SS86 Bumblebee first look!

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  1. Fenrys

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    Not trying to pick a fight or anything, but how is Hasbro dropping the ball if you misheard what was said during the stream? Bmac said there'd be limited quantities available for preorder yesterday.
     
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    I hope we get a cliffjumper variant of this one. I hate the chest tooling of the Earthrise version 
     
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    I hope we get a cliffjumper variant of this one. I hate the chest tooling of the Earthrise version 
     
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    Hope the dark grey shown on the physical sample at the show remains by final production, that’s the cartoon tone I like.
     
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    Yall I just figured something out, by putting together clues given by a very prolific leaker, marvel comics flame is going to be part of the final comic exclusive, he is going to be part of a multipack, and last but not least flame himself is going to be retooled from studio series gamer edition Megatron
     
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    Good news! This Bee is part of "A-Level", which means he'll be available all the time, and in much larger quantities. Just wait a bit, more pre-orders will pop up or you'll be able to find him in stores.
     
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    I know we’ve gotten a couple “definitive” bumblebees over the past couple of years but this might just be the best.

    Oh and even better, he’s not an exclusive.

    I believe he’s also apart of the A-Level assortment, which means the entire case will be filled with just him and TF one prime. So we won’t have to worry about target or walmart not stocking it, and then the sale window ends so they just end up never being available.
     
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    "I can't believe people's taste differ from me!"

    Seriously though, I prefer the VW Bee alt mode like the netflix one, not helping that this one looks a little bit boxy and has kinda weird separation on the windshield.
     
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    Yuck.
    Pass.
     
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    Oh No Lenny got to Bumblebee as well and now he has tatoos too !

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    The best thing about this Bumblebee is they might retool it into a Cliffjumper and then I might have the chance to get the Animation Colour Netflix mould Buzzworthy version I'd like to ge
    t as people ditch that to get a newer one.

    As for this Bumblebee... it is a thing it exists... I honestly don't know if I think it is a good or bad thing... it is just kinda there... there is a reason I didn't buy MP Bee 2.0 and I think that reason may apply here too.
     
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    That's not how you spell beige.
     
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    I think what sets me off is the mixture of round (the hubcap) and boxy (window), it looks weird and looks kind of a mix between two different toys.

    I'd rather they go full round like netflix Bee, or full boxy like Core Bumblebee.
     
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    Looks better than MP V2 version
     
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    I like the Optimus, but I\'d have to paint those weird beige sections silver. 
     
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    Size/scale wise I wonder how this one looks next the recent Animated Bee.

    That'll help me in determining if I'll get the upcoming Wasp provided that Wasp will be using the Animated Bee mold.
     
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    The car roof somewhat resembles CJ's already, plus Hasbro has made Cliffjumpers from Bumblebee molds throughout the franchise. It's inevitable.
     
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    This is a really neat figure. I like it. I don't know if I'll pick it up though. I'm actually quite happy with the origins Bumblebee. But maybe if I see it in person, I might take a chance on it.
     
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    I don't hate that it looks off in Alt mode/less accurate to ChibiBee. There's already MP for that, or Netflix Bee for more real world license accuracy. The bot mode does a good job of what it was intended for. And Bumblebee in the 86 movie just requires one thing as an add on. A floating talk bubble to go with Spike that says "Aw !@#$#@! what are we gonna do now?"
     
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    personally it is kinda annoying that this is being marketed very specifically as animation accurate "SS 86 Bumblebee" but there is enough here that is very explicitly NOT animation accurate. the lack of fold away wheels in the feet. the weird forearm shapes, and while i understand their reasoning for the grey windows, the grey windows... its not accurate regardless for their reasoning.

    like why couldn't they have just taken the existing VW deluxe mold and give it a toon accurate paint job and be done with it? maybe retool it a bit? like they did Springer.

    If an entire brand new mold from the ground up that is designed specifically for this purpose, but cant fulfill that purpose, what was the point?
     
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