NASCAR Bee Walmart Exclu: Is Hasbro really THIS stupid?

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  1. Slimshadow457

    Slimshadow457 Well-Known Member

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    Seriously, guys. Few days ago, I found out there were 3 Walmart exclus coming our way, the racing car G2 Sideswipe Homage Side-arm sideswipe repaint (I'll call him NASCAR sideswipe), Deluxe Prime, and Racing care Movie 1 Deluxe Concept Bee repaint. Now, all I have to say, is: SERIOUSLY?!

    Let me develop my idea, here. For 3 years, we've seen tons of bee mold come and go. And we can all safely say that we probably own at least one of those concept Camaro Bumblebee repaints. Now, we've had the Canon Bumblebee (which didn't work out too well) and the excellent Battle Blades Bumblebee. NOW, with Dark of the moon, we're introduced to Nascar Bee. Seriously. He has a spoiler and netted windows. These details made a Nascar repaint inevitable. Here. We now have the repaint, but what mold do they use?! The one we've all seen a trillion times!!!

    They have a vehicle that is PERFECT for the Nascar racing kinda look knocking at their door step, and they decide to, not only not use the freaking thing, but to also REGRESS to somthing we've all grown tired of.

    Am I the only one who DOESN'T get why Hasbro did this?
     
  2. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    That cannon mould needs to die.

    Seriously, I don't usally say stuff like that, but the longevity of that mould is astounding for how horrible it is.

    Maybe since they made one of the exclusives an all-new mould they want to even it out with the most worn-out mould since classics Starscream?
     
  3. Stryker055

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    I'm buying it for all the homages and references and he will be kept in vehicle mode, if not just remain MISB. I could care less what mold it is.
     
  4. Slimshadow457

    Slimshadow457 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I think optibotimus even mentioned you in his review, you helped him find the hommages. Hey, could you help me with Bee's?

    The 84 is for the old animated series. There's a Fly Omega Supreme thing, I understood the Omega supreme part (why "Fly"). I don't know what the S symbol means. Then there's that weird white symbol near the door, which I'm guessing is an old faction symbol of a show I obviously have never seen. There's also that S*T*A*R*S, the G and the Black Rock stickers. Any ideas what any of those mean, I'm just confused!
     
  5. Haloid1177

    Haloid1177 Hey, That's Pretty Good TFW2005 Supporter

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    Um, short answer?

    Yes.
     
  6. VictoryLeo19

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    madness
     
  7. Stryker055

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    Sure. The "Fly Omega Supreme" is just a reference to OS, and the "Fly" part means it's like an airline. Like "Fly Continental" or whatever. The "S" is the logo for Sumdac Systems from Animated. The white symbol is the Pre-Autobot insignia from FFOD. "S.T.A.R.S" was a promotional mail-in thing back in G1. The "G" is the Playschool Go-Bot insignia. "Black Rock" is a reference to G.B. Blackrock from the old G1 comics. There's also the G2 Autobot insignia and the Mini-Con symbol on him, as well.

    That's why I'm buying these two. I loooove homages.
     
  8. G1_Cindersaur

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    fuck bumblebee.

    two simple words.

    I hate that freaking movie character...it's like a retarded R2-D2 with legs.
     
  9. Jlogano20

    Jlogano20 Speed Gunner

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    i agree the cannon mold sucks ass and seems to be used for every exclusive
     
  10. Gen. Magnus

    Gen. Magnus Everything is Awesome

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    Hey now...

    ... R2 had legs.
     
  11. Steevy Maximus

    Steevy Maximus Movie Megs eats your soul

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    Heck, it seems between the two, Hasbro dug out every freakin' homage they could! Sideswipe even features a freakin TRANSTECH SYMBOL!

    But as far as the actual figure: Hasbro used what was available. The DotM mold was still in use for both wave 1 AND his wave 3 redeco, and the various other molds were either unavailable at time this produced (different factories and all) or in use with any one of the dozen or so OTHER exclusives Hasbro is chucking out there.

    Don't like, don't buy it. It's not like there are going to be a hundred or so different Bumblebee toys hitting in the next few months anyway. Between it being exclusives, loaded with homages, and a Bumblebee, it will have NO problem selling.
     
  12. G1_Cindersaur

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    ok.

    the retarded love child of C3P0 and R2-D2 then.
     
  13. Gen. Magnus

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    Much better. :thumbs2: 
     
  14. 420bot

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    The top Hasbro suits might be a little insane, seriously.
     
  15. Kaymac

    Kaymac I'M REALLY FEELIN' IT!

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    Someone's raging about a Bumblebee repaint not being how they wanted? Now I've seen it all.
     
  16. UltraPrime

    UltraPrime Lord of Macragge

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    Nothing surprises me about how certain people can get offended by toys.
     
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    The choices Hasbro makes for a few of the redecoes and exclusives is a little...odd, I will agree there.
     
  18. MegaHavok

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    It amazes me how often people fail to apply logic to these rants.

    The rally car series toys (sideswipe and BB) are out NOW

    Then new deluxe BB with the dark of the moon changes is out NOW and pumping out 3 units per case. How could it possibly be for two toys at the same time??

    All of the toy line launch store exclusives except for Dlx Prime and Leadfoots our based on molds from the first two movies or HFTD.

    Get Over It
     
  19. Slimshadow457

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    Apply logic? That's all I did in there. You have the perfect mold just screaming for a racer repaint, and yet they don't use it and instead use another mold. That's ILLOGICAL!

    I know the things are out now. I ordered Bumblebee and Sideswipe yesterday.

    And I'm not raging. I'm just wondering: What gives? Why re-use that mold when they have a perfect one right in front of them.
     
  20. MegaHavok

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    your thread title looks more like raging then somebody in casual thought wondering... but again slower...

    "Hey jim I want to use the new dotm bb mold for that walmart rally series."

    "Bob were cranking that mold out like crazy packing three to a case and walmart wants these on shelves by june so the mold wont be free by then."

    "Oh crap, well I guess I'll use the one from ROTF."

    "Nah you can't they stole that one for the much cooler Scan series for Toysrus".

    "Your not dumping canon bumblebee on me are you?"

    "Nah I wouldn't do that to you, we used that one for that dumbass cyber tatoo crap target got stuck with."

    "So whats left for my rally deco??"

    "Hmmm... looks like your stuck with the 07 mold dude"

    "Really?? Slimshadow is gonna be pissed!!!"

    "Who the hell is slimshadow???

    See... perfectly logical to me
     

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