Roadbuster+ Whirl + other model kit!

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by MilkManX, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. MilkManX

    MilkManX TF Comicbook Fan

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    dude! I had those! Are those go-bots or what? Thanks for the link.
     
  3. Ktulu

    Ktulu Whoosh TFW2005 Supporter

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    They're mechs from the anime "Special Armored Battalion Dorvack" - and two of them, the blue one that turns into a helicopter (Oberon Gazzette), and the yellow one that turns into an armored jeep (Mugen Calibur), were licensed by Hasbro for use as Whirl and Roadbuster in the G1 Transformers line
     
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    I wish there were more details, like do they still transform? How much painting is required would be nice to know too - I'm betting a lot.

    Glue being required sucks, I'm spoiled on Gundam building I guess.
     
  5. Ktulu

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    I doubt they transform - seems like they'd show the vehicle modes if they did

    Getting all 3 for 30 bucks is cool though
     
  6. MegaMoonMan

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    I'm betting you're right - they look too simplistic and streamlined.

    No transform, no sale.
     
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    Roadbuster looks awesome. :rock 
     
  8. enduser0001

    enduser0001 Autobuddy

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    What is that 3rd god awful thing???
    <sarcasm> I can't imagine why it never became and Autobot</sarcasm>:rolleyes2 
     
  9. Bryan

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    Usually I'd be with you on this, but these are cool.

    For me, it's the need for painting that makes me pass. I'd spend $30 hoping to get three awesome looking models, and end up with three shitty looking ones.
     
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    Sure they look awesome, but why not just buy the actual toy that looks nearly identical AND transforms? That is, assuming you can find them for a decent price.
     
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    Definitely, I think the price would be the issue. I've got a beautiful Whirl and Roadbuster, both complete (even the steering wheel and antenna), but they cost me well over $100 together. You could get brand-new, workable representations of the characters for less than a third of that, plus some...I don't know, squat-legged robot thing. Kinda like some folks buy KO stand-ins for their collection, y'know?

    Hell, if they came painted, I'd buy these in addition to mine just 'cause they'd look cool.
     
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    I once saw Roadbuster (figure was intact but only had the control pack and nothing else) for $20 at a flea market.
     
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    I have the original Dorvak Roadbuster and Whirl. The TF repaint of Mugen Calibur was better than the original, but the Dorvak whirl kicks the TFs ass. PICS on the way.
     
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    Cool!
     
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    Otispq Elocution Onymous

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    I had the copter and the tank when I was a kid but they weren't Transformers, they were on cards and purchased from KB Toys. Anyone know what brand that may have been, as I would like to track some down...
     
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    Neato.
     
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    Holy crap, the set's listed as discontinued already. Those went fast.
     
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    http://www.hlj.com/hlj_gallery2/v/plamod2007/scifi/DSC_5461.jpg.html

    Personally, if I could get the Roadbuster one by itself, I would.
     

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