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Transformers News: Silhouette Teaser Image of Masterpiece Wheeljack

Friday, December 20th, 2013 10:24AM CST

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Thanks to the TFSource Facebook Page, we have our first silhouette teaser image of the upcoming Masterpiece Wheeljack, orginally found in the pages of this month's Figure King magazine.

He is scheduled to be released sometime in the second quarter of 2014.

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Re: Silhouette Teaser Image of Masterpiece Wheeljack (1536628)
Posted by Venoose1 on December 20th, 2013 @ 10:40am CST
Oooh that tickles my G1-spot.
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Posted by kirbenvost on December 20th, 2013 @ 11:00am CST
HELL. YES.
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Posted by rick-cruz on December 20th, 2013 @ 11:04am CST
Finally!!!! Although, this late in the game, we should have seen a full colored image. At this rate, the knock off will be on eBay before the actual Wheeljack. Hurry up already! :KREMZEEK:
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Posted by njb902 on December 20th, 2013 @ 11:13am CST
I hate to say anything looks good from just a silhouette, I'll be keeping a eye on this though.
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Posted by Sabrblade on December 20th, 2013 @ 11:16am CST
rick-cruz wrote:Finally!!!! Although, this late in the game, we should have seen a full colored image.
Not when it's not due out until the second quarter of 2014, which is around the time when the AOE toys come out, and we've barely seen any of those.
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Posted by wilcosu35 on December 20th, 2013 @ 11:57am CST
ooooh, i can't wait. he's going to be all mine !
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Posted by T-Macksimus on December 20th, 2013 @ 12:21pm CST
I haven't picked up a single MP figure since I snagged Prime years back. I just haven't been able to bring myself to drop that kind of change on a TF figure of any type unless it's an original G1 figure from the 80's. This is about to change. I want this Wheeljack. I don't care if I can't see any more than a silhouette right now, I've seen how the others have turned out and I already know that 'Jack is going to be SWEET! He was my first larger Autobot figure (got him and Huffer together for my birthday back in '85 with Starscream being my very first figure the Christmas before) and I want a G1 style Wheeljack back on my shelf again.

Now if someday they come out with a MP Kup figure I can snag him too and die a happy collector since WJ and Kup are the two figures I can relate the most to out of the whole Transformer franchise. One's an aged, grouchy, tough-as-nails SOB and the other a mad inventor that can build anything with next to nothing and that sums me up pretty good. :P
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Posted by Deathscythetransform on December 20th, 2013 @ 12:44pm CST
really looking forward to this!! :BOWDOWN:
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Posted by Rated X on December 20th, 2013 @ 12:49pm CST
I have a feeling it will not be sporting "Alitalia" airline logos like the G1 toy. Im sure reprolabels will fix that though.
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Posted by kirbenvost on December 20th, 2013 @ 1:04pm CST
Rated X wrote:I have a feeling it will not be sporting "Alitalia" airline logos like the G1 toy. Im sure reprolabels will fix that though.


I'm fairly certain that like Smokescreen, WJ won't be sporting any official logos aside from Lancia. And if he does have others, the licensing fees are going to raise his price significantly.

T-Macksimus wrote:I haven't picked up a single MP figure since I snagged Prime years back. I just haven't been able to bring myself to drop that kind of change on a TF figure of any type unless it's an original G1 figure from the 80's.


Order from HLJ, the difference in price really is amazing. I think I got Prowl & Streak for around $50 shipped each.
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Posted by Cyberpath on December 20th, 2013 @ 2:24pm CST
Yay! Wheeljack was such a lovable character on the show. Looking forward to this.

