Sideswipe is not all that different from the USA version. The biggest difference is that his car mode dos not have the black on the roof making him look more like the G1. It does have overall better paint apps.
Strictly speaking I did not need to get this toy as the Drift vs. Jazz set also has the new head sculpt, but I thought Stepper looked too great not to have him. They did an amazing job painting him. It’s just too bad they couldn’t include an Arms Micron figure so he could be a Targetmaster.
Overall: For Stepper alone, I highly recommend this set.
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