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Bios of Target Movie Exclusive: Arcee, Hardtop, and Signal Flare

Transformers News: Bios of Target Movie Exclusive: Arcee, Hardtop, and Signal Flare

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007 9:59PM CDT

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We just reported that Target will be the official home for Transformers Movie exclusive basics Arcee, Hardtop, and Signal Flare. Now we have their bios! DESTRO of TFW2005 has posted the bios for all three figures. Here is what he posted:

"TRANSFORMERS Movie Scout: ARCEE
Available exclusively! A fast, aggressive warrior, ARCEE is one of the most dangerous AUTOBOTS®*, despite her comparatively small size. She believes without question that the DECEPTICONS®* must be stopped at all costs. That belief, combined with the combat training she received from IRONHIDE® make her a pure warrior, a creature of speed and sudden action, striking the DECEPTICONS* whenever she can and fading away into the depths of space.

TRANSFORMERS Movie Scout: HARDTOP
Available exclusively! As an elite tracker and spy for the DECEPTICONS, HARDTOP has come into conflict again and again with AUTOBOT spy BUMBLEBEE™*. What began as a professional rivalry defined by the limits of their allegiances on opposite sides of a war became a full-fledged vendetta over the years. The two robots have played a punishing game of cat and mouse across the breadth of the galaxy; it is a little known fact that it was a shot fired by HARDTOP that took away his AUTOBOT enemy's ability to speak without pain.

TRANSFORMERS Off-Screen: SIGNAL FLARE
Available exclusively! Wired more for hard work than the heat of combat, SIGNAL FLARE prefers to remain hidden in the background, rather than on the front lines with OPTIMUS PRIME. On Earth, he stays in his vehicle mode and works secretly with humans to construct buildings capable of resisting even the mighty weapons of the TRANSFORMERS. When duty calls, however, he uses his powerful radar dish to transmit information between hidden AUTOBOT cells in preparation for the coming battle over the AllSpark."
Credit(s): DESTRO of TFW2005
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Re: Bios of Target Movie Exclusive: Arcee, Hardtop, and Signal Flare (132106)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on May 22nd, 2007 @ 10:09pm CDT
Movie Hardtop is a Con now? I thought he was Sector Seven.
Re: Bios of Target Movie Exclusive: Arcee, Hardtop, and Signal Flare (132173)
Posted by Fender Bender on May 22nd, 2007 @ 11:11pm CDT
Well, it would make sense if he is both. A Decepticon who infiltrates Sector 7 as one of their vehicles. Last spot they would look! :lol:
Re: Bios of Target Movie Exclusive: Arcee, Hardtop, and Signal Flare (132177)
Posted by i_amtrunks on May 22nd, 2007 @ 11:13pm CDT
So there are Sector 7 versions and Target versions?

Interesting to see Hasbro has already confused themselves, naming Hardtop as the Bot responsible for Bumblebee's inability to talk, not Megatron...
Re: Bios of Target Movie Exclusive: Arcee, Hardtop, and Signal Flare (132192)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on May 22nd, 2007 @ 11:32pm CDT
I like how the bios stay true to the molds origional factions, otherwise, it's a name dropping stretch.
Re: Bios of Target Movie Exclusive: Arcee, Hardtop, and Signal Flare (132317)
Posted by Mulla on May 23rd, 2007 @ 2:38am CDT
i_amtrunks wrote:Interesting to see Hasbro has already confused themselves, naming Hardtop as the Bot responsible for Bumblebee's inability to talk, not Megatron...


