Saturday, February 07, 2009

Wheelie Confirmed for Movie

While literally asleep at the wheel, TF08.net posted the card backing for the Deluxe toy of Wheelie. With this last piece of information, a few things have been verified. One is that there is a transformer whose alt mode is an RC Truck indicating that Bay and company are thinking more outside the box then in the past. Another is the call sheets from Bethlehem has now been 100% verified. Wheelie is the one that discovers Jetfire at the Smithsonian. Thanks to all the people that sent me the link and pictures.

As for the character description, its seems that this Wheelie might have the potential to as annoying as the G1 version:
Autobot 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.

37 comments:

  1. that thing look like WALL-E that can walk on two legs

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  2. Counterpunch2/07/2009 6:05 PM

    All these new Autobots just gets fuglier & fuglier. Not to mention their small size. eg. Arcee

    The only Autobot that looks good so far is Sideswipe.

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  3. Ok, some reason I am starting to want things to be a supprise. Too much info on that toy. I really am kind of bummed I saw this.

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  4. He still needs to post the images of the Fallen toy.
    http://tformers.com/article.php?sid=10934

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  5. Will he offer advice in rhyme?

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  6. look into his info box, wheelie too is a former decepticon that turns into an autobot...

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  7. Thats surprising that the back of the toy package says Wheelie is a Decepticon spy since he was an Autobot in the cartoon series. Wikipedia says he ends up like Jetfire; starting off as a Decepticon, and then switching sides. I hope his voice is easier to understand and not as annoying as Frenzy's.

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  8. It's Johnny 5! (and i thought they were joking...)

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  9. Counterpunch2/07/2009 6:22 PM

    Wonder what'd convince this puny bot to switch sides in the end.

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  10. this is the first time i have looked at a transformer movie character and said to myself why did bay accept a "wall-e" wannabe robot for transformers. how low can bay go.

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  11. quintessons in TF2 with the presence of wheelie lol..

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  12. Well, regardless of what everyone else seems to think, I'm guessing that I'm going to quite like Wheelie. Of course, this could be because I have a kryptonian-like weakness for cute things, you never know.

    Although I definitely agree that Mudflap and Skids are the ugliest things since William Hung.

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  13. isn't there some licensing issues w/ this character and Wall-E? or johnny 5? How did Bay & Co. produce a transformer that look identical to robots from past films??

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  14. The art dept. could not make a better body or face? this is very interesting. The lamest of all, maybe if it can look similar to frenzy it might be ok, but man this is no threat on any side.

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  15. oohh gawd...but the movie will still kick ass

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  16. "You go wrong way, you fool I say!"

    Man, even when I was 7 I thought Wheelie was gay. Between him and the twins how much comic relief do we really need?

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  17. can anyone tell me about the black porsche at the Smithsonian that was with BB and wheelie and the rest when the found Jetfire, and why is jetfire old he was never old in the cartoons the only old one's were kip and "VECTOR PRIME" which i still think might be jetfire because jetfire never had the power to create wormholes, and vector prime was always the one who protected ancient artifacts dealing with cybertron which is my reasoning behind my thinking he's vector not jetfire plus that would explain why he's old and needs a crutch and why he can create worm holes but thats just my thinking

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  18. Jetfire( skyfire) was Very old in the cartoon. Older then most of them. Trust me go back and watch. he was bestfriends with starscream, then he crashed on earth and got burried in the ice. Its true.

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  19. Counterpunch2/07/2009 8:13 PM

    stabotage:- " Although I definitely agree that Mudflap and Skids are the ugliest things since William Hung."

    AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH! Best line I've ever heard in this blog!

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  20. FYI guys, Other then the Volt and the Wheelie, We dont know the names to many of the autobots. I would not put it past Bay to Pull a George Lucas and change things at the last second. Like He did with Revenge of the Jedi. George Lucas went as far as to make Revenge of the Jedi Posters to display in movie theaters.

