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calvin_0
2013-11-17, 09:25 PM
Name: Hunter Arcee
Function: Scouts? Decepticon Hunter?
Sub-Group: Transformer Go!
Size Class: Deluxe Size

I love Arcee, so when Hasbro show us Beast Hunter Arcee, i was really happy because they show us a really beautiful piece of work, however when i finally saw the toy, i really disappointed with it. Hasbro have ruined Arcee again with mis-match color, its so mis-match that it kinda look like someone buff on it.

This is when Takara step in. Trasnformer Go! line is probably a fix up on the mess Hasbro created with the Beast Hunter line. They improve beast hunter mold with better color scheme and some even got a faction change to fit the toy profile better.

Alternate Mode:

Hunter Arcee is alternate mode is same as TF Prime Arcee, which is a bike. Because its base on Beast Hunter Arcee, it have alot of "beast" feature on it, like the bat wings on the side of the bike.

I didnt really follow TF Go, so i'm not sure if Hunter Arcee is show accurate or not, but the bike mode is pretty cool.

Almost every part of the bike is remolded so it look dramatically differ from RiD Arcee or First Edition Arcee in bike mode, even the bike stand is remolded.

As for color, its a really nice dark blue with some gun metal and black with alittle bit of metallic pink on the side. Its really nice.

Arcee's hand however is still exposed, but unlike RiD Arcee's it doesnt stand out as much thanks to the design and the color scheme.

If you think the bike mode wasnt differ enough from other Arcee's, you can attach Arcee's gigantic bow to the bike. You have to turn the front wheel around before you can attach it and its abit tricky to do so because the front wheel keep moving around. Once you manage to get it attached. It'll stay there as the connection is abit tight and it'll give the bike a new look.

However there is a problem with the bike mode, Arcee's bat wings doesnt want to peg into her leg, so as result, the wings often pop out. This is probably due to design flaw as Beast Hunter Arcee also have the same problem.

Robot Mode:

Because Hunter Arcee is a repaint of Beast Hunter Arcee which is a retool of RiD Arcee, she have the same transformation. Its simple and easy.

Again, not sure if its show accurate, but the robot mode is gorgeous.

She is primary dark blue and black, some silver on her stomach, keen and face and more importancly, she got metallic pink on her head and hand. Yes, she finally got pink bits.

Her head sculpt is not great and pretty bland but they make it work. Dark blue with bright chrome silver with metallic pink make her head look great. Not to mention all those dark color make her eye pop, you dont have to shine a light on her head and her eyes will still light up.

Beside the wings, head, legs and color scheme, she pretty much look the same as Rid Arcee. Her bike mode have a bigger differ then her robot mode. But again TF Go take place in the same universe as TF Prime, so this is the same Arcee and its not so surprising that it look the same.

Articulation wise, its the same as Rid Arcee with abit of limitation on the legs, thanks to the new design, Arcee's leg will often clash with each other. The bat wings on Arcee's tail will also clash with her legs.

As i mention before, Arcee come with a gigantic bow (i think Arcee and giant weapon are a running joke in this generation), it have a really nice design and color, its a dark metalic blue with black and grey-blueish color. Arcee can hold it with either one hand like a normal bow, or duel handed like giant cross bow.

Its a spring loaded and like every springer loaded gimmick, it can mis fire easily, so be careful as the missile can sometimes travel pretty far. It got some articulation on the upper and lower limbs.

This figure do have some problem, some of the joint are too tight while other are too loose, take Arcee hand for example, its really tight on the elbow joint but really lose on the shoulder... so Arcee isnt strong enough to hold her gigantic bow. Thanks to the design, the leg also clash during transformation. However all this are minor problem and probably is the design problem as i remember Beast Hunter Arcee also suffer from similar issue.

Transformation Design: 8, fairly simple

Durability: 8, no part falling apart, but some moving part are pretty tight, so pay abit of attention on those part.

Fun: 8, her vehicle mode is as fun as your average model car. Her robot mode have more replay value but her new weapon did add more replay value to both mode.

Aesthetics: 9, simply gorgeous.

Articulation: 6.5, the new legs mess up abit of the articulation as they keep clashing on each other but still pretty flexible.

Value/Price: 7, well its an import figure, so its going to cost more then the local one since you need to pay for shipping. Luckily i got mine via a friend that happen to visit japan.

Overall: 8, Arcee have problem here and there but still very good figure overall, if you like Arcee but you dislike Beast Hunter Arcee, this is for you.

calvin_0
2013-11-17, 09:26 PM
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Blackjack
2013-12-21, 10:02 AM
Decent review, although may I suggest proofreading it a bit? There are a fair bit of grammatical errors (mostly tenses; singular vs plural, have vs has, its vs it's) in your review which I have fixed before uploading, as are some spelling ones. Also, 'I' is generally capitalized and 'a bit' is written as two words instead of one. You write relatively well otherwise, though I would appreciate it if you reduce my workload by proofreading your work somewhat. :)

Also, generally, if a problem is caused by poor design due to be repainted/remoulded from a prior toy, I don't think it really excuses the toy for being poorly designed, no?

calvin_0
2013-12-26, 07:30 AM
Decent review, although may I suggest proofreading it a bit? There are a fair bit of grammatical errors (mostly tenses; singular vs plural, have vs has, its vs it's) in your review which I have fixed before uploading, as are some spelling ones. Also, 'I' is generally capitalized and 'a bit' is written as two words instead of one. You write relatively well otherwise, though I would appreciate it if you reduce my workload by proofreading your work somewhat. :)

I'll do better next time..


Also, generally, if a problem is caused by poor design due to be repainted/remoulded from a prior toy, I don't think it really excuses the toy for being poorly designed, no?

well IMO, the poorly designed isnt the fault of this figure as its just a repaint.. the fault lies on the figure that this repaint is from, which is Beast Hunter Arcee.