Legacy Animated Bumblebee

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  1. Pixelmaster

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    One of my friends showed me photos of what is presumed to be legacy animated bumblebee
     

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    BluJayWarrior Waiting for more AOE Dinobots

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    And so the great leaking begins. Hope there’ll still be some surprises left by the time Pulsecon rolls around next weekend.

    Bee looks about as expected. The body actually gives me some IDW Drift vibes.
     
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    This is repulsive. So much worse than I imagined.

    The head is probably the worst part. Trying to adapt Animated Bumblebee into whatever the fuck is going on here, the body isn’t THAT bad compared to the ugly hybrid head design. It fails at being Animated, it fails at being generic generations design, it’s just awful and doesn’t even look right on that body. It’s not even remotely the same aesthetic as the body.

    it’s honestly disturbing to look at.

    I’m not a fan of Legacy Prowl, but he was done MUCH better than this thing overall, and much more faithful to the source material, and the head and body aesthetic were the same unlike this mess.

    They couldn’t even be bothered to keep the stripe on one side of the body.
     
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    Comparisons with my original Bee.
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    grimtnt Armada is older now than G1 was in 2002

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    Actually looks quite nice, better than I was expecting

    Considering the bumpers end up on the back of the feet it is a shame they couldn't get them as the front of the feet
     
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    Well, that was fast!
     
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    TFXProtector TFW2005 Supporter

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    He's not...bad? I'm kind of impressed. I'm just as shocked as you are.
     
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    Reminds me a lot of the original deluxe I grew up with. Day 1 preorder for me. Same with Animated Prime if this is something to go off. Glad the design team has made some adjustments from initial Legacy figures.
     
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    OOF! After Prowl, I was thinking there'd be some kind of effort to try and keep Animated figures in something akin to the style of Animated. This just looks like some generic neo-G1 figure, since that's essentially all the Animated designs were, without the distinctive art style.

    Also, I'm calling it now: Chase will be a repaint/retool of this.
     
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    The streak of awful looking G1ified Animated and Prime characters continues.
     
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    Animated Prowl was the best figure in Legacy Evolution.
    This is…not good
     
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    Looks really good!
     
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    He looks alright. The very noticeable gap between the shoulder joint and the arm joint doesn't look good, though, I kinda wish that front bit were covered up. Hopefully that can be chalked up to leakers just putting out the figure as they know it and not trying to make it look good/hiding flaws.

    I want to see what the vehicle mode looks like before making any final judgements, though.
     
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    At the end of the day there will be people who hate it and people who love it. There’s no sense in arguing what you do/don’t like about it. It seems they took the extreme after hearing complaints about prowl. I personally can’t wait for him and he’s gonna be a nice small bee with my CHUG TFA. My only gripe is the middle crest on his forehead and the shoulders. But nothing worse than what we’ve gotten before on bigger figures. I can’t wait for the Wasp and hopefully Cliff repaints.
     
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  18. NextToNoMoney

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    The head is a little off, but the rest of him seems alright! Definitely a clearance/discount purchase
     
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    Just noticing now that the forearms are full of greebly detail that isn’t anywhere to be seen on the rest of the figure.

    One figure, three different clashing aesthetics.

    Disgusting.

    I’m pretty sure this mold wasn’t designed to be Animated Bumblebee. That’s the only way the three clashing styles makes any sense to me. This is a pre tool for some other equally awful looking thing.
     
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    Tbh all he needs it a rounded top of the head
     
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