Sunday, December 21, 2014

Transformers: Generations - CHROMIA!

Transformers - 30th Anniversary Generations Deluxe - Chromia - Hasbro 2014

I never thought I would ever be holding a G1-styled Chromia in my hands.  I know this figure seems to be more based off the modern comics than the vintage cartoon, but the overall look of Chromia is consistent.  The Search for Alpha Trion is by far my favorite episode of Transformers.  The episode takes place on Cybertron and introduces us to a renegade team of female Autobots living in secret on the planet.  We meet Elita-One, Firestar, Moonracer, Greenlight, Lancer, and of course Chromia (who appears to be second in command under Elita-One).  Not only was this the introduction to female Transformers as an overall concept, but it was also the first deep-dive into Cybertronian history and design.  I ate it up.  Ever since then there have been a loyal band of female Transformers fanatics whose unshakable devotion have made this figure possible.  Over the years there has been a lot of anti-fembot vitriol flying around.  I never understood it, but plenty of fans want Transformers to be a boys only club.  Thank God they lost the battle.  Let's check out Chromia below!

Chromia comes with a single accessory of a small black handgun.

Chromia also has lightwell eyes as is to be expected, but the purple-hued plastic doesn't illuminate as well as other characters with bright blue or pink eyes.

As opposed to her original cartoon vehicle form of a Cydertronian truck, this Chromia transforms into a motorcycle.

Time for some Group and Comparison pics!

Here she is with the Transformers: Prime Arcee.  Chromia is essentially a heavily retooled Prime Arcee.

Here she is with her wave-mate: Generations Arcee.

and with Windblade for good measure.


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