The many heads of Sideswipe/Side Swipe

All the various interpretations of Sideswipe's heads in Hasbro's and Takara's toylines, the G1 cartoon and comic books by Marvel, Dreamwave and 3H
Notes: Toy-wise, I only count heads that were designed with the intention to make the toy a new version of the "Sideswipe" character from the get-go, thereby excluding repaints of other toys that just happened to be named "Sideswipe" (e.g. G2 Spychanger Sideswipe or OTFCC 2003 Sideswipe), as well as toys that were simply tacked on with the "Sideswipe" (or "Side Swipe") name (e.g. Armada Side Swipe).



Takara's patent for the original G1 Sideswipe toy.
The original G1 Sideswipe toy from 1984. Also used for the 1991 European "Classic Heroes" re-release, the 2001 Japanese convention exclusive "Lambor" reissue, the 2002 e-Hobby exclusive Lambor reissue, the 2003 Takara Lambor reissue and the 2004/2005 Hasbro "Side Swipe" reissue. Unlike the Jazz or the Prowl/Bluestreak/Smokescreen head sculpts, Sideswipe's head apparently didn't degrade noticeably over the years.
The box artwork for the original 1984 G1 Sideswipe toy.
Sideswipe as he looked in the G1 cartoon, taken from the pilot episode "More Than Meets the Eye, Part 3".
A slightly different animation model for Sideswipe, taken from the season 1 episode "Roll for It".
An early model for Sideswipe, taken from the Japanese Transformers G1 Characters Archives book, presumably one of the designs which would be further simplified by Floro Dery.
Marvel's The Transformers Universe profile for Sideswipe.
Sideswipe as drawn by Herb Trimpe for the cover of Marvel USA's Transformers #12.
Sideswipe as drawn by Herb Trimpe for Marvel USA's Transformers #12.
Sideswipe as drawn in the Japanese G1 manga featured inside TV Magazine.
A slightly different model for Sideswipe as drawn in the Japanese G1 manga featured inside TV Magazine.
The Sideswipe decoy from 1986.
Sideswipe's Action Master toy from 1991, only released in Europe.
The card artwork for the Action Master Sideswipe toy.
The Generation 2 Sideswipe toy from 1993. From the three 1984/1985 Autobot Cars re-released as part of the G2 line (also called "Heroics" in Europe), Sideswipe differed the most drastically from his G1 precedessor - Hasbro had swapped out the black and red plastic colors.
The card artwork for the Generation 2 re-release of the Sideswipe toy. Presumably, this was redrawn or traced from the G1 box artwork.
Sideswipe as drawn by Pat Lee for one of the covers of Dreamwave's Transformers: Generation 1 (vol. 1) #1.
Sideswipe as drawn by Pat Lee for one of the covers of Dreamwave's Transformers: Generation 1 (vol. 1) #4, also used for the box artwork for both Takara's 2003 Lambor (Sideswipe) reissue and Hasbro's 2004/2005 "Side Swipe" reissue.
Sideswipe as drawn by Pat Lee for Dreamwave's Transformers: Generation 1 (vol. 1) #4.
Sideswipe as drawn by Don Figueroa for Dreamwave's Transformers: Generation 1 (vol. 3) #7.
Dreamwave's Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye profile for Sideswipe.
Sideswipe as drawn by Dan Khanna for 3H Enterprises' Transformers: Universe #1.
Takara's "Smallest Transformers" Lambor toy.
Rough concept for a revised design for Alternators Side Swipe as a Dodge Viper with a more G1-esque transformation scheme (the Dodge Viper mold was originally conceived as an alternative for Tracks when Chevrolet initially denied Hasbro and Takara the license), which was ultimately abandoned in favor of a few minor tweaks (including a new Sideswipe head sculpt) to the existing design for the Viper mold.
Control drawing for the Binaltech Lambor/Alternators Side Swipe toy, shown in the Japanese The Transformers Binaltech & TF Collection Complete Guide book and the "system description" from the instruction booklet of the Binaltech Lambor toy.
The Binaltech Lambor/Alternators Side Swipe toy.
The character card artwork for the Binaltech Lambor toy, drawn by Hidetsugu Yoshioka.
The box artwork for the Alternators Side Swipe toy, drawn by Pat Lee.
The Titanium Robot Masters Side Swipe figure, based on the Alternators toy.