Takara Tomy MP-45 Bumblebee 2.0

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by TTemploy, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. WyldeBill

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    Why is spike posing like a squatch?
     
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    I would pay $30 for this, tops.

    It has its charm.
    But I don't feel "Masterpiece" from it, that's for sure.
     
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    hopefully it gets ko'd fast because thats all i would pay :lol 
     
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    Yep. This is exactly how I feel.
     
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    Just when I thought I was out for a bit, I'm back in! I'll "bee" definitely picking him up along with Hound and rebuying Sunstreaker for a 3rd time lolz. Still wanting more Decepticons though.

    Hoping for a repaint/reworking of Smokescreen as well. Seems plausible with Prowl and Bluestreak.
     
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  6. Such Heroic Nonsense

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    "After watching that review, I gotta say, I think this is the worst MP to date. For the price of admission, this guy is definitely not worth the cost.

    The transformation is non original and over simplified. The logo reveal just breaks up the top. As bad as originally thought it looked. The hollowness in the arms is noticeable and the fists don't even open?

    This thing should be half it's price for what it is. I am not sure who the designer is here, but he should get negative points for stealing transformation schemes from others. Also, the Spike that comes with this better be amazing, especially since I am sure some of the cost cutting on Bee was due to Daniel.

    Seeing this Bii and AF BB with the OTL mod both still beat this out."

    I noticed quite a change in tone in the MP-9 reissue and MP-29+ threads. This takes back to 1989, during middle school, in which I learned to start walking to my own drumbeat and let others enjoy their Milli Vanilli, Vanilla Ice, or other one hit wonders. Blast beats came 3 years later in high school, but that's a story for another day. This guy is not perfect but he's got tons of personality. He tell me lots of things, opinions change, go figure.
     
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  8. [Wing_Saber-X]

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  9. Nako

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    Want a Goldbug and Cliffjumper retool of this new Bumbulbee. Always liked those versions better than G1 Bumbulbee 
     
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    That long chin was the first thing I looked at. But in hand, might be different. Sometimes lighting plays a big part.

    Wow, that CDN. Sorry EB, no dice.
     
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    To clear up confusion, price is:
    $120 US
    $160 Canadian
    $80-$90? (US from AJ)
     
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    £85 for this piece of shit? Shocking. :lol 
     
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    Says your post. Its more like trolling.
     
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    Oh, Smokescreen will 100% get a toon repaint. Cartoon model had none of the livery, only the door numbers:
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    Seeing how they gave Streak a new head, we can hope for Smokescreen to get one as well!!
     
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    It's a hideous price for a pretty hideous figure, and one that exemplifies all the shortcomings of the clamour for "toon accuracy". Fake roof-chest and hide all the folded-up shit around the back. Car is another mess of panel lines, torso has gaping voids but hey, I guess the ¢25 Daniel accessory has some outward limb articulation. :rolleyes2 
     
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    Maybe. Not sure I see it though. It looks like that's his forearms in the main cavity, (you can see the faintest hint of his fingers in the new shot with Spike). That and the legs folded up in there, the huge hinge attached to the front of the Windscreen, that big noggin has to fit in there somewhere as well... If Spike IS sitting in there, he's going to be wedged in even tighter than he is in MP-44:
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    Not that I really care, it's a pointless gimmick to me, especially given how melted and blobby the Spike figure is.
    I wish Takara could make these figures look as good as Dr-Wu's Partners, or his Only Human figures ( though some of them obviously lack much in the way of articulation) If Spike looked like this, I'd value the gimmick a bit more.
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    Ya I really love(d) Smokescreen! I also really enjoyed him in Prime as well. Here's to hoping he makes an appearance "fairly" soon.
     
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    Chronology of my responses-

    1. Blurry Bee- OMG, THEY ARE DOING IT! THEY ARE MAKING THE PERFECT 'BEE!

    2. Revealed Bee- What? Why does his head look so inflated? I get people don't like the feet, but meh. I just don't like the head. The articulation looks nice though. Over $100?! WHAT? Pffft. Alt mode looks tight!

    3. Official reveal- Kinda growing on me. Still love the articulation, and then when I stopped and realized that his chest/ top of the car are pretty toon accurate in both modes, plus looking at the articulation my mind really starts to sway. That's some incredible engineering to pull that all off and still hold the silhouette. There are angles where all the bits are showing, but realistically speaking, getting this all to work in a toon accurate way plus articulate is pretty amazing.

    Lastly, I know he's a lot of $ for a toy so small, but I think things tend to look even better when scaled down, and he's going to be pretty small in hand. I actually think that works to the benefit of this guy.

    'Bee and Jazz are my favorites, sooooo yeah, I thought I'd pass, but I think I may grab one from an import shop if the price is right. I'm in. :D 
     
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    160 for that Bumblebee? AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. 


    Pass. 
     
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