Everyone knows why Whirl got another figure - he's been an incredibly popular and vital member of the Lost Light crew since Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye launched a couple of years ago. And everyone knows that the Generations version of Whirl is nothing like the Whirl depicted in the comics and is more or less a faithful update of his Generation One figure, with a very little of his IDW version to show.
'Til All Are Mine blog. Of course, this wouldn't be a proper update to G1 Whirl without a plethora of weaponry.
Even when the lackluster gerwalk mode, I'm happy with this figure. Sure, some of the joints are super tight, and the struts for the legs are razor thin and make me think that I'm going to break them at any moment, but Whirl is a very solid figure. I understand that there are stores out there with literally dozens of Whirls just sitting on their shelves. Why this is a shelf-warmer, I don't know, but everyone should grab one.