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First Look: New Transformers Universe Whirl, Sandstorm and Optimus Prime On Ebay

Posted on 08-22-2008 at 03:40 PM by Sol Fury under Universe Classics 2.0
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2005 Boards Member blitzwingfan94 has brought to our attention a trio of auctions for some previously unseen Transformers Universe toys. The three items, listed by eBay seller tfcoy, are for Whirl and Sandstorm, a pair of helicopters based on the Transformers Energon combiner helicopter brothers Blackout and Stormcloud. The auctions are rounded out by a new Deluxe class Optimus Prime. This toy is a redeco of the Transformers Cybertron Deluxe in a more "classic" color scheme.
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SPLIT LIP
New Universe figs? Those are the Energon combiners, but with new decos. They certainly look legit. Perhapes they're like the movie's scout line?
Feralstorm
... curious.
Ravenxl7
Interesting. they do look legit. Not from the old Universe line, but could be from either the new Universe line or the Movie line (Target Exlusive Scouts). Either way I wouldn't mind picking them up. Another Energon Gestalt repaint would be nice, imo. The only odd thing is their names, Whirl and Sandstorm, yet they are Decepticons. Not a biggy, though I'd probably make them Autobots if I got them (give us repaints of the other three in the team and it'd make a nice Gestalt to counter the Classics Devastator that I have).
unicronsupreme
There are already two target movie scout repaints of Energon combiners scheduled. They're already repainting the tank and um... one of the planes?
Ravenxl7
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There are already two target movie scout repaints of Energon combiners scheduled. They're already repainting the tank and um... one of the planes?
They've repainted the tank and the helicopter (we still haven't seen this wave in retail yet unfortunetly). That helicopter was green and had clear blue parts like the tank does. I personally don't think that those two and these two are supposed to go together. These might very well be a part of the Universe line. Personally I'd be happy with just a little bit of red paint on the Decepticon logos to make them Autobots, as the molded logo doesn't have all that much detail in it.

Edit: This could be why they trademarked the name Combaticons...
Locke
I like the dollar sign deco on Sandstorm
Ziero
...universe Bruticus?

Also, I want that Whirl.

Though I wouldn't mind Sandstorm either...
benzo
interesting.. I really like the Energon combiners and I would love to see Universe versions!
Ravenxl7
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Originally Posted by blitzwingfan94 View Post
That's interesting too. I glanced at it, but didn't really pay any attention to it. Now that I actually give it a good look, he's caught my interest. I honestly didn't know that mold was still usable, lol. He might be worth getting.
blitzwingfan94
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Originally Posted by Ravenxl7 View Post
That's interesting too. I glanced at it, but didn't really pay any attention to it. Now that I actually give it a good look, he's caught my interest. I honestly didn't know that mold was still usable, lol. He might be worth getting.
Yeah, but my question is, why does he have a key? Do you think they remolded him to have a slot?
Ravenxl7
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Yeah, but my question is, why does he have a key? Do you think they remolded him to have a slot?
The Cybertron repaint of this very mold had a special key that was molded to have a minicon port on it, so that it would work instead of a minicon. This repaint seems to have the same feature.

Edit: Here's a picture showing the Cybertron repaint in-package:

http://www.tfw2005.com/resources/att...achmentid=4812
blitzwingfan94
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Originally Posted by Ravenxl7 View Post
The Cybertron repaint of this very mold had a special key that was molded to have a minicon port on it, so that it would work instead of a minicon. This repaint seems to have the same feature.
Huh, really? I didn't know he had that. Than it has to be that.
Ravenxl7
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Huh, really? I didn't know he had that. Than it has to be that.
Yep. The Cybertron repaint of Demolisher had the same gimmick too. Looks like this'll be another addition to the Armada Series part of the Universe line. Here's hoping it isn't long till we get some more info on these guys.
General Magnus
So now Whirl and Sandstorm are Decepticons?
Scourge_151
Is it wrong that I want that Bendy Prime repaint?
DJ Soundwave
What is we're going to just see alot of repaints of the Energon Gestaults ? That would be cool .
Soundwave84
Yeah i could grab all of these...def a win win situation for me
Papasmoak
Hmm, tfclub Topspin....interesting.
Veloxiraptor
Can't wait to see a Bruticus made out of Barricade and four different helicopters.
shogun221
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Is it wrong that I want that Bendy Prime repaint?
only a touch. Considering the series that spawned him, Bendy Prime is surprisingly decent.

Given the talk regarding his cybertron key, I take it this version omits his "diet targetmaster" partner?
TJOmega
Wow, I can't believe we're getting Bendy Prime again... though at this point the name's hardly fitting, we've got Primes that are just as articulate and moreso now. Still, as much as I'm a sucker for the mold, I dont know if I can get it for the 5th time...

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On second thought I probably can.

