And all those new pictures of Sideswipe finally forced me to put in a pre-order for one with Robotkingdom.
Still not at all keen on the fake shoulder wheels of Red Alert.
robotmel wrote:I thought Red Alert would have been the cooler of the the two but seeing those fake wheels stuck on his shoulders, what was the thinking behind all that then?
I mean, theres none attached to Sideswipes shoulders as they are shown in the transformation as being tucked in under bonnet (hood)sooooo...?
Red Alert in the cartoon had wheels on his shoulders in robot mode, while Sideswipe didn't in his animation model.
Masterpieces seem to be focussed on this animation similarity for the robot modes: hence the shoulder wheels on Red Alert and the lack of those wheels on Sideswipe. Logically, Sideswipe was the main inspiration, while Red Alert was the 'afterthought'. Of course, for true cartoon accuracy, those wheels on Red Alert should be much bigger, but design constraints made that impossible.