    1. I dont think the name to that Aubtobot is skids, and mudflap,

    2. I also dont think the Corvette is Sideswipe.

    3. As of Orci the other day, if you have missed the talk on his boads, downplayed the name Jolt for the Volt. Granted the Name JOLT is written on the box, but did anyone Really see the whole box?

    4. I am ready to take the riducule now. 8)

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  21. Selective Realism2/07/2009 9:13 PM

    How Wheelie was conceived.....

    http://manilaghia.multiply.com/video/item/25/Robot_Chicken_Herbie_the_Love_Bug_Parody

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  22. yes jetfire was old but not like that not to the point where he was crippled, and he never t=had the power to form wormholes i think jetfire maybe be in it but its not him but i think theres more autobots then what we have seen and heard like the ariel bots, i just wanna see hot rod i mean come on he is one of those characters you just like to see fight and cause headaches for decipticons

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  24. Not quite a fan of the Wall-E and ET-like two-eyes-popping-out-from-the-head designs we've seen on the Twins, and now on Wheelie.

    Would have preferred the less-quirky regular head designs.

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  25. ADMIN:

    Will you please add this "Wheelie" figure to the TF2 Toys label?

    Thanks.

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  26. After all the AWESOME molds we have seen over the past few weeks, this "thing" really is a kick in the nuts !

    Many people insult transformers fans because they are "children's toys" well I can tell you, not even my 8 year old brother would go near that thing called "wheelie" it looks like .. pre-school stuff.

    In my opinion, the twins were enough comedy factor, at least they looked like transformers... wheelie just looks like a toy !

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  27. Spoilers
    Ranger565 said...
    FYI guys, Other then the Volt and the Wheelie, We dont know the names to many of the autobots. I would not put it past Bay to Pull a George Lucas and change things at the last second. Like He did with Revenge of the Jedi. George Lucas went as far as to make Revenge of the Jedi Posters to display in movie theaters.

    1. I dont think the name to that Aubtobot is skids, and mudflap,

    2. I also dont think the Corvette is Sideswipe.

    3. As of Orci the other day, if you have missed the talk on his boads, downplayed the name Jolt for the Volt. Granted the Name JOLT is written on the box, but did anyone Really see the whole box?

    4. I am ready to take the riducule now. 8)


    My ideas:

    1. The names are probably real and i hope the twins are a comedy team and i think one of the twins (Mudfalp) should turns evil so we have the two fighting it out in the third!

    2. Leaked box images have revealed that the corvette is indeed sideswipe he transforms into a silver robot with wheels for feet and two blades.

    3. Joly is confirmed for the movie as toy and leaked box art have confirmed the blue vehicle is jolt.

    4. Cant be sure what you ment by that!

    My revised feelings on wheelie:

    I really hope he dies in the first 10 seconds of the film or stays in vehicle form as the toy design looks lame. Unless wheelie drasticly changes his robot form he will be known from now on as Wallelie (Combined names of Wheelie and Wall-e)

    Here is my list of revealed 2009 toys not to buy:

    1. Bumblee bee (Pychologicaly disturbing head and copied alt mode)
    2. Wheelie (One word Wall-E)
    3. The fallen (Unless there is a larger mode)
    4. Starscream (Vehicle mode is cool but robot mode is crap as he still looks like a bird)
    5. Ironhide (Nowhere to store weapons other than that good mode)
    6. One of the twins as they may be just repaints i want different transformations and weapons and gymics and anything else.

    List of robots:
    Autobots:

    Optimus prime
    Ironhide
    Bumblee bee
    Ratchet
    Wheelie (Side switcher)
    Sideswipe
    Skids
    Mudflap
    Jolt
    Jetfire (Starts off as a decepticon)
    Arcee

    Decepticons:
    Megatron
    Starscream
    Soundwave
    Ravage
    Scorponok
    Barricade
    Longhaul
    Mixmaster
    Scavenger
    Scrapper
    Hook
    Unknown Contructicon
    Possibly unknown Constructicon

    Others:
    The fallen (Servant of Unicron)

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  28. What made Transformers a good movie?

