This new one's red, too, in addition to being (almost) perfect. Swerve's always been pretty cool! He's a Transformer who can't drive, despite being a car. He never really got any good fiction, like, ever, though, so all he's had to go for him all these years has been that Tech Spec write-up. Until recently, that is! The "More Than Meets The Eye" ongoing comic book series (which you may have heard me talk about for forever and ever) has thrust him into the spotlight as an insecure loudmouth jokester. And he's pretty great. And this Legends Class toy is really really good at looking like that Swerve does.
Sure, the toy transforms into an Earth vehicle instead of the Cybertronian car he does in the comic, but that's details. What's important is that he's a tiny ball of annoying energy and that perfectly sculpted little always-yackin' face of his. Even his toy can't keep his mouth shut.
He transforms pretty simply, as you'd expect. Unfold his legs, pull out his arms, and collapse his hood back over his roof. Remember to push forward his head from his shoulders so he's not staring at the sky. I mean, you can have him do that, if you want -- he's pretty short, and so up articulation on his head comes in handy sometimes. This articulation means his head can't turn left and right, though. That's no big deal.
Up there, I put (almost) in parenthesis in front of "perfect." The only thing that keeps him from being so, really, is that I really wish he were sculpted with fingerguns. You know, index fingers out, both of 'em. That woulda made him perfect. Dude needs some third-party forearms.
Swerve comes with a little Micromaster dude who's basically Sky High but named "Flanker" for trademark reasons. Sky High transforms from robot to weapon to jet and back. I know less about Sky High as a character (there's not much to know) so I'm less excited about him. Here's a gallery on Tumblr if you wanna look at him and more of Swerve.
I got mine from RobotKingdom.com. He's not in the United States yet. I'm sorry, but you have to wait.