Friday, August 26, 2022

Transformers Model Kit - ARCEE!

Transformers: Bumblebee - Plastic Model Smart Kit - Arcee - Trumpeter 2022

I need to buy more model kits. I had so much fun putting together this Arcee kit from the Transformers: Bumblebee movie that I immediately went online and started looking for more (ended up buying a handful of these kits from the Trumpeter line for holiday presents). I did a Bandai kit of Commander Palmer from Halo back in 2015 (bought at Toys r Us) and also enjoyed it, but having it be a character I'm truly obsessed with, like Arcee, made it all that much better. The kit was simple and needed no tools, paint, or glue. The sprues didn't leave any plastic nubs like the airplane models I made in my childhood. And some of the sprues had painted pieces, like the head(s). I sat in front of my TV and it took me the length of a movie to build her. This Arcee design is pretty great, she appeared in a just a few seconds during the opening sequence of the Bumblebee movie, but  that brief glimpse made an impact. I love the blend of cinematic and classic aesthetics in her design. Let's check out the Arcee Trumpeter kit below!

Here is everything that comes in the box: Four cellophaned bags containing different sprues, and an instruction book. Each piece on each sprue is coded, so the directions are foolproof.

Once Arcee is all built, she has several optional pieces: two heads, three sets of hands, and a weapon.

In the cartoon, her red visor can lower down in front of her eyes and enable her to see great distances.

There is something extremely gratifying about building a model that is fully articulated.
I've built countless stationary models in my life, but this is a game-changer.

Arcee also comes with the pieces to make a figure stand.
The Autobot and Decepticon faction symbols on the base are removable.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here is the small Trumpeter Arcee next to the larger Studio Series figure from Hasbro.

And with two similarly scaled (roughly 3.75") Arcees: DX9 Leah and Super7 ReAction.


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