    1.Incoherent plot? scenes in the movie lead nowhere or had no real purpose, comedy filler, waste time, no story logic. The movie's script made it hard to suspend belief and enjoy the movie. B movie but with a bigger budget...

    2.Laughably bad dialogue? "My bad" Shia "NoNoNoNoNo" Whats up lil B ****es" Touch my bush I'll kick your @$$!'' Happy Time" ect. ect. VOMIT

    3. The army can kill the Decepticons? Why even have the autobots.

    4.Transformers look like metal scraps glued together.

    5.Dramatic scenes that fly straight out of left field? ("I'm so glad I got in the car with you.") B movie

    6.Formerly respectable star sinks to a new low? John Turturro Jon Voight,Golden Shower Bumblebee pees now and farts? comedy gold....

    7.Incredible overacting that is obviously encouraged by the director?

    8.Bumblebee who cannot speak for no apparent reason? Damaged in battle ....please, prequel comic or motion comic just try to cover up bad story telling .Makes no sense other than that is what the director or script calls for in the movie. (no story logic.^)
    Wouldn't need to waste so much time If BumbleBee could repair himself. Like Barricade repaired himself after the first fight and tell Shia that he needs the glasses!

    9.Rampant racial stereotyping?" Hey Mammy "
    "Speak English dude "

    10.Characters with a lot of face time who end up playing no important role in the "story?"
    Hackers and soldiers.

    11.The action in some shots is hopelessly muddled? Shaky Cam, close ups, and quick cut editing.

    12. Jazz's hilarious death scene is matched only by his hilarious eulogy? B movie

    13. Transformers had little scene time due to over elaborated designs which made them too expensive? Prime shows up 70 mins into the movie.

    14. Blatant over the top product placement? Takes away from the movie experience. Not just minor product placement the movie stops just for the product placement. Bumblebee updates to a newer car. The pilots getting into the F 22.

    15. Transformers are secondary characters with little to no dialogue?

    16. Hard to tell the Transformers apart. As long as the camera stands still long enough and the transformer is not silver. If it is an action scene forget about it..

    17. For an action blockbuster there is not much action: 5 min of action in the beginning 10 min of action in the middle and 15 min of action at the end. In a 2 hr and 30 min movie. All of which jumps around from robots to humans every 2 seconds, due to the quick cut editing. Shaky Cam and close ups ruin most of the action.

    18. Shia LaBarf can't act? NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo BS comedy shtick, Even Stevens with robots...

    19. Meagan Fox can't act? ........LMAO please

    20. Michael Bay can't direct? " I make movies for 13 year old boys." Can't remember the Transformers names. Brawl is the tank Bay.. not DEVASTATOR!

    Intense slow motion shots of characters

    Has the camera moving during most scenes. Very rarely uses static shots.

    Actors/characters in his films are almost uniformly shot in tight, emphatic close ups, framed under the hairline and above the chin.

    Often has over-the-top visuals (i.e. key events taking place at sunset or dramatic events taking place behind actors doing routine activities).

    Utilizes monotonic but intense musical cues during action-filled car chase scenes. Bad Boys II (2003), The Island (2005)

    Uses shots of aircraft against a setting sun, especially helicopters (Armageddon (1998/I), Pearl Harbor (2001), Transformers (2007)).

    Often features a slow-motion shot of an object crashing into, or tumbling towards the camera.

    Uses a shot where the camera spins in a circle around characters. (Bad Boys II, Transformers)

    Frequently incorporates scenes that involve characters running or moving towards the camera (almost always shot in slow-motion)



    [Michael Bay on "Transformers look"]
    Well, it's just, you know, listen, it's like...I didn't want to make the boxy characters, you know? Think about it, 30 feet in the air in the real world, just boxes, you know and it'd just look more fake, you know? And by adding more doo-dads, you know, stuff on the...stuff. Stuff on the robots, more car parts, and...you know you can just make it look more real.

    Something close to the 80's cartoon design could have been achieved.

