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'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion

Transformers News: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion

Saturday, August 25th, 2007 9:30AM CDT

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So were you thinking about buying a new car, and wondering how in the world you could work it so you could get a free collectible toy out of the deal too?

Look no further. Apparently Chevy is having a promotion and all you need to do is buy an Aveo and you get a really cool new and exclusive Transformers Autobot Swerve (new mold!!!) limited to only 2000 pieces.

We have two links for you. One is to AcToys showing all modes and a size comparison to deluxe movie Concept Bumblebee.

Autobot Swerve on AcToys

And the other is an auction...

Exclusive Autobot Swerve Auction

Let's hope there is a way to get this that does not involve shelling out tons of money. Or those of us who are Transformers completists will also be driving brand new Aveo's shortly.

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Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (305460)
Posted by Tigertrack on August 25th, 2007 @ 9:32am CDT
Front paged... ordering my new Aveo right now... :grin:

No I'm not. :? Alternator completists be damned. First SDCC Nem Prime and Rodimus, and now this.

The size is quite small though, only about as big as a deluxe? And then there is Alternator Exc. Swerve, he's tiny... (zing!)
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (305463)
Posted by crazyfists on August 25th, 2007 @ 9:33am CDT
i need to buy two. one to open and one to leave mib.
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (305480)
Posted by BluePhirePB on August 25th, 2007 @ 9:42am CDT
This isn't a true Alternator is it? In the robot form, it's as tall as the Deluxe 09 Bumblebee. Aren't Alternators taller than that?
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (305494)
Posted by Tigertrack on August 25th, 2007 @ 9:47am CDT
BluePhirePB wrote:This isn't a true Alternator is it? In the robot form, it's as tall as the Deluxe 09 Bumblebee. Aren't Alternators taller than that?


The directions say Alternator Swerve... :-?
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (305507)
Posted by magnusupreme on August 25th, 2007 @ 9:51am CDT
isn't he the transformer on the citroen ad?
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (305520)
Posted by DarkPrime on August 25th, 2007 @ 10:04am CDT
Who says this is an Alternator?

The instructions say "Autobot" Swerve and there is a Transformers Universe logo. I see no mention of Alternator anywhere.
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (305522)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on August 25th, 2007 @ 10:04am CDT
Yes, I will be hooked up!

And it looks like a retooled Swindle to me.
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (305542)
Posted by xOPtimUsZErOx on August 25th, 2007 @ 10:12am CDT
i need a new car anyway since mine just got wrecked lol
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (305548)
Posted by Tigertrack on August 25th, 2007 @ 10:15am CDT
xOPtimUsZErOx wrote:i need a new car anyway since mine just got wrecked lol


Dibs on your alternator!!! :P Try to weasel them out of two, okay?
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (305566)
Posted by Twin Sunset on August 25th, 2007 @ 10:24am CDT
i actually work in sales at a chevy dealership, but this is the first i've heard of it. the good news is that the aveo is chevy's cheapest car, starting at around $9-10,000. gets about 37 mpg.

what's also worth noting is that (at my dealership, anyway) aveo buyers aren't generally the type to be into transformers toys. so you may be able to pick them up on ebay, or even see if a sales guy can hook you up with one.

the bad news is that i was planning on quitting soon. i might have to stick around to get one of these...
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (305574)
Posted by xOPtimUsZErOx on August 25th, 2007 @ 10:30am CDT
tigertracks 24 wrote:
xOPtimUsZErOx wrote:i need a new car anyway since mine just got wrecked lol


Dibs on your alternator!!! :P Try to weasel them out of two, okay?
i am gonna cal them later today to see what they say about it maybe i can get one for free
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (305575)
Posted by Nemesis Cyberplex on August 25th, 2007 @ 10:31am CDT
This is not an alternator, as can be seen by the instructions for it....just another Universe Swerve. I'm assuming the only reason it's being called an alternator is because it turns into a real-life car??

Somebody should change that in the first post to avoid confusion. I panicked there for a second thinking I was going to have to go through hell trying to compete my alternator set (as if I'm not already, having yet to get Rollbar, Camshaft, Rumble, Jaguar Ravage, & SDCC Rodimus still)....
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (305582)
Posted by xOPtimUsZErOx on August 25th, 2007 @ 10:33am CDT
Nemesis Cyberplex wrote:This is not an alternator, as can be seen by the instructions for it....just another Universe Swerve. I'm assuming the only reason it's being called an alternator is because it turns into a real-life car??

