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Wreck-Gar

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Ima Trans-fan with no memory

Ima Trans-fan with no memory of Wreak-Gar since I never saw G1 and I didn't get the toy. No nostalgia for me to draw on there. I only know him from TFAnimated (and even then, "meh").

That being said, I like me some asymmetry in transforming robos, but usually when it involves a combiner. Balance of style is important to me when a[ny] transformer doesn't combine but is asymmetrical. If there's too much junk or bulk to one side, it doesn't work!
I gave RtS Wreak-Gar serious consideration and saw him in person a number of times, but in the end I decided it just wasn't for me. One big reason was that the legs are too lop-sided, and the other is that he has a highlighted beard and mustache. Nice vehicle mode (I'm not into motorbikes), and the sculpt looks fine, but... ehh, I couldn't do it.

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 5 March, 2011 - 17:48
Will a GI Joe Fit on him?

I'm a sucker for Transformers who can seat a GI figure - I love that Oil Slick and Prowl from the Animated series are both sized properly for a Joe figure - and I'm really looking forward to SEEING Wreck-Gar at retail - but I need to know if you can throw a 1/18th scale figure on him.

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Posted by wildwill on 5 March, 2011 - 18:25
1:18 is my favorite scale.

1:18 is my favorite scale. This piece is a little large for GI Joe, closer to 1:15.

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Posted by The Enthusiast on 5 March, 2011 - 20:53
I'm gonna have to wait until

I'm gonna have to wait until the first few waves of Transfans get theirs because I'm tired of chasing figures down. Did it for a while, realized I spent too much on gas only to end up finding nothing. Then a month later, they have 10 pegs of the same figure. I think I could be patient enough to get this guy...maybe

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Posted by chachipower on 6 March, 2011 - 23:04
A few

A few of CDX's reviews re-sparked my interest in the G1 "classics/generations" series. Now a few months later I remember why I stopped getting them to begin with: they're impossible to find at retail, and you will on average pay 50%+ markup.

Now I'll gladly pay a premium for vintage. I've gladly paid finder's fees to stores and friends on forums. I just last month paid an overseas friend's bus-travel expenses for the next three weekends so he can find a few rare pieces I want at the local market in his town. I'll pay BBTS or ANGOLZ extra money for imports. I'll pay a premium for older toys without complaint.

But I refuse to pay a premium for a new toy on ebay or elsewhere, just because someone was faster to Target then I was. That is just stupid. If you buy it from the scalper, rather than the retail store, the retail store doesn't know you want to buy them, and won't re-order.

Here in NJ, it is pretty common on Monday morning to see at various Targets and WalMarts, scalpers with carts FULL of toys, doubles, triples. During Christmas this year, a guy at Target didn't even wait to pay for his Reveal The Shield Jazz before he put it up on eBay. I stood in line behind him and watched him put it up for sale with his iphone, even before he had checked out of the store.

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Posted by The Big R on 7 March, 2011 - 13:08
 
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