TRU Animated Arcee Variant/Running Change Found

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  1. kylash327

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    TRU Animated Arcee Variant/Running Change Found - Satin Finish

    Stopped by TRU last night and found about 8 Arcees, and all of them had a very satin matte finish, compared to the high gloss finish we have all seen in Arcee so far. I purchased one and opened it and found no other changes, but some of the plastic does look darker because of the matte finish.

    In robot mode a few parts like the knees are still glossy plastic, so its definitely comparable. I saw 8 on the pegs this way, so it was not a one off fluke. I noticed no change in the UPC number or any other number on the packaging to indicate a revision however. But the change to the figure itself is very stark.

    At first i thought they might have done this because its a stronger plastic and would solve the stress marks on the thumbs problem, but of course, the hand parts are still cast in glossy plastic, so no idea...

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    Sounds quite interesting. Can't wait to see some comparison shots.
     
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    Awesome. Hopefully Rodimus will get the matte finish before he's released.
     
  4. kylash327

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    pics added! I didnt get a particular shot of it, but even the fins are now matte versus gloss.
     
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    I think I've actually changed my mind, and I like the matte version better. Time to go on an Arcee hunt again.
     
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    It's not really that strange - almost all of the other Animated toys are matte. What's strange is that she was released glossy in the first place.
     
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    Best of luck to all you completists and variant collectors. I could see the glossy "first-run" one becoming quite collectible years from now being that she's 1) an exclusive and 2) relatively hard to find. Or she won't be worth diddly....who knows with this hobby!?
     
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    I never really felt the sparkly fit in either. My buddy has one and that's his only complaint as well.

    As, such I like the matte better.

    If I see another one @ a TRU I'll be curious to see which it is.
     
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    I'm just happy that I might get a chance to get one this time.
     
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    'running change' that matches the Japanese release (think I remember that being reported as matte). I guess some more of the TRU exclusive were cranked out when Takara had their own production run.
     
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    Probably made in a different factory
     
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    looks like theres plenty of arcees around lately. now just go out there and nuy them already.
     
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    great, the US gets 2 versions, whilst we still get none!
     
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    That's pretty cool.

    Too bad most would settle for finding ANY TRU Arcee right about now.
     
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    Were the left hands on those modified in anyway? It looks like there may be more of a "perfectly circular" shape to the matte version. I can't tell 100%

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    Perhaps a fix for broken thumbs?
     
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    THis! and i settle for either version!
     
  18. kylash327

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    the glossy one did have the hands heated up once to relieve the stress marks, but thats it. Nothing was done to the matte one.
     
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    Any Arcee would do at this point. :banghead: 
     
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    Looks like if i find this Arcee I will open her up. And keep glossy in package.
     

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