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Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 5:58PM CDT

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Thanks to Instagram user starlock we have our first look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl from SDCC 2013! We were shown the the gray mold prototype for this figure last month at BotCon during the Hasbro panel, but no photography was allowed. Check him out in full color below!

Our fearless leader Seibertron is on site with camera in hand just waiting to get into the display room. Stay tuned for more images as the night goes on.

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Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504003)
Posted by Megazarak on July 17th, 2013 @ 6:24pm CDT
Looks interesting. And I'm sure he'll look even better once better pics start surfacing. Oh man, hopefully they brought Armada Starscream and the others talked about at the Botcon panel along too.
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504005)
Posted by Superwheeljack on July 17th, 2013 @ 6:29pm CDT
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That thing looks terrible. I know that the figures were mis-transformed at botcon, but this look terrible. The arms are too big and thin. That's the only other Generations Voyager I'm skipping besides Rhinox. Man Hasbro, what are you on
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504006)
Posted by Mkall on July 17th, 2013 @ 6:30pm CDT
And SDCC is off to a good start. Let's see what else Hasbro will show us.
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504008)
Posted by The Variable on July 17th, 2013 @ 6:36pm CDT
Slightly disappointed that they weren't using the IDW treatment for Whirl's design. I really like the VTOL mode he has there. But a Voyager scale update to the original toy is still full of awesome.
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504009)
Posted by sixshot20 on July 17th, 2013 @ 6:39pm CDT
Man bit of a letdown I thought he was going to be like the MTMTE Whirl :-( . He still looks nice as an updated G1 Whirl though.
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504012)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on July 17th, 2013 @ 6:45pm CDT
I like it. I hope they do the rest of the Wreckers. If they do, then I won't have to worry about grabbing the Ruination set. This looks like they'll be awesome.
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504014)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 17th, 2013 @ 6:52pm CDT
Eh, looks pretty neat. Not sure why, but it reminds me greatly of Rotorstorm. I'm still probably going to pick him up. I'd like to see better, quality, and correctly transformed images before I make a final decision.

So was this taken at SDCC?
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504018)
Posted by Sir Soundwave42 on July 17th, 2013 @ 6:56pm CDT
First Springer now Whirl.If they show a new Roadbuster my head will explode :BOOM:
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504019)
Posted by sabrigami on July 17th, 2013 @ 7:00pm CDT
wow. This is horribly disappointing. guess when they said he was going to be based off his MTMTE design they just meant the head. guess he would be a winner if people are a fan of his G1 design. Hasbro had such a good streak of comic designs going too. Really not feeling this one. Guess it's back to my custom if I want him to look like he should. :-(
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504020)
Posted by UltraPrimal on July 17th, 2013 @ 7:01pm CDT
What the slag is that? This is a voyager? A voyager?! Looks like an upscaled scaled deluxe.

They would have been better off repainting the Tomahawk mold and giving him a new head.
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504021)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 17th, 2013 @ 7:04pm CDT
sabrigami wrote:wow. This is horribly disappointing. guess when they said he was going to be based off his MTMTE design they just meant the head. guess he would be a winner if people are a fan of his G1 design.


Didn't Hasbro say that they were going for a more Generation One toy look than his MTMTE look?

Plus, back when BotCon was kicking, those in attendance were shown a prototype (among these our news staff), and we (as in those who browse here) were told it looked like the old toy.
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504022)
Posted by megatronus on July 17th, 2013 @ 7:07pm CDT
He looks...interesting.

Hopefully we'll get some clearer pics soon. Just hope he doesn't have crappy PRID Voyager Magnus-style shoulders that wear down too quickly by virtue of being on a loose, single ball joint.
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504024)
Posted by sdn1337 on July 17th, 2013 @ 7:13pm CDT
I want this. I am definitely copping Whirl and Rhinox!
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504025)
Posted by Down_Shift on July 17th, 2013 @ 7:13pm CDT
Meh, it's nothing special. I think the Botcon reports were a bit off from what we are actually seeing.
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504026)
Posted by Noideaforaname on July 17th, 2013 @ 7:14pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Didn't Hasbro say that they were going for a more Generation One toy look than his MTMTE look?

Yup, but it doesn't change the fact that it's weird that they're making all these IDW-inspired toys, and Whirl's inclusion is undoubtedly due to the comics, but for some reason they're basically copying the original toy but with added articulation.
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504029)
Posted by sabrigami on July 17th, 2013 @ 7:15pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
Didn't Hasbro say that they were going for a more Generation One toy look than his MTMTE look?

