TFTM Stealth Bumblebee

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  1. Jeremy.B

    Jeremy.B Formerly Leader Blackout TFW2005 Supporter

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    My picture taking abilities, combined with my crap camera, lend for some decent shots but not great. Please bear with me.

    I love this figure. Got him in the mail today along with Premium BB (review to follow) and he is definitely my favorite repaint of this mold. The paint if pretty good (not perfect) especially on his head, which is much better than the paint on the exact same head for premium 'bee. He is black with two yellow stripes - the exact opposite scheme in car mode than CCBB. The windows are nicely done in translucent tinted blue. He is missing the license plate tag and headlight details as seen in the original molds. The wheels/rims are the exact same as every other 08 Camaro released to date.

    All my 08's:
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    In robot mode, he has a gun metal grey/blue color for his robot parts. The allspark blue is present, although very lightly and mainly confined to the forearms, head, and autobot logo on his chest. BB's trademark yellow is also present, but again, very lightly in keeping with the stealth nature of the design. The battle mask head is a wonderful changeup for this mold, and makes him look more warrior-like.
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    Sorry not cleaner could not get a close up that small

    Positives:
    * Color scheme is really sweet, paint job good but not great
    * New head mold is sweeeeet!
    * Clean design, subtle use of allspark blue
    * The mold is a winner, no matter the color combo

    Negatives:
    * Loose joints. My original 08 BB is really tight, this one is a little on the floppy side in comparison
    * Yellow shoulder pads keep popping off in transformation from bot to car; all my 08s have suffered from this, nothing a quick squirt of SG in the holes wont fix.
    * Front part of rear wheel well, which should automatically swing up in automorph, didn't. I think it is fixable so I will readdress once I reexamine it.

    Again, my favorite version of the mold, even with the slight negatives. Must Buy!!!
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2008
  2. Ratchet2007

    Ratchet2007 Neither Here Nor There

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    I think the colours clash a bit but overall he looks nice.

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  3. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    I think it would look better if more parts were molded in black as opposed to yellow painted over in black, but not bad. At this point, I'll probably get Stealth BB and leave Premium BB behind, because this one looks different, as opposed to subtly different.
     
  4. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    I like this deco a lot more than I expected. Actually strikes me as more -literally- bumblebeeish, haha. Also a fan of how most of his yellow is completely hidden in car mode (albeit a bit easily given the toy's nature).

    Is the gunmetal gray/blue fairly flat, or a bit shiny?
     
  5. Lumpy

    Lumpy Taylor Swift Actionmaster Super Mod

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    hmm...no dont think i'll be getting this...and that head just screams waspinator to me...that might be a fun repaint to do....hmm...maybe i will get one just to repaint...but i digress...i'm pretty happy with my version of BB, so i dont think i'll be getting stealth or premium, unless of course i decide to do a repaint...
     
  6. Smokescreen

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    The car mode looks better. Too much yellow in the 'bot for my liking. Still love the new head mold, though.
     
  7. Jarodimus

    Jarodimus the guy with that scan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Wow! I'm really diggin' that steel blue color for the robot mode parts. Insta-buy!

    Judging by your other thread and pics, Stealth BB >>> Premium BB.
     
  8. Jeremy.B

    Jeremy.B Formerly Leader Blackout TFW2005 Supporter

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    IT is kinda in between. Much like the black on the original. Not too much in either direction.
     
  9. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    Thanks for the review and pics! Does the black paint scratch off easily? Thats the main thing I'm worried about, since it looks like most of it is painted black. Love the gunmetal on the limbs.
     
  10. Jeremy.B

    Jeremy.B Formerly Leader Blackout TFW2005 Supporter

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    Not that I can tell, of course I have only had it a few hours ;) 

    I notice a couple of scratches on the roof, but very light and I didn't see them at first. Barely noticeable, but I am going to be careful with it.
     
  11. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    I want one of these to customize. Make him black and non-yellow, and put this one's head on the regular bee.
     
  12. SPLIT LIP

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    I plan to get this for a kitbash. Or should I say a K.I.T.T.bash.;)  Bye bye yellow stripes.

    Now if only I could find him, but he's not out here yet.
     
  13. Grimlock_13

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    Just got mine yesterday. I mainly got it for the vehicle mode since I'm a complete sucker for black cars. The yellow stripes don't look all that bad. The robot mode is a little more hodge podge with coloring...I'm not really liking all the black painted yellow bits which look really cheap. But the gunmetal parts look great with the black. The battlemask head looks pretty cool.

    Overall not bad, not great.
     
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    Nice review.

    I love new sculped head. Too bad they couldn't have one that moves up and down.
     
  15. Chaos Muffin

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    Some pics, with some head swaps.


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  16. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    totally bad ass
     
  17. Shin Densetsu

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    Got mine, love it, but lost one of the shoulder pads,

    SON OF A BITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  18. Aaron

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    I think I like the Stealth Deco better than the original deco. Even if it didn't have the battle mask sculpt. It just seems more dynamic.
     
  19. Andersonh1

    Andersonh1 Man, I've been here a LONG time Veteran

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    Just picked this one up today. It's a little more creative than the average black repaint, in my opinion anyway, and the remolded head is something I wish they did more often. It definately persuaded me to pick up SB when I might not have bothered for a regular repaint.
     
  20. Omnius

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    Stealth BB recently landed in the UK and I picked him up today - for the most part, I love it. :D  The colour scheme (Allspark blue aside) looks fantastic and the yellow parts in 'bot mode complement it really well. I tried a head swap with conventional BB but I've realised that Stealth BB's head is noticeably smaller!

    9/10 from me.
     

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