U.S. Name: WRECK-GAR   Jap. Name: SAME

Cartoon First Appearance: T.F. The Movie - Aug. 8, 1986

Toy Catalog Number: C-81

 

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Wreck-Gar was kind of cool in the original Transformers The Movie.  His character was different and he talked very funny.  I guess, this is one of the reasons why I want him.  Anyhow,  I got both MISB Wreck-Gar and MISB Cyclonus on Aug. XX, Mmvii from Ebay which cost me ($CLXXX) $CCC including.

 

R-0 Original Wreck-Gar's motto and tech specifications:  

Affiliate: autobots | Subgroup: wreckers | Function: junkion leader | Alt. Mode: motocycle |

| STR 8 | INTL 7 | SPD 6 | ENDN 10 | RNK 7 | CRG 9 | FRPW 7 | SKL 7 |

Original G1 Wreck-Gar Motto:

"Collect and save, collect and save."

 

Original G1 Wreck-Gar Bio:

Wreck-Gar leads the Junkions, a race of junk robots.  He's made of rusted scraps, chassis, bits, manifold parts, and dented odds and ends.  A little scatterbrained, he speaks in odd rhyming, pieces-together sentences.  His words are a junkyard collection of broadcast fragments from T.V. commercials and radio jingles.  In robot mode, he carries an armor axe and a decelerator laser that inhibits an enemy robot's flow of cerebral impulses.

 

NOTE-1: This review page is meant to give you some ideas about the figure should you decide to obtain one, or even just for nostalgic or sentimental purposes.  They're just my opinion and I hold no responsibility for your action.  If you have questions about this review or if there's a section or image that owned by you and I didn't give you credit, please click email from the main page.  I'll make the correction once I receive your info.  Have fun.

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R-1 Wreck-Gar in its Original condition:

wreckgarorig.jpg (71203 bytes)1 - Wreck-Gar in its brand new condition from the box.  

2 - The back of the box showing the 1986 Battle Scene box art.

3 - Here's how the content looks once the box was removed revealing Wreck-Gar sealed on card, all the paper works and accessories were taped on one bag.

 

wreckgarcontent.jpg (96123 bytes)Besides "1" motorcycle, these are the Papers and Accessories that were part of the package:

"1" gun, "1" ax, "1" instruction sheet, "1" sticker sheet, "1" red decoder sheet, "1" "Have The Decepticons Defeated Us Once And For All" catalog, and "1" 1986 toy catalog poster (Autobots side and Decepticons side).

 

R-2 Pre-Applied Decals/ Stickers: 

There is only one Pre-Applied sticker that had been applied onto Wreck-Gar.  That one pre-applied sticker is the Autobot Rub Sign logo located the mid section of the motorcycle near the chrome part. 

Sticker Sheet:

DecalWreckGar.jpg (58958 bytes)There are 18 registered numbering of stickers on the sticker sheet.  But in reality it's actually 20 stickers since some of the decals/ stickers are grouped or paired together and labeled it as one.  These registering numbering do not include the Pre-applied stickers.  

 

R-3 Wreck-Gar in Vehicle Mode:

wreckgarveh1.jpg (64195 bytes)Wreck-Gar alternated mode is a motorcycle whose measurements is approximately 6 1/4 X 2 14/16 X 3 6/16 (LxWxH in inch).  The motorcycle looks very realistic yet also gives you the impression that it's a transformer in the disguise thanks to the expose front feet.  Both wheels do roll on the floor so don't worry if it's fixed or not.  The motorcycle is indeed very detailing.  You can see the fine line of the seat, the speedometer, the engine etc.  There is also a mounted gun/ cannon located on the front of the motorcycle on either side to give that extra battle mode type or fierce looking motorcycle.

 

R-4 Wreck-Gar Robot Mode:

wreckgarrob1.jpg (63680 bytes)Overall, Wreck-Gar robot mode is good.  His best view would be the front.  All arm, body, and leg are pretty much define.  His worst view would be the rear because it seems that all of his alternate mode didn't get transformed out.  Wreck-Gar robot appendix (rear motorcycle) really interfere with his thigh and transformation.  As a result, the leg could not be bent backward and adjusting the rear wheel between each mode is a little bit difficult.  Too much pressure can easily damage the rear wheel or the joints.  Also, the chest chrome part is a little bit tricky as well.  Reckless act can easily damage the flame sticker on either side of the motorcycle.  Last but not least, I thought the face was positioned too far back into the head.  The downside is that his face is always in a shadow since it's recess back.  Other than these, he's a good action figure when compare to most of the G1 Transformers action figures.

