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In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker

Thursday, December 19th, 2013 1:25PM CST

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Courtesy of CYBERGEEKS Alliance we have some in-hand images of Transformers Generations Legends Class Swerve with Flanker. Like most current Generations offering this version of Swerve is based off his current appearance in the IDW comics universe. Enjoy the mirrored images below:

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker
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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1536445)
Posted by Mkall on December 19th, 2013 @ 1:28pm CST
Good Lord he looks awesome!
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1536448)
Posted by Dough-bot on December 19th, 2013 @ 2:20pm CST
Needs a shoomer!!!!
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1536453)
Posted by Hoitytoity on December 19th, 2013 @ 2:40pm CST
Love it. Especially the Micromaster reference. He's almost perfect... I just wish he was more of a Scout or small Deluxe size instead of a Legends size. Hell, I'd be happy with just an upscaled version of this.

Ah well, I'm still happy with this.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1536460)
Posted by Darkman20xx on December 19th, 2013 @ 3:07pm CST
When does this come out?
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1536464)
Posted by craggy on December 19th, 2013 @ 3:17pm CST
I love it like Swerve loves quests! :grin:
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1536466)
Posted by Mkall on December 19th, 2013 @ 3:39pm CST
Darkman20xx wrote:When does this come out?

According to the info at Botcon, October, 2013.

As we've clearly overshot that date, I'd suspect February.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1536482)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on December 19th, 2013 @ 5:26pm CST
Bought on sight.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1536487)
Posted by kirbenvost on December 19th, 2013 @ 5:43pm CST
AHHHH HE'S SO COOL! I love all these IDW releases, they're doing an excellent job of making them look just like in the comics. Can't wait to get Swerve. Still haven't seen the previous wave around here though, I hope they don't get skipped...
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1536503)
Posted by fenrir72 on December 19th, 2013 @ 6:23pm CST
Sugoi! So if Feb 2014 is the local release, then the Tomy would be around June 2014.....quite a wait.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1536509)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 19th, 2013 @ 6:45pm CST
About time we saw Flanker's weapon mode. >:oP

Overall, I like 'em. Can't wait to see these guys, Cosmos + Payload, and Shrapnel + Reflector in stores.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1536532)
Posted by Valandar on December 19th, 2013 @ 8:03pm CST
Excellent articulation for the scale, and the vehicle mode looks betterthan Bumblebee's from that series.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1536535)
Posted by Stormrider on December 19th, 2013 @ 8:17pm CST
Swerve looks great. What is the scale of Cosmos? I have iGear Cosmos.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1536539)
Posted by MGrotusque on December 19th, 2013 @ 8:47pm CST
Yep, that's a great looking little figure.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1536673)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 20th, 2013 @ 3:22pm CST
Following up on our previous story of Swerve and Flanker, once again CYBERGEEKS ALLIANCE provides us with a nice look at Swerve and Flanker's wave-mates, Cosmos and Payload! These images also give us a brief first-look at Payload's weapon mode.

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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1536676)
Posted by sweetlogo on December 20th, 2013 @ 3:33pm CST
I wish the hands were painted black, still a neat figure :D
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1536677)
Posted by mattj972 on December 20th, 2013 @ 3:35pm CST
Getting this one for sure. And the Swerve figure.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1536679)
Posted by Rumblebee357 on December 20th, 2013 @ 4:30pm CST
that cosmos is looking real nice cant wait to get my hands on it. Looks like 2014 is gon be a good year for me... but not for my wallet lol
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1536684)
Posted by Agamemnon on December 20th, 2013 @ 4:59pm CST
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"Puny Decepticons..."
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1536698)
Posted by The Variable on December 20th, 2013 @ 5:45pm CST
Swerve's looking great, though the packaging art gives him one too many fingers for his hands. I rarely go for anything smaller than a deluxe, but his size is spot on for his character. Would have liked a My First Blaster for him, along with the Shoomer, but since the accessory mandate for this series is "...with a Targetmaster", Flanker is the next best thing.

