|Optimus Prime's main squeeze|
Lady Commander Alleria here came free with the early-release editions of the Iron Factory IF EX-14 Ultimate Commander God Ginrai / Optimus Prime which we reviewed a few weeks back.
And we have to say she's one of the nicest bonuses we've ever gotten our hands on.
To the uninitiated, in the cartoons, Elita One and the female counterpart of Optimus Prime. The two were together back when Optimus Prime was just Orion Pax and she was known simply as Ariel.
When the Decepticons began their war of conquest, both Orion and Ariel were destroyed and rebuilt by Alpha Trion. For 5 million years, the two led the Autobots and battled the Decepticons side-by-side. When the Ark left Cybertron for Earth, Elita One was presumed killed. She was not. For 4 million more years she would lead the Autobots against the Decepticons on Cybertron while Optimus Prime slept.
That means she's led the Autobots longer than Prime has.
MORE AFTER THE JUMP
As with the Iron Factory IF EX-14 Ultimate Commander God Ginrai / Optimus Prime the IF EX-16A Lady Commander Alleria says.... NOTHING!!! Absolutely NOTHING!!!
Now we should point out that Iron Factory also released the IF EX-16 Pink Assassin AKA Arcee (Who comes with an incredible facial sculpt). The only difference between the two is the weapons that Iron Factory provided and the horns that Elita One sports on her head - which has traditionally been the only way to distinguish the two pink Autobots. BUT it doesn't mean that she's a horny Autobot. She just has horns.
|Who dies first?|
WHAT'S TO LIKE ABOUT THE IRON FACTORY IF EX-16A ALLERIA AKA ELITA ONE?
FIRST: As with the Iron Factory IF EX-14 Ultimate Commander God Ginrai / Optimus Prime the IF EX-16A Lady Commander Alleria's detailing is excellent. Personally we feel that her facial sculpt is not as detailed as the IF EX-16 Pink Assassin's and is a bit on the anime side, but the rest of her is exquisite. We're particularly fond of her abdominal and chest areas.
SECOND: Alleria's articulation is excellent despite having that huge shell on her back. As you can see, she can kneel .
|Legs that go on forever|
Add a stand:
THIRD: We're on the fence about Elita One's alt mode. It's simple, and basically is Elita One hiding under a shell. But it looks good with the weapons added, just don't look at it from behind. The car mode is also a bit back-heavy.
Here's the Lady Commander armed up:
|I lead the Autobots longer than Optimus did|
FIRST: That rifle is waaaay too big for her to properly use.
Her arms are simply too short for her to properly wield it, and; seriously a transparent energy rifle? We get the energy hand-axes - and they come with solid parts - but an entire rifle - scope, suppressor and all, made of energy.
But we still love her.
As mentioned, the Iron Factory Lady Commander Alleria - Elita One - comes with the Iron Factory IF EX-14 Ultimate Commander which is NOT available in Amazon but is available in TF Source where it retails for US$ 69.99 (Roughly PhP 3,500 plus shipping). This particular Ultimate Commander is from a private collection.