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Transformers Prime Robots In Disguise Revealers Arcee Pictorial Review

Posted on 02-17-2012 at 03:46 PM by ORIO under Transformers Prime
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2005 Board member Optibotimus316 has stopped by our Feedback section with a short pictorial review of the upcoming Robots In Disguise Revealers Arcee from Wave 2 of the Transformers Prime line. Optibotimus316 recieved the figure from Hasbrotoyshop.com. Several of these pictures offer a comparison with Arcee's First Edition figure. Of these differences, height and color come into play.

Take a look at the images after the break and check out our Feedback forum for more reviews!
Views: 12,251 / Credit: Optibotimus316 of the 2005 Boards!

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Maverick Hunter Christian
Is there any pink on her? All her paint apps look silver.
Optibotimus
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Originally Posted by Maverick Hunter Christian View Post
Is there any pink on her? All her paint apps look silver.
No pink at all
exomega255
any comparsion pics between that one and FE? Can you comment on how you feel about it just a bit? Or just a sentence? Thumbs up? down? left? right? Better or worse in your opinion to FE?
Optibotimus
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Originally Posted by exomega255 View Post
any comparsion pics between that one and FE? Can you comment on how you feel about it just a bit? Or just a sentence? Thumbs up? down? left? right? Better or worse in your opinion to FE?
All the questions i'm getting are taking away from me editing my review

What i'll say is this, of the previous FE figures that got redid into RiD figures (cliff, bumblebee, optimus), i prefer those FE ones over the RiD ones. Except Arcee. I like the RiD one more than the FE version.
exomega255
well, I can't watch vid reviews during work time even just a thumbs up or down really helps me until I can get home xD

But wow, that's really cool. From the pic it doesn't seem like it. I look forward to hearing your reasons!
Optibotimus
But here's a pic of the FE and RiD in bot modes

Gilgamesh
Holy crap, those "wings"...

You got it without the massive gun?
Optibotimus
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Originally Posted by Gilgamesh View Post
Holy crap, those "wings"...

You got it without the massive gun?
Oh no..i got that BIG freakin thing too lol
rxlthunder
At least she has blue arms.
StayingInTheBox
Man those wings make her like she belongs in the Batman franchise. I'll be buying two of these figures: one to keep original and one to paint as Batgirl
Mechafire
>Back kibble
>No pink

Sucks, but other than that it looks pretty good.
kaijuguy19
She looks VERY nice! My only complaint that she has that backpack and perhaps no waist articualtion but I may be wrong. Other then that though she's amazing! I love the fact that she's more in scale! Downsizing certainly works for Arcee's case!

DEFINATLY going to pick her up when she comes out!

I may pick up two copys of the RID Arcee figure. One for normal uses and the other I can work on at to get rid of the kibble on her and make her back more like the CGI model!
exomega255
thought you were gonna say so she can ride herself
Optibotimus
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Originally Posted by kaijuguy19 View Post
She looks VERY nice! My only complaint that she has that backpack and perhaps no waist articualtion but I may be wrong. Other then that though she's amazing! I love the fact that she's more in scale! Downsizing certainly works for Arcee's case!

DEFINATLY going to pick her up when she comes out!

I may pick up two copys of the RID Arcee figure. One for normal uses and the other I can work on at to get rid of the kibble on her and make her back more like the CGI model!
I agree, the downsize really helps her and makes me like her a lot more. Amazingly enough, vehicle mode, the two figures are damn near identical in size
SPLIT LIP
This looks better than the FE. No pink is a plus. I hate the pink on the show. It's so arbitrary and doesn't work well with teh blues, balcks and silvers of the rest of her. Making it silver gives a much more unified look.

The Backpack sucks, but so did the one of the FE. At least all the kibble is on the back now. Plus her arms are blue. And the robot mode is just so improved. Excluding the wheel on the back, it looks really bang-on to the animation model. If there is a smirk, at leats it's not as doofy as before. Do you think we could get an actual comparrison?

