Masterpiece Arcee MP-51

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by S250, Feb 8, 2020.

  1. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    What, no. IDW Arcee never looked like that (other than that toy tie-in cover). That toy was straight G1, especially with the TakaraTomy colours.
     
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  2. Qabiri

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    Kind of disappointed with this one, reminds me of MP-28, which I am not a fan of. Unlike that one, MP Arcee at least gets the car perfect, and the similar sized backpack is more forgivable here because the animation model had one. But the face, chest, and stomach area are all pretty off and don’t really evoke what you see on screen.

    Ultra Magnus aside, TT just doesn’t seem to be able to get the movie characters right at an MP level. I know the animation models are an incredible challenge, and it’s not like the 3P guys have nailed these characters either, but it’s unfortunate that after all this time these two characters still don’t have a definitive version with all of the engineering advances available.
     
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  3. Emperor Bruticus IV

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    Well... These new images make her look alooooot better thankfully.
    My predicted fake outrage has subsided somewhat.

    I'm really holding out on the chest being able to slide up a few mm's. Currently it's on par as being bad like Hot Rod's pizza box chest or Ironhides diaper. The face is hopefully just a "doey eyed cute deformed anime version" the others will hopefully have a different vibe.
    Figures have been tweaked in the past, hopefully this one is too.

    These things aside everything else is perfect, even the fricken elbows are spot on.
    Accessories I'm predicting: Daniel, blaster & Cyclonus paper gun range target.
     
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    If only there were previous examples where people didn't moan about how they were handled.
     
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    I expected a bit more competency from Takara in actually realizing perky anime boobs.

    Seems a strange extra step to take, though, molding that as a separate piece simply to hide the symbol in robot mode when it wouldn't be bothersome in the first place. It makes me wonder if there's something else going on there.

    That's kind of my leading theory right now too.
     
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  6. silith210518

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    Won't replace rouge for me as it's just not that much of a jump in any direction apart from alt mode and it's getting a fair bit wrong? The head looks off which is probably gonna have alt heads so that could change. The chest area looks off as well. But the lower half is done well and looks very clean, a tale of two halfs literally this one.

    Azalea and rouge (think I spelt both wrong!) Are very balanced looking and half a really polished complete look, this just doesn't?
     
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    Having slept after a 25 hour day and seeing these new pictures I think I'm in love with this figure. So much attention to detail has been put into this figure. The backpack doesn't look as bad as MP-45 and from most angles she looks beautiful! The headsculpt to me is good, there's many interpretations with how Arcee's face should look since it wasn't always consistent - it isn't the most accurate to some caps of the movie/toon but it's well done. Yesterday I thought the eyes had gaps between the face but those were actually her eyebrows/eyelines like damn, none of the third parties have done that to my knowledge.

    The proportions look WAY better than the blurry images we got yesterday, though the chest isn't that much better. I don't think it's bad and I think we've gotten plenty of pictures of what a female anatomy looks like lol. They've compromised the chest sculpt by having it part of the actual car mode, I thought it was faux but it's not, the top of the chest hides underneath the hood so it had to be sloped to a certain angle to appease those faux part damners (though I joke :p ). But yeah, she is curvy. The feet don't look short either. The only thing I don't like is the collar which makes her neck look long but I can overlook it.

    Hope QC won't be an issue for Arcee, I feel like that's most people's make or break for this figure. Paint here looks beautiful but if it's terrible on release then that's a disappointment, I've been lucky with my newer MPs so far in terms of that. Price isn't bad with 30% off given she has accessories to justify it.
     
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  8. Goregrinder

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    it looks like she's a full shellformer, which I guess we should expect from the MP line at this point
     
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    A variation of the Hotrodimus mold I see in her. Face it( pun intended) no one will ever be satisfied with the face sculpt/design.
     
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  10. Georgii10235

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    Isn't that the case with Arcee in general? The 3P Arcees are sort of shell-formers too with the exception of ToyWorld lol. Also TT's Arcee is the only one that actually uses the front of the car as the chest which is at least something.
     
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  11. Fort Max

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    Looks like she could have almost the entire car mode transformed on her back, no need for a stand then!
     
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    It should be expected for Arcee.

    The only part of her vehicle that is retained in robot mode is her chest. Practically every other bit of her vehicle mode magically vanishes away (depending on the scene, sometimes her thighs become her rear fenders, and the rear tires are implied to be in her knees. But that transformation scheme doesn't work at all with this colour layout on the vehicle mode).
     
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    Isn't MP44,MP45, BW megs, Dinobot another form of shellforming? It still transforms. That's what's important right?;) 
     
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    We got lots of those haha
     
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  15. Goregrinder

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    yeah the MP line has been doing shellforming for a while now
     
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    Yeah, none of the headsculpts available on any of the MP Arcee attempts quite capture her on-screen look.
     
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    I'd advise against this, unless you're happy with having your pre-order shipped 6+ weeks after release.
     
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  20. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    So in other words, they 're catering to their market, Transformer collectors, car people(since we didn't get a pink block with headlights), and the collectors over there that go for "sexy" figures .

    I do wish her collar was shorter, but that transformation joint in the middle of it probably requires it to be a little longer than it should be.
     
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