New Age‘s Gremlin “gold” repaint of their Flipper mini-bot has arrived at Junkion HQ.
In the box is an extremely tiny pistol, jet pack and instructions sheet.
Like the original G1 Goldbug, Gremlin is more of a mustard yellow than a gold.
The VW Bug
The only drawback with the vehicle mode is that it lacks rolling wheels.
This is a super fun little figure!
It’s very poseable for its size and has a great intuitive transformation.
Unlike Flipper, Gremlin includes the jet pack from Dinobot Island.
This is not my first New Age mini-bot: I picked up Flipper a while back but never got the chance to review it. This where the clever transformation really shines. Because of how the rear window transforms it allows Gremlin to have a Throttlebot-style hood and hides that kibble for Flipper.
Flipper has one big flaw in vehicle mode compared to Gremlin, his black shoulders stand out awkwardly just under the side windows.
Not having one of his own, Flipper has to borrow Gremlin’s jet pack to recreate TOE*.