3rd Bike is Elita-1 not Flare Up

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  1. ORIO

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    Not sure if this is Newsworthy and I'm not entirely sure if this is a TFW faux pas by posting this. I posted this in the Q and A thread but felt I should make a new post, If I'm in the wrong, will a mod please delete/move/flush?

    thanks:) 

    Thanks to Lumpy for the heads up on this...

    from actionfigs.com's answers 3rd bike is Elita-1 not Flareup

    ActionFigs.com: Even though this has been somewhat addressed at your panels at this year's Botcon and Comic-Con, questions about the ROTF Arcee motorcycle trio keep coming up as fans are both stymied and fascinated by the concept and potential behind these 3 characters. Can we get final clarification on a few things, like will this figure definitely be coming out? Can we get a definitive name on the 3rd bike character, is it Moonracer or Flareup or something else? Now that we've seen concept art for that character, the bike mode might pass as a repaint of Arcee but the bot mode absolutely could not, and their colors seem a little too similar, will this 3rd bike be a new sculpt, a retool, or just a repaint? Why haven't there been any images yet of this 3rd character or all 3 motorcycle figures in their combined mode, and might we get photos of that? Have you yet worked out the alternate method by which the combined mode instructions will be revealed since they won't be in the 3rd figure's instructions?
    Hasbro: We certainly have full intentions of releasing all three of the motorcycles with the third motorcycle being Elita-1. All three motorcycles will combine together and we plan to release instructions on how to achieve this combination when the time comes

    But then again, another q and a just says "The third arcee sister".
     
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  2. Hiraga

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    Well, it is better then Flareup. I still like Moonracer much better however, so I'll still call her that.
     
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    and now 100 threads will pop up saying the name is elita-1 just like after comic con
     
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    Havent they also said Her name is Flareup and She wont come out at one point, Then also said she will come out but not have a oficial combination?
     
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    Alright, now if they're gonna retcon Elita-1 back to life, then they can do the same for Crankcase :( 
     
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    Agreed. Moonracer just suits her better for some reason.
     
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    Moonracer definetly.


    On another, irrelevant note, love the chick on my profile!!!
     
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    I'm sorry, but I heard in-person from the Hasbro Transformers team, including Aaron Archer and several others, that the third bike's name is FLAREUP. Also that they WILL COMBINE but that Flareup will NOT INCLUDE INSTRUCTIONS FOR IT - those will come at a later point (Online?).

    Sorry, but I call full B.S. on this.

    Besides, movieverse Elita-1 is *dead*. Starscream yoinked her spark out.
     
  9. ORIO

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    Maybe things have changed since then? Its possible.

    as far as the comic things goes... eh... I don't think that will really have an effect on the outcome of the characters name.
     
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    Well now I am REALLY confused. Can't wait for the comic miniseries explaining Elita-1's miraculous recovery.
     
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    There could also be more than one Elita-1. Y'know. Like how there's more than one "John" on the planet.
     
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    i agree
     
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    I personally like Elita-1 better than both of those names.
     
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    FINALLY!!!!! YES!!

    I already have Chromia and Ironhide now I just need to buy Voyager Ratchet and Deluxe Arcee and then Elita....then put her up there with Prime


    You got a G1/movie verse Soap opera ion the making.

    If the movie was true to the nameS and Elita was leader I would have loved to see her and sam reacting to Prime's revival during the Desert fight.
     
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    It might just be a slip-up.
     
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    ugh Elita-1. Does Hasbro just try to only use the same three names for all their female TF figures
     
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    Hmm, the true identity of the 3rd Arcee bike continues to evade us. I do hope they release her soon though to finally clarify all the uncertainties around her and just coz i think she looks best out of the Arcee trio.

    If it does turn out that this third Arcee bike is Elita-1, then it'll be rather unusual for her to be under the command of Arcee.
     
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    more like 500 :) 
     
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    :banghead:  So much confusion over the 3rd bike, kinda wish they would send out a poll to the various fan forums with the choices of "Moonracer", "Elita-1" and "Flareup" & let us vote on a concrete name.
    Glad somebody else realizes the continuity killing of RoS. And yeah, bringing Crankcase back would be awesome.
     
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    Well, Mowry's writing the Arcee "spotlight" for Tales of the Fallen, so I'm sure this'll get sorted out by then.
     

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