Plus, back when BotCon was kicking, those in attendance were shown a prototype (among these our news staff), and we (as in those who browse here) were told it looked like the old toy.


every bit of news I saw mentioned his MTMTE design. I never read any posts about people seeing the prototype either. everything I saw mentioning him was people saying that they wanted to see the prototype. I would thing someone would have posted about it somewhere. I pay attention to both this site and a couple others and I really can't see how I could of missed that part completely but I guess I did :-?
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504030)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 17th, 2013 @ 7:18pm CDT
sabrigami wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Didn't Hasbro say that they were going for a more Generation One toy look than his MTMTE look?

Plus, back when BotCon was kicking, those in attendance were shown a prototype (among these our news staff), and we (as in those who browse here) were told it looked like the old toy.


every bit of news I saw mentioned his MTMTE design. I never read any posts about people seeing the prototype either. everything I saw mentioning him was people saying that they wanted to see the prototype. I would thing someone would have posted about it somewhere. I pay attention to both this site and a couple others and I really can't see how I could of missed that part completely but I guess I did :-?


Yeah, you missed the initial tease. Here's a quote from what Seibertron jotted down:

Whirl (showed us sketch dated Oct 2012), then showed us design and grey model photos, has Gerwalk mode?, looks very cool, very reminiscent of G1 toy, comes with new sticker sheet


Full list is here.
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504032)
Posted by sabrigami on July 17th, 2013 @ 7:26pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
Yeah, you missed the initial tease. Here's a quote from what Seibertron jotted down:

Whirl (showed us sketch dated Oct 2012), then showed us design and grey model photos, has Gerwalk mode?, looks very cool, very reminiscent of G1 toy, comes with new sticker sheet


Full list is here.


Well, at this point the only good thing to me about this design is the potential for a Rotorstorm repaint.
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504033)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on July 17th, 2013 @ 7:32pm CDT
freakin epic. he would be even better if he was transformed right.
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504035)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 17th, 2013 @ 7:34pm CDT
sabrigami wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Yeah, you missed the initial tease. Here's a quote from what Seibertron jotted down:

Whirl (showed us sketch dated Oct 2012), then showed us design and grey model photos, has Gerwalk mode?, looks very cool, very reminiscent of G1 toy, comes with new sticker sheet


Full list is here.


Well, at this point the only good thing to me about this design is the potential for a Rotorstorm repaint.


I'll take either Rotorstorm with a new head and hands or a Decepticon helicopter, Spinister or someone like that.
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504036)
Posted by GoodEnoughPictures on July 17th, 2013 @ 7:35pm CDT
Yikes! That is one ugly figure
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504040)
Posted by Stormrider on July 17th, 2013 @ 7:43pm CDT
I am really psyched about this figure. Now do Roadbuster, please.
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504042)
Posted by RAcast on July 17th, 2013 @ 7:48pm CDT
Stormrider wrote:I am really psyched about this figure. Now do Roadbuster, please.

Yes! More Wreckers-done-right, please Hasbro! :grin:
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504045)
Posted by MasterSoundBlaster on July 17th, 2013 @ 8:01pm CDT
I was hoping for MTMTE designed, seeing how almost every other figure got the IDW appearance-treatment. A bit of a let down, but it just means more money saved for me.

Now make a damn Chromedome figure Hasbro! Maybe Tarn, Star Saber, and Brainstorm while you're at it! :P
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504047)
Posted by wolverinetodd on July 17th, 2013 @ 8:07pm CDT
Stormrider wrote:I am really psyched about this figure. Now do Roadbuster, please.


I am too. I'm ashamed to admit it, but I never got the original Whirl when I was a kid and he was just so cool. Hopefully this will fill the void.

I did have Roadbuster, but somehow I broke the axle connecting his legs. So an updated Roadbuster would definitely fill that void as well.
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504051)
Posted by Joetx on July 17th, 2013 @ 8:10pm CDT
Since I never had G1 Whirl, I'll buy him.

However, it is quite a bit disconcerting that a Voyager-sized toy looks so small, especially since he'll likely be going for $23 or more.
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504052)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on July 17th, 2013 @ 8:11pm CDT
Maybe it's because I haven't read the latest comics, but I like this look and how it looks like the old toy.
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504053)
Posted by RAcast on July 17th, 2013 @ 8:13pm CDT
Joetx wrote:Since I never had G1 Whirl, I'll buy him.

