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The Transformer Superalloy C-80 Wheelie Survivalist Pictorial Review

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Saturday, September 17th, 2011 4:41PM CDT

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Seibertron.com member and staff member El Duque has received an interesting figure in the mail a few days ago: The Transformer Superalloy C-80 Wheelie Survivalist. What is a "The Transformer Superalloy C-80 Wheelie Survivalist?" you may ask. Well it's a re-do of the Jizai Toys Wheelie kit that was released a few years back at the Wonderfest Toy Festival in Japan. This figure is mainly metal for you diecast lovers, and for more on the figure, feel free to read El Duque's review below!

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The first thing you are probably asking yourself is "What the heck is The Transformer Superalloy C-80 Wheelie Survivalist?", and that would be a valid question. There's quite a bit of misinformation surrounding this figure, because two different third-party groups are producing versions of Jazai Toys' Wheelie and Powerglide. There's the version that I mentioned earlier and there will a version by X-Transbots known as TB02 Survivalist/Detectibot. The Superalloy version has been upsized to roughly Deluxe size and is composed of about 75% diecast, hence the name. From what I understand the X-Transbots version retains the original Jazai Toys scale and is made entirely of plastic. Hopefully that clears up some of the confusion.

On to the review. Keep in mind I don't have the set-up, equipment, or skills that Seibertron has.

He comes in a small cardboard box about the same quality as most third-party companies use and encased in a plastic tray. Also included are his instruction sheet/mini-poster featuring the art from the back of the box, two cards one of which is translucent, and a large sticker sheet with a bunch of additional faction symbols. Sadly no slingshot accessory, but according to the box it will be included with their next release Powerglide.

Construction, like I said before about 3/4 diecast, plastic naturally, and rubber tires.

Articulation: ball-jointed head, shoulders, elbows, wrist, hips, and feet. Hinged knees and there's also a little added articulation in the hips due to the transformation. His shoulder articulation isn't the greatest, since it lacks lateral movement, but it's acceptable.

Overall I'm pleased with my purchase. Initially I was little disappointed with his rather large size, but considering all the upscaling the Minibots have received in the Classics line I've come to accept his growth spurt. I paid $53.00 which included EMS shipping. The only place I know to purchase this figure is a seller on iOffer. It's the same seller who previously offered the KO Headmaster 10 pack.

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Credit(s): El Duque
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Re: The Transformer Superalloy C-80 Wheelie Survivalist Pictorial Review (1290556)
Posted by BeastProwl on September 17th, 2011 @ 4:53pm CDT
Cyber Bishop wrote:Where can I get one of those and how much did it hit you?

Oh and the last pix i that thread...

http://pic1.actoys.net/attachment/Day_1 ... c259b4.jpg

Blitzwing I am guessing..

http://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/an-idea-for-third-parties-t80723.php
:KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: EXCITED HAPPY DANCE! :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:
Re: The Transformer Superalloy C-80 Wheelie Survivalist Pictorial Review (1290565)
Posted by El Duque on September 17th, 2011 @ 5:17pm CDT
Cyber Bishop wrote:Where can I get one of those and how much did it hit you?

Oh and the last pix i that thread...

http://pic1.actoys.net/attachment/Day_1 ... c259b4.jpg

Blitzwing I am guessing..


I bought mine from this iOffer seller:

http://www.ioffer.com/i/transformers-wh ... ource=eisi

I paid $53.00, but it looks like he's asking $55.00 now. Still though, considering this is a third-party figure, the amount of diecast, and the inclusion of EMS shipping it's a pretty decent price. Flux Convoy mentioned Ace's Toystore plans on getting them too.
Re: The Transformer Superalloy C-80 Wheelie Survivalist Pictorial Review (1290570)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 17th, 2011 @ 5:30pm CDT
How's he size up to MP Grimlock and and MP Rodimus?
Re: The Transformer Superalloy C-80 Wheelie Survivalist Pictorial Review (1290571)
Posted by Flux Convoy on September 17th, 2011 @ 5:31pm CDT
Re: The Transformer Superalloy C-80 Wheelie Survivalist Pictorial Review (1290574)
Posted by El Duque on September 17th, 2011 @ 5:38pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:How's he size up to MP Grimlock and and MP Rodimus?


Ask and you shall receive:

Re: The Transformer Superalloy C-80 Wheelie Survivalist Pictorial Review (1290576)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 17th, 2011 @ 5:45pm CDT
El Duque wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:How's he size up to MP Grimlock and and MP Rodimus?


Ask and you shall receive:

That looks very good. This makes a great MP Wheelie. :D
Re: The Transformer Superalloy C-80 Wheelie Survivalist Pictorial Review (1290577)
Posted by Cybershark on September 17th, 2011 @ 5:52pm CDT
El Duque wrote:Keep in mind I didn't apply any of the decals, so those would add some detail. Since I took the pics I've added an Autobot decal to his chest, but that will probably be the only one I apply.



Ive never bought form ioffer before, is it safe? is that seller good? and is that Headmaster box set worth it? Is the quality near the originals?

lmk


thanks
Re: The Transformer Superalloy C-80 Wheelie Survivalist Pictorial Review (1290582)
Posted by F Prime on September 17th, 2011 @ 6:05pm CDT
Flux Convoy wrote:
BeastProwl wrote:Well, that's pretty cool, if not a bit lacking, detail wise...

How do you figure? It's got more detail than Wheelie's actual animation model.


:BOT:


HA! Well played, sir or ma'am.

