Why would they "paint" Stealth Bumblebee?

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  1. Noisemaze2006

    Noisemaze2006 Banned

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    I just got my Stealth Bumblebee. Now why would they decide to paint him black instead of casting him in black plastic??? This looks like a crappy fan custom. I could do a neater job. Anybody else have this? Every time I say they're being lazy (Universe Dropshot + movie Jetstorm & Wingblade) I get hell for it, so what would you call this?

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  2. chaosbringer_00

    chaosbringer_00 I am indescribable.

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    Hmm...that's odd. I must agree with you, this seems like a poor choice to make. Perhaps they did so so that they could just take the CC BB molds and paint them all differently rather than go through the effort of casting the molds with two different colors of plastic.

    Whatever the cause, I'm dissappointed.
     
  3. Liege Prime

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    Stop insinuating that they're being lazy!!

    In all seriousness, I would say they have milked this mold quite a bit before they changed the head, and now that they did change the head they are making as quick a change as they can to have multiple releases of THAT. Personally, besides some of the later new molds, I think Hasbro is doing whatever possible to get as much as they can out of the movie line until Animated, Universe, and eventually 2009 movie toys take over.
     
  4. angeltread

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    there are reasons i tend to avoid repaints unless the deco happens to look particularly awesome. this is one of them.

    and don't feel bad. i've been extremely disappointed with the 'premium' editions now that i've got almost all of them.
     
  5. timshinn73

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    Yep. Saw these in a store today.

    Paint looked terrible. No way it's worth $10 for the crappy paint job. Even with the new head sculpt.
     
  6. Seawing

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    it was probably more cost effective to produce Stealth BB & Premium BB in yellow than in each one in black plastic and yellow plastic.
     
  7. dark69

    dark69 BlackArachnia Terrorize!

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    thats just crappy rite there
     
  8. Backstop

    Backstop Have you seen my box art?

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    I bet they were overstock and sales were down so they figured repaint it and every fanboy will buy one of the 18 versons out there! or I could be wrong??? lol......
     
  9. Dropshot

    Dropshot Transform your destiny

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    Either it was due to lower productions costs or the yellow wasn't bright enough painted over a black base.
     
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    They basically took molds of Premium BB and painted them black. So it's the same figure.

    Also, Stealth BB is being in retail stores?
     
  11. Gears

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    those arms look like they are cast in a different hue of blue/grey
     
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    Either A: It's like chaosbringer_00 said, they had the colours used for the Capture of Bumblebee already, or B: Thye still wanted Bumblebee to be yellow at least in Robot mode.
     
  14. chaosbringer_00

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    Hey! Someone actually noticed something I said! It's a miracle! :lol 

    I must admit though, while I still find this rather poor on Hasbro's part, I still want to get him. The color scheme just looks great, and I really want the battle-mask head.

    Now if I could just find my normal CC BB's slaggin' shoulder plate...
     
  15. TENIME_art

    TENIME_art Ethically Challenged

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    From the outside of the package, it looks like black plastic (mine did, anyways)...then I tf'ed him, and saw that... :redface2: 


    Holy sh**, you read my mind!! I got him yesterday, and named him that!! Get out of my head!! AAAUUUUGGGGHHHH!!!
     
  16. IronhideTF

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    Best solution is to take his head of the Stealth CC BB and put it on Deluxe CC BB.
     
  17. ShadowStitch

    ShadowStitch vectoring the hate plague

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    How many remolds of this CCBB have we had so far?

    Original (yellow & black)
    Capture of BB (yellow & grey)
    Premium BB (yellow & grey (silver?))
    Stealth BB (black(ish) + grey)
    Cliffjumper (red & grey)

    Are there any others yet?
     
  18. Liege Prime

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    Target exlcusive Battle damage two pack.
     
  19. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    there ARE pieces that are black plastic on it.
     
  20. Sidecutter

    Sidecutter Evil Dealer Scum TFW2005 Supporter

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    Exactly. This is done this way because they cannot get the yellow paint to look right overtop of black plastic. Since they want a lot of yellow still showing in robot mode, this is how it needs to be done.
     

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