Swindle refers to a unit type used to populate both the Autobot and Decepticon ranks; this model, the Swindle version with the camera lens-type head, indicates a Decepticon unit, such as the one that interrogated Bumblebee. He looks cool in a scavenging, impromptu way, and appears to be as well articulated as his fellow Deluxe scale Decepticons. Swindle is equipped with a large torso-mounted cannon. Swindle is cited as being the intellectual equivalent of a Sharticons tail, but he compensates for the deficit with crazed enthusiasm, bizarre antics, and a zigzagging battle style. Swindle takes pleasure in the random detonation of all things within his immediate sphere. A horde of Swindle units would seem to indicate a minor cataclysm resulting in hackneyed explosions and casualties on either side.