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Revenge of the Fallen Chromia

Posted on 03-18-2009 at 02:58 PM by Kickback under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
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As we get closer and closer to the release date of TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, more and more images of upcoming figures are showing up online. This time we now see the robot mode of a figure that is being called Chromia.

She's a motorcycle! And she transforms in to ... a motorcycle with a head, an arm, and a gun arm! That's hardcore!

Thanks to the folks over at TF08.NET for these hardcore images.

Hardcore!
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Images for Revenge of the Fallen Chromia

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megatronkicksas
New, and amazing.
ThinkTank Customs
dont worry its new, looks cool :-)
Alienbot
Holy crap, Chromia's a T-1!
Ravenxl7
Interesting, and cool. Looks like my theory about the bike stand/gun also being usefully for the same purpose in bot-mode was true. Also looks like she has a clear missile too (don't remember seeing that before). I still think the front end of the bike (the part with the headlights on it) could be the top part of their potential combined-mode's head. I might get the three bike-bots, but I'm not sure. I'll have to see what the other two look like, and what they look like combined (if they do actually combine).
grock35
not bad...not bad at all
Solrac333
I guess everyone's getting a gun arm.
Kickback
Hardcore!
Josh
interesting indeed

hm


i rather like the overall design themes goin down

wheelie feet and gun arms

pretty unique
gabumon
hm... different

I may come back to these bike figures after the movie and really like them if characterization and animation are good. Until then, I'm holdin out. Hopefully they aren't just just filler-bots.
Ironhide2005
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Originally Posted by Solrac333 View Post
I guess everyone's getting a gun arm.
Its a movie directed by michael bay what else were you expecting?
Nukem_Prime
Its bulky and wierd...love it!
Mega-con
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Originally Posted by Ironhide2005 View Post
Its a movie directed by michael bay what else were you expecting?
What does that mean?

Everyone pretty much had one in the first film, why expect something different? I don't mind it.
Cyber-Scream
Ugly.
j.a.f.o.
That is one freaky-looking bitch.
dr.b
That transformation is rather simple and somewhat lacking. I am really starting to think that these girls combine.
SPLIT LIP
I'm all for vehicon-style Tfs, and I think the look of the bikes in the trailer are cool, but this doesn't look like either. Like the front page said, looks like a bike with the top of a robot growing out of the seat almost. (I hope these Seibertron.com-esque FP stories aren't going to become a trend, there funny once in a while but I always held TFW in higher regards because of it's professional news pages that don't make me roll my eyes at the site)
OMEGAPRIME1983
The more I see of these bots the more I begin to fall in love with them. Really diggin the wheel bots more and more.
starscream-99
Whats with the uni-cycle formers? First demolisher and now this chick.
Mister Gone
Very Un-feminine,
MoonRacer Prime
Just look at what passes as female in Hollywood. Poor Chromia, she looks like one of the Ripley clones in alien resurrection.
Mega-con
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Originally Posted by starscream-99 View Post
Whats with the uni-cycle formers? First demolisher and now this chick.
What's with them? They roll around on one wheel.
Alienbot
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Originally Posted by SPLIT LIP View Post
I'm all for vehicon-style Tfs, and I think the look of the bikes in the trailer are cool, but this doesn't look like either. Like the front page said, looks like a bike with the top of a robot growing out of the seat almost. (I hope these Seibertron.com-esque FP stories aren't going to become a trend, there funny once in a while but I always held TFW in higher regards because of it's professional news pages that don't make me roll my eyes at the site)
I've only noticed it from Kickback's two recent movie news posts (one about the release date and this one).
MegaMoonMan
Strange, do not like.

Why is it that so many bots in this film lack legs? It doesn't make any sense story-wise - ALL of the bots in the first film had legs. It's disproportional.
SPLIT LIP
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Originally Posted by j.a.f.o. View Post
That is one freaky-looking bitch.
And THAT was wholey uncalled for and totally, totally rude.

