SDCC 2013 Coverage: Transformers Generations Voyager Whirl and Deluxe Dreadwing
Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 9:29PM CDTCategories: Site News, Toy News, Event News
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Posted by Starwave Prime on July 17th, 2013 @ 9:30pm CDT
'cept Metroplex of course
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on July 17th, 2013 @ 9:35pm CDT
I too was hoping for a MTMTE design.
Oh well. BRING ON THE BUILD-A-BOT RESULTS!
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on July 17th, 2013 @ 9:48pm CDT
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.
Posted by RAcast on July 17th, 2013 @ 9:53pm CDT
Posted by Moonshot on July 17th, 2013 @ 9:53pm CDT
Posted by Mindmaster on July 17th, 2013 @ 9:54pm CDT
And actually, Dreadwing was on display at BotCon. On that note: good Lord, he's even more mistransformed than he was at BotCon!
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.
Posted by Noideaforaname on July 17th, 2013 @ 9:56pm CDT
Seeing that Dreadwing makes me wonder how properly transformed everyone else is...
Posted by Moonshot on July 17th, 2013 @ 9:58pm CDT
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.
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.
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.
Posted by Mindmaster on July 17th, 2013 @ 10:05pm CDT
RAcast wrote:....unless you're from the future and have a production sample on hand.
...Yeah, haha, totally. Not like no one here is from the future or anything!
Posted by Noideaforaname on July 17th, 2013 @ 10:27pm CDT
Posted by Mindmaster on July 17th, 2013 @ 10:29pm CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:I'm thinking Whirl's legs can be reconfigured into a digitrade setup, like so:
Chicken legs ala Movie Starscream? Interesting. Did he have his legs like that in any media? I haven't read any of the comics, sadly.
Posted by Blozor on July 17th, 2013 @ 10:30pm CDT
Posted by Doubledealer93 on July 17th, 2013 @ 10:33pm CDT
Posted by MINDVVIPE on July 17th, 2013 @ 10:48pm CDT
Oh, and Trailbreak is awesome, so Hoist is as well.
I am no longer interested in Metroplex. Not until I can first own a Unicron that trumps it in size.
Posted by Noideaforaname on July 17th, 2013 @ 10:59pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Chicken legs ala Movie Starscream? Interesting. Did he have his legs like that in any media? I haven't read any of the comics, sadly.
Yep, in the current MtMtE series he's got chicken legs, as well as a few other odd features.
Posted by Flashwave on July 17th, 2013 @ 11:00pm CDT
But then, I love that Whirl co,mes with FOUR different weapons.
Now, here's hoping for a Rotorstorm repaint!!