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Custom of the Week - Universe 2.0 Whirl by Wheeljack-S70
Garage Mod - Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Transformers Garage is on the look out for the best custom / kitbash to feature each week here and in the Transformers Garage Hall of Fame section. This week's featured custom is the Universe 2.0 Whirl by Wheeljack-S70. This kit-bash made from Energon Bulkhead has transformed it into a Whirl that we think trumps the original. Easily making this the Transformers Garage Custom of the Week!

There have been many a helicopter in the Transformers Universe. Arguably, the most admired Transformer was the Generation 1 series Autobot Whirl. Based on a mold borrowed from Takatoku's Gazzette Ovelon figure. Whirl's G1 mold is never going to see the light of day now that Bandai owns it. Even Hasbro's repaint of the Machine Wars Sandstorm as Universe 1.0 Whirl was a total fail.

But that doesn't matter now that we have Universe 2.0 Whirl by Wheeljack-S70. Based on the a kit-bash of Energon Bulkhead, the figure has been transformed into a Whirl that trumps the original. Check out Wheeljack-S70's write up on the toy:

Whirl. Mostly bulkhead and mostly blue. This mod/repaint became more and more obvious as I was working on it. anyway, here's how it came out.

Bulkhead is the figure, but the head is actually from a thruster off of Armada Rodimus that's been modified. The stand came from a plane model kit and I added the circle to it. Thanks for looking guys.

View the Universe 2.0 Whirl by Wheeljack-S70 Custom Gallery

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duke togo
10:33 pm

While I won't say it's a bad toy by any means, and hats off to a well done custom, I will say the comment on it "trumping the original" is a bit too much. The original Takatoku designers were among the best in all of gokin toy makers of that time, and many of their works are the s... read more 
1:55 am

Well it's about darn time! I was waiting for some talented customizer to do something like this! Too bad Hasbro will probably never take the hint...maybe in the next batch of Universe stuff, way after the movie...maybe... 
8:28 pm

That is totally Awesome!! I like how you put "Game Over" sticker on his front. Reminds me of how G2 MEgs had "Big Stick" on his cannon! I got this Bulkhead/Springer, but I agree and think they should make a Remold of this to be Whirl. It suits more like him. Like the... read more 
8:12 pm

Great job WJ  
8:00 pm

he looks really cool and i love the he weapons he put on him 
7:58 pm

best whirl ever 
5:44 pm

You know, someday Hasbro is going to look at this site and see this and say... Damn hire him. That is an impressive custom. Great ingenuity on the head. 
7:06 am

Holy crap. This turned out SWEET. Kudos. I hope I can modify as well as you guys seem to be able to. Sadly, my first attempt got all borked. *not a typo* But yeah. that came out well.  
9:24 am

ive been saying the same thing about hasbro using that mold for a Universe Whirl. Im sure they will, too. That or a botcon release. 
3:29 pm

bulkhead is the figure. but the head is actually from a thruster off of aramda rodimus, that's been modified. the stand came from a plane model kit and I added the circle to it. thanks guys. 
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