ToyWorld-03 BII (Not-Bumblebee)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by triknot, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. mikeszekely

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    The deformed alt mode does not bother me! It's honestly a selling point. The Micro Change toy that would become Bumblebee was based on a Choro-Q car, and the animation model retained the deformed proportions. To me, MP-21 looks weirdly elongated.

    I'll grant you that, (and that he should have a yellow/gold crotch with a V-shape, and black bumpers) if you're going for total G1-accuracy for an MP shelf (I'm not). But, one might say the same thing about MP-21, who's head has too soft a face and the wrong angles on his "helmet".

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    Between the two, I do prefer Bii's head, but YMMV.

    I think the biggest problem with Bii (aside from the back wanting to pop off the balljoint) was that the non-metallic gold original version had those awful baby-blue painted windows. Repainting them black can go a long way toward fixing that, though.
     
  2. Alloy Alchemist

    Alloy Alchemist Decepticon sympathizer

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    I have both MP21 and BII and I love BII more BUT I do wish he had more of the look of the MP's face. I also wish MP21 was more like BII in color.
     
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    That's a beautiful photo and two of my toys.
     
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    After seeing Bii sell for ~$90 for a while, I found him for $60 shipped on eBay recently from clamar2120, and pulled the trigger.

    PROS for Bii:
    - He's the right size
    - He's a bit more idealized ("heroic?") in proportions
    - He is the right shade of yellow
    - I adore the Penny Racer/Choro-Q alt mode.
    - No ugly square in the center of the chest.

    PROS for MP-21:
    - I don't like Bii's old-style fists-with-5mm-ports, and am looking for replacement hands options.
    - Bii "feels" more light-weight. Even though I can't tell any appreciable difference between him and MP Bee.
    - Bii's paint is sparse. Even the KO MP-21 just "feels" more "Masterpiece-y" what with the paint.
    - The Dr. Wu replacement face is a massive improvement on MP Bee.

    I honestly don't know which one to keep.
     
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    I kept both. :) 
     
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    I have never had the MP-21 it look ugly and fat. I got Toyworld bii as MP bumblebee in my collection. Credits for the owner of this photo .




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    I got Bii first, loved him, then MP-21 came out and I got that too. I decided I liked Bii overall better, mostly for the color and cute alt mode. Sold MP-21, then regretted it later because it IS a good toy with a fun transformation...so to get my MP-21 fix I bought the oversized KO of MP-21, which is half the price of MP-21, twice the size and much better QC overall. Plus no rotating square. :D 
     
  8. TRANZ4MR

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    If HasTak would release MP-21 in Toon Colors (or at least a YELLOW yellow), I'd be all over him like flies on :poop !
     
  9. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    I love my blue Bii. :D 
     
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    I just ordered the last one from bababobo00712.
     
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    Too bad he didn't get the gold one, as I would've gotten it to compliment my blue one.
     
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    Nice, I bought one last night, couldn't believe how cheap she was selling it for... it looked like she just got this back in stock not too long ago, it wasn't there the last time I checked her store...
     
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    Baba's a he....
     
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    Are you sure? Billing always goes to a Wang, Lina...
     
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    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    I know myself and others have asked in the past, and as far as I know the answer was always male. :lol 
     
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    The Dr. Wu face makes the official look a lot better, but now someone needs to change the outer points of the helmet - just raising them a couple of milimetres would give us the G1 Bumblebee we all know and love...
     
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    Yeah, the Dr. Wu face is a must have if you want your Bumblebee to look a bit closer to the toon.

    I had BII before. He is interesting but in the end I sold him off like every other TW figure I've had. Their bots are close to what I want but simply not good enough. And they've never learned from their mistakes. I fear that the Zeta Superion once more won't be the definitive version of that character.
     
  18. nomolos

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    Still love this guy
     
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    Is this mgs head ?
     
  20. nomolos

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    Yep