3rd Purple "Arcee" Autobot!

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  1. OmarJT82

    OmarJT82 Well-Known Member

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    I read on Wikipedia that the 3rd Purple "Arcee" Autobot's name is Moonracer and her alternate form is a MV Agusta F4 Motorbike!

    Does anyone have any more solid info about the 3rd Purple "Arcee" Autobot? whether she will be released as a Deluxe class figure soon like Chromia and Arcee and whether Moonracer is or is not her name?
     
  2. Ratchet2007

    Ratchet2007 Neither Here Nor There

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    We don't know her name

    I think I remember Hasbro saying she is a remold of Chromia
     
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    her name was confirmed as moonracer.
     
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    Ratchet2007 Neither Here Nor There

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    It hasn't
     
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  6. Ratchet2007

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    From some website ?

    Hasbro hasn't confirmed it
     
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    sure hasbro has at botcon!
     
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    They didn't at Botcon

    They confirmed the toy, not the name
     
  9. ThinkTank Customs

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    ah okay, and the toyname (moonracer) they used isn't right anymore? WTF?
     
  10. Fit For natalie

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    Moonracer isn't confirmed anywhere.

    From my recollection, it came from "Some Guy" who said on forums like this that he had information. Then other websites repeated it. People went around repeating it as if it was cast-iron guaranteed. Then we get Wikipedia repeating it because its editors don't know any better or don't really care if they edit inaccurate, unconfirmed information. People read that and then repeat it.

    Then this unconfirmed information is bent into "Hasbro said so at BotCon".



    Back in 2005, "Moonracer" was unavailable as a trademark for Hasbro to use, so the BotCon Moonracer toy was renamed "Chromia". I don't know if Moonracer is still unavailable, but my point is, we wait for something a little more concrete than simple rumour mongering.
     
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    I agree I've not heard any official name just a lot of fans making threads saying that should be her name and people taking it as fact. the only official word on the 3rd bike is that its looking like its going to be a Chromia repaint/remold
     
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    Why am I reading this like everyone is doing that Jedi hand-wave as they say their line? :) 
     
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    Oh, the joys of fandom Chinese whispers.

    Next you know, Hasbro announced the name "Moonracer" on their public website but the post got deleted or something.


    And I already know that someome out there WILL probably misremember/misquote this post to the effect that the above did actually happen.
     
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    so is the name 2moonracer" now right or wrong? i got confused....
     
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    It's wrong just now as it's not confirmed and as Fit For Natalie said, they couldn't get the name in 2005 so it might be something different
     
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    its chromooncee!
     
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    Don't trust anything on Wikipedia that isn't sourced.
     
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    Nothing is confirmed yet. I believe nothing until I see the toy, in package, with the name printed on it, preferably from an official source rather than a third party who might be making their own packaging.
     
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    And even then you can't be 100% sure! Dead End/Detour, I'm looking at you here...
     
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    We don't know yet. Some Guy said it's Moonracer with no further evidence, and since then people keep repeating it over and over as if it were fact. All we know for sure is that we don't know the name yet. It might end up being Moonracer, but we don't know yet.

    Better yet: If something on Wikipedia isn't sourced, check the history. If it has been removed several times already because it's unsourced, and anonymous IPs just keep putting it back in, it sure is unsourced.
     

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