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Deluxe-class Decepticon Sideways

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no thanks

if i get this as a present, i will recolor it. appreciate the review but i guess this toy is marketed for kids.. no offense guys..

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Posted by overclocked on 28 March, 2010 - 05:13
Funny you should mention

Funny you should mention repainting...

I recently became aware of what Trans-fans call a "chase" figure- in essence, a rare repaint that isn't advertised as such. Supposedly, Sideways has a chase variant, where the silver paint on the car has been changed to a dull gray.

I am wondering now if the one I picked up above (at Walmart) is a chase figure? Can anyone corroborate this?
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 28 March, 2010 - 12:45
Yep, I got both the light

Yep, I got both the light silver Sideways and the dark silver Sideways ( I prefer the latter ; I found it at a Target in Humble TX by the way ). Anyway, nice review. About the feet ; the 'official' way of positioning is to use the wheels as heels, like in my pic :

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc167/knotje/Ratchet_Custom.jpg

It makes him somewhat more stable to pose and it helps getting rid of the tiny feet feeling, a bit. Sure, he lacks paint in robot mode, but other than that this is a really nice mold with LOTS of intricate detailing and the car mode is lovely even if it's not 100% true to a real Audi A8. The "backpack" sits nice and secure, but I wouldn't say this is a toy aimed at kids or simpletons. On the contrary.

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Posted by knoted on 29 March, 2010 - 08:29
I really wanted to like this

I really wanted to like this guy, but he's so hard to stand up on those tiny little chicken feet. I'll try the wheel heel trick, but most of the time this guy just stays in alt mode on my shelf.

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Posted by djinniman37 on 29 March, 2010 - 09:23
The box and instructions

The box and instructions both say the wheels go down, but if you dot that, then his feet become too big! While, yes, putting the wheels down stabilizes him greatly, I have to give the benefit of the doubt to images I've seen of him in the video game, and say that the wheels aren't supposed to touch the ground.

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 29 March, 2010 - 12:32
I haven't had much trouble

I haven't had much trouble getting Sideways or Dead End to stand. It's just a matter of making sure the toes (like several of the characters in the movie, he's got digitigrade legs) are directly underneath him. My copy of Dead End's joints are a bit tighter, so he stands a bit easier.

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Posted by Detective Barricade on 8 May, 2011 - 18:37
 
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