|Function: Dinobot Bombardier|
Like the other DINOBOTS, SWOOP prefers to be left alone on DINOBOT Island, where he can soar and dive without worrying about the DECEPTICONS taking pot shots at his wings. When he does have to return to the mainland to battle the DECEPTICONS, however, he enjoys the way people scatter when they see his shadow. That, and smashing trees with his ball and chain doesn't compare to the satisfying crunch it makes when it bashes into DECEPTICON armor.
* Sonic scream causes shorts out audio sensors.
Swoop Toy Information
|Release Date||September 2008 (2008)|
|Wave||Animated Deluxe Wave 4|
|Filed Under||Animated Autobots|
Swoop Parts Information
|Additional Part Info |
1X Ball & Chain Weapon
Swoop Additional Info
According to the Botcon 2008 Animated Writer's Panel, we are unlikely to ever hear Swoop speak due to limitations within the voice acting budget for the show.
Other Comic Information
Swoop makes his debut in the UK stories in Transformers #17. In this story not only does he talk (saying something to the effect of "I've got you, Sari!" as he catches Sari) but he also helps to save the Autobots from Starscream and his army of clones.
In Transformers Animated #2 a non-speaking Swoop is infected with a rage virus, making him violent and uncontrollable. He takes down Grimlock and attacks Bumblebee before Afterburn can figure out a cure. Afterburn cures Swoop himself, using Sari's Key, after grabbing onto the Dinobot as he flies high into the air.
Titan UK Transformers #17
Titan UK Transformers Animated Comic #2 - Ratchet & Grimlock are dead?!