Top 5 Best Female Transformers Toys

Top 5 Best Female Transformers Toys

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Every two weeks, Seibertron.com brings you a Top 5 list related to all things Transformers written by me, your fellow editor. These are my opinions (just like movie or game reviews hosted by sites are still just the opinion of one person) so what matters most is what you guys think of the topic or list, and I hope to see your own lists or comments on omissions and ranking. Let's have fun! All previous lists can be found here.


Top 5 Best Female Transformers (Fembot) Toys


We had covered the top 5 female transformers characters a looooooong time ago. And it was suggested we also cover the best Transformer toys made for female characters. Now, I was a bit apprehensive because, from my memory, that would be a very short list. But we've come a long way from the days where the gender was only decided in the fiction after a non gender specific toy was done. We've even had 2 fully female combiner teams. So let's have fun and get to it!


5. Transformers Animated Arcee

We often get sleeker versions of earth based cars (like Cybertron Hotshot) that don't capitalize on the potential of designing vehicles from other worlds. This one totally fits the bill though. Unlike so many other alt modes, it bravely crosses the line between being a futuristic design to a full blown cybertronian one. It is a great homage to G1 Arcee which is followed through in robot mode and I like the added massive spoilers in the back. That detail gives it enough variation from the traditional Arcee model. Too bad it has exposed hands in vehicle mode though. Props go for it having that signature Arcee backpack without going the easy route and making this a shellformer. - William-james88

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Transformers News: Top 5 Best Female Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Female Transformers Toys


4. Unite Warriors Mega Empress (central element of Megatronia, Takara's version of Victorion)

While this is a retool of Hotspot, the new chest, hands, combiner bits and head completely change the identity of the mold. The chest manages to be subtly feminine, the headsculpt is excellent with its classic finned helmet and noble, elegant face, and the hands are definitely female whilst still looking powerful. The holdovers from the original mold work well too, with the massive shoulder pauldrons making her look suitably imperious and her gauntleted hands and booted feet looking properly brutal. On top of that, you can fold the "ladder" over her shoulder or under her arm to form her railgun, which is a feature she does in the fiction.

Megaempress is decked in a very Megatron silver, black and red colour scheme with hints of dark grey and some magenta for the combined mode.

Her greatest triumph, however, is that she takes the old chestnut of "What if (insert character here) was a girl?" and makes it work! The toy looks great, is a lot of fun to play with, AND she's a combiner torso- and a damn good looking one to boot! All Hail Megaempress! - Black Hat

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Transformers News: Top 5 Best Female Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Female Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Female Transformers Toys
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3. Transformers MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia)

This is easily the best representation we've ever had of Blackarachnia, who I find to be the best female character in the entire Transformers franchise. The paint is sublime and I can see where all my money went since the robot mode is perfect. However as a Transformers toy, it falls a bit short since there isn't much to the transformation and the beast mode is nothing to write home about. But all around, it is still a toy I am happy to own in my collection and I recommend it to any Blackarachnia and fembot fan. -William-james88


Transformers News: Top 5 Best Female Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Female Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Female Transformers Toys


2. Transformers Legends Arcee/Nightbird Shadow

It is great to see a deluxe come with so many accessories and different places to store them in both robot mode and vehicle mode (the vehicle mode storage where Arcee’s robot hands hold a gun into place is really clever). While this is not a masterpiece, it looks exactly like the G1 cartoon model. Especially with the softer Takara deco which looks like it is made of delicious candy. For those who don’t know, this is the only toy from this line (Thrilling 30) to be designed partly by Takara instead of simply Hasbro. Since this is the very first toy of G1 Arcee, Takara felt it would be a disservice for it to be an update to her G1 self, which is the theme of the Generations line (and all the other “classics” lines.) So they stepped in and made her design reflect her G1 self as much as they could. That dedication and passion makes this toy extra special.- William-james88

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Transformers News: Top 5 Best Female Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Female Transformers Toys


1. Transformers Beast Machines Blackarachnia (Black Widow)

Even with the MP out, this remains one of the better Blackarachnia figures. I really like the transformation, which gives us a great spider mode even though the details don't match up perfectly with the show. And it gives us the multiple eyes gimmick in robot mode too. I find it the best toy done for a female character, emphasizing the different body type a female Cybertronian could have. It's just a well done toy all around, conveying the essence of the character and the biotech theme of the show, regardless of its accuracy. - William-james88

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Female Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Female Transformers Toys


Transformers News: Top 5 Best Female Transformers Toys


Honourable mention: Takara Transformers Adventures TAV-52 Strongarm and Sawback (Battle Pack Strongarm from Robots in Disguise)

I really like Strongarm's design. While she is female, she doesn't have the typical fembot physique, and instead is more in line with the classic boxy image of Transformers. And doesn't that make more sense? While her warrior class toy was not one of the standouts in the line, her two smaller toys were pretty great. Her Legion toy was already on our top 10 list for that class and now I would like to highlight her Battle Pack class toy. Especially the Takara version which had the best deco of all Stong Arm toys. In a line that fans first feared to be simpler, these Battlepack toys had the perfect articulation and complexity to go with the size. I find it remarkable how the designers were able to achieve the same bot and alt mode in this smaller scale.

