SS86 Bumblebee first look!

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by John TheDestroyer, May 14, 2024.

  1. KylerWilmoth

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    Ehhhh you could always tell what they were supposed to be though. I mean the fact that they didn't get sued is kind of crazy by my modern standards. The G1 autobot cars almost look like models at times. I think this is why the "real car series" was such an exciting prospect in masterpiece
     
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  2. artiepants

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    Wow, he is just really, truly, shockingly bad. I now find him a complete failure in every regard, aside from they got the colors right, and the hideaway hood logo is a sweet detail. Netflix Bee had some serious issues, but he looks like a bloody MP compared to this thing.

    Seeing him next to Deluxe TF1 Optimus, that’s some serious stones charging full deluxe price for a figure that tiny.
     
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    Yeah, I made that comment before the stream. Looks like we won’t be getting any blue windows unfortunately. Sad that I’m conditioned to assume Hasbro always has an agenda of slightly changing figures to get us to buy the same stuff over and over.
     
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  4. Bakarina

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    Until everyone buys this version.
     
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    Holy shit that thing is ugly. Usually the ss86 stuff looks great but something is really really off with Bee, almost feels like the mp were they over engineered it trying to get super screen accuracy. Doesn\'t help I\'ve never liked the cartoon hideously deformed \"cars\" Bee and Cliff turned into. 
     
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    Am I the only one somewhat frustrated that he doesn't have a more accurate vehicle hood/chest because he's obviously a pretool for Bumper

    Why does G1 Bumblebee keep having to get screwed out of decent toys...
     
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    I generally don't care if it's an officially licensed and completely accurate vehicle or not, and screen accuracy isn't particularly paramount for me either. That said, REALLY wishing I hadn't skipped the Netflix bee now cuz this is kinda ugly AF.
     
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    Those are neat for (presumably) legends scale, but noooo thank you on those faux chests.
     
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    When they do the Pulse-exclusive Comic Edition because blue windows would mean blue nylon to match.
     
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  10. Sunbow Prime

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    It does in the fictional Earth that the cartoon is set on.
     
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    Sigh

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    Stay off the druuuuuuggggsss.
     
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  13. bellpeppers

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    I doubt you’re the only one
     
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    I honestly think this is just an excuse. Cheap third party figures like KBB Agent Hornet get SIGNIFICANTLY closer to the mark than Hasbro has managed here, complete with blue windows and fewer panels and not particularly complex engineering, even with all the ball joints and boats for feet and limited articulation.

    Every figure is going to have its problems and its inaccuracies to make room for practicalities, but I just don't buy that Bumblebee is magically the one design Hasbro just can't figure out. He really, really isn't that complicated and Hasbro has shown themselves time and again to be able to find a middle path where a figure FEELS accurate even when there are clear differences.

    86 Bumblebee is a complete miss in that regard.

    Because Volkswagen is so notoriously protective of their IP, that not being licensed means you get results like this: a vehicle mode that has gone out of its way to avoid even slightly stepping on their toes, to the point it barely resembles Bumblebee's penny racer alt mode(which still had a distinct VW Beetle hood and overal shape), and looks much more like a Bumper pretool.

    The other figures don't need to be licensed, because those companies aren't going to rake Hasbro over the coals the way VW would.
     
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  15. Sunbow Prime

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    When has Bumblebee ever been an in-universe Volkswagen in media besides the Bumblebee movie?
     
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    Seriously, how is it that Takara can produce a VW Beetle Missing Link Bumblebee and Hasbro can import it but they can't get the license to do a proper SS86 version? They already had the VW Beetle mold for Netflix and Buzzworthy Bumblebee. They literally just needed to repaint it to get people to buy it.
     
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    so if this exists without the VW license, then they could do a Bug Bite repaint with a (semi) accurate alt mode.
     
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  18. Sunbow Prime

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    Why do they need a license to make this? I think the flat roof was chosen for the robot mode to have an accurate flat chest and the flat roof works well for Cliffjumper's car.
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    volkswagen might have a say in whether they "literally just need to repaint it"

    like, it's kind of crucial
     
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