Cosmos is nice, but given his appearances in MTMTE, he should have been given a similar treatment to Seaspray, with a larger Voyager-class figure.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1536741)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on December 21st, 2013 @ 1:18am CST
I take back most of my earlier criticisms, he looks quite wicked. Love that he had neck articulation.
The Variable wrote:Cosmos is nice, but given his appearances in MTMTE, he should have been given a similar treatment to Seaspray, with a larger Voyager-class figure.

That would have been awesome, even if they used the same size targetmaster. Hell, it'd look just that much more imposing in vehicle modes.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1536767)
Posted by Cobalt Prime on December 21st, 2013 @ 7:24am CST
I don't even have to think about buying these two on sight. They are pulling some amazing engineering out of that smaller commander size.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1536768)
Posted by Deathscythetransform on December 21st, 2013 @ 7:35am CST
I'M lovin' it!!
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1536776)
Posted by Flux Convoy on December 21st, 2013 @ 8:28am CST
Looks like I'm triple dipping on Cosmos. Wonder how well the iGear versions gun will fit his hand.
:BOT:
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1536780)
Posted by Rated X on December 21st, 2013 @ 8:33am CST
Awesome figure. But too small to go with classics. Too big to go with other legends. He's kind of stuck in the "buy him just because he's cool" category. But I have no idea where to display him. Same thing with Swerve. If he was the size of the Igear version, then we would be replacing him.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1536794)
Posted by leakin' lubricant on December 21st, 2013 @ 9:38am CST
Far too lanky looking and the fists are too big, pass from me, sticking with iGears personally.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1536809)
Posted by Mkall on December 21st, 2013 @ 12:23pm CST
I like this figure. unlike iGear's, this one deals the the bowed arm better.

And unlike X, I think both Cosmos and Swerve are perfect for Classics. I'll probably repaint the iGear versions at some point as Shattered Glass characters.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1536826)
Posted by craggy on December 21st, 2013 @ 2:10pm CST
all my Classics Minibots are Legends size. I'll be glad to get these two as well.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1536838)
Posted by Stormrider on December 21st, 2013 @ 4:00pm CST
Swerve looks good, but I still might go with the 3rd party figure with the swappable face.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1536880)
Posted by MGrotusque on December 21st, 2013 @ 9:27pm CST
I love those oversized molded in hands. Least they look a little oversized to me. I'll pick him up for sure. Great alt mode to.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1537081)
Posted by frogbat on December 23rd, 2013 @ 4:29am CST
i like this and swerve and they might be the first ones of this size i'll buy! They will probably end up hanging around on metroplex rather than be displayed with my classics (in spite of their size I need a couple of new display cabinets).

Also they might suffer from size envy when they spot powerglide and seaspray.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1537189)
Posted by mooncake623 on December 23rd, 2013 @ 2:06pm CST
who is Payload suppose to be? :???:
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1537193)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 23rd, 2013 @ 2:11pm CST
mooncake623 wrote:who is Payload suppose to be? :???:


The Autobot Micromaster combiner, Blast Master. He formed the back-half of the shuttle mode.

Now that I think about it, turning old Micromasters into these little Targetmaster buddies is actually a pretty neat idea. Half-hoping the listings we uncovered before (there was a Thundercracker and a Gears in there, if my memeory is correct) is true, and we get more Legends figures.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1537199)
Posted by mooncake623 on December 23rd, 2013 @ 2:23pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:who is Payload suppose to be? :???:


The Autobot Micromaster combiner, Blast Master. He formed the back-half of the shuttle mode.

Now that I think about it, turning old Micromasters into these little Targetmaster buddies is actually a pretty neat idea. Half-hoping the listings we uncovered before (there was a Thundercracker and a Gears in there, if my memeory is correct) is true, and we get more Legends figures.



Oh that's pretty cool. But why did they use the name payload? doing a tfwiki search did not help at all. Payload seems to be a bunch of different characters in different continuities. Also how is he related to Cosmos? Both spaceships?
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1537201)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 23rd, 2013 @ 2:26pm CST
mooncake623 wrote:But why did they use the name payload?


Probably because Hasbro lost the trademark of "Blast Master", and, uninterested in the marketability of the aforementioned name, just slapped "Payload" on him, since that name appears more frequently and generally sounds cooler than Blast Master.

