Bumblebee Inspired Jada Toys Die-Cast Set (With Images)

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  1. Socialvegetable

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    I went to the Philadelphia International Auto Show tonight with my dad and my fiance. I was hoping they'd have a yellow Concept Camaro with black racing stripes and a gray Solstice, but I was out of luck (though the orange camaro convertible on display was close).

    Anyway, they always have a couple booths of over priced die-cast models, and normally I would have just passed through, but my dad stopped to look for a 1955 Chevy Bel Air, so I took some time to look too. That's when I spotted this little set of 2 hot wheels sized yellow camaros, an '81 and what's labeled as an '06 Concept. The "collector's edition" set was very obviously inspired by Bumblebee, and it's officially licensed by GM. Moreover, it came in a nice little display case. The woman at the stand said these will only be produced for a year, though that means nothing. My fiance, being wonderful, snuck one away and bought it for me when she saw me checking it out. They also had some larger '09 Camaros, some of which have been mentioned on the boards, and were going for a ridiculous $99. The set I got was $20, I think.

    Anyway, here are some pictures of the set with the movie toys. Sorry about the sub par quality, I just threw these together to share.

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    They're apparently part of Jada Toys' Big Muscle Line. The box's window recalls the car's front end profile, and has nice, glossy racing stripes. It's also sealed all over with tape bearing the company logo.

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    You can't really see it here, but in the front corners of the display case, each car's year and make are printed in silver.

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    And here you can see the die cast cars with their robot counterparts...as well as my kitchen, and living room, and mario bros. pillows.
     
  2. Primus

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    I kind of have a problem with these. I know they aren't marketing them as bumblebee but that's obviously what they are. Yet they are not licensed by Hasbro or Paramount.

    I would expect this from some kind of knock off but not an officially licensed product(GM).

    I don't know. Just kind of rubs me wrong.
     
  3. Omnius

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    The phrase 'cash-in' springs to mind - and I was surprised when I got to the TF comparison pics, they really are tiny.
     
  4. Laser_Optimus

    Laser_Optimus Your opinion was noted. Now get lost. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Well, it's obvious that they're trying to cash in on the movie with these, but they don't need to go to Hasbro or Paramount for approval because they don't transform and that car is owned by GM... hence they only need the GM license. It's as simple as that.
     
  5. Socialvegetable

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    It's just like that company that makes a remote control Concept Camaro and Mustang Police Car RC set (Not Xmods, since they're TF branded). It's totally obvious that they're cashing in. I liked these though since I haven't seen a set of BOTH bumblebees. It's kinda funny how they used different model years that look the same, probably to skirt being too similar to BB.
     
  6. Socialvegetable

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    Yeah, they're basically hot wheels-sized, which I like because it makes them easy to display with my legit bumblebees.
     
  7. Optimus Scourge

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    I like that set, haven't seen the older model done.

    They make all sizes of those concept die cast "bumblebee's"

    L to R:
    Jada 1/64, Cyber Slammer BB, deluxe BB, Plasma punch BB, Jada 1/25 CC, Jada 1/18 CC, Ult BB

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    It's the same company. I bought the set at KMart before Christmas. The also have a lot of the concept Bee remote controls that are the same size of the deluxe in different colors. They also have toys of the concept Bee in different scale sizes.

    I would probably get this set when it does come out, but at $20 ...hmm
     
  9. Socialvegetable

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    Yeah, they also had the 1/25 and 1/18 at the show, the latter of which was going for a whopping $99. Nice collection.
     
  10. Optimus Scourge

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    Thanks, I got them at Wal Mart, the 1/25 was like $15, and the 1/18 was $20 something. $99 is ridiculous
     
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    Ah convention pricing. I did a quick search for the set I posted about, and the retail price seems to be half of what they were at the auto show. No surprise there, though.
     
  12. Primus

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    I'm waiting on the 1/1 scale...
     
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    Awesome. I have never heard of this set before, although I've seen plenty of the regular Jada Concept Camaros. Seeing it makes me want to have one now. :D  Nice little pick-up there. :thumb 
     
  14. Optimus Scourge

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    It would not surprise me in the least if the yellow w/ black stripes is a factory option.

    Damn, that would be cool. Wish I could afford one.

    Right now I can only get die cast ones :lol 
     
  15. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Them's some leetle cars.
     
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    I've also seen a 1/32 concept Camaro painted in Bumblebee colors from Jada, at wal-mart.

    I've got the same mold painted silver, and it's the exact same size as the CCBB mold's alt mode. I've set it next to my Cliffjumper, and the differences are pretty minute.
     
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    No mirrors on the Concept Camaro?
     
  18. Mr.Sci-Fi

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    Diecast cars have been around for alot longer than TFs and it isn't like bumblebee sports an original design. I would say everyone one is cashing on on the popularity of this car and not because it's just been in a popular movie based on tfs.
     
  19. Razorclaw

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    Nice set. This brings memories. I'd buy that if I was a kid. I still have about 50-60 die-cast cars from my childhood. Matchbox rules!
     

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