SS86 Bumblebee first look!

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

  1. Bountyan

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    It's impressive how consistently terrible Hasbro is with matching yellow paint to plastic.
     
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  2. galvatran

    galvatran Galvatran lives!

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    Cut Hasbro some slack. They've had only 40 years to practice on Bumblebee...
     
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    Got mine in from CMD. I really like it. The color match doesn't bother me (honestly, if I didn't read the discussion here I doubt I would even have thought about it). The figure itself has a great heft, and I just love the penny racer proportions.
     
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    Yeah I didn't figure the yellow was a big deal. People just like to have something to complain about.
     
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    "Don't ask questions. Just consume product and get excited for next product."

    They've only had like 40 years to experiment with paint. One extra layer of yellow paint probably could've fixed it.

    Its fine if you don't mind it but that doesn't mean people aren't allowed to point out the faults.
     
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    That's where I'm at. I have Netflix Bumblebee, Buzzworthy Goldbug, and Buzzworthy Cliffjumper. I still need to get Selects Hubcap, but he's still easy to find for cheap. I don't feel like tossing them to the side for a new mold. Maybe if this body gets retooled into Bumper (Bumblejumper) I'll pick that up, but I still wish we got Bumper from the Earthrise Cliffjumper/Bumblebee frame.
     
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    Even owning the Netflix BB, I like this one better because the penny racer proportions are so important to my idea of Bumblebee. But obviously everyone’s mileage will vary on that.

    As for the yellow mismatched paint, I’m not trying to downplay it for anyone who’s concerned about it, so much as saying that for me - who doesn’t tend to pay attention to or care very much about this sort of thing - it’s not so excruciatingly bad that it gave me pause this time. So if you’re like me, it probably won’t bother you.
     
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  9. ScorponokIsHere

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    40 years to experiment tells them that, indeed, another layer of yellow paint wouldn't solve the problem. Paint will always catch the light differently than both ABS and nylon. Always. Another layer isn't going to change how the paint absorbs light.
     
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    Hopefully I'll be able to get this guy on the next round. There's something about the personality of this figure (in either mode) that I find really charming.
    On a weird side note, it also makes me want to see them do a new figure of the Classics Bumblebee design, wave rider and all.
     
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    The problem with the paint is that Hasbro chose the completely wrong shade of yellow. They chose an odd bluish yellow paint, which isn't remotely close. If they chose a different shade of yellow, it would've worked much, much better.

    Adding another layer of the wrong yellow won't help.

    Standard yellow electrical tape from Home Depot is a fairly spot on match for the bare yellow plastic.
     
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    Whoa there… I said before that like the new Bee but if I had to find something to complain about, it would be the yellow. Hopefully toyhax can fix the minor issue. I don’t “like” to have something to complain about.
     
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  13. Vanya

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    Not really. MP-45 has a much more fiddly and complicated transformation with awesome "features" such as a shitty faux chest.
    MP-21 is far better suited to scaling down for a Generations minibot.
     
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    Throway You'll never stop at one...

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    Lol okay
     
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    It looks blue because it's painted over black.

    Another option would be to hit it with a primer first, but then you're doubling the paint ops and it still wouldn't 100% match due to thr aforementioned difference in how it interacts with light.
     
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    This gonna be Sunstreaker part deux again. Like after 3 years, Hb will get the plastic and paint combo right.:lolol 
     
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    Maybe I should've said tint. It's still tinted wrong. Otherwise, it would just look like a darker yellow instead of a completely mismatched yellow.
     
  18. octobotimus

    octobotimus Bad company ruins good morals

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    This guy is part of A-level, which means it is purposefully made to be restocked and last on shelves much longer than standard releases. So I wouldn’t worry too much about missing the preorders here.
     
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    You think Jay stays up at night regreting doing that bit now that it's becoming such low-hanging fruit for cynical nerds online to make fun of other, less cynical nerds?
     
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    I personally adore the penny racer proportions because I used to collect Choro-Q stuff and the Tooned Hotwheels series.
     
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