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TFW Dark of the Moon Wheeljack / Autobot Que Gallery

Posted on 05-27-2012 at 03:13 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
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Transformers Dark of the Moon's Wheeljack - known as Autobot Que on screen and in Japan - is one of a pair of toys that were slated for the ill-fated last assortment of the Dark of the Moon toyline. Never released at US retail, the toy has only seen release in Japan, and there's a limited release due to hit Asia any day now - and with that new release, we thought now would be a great time to share with you our gallery of this toy; to demonstrate why it's such a shame this one never got a wider release. Don't get me wrong - he's far from flawless as toys go, but Wheeljack's toy is a great representation of the onscreen character, has stacks of accessories, and is just fun to fiddle about with.

Don't just take our word for it - check out our extensive gallery for this toy and see for yourself!

Transformers Dark of the Moon Wheeljack / Autobot Que Gallery
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UltraAlanMagnus
I need this Guy Bad!
Rockdown
Nice body and accessories, shame about the face.
Shin-Gouki
Ugh lee
rapid_fire
*shudders* no wonder they didn't want to produce it
Ultra BuckNutz
Face is definitely fugly, but looks really good otherwise. Too bad he doesn't look $40+ dollars good.
scypris115
And so the negitive comments start...
jametron
Yep, really looking forward to coming home one day next week and finding this guy waiting patiently for me to release him!
Noideaforaname
I still want to know if you could swap his head for RotF Soundwave's like so:

I don't think I'd ever get this guy (much less for $40+), but still curious.
SPLIT LIP
His mustache looks different.

I'd really love to find this guy in stores.
shibamura_prime
The figure looks pretty good, but after dropping $40 a pop to get Soundwave and Leadfoot I can live without Que/Wheeljack/Einstein Bot/Jimbo Jones here. I didn't really like his "character" anyways.
miscreant
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Originally Posted by shibamura_prime View Post
The figure looks pretty good, but after dropping $40 a pop to get Soundwave and Leadfoot I can live without Que/Wheeljack/Einstein Bot/Jimbo Jones here. I didn't really like his "character" anyways.
Calling him a character at all is being generous.


Although i sort of like the toy.
shibamura_prime
Yeah, his toy seems pretty cool. I like all the accessories they packed him with, and I'm a sucker for Mechtech so I wouldn't mind getting a hold of that weapon. If he gets released with a new head down the road as someone else I'd probably pick him up.
Surge
I don't really know what to say. Such an excellent-looking figure that I'll probably never acquire.
ThisGuy
Can't wait to get mine. Robotkingdom sent it out Saturday so hopefully I'll get it by the end of the week.
#fingerscrossed
Solrac333
At least we have all those BUMBLEBEES! And now for 30 BUCKS at Target.
Autovolt 127
The modl looks nice, head does not but it's what makes him unique.

If he ever got a release at N.A retail i'l buy him in a heartbeat.
samtastic
The worst ugliest design in the history of anything. At least he's less ugly than the movie version.
amproadbuster88
That's freaking messed up they candled them for us! I really wanted them.
Zigholtul
It would be a miracle if the cancelled DOTM figures were to get a NA release sometime in the future (probably during TF4).
SMOG
Yeah, this guy is still as horrifically ugly as before, though the actual robot mode looks much better than the early pictures. Just that head... and the rather dull car mode (the blue is doing it no favours). But if the G1 redeco/remold were to pop up (at RETAIL) I'd go for it. The basic robot form looks decent, if a bit spindly.

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Originally Posted by scypris115 View Post
And so the negitive comments start...
Yes, because people have negative reactions to what is widely considered an ugly figure/design. Go figure.

zmog
Shin-Gouki
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Originally Posted by scypris115 View Post
And so the negitive comments start...
Yes god forbid someone express an opinion that is contrary to yours.
The Bucket Kitten
If it wasn't for the fact I'm done with DOTM, I'll buy Wheeljack/Que.
juxtapose519
Honestly, who designed that head and how quickly was he/she fired?
Walktehdinosaur
I ordered from Kapow. Is his page not showing up for anyone else? has he started to ship out?

Also what I dont get is, whats wrong with ugly bots? surely that gives them better diversity than all of them being athletic gods?
Tracer
Honestly, to me its one of the best looking deluxes from DOTM.
SydneyY
Nice pics! I'd have picked him up if he showed up on the shelves a few month earlier.
Cadbane
Thanks to Hasbro for helping to create a vacancy on my movie line shelf that I don't even know when I can fill!
Transmetal
Both my Que's should hopefully be here by next week, can't wait. Now i just gotta get another deluxe dotm Leadfoot to display and I'm set.
Enigma2K2
Gaaaah!!! Kill it with Cosmic Rust!!!!
miscreant
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Originally Posted by Walktehdinosaur View Post
I ordered from Kapow. Is his page not showing up for anyone else? has he started to ship out?

Also what I dont get is, whats wrong with ugly bots? surely that gives them better diversity than all of them being athletic gods?
Because alien robots must look human, and discontent with anything otherwise must sometimes be stated in a hyperbolic.manner.

