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TFW Generations Legends Optimus Prime and Bumblebee Galleries

Posted on 04-28-2013 at 04:55 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
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2014 is bringing us the 30th anniversary of Transformers as well as Transformers 4; and the anniversary celebrations have already begun in the Generations line! First up in this 30th anniversary series we have for you a look at a pair of toys that have literally just been spotted at US retail - Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller and Bumblebee with Blaze Master.

Both of these two packs are rather cool little toys. The Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are each approximately the size of a Cyberverse Commander or Scout class toy, and are based on their IDW Comics designs - Optimus from the Mike Costa ongoing, and Bumblebee on his Robots in Disguise design, although with an Earth alternate mode. They have decent articulation for their size, though Bumblebee lacks movement in his head. Their partners, Roller and Blaze Master, are light on transformation - vehicle to robot boils down to standing them up - but they serve as fun accessories to the main 'bots in their two packs. They're effectively Targetmasters with alternate modes, Targetmaster Micromasters if you will.

Overall, these are fun toys. They are simple, but great value considering they include two figures for only slightly more than a Cyberverse Commander. The designs on them are excellent, full of detail and good articulation. Well worth picking up when they hit US retail.


Open the links below to check out the galleries:

Generations 30th Anniversary Optimus Prime with Roller
Generations 30th Anniversary Bumblebee with Blaze Master
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Scaleface
I notice how Optimus seems to scale better as a Cyberverse toy, while Bumblebee is more a small Classics toy.

I saw online you can make Roller than a jet pack for Optimus. Can you make Blazemaster into a helicopter pack for Bumblebee?

SPLIT LIP
Bumblebee just looks weird hanging out with classics knowing that's his IDW body.
Sol Fury
Ah, like the Action Master? Probably, the peg socket ends up on his back though the peg on Blaze Master is right at the front of his vehicle mode. So it might look a little awkward unless you can make it work with the gun mode (where the tail rotor folds down and into the path of the rotors)
Timesynch
Prime is bought. Bee is meh, a pass.
ORIO
Wow. That Bee looks fantastic with the FOC Autobots
CodeXCDM
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Originally Posted by Scaleface View Post
I notice how Optimus seems to scale better as a Cyberverse toy, while Bumblebee is more a small Classics toy.

I saw online you can make Roller than a jet pack for Optimus. Can you make Blazemaster into a helicopter pack for Bumblebee?

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/attach...1&d=1367182945
That's pretty cool. Do the two target masters the legends wield sport 5mm pegholes?

BTW... Legends? They tower over existing ones...Anyone got some scouts to stand by them?

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2014 is bringing us the 30th anniversary of Transformers as well as Transformers 4; so to coincide with 30 years of Transformers, Hasbro has rebranded the Generations line as the "Thrilling 30" anniversary series. First up in this 30th anniversary line we have for you a look at a pair of toys that haven't yet made it to US retail - Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller and Bumblebee with Blaze Master.

Both of these two packs are rather cool little toys. The Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are each approximately the size of a Cyberverse Commander or Scout class toy, and are based on their IDW Comics designs - Optimus from the Mike Costa ongoing, and Bumblebee on his Robots in Disguise design, but with the addition of an Earth alternate mode. They have decent articulation for their size, though Bumblebee lacks movement in his head. Their partners, Roller and Blaze Master, are light on transformation - vehicle to robot boils down to standing them up - but they serve as fun accessories to the main 'bots in their two packs. They're effectively Targetmasters with alternate modes, Targetmaster Micromasters if you will.

Overall I really cannot fault these toys. They may be simple, but they represent a lot of value considering they include two figures for only slightly more than a Cyberverse Commander. The designs on them are excellent, full of detail and good articulation. Well worth picking up when they hit US retail.


Open the links below to check out the galleries:

Generations 30th Anniversary Optimus Prime with Roller
Generations 30th Anniversary Bumblebee with Blaze Master



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Generations Legends Optimus Prime and Bumblebee Robot Modes

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Generations Legends Optimus Prime and Bumblebee Vehicle Modes

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Blaze Master and Roller Robot Modes

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Blaze Master and Roller Vehicle Modes

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Generations Legends Optimus Prime with Targetmaster Roller - oversized cannons are the right of all militant beings!

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Generations Legends Bumblebee with Targetmaster Blaze Master - Bumblebee can also equip Blaze Master's rotors as an arm mounted melee weapon

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Generations Legends Optimus Prime with Classics Optimus Prime

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Generations Legends Optimus Prime with Legends Class Autobots from the Universe and Reveal the Shield lines

I felt that Bumblebee's smaller stature made him a good fit with the Classics line (for his Earth mode) and the War / Fall of Cybertron toys (as his robot mode is part inspired by the games' Bumblebee). See what you think:

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Oh... nv mind... wow, he's just a head smaller than Windcharger... actually makes him about G1 scale with the other bots in that shot. O_o

Also, there's deluxe versions of these two being made as well right?
Sol Fury
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Originally Posted by CodeXCDM View Post
That's pretty cool. Do the two target masters the legends wield sport 5mm pegholes?

BTW... Legends? They tower over existing ones...Anyone got some scouts to stand by them?



Oh... nv mind... wow, he's just a head smaller than Windcharger... actually makes him about G1 scale with the other bots in that shot. O_o

Also, there's deluxe versions of these two being made as well right?
Hasbro's calling the size class "Legends", though the effect is these end up being much more like Cyberverse Commanders.