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Female Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Female Transformers Toys


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Re: Top 5 Best Female Transformers Toys (2066984)
Posted by Quantum Surge on June 6th, 2020 @ 8:45pm CDT
I'll happily get Beast Machines Blackarachnia, though I wish a good version of Silverbolt's design from the same show existed
Re: Top 5 Best Female Transformers Toys (2066992)
Posted by durroth on June 6th, 2020 @ 9:17pm CDT
real #1: strika
Re: Top 5 Best Female Transformers Toys (2067001)
Posted by TulioDude on June 6th, 2020 @ 10:16pm CDT
Shoutout to Transformers Prime RID Arcee!
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Re: Top 5 Best Female Transformers Toys (2067002)
Posted by Quantum Surge on June 6th, 2020 @ 10:19pm CDT
What are your guys' thoughts on Animated Blackarachnia and the Legends retool used for the Beast Wars version?
Re: Top 5 Best Female Transformers Toys (2067012)
Posted by william-james88 on June 6th, 2020 @ 11:02pm CDT
Quantum Surge wrote:What are your guys' thoughts on Animated Blackarachnia and the Legends retool used for the Beast Wars version?

I am not a huge fan of either. Also really doesnt help that legends blackarachnia's torso was missassembled.
Re: Top 5 Best Female Transformers Toys (2067013)
Posted by LE0KING on June 6th, 2020 @ 11:10pm CDT
Good list, personally I'd go:
5. 2007 movie Arcee, I love the head sculpt and really like her biker boots.
4. Legends Nightbird, Great toy beautiful colors.
3. Combiner Hunters Windblade, That figure is gorgeous in both modes. It gets flack for the heels but they're not as bad as people make them out to be.
2. Legends/Animated Black Arachnia, my only issue with the entire figure is the elbows pointing in.
1. Transformers prime RID Arcee (+any of the repaints) The best official fembot mold ever made in my opinion. Graceful transformation and beautifully articulated, I have every version of the mold except Flamewar, and that's just because she's so expensive.
Re: Top 5 Best Female Transformers Toys (2067022)
Posted by TK415 on June 6th, 2020 @ 11:36pm CDT
Chromia is awesome!!!!!!!!

SDCC Chromia is one of the best toys and paint jobs ever!!!!!!! She is one of my all time favorites!!!!!!

I can't believe she isn't on your list WJ. :-( :-( :-(

She should be on every list ever made!!!!!!!!

The original Chromia is good too.

Great list WJ. Thanks! All very good choices! ...... (except for the blaring omission of Chromia!!!!!) ... (the best toy ever made!!!) (Okay, one of the best toys every made.)
Re: Top 5 Best Female Transformers Toys (2067024)
Posted by TK415 on June 6th, 2020 @ 11:39pm CDT
Oh yeah! I also love Windblade!!! The first one made, that one is awesome, and the SDCC is magnificent. Windblade and Chromia, two toys of perfection!!!!!!!!!!!!

They would be tied for 1st on my list. I would have 5, 4, 3, 1, 1 on my list.
Re: Top 5 Best Female Transformers Toys (2067025)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on June 6th, 2020 @ 11:46pm CDT
TulioDude wrote:Shoutout to Transformers Prime RID Arcee!
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Shout out my skidplate! Should have been on the list! She's on mine.
Re: Top 5 Best Female Transformers Toys (2067027)
Posted by william-james88 on June 6th, 2020 @ 11:56pm CDT
TK415 wrote:Chromia is awesome!!!!!!!!

SDCC Chromia is one of the best toys and paint jobs ever!!!!!!! She is one of my all time favorites!!!!!!

I can't believe she isn't on your list WJ. :-( :-( :-(

She should be on every list ever made!!!!!!!!

The original Chromia is good too.

Great list WJ. Thanks! All very good choices! ...... (except for the blaring omission of Chromia!!!!!) ... (the best toy ever made!!!) (Okay, one of the best toys every made.)


Haha thanks. And yeah, Chromia is a good toy. She's from the arcee mold others really like too and I much preffer that version of Chromia to the more recent one we got. Oddly enough, while that RID arcee base mold is more show accurate I actually like the first edition Prime Arcee toy better. It has a really interesting transformation for the torso.

