Which Bumblebee?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by AutobotSkids, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. AutobotSkids

    AutobotSkids G1/Bay Lover

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    Which one should I buy? Preview Bumblebee, people say, has a horrible problem with his cannon arm popping off, while cannon Bumblebee has a horrible chest problem.

    I have a movie Cliffjumper, Love him! Should I try to buy a '07 BB online since I love the mold so much, or should I get Cannon BB or preview BB?

    I need to know which mold is best over all. I don't want any nitpicking or anything, just which one is the best?
     
  2. Valkysas

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    the cannon is the least of preview bumblebee's problems. the mold has degraded severely, and now barely fits together in alt mode.

    track down an 07 version if you can.
     
  3. Shadow25

    Shadow25 Well-Known Member

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    Here's what I'd do if you want a Deluxe BB. buy the preview figure and then go buy the Premium Bumblebee from the first movie. Then just swap arms! But if you can only get one, I'd go for Preview, since Premium has the battle mask and not a real face, and Cannon BB is all kinds of ugly.
     
  4. Valkysas

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    it seems hard to get a premium BB with decent paint applications on the head though. so yeah, ideally, you could get a preview and premium figure, swap arms (not roof parts though, the colors wont match) and heads.
     
  5. kwickstrike

    kwickstrike Banned

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    my vote is for cannon. he is my favorite BB
     
  6. Bilbo Boxhead

    Bilbo Boxhead Geewunners GTFO

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    Cannon Bumblebee is amazing.The chest isn't a big deal at all.It looks fine.
     
  7. JetsAndHeels

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    I like cannon bee myself.

    Since we are sort of on the subject, has anyone noticed since the movie release that preview bee is kind of scarce? It may just be the stores in my area though.
     
  8. alfred p. sloan

    alfred p. sloan Well-Known Member

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    I have an example of all Deluxe BB Figures.

    None are the End-All to CGI duplication. Preview is a little more accurate than Cannon, Premium and Regular 07 are nice, but lack the better head sculpt. Cannon is a great re-dux of the figure and I like him a lot.

    so...

    Buy the Cannon BB. He has the nicest transformation and the best arm sculpt. The chest is wide and not screen accurate but looks good.
     
  9. Dally

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    Screw both and get Human Alliance Bumblebee. But if you want one of the deluxes I can recommend Preview BB. I don't own Cannon BB, but the fact that the chest doesn't deform greatly annoys me.
     
  10. AutobotSkids

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    Looks like cannon is the winner so far! But keep the suggestions coming!
     
  11. perithimus

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    I have the following:
    HA
    preview
    cannon
    07 concept
    legends

    My favorite one out of them all is the HA. great figure. As for deluxes I really like the preview bumblebee but I went through 3 before I found one that wasn't a floppy mess that would actually transform right. Cannon while still a good figure is probably my least favorite deluxe.
     
  12. Scantron

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    Try to find the original '08 Camaro Bumblebee mold, if you can.
     
  13. barrelks

    barrelks Captain Funtastic

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    Preview aint bad. I don't really like the cannon hand, but it looks better without that dopey missle sticking out of it. As far as the mold degredation (sp?), I havent noticed it on mine. Tight joints, transforms well, etc. Maybe I got lucky, or maybe others here got unlucky. I have cannon, and like the hands on it, and the fact that they decided not to stick the roof on the arms, but he has a few more posability issues in both his arms, and the blocky chest in general. I don't mind the figure, the chest is a little goofy, but not as bad in person as it looked in some of the pictures online. I thought it was gonna be as bad as that FAB one, or whatever those thigs are.
     
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    Original 2007 version.
     
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    Even if cannon bee isn't the most accurate, he is an awesome figure. I recommend him, but try and get the original 07 bee.
     
  16. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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    Human Alliance Bumblebee.

    He's the best Bumblebee toy ever created by Hasbro, IMO. Plus, you can have him snap and kill Sam. :lol 
     
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    Call me crazy, but I still think Preview Bumblebee is the best movie Bumblebee released so far. I actually prefer it over the HA figure.
     
  18. Dran0n

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    Of the two, I'd recommend the Preview Bee. Mine is currently in the mail :D 
     
  19. Nightwing24

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    get the preview one imao the cannons aren't very impressive and the chest kinda ruins the look.
     
  20. Dran0n

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    I'd say track down '07 Bee. It shouldn't be too hard. There are 30 results on Ebay (excluding repaints) at the time of writing.
     

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