 

R-5 Acessories:

wreckgarrob2.jpg (67860 bytes)Wreck-Gar accessories include a gun and his trademark Ax which was used in the original Transformers The Movie.  Both weapon fit into the hand nicely.  While in robot mode, the front wheel can be stored onto the Ax (right image).

 

R-6 Articulation Show Off:

wreckgarrob3.jpg (66851 bytes)For a G1 Transformers, Wreck-Gar articulation can be said great since most of them are like brick or with just only arm or leg movement.  His shoulder has ball joint connection so it pretty much can do anything.  Both the elbow and leg all can be bent.  Unfortunately, the knee could not be bent downward in a normal way only the awkward way in the pic.

 

R-7 Wreck-Gar Variations:

Here are some of the variations that you might want to know.  These variations covered box, paint applications, or material:

Var. 1 -  "Regular Box" No extra ads as seen in R-1 from the above.

Var. 2 - The second version had an extra advertisement.  This advertisement has a diagonal yellow background color with texts which read "Free Inside! Transformers Glow In The Dark Poster" box (see M-1B for image sample) at the lower right hand corner. 

 

R-8 Rémy's Wreck-Gar's action figure review:

Manufacturer - Hasbro/ Takara

Line, Series/ Wave: Generation 1 Line, Series 3.

Year Released: [1986]  

Made: [Japan]  

Scale: [N/A]

Box or Card Dimension In Inches: [LxWxD]  - Approximately 10 X 6 (with flap 8 10/16) X 3 1/2 - Box.

Packaging Method: Mint In Seal Box.  Contents were packed with the following procedure:

Sealed on a card within the box: "1" motorcycle.

On the side of the card board, a taped down bag which contained: "1" gun, "1" ax, "1" instruction sheet, "1" sticker sheet, "1" red decoder sheet, "1" "Have The Decepticons Defeated Us Once And For All" catalog, and "1" 1986 toy catalog poster (Autobots side and Decepticons side).

Box Special Note: Front Box Appearance: Wreck-Gar art.  Back Box Appearance: 1986 Battle Scene with Wreck-Gar Tech & Spec beneath that.

Box Point or Robot Point: [2]  - This number can be found on the back of the box next to the Tech & Spec. 

Approximately Toy Dimension In Inches: - Height Up To The Head 7 1/8  Maximum Height: 7 1/2 (up to missile launcher)  Width from shoulder to shoulder: 2 1/2  Maximum Width: 3 1/4 (from fist to fist)  Dept: 3 1/4.

Toy Stamp/ Fine Print: - ©HASBRO 1986; ©TAKARA CO. LTD'; 1986 JAPAN.

Toy Stamp/ Fine Print Location: - Can be found on the gray slab below the red torso slab.

Transformation Of Difficulty: [Medium] - Can be tricky especially the rotating the rear wheel out and folding the chrome chest back and forth between mode.

Material Durability: [B] - Average

Toy Materials: Die Cast Metal:  Torso (the red slab).  Chrome Part: Chest.  Rubber: Wheels.  Plastic: Main material.  Clear Plastic Window: Motorcycle window shield.

Stability: [A] - Robot mode can stand on any flat surface...very stable.

Fun Toy: [A]  

Negative Drawback - None. 

Articulations:  Head: Cannot be rotated. Shoulder:  Can be swung at a 360 degree as well as 80 degree outward. Arm/ Elbow: Can be bent at a 90 degree angle.  Wrist/ Hand: Can be rotated 360 degree sideway.  Hand cannot be hidden.   Hip/ Waist: Cannot be rotated.  Leg: Can only be bent at 80 degree forward.  Knee: Can be bent in an awkward position of 90 degree sideway and a 90 degree upward.  Otherwise, his knee cannot be bent in the normal way of 90 degree bent downward.  Ankle/Feet: No sideway movement.

Rub Sign Logo: [Yes] - The Autobot's rub sign located at the mid section of the right side of the motorcycle.

Robot's Cartoon looks alike: [A-] He looks pretty much like the cartoon...just lack the long mustache.

Vehicle's Cartoon looks alike: [A]   

Special Notes: Here are "3" special notes that I think you should know:

1 - Be aware of the location where you put the flame stickers since it's slightly interfered with the transformation and will damage the sticker. 

2 - In robot mode, the front wheel can be stored onto the ax.

3 - Rotating the rear wheel from motorcycle to robot mode can be a little bit difficult so take your time when transform it.

Overall Grade: [A-] - I thought Wreck-Gar is pretty darn cool toy for the G1 generation.  The only things I don't like about Wreck-Gar is the design of the thigh, the stiff hip, and the transformation style of the rear wheel and the chrome chest.