Transformers at SDCC 2013

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Joe Moore, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. GAUGE

    GAUGE Wargod ARTS

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2006
    Posts:
    17,019
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    407
    Location:
    Phx, AZ
    Likes:
    +14,371
    So, Whirl's got horrible Spaghetti arm syndrome i bet his arms can touch the ground and he can drag his claws behind him. lol

    I prefer his IDW look to...whatever that is.
     
  2. Coffee

    Coffee (╭☞ꗞᨓꗞ)╭☞

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2013
    Posts:
    6,487
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    Ontario
    Likes:
    +2,978
    Aww... so dissapointed with Whirl's look... do you think maybe I'd be able to lift up that cockpit and make him look a tad more like his mtmte self? I mean it's a good looking figure... but I guess I was hoping too much for it to be based on his mtmte version
     
  3. Necro Prime

    Necro Prime Necrobot

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2010
    Posts:
    745
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +0
    Now gimme a Roadbuster God dammit! ( I'm not greedy I just figure if they don't do it now it'll be another 5 years)
     
  4. Shatterpoint

    Shatterpoint Neato

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2009
    Posts:
    7,495
    News Credits:
    56
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +1,156
    "I....I want my proportions back."
     
  5. Prime Jetscream

    Prime Jetscream HE PULLS THE STRINGS AND HE MAKES THEM RING

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2011
    Posts:
    10,463
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    267
    Likes:
    +33
    Whirl looks like it was designed 10 years ago, and also he looks fragile as hell.
    Beeeehhhh. I wanted the other Whirl design...
    uh, yeah, I don't read IDW comics (yet) (but the designs are awesome).

    EDIT: Wait. In the first shot of the Covenant, in the upper right, I see a Beast Hunters toy I don't recognize in the least.
     
  6. Noideaforaname

    Noideaforaname Pico, let's go up to Zuma

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2010
    Posts:
    9,753
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Likes:
    +9,159
    I think you're right. It looks like the thighs and shins don't appear to be connected to each other at all, and instead are actually linked by a thin black bar. And there are black bits on the back of the legs that look remarkably like toes, but serve no other observable function in either mode. And since the thigh has a swivel in the middle, you should totally be able to turn the legs around and give Whirl digitrade legs.
     
  7. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan OFFICIAL MMM REP

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2004
    Posts:
    20,318
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    452
    Likes:
    +5,987
    Ebay:
    YouTube:
    Love Whirl, hate Doubledealer. He needs his own mold or at least significant retooling like Sandstorm.
     
  8. Skrunklemin

    Skrunklemin cool dude attitude

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2011
    Posts:
    3,065
    Trophy Points:
    292
    Location:
    Garrus-9
    Likes:
    +2,010
    People complaining because Whirl is too G1. I seriously feel sorry for HasTak designers. They just can't win lol.

    Excuse me while I facepalm myself into a coma
     
  9. Prime Jetscream

    Prime Jetscream HE PULLS THE STRINGS AND HE MAKES THEM RING

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2011
    Posts:
    10,463
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    267
    Likes:
    +33
    Because IDW WHIRL IS AWESOME!
     
  10. tabtiurf

    tabtiurf Chimeracon

    Joined:
    May 22, 2009
    Posts:
    3,047
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +2,095
    wow, that whirl has got to be the DERPIEST looking thing I have EVER SEEN
     
  11. Ribieconvoy

    Ribieconvoy It's pronounced "ribby"

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2010
    Posts:
    6,357
    News Credits:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +604
    I'd say it's mostly because they essentially took the original mode and added a few more joints and details. In the arms especially, it just doesn't look very modern. And you have to remember, the minority is almost always more vocal than the majority.
     
  12. anguirusfan26

    anguirusfan26 Now with 200% more Angus!

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2010
    Posts:
    84
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Likes:
    +0
    I don't mind the more G1 Whirl look, I just hope his shoulders are misstransformed
     
  13. ATOMIZER

    ATOMIZER Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2013
    Posts:
    34
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Likes:
    +0
    That whirl looks ugly
     
  14. Back Alley

    Back Alley Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2009
    Posts:
    56
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Likes:
    +0
    Also the thighs below the swivel are two pieces it looks like. The other voyagers have the typical hollow single piece, but this looks solid.
     
  15. Wheeljack_Prime

    Wheeljack_Prime Searching for the Infin-Honey Stones

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2008
    Posts:
    12,413
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +1,463
    I can't begin to count how many ways in which Whirl doesn't live up to the hype at all, even when taking into account mistransformation...
    ...but this is still taking it too far.


    It's actually based on a rejected Nick Roche design. He hasn't been given clearance to release it.
     
  16. EnerJohn

    EnerJohn Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2011
    Posts:
    1,311
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    212
    Likes:
    +161
    Lol, these look awful! I know these aren't movie figs, but hopes for great TF4 figures starts to die...
     
  17. AAarcher221

    AAarcher221 NomDePlume: Jimmy Rustler

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2013
    Posts:
    3,641
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +14
    I like the look of G1-Whirl, but I kinda wished they incorporated the cockpit uniboob. To me, that's Whirl, not window-tummy Whirl.
     
  18. Noideaforaname

    Noideaforaname Pico, let's go up to Zuma

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2010
    Posts:
    9,753
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Likes:
    +9,159
    Yeah, I'm guessing the result would look like this:
    [​IMG]
     

    Attached Files:

  19. BLOODRAGED189

    BLOODRAGED189 In it for the engineering

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2011
    Posts:
    3,078
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    Likes:
    +638
    Not a big fan of that Whirl, I think Hasbro should have gone full G1 or full IDW instead of this generic mix.
     
  20. orangeitis

    orangeitis All orange, all the time. Looks infectious.

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2012
    Posts:
    8,632
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    Tucson, AZ
    Likes:
    +15,097
    I like how G1 Whirl fans say the thing looks too IDW, and IDW Whirl fans say it looks too G1.

    Haters gonna hate, it looks neat to me. And I've never been much of a Whirl fan of any era.