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Mastermind Creation Azalea Prototype Revealed

Posted on 04-05-2013 at 01:09 AM by ORIO under 3rd Party Unlicensed
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On Monday, Mastermind Creations showed off their Feral Rex combiner in color and added an April Fools Joke to the picture with a Predacon colored Arcee named Sixer. As we reported (and confirmed on MMC's Facebook page) Sixer isn't happening, but the mold of that Arcee figure is. The figure's name is Azalea and is inspired by Alex Milne's design of the character from her Spotlight issue. 2005 Board member griffith76 has shared the resin prototype of this figure in our 3rd party forum. According to Mastermind's Facebook, more fembots are planned and will apparently all be named after various flowers.

Check out the images of the prototype by clicking the title bar.
Views: 13,117 / Credit: griffith76 of the 2005 Boards!

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Shatterpoint
I'm more excited for her than Feral Rex.

Mostly because I can probably afford her. But also because I think that design is badass.
kaijuguy19
Hopefully they ARE working on an Arcee like that somehow.
David Hingtgen
They better announce her official name soon, because "3P tradition" dictates she be called "Notcee" by the fandom and that's a really, really bad idea...
dominusveritas
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They better announce her official name soon, because "3P tradition" dictates she be called "Notcee" by the fandom and that's a really, really bad idea...
Shatterblast
I'll likely get her, I've been meaning to sell my PE version anyway. I just wish there was less revealing and more releasing going on.
Zavien
Lol that's great. If she looks like that and an awesome alt mode, I want it. For one, it's MMC and also I can probably afford it
Darcemeus
*Sees Notcee, remembers the TFC Ares teaser, snickers and adds a k in there somewhere* Ain't I a rascal?
dominusveritas
I'll say that while I like PE's Arcee, having MMC potentially releasing one is nice, I'm afraid to transform my PE one lest she accidentally break herself.
Kidreaper
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They better announce her official name soon, because "3P tradition" dictates she be called "Notcee" by the fandom and that's a really, really bad idea...
That's a terrible joke. I do notzi the humor in it.
Zavien
I did a quick google check for her alt mode in comic and couldn't find anything? Maybe I didn't look hard enough. I assume she will still be the car
LazyAza
Here's what her vehicle mode will resemble (via another quick google search):


Thanks for making the thread on my behalf though I'm not sure who was the first to realize it was in fact IDW arcee.
Bountyan
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I did a quick google check for her alt mode in comic and couldn't find anything? Maybe I didn't look hard enough. I assume she will still be the car
Zavien
Guess my king fu is not that strong.lol well she could be a real nice figure with the mmc effect on her. I think it would be another home run for them. quite possibly decent used too.
mapatel
My attention had been piqued with that first pic of the idw arcee. With that vehicle mode, my attention is undivided. I really hope this is coming.
Gauntlet101010
Her butt-kibble looks a lot like the cockpit of the vehicle there.

I don't know how anyone could look at her and see anyone other than Arcee. I mean ... it's clearly Arcee. And the render looks a little too complicated to be anything other than a working model for a toy. MMC's other April Fools renders are on the lazy side - parts form another render plopped onto Knigth Morpher with soem new colors.

However, I don't think I'll buy anything from them until Predaking's out. AND I'll have to see a bit more before committing to this. I already have Valkerie and Delicate Warrior. I do dig this render, but I need more information.
Kidreaper
Now the question is, do I wait for this or buy PE. Hmmm
Gauntlet101010
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Now the question is, do I wait for this or buy PE. Hmmm
Get both.

Heck, get the blue PE Arcee. Or this and PE Black Arachnia for variety.
LazyAza
If she's scale accurate in that render with mmc Pred she'll hopefully be quite affordable.

I am a little concerned over the butt flap kibble though, hope that folds up somehow on her lower back since it'd look kinda crap just hanging there. She's probably going to be quite a shell former so they can maintain the more effeminate proportions. Maybe it's like PE's though, base figure where half the alt mode is removable lol.
Bountyan
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Now the question is, do I wait for this or buy PE. Hmmm
I think I'll stick with my PE Arcee but I'll buy this mold if they retool/redeco it into another female Autobot.
Kidreaper
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Get both.

