Wheelie (Legend Class ROTF)
The latest in my legend class transformer collection is Wheelie… hated by many, he has somehow wormed his way into my heart!
Wheelie never really wanted to be a Decepticon. It’s just that, when people start yelling at him, he tends to do whatever they say. He’s easily startled, and simple to scare. His tiny size makes him an ideal spy, and even though he doesn’t like or agree with the Decepticons, they scare him so much he doesn’t know what to do except obey.
Though Wheelie is an RC monster truck and in legend form stands 3″ tall and has a hinged head and neck, balljointed elbows and swivel/hinge hips. He has a small Autobot logo on his chest
Wheelie’s conversion is a bit more complex than usual for a figure this small: tuck the head back down, rotate the heels and push them together, fold the legs up, pull down the shoulders and twist the arms away under the body. In the film, Wheelie was an R/C truck – a modified Ford F-350 with all kinds of extra nerdy add-ons. The toy is obviously genericized, so Hasbro didn’t have to pay any licensing rights 😉