SS86 Bumblebee first look!

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

  1. Ravewind

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    Not quite though as what I meant that I had presumed that Cloudcover would sell quickly but in the end he ended up being near everywhere, including in stores that I would visit looking for other figures I wanted but could rarely find. On the other hand Kickback shelfwarmed so hard that I bought two of them (one for me and the other for my nephew) for well under what one would normally cost so I assumed the same for Shrapnel and got burned. So basically if I could go back I would have done the reverse for Cloudcover and Shrapnel who I just can't find and leaving TCP as my last hope.
     
  2. Lokimaru

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    The wheels not folding in has to be one of their "keep them wanting more" choices. No matter how mini masterpiece they get they'll always leave something unfinished or not quite accurate.
     
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  3. Fenrys

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    Preorders were put up at BBTS (at least) in limited quantities, I grabbed one from there
     
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    But neither this guy nor TR Bee have clear windows...
     
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    Yolopark’s mini AMK Bee.
     
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    So clean, wish it transformed.
     
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    Hasbro/Takara used to use gated molds so that the colors of at least some parts could be changed independently and different colors could be implemented on the same mold. I suspect simpler molds are one way they’re keeping the production cost down. It would help explain why we rarely get clear insert windows these days.

    Another victim of cost cutting, I guess.
     
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  11. Neko-bot77

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    Do we have a street date for BB and TFONE Optimus? I know they said these "A-list" toys would be on shelves for like 12 months but I don't recall a specific drop date...
     
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    Pretty sure they mentioned late july, early august
     
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    My Amazon order says 8/20 for Prime
     
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    Oh wow he just floats in the open space of that box
     
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    It could be worse:

    mp45box.jpg
     
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    CMDstore has this Bumblebee (and TFOne Prime) in stock, so I guess technically he's out.
     
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    "Bumblebee"
     
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    Float like a butterfly, sting like a... Bee.