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Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Optimus Layne, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. Optimus Layne

    Optimus Layne Autobot Commander

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    i just in got my misb alternators wheeljack from BBTS. i have been looking everywhere for this guy and im very happy to be able to add him to my collection


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    Congrats man! I scored a loose one in perfect condition about a month ago for $20 myself.
     
  3. Optimus Layne

    Optimus Layne Autobot Commander

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    i prolly overpaid but its alright, it cost me $105
     
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    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    from all the BT/Alt discussion, i got the impression that not many like old Wheeljack and i don't know why.
    his bot mode is intimidating robot goodness.
    the box looks a little worn, but hey, i prefer the contents.
    good job, dood.
     
  5. Optimus Layne

    Optimus Layne Autobot Commander

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    no the box is not work its just the light off the plastic covering in came in


     
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    i finally got mine a few months ago at ebay and he was fortunally a lot cheaper than that. i was and still am very happy with that purchase :) 
     
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    I sold mine a while back. Wheeljack is my favorite Autobot, but even though the box says "Wheeljack" & the head looks like Wheeljack, I just wasn't feeling it.
     
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    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    For me it's a combination of the fact that I find him really ugly (the white body and blue stripes, the half-assed head sculpt with only two colors) and the ways his doors constantly pop off any time I transform him (a problem I've never had with Grimlock). I suppose there's also the fact that the heavily armed muscle car mold just doesn't fit right for Wheeljack.

    Anyway, congrats on the purchase. Just watch those doors when you transform him, they're a real pain in the ass.
     
  9. Rijie78

    Rijie78 Vinyl junkie.

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    I'm in the camp that likes BT Wheeljack, and that fact he looks kinda "tougher" is no bad thing. Wheeljack was always cool, as a Binaltech he's now cool & gnarly...

    Anyway, congrats on finding one you were after, Heromus, and thanks for sharing.
     
  10. Bumble Prime

    Bumble Prime all the time

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    wow prices on alternators are getting so high....... ill never be able to buy extras lol


    just glad i got the whole set at retail over the years.
     
  11. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    Same here (or at least at retail prices).
     
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    Congrats! I love this guy, even more than the Grimlock version. This reminds me that I wouldn't mind having a second one to keep MISB. Kinda makes me wish that I hadn't passed him up when I saw him on the clearance shelf in Target so long ago...
     
  13. Necrophon

    Necrophon Speaker of Death TFW2005 Supporter

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    I haven't read the thread your talking about but if I had to hazard a guess I'd say it's a combination of the fact that this mold is one of the more difficult ones to transform, and the second problem is, while your working out that difficult transformation, those darn doors are always popping off. (At least on mine they do, both Grimlock and Wheeljack.)

    Personally I like this mold despite it's difficulties, both the Alt mode and the bot look great!
     
  14. overlander

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    Alternator Wheeljack is still available brand-new from Argos in the UK. I don't know if they ship abroad. He's the only Alternator they still have in stock (online orders only, not in stores). I think he's great, but he took me ages to transform. Very awkward. Wheeljack was my least favourite Autobot toy in 1985; he's improved with age. And his legs are the right length now. He used to look like someone had bashed him very hard on the head:

    http://seibertron.com/toys/fullsize.php?id=115&size=1&image=21
     

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