging

 

Tech Spec

"I don't break the rules, I bend them -- a lot."

Sideswipe is nearly the equal of his twin brother, Sunstreaker, in the combat arts, but less cold blooded. Relishes a fight to the finish with an opponent. Uses underhanded tactics when absolutely necessary. Arms act as powerful pile drivers. Flies for up to 2 minutes with rocket backpack. Fires flares visible for 18 miles. Rash actions often lead to injuries to himself. Takes them all in stride.

Strength
Intelligence
Speed
Endurance
Rank
Courage
Firepower
Skill
7
7
7
7
5
10
3
6

 

Variations

Rub Symbols:
Sideswipe was available without (1984) or with a rub symbol (1985+).

 

Notes

Availability: This figure was available in 1984-1985. He was later reissued in Europe in 1991, in Japan in 2003, and exclusively in KB stores (though originally planned for Toys R Us) in 2005.
Additional Versions of Sideswipe:

Decoy
Sideswipe

(1986)

Actionmaster
Sideswipe

(1991, Europe)

Generation 2
Sideswipe

(1993)

New Year's
Sideswipe

(2002, Japan)
Smallest TF
Sideswipe

(2003, Japan)
Masterpiece
Sideswipe
(2012, Japan)
Masterpiece
G2
Sideswipe
(2014, Japan)
Recolors: This mold was recolored into Generation 2 Sideswipe (1993), Deep Cover (2003, Japan), and Tigertrack (2003, Japan). Though bearing the same colors, New Year's Sideswipe (2002, Japan) contains a different sticker sheet.
Remolds: This figure was remolded into Red Alert (1985), New Year's Red Alert (2002, Japan), Clamp Down (2003, Japan).
Name Reuses: The name Sideswipe was reassigned to Robots in Disguise Side Swipe (2001), Armada Sideswipe (2003), Movie Sideswipe (2009-2011), Botcon 2011 Animated Sideswipe (2011), Kre-O Sideswipe (2011), and Generations Sideswipe (2013).
External Links: Learn more about Sideswipe at TFWiki.net.