Wait, is this Titans Return or Robots in Disguise? They love to make Decepticon animals in RiD, but we are getting a bit of overflow into Titans Return. This is not the only animal we are getting in this wave either.
Today we are looking at Wolfwire with his Titan Master Monxo.
Wolfwire is a bright yellow and blue robot. I think he is giving off a really strong Wolverine vibe with the X-Men coloring and bad attitude.
His little head, Monxo is blue and grey. He has a weird back story, where sometime he is a humanoid fleshbag. They went with the Headmaster version. The colors are pretty close, with a bit lighter blue this time around.
As for Wolfwire, this is a pretty darn close redesign of the original version from 1987. The former Weirdwolf slimmed down a lot for this iteration, but he looks very close, including the sword tail and red cockpit for the Monxo to ride in.
Wolfwire comes with a great big gun along with the grey sword. The Titan Return figures certainly do carry a lot of weaponry. His gun of course doubles as a seat for his Titan Master. We will see that a bit later. He has an opening door in his chest that is similar to the original. This one does not really serve a purpose, except to help push out the torso of the wolf when going through transformation.
In wolf mode, Wolfwire has an opening mouth. It is a bit scary looking with the red teeth. His head is on a swivel to allow the head to swing side to side, and there is even a slight head turn as well.
Moving back, Wolfwire has… ah crud! I just realized I blew the transformation on the front legs. They are backwards and show the empty elbows. Ugh! Anyway, he has pretty good articulation in the fore legs and unlike is G1 counterpart, he can move his back legs too.
The cockpit window flips forward to allow access to the seat.
There is so much room in the cockpit because of the stretch of the waist, that you can actually fit two Titan Masters in there. Pretty neat.
Once closed, the gun can be placed on top of Wirewolf, and he has himself some heavy firepower at his disposal. He looks like a Wolf-tank to me.
The gun can also be attached under his body so his back is free for someone to catch a ride. Now he can have his fire power and little help too.
After a few weeks of playing with him, I did notice a problem around the cockpit hinge. Both sides have broken and the hinge dangles loose when the hatch is open. Thankfully there is the rubbery plastic that is attached to the same metal post, so the door does not fall off. It is just a bummer with this guy being so good otherwise.