Main
Features
 FOTD
 Toy Fair 2020
 NYCC 2019
 SDCC 2019
 Toy Fair 2019
 SDCC 2018
 Toy Fair 2018
 HasCon 2017
 SDCC 2017
 Toy Fair 2017
 SDCC 2016
 Toy Fair 2016
 SDCC 2015
 Toy Fair 2015
 SDCC 2014
 C2E2 2014
 Toy Fair 2014
 SDCC 2013
 C2E2 2013
 Toy Fair 2013
 SDCC 2012
 C2E2 2012
 Toy Fair 2012
 NYCC 2011
 SDCC 2011
 Toy Fair 2011
Archives
 Books
 DVD
 Music
 Statues
 Prop Replicas
 Toys
 Video Games
Credits
Contact



Related Links:
16bit Tumblr
16bit Twitter
16bit Instagram
ASWN
EE Podcast
Galactic Hunter
Glyos News
OSM News

Transformers Authentics Bravo Autobot Arcee Action Figure Hasbro, 2022
Day #2,477: November 22, 2022
Transformers Authentics Bravo Autobot Arcee Action FigureAutobot Arcee
Smallest transforming G1 Arcee Yet

Transformers Authentics Bravo
Item No.:
Asst. E0618 No. F3744
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Includes: Blaster
Action Feature: Transforms from Robot to Car
Retail: $4.99
Availability: September 2022
Other: Basically a big "Basic" or "Legends"

  PREVIOUS RSS NEXT  

Transformers Authentics Bravo Autobot Arcee Action FigureI found this Arcee on my birthday this year at a Five Below not terribly close to me, and I was really excited to find her. The Authentics Bravo figures are fun to collect because it's old-school. Hasbro doesn't announce these, you can't order them online, they tend to be cheap, and in a good year you get one or two figures per assortment. If I ever quit collecting the "fan" stuff I'll probably still chase these down because the sport of it, and the price of them, are generally agreeable and interesting even if the toys are a little flimsy. It will not surprise you to hear Arcee is a little flimsy.

You will not be impressed by the figure, but it's not bad in that it actually transforms. Most recent Arcee toys are a lady robot figure crammed into a car kibble shell. This Arcee's shoulders and lower legs are the actual car, and the cartoony head, chest, tiny forearms, and thighs all fit inside the car bits. The articulation is pretty good for the money, but you're getting some puny arms and fake feet. But you're also getting a blaster that fits in that small fist, and if you're the kind of person that needs a cheap toy for your office, this is perfect. This is nicer than a Happy Meal toy, bigger than a Core Class toy, and better made than a comparably priced knockoff in a "dollar" store. But only by a little bit.

Transformers Authentics Bravo Autobot Arcee Action Figure

Transforming the figure is unpleasant, because she pops apart and you have to perfectly align the panels. Her blaster can be stored as the car's spoiler - which is clever and a good idea - but it's a loose fit, and may fall out. If this were a kid's first experience converting a robot, I doubt they would come back for a second. The telescoping knee joint is clever and a good use of parts, but it's easy to forget how it works because I rarely (never) see this kind of functionality. It's clever, whoever engineered her deserves a pat on the back even if the final toy is a trifle flimsy/

Transformers Authentics Bravo Autobot Arcee Action Figure

The car is a hair over three inches long, and it's pretty neat. The toy has a white bumper, a blue painted windshield, sculpted seat interior, and rolling wheels. They put some love into this one. There are sculpted brake lights and a flat spot for a license plate sticker nobody will ever make. Assuming you don't squeeze it incorrectly, it's fun to roll around - it just splits apart if the pressure hits her wrong.

In terms of the sweat - literal, it was summer - I spent hunting this figure down, it was a memorable series of journeys all over town and I had a lot of fun going around. I can't say the figure was worth it, but it was a memorable series of drives that probably had me spend significantly more on gas than the toy. It's amazing to think we got so many pink G1 car Arcees in the last decade - and this one meant specifically for children just entering this kind of toy line - when we had zero Arcees in the 1980s, or 1990s. Even though she's a little clunky, it's still a $5 Arcee that stands taller than the War for Cybertron Cliffjumper/Bumblebee mold, which certainly feels like it says a lot about toy development and if you're getting your money's worth or not, doesn't it? I bet this figure could be absolutely dynamite at a $10 retail, but at $5 it's still a decent 4 1/4-inch robot. She will never be anybody's favorite, but you have to give them points for making a solid effort given the limitations from the price point.

--Adam Pawlus

Additional Images

Transformers Authentics Bravo Autobot Arcee Action Figure Transformers Authentics Bravo Autobot Arcee Action Figure
Transformers Authentics Bravo Autobot Arcee Action Figure Transformers Authentics Bravo Autobot Arcee Action Figure
Buy The Pin
Transformers Authentics Bravo Autobot Arcee Action Figure Transformers Authentics Bravo Autobot Arcee Action Figure
Transformers Authentics Bravo Autobot Arcee Action Figure Transformers Authentics Bravo Autobot Arcee Action Figure
Transformers Authentics Bravo Autobot Arcee Action Figure Transformers Authentics Bravo Autobot Arcee Action Figure
Transformers Authentics Bravo Autobot Arcee Action Figure

Click here to see more Hasbro figures in Figure of the Day.

Click here to see more Transformers figures in Figure of the Day.

Want to buy this figure? Check Transformers availability at our sponsors:
Entertainment Earth

HTML Comment Box is loading comments...

Featured Toy Video

Click Here for 2021
Figure of the
Day 2022
January 2022
1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031
February 2022
12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728
March 2022
12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031
April 2022
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
May 2022
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031
June 2022
1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930
July 2022
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31
August 2022
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031
September 2022
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930
October 2022
1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031
November 2022
12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930
December 2022
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
Click Here for 2023

16bit.com is best not viewed in Apple's Safari browser, we don't know why. All material on this site copyright their respective copyright holders. All materials appear hear for informative and entertainment purposes. 16bit.com is not to be held responsible for anything, ever. Photos taken by the 16bit.com staff. Site design, graphics, writing, and whatnot credited on the credits page. Be cool-- don't steal.
We know where you live and we'll break your friggin' legs.