Possible reissue of 2014 dollar store version of Universe 2.0 Bumblebee

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  1. SHIELD Agent 47

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    Today I was at a Five Below store in Bloomington, Indiana, USA and saw the 2014 dollar store version of Universe Legends Class Bumblebee. (Relevant TFWiki entry, for reference.)

    Yes, every Bumblebee present was mistransformed in-package as photographed.

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  2. IgnikaMarcus

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    Leftover stock Five Below got in, I'd guess.
     
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    You’d be surprised what shit gets left in the warehouse for years. I know when TRU closed and was selling stock, BBTS managed to get ahold of a bunch of Movie 1 Inferno’s and Mudflap from 2007 that had been sitting in a warehouse for 10 years.
     
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    Not a reissue. The card back legal info says 2013. Must have been an old case that got shaken loose.

    I was still finding G2 Cyberjets at KayBee until like 2002.
     
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  5. halo4361

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    I was wondering why those were still up for sale.
     
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    I found those at a local shop during Christmas time, like 3 or 4 full pegs of them and last time I was there, maybe around summer they were still there. I almost bought one just out of curiosity of how Bee was packaged with a hidden head.
     
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  7. AzT

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    https://www.fivebelow.com/products/transformers-action-figure

    Annual 99 Cents Only / Big Lots reloads too, along with Optimus Prime and Starscream.

    Optimus Prime (G1)/toys - Transformers Wiki

    Starscream (G1)/toys - Transformers Wiki
     
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  8. Nevermore

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    Entertainment Earth got a new batch of that wave a year or two ago. This is a new(-ish) production run. It's lacking the incorrect "Reveal the Shield" call-out on the back of the packaging the 2014 releases had.
     
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  9. Mudslide

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    He's playing peek-a-boo.
     
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    There were on BBTS for a while, have you seem them elsewhere? I missed both of them in my impotence.
     
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    Inferno’s and Mudflap’s which, last I checked, are still available in droves on BBTS. I’m intrigued to see what they’ll do with them.
     
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    They don’t show up on search for me. But if you can somehow pull up Inferno, please link!
     
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    They’re gone, it seems. The last time I checked was a month or two ago, I doubt they all sold out in the meantime so it’s possible BBTS trashed them. Sorry for that, if I got your hopes up.
     
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  15. Nevermore

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    Here's the thread for the 2017 Entertainment Earth/BBTS stock.
    2010 Legion (old legends) G1 figures getting reissued in Feb 2017

    This Bumblebee has a 2017 manufacturing date code embossed into his cardback.

    Legion Bumblebee comparison.jpg

    The 2014 releases had a call-out for a non-existent "Reveal the Shield" rubsign gimmick. The 2017 releases had that error fixed.

    This is a 2017 re-release that lingered around for three years, not a 2014 release that lingered around for six years.
     
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    So, that explains the year of release, but what I'm wondering is why does every documented online account of seeing this at a Five Below store show him mistransformed in the package like that? It has been reported on earlier here and I've seen it mentioned somewhere on Facebook, as well (sorry, I don't have the Facebook link), but EVERY copy is mistransformed.

    It even shows him that way on their website (https://www.fivebelow.com/products/...US20a5oW-PxGZybPEc5Sps-Y5LbIhPLmVx2XGDkiNBiWQ).

    I wonder if these "Peekaboo Bumblebees" were held back as defective at the time (2017), recently rediscovered in a Hasbro warehouse somewhere and eventually dumped to Five Below to recover costs?

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    Most def not a reissue.

    On the flipside, if you want to get POTP Prime Masters, 5 Below has them too.
     
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    As I explained above, it is a reissue, but from 2017, not from this year.
     
  19. KFGatri

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    Packaged for dramatic head reveal!
     
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    Its interesting that his drawing is classic Bumblebee, but his altmode is modern.