|These weapons? Going right into a ziploc bag|
and into a parts box and never coming out
until I sell this guy on eBay in five years.
Of course, the G1 toy (lifted from another toyline, but you have TFWIKI for that info) was remarkable because unlike the TakaraTomy figures that made up the bulk of the line, he had moving arms AND legs. No elbows or knees, but he had 100% more poseability than the Decepticon jets or the Autobot cars (how many had moving legs?).
Jetfire had to be renamed and redesigned for the cartoon. Yet Whirl & Roadbuster couldn't become Dizzy and Pavement Crasher? (Hasbro: call me). I mean, weren't Jetfire and Roadbuster in the same catalogs as Jetfire? Did they just run out of time scrambling to turn Jetfire into Skyfire that they said forget it with Whirl & Roadbuster?
|You'll notice I didn't do the 3rd mode, "Heloped."|
Because there is no Gerwalk mode for Whirl.
"Too lazy to finish transforming" is not an alt mode.
|That part? In the middle? Between the blue and silver?|
Be REALLY careful. Can't stress that enough. Really.
|Some clumsy assembly required.|
Anyway, cool figure. I took a quick pic of the Whirl lineage. Tiny Whirl became incredibly fragile since I got him, by the way.
|I gave Head Robots Whirl a baseball bat just because.|
Okay, that's it. Continue reading the news and fan heartbreak and 2nd guessing from the ToyBusinessConventionThing. I'll read all about it in Transformers Aficionado magazine, known for its great articles and tasteful photos of Arcee on a bearskin rug.
(Transformers Aficionado is not a real magazine.)