Rescue Bots Academy Flip Racers Whirl Shows Up at Retail Unannounced

Transformers News: Rescue Bots Academy Flip Racers Whirl Shows Up at Retail Unannounced

Friday, July 5th, 2019 10:03PM CDT

Categories: Cartoon News, Toy News, Sightings
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In a rare case of "this never happens" we're treated to a first look at a figure that nobody knew existed until it showed up at retail. Thanks to Darryl Wall (@DWallsEpicHauls) for giving us our very first look (not even at Toy Fair!) at Rescue Bots Academy Flip Racers Whirl after finding it at retail in Nova Scotia and posting it to Twitter. It isn't a figure that will interest most Transformers fans, but it's nice to know that in 2019, with all the events and leaks and retailer assortment lists, there's still the occasional surprise.

Transformers News: Rescue Bots Academy Flip Racers Whirl Shows Up at Retail Unannounced

And if you've found anything out in the wilds that you think is news worthy feel free to take a picture and send it into us and post it in the Energon Pub Forums!
Credit(s): Darryl Wall at Twitter
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Re: Rescue Bots Academy Flip Racers Whirl Shows Up at Retail Unannounced (2027564)
Posted by Glarryg on July 6th, 2019 @ 11:17am CDT
Two thing:

1. The Rescue Bots Academy designs are starting to rival the Robot Heroes figures in terms of TF cuteness.

2. I love the diagram on the front of the packaging showing the vehicle being flipped into robot mode by way of a delicately extended index finger, as if that's the "proper" way to do it.

Glarryg
Re: Rescue Bots Academy Flip Racers Whirl Shows Up at Retail Unannounced (2033342)
Posted by SGMLordMirage on August 5th, 2019 @ 6:01pm CDT
Forgot to post this under this forum, but did spot the Bumblebee Track Tower at a local Target in Virginia. While another line I do not collect, this will be awesome for someone’s kids.

SGM
Re: Rescue Bots Academy Flip Racers Whirl Shows Up at Retail Unannounced (2034599)
Posted by Rysquad on August 14th, 2019 @ 6:51pm CDT
My son is kind of aging out of Rescue Bots but kinda want to get this for the Hot Shot Flip Racer.

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Re: Rescue Bots Academy Flip Racers Whirl Shows Up at Retail Unannounced (2034600)
Posted by Rysquad on August 14th, 2019 @ 6:52pm CDT
Spotted these R/C cars at a Target in Murrieta, CA.

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Re: Rescue Bots Academy Flip Racers Whirl Shows Up at Retail Unannounced (2034624)
Posted by Stargrave on August 15th, 2019 @ 12:49am CDT
Arcee? No, R/C, as in radio controlled! Thanks to fellow Seibertronian Rysquad we've learned of cool new Transformers toy for our younger fans, the Transformers Rescue Bots Academy Bumblebee vs. Chase Bumper Cars Twin Pack. Rysquad spotted these at their local Target in Murrieta, CA. These use a not uncommon remote controlled vehicle design which ejects the rider of one vehicle when certain crash pads are collided with by the other. As shown in the images these are retailing for $29.99. The scale doesn't appear to be too dramatically different from the standard Rescue Bots so you can create a whole racing side quest to your regularly scheduled Rescue Bots adventures. Who will win? Bumblebee? Chase? Hey, wait...Chase, I just got that. Are you like me and just got that? Well sound off and let us know in the forums. And as always stay tuned to Seibertron for the ultimate in Transformers news!

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Re: Rescue Bots Academy Flip Racers Whirl Shows Up at Retail Unannounced (2034827)
Posted by Stargrave on August 16th, 2019 @ 8:36pm CDT
Happy Friday Seibertronians! Coming in hotter than the reading on the thermostat is a sighting from our fellow Seibertronian Archforce of the Rescue Bots Academy Rescue Team 4-pack for just $34.73! This set including Hot Shot, Whirl the Flight-Bot, Wedge the Construction Bot, and Hoist is now officially in the wild so warm up your receptors Perceptors and keep your optics peeled for these new recruits. These easy 2-Do transformations are simple 1-2 step processes and are perfect for our younger protoforms. Archforce spotted the set at their local WalMart in Thornton, Colorado. Share your thoughts in the forums and as always stay tuned to Seibertron for the ultimate in Transformers news!
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Re: Rescue Bots Academy Flip Racers Whirl Shows Up at Retail Unannounced (2034830)
Posted by Archforce on August 16th, 2019 @ 8:49pm CDT
I know the IDW Whirl jokes are a bit played out at this point, but the fact that this Whirl is not only also a police officer, but has also adopted a VTOL jet alt mode like he had in MTMTE made it impossible for me to pass on this set.
Re: Rescue Bots Academy Flip Racers Whirl Shows Up at Retail Unannounced (2034833)
Posted by Wireless_Phantom on August 16th, 2019 @ 11:00pm CDT
I really hope this Whirl designs gets a new, more generations-esque toy the way Rescue Bots Blurr did in RID 2015
Re: Rescue Bots Academy Flip Racers Whirl Shows Up at Retail Unannounced (2034836)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 16th, 2019 @ 11:15pm CDT
Archforce wrote:I know the IDW Whirl jokes are a bit played out at this point, but the fact that this Whirl is not only also a police officer, but has also adopted a VTOL jet alt mode like he had in MTMTE made it impossible for me to pass on this set.
She has some relation to the Wrecker Whirl, like she's his little sister or daughter or something. ;)

