Imaginarium Art Wheeljack Statue Teaser

Transformers News: Imaginarium Art Wheeljack Statue Teaser

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 4:47PM CDT

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Imaginarium Art has posted a new render for an upcoming Wheeljack Statue on Facebook. So far we can only see the torso without colors but it gives us the impression that this statue will be based on G1 Wheeljack. Unfortunately there are no other details so we don't yet know when this statue will be released, how much it will cost or even how big it will be. Feel free to speculate on the boards. If you are not familiar with Imaginarium Art feel free to read up on some of their previous statues. We have a wonderful review of Imaginarium's Coronation Starscream to give you an idea of what these statues could be like. Though they usually are not as large as Coronation Starscream, they certainly are very detailed. Again we hope to hear your thoughts on this statue on the boards!

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Re: Imaginarium Art Wheeljack Statue Teaser (1952275)
Posted by Emerje on April 11th, 2018 @ 7:40pm CDT
What the heck did they do to his wings? Talk about a pointless redesign, it looks terrible.

Emerje
Re: Imaginarium Art Wheeljack Statue Teaser (1952314)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on April 12th, 2018 @ 1:26am CDT
Emerje wrote:What the heck did they do to his wings? Talk about a pointless redesign, it looks terrible.

Emerje


I don't think these wings are bad at all, they actually look really good on this redesign. I was expecting people to complain about his rocket launcher being on the wrong side, which doesn't bother me either. I like what Imaginarium is going for here ;)^
Re: Imaginarium Art Wheeljack Statue Teaser (1959660)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on May 15th, 2018 @ 3:25pm CDT
Remember about a month ago there was a teaser image for a new Imaginarium Art statue of Wheeljack? Well, today we have news that he has been fully revealed for us to see!

Thanks to a Facebook post from Imaginarium, we have a new image of the Autobot scientist in his new style, looking very nice and very cool. The statue is another installation of their re-imaginings of G1 figures and bodies with more Movie-verse levels of detailing, though Wheeljack does seem to be a bit less detailed than his contemporaries.

But what is really cool and sort of funny is how Wheeljack is posed, leaning down on 1 knee over what looks like an invention of his, aiming his smaller blaster, seemingly inspired by his original blaster, into the sky, while holding a big ole gatling gun in his right hand. There are said to be additional accessories he can hold as well, though they have not been revealed yet.

Check out the new image below, and let us know what you think in the comments section below!

Re: Imaginarium Art Wheeljack Statue Teaser (1959709)
Posted by WreckerJack on May 15th, 2018 @ 8:14pm CDT
Can't wait to see it painted.
Re: Imaginarium Art Wheeljack Statue Teaser (1959886)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on May 16th, 2018 @ 5:55pm CDT
Thanks to a tweet from site sponsor BigBadToyStore, we have a new image of the upcoming Imaginarium Art Transformers statues!

This new image encompasses several statues that have so far made it into the grey model phase of production. For those wondering, we have not seen any grey models of Galvatron, Bumblebee or the Quintessons, merely a single rough prototype for Galvatron and the other 2 hinted at. These figures are all Imaginarium's own designs, taking the bodies of the G1 characters and updating them with some movie-esque levels of details.

In the image, from left to right, we have: Ironhide, Optimus Prime, Jazz, Devastator, a trio of Seekers that is most assuredly Starscream, Thundercracker, and Skywarp, and the newly revealed Wheeljack, giving us a look at this back and showing us that he needs a giant gatling gun to fight Devastator, of course. Rodimus Prime and Nemesis Prime, both of whom have full color models and pre-orders live, are not pictured.

Check out the new image below, and let us know what you think of it in the comments section below!

Re: Imaginarium Art Wheeljack Statue Teaser (1959889)
Posted by Octobotimus on May 16th, 2018 @ 6:23pm CDT
all i see is a large amount of wasted money there.... seriously , actual transformers that, oh idk, transform are way better. this you'll pay hundreds or thousands of dollars just so it can sit there and be useless.
Re: Imaginarium Art Wheeljack Statue Teaser (1959890)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 16th, 2018 @ 6:33pm CDT
Octobotimus wrote:all i see is a large amount of wasted money there.... seriously , actual transformers that, oh idk, transform are way better. this you'll pay hundreds or thousands of dollars just so it can sit there and be useless.


