Hasbro has made me one happy camper with this little pink gem. I've always been a big fan of classic fembots, and early Transformers females are some of my absolute favorites of the bunch. Arcee is definitely the most-likely-to-be-made lady of the all the Transformers, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that she is just the first of many in this series. (I think that including one Cybertronian female per wave is not asking too much!) I'm hoping that we'll see Elita-One, Chromia, Firestar, Moonracer, and even Beta and Ariel. These figures seem relatively easy to produce. The line has been on the shelves for less than a year and already there are over 24 mini-figures out there. They seem to sell out quickly so hopefully Hasbro will move forward with plans for future waves - just one of the many things I'm hoping to see revealed at SDCC in two weeks. I've long ago given up hopes for official "normal scale" figures of these ladies, so these little mini-figs are my last hope. Let's check out Arcee below!
The packaging for series two features a blue band across the top (as opposed to the red band of series 1). Also, the characters pictured are indicative of the wave.
Also, if you're unskilled at squuezing the identities out of these blind-bag figures like I am, Arcee's code number is 69. Cheaters.
Arcee comes with an insert showing the rest of the figures in the series, plus assembly and transforming instructions.
And here she is in Vehicle mode. It's cute, but not that reminiscent of any of her vehicle forms from the cartoon(s).
My only real complaint about this figure is that she has a lot of extra pieces that need to be put aside when in her car mode.
When she is a car, there is no room for her head, her helmet, her guns, or her figure stand.
Time for some Comparison Pics!
Here she is with Airachnid from Series 1.