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In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl

Monday, January 20th, 2014 10:19AM CST

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Just in from HK-TF member stevenhyk we have some in-hand images of the upcoming Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyager Whirl. The figure boast a very G1 appearance and even comes with a decal sheet and his four trademark accessories. Check out the images mirrored below:

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Transformers News: Re: First In-package Generations Whirl Image

Transformers News: Re: First In-package Generations Whirl Image

Transformers News: Re: First In-package Generations Whirl Image

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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543408)
Posted by Noideaforaname on January 20th, 2014 @ 10:25am CST
He may not be the Whirl I wanted, but he looks to be a damn good Whirl regardless.

I wonder if a Kreon can fit in the pilot seat...


EDIT:
El Duque wrote:Image

Hmmm, Whirl's looking kinda small...
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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543409)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 20th, 2014 @ 10:33am CST
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543412)
Posted by Rated X on January 20th, 2014 @ 11:02am CST
Noideaforaname wrote:He may not be the Whirl I wanted, but he looks to be a damn good Whirl regardless.

I wonder if a Kreon can fit in the pilot seat...


EDIT:
El Duque wrote:Image

Hmmm, Whirl's looking kinda small...
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Actually springer was just too big. I think scale was disregarded in springer because kids think big is cool. This new whirl figure figure seems a bit shorter and is more to my liking. It should go nicely with the upcoming fansproject Roadbuster.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543413)
Posted by GuyIncognito on January 20th, 2014 @ 11:04am CST
:DANCE: Stickers!
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543414)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on January 20th, 2014 @ 11:06am CST
Well I like the stickers, only because it means that the big obnoxious autobot symbols are optional, kinda like the kre-o sets.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543416)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 20th, 2014 @ 11:26am CST
Stickers?! Sheesh, Hasbro's pulling out all the stops on the maximum G1-ness of this thing. :KREMZEEK:

Noideaforaname wrote:He may not be the Whirl I wanted, but he looks to be a damn good Whirl regardless.
He's not the Whirl we deserve, but he is the Whirl we need. :P
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543419)
Posted by Diem on January 20th, 2014 @ 11:30am CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:This will be interesting to see. Who will praise Hasbro after condemning TakaraTomy for the stickers? :roll:


Though I actually like the AM series I can't help but point out that those stickers are more or less "necessary" to apply in the absence of paint apps in key areas while these ones are more optional. This way people can have their comic-accurate or toy-accurate versions. That said I'm sure people will complain about these.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543423)
Posted by hinomars19 on January 20th, 2014 @ 11:36am CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:This will be interesting to see. Who will praise Hasbro after condemning TakaraTomy for the stickers? :roll:


I liked the idea of the stickers on the AM line, but sadly the execution was questionable, mostly because rather than adding extra detail they replaced paint apps. I still enjoyed adding them to my Ratchet but they are tricky and feel they are filling the wrong purpose. I loved the optional decals way back on TT's MP 3 Starscream, I loved and added the stripes to BT Skids, Gen Metroplex was a hoot, I decided not to add the faction sticker to MP Tigertrack and this, well this is a nice surprise!:D
I keep forgetting Whirl is even coming...still haven't got Rhinox and Waspinator :-(
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543432)
Posted by Mkall on January 20th, 2014 @ 12:06pm CST
Stickers eh? Very interesting.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543442)
Posted by STngAR on January 20th, 2014 @ 12:31pm CST
If I never knew about that figure before and someone came and showed me that and asked who I thought it was I would say Whirl. So I'm happy with this Whirl.

:MAXIMAL:
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543461)
Posted by craggy on January 20th, 2014 @ 1:44pm CST
I wonder if the stickers are a homage thing, or just some weird way to save money, or maybe even let the fans choose what apps go on him? As long as they're good quality stickers I'm not sure I mind, but the Arms Micron ones were a bit poo.

Him being smaller than Springer, Grimlock and them isn't a bad thing. Makes him closer in height to Classics Cyclonus at least. For "REAL GLARING ACTION!"
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543469)
Posted by Autobot032 on January 20th, 2014 @ 1:54pm CST
Stickers?! Wow. They really are going old school with this guy. Part of me says "No. Not again. You fooled me once with Metroplex, shame on you. You won't fool me twice." And then another part of me says "Okay, shame on me. Those are so getting put on."

