Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts - ARCEE!

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts - Beast Alliance Arcee & Silverfang - Hasbro 2023

I expect that I will really enjoy Transformers: Rise of the Beasts. I just saw a new trailer before Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 two days ago, and I spied a lot more footage of Arcee and Airazor which stoked my excitement. However, the only Transformers movie I've actually liked was Bumblebee, and unfortunately Rise of the Beasts seems like quite a departure from the lower-stakes, character-driven story I loved. But if nothing else, this new movie is giving us lots of fun toys. This Beast Alliance series pairs main Autobot characters with Maximals who can transform into armor and combine. Plus the armor is interchangeable between characters. This is not the most well-done Arcee product we'll be seeing this year, but it's very playable and a lot of fun. The next release, the Beast Weaponizer Arcee, looks like the best one yet, but expect I will fully enjoy every figure on the journey. Gotta love the movie merchandizing machine. Let's check out Beast Alliance Arcee and Silverfang below!

You can always judge the quality of a figure by the rear view. Arcee is so hollowed out she looks like a Lego piece.

Silverfang's tail is removable and serves as a sword for Arcee.

The gimmick with these Beast Alliance 2-packs is that the Maximal transforms into armor for the main character. It's pretty bulky, but the transformation is easy and the armored head looks awesome. I wish there were somehow a separate component to attach below her knees and give her proportionally-gigantic lower legs and feet.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here is Beast Alliance Arcee with the smaller Studio Series figure from last month.

And here she is with the similarly-scaled Flex Changers Nightbird.


1 comment:

  1. Wow thanks for the warning. I think this one is a skip for me.