Well…today is a day to be marked down in geek history…this is the day Wheelie was removed from the list of lamest Transformers. I even had to give a badass title card for this legends figure. Only one way to find out why I say this…and that is to read on!
To start out in alt mode, cosmetically it is g1tastic yet again! This looks like it should be running on the rings of Saturn. The coloring is great and he rolls like a champ to quote Bobby Skullface.
Inside he can hold a Titan Master quite snugly. If they do make that rumored Arcee, this would be Daniel then…and that is show accurate!
Even better, he scales perfectly with other Titan Returns figures. I mean this looks like it stepped out of Rebirth or Headmastes scale wise.
Finally he has 5mm ports on either side so you can arm him up if you choose to. Here is the problem, this mode does NOT want to stay together. This is finicky and wants to come apart. Yet when it IS together…this looks like it came from the freaking show! Why am I forgiving? This is a Legends class…he be cheap! If this was say…X-transbots Ollie…well the first version at least…that was a $60 figure. This? $9? I can be forgiving!
Robot mode though…this is where the fun comes in. Again this is the toy we all wanted. Looks like he stepped out of the movie. I love everything about this Wheelie, and those are words I never thought I would say.
Articulation and balance is near perfect save being able to look up and down. The ball joints are nice and tight. Great QC with this guy. The autobrand is nice and prominent…all my nitpicks are sated.
Even scaling with the Titan Masters! These are supposed to be roughly human in size, so this is near perfect. Actually I do have one gripe…and that is he came with no accessories. Not a pistol or cheezy slingshot…(c’mon Dr. Wu…get me a slingshot!!)
Still you can give him any gun you have. This was from Legends Prime for example. I think this one looks great in hand and clipped on to alt mode personally.
Or you could break out he heavy artillery! He looks fantastic actually. Almost like the Rocket Raccoon of the Transformers…hmmm…I should try the Vulcan gun I have…keep an eye on the twitter feed (@truStarscreamer).
Finally inside both his knees are standports!!! Seriously…this is too much awesome for such a little guy! This bot mode is near flawless in my oh so humble opinion.
The last time we had a G1 styled Wheelie figure was a Jazz remold of all things…so I passed…ok, mostly because it was Wheelie…but I digress…THIS is a figure to be excited about. Despite the lack of accessories, the loose alt mode, this little guy is just a great fun little bot…and I recommend him a whole lot! Oh damn it…I swore I wouldn’t speak in rhymes…ok, I’m good…and I also promise not to cuss…and I give this figure a solid A+!! Oh hell…just forget it…