SS86 Bumblebee first look!

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

  1. Throway

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    The forearms are weird
     
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    METALLIC G2 BUMBLEBEE I AM READY
     
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    I think it mostly shares some of the transformation scheme of Netflix BB and ER Cliffjumper where the shoulders flip and the arms tuck in. Shame that its only a 90 degree bend though.
     
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    Well, so much for my hopes for a Netflix Bumblebee redeco … THAT I might have bought.

    This somehow manages to be a worse pseudo-Beetle than even the original Penny Racer Bumblebee. It’s good for those who want show accuracy, but it’s probably a pass for me. Although the robot mode is nice, so maybe. I don’t know. I loved it when Goldbug and KMart Legends Bee both looked more like the real car and never looked back.

    I guess it’ll depend on how good it looks in person, assuming I ever see it in store. (I’m not sold enough to preorder.)
     
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    It's definitely square enough to work for Bumper. Like that it hides that hood symbol in robot mode. Do we know if it's a partsformer yet? That was the most glaring problem with the last one besides brainlessly poor distribution.
     
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    It was said in the stream that it did not partsform.
     
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    To be fair, it’s accurate to the original Microman toy that turned into a 1:1 scale Penny Racer, as well.
     
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    true
     
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    I hope toyhax makes some cell shaded window decals. Then he will be a great cartoon bumblebee.
     
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    A-Level toys are meant to be easily-orderable Popular Characters by major retailers. There's not a lot that's "easily-orderable" about a toy whose licensed altmode is perpetually on the verge of expiring.

    The A-level Marvel toys didn't have RDJ or Tom Holland heads either.
     
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    The alt mode is also fairly toon accurate while ones like Netflix were more car accurate.
     
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    It's funny, as a concept I didn't really have much interest in chibi Beetle Bumblebee. I mean, within the context of the show he's supposed to be a real car, not a Penny Racer. So the idea always seemed kind of dumb to me. But seeing photos of him, I have to admit I kind of dig it. Not really for the sake of cartoon accuracy, but just because he looks cute. Just works for me as a chibi version of Bumblebee.
     
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    Like it or not, Hasbro chose to not get a VW license and appropriately designed BB that way.

    For me— this new one rocks a better robot mode. Mild disappointment alt mode looks very Cliffy. But overall, this will be my new Bee. I really dig that robot mode.
     
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    Bumblebee jiggling oiled up bootay
     
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    The grey limbs are cartoon accurate, so releasing it with black limbs and blue windows would mean you'd have to mix and match the two releases for either to really work.

    Also this toy can't have blue windows, as they said on the stream. The windows share a PA (AKA unpaintable) mold with some of the figure's other grey parts, so those windows aren't going to be blue unless you want some of the limbs or wheels to be too.
     
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    Are you sure? Those window parts have yellow paint. They certainly can put blue on there too.
     
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    PARTS of the windows are on parts that can be painted. But also parts that are nylon poke though the edges of the windows, and the rest of the windows are decoed to match the nylon parts. This was explicitly said on the stream, so we're pretty sure.

    I've outlined the parts that are likely nylon:

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    Wait- I remember now. They didn't do blue windows because parts of the windows are molded in the PA plastic, so the windows would have odd patches of black/grey breaking through the bottom of a blue window.
     
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