Studio Series Rusty Bumblebee and Camo Blackout

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Type-R, May 23, 2018.

  1. Chaos Prime

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    Lol! Sure...a 'repaint'...a slightly lighter shade of gray.

    I do like the SS Blackout, but a splash of color somewhere would have been nice to see on it.
     
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  2. Chaos Prime

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    Eh. I look at it this way; not once in rotf is Grindor referred to by name, so if you disregard the toy, it might as well be Blackout.

    Plus with that in mind Blackout gets to survive the first movie, and die in glorious battle in the second; as opposed to getting killed in the first movie via a crotch shot...
     
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  3. Dachande

    Dachande Formerly Yaujta... Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah, instead he gets his head ripped apart by murder-Prime.
     
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  4. dragon

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    bumblebee needs more rust on hood look to new
     
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  5. Digilaut

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    Hmm. They're cool, but not worth to double-dip. The Bumblebee should've been the main release, but even that mold is fine as is.
     
  6. jru42287

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    Well of course I'm going to want that Bee instead. God damn it, Hasbro...

    That's great and all, but it's still Grindor in the second movie. Larger helicopter alt. mode and much taller robot than Blackout. Which is also why I can't see them repurposing the mold into Grindor, if they're trying to keep with scale for this line.
     
  7. PlanckEpoch

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    ....man. I wish this was the BB we got in the first place. Not really enough for me to buy again. I wish that Blackout had either a two tone green forest camo or desert camo. Theres some pics of Pave Lows that may or may not have been I. The 1991 Gulf War with said camo patterns.

    Sikorsky MH-53J "Pave Low III"
     
  8. WhiteMocha

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    I can\'t believe I\'m considering getting another SS Bumblebee... but if the build quality on this one is better, I might replace my mushy first-release version with him. But this is definitely a \"wait for reviews\" situation. 
     
  9. TFXProtector

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    Hmm. If I was Takara Tomy, I would be pretty POd, right now. Hasbro is strongarming them into this unified release thing and then pop out a premium TT level deco on two of the figures that nobody will really be able to obtain. (Not to a number that matters.)

    I will be honest, this seems like a really crap thing to do.
     
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  10. eltonlin98

    eltonlin98 Lose the race to win the battle

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    I could have continued on much happier and blissfully unaware of that BB. As is, the hunt was crushed before it even began /:
     
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    Where are the images for blackout???
     
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    Does this Blackout have proper hands? No? Pass.
     
  13. Chaos Prime

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    I can guarantee you the casual movie goer didn't even notice; probably assumed it was the same guy.

    And as a transformers fan, hell I barely even noticed the difference. It's not like we see Optimus and blackout standing side by side in the first movie, so I have no real context to his height to Prime.
     
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    camouflage blackout, really.. waste of plastic. should paint it green, call it grindor. and bumblebee shouldve looked like that to begin with. the TLK wave 3 mold strikes again.. ugh.
     
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    Mate that is crazy talk.
    It’s a great mould.

    But yes, this should’ve been the original release.
     
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    If it wasnt for the photo of the box packaged in car mode, I would have believed that particular dealer just had a handful of them airbrushed. Especially Blackout. Also why no rust in robot mode for Bee? Thats a bit annoying. He should have some rust on the head like Saueeks plus a little on the yellow parts of the arms/legs etc.
     
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    ill buy them both if I can get my hands on them
     
  18. Megatron118

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    Bee looks better, but I’m not spending money on a second version just for the rust
     
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  20. netkid

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    Hasbro, this is a dick move. That Bumblebee should\'ve been what the mainline got and you know it. You should\'ve instead made a metallic yellow Bumblebee like the old 2007 Lawson\'s exclusive.
     
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