Wow this figure has been a long time coming. As the most high-profile female in the Transformers Universe, it's so surprising that it's taken 28 years to get a proper G1 figure. Hasbro's neglect to make this figure has made Arcee quite the darling of the 3rd Party market. There are quite a few very well made non-Hasbro "non"-Arcees out there. But in all honestly, I think the Hasbro version was well worth the wait. She looks great in both Robot and Vehicle forms, she transforms easily, and it seems no shortcuts were taken in her production (I don't think she shares any parts with previous figures). I'm totally smitten over her. When I found her in Walmart earlier this week I had a profound reaction - almost like vindication. Like the toy companies have been telling us for years that she wouldn't sell, but the demand kept growing until I'm standing there under the fluorescent lighting looking at an aisle full of Arcees, Chromias, and Windblades. I almost got a little teary. Not really, but I was definitely feeling something.
Arcee comes with two guns and two "energy blades" that can attach to the side of her legs. I think they look silly attached, but they are necessary for the vehicle form.
Arcee features the "lightwell" eyes that we've seen for most modern Transformers figures.
Her vehicle form looks great. I believe it's called a "Cybertronian Cruiser." A lot of Cybertronian vehicles look way too boxy, but this one really has a nice sleek alien look to it.
The car has a tail fin made out of a soft flexible plastic. Mine is a little bent, but doesn't bother me since I will be displaying her in robot form.
Time for some Group and Comparison pics!
Here she is with Chromia (who I will review Sunday hopefully)
And with a collection of other Pink Arcees of recent years.