FIRST LOOK/PHOTO REVIEW of elite guard bumblebee

Discussion in 'Transformers Feedback & Reviews' started by Red Alert, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. Red Alert

    Red Alert Security

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2008
    Posts:
    8,558
    News Credits:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    176
    Likes:
    +26
    I received him today and am rather impressed.First off this is is a repaint of animated bumblebee but with some very unexpected improvements.

    On elite guard bumblebee his eyes are now a dark blue(previously teal)and the stinger problem has been addressed and now completely fold up in his arms.

    The color scheme is decent not great but he looks very good next to jazz
    Now for the pics
    alt mode
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    bot mode
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    comparison with bee
    [​IMG]
    comparison with jazz
    [​IMG]
    stinger upgrade
    [​IMG]
    remolded arm
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    I would definitely recommend getting him if you don't have bee yet.The upgrades are worth it alone and if you already have bee pass unless you like the colors and are a completist.

    overall a 7/10 repaint
     
    • News Credit News Credit x 1
  2. Icetron

    Icetron Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2007
    Posts:
    1,035
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Likes:
    +1
    Doesn't look that great, but yeah it's decent. Glad they fixed the stinger issue though. I'm not sure if I'll pick it up but thanks for the pics! :D 
     
  3. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2008
    Posts:
    7,925
    Trophy Points:
    176
    Likes:
    +0
    I really like this repaint, so I'll probably pick him up. Looks good.
     
  4. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2006
    Posts:
    11,609
    News Credits:
    204
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +269
    I wish they'd gone ahead and painted that yellow bit on the roof in vehcile mode black. I like the Black/Gold in vehicle mode, but robot mode just looks like complete ass in those colors. The head looks even bigger in those colors, and all that yellow is jarring. Had they kept the black/gold completely in bot mode it would look a lot better. The only bonus is the fixed stinger issue, and it really wasn't that hard to fix on the original to begin with. This one's an easy pass for me.
     
  5. Red Alert

    Red Alert Security

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2008
    Posts:
    8,558
    News Credits:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    176
    Likes:
    +26
    Thats one of the gripes i have is the yellow is ugly in bot mode but i'll probably paint it black:lol 
     
  6. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2006
    Posts:
    11,609
    News Credits:
    204
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +269
    I see a red door....
     
  7. flamingunicron

    flamingunicron Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2006
    Posts:
    1,753
    News Credits:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    177
    Likes:
    +18
    is it just me or is bumbleebee's head really big compared to everyone else, especially in that pic with jazz?
     
  8. MicroCracker

    MicroCracker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2003
    Posts:
    126
    Trophy Points:
    91
    Likes:
    +0
    I wasn't sure about this, but I'll probably get him to bring the Elite Guard up to 5 members with this being Bumblebee's 'brother', Goldbug, who made it in. I'll probably paint the light on his roof too.
     
  9. Destron23

    Destron23 Vehicon

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2008
    Posts:
    789
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +0
    I'm actually very impressed with the recolour. It kinda reminds me of Shattered glass Goldbug. I'll definetly be picking it up especially since the stingers are fixed.
     
  10. Paladin

    Paladin Have Zord, Will Travel

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2003
    Posts:
    6,009
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Location:
    Detroit- It's a shithole full of people who steal
    Likes:
    +18
    Ebay:
    Twitter:
    Hate the colors, will probably pass. But its nice to know that they did indeed fix the stinger problem.
     
  11. Bass X0

    Bass X0 King of Muay Thai

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2003
    Posts:
    8,521
    News Credits:
    37
    Trophy Points:
    267
    Likes:
    +142
    They're not in the same scale even though their toys are physically the same size. Bumblebee is supposed to be smaller than Jazz which is why his head is bigger.

    I passed on the original Bumblebee because I wanted my Bumblebee smaller than everybody else so I went for the Activators version. I'm going to get this Elite Guard repaint as an upgrade to my Activators version in my own little fiction - he becomes bigger as his rank increases.

    I don't really like the yellow here but I'm still sticking my decision and perhaps it'll look better in person.
     
  12. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2002
    Posts:
    25,435
    News Credits:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    357
    Likes:
    +638
    Not too impressive, but I'm hoping that since his stingers seem to be fixed, this means the 3 pack Bee's will be fixed as well.
     
  13. Red Alert

    Red Alert Security

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2008
    Posts:
    8,558
    News Credits:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    176
    Likes:
    +26
    Here is a temp fix until i get him fully finished and sealed
    [​IMG]

    al the yellow is now black and improves him :thumb  :wink: 
     
  14. Deadend

    Deadend Overloaded Spark

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2003
    Posts:
    3,338
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +56

    Now this is perfect. =D Love it. Wonder how it looks next to Prowl.
     
  15. madman1366

    madman1366 "The Bad Guy"

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2004
    Posts:
    1,870
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    161
    Likes:
    +6
    Yeah it's frickin huge! Activators BB is really nice though.
     
  16. Dinobot Nuva

    Dinobot Nuva Johnny 3 Tears Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2006
    Posts:
    7,968
    News Credits:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    221
    Likes:
    +15
    I'm warming up to it, but still think I'm going to pass. Already spending an assload on TFs this year and next, I need to cut some corners with repaints and crap molds if I'm gonna survive.
    Now if it were a new character repaint I'd totally buy it, gimme Cliffjumper and I'm sold.
    DN
     
  17. WhiteMocha

    WhiteMocha TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2006
    Posts:
    7,657
    Trophy Points:
    272
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Likes:
    +44
    You know.... you could essentially take this guy, Stealth Movie BB, and Shattered Glass Goldbug, and make a complementary three-pack to the Classics/Movie/Animated Bumblebee three-pack we saw a while back. Weird.
     
  18. Red Alert

    Red Alert Security

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2008
    Posts:
    8,558
    News Credits:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    176
    Likes:
    +26
    side by side with prowl
    [​IMG]
     
  19. Smokescreen

    Smokescreen The Ultimate Gambler TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2007
    Posts:
    6,345
    News Credits:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Location:
    The Lost Light
    Likes:
    +39
    Looks okay and I like the fact that the stinger issue has been resolved, but I'm still gonna pass on it. Need to save for other things.
     
  20. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2006
    Posts:
    11,609
    News Credits:
    204
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +269
    Now, see, had they done that, I might've gotten it. I think I'd like to see his head gold instead of black, but that looks over 9000 times better.
     

Share This Page