The last entry in the line for Titans Returns Decepticon updates for the G1 Headmasters is Wolfwire. In G1, Wolfwire was known as Weirdwolf. There are all sorts of crazy reasons for name changes like this from rights ownership to names being slurs in other languages or even just because Hasbro decided that they don’t like the name Weirdwolf anymore.
Weirdwolf, Wolfwire, whatever you want to call him, he’s definitely the best of the Decepticon ranks here. He’s has nice pose ability in both modes, his weapons are both nice, his transformations is simple yet nicely elegant.
The beast mode has a real Voltron vibe going for it, though he is a wolf and not a lion. There is a small cockpit window for the Titan Master on the back and the canon that attaches to his back certainly feels Voltron-ish. Maybe Zoids is a slightly better comparison. I suppose in the end robotic animals will look like Robotic animals.
The cockpit is also large enough that he can seat two Titan Masters inside instead of just one, though the front Titan Master doesn’t have a way to attach. Also, like Mindwipe and Skullcruncher, Weirdwolf’s beast mouth is articulated as well.
I mentioned his weapons a bit. He includes a sword and a canon. Like all of the Titans Return deluxe toys, the larger weapons are hollow and designed to work as seats/vehicle things for the Titan Masters. Unlike most of the other weapons like this, his doesn’t look weird when used as a gun for the robot. This is mostly likely because it doesn’t really form a part of the beast/vehicle so it’s free to simply look like a big gun.
I don’t have any major complaints about Wolfwire as a toy. He’s a probably the best of the line through Waves 1 and 2. He even has a nice cockpit making him appropriate for use as a wolf mech for the smaller Titan Master figures.