This and Vehicon are the only RID figures that have the clear advantage over their FE counterparts.
Rogzilla
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Originally Posted by optibotimus316 View Post
Does she have a smirk? Because it looks like she's going "Oh, I'm sorry, checking me out? Yeah, that's OK, drink it in."
SPLIT LIP
It look like she migth have a smile, not a lopsided smirk.
Incepticon
Yet another RID letdown. Don't know why Hasbro didn't just use TFA Prowl's template to build Arcee from so they could avoid this exact kind of kibble ridden mess.
Optibotimus
It's pretty much just a smile...not a smirk
SPLIT LIP
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Originally Posted by Incepticon View Post
Yet another RID letdown. Don't know why Hasbro didn't just use TFA Prowl's template to build Arcee from so they could avoid this exact kind of kibble ridden mess.
Kibble ridden? I see two pieces of kibble that shouldn't be there. The kibble that should be there is only a little oversized. How is that kibble ridden when the arms and legs are completely clean? And it's far from a mess.
PlanckEpoch
I suppose I'll say that I'm not a fan at all. Her face doesn't look any better than the FE one, and the FE figure can compact the kibble on the back MUCH better than this one can. The lack of the pink, which I have no idea what you guys problem with it is, is a killer for me. I think having some of that contrasting colors is a really nice color scheme. We DON'T need to have everything blue, silvers, blacks, and reds. Plus, it was a nice metallic rose color rather than pink, but I suppose that's just splitting hairs. Clear lack of paint in alt mode also sucks. I'm going to be very happy and satisfied with my FE Arcee. I was saying from the start that the RID wasn't going to fix the major problem about Arcee, which is the kibble, and sure enough it doesn't.

The figure is smaller and she has blue forearms...that's about the only real good thing about RID Arcee. If this is really going to be the way Prime is going to go, then I'm definitely saving my money for 2013 for the Generations Gold Mine.
Dormamu
I want to say something bad about this version, but I can't. Shes not as detailed, but not as complex either. Kind of looks like an updated homage to the Energon version of Arcee. And yeah, scale is good. I'm looking forward to the video Optibotimus!
Bountyan
The huge wings are a bit of a turn off, but I love this figure so much more compared to the FE. She doesn't tower over every other freaking character and her face isn't as creepy. Bought on sight.
Incepticon
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Originally Posted by SPLIT LIP View Post
Kibble ridden? I see two pieces of kibble that shouldn't be there. The kibble that should be there is only a little oversized. How is that kibble ridden when the arms and legs are completely clean? And it's far from a mess.
Says you, but contrary to the typical mantra that goes on here of downplaying all the bad to make everything look like a "good" figure, I personally consider all that shit on the back to be a kibble mess and think it looks awful. I really hoped all that back junk would somehow fold & tuck in better.

Just another mass produced piece of plastic - some are gonna like and some aren't. It doesn't always have to be a turbo-nerd debate.
SPLIT LIP
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Originally Posted by PlanckEpoch View Post
The figure is smaller and she has blue forearms...that's about the only real good thing about RID Arcee.
Also it's wing kibble is in the right place, it's head isn't as fugly, it's blue is nicer, the torso is nicer and far more accuate, it doesn't have that awful pink (contrast isn't always a good thing. Neon green also contrasts this scheme but I'm sure you wouldn't want that) and with the crap off the arms probably has better range of motion in the shoulders, or at least can accomplish basic poses without looking horrible. It's proportions overall are also greatly improved, a slimmer figure with more accurately proportioned arms and legs.
PlanckEpoch
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Originally Posted by SPLIT LIP View Post
Also it's wing kibble is in the right place, it's head isn't as fugly, it's blue is nicer, the torso is nicer and far more accuate, it doesn't have that awful pink (contrast isn't always a good thing. Neon green also contrasts this scheme but I'm sure you wouldn't want that) and with the crap off the arms probably has better range of motion in the shoulders, or at least can accomplish basic poses without looking horrible. It's proportions overall are also greatly improved, a slimmer figure with more accurately proportioned arms and legs.
I beg to differ about the head. It isn't any better or worse than the FE one. The blue isn't any better, and I feel it isn't as nice paired up with silver. The darker blue and metallic rose was a nice touch...a darker blue with a lighter metallic gives it the impression of purple inbetween, and it gives the FE figure a nice color range. Am I the only one around here that likes unique colors we don't typically see on Transformers?

The torso isn't bad but I don't think it's any better or worse. I like the bike part chest on the FE...it isn't accurate but I liked the usage of the chest pieces. She's a robot and it gives her a great robot look. Parts of the bike are part of her and I appreciate that part of the engineering.

The shoulder kibble on the FE figure was never any issue for me. Having a bicep swivel helped mitigate the issue of the shoulder kibble, plus double jointed elbows also aid in that. If anyone had trouble posing FE Arcee...well, I'm sorry...

