Thursday, February 7, 2019

Rescue Bots - WHIRL!

Playskool Heroes - Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy - Whirl - Hasbro 2019

I've been really obsessed with robot toys lately. I literally just re-did a huge portion of my toy display with the sole intention of dedicating a lot more space to my burgeoning Transformers collection. I think one of the main reasons I feel so consumed by them is that I honestly never thought female robots would be something I could find in the action figure aisles. For a few decades it was quite a boys club. But now they are coming out with increasing regularity. This Whirl figure was a complete surprise to me when I found her in Target. She is from the new show Rescue Bots Academy show that premiered last month on Discovery Family. I haven't seen the show, but I love the design of this character and I'm excited to watch it when it's streaming somewhere (I imagine her to be energetic and spunky). I also expect to see more of Whirl in the toy aisle. My hopes are for one of the smaller scale figures eventually, and maybe even a blind bag or two. Time will tell. Let's check Whirl out in detail below!

Her propeller has a spinning function when you push in that big plunger-button. She can also hold the propeller while in robot mode (as a giant morbid weapon.  Seriously, imagine a spinning helicopter propeller as a weapon, it's horrible.)

Her transformation is pretty fun. In one swift motion, her arms turn in, her legs merge together, and her head flips away. Then she's just a bellyflop away from being a helicopter.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here is Whirl the other female bot from the line: Quickshadow. Both her standard and 12" versions.


1 comment:

  1. Cool figure. I like the design of the Rescue Bots Academy line.