Transformers SS'86 Wreck-Gar Video Review

Transformers SS'86 Wreck-Gar Video Review

Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 2:44pm CDT

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Greetings Seibertronians!
This just in, YouTuber Kremzeek Reviews already have the video review of the highly anticipated Studio Series '86 Wreckgar! This bot is a voyager class as faithfull as possible to the 1986 movie. This video especially helps with the scale, showing that he is bigger than Hot rid but just as big as Springer, with who he has a big fight in the film.



Are you planning to get this one, or is the previous Generations still good enough? Will you troop build this newest version?

Let us know down below!


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Re: Transformers SS'86 Wreck-Gar Video Review (2105677)
Posted by Razorbeast88 on May 26th, 2021 @ 6:35pm CDT
Tonton also put up a review of Wreck Gar that has some different comparisons for anyone interested
Re: Transformers SS'86 Wreck-Gar Video Review (2105683)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on May 26th, 2021 @ 7:22pm CDT
I'm actually not a fan of Wreck-gar's size. That's not me saying it's bad; I'm sure there are plenty of design aspects that have benefitted from that.
But as was already pointed out, he should be closer to the height of Hot Rod and Kup... And man, he made them look really small in that review. Kup looked like he was supposed to be some younger, smaller version or something... The scaling was very off.
However, I'm still definitely getting him; he looks really on point. I haven't decided if this is a "definitive" version, but it very may well be.

I'm most likely going to be passing on any retools... There's a chance I could be swayed if I like the face/head sculpt and overall colors enough, because I do think the mold is really good.
But right now I'm confident Wreck-gar will be my only Junkion, making Gnaw the only figure I plan to troop build.
Re: Transformers SS'86 Wreck-Gar Video Review (2105684)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 26th, 2021 @ 7:24pm CDT
Wreck-Gar and Springer were pretty even in height when they dueled each other in the movie.
Re: Transformers SS'86 Wreck-Gar Video Review (2105713)
Posted by william-james88 on May 26th, 2021 @ 8:43pm CDT
Nemesis Reformatted wrote:
Razorbeast88 wrote:Review for SS86 Wreck Gar is up! By kremzeek reviews
https://youtu.be/x-p-7lXLxe4


When Wreck-Gar is dancing with Hot Rod in the movie, they are the same size.


Yeah, but then when he duals Springer, he's the same size as well. So pick whichever size you like best. Personally, I preffer him being the same size as springer.
Re: Transformers SS'86 Wreck-Gar Video Review (2105719)
Posted by o.supreme on May 26th, 2021 @ 9:10pm CDT
3 stolen Wreck-Gar review in one day ( Kremzeek, Tonton, now Chefatron) that's got to be a new record :lol:
Re: Transformers SS'86 Wreck-Gar Video Review (2105742)
Posted by blakeberrins on May 27th, 2021 @ 10:59am CDT
I'm actually not a fan of Wreck-gar's size. That's not me saying it's bad; I'm sure there are plenty of design aspects that have benefitted from that.
But as was already pointed out, he should be closer to the height of Hot Rod and Kup... And man, he made them look really small in that review. Kup looked like he was supposed to be some younger, smaller version or something... The scaling was very off.


Re: size, the majority of the scenes that Wreck-gar shares with the Autobots, he is usually about a head taller than the likes of Hot Rod or Kup so I think this figure is on par with the movie reference.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrMbkbTPrPA&t=212s
Re: Transformers SS'86 Wreck-Gar Video Review (2105749)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on May 27th, 2021 @ 12:45pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:3 stolen Wreck-Gar review in one day ( Kremzeek, Tonton, now Chefatron) that's got to be a new record :lol:


And people wonder why prices are going up and Hasbro hates reviewers. Ok, maybe hate is a strong word.
Re: Transformers SS'86 Wreck-Gar Video Review (2105762)
Posted by primalxconvoy on May 27th, 2021 @ 4:57pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:3 stolen Wreck-Gar review in one day ( Kremzeek, Tonton, now Chefatron) that's got to be a new record :lol:


If these are indeed stolen and/or "fell off the back of an Optimus" (sotospeak), it is a shame that Chefatron has (started?) to do this. Although I myself love KO, imported and 3P TFs, my main gripe with Youtubers that show "stolen" TFs is that they are setting a new precedent for other Youtubers (in order to "stay "fresh" or "relevent" they might have to do the same). Plus, if Hasbro does nothing to stop this, they benefit from undeclared "sponsored content" at Youtube.

I wish Hasbro would clamp down on these Youtubers with some takedowns, whilst then increasing their official sponsored content much earlier on for Youtubers. BTW, I was watching a British youtuber (not PvP), who does videogame vids (possibly "Nostalgia Nerd"?) and he showed some promotional stuff for "Heroquest" (part of a Hasbro kickstarter) and he had a card from them that basically had a script for Youtubers, which he had to say, almost verbatim, to the lines of "This is an officially sponsored product, sent by Hasbro...etc". That's why I don't for a second believe any of these Youtubers with TFs before anyone else, are officially condoned or supported by Hastak.
Re: Transformers SS'86 Wreck-Gar Video Review (2106007)
Posted by Emerje on May 31st, 2021 @ 5:31am CDT
primalxconvoy wrote:BTW, I was watching a British youtuber (not PvP), who does videogame vids (possibly "Nostalgia Nerd"?) and he showed some promotional stuff for "Heroquest" (part of a Hasbro kickstarter) and he had a card from them that basically had a script for Youtubers, which he had to say, almost verbatim, to the lines of "This is an officially sponsored product, sent by Hasbro...etc". That's why I don't for a second believe any of these Youtubers with TFs before anyone else, are officially condoned or supported by Hastak.