Somebody should change that in the first post to avoid confusion. I panicked there for a second thinking I was going to have to go through hell trying to compete my alternator set (as if I'm not already, having yet to get Rollbar, Camshaft, Rumble, Jaguar Ravage, & SDCC Rodimus still)....
wow all the alternators you listed are the ones that i started out with i am going back though to get the old subaru's and stuff
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (305586)
Posted by metalformer on August 25th, 2007 @ 10:36am CDT
:lol: So this came this far? So it is now OK for grown men to 'play' with toy robots? Have Takara finally lost it? The idea is interesting though, but for having to buy a car, I would expect a much more better figure. Maybe taller and with plenty more gimmicks. Never mind if what I say don't make sense. I'm a hopeless dreamer. :-P :CON:
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (305588)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on August 25th, 2007 @ 10:37am CDT
Im pissed and not pissed. Im pissed because its another Exclusive that i cant get. Im not pissed because i dont like the mold that much. Looks like swindle. Im sick of all these damn promotions and exclusives.
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (305596)
Posted by Tigertrack on August 25th, 2007 @ 10:41am CDT
Megatron_Wolf wrote:Im pissed and not pissed. Im pissed because its another Alt (maybe the last one) that i cant get. Im not pissed because i dont like the mold that much. Im sick of all these damn promotions and exclusives.


Well you can feel better, as was stated, the directions do not appear to say Alternator anywhere, so perhaps it is not.
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (305607)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on August 25th, 2007 @ 10:45am CDT
tigertracks 24 wrote:
Megatron_Wolf wrote:Im pissed and not pissed. Im pissed because its another Alt (maybe the last one) that i cant get. Im not pissed because i dont like the mold that much. Im sick of all these damn promotions and exclusives.


Well you can feel better, as was stated, the directions do not appear to say Alternator anywhere, so perhaps it is not.


yes i do feel a little better now that i found out its not an alt. But im still a little pissed because its another damn exclusive that i wont be able to get. I must edit my first post now.
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (305621)
Posted by GetterDragun on August 25th, 2007 @ 10:49am CDT
Well, I'll be paying more than $200 for this.
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (305622)
Posted by Nemesis Cyberplex on August 25th, 2007 @ 10:50am CDT
Megatron_Wolf wrote:
tigertracks 24 wrote:
Megatron_Wolf wrote:Im pissed and not pissed. Im pissed because its another Alt (maybe the last one) that i cant get. Im not pissed because i dont like the mold that much. Im sick of all these damn promotions and exclusives.


Well you can feel better, as was stated, the directions do not appear to say Alternator anywhere, so perhaps it is not.


yes i do feel a little better now that i found out its not an alt. But im still a little pissed because its another damn exclusive that i wont be able to get. I must edit my first post now.
I did just think about one thing that kinda p*sses me off about it: untill now, I had every figure with the name Swerve,not that there's many (G1, Alt, Universe, Cybertron)....but now it's not complete...

:sad:
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (305657)
Posted by soundwave13c on August 25th, 2007 @ 11:05am CDT
crap they make it so hard for the collectors these days
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (305665)
Posted by Doctor Paragon on August 25th, 2007 @ 11:10am CDT
This is a HASBRO promotion, quit going on about Takara. It is being done by Chevy in "The States".
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (305680)
Posted by OptimusIsHot on August 25th, 2007 @ 11:23am CDT
Hey Nemisis Cyberplex... do yourself a favor and skip rollbar. He's pretty lame. If you have swindle you have a better rollbar than rollbar.
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (305704)
Posted by Asepticon on August 25th, 2007 @ 11:38am CDT
Talk about bad news. The make a GOOD version and ya gotta buy a car to get it. Grrrrr.
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (305706)
Posted by Yurre on August 25th, 2007 @ 11:39am CDT
Oh man... That would've been a nice robot mode for Cliffjumper in a TF movie sequel... Too bad...
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (305712)
Posted by UltraPrimal on August 25th, 2007 @ 11:43am CDT
I see a wider release of this mold in the future. That is alot of retooling! It's not just his head, arms, and feet that are changed. His alt mode is different from Swindles, and it even looks like he might transform slightly differently too! That's alot money and effort for such a limited exclusive. And it's not even for BotCon! Unless Chevy gave Hasbro a ton of money to keep this remold totally 100% exclusive, I see them releasing him or repainting him sooner or later.
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (305732)
Posted by Stress on August 25th, 2007 @ 12:01pm CDT
hmm looks like a retooling of swindle from the movie toy line
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (305749)
Posted by Barricade on August 25th, 2007 @ 12:12pm CDT
im.... that's just a retool of movie swindle........
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (305773)
Posted by Zeedust on August 25th, 2007 @ 12:35pm CDT
...