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Originally Posted by MoonRacer Prime View Post
Just look at what passes as female in Hollywood.
Better than pencils with beach balls taped to them that is Hollywood's "normal" female stereotype. Then again from what I can tell that was simply a knee-jerk jab at the movie and nothing more or less, so explaining logic won't get me very far at all.
StarSaber79
Its good to see this toy will stand up with that added accessory on the bottom and I hope it can be removed. Both modes look weird but I hope it is still miss transformers because of all the gaps in robot mode. Even thought it doesn't look that great I'm still buying it because I do like it.
ZeroGFrame
Wasn't this one already posted as part of Arcee??
Red Frenzy
What is the deal with all the gun arms on all these new figures? (Arcee bots, Bumblebee, Megatron). Does it make them cheaper to make or something? The '07 Bumblebee concept figure worked great with a removable gun arm. Would anyone prefer a acual blaster with these figures? And for that matter what's with every new character having wheels on thier legs instead of feet?
Kickback
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Originally Posted by SPLIT LIP View Post
(I hope these Seibertron.com-esque FP stories aren't going to become a trend, there funny once in a while but I always held TFW in higher regards because of it's professional news pages that don't make me roll my eyes at the site)
Don't worry. Only Deefuzz and I have taken the stance of "We need to spice up our frontpage posts, they're boring, who cares about the 43rd picture of MP08 Grimlock" ... everyone else will continue to give you the boring, unbiased news posts.

You have to admit, adding a gunarm to anything makes it HARDCORE.
Solrac333
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Originally Posted by Ironhide2005 View Post
Its a movie directed by michael bay what else were you expecting?
Bay did not design the toy. It will look fine in the movie because it will probably transform back and forth. The toy will have gun arms.
Tekkaman Blade
I liked last movie's Arcee toy better, why couldn't they just use that?
Mega-con
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Originally Posted by Tekkaman Blade View Post
I liked last movie's Arcee toy better, why couldn't they just use that?
Oh, man. They didn't know you liked the other one. I'm sure they are sorry.
SPLIT LIP
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Originally Posted by Kickback View Post
Don't worry. Only Deefuzz and I have taken the stance of "We need to spice up our frontpage posts, they're boring, who cares about the 43rd picture of MP08 Grimlock" ... everyone else will continue to give you the boring, unbiased news posts.
Yeah, go nuts with that.


All I'm saying is, it's not cool to make fun of stuff people like on the front page and lace every post with sarcasm. (not that you have, sorta, I'm just making an example) The only thing it's going to accomplish is making people dislike the site. Unbiased doesn't mean boring, some people DO care about the actual news, and read the front page for it, y'know.
netkid
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Originally Posted by Ironhide2005 View Post
Its a movie directed by michael bay what else were you expecting?
A Transformer who's main attack is running up to another TF, tackling them, and then immediately exploding, destroying the fuck out of everything around him. Oh and after each detonation, he can reform his body.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Movie-verse BLASTCHARGE!
Dragonwolf
too many uni-cycle bots for my taste.
i know bay wants "different" looking bots but this is not what i had hoped for.most of the designes of the first movie are great and really got your attention, but this seems to be trying to push it overboard bigtime.

i think ill pass on most of this, except a very few
Kickback
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Originally Posted by SPLIT LIP View Post
Yeah, go nuts with that.


All I'm saying is, it's not cool to make fun of stuff people like on the front page and lace every post with sarcasm. (not that you have, sorta, I'm just making an example) The only thing it's going to accomplish is making people dislike the site. Unbiased doesn't mean boring, some people DO care about the actual news, and read the front page for it, y'know.
Who said I made fun of it? I said it was hardcore because it had a gunarm. I'm sorry your humor and my humor don't match up. xoxo
shroobmaster
That's verry interesting.
SPLIT LIP
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Originally Posted by Kickback View Post
Who said I made fun of it? I said it was hardcore because it had a gunarm. I'm sorry your humor and my humor don't match up. xoxo
Hey, that's cool, I wasn't sayin' you did, (I actually specifically noted that you didn't) I was just saying all it would take is one off-hand remark to get under somebody's skin, and the one thing I like a lot about TFW is it's a cool, easy-going site. (not counting the people who do start stuff in the forums, i'm talking about the staff and stuff)

Humour is cool, I can dig it, but not at somebody elses expense.

