Available from online retailers like
BBTS $70 USD (as of this writing, at
After years of waiting for Hasbro to do an accurate Generation One style Arcee toy, a
third party company has stepped up to the plate instead. That attempt
is this action figure, the TRNS-01 Valkyrie. I was struck how by
how small the toy truly is....
I like that somebody finally took the plunge and did an Arcee toy. The
transformation is almost ridiculously easy (a nice change from other
recent toys I've bought). The figure is moderately poseable--the head
can't swivel sideways (which would've been nice). The arms and legs can
be put in a variety of poses however. Arcee comes with two small
handguns but they are removable (easier to lose them though). Another
problem is that the toy doesn't seem to want to stand up on its own
(hence the object holding it up in the pictures below). On my toy
specifically, the paint on the left eye is applied sloppily and there's
a small blotch beneath where it should be. The upper arms are composed
of two pieces and I worry it's a breakage hazard (why didn't they just
use one piece instead?) I also agree with others who say the toy could
have more paint apps--in this case, even some stickers to enhance the
details would be nice (there are none).
I appreciate the effort behind this toy and I love having a G1 Arcee.
Having said that, the toy is too small for the price they're asking for
it online (if it had been a Hasbro toy it would've been $15 tops, not
$70). I think it should've been bigger and also think there should be
more details on the toy, whether paint apps or stickers. Also, how
about a toy that's able to stand on its own? I would pass on this
unless you must have an Arcee
(also, there's another third party Arcee out there that's a little bit
bigger so this isn't your only option).
The box from BBTS it came in. Talk about overkill!