However, it is quite a bit disconcerting that a Voyager-sized toy looks so small, especially since he'll likely be going for $23 or more.

That's the second or third time I've heard someone say that.

Small in comparison to what? There's nothing else in frame that I can see to compare scale to. And besides, he'll probably be the same size and quality as Springer/Sandstorm, which is to say, tall and solid.
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504057)
Posted by phase on July 17th, 2013 @ 8:23pm CDT
The Variable wrote:Slightly disappointed that they weren't using the IDW treatment for Whirl's design. I really like the VTOL mode he has there. But a Voyager scale update to the original toy is still full of awesome.


sixshot20 wrote:Man bit of a letdown I thought he was going to be like the MTMTE Whirl :-( . He still looks nice as an updated G1 Whirl though.


The reason they couldn't do MTMTE Whirl is the fact that not only his skinny, curved legs would be hard to articulate, he'd be as top-heavy as Mega-class Cheetor, if not more-so. They could've done his pre-MTMTE design, though.
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504061)
Posted by Sodan-1 on July 17th, 2013 @ 8:26pm CDT
=P~
Holy cow!!! That.... looks.... bloody.... awful. :-( Not seeing why this has to be a voyager figure. It's far too similar to the G1 figure with his massive torso and stupidly lanky limbs.

I think I'll be sticking to RoTF Tomahawk and HeadRobots' Drone upgrade. repainted of course. ;)
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504063)
Posted by RAcast on July 17th, 2013 @ 8:33pm CDT
Sodan-1 wrote:=P~
Holy cow!!! That.... looks.... bloody.... awful. :-( Not seeing why this has to be a voyager figure. It's far too similar to the G1 figure with his massive torso and stupidly lanky limbs.

I think I'll be sticking to RoTF Tomahawk and HeadRobots' Drone upgrade. repainted of course. ;)

Surely you realize that the arms are mistransformed, right? ;)
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504064)
Posted by griftimus prime on July 17th, 2013 @ 8:35pm CDT
depressing.
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504065)
Posted by MGrotusque on July 17th, 2013 @ 8:38pm CDT
I like it.
Nice and oldschool.
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504069)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on July 17th, 2013 @ 9:00pm CDT
could just be the picture but the head looks like crap, hopefully its not cause it looks like a pretty good figure. At first glance it looks like they just took the G1 toy & added articulation.
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504070)
Posted by Down_Shift on July 17th, 2013 @ 9:01pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Yeah, you missed the initial tease. Here's a quote from what Seibertron jotted down:

Whirl (showed us sketch dated Oct 2012), then showed us design and grey model photos, has Gerwalk mode?, looks very cool, very reminiscent of G1 toy, comes with new sticker sheet


Full list is here.



I forgot all about the Gerwalk mode. I bet that would make him a little more interesting.
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504071)
Posted by datguy86 on July 17th, 2013 @ 9:02pm CDT
Nice. I like it. I can see both a Spinister and Rotorstorm repaint from this since the gun placement would allow for Spinister's Targetmasters or Rotorstorm's cannons with a bonus half-head for zombie Rotorstorm action.

Plus think of the colors. Dude, so many colors.
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504072)
Posted by El Duque on July 17th, 2013 @ 9:22pm CDT
Seibertron is live at the SDCC 2013 preview night, and we now have additional images of Transformers Generations Voyager Class Whirl and Deluxe Class Dreadwing! As previously stated in the first look story, Voyager Class Whirl was shown in prototype form at the Hasbro panel during last month's BotCon. As you can see the figure sports a very G1 appearance. We also have images of Dreadwing, a remold/redeco of the soon to be released Deluxe IDW styled Stealth Bomber Megatron. Other Generations figures on display include the following, which were previously on display at BotCon.

  • Voyager Doubledealer
  • Voyager Rhinox
  • Deluxe Goldfire
  • Deluxe Skids
  • Deluxe Thundercracker
  • Deluxe Waspinator
  • Deluxe Hoist


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Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504073)
Posted by MasterSoundBlaster on July 17th, 2013 @ 9:25pm CDT
phase wrote:The reason they couldn't do MTMTE Whirl is the fact that not only his skinny, curved legs would be hard to articulate, he'd be as top-heavy as Mega-class Cheetor, if not more-so. They could've done his pre-MTMTE design, though.

What if they used Strong ratchet joints in the legs and made his feet a tad bit wider? Like PRID Ultra Magnus's Arms? That and make the chest out of thinner, lighter plastic.

