‘Truth is power’
Since Debuting in Transformers movie in 1986,
Arcee has been an iconic figure amongst Transformer fandom. In Transformers
Animated, Arcee was an Autobot teacher that became Intelligent Officer, while
still being voiced by Susan
Blu. During the war, Arcee became Amnesic due to EMP attack during the
encounter with Lockdown. However that didn’t stop from Decepticons from trying
to obtain the access code for Omega Supreme, which was within Arcee’s memory
database. In the end, Arcee was rescued by Optimus Prime and the Autobot crew
(and re-uniting with Ratchet after many years). Originally Arcee was supposedly
cancelled due to Hasbro phasing out Animated line. Perhaps it was numerous
fan requests, but Hasbro released Arcee as a Toys R Us exclusive release (along
with couple other Animated figures soon to be released).
Now, this is where disappointment road begins.
COMBINED JET MODE
(NOTE: Due to the amount of things to cover , this will be 2 parts review)
Say hello to the newest members of the Elite Guard! Jetfire and Jetstorm are one of the latest line of Transformers: Animated figures. They are the result of Autobot experiment which gave birth to the first aerial Autobots in Animated universe history. The twin brothers come with surprise, as they can combine into singular bot known as Safeguard. Now, you can enjoy these two rascals in their separate deluxe form or combine them for one Autobot.
‘Right now, we need to stop fighting each other and start fighting the bad guy. Dig?’
In honor of 44th President Barack Obama’s inauguration, I decided to do a review in what seems to be a rather predictable move. Jazz (or Autobot Jazz) is well known for his cool personality even when under pressure. In Animated, Jazz is a member of the Elite Guard who uses nunchucks to fight. Unlike The Tick Sentinel Prime, Jazz is calm and composed. Throughout the Transformers chronicles, Jazz has always been one of fan-favorite and that’s no exception in Animated series. Hasbro took notice and brought us Jazz in deluxe form.
“So, do we have a deal or what?”
An intergalactic arms dealer to the core, Swindle could care less about Autobots or Decepticons as long as he gains profit from his sales. The lord of war became animated recently (SUV: Society of Ultimate Villainy) as he created EMP weapon and attempted to sell it to Megatron. Voiced by legendary Fred Willard and sporting bolo tie, Swindle comes knocking on your wallet in his deluxe figure form.
‘First of all, the name’s not “Zippy”! As a matter of fact, I don’t believe I’ve ever met another bot named Zippy, so one can only assume that you came up with “Zippy” in reference to my speed, which may be technically accurate, but lacks a certain creativity!’
Blurr, the fastest Autobot in the universe, returns in Transformers Animated as part of the Elite Guard’s intelligence division. Zippy Blurr was seen in last episode of season 2 battling seekers (Bridge too Close II), where he was sucked into vortex which sent him and seekers to unknown location. Always the fan-favorite, even though he won’t shut the
fuck up, Blurr joins his Autobot comrades in action figure form.