Upcoming custom Wheeljack set

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Upcoming custom Wheeljack set

Postby El Duque » Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:11 pm

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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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Re: Upcoming custom Wheeljack set

Postby zodconvoy » Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:16 pm

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I got an email about it on Friday from Retrozone and another today from Mastercollectable. I'm still on the fence about it.

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Re: Upcoming custom Wheeljack set

Postby Blurrz » Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:21 pm

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Too crappy for me to care.
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Re: Upcoming custom Wheeljack set

Postby Mkall » Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:47 pm

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I like the idea, but the only way for that to work right would be to re-do everything that is either red or yellow into wheeljack's colours.

I think I'll wait for Hasbro on this.
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Re: Upcoming custom Wheeljack set

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:01 pm

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Blurrz wrote:Too crappy for me to care.


I agree. Despite the similar shape a lamborghini does not make a Wheeljack.
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Re: Upcoming custom Wheeljack set

Postby zodconvoy » Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:26 pm

Motto: "Freedom is the right to KNEEL BEFORE ZOD!"
I have 2 issues with it.

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.
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Re: Upcoming custom Wheeljack set

Postby El Duque » Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:28 pm

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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.
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Re: Upcoming custom Wheeljack set

Postby Chaoslock » Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:01 pm

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Interesting, I'd like to see a painted version of the figure+the set before I judge.

However, if they are selling it without a painted Sideswipe/Streaker:

Blurrz wrote:Too crappy for me to care.


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Re: Upcoming custom Wheeljack set

Postby Jaw Crusher » Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:25 pm

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.
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Re: Upcoming custom Wheeljack set

Postby Dagon » Sun Nov 15, 2009 7:13 pm

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Blurrz wrote:Too crappy for me to care.


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.
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Re: Upcoming custom Wheeljack set

Postby GetterDragun » Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:12 pm

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Blurrz wrote:Too crappy for me to care.


I agree. Despite the similar shape a lamborghini does not make a Wheeljack.


They should have used the Classics Hot Rod mold since it is the closest vehicle mode to a Stratos.
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Re: Upcoming custom Wheeljack set

Postby Convotron » Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:36 am

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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.
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Re: Upcoming custom Wheeljack set

Postby kirbenvost » Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:32 pm

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Hmm, looks kind of cool, but for the cost and effort involved, I'm not really interested. I'm kind of tired of all the third-party custom stuff, FP is all I really care to follow.
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Re: Upcoming custom Wheeljack set

Postby SentinelA » Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:27 pm

zodconvoy wrote:I got an email about it on Friday from Retrozone and another today from Mastercollectable. I'm still on the fence about it.

EDIT: Here are the pics:
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I saw it. You want too much. But that's just my opinion.
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Re: Upcoming custom Wheeljack set

Postby Trikeboy » Sat Dec 12, 2009 2:08 pm

This is what it will look like when finished.

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If you have the time and an extra Sunstreaker it looks like it will be worth the $54.
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