The Bumblebee Figure Problem

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Scrapper6, Mar 16, 2012.

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Would You Like to See Bumblebee get a New alt Mode?

  1. Yes, it would be exciting

    10 vote(s)
    13.2%
  2. Yes, But I doubt it would solve the problem of Shelfwarming

    16 vote(s)
    21.1%
  3. No, No More Bumblebee Period!

    36 vote(s)
    47.4%
  4. I would Prefer He Stay the Same

    14 vote(s)
    18.4%
  1. Scrapper6

    Scrapper6 Lord of Constructicons

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    I was just thinking this over the other day and had to ask.

    Would you mind Bumblebee less if Hasbro did something new and different with his toy so as to avoid seeing the same old, same old. There are only so many versions of a yellow car that you can own before you get sick of it.

    I was thinking I wouldn't mind it so much if Hasbro dared to be different just this once and made him into a Plane, or maybe even a Helicoper, some kind of boat, perhaps a space shuttle or even a monster truck. Anything that wasn't just another version of a yellow car.

    What do you think? Do you think you'd like to see them try something like that, perhaps it would also help solve the issue of pegwarming.
     
  2. jackgaughan

    jackgaughan Interner Soldier

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    I'd like to see a Beast Wars type line just so we get an actual Bumblebee.
     
  3. Thundershot

    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    Anyone ever try putting a Bumblebee head on Buzzsaw?
     
  4. Jetbolt

    Jetbolt Maximal Air Commander

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    I would just make him turn into a bee, then his beeping could sound like buzzing in media.

    But all joking aside, they will probably say kids would get confused if he wasn't an yellow car with R2D2's
    voice box.
     
  5. bossman328

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    I don't see why they just didn't give him Skids alt mode painted yellow with a different head
     
  6. mikenoynoy

    mikenoynoy Well-Known Member

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    All the figures that were never released stateside...color them yellow and name them accordingly....Bumblebee Leadfoot, HA Bumblebee Soundwave, etc...
     
  7. jru42287

    jru42287 Where are my testicles, Summer?

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    It's not that I have a problem with the character. Frankly, I love him. What I have the problem with is how he and his repaints are forcing us out of other toys we want. There is absolutely no need to have him packed three to a case. Two would even be pushing it.
     
  8. Transquito

    Transquito Reach For The Light

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    Cant believe Im saying this, but I'd like to see them focus on Hot Shot again for a while.
     
  9. Matty

    Matty @StayingInTheBox Moderator News Staff

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    I voted "Yes" because I wouldn't be opposed to it. I really have no issue with Bumblebee though, but clearly I'm in the minority. It's just a sign of the times and honestly I think we're on the downside of the Bumblebee phase.
     
  10. Ash from Carolina

    Ash from Carolina Junior Smeghead

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    I just want to see less of Bumblebee. It's like when GI Joe overdid Snake Eyes or when Marvel wanted to make everything about Wolverine. At some point I just get burned out on characters that are pushed too hard.

    What's bad is that Hasbro has been making Transformers characters that appeal to kids for decades so it's not like they could slap kid appeal on some other characters every once in a while.
     
  11. exomega255

    exomega255 Emerald Green

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    too much yellow in the transformers realm lately.
     
  12. Grandum

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    I like bumblebee - my issue as such isn't with the figure, but rather at the sheer volume of incarnations of him. If we got 1 bumblebee or 2 a year rather than the 26 a year we have gotten for so long then I'd actually get really excited about his new releases.
     
  13. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm OriginalRotorstorm Fanboy

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    I haven't voted because I don't mind Bumblebee's alt mode, i just wish he wasn't overpacked in every wave making it difficult to get hold of toys that aren't him.
     
  14. Scrapper6

    Scrapper6 Lord of Constructicons

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    Wow, looks like there are a lot of you who picked option three, with option two running a medium range second.

    It's fun to see how these polls develop. Hopefully we can keep everything civil as well while discussing it.
     
  15. maximus_73

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    there is an easier way to solve this peg warming problem. Reduce number of BB/case and the problem solve.
     
  16. Decay_is_awesome

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    I dont think there is a Bumblebee problem. We do see massive amounts of him but thats because he sells well to kids, which in turn supports a lot of the other figures we get. If there is a dozen of him and 2 of everyone else it means the line is almost built on him selling well. Its annoying seeing a whole wall of him but the alternative is seeing less of everything overall.

    That said i dont know what other alt he could have and still retain the kid appeal. The hydrodive set seemed to be as far as they are willing to go, and probably rightfully so given hes such a guaranteed cash cow.
     
  17. Seeker

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    No more BBs for a loooong while.
     
  18. Murasame

    Murasame CHIMICHANGAS

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    There are already more Bumblebees than Sweeps.
     
  19. oswaldCobblepot

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    Yeah. Its hard to get excited about a figure when there's nigh but a slight variance every two months or so. Even the leap from movie to RID prime wasn't that big of a jump, Transformation-wise. Or paintjob-wise.
     
  20. Brooticus

    Brooticus "You bred Raptors?"

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    Strangely, I saw a yellow sports motorcycle yesterday, and thought it would make for a very cool Bumblebee alt mode.
     

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