I was kind of hoping Bumblebee would be first though, it feels like it will take a century till we finally get him. :)
Re: Silhouette Teaser Image of Masterpiece Wheeljack (1536662)
Posted by AutoBorst on December 20th, 2013 @ 2:31pm CST
Here we go again. I'm actually surprised they picked a character they couldn't repaint a half dozen times. To my knowledge there never was a G1 repaint of this mold, was there?
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Posted by Sabrblade on December 20th, 2013 @ 2:51pm CST
AutoBorst wrote:Here we go again. I'm actually surprised they picked a character they couldn't repaint a half dozen times. To my knowledge there never was a G1 repaint of this mold, was there?
The Action Master was redecoed into Slicer.

Recent Wheeljack molds have been given the Slicer deco treatment as well.
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on December 20th, 2013 @ 2:57pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
AutoBorst wrote:Here we go again. I'm actually surprised they picked a character they couldn't repaint a half dozen times. To my knowledge there never was a G1 repaint of this mold, was there?
The Action Master was redecoed into Slicer.

Recent Wheeljack molds have been given the Slicer deco treatment as well.


A friend of mine had an interesting thought: retool Wheeljack into Sunstreaker. With some clever engineering it can be done... :-?
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Posted by Stormrider on December 20th, 2013 @ 4:55pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
AutoBorst wrote:Here we go again. I'm actually surprised they picked a character they couldn't repaint a half dozen times. To my knowledge there never was a G1 repaint of this mold, was there?
The Action Master was redecoed into Slicer.

Recent Wheeljack molds have been given the Slicer deco treatment as well.


A friend of mine had an interesting thought: retool Wheeljack into Sunstreaker. With some clever engineering it can be done... :-?



I was thinking the exact same thing. The base transformation is similar.
Re: Silhouette Teaser Image of Masterpiece Wheeljack (1536687)
Posted by EagleTron on December 20th, 2013 @ 5:07pm CST
Whoe, ho, ho. That silhouette looks crazy good. I can't wait. Let me repeat myself, I can't wait for this mp Wheeljack. This is B.O.S. even if it turns out to be a crappy masterpiece figure witch the chances of that of being like zero. This is the best mp silhouette I ever saw. I wouldn't mind at all if this turns out to be actually better than the two previous mp car molds that are both awesome. :D
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Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on December 20th, 2013 @ 6:51pm CST
What with the level of engineering sophistication the MP designers have accumulated through the years, it's almost a given that an MP fig would be awesome.

The one thing I'd look out for are QC issues, which is way too early to worry about anyways.

Still deciding if it's worth replacing my current Generations Wheeljack with a pricier MP version.
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Posted by EagleTron on December 20th, 2013 @ 7:14pm CST
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:What with the level of engineering sophistication the MP designers have accumulated through the years, it's almost a given that an MP fig would be awesome.

The one thing I'd look out for are QC issues, which is way too early to worry about anyways.

Still deciding if it's worth replacing my current Generations Wheeljack with a pricier MP version.

That's an easy decision too make, choose mp. Contemplating on a decision like that is like trying to decide if you want AC inside your car or not, or do you want power sterring on a vehicle or no power steering. :-$
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Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on December 20th, 2013 @ 9:23pm CST
EagleTron wrote:
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:What with the level of engineering sophistication the MP designers have accumulated through the years, it's almost a given that an MP fig would be awesome.

The one thing I'd look out for are QC issues, which is way too early to worry about anyways.

Still deciding if it's worth replacing my current Generations Wheeljack with a pricier MP version.

That's an easy decision too make, choose mp. Contemplating on a decision like that is like trying to decide if you want AC inside your car or not, or do you want power sterring on a vehicle or no power steering. :-$


LOL! Hard to disagree with that!
Re: Silhouette Teaser Image of Masterpiece Wheeljack (1536808)
Posted by Cyberpath on December 21st, 2013 @ 12:22pm CST
Someone posted this artist's illustration of what MP-20 might look like.
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Posted by Deathscythetransform on December 21st, 2013 @ 1:13pm CST
Cyberpath wrote:Someone posted this artist's illustration of what MP-20 might look like.


looks bad ass!
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Posted by Deathscythetransform on December 21st, 2013 @ 1:14pm CST
Cyberpath wrote:Someone posted this artist's illustration of what MP-20 might look like.


looks bad ass!
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Posted by EagleTron on December 21st, 2013 @ 1:31pm CST
Incredible :shock: :michaelbay:
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Posted by Stormrider on December 21st, 2013 @ 3:48pm CST
Cyberpath wrote:Someone posted this artist's illustration of what MP-20 might look like.