    Nanotechnology is a legitimate reason for parts of the transformers to disappear or for mass shifting.( LIKE THE CUBE! )

    Nobody wants the same thing from the cartoon.

    Something CLOSER to the 80's or 2000 dreamwave comic book designs
    could have been great.
    Instead with now how Starscream retarded gorilla with chicken legs, Megatron's pineapple a$$hole face, alot of transformers now roll around on wheels, the constructicon is shown twice riding around on 1 wheel. Motercycle (Arcee) bots..... yep 1 wheel, Unicycle transformers The Twins ugly retard mongoloids stereotypes JAR JAR BINKS now Wheelie looks like Wall- E and Johnny Five hybrid

    The outsides of the ALT MODE would be like armor that could split apart or change in minor ways to accommodate for movement.
    The mass area of joints or the blocky parts can bend or reline itself.

    Instead of having their guts exposed they could have the outer shell of their ALT mode act like armor.
    The Nanotechnology would allow for more pleasing Aesthetic by adding simple yet believable appearance between the Alt mode armor plates and the human like areas and joints.

    So you can achieve a balance between the 80's cartoon and Bayformers !


    Will Transformers 2 be as good as the first one?

    I hope this movie is 2 hours and 30 mins long with a lot of soldiers, hackers and only 15 minutes of incoherent action!!! HELL YEAH THAT WILL BE AWESOME!!!!!!!

    Will it have abhorrent, horrendous, obnoxious, repulsive, shameful, terrible, ugly, swirling metal chucks, gorilla arms, unicycle retard looking Transformers in it.

    Great job Bay keep lying to everybody about how your extremely expensive, hyper realistic Transformers is the only look that works and is not silly.. No middle ground between the original look and these bionicles metal junk piles....

    It needs to have Shia Ledouche doing his crazy retard shtick, talking to himself and saying NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo. Megan Fox trying to act and looking like a 30 year old raged out street walker whore.

    More shameful masturbating close ups of her stomach... More random characters who have no purpose in the film.

    What will make it funny is to have more scenes of Transformers stumbling around like morons hiding in the backyard, golden shower scenes, bumblebee farting on Sam's dad. COMEDY GOLD! Horrible Stereotypes and blatant racism. So much respect to source material....

    Sure to get the Oscar this time, as long as we still have Michael Bay's AWESOME character development, 20 camera using, seizure inducing can't tell whats going on shaky cam, fast cut editing, emphatic tight close ups, helicopter in the sunset, extremely nauseating, repulsive, over the top product placement, and slow motion over dramatic explosions.

    I sure hope so this movie will be AWESOME AND RAD TO THE MAX EXTREME with my A.D.D and short attention span.
    Be sure not to take your riddilan when watching this great action packed popcorn blockbuster, leave your brain at the door snore fest...

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  29. Well, now we know what happened to Mojo, they turned him into a robot!

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  30. WTF? Why is WALL-E in this movie? LOL

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  31. to anon 2/08/09 117pm:

    Don't get out much do you? Ok, the first movie wasn't brilliant (not enough bot time, etc), but was still amazing. You're a g1-er, aren't you? 'Make it Boxy', 'Why isn't Prime Red?', etc etc etc...MUPPET!!!!

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  32. I hated Wall-E but I kinda like this figure. Definitely reminds me of Johnny 5.

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  33. Spoilers:
    I really hate when we see the back of the toy as that blurb pretty much spoils the entire film as we now know that Wheelie starts off as a decepticon and changes to the autobot team.

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  34. Kay...It's Vehicle/Truck Form Looks More Like Sentinal Prime To Me. Oh Well, One Less To Buy!

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  35. sweet imagine actually making a full size version that IS Radio Controlled

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  36. I herd that after Wheelie joins the autobots he helps Sam,Miklia,and Leo get out of tight spots! Like when mabe Alice lock the trio in a room the get wheelie to crawl through a vent shaft and get outside of the room and Wheelie uses his thin fingers to pick the lock and get em out!
    "Wheelie say TF2 is 2 months away!"

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