Monday, August 24, 2015

Transformers: Prime Robots In Disguise Arcee Part 7

More Arcee Kicks!

Following the same arrangement for the just concluded individual review series of her "First Edition" counterpart, this would be the last posting focusing on the Robots in Disguise version as a standalone figure in this double feature. ^^

Starting with another batch of action poses from Arcee after Part 6. ^^

Supported using Soul Stage Act 5 Action Support Type for Mechanics Clear Ver.

With its length, the blaster looks more like a long rifle for Arcee. XD

Comparison with Cliffjumper and Voyager Class Optimus Prime from the "First Edition" series to continue the "discussion" on the height discrepancies between the figures: XD

With Cliffjumper in vehicle mode.

In robot mode.

Being shorter and smaller in comparison, perhaps this Robots in Disguise version is correct in terms of scale as compared to the "First Edition" version? ^^

The blaster's peg can be fitted into Cliffjumper's hand, but it's too short for the figure to pose with the weapon properly. ^^;

With Voyager Class Optimus Prime in vehicle mode.

In robot mode.

I have mixed feelings about this Robots in Disguise version of Arcee. ^^; I really like her simple look and the color arrangement of more blue on the figure, but I'm still not a fan of the large protruding backpack. ^^; Looking at her robot mode, I tried to convince myself that the wings are doing a great job in hiding the bulk of the front cowl, which they are, but the backpack still stands out a lot. ^^; She's a love-it or hate-it figure in that sense, and I suspect the backpack issue is going to be one of the key factors for some to decide whether to get her or not. ^^;

In comparison, the simpler transformation design is not too much of a big deal to me, since it also incorporates a somewhat interesting automorph feature to reveal Arcee's head. ^^ As long as the sequence is fun, I don't have a problem with simple transformation. Decepticon Rumble from the same series has a fairly simple transformation design as well, but it's a figure I enjoyed greatly.

Speaking of Decepticon Rumble, having a wide range of weapon configuration options for Arcee can be considered a connection between the two figures, and this feature really helps to increase her playability and poseability. ^^ Posing the blaster with or without the blade attached, or as forearm-mounted cannon was a lot of fun. ^^

While I would agree that this is a simplified version of the initial "First Edition" release, I think she still packs her own unique gimmicks and strengths as a fun figure on her own. At the very least, I would definitely not consider her as an inferior when compared to the "First Edition" version. ^^

Not done with the entire review, a comparison between the two Arcees in motorcycle mode is coming up next. ^^

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