toy collector has a prized piece in their collection. For some it's some
rare Japanese figure that is only seen for sale once every two years. For
others it's a strange incarnation of their favorite character. And for some
it's usually something few others have.
For me, it's all three.
The prize of my collection is far and away my Marlboro Wheeljack.
Released as Marbor in the Pre-Transformers Diaclone line, Marlboro Wheeljack
is the alternate mold to the original
Wheeljack toy. Among some of his interesting features are his remolded
face, his Marlboro cigarette-pack paintjob, and his blue wings (not to mention
the incredibly tight springs in his launchers...forget about a choking hazard,
I'd be worried that a kid may blow one of the missile straight through his
or her throat. See, there's a reason why Hasbro removes these on the reissues).
Below is a small gallery of pics of Marlboro Wheeljack. Enjoy.
I bought my Marlboro Wheeljack back in the summer of 1999
and since then I've only seen it for sale a handful of times, each time
selling for significantly more than I paid for it (no, mine is not for sale).