Takara Tomy MP-45 Bumblebee 2.0

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

  1. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    Thats pretty high praise, but I expected this guy to be quite fun in hand. My only concern is people flooding Amazon with returns because theirs smile isnt quite right. :) 

    I mentioned before it will be interesting to see the responses he gets from the non-english speaking collectors.
     
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  2. Dean ML

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    Assuming NOTRAB has a final production piece, I guess this confirms that Bumblebee does indeed have the clear windows. Slight bummer for me, especially since a shot of an early production sample of Smokescreen+ I saw floating around still shows him with *blue* windows. Should've been the other way around!
     
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  3. ambitron

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    They're not entirely clear - there is a blue tint to them, but it's very subtle, much like that of MP-10. Personally I think it was the right choice, purely because of the amount of clear plastic visible from the alt mode on his back. Those early prototypes with blue windows made all the car parts on the back and heels extra-obvious by having all that blue among the yellow, and was quite distracting on a bot that should be yellow in all of those areas. I do wonder if that's why they switched to the subtle blue tint for production.
     
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  4. Dean ML

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    Ok, you win! I can't argue with this - I agree ;)  Obviously they gave both a shot and went with the one they feel works best! No excuse for Smokescreen+'s windows, though, especially since the og's were already the animation correct smoky color!
     
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  5. ambitron

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    I definitely agree with Smokescreen - although I might not have noticed had you not pointed it out. :D 
     
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  6. HolyCulture

    HolyCulture I'm so much a toon guy that I framed Roger Rabbit.

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    I wanted blue windows like you guys too, but after seeing it in hand I think I understood why they choose the light blue/clear windows. Ambitron’s points are very logical and I’d like to add that Bumblebee didn’t actually have the same shade of blue as the carbots. His windows always had sort of a silver sheen vs cartoon blue.

    I think they purposefully choose his color to be different.

    now about smokescreen... who know what they hell theyre smoking :p 
     
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  7. Digger

    Digger Sharing peace, love and MP Cliff ≠ retool

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    Smoking hard compounded screens of G1.
     
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  8. Bulleck

    Bulleck Ze German Verwandlers!

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    Same with me...my birthday is actually the release date. ;-)
     
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  9. stevenkliq

    stevenkliq Swontonimus Prime

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    Anyone here know when MP BumbleBee 2.0 will be released?
     
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  10. 4249david

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  11. Arie

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    My wife's birthday is at the end of October, mine is at the end of November, so we always celebrate our birthdays halfway in between, which was last weekend.

    My wife got me a nice cake as a surprise. :) 

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    Yes, I'm getting old... :rolleyes: :eek: 

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  12. ambitron

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    I like the way you seem to be absolutely determined to cut that cake into *exact* quarters. :D  (Happy birthday for the end of the month!)
     
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  13. Bulleck

    Bulleck Ze German Verwandlers!

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    Holy Moly! That is a nice cake, man. And yeah...40...not everybody can be as young as me with my almost 39. :-D
     
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  14. Arie

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    Hehehehe. Doing my best mate, doing my best. :D 
     
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    You're a young god still. :D 
     
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  16. Bulleck

    Bulleck Ze German Verwandlers!

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    Yeah. Sure. :D 
     
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  17. Dean ML

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    So just nine days now, right? Can’t believe I might have this beauty before Thanksgiving!
     
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    Can't wait for this little Bumblebee. Don't be in the denial, this is such an improvement to V1. MP-45 almost makes MP-21 look like he was another character ...
     
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  19. Chris C137

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    My excitement is building again after the delay. Did we ever get a reason for it?
     
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  20. IwatchTV

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    Gutted about the windows, but still cannot wait. Havent purchased a figure since MP44 (which I'm not allowed to touch until xmas) so be nice to have something new :) 
     
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