WFC Earthrise Wheeljack

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  1. PlanckEpoch

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    Wow. Wow wow wow. This is the first figure I wanted from Earthrise. I absolutely love Wheeljack on the basis of his alt mode...the legendary Lancia Stratos Turbo rally car. This figure is pretty awesome. Simple right to the point of being Wheeljack. It isn't exactly a Stratos, but it's very close. Alt mode is...great. Few seams and it's painted really well. Lots of fake sponsor logos which I adore. Robot mode is really reminiscent of the Masterpiece figure. I don't have the MP one with me right now, but I'll get comparisons of it when I get around to unboxing it from storage. It's leagues better than the Generations one. That one wasn't bad but this..this is the Wheeljack I wanted. The missle launcher can plug into either shoulder, and it can be used as a hand weapon.

    Articulation is pretty fantastic. It's pretty much standard for WFC stuff which is great. Absolutely a worthwhile figure to have. Knees are a tad loose but for me that isn't that big of a deal.

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  2. Gilgamesh

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    Thanks for the review! Can't wait for this guy, probably my most expected wave 1 deluxe.
     
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    Same.
     
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    Neat! I’ll look into getting him myself. I still love that Prime one, though
     
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    Nice review. Excited to get this guy.
     
  8. Shin Densetsu

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    That car mode is very sleek, looking forward to this one
     
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    This guy looks great
     
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    If I didn't already have three Wheeljacks, this would be an instant buy. I hope he gets a cool retool or repaint later on.
     
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    I hope wheel jack get retooled and repainted into Sunstreaker
     
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    Thanks for the review, he looks fantastic!
     
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    Looking forward to a comparison with CW Wheeljack. This one looks awesome, but if it's much smaller than the previous I'll need to pass.
     
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    It definitively looks like the car mode is meant to be somewhere between Wheeljacks' and Sunstreakers. It has the curves of WJ, but is long and flat like SS.
     
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    WJ would be perfect if he came with an extra gun, and had flaps that covered the insides of his calves.
     
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    Thanks for the review! Debating getting this one.
    Could we get a size comparison with Gen Wheeljack if you got him?
     
  20. PlanckEpoch

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    Personally? I say get rid of your debate, just get it. As far as being a total G1 Wheeljack without being Masterpiece, this is it. The alt mode is a hell of a lot closer to the Stratos than the Generations one, and it even looks nicer in robot mode.

    Unfortunately I don't have that anymore. I got rid of my Generations one in anticipation of this one. Only "perfection" exists in my collection... :p 
     
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