I couldn't help but notice the Elite Guard sticker option. If Wheelie is in the Elite Guard then, to paraphrase Ned Flanders, it "looks like [The Elite Guard's] easier to get into than Arizona State."
Re: The Transformer Superalloy C-80 Wheelie Survivalist Pictorial Review (1290583)
Posted by El Duque on September 17th, 2011 @ 6:16pm CDT
Cybershark wrote:
El Duque wrote:Keep in mind I didn't apply any of the decals, so those would add some detail. Since I took the pics I've added an Autobot decal to his chest, but that will probably be the only one I apply.



Ive never bought form ioffer before, is it safe? is that seller good? and is that Headmaster box set worth it? Is the quality near the originals?

lmk


thanks


iOffer is as safe as eBay or any other auction website, you pay with PayPal so you have some built in protection there. As for the seller, he's legit. I've purchased from him twice now, Wheelie and the Headmaster gift set. The Headmaster gift set is very nice, it's on par with the originals. No complaints what so ever.
Re: The Transformer Superalloy C-80 Wheelie Survivalist Pictorial Review (1290590)
Posted by Cybershark on September 17th, 2011 @ 7:03pm CDT
El Duque wrote:
Cybershark wrote:
El Duque wrote:Keep in mind I didn't apply any of the decals, so those would add some detail. Since I took the pics I've added an Autobot decal to his chest, but that will probably be the only one I apply.



Ive never bought form ioffer before, is it safe? is that seller good? and is that Headmaster box set worth it? Is the quality near the originals?

lmk


thanks


iOffer is as safe as eBay or any other auction website, you pay with PayPal so you have some built in protection there. As for the seller, he legit. I've purchased from him twice now, Wheelie and the Headmaster gift set. The Headmaster gift set is very nice, it's on par witch the originals. No complaints what so ever.


OK

Thanks, I had most of the originals years ago. But sold them off, the money was too good to pass up. Dont really want to spend that much anymore on something like Headmasters. Might have to snag one of those then.
Re: The Transformer Superalloy C-80 Wheelie Survivalist Pictorial Review (1290595)
Posted by FellintoOblivion on September 17th, 2011 @ 7:41pm CDT
Not really impressed with the alt mode. For as big as they made it it could have been much more elegant.

Who's the green helicopter guy in the last couple of pictures?
Re: The Transformer Superalloy C-80 Wheelie Survivalist Pictorial Review (1290601)
Posted by F Prime on September 17th, 2011 @ 7:53pm CDT
FellintoOblivion wrote:

Who's the green helicopter guy in the last couple of pictures?


That is Fansproject's Warbot Defender; an homage to Springer.

http://tfsource.com/products/view/product_id/984/
Re: The Transformer Superalloy C-80 Wheelie Survivalist Pictorial Review (1290635)
Posted by adamassc on September 17th, 2011 @ 9:17pm CDT
If he came with a rusty arm and a grimaced face, I'd be all over him.

As it is, it's a better toy of an annoying character.
Re: The Transformer Superalloy C-80 Wheelie Survivalist Pictorial Review (1290637)
Posted by NemesisMonkeySupreme on September 17th, 2011 @ 9:22pm CDT
I'm probably the odd man out in my dislike of diecast, so I think I'll probably hold out for the smaller X-Transbots version… I'm just not sure whose going be selling it.
Re: The Transformer Superalloy C-80 Wheelie Survivalist Pictorial Review (1290646)
Posted by whacko on September 17th, 2011 @ 9:47pm CDT
Pretty underwhelming vehicle mode.
Re: The Transformer Superalloy C-80 Wheelie Survivalist Pictorial Review (1290656)
Posted by Kibble on September 17th, 2011 @ 10:03pm CDT
I have no need for an MP Wheelie. I'll just wait for the iGear one and hope it's $15 like their other mini-bots.
Re: The Transformer Superalloy C-80 Wheelie Survivalist Pictorial Review (1290664)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on September 17th, 2011 @ 10:24pm CDT
Kibble wrote:I have no need for an MP Wheelie. I'll just wait for the iGear one and hope it's $15 like their other mini-bots.


I agree. I'll either go with the iGear version or the MT one. I'm hoping MT's minibots are a little bigger since it appears the iGear ones are legends size.
Re: The Transformer Superalloy C-80 Wheelie Survivalist Pictorial Review (1290683)
Posted by NTESHFT on September 17th, 2011 @ 11:37pm CDT
amcgrath929 wrote:
Kibble wrote:I have no need for an MP Wheelie. I'll just wait for the iGear one and hope it's $15 like their other mini-bots.


I agree. I'll either go with the iGear version or the MT one. I'm hoping MT's minibots are a little bigger since it appears the iGear ones are legends size.


Same here. I'm anxious to see MT stuff.
Re: The Transformer Superalloy C-80 Wheelie Survivalist Pictorial Review (1290692)
Posted by kirbenvost on September 17th, 2011 @ 11:54pm CDT
Looks great. Thanks for the review, El Duque. Ever since I saw the scale comparisons I've been thinking of getting this guy as an MP Wheelie. Could you maybe take a few pics showing off the (lack of) articulation? I want to see what kinds of things he can do before I shell out the cash. Of course, it is a very reasonable price anyway, much less than I paid for that terrible G1 Arcee figure...
Re: The Transformer Superalloy C-80 Wheelie Survivalist Pictorial Review (1290705)
Posted by chachipower on September 18th, 2011 @ 12:49am CDT
Took me less than 1 minute to jump and order this after I saw this post, especially since it's diecast. Nice!

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