Best G1 Bumblebee toy?

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  1. Shiaoran

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    Just now I've discovered the Art Feather Bumblebee, is it really possible that an unnoficial item is so much better than anything Takara Tomy/Hasbro has ever released?

    I've been a fan of Bumblebee for 20 years, but NEVER seen a good figure of him! (Non-Beetle Bumblebees aren't real Bumblebees :p ) Should I really purchase this "knock off"?

    Too bad we never saw a G1 Revoltech.

    I wish someone would make the unreleased New Beetle version now XD
     
  2. QmTablit

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    I thought the Peugeot 206 was a fantastic choice for Bumblebee's vehicle mode. One of the few reasons I'm glad Volkswagon is being dumb about its licenses and likenesses.

    If we were voting, mine would go to Henkei Bumblebee.
     
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    Classics for me, but I agree about the Alternity.
     
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    Alternity used a Suzuki Swift. The Classics/Henkei/etc. mold is a Peugeot 206.
     
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    If it's gotta be a beetle (... and given the name, I don't really blame you) then yes, the Art Feather is the best.
     
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    I made a mistake. No use editing it out, though.
     
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    But since I already mentioned it, I kind of like Alternity BB (the vehicle more than the robot). I think anything that's considered a compact car works for a G1-inspired BB.
     
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    You're out of luck with Volkswagon; unless I am mistaken, they do not wish to be associated with Transformers anymore.
    Official-wise, Classics and Alternity are the best. I'm really not a fan of that Classics re-shell, I think it crosses the line over IP infringement, but that's just me, its probably the closest you're going to get to a modern Volkswagon Bumblebee.
     
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    I really dig the Art Feather version. Hoping to pick one up soon.
     
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    Art Feather would've been perfect had they transplanted the doors to the back of the legs as so many customizers have done when trying to achieve a more G1 look in robot mode. They already went through the effort of re-shelling an existing mode. I don't think transplanting the doors would've been asking too much. I think the door arms kind of work on the Classics version, though.
     
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    Little Legends Bumblebee. He's so cute.
     
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    Yeah, I've seen better reshells in the Radicons section than that Art Feather figure.

    Besides, they dropped the ball on the whole "Classics" aspect of the figure. Should've at least used the 2012 Beetle model. Or even at least the New Beetle.
     
  13. Shiaoran

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    I know about VW not wanting a New Beetle Bumblebee, but I didn't know it was retroactive so there can never be a Beetle Bumblebee again.

    For me any Bumblebee that's not a Beetle isn't Bumblebee at all. "Truck, not monkey", you know?
    Sure other characters may look cooler in other versions (IMO the movie Optimus truck looks much nicer than any other, even though the G1 robot mode is still the best), but Bumblebee has that thing where he isn't "a cool truck", "a cool plane", "a cool SUV", he's the badass Beetle.

    I'm not into Transformers toys at all these days, it's been like 10 years since my last purchase other than the Revoltechs, so I don't know about these customs you're talking about, but given how there has already been a revision of the AF Bumblebee, wouldn't it be possible to see a third release, with the doors on the legs?
     
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    Classics is lacking in articulation but its still the best G1 Bee out there. The vehicle mode is close enough for me. Art feather BB's kibble just looks bad in robot mode...and I really don't have an aversion to kibble.

    A VW would be nice but unless the company goes back on their stance on not being associated with "war toys" we're SOL on a Beetle Bumblebee. HOWEVER, if I remember correctly Lamborghini said the same thing and we just got officially licensed Masterpiece Sideswipe and Red Alert out of them so you never know.
     
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    THIS!

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    Classics all the way.
     
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    I've always really liked the G1 Pretender/K-mart Legends Bumblebee quite a bit.