This figure is an Asian-market Hasbro 2011 Reissue.
Sideswipe is equipped with gun, shoulder-slung missile launcher and three projectiles. Sideswipe’s meticulous combat skills and capacity for underhanded tactics rival those of Sunstreaker, although Sideswipe’s lust for battle lacks the element of Sunstreaker’s vindictiveness. His courage-powered recklessness occasionally results in damage to himself. Sideswipe’s rocket pack enables him to fly for up to 2 minutes, and he’s capable of firing flares that are visible for 18 miles.