Well, that's the point of statues:
Be there, look good, and shaddap. ¯\_ツ_/¯
Re: Imaginarium Art Wheeljack Statue Teaser (1959891)
Posted by dragons on May 16th, 2018 @ 6:38pm CDT
Octobotimus wrote:all i see is a large amount of wasted money there.... seriously , actual transformers that, oh idk, transform are way better. this you'll pay hundreds or thousands of dollars just so it can sit there and be useless.


Isn’t that what most of us do now except with toys buy them transform them few times put them self collect dust if you space for it and then put them in bin for storage
Re: Imaginarium Art Wheeljack Statue Teaser (1959894)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 16th, 2018 @ 7:01pm CDT
dragons wrote:
Octobotimus wrote:all i see is a large amount of wasted money there.... seriously , actual transformers that, oh idk, transform are way better. this you'll pay hundreds or thousands of dollars just so it can sit there and be useless.


Isn’t that what most of us do now except with toys buy them transform them few times put them self collect dust if you space for it and then put them in bin for storage


My MP-36 Megatron was NEVER transformed once. I just don't have the courage. First Transformers ever that I do this. Still, Megs look good... as an articulated statue! :lol:
Re: Imaginarium Art Wheeljack Statue Teaser (1959903)
Posted by thedistinctroom on May 16th, 2018 @ 8:02pm CDT
They had some original ideas at first, but then they folded and copied the Maketoys design, which is a weird choice. Why buy this statue if Giant Type-61 is already out there? If they had stuck to making an original design for their Devastator, I would've seen the point much more clearly.

Oh well. I bet it will still look cool once it's painted up, though. Not that I'll be buying it. :-?
Re: Imaginarium Art Wheeljack Statue Teaser (1959908)
Posted by Octobotimus on May 16th, 2018 @ 8:24pm CDT
I usually play around with my figures, even MP figures. If its something that will sit there and collect dust and never be played with, i sell it cause it aint worth owning if i won't fiddle around with it.
Re: Imaginarium Art Wheeljack Statue Teaser (1959911)
Posted by Randomhero on May 16th, 2018 @ 8:34pm CDT
Octobotimus wrote:I usually play around with my figures, even MP figures. If its something that will sit there and collect dust and never be played with, i sell it cause it aint worth owning if i won't fiddle around with it.



Congrats! You’re not the target audience but that doesn’t mean there isn’t an audience for them. Just like there’s plenty of people who don’t get why adults still collect and play with toys.

Some people like to have highly detailed statues to put on a shelf.
Re: Imaginarium Art Wheeljack Statue Teaser (1959917)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 16th, 2018 @ 9:06pm CDT
Randomhero wrote:
Octobotimus wrote:I usually play around with my figures, even MP figures. If its something that will sit there and collect dust and never be played with, i sell it cause it aint worth owning if i won't fiddle around with it.



Congrats! You’re not the target audience but that doesn’t mean there isn’t an audience for them. Just like there’s plenty of people who don’t get why adults still collect and play with toys.

Some people like to have highly detailed statues to put on a shelf.


I do own statues myself...
But with softer curves...



Also, way, WAY less expensive.
Re: Imaginarium Art Wheeljack Statue Teaser (1959924)
Posted by Emerje on May 17th, 2018 @ 1:23am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:Also, way, WAY less expensive.

Also made of standard PVC plastic, not Polyresin, and not limited to a few hundred. I might actually be interested in these statues if they were made out of stronger, less expensive materials at a better production number.

Here's what a $150 will get you from Japanese statues ("scale figures")



To the tip of the tower that's nearly 16" tall and outright massive! Just standard PVC, and huge production runs (getting second, or technically third release in December) fairly reasonable prices. Would love to own one, I just don't have anywhere good to put it.

Emerje
Re: Imaginarium Art Wheeljack Statue Teaser (1959935)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 17th, 2018 @ 4:07am CDT
Emerje wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:Also, way, WAY less expensive.

Also made of standard PVC plastic, not Polyresin, and not limited to a few hundred. I might actually be interested in these statues if they were made out of stronger, less expensive materials at a better production number.