Also how is he related to Cosmos? Both spaceships?


Pretty much, yeah.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1537226)
Posted by Shadowstream on December 23rd, 2013 @ 4:28pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:But why did they use the name payload?


Probably because Hasbro lost the trademark of "Blast Master", and, uninterested in the marketability of the aforementioned name, just slapped "Payload" on him, since that name appears more frequently and generally sounds cooler than Blast Master.

Also how is he related to Cosmos? Both spaceships?


Pretty much, yeah.

All sounds like nonsense to me. After all Swerve comes with Flanker, who is somehow linked to Sky High on the wiki entry relating to this toy instead of the actual micromaster Flanker, who's own page isn't clear as to whether he's an Autobot or Decepticon. Top all that off with what exactly links Payload specifically to Blast Master and not Phaser and it all sounds loopy to me.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1537241)
Posted by craggy on December 23rd, 2013 @ 5:25pm CST
IIRC Payload was also the name of the GI Joe who flew their space shuttle.


edit: had a thought, will the Japanese version be called Pay-Loads?
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1537424)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 24th, 2013 @ 12:02pm CST
Oh, and Payload is able to "combine" with Cosmos in vehicle mode.

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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1538838)
Posted by FellintoOblivion on January 1st, 2014 @ 6:12pm CST
craggy wrote:IIRC Payload was also the name of the GI Joe who flew their space shuttle.


edit: had a thought, will the Japanese version be called Pay-Loads?


I think it will be called Pay-Roads.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1538924)
Posted by craggy on January 2nd, 2014 @ 9:05am CST
FellintoOblivion wrote:
craggy wrote:IIRC Payload was also the name of the GI Joe who flew their space shuttle.


edit: had a thought, will the Japanese version be called Pay-Loads?


I think it will be called Pay-Roads.

I don't understand this. Could you please explain?
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1538928)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 2nd, 2014 @ 9:31am CST
craggy wrote:
FellintoOblivion wrote:
craggy wrote:IIRC Payload was also the name of the GI Joe who flew their space shuttle.


edit: had a thought, will the Japanese version be called Pay-Loads?


I think it will be called Pay-Roads.

I don't understand this. Could you please explain?


I think he missed the joke of "Pay Loads" to get him. Japanese has no distinction between "l" and "r" sounds, it falls somewhere inbetween. For simplicity's sake the "r" is used for transliteration, except for loanwords.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1538986)
Posted by craggy on January 2nd, 2014 @ 2:38pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
craggy wrote:
FellintoOblivion wrote:
craggy wrote:IIRC Payload was also the name of the GI Joe who flew their space shuttle.


edit: had a thought, will the Japanese version be called Pay-Loads?


I think it will be called Pay-Roads.

I don't understand this. Could you please explain?


I think he missed the joke of "Pay Loads" to get him. Japanese has no distinction between "l" and "r" sounds, it falls somewhere inbetween. For simplicity's sake the "r" is used for transliteration, except for loanwords.

that sounds...and forgive me if I'm being a little judgemental here...but it sounds, a teeny tiny terribly bit like he's making fun of the way people from another culture speak our language (well, my language, anyway). I'm sure this is fine though cause Fell probably speaks much better Japanese than any Japanese person speaks English. Probably.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1538989)
Posted by FellintoOblivion on January 2nd, 2014 @ 2:58pm CST
Holy shit! Someone made fun of something on the internet. Someone page the news crew.

I so sowwy.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1538990)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 2nd, 2014 @ 2:59pm CST
In any case, current TakaraTomy releases (excluding Masterpieces) use the US/Hasbro names so he'll still be called Payload in Japanese (ペイロード Peirōdo). Of note is that he's actually based on Micromaster Blast Master, so there's a possibility he'll be called that if TakaraTomy catches on.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1539314)
Posted by Star Prime on January 4th, 2014 @ 8:41am CST
This is an awesome figure.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker (1539433)
Posted by Devilmonkey on January 5th, 2014 @ 12:20am CST
Looks pretty cool to me. While the 3p one is much nicer, cost is gonna limit me to this one.
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