ROTF Cannon Bumblebee Variant - Clear windows, pics inside

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  1. rattrapx

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    ROTF Cannon Bumbleebee Variant - Clear windows, pics inside!

    Hi all,

    rattrapx from SGCollect.com here, just thought i'd share a new find with you all here, I just purchased from retail a variant of the ROTF Deluxe Cannon Bumbleebee, which has clear blue windows instead of the opaque ones. Pics below!

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    Comparison with the 08' Bumblebee from the first movie:
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    As part of the same wave, I also spotted (and purchased one for my buddy) the variant Mudflap with the "Mudflap" vanity plate instead of the first release "Trax":
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    This wave just appeared here in Singapore, so it should be reaching the rest of the world soon, I'm thinking it should be a running change and not just a variant. Happy hunting folks!
     
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    Wow I didn't even know the original Cannon BB wasn't clear, if I see a clear one I might consider it. :)  Thanks for sharing!
     
  3. Robogeek28

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    That looks MUCH better now!
     
  4. all are dead

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    eh i will get the mudflap variant but i got cannon bb WAY pre release and i am kinda content with him but it is much better.
     
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    I actually like solid windows better
     
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    Dammit, of course I just got this guy.
     
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    wow
     
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    This is the first variant I'm kinda picky about. I like the opaque windows more, but the clear blue windows allow you to see the interior.
     
  9. rattrapx

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    Yeah I have to agree with you on that one, I quite liked the opaque windows when i first saw it, but that didn't last too long on the shelves. Still, the clear windows do appeal to me more cos it does make the car look better and less toy-like than the brighter opaque blue.

    Surprisingly, I'm liking this guy a lot, which i thought i might not given the one piece chest and the gimpy eyes (which I have a great urge to paint over). And he looks great with the twins!

    On the subject of paint, anyone have any idea how to remove it? There's a black paint spot which i tried to clean vigorously with model kit thinner, didn't work. I have no idea what industrial grade of paint Hasbro is using on these.
     
  10. Jarodimus

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    The first version of CBB doesn't have opaque windows. They're just a metallic or "frosted" translucent blue.

    Still, it's a fairly significant difference in appearance. This would probably be considered news.
     
  11. Orion_Prime48

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    and he just got bumped to a must get lol. kinda glad I didnt get him the other day now
     
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    Just like I said in the other thread, this looks MUCH better with clearer windows.
     
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    I think it might be a running change, mainly becuase all the Cannon BBs in my area are now with clear windows. Don't want him anyway, just saying.
     
  14. GrimlockAutobot

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    The frosted windows were the reason I passed on this mold. I thought it looked cheesy but, now there is a clear window version, I might have to pick it up.
     
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    So glad I waited to get a Bumblebee!
     
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    Cool! This the Cannon Bee I'm getting.
     
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    Do you know what type of windows does Takara Cannon BB have?
     
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    Dang variants. At least I still have my first one on the card. Maybe I can unload it when these clear window versions show up. Really, clear plastic windows should be the default from day one. Painted windows are fail. Regardless of what you can see through them (like TF guts).

    I am pretty convinced the only reason Hasbro does this kind of thing is because they think they are doing a favor to collectors some how. "Lets do something for the collectors... like make a bunch of variants that they will be happy to buy one of each of."

    one of each of? Jeez that sounds like some crappy English.
     
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    I'd get this if it wasn't for HA Bumblebee, but I already have the TFTM CC Bumblebee. I have a low TF budget right now and this just seems redundant without being an all new mold.
     
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    This is bullshit. This means I have to hunt for these which are rarer. Why are there so many variants in this line?
     

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