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Generations 30th Anniversary Bumblebee Mold Test Images

Posted on 04-30-2013 at 06:23 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
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Via this eBay auction we have a look at the Generations Deluxe Bumblebee toy, being released as a part of the 30th anniversary sub-series and based on his appearance in the Mike Costa ongoing series. What you see here is a mold-test prototype - a pre-production figure in whatever plastic colors were available at the time to test the mold, the fit of parts, and so forth. While no indication of the final toy, it does give a bit of an idea of what the final toy is going to be like, with a glimpse of how certain parts of the transformation will function.
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robvega214
cool
Ra88
Mold looks better here than in any other pic, though it's still not really my thing.
Cheebs
Cool, but the fake chest and simple transformation are disappointing.
Smashs
Oh yes, I like.
ZacWilliam
I think he looks great in both modes. Sadly, I don't think I need another Bumblebee. The Classics one does it for me fine.


-ZacWilliam, wondering if there's a good repurposing for him...l
rosewater
Looks cool, but I figured at this point they'd have figured out a way to not have the entire roof and hood of the car hanging off the back in bot mode.
MechaV
I like.

Really hoping this bad boy gets retooled into Hot Rod somewhere down the line.
Thundershot
Now let's see him with a new head and in this kind of color scheme as Cybertron Hot Shot.
AngryChad
Must buy. I'm on board for anything IDW-inspired.
agp
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Originally Posted by rosewater View Post
Looks cool, but I figured at this point they'd have figured out a way to not have the entire roof and hood of the car hanging off the back in bot mode.
Is there any chance it is a mistransformation? I'm not to keen on it either.
megatroptimus
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Originally Posted by agp View Post
Is there any chance it is a mistransformation? I'm not to keen on it either.
I don't think so...

slugslinger2004
Looks good. When are this wave of deluxes due for release again? August?
General Tekno
Looks really good.

And re: the back kibble, look at it this way - it's the tried-and-true easy method to not have a missing back, like on some of the FOC figures.
agp
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Originally Posted by General Tekno View Post
Looks really good.

And re: the back kibble, look at it this way - it's the tried-and-true easy method to not have a missing back, like on some of the FOC figures.
Yeah the back kibble is not a deal breaker for me. It's still a nice looking figure with what would appear to be good articulation.
kaijuguy19
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Originally Posted by General Tekno View Post
Looks really good.

And re: the back kibble, look at it this way - it's the tried-and-true easy method to not have a missing back, like on some of the FOC figures.
That's true. For example while I don't hate FOC Swindle I can see how his back can put off people.
ex dtw2003
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Originally Posted by MechaV View Post
I like.

Really hoping this bad boy gets retooled into Hot Rod somewhere down the line.
Not me.

I'm dying for this to becmoe Windcharger.
kaijuguy19
I'd love to see this being retooled in a CHUG version of Prime Knockout.
ex dtw2003
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Originally Posted by kaijuguy19 View Post
I'd love to see this being retooled in a CHUG version of Prime Knockout.
Either way - he'd look great in red.
motorthing
Hmmmmmm...............maybe.
CodeXCDM
Looks pretty darn sweet.

I'd rather repurpose him as one of the multitude of Bee/Cliff repaints that existed in the G1 era... wonder if folks will try the Beelzeboss or Renderform head kits on these guys... give us some repaint ideas... ya know?
Bumblethumper
Can't say I'm impressed. Hasbro seem all too willing to make compromises.

I'm sure it'll be a fun toy, but no one's trying to prove anything here.
Autovolt 127
Oh my god it's Glyph!
Digilaut
Looks great. Even though I already own a classics Bee (reveal the shield version), I have no problem adding this to my collection.
spartan 3764
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Originally Posted by Cheebs View Post
Cool, but the fake chest and simple transformation are disappointing.
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spartan 3764
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Originally Posted by CodeXCDM View Post
Looks pretty darn sweet.

