Should there be an Alternators Bumblebee?

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  1. Ger_Hankey

    Ger_Hankey Now hiring evil minions

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    I think at this point, Volkswagen have made it clear that they will not be giving a lisence for a Beetle TF or any other of their cars for that matter (given their reasoning behind this I can totally understand.)

    The question now becomes this; given that probably no other Transformers character is so closely associated with their alt. mode than Bumblebee, should Has/Tak even bother trying to make him into a different car? Were they ever going to bother making him someting different? Should we just leave him in the past as a fond memory of an instantly recognisable icon? Is that too many questions?

    Let me know what you think, boys & girls...
     
  2. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    I always thought that the dodge neon would've made a good bumblebee. I remember when it was announced that hasbro had gotten the dodge liscense, everyone was all over this. I realize the neon's been cancelled, but it's got that kind of "cute" front to it, which goes along well with bumblebee's personality
     
  3. MECHADOOM

    MECHADOOM I'm Doombot and I know it

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  4. Backscatter

    Backscatter Autobot Brainmaster TFW2005 Supporter

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    I think making Bumblebee something than other what he was would be about as attractive as making Optimus Prime a pick-em-up truck. One mistake after another.
     
  5. JPJappic

    JPJappic As you command Megatron.

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    Though I'm not a HUGE fan of Bumblebee, if he stayed pretty close to his G1 counterpart I'd definately buy him. ^_^
     
  6. Blue Meanie

    Blue Meanie Hello from the Gutter

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    He should have been the neon SRT-4, better than the Beetle anyway. Any car that comes with a flower vase in the dash is automatically a b***h car.
     
  7. McBradders

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    A what?
     
  8. Primevil

    Primevil *Insert Witty Title Here*

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    I say they should just go with a similar, appropriate vehicle. Like the Smart (I fell in love with those after seeing so many in Italy).

    And inside every box should be a letter. It would read.

    "Dear Fans, we couldn't get the license for the Beetle, so suck it up." :D 
     
  9. smangerbot

    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    lollercakes!

    i always associate the two, so it'd be great if they got the license. even for the old beetle. but some other car could work, like mini for example.
     
  10. McBradders

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    He should totally be a monster truck!
     
  11. Nerd Bomber

    Nerd Bomber Consulting your needs

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    Just repaint the tenth anniversary waspinator into him and remold some wheels on.
     
  12. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    i likes me some pudding
     
  13. Savanna

    Savanna Want to Touch my Wankel?

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    I woudl go Audi TT. Its teh same styling, just alot better looking. If I remember someone did a rather good CG version of a Audi TT Alt here.
     
  14. Darth Megatron

    Darth Megatron Don't tell Lucas!

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    Funny! :lol  :lol  :lol 

    No License, no Bumble Bee. It is too bad that they could not do the licensing, but maybe they could do a BB in the new proposed G1 line. It could look like a VW, but not be exactly like one to ward off VW lawyers.
     
  15. Odysious

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    I agree. The Audi TT would be a great Bumblebee. It has a close enough shape to match. :D 

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  16. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    bumblebee should be a big ass bumblebee, the insect, float. float as in parade float. not the beverage type.
     
  17. Sunstorm9119

    Sunstorm9119 RC 1136

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    I say they should make him a car very simalar to a VW bug (like they did with x- brawn in RID), but differerent enough to not get sued.
     
  18. Deadboy

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    Personally, I think the Mini would be the perfect fit for Bumblebee -- heck, it would fit him even better than the Beetle. As such a tiny car, it would totally fit his "smallest Autobot" schtick, much better than the much larger VW Beetle.
     
  19. Jarodimus

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    Nah. They need to save the TT for when they finally decide to do non-G1 Alts and make it Hot Shot!
     
  20. Blue Meanie

    Blue Meanie Hello from the Gutter

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    Neon SRT-4. Neon with a big wing, 240 horsepower turbo 4 cylinder, Viper seats etc. They ran 13's stock, first sport compact I found impressive and it is american. My friend's SRT-4 runs mid 12's with pretty mild mods, bad ass car. The Beetle comes with a flower vase on the dash, bish car. The old Beetle was pretty sweet, new one sucks.

    BTW, doesn't Volkswagon group own Audi and Porsche? If thats the case we will never see the TT either, which wouldn't have been too bad.
     

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