ROTF Bumblebee... wow

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  1. lobsterclaw

    lobsterclaw Well-Known Member

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    I got a 3 for $14 deal today at Toys R Us for the ROTF deluxes. Picked up Bee and the Ghetto Twins.

    I have to say, Bee is by far the BEST figure I have in the live movie line. The look, posability, complexity of transformation, little kibble, movie accuracy. There's just nothing to knock about it.

    I love Barricade, but Bee blows him out of the water.

    The only nitpick with my figure is the shoulder joints are very loose, but I can fix that up with krazy glue. And transforming into car mode is time consuming but it's worth the trouble.

    Now if the cannon could transform into a hand, that would make it off the hook but I think it's perfect as is. For less than $5, what a steal.
     
  2. Ribieconvoy

    Ribieconvoy It's pronounced "ribby"

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    He is actually my favorite movie Bee, too. I wish they would've just repainted him and remolded the car's body as well as his ab piece for DOTM. A lot of people hate his IMMA-STEAL-YO-SOUL eyes, but you have to admit: they are accurate.
     
  3. indie

    indie Guns! More guns!

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    He was a fun figure for sure, but he hardly was that accurate. i sold mine quite cheap when i got my hands on Battle Blade Bumblebee, but i could have kept him to display in alt mode i guess.
     
  4. Roanstalker

    Roanstalker Great Baan Gaan fan

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    Yeh I have the Battle Blades Bumblebee as the 'definitive' Movie Bee.
     
  5. Ratchets Hatch

    Ratchets Hatch Cannot Hold Weapon

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    I still say the DotM deluxe is the best-looking (and the most fun).

    I've always hated the arm kibble on the RotF version.
     
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    I hate that Bumblebee. I prefer the original 07 one over that. No freaky eyes and permanent cannon hand.

    BBBB is my favorite by far. Ever since I bought him I've had no desire to buy any other movie Bumblebee toys.
     
  7. mx-01 archon

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    I was actually surprised just how much I liked the DotM deluxe, even after owning BBBB.

    As you say, he's certainly a lot more fun to play with, regarding the transformation at least. Simplifies all the things that were needlessly complicated on BBBB, and is a bit more stable, with more parts clipping or snapping into place better.
     
  8. Auto Morph

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    DotM deluxe Bumblebee is a great figure, Bumblebee or otherwise. Just lacking that damn paint.
     
  9. NCStarscream

    NCStarscream Me Grimlock cute

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    BBBB is my favorite Bayverse Bee. I got sick of seeing the regular Deluxe and Cannon one repainted.
     
  10. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    He's even better when you put Battle Blades Bumblebee head on him.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Tyrannosaur

    Tyrannosaur 100% Sarcastic Saurian

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    Plus when you paint his toe caps. I don't know why they stopped doing that. I just color it in with a paint marker, grey sharpie (Or black, silver etc. depending what color the robot bits are.)

    I'm starting to paint the eyes on mine so that they're light blue with a black pupil like RoTF Bumblebee. Don't like the skeletal-eyes look.
     
  12. jru42287

    jru42287 Where are my testicles, Summer?

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    I've actually always had a soft spot for that mold. I love the way his doors are positioned in bot mode. That's one thing the other iterations of him never get right. However, I would say BBBB is definitely the definitive mold for him. It's almost perfect really.
     
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    ssjkazer mr dyslexia

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    the only thing with bbbb is that i wish they would use some of the space behind his head to put in his shoulder cannons even if they have to be clip ons
     
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    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    Cyberfire Bee eats pieces of this for breakfast!
     
  15. Fish Sandwich

    Fish Sandwich The Immortal King Tasty

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    Wait, so that Toys (backwards)R Us ad wasn't a hilarious typo?! I know stores overstocked on the early ROTF stuff, but, holy crap!

    Anyways, ROTF Bumblebee is the only version of the mold I own, and he is pretty cool, just not as cool as HFTD Bumblebee.
     
  16. lobsterclaw

    lobsterclaw Well-Known Member

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    The one at Time Sq in NYC really has A LOT of ROTF stuff left. I ain't complaining because I got some nice deals. 2 for 1 and 3 for 1. Got voyager Defender Op for 11 bucks. Unfortunately it ain't so good.

    I regret paying full retail for DOTM Sideswipe and Ratchet. SS in particular. (This was before TRU rolled out the ROTF stuff... I guess it must have bought these overstock merchandise from someone else later on)
     
  17. jru42287

    jru42287 Where are my testicles, Summer?

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    True story. Picked up a Desert Brawl, Extra Skids (to hopefully customize), and a Cannon Bee for Toys for Tots.
     
  18. harrismonkey

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    I call him Sumo Bee.

    He seems like the shortest, widest BB toy we've gotten. The lack of paint doesn't help things either.

    I'm surprised how much love he gets.
     

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