But I would have also accepted his pre-MTMTE design too, I just can't get myself to like this Whirl...
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504074)
Posted by Starwave Prime on July 17th, 2013 @ 9:30pm CDT
No offense meant to anyone who likes the figure, but every new Generations toy I see reaffirms my recent decision to stop collecting everything except Masterpiece, the quality just doesn't seem to be there anymore when comparing these figures to those that come from earlier in the "classics" lines :-(








'cept Metroplex of course ;)
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504075)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on July 17th, 2013 @ 9:35pm CDT
Aaaaaaannnnnnnnd pass.

I too was hoping for a MTMTE design.

Oh well. BRING ON THE BUILD-A-BOT RESULTS!
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504077)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on July 17th, 2013 @ 9:48pm CDT
Okay the mistransformed IDW megatron mold is starting to get depressing #-o
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504078)
Posted by megatronus on July 17th, 2013 @ 9:49pm CDT
Starwave Prime wrote:No offense meant to anyone who likes the figure, but every new Generations toy I see reaffirms my recent decision to stop collecting everything except Masterpiece, the quality just doesn't seem to be there anymore when comparing these figures to those that come from earlier in the "classics" lines :-(


No offense taken, but I respectfully disagree. At least in the voyagers' case - Springer is nearly indisputably awesome, and I love Blitzwing all the same. Guess we'll have to wait for Whirl to release before we get a final verdict either way.
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504080)
Posted by RAcast on July 17th, 2013 @ 9:53pm CDT
I love how people are making decisions about it's "quality" and "size" when we haven't had it in hand or even SEEN IT next to anything well enough to compare it's size to yet. :roll:
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504081)
Posted by Moonshot on July 17th, 2013 @ 9:53pm CDT
Well that is horrible. I thought these were suppose to be IDW style figures. Man and I was so excited for IDW Whirl.
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504082)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 17th, 2013 @ 9:54pm CDT
Good lord, I really hope Whirl is mistransformed. :SICK: Something about his head just doesn't look right, either.

And actually, Dreadwing was on display at BotCon. ;) On that note: good Lord, he's even more mistransformed than he was at BotCon! :BANG_HEAD:
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504083)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 17th, 2013 @ 9:54pm CDT
RAcast wrote:I love how people are making decisions about it's "quality" and "size" when we haven't had it in hand or even SEEN IT next to anything well enough to compare it's size to yet. :roll:


This.
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504084)
Posted by Noideaforaname on July 17th, 2013 @ 9:56pm CDT
I'm kinda liking that Whirl, even though I'd much prefer a MtMtE version. That back shot has me worried the whole main rotor section could fall out a lot, reminds me too much of that dreadful RotF Blazemaster mold.

Seeing that Dreadwing makes me wonder how properly transformed everyone else is...
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504085)
Posted by Moonshot on July 17th, 2013 @ 9:58pm CDT
Oh man I just realized with the way Whirl looks I hate to see Tailgate. He was the main one I wanted in IDW style.
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504086)
Posted by RAcast on July 17th, 2013 @ 10:02pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
RAcast wrote:I love how people are making decisions about it's "quality" and "size" when we haven't had it in hand or even SEEN IT next to anything well enough to compare it's size to yet. :roll:


This.

I mean, I could understand comments like "Hey, I think it looks good/bad because x, y, and z. And I like/dislike that it looks like IDW/G1 Whirl instead of ___ Whirl. Also I'm concerned about the weirdness with the shoulder struts, but I would assume that's some manner of mistransformation."

Comments like that? I totally get. But it's just silly to comment on the "quality" of a thing you know nothing about, unless you're from the future and have a production sample on hand. :lol:
Re: First Look at Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1504087)
Posted by Moonshot on July 17th, 2013 @ 10:02pm CDT
phase wrote:
The Variable wrote:Slightly disappointed that they weren't using the IDW treatment for Whirl's design. I really like the VTOL mode he has there. But a Voyager scale update to the original toy is still full of awesome.


sixshot20 wrote:Man bit of a letdown I thought he was going to be like the MTMTE Whirl :-( . He still looks nice as an updated G1 Whirl though.


The reason they couldn't do MTMTE Whirl is the fact that not only his skinny, curved legs would be hard to articulate, he'd be as top-heavy as Mega-class Cheetor, if not more-so. They could've done his pre-MTMTE design, though.



They could have easily put a new head and paint on the old generations springer and had MtMtE Whirl done really nice.

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