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Series: Botcon Exclusives
Allegiance: Autobot
Categories: Deluxe Convention Exclusive
Year: 2012

Oh, we have such sights to show you...
A hastily assembled mass of scrap metal and spare parts, Wreck-Gar was an experiment, one in which his creators provided him the ability to clone himself at will, using the bodies of fallen robots as raw material. What they did not count on was his ability to take this power and use it on living machines. Taking a sadistic pleasure in giving the "gift" of his own image to other robots, he gained a following of Cybertronians who had lost hope and were seeking an escape from the misery of the Autobot / Decepticon conflict. In time, after both Autobots and Decepticons fell victim to Wreck-Gar's hive, the factions had no choice but to work together to destroy his Junkions and imprison him on Paradron. When Ultra Magnus began his campaign, he freed Wreck-Gar from his cell and offered him a place in his personal army, which he accepted. Aside from his own Energon Axe weapon and cerebral inhibitor blaster, Wreck-Gar has full control over any Junkion warrior he creates. His overconfidence is his greatest weakness.

Remarks: This Botcon exclusive version of Wreck-Gar is a straight-up repaint of Reveal the Shield Wreck-Gar, so look there for the full review. Just a few words on the differences.

As this is the Shattered Glass version of everyone’s favourite Junkion, evil Wreck-Gar is given the color of a Decepticon, or more specific the colors of the G1 Insecticons, meaning purple and black with yellow and red highlights. The result is surprisingly good-looking and easily invokes the Insecticon homage, while at the same time making the usually friendly Wreck-Gar look decidedly evil. Very nicely done.

Not much else I can say about the figure, as nothing but the paint job has changed. In the Botcon comic book Wreck-Gar was described as a huge threat due to his ability to change other robots into clones of himself (thus creating Junkion hives). He helped evil Ultra Magnus destroy an entire universe, too. Wreck-Gar was available together with two more evil Junkions as an on-site exclusive at Botcon 2012, so getting your hands on one won’t be cheap. Still, if you like Wreck-Gar and/or the concept of the Shattered Glass universe, this is one cool figure.

Rating: B+
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