Wreck-Gar was originally supposed to be a part of Sky-Reign, even going so far as to have early box art that said as much. If you know the Combiner Wars line, Wreck-Gar can be used as a chest shield on Defensor, like Groove did in an earlier release. It seemed funny to do that, since there is no way to actually attach Wreck-Gar to Sky Reign’s chest.
Wreck-Gar is a retool of Groove. A retool in so far as a repaint with a new head attached. Not a whole lot of a retool there. The paint work is great, and really makes WG look quite different from Groove. After getting Wreck-Gar for the first time in 2011 with a nearly flawless figure, a Legends Class figure is not a great way to follow it up. The robot mode is okay.
The Legends Class figures are better than the Legion Class figures, which are just way too small and lack the articulation. These figures at least have elbows and knees, and have some fun transformations.
I cannot say that this looks a whole lot like a motorcycle. It is a bit more like a giant scooter. I think it was probably pretty hard to get something in this scale to look like a good motorcycle. Leave that to the larger Deluxe scale from now on. Though we are going to potentially see this reused as Rust Dust for Victorian, and Override if you are after some of the Japanese releases.
Overall, I have been so happy with the Combiner Wars line. It has been very successful. With only a few hick-ups along the way, it is a great line.
And a side note. Don’t join the Combiner Wars if you don’t have a Combiner to attach to…