EVOLUTION OF WHEELIE – G1 to Studio Series 86 All Versions Review

Wheelie in the Transformers Universe first appeared in Transformers: The Movie in 1986 and there have been a number of toys depicting this character. Captain Kyle explores the evolution of Wheelie and shows all the versions from the mini-vehicle in Generation One up to the latest release in the Studio Series 86 line.

Wheelie is an Autobot survivalist who has an annoying tendency to rhyme, but did manage to help the Dinobots rescue Hot Rod and Kup from the Quintessons. He is a frequent companion of Daniel Witwicky and is armed with a slingshot, which is very effective against Grimlock’s nose. His toy versions include G1, a reissue of the G1 version with some color changes in 2005, the Universe Legends version in 2008, 2009’s Henkei version, the Generations Deluxe sized, the Titans Returns and Legends versions in 2016, the figure that came with Studio Series Grimlock, and the latest Core Class from Studio Series 86 in 2022.

To get these toys, you can try:

Studio Series 86 Core Class 2022:
• Amazon: https://amzn.to/3szn9No
• eBay: https://ebay.us/dUEXGl
• Walmart: https://goto.walmart.com/c/2479606/565706/9383?veh=aff&sourceid=imp_000011112222333344&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2FTransformers-Studio-Series-Core-Class-The-Transformers-The-Movie-Autobot-Wheelie%2F831540800
• Ali Express: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_DB4XBfz

Studio Series 86 Grimlock:
• eBay: https://ebay.us/2azTmc
• Ali Express: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_Dkcc1LH

Titans Return Wheelie:
• eBay: https://ebay.us/OeFBA5

Legends Wheelie (Japan):
• eBay: https://ebay.us/LFkFgM

Generations Deluxe Wheelie:
• eBay: https://ebay.us/6YDp81

Henkei! Henkei! Version:
• eBay: https://ebay.us/RiYduW

Universe Legends Version:
• eBay: https://ebay.us/lpUrTR

Reissue G1 Wheelie (will also have counterfeit reissues):
• eBay: https://ebay.us/h1PQFo

G1 Wheelie:
• eBay: https://ebay.us/yaCgQ7
• Ali Express (counterfeit high-quality “reissue”): https://www.aliexpress.us/item/3256804558164700.html

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About Kyle Williamson

"Captain" Kyle Williamson is a cosplayer, actor, writer, fan and author of "The Elements of Cosplay: The Costume and Beyond." He has also interviewed hundreds of actors, authors and cosplayers and has moderated panels for conventions such as Wizard World, Retro Con, Terrificon, Farpoint and Shore Leave to name a few. You can follow him on Twitter @captainkylepa and Instagram @captainkylephilly.

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