Heck, get the blue PE Arcee. Or this and PE Black Arachnia for variety.
Definitely going to pick up Black Arachnia. Maybe I'll get the Blue cause she's on sale right now.
Mechafire
I'm interested. Definitely want some info though.
Hybrid Style
I do hope this becomes a reality. I was never a fan of Arcee but I think the IDW-verse Arcee is awesome.

I can't wait for MMC's NotRC
Starscream NZ
I'm pretty sure we'll be seeing an official Hasbro Arcee sometime soon. However this figure is looking pretty great so I could go either way. Hasbro = cheaper, but MMC = probably better.
Trent
Motobot can stay as my Arcee. I have no doubt MMC will do a great job, but PE's has an actual real alt mode. IDW alt mode looks like it belongs in an F-Zero game.
hardreturn
remember that the reformatted line is set pre-war, so a cybertronian alt mode is…likely.

i think people who love the IDW series will love this.
SCPrime
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Motobot can stay as my Arcee. I have no doubt MMC will do a great job, but PE's has an actual real alt mode. IDW alt mode looks like it belongs in an F-Zero game.
but it looks more g1 than does a bike.

anyways love it. If that's the alt mode this MMC arcee is then will buy even though I already have PE arcee.
TCJJ
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Motobot can stay as my Arcee. I have no doubt MMC will do a great job, but PE's has an actual real alt mode. IDW alt mode looks like it belongs in an F-Zero game.
As much as I prefer motorbikes to Cybertronian alt modes, I also prefer Arcee as a car, and if she's going to look like something out of F-Zero, I'm all for it (also because I like F-Zero).

I really hope this is a real thing. I'd prefer a G1-coloured version, but I'd be down with the Predacon/Predaking version, too (or better yet, a million repaints so we can have all the G1 fembots that appeared for all of two episodes or so).
DJW107PRIME
I love my Delicate warrior but I would pick this up with an Elita-One head remold.
Kilowog
So this is a thing that's actually coming out then?
Starscream NZ
Personally I reckon they just need to make two unique femmebot modes, and four or five heads. Then simply mix and match the heads with the two bodies, and repaint bodies/alternate weapons and you'd easily get a bunch of the femmebots using only two body molds.

2 base bodies
4-6 heads
3-4 different weapons
mix-and-match heads/weapons with bodies

= army of femmebots.
LazyAza
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So this is a thing that's actually coming out then?
Haha nah people just made that assumption when a few of us noticed the first mmc april fools joke may in fact be a real thing. One would assume since they went to the trouble of modeling the figure it will eventually be real but till MMC announces it/shows a proto its all assumption till then.
Transformed
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If she's scale accurate in that render with mmc Pred she'll hopefully be quite affordable.

I am a little concerned over the butt flap kibble though, hope that folds up somehow on her lower back since it'd look kinda crap just hanging there.
Like the paws on her feet, it might have been added to make it look like she has some sort of animal form to help sell the prank...
ErechOveraker
I noticed it when that pic was going around twitter, but assumed it was an already announced figure because I never read threads anymore, thus everything is news to me.

Maybe finally maybe get a good Arcee?
dominusveritas
Now where's CenoKibble when we need him to confirm or deny...?
CelticMutt
From Facebook just a few minutes ago:

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April fools' over and I hope you guys had fun! Sorry for the little mess created over the jokes we've put up and we sincerely apologize to anyone who feel offended or disgusted that the folks here in the MMC team actually like having fun. We promise we will never pull off something like that ever again.... NOT!!!

