A slight rant about the colors of the Bumblebee toys

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  1. VBBN

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    I've been wanting to get this out for some time now, so let me go ahead and explain my thoughts.

    Personally, Although the toy design of bumblebee is nice, the colors suck. CliffJumper and Stealth Bumblebee are exceptions, because they are totally different. But most times when I read a review on Premium Bumblebee(07 movie), and most of the 09 bumblebee reviews, everyone says the color scheme is great. Yet no one seems to like the original bumblebee from 07. I may be wrong, but what are the colors of a bumblebee?
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    Mostly black, with a bit of yellow, yes?
    So why do they even bother calling Bumblebee...well, Bumblebee in the movie? And to me, the original Bumblbee figure from 2007 was the most accurate bumblebee to his name and g1 self we have had so far, due to having the correct colors.

    To be honest, I don't like his movie accurate versions, simply for the fact that he is an ugly gray instead of black.

    Anywho those are my thoughts, feel free to give yours. :}
     
  2. *Soundwave*

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    Its based off the G1 Bumblebee's colors, which was mostly yellow.
     
  3. VBBN

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    G1 Bumblebee wasn't a camaro, and he was yellow and black, not yellow and gray. ;]
     
  4. *Soundwave*

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    -_- I meant based on the "mostly yellow" part.
     
  5. SharkyMcShark

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    This argument is equally as applicable to G1 Bumblebee.

    And Animated Bumblebee.
     
  6. Wazzpinator

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    Same here, but I got used to the grey scheme, and as much as Yellow and Black make sense, Yellow and Grey does looke pretty good.
     
  7. *Soundwave*

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    You talking about the Premium BB from 07?
     
  8. SharkyMcShark

    SharkyMcShark Hi. I'm better than you

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    And God forbid we ever try and let something stray away from being true to G1.

    Just think about how awesome Beast Wars would have been if it never even existed.
     
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    DAMN THAT bee scared me im allergic to them and scrolling down and seeing him :eek: 
     
  10. grimlock1972

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    its quite simple bright colors attract the eye , and they want kids to see themin store and buy them hence the bright shade of yellow
     
  11. Skepticon

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    Bumblebee looks nothing like a Bumblebee...neither G1, Animated or in the movies...if he did, maybe he would have black stripes in his ass xD...
     
  12. Hobbes-timus Prime

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    Depends.
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    Some kinds of bees have more yellow than black.
     
  13. VBBN

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    Oh yes, some do, I'm not saying I don't mind the yellow he had, I'm just saying I don't like the gray. ;]

    Ew, that bee bring bck bad memories, it's called a white tail, they stung me in the palm of my hand once. >_<
     
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    it's based on the fact that most of the tfs in Bays tf movies have silver metal. He's still bumblebee cause he's yellow and black in alt mode and he's mostly yellow. Personally I hated the black on 07 Bumbles. Imao he looks better in silver.
     
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    Black and Yellow FTW.
     

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    Yup, but at least Bluestreak was always blue...oh wait...

    I don't really care. Yellow's more eyecatching than black, and seeing yellow (he does have the black racing stripes) as the more prominent color is what's going to make me think of a bumblebee homage as opposed to black with yellow stripes (that repaint looks ugly to me as a toy).
     
  17. Hobbes-timus Prime

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    Ah, I see.

    I don't mind the gray. I think it makes the design cleaner to look at over the black, and the antenna and "wings" more than justify the codename, IMO.
     
  18. SPLIT LIP

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    Those bees are ADORABLE! :D 

    And yeah, movie BB is based off G1 BB, hence the goldy-yellow-to-black ratio of paint. At least he actually has stripes, which I always liked. And black ones not, say, white.

    I don't mind the grey, either. It's just, I dunno, a robot colour, so it doesn't bother me. Almost every TF ever has some kind of grey/silver on him/her.
     
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    if movie BB is based on G1 BB then it should have purple interior!
     
  20. Paxtin

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    Is this seriously an issue?

    I always took the name Bumblebee as a nickname. Not that he's actually ment to literally resemble a bee.
     

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