Extended Universe. And Whirl in S2 is the version from the Universe line, a recolor of Sandstorm from Machine Wars (which was itself a remold of another Euro-only toy).
Actually EU is a phrase that comes from Star Wars fandom and means Expanded Universe which refers to anything that happens in the Books, Comic Books, Cartoons & Games of the Star Wars Universe and not the Star Wars movies.
Since the Jetfire figure is based on a character that has appeared in a comic book I was making a bit of a joke that he was an EU figure. But as I was typing up the explanation of what EU is I realized that it is hard to apply that definition to the Transformers universe as most of it does take place in Cartoons and Comic Books.
And the "Universe" part of my EU definition doesn't have anything to do with the actual Transformers toy line called "Universe" and the two are unrelated.
Well, yes, but to the extent TFs have a canon at all (which isn't much), the Universe line is similar to the Extended Universe of SW, at least functionally. Stuff you're not really gonna see in mainline stories. And, to make a point, the Titanium 6" Jetfire is not the same as the War Within Jetfire, he's merely inspired by it. There's some telling differences, despite both being designed by Figueroa.
Look at Whirl's base. A while ago there was a discussion about his Tix number being inside his swirly thing, but on this pic it looks like the front part of the rocks on his base has been removed. Looks like the counter WILL be on his base.
Jesus Christ for the win. There is something...strange about my user name. Can you guess what it is? Punisher pwnage
Weird and pukey. That could be Weird Al's sequel to White and Nerdy.
Say, is anyone else surprised we didn't get a Cyro Scourge tix repaint, since they did that for TF: Cybertron. I kinda wouldn't mind that... I'd take that over more d**n Decepticlones, Mini-cons, and Omnicons.
Last Edit: Jun 2, 2007 16:15:53 GMT -5 by InvaderJes