Toy Galaxy did a video of the same one I'm guess. And yeah, that has always been a mandate of Hasbro's. When I used to write Transformers reviews for another site there was always a letter in the box from Hasbro that outlined any key points that needed to be mentioned (back then it was May Mayhem and SDCC exclusives) which is why I've never once bought the line about them being officially sponsored reviews that didn't need to mention Hasbro. Yeah right. Recently I've even noticed something new (or at least that I haven't seen before) on some Walmart reviews:

hasbro customer.JPG


If that's being attached to reviews done by nobodies Hasbro gave Netflix figures to on Walmart.com then they're definitely going to expect a mention from YouTube influencers.

Emerje
Re: Transformers SS'86 Wreck-Gar Video Review (2106010)
Posted by primalxconvoy on May 31st, 2021 @ 5:45am CDT
Yes. Someone was defending PVP at Facebook, and another poster showed a similar disclaimer that (they received?) from Mattel.
Re: Transformers SS'86 Wreck-Gar Video Review (2106011)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 31st, 2021 @ 6:13am CDT
No one considered that some online retailers may just don't care about the official release date and simply send figures to their customers early?
Re: Transformers SS'86 Wreck-Gar Video Review (2106029)
Posted by ZeroWolf on May 31st, 2021 @ 11:04am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:No one considered that some online retailers may just don't care about the official release date and simply send figures to their customers early?

Exactly, In Demand Toys does this. Honesty I don't know why we're discussing it as it matter not a single jot. They review toys and it's down to us if we watch reviews or if we don't watch them. That's the binary choice at the end of the day.

Besides which it also wouldn't surprise me one bit if there was some under the table dealing going on to get around youtubes rules on product placement. I mean, look at it this way, Hasbro don't seem to care about early reviews otherwise they'd have done something about it. Heck they didn't seem to care that T-Wrecks got leaked, reviewed and then officially released without an official reveal from hasbro?
Re: Transformers SS'86 Wreck-Gar Video Review (2106032)
Posted by o.supreme on May 31st, 2021 @ 11:58am CDT
primalxconvoy wrote:I wish Hasbro would clamp down on these Youtubers with some takedowns


There are people on Youtube that call them out constantly and nothing seemingly happens. I am curious, since I know you have expressed your fervor on this issue before, what has Hasbro or TT response been to you (if any) when you contacted them? I'd be curious to know.

There are some people that feel *any* promotion is good promotion. At the last FFF. The presenters at Hasbro made some snarky comments about early reviews of TF product, but that was about it. Perhaps they know there isn't much that can be done?

ZeroWolf wrote:They review toys and it's down to us if we watch reviews or if we don't watch them. That's the binary choice at the end of the day.


Agreed 100%
Re: Transformers SS'86 Wreck-Gar Video Review (2106063)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 31st, 2021 @ 4:16pm CDT
I think the main point is that some people are just JEALOUS of the early birds.

Now I wish this discussion won't happen every single times an early review is published. >:oP
Re: Transformers SS'86 Wreck-Gar Video Review (2106064)
Posted by ZeroWolf on May 31st, 2021 @ 4:21pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:I think the main point is that some people are just JEALOUS of the early birds.

Now I wish this discussion won't happen every single times an early review is published. >:oP

I'll join you in that hot drink >:oP

Now back on topic, with regards to the Sweeps was there any difference between them and Scourge in the cartoons? Errors or otherwise?
Re: Transformers SS'86 Wreck-Gar Video Review (2106068)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on May 31st, 2021 @ 4:41pm CDT
I looked at some various images, and they're all really pretty similar...
This is one of those rare cases where if Hastak decides to do something to give them a slightly different appearance-- obviously an slightly different face sculpt, a slightly lighter or darker main color-- I'd be more than okay with that.
Honestly if the only difference is the face sculpt, I may stick with the two that I have on preorder from Amazon, but there's more of a chance that I'd only end up getting one.
Re: Transformers SS'86 Wreck-Gar Video Review (2106069)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 31st, 2021 @ 4:41pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:Now back on topic, with regards to the Sweeps was there any difference between them and Scourge in the cartoons? Errors or otherwise?
Nope. Identical to Scourge.
Re: Transformers SS'86 Wreck-Gar Video Review (2106072)
Posted by o.supreme on May 31st, 2021 @ 5:02pm CDT
It's been a while since I've seen it, but the platinum 3 pack that had reissues of the original Cyclonus and Scourge, also came with a Sweep. How did they differentiate it from Scourge?

Edit... Nevermind, they were universe repaints...I thought they were original reissues for some reason. Oh well
Re: Transformers SS'86 Wreck-Gar Video Review (2106073)
Posted by aronjlove on May 31st, 2021 @ 5:07pm CDT
Couldn't find anything about that but the Takara Legends Sharkticon came with a Sweeps titanmaster and the mustache is flipped.
Image
Re: Transformers SS'86 Wreck-Gar Video Review (2106076)
Posted by william-james88 on May 31st, 2021 @ 9:05pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:It's been a while since I've seen it, but the platinum 3 pack that had reissues of the original Cyclonus and Scourge, also came with a Sweep. How did they differentiate it from Scourge?

Edit... Nevermind, they were universe repaints...I thought they were original reissues for some reason. Oh well


Man that would have been an incredible pack!

And @Aronjlove, in the platinum 3 pack, the sweep was a new head that has no facial hair.

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