NewAge H1G Gremlin

NewAge’s Gremlin “gold” repaint of their Flipper mini-bot has arrived at Junkion HQ.

Gremlin in box

In the box is an extremely tiny pistol, jet pack and instructions sheet.

Gremlin box contents

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.

Gremlin vehicle mode

The Robot

This is a super fun little figure!

Gremlin robot mode

It’s very poseable for its size and has a great intuitive transformation.

Gremlin with pistol

Unlike Flipper, Gremlin includes the jet pack from Dinobot Island.

Gremlin jet pack

The Comparisons

This is not my first NewAge 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.

Gremlin with Flipper robot mode
(Autobot symbol sold separately)

Flipper has one big flaw in vehicle mode compared to Gremlin, his black shoulders stand out awkwardly just under the side windows.

Gremlin with Flipper vehicle mode
(Autobot symbol sold separately)

Not having one of his own, Flipper has to borrow Gremlin’s jet pack to recreate TOE*.

Flipper with jet pack
(Autobot symbol sold separately))

* That One Episode” – the obligatory accessory that the character used once in the cartoon.