Transformers Tribute Bumblebee 3 pack official images

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by SG Roadbuster, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. ZapRowsdower

    ZapRowsdower Alistair! I'm not a window washer!

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    I can't tell if you're being sarcastic... :lol 

    Are you kidding? You have no idea how popular G1 BB was? Seriously?
    Maybe you're too young to have experienced G1 firsthand? Because BB was one of the most demanded characters/toys at the time. The only one higher being OPTIMUS.

    If you're really confused, I can clear it up: YELLOW is very attractive to young kids. In addition, the Sunbow cartoon seriously pimped the character out (featured him a lot). Finally, there was ONE human character on the G1 show, and he got paired with....

    Bumblebee has ALWAYS been a seller. The only reason Hasbro dropped him (back in the 2000s) was because of a lack of TM! :lol  And even then, they replaced him with Hot Shot, a virtual clone (who was ALSO YELLOW).

    I understand your doubt, but this isn't a "buy what we tell you to!" situation; it's a "wow, people seriously like the yellow guy! Let's make more?"
     
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  2. Johntimus Prime

    Johntimus Prime Singlehandedly keeping Toyhax in business

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    If Bumblebee wasn't a big deal, how come fans were devastated his Alternators toy never got made? Why were people clamoring for a Masterpiece version?

    For lack of a better term, while Optimus has always been the most iconic character and the de facto poster bot of the franchise, Bumblebee has served as a mascot of sorts.

    Even then, most iterations of Transformers have had a yellow "adorable young rookie" character like Cheetor or Hot Shot.

    Heck, I don't read IDW but I was pissed to find out they killed Bumblebee! He's been a favorite for many since G1, and Hasbro has had him in every franchise or toyline since the 2007 movie as a means of aggressively defending the trademark - they understand they can't lose that name again because Transformers has always been aimed at KIDS (sorry, folks, but this franchise wasn't meant to be grim and gritty until Michael Bay and James Roberts decided grim and grit make things better), and BB is the big draw for most kids.

    Come on, how can you be a Transfan if you don't recognize the significance of one of the most popular characters?
     
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  3. DOTM Bumblebee

    DOTM Bumblebee I must be some kind of nut...

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    I'm totally getting this if I can. The new Camaro TLK Bumblebee is one I've wanted since I first saw it. The '76 Camaro Bumblebee was my favorite toy as a child and when it broke, so did my heart. The TF4 Bumblebee in the set... Okay, it's not that great a figure, and I already have the original release, but I also have brothers and sisters, and I'm sure one of them would want it.
     
  4. Starscream 91

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    Already having 1967 & 2016 Camaro Bumblebee makes this set redundant and pointless for me...

    But I totally need the 1977 Camaro Bumblebee, the one I had when I was a kid broke.
     
  5. GizmoTron

    GizmoTron Roobaticon Commander

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    I get the impression that you yourself were literally nothing before 2007. I mean you'd have to be pretty young if you think Bumblebee wasn't popular back in G1.
     
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  6. Raiyuki

    Raiyuki Low Class Seeker

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    I would consider this set but that high Octane Bee looks the same as the AOE one which I already have for the most part and unlike the Pax/WFC Prime set it isn't a mold I feel I need multiples of. For once I'm set to skip this.
    Fun Fact; Hot Shot's preliminary name was also Bumblebee.
     
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  7. Johntimus Prime

    Johntimus Prime Singlehandedly keeping Toyhax in business

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    Indeed...but a SWING SET ruined it!

    I'm considering this set because I don't have Stealth AoE 'bee and my original '76 Camaro toy has been ravaged by time.
     
  8. kaijuguy19

    kaijuguy19 Keyblade Wielder

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    Seeing as I don't have all three of those figures this is a great chance for me to get all of them at once. :) 
     
  9. Optibotimus

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    Send me a message and i'll send you a classic Bumblebee that is basically brand new. He's loose and i don't have the instructions anymore, but i bought one recently to do a retro style review on the figure and got the takara one along with it. I don't need the original Hasbro one. If you're willing to pay for the shipping, i'll send the Hasbro one out to ya :) 
     
  10. primalxconvoy

    primalxconvoy グーグル 翻訳は素晴らしいです!

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    No. I think TT intended this as a collector's piece, which was meant to stay boxed. It's surprising then, that more effort didn't go into the car mode paint jobs, such as rsut on the original BB, etc.

    Personally, I'd love for Wei Jiang to make regular/OSKO's of the original and black "retro" BBs, with really nice paint jobs (as the car modes are beautiful) I would also love for both of those to receive different heads and paint so I could include them as new characters in my CHUG collection, too.
     
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    Minimal paint? U gotta be kidding me... first is mpm bee.. now this?! 
     
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    The images at Amazon Japan look like they're Hasbro CG renders (TLK Bumblebee) or painted prototypes (1967 Bumblebee and 1977 Bumblebee), compared to the Amazon US and Amazon Germany images which depict near-final samples.

    EDIT: The images for TLK Bumblebee are explicitly the exact same CG renders used for the wave 3 Hasbro figure!

    Those are definitely not your typical Takara stock photos, like the ones from the Deluxe Optimus Prime/Orion Pax or the Leader Optimus Prime listings.
     
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    Black Convoy Proudly Peruvian Transfan Moderator News Staff

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    So it's finally in stock???
     
  17. jru42287

    jru42287 Where are my testicles, Summer?

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    If these were Platinum Edition releases with nicer paint jobs for all three, I'd consider it, but as is, meh.
     
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  18. Gallade

    Gallade The Ultimate Genius

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    Welp, time for me to start saving...
     
  19. bellpeppers

    bellpeppers A Meat Popsicle

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    Personally I’d like to see Hasbro re-do the TF1 and AoE BB’s.
     
  20. optimusmegas

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    the packaging for this set is awesome...
     

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