Now for something serious. As many of you would have already guessed, Sixer is not a member of of the Feral Rex team. She's a pet project of one of our designers for the Reformatted line but we are a little uncertain about the need for a fourth figure for the character she's inspired from. If we do eventually decide to have her in the line-up we'll definitely keep you guys informed. Or maybe you guys can help us decide. We do love listening to feedback!
Basically confirmation it's Arcee. (Valkyrie, Delicate Warrior, & RC Motobot being the other three)


I vote she gets made.
Gryph
The only way they should make it, is if it has something interesting going for it. The main problem with Valkyrie and Delicate Warrior, is the fact that both are based on that old Arcee custom, making them extremely similar. Basing this one on IDW Arcee is definitely a start.
opt1musaber
Good to hear, I was hoping she wasn't associated to Feral Rex even if she would've been an optional figure, cause quite frankly 'it' doesn't deserve the attention...Back to Feral Rex
Zula
Wow.
Two things...


That's one impressive April Fools joke.

It was just plausible, and awesome enough, for most people to want it to be true.
Something like the 'George Takei as a Jedi Master in the upcoming Star Wars' story.
And the 'Mammoth Tank' in Command and Conquer Red Alert 3 April Fools from a few years ago
.(I wonder if anyone gets, or even cares to get that last reference)


Also.
For me at least, that's one heck of a double tease.
First, you tease use with a potentially awesome figure for an already impressive set.
Then you tell us that it a pet project design for for another anticipated character,that you may, or may not, do later down the line...
rrr...

Just some random silly thoughts above...

Seriously, though, as nice as this new Arcee homage from MMC would be (and I'll consider getting it it if it does come out), I would have been, I still would have preferred if the fembot was actually part of the Feral Rex set.
I would have been an interesting change from the norm. I would have loved to see how they would have pulled off.
David Hingtgen
This looks far better than any other Arcee I've seen. I've not bought any 3P Arcee---but I'd definitely buy this. (though I'd REALLY want a re-mold/re-color into Moon Racer---or even Blackarachnia)
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ShadowDarknos
I second that they make a Blackarachina. Poor lil thing never gets a good toy in any verse she is in.
Hybrid Style
The 6th figure for Feral Rex had better be damn good now. If the Arcee figure looks better than the 6th figure I will be slightly disappointed (but all will be forgiven if the Arcee gets a release)
cylor
I already got PE Arcee, plus a custom IDW head (uuser's) for animated Arcee, so I'm not going to buy another one. On the other hand, I'd really like MMC could use this body to make a wide offering of fembots: Arcee for the ones who didn't like Delicate Warrior and PE Motobot, but also Moon Racer or Firestar WITH a new head and weapons. I got two custom Elita-1 and Chromia, but I would consider buying them as well if the price is right.
mx-01 archon
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I second that they make a Blackarachina. Poor lil thing never gets a good toy in any verse she is in.
Animated?
Jigga
A G1 Arcee is happening.... I got wind of this news over a year ago but was asked to keep quiet. I'm friend with one of the founders of MMC and he told me they really want to do a proper G1 Arcee since all the previous attend all had some issues. But don't expect her any time soon.
ShadowDarknos
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Animated?
Okay I will agree she is probably the best one we have to date yet I would like to see something more done with her & I think MMC version would be fantastic.
LazyAza
Their hasn't really been a definitive "classics Arcee" from any third party yet so I think MMC would do well to go ahead with making her since she would do a good job of that given her design imo. I'd certainly be down for one. Perfect Effects seemed cool (hence why I ordered the blackarachnia remold) but she never really seemed like a true homage to Arcee so much as just a nifty fembot with a big gun who happened to be pink.
Astronut
I hope they'll make the figure, then repaint it into a million different ones.
The mold looks awesome, and if they offered a ton of repaints I might get each one just to get a "clone army" going. If the price is right, of course. I want to see all kinds of weird color schemes taken from other characters or teams. like superion colors, predaqueen, piranhacon, decepticon, red/white/blue autobot, seeker colors, constructicon colors etc etc etc etc. I want a big team of femmebots who look like they can kick some serious ass.
with enough repaints, each figure should be a little cheaper, no?
for $50 each I'd buy quite a lot.
Hybrid Style
^lets not go crazy now. I will definitely buy an Arcee and maybe a couple of other fembots, as long as there was some retooling, but I hate paying Hasbro prices for repaints so I doubt I would be willing to do it for 3rd Party prices.

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