At least he comes with a missile!
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Posted by Mindmaster on December 21st, 2013 @ 5:35pm CST
Looks great. But I'm not really planning on getting him. My priorities are with that reissue of MP11! :x
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Posted by Mindmaster on December 21st, 2013 @ 7:20pm CST
Colored-in image of the drawing someone offered up.

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Posted by Sabrblade on December 21st, 2013 @ 9:03pm CST
That's some mighty nice guesswork. 8)

I feel we should emphasize that this is merely a fanmade sketch unless some poor soul comes along, sees the pic but doesn't see the text, and jumps to the assumption that it's real. :PEACE:
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Posted by Mindmaster on December 21st, 2013 @ 9:10pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:I feel we should emphasize that this is merely a fanmade sketch unless some poor soul comes along, sees the pic but doesn't see the text, and jumps to the assumption that it's real. :PEACE:


Good call.
Re: Silhouette Teaser Image of Masterpiece Wheeljack (1536915)
Posted by Cyberpath on December 22nd, 2013 @ 4:46am CST
The artist probably studied Wheeljack's model, the esthetics of the last two molds, and the Lancia car and combined it all. Pretty impressive demo!

I took a crack at the colouring, too --

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Re: Silhouette Teaser Image of Masterpiece Wheeljack (1536918)
Posted by Arctorro on December 22nd, 2013 @ 5:26am CST
Cyberpath wrote:I took a crack at the colouring, too --
Nice work, looks great!
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Posted by Burn on December 22nd, 2013 @ 5:40am CST
Cyberpath wrote:I took a crack at the colouring, too --


If he looks anything like that ... he's going to sell out very quickly.
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Posted by LordTwann on December 22nd, 2013 @ 8:21am CST
The Lancia Stratos is my dream car. I can't really explain why, but I've always loved it. I've stayed away from the MP line because of the cost but this is a must have.
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Posted by Mindmaster on December 22nd, 2013 @ 5:29pm CST
Let's make it even better! :grin:

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Posted by TimothyR on December 23rd, 2013 @ 3:35am CST
i'm very surprised that this only has two pages worth of comments.

anyways, if that rendering looks somewhat like the real thing (VERY great work you guys for doing that) .. i'd only have one problem with it.. it'd be the feet, while they're more accurate to the car, and they're more accurate to the cartoon.. i'd rather them be less detailed and look more like the cartoon. in the cartoon the feet lose quite a bit of detail during transformation, so rather than looking simply like the front end of a car, they look more like feet.

but, i understand why it would be this way, i think it'd be very difficult, if not impossible to pull this off in toy form. they'd have to change his classic toon accurate transformation.

otherwise, i think this rendering looks perfect, and other than maybe a slight difference in the scheme and some minor added detailing, i think this is pretty spot on. it's definitely very clever, and has gotten me more excited, i can't wait to compare it to the actual thing when we see photos of it.
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Posted by Cyberpath on December 23rd, 2013 @ 5:12am CST
The artist also did cool MP-style fanart of Sunstreaker, Runabout & Runamuck.
(Though Wheeljack should have a grey waist, black hips and a uni coloured canon.)

I wonder if his "ears" will be made of the same blue translucent material as Red Alert's sensory flash, or if they will be grey and opaque.
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Posted by Influence on December 23rd, 2013 @ 1:47pm CST
Anyone know how to get in a pre-order for this through HLJ.com? I can't even seem to find Wheeljack on their website.

