Iron Factory Bumblebee

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by IronMagnus, Jan 2, 2020.

  1. IronMagnus

    IronMagnus Well-Known Member

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    So, you all are going to hate me.... Because I have no pictures, or an official name, or even a release number.

    But he is coming.

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    If this isn't confirmation, I don't know what is. My guess would be that it is EX-50.

    Will update this post when IF releases more info.
     
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  2. lilcarus

    lilcarus Well-Known Member

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    that sketch of cliffjumper looks sick. i wish we would have gotten that bot as a release. but maybe they liked it so much they decided to use it as bee's alt.
     
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  3. deaculpa

    deaculpa Stand Alone Complex

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    Booooo. Boo.
     
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  4. Jedah Dohma

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    Color me interested.
     
  5. DesertDog

    DesertDog is a Limited Edition redeco.

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    Yes! I like TR Bee, but this will be my definitive Legends class Bee.
     
  6. lilcarus

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    this is the picture i was talking about if anyone was interested.

    it is such a better looking bot design. 005LLkdbgy1gai9l15cucj32i8194x52.jpg
     
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  7. MeisterAl

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    Awesome. I wonder if they'll base the vehicle mode off of the sportier muscle car or the VW Beetle.
     
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  8. zeroblue2099

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    This year would be amazing. Possibly doable too with no Combiners to gum things up. Though they still have half the figures from 2019 to finish.

    Maybe Bumblebee is another mid-year surprise like the Lambros.

    I am hoping if it is remold it more like the Sideswipe/Jazz; almost all new parts with shared engineering then the Sunstreaker/Battlecharger remold.
     
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    I hope we get an Ironhide/Ratchet soon, I'd like to at least complete what I consider to be the 'core' cast of Autobots.
     
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    They’ve done a great job with remolds, and figures that share a lot of similarities like Wheeljack.
     
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    I'm guessing black stripes
     
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  12. Grievlocke

    Grievlocke Omni Armory

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    lol you just wanted the news credit =P I can't blame you
     
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  13. MeisterAl

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    Yeah. Looking at all of their previous releases, all of their designs are more geometric and hard edged. The VW Beetle is much more organic and round, which would conflict with their overall design aesthetic.
     
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  14. Admiral Prime

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    But then again the 3P VW Bee market is quite hot at the moment - I'm not saying IF is gonna start making movieverse bots, but Beetle might be more iconic than the sportscar look - Wouldn't mind seeing like a legends low-poly/edged version of the VW.

    Another option is his WFC look which showed up in IDW RID, since we've obviously had a precedent with IF OP and Prowl/Bluestreak having cybertronian alt. modes.
    Either way, I'm curious, but my focus is on what's left to release, like Soundwave 2.0 & Magnus.
     
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    It would be nice if they do decide to model their Bumblebee off of a VW Beetle, that way we wont be getting another sleek yellow sports car. I hope they don't go for a Cybertronian vehicle mode though. I feel like IF only designed their earlier figures with Cybertronian vehicle modes because their engineering was very primitive, but now that they've improved with each release, their figures look good in both modes.
     
  16. Mad Prime

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    Would like B with his cane. Don't mind a Cybertronian alt mode as long as it has wheels in alt mode and can roll.

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  17. bluesymetal

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    +1 he should definitely include a cane. That was a standard for him for a long time.
     
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    I have a feeling he’ll have an earthish altmode considering the rest of the recently released carbots, but I wouldn’t mind the cybertronian version with a cane. I’ve always digged the wheels in the arm look. Would also be down for them taking some inspiration from animated bumblebee’s design.
     
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    Dang. I hope they go either for the vw bug mode with curves instead of a low Poly version or just a straight up cybertronian altmode. I hope he’s less bulky than their cliff jumper too
     
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    They could almost do seeker style repaints with this mold - Hubcap, Bumper, Tap Out, Glyph, Throttlebots (!), Bugbite all spring to mind.
     
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