ARX-01 Polaris Head & Weapon Upgrade Kit

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ARX-01 Polaris Head & Weapon Upgrade Kit

Postby El Duque » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:15 pm

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Looks like a new third party company wants to make your Animated Acree a little more classic. Site sponsor BigBadToyStore has just listed a pre-order for a replacement head for Transformers Animated Arcee intended to give her a more Generation one appearance. Unfortunately the only image they have posted is rather grainy.

The ARX-01 "Polaris" is made from high grade plastic resin and can be used in conjunction with the TFA Arcee figure. The kit includes 1 head upgrade and 1 ion displacement pistol - figure is not included with the set. The upgrade kit ships in a clear heavy duty plastic box and also includes a file card that states the character's biography and tech specs.


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Re: ARX-01 Polaris Head & Weapon Upgrade Kit

Postby f-primus-unicron » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:53 pm

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yes pls
i really love animated arcee but her head was somehow dissapointing
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Re: ARX-01 Polaris Head & Weapon Upgrade Kit

Postby phoenix88 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:59 pm

this does nothign for me
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Re: ARX-01 Polaris Head & Weapon Upgrade Kit

Postby rpetras » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:09 pm

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Not necessary for me.

I have the Arcee that was sold by iGear (which is INCREDIBLE), as well as the Valkyrie from Impossible Toys (which was OK until I opened the other version) that can fill the bill for a classics Arcee.

My TFA version can remain as-is.
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Re: ARX-01 Polaris Head & Weapon Upgrade Kit

Postby Bumblevivisector » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:12 pm

Agreed. Her real head's lack of a nose is somewhat jarring, but this new one doesn't look animated-y enough.

Maybe the gun will make it worth the purchase, but I usually have her hold one of the guns that came with the Targetmaster Hot Rod reissue. Just don't ever jam those blades she came with into her hands.

Now, if it was a head that could actually open up into sections like in the Animated series finale, that would be genuinely interesting.
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Re: ARX-01 Polaris Head & Weapon Upgrade Kit

Postby S4_NE » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:35 pm

I am going to get it, I have my TFA Arcee on display with the blades (they don't look so great IMO)so I don't miss place them. I hope this will be worth the price... :BANG_HEAD:
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Re: ARX-01 Polaris Head & Weapon Upgrade Kit

Postby GuyIncognito » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:41 pm

I'm not willing to pay that much just for a little head.

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Re: ARX-01 Polaris Head & Weapon Upgrade Kit

Postby Bumblevivisector » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:55 pm

GuyIncognito wrote:I'm not willing to pay that much just for a little head.

;)

Ah yes, the joke she's been unable to escape since '87, thanks to yet another facet of The Rebirth's wretchedness.
(Yes, David Wise did the best job any writer could have with just 3 episodes; that's the scary part)

Then again...is there a chance that this new head transforms into Daniel, giving Rebirth fans what they've always wanted? And that it could attach to either of the 3rd party Arcees? That could go a ways to justifying $35 for the set, though that price also makes it unlikely.
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Re: ARX-01 Polaris Head & Weapon Upgrade Kit

Postby Vicalliose » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:08 pm

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Why peeps still makin' arcee stuff? Hasbro is going to release their own later this year (probably after Bayformers has died down), so why start investing themselves? :-?
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Re: ARX-01 Polaris Head & Weapon Upgrade Kit

Postby Rodimus the Prime » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:31 pm

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GuyIncognito wrote:I'm not willing to pay that much just for a little head.

;)

Got a good lol out of that one. :D
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Re: ARX-01 Polaris Head & Weapon Upgrade Kit

Postby T-Macksimus » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:35 pm

Vicalliose wrote:Why peeps still makin' arcee stuff? Hasbro is going to release their own later this year (probably after Bayformers has died down), so why start investing themselves? :-?


