Generations Asian Not-So-Exclusive Wheelie

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  1. Agent Adam

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    Pros:
    • RtS Jazz mold
    • Decent Head Sculpt
    • Color Scheme looks great
    • Slingshot is a cool
    Cons:
    • While the mold is good, it doesn't quite fit for Wheelie
    • Limited head movement
    • When plugged into the alt mode, Slingshot does not allow enough clearance to roll very well


    Quick notes: The head does not have lightpiping at all. The sculpt is decent, but not quite as "sharp" as other deluxes. Kinda reminds me of some funpub heads. The back of the head hangs over the the hood which severely limits the heads ability to look up and down. The chin tends to rub against the sides since it barely clears the hood when turned, so there are some potential future paint issues there. Slingshot can't plug in enough in vehicle mode to allow smooth rolling. The headlights are painted over. The front grill is painted but its the orange-red that covers the bumper and runs all the way to the end of the vehicle. The back windows however ARE painted unlike RTS Jazz.

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    I am a completist with this mold, so there was never any question that I would be buying it. In hand, I like him quite a bit, despite the mold not really fitting in with the character. He is almost like an upgraded or "grown-up" Wheelie. Easy recommendation.

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  2. exclusacon

    exclusacon Expert with the Scopes!

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    WOW....How did you get this?......will pick up...love that mold....nice review...
     
  3. Agent Adam

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    Snagged the entire case off of Robot Kingdom last month. Was a nice surprise today really, as I wasn't expecting it to show up for another week at least.
     
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    Love it!
     
  5. Shockwave9227

    Shockwave9227 I'm actually 16.

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    Changed my mind, I think I'll get Wheelie when he's released.
     
  6. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Great review and great pictures. But this figure is not doing for me. Only figure that remotely interest me is Springer
     
  7. Razerwire

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    For some reason this figure has really gotten my attention. I know it's Wheelie and that he's not the most popular character and all but this figure just works for me.
     
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    if i get this (and that's a moderately hefty if) that slingshot is getting a really stretchy rubber band put on it so he can actually pull off that pose in your first picture.
     
  9. Agent Adam

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    Unfortunately, Springer is my least favorite of the three in hand. :( 
     
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    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Ooo....you have Springer also? Can't wait for your review :D  :D 
     
  11. MisterFanwank

    MisterFanwank Toy Industry Analyst

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    Ugh. Wheelie's head is supposed to be giant compared to his body. He looks like a pinhead.
     
  12. Megatron31

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    He looks like he has turkey neck
     
  13. nemesisconvoy

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    I'll get this, however this mould just doesn't scream Wheelie to me. They should have used the RTS Windcharger mould!!
     
  14. Bumblebee3

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    Got any extras out of the case up for grabs?
     
  15. Agent Adam

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    There is only one per case.
     
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    Ohh ok
     
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    They used a rather big mold for a supposed smaller character. I shall name him Wheelie Prime if I ever plan on getting one.
     
  18. Dinodigger97

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    Who you callin' Pinhead? (HQ) - YouTube



    Anyways....yeah. I sort of want him, for some reason. Maybe as a Daddy Wheelie or a random Junkion of sorts or something.
     
  19. Bountyan

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    I'm gonna get this because I'm a completionist with Classics looking stuff, but I have no idea where I'm going to put it in my collection. I prefer Legends Universe Wheelie just because he fits as the character better.
     
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    This things still give me the giggles.

    I honestly don't mind Wheelie being a deluxe. But using Jazz's mold does not fit all IMO. He just looks so ridiculous. And while the actual sculpting of the head is nice, as someone mentioned, he does look like he has turkey neck.
     

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