Here's what a $150 will get you from Japanese statues ("scale figures")



To the tip of the tower that's nearly 16" tall and outright massive! Just standard PVC, and huge production runs (getting second, or technically third release in December) fairly reasonable prices. Would love to own one, I just don't have anywhere good to put it.

Emerje


Dat Miku Statue...


But I display her WHERE? :-(

BTW, PVC is WAY superior than polyresyn. That plycrap is fragile ar fok and WILL break if you look at them the wrong way. It happen to a 400$ statue I once bought instead of a PS2 at the time, and a 200$ one (now worth nothing) that I bought instead of a MTG Unlimited Mox Diamond.... :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Imaginarium Art Wheeljack Statue Teaser (1959962)
Posted by Rated X on May 17th, 2018 @ 8:37am CDT
I hate these stupid statues. Transformers that dont transform are dumb. Especially when they are three times the price or higher than MP figures. The argument coming from the few statue collectors on forums seems to be "I can afford these and you cant so stop hating". I actually can afford a few of these things. But for that price, it better transform, cook, clean, and wipe my ass. I find it hard to believe anybody who just collects these things in mass quantity is a true Transformers fan. Maybe a statue fan or a fan of anime, but a hardcore transformers fan? No way, I dont buy it for a second . Especially considering most of these statues are G1 themed and target an audience of people who grew up with real Transformers that actually transform. When I think of these statues the first thing that comes to mind is the show "Tanked" on Animal Planet. It just shows what socialites will $pend to put in their living room and say "look im richer than you and I can buy whatever I want". I get that, but do they get that Transformers are supposed to transform? I think not....
Re: Imaginarium Art Wheeljack Statue Teaser (1960092)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 17th, 2018 @ 8:05pm CDT
I partly agree with you Rated X. But only for the G1 inspired designs. Truly pointless because the MP line proves that those designs can transform while having that much details.

Obviously, the only statues that truly make sense to collect, especially if they are articulated "statues" (meaning ultra-deluxe action figures) are BAYVERSE Movie bots. To have genuine 100% screen accuracy and level of details, NONE of those designs can transform while still following the laws of our Universe. So for the ultimate Movies fan, Movie statues are the crown jewels of any Movie bots display.
Re: Imaginarium Art Wheeljack Statue Teaser (1960123)
Posted by Va'al on May 18th, 2018 @ 3:34am CDT
Thanks to the official Imaginarium Art page for their officially licensed Transformers statues, we have a final pre-order listing for their G1 esque Jazz figure, with final colours, look, and price ready for anyone willing to buy the funky dude.

[quote] Jazz is Optimus Prime's right-hand man. Unlike Prowl, Prime's military strategist, Jazz responds well to change and improvisation. Whatever surprises the Decepticons spring, Jazz can deal with it. His position as Special Operations head calls for all the skills he possesses, yet he still has time to add some style to everything he does. Jazz's upbeat and outgoing personality make him one of the most popular Autobots among the Ark's crew.
An admirer of Earth music of every kind, Jazz loves culture. More than most other Autobots, he has his finger on the pulse of Earth trends and lingo, effortlessly incorporating human slang into his vocabulary. Chances are, Jazz could tell you the status of almost any reality television show and each week's Top 40 list.



Material: PU, PP, 3D Printed Parts
In the Package
1 Head
1 Pistol 1 Hook (Exclusive in IA web and BBTS only)
Measurement: 30cm (W) x 26cm (W) x 40cm(H)
Weight: 6kg
Scale : Non scale, refer to measurement
TBD
Actual product Color may vary from pictures on website
Note: Suitable for Ages 14 and Above

Item Code : 4587788441111
License : Hasbro
Weight : 5 KG
Retail Price : SG$ 449.00
Preorder Price : SG$ 405.00
Deposit : SG$ 100.00
Item Status : Preorder
Closing Date : 06/18/2018
Release Date : Aug 2018[/quote]















Re: Imaginarium Art Wheeljack Statue Teaser (1960126)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 18th, 2018 @ 4:02am CDT
That Jazz is magnificent.

But holy scrap, that PRICE! :shock:
Re: Imaginarium Art Wheeljack Statue Teaser (1960132)
Posted by steve2275 on May 18th, 2018 @ 6:26am CDT
still doing it in style
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