Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Transformers Movie - ARCEE!

Transformers Movie - Scout Class Arcee - Target Exclusive - Hasbro 2007

Similar to yesterday's Elita-One post, this Arcee Movie figure was a big tease when she was released. There were no fembots in the Transformers (2007) movie at all, despite these two toys leading the world to think otherwise. The interesting thing is that this Arcee was blue. Nowadays we're used to seeing the occasional oddly-colored Arcee. But back in 2007, the character was only associated with pink. (This was four years before Transformers: Prime introduced us to the most predominantly-featured Arcee to date, who was of course blue). But this figure presented a mystery color variation without context and intrigued me like crazy. Because there was no cinematic character inspiring the seemingly random design, I've always just assumed she was intended to be (a slightly darker-hued) Chromia. All the other original G1 fembots had been represented (visually at least) with this mold, except for Chromia, so this theory made the most sense to me (and still does). Let's check out the "movie" Arcee below!

So here where I admit my error. I picked up this figure loose on eBay years ago and I didn't realize until editing all these photos that two of my Energon Arcees came with the wrong accessories. I have had my Arcee errantly displayed with the red translucent accessories that came with the original Energon Arcee and Super Link Ariel

The Energon armor this figure is supposed to come with is the rootbeer-barrel brown set that I errantly photographed with Elita-One yesterday. (I actually prefer the red accessories, so I'm not upset that I purchased some figures with mis-matched accessories).  The gray missile is the correct pairing for this figure.

Here is Arcee without the Energon Star attached to the cylindrical Spark Crystal on her chest. If you look down the tube, there is a concave metallic disk with the Autobot logo printed on it.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here are all the Energon Arcee molds together. From Left to Right: Flareup, FlamewarParadron MedicArielArceeChromia (Moonracer)Arcee (Movie), and Elita One (Movie)Note: I've picked up a lot of these loose on eBay over the years and I just realized that two of them have mis-matched Energon accessories, specifically the two on the far Right: Arcee (Movie) and Elita One.


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