ROTF Flareup - Toy or not?

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  1. Starscream NZ

    Starscream NZ Well-Known Member

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    A simple question I can't seem to get answered, because everyone claims to have been at Comic-Con and heard totally different stories.

    We know the third bike is Flareup. Good.
    Now, is she getting a toy in 2010? I've heard three varying reports:

    She's been named but not getting a toy
    She's been named and will be a straight repaint of Chromia
    She's been named and will be a retool of Chromia.


    Is there a definite answer to this question? I'd appreciate a bit of closure on the matter as it's been difficult enough to learn anything about her.
     
  2. Starscreamer95

    Starscreamer95 'Civil' Nintendo Fanboy

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    This should be in the Toy Discussion.
     
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    Why is this here? Its times like this i wish to be a mod, and move this thing.
     
  4. FreshDebesh

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    Well, Chromia and Arcee were designed with connectors and thus with the original intent to be combiners. Logic dictates that would mean a FlareUp prototype needed to be made too. So either they mass-produce the prototype or just redeco a bunch of Chromia or Arcee.

    I fail to see why Chromia over Arcee though. Arcee's closer to Flarup's design.
     
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  7. Sol Fury

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    Hasbro said at Botcon the third one would be a retool of one of the other two. People just assumed Chromia, but looking at the body design of Flareup, I can see it. They just need to change out the gun arm, switch the wheel construction, and have a different piece for the gastank / backpack with guns.

    I think it should be possible. Although it'd be on a similar level to Dark Crumplezone, almost a new toy.
     
  8. Starscream NZ

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    Thankyou for the information, Sol. And apologies for posting in incorrect forum.
     
  9. Karhukjnsi

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    I sure hope they give her a toy, I want all the sisters.
     
  10. DecepticonsRule

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    I really can't see why they can't give Moonracer/Flareup her own mold. Why not cut out one of the repaints/remolds like Swerve to save money to make a new mold for Flareup?

    As long as the Deluxe figure ends up looking like the Concept art, I'm fine with it. Here's how the toy should go in my opinion:

    - The "wheel arm" is sort of like Chromia's arm, with the little finger digits folding back
    - The front of the bike can split, with half of it ending up on "wheel arm" shoulder
    - The other half (the half with the handlebars) ends up on the other shoulder, and you can angle the handlebars so that they face in the same direction
    - The "sword arm" only have an elbow and shoulder joint, with the sword being made of clear blue plastic
    - The main part of the bike can split in half, and elongate, with one part (the top) having to struts to connect to the lower part (which connects to the wheel)
    - Flareup's head can fold out of the chest of the upper part
    - The main body of Flareup should have two ball joints
     
  11. Revan

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    Flareup should have her own mold, she doesn't look like either Arcee or Chromia. I say new mold, and that the three sisters combine, like originally planned.
     
  12. Kaymac

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    They should give her a toy to finish off what they promised: a combiner.
     
  13. T-Logicon

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    finish it then.
     
  14. Flarglenoogin

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    Actually a guy found a chromia that was mislabeled flareup so I think they're working on it but it's a repaint.
     
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    Who? Do you have a link to the story or anything, or what?
     
  16. Covenant

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    I actually haven't kept up with this whole deal.

    Can I ask; Do we have a confirmation one way or the other on Combiner status?
     
  17. Ravenxl7

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    It was confirmed at Botcon that Flareup (the third bike sister) would be getting a Deluxe class toy, that it would share some toolings with one of the others, and would be able to combine to the other two. The only addition to that from SDCC is we now know her name is Flareup, and that the combined-mode wouldn't be included in the instructions (what they meant by "not official").
     
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    Good to see the 3rd bike will be coming out. I bought the bikes for the combine mode but actually start to like them. Hopefully the combine mode won't disappoint

    But without instruction, I guess we can never figure out the correct way :D 
     
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    Oh well. I like the triplets the way they are.

    Because female biker robots with wheel feet are awesome.
     
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    I, at one time, said this myself, but after finding Swerve in the store about 10 hours ago and seeing him in person, I am really liking this figure. It's actually one repaint that I am glad I have. I know you weren't singling out or bashing this figure but I am just saying...
     

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