Pictorial Review of Cyberverse Whirl One Step Figure

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Cyberverse Whirl One Step Figure

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 7:45PM CST

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This Whirl is a "one step" toy. I use quotes because while it is as simple in articulation as all one steps, it actually has 4-5 steps depending on how you count it. While the bulk of the transformation is pulling down the cockpit, which slides the entire robot body down, you then have to flip the feet, fold the rotor and bring up the tail to keep the rotor from flailing around. The extra transformation steps make the rotors add a nice design to his back. In helicopter mode, the rotor moves freely, as should always be the case.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Cyberverse Whirl One Step Figure

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Cyberverse Whirl One Step Figure

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Cyberverse Whirl One Step Figure

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Cyberverse Whirl One Step Figure

The robot mode is nice though. The proportions are about right. He mainly takes inspiration from the Generations toy and I think the design is even better here, especially with the legs. I also think he looks better in helicopter mode than the Generations version did. The biggest change from usual Whirl look is the head sculpt which I find fascinating. It's length is shortened and while it looks slightly smaller than normal, the cyclopean eye is bigger, for the head. So that gives the head an overall chibi (super deformed) aesthetic. He looks pretty cute for a crazed bot.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Cyberverse Whirl One Step Figure

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Cyberverse Whirl One Step Figure

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Cyberverse Whirl One Step Figure

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Cyberverse Whirl One Step Figure

In robot mode, the left arm has a similar gimmick to the T30 Generations toy where the claw hand can sprout when activated. The two arms are the only parts that are articulated in robot mode.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Cyberverse Whirl One Step Figure

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Cyberverse Whirl One Step Figure

Overall, when it comes to a one step toy, this is as good as we have gotten so far, since both modes look rather good.
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Re: Pictorial Review of Cyberverse Whirl One Step Figure (2045569)
Posted by Full-Tilt on November 28th, 2019 @ 9:20am CST
where and how did you get them?
Re: Pictorial Review of Cyberverse Whirl One Step Figure (2045578)
Posted by william-james88 on November 28th, 2019 @ 1:37pm CST
Full-Tilt wrote:where and how did you get them?


Locally, I newsed that too

https://www.seibertron.com/transformers ... led/44258/
Re: Pictorial Review of Cyberverse Whirl One Step Figure (2045585)
Posted by Aimless Misfire on November 28th, 2019 @ 4:39pm CST
We could've had a nice Siege or Earthrise Whirl & Bludgeon but instead Hasbro gives us this horse ****.
Re: Pictorial Review of Cyberverse Whirl One Step Figure (2045586)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 28th, 2019 @ 4:44pm CST
Aimless Misfire wrote:We could've had a nice Siege or Earthrise Whirl & Bludgeon but instead Hasbro gives us this horse ****.
Re: Pictorial Review of Cyberverse Whirl One Step Figure (2045605)
Posted by Ultra Markus on November 29th, 2019 @ 9:21am CST
Aimless Misfire wrote:We could've had a nice Siege or Earthrise Whirl & Bludgeon but instead Hasbro gives us this horse ****.

There's the Titans return Titan master
And thrilling 30 whirl is probably the best whirl we will ever have
Re: Pictorial Review of Cyberverse Whirl One Step Figure (2045643)
Posted by Aimless Misfire on November 30th, 2019 @ 12:58pm CST
I buy every version of Whirl. One of my all time favorite characters. But this??? I wouldn't even buy this as a dog chew toy. It's that bad!

I was in Walmart the other day looking at Cyberverse Drift & Deadlock. How the **** can anybody actually spend real hard earned money on these? I just cannot believe how cheap & crappy this line is. I just stare in awe & can't believe these are official Hasbro product. The dollar stores sell cheap crappy Chinese KO's that are higher quality than this line.
Re: Pictorial Review of Cyberverse Whirl One Step Figure (2045644)
Posted by ZeroWolf on November 30th, 2019 @ 1:32pm CST
So you don't even like the look of the new deluxe class figures that come with build a figure Maccadams? Also the figures are fun for those that wish to buy them, and I know several kids who are into them just accept this range isn't for you and move on. No point in saying harsh things over it, it's only a toyline, nothing important.
Re: Pictorial Review of Cyberverse Whirl One Step Figure (2045648)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 30th, 2019 @ 4:45pm CST
Aimless Misfire wrote:I buy every version of Whirl. One of my all time favorite characters. But this??? I wouldn't even buy this as a dog chew toy. It's that bad!

I was in Walmart the other day looking at Cyberverse Drift & Deadlock. How the **** can anybody actually spend real hard earned money on these? I just cannot believe how cheap & crappy this line is. I just stare in awe & can't believe these are official Hasbro product. The dollar stores sell cheap crappy Chinese KO's that are higher quality than this line.
Re: Pictorial Review of Cyberverse Whirl One Step Figure (2045720)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on December 1st, 2019 @ 5:57pm CST
ZeroWolf wrote:So you don't even like the look of the new deluxe class figures that come with build a figure Maccadams? Also the figures are fun for those that wish to buy them, and I know several kids who are into them just accept this range isn't for you and move on. No point in saying harsh things over it, it's only a toyline, nothing important.


Speaking of:

In-Box Images of Cyberverse Deluxe Class Wave 1
Out-of-Box Images of Cyberverse Deluxe Class Optimus Prime

Both courtesy of Kenneth Y. and BWTF.com.
Re: Pictorial Review of Cyberverse Whirl One Step Figure (2045722)
Posted by bacem on December 1st, 2019 @ 6:53pm CST
Edit: huh, weird. The picture insertion doesn't seem to work as it usually does. Are there any change i am not aware of?

