Weird Whirl Knockoff

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Diem, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Diem

    Diem Well-Known Member

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    So in a quaint vintage shop I found an intriguing curio, something that appeared to be, based on the boxart, either a pre-transformer or a knock-off of G1 Whirl.

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    Obviously when the box was passed down from elderly Asian tchotchke shop owner to slightly less elderly Asian tchotchke shop owner it got a little hammered. Opening the box led to surprises both good and bad.

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    The set came with instructions, stickers and three of the four weapons which was more than I was expecting for the price paid for it. Admittedly one of the weapons was pretty heavily yellowed...

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    Ah. That wasn't the only thing that was yellowed. Half of the helicopter was yellowed too.

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    Oh and it came with a little pilot. That was weird too.

    So the plastic seems to be the same quality as any Hasbro figure of the time, and the diecast is there. All the joints are reasonable too for a product of this age. Does anyone have more information on this?
     
  2. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    Tripredacus K-Mart-ian Legend

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    Ah yeah the "Kingdam Vary" KO. I haven't seen one of those in a long time.
     
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    gargunkle someone

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    I never really noticed before how much that looks like the red and white robot-Helicopter I have from the 1980's with a powered winch feature on it.
     
  6. Diem

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    Thanks for the info guys! It is for sale if anyone wants to PM me.
     

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