Sideswipe (Transformers) - Transformers: Armada

Transformers: Armada

Sub-group Deluxe Vehicles
Function Intelligence Agent
Rank 6
Partner Nightbeat (Char)
Motto "Race fast towards victory!"
Alternate Modes 1992 Nissan Skyline R32 4 door
Series Transformers: Armada
Voiced by Samuel Vincent (English)
Nobuyuki Kobushi (Japanese)

Originally called Stepper in the Japanese series "Micron Legend", he was renamed Sideswipe (with a space) when Hasbro released the series in America. Transforming into a blue Nissan Skyline, Sideswipe's alternate mode is as realistic as an Armada toy can get to an actual vehicle. However, his robot mode is considered by many to be very poorly designed and is the subject of much ridicule.

Note: Early packaging of Sideswipe spelled his name without a space, but it was later added. According to online posts by Hasbro employees there was a mixup in the naming of Sideswipe and Mini-Con Nightbeat, and the original intention was for them to have each other's name, making this toy a true homage to the original Nightbeat.

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