- Neo-Wheel is a Micromaster from the Operation Combination and Micromaster Collection portions of the Generation One continuity family.
Neo-Wheel is a member of the Turbo Team, six urban-operations Micromasters who can combine to form Sixturbo. The Turbo Team fight alongside the Guard City team and other Micromasters to protect the Earth from the forces of the mighty Decepticon führer Scrash.
In an alternate-timeline/universe, Neo-Wheel is a mysterious loner who lives in the woods. Some people think he can talk to animals.
Since the Neo-Wheel of "Operation Combination" had no bio information whatsoever, it is unknown if the "Micromaster Collection" bio is retroactive, applying to the original version as well, though many fans treat it as such.
Operation: Combination story pages
Neo-Wheel never appears as an individual, only as a component to Sixturbo's robot mode.
Micromaster Collection Story
Like most of the Turbo Team, Neo-Wheel was infected with the Reverse Evolution virus, presumably though contact with Road Police, Circuit, Glide, or Discharge. The virus turned him into a Decepticon, and he went about causing random destruction with his teammates. Sireen tricked Neo-Wheel and the others into combining with him to form Sixturbo, then restored them all to normal with an antivirus program.
- Sixturbo (Micromaster Sixteam, 1992)
- The original version of Neo-Wheel was available only as part of a Sixturbo gift set in Japan. Aside from the Lamborghini sports car mode, Neo-Wheel can form either arm of any of the similar-build Six-Teams (Sixturbo, Sixbuilder or Sixwing), though his nominal placement is as the right arm of Sixturbo. The original Six-Teams are considered among the more difficult Japanese Generation One pieces to find.
- The connector socket for Sixturbo's shoulder is approximately 5mm wide, making Neo-Wheel compatible with Powerlinx ports.
- Neo-Wheel (Micromaster, 2002)
- In 2002, the entire Sixturbo team was re-released as part of the "Micromaster Collection", in individual boxes with a number visible to show which mold was inside each box. For this release, all of the decals from the original version were replaced with paint applications. Neo-Wheel came with the right hand and gun to Sixturbo in this release.
- In every case of twelve Turbo Team Micromasters, two of them were solid-black-plastic "Reverse Evolution" Decepticon-allied variations. All six Micromasters were available in this manner.