Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie (Arcee)

Transformers News: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie (Arcee)

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 1:53pm CDT

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Seibertron.com member Pascal has received TRNS-01 Valkyrie from site sponsor BigBadToyStore.com and has given us a review and mini-gallery.

Pascal wrote:
PROS

-G1 Arcee!
-good sculpt
-G1-esque box and instructions
-guns stay in the hands during transformation, much like ROTF DLX Brawn
-easy to transform
-good arm articulation

CONS

-questionable paint job, dirty
-delicate
-nothing really locks anywhere (torso and shoulder plates should but they don't feel like it, tabs are too small and the minute you try to pose the figure they untab)
-loose right foot (could be just mine)
-head doesn't look like it can turn (if it does, the joint is really stiff, to the point you feel like you'll break the head off)
-no waist rotation
-hard to balance
-bad print quality for the instructions

My call? For hardcore collectors and display only. And wait for a sale.


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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie (Arcee) (1097962)
Posted by Blurrz on July 14th, 2010 @ 2:00pm CDT
And this is the power of third party products. This completes life for many Arcee fans.
Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie (Arcee) (1097970)
Posted by Seibertron on July 14th, 2010 @ 2:10pm CDT
Thanks for sharing this with us, Pascal. This has been spotlighted on the homepage!

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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie (Arcee) (1097972)
Posted by Sid Burn on July 14th, 2010 @ 2:13pm CDT
alright I guess I will be the first to totally condemn this thing.

I had two on order with BBTS which I have now canceled. The quality of this custom is atrocious, this is not the arcee I was looking forward too.

paint work is unforgivable, parts that dont lock together, unbalanced so posing is a pain.

I am fine with the price tag, IF what I get is fans project level quality. This is far far away from being in the same league as FP.
Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie (Arcee) (1097976)
Posted by Counterpunch on July 14th, 2010 @ 2:15pm CDT
Pascal wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:That looks really rough.

I know you get early releases of figures Pascal, was this one of those instances or did you by from a retailer who got finished final product? (Honest question, just wondering if perhaps some of the smudges and paint blemishes were because it was an early release from the factory)


I got it from BBTS, along with 2 equally disappointing PCC 5-packs. :)


Now I'm even more anxious to get mine on Friday...
Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie (Arcee) (1097977)
Posted by Daddycon on July 14th, 2010 @ 2:17pm CDT
Wow, that is a real shame. The paint on my Sari, Fanzone, and Isaac Sumdac figures wasn't the best, but I didn't shell out $80 for them. I'd be pretty pissed if that arrived at my door looking like that. Not dissing anyone who paid good money for one BTW.
Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie (Arcee) (1097981)
Posted by --B-- on July 14th, 2010 @ 2:22pm CDT
I passed on this as I just don't care for the face, and the limbs just look a little too slender, but that's pretty bad. I had hesitated, but not worth it just because it's a G1-ish Arcee.

Still hopeful for a headrobots head to the TFA version.
Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie (Arcee) (1097990)
Posted by DaiShanPrime on July 14th, 2010 @ 2:33pm CDT
Bad paint job??? NO! It's Battle Damage Arcee!

Yes, This the same thing I say to all the TFs I buy which I can't return and has some defect or another.

This helps me sleep at night, really, instead of planning multiple styles and variations of torture and death of whoever made it or sold it to me, I Just say "Battle Damage (insert name of any transformer with any type of defect here)" It can help you too! Try it out.
Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie (Arcee) (1097992)
Posted by Pascal on July 14th, 2010 @ 2:35pm CDT
Somehow, she kinda feels like a S.H.E. toy, only made with hard plastic.
Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie (Arcee) (1097998)
Posted by Seibertron on July 14th, 2010 @ 2:47pm CDT
I kind of figured this would be the case. Quality on the Quintessons was lacking and the TFA humans were not the greatest. All good looking molds, just poor quality. I was hoping that we'd see something different from Impossible Toys with this product but I guess not.
Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie (Arcee) (1098000)
Posted by kirbenvost on July 14th, 2010 @ 2:49pm CDT
Oh man, that paint job is a real shame. I only hope that's an isolated incident, because that is not cool. Paying that price, I expect it to be decent at least, but that's sub-par. Still looks good in car mode though.

