DOTM Human Alliance Bumblebee

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  1. TheBeastman

    TheBeastman Well-Known Member

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    Anyone else like this guy? He's a lot better in person, could use a little paint but thats nothing new with DOTM.
     
  2. cyberpredicus

    cyberpredicus Well-Known Member

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    I'm assuming he's exactly the same as the original HA Bumblebee, which i have, except for the paint job, so yeah he should be pretty cool.
     
  3. MisterFanwank

    MisterFanwank Toy Industry Analyst

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    I quite dislike HA 'Bee. It has a hollow, cheap looking robot mode and a crappy interior in alt mode. Its transformation is almost completely ripped off from Generations 2.0 Prowl and the Human Alliance gimmicks make the robot mode very kibbly.

    It offers nothing new and isn't done particularly well, especially compared to other HA figures. For the $30, it's just not worth the price. If it were scaled down to deluxe size, it'd be little different to a repaint/slight remold of Generations 2.0 Prowl, which I already have, and which is a far superior figure in terms of aesthetics, stability and charm.

    The best figures are the figures that do new things in interesting ways, or are cheap enough, charming enough, and technically sound to the point that the overall quality of the figure far exceeds the lack of originality. This is why I like CHUG Cheetor, DotM Barricade and HFTD Hubcap, but dislike HA 'Bee: They have charm and are fun to tinker with, despite occasional flaws or simplistic designs. HA 'Bee's a boring piece of crap.
     
  4. Sharktibolt

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    Having never gotten the original HA Bumblebee because I had no interest in picking up just another Bumblebee, I decided to pick this one up since the color scheme made it different enough for me. I gotta say, I really like it. My only complaint is his right arm should have a hand that converts into a gun, and not just the gun.
     
  5. jru42287

    jru42287 With great power...

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    I've personally always thought the HA Bee mold looked like crap, especially compared to Deluxe BB Bee or even some of the other HA figures. His car mode looks great, but the rest is shit.
     
  6. GogDog

    GogDog Logic's wayward son Veteran

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  7. amethysted

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    Na. Not a fan of the black. Unless its a different character...

    I'll stick with my (leg swapped) ROTF HA BB FTW!

    I even gave him HFTD BB BB's forearm guns. They peg right in with no prob!
     
  8. Renidragon

    Renidragon Toys on my table!

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    I missed out on the original HA 'Bee, as I hadn't hopped on the HA train back in RotF. Wishing I had gotten on sooner... while I'm cool with the yellow-on-black, I'd have preferred black-on-yellow. And clear windows.

    Still, a very neat toy - certainly won't replace Roadbuster or Jazz for a top spot, but I do like him. My only real problem is that he's one-handed. That bugs me - but not as much as elbows that don't turn the right way (without wrist swivels)! Definitely puts HA Bee far above Deluxe Battle Blades Bee for me.

    The eyes are a little weird, too... but not bad. And dropping the battle mask makes him look like '07 Stealth Bumblebee, which is pretty neat. :) 
     
  9. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    I found him at a second hand thrift shop... 25 cents. But he's missing his head, his should gun, and the gun that goes over the seat on his left arm. And his missiles...
    I actually prefer this to the original. Especially in alt form. The alt form is so slick... badass. And the robot mode is actually pretty jazzy.
    But. Here's my question... does he have a new head mold? Because, I was gonna replace his head with the originals, and the ball joints are two entirely different sizes. DOTM HA BB has a bigger ball joint on the head then ROTF HA BB. And when I look at pics, (There aren't many to use as reference, since like... no one bought DOTM BB.), the head looks different.
     
  10. jametron

    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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    <----Confused. If you have both HA Bumblebees (as you're trying to switch heads, I assume you do) why would you need pics or confirmation from board members that the heads are different?
     
  11. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    :) 
     
  12. jametron

    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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    Thanks :lol 

    Wow, sorry about that... I must have been sleepier last night than I thought. Somehow I totally skipped the first paragraph of your post! WTF? :lol 
     
  13. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    No problem, man. Accidents happen. XD
     
  14. SolidSnake2017

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    The head for both HA Bumblebees seem really big and silly looking. I feel like Jazz is the only HA figure that looks good to me, and he is amazing.
     

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