Impressive that they added that feature, at least for the G1 fans. Guess Hasbro IS paying attention to detail. More so than we thought.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543488)
Posted by Ballistic90 on January 20th, 2014 @ 3:19pm CST
How can they honestly say Whirl has 3 modes? That's pretty much B.S.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543490)
Posted by OptimusPrimeval on January 20th, 2014 @ 3:26pm CST
I'm not a fan of the backwards chicken-legs, but then I wasn't a fan of his original skis either so it's not like my position has changed. I'm guessing he won't be visiting the UK anyway, like the rest of his voyager mates.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543496)
Posted by durroth on January 20th, 2014 @ 3:44pm CST
I like this, but damnit hasbro, if sticker sheets are gonna be a thing again, for the love of god make replacement sheets available on your website! I have several stickers missing from metroplex because they got ripped or fell on the carpet and wouldn't stick.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543507)
Posted by sabrigami on January 20th, 2014 @ 4:29pm CST
I hope that his legs can actually bend like they do on his box art and in the concept art we saw ages ago. hopefully he will be in reviewer's hands soon so we can really see what he can do
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543516)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on January 20th, 2014 @ 5:54pm CST
I said before that I find this Whrild UGLY AS HELL.
Still...
That very very retro look.
Them G1esque sticker sheet.
Accessories.
Functional cockpit.

Why, oh why does that ugly duckling make me feel all giddy inside?!
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543522)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on January 20th, 2014 @ 6:25pm CST
OptimusPrimeval wrote: I'm guessing he won't be visiting the UK anyway, like the rest of his voyager mates.

I feel ya, friend. I never ONCE got a hold of HFTD Lugnut. Had to buy him online.
Rated X wrote:
Noideaforaname wrote:He may not be the Whirl I wanted, but he looks to be a damn good Whirl regardless.

I wonder if a Kreon can fit in the pilot seat...


EDIT:
El Duque wrote:Image

Hmmm, Whirl's looking kinda small...
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Actually springer was just too big. I think scale was disregarded in springer because kids think big is cool. This new whirl figure figure seems a bit shorter and is more to my liking. It should go nicely with the upcoming fansproject Roadbuster.


I always thought Grimmy's size was due to being so damn hollow, and Springer (and Blitz) to being Triple Changers.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543526)
Posted by Stormrider on January 20th, 2014 @ 6:44pm CST
I seem to be one of the few people that love this Whirl. I feel so un-hip. What were people hoping for a Whirl? Is there a picture?
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543527)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on January 20th, 2014 @ 6:51pm CST
Stormrider wrote:I seem to be one of the few people that love this Whirl. I feel so un-hip. What were people hoping for a Whirl? Is there a picture?

Don't feel un-hip; people were simply hoping for a figure reflecting his most recent and widely loved characterization from James Roberts' More Than Meets the Eye comic.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543530)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 20th, 2014 @ 6:53pm CST
Stormrider wrote:I seem to be one of the few people that love this Whirl. I feel so un-hip. What were people hoping for a Whirl? Is there a picture?
IDW Whirl, I guess.

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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543534)
Posted by Mkall on January 20th, 2014 @ 7:02pm CST
Stormrider wrote:I seem to be one of the few people that love this Whirl. I feel so un-hip. What were people hoping for a Whirl? Is there a picture?

I'm with you man, I like this figure. I personally find IDW Whirl too stylized to really work in a toy form.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543535)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 20th, 2014 @ 7:10pm CST
Words cannot describe how awful this looks.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543536)
Posted by Noideaforaname on January 20th, 2014 @ 7:17pm CST
The only problem I see with a truly MTMTE Whirl would be getting him to stay standing up, which could probably be accomplished with simply beefing his legs and/or feet up a little, or perhaps an option to split his feet into two toes each. I'd say "have kibble end up on his ankles for support, like Prime Starscream", but Whirl's design looks like it planned everything out perfectly transformation-wise; you can see how the back half of his alt mode is essentially just his legs folded up.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543538)
Posted by Emerje on January 20th, 2014 @ 7:24pm CST
It's the one I wanted so I'm happy. I don't follow the IDW comics so I'm not all that crazy about the IDW version above. I do wish he had the original ski feet rather than the Bayverse movie feet and the backwards legs aren't even accurate to the original Dorvack Ovelon Gazette figure it came from. The "gerwalk" mode is also unique to this figure, them much have thought he needed be a triple changer to sell. I wonder if you can spin his legs around to make them bend properly?

