Clearing up Arcee bikes confusion

Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by SKowl, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. SKowl

    SKowl Rubber Golem

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    I've been following the details on the ROTF bikes closer than most since I'm a sucker for motorcycles. Hopefully, I can help shed some light on these TFs as the lack of any official recognition of them has made it very difficult to figure who is who and what is what.

    It's so easy to be confused when it comes to Revenge of the Fallen. Names are changing left and right, characters are disappearing and reappearing. Nothing has really ever been made super-clear, especially when it comes to the Arcee bikes.

    (Also, by looking at the design for the third bike, and that fact that the toys are meant to combine, not the movie characters, you can tell that a repaint (like Hasbro said) is impossible. The bike is totally different from the other two, and the bot design is unique as well. It will have to be a new mold.)

    Hopefully, this will make things a little more clear for some people:

    Pink sports bike - Arcee - two wheels for feet, hood of bike over shoulder. Has a gun, toy has a gun/sword combo.

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    Blue "street" bike - Chromia - one wheel-foot, one wheel over shoulder, big gun-arm.



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    Purple sports bike - unknown - has a sword, spikes on her shoulder, one wheel-foot and a wheel for a shield (see trailer and TV spots)



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  2. WWMEGATRON

    WWMEGATRON Well-Known Member

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    THIS IS PURPLE-ARCEE-MOONRACER ??
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    SHE'S F***ING AWESOME !!

    Could you please scan and upload the images of the other 2 bike-bots ??!! With much more clear images of
    them it will gives us a better idea on their would be alleged combine mode !!

    ( Sorry, had to correct the writing here )
     
  3. SKowl

    SKowl Rubber Golem

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    There are no better images of the other bike bots. This is the best we have, and its only of one bike.
     
  4. WWMEGATRON

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    Darn !!:( 

    But still thanks for the image !! Finally I can have an idea of the bike we all wondered about !!!
     
  5. Starkenator

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    Thanks for putting together the post. Very informative.
     
  6. darthrage

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    I haven't checked out the spoiler thread from with the review from that DM stooge but I guess he didn't mention the name of the 3rd bike in his review??

    I actually really like the look of these unicycle fembots. Not so much the toy but the way they look on screen. Its very unique and I like that the designs are really evolving from the traditional bipedal bot
     
  7. highball22

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    This pic is of ALL THREE BIKES COMBINED!!! Not the third bike alone! Look at the movie still of the third bike. It has no such arms as depicted in the drawing. Disregard that transformation sequence behind the character as it is either photoshopped or meant to mislead.

    Now notice how one arm looks like Chromia's large blaster arm. Notice how the other looks like Arcee's laser sword looking arm. Which leaves the third bike to make up the torso which is why people are assuming its the third bike by itself because it uses a portion of the existing torso.

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    This is the appropriately colored combined mode^^^^
     
  8. kjeevahh

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    also

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  9. SKowl

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    I don't think so. It's not any bigger than a normal bike TF would be, and it's missing many parts from the other bikes, where are the other wheels?

    That movie still is so small and so blurry it's hard to see anything. Not conclusive either way.

    It's no exactly the same. It's much rounder, and has a blade at the end - just like, surprise, the purple bike does!

    Except for all we know Arcee doesn't have a sword arm in the money, but the toy does.

    This is not the combined form of the bikes. LOOK CLOSELY. There is nothing there to even suggest that this thing is made up of three bikes.

    Take the other pic of the purple bike, invert it so they're both pointing the right way and look at the details. The spikes, the panels over the wheels, the round plate and blade on the arm - they are identical. The only thing that is missing is the wheel-shield, but I suppose the artist just didn't draw it, as the comics aren't always 100% faithful when it comes to weapons and such.

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    As for this:

    They've screwed up heads on minor characters before. I assume artists have very little access to the designs of minor characters, and if changes are made subsequently, they can't go back and change them. If you can find the old issues of the movie prequel/adaptation for the first film, there are a few inconsistencies with Bonecrusher's head on the cover of one, and Ratchet's head in one of the issues. If I find images, I'll post them.
     
  10. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    Why is it so hard for everyone to believe that the bike bots don't form 1 uniform mode... I mean, its not like hasbro or bay have ever LIED to us before... Lol, I hope that they do honestly, because they alone aren't much... And way to big figurewise...
     
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    The large comic book drawing might be that of the blue robot rather than the purple robot bec. of the large gun or sword on the left arm. The artist probably coverted the large gun into a large blade and then added a smaller gun on the right arm. The colorist then made the mistake of putting in purple instead of blue. The artist forgot to draw the other wheel. For the blue robot, the other wheel should be behind or overhead.

    Another possibility is that the artist was trying to draw the red robot but forgot to put 2 wheels on the leg. The red robot toy has a blade and gun on the right arm. The red robot also has a very large left arm that can be drawn as a weapon.
     
  12. Lionsgate

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    OMG they don't combine in the movie people! The idea was scrapped. SCRAPPED! The whole Arcee thing was done completely wrong by the people making this movie, and it will be clear when we all see the movie.
     
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    So the regular old Arcee from the prequel comics doesn't count for diddly squat? She was just 1 bot, and there was no implication that she split into 3, or whatever.
     
  14. kjeevahh

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    We arent talking about in the movie!
     
  15. highball22

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    Pay attention, folks. The figures do combine. The figures! Not in the movie though, so we've been told. If you can't understand the breakdown that kjeevah wrote than you'll just have to wait until the rest of the figures arrive.

    As for why the drawing doesn't show exactly where every wheel goes you have to remember that a picture will be far more intricate than the actual toy. And if any of you own Chromia you'd know there is a definite combination.
     
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    Looking at this, I kind of doubt that Bike #3 is a redeco of Arcee or Chromia...assuming the character models are accurate.
     
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    I don't believe this is a picture of the combined mode. You'll note the motorcycle, the 'transformation blur' then the robot mode. There is nothing to indicate this is the combined mode whatsoever.
     
  18. highball22

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    Except that that is too much mass for ONE bike and the weapons shown belong to Chromia and Arcee. The third bike doesn't have those weapons. Refer to kjeevah's posted pic breakdown. Disregard that mislead transformation sequence.
     
  19. tehCal

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    It's 100% NOT the combined mode. I'm sure of it.
     
  20. Galva-Cannon

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    Why would the comic have a "misleading transformation sequence?" I mean the picture clearly shows the purple bike transforming into the purple robot, without any of the other bikes involved at all. Why would the comic show something so completely wrong like that?

    And the idea that it's a mistake doesn't make sense to me, because it would be a pretty big mistake.
     

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