Video Review and In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Wheeljack

Sunday, January 10th, 2016 8:35pm CST

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Fellow Seibertronian Skylynx (wow, he must be from way back to have a name like that) sent us some new Wheeljack related goodies from Germany. He got his hands on Combiner Wars Wheeljack before everyone else and took some pictures and made a review as well. Spoiler, he isn't fond of the lack of paint applications. You can watch the video below.



Transformers News: Video Review and In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Wheeljack

Transformers News: Video Review and In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Wheeljack

Transformers News: Video Review and In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Wheeljack

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Re: Video Review and In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Wheeljack (1754054)
Posted by durroth on January 10th, 2016 @ 8:41pm CST
Putting him next to Masterpiece Wheeljack is just cruel. I mean... just... ouch.
Re: Video Review and In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Wheeljack (1754056)
Posted by Glarryg on January 10th, 2016 @ 8:46pm CST
Two things:

1. I've know since I saw the first pics of this figure that I'd buy it and add paint myself.

2. Knowing now that he has the same port as Sunstreaker on the underside of the hood piece, I'm expecting/hoping someone will 3-D-print a pair of wings to plug in back there. Otherwise, I'll try it myself (don't know much about 3-D designing, but I'm hoping to learn sometime soon).

Glarryg
Re: Video Review and In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Wheeljack (1754058)
Posted by durroth on January 10th, 2016 @ 8:51pm CST
I'm not crapping on the toy. I've done that plenty when breakdown came out and I still can't see why they chose those godawful hips over a leg transformation scheme similar to dragstrip's. Okay, I'm crapping on it a *little* bit, but still, putting it next to the masterpiece is a terrible idea, all it can *do* is highlight everything lacking with the toy.
Re: Video Review and In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Wheeljack (1754060)
Posted by william-james88 on January 10th, 2016 @ 8:54pm CST
durroth wrote:I'm not crapping on the toy. I've done that plenty when breakdown came out and I still can't see why they chose those godawful hips over a leg transformation scheme similar to dragstrip's. Okay, I'm crapping on it a *little* bit, but still, putting it next to the masterpiece is a terrible idea, all it can *do* is highlight everything lacking with the toy.


Haha, I agree with everything you said and yes, it was cruel to put him next to the MP. So cruel that I felt compelled to use that one as the picture in the thumbnail :twisted:
Re: Video Review and In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Wheeljack (1754061)
Posted by Ultra Markus on January 10th, 2016 @ 9:02pm CST
and now what will takara's take on these set of combiner limbs will be like :-?
Re: Video Review and In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Wheeljack (1754064)
Posted by william-james88 on January 10th, 2016 @ 9:16pm CST
Ultra Markus wrote:and now what will takara's take on these set of combiner limbs will be like :-?


Oh man, I wish we'd know soon but we wont know for a long time. They JUST released the first silhouette teas of Bruticus. Gonna be a long wait.
Re: Video Review and In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Wheeljack (1754065)
Posted by shajaki on January 10th, 2016 @ 9:18pm CST
Negative Nancy reporting:
Sorry folks... but all I see when I look at him is KO #-o
Re: Video Review and In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Wheeljack (1754067)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on January 10th, 2016 @ 9:27pm CST
shajaki wrote:Negative Nancy reporting:
Sorry folks... but all I see when I look at him is KO #-o


You, and nearly everyone else, I'm sure - he reeeeaaaalllllyyy needed that windshield painted - above anything else :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Video Review and In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Wheeljack (1754070)
Posted by Whifflefire on January 10th, 2016 @ 9:43pm CST
I'm a bit late replying to this, hope it's still okay...

william-james88 wrote:
Whifflefire wrote:Why are we getting so many reuses of molds? I was okay with it for a long time, but (Correct me if I'm wrong) Skylynx is the only new mold for the fifteen CW figures coming out this year! (Sky reign, Computron, Liokaiser) What happened to the days when each character got his own toy?


