As a kid, Whirl never really factored into my collecting habits. He wasn't featured on the show, and he was never in the comic; at least the US version that I had access to. The only reason that I even remembered him at all was because I had pretty much memorized the 1985 catalog. Thanks to his prominent role in IDW's Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye, I was relatively concerned about prices. After consulting with flywheels, I think I came up with a decent price range for a complete Whirl and got to work looking. After about a week, I found one with a price that didn't make me convulse.
Dorvack line. In the Dorvack line, he was a much darker blue. I won't go into the original version as I don't own one, and Maz at the TFSource Blog has already done an amazing job detailing the origins of this figure. I highly recommend reading it.
Reprolabels to make him look better. Time constraints and, frankly, laziness, have prevented me from using those pictures.
|Sadly, the rubsign is destroyed. Always pay attention to pictures on an auction!|
|See? Good as new!|
That's one more figure from 1985 crossed off my list, leaving just a handful more. I must say, if I'm going to complete that year, Whirl is a good place to start. You may be wondering why this is titled as Part I. Think about it. Think about what figure was released this year. If you can't guess it, don't worry, Part II will be around soon. How soon? Well, let's get through more of my backlog first.