Are still receiving Moonracer from ROTF?

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  1. Shizuka

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    I've seen an Elita-1 but no Moonracer, This isn't the 3rd bike is it? Because I recall them saying HASBRO saying that it will simply be a repaint of an existing bike.
     
  2. Chopperface

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    The official name is Elita 1, and that's the toy they're releasing it as.

    I still call her Flareup - official kiss my ass.

    As usual, time will tell on any confusion.
     
  3. ThaConqueror

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    Elita-1 is the third bike. She was Flareup but Hasbro changed their minds. She was NEVER going to be called Moonracer because Hasbro no longer has the rights to that name (which is why Botcon 2005 Chromia was called so even though she was meant to be ol' Moonie). The fans just sorta collectively decided the purple bike was Moonracer one day. Smeg knows why, but they did.

    Anyway, Elita-1 is a redeco of Chromia. Which annoys me, because I have a rule about not getting a mold more than once (Robot Heroes Screamer/Thundercracker and TFA Jetfire/Jetstorm have been the only exceptions so far), but I really want to have the Arcee trio. GRRRR.
     
  4. Paxtin

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    I'm actually legitimately bummed out that they repainted Chromia for the third bike "Elita-1". That so doesn't work. A repaint of Arcee would have been closer.

    I'm not buying it. I hate to be that guy, but screw Hasbro. That's not completing the set. That's a gawd damn purple Chromia.
     
  5. Shizuka

    Shizuka Optimus Prime's scriptor

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    Wow. Damn. So not only is it a Chromia repaint and not Arcee who is IMO a better mold, she's black. Okay....
     
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    I think it's actually just a really dark purple, made even darker in the one picture taken of it, in a dark room of a projector slide.
     
  7. coinilius

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    Yeah, the Arcee design would have at least had more of an actual resembelance to the third bike sisters design - Chromia looks way off.
     
  8. eagc7

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    Moonracer was never the offical name, hasbro cofnriamde in their hasbro august 24 Q&A that the thrid bike will have the name elita-1 so the figure we saw right now is THE THIRD BIKE
     
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    if you want elita-1 jsut break your rule once (expect for the oens you metnioned), so you complete the trio
     
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    Moonracer came up because it was the name in a movie art book or something.

    I would've preferred a purple Arcee. If it would've had a slight retool that would've been even better. Hell I don't see why that's not possible still.
     
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    Agreed 100%. And why did we have to wait many many months for it? This is akin to repainting Mudflap green and calling him Skids.

    I also basically never buy repaints. I think it's a real waste of money most of the time. Even slight remolds are not very appealing to me if I already have the original. The exception is if it's a significant improvement to the original mold that makes it a lot more movie-accurate.
     
  12. SharkyMcShark

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    People not buying her because she's black are racists. Clearly.

    In seriousness though, did anything come of the talk that the combination parts would be remolded if they were going to reuse one of the existing bike molds?
     
  13. ThaConqueror

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    That's the plan...if I can find her and Arcee. I don't go on hunts often and when I do the selection available is usually shit.
     

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