Kingdom Leader T-Wrecks In a bizarre scenario, here in Australia T-Wrecks has started showing up on Toy World shelves, despite still not having been officially announced in any form yet. While we’ve known about this guy for a while thanks to leaks, I can’t think of many times where we have a product sitting on shelves before Hasbro acknowledges it exists. While this guy is a straight repaint, so I don’t need to go over much, I thought I’d just quickly say my thoughts. T-Wrecks is a Dinobot that was originally released in the Beast Machines Dinobot line, a line of reprints of various Japanese Beast Wars dinosaur figures that were not yet released overseas. A group of Maximal Dinosaurs, T-Wrecks was one of the few non-Japanese figures, being a straight repaint of the original Ultra Class Megatron. His bio heavily implies that he’s actually a new body for Grimlock (upgraded from his BW Raptor form), but media has consistently depicted him as a completely seperate character. So it makes total sense that the Kingdom T-Wrecks is a straight redeco of Kingdom Megatron, just like the original toy. T-Wrecks takes homaging his original toy to the extreme, leaving basically his entire robot torso and the majority of his robot legs completely unpainted. Comparing his robot mode to the original Megatron’s robot mode is pretty bleak, so much of the cool details are lost in this toy-accurate philosophy. It feels bizarre to me that they were willing to be toy accurate to T-Wrecks to the robot-mode’s detriment, but Kingdom Grimlock is given a different deco compared to his original toy. Another oddity is the fact that T-Wrecks uses the exact same head as Megatron. The images on the box show him with the leaked alternate head homages the original Megatron/T-Wrecks toy, but the actual physical toy does not have it. This is super disappointing as it would’ve been a great way to make the toy feel a little different to Megatron and I’d imagine would make this guy a better seller. What they HAVE done is put some silver paint in between his lips to try and make it LOOK like he’s gritting his teeth and the effect kind of works but I’d vastly have preferred the new head. Now I’ve whined about the robot mode a bit, please allow a change of pace because T-Wreck’s is sickening in his T-Rex mode. The metallic purple is absolutely stunning and the red and purple clash together in the best kind of tacky way and I absolutely love it. The silver teeth are the icing on the cake when it comes to this guy’s awesomely bizarre-o deco. Where he flops in Robot mode he soars in Dino mode, where there is no missing paint and everything just looks great. Photos just can’t properly catch the purple’s metallic sheen but in real life this camp T-Rex is gorgeous. So all in all I am a little bit disappointed by the robot mode but I’m absolutely in love with the T-Rex mode. Kingdom Megatron is probably my favourite Classics/Universe/Generations/Whatever figure in history so I have no complains about having a second version of it (and I am hype for when Rexy is announced) but I do wish that robot-mode had lent a little less toy-accurate for the deco and tried instead to focus on looking good. Plus the lack of a new head to seperate him from Megatron a bit more is very disappointing. Also of note is a total lack of Golden Disk in the box. He’s certainly not supposed to be part of the main line, so he’ll definitely be a store exclusive overseas, but no idea where.