Sideswipe was built to fight. He is sleek, fast, and single-minded in battle, focusing on his enemy with absolute attention. His blades are a shining blur as he leaps through the air, twisting to avoid enemy fire. Converting from vehicle to robot at blinding speed, he uses every trick in the book to get close to his opponent, and put his powerful blades to work.
BOX: Sideswipe's box is nothing special. He's evidentally a level 3 transformation, or "Advanced Conversion", as the upper left corner says. Below that is "TRANSFORMERS" in large text with an autobrand peeking over "ERS" and "revenge of the Fallen under "FORMERS". Then, under that, Sideswipe is displayed in vehicle mode above a CGI image of his face, his name, and his faction. The back features him in robot mode, his Corvette Stingray Concept mode, his bio, and his Tech Specs.
VEHICLE: Sideswipe's vehicle mode is a Stingray consept, for the Corvette line of cars. Being a sports car, Sideswipe is therefore silver, in keeping with move tradition. Not much else to say, except that the car's disguise is somewhat lacking from underneath.
TRANSFORMATION: ACK. Sideswipe is deserving of his rank three transformation rating, but not really due to complexity. No, he's a figity one. You have to move his arms and legs at lower torso just so to transform him out of vehicle mode.
His hands are also kinda a pain to get out. =P
ROBOT: In robot mode, Sideswipe's not really that bad. He's got eleven points of articulation in his limbs and head, with more in his kibble backpack. However, his legs suffer, as his wheel feet can't be moved at all. This results in a lack posability down there, which causes Sideswipe to suffer. However, when you move his lower legs, his "Mech Alive" gimmick activates, in this case a pair of blue knee panels slide in and out. He has swords on his ams, although you have to turn them around in a way that makes them seem more like scissors. His robot mode features plenty of sculpted details, too.
Nice car mode.
Decent robot mode.
Lots of robot mode detail
Overpackaged for a small toy.
No feet articulation.
Overall, I'd recommend Sideswipe if you're looking for a nice, twelve-dollar toy