Transformers Custom: End Of The Road Wheeljack by Jin Saotome
Jin Saotome - Wednesday, September 12, 2012
"When all is said and done, when the years pass by with no change in seasons... and the only sounds echoing in the once thriving cities are that of machines, you know you've reached the End of the Road. With humanity near extinction the fight between Autobot and Decepticon still rages on across the irradiated wastelands of a dying Earth."
Wheeljack enters the fray of post-apocalyptic Transformers with his deadly toolset and weaponry. He was created from a DOTM Topspin mold, Generations Wheeljack head/lower arms, and various fodder parts. He has a Gatling gun, chainsaw rifle, tendril saw, and wheel cutter that can be attached to him in robot mode or alt mode. Drift's twin swords were modded so Wheeljack would have something to slice and dice with should his tools not be enough to take down some Decepticon baddies. One rust-weathered-sponge paint job later, Wheeljack was ready to roll!
Previews World has posted the latest round of comic solicits, taking us in to the summer. Notable on the block this month is the return of IDW's movie continuity tie in comics, once again written by John Barber and to feature interior art by Andrew Griffith. This time out it's a prequel to the Bumblebee movie, noted as being aimed at younger readers. Apart from that, we have the usual Optimus Prime and two Lost Light issues, plus some trades including a complete collection of the Wreckers titles. Keep reading for all the solicits and (a few) cover previews!
Business Insider reports that the letter sent to all ToysRUs employees explaining the company's current state and laying out their lack of severance has set a timetable for the closing of stores and warehouses. Though only some states have reported in, it seems that target date for the end of ToysRUs is May 14 in states ranging from Wisconsin to Hawaii. Keep reading for more details.
Ellia Kassoff of the company Strategic Marks has announced that the company's plan to revive Kay Bee Toys - once Toys R Us' largest competitor in the toy field - have been accelerated in the wake of TRU's impending closing. Kassoff seems extremely optimistic about the potential for a revived KB to take TRU's place in representing roughly 20% of all toy sales in the United States. Keep reading for more information!
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