Gen/United Wheeljack to be remold of Tracks?

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  1. GreenScream

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    According to an insider over at Seibertron. It looks like Wheeljack will be a remold of Tracks after all.

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    NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

    So, upset? Angry? Super Angry?
     
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    I think it's gonna look great. 'sides, the mold was made with Wheeljack in mind. Double rocket launchers, hood feet, rear of the car as a backpack. It's all there.

    This also explains Tracks' lack of a flying car mode. It wouldn't really fit with Wheeljack, although it could've easily been explained away as "Wheeljack gave himself wings in an effort to fly" or something.
     
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    Lame, I don't think Tracks' body fits with Wheeljack at all. Give him his own mold.
     
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    This sucks. Wheeljack was one of the characters that I have been anticipating the most, I knew he was going to be a Tracks repaint. I knew it was too good for him to be his own mold!!. This sucks! Wheeljack better have new missiles and remolded legs so that his can be turned the other way. I'll accept him then, but I'll buy him regardless cost Wheeljack is great.
     
  5. Beastbot X

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    It's to be expected. You can only get so many new molds before you have to remold/repaint some of them into other characters, and as remolds go this makes sense.
     
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    Yeah, I'm not upset about it. But I know there are some that insisted Wheeljack get a new mold. I think the bot mode probably suits Wheeljack moreso than Tracks, especially if you can twist the waist around, which looks like it will be possible.

    The alt mode is gonna be a problem though. It looks nothing like a Lancia Stratos. I'm hoping they remold the front of the car and make it more angular, and add a spoiler to the back.
     
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    Wasn't this already confirmed?
     
  8. Wheeljack_Prime

    Wheeljack_Prime Don't eat me

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    Tracks can't pass as Wheeljack as far as I'm concerned. In other words, I'm pissed. It wasn't as if Tracks didn't already have an already obvious built in repaint possibility *cough* Road Rage *cough*

    This thing's going to require EXTENSIVE remolding to be passable.
     
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    Finally a new Wheeljack. sweet. Im sure they will remold him. Look what they did for Blurr (from Drift), Skullgrin (Straxus) and Cliffjumper (From Bumbleebee). Sure those were mostly head remolds but Im sure something will help make Wheeljack different. And to be honest, it seems Wheeljack was thought of first. I dont think he will have the wings, and i think he will get his Lancia feet somehow.
     
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    I can see this working, BUT we don't know this for sure, and I'm taking it with a grain of salt until we have official confirmation :) . Will buy it if its true regardless.
     
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    Yeah, the alt mode is what worries me as well. I'm pretty sure he's going to look good in bot mode though.
     
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    I think that they could make a pretty solid Wheeljack with a couple of retools. A new head is obviously in order, but I'd also hope they will remold the windshield to be round, and remove Tracks' wings. The car itself seems like a pretty good fit.
     
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    This may just be some fan speculation that has gotten out of hand. I'm not in denial or anything, but I won't be convinced until I see some official pics.
     
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    No surprise, and no big deal either.

    And it was confirmed at Botcon that Tracks WILL have his flight mode.
     
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    Except he doesn't.
     
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    Or he does, and no one has figured it out yet.
     
  17. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    ^yet... He doesn't YET. Just because we haven't seen it doesn't mean its not there. From the looks of it his flight mode is a fairly easy thing to create.
     
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    Odd, the way it's worded makes it look like Wheeljack is it's own mold, and Tracks is a repaint of Wheeljack.

    Still, that kinda sucks. If they can retool the whole vehicle mode into a Lancia Stratos (like how they completely retooled Crumplezone for Dark Crumplezone), then I may consider getting him over Tracks. As is, no.
     
  19. Thundershot

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    I didn't realize people already have the stolen prototypes... Where are the galleries? I was just saying what was said at the Hasbro panel.
     
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