As I mentioned, my area tends to get new Transformers in very slow. So I picked up Swindle here at TFSource to tide me over, and to be my “Desk Buddy”.
The package art is outstanding, even if he’s drawn with a gun from the game, and not with his actual blaster.
Out of the package I was surprised how bright he is! The pictures don’t quite get the yellow right, but picture Uma Thermans Kill Bill biker suit, thats what we’re looking at here-
He has limited paint apps compared to the SDCC version, with mostly yellow black, some purple and metallic grey.
I tried a small paint mod to give him his Big square eye look from his G1 look. It’s not perfect, but I like it!
Here’s a side by side with SDCC Swindle. I have to say, I like them both as equals.
You can see the obvious lack of detail apps on the retail version, but I think it’s a good look.
Vehicle modes look good together too.
I’m quite happy with this version, but I can’t wait for the G2 version either! Hopefully the rest of the team hits the shelves here soon.