Thanks
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Posted by Mindmaster on December 23rd, 2013 @ 1:48pm CST
Influence wrote:Anyone know how to get in a pre-order for this through HLJ.com? I can't even seem to find Wheeljack on their website.

Thanks


As far as I am aware of, it's not available for preorder over there yet. BBTS and TfSource have him for preorder, though.
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Posted by Stormrider on December 23rd, 2013 @ 6:07pm CST
Is the missile going to be his only accessory? I would like to see him with some energon "rods" as seen in S1E1 or a gadget of some kind.
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Posted by Arctorro on December 23rd, 2013 @ 6:09pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:
Influence wrote:Anyone know how to get in a pre-order for this through HLJ.com? I can't even seem to find Wheeljack on their website.

Thanks


As far as I am aware of, it's not available for preorder over there yet. BBTS and TfSource have him for preorder, though.
He isn't yet, but keep checking this page and I'm sure he will pop up at some point.
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Posted by Sabrblade on December 23rd, 2013 @ 9:33pm CST
Stormrider wrote:Is the missile going to be his only accessory? I would like to see him with some energon "rods" as seen in S1E1 or a gadget of some kind.
Your guess is as good as ours.
Re: Silhouette Teaser Image of Masterpiece Wheeljack (1538534)
Posted by Cyberpath on December 31st, 2013 @ 9:03am CST
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From Shogo Hasui.
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Posted by Cyberpath on December 31st, 2013 @ 9:12am CST
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Posted by El Duque on December 31st, 2013 @ 9:46am CST
Takara Tomy's current Transformers Masterpiece designer Shogo Hasui has just tweeted a new silhouette of their upcoming Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack! Wheeljack is scheduled for release sometime in the first quarter of 2014, but so far the only teasers we've seen are a couple of silhouettes. According to Dengeki Hobby Shogo Hasui will be replaced as the lead Masterpiece designer in 2014 by the line's former designer Hironori Kobayashi, who brought us MP-01 through MP-09. Check out the latest teaser below.

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Posted by Morbalis on December 31st, 2013 @ 10:15am CST
Pulled a little detail out. Should be nice. Preordered.
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Posted by Sabrblade on December 31st, 2013 @ 10:20am CST
Not really digging that open gap in the heel, but I'll need to see more of the details to better judge it.
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Posted by jlbeowolf on December 31st, 2013 @ 10:55am CST
Played with the lighting a bit in PS. Reveals a little more detail.
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Posted by EagleTron on December 31st, 2013 @ 11:05am CST
Don't like the change of mp designers and I'm not a fan of those earlier non Shogo mp designs but the good news is that I think that he already finished designing this Wheeljack and mp Bumblebee. This Wheeljack looks good. I wanna see how his ankles turn out.
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Posted by Cyberpath on December 31st, 2013 @ 11:23am CST
Anyone here read Japanese? I'm not sure how accurate Google Translate really is; did Hasui actually say that Wheeljack was his latest MP... or his last MP?

I hope the news about a replacement designer turn out to be a misunderstanding, I don't want a different designer, I want Hasui to stay. Especially for Bumblebee and the inevitable new Megatron.

Also, as far as I'm aware of, the MP-10 was Hasui's baby, not Kobayashi's.
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Posted by fenrir72 on December 31st, 2013 @ 11:29am CST
Stormrider wrote:Is the missile going to be his only accessory? I would like to see him with some energon "rods" as seen in S1E1 or a gadget of some kind.


Why not the transfixatron dohickey?

Those pics are so cruel.........arrgh!
Re: Silhouette Teaser Image of Masterpiece Wheeljack (1538602)
Posted by Seibertron on December 31st, 2013 @ 1:23pm CST
I ran the image through Photoshop to bring out a little bit of detail, courtesy of fellow Seibertronian Anna-Christine Sanders-Browning on Facebook who did the same thing.

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