New Pics of Animated Swoop and Elite Guard Bumblebee @ TF08.net

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  1. Type-R

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    Man, such a nice looking toy.
     
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    Swoop's wings are blue the offical shots show them silver which I think looks better. :( 
    Bumblebee looks like a parts former. I will get Swoop however it is a downgrade from the first shot. Bumblebee will be a pass for me.
     
  4. Type-R

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    Swoop looks fantastic but I'm not liking the color of plastic used on the wings.
     
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    Wait I thought Elite Guard Bumblebee was white? I thought I saw a picture of a white Bumblebee somewhere.
     
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    Me Swoop look awesome! I still can't get over that they got most toys in this line so friggin right! Sure, once in a while you've got a clunker, but for the most part, every figure is fun to play with and 'toon accurate.

    Swoop completes the Animated Dinobots, and he's a very welcome addition to the line. Waaaayyyy better than the Energon attempts. I wouldn't doubt that if the Universe line continues, we'd see more Dinobots in it.

    EG 'Bee is a nifty repaint that's growing on me. However, "Bumblebee" to me doesn't fit as a name for a member of the Elite Guard. Therefore he shall be Goldbug when I get him. I wonder if he'll make it into the 'toon? It's doubtful, but it'd be cool to see him progress into a better 'bot, like Cheetor did in Beast Wars. He starts off as a hotshot(no pun intended) that likes to buck authority, but slowly "comes of age" and begins to show signs of greatness.

    Almost makes one wonder if we'll see EG versions of the rest of the Earth Autobot crew. I'm sure we'll get a Voyager Prime repaint, which would be cool to see. Perhaps in a Fire Guts colorscheme? Prowl could be in G1 colors. Bulkhead and Ratchet I have no clue on.
     
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    Wow - Swoop looks to be an order of magnitude more pathetic than the protos and earlier shots of him.

    What the hell happened?
     
  8. Soundblaster1

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    Swoop = win

    Elite Guard BB = fail. Stealth BB could pull it off. This BB can't.
     
  9. Tim Formas

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    That was Patrol Bumblebee, an Animated Activators repaint.

    On another note, this Elite Guard Bumblebee is also different than what we saw before. The head is black instead of yellow. This verison looks much better, consistency-wise than the one we saw around BotCon.

    For comparison-sake, the old official Hasbro images of these two figures can be seen at the links below:
    Elite Guard Bumblebee
    Swoop
     
  10. Type-R

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    I love how the designers/engineers made it such that Swoop's beast mode eyes also end up as his bot mode eyes.
     
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    BB's new colours dont work for me, his stinger in arms issue looks to be fixed (unless modded on that toy).

    swoop, i really like that although the lighter colours look a bit washed out, a great and unusual TF toy.

    I do wish they had used the metallic paint on the feet etc, like grimlock any pieces entirely 'gold' are moulded in orange instead of painted metallic.

    perhaps with a japan release the metallic parts might get a different treatment.
     
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    Swoop is absolutely gorgeous!!:drool: 
     
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    Don't like how Swoop's wings changed colors since last time we saw him, but he still looks awesome.

    On the other hand, I like that Elite Guard Bumblebee is different. Still have no plans of buying him unless I strike it rich.
     
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    Can't wait for Swoop!

    Pass on BB, but is it me? Or do his stingers fold all the way inside his arms?
     
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    Swoop is absolutely delicious! Beast mode looks a bit off in the arms area, but it'll do. Looks to have amazing articulation as well - double ball-jointed neck FTW!
     
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    Shouldn't Elite Guard BB really be Goldbug..? Not so much liking the repaint anyway.

    Swoop's awesome. He kinda looks like the Vulture (marvel comics) though :lol 
     
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    Man, Swoop is just pure class and cant come out soon enough for me!
     
  18. GrimlockAutobot

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    Swoop is awesome.....I'm not too sure I like that bumblebee mold enough to get the yellow and black version let alone a repaint.

    WTS If they were going to do a repaint of animated bumblebee, it should've been as cliffjumper or even bugbite. NOT a lame looking black and gold repaint.
     
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    they both look nice but i think ill pass on BB. No repaints rule for animated.
     
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    I look forward to getting both of them. And I am so happy they corrected a few things on Elite Guard Bumblebee, now he is a total must-buy. And they really, really did a good job on Swoop, considering he looks exactly like a pterodactyl, and he pulls it off excellently.
     

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