I thought that interesting myself, but moreso that Hardtop is the reason BB can't speak, in general. I never knew it was because of Megatron. If there is a big spoiler coming my way, please refrain from telling me. I'd like to be surprised.
Re: Bios of Target Movie Exclusive: Arcee, Hardtop, and Signal Flare (132332)
Posted by Jar Axel on May 23rd, 2007 @ 2:53am CDT
Mulla I would hardly call it a spoiler since it's in a good deal of the prequel material.
Re: Bios of Target Movie Exclusive: Arcee, Hardtop, and Signal Flare (132341)
Posted by Exulted Unicron on May 23rd, 2007 @ 3:02am CDT
what is this sector 7 thats been going round?
Re: Bios of Target Movie Exclusive: Arcee, Hardtop, and Signal Flare (132342)
Posted by Superginraix on May 23rd, 2007 @ 3:05am CDT
Well, as a continuity geek, that bit about Hardtop taking away Bumblebee's ability to speak is just gonna irritate me considering that the IDW prequel says otherwise, but at least I'll be able to pick up the Signal Flare mold that I missed the first two times around. :)
Re: Bios of Target Movie Exclusive: Arcee, Hardtop, and Signal Flare (132486)
Posted by Mulla on May 23rd, 2007 @ 6:58am CDT
Jar Axel wrote:Mulla I would hardly call it a spoiler since it's in a good deal of the prequel material.


Ah, okay. I'm waiting for the trade. Haven't read it yet :P
Re: Bios of Target Movie Exclusive: Arcee, Hardtop, and Signal Flare (132512)
Posted by Wheeljack35 on May 23rd, 2007 @ 7:34am CDT
Ah Yes lets bring back the crappy Signal Flare from Energon and Hardtop from Cybertron
Re: Bios of Target Movie Exclusive: Arcee, Hardtop, and Signal Flare (132707)
Posted by zodconvoy on May 23rd, 2007 @ 10:13am CDT
WOHOO! Now there's enough Arcee variants to make a Cybertron Spice Girls boxset...
Seriously, I think they just put all the basics in a sack and blindly reached in to find out who they were using again. At least there's a new Movie Arcee deluxe figure coming out. Now they need to get off teir asses and make a Gen 1 one already!
Re: Bios of Target Movie Exclusive: Arcee, Hardtop, and Signal Flare (132711)
Posted by Roboto750 on May 23rd, 2007 @ 10:18am CDT
Fender Bender wrote:Well, it would make sense if he is both. A Decepticon who infiltrates Sector 7 as one of their vehicles. Last spot they would look! :lol:


That's the way I'm taking it. I thought that these bots worked for Sector 7 at first, but this makes much more sense. :D
Re: Bios of Target Movie Exclusive: Arcee, Hardtop, and Signal Flare (132730)
Posted by jgilkinson on May 23rd, 2007 @ 10:41am CDT
thought megs beat bb so much he couldnt speak. Arcee sounds cool... no more mother figure
Re: Bios of Target Movie Exclusive: Arcee, Hardtop, and Signal Flare (132778)
Posted by Scaleface on May 23rd, 2007 @ 11:30am CDT
Best part about these figures is because they are carryovers from old lines, they don't look like Bayformers! HURRAY. These and the Legends are probably the only Movie figures I'll get.
Re: Bios of Target Movie Exclusive: Arcee, Hardtop, and Signal Flare (132808)
Posted by Duke of Luns on May 23rd, 2007 @ 11:55am CDT
So, there are gonna be two Arcee's, one in the movie style, and one as the blue repaint? And they both look almost completely different. I'd say that would cause some confusion.

But since it's been brought up, Bumblebee doesn't have an annoying voice in the movie does he? Anyone know? No plot spoilers though, please.
Re: Bios of Target Movie Exclusive: Arcee, Hardtop, and Signal Flare (132862)
Posted by Psychout on May 23rd, 2007 @ 12:39pm CDT
If you dont want a spoiler, dont ask then.

All this ™ and ® crap really pisses me off. Cant they just write these things normally and ditch the heiroglyphics?

Stupid litigation obsessed country.
Re: Bios of Target Movie Exclusive: Arcee, Hardtop, and Signal Flare (132954)
Posted by Duke of Luns on May 23rd, 2007 @ 1:39pm CDT
Psychout wrote:If you dont want a spoiler, dont ask then.


Sorry, I meant spoiler as in actually relevant to the plot. I guess I overthought it maybe.

I read Movie Prequal #1, and at the end Bumblebee says that he has learned to speak in "other ways". Exactly what does that mean? Sign language, through the radio, etc.
Re: Bios of Target Movie Exclusive: Arcee, Hardtop, and Signal Flare (133346)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on May 23rd, 2007 @ 6:54pm CDT
This was posted the other day too?

Have I stepped back in time? Me thinks, maybe!