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Dark of the Moon Nitro Bumblebee Pictorial Review

Posted on 03-30-2011 at 01:00 PM by TM2 D-bot under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
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Board member lushkwok shares with us a pictorial review on Dark of the Moon's upcoming Nitro Bumblebee:

Obviously every vehicles in DOTM very several modes.
Apart from the armored mode, seems they all have a very sci-fi feeling space mode.
(Nitro mode?)
This Nitro Bumble Bee look so much like the one in “back to the future”.


Click above to continue reading the review and to view the high quality image gallery.
Views: 12,884 / Credit: lushkwok of the 2005 Boards!
SPLIT LIP
That robot mode is such a little butter-ball.
citoria
Which line is M2 from? Dotm Bee looks so tiny.
SPLIT LIP
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Originally Posted by citoria View Post
Which line is M2 from?
That's Battle Blades Bumblebee from the HFTD line.
Anguirus
This guy looks cool, different enough from BB Bee to be maybe worth a buy. Depends what cool stuff he does with this mode in the flick.

Also, are we SURE that the regular DotM Bee is a retool of Battle Blades? I know they have similar transformations but that height difference is drastic. Do they actually have that many pieces in common?

Also, I think we know this already, but this should be in Feedback. Nevertheless, great pics and review.
lushkwok
The DOTM Bee is completely new, none of the parts come from the battle blade version
Anguirus
^ Ok, that makes sense.
Blitz.
hmmm.... if they paint this silver I'm game but as it stands I still dont need to own another BB
eagc7
Bee Weapon Looks like a repaint of Skids Weapon
Nerdicon
He strikes me as an upscale scout figure.
Ravenxl7
Definitely the best DotM Bee figure so far, and one of the best Deluxe Bee's we've gotten since the movie lines began. Only downside is the headsculpt. A battle-masked sculpt would have looked much better, imo. I'm kinda hoping this get's repainted/retooled like the Cannon Bee mold was. Not sure if it was intended, but his arms look like they've each got a small cannon built into them.

He's definitely misstransformed in these pictures. The dark gray stomach piece should cover part of the middle of his chest (like we've seen in previous pictures). The backpack also looks like it could use some readjusting, and the wings should be angled differently.

Assuming the mold doesn't get a repaint that has a battle-mode head, this'll most likely become my new movie Bumblebee figure.

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Originally Posted by eagc7 View Post
Bee Weapon Looks like a repaint of Skids Weapon
It's very similar, but definitely not the same weapon. Part of me thinks this Mechtech weapon should have belonged to Mudflap. That way the twins have similar weaponry. Personally I would have been fine with Nitro Bee coming with a repaint of the wave 1 Bee's weapon. That gun in dark gray/black would have looked cool.
Spekkio
On the bright side, the eyes on Nitro don't look as dead as those on MechTech deluxe Bee. Am I the only one that notices that? MT Bee looks like he has black eyes and a skull instead of a head.
closetrat
Any chance the lower legs from M2 could be swapped onto M3 or the head?
closetrat
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Originally Posted by Ravenxl7 View Post
He's definitely misstransformed in these pictures. The dark gray stomach piece should cover part of the middle of his chest (like we've seen in previous pictures). The backpack also looks like it could use some readjusting, and the wings should be angled differently.
Agreed...




I think his new size, leg re-design, purple windows & space detailing make him worthy of a buy - plus, now his wings are finally the height they should be.
EnerJohn
Man, I really like this Bumblebee. I love how he looks, maybe it's because his sooo busy. I can't get enough busy. I will buy this when it comes out...BUT I'M GETTING SO DAMN SICK OF WAITING FOR EVERYTHING IN MY LIFE, NOT JUST TRANSFORMERS BUT EVERYTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just wait and wait and wait and wait and wait and wait...uhhh, I feel better. But really, this figure, too cool.
Sol Fury
Excellent pictures. Many thanks for the comparison shots, it really gets them all into perspective. Still loving my Battle Blades version most, though this and the Leader are rockin'.
Grimwing
I'm still going to buy it. But The lack of a waist Joint is crippling.
Blitz.
so yeah... when they repaint it like this I'm sold


but till then movie 1 BB is all I need
@l3x
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Originally Posted by Grimwing View Post
I'm still going to buy it. But The lack of a waist Joint is crippling.
Probably my biggest pet peeve with Transformers right now, especially when there's no excuse for it (Drift and WFC Megatron come to mind, i'm a bit more forgiving of WFC Prime's origami stomach). The ONLY reason I kinda want Nitro Bee is because he's the only movie BB figure ever to get his wheels inside the feet—but money's tight and this would make the third muscle car BB mold I own, and I'm not passing up on TF: Prime BB so this is probably a no-go.
Zahrumac
I like the last 2 comparison shots, 'devolution of a hero'
ComicGuy89
He looks very different from any movie Bumblebee we've had before, so that alone is worth a potential buy. I like his vehicle mode design very much.
SideswipePrime
kinda sucks because the feet are really good, and i question why they didnt do that with the normal dotm one
Pepsiman98
They stole my idea! http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transf...re-remade.html
RRRRAAAAAAGGGGGEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAEUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This toy rocks though.
theestampede
I'm gonna pick him up, though the regular dotm bee looks to be my favorite of the 3. May swap a bunch of the parts between all three figures, if I can, to make him look the way I'd like him to.

