Today we take a look at Sideswipe from the DOTM line of TF figures.Of the DOTM figures I already have,this guy is by far my favorite. Alot of the DOTM TF’s have proportion issues but Sideswipe clearly doesn’t.Everything about Sideswipe’s sculpt flows.A couple of paint apps here and there and this figure would be a perfect 10. I would have also liked to have an Autobot faction symbol somewhere on the robot or car mode but I can live without it.Everytime I pick up a new DOTM figure I hop on Netflix and load up TF DOTM to catch scenes that feature them and Sideswipes is pretty bad a#$!He and Bumblebee along with another red sports car (who’s name escapes me) are being chased at all kinds of high speeds by Decepticon Crankcase(black SUV) and his henchmen.Although not as popular with collectors as other TF’s lines are,this is one DOTM figure that may be worth checking out.Enjoy the pics!
Meet Autobot Topspin!My kids and girlfriend found some of these D.O.T.M. TF on clearance for 5 bucks and picked up a Bumblebee for me.Later it hit them that i already had a Bumblebee figure so they switched it out for Topspin.This was one figure I really wanted from the D.O.T.M. series because of the role he played in the movie. Topspin is part of a three man Autobot sub- group called the “Wreckers” and made an appearance along with Leadfoot and Roadbuster later on in the film to provide back up for Optimus and the Autobots.TF D.O.T.M. is by far my favorite of the three movie releases so this line will stay on my radar. I’ll crack this baby open tonight and post about it later on this week 😉
I recently posted about a Transformers Prime Wheeljack figure which I acquired from a local Wal-Mart and how I was a bit disappointed at the fact that he lacked an Autobot faction symbol.It boggles my mind that more people don’t have a problem with this.I mean,would you a buy a Superman figure that didn’t have an “S” on his chest?O.K. so Superman is a single entity while the Transformer insignias represent a whole group but still,the Autobot and Decepticon logos IMO are a seal of authenticity, if you will, and to me are even more iconic than the characters they represent.I love the Prime sculpts and design but the lack of Autobot logo was a turn off and ultimately led me to return Wheeljack 😦 I was, however ,determined to come home with a Transformers figure and came away with this pretty cool(less than popular) Mechtech version of Bumblebee.These can be found at your local Wal-Mart’s and Target department stores for a full 5 dollars less than the Prime figures and while they are a bit dated,the 7 and change price tag really appealed to me and should to you as well. They are in the same scale as the Prime figures and have apparently caught flack in the past because of the oversized and under-detailed gun attachment.This really doesn’t bother me.The gun does seem to be a little on the heavy side causing Bumblebees arm to drop down a bit when posing but other than that this figure is very cool.I could get used to this line of TF’s and for the price you can’t go wrong.Enjoy the pics!