Well Skyreign, computron and liokaiser are not the only CW figures coming out this year. There is also Victorion, G2 Superion, G2 Menasor and G2 Bruticus. So a total of 35 limbs and torsos. And of those the completely new molds for Hasbro are:

Skylynx
Afterburner (that mold was never released by hasbro so far)

But that is just for the completely news ones. Hasbro does count Bruticus as 2016 and he had a new mold. And we dont know how many are retools out of these.



Forgot about Victorion and the G2 sets :BANG_HEAD:. Afterburner, though new to us, is still a retool, and I was going to count Brawl, but He's been released some places already hasn't he? Online at least. But even then, of 35 figures, only three of them new molds... Now, I'm certainly not getting every one, but I still find it weird. I understand the retooling helps with cost and all that, but couldn't there be at least a couple new molds between Liokaiser, and Computron, and Victorion? Like, one each?
I'm still thrilled we're getting these figures, and I do get them for the characters, but I don't think there's been one mold (save the new molds) that hasn't been used at least five times.
Re: Video Review and In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Wheeljack (1754071)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on January 10th, 2016 @ 9:43pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:and now what will takara's take on these set of combiner limbs will be like :-?


Oh man, I wish we'd know soon but we wont know for a long time. They JUST released the first silhouette teas of Bruticus. Gonna be a long wait.


And there's no guarantee TT will even release those limbs. As far as they're concerned, they're simply another set of redecos and retools that would be hard to push, with Wheeljack as the only reshell (with the possibility they'll use him for Lightspeed).

No, TakaraTomy will probably go their nostalgia route and pick the Liokaiser one over Sky Reign as their use for Sky Lynx.
Re: Video Review and In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Wheeljack (1754072)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on January 10th, 2016 @ 9:48pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:and now what will takara's take on these set of combiner limbs will be like :-?


Oh man, I wish we'd know soon but we wont know for a long time. They JUST released the first silhouette teas of Bruticus. Gonna be a long wait.


And there's no guarantee TT will even release those limbs. As far as they're concerned, they're simply another set of redecos and retools that would be hard to push, with Wheeljack as the only reshell (with the possibility they'll use him for Lightspeed).

No, TakaraTomy will probably go their nostalgia route and pick the Liokaiser one over Sky Reign as their use for Sky Lynx.


Why? They did o/p max and those had much less re-tooling than the new set; I imagine that they'll use them in some manner a'la Grand Glavatronus :-?
Re: Video Review and In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Wheeljack (1754077)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on January 10th, 2016 @ 9:54pm CST
Hellscream9999 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:and now what will takara's take on these set of combiner limbs will be like :-?


Oh man, I wish we'd know soon but we wont know for a long time. They JUST released the first silhouette teas of Bruticus. Gonna be a long wait.


And there's no guarantee TT will even release those limbs. As far as they're concerned, they're simply another set of redecos and retools that would be hard to push, with Wheeljack as the only reshell (with the possibility they'll use him for Lightspeed).

No, TakaraTomy will probably go their nostalgia route and pick the Liokaiser one over Sky Reign as their use for Sky Lynx.


Why? They did o/p max and those had much less re-tooling than the new set; I imagine that they'll use them in some manner a'la Grand Glavatronus :-?


TT isn't the one to release retool after retool, unlike Hasbro. Look at how many Generations retools they've been skipping. Besides, Liokaiser would be a much more promising gamble than another group of Autobots would be.
Re: Video Review and In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Wheeljack (1754080)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on January 10th, 2016 @ 10:00pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:and now what will takara's take on these set of combiner limbs will be like :-?


Oh man, I wish we'd know soon but we wont know for a long time. They JUST released the first silhouette teas of Bruticus. Gonna be a long wait.


And there's no guarantee TT will even release those limbs. As far as they're concerned, they're simply another set of redecos and retools that would be hard to push, with Wheeljack as the only reshell (with the possibility they'll use him for Lightspeed).