Courtesy to vector sigma on facebook. This is definitely something i can finally get into. Also, we get confirmation of the other deluxe figures, as well as which BAF parts comes with who.

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Re: Pictorial Review of Cyberverse Whirl One Step Figure (2045725)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on December 1st, 2019 @ 7:24pm CST
bacem wrote:Edit: huh, weird. The picture insertion doesn't seem to work as it usually does. Are there any change i am not aware of?


Some sites have hotlink protection because linking directly to images on a certain site is considered bandwidth theft. Also, "Copy Image Location" will not always give you right address (it has to end in the image filename plus extension), especially if the image on the site opens in a java-script window.
Re: Pictorial Review of Cyberverse Whirl One Step Figure (2045727)
Posted by bacem on December 1st, 2019 @ 8:10pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
bacem wrote:Edit: huh, weird. The picture insertion doesn't seem to work as it usually does. Are there any change i am not aware of?


Some sites have hotlink protection because linking directly to images on a certain site is considered bandwidth theft. Also, "Copy Image Location" will not always give you right address (it has to end in the image filename plus extension), especially if the image on the site opens in a java-script window.


I am not exactly linking tho. I just did what usually i did and works on this site. I upload the pic on "upload attachment" section, click "add the file" button, then after that clicking "put inline" button. This usually works smoothly here.
Re: Pictorial Review of Cyberverse Whirl One Step Figure (2045729)
Posted by william-james88 on December 1st, 2019 @ 9:05pm CST
We got some pretty big news coming from fellow fan Kenneth Y who had this posted through BWTF.com. Firstly, the first 4 deluxes from the Transformers Cyberverse line are out in Hong Kong. The back of the packaging reveals 2 facts. The first being that it will be indeed 8 toys that are needed to build Maccadam. And the second being the reveal of the other 4. We already knew the first wave would be Bumblebee, Shockwave, Megatron and Optimus, which we can all see in their packaging. Now we know that the second wave will consist of Arcee, Hotrod (who we saw already), Grimlock and a new character called Thunderhowl. This is great news since Transformers cartoons have often been the place for new characters that can grow the franchise and keep it from being stale. Thunderhowl continues that tradition.

From the same fan, we also have images of deluxe Optimus Prime. Now we can see the full range of motion of this figure and that it is indeed on par with the Siege line in terms of detail, complexity and articulation. Meaning that at the $20 price point, the extra build a figure pieces are really just a bonus, as they were meant to be when the concept first started.

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Re: Pictorial Review of Cyberverse Whirl One Step Figure (2045731)
Posted by aronjlove on December 1st, 2019 @ 9:26pm CST
These look pretty decent! I've picked up a few Cyberverse figures for my godkids, mostly Scout class. I want to see what that Arcee figure is going to look like. The pics of Optimus show decent articulation.
Re: Pictorial Review of Cyberverse Whirl One Step Figure (2045734)
Posted by Skritz on December 1st, 2019 @ 9:45pm CST
Man I'm not gonna lie, compared to everything else in Cyberverse these looks REALLY good. As in actual, solid, complete and functionnal Transformers figures not too hampered by their gimmicks. They have a nice presentation, decent articulation, look mostly good enough in both modes and are show accurate. There's absolutely nothing wrong with those figures, unlike the early offerings of Cyberverse which always had some issue.

This looks good. If I had watched the show and was interested in it I'd be quite happy. This...really looks good. Like what you'd expect of a TF toyline. Why weren't these made from the get go?
Re: Pictorial Review of Cyberverse Whirl One Step Figure (2045735)
Posted by william-james88 on December 1st, 2019 @ 9:51pm CST
Skritz wrote:Man I'm not gonna lie, compared to everything else in Cyberverse these looks REALLY good. As in actual, solid, complete and functionnal Transformers figures not too hampered by their gimmicks. They have a nice presentation, decent articulation, look mostly good enough in both modes and are show accurate. There's absolutely nothing wrong with those figures, unlike the early offerings of Cyberverse which always had some issue.

This looks good. If I had watched the show and was interested in it I'd be quite happy. This...really looks good. Like what you'd expect of a TF toyline. Why weren't these made from the get go?


I think its because they initially wanted a clearer seperation of pricepoints and complexity between this G1 based line and the other G1 based generations line.
Re: Pictorial Review of Cyberverse Whirl One Step Figure (2045736)
Posted by Zeedust on December 1st, 2019 @ 11:59pm CST
I'm surprised they made Arcee one of the deluxes, given her relatively low amount of screentime thus far. Maybe she's going to have a bigger role in Season 3? Also really curious as to who this "Thunderhowl" guy is, since he seems to be completely new.

I like that Bee's stinger piece is removable, from the first photos I thought he was just going to have that instead of a hand.
Re: Pictorial Review of Cyberverse Whirl One Step Figure (2045739)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 2nd, 2019 @ 1:28am CST
Zeedust wrote:I'm surprised they made Arcee one of the deluxes, given her relatively low amount of screentime thus far.
She'll get her due in a forthcoming Season 2 episode. ;)
Re: Pictorial Review of Cyberverse Whirl One Step Figure (2045808)
Posted by durroth on December 2nd, 2019 @ 6:20pm CST
where does optimus' crotch keep disappearing to in those pose shots?
Re: Pictorial Review of Cyberverse Whirl One Step Figure (2045811)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on December 2nd, 2019 @ 6:51pm CST
Hmm, I noticed in a pic or two of Prime that its hand is folded in sideways holding the ion blaster. I wonder if Prime has an issue holding the blaster properly.

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