- Weapon: Null-Ray Rifle
Honestly, I think this is a very case-by-case thing.
Take for example, DOTM deluxe Bumblebee. Despite having a simplified transformation, he's a pretty good figure. Same goes for DOTM Sideswipe, except for his "Flintstones" flooring in car mode.
On the other hand, some figs really suffer from simplified transformations.
While some prefer RID Arcee, and I can respect that, her design is pretty unbalanced. Her bot mode is mostly non-transformable except for the lower legs, with the kibble that make up the bike hanging from her back.
While FE Arcee also had a bunch of bike parts in the back, they look "integrated" with her as a whole. What I mean is that they actually look like they belong there, much like a backpack of sorts. Everything tucks in nicely and compactly, and don't call attention to themselves. The sides of her bike's headlights become her chest, blending into her bot mode. While the transformation is more involved, the parts integrate better and look like they belong on her.
RID Arcee, on the other hand, looks "disembodied" from her bike parts. Sure, she looks more accurate and feminine with her non-kibble chest and arms, but that in turn makes the kibble on her back stand out too much, like they don't belong on her.
Which is why I plan to buy RID Arcee, get rid of her kibble and make her a non-transforming but CG-accurate action figure.
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on Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:39 am, edited 1 time in total.