SWINDLE is just one of many DECEPTICONS brought to Earth by MEGATRON to cause as much trouble as possible for the AUTOBOTS. He's not a great fighter, but he makes up for it in the amount of pleasure he takes just in blowing stuff up. His extending torso cannon fires explosive rounds, and he leaps around like a madman, firing randomly in a fight. Battling SWINDLE is like battling a crazy bundle of living dynamite!
Swindle Toy Information
|June 2007 (2007)
|Movie Deluxe Wave 3
Swindle Parts Information
Swindle Additional Info
Swindle is based off of a drone in the Transformers Movie video game. In the game, he is one of the most common enemies, as well as one of the few who is vulnerable to your guns. He generally only takes a couple of hits to be defeated.
Other Comic Information
In the Titan UK story, "Prelude: Ironhide", Swindle is seen briefly as a Decepticon in charge of a fort where the Autobot Longview is being held prisoner. He surrenders after Ironhide's team breaks into the fort, rather than be scrapped.
In the alternate universe shown in "Twilight's Last Gleaming", Swindle is a guard at the Decepticon bunker in Denver where Optimus Prime is being held in cryogenic stasis. He's quickly and easily defeated by Bumblebee.
Titan UK Transformers #5 - Prelude: Ironhide
Titan UK Transformers #9 - Twilight's Last Gleaming, Part 1