Emerje
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543547)
Posted by Ultra Markus on January 20th, 2014 @ 7:52pm CST
so whats the 3rd mode?
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543548)
Posted by fenrir72 on January 20th, 2014 @ 7:53pm CST
Do my eyes deceive me? Clear backing decals ala Takatoku style? :DANCE:
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543549)
Posted by Noideaforaname on January 20th, 2014 @ 7:53pm CST
Emerje wrote:I wonder if you can spin his legs around to make them bend properly?

The legs can be configured into a "normal" position:
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Pretty clever how they got both G1-toy-accurate and MTMTE-esque legs out of it.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543562)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on January 20th, 2014 @ 8:28pm CST
You know, I was unsure about it before, pretty much not really interested. But looking at it with clear images and sort of posed decently, this is one wicked robot. It is very unlike many other transformers in how it looks, and it freaking SCREAMS robot - Everything from the monocle eye, to the clamp hands and digitigrade legs. He can swap his fists out for pure wrist weapons, and to add to the asymmetry he's got the single antena on his head. I am definitely %100 getting this figure. I don't even care that his shoulder joints are thin, they add to being the spindely sorta mech factory robot that he looks like to me. Absolutely wicked robot.

Stormrider wrote:I seem to be one of the few people that love this Whirl. I feel so un-hip.

Now you have company! :grin:
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543566)
Posted by griftimus prime on January 20th, 2014 @ 8:33pm CST
please stop with the stickers hasbro. please
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543569)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on January 20th, 2014 @ 8:37pm CST
griftimus prime wrote:please stop with the stickers hasbro. please

I do agree with this. God Metroplex was annoying to sticker. I hate stickers, esp since i'm probably OCD and need them to be PERFECTLY centered everywhere. Don't get me started on paired stickers for left and right sides of things. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543574)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 20th, 2014 @ 8:59pm CST
Ultra Markus wrote:so whats the 3rd mode?
Gerwalk Mode

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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543584)
Posted by Caelus on January 20th, 2014 @ 9:48pm CST
I wonder... if the head is mounted in a particular way, you might be able to deploy it and the arms in gerwalk mode, and that'd start to look more like IDW Whirl than it already does...
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543587)
Posted by Drift082111 on January 20th, 2014 @ 9:58pm CST
Whirl just may become my favorite figure of the year. I know it's early to say, but I really dig this one.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543590)
Posted by Shadowstream on January 20th, 2014 @ 10:26pm CST
Rated X wrote:Actually springer was just too big. I think scale was disregarded in springer because kids think big is cool. This new whirl figure figure seems a bit shorter and is more to my liking. It should go nicely with the upcoming fansproject Roadbuster.

Ignoring stupid scale debates, Springer is actually one of the more substantial Voyager figures we've had in a long time, and he still only barely lives up to snuff when I compare him to Voyagers from certain older lines, though Sandstorm I'd say is more closely on par due to extra plastic content.

With everything continuously getting smaller, combined with a greater love of MTMTE over strait up G1, I'm barely looking forward to this release at all. Until I know for sure he can reach up and punch himself in the face, this voyager sits tenuously on the back burner for me.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543608)
Posted by EagleTron on January 21st, 2014 @ 12:13am CST
This Whirl figure looks sooooo good its putting tears of joy in my eyes.

THIS IS EPIC :michaelbay:

THIS IS ALL-TIME ROBOT LOOKING OF ALL ALL TIME :michaelbay:

I'm not saying its the best but I'm LOVING THIS FIGURE
:x
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543610)
Posted by EagleTron on January 21st, 2014 @ 12:24am CST
O-M-G, omg, this Whirl looks even more robotic than animated voyager Shockwave and that's a very very good thing :michaelbay:
This is Bought On Sight.
Legendary patterned robot voice is for this one.

