The first generations Arcee (i refuse that stupid "thrilling 30" name. Hasbro deserves a kick in the nuts over that) is a better toy than ER, but not by much. My personal preference is TR Arcee over either.
I do like TR Arcee, but she just doesn't do the 1986 Movie justice enough for me.
Right now, there are a few Arcees kicking about missing the stupidly large car parts to make them whole, and as a result are around the £10 mark. I'm seriously considering getting a junker and Cyberverse Arcee and doing a headswap!
But she's a Headmaster, and thus references the holiest of texts, The Rebirth!
Valid Point. And she also is a true transformer in comparison to her other toys.......
On a CHUG based side note. I got my hands on a Takara Unite Defensor, and a Combiner Wars Groove. So I want to Swap out the Unite Groove (due to scale of vehicle mode). Anyone got any suggestions? I don’t care for Rook, the figure doesn’t appeal and there is no nostalgia factor either, and I’m not willing to pay the £40 price tag for a figure I don’t care about. I am contemplating CW Wheeljack. I also think with very little Modding, CW Ironhide could become a search and rescue truck. CW Sunstreaker would also make a good Neo-Wheel base (For the Micromaster Die-hards like myself).
Also was gonna invest in Springer but can’t decide between Generations Springer and Siege Springer. Generations Springer is a little taller than I would like, but Siege Springers Helicopter Alt Mode looks to much like a car for my liking.
As for Springer, both are A+ figures. Though my preference at this point would be Siege Springer for Springer, and to acquire another version of the first Gen Springer for the mold (gen sandstorm, botcon battletrap, or cloud rodimus)
Both those Springers are top. I would say it comes down to what you want the robot mode to look like. If you want Movie/G1 cartoon style then Siege, but if you like the more slender IDW look, then T30.
Actually, posability is a factor too. Siege is better weighted so his articulation is better. T30's legs aren't so easy to position because they don't have ankle rockers and he can get top heavy.