I'd rather repurpose him as one of the multitude of Bee/Cliff repaints that existed in the G1 era... wonder if folks will try the Beelzeboss or Renderform head kits on these guys... give us some repaint ideas... ya know?
Tapout
cobra zartan
If more pictures are needed I can take them, mine will be here tomorrow.
RedAlert Rescue
I think the proto bears a slight resemblance to Excillion.

I think the yellow doesn't really suit the toy so much it would look better in blue, black or red I feel.

Shattered Glass Goldbug/Bumblebee colours would be the nicest on the mould that would look really good - the yellow is a bit to generic though - heck even Energon-Energon Hotshot's Silver colours would work.

That the doors fold up make me like it a fair bit more than if they didn't - I don't really understand the gun though. A silver of black crotch might have helped his look a bit too so he's less of a big ol' sea of yellow - but then that might be comic accurate for all I know. But it looks like he has Missing Paint Syndrome around his abs area. (faux headlamps)

I am feeling a little Bumblebee'd out though I now only seem to more often enjoy them when they are repainted in a bonkers colour now.
Mechafire
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Originally Posted by cobra zartan View Post
If more pictures are needed I can take them, mine will be here tomorrow.
Some comparison pics would be nice.
cobra zartan
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Originally Posted by Mechafire View Post
Some comparison pics would be nice.
Sorry I meant I'll have my testshot tomorrow, finally released from customs after a week.
theestampede
I like the headsculpt a lot.

He's not perfect, but it looks like a fun enough toy and I've always liked this idw design; so I'll be picking him up.
VictoryLeo19
Tell me again why we're wasting money and tooling on another bumblebee?

I'll gladly take Tailgate or Windcharger repaints.
JukeOutlander
Robot mode reminiscent of the Fansproject Menasor limbs. Looks cool.
Theprimeoflegen
I would like a hotrod repaint.
Sludge
Meh....

Not my thing
slugslinger2004
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Originally Posted by Theprimeoflegen View Post
I would like a hotrod remold.
FYP

I was wondering who Hasbro could possibly repaint/remold this guy into and I think Hot Rod would definitely work.
Burnout
I like it but i hate it because its got the bayverse influence....bumble bee should always be a dorkmobile cause that was always what made him great. a dorky underrated character who came though with his courage and skill and ballsyness (can ya say ballsyness for a robot?)
Burnout
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Originally Posted by Theprimeoflegen View Post
I would like a hotrod repaint.
I'd like a hot rod REDONE period...he needs ot be updated in the worst way
zopilote_z
The weapons and overall look reminds me a lot of those chinese licenced Happywell bots
Brunkion76
I'm in the camp that sees this as a Windcharger or Tailgate. Grab a head from Hondasaint and this will nicely replace WC in my collection.
Timesynch
Not bad. Kinda hoping he gets redeco'd as Classics/Deluxe Windcharger.
BLOODRAGED189
I like this mold, but there's just too much fake kibble for me to justify buying it until I have an inspired idea for a custom that removes it.
PcPrime23
I'm realy liking his mold. Does anyone have an idea of when this mold and the other deluxes will hit stores?
Shockwave76
I'm also liking this mold. Might have to pick one of these bad boys up.
Grapple35
I could see this mold used for Stunticons too, either Dead End or Wildrider.
YoungPrime
Sick of the Bumble Character. The Classics version is good enough.

But if they deliver a Skids repaint of this mold down the line I'd be interested.
Ezilla82
I'm going to get flak for this, but I think it'll be an okay representation for Hubcap.
SPLIT LIP
Looks good. Kibble and fake chest will probably stop me from buying, but folks who like the design should be happy.
G1Prowl
Wonder if there's gonna be a Cliffjumper repaint to partswap with.


Oh, and there just HAD to be a testshot in a different color than retail release. Glyph...
nikinaga
looks really good in blue...

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