Sunday, December 23, 2012

G1 Whirl, MiniMOC Bi-Plane

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If youve been reading IDW comic's MTMTE series, one of the surprisingly popular character is whirl. He's always been a background character, usually as air support for the wreckers (in MTMTE he'd actually been discharged from the autobot commando group) but james roberts spin on him - as a malcontent autobot with a mean streak (probably an understatement, hes actually closer to being a psychotic sociopath) - has thrust him into the spotlight. Thats a pretty big break for a 3rd tier character (and even that status is arguable considering there's a number of non-recurring guys ahead of him who've receive solo story treatment).

Happens also he's a milestone figure for me: i have now completed all the non-takara molds from the 84-85 line up - along with jetfire and roadbuster he's a member of the deluxe class autobots, joined by the motorized toys (omega and skylynx). Apparently he's the least fave toy of the 5 since he's the last one to be bought and it took his likeable turn in MTME to motivate me to track him down. That said i find him much more personable now as that thin and creepy robit jerk.

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Also, recently made a lil lego bi-plane with forced perspective backdrop.

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