Okay, this is kindacrazy. I'm really hoping this guy will be available without the car, I like the way he loks and I'd pick him up as a deluxe. And now, he's NOT a remold of Swindle. He has a similar transformation, but this is the same thing that happpened with Energon Starscream and Cybertron Hardtop.
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (305774)
Posted by Blitzwing the warrior on August 25th, 2007 @ 12:35pm CDT
I wish it would be for any chevy vehicle. Im planning to buy a Monte Carlo, I dont wont to get a Aveo
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (305797)
Posted by Jaz-Zen on August 25th, 2007 @ 12:48pm CDT
He may be a retool of movie Swindle, but everything that I did NOT like about Swindle has been retooled, so I REALLY like this figure. If they don't make this Swerve available some other way, then I hope Hasbro *at least* reuses the mold for another character that gets a wider release.
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (305946)
Posted by Windracer on August 25th, 2007 @ 1:59pm CDT
So let me get this straight... if I really wanted that guy, I'd have to buy a friggin' car to get it?

I think Memecat says it best:
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (305984)
Posted by Supreme Convoy on August 25th, 2007 @ 2:19pm CDT
Neat promotion!

But tough if you're a die-hard collector wanting everything.
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (306003)
Posted by Dispensor on August 25th, 2007 @ 2:34pm CDT
That's a pretty neat looking transformer. I like how the wheels move into the torso.

However, I'm not old enough to buy a car. Even if I were, there's no way I'd buy one just for that.
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (306046)
Posted by CyberTooth on August 25th, 2007 @ 3:20pm CDT
xOPtimUsZErOx wrote:i need a new car anyway since mine just got wrecked lol


Wow that's really making the best outta a bad situation. Is the cast itching yet?
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (306075)
Posted by machinegeist on August 25th, 2007 @ 3:45pm CDT
why do people say its a remold? do you guys actually have swindle cause it really sounds like you don't.
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (306112)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on August 25th, 2007 @ 4:19pm CDT
machinegeist wrote:why do people say its a remold? do you guys actually have swindle cause it really sounds like you don't.


Well, I can tell you that I do, and alot of the characteristics are the same. This is why I said Swindle retool, either that or they started with the Swindle design in mind.
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (306132)
Posted by Doctor Paragon on August 25th, 2007 @ 4:36pm CDT
This is an entirely new mold. Thank you for playing please try again.
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (306182)
Posted by xOPtimUsZErOx on August 25th, 2007 @ 5:03pm CDT
CyberTooth wrote:
xOPtimUsZErOx wrote:i need a new car anyway since mine just got wrecked lol


Wow that's really making the best outta a bad situation. Is the cast itching yet?
yeah i went down there today and they didn't have the toy i told them i would buy a car unless they get one lol i was joking i just wanted to see if they would give it too me and by the way i don't have a broken leg the doctor read the x-ray wrong
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (306187)
Posted by tacogrande on August 25th, 2007 @ 5:04pm CDT
The head reminds me of warpath.

And it's NOT a retool of swindle. There's almost nothing in common. Legs are completely different, arms are completely different, chest, stomach, head all different.
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (306213)
Posted by Tigertrack on August 25th, 2007 @ 5:17pm CDT
Somehow I missed it in the directions, but someone on the Allspark caught it, apparently there is a 'Universe' logo or indicator on them.

Why is that important? Well, because that may mean that he is going to be a part of the UNIVERSE line (aka CLASSICS 2.0) next fall.

We can only hope.
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (306249)
Posted by Bouncy X on August 25th, 2007 @ 5:30pm CDT
well least he has an actual head this time...not a freakin camera lens...lol
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (306278)
Posted by Tigertrack on August 25th, 2007 @ 5:49pm CDT
Swindle = not the same as this guy.
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (306288)
Posted by Tigertrack on August 25th, 2007 @ 5:51pm CDT
Many differences including:

head
forearms
front wheels
grill
hood
legs
feet
alt mode
crotch
abdomen
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (306666)
Posted by matrixprime on August 25th, 2007 @ 10:51pm CDT
Thats a rip off!!!!
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (306671)
Posted by constructicon00 on August 25th, 2007 @ 10:54pm CDT
God wept when he saw this. I know it. Too bad you have to buy a disposable car to get a toy car. I reckon the TF will last longer, and hold resale much longer.
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (306686)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on August 25th, 2007 @ 10:59pm CDT
Hmmmm, so, in essence, a 10,000$ TF...roughly...
How much is an Aveo?
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (306785)
Posted by Knock Out on August 26th, 2007 @ 12:15am CDT
For the love of Primus, you make a car to give away with its' full size counterpart, and you pick the bread-box Aveo.
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (306817)
Posted by darth reven on August 26th, 2007 @ 12:53am CDT
it looks a bit like swindle drone but it is very good
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (306844)
Posted by Hotrod on August 26th, 2007 @ 1:18am CDT
Interesting :-?
Re: 'Buy A Car, Get A Free Transformer' Chevy Promotion (306853)
Posted by LT.Zerge on August 26th, 2007 @ 1:28am CDT
I'm sure loads of people will be selling these on the ebay once word get full out. maybe even some insiders with merchandise (goto love em)I really need to keep an eye out then cause that's a damn nice figure :grin:

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