Kapows shipment may still be in transit, they won't steer you wrong.
Dinobot Snarl
wow this should be the leader of your Bayformers collections, because he's the ugliest. Wow, so glad they brought this line to a halt.
miscreant
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Originally Posted by Dinobot Snarl View Post
wow this should be the leader of your Bayformers collections, because he's the ugliest. Wow, so glad they brought this line to a halt.
.....as I was saying.
Shin-Gouki
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Originally Posted by miscreant View Post
Because alien robots must look human, and discontent with anything otherwise must sometimes be stated in a hyperbolic.manner.


Yeah he is so human looking.
Zigholtul
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Originally Posted by Dinobot Snarl View Post
wow this should be the leader of your Bayformers collections, because he's the ugliest. Wow, so glad they brought this line to a halt.
Just so Hasbro can focus on the Prime series, which they've been putting out at a snail's pace.
EnerJohn
I really hope they change the style and look of the robots for the 4th movie. That's not saying they should look like G1...just not shit, like most of the robots do in the movies.
Enigma2K2
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Originally Posted by miscreant View Post
Because alien robots must look human, and discontent with anything otherwise must sometimes be stated in a hyperbolic.manner.
... he's STILL ugly.
barrelks
Mine is en-route from Robot Kingdom. Hopefully it will be in hand next week sometime. Not thrilled about paying about $45 shipped for it, but I am happy to have my movie line as complete as I would like it. Say what you will about the movie aesthetic and figures, they did bring a lot more interest back to the franchise. They may not be for everyone, but for me it is a decent little universe.
Kantus Prime
I just don't like the head. If he had the other head that he has on his instructions, I would gladly get him.
KayeMinor
I don't mind the head. But I do mind Hasblow screwing up this toyline.
Unicron9
He may be fugly and all, and wasn't awesome looking in the movie, but I can't wait to get my paint brushes on him. Glad I ordered one that last time you kind TFWians alerted me to a new batch.

Although I dont care about Jolt, the Arcee "twins" or Sideways much, I liked DOTM so much better than ROTF that Que is an Autobot almost as needed in my collection as the 3 Wreckers.
miscreant
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Originally Posted by Shin-Gouki View Post
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Yeah he is so human looking.
He's not anything. Shockwaves's face is featureless.
miscreant
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Originally Posted by Enigma2K2 View Post
... he's STILL ugly.
Do you STILL have those smokestacks?
SMOG
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Originally Posted by Walktehdinosaur View Post
Also what I dont get is, whats wrong with ugly bots? surely that gives them better diversity than all of them being athletic gods?
We've had lots of ugly bots, and lots of less-than-athletic bot designs. And even absurd complaints about people "not liking robots who don't look human" don't really address why many folks who like other Bayformer toys, still think Wheeljack is ugly. Maybe it's because he is ugly?

And I agree... why can't a bot be ugly? Part of the issue here is that he's not necessarily supposed to be ugly. He's supposed to look comical and professorial. Instead he looks like some kind of fiendish ghoul/geriatric Predator. That head is just aesthetically unpleasant in all the wrong ways. Some ugly things are cool. This guy is... not.

In the end, it's all about preference of course. Some people will like him for being ugly, some people will not. Some people may even try to deny his ugliness, but I think that's just denial.

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Originally Posted by miscreant View Post
Because alien robots must look human, and discontent with anything otherwise must sometimes be stated in a hyperbolic.manner.
Saying something is ugly is not hyperbole. It's simply stating a perception. And in the case of this Wheeljack design, I think a big part of the problem for many of us is actually that he looks too human, with his ridiculous hair and mustache and spectacles and bald spot.

What is perhaps more disturbing is the attitude that no Transformers product should ever be subjected to criticism on aesthetic grounds, because it might mildly annoy someone who doesn't agree.

I think the robot mode has enough going for it that I'd probably buy this (at retail) just to pop his head off and put something else on there. But I'd prefer the repaint as well.

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Originally Posted by barrelks View Post
Say what you will about the movie aesthetic and figures, they did bring a lot more interest back to the franchise. They may not be for everyone, but for me it is a decent little universe.
That's fine. I will point out that it was not necessarily the aesthetic itself, but rather the fact that it was contained with 3 multi-million dollar effects blockbusters that brought all that interest back to the franchise. There are a lot of possible aesthetic variations that exist between "G1 cartoon" and "mandible-faced monsters from space"... and I think some of them could have worked too.

Anyway, I have quite a few movie bots. I have complaints here and there about the style of them, but overall the movies gave us some great toys.

zmog
Transmetal
I love some of my movie figs just as much as I do my G1 stuff. Could some be better sure but that could be said for any line. Look at the Armada/Cybertron/Energon and tell me that's better than my movie MP SS, Buster Prime and Leader Brawl......no way.
Sol Fury
Oh no, what have I started?!

Funny thing is, I don't really see ol' Prof Que as being particularly ugly. Not denying he looks a bit weird, but I think you hit the nail on the head when you said he looks too human. But Dark of the Moon was getting more human on the new bots face's anyway - certainly Sentinel Prime looked loads more human than Jazz or Jetfire did. Que just got the short end of that same stick, since he was blessed with a mecha-Einstein head.

That's half the reason I call him Que, to my mind, Wheeljack's a different guy.
YoungPrime
I don't say this much but I hate this figure.

Its like its mocking me or something.
LigerPrime
I've still pick him if I see him but I won't be hunting him like crazy. I agree, he looks er, human or organic...that's my complaint with the movie designs. We have some TFs that look really robotic like Optimus, we have those that are in the middle like Megatron and we have organic looking ones Que.

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