There's a Deluxe Bumblebee and Orion Pax in the pipeline for June (ish) though they are different designs - Bumblebee from the Costa Ongoing and Orion is based on various flashback depictions from the IDW comics.
Deadboy
Well, I was passing on these when everyone was insisting they were Legends sized, but now we know that they're Commander sized I will probably get them. Can't wait to see what the Megatron and Starscream look like.
Scaleface
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Originally Posted by Sol Fury View Post
Hasbro's calling the size class "Legends", though the effect is these end up being much more like Cyberverse Commanders.
I think the fault is our interpretation of the terms. We have working under the assumption that Legends means the same as Legion. Legend actually seems to mean "Cyberverse". So a "Legends" toy can be Legion size, Commander size, or anything on that smaller scale. So are they are "Legends", Legends can mean a whole size range, like Cyberverse. I think Generations Metroplex is a "Legends" toy, because he's basically a Cyberverse play set, like Optimus Maximus.
Greyryder
Optimus is bought on sight.
theestampede
I'm completely sold on optimus, but now I may have reconsidered it and I'll probably be buying that bumblebee. he looks pretty good with the WFC stuff and I'm sure he'll probably scale pretty well with the generations laser optimus in both modes.

also, apparently roller plugs into the back of optimus in vehicle mode:


Avon
Prime looks great! Any chance of more cyberverse commander comparisons? An perhaps some shots from the back\sides? I'm curious to see how hollow or not he is.
redx643
they need to re size bb to a tru legends class figure
G1Prowl
Okay, after this set of pics I'm leaning towards switching out my WFC Bee with this guy. I wonder if the inevitable Cliffjumper repaint is coming?
Grimlock_13
They look decent but definitely not for me. Nice for those of you wanting the comic designs in toy form though.
Shatterpoint
Roller is totally a Breacher homage.
Omnus
I'm sorry, but after seeing the galleries, I have to say that HasTakTo really dropped the ball when it came to Blazemaster.

In the side-by-side shot with original, the original is so much better. Heck, the could've taken the original and just modified it slightly to get the gun for this. Have the head rotate in and the gun barrel rotates out, flip the lower legs back into cockpit mode and flip out a peg from the bottom of it and you're done. It took me all of 3 minutes when looking at the pic with original Blazemaster to figure out the engineering.

The figure galleries were quite well done, thanks!
Noideaforaname

Head hovering right over a giant gun barrel probably isn't the best design choice...
Mindmaster
What's up gang, long time lurker, first time poster. Anyway...

Really digging the way Bumblebee looks. Optimus... not so much. I'm not too eager on getting the Autobot leader if he's shorter than his subordinates.
Enigma2K2
Gawd DAMN I'm getting sick of these two popping up constantly in legends sizHOLY HELL, THEY HAVE ARTICULATE ELBOWS AND KNEES?!?!?
slugslinger2004
Bumblebee looks really good with the Fall of Cybertron toys. I'll definitely be picking it up even though Blazemaster looks bad. Optimus on the other hand doesn't look that great so I'll probably be passing on it.
cappeca
Optimus for Cyberverse/Legends, Bumblebee for FOC. SOLD!
Paarthurnax
Jesus Christ Hasbro! Are these 2 supposed to be married or something? Can we please give this pairing a rest already? It's getting really creepy now.

This so-called Bumblebee popularity doesn't seem legitimate, it feels forced. They were forcing Bumblebee on us before the 2007 movie even hit theaters. Before he had a chance to gain popularity. All the posters & ads had Optimus & Bumblebee together like they were trying to brainwash us into liking those 2 characters. Marketing & brainwashing the weak minded that can't decide which characters they like for themselves. Typical!

Do YOU need to be told that you love Bumblebee & need to buy him constantly? Or can you choose for favorite characters for yourself?
barrelks
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Originally Posted by Paarthurnax View Post
Jesus Christ Hasbro! Are these 2 supposed to be married or something? Can we please give this pairing a rest already? It's getting really creepy now.

This so-called Bumblebee popularity doesn't seem legitimate, it feels forced. They were forcing Bumblebee on us before the 2007 movie even hit theaters. Before he had a chance to gain popularity. All the posters & ads had Optimus & Bumblebee together like they were trying to brainwash us into liking those 2 characters. Marketing & brainwashing the weak minded that can't decide which characters they like for themselves. Typical!

Do YOU need to be told that you love Bumblebee & need to buy him constantly? Or can you choose for favorite characters for yourself?
Awesome, I hope to read the same opinion in every thread about these guys.

This is a little different from the glut of BBs and Primes we have gotten in the past as they are new designs for both figures that we haven't gotten in the past. Though the third movie may have gone overboard with Bumblebees, in most cases, they do seem to sell before other figures most of the time, and Hasbro seems to have learned their lesson lately not including 3-4 of them in every wave of every size.
gokuz23
Well i thought i wasn't gonna get these......TO TARGET I GO!
Enigma2K2
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Originally Posted by barrelks View Post
Awesome, I hope to read the same opinion in every thread about these guys.

This is a little different from the glut of BBs and Primes we have gotten in the past as they are new designs for both figures that we haven't gotten in the past. Though the third movie may have gone overboard with Bumblebees, in most cases, they do seem to sell before other figures most of the time, and Hasbro seems to have learned their lesson lately not including 3-4 of them in every wave of every size.
Well, at least he admits we've suffered a glut of them... whatever the hell that means.
Autobotknight08
I am obliged to get that Bumblebee. When we were first shown that deluxe class was shrinking due to cost. I posted I was hoping for a remold of Bumblebee to work with WFC Prime. Now they give us an even smaller one than I had hoped. Ill buy three of for just to show how thankful I am. All I need now is the 1986 movie cast in the generations line, with screen accurate alt-modes. All have all my Hasbro wishes.
Stepper
Bee's vehicle mode sure look sporty.
FigureGunplaFan
Planning to get that Optimus! =w=

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