Darkside Moon DA-08 Sideswipe Photo - No Shiny Paint

Darkside Moon DA-08 Sideswipe Photo - No Shiny Paint

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 10:59am CDT

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Thanks to Seibertron.com member tekering, we now have first hand confirmation that Takara's Darkside Moon Sideswipe is the same flat gray as the domestic release.

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tekering wrote:I've seen them in Kobe, and I've seen them in Okayama -- DA-08 Sideswipe is as dull grey as his Hasbro counterpart. Only the stickers on the front and bottom of the package separate the Japanese release from the US version.


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Re: Darkside Moon DA-08 Sideswipe Photo - No Shiny Paint (1224513)
Posted by Bonecrusher27 on May 18th, 2011 @ 11:08am CDT
Road-hole wrote:They had no problem painting RoTF Sideswipe silver and selling him for 10-13 bucks at retailers.


Exactly! I was thinking WTH was going on when they would not even paint Sideswipe his characteristic colour. Which to be honest, is one reason I'm sure many of us fell in love with the character. Unless the movie Sideswipe if he's in there has somehow become white. Though why they'd take a step down for his iconic look is beyond me.

It can't be that difficult to paint, unless they decided they wanted to average out the total cost of production as low as they could.

Out of curiosity, did anyone not buy him because he wasn't silver? I know a few here have actually stated they don't mind.
Re: Darkside Moon DA-08 Sideswipe Photo - No Shiny Paint (1224518)
Posted by Bonecrusher27 on May 18th, 2011 @ 11:13am CDT
Wait an effin minute! Is that the same unipedal Arcee that we saw in ROTF? I would have thought they'd make something nicer like the first movie Arcee. That picture shows it to be more symmetrical than the grotesque monstrosity that was the ROTF version though. Anyone know more about this figure?
Re: Darkside Moon DA-08 Sideswipe Photo - No Shiny Paint (1224540)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on May 18th, 2011 @ 11:50am CDT
Bonecrusher27 wrote:Wait an effin minute! Is that the same unipedal Arcee that we saw in ROTF? I would have thought they'd make something nicer like the first movie Arcee. That picture shows it to be more symmetrical than the grotesque monstrosity that was the ROTF version though. Anyone know more about this figure?


It's a barely altered RotF Chromia:

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Re: Darkside Moon DA-08 Sideswipe Photo - No Shiny Paint (1224542)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on May 18th, 2011 @ 11:53am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Bonecrusher27 wrote:Wait an effin minute! Is that the same unipedal Arcee that we saw in ROTF? I would have thought they'd make something nicer like the first movie Arcee. That picture shows it to be more symmetrical than the grotesque monstrosity that was the ROTF version though. Anyone know more about this figure?


It's a barely altered RotF Chromia:


Barely altered, to homage TF:Prime Arcee! I love homages!
Re: Darkside Moon DA-08 Sideswipe Photo - No Shiny Paint (1224543)
Posted by OlivusPrime on May 18th, 2011 @ 11:55am CDT
I guess Hasbro spent their painting budget on Deluxe Roadbuster's vehicle mode.

Oh well. No huge importing prices for me!
Re: Darkside Moon DA-08 Sideswipe Photo - No Shiny Paint (1224553)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on May 18th, 2011 @ 12:11pm CDT
Razorclaw0000 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Bonecrusher27 wrote:Wait an effin minute! Is that the same unipedal Arcee that we saw in ROTF? I would have thought they'd make something nicer like the first movie Arcee. That picture shows it to be more symmetrical than the grotesque monstrosity that was the ROTF version though. Anyone know more about this figure?


It's a barely altered RotF Chromia:


Barely altered, to homage TF:Prime Arcee! I love homages!


An homage to a figure that hasn't been released yet? The Prime definition of a Time Paradox.
Re: Darkside Moon DA-08 Sideswipe Photo - No Shiny Paint (1224559)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on May 18th, 2011 @ 12:19pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Razorclaw0000 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Bonecrusher27 wrote:Wait an effin minute! Is that the same unipedal Arcee that we saw in ROTF? I would have thought they'd make something nicer like the first movie Arcee. That picture shows it to be more symmetrical than the grotesque monstrosity that was the ROTF version though. Anyone know more about this figure?


It's a barely altered RotF Chromia:


Barely altered, to homage TF:Prime Arcee! I love homages!


An homage to a figure that hasn't been released yet? The Prime definition of a Time Paradox.


Yes, it's badass. It's all there: the richer blue, the light pink, the white, the blade...
Re: Darkside Moon DA-08 Sideswipe Photo - No Shiny Paint (1224584)
Posted by Xterminator on May 18th, 2011 @ 1:13pm CDT
tekering wrote:
If this Sideswipe really is silver, it looks like I'll be importing him.


It's not. We've got all the new DOTM toys here at Toys 'R' Us in Okayama (including the Takara-exclusive Optimus Prime), and Sideswipe is as ugly and unpainted as the Hasbro release. :sad:

Don't believe the hype. :-x



Unpainted Takara DOTM Sideswipe = yet another disappointment with DOTM Deluxes

What crappy looking figure ! I prefer 10x to spend US$50 importing Takara AA-06 Sidearm Sideswipe than US$ 5 on this new DOTM SS.

