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Its a cool toy but it still has a few flaws such as the neck being too long and the wings not staying on sometimes
What a great figure. Perfectly matches the ascetics while bringing in an familiar face. Only complaint is the backpack.
This is one of my daughters favorite toys. Arcee looks real good on this form. The two swords are a nice touch.
I feel like she could have use a some more paint apps, especially on her hads and face, but she's still a nice rendition of cool take on Arcee from Animated!
I wasn't a fan of the Animated series, but I got this figure as at the time there was no real good Arcee that had been produced. I still am not a fan of the headsculpt and hope that a 3rd party at some time will make a nice sculpt. I have since filled the void with FE Prime Arcee which I think is a really good figure. I still am hoping for the time when Hasbro / Takara decides to release a MP Arcee.
Arcee has returned with her G1 look, alternate mode is a sporty Cybertronian car, which is fantastic. the figure comes with two swords that can be posed with the figure very well.
Being a G1 transformer collector, having An Arcee figure is something you do not pass up. Love both modes. Worth picking up.
Like all Animated figures, a very nice rendition and accurate representation of the Animated model. Nicely articulated with a quality transformation.
nice little Cybertronian alt mode. I've always liked Cybertronian vehicles.
-Really cool weapons storage. Twin katana's slide into the back of the vehicle
-Really nice and poseable robot mode like most TF animated. Easy and fun to transform!
-Probably the best and coolest weapons of any deluxe animated figure. Star Wars-y head.
-Overall really happy with this figure!Haven't been disappointed with a #TF Animated yet.
This is the Arcee toy that my childhood was waiting for. It evokes the G1 character in a lot of ways, from color to altmode (finally, she's a car again!) to the pleasantly intuitive, easy transformation that is characteristic of the Animated toyline. Also like a lot of other Animated-line toys, she's pretty dynamic and posable, with good joints and articulation. The clever hinging of her feet especially makes her easy to balance and pose in a variety of good fighting stances.
Even if you aren't a fan or collector of the Animated line, if you find her around for a good price I would snap her up as a homage to the original character--in my mind, she far outshines the third-party options currently available, if only for looking more like a fighter and less like a pin-up model.
Originally intended as a mass retail figure that was to be included with one of the last waves of the Animated line in 2009, she was eventually put on hold to make room for the Revenge of the Fallen toys to coincide with the movie release. The future of this figure looked as if it were going to face the same fate as her G1 counterpart and never make it into production. Released in early 2010 as a Toys-R-Us exclusive, this is probably one of the most sought after figures in the Animated line. The fact that this is a store exclusive coupled with the high anticipation for this figure, has made Arcee almost impossible to find at retail.
While this is not the fist toy release for Arcee it is if by far the version that is most accurate to her animation in the original 80's cartoon, which is surprising considering the highly stylized aesthetic of the Animated line as a whole. Animated Arcee looks a lot like the adolescent version of her grown G1 counterpart.
The simplistic transformation, a staple of the Animated line, works exceptionally well on this figure. For most of us, there won't be any need to look at the instructions... unless you want to double check that you didn't miss anything as an afterthought.
Arcee is highly pose-able. Having ball-jointed and hinged articulation in her shoulders, along with a ball-jointed elbow, swivel point in her forearms, an another swivel point in her waist gives her great upper-body movement. The lower body sports ball-jointed articulation in the hips with another swivel point in her mid-thigh and hinged knees.
The crowing point of articulation in the lower-body has to be the feet, having hinged movement in the middle of her foot and another ball-joint stemming from there giving her the ability to emulate the movement of a human foot when taking a step. All of these things work together very well to give this figure the ability to easily assume a variety of fighting stances, as well as normal standing poses.
Not to come off as a gushing fanboy, there are a few things that have room for improvement. Superficially, I would have easily paid the extra eleven cents that it would have taken to add the red to her lips and black under her eyes to more closely match her animation model, but a Sharpie can easily fix this up if you are so inclined.
You do have to be kind of careful when putting her swards into her hands. Featuring the patented G.I. Joe Kung-Fu Grip, it seems like it would be rather easy to bend, or even snap her thumb off, with repeated or rough play so you may want to be careful. Placing the swards into their sheaths can also be a bit tricky, but with a slight twisting motion to get the pegs past the opening they can easily go in.
As a toy this is a very solid figure and should hold up very well, but from a collector's standpoint there is one thing that causes me a bit of concern. The figure is very nicely painted and well put together but inclusion of metallic flake in the pink plastic does make me wonder if Arcee will fall victim to something akin to notorious Gold Plastic Syndrome that plagues many vintage toys that used this same method to achieve a slightly metallic-gold look. As a collector this may be something you want to consider when deciding if you are going to open it up, or keep it MOC (Mint on Car).
Overall I would highly recommend this figure to just about anybody who has an interest in it. The roughly $10 that a deluxe sized figure costs is more than worth it for the toy that you're going to get, but given that this is a store exclusive, and highly desired by collectors, it may be a little hard to find at retail. The prices on the secondary market may prove to be a bit prohibitive for some, but if you're willing to pay the reseller-markup or can find one in the stores I wouldn't hesitate to get it.
I liked this figure but I decided to sell it to try and get a more accurate Arcee....
It's nice with her swords and the spoilers just wished it was more G1 accurate.
Great figure but has a few issues. The Spoilers don't stick to the figure very well at all and her head seems off on her body.
This is the best Arcee mold to date, even surpassing the 3rd party Impossible toys mold(Which is kind of fragile in my oppinion.). Perfect Effect's Motobot may raise an arguement, but to me, Arcee should be a car, not a motorcycle. There is also an upgrade kit, the ARX-01 - Polaris, which allows you to fit this incarnation into your classics line.
A nice little homage to G1 Arcee. Nice transformation, nice overall design and good use for storage of weapons. Overall fun figure
Animated is a great line and Arcee is no exception. This double sword wielding teacher is a bad ass robot lady that any fan of TF Animated should have.
A true shame that this figure was a harder to find exclusive, cause it's a real nice figure. Arcee captures the best elements of the Animated line; sporty sleek vehicle mode, simple but fun transformation, elegant robot mode and a sculpt which nicely represents the show's flair while still being a nice homage to G1. The only gripe I have with her is that the swords don't stay very well in her vehicle mode, and will often just shimmy right out. That aside, she's fantastic!
Nice toy but doesn't really stand out for me. Looks nice in both modes and has a decent transformation.
This is the best Arcee figure EVER released by anyone that I have seen. If you want the absolute best Arcee, get this