Takara Tomy MP-45 Bumblebee 2.0

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

  1. James the cat

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    I don’t think the coloured ones would have been weaker, but anything for cost cutting is Takara.
     
  2. oku

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  3. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe Is it...Safe???

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    Let’s BEE friends!

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  4. Dean ML

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    Great shot, buddy! Shows how on point his head sculpt is. I think it's one of the best in the G1 MP line.

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  5. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe Is it...Safe???

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    thanks man completely agree on the head sculpt I love it!

    Cool “City of Steel” homage! I’ve been meaning to do something similar but waiting for the episode to come around again in my viewing schedule (pretty soon now I just watched Megatron’s Master Plan)!
     
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  6. Dean ML

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    Thanks, buddy! Glad to hear you're like me and regularly rewatch G1! Megatron's Master Plan is some goofy fun for sure. I especially love pt2 as it has some truly primo animation. What's great about the show and the MPs as that they both fuel my love for each of them - the show makes me love the MPs more and the MPs make me love the show more. Hope we can look forward to some MMP homage shots from you!
     
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  7. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe Is it...Safe???

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    yeah I watch one episode a day in order time permitting! Just like when it was still on TV :)  definitely helps to appreciate the figures more especially the modern MPs...I know a lot of folks these days are to “cool” for that “lazy cartoon” but not me! If anything I love it now more than ever.

    I did do some MMP shots back when I first got mp44 and people on Instagram wanted to know what the Starscream head was all about...posted these along with a video clip of the corresponding scene...

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    Oh and since this is the Bumblebee thread here’s another of him :D 

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  8. bigcee66

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    Couldn’t have said it better myself. This new direction the MP line has taken (QC issues not included) definitely reignited an old flame that had long been extinguished.
     
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  9. Dean ML

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    Yeah, brother! And now Arcee’s got me pumped for a Movie/s3/Rebirth/Headmasters rewatch!
     
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  10. B-Fox

    B-Fox Mahoro de MAMBO!

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    . . . huh. So the only way to get BB to hold his gun was for THE TRIGGER TO SNAP OFF ACCIDENTALLY.

    And is it a wide-spread issue that the waist is loose, or did I just roll a 2 in the QC?
     
  11. Dean ML

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    Btw, @Stryder Wolfe , I love that MMP homage! Seems wild that we even got a Starscream head and intakes just to reenact that brief scene but I'm happy to have it!
     
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  12. Prime of Shadows

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    The gun is supposed to slot into his fingers first while the hand is open, then fold into the palm while closing the hand. Sorry that happened dude!
     
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  13. HnH

    HnH MPM Moron

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    hmmmm stil debating if i would get this bee or not....he's pretty expensive for such a little critter
     
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  14. Scowly Prowl

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    I finally unboxed mine, and he's perfect. I appreciate the detail, and the articulation. Mine is having a lot of difficult rotating at the hips, but that's OK, I don't need that range of motion for the poses in my display. The paint is great, and he is very different from MP-21. My alt mode is really gappy, and I still don't like the squashed panel feet, but you know, he is better.

    Is he worth nearly double the price? Hmm. A lot of moving parts. Small moving parts. That said, they couldn't have made him work without them.
     
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  15. blaine71274

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    He's not that bad overall considering what they were trying to do. I think the backpack is fine, but the feet? Of all of the engineering feats that they have accomplished, they couldn't figure out one more little piece of magic? This is what happens when they try to incorporate gimmicks (Spike, opening doors). Would have been more room to hide the doors and done without them opening. It's cool, but to what sacrifice? On a positive note...I feel this is a prelude to us getting more minibots.
     
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  16. Xaxis

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    So if the doors didn't open and Spike couldn't (barely) fit inside, where would the doors have been able to go during transformation?
     
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    Just saying, if they skipped the opening door gimmick, they could have separated at some point and folded somewhere else. It's more about the doors being able to open than the Spike addition, but still. There is a lot involved in making that gimmick work.
     
  18. Xaxis

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    With the rest of the transformation being what it is, and considering the size and shape of the doors, even if they didn't need to remain one piece for an opening door gimmick there are limited places they could go. Most likely the top of the door would be part of the already bulky backpack, and the lower portion of the door would still have ended up on his feet or legs.

    It seems to me that the placement of the doors in robot mode has more to do with the alt mode's chibi proportions than the door opening gimmick.

    In any case, it does seem that a primary reason for redoing Bumblebee was to kick off more MP minibots. Hopefully we'll see the next one soon!
     
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  19. blaine71274

    blaine71274 Recovering Completist

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    Yeah. I'm sitting here looking at my Sunstreaker that costs $119-$129 depending on where you get him, and can't figure out why this costs anywhere near the same.
     
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  20. blaine71274

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    Hopefully with any luck!
     
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