Probably because our faith in Hasbro actually giving us a worthwhile Arcee after 20-some years is a bit shaky. Sure the TFA Arcee was/is pretty cool but it's a TFA Arcee. The fans are wanting their long overdue G1 Arcee. If Hasbro keeps her design in line with what they have done so far with Generations then I don't think there is anything to worry about. The third party toy makers, however, are making quite sure that we are covered in case Hasbro totally botches the job. On the one hand, I wouldn't want to be in Hasbro's shoes just because of the pressure but on the other hand, having a rabid fan in there to make sure it gets done right might be the route to go. (Not saying I'm the rabid fan for the job. There are much better candidates out there)
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Re: ARX-01 Polaris Head & Weapon Upgrade Kit

Postby kirbenvost » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:10 pm

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Potentially cool but completely unnecessary for me. I think a G1-styled head will look pretty weird on the even more cartoonish Animated body. Besides, I like the animated aesthetic anyway. Too bad they couldn't also provide some alternate hands to hold the weapons without breaking. Too late for me though, I already modified my Arcee's swords...
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Re: ARX-01 Polaris Head & Weapon Upgrade Kit

Postby El Duque » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:29 pm

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Re: ARX-01 Polaris Head & Weapon Upgrade Kit

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:37 pm

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Meh, I like Animated Arcee's head. I've got Valkyrie as a stand in until Hasbro's apparent Arcee arrives.
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Re: ARX-01 Polaris Head & Weapon Upgrade Kit

Postby MGrotusque » Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:47 pm

It actually kinda creeps me out and that's sayin a lot coming from me. Something about the mash-up style aesthetics and that china doll looking face. Weirds me out.

I appreciate the effort though.
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Re: ARX-01 Polaris Head & Weapon Upgrade Kit

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:53 pm

It'd actually pretty good, but WOAH! Look at that price! Are these guys talking to Crazy Devy or what?
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Re: ARX-01 Polaris Head & Weapon Upgrade Kit

Postby Solrac333 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:36 pm

Anything that makes it less animatey is a win.
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Re: ARX-01 Polaris Head & Weapon Upgrade Kit

Postby grimdragon2001 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:37 pm

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put my preorder down with bbts (since i can take it off later if i want). looks pretty good and since i have a custom g1 colors Arcee, this head may look real nice with it.
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Re: ARX-01 Polaris Head & Weapon Upgrade Kit

Postby cannonfodder4000 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:00 pm

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I suppose the fact that a new Arcee has been "announced" for the Generations line won't slow down any 3rd party companies from making these type of upgrades. :roll:
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Re: ARX-01 Polaris Head & Weapon Upgrade Kit

Postby Springer » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:34 pm

Is the head mold nice? Yes.
Does it look stupid on an animated figure? YES!

I'm just glad I now have a date for my buddy Optimus...
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Re: ARX-01 Polaris Head & Weapon Upgrade Kit

Postby Dr. Caelus » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:25 pm

I do not recall having had any problems with Arcee's swords & hands...
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Re: ARX-01 Polaris Head & Weapon Upgrade Kit

Postby El Duque » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:43 pm

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Caelus wrote:I do not recall having had any problems with Arcee's swords & hands...


You're lucky then, a lot of people (including myself) have experienced stress marks on her thumbs from the swords. Some even more unfortunate ones have had them break off.
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Re: ARX-01 Polaris Head & Weapon Upgrade Kit

Postby Vicalliose » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:03 am

Motto: "Focus on one thing at a time? Are you crazy!? WHO DO YOU THINK I AM!!!"
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T-Macksimus wrote:
Vicalliose wrote:Why peeps still makin' arcee stuff? Hasbro is going to release their own later this year (probably after Bayformers has died down), so why start investing themselves? :-?


Probably because our faith in Hasbro actually giving us a worthwhile Arcee after 20-some years is a bit shaky. Sure the TFA Arcee was/is pretty cool but it's a TFA Arcee. The fans are wanting their long overdue G1 Arcee. If Hasbro keeps her design in line with what they have done so far with Generations then I don't think there is anything to worry about. The third party toy makers, however, are making quite sure that we are covered in case Hasbro totally botches the job. On the one hand, I wouldn't want to be in Hasbro's shoes just because of the pressure but on the other hand, having a rabid fan in there to make sure it gets done right might be the route to go. (Not saying I'm the rabid fan for the job. There are much better candidates out there)

You make a valid point. There's not a single doubt in my mind she'll be a motorcycle for one. But the people who'd be picky about that have probably already sought out Igear's or impossible toys' figures, so I still don't see the point in this head, especially with the price.
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Re: ARX-01 Polaris Head & Weapon Upgrade Kit

Postby Mykltron » Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:15 am

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Re: ARX-01 Polaris Head & Weapon Upgrade Kit

Postby fenrir72 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:44 am

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Lame!!!!!!!!!! Headsculpt does not mesh well for the Animated figure. Her colors are off,if they ever release the finished product, color her like the anime. More or less, this might look good with either the Valkyrie or delicate Warrior
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