Additional Images Of MPM-3 Bumblebee

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  1. Devastator21

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    I took another Look at the 2007 movie legs and did a side by side (yes it is flipped):

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    This is something I can definitely forgive.
     
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  4. millerman3732

    millerman3732 I remain unconvinced.

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    The THUMBS! Oh my gosh his THUMBS!
     
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    Prime135 "Boldly we go"

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    Just want to say I don't disagree. But you and actar are using concept art and art from the games. If you want to make comparisons like that, movie stills are best, as that's what Takara would've used.
     
  6. bellpeppers

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    This ankle thing helps.
    I only wish it clicked into place.

    That only leaves 1 other grip for me: those abhorant side flaps that are supposed to go over the pegs on the sides.

    Because of them I may never transform this thing again.
     
  7. eltonlin98

    eltonlin98 Stop!..IN THE NAME OF LOVE

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    Hope these reference images help. Personally, I think the sculpt on the MPM's legs looks just fine
     
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    Completely concure. Here is a side by side using those images:

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    And for the ankles future did the trick:

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    (Bruce Lee bee)
     
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    For those side flaps, it might help to change the order in which you peg them in.

    For instance: if you did the left one first and found the right one almost impossible to peg in, try starting with the right one and you might find the whole process going a little smoother.
     
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    Oh, I went back and forth on it.
    It was eventually brute forced in.
     
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    Those side locks are something that just tend to break in after a couple of goes. They're a little annoying the first time, but they lock in more easily after that. If you can't get them in at all, you've actually probably got the roof scrunched together a bit too tightly, and you're not giving the side panels the proper clearance.
     
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    May I ask how you did that?
     
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    Regarding the side pieces, don't forget the trick I showed. Don't use your thumb alone to try to get them over the peg, because most of the time they can't reach far enough. What you need to do is to place your index finger in from Bee's back and hold down the peg while pushing the side piece up with your thumb so that they can meet. The top notch will peg into place by itself.
     
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    My issue was the joint which allows the ackle to move from the "straight" position to the forward one was not tight enough allowing the figure to fall back if not perfectly balanced.

    So I found the joint and applied future to both sides. Getting to the front requires rotating the wheel up. Getting to the back (pictured below) requires opening up the back.

    Future was applied where the top of the "foot" hinges to the bottom of the lower leg.
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    Hope this helps.
     
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    Forgive me if this has been asked and answered but is Takara releasing a version of this as well?
     
  16. Actar

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    Already released last month. Differences include different eyes and darker paint.
     
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    I really like my Human Alliance Bumblebee. And I also like my DOTM Leader Bumblebee. And Battle Blades Bumblebee has been my definitive Deluxe Bumblebee.

    But this MPM-3 Bumblebee looks to be even more impressive. Looks great in both modes and in every angle. Even articulation looks to be real good on him. My ONLY minor nitpick on it would be that they paint the B-pillars black as they are supposed to be on the real car. I don't know why they always omit this simple detail on every iteration of this character in car mode. Jada Toys got it right on their 1:24 scale model car (TLK Bumblebee). I may end up painting my copy. Either way, this looks to be a fantastic Transformer.

    I hope to see the 1970's Camaro Bumblebee made into an MPM. I actually like that retro look to him, and he was seen in that form for quite a bit in the 2007 movie.

    *Note the B-Pillar is black on the real car, whereas it is left yellow on the MPM:
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    1970's Bumblebee:
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  18. lord ginrai

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    Yeah, its been out since last month
     
  19. artimus prime

    artimus prime primed artist

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    Agreed. There actually isn't a B pillar on the concept camaro. The back windows can roll down too. I gave him some paint around the windows and it makes a difference.
    Additional Images Of MPM-3 Bumblebee
     
  20. Noobimus Prime

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    Ah sorry gents. I haven't been keeping up with this thread because I told myself I was going to purchase anything from this line. I never stick to my guns lol
     

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