New 3rd-party deluxe G1 Bumblebee, unlicensed with permission??

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  1. Orodruin

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    R-Design R2DS9100 Animation Version Bumblebee

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    Full Metal Hero Forum - R-Design R2DS9100 Animation Version Bumblebee

    We have a strange but quite cool reveal for you today in the shape of the new R-Design Bumblebee which appears to be a VW style re-shell of the Classics Bumblebee figure. Coming with a Spike figure and weapon this guy could be just what the doctor ordered for people desperate to get that G1 style Bee in their collection.



    Old style VW bug alt mode, roughly in scale (robot mode anyway) with MP-10.
     
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    ill bite and definately buy it. i think it may just be the way its posed that makes it look a bit awkward.
     
  4. Orodruin

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    Taking a closer look, it seems like it's just a new outer shell on a Classics Bee.
     
  5. flamepanther

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    I like: It's a really nice reshell of the HasTak Classics Bumblebee.
    I dislike: It's a reshell of the HasTak Classics Bumblebee.

    Having recently disassembled a Classics Bee though, I can say that this could easily be done as an upgrade kit instead of a reshelled KO. If that's the route they're going, then I will happily rescind my complaint.
     
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    I just don't like the doors being on the arms, they look alot better being tucked behind the feet. Having said that if it's priced right it's bought on sight. Wonder if they have plans for a Porsche 924 Cliffy.......
     
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    retail is $90 on this guy for those that want to know.
     
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    just became unsure. its good but i dont know if its worth the $10 less then hegemon or an igear seeker.
     
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    Thanks for the info! Do you know whether this is an upgrade or a partial KO?
     
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    I think this reshell is fantastic. But that is far beyond the price I'd pay for a reshelled classic. I really do like this though.
     
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    standalone bot based off the classics figure from what we can tell :) 
     
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    If this had come out 6 months ago it would have been a must-have. He's gonna be almost as tall as MP Sideswipe unfortunately, but I can probably live with that. iGear's PP Bee (assuming it ever comes out) looks much more 'Masterpiece' than Classics as this does. But we don't know exact sizes on that one.

    If the price were right I would probably still pick this up though, in absence of an alternative being ready.
     
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    Over £50 for a classics 'bee reshell? :eek: 

    I'll stick with my own reshell.


    Nah he'd come upto his lower hood....ish.

    EDIT with a pic. The Subaru Alt is about half a head shorter than the Viper so should be more or less MP12 height.

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    This would put Classics 'bee at perfect height for normal Autobot cars. I really hope they are just gonna lump all the normal sized cars (read not minibots) at Sideswipe height and not make them smaller again.
     
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    Not intrested in a reshell of that mold especially with the doors still being on the arms.

    I'll wait and see what happens with iGear's.
     
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    At that price, this is an extremely easy pass.
     
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    Honestly, I'd buy it. If, for nothing else, freeing up all of the other classics BB molds I have for upgrade kits.

    It's kind of weird though that it seems like more companies are doing what IGear did and straight out taking Hasbro molds and using them as bases for their figures.
     
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    This smells like a kitbash. That's just wrong and this rubs me the wrong way in so many levels. So many radicons did a better job on reshelling BB. It reeks of how Igear seekers copying off kitbashers. This one did a bad job of emulating multiple kitbashes.
     
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