Bumblebee Movie Model Kits By Trumpeter

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  1. SPLIT LIP

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    It won't be. The model kit won't come with that level of detail, it'll be "cleaner" with a little less detail. (but is still pre-painted, just not to that level)

    Nope, this the smaller non-scale line. The bigger Bumblebee that was just posted seems to be part of a scale line, however. (going off the teaser for Optimus)

    Very similar product. Both are model kits, both result in highly articulated "figures" you can pose and swap accessories with. Only thing is I'm not sure if this new Bumblebee will come with any painted parts, he's missing the majority of silver trim on his helmet and yellow armour sections. It may sacrifice paint apps for more colour separation and detailed build, much like a Gundam model.

    Also I gotta say, kudos to Trumpeter for not just upscaling the 3D render of the smaller Bumblebee. This bigger one has slightly better proportions, namely the arms aren't as long. (they weren't tremendously off on the other one, TBF) For a company that has never done mecha models, that I'm aware of, they seem to be really good at doing articulated robots.
     
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    Damn... That Bee looks so good
     
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    That is some Bandai-level multicolour injection molding there! Impressive!

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    This guy looks great. Their previous kits were a bit too teeny for me, but I'm much more interested in something of this size and detail. Will also be interesting to see how their Optimus compares to the Yolopark kit. I'd guess the Trumpeter kit will be much simpler but might have a nicer finish.

    That said, pretty impressive that some of the 3rd-party figures look nearly this good while also transforming.
     
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    Neat.

    I\'m impressed by the ambitious multi-gate injection. 
     
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    I didn't even clue in that the folded wings were multi-coloured injection. Shit, has Bandai even done transparent multi-injection? (maybe the RG Unicorns?) Trumpeter is really ambitious, makes me wonder what kind of experience the team behind these models has. Trumpeter must have brought in new people.
     
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    of course they did such thing before

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    i really should get to building the Smart Kit Bee lol curious how the joints hold up considering Trumpeter is all about static military kits before
     
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    Only joints to be careful with are the ankles. I highly recommend using hot water on the feet during assembly since they are really rigid and you have to force the ball joint through blind. Otherwise the joints hold up fantastically.
     
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    I'll have my drill and brass rods ready I guess :D 
     
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    I'd definitely recommend avoiding it if possible. It was not fun. :I

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    Hopefully this bigger Bumblebee delivers a smooth construction experience. :D 
     
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    In hand image of trumpeter Blitzwing with BB
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    Still wish we had a price. :I
     
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    I want to see the manual. I'm hoping the ankles being separate from the legs makes them easier to assemble than Bumblebee.
     
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    Trumpeter
    New promo pic updated and new teaser has been released for the next upcoming figure
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    And that's Soundwave
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    And yet still no price? Deposits are 50 yuan which is about $7 US. I hope that's not a 10% deposit. :I
     
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    where you finding deposits? trying to google the 15cm figure seems to just be getting me tfw results for, well, this thread lol
     
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    The link in Williammmw's post says the deposit at the very bottom, but I had to translate the page in chrome.
     
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