As for Windblade, I just don't see it. The deco on the SDCC set is nice, for sure, but I just have lots of issues with the base mold. I mean, at least enough to preffer the other toys I mentionned.
Re: Top 5 Best Female Transformers Toys (2067033)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 7th, 2020 @ 1:12am CDT
WHY CYBERTRON THUNDERBLAST IS NOT #1? :-(

But joking aside, I'm glad that my #1 is Beast Machine Blackie. She is really the "sexiest" fembot that have the creepiest altmode with barely any shellforming. Truly a feat.

But I would have replaced MP Blackie because her altmode is way too bad by RiD Prime Arcee and her mold mates. Her bike mode is sublime while her bot mode is show accurate as it possibly can. I especially like her Beast Hunters remoldings.

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Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Arcee Gallery

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Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Arcee Gallery

I know these lists are only for the mainlines, but Botcon Flamewars take Prime Beast Hunters Arcee to new levels of sexiness/badass levels:

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Transformers Convention & Club Exclusives Flamewar Gallery
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Transformers Convention & Club Exclusives Flamewar Gallery

Flamewars is one of my favorite fembot ever and I'm very glad to have bought her when her price was "only" like a retail leader class figure.
Re: Top 5 Best Female Transformers Toys (2067043)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on June 7th, 2020 @ 4:27am CDT
Personally, I'd swap out 1, 3 and 4.

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1) TM 2 Blackarachnia
Personally, although I loathe the character, I think the best Blackarachnia toy was TM 2. Obviously there is the.. weird and unnecessary, chest plate removal thing. But aside from that, unlike the MP, she actually looks interesting (and solid) in both forms.

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3) Beast Machines Strika
I'd add Strika, chiefly because not every Fem Bot design should lend itself to a Kiss Player aesthetic. Plus, as is typical of the Vehicon line, she's a really good figure.

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4) TF Prime Arcee
Echoing other sentiments, I think Prime Arcee was one of the highlights of the entire line. The history of Cycle-Bots visually has always been very hit and miss. She's a definite hit.
Re: Top 5 Best Female Transformers Toys (2067044)
Posted by ausbot on June 7th, 2020 @ 4:30am CDT
I always liked energon arcee
Re: Top 5 Best Female Transformers Toys (2067045)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on June 7th, 2020 @ 4:32am CDT
Oh and a shout out (and honourable mention) to the first purpose built female Transformer toy...


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Re: Top 5 Best Female Transformers Toys (2067047)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 7th, 2020 @ 5:20am CDT
Glad to see that most people here agree that Prime Arcee should be on the list.

She was truly perfect all over.
Re: Top 5 Best Female Transformers Toys (2067050)
Posted by Evil Eye on June 7th, 2020 @ 6:16am CDT
As always, excellent list, and good to see my contribution make it on! I'm pretty much in agreement with everything on here. Also good to see Animated Arcee get some love all these years later, if her thumbs didn't self-destruct she'd be perfect IMO. Also nice to see BM Blackarachnia at the top spot, the way her legs split in two yet still remain fully articulated is awesome.
Re: Top 5 Best Female Transformers Toys (2067070)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on June 7th, 2020 @ 9:21am CDT
I forgot about First Edition Arcee, she was a really good toy. I'd probably swap out Mega Empress for her. ME's just Hot Spot with a few new parts and colors. The colors are really nice, but not really enough in my book.
Re: Top 5 Best Female Transformers Toys (2067074)
Posted by gothsaurus on June 7th, 2020 @ 11:21am CDT
Wow. I can’t say I argue with these picks at all. I think you nailed it. Loved Pyra Magna and that team. In person all those sculpts and paint apps come together to make a really beautiful package.
Re: Top 5 Best Female Transformers Toys (2067075)
Posted by Glarryg on June 7th, 2020 @ 11:37am CDT
This is just off the top of my head, but I probably would have had Animated Arcee first (still my favorite Arcee, any toy line, any size class, any manufacturer), then Warrior Class Strongarm (never got the Battlepack version, but I love how you can use Warrior Class' vehicle kibble to simulate a duster in robot mode), followed in no particular order by PRID Arcee/T30 Chromia (not sure which version), T30 Arcee, and some version of Strika. Plus, as an honorable mention, I know a lot of people dislike the MP Tracks/Road Rage mold, but I rather like it, and the "male-to-female" conversion from Tracks into Road Rage was done well in my opinion.

Glarryg
Re: Top 5 Best Female Transformers Toys (2067091)
Posted by X3ROhour on June 7th, 2020 @ 3:22pm CDT
IMHO

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