I reaffirm my original position: only the HA and the Leaders (excluding BB) seem to be worth adding to my collection. From the smaller figures only Voyager Shockwave & Skyhammer look good enough.
Re: Darkside Moon DA-08 Sideswipe Photo - No Shiny Paint (1224598)
Posted by NemesisMonkeySupreme on May 18th, 2011 @ 1:38pm CDT
Is there any info on the MechTech blade colour? Pics show a translucent blue as opposed the flat dark grey of the U.S. release. Or is that a bait 'n' switch too? :-(
Re: Darkside Moon DA-08 Sideswipe Photo - No Shiny Paint (1224605)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on May 18th, 2011 @ 1:51pm CDT
NemesisMonkeySupreme wrote:Is there any info on the MechTech blade colour? Pics show a translucent blue as opposed the flat dark grey of the U.S. release. Or is that a bait 'n' switch too? :-(


You can just barely make it out in the pic. It's the same flat bluish-gray as the domestic. :-(
Re: Darkside Moon DA-08 Sideswipe Photo - No Shiny Paint (1224610)
Posted by NemesisMonkeySupreme on May 18th, 2011 @ 1:59pm CDT
And my "to buy" list gets smaller and smaller…
I'll hold out for any possible repaints (preferably a red "Swerve", you know, Sideswipe's REAL colour).
Re: Darkside Moon DA-08 Sideswipe Photo - No Shiny Paint (1224622)
Posted by Goggle Convoy on May 18th, 2011 @ 2:20pm CDT
For everybody worrying about Sideswipe not being painted silver, I think Hasbro and TakaraTomy made a wise decision in not doing so and instead molding him in silverish/grayish plastic.

You would not believe how many ROTF Sideswipes and Sideways I had to look through back at the time of the second movie to find decent specimens that did not have a lot of annoying black marks and scratchs all over their silver paint that I could live with. :BANG_HEAD: (OCD for the lose) That's part of the reason I skipped on Sidearms Sidewipe. Horrendous silver painting and the red highlights didn't do it for me.

Granted, I'm not intending to buy DOTM Sideswipe (maybe if I have some extra spare cash at a later date), and am instead holding out for the Walmart exclusive racecar-painted Sidearms Sideswipe as I think he'd make a nice addition next to the other two Wrecker Autobots released so far.
Re: Darkside Moon DA-08 Sideswipe Photo - No Shiny Paint (1224633)
Posted by jlogano20 on May 18th, 2011 @ 2:47pm CDT
um that looks like hasbro's japan version not takaras it has a hasbro logo
Re: Darkside Moon DA-08 Sideswipe Photo - No Shiny Paint (1224636)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on May 18th, 2011 @ 2:50pm CDT
jlogano20 wrote:um that looks like hasbro's japan version not takaras it has a hasbro logo


In Japan, Transformers are distributed by TakaraTomy, but for the movie toys, the Japanese releases have been almost complete copies of the domestic package, usually with some stickers, etc. Including Hasbro logos.
Re: Darkside Moon DA-08 Sideswipe Photo - No Shiny Paint (1224667)
Posted by rpetras on May 18th, 2011 @ 3:47pm CDT
First off, thanks, you saved me $40!

Second I had just preordered this guy from BBTS this morning, and at the time there were only 9 left in stock.

Now, I just checked and they are back up to 20. :-?

Guess word is spreading about the lack of decent paint.
Re: Darkside Moon DA-08 Sideswipe Photo - No Shiny Paint (1224732)
Posted by NemesisMonkeySupreme on May 18th, 2011 @ 5:31pm CDT
rpetras wrote:First off, thanks, you saved me $40!

Second I had just preordered this guy from BBTS this morning, and at the time there were only 9 left in stock.

Now, I just checked and they are back up to 20. :-?

Guess word is spreading about the lack of decent paint.

Well, I know 3 of those were mine…
Re: Darkside Moon DA-08 Sideswipe Photo - No Shiny Paint (1224967)
Posted by freaky777 on May 19th, 2011 @ 12:12am CDT
rpetras wrote:First off, thanks, you saved me $40!

Second I had just preordered this guy from BBTS this morning, and at the time there were only 9 left in stock.

Now, I just checked and they are back up to 20. :-?

Guess word is spreading about the lack of decent paint.


Not surprised. So far I see the Takara's and Hasbro's verison (xcept for DA-03 which is VOY OP w/ Trailer) are all the same. Only difference is Takara's manual and extra bio card.
Re: Darkside Moon DA-08 Sideswipe Photo - No Shiny Paint (1225446)
Posted by Pr1meSuspect on May 19th, 2011 @ 7:06pm CDT
Man, thats lame!!
I wouldnt consider Takara's version untill I saw a video review, but now that its confirmed the dull grey paint I wouldnt even consider inport.
Re: Darkside Moon DA-08 Sideswipe Photo - No Shiny Paint (1225672)
Posted by Xterminator on May 20th, 2011 @ 7:28am CDT
Goggle Convoy wrote:For everybody worrying about Sideswipe not being painted silver, I think Hasbro and TakaraTomy made a wise decision in not doing so and instead molding him in silverish/grayish plastic.

You would not believe how many ROTF Sideswipes and Sideways I had to look through back at the time of the second movie to find decent specimens that did not have a lot of annoying black marks and scratchs all over their silver paint that I could live with. :BANG_HEAD: (OCD for the lose) That's part of the reason I skipped on Sidearms Sidewipe. Horrendous silver painting and the red highlights didn't do it for me.

Granted, I'm not intending to buy DOTM Sideswipe (maybe if I have some extra spare cash at a later date), and am instead holding out for the Walmart exclusive racecar-painted Sidearms Sideswipe as I think he'd make a nice addition next to the other two Wrecker Autobots released so far.


I believe ! I returned twice the deluxe Sideswipe I bought in a on-line store !

Anyway, I still think DOTM SS looks ugly. I dont' know how successful the DOTM line will be with the kids, but it seems it will be a failure for collectors (adults & teenagers).

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