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Saturday, September 27, 2014

MP-20 Wheeljack ... ...





"Never do what your enemy expects you to do."
Who is Wheeljack? Read Here.


Growing up, watching episodes after episodes of Transformers made me wish to own the toys but the G1 toys back then were a luxury item and the articulations were extremely limited. That's why Masterpiece has always intrigued me as I catch up on things I've missed.


His vehicle mode is a Lancia Stratos Turbo 5 rally car sporting Alitalia livery. Note that car #539 is the only surviving Lancia Stratos Turbo, only two were ever built by Lancia


This set like all Masterpiece comes with a commemorative coin. Here's the coin with the head of Wheeljack.





Included as a preorder from TFH is the Hypno-chip Disruptor (Amazon.co.jp exclusive) which is an anti hypnotize wave transmission box invented by Wheeljack to counter Dr Arkeville’s Hypno-Chips in episode 63 -  Ultimate Doom of Transformers.


Let's go straight to Wheeljack and the wing mirror needs some assembly and Takara Tomy is well aware that boys can be careless or rough with their toys and they provided 2 sets.



The vehicle mode is really very cool and the interesting bit is that the tyres are 100% plastics. No one expected this choice of material as it has always been rubber but I believe this will last a longer time than overstretched rubber.






Robot mode and this is really anime accurate to a large extend or at least as how I remember Wheeljack to look like.



















I'm glad and happy that this is one Masterpiece I did not miss.

4 comments:

deSMOnd said...

Looks good!!

Jon Loh said...

very good indeed

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

I have a TF Prime WheelJack but never come close to this MP. The packaging presentation of MP has improve a lot as well.

Jon Loh said...

Well, Dennis, they don't call it Masterpiece for nothing. I'm glad Takara Tomy kept true to the philosophy of producing quality products in terms of design. However, I do miss those Binaltechs.