That said, I love the Combaticon theory. That dollar sign and color scheme scream Swindle since I cant see him as a tank, but Blast Off can be a tank name, too, and then we wont have two copters sharing a color scheme.
Paladin
The name on that Prime auction is confusing.


Is the Prime repaint supposed to be for Universe or Animated?
SPLIT LIP
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Originally Posted by Scourge_151 View Post
Is it wrong that I want that Bendy Prime repaint?
No. The mould is good, and fun. The colours are traditional Prime colours. A little bland but there's no reason to hate them.

I might get him.
G1Wheeljack
I like the Whirl, will probably get it at retail. I just hope they get rid of the 'con symbol.
Scourge_151
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only a touch. Considering the series that spawned him, Bendy Prime is surprisingly decent.

Given the talk regarding his cybertron key, I take it this version omits his "diet targetmaster" partner?
If its the same as the Cybertron version then the key replaces Overrun.

I think he'll look fine along with my original Armada one plus the deluxe Nemesis. It will mean an import though as we'll never see him in the UK I'd imagine.
deliciouspeter
red windows and red energon weapons....i love them. And reverb and gunbarrell have blue accessories....I'm hoping we get two more of each.

What this thread needs is more torso.
Dinobot Nuva
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Originally Posted by Papasmoak View Post
Hmm, tfclub Topspin....interesting.
Not Top Spin, but that's what I thought when I saw the red Energon weapon.
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Backscatter
Whirl and Sandstorm look good. Yet another Bendy Prime? Okay, but I hope they don't put the forearms backward again. I'm getting tired of the fix.
artiepants
the Sandstorm deco isn't really working for me, but i dig the Whirl one. It's really too bad they did the molded emblems in A/E/C since it makes it hard to switch molds factions.
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Wow, I can't believe we're getting Bendy Prime again... though at this point the name's hardly fitting, we've got Primes that are just as articulate and moreso now. .
yeah (and there had been before him), Bendy Prime get's a lot of love, but i honestly think 75% of it is just he was SOOOO much better than any other Armada mold. but he still had tacky painted windows, a not very realistic alt mode and kind of simian proportions. and he was still far and away the best Prime for 3 years.
Opticron Primal
If this is all true, then I can go get the TFU Barricade at KB's to make another combiner. Too bad we already have an Onslaught, though. -_-
Ra88
Nice, but I would prefer a Bruticus set in the style of that Devastator giftset.
Foster
I'll pass on these in favor of the upcoming Deathcobra homage deco.
Drake
So is Deluxe Prime the most repainted Armada toy now?
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Premium Deluxe Prime!
rikkomba
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So is Deluxe Prime the most repainted Armada toy now?
Yes... there are 10 Sabers, but at least 3 come from a remold. OP wins, now there are like 13 variants or more.
Dropshot
Nice! Bendy Prime is mine since I don't own that mold and this is the best deco so far, sandstorm will be mine too.
artiepants
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If this is all true, then I can go get the TFU Barricade at KB's to make another combiner.
??? hmmmm ???
of what do you speak?
airfox
All three look nice ... but I don't think I like the copters as Sandstorm and Whirl. As Vortex and Swindle, may be.

-airfox
Veloxiraptor
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??? hmmmm ???
of what do you speak?
Some of the Energon combiner pieces were repackaged as Universe toys and sold at KB. Most KBs still have them. All three torsos and a couple of the limbs. They're the exact same toys; they didn't even bother to repaint them.
Diego Mode
Well...if this is the Universe Sandstorm, there's no chance to see a new mold for a triplechanger autobot. Only bad guys can transform twice.
artiepants
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Originally Posted by Veloxiraptor View Post
Some of the Energon combiner pieces were repackaged as Universe toys and sold at KB. Most KBs still have them. All three torsos and a couple of the limbs. They're the exact same toys; they didn't even bother to repaint them.
ahhh, gotchya, musta missed that. thanks for the heads up.
Ravenxl7
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Nice, but I would prefer a Bruticus set in the style of that Devastator giftset.
Could happen for all we know, as these are loose. We don't know how they'll be packaged yet.
flywheels
Gobbled up both helicopters. Call me weak, but I LOVE that mold!
Takara_destron
I want that Prime! And maybe the Sandstorm.
Papasmoak
Ahh, thanks for the correction Dinobot Nuva.
Johnator
Eh. Repaints are ok but nothing I am going to run out and buy right away.
Thundershot
So... are we SURE that they're called Whirl and Sandstorm? If they are, I'm disappointed that Hasbro went and let them be Decepticons. Unless of course, they're labeled as "Energon Series" or "Armada Series" or whatever. If they're for "Classics Series", Vortex and Swindle are more like it.... Then make Blast Off and Brawl tanks... but who the hell would the last one be if Onslaught already has a new body?

Onslaught, of course.... *rolls eyes*


We shall see....



Chris
MegaConvoy_13
I must have Optimus Prime, I never got that mold...
I will probably use the Whirl as a Classics Vortex (If Hasbro keeps the Decepticon symbol)

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