First sighting of Origins Bee & in-hand images

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Taranza, Jul 22, 2021.

  1. PlanckEpoch

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    Size doesn't always equate to price. Parts count, complexity, accessories and paint apps also go into it.
     
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  2. scuffed up rts bumblebee

    scuffed up rts bumblebee dont reach for the stars youll burn up and die

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    Would you rather have upscaled voyagers, leaders, deluxes, legends/core, commanders and titans that cost way more and will throw all of your past purchases out of scale? I might be a bit biased cause I love small things but these little bots are awesome
     
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  3. Beastbot X

    Beastbot X It's a hobby. Remember to have some perspective.

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    I understand that. I don't see toys like this being any more complex than most other Generations deluxe-ish toys nowadays.

    No, I'd just rather have bigger Bumblebee toys-- or ones that more fit their price point. (For example, you won't see me complaining about TR Bumblebee in terms of price. Why? Because he was the same size roughly as the other TR toys at the pricepoint.) Honestly I don't give a rip about scale, since Transformers itself rarely does beyond the vaguest, most general sense. Little bitty things like this going for $20-- I'm sorry $23-- is one of the reasons I'm getting out of collecting after this year/series is over.
     
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    Would you rather have upscaled voyagers, leaders, deluxes, legends/core, commanders and titans that cost way more and will throw all of your past purchases out of scale? I might be a bit biased cause I love small things but these little bots are awesome 

    Honestly, I don\'t think it\'s the scale\'s fault. It\'s the packaging. Hasbro is using regular deluxe scale packaging rather than just shrinking it down. I really wish they would scale it down, and MAYBE make it a different price point. I really love this figure though. If I could, I\'d probably buy two so I can customize the other into the Mehve Jet Glider from Nausicaa.
     
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    The Cliffy mold is significantly more complicated than any other Siege or Earthrise deluxe. When something is small extra engineering must be present so that things work out the way you want it to.
     
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    Yep, it makes displaying figures in a depth based shelf much nicer to do when everyone's a different size.
     
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    There is no plastic window D184CA23-36C8-47EE-BDC6-2A2DADC6F101.jpeg
     
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  9. Q Prime

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    That is just waiting for someone with a pair of scissors handy...
     
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    I was wondering if/when they'd do away with the plastic window. There's plenty of Cyberverse figures without them.

    I'm curious if this is a sign of how the packaging for Legacy will be. I'm not too worried, because I've never seen issues with the Cyberverse figures without the windows. But there is that pange of "but these are in higher demand".

    We'll see.
     
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    Dude, the rods aren’t 5mm

    lol wtf, bb has closed hands, can’t even hold em lol 6ECFC681-E11F-4C61-BF81-37CAD953EB6C.jpeg
     
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    Wha... Now that's just stupid. Maybe they heard the complaints about Megatron's mace and didn't want to risk it, but still...
     
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    Ah man, that kinda blows lol. I'm Still hoping they make a Cybertronian Wheeljack, maybe they can give him opening hands to hold them.

    I'm sure the rod is actually 5mm, it just has those caps, which I guess aren't removable to let you slide it through. Unfortunate, but I'm still excited for them.
     
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    Are any of the inventory tracking sites working for this item?
     
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    Don't get this. They could have easily made these 5MM compatible to homage the Energon rods from the first episode and even make Energon batons.
     
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    Give it a go and let us know
     
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    Oh I love it, first time I've been psyched for a Bumblebee other than Transformers Animated Bumblebee since he started saturating the toy market with the Live Action Movies.

    His Robot mode looks so much like his Action Master figure too, someone make him a Helicopter Backpack Attachment.
     
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    Nothing at Ridgmar or the one by Hulen Mall.
     
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    What if I don't give a shit about scale? Like we have a great example in Voyager Tigatron of what Cheetor could have been like had they not had to cram him in to a Deluxe price point. But noooo we gotta have scaled figures so little cat turned out a bit less dynamic than his big brother.
     
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    Wtf? Why even bother then?

    Useless accesory is somehow more useless.
     
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