Botshots (BeCool) hit Japan

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  1. Transformed

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    Botshots or BeCool or Vehicle, or whatever you want to call them, are out in Japan, the first wave anyway. My son bought one, Bumblebee Clear Color Special Sports Car, so that’s the only one I have pictures of (at the moment). By the way, they ARE being marketed as Transformers, so if Takara has some exclusive colors in the works, I guess we should expect variants.

    They have different chest symbols than the ones BotShots toys sport—Takara’s BeCool toys have symbols that relate to the vehicles or the robots function (I guess). Bumblebee has a picture of a star, car and P (parking) stickers on his chest.

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    For those wondering, they do not have codes for Botshots (not the same thing)--my son was a little disappointed (he's four). I told him they weren't exactly the same things as the ones he got for Christmas, but their designs weren't helping with my explanation:p 
     
  2. Feralstorm

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    Are these guys named, or just "sport car type" or something like that? I'd be curious what purpose the chest symbols serve on these, if anything.

    I like how the package lists "CAR?", "ROBOT?" like it's not sure. :) 
     
  3. Transformed

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    Yes, they are named. It states that the car/robot?:p  in the box is Bumblebee;) 
     
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    So, these are Transformers-branded then...nice.

    Where on the package does it say Bumblebee? I ran "sports car" through Google Translate and came up with スポーツカー, which seems to be the second half of the large name on the front of the box. Is it what's in parentheses above the large text?

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  5. Transformed

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    Just above スペシャルスポーツカー(Special Sports car), it reads バンブルビークリアカラー(Bumblebee Clear Color).
     
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    Cool. Thanks for the info.

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    The real Question should be why are they not sold as Choro Q ?
     
  8. Transformed

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    ...because they are larger, don't use coins nor do they have motors?
     
  9. Autovolt 127

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    These are going to be a great sell in Japan. They love this kind of stuff.
     
  10. NemiMonkey

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    Well now I have an excuse to get Shockwave and Powerglide since they don't have the same symbols as the Bot Shots. Can't go wrong with a read Mirage either. On top of that small packages, I don't know why I like them I just do.
     
  11. Nightrain

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    Is it incredibly stupid that I want to buy some just for the little boxes?