Legacy Animated Bumblebee

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Pixelmaster, Sep 17, 2023.

  1. Blader12

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    I'd be the first in line if they ever made more proper Animated figures again, but these G1/CHUG-ified versions aren't doing it for me. I appreciate what they're trying to do here, but the mishmash of aesthetics just looks... off. Bee and Bulkhead in particular just look like someone stuck Animated heads onto a CHUG bodies (imo).

    I'll continue to patiently wait for some sort Animated 2.0 figures... as implausible as it probably is.
     
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    Oh nice! He seems super posable and collapses very well in vehicle mode.

    Does he come with those blast effects by the way or are they from something different?
     
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    I\'m gonna have to pass, I liked animated prowl he\'s in my collection but something about this fig just puts me off from it
     
     
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    They’re from a Newage Seeker
     
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    I mean, that's exactly what happened, so...

    I thought Prowl was a perfect update, but I hated Animated's art style, so that's just me. He's accurate enough to be instantly recognizable in terms of both character and source material, so he works out nicely. Shadow Striker's head is accurate, but the rest of her is completely wrong to the source they claim the figure to be from. Strongarm is decent, and recognizable enough, but her El Camino mode is far too short to be the proper police truck she was, not to mention the bot isn't quite bulky enough. As for the Prime figures, Knockout is literally just a red Jazz that's not even close to accurate, Bulkhead looks nothing like any Bulkhead, let alone Prime, and Arcee is just a shit mold anyway, not to mention inaccurate. Skyquake and Dreadwing are the best, but they're still too boxy and generic. Hasbro really looked at everything post-UT that isn't the movies and said "let's take everything that makes these designs unique and interesting, and just scrap it entirely."

    I seriously hope the next line doesn't keep doing this. It kinda hurts to see actual good and interesting designs made bland enough to fit in with 40 year old designs. It's like they won't be happy until they manage to trim off enough interesting stuff to cram the entire Transformers brand under the Sunbow.
     
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    You think that’s laughable?

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    How does he look with the stingers when not combined? I've heard it looks terrible from the descriptions, but I just want to see what that's like and if maybe there was any possible work around for that.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Definitly true. The attachment points are angled quite a bit to enable to standard combined pose. Doing them individually results in some odd angles to try to make it work:

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    Wow looks amazing, a lot of people need to chill out, animated is getting some fantastic love, you can tell with this one picture:
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    And Bumblbee looks really high quality
    When's the last time you saw a foot sole
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    ... and man that's a great bottom of the car, no robot parts glaring at me:
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    Looks great!
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    This is honestly hilarious, that the bottom of his feet ARE black plastic, but they deliberately made the choice to not have that black plastic make up the visible soles of his feet, which are supposed to be black.

    It would have improved his look SO much despite being such a minor thing.
     
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    Is there a way to swivel his feet around so the parts with the actual car are facing forwards?
     
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    Yeah, I don't know why they didn't just have the black extend to the boot soles.

    Also yikes this guy is tiny. Prowl isn't that big of a Deluxe already. I'm not sure where the $25 pricepoint is, regardless of my feelings on the figure's aesthetics.
     
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    Same with any small deluxe: tons of articulation, lots of moving parts for transformation, and a built-in set of gap fillers.
     
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    Not really

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    Can his feet be easily removed or are they pinned in? If you could pop them off and swap sides, yeah it'd be partsforming, but I think that would improve his look quite a bit.