Rise of the Beasts Deluxe Wheeljack

Discussion in 'Transformers Feedback & Reviews' started by Lazerwave, Jan 22, 2023.

  1. Zylly103

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    Honestly, from the "vibe" I get for him, he looks like he should maybe have been named Swerve. But regardless of the name, there seems to be a lot of personality backed into this little guy, so he's a very strong possible buy.
     
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  2. Lazerwave

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  3. heltskelt

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    He looks like he should be paired with HftD Seaspray. He looks interesting and well-executed.
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  4. TyrantGalvatron

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    I really wish they would've/could've used the official VW bus like they did on the jada toys diecast. Being the VW enthusiast that I am, it wouldve been an insta-buy if they had. 24-Transformers-Rise-of-the-Beasts-Volkswagen-Bus-Wheeljack.jpg
     
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  5. megatroptimus

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    From TV Pablo to Frank's TV?
     
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  6. spikebuster

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    The opposite actually. He changes from Frank’s TV to TV Pablo after arriving in Peru.
     
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  7. heltskelt

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    Thanks for the clarification, but it still doesn’t make sense linguistically.
     
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  8. TF Hot Rod

    TF Hot Rod Legacy TFA enjoyer

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    The SS one will very likely have you covered on that front.
     
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  9. Venixion

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    He's not a Wheeljack to me, and I'm not crazy about his colors, but his design is hilarious! He is perfect for funny photos, and I was surprised to see he's a bit taller taller then your other Wheeljack. Thanks for the review, I kinda want one. All hail Waldo Smoochanova!
     
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  10. Purple Heart

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    This figure is actually really awesome once you look past the head.
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  11. TF Hot Rod

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    Got the pack today (Cheetor looks better in hand), not bad, not bad at all. Suprised how small and compact the alt mode gets.

    Did a little fix that makes him better IMO.
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  12. Nemesis Scourge

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    I am getting a strong IDW Ironfist vibe from him. Small, chubby robot mode, light colour scheme, nerdy face - though he looks a mouthplate. Yeah, I think he'll be movie-verse Ironfist on my shelf.
     
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  13. Starscream1997

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    You basically just called him a Butterface
     
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    He's alright. Mine has really loose hips, though. I like the alt mode the best.
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    How do you get SS Wheeljack's head off?
     
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    Finally got my Pablo!

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    For a mainline toy the robot mode looks very nice, there's some hollowness and I wish the fists could rotate but as it stands he's a lot of fun! Definitely looks closest to his movie counterpart out of all the mainline Deluxes :D 

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    Alt mode is teeny, Wheeljack compresses up really nicely and leaves us with a pretty clean-looking van mode! There's a slight bit of color mismatch with the front bumper and the sides of the van and the alt mode is unlicensed, but it gets the job done.

    I think my only real issues with the figure beyond lack of wrist articulation is:
    1. The connection between the upper torso and the waist is not very tight, the upper body wants to come undone when trying to get the seatbelts in place or trying to move the waist if you're not careful
    2. The clearance for the head and doors when going from robot to van mode is a little too tight, which makes the transformation a bit scary

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    For the time being he's got a spot on my ROTB shelf until the inevitable Studio Series release comes out, but he does look pretty nice if a bit small with Bee and Arcee!

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    I also took the liberty to paint up the fists black to make them pop more, a little bit of paint got under the masking tape but from a distance its not very noticeable so I can live with it :p 
     
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  17. gbm

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    That one little head fix quite literally is making me consider getting this figure now. What. A. Difference.

    Please tell us more....

    Does the head stay on well? Can it articulate without falling off? How does the removal and switch work with the other various figures you harvested the head from?

    Inquiring minds want to know...
     
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  18. TF Hot Rod

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    Yes to the first two with sticky tack to not be loose.
     
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  19. gbm

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    ...and I imagine it needs to be removed for transformation?
     
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    Yes
     
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