Daily Prime Facebook reveals from Hasbro
Posted 06 February 2012 - 01:33 PM
Yeah while the legs look similar they're entirely new.
This new one definitely looks happier or perhaps more cartoony.
Posted 06 February 2012 - 02:12 PM
I thought most people generally like RiD Vehicon better than FE Vehicon as well?
Oh yeah, forgot about him.
Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:04 PM
I'm assuming the blade can come off that ridiculous gun and peg into that hole on her arm. Otherwise, I'll just hold off for the Takara version.
Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:20 PM
Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:52 PM
Yes, so far the FE molds are all unique, except for the Cliffjumper/Zombie Cliffjumper. But since no one has seen Zombie Cliff it's a moot point.
I like how this looks, but as I already have FE Arcee I'll be skipping it. Maybe with a new colour scheme and head I might pick it up.
Edited by Shockwave 75, 06 February 2012 - 03:52 PM.
Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:56 PM
The RID stuff was originally going to be the only mainline, and it's all different molds, no shared parts or retools or anything, without any shared parts, though apparently the First Edition versions of Bumblebee and Screamer are going to be reissued in a 2-pack.
As for their "angle," it feels to me like the difference between the ROTF and DOTM lines: The First Edition stuff was aiming for animation-model accuracy above all else, where the RID stuff is less accurate in the name of simplicity and playability (i.e. huge mechtech-ish guns, light up gimmicks, etc.)
Anyway, I want to see this Arcee scaled next to the rest of the figures. I wasn't planning on getting her at all (love the character, but limiting purchases), but if she's small enough to fit in with the rest of the cast, I may grab her and just chuck the huge weapon in a bin.
Posted 06 February 2012 - 04:07 PM
Yeah, me too. I'm not stickling for show-accuracy for Prime (it's cheaper/easier for me to just visualize the DotM molds in place of Bumblebee and Optimus), so I think I'll stick with the FE version. It just looks more authentic than the fake kibble, and the shoulder-wings don't bug me, since I'm a Gundam fan anyway.
Posted 06 February 2012 - 04:24 PM
While getting the kibble off her shoulders is nice, I don't like the way it looks where it is now. It looks like kibble, with all the backside of the panel that doesn't fit with the surfacing of the rest of her.
That gun is stupidly big for her... but might be perfect for Prime. Hmmmm. One more reason to get this figure
Posted 06 February 2012 - 07:35 PM
Best thing is 5mm hands.
Posted 06 February 2012 - 08:16 PM
And, clearly Idw Arcee has been out badassed now...
Meaning awesome must have toy!
Oh, and Starscream better watch out next season....
That gun clearly seems to have both a 5mm peg and a wrist slot. Definately seems like it's a weapon thats meant to be cross compatible with voyagers and other toys. Considering the wrist slot. This guy may look very good with the WFC/FOC guys. Whose arms go into the gun within the game.
Edited by MonsterFromMars, 06 February 2012 - 08:20 PM.
Posted 06 February 2012 - 08:59 PM
GENIUS! Now I want her 20X more.
Thanks XD Every time a new figure comes out, one of the first thoughts that cross my mind is 'who else can use the weapon?'
Many of my figures have had their weapons switched around or otherwise replaced. Specialist Ratchet has WFC Prime's gun while Prime gets Specialist Ratchet's Mechtech gun and DotM Pinpointer, Generations Wheeljack swiped Jazz's gun, because Jazz stole Universe Cyclonus' Targetmaster. Generations Scourge got a third party Targetmaster so Kup gets the pistol (sans the clip on bit) so he can dual wield like the badaft he is, and so on and so on.
"Arcee, bring me my Improbably Large Gun."
Heh, I bet he likes it when she handles his gun...
Edited by The Doctor Who, 06 February 2012 - 09:05 PM.
Posted 06 February 2012 - 11:22 PM
If they didn't deliberately give her that huge gun as a cost-of-materials-sink so they could make the core figure smaller, i.e. in scale with the rest of the line for show accuracy, and still make her theoretically worth the Deluxe price point.
If so, that's kind of a clever idea. Like taking that whole Mechtech-making-the-DOTM-figures-smaller issue and bending it to work for them.
Edited by Fear or Courage, 06 February 2012 - 11:22 PM.