No, TakaraTomy will probably go their nostalgia route and pick the Liokaiser one over Sky Reign as their use for Sky Lynx.


Why? They did o/p max and those had much less re-tooling than the new set; I imagine that they'll use them in some manner a'la Grand Glavatronus :-?


TT isn't the one to release retool after retool, unlike Hasbro. Look at how many Generations retools they've been skipping. Besides, Liokaiser would be a much more promising gamble than another group of Autobots would be.


My point being, that they do this - or so I'm told by various people who know things - to give the Japanese public the ability to get as many releases of the molds as they can so they don't have to import the hasbro ones; wasn't that the entire purpose for grand galvatronus - and even o/p max to an extent since they aren't 'G1' like the rest of the UW line...

I mean, you say they don't release retool after retool, but they did that with offroad/ironhide, streetwise/prowl, aerielbots from galvy...surely then, with a set of retools featuring much more retooling (trailbreakers new hand/foot, cannon arm, Hound, Wheeljack - completely redesigned) they would release them... Perhaps not as hasbro has (swap wheeljack for exhaust, etc.) but in some manner...

And besides, isn't liokaiser just actual repaints, and computron, they'd be getting their second use of the bigroove mold, so there's that...
Re: Video Review and In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Wheeljack (1754084)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 10th, 2016 @ 10:03pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:and now what will takara's take on these set of combiner limbs will be like :-?


Oh man, I wish we'd know soon but we wont know for a long time. They JUST released the first silhouette teas of Bruticus. Gonna be a long wait.


And there's no guarantee TT will even release those limbs. As far as they're concerned, they're simply another set of redecos and retools that would be hard to push, with Wheeljack as the only reshell (with the possibility they'll use him for Lightspeed).

No, TakaraTomy will probably go their nostalgia route and pick the Liokaiser one over Sky Reign as their use for Sky Lynx.


Why? They did o/p max and those had much less re-tooling than the new set; I imagine that they'll use them in some manner a'la Grand Glavatronus :-?


TT isn't the one to release retool after retool, unlike Hasbro. Look at how many Generations retools they've been skipping. Besides, Liokaiser would be a much more promising gamble than another group of Autobots would be.


I'm glad you brought up Takara and Liokaiser. That is a question that's been lingering in me for a couple days, now:

If Takara decides to make bank on Liokaiser, how will they execute the team? Release what we're seeing now, or go the extra mile(s) and make Deluxe-scaled Leozack and Jarugar, with some touch-ups on the regular-release limbs (such as differentiating Vortex further by giving him four rotor blades as opposed to two)?
Re: Video Review and In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Wheeljack (1754085)
Posted by william-james88 on January 10th, 2016 @ 10:05pm CST
Hellscream9999 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:and now what will takara's take on these set of combiner limbs will be like :-?


Oh man, I wish we'd know soon but we wont know for a long time. They JUST released the first silhouette teas of Bruticus. Gonna be a long wait.


And there's no guarantee TT will even release those limbs. As far as they're concerned, they're simply another set of redecos and retools that would be hard to push, with Wheeljack as the only reshell (with the possibility they'll use him for Lightspeed).

No, TakaraTomy will probably go their nostalgia route and pick the Liokaiser one over Sky Reign as their use for Sky Lynx.


Why? They did o/p max and those had much less re-tooling than the new set; I imagine that they'll use them in some manner a'la Grand Glavatronus :-?


TT isn't the one to release retool after retool, unlike Hasbro. Look at how many Generations retools they've been skipping. Besides, Liokaiser would be a much more promising gamble than another group of Autobots would be.



I mean, you say they don't release retool after retool, but they did that with offroad/ironhide, streetwise/prowl, aerielbots from galvy...surely then, with a set of retools featuring much more retooling (trailbreakers new hand/foot, cannon arm, Hound, Wheeljack - completely redesigned) they would release them... Perhaps not as hasbro has (swap wheeljack for exhaust, etc.) but in some manner...


