Review/gallery of animated activators Patrol Bumblebee

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  1. Red Alert

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    Got him today through one of my overseas contacts and decided to do a review.

    First the packaging pics
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    He is a straight up repaint of activators Bumblebee with no changes.

    bot mode
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    A black and white paint scheme with a yellow head and joints.
    The new color scheme is a rather nice combo in person.
    The standard black stripe is gone and now is solid white with a black bot logo
    Alt mode
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    Almost completely yellow free except for the back bumper which i plan to change(The one gripe i have)
    Solid white with some black highlights and stripes make him different than bee to warrant a second purchase if you like the mold.
    Comparisons to activators bee and Rescue ratchet
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    I recommend him if you are a completist or like the mold but mostly a pass unless you rename him goldbug or bugbite:lol 
     
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  2. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    That yellow is just horid on that color scheme.
     
  3. heshanj

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    the yellow does look weird on that color scheme...why include yellow? just coz he's bumblebee? then he shouldnt be a police car anyway :D  thanks for the review, great pics
     
  4. Red Alert

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    some new pics with the white background.
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    I am in the process of doing a part swap with the original bee to give him black limbs and joints
     
  5. MegaHavok

    MegaHavok Well-Known Member

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    Ive been wanting to do that since we saw this guy first announced i cant wait to see it
     
  6. mizuki088

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    Car mode looks good.
    The robot mode is like Bumble bee wearing a White T Shirt. (White and yellow colors contrast is not that good)
     
  7. j.a.f.o.

    j.a.f.o. Just Looking, Not Buying

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    Too bad those monkey arms kill the figure for me.
     
  8. MushroomPrime

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    I think I'll replace the black on the normal with the yellow on this.
     
  9. Zaraxion1021

    Zaraxion1021 Cybertronian Monarch

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    :puke2:  Repaints strike again.....
     
  10. Railguard

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    Well, if you like this kind of thing then enjoy. I pass.
     
  11. G1Wheeljack

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    Waiting on the Cliffjumper remold. Can we see a pic of him with both Classics & Henkei Prowl?
     
  12. Red Alert

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    Here you go,
    custom g1 prowl,Henkei Prowl and classics prowl

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  13. tformer0607

    tformer0607 Home in CT!

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    why didnt they color the face and get rid of PATROL to have bugbite......WHY?????????????????????
     
  14. heshanj

    heshanj Banned

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    may i ask wat the difference is between ur custom G1 prowl and the classics? or does it show mainly in bot mode?
     
  15. Red Alert

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    Sure,

    The main differences are a new G1 style lightbar,reprolabels upgrade,painted launchers and missiles and a new gun.
     
  16. Ray Kremer

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    Oh, hey, that is a good idea. I'll have to do that too when I get this one.

    Honestly I probably wouldn't bother with this if I weren't going completist on Animated. Any time I'm buying 90% of the line because I like the toys, I just have to finish that last 10% even if they are dumb and/or ugly. Only exception is if the repaint isn't sufficiently different from the one I already have, like "battle damage", the Target exclusive allspark-blued deluxes, or the Screen Battle sets (despite the lure of the little people figures).

    Although it is nice to see a Bumblebee where the light on his roof looks like it belongs there.
     
  17. all are dead

    all are dead Being a nerd is my game.

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    I have a video review for him not up yet but it will today just did the vid like 5 min ago....
     

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  18. Ray Kremer

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    Both activators Bumblebees look 100% better with these swapped:
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    (Sorry for the blurry, I was trying out a new freebee piece of crap digital camera. Totally not usable for taking pics of transformers.)
     
  19. heshanj

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    i think im seeing somethign really good in ur part swap..please add clearer pics, i wanna see exactly wat u've done and exactly how good it looks :D 
     
  20. MegaHavok

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    also a little notes on how to deal with the springs and pins
     

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