WFC Bumblebee toys SUCKS, doesn't it?

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  1. Knightdramon

    Knightdramon Hasbro LIES to the US

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    Aaaand this is probably where my Generations Cybertronian Bumblebee wins a slot in the list of 'sell\get sent to BBTS'.

    Everything about this guy is fiddly at best, borderline intentionally bad designed at worst. Everything gets in the way when transforming him. The huge backpack does not give enough clearance so that the arms can fit in snugly [they do fit in, but it's tough getting them there], the messy head gets in the way of the flipping panel more often than not, the legs do not compress and stay put together the way the instructions show, the head panel does not close all the way in vehicle mode, the rooftop does leave a gap on both yellow sides, getting the legs into the vehicle shell is a chore and his gun is definitely not easy to fit in that storage spot, especially if his legs get mashed in first.

    The way his legs are formed in robot mode leaves NO articulation for his ankles bar a very, very, very slight tilt to the sides, which is poor since both ankles are ball jointed. And he's ungodly huge compared to the other three WFC figures.

    I was going to snag Cliffjumper for that 6.90 something price tag on BBTS, but I'm having serious second thoughts about it. Anybody got anything to say to sell me on this particular piece?
     
  2. Kuma Style

    Kuma Style On Military Leave TFW2005 Supporter

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    Looks like a chick too.
     
  3. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    It does not. I think it's pretty good. Better than Drift.
     
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    i like it bettter than drift/blur and even megs.... and am looking foward to the tru 3 pack :) 
     
  5. theironhulk

    theironhulk Autobot Medic

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    Yeah I actually like how he looks like a yellow ninja turtle. :D 
     
  6. Thenames9

    Thenames9 D-d-d-d-duel!

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    I think he's an amazing toy. The transformation isn't even bad, after the second time I could do it freely and smoothly.
     
  7. Billzilla

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    Yeah, I accidentally destroyed mine and wasn't too bothered about it. Aside from the issues you listed, I don't have much use, display-wise, for a Bumblebee that's taller than (for instance) Perceptor. I don't hate him, but he won't be replaced.

    That said I'll probably grab a WFC Cliff on clearance at some point just to do a head swap with Classics Cliff. Maybe combine the leftover parts and repaint them into Goldbug or something.
     
  8. jru42287

    jru42287 With great power...

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    I absolutely love him personally. So much so that I bought Cliffjumper too.
     
  9. Wyvern

    Wyvern Velvet Sanchez

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    I don't like it. I think it sucks.
     
  10. dkr7

    dkr7 "Argh' Hexagonal Nuts!"

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    I love the figure. Really dont get why it receives a lot of hate, but dont care that it does either.
     
  11. GrimlockAutobot

    GrimlockAutobot Me No Bozo Me King!!

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    no.......no it doesnt suck. I like it as a matter of fact...
     
  12. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    I don't have that big of a problem with the mold. Just it's usage...
    the unappealing color pallete, between that mustard/puke yellow or the pink, the oversized head... bleh.
    I love Cliffjumper though.
     
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