I couldn't come up with a better title than this. I really don't know how to describe what's been happening to me every year since I started collecting. I like to call this oddity the "Bumblebee Curse". Basically, I have purchased at least one Bumblebee every year since I started collecting. He isn't my favourite character by any longshot but somehow I can't seem to stop buying him each year. The purchases are almost never planned, and he just keeps happening one way or another! In 2013, my first year, I was doing "catch up" to figure out the figures that I wanted. As the movie was my main influence getting back into Transformers, I bought DOTM Deluxe Bumblebee to partner up with my DOTM Voyager Optimus. I bought two more Bumblebees (HFTD Battle Blade and T30 Deluxe Bumblebee) in an attempt to get the best movie Deluxe version of him at the time, then a more IDW inspired version of him (That T30 Deluxe mold never grew on me). In 2014, my desire to return to G1 was at full strength. I no longer wanted to primarily meddle in the Bayverse toys any longer. So I picked up Toyworld TW-03 Bii because of his accuracy to G1 Bumblebee. He was hundreds of times better than the previous Bees I bought and was my main Bee for about a year. In 2015, after reading user reviews and finding out that MP21 had a special edition mask that helped him resemble the G1 toy, I caved and picked him up mainly out of curiousity and a small hope he'd surpass TW-03 in my eyes. Long story short, he didn't. I kept him anyway. In 2016, I got the AOE Evolutions Legends Bumblebee (slight repaint of T30 Legends Bumblebee mold) for my new 84 Ark crew project. The reason was that TW-03 Bii was the wrong scale with the legends at that time. AOE Evolutions Legends Bee was my main Bee for another year. In 2017, it was only natural to replace AOE Evolution Legends Bee with Titans Returns Legends Bumblebee as he was a more superior figure in articulation and slight scaling alone. Plus that line was so sick! Great follow up to Combiner Wars in my opinion. This was also the year I was fully cognizant of this strange, scary pattern during my journal recording of my collection that year... In 2018, after leaving my home of Antigua and Barbuda to study in China, I left my collection. I started a new collection and whilst collecting, I found it natural to buy another Titans Return Bumblebee. He's my main Bumblebee at the moment. Finally, 2019, I almost went the entire year without a Bumblebee purchase and thought that I was free of him until i found myself buying a T30 Legends Bumblebee (today) just so that I could partner my Titans Returns Bumblebee with Blaze Master. If you remember, he never came packaged with a weapon and because of the Battle Master/Targetmaster influence of Siege, I thought it would be cool to give him a partner. I didn't buy that set for T30 Bumblebee, but the point is, he's in my collection again. Do you see? Am I going mad? Am I secretly a bigger fan of Bumblebee than I realize? That alone somewhat terrifies me as I consider myself a bigger Optimus Prime fan. It will happen again in 2020 too! Calling it now. Cliffjumper I'm not too interested in but you know that Bumblebee will follow in Wave 2 or 3. He better be uncool because if I buy him next year, the curse is real AAAAAHHHHHHH! I hope I'm not alone in this. Maybe you guys have strange tales to tell about your collecting adventures.