So, err, Wheelie...

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  1. IronicHide

    IronicHide MEME GO HERE

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    The news that Wheelie is in the new movie has caught me blindsided.

    Obviously, the character is a figure of fun and derision for most of us but could he work as an R/C car in Revenge of the Fallen?

    Is that an inspired choice or insipid condemnation of our beloved franchise?

    Personally, I'm going with YES! FUN! YES! - modern incarnations of TF have been begging for a robot that turns in to a toy, and to give that role to possibly the most (sym)pathetic character (next to Waspinator) makes me giggle.

    But then, what's his toy gonna be like? Could it even be in scale? Perhaps an additional character-toy in the style of Frenzy (to Barricade) or Skorps (to Blackout)?

    Or, dagnammit, is Wheelie just too lame for us to ever love him again?
    (Or has Michael Bay just crossed the line messing with such an iconic character?)

    All hail the new Failbot!

    Edit: Oh, oh, oh - moment of genius - get him voiced by Bobcat Goldthwait. Yes.
     
  2. rapid_fire

    rapid_fire TFW2005 Supporter

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    names have nothing to do with characters these days. they most likely named him that because he has big wheels, and the name happens to be in their trademarked vault
     
  3. Astrocon

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    But if Wheelie appears in the movie.. will be awesome.
    There's always someone you really like to hate.

    and the poor wheelie is one of that guys lol
     
  4. IronicHide

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    Oh, rapid_fire, so cynical... True, probably.

    But Hasbro and Dreamworks can't hold the trademark to my sentiments.

    I have an orange-creme R/C car in my mind that transforms, maybe has a slingshot, and is voiced by Zed. It is a screeching thing of wonder and joy.
     
  5. TFfan08

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    Wheelie is blue not orange.
     
  6. samtheman

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    I don't know but I have a feeling he's going to be part of every gay, bathroom, and masturbation joke.
     
  7. TFfan08

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    Spying Sam Witwicky in bathroom,,dadadadah!
     
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    I'll laugh if he rhymes; a little private joke between the writers and the fans Bay won't be in on, perhaps?
     
  9. Spoiler

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    You sir have won this thread! As long as you think he will be rhyming to the jokes!
     
  10. Ash from Carolina

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    Seems like all the movies want to shoe horn some Jar Jar Binks type of character into a franchise for the kids markets so since Frenzy is dead and can't fill the Jar Jar role my guess is Wheelie is filling in the slot of annoying character only underdeveloped minds could hope to endure.
     
  11. mulanzo

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    I'd rather he be voiced by Beetlejuice, baby.

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  12. Black Oracle

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    He'll probably end up been scrapped prematurely and oddly we'll all find ourselves a little sad for the poor lil' dude.
     
  13. Mumps

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    No! no no no! He should never be alowed to be heard by anybody >_<

    On topic, I think they should have a similar to G1 personality for Wheelie. Rhyming and annoying. I think it would be fun.

    Also, if he's small enough, why not have him climb up into the framework of a decepticon and rip some of their insides? That sounds more like a decepticon mini-bot thing to do though. *shrug*
     
  14. IronicHide

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    TFFan08 (nice avatar, hurm) - that he may be, but he's orange-creme in my head.

    Ash - I think 'TF Jar Jar' may be a bit harsh on Frenzy. I found as much to dislike as enjoy in the first film, and Frenzy was one of the surprising highpoints, I thought.

    Mulanzo - high five. You, sir, have trumped by Bobcat. (Bobcat for Devastator!)

    But what do we think the toy would be (like)?
     
  15. samtheman

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    Oh man I just thought of a whole bunch that are way too inappropriate for this board.
     
  16. Ash from Carolina

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    He varies from person to person. Some people enjoyed him but I couldn't stand the guy.
     
  17. IronicHide

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    Heck, 'Phantom Menace Jar Jar' is a bit harsh on Jar Jar. That (woefully mis-estimated) amphibian carried the can for a lot of faults with Episode I.
     
  18. Weremole

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    It's a little blue RC bigfoot truck and we've known about this since they filmed at the Smithsonian aerospace museum.

    I just hope the guy is cute and doesn't rhyme.

    Slingshot would be groovy. Sitting on someones head will also not seem out of scale anymore.
     
  19. Starscreamer95

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    Well seen as Welker may be voiceing Soundwave... he may like to try voiceing - Oh good God, run away now!!! Run, save your selves!!!
     
  20. Malunis_T

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    Wheelie. RC Car. Movie character. These things are so epic together.

    I'd love them to make a RC Car designed after Wheelie. Even if I don't collect them, it'd be good business for them. :p  I'd dig a toy car TF, can't wait to see the toy!
     

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