We cool? Cool.

ON-TOPIC: I gotta say the the not hugely complex transformation combined with the pic we saw of her basically asplodeded, leads me to believe she will combine. Though I hope they're sold in a set if they do.
MisterE
I think it's kinda cool. I'm beginning to wonder if these bikes do combine to make Arcee, or if Arcee, Chromia and the other one are just "sisters".
Alienbot
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Originally Posted by Kickback View Post
Who said I made fun of it? I said it was hardcore because it had a gunarm. I'm sorry your humor and my humor don't match up. xoxo
I concur that snarky humour can get boring fast, look at how lame Sci Fi Wire's become trying to imitate io9.com. I hate to sound like a fuddy duddy but I recommend reading Roger Ebert's A roll of whose dice? - Roger Ebert's Journal and the subsequent replies; I didn't find an additional 'Hardcore!' at the end of this new post at all witty but I loved how Deefuzz's Paramount Jumps the Gun - Transformers 3 Not Dated for 2011 - Transformers News could be read either dry or sarcastically. Otherwise, keep up for the good work.
j.a.f.o.
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Originally Posted by Kickback View Post
Who said I made fun of it? I said it was hardcore because it had a gunarm. I'm sorry your humor and my humor don't match up. xoxo
Yeah, evidently MY humor doesn't jive with his as well.

Don't sweat it, Kickback: SPLIT LIP has proven he has Internet-sensitivity issues.

Back on topic: No doubt the alt mode is very much kick ass, but the bot mode's over-simplicity leaves much to be desired.
Tekkaman Blade
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Originally Posted by Mega-con View Post
Oh, man. They didn't know you liked the other one. I'm sure they are sorry.
Perhaps I should have been more clear.

Well we know they had already even even done some CG models as she was in the original script. They could have easily improved both the model and the figure similar to how they have improved prime and bumblebee this time. It's easier and to improve an older mold that you already figured the basics out on than coming up with a new one. It would have been cheaper and the design was much better and more relatable to audiences from a visual stand point. The less human they make the designs the less children can relate to them. Too far away from a human and they may scare young children who are their customer base. Plus it just looks silly.
Veloxiraptor
On one hand her robot mode seems awkward and incomprehensible enough to suggest a combiner.

On the other hand.....we said the exact same thing about Demolishor.
vektsilver
Serisouly how many of the new bots all have wheels for feet or legs. At least the redneck pair have bumblebee style feet lol.

BTW I understand a unibot can manage stability very easily front to back.

But getting pushed from the side they cant stop sideways force which makes them way to easy to defeat

This is so ridiculously stupid for a main mode it defies logic. There is no way any one wheeled bot no matter how advanced can do battle of any kind. Thats like basically saying "your only allowed to attack me head on" otherwise ill fall down.

So much for suspending my disbelief. lol.

I like how the toy is such an after thought that they have to make a stand for it.

I ll give it this minus the stupid gun arm and the wheels for legs its a very nice bot mode. Of course that is only 1/3 of the bot so not really worth buying.
Empir3
I really like the design will def pick this one up.
SPLIT LIP
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Originally Posted by Tekkaman Blade View Post
Perhaps I should have been more clear.

Well we know they had already even even done some CG models as she was in the original script. They could have easily improved both the model and the figure similar to how they have improved prime and bumblebee this time. It's easier and to improve an older mold that you already figured the basics out on than coming up with a new one. It would have been cheaper and the design was much better and more relatable to audiences from a visual stand point. The less human they make the designs the less children can relate to them. Too far away from a human and they may scare young children who are their customer base. Plus it just looks silly.
That's all very well and nice for you, but I think what happened here was that they went for a cool robot-on-wheels-racing-around-shooting-stuff-then-combines-with-other-rolling-bots-look on screen that just didn't translate that good into the first toy.
Takara_destron
I want to like it alot more than I actually do
flywheels
Not bad? How about not good!
Starscreamer95
Wow. I'll buy her.
SPLIT LIP
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Originally Posted by flywheels View Post
Not bad? How about not good!
I think it's both.

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