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- 1 Transformers: Generation 1
- 2 Transformers: Universe (2004)
- 3 Transformers: Cybertron
- 4 Transformers
- 5 Transformers: Universe (2008)
- 6 Transformers: Prime
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Transformers: Generation 1
If Autobots had drivers licenses, his would have be revoked. A menace on highways. Doesn't pay attention to where he's going or the orders he's being given - easily distracted by anything. Hands' sensors can determine physical and chemical properties of metals. Goes 120mph, range 500 miles in car Mode. Gets into lots of accidents.
As with most Mini-Bots released during that year, Swerve's first appearance in the original cartoon was during the fifth part of "Five Faces of Darkness" (episode #70) where he helped his fellow Mini-Bots defend the Ark against the gigantic Decepticon Trypticon but unfortunately gets stepped on.
His second and last appearance in the cartoon was during episode #76 "Thief In The Night".
- Generation 1 Swerve (1986)
- A remold of the Autobot Gears.
- Alternators Swerve (Chevrolet Corvette Z06) (2005)
- Swerve made another appearance as the fifteenth Alternator, where he was a red recolor of the 1;24 scale Chevrolet Corvette C5 Z06 Tracks with a new head sculpt. Unlike most Alternators, Swerve did not make an appearance in the Japanese equivalent, Binaltech. Again, thanks to Hasbro's lack of characterization, it is not known how this upgrade has affected Swerve or even why he became an Alternator in the storyline.
- Because Swerve is a red redeco of Tracks, he bears a resemblance to Road Rage, the name of a Japanese exclusive red repaint of Generation 1 Tracks.
- Generations GDO Deluxe Swerve
- A remold of Kup.
- Generations Tailgate and Swerve
- A double-pack of figures; later recolored into the components of Oilmaster and retooled into Optimus Prime and Hi-Q.
Transformers: Universe (2004)
Swerve reappeared with great surprise to many during 2004 as a red recolor of the Armada Autobot Blurr. He is now partnered to the Mini-Con Roadhandler. It is not known if he is an original character, or possibly related to Generation 1 Swerve or Armada Blurr.
Early information about this character out of China in April 2004 referred to this character as Blurr.
Swerve single appearance in any fiction was in Transformers: Universe #2 by 3H Enterprises. He was among the Transformers captured by Unicron and freed in a massive prison break by Optimus Primal and his allies.
An unnamed Autobot car similar to Universe Swerve has made cameos in the Transformers: Cybertron television series.
- Universe Swerve with Roadhandler (2004)
Impatient and short-tempered, Swerve is a robot whose processors run so hot he was forced to install a backup exhaust system just to compensate for the excess heat. After his suspension from official races for poor sportsmanship, he found himself in the seedy underground oil-sport racing circuit. There, running races which the last robot standing is declared victor, he's finally found an outlet for his temper, and a use for his lightning fast reflexes and sharp-shooting skills.
Blurr, Excellion, Longrack, and Swerve appear among Override's troops in the Transformers Collectors Club exclusive story The Dark Heart of Sandokan by Benson Yee. This story is set years after the events of the Transformers: Cybertron animated series. Override (now in her GTS form) is commanding the Autobot ship Star Arrow when it crashes on the planet Sandokan while transporting a Force Chip.
Swerve is a minor background character appearing in Fun Publications fiction Gone Too Far a text-based story set on Transtech Cybertron. During a rally held by the Decepticon Gutcruncher, Swerve is briefly address when Gutcruncher says "Swerve! You were a champion of Velocitron’s most dangerous races, but here you’re a freak in a cage!"
- Cybertron Scout Swerve (2006)
- A recolor of Cybertron Clocker.
- In 2006 a special edition of Swerve was available in Walmart stores which contained a DVD with the episode "Cybertron" as a promotional item - despite the fact that he wasn't in that episode.
Swerve was released in the Transformers movie card game and Revenge of the Fallen toy line.
Swerve is highly intelligent, though you wouldn't know it to watch him drive. His duties as a metallurgist and fabricator for the Autobots expose him to a lot of toxic chemicals, which his circuits have been constantly exposed to for years. He has trouble holding a straight line as a result. The other Autobots prefer to keep him far away from battle, since he aims about as well as he drives.
All toys of this character are officially licensed from General Motors.
- Transformers 3D Battle Card Swerve (2007)
- Swerve is among the characters which appeared in the Transformers 3D Battle card game by Wizards of the Coast. He is a red recolor of movie Sideswipe, much like the toy of Sideswipe in the movie toy line. Oddly, there is a card for Sideswipe that greatly resembles the Alternators Swerve toy. It is possible the images of the two character somehow were swapped.
- Revenge of the Fallen Legends Swerve (2009)
- A red recolor of Legends Sideswipe. Bundled in the Target exclusive Legends Class "Straightaway Shootout" gift set.
- Revenge of the Fallen Deluxe Swerve (2009)
- A red recolor of Deluxe Sideswipe with a different head sculpt. Like Sideswipe, Swerve features retractable blades on his forearms. MechAlive feature consists of moving hydraulics on his legs.
Transformers: Universe (2008)
A new mold that transforms into a Chevrolet Aveo sedan. Hasbro produced the figure at cost for General Motors as thanks for their successful partnership with the movie franchise. It was designed for a promotional campaign in European markets, with the figures given away to people who test-drove a real Aveo. The figures were never meant to be sold; a handful were left after the promotion had ended, and so they were shunted onto the website where these last few remainders very quickly sold out. This information was revealed by Hasbro executives at BotCon 2008. However, this figure is currently being given away at malls across the Greater Toronto Area as a promotion for GM's new contest. Upon entering, this is one of the items given as a free thank you gift.
- Universe Deluxe Swerve (2008)
- This toy was initially given away in Europe to people who test-drove the real Chevrolet Aveo, then the leftover stock was sold at European Chevy dealers online.
Swerve is an excellent engineer but all too often he causes accidents when he is alone as he gets too engrossed in scientific theory. With sensors in his arm he is able to accurately detect the position of any Energon or ore. He is aware of the true identity of the Arms Microns thanks to his excellent analytical capabilities but he has promised not to divulge the secret in order to protect the power of the Microns.
- Prime Voyager AM-17 Swerve with Sou (2012)
- A recolor of Prime Voyager Breakdown.
- Galvatron's Air Attack. Ladybird Books. 1986. ISBN 0721409881.
- Alvarez, J.E. (2001). The Unofficial Guide to Transformers 1980s Through 1990s Revised & Expanded 2nd Edition. Schiffer Publishing Ltd.. p. 40. ISBN 0-7643-1364-9.
- Swerve - Transformers: Alternators - Toy Gallery
- New Transformers Listings From China
- S. Trent Troop and Greg Sepelak (2008). Gone Too Far. Illustrator Evan Gauntt. Fun Publications.
- TFW2005.com - ROTF Legends Swerve
- Figure King magazine, September 2009, page 91
- Chevrolet: Product: Aveo Transformer Toy