Jelze was talking of generations, not CW in particular. Takara didnt release crosscut or jihaxus for instance (though I bet their deco would KILL for that later one).
Re: Video Review and In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Wheeljack (1754088)
Posted by Ultra Markus on January 10th, 2016 @ 10:09pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:and now what will takara's take on these set of combiner limbs will be like :-?


Oh man, I wish we'd know soon but we wont know for a long time. They JUST released the first silhouette teas of Bruticus. Gonna be a long wait.

in that case i know what i have to do to jackie
i just hope reprolabels will help us out
Re: Video Review and In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Wheeljack (1754090)
Posted by william-james88 on January 10th, 2016 @ 10:17pm CST
Ultra Markus wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:and now what will takara's take on these set of combiner limbs will be like :-?


Oh man, I wish we'd know soon but we wont know for a long time. They JUST released the first silhouette teas of Bruticus. Gonna be a long wait.

in that case i know what i have to do to jackie
i just hope reprolabels will help us out


I dont know. Reprolabels for the CW line havent been the best. They are odd and clash a lot with the modern aesthetic the alt modes are going for. And in the case of CW Ultra Magnus, the reprolabels were just to turn him into the Takara legends one and just buying the better painted Ultra Magnus would have come out cheaper (and he had paint instead of stickers). While reprolabels can help, it usually ends up costing quite a bit.
Re: Video Review and In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Wheeljack (1754091)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on January 10th, 2016 @ 10:21pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:and now what will takara's take on these set of combiner limbs will be like :-?


Oh man, I wish we'd know soon but we wont know for a long time. They JUST released the first silhouette teas of Bruticus. Gonna be a long wait.


And there's no guarantee TT will even release those limbs. As far as they're concerned, they're simply another set of redecos and retools that would be hard to push, with Wheeljack as the only reshell (with the possibility they'll use him for Lightspeed).

No, TakaraTomy will probably go their nostalgia route and pick the Liokaiser one over Sky Reign as their use for Sky Lynx.


Why? They did o/p max and those had much less re-tooling than the new set; I imagine that they'll use them in some manner a'la Grand Glavatronus :-?


TT isn't the one to release retool after retool, unlike Hasbro. Look at how many Generations retools they've been skipping. Besides, Liokaiser would be a much more promising gamble than another group of Autobots would be.



I mean, you say they don't release retool after retool, but they did that with offroad/ironhide, streetwise/prowl, aerielbots from galvy...surely then, with a set of retools featuring much more retooling (trailbreakers new hand/foot, cannon arm, Hound, Wheeljack - completely redesigned) they would release them... Perhaps not as hasbro has (swap wheeljack for exhaust, etc.) but in some manner...


Jelze was talking of generations, not CW in particular. Takara didnt release crosscut or jihaxus for instance (though I bet their deco would KILL for that later one).


That's fair, I suppose a counter argument is that TT needed to make some extra :CON:'s for ol' galvy, cuz hasbro doesn't seem willing to do it =;
Re: Video Review and In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Wheeljack (1754092)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on January 10th, 2016 @ 10:24pm CST
Hellscream9999 wrote:That's fair, I suppose a counter argument is that TT needed to make some extra :CON:'s for ol' galvy, cuz hasbro doesn't seem willing to do it =;


And that the Unite Warriors line now has two proper Leaders. ;) Tho admittedly both seem more like e-Hobby material.
Re: Video Review and In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Wheeljack (1754094)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on January 10th, 2016 @ 10:29pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:That's fair, I suppose a counter argument is that TT needed to make some extra :CON:'s for ol' galvy, cuz hasbro doesn't seem willing to do it =;


And that the Unite Warriors line now has two proper Leaders. ;) Tho admittedly both seem more like e-Hobby material.


Perhaps, but, it's better this way - now everyone can get them both ;)

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