Thursday, March 12, 2020

Iron Factory - PINK ASSASSIN!

3rd Party Transformers - IF EX-16 Pink Assassin - Iron Factory 2016

Iron Factory was really on to something special when they started this 3-inch line of fembots. Between 2015 and 2018 they released seven amazing figures. Granted, there are several repaints and several simple retools, but the overall effect is a nice little troop of pocket-sized female Transformers. I only wish they would release more. Chromia, FireStar, and Moonracer would make a perfect three-pack. The tricky thing is that two previous releases (the Elita-1 and Dark Arcee homages) were surprise pack-ins with larger figures. So this makes me jump with excitement for every single Iron Factory solicitation. But with no new fembots in the last two years, I fear the line may be done. I've owned several of these ladies for years, but I only started opening them recently. I'm excited to review them one-by-one. The scale, articulation, sculpt, and paint apps are top notch. And the anime-inspired faces might seem cheesy on a larger figure, but with these it's downright adorable.  Let's check out Pink Assassin below!





















Pink Assassin comes with two blades and a blaster.







Pink assassin also comes with an elaborate flight stand.




As an added bonus, she also comes with a translucent blade meant for the Iron Factory Windsaber (Windblade) figure. The original blade was opaque.





Her vehicle mode is pretty easy to achieve!





Iron Factory has has a number of female transformers made on this small scale buck. Several of them were released as exclusive pack-in figures with larger characters, so it's gets a little confusing when trying to list them all. As far as I can tell this is a complete list:

IF EX-16 Pink Assassin (Arcee)
IF EX-16A Alleria (Elita-1 - released with IF EX-14 Ultimate Commander)
IF EX-16H Dark Assassin (Combiner Hunters Arcee - released with IF EX-24 Cannon Chariot)
IF EX-16N Night Assassin (Nightbird)
IF EX-05 Windsaber (Windblade)
IF EX-05 Windsaber (clear pink) (Windblade)
IF EX-27 Shrike's Feather (Slipstream)









Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!


Here are three small Arcees together: Heroes of Cybertron, Iron Factory Pink Assassin, and Dx9 War in Pocket Leah.




My ever-growing Arcee collection. I excluded all the dark pink and blue ones for aesthetics. From Left to Right: NYCC 2011 Prime Arcee, Dx9 LeahOcular Max Azalea, Reformatted Azalea, Fans Toys Rouge, Iron Factory Pink Assassin, Hasbro Generations Arcee, Toy World Leia, Heroes of Cybertron, and Titans Return Arcee.






Cheers!




1 comment:

  1. These are very cool. Also like the incredible Arcee collection. Nicely done.

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