'08 Bumblebee Warning/Precaution

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  1. Squall42080

    Squall42080 Autobot RSX Type-S

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    I picked up three '08 Bumblebees yesterday.

    One from the Transformers Collector's Club Store, and the other two from a local Walmart (thanks to Soundblaster1).

    Now before everyone gets their panties in a bunch calling me the devil because I have three...I have good reason. One is for me at home, one is for me at work, and one is for me to bash and make movie-accurate. :D 

    But that's not the reason for this thread.

    I bring you warning.

    This figure is pure joy in toy-form. However, with great joy must come a little sadness. It is sad that I must report that the black paint used for the stripes and Autobot symbol (on his chest) comes off easier than an egg on a greased up frying pan.

    Yes...over the course of one day's playtime...my work Bumblebee...which I must have transformed at least 25 times now, has no Autobot symbol...it fell off like it was ash. Also, his stripes are now scraped to all hell. Heck if you touch the stripes...something is coming off.

    Now before everyone claims I was too rough with him...

    I consider myself your average toy collector. I like my toys open, and readily available for transformation. But I do not consider myself a toy-rougher-upper.

    Unfortunately...this seems to effect all three that I bought.

    It doesn't discourage me from thinking this toy is awesome...I just want to warn those of you that are perfectionists...to be careful while playing...(once he's available)
     
  2. T16skyhopp

    T16skyhopp Well-Known Member

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    wow yeah, your right, i just scratched a lil off the windshield part of the hood and the chest part of the hood in car mode... comes off real easily.
     
  3. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    I had the stripe problem with '77 BB (yes, he's a '77) but I'm rubbing the hell out of my '08 BB now and nnothings happening.
     
  4. vincheng2k5

    vincheng2k5 Ratchet made me premed

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    Any way to fix this with a spray paint gloss or whatever? (I have no idea what any of that stuff is, btw.)

    Will the Japanese version have a metallic finish? It might use better quality paint.
     
  5. n_tel_ekt

    n_tel_ekt Wreaker

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    Thanks for the heads up!!!
     
  6. Squall42080

    Squall42080 Autobot RSX Type-S

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    Well, what we don't know now (since its so early in the game) is if this is a certain batch that got crap paint...or if this is something that hasbro will need to change for later waves because its across the board.

    I've only got these three dud ones, hahaha...but I love them anyway!

    ...But you got a nice lucky one!
     
  7. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    I must have either a later version or a lucky one. 'cause I have been rubbing this sucker like a Classics rub symbol since I posted that and nothing, I even tried his toes since I thought they were the same paint.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    no problems here with mine. Transform it atleast 20 itmes a day at work.
     
  9. wheeljaxx

    wheeljaxx Banned

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    my 2 i opened are fine, even scrathing at it, won't come off.
     
  10. Mondochuk

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    Looks like it might be a specific batch, mine seems fine.
    I just went to it and rubbed, even scratched lightly, and it seems fine.
    I've had mine for almost a week now and haven't seen anything come off.
     
  11. kenm2474

    kenm2474 LORD DC TFW2005 Supporter

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    Just checked mine and everything is A-Okay. Must be a bad batch of him.
     
  12. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    My Bee's (74 and 08... And Barricade for that matter) paint is coming off, too... Squall, I think the humidity or something in the air is reacting with the paint (I know... Kept indoors it shouldn't have this problem, but we live in the same area with the same problem)

    Then there's my Bee from hell... The automorph in the arms/chest slipped today... I managed to get it back together by throwing it out of frustration (a bit rough, but I have anger issues... Walmart didnt restock, Arbys gave me diarhea, BEE'S BUSTED!!!)... For anyone that doesn't know, my Bee also has a fingerprint embeded in the rear window, as well as a scratch type defect of some sort.
     
  13. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    edit on mine, it does scratch. I accidentally scratched the black stripe with my nail and it came right off! damn it. This is why I buy two ! LOL. Oh well, a sharpie covered it right back up.
     
  14. ZecksKitty

    ZecksKitty Banned

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    You are the devil. THREE BUMBLEBEES?

    Can't you buy one and wait until people aren't making topics to sob over failed hunting trips that took hours?

    CANT YOU!?

    >__>
     
  15. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    I need to remember that... I tried to fix my 74 bee with paint... Failed miserably.
     
  16. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    If it makes you feel any better, we NEVER get anything here quickly. This is a first for us. And me... I've never beaten Squall to anything around here before.
     
  17. bouncing boy77

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    it happened to my '74 bee, paint just comes right off. hope i'll get an ok '08 one.
     
  18. Valkysas

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    there is no 74 bumblebee.
     
  19. Squall42080

    Squall42080 Autobot RSX Type-S

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    'tis true...Lancaster, PA is a rotten cesspool of forgotten Walmarts, Targets, and Toys R' Us'...

    This is the the first time since I got back into the hobby that I've actually found anything this early in the game without ordering online (thanks to Soundblaster1)

    'tis also true that I beat Soundblaster1 one to most things...but I'm glad we got to share in this victory!!
     
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    I hate it when people are know-it-alls like this. You know what he means.
     

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