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Re: Rescue Bots Academy Flip Racers Whirl Shows Up at Retail Unannounced (2036356)
Posted by Stargrave on August 30th, 2019 @ 2:18am CDT
You'd think I was talking about either a very large door in need of propping open or a really big X-Wing fighter pilot but no, not those Wedges, Transformers Rescue Bots Academy Wedge! Just in from our friendformers over at TFW2005 via their board member worldsgreatest we have a report of a sighting of Playschool Rescue Bots Academy 11 inch tall Wedge the Construction-bot at a US Target in Hanover, Pennsylvania. Currently priced at $14.99 this item aimed at younger fans isn't too bad a deal given the size. Enjoy the image below and share your thoughts in the forums. Stay tuned to Seibertron for the ultimate in Transformers news.
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Re: Rescue Bots Academy Flip Racers Whirl Shows Up at Retail Unannounced (2036383)
Posted by Stargrave on August 30th, 2019 @ 11:09am CDT
Thanks to fellow Seibertronian Archforce we have another Transformers Rescue Bots Academy Playschool Heroes sighting, this time of Rescue Bots Hoist at a Target in Aurora, Colorado for $14.99. Keep your optics peeled out there gang, the bot who's there in a pinch with a winch is out on the shelves and at a decent price for our younger Fanformers. Enjoy the image and share your thoughts in the forum. As always stay tuned to Seibertron for the ultimate in Transformers news!

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Re: Rescue Bots Academy Flip Racers Whirl Shows Up at Retail Unannounced (2036456)
Posted by Rysquad on August 30th, 2019 @ 8:05pm CDT
I still don't like the larger Rescue Bots Academy line. Waiting on the Rescan-size four-pack to hit retail near me since my so has mostly Rescan.
Re: Rescue Bots Academy Flip Racers Whirl Shows Up at Retail Unannounced (2038325)
Posted by SGMLordMirage on September 14th, 2019 @ 1:52pm CDT
Not sure if anyone else has spotted these, but saw them at a local Walmart today!

SGM
Re: Rescue Bots Academy Flip Racers Whirl Shows Up at Retail Unannounced (2038326)
Posted by Archforce on September 14th, 2019 @ 1:53pm CDT
SGMLordMirage wrote:Not sure if anyone else has spotted these, but saw them at a local Walmart today!

SGM


Nice, I've been looking for Brushfire and that Grimlock is interesting.
Re: Rescue Bots Academy Flip Racers Whirl Shows Up at Retail Unannounced (2039061)
Posted by Stargrave on September 20th, 2019 @ 9:25pm CDT
This just in from Seibertron himself is a sighting of the new Playschool ginormous sized Rescue Bots Academy Wedge the Construct-bot and Hoist. These were spotted at a Target in Rosemont, Il and are tagged at $14.99 each. These are perfect toys for our younger Transformer fans who are no doubt being groomed by their Transformer fan parents to one day inherit the fandom. Don't forget it's never too early to start a Transformers fan on the right path! Share your thoughts in the forum and happy hunting out there Seibertronians!
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Re: Rescue Bots Academy Flip Racers Whirl Shows Up at Retail Unannounced (2039137)
Posted by Deathsanras on September 22nd, 2019 @ 4:05am CDT
It's weird that Hoist has the old style packaging while Wedge has the new.
Re: Rescue Bots Academy Flip Racers Whirl Shows Up at Retail Unannounced (2039791)
Posted by ZeroWolf on September 28th, 2019 @ 3:18pm CDT
Greetings Seibertronians! Today we have a sighting for Rescue Bots fans as the big bot himself, Seibertron, brings us a sighting of two of the latest Rescue Bots Academy toys to hit the shelves. These toys are Grimlock (Who transforms from trusted Dino mode to a motorcycle) and Whirl the Flightbot (in her race car form). Take a look at the pictures below!

The sighting was made at a Walmart in Fort Prospect, Il outside of Chicago.

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Are you or your children a Rescue Bots collector? Let us know if you'll be tracking these down in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews!
Re: Rescue Bots Academy Flip Racers Whirl Shows Up at Retail Unannounced (2039815)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 28th, 2019 @ 5:19pm CDT
Speaking of Grimlock, he just appeared in one of today's new episodes. While he's gray now, he's been confirmed to be RID 2015 Grimlock.
Re: Rescue Bots Academy Flip Racers Whirl Shows Up at Retail Unannounced (2039834)
Posted by Aimless Misfire on September 29th, 2019 @ 5:08am CDT
OMG!!! A new Whirl figure? MUST HAVE! I MUST HAVE every Whirl figure. I love Whirl!


??? Wait a minute! Whirl..........the flight bot............transforms into a..........????





:BOOM:
Re: Rescue Bots Academy Flip Racers Whirl Shows Up at Retail Unannounced (2039843)
Posted by blackeyedprime on September 29th, 2019 @ 8:43am CDT
Well at least whirls alt is better than siege mirages :) plus looks like they can get a few repaints out of him. Saw a family buying their kid the grimlock weeks ago in the entertainer (U.K).

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