Also, looking at thee pics, the way the doors are attached to the backpack makes it look like they can be spread out.
optimus124
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Originally Posted by Pepsiman98 View Post
They stole my idea! http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transf...re-remade.html
RRRRAAAAAAGGGGGEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAEUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This toy rocks though.
When they shut down the Institute of Future Technology, Doc Brown became a toy designer for HasTak!
Snake_eyes1975
i may be the minority here, but i just do not like the new BBs. the head recessed so far into the shoulders looks very dumb to me. same with the new leader class one. dont like. car mode IS cool....not enough to buy tho
WarConvoy
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Originally Posted by Blitz. View Post
so yeah... when they repaint it like this I'm sold

but till then movie 1 BB is all I need
All Bee needs now is Mr. Fusion! YES Mr. Fusion will solve all his Energon Needs!
Locke
I really like the scifi detailing on this bee. So far, I've been happy enough with my movie 1 concept Camaro Bumblebee that I haven't bought another, but this looks worth a purchase.
jazz1914
personally, i think that this is the best BB mold! I have gattling BB already, so probably wont pick up this one. when the repaint comes though... SO purchased (and hopefully another character)!
UltraMagnusXXX
The lack of articulation turned me off
butz
Looks really neat! Beats the pants off cannon Bumblebee.
MekaGojira3k
I really like the weaponized look of the vehicle..but the robot mode is kind of disappointing and tiny.
Necro Prime
BBBB still wins it for me, sorry. I will get the others as I am a collector, but the main display figure is still BBBB.
dragon
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Originally Posted by Blitz. View Post
so yeah... when they repaint it like this I'm sold
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/attach...1&d=1301513784

but till then movie 1 BB is all I need
i buy it if looked like that
the goth rat
LOL i bet if he gets upto 80kms a hour he starts time traveling well he will once i give him a delorean paint job!
jru42287
"Oh my God, they found me. I don't know how, but they found me! Run for it, Marty!"
"Who? WHO?!"
"Who do you think?! The Decepticons!"
Skottech
I do wonder how they'll explain "nitro" BB in DOTM. Did he scan the gear or is he the result of unfortunate "pimping out"?
megatroptimus
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Originally Posted by Skottech View Post
I do wonder how they'll explain "nitro" BB in DOTM. Did he scan the gear or is he the result of unfortunate "pimping out"?
Wheeljack?
the goth rat
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Originally Posted by jru42287 View Post
"Oh my God, they found me. I don't know how, but they found me! Run for it, Marty!"
"Who? WHO?!"
"Who do you think?! The Decepticons!"
maybe he could travel back in time and kick bays ass for putting in that stupid dog on dog action and the old lady getting high in the last movie gawd damn it
harrismonkey
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Originally Posted by Nerdicon View Post
He strikes me as an upscale scout figure.
Remember, Battle Blades BB is an unusually large deluxe (which is not to say some of the new toys probably are a bit on the small size). I've seen other comparisons of DOTM BB and it's pretty comparable to TFTM deluxe BB toys or Sidearm Sideswipe in height.
tf7
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Originally Posted by jru42287 View Post
"Oh my God, they found me. I don't know how, but they found me! Run for it, Marty!"
"Who? WHO?!"
"Who do you think?! The Decepticons!"
"Great Scott Marty! If they create another parallel universe towards space time itself, and use the Camaro as a time machine, it will disrupt the entire space-time continuem, and at the end the entire universe might be at stake! All it takes is one more Bumblebee, and reality, and time itself, will be totally engulfed into nothing but dust!!"

"This is heavy Doc, are you saying that, ah, if we don't stop Hasbro from making a silver repaint of the Nitro Bee, then the entire BTTF franchise might be at stake?"

"Precisely!"

avc-prime
Why is Hasbro shrinking it? He looks like a dwarf compare to the Battle blades Bumble bee. I'll still get it though but I do not want the figs getting smaller.
Cheebs
I will definitely get this (and promptly paint it silver). There is much to like here. Aside from those damn curling wrists. Why do they keep doing that?
Ellamin
Hmm, It's an upgrade from TFTM concept bee... still, I might grab HFTDBBBB for a custom...
Evil'Con
He is goood
lushkwok
Yes the body part is mis-transformed, please check the updated picture. Many thanks!
Gilgamesh
Hm, he has inwards elbow articulation like BB Bumblebee, whereas the regular DOTM Bee has forward elbow articulation (which I prefer).

Both look nice to me however.
theestampede
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Originally Posted by lushkwok View Post
looking at this picture, it looks like the doors are attached with swivel joints. Can they be swung outward to finish his look?
closetrat


That's it - I'm gonna be hunting for this one!
Shin Densetsu
Much appreciated images and review lushkwok! I dig the armored parts and mech tech sans spring, don't dig the lack of battle mask. Of all Bumblebee figures this one seems like it's begging for one, it makes sense.

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