The kibble is the biggest killer. It just doesn't compact as well as the FE one does. It makes her look like she has a mess on her back, compared to the back kibble on the FE figure.
Renidragon
I kinda like it. I like my FE, too. Might get her just for a different take on the character.
JorfimusPrime
Well color me impressed! I would like to see some shots with the giant gun just for the hell of it. But this is definitely superior to FE, in my opinion. I have the FE mold from the NYCC set, and it wasn't as impressive as I'd hoped. This is much better. The biggest problem for me is the lack of proper weapons, but hopefully a third-party will take care of that.
Leather Elbows
Uploading a video review? I like the wings. Sexy
Optibotimus
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Uploading a video review? I like the wings. Sexy
It's saving right now, then i gotta upload it. The downfall of my method of doing reviews, is it isn't quick haha sorry. I'm hoping it'll be uploaded by 3-3:30pm (pst)
Robogeek28
definately liking this Arcee over the FE version if only because she's smaller.
exclusacon
FE is clearly the better fig at a cheaper price point...RID fig crappier at a higher price point..she reminds of the bat gremlin from gremlins 2...glad Im passing this entire line....
ToasterPrime
Those backpack "wings"...

I feel like Disney's Gargoyles is making a comeback.
Stygian360
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Originally Posted by Dormamu View Post
I want to say something bad about this version, but I can't.
I didn't think I'd ever see these words typed in any thread on this forum ... like ever. You have officially shocked me, my friend. And this isn't directed at you personally, but to any of the endless, multitudinous, and prolific complainers here. You know who you are.

Arcee looks great. Agree the wings are a bit extreme, but I love that she's in scale now, and she looks flippin fantastic!
Smasher
It looks pretty good to me.
It's surprising as with the other characters the FE versions were clearly superior.
Feralstorm
Don't have RiD-Cee yet (damn you HTS and timing), but looks like it will work better for me overall than the FE.

* lots of back kibble, but doesn't appear to get in the way like FE's does.
* smaller overall size
* No easily misaligned 'articulated breasts'.
* Better, more accurate face (it's a subtle distinction really, mostly in the shape and size of the eyes.)

The biggest detractor I see is the rather large 'bat wings'. Just my own prefs here, not coming down on anyone else's opinions. (regarding the earlier 'turbo-nerd' commentary )
evilmonkeys
What's up with Hasbro's aversion to faction symbols on the deluxes in this line? And I guess I need to start stalking hts.com again.... C'mon Vehicon!
theestampede
back kibble is still way overdone, but this looks way better than the FE imo.

I still stand by my opinion that they should use the animated prowl transformation with her to give her a cleaner transformation and get the wheel off her back
SquirtleSquad7
Well, I really like her size compared to the others.
Optibotimus
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Originally Posted by theestampede View Post
back kibble is still way overdone, but this looks way better than the FE imo.

I still stand by my opinion that they should use the animated prowl transformation with her to give her a cleaner transformation and get the wheel off her back
But her wheel is on her back on the show..
Kaymac
Eh. I'll stick with my FE. I like the blue on this one better, but everything else is just not doing it for me. I was hoping one thing they'd do better than the FE is making the wheel sit closer to the back, but all they've done is make it worse.
Autovolt 127
Definatley A huge improvement over the First Edition Figure and smaller too. It's a Win-Win Figure.
Anguirus
Her backpack can't really be that bad, can it? Her wheel can be folded in closer to her back, right?

I have the FE one, and this one might be a little better, but enough to buy another version?
primetime77
looks ok. FE is a better figure IMO, but the size is more in scale with RID. the one and only thing i like better other than smaller size is blue arms. that being said i still think FE >> RID.
theestampede
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Originally Posted by optibotimus316 View Post
But her wheel is on her back on the show..
she doesn't have a giant sideways wheel hanging off her back:


I know there is a wheel on her back, but it is fairly small and mostly insider her chest. Because of that there seems to be no way to do it accurately



so its gonna be inaccurate either way; give her the Animated Prowl transformation scheme and at the very least she'll end up with much less kibble plus a more slender appearance.
Paxtin
Both molds seems to have their own merits.
That wheel really does hang back a bit much on the RID version, though.

I donno...Generally disappointed with a lot of the Prime line, so I may just skip this. Just cause I'm skiping a lot of the main cast, anyway.
FatalT 71
She doesn't look too bad, I can't decide whether or not I like the wings or not.

I'll probably pick her up anyway, and then decide which I like better after I put her up against my FE.
soymonk
I wish she had a deeper, richer blue like the FE figure, but she still looks nice.

I wish the wings could be bent to go straight back, like in the show.
Saberfrost01
How do the get so little back kibl=ble TO TAKE UP SO MUCH SPACE?!!!!!!

Atleast from What I can see the wheel can easily be sliden out. I'll also have to apply the damn pink details myself. Not easy when I can hardly hold a paintbrush steady. That's not to say I can't hold paint brush at all.

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