Wheelie (Legend Class ROTF)

Wheelie - 3 side view

The latest in my legend class transformer collection is Wheelie… hated by many, he has somehow wormed his way into my heart!

Wheelie alt mode Sitting

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.

Wheelie Robot and Alt comparison

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 πŸ˜‰

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One response

  1. the alt mode looks good… and a bit spooky from the back… wheelie seems to be happy in the bot mode pic and looks like a yoga instructor (with his arms wrapped around his legs) in the underbelly shot πŸ˜€

    December 7, 2010 at 2:22 pm

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