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Received an e-mail from these guys regarding this upcoming set. I believe the same people who created the Drift resin set earlier in the year are working on this. Here is a link to their page: http://mastercollectors.blogspot.com/
I bought a set on Ebay, I already have an extra Universe Sunstreaker I had intended on making into a custom Wheeljack so I figured why not.
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1) I hate unnecessary reuses of the same mold. Between Sunstreaker, Sideswipe and the upcoming Punch/Counterpunch, I'm done with this mold. Adding to it isn't going to make it any more acceptable to me.
2) I have Energon Downshift as Wheeljack. Why bother taking a Sideswipe apart, repainting it white, adding the new parts and stickers and hoping the whole thing works when Hasbro sold me what I wanted 5 years ago?
Pass. Nothing against them or their work but it's a headache I don't need.
I would prefer an official release from Hasbro, but I just don't see it anytime in the "near" future. I think our best chance for getting a decent WJ would have been from the Animated line, and that's no longer a possibility. Maybe we'll get lucky and he will show up in the next incarnation of the Classics/Uni line.
Obviously the intent in for the customer to repaint the entire figure, new parts and all, in WJ colors. They mention they are considering adding a decal sheet as well. My main concern is the fact that it will most likely be made of resin. I got the Drift resin kit and it was difficult to work with. I ended up handing mine off to a local guy with more expierience and still haven't gotten it back, he had problems as well. I don't think it looks that bad, I think it would really help it they had a finished example in the correct colors. I've seen a lot of custom WJ's that used this mold as a base and they looked great.
Nice, but methinks I'll stick with Superlink Wheeljack as my Classics/Universe equivalent.
I've forked over all the cash on customs for 'completing' my Classics/Universe collection that I intend to, and that was with that first City Commander trailer. Not even that recent Arcee custom is enough to make me use anything but Movie Elita-1 in her place.
I agree. Despite the similar shape a lamborghini does not make a Wheeljack.
Yeah. I like the idea, but it seems like an awful lot of work and in the end, the final product doesn't look like it's going to be all that great. Maybe if I were more inclinded to doing customs this would be great, but it's not really striking any chord here.
I like this idea for a custom Wheeljack conversion kit! My only concern is durability of the produced parts. Transformers are meant to be transformed and so they need to be able to withstand regular handling. It seems that the majority of 3rd party produced products are fragile in comparison to the plastics used in Transformers figures.