Question regarding the 2006 version of Classics Bumblebee

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  1. Satomiblood

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    I recently made a trade for a 2006 Classics BB and I noticed that the head is painted yellow. What's unfortunate is that there are 3 obvious paint smudges on the face. I also noticed that the head on 2008 Classics BB (from the Legacy of Bumblebee 3-pack) is actually molded in yellow plastic, which looks much better IMO.

    Are all heads on the 2006 version painted yellow? Was there ever a running change where the head was molded in yellow plastic instead? Which do you prefer?

    Is Cliffjumper's head painted red or molded?
     
  2. Automorpher

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    Well, I dunno about the other boys but I checked my Cliffjumper & he's molded red. :D 
     
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    I heard stuff about the legacy repaint losing some of the details because it was molded in yellow rather than painted yellow.
     
  4. Satomiblood

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    Pictures won't do it justice, but I find the Legacy version to have the better head. It doesn't look like it suffers from a lack of detailing. That's just me, though.
     
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    If I recall correctly my Classics Bumblebee head was painted as well. Cliffjumper's head is molded in red.

    As for the best Classics BB head, my vote goes to Henkei. Head is molded in yellow with painted light blue eyes.
     
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    First version BB has the painted head. The head on mine is the same color and feel as the roof/chest panel.
     
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    Painted head. It's molded in grey.

    Cliffjumper's head is molded in red, with just the face painted.

    Henkei Bumble's head is molded in yellow.
     
  8. PoweredConvoy

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    The easy way to tell what color the head is molded in is to look at what color the forearms are on the figure.

    Classics BB - Gray
    Classics CJ - Red
    BotCon Bugbite - Black
    Henkei BB - Yellow
    3 Pack BB - Yellow
    Blue BB - Blue
    United BB - Yellow

    So Classics Bumblebee and BotCon Bugbite have their heads painted completely.

    Randy
     
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    Wow I never noticed he had a painted head.
     
  10. Satomiblood

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    ^ You learn something new every day.
     
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    Does anyone know if Hasbro is reissuing this figure since takara is in United?
     
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    PoweredConvoy Randy of the Allspark

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    Not likely. Rumors are there is a new mold Bumblebee in Generations coming. So either wait to see if you like that one or take the plunge and spend $25 on the new United version.

    Randy
     
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    Huh. I just figured that the original BB had a yellow plastic head because my Legacy BB has one.
     
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    From the picture we've gotten, it's not a new mold, just a new deco.
     

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