She does have knee articulation, doesn't she?

Thank god I have Defender in the same Pile of Loot, it'll lessen the blow of disappointment. I dunno, if my Valkyrie ends up looking like crap I might just return it.
Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie (Arcee) (1098001)
Posted by Pascal on July 14th, 2010 @ 2:56pm CDT
Yes, she does have knee articulation.
Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie (Arcee) (1098018)
Posted by Skullcrunchberries on July 14th, 2010 @ 3:26pm CDT
I always knew Arcee was a dirty girl at heart!

*ahem* Moving right along...

Really great review, and it definitely answered some concerns I had about the posability and weight distribution. Unfortunately, I had to cancel my preorder due to BotCon stealing all my finance...

...but honestly, I think I'm still going to get it when I have money. It does look a little sloppy, but let's face it; for anyone that wants a G1-esque Arcee this is the closest we'll get. If you don't care, or just want a Classics, then Animated Arcee is fabulous. If you're a stickler for G1, I think it's better to invest now than to decide a year from now that you want it only to find it selling for triple the price on eBay or conventions.

Anyone know if Paradron Medic has the same dirtiness issue?
Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie (Arcee) (1098022)
Posted by El Duque on July 14th, 2010 @ 3:48pm CDT
Shame about the grime and poor paint apps. I've got her and the Medic version in my POL, waiting for a few more things to come in before I ship. Am I the only one who thinks the she would look better without that extra "lump" of plastic on her outer hips?
Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie (Arcee) (1098047)
Posted by Crisdecal on July 14th, 2010 @ 5:07pm CDT
DaiShanPrime wrote:Bad paint job??? NO! It's Battle Damage Arcee!

Yes, This the same thing I say to all the TFs I buy which I can't return and has some defect or another.

This helps me sleep at night, really, instead of planning multiple styles and variations of torture and death of whoever made it or sold it to me, I Just say "Battle Damage (insert name of any transformer with any type of defect here)" It can help you too! Try it out.


Hey that's a different way to look at it. I never thought of that point of view :lol: I just ordered both Arcee & the other chick & despite the cons being a reality, I'm such a G1 fan that I have to have my Arcee! :D
Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie (Arcee) (1098053)
Posted by dragons on July 14th, 2010 @ 5:14pm CDT
i ddint relay car how she looks its g1 arcee here where talking about its as rare as sentinal prime or surpreme prime or something im only saying that shes in my pile of loot all ready to be shipped
Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie (Arcee) (1098062)
Posted by VYPER ALPHA on July 14th, 2010 @ 5:36pm CDT
That is a deal breaker for me. i was on the fence but with that paint job I cant do it.
Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie (Arcee) (1098063)
Posted by RiddlerJ on July 14th, 2010 @ 5:37pm CDT
To be fair, my Animated Arcee had some sloppy paint work on it as well, so I'm not too bummed out about what I see in the pics, though I'll reserve final judgement for when mine comes.
Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie (Arcee) (1098065)
Posted by Emperor Galvatron on July 14th, 2010 @ 5:42pm CDT
Sorry, I'm gonna pass. I'm holding out hope that a WFC Arcee makes the cut.
Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie (Arcee) (1098068)
Posted by Hal7300 on July 14th, 2010 @ 5:52pm CDT
Emperor Galvatron wrote:Sorry, I'm gonna pass. I'm holding out hope that a WFC Arcee makes the cut.


Yes indeed.

Thanks Pascal, you just saved me $90+...
Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie (Arcee) (1098073)
Posted by DevastaTTor on July 14th, 2010 @ 6:08pm CDT
This looks awful. It's too bad that these 3P toymakers (FP excluded) don't really care much about the quality of the products they release-just looking for a chance to make some cash off collectors.

And this is going to look 10x worse when Hasbro does decide to give us a legit Arcee.

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