This Whirl Vs. Animated Voyager shockwave
:grin:
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543671)
Posted by AutoBorst on January 21st, 2014 @ 10:09am CST
He looks pretty great to me. I only question the stability of those feet. They look wobbly.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543712)
Posted by DarkEnergon on January 21st, 2014 @ 12:10pm CST
I'm blown away. I've resisted springer, grimlock and most of 2013 line - this I will hunt for and buy on site.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543717)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 21st, 2014 @ 12:18pm CST
DarkEnergon wrote:I've resisted springer,
You're mad. :shock:
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543728)
Posted by Caelus on January 21st, 2014 @ 12:54pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
DarkEnergon wrote:I've resisted springer,
You're mad. :shock:

Indeed. I'd say that figure represents my ideal transformer. I guess if realism is important to you he comes up short, but otherwise he seems perfect.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543831)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 21st, 2014 @ 7:37pm CST
DarkEnergon wrote:I'm blown away. I've resisted springer, grimlock and most of 2013 line - this I will hunt for and buy on site.


Wait...

You've resisted Springer, Grimlock, and most of the 2013 line, yet you're blown away by this flimsy-looking, disproportionate piece of shit.

Are you cra--...I don't know how one could achieve this, honestly
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543832)
Posted by Vicalliose on January 21st, 2014 @ 7:41pm CST
Mkall wrote:I'm with you man, I like this figure. I personally find IDW Whirl too stylized to really work in a toy form.
Sabrblade wrote:IDW Whirl, I guess.Image
*fixed*

I'm not sure why he's been drawn like a TFA character for a while, probably to make him seem more emotive somehow. Either way, I feel the majority of the people commenting on his IDW design are being short-sighted.

Edit: *I wrote a thing here that didn't make any sense*

All my petty arguments aside. Am I disappointed? Yes. I would have preferred it if we'd gotten some sort update rather than just giving his G1 incarnation a few joints. It's not a horrible figure though and I will be picking it up, simply because I love Whirl. I'll just assume the designer was an old fan and had a nostalgia-gasm while throwing this thing together.

I'm more disappointed by the size, I was really hoping we'd see an upturn from small voyagers after the last wave came out, I guess not.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543833)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 21st, 2014 @ 7:48pm CST
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543836)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 21st, 2014 @ 8:08pm CST
Whirl looks even crappier in hand, and I wouldn't pay 99 cents let-alone seventy bucks. :roll:

Vicalliose wrote:
Caelus wrote:Indeed. I'd say that figure represents my ideal transformer. I guess if realism is important to you he comes up short, but otherwise he seems perfect.
What do you mean by 'realism' exactly? I think the term you're looking for might be "G1". Honestly I'd say most of the modern designs just add a little detail while keeping with a typically 'cartoony' style. I don't see what makes Springer seem realistic when his alt mode looks like it fell out of a video game like Borderlands or Ratchet and Clank, and his robot mode still has humanoid proportions. Unless you're just upset he doesn't look like this with a few extra joints:


I think you're misreading his post. Or maybe I'm misreading yours? :???:
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543843)
Posted by Vicalliose on January 21st, 2014 @ 8:30pm CST
PrymeStriker wrote:I think you're misreading his post. Or maybe I'm misreading yours? :???:
Edit: I did.

The fact that I managed this level of derp shows I probably need to go see a doctor or something.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543852)
Posted by El Duque on January 21st, 2014 @ 9:02pm CST
We have some additional in-hand images of Hasbro's Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Voyager Whirl thanks to the CYBERGEEKS Alliance Facebook page. These images gives us a great look at the figure in robot mode, plus his accessories and sticker sheet. Also pictured are the back of the box with bio and instructions, which reveal the name of his third mode, "Heloped". Basically a GERWALK mode. For those wondering about his size we a few comparison shots with Voyager Springer, Deluxe Skids, and Legends Swerve. Enjoy the images mirrored below.

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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543855)
Posted by MGrotusque on January 21st, 2014 @ 9:12pm CST
I could see myself getting very annoyed with finding a good pose with those legs of his. I can't help but think they could have done him just a bit better/differently.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543856)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on January 21st, 2014 @ 9:13pm CST
I could honestly live without this. It too slavishly imitates the G1 appearance. Especially considering the style of the figures now, I'd have preferred his IDW appearance
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl (1543857)
Posted by Noideaforaname on January 21st, 2014 @ 9:20pm CST
Oh hey, he's not as short as I feared!

But those last pics make me sad that he's not very MTMTE-ish. Really, every pic of Whirl by himself gets me excited, then seeing him with Swerve or Skids brings me crashing right back down. *sigh*
The "chicken legs" are halfhearted at best.

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