Wreck-Gar’s bot mode is appropriately junky. Despite the colors not being a proper homage, a lot of design elements are there, like the two tires on his left, the shoulder blasters, and the dead-on head sculpt. He’s got a goatee that might rival Scourge’s and his grin gives him some real personality, something a lot of TF toys lack. I pretty much like everything on the sculpt itself. The odd transformation comes in handy in his bot mode because he genuinely seems like a pile of parts. The license plate ends up being a knee cap, the front of the bike his left foot, and the two tires give him a really asymmetrical design which makes him particularly unique among his Transformers brethren.
I would like it if his head could pop up a little higher, but that’s my only real quibble.
Wreck-Gar’s rear wheel/tail pipe also pops off to give him his classic bladed weapon. It looks cool as a weapon and blends in well in his alt mode which is probably the peak performance of any TF accessory. It also features that now pervasive c-clip. I still haven’t experimented with the clips to mix and match the parts, but I appreciate the implications.
The articulation is really nice. Ball-joints on the head, shoulders, hips, & ankles, swivels at the biceps, hands, waist, & thighs, and hinges on the elbows & knees. He’s got a lot of great movement and that’s going to come in handy when he’s riding… himself.
While I don’t like all the color choices, I got good paint on Wreck-Gar all around. The forearms seem to have a thicker paint on them that may scratch easily, but I haven’t had any issues with that yet. The flames are all nice and sharp as are the important facial details.
Overall, Wreck-Gar’s out-of-scale alt mode becomes a lot less important when you get him in hand and play with him. Any drawbacks about the scale quickly fade away when you toss one of the other Generations TFs on his back. I keep using Scourge because I like the biker gang aspect and Scourge fits that for me. Wreck-Gar’s bot mod could’ve used more classic colors, but the design of the toy is great despite the colors. And he looks appropriately crazy when wielding his axe. In the end, Wreck-Gar is a really fun Transformers and that’s perfect considering his character.
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