Unknown 3rd party bumblebee

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Taejun, Mar 16, 2019.

  1. Stigcrafter

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    Here are all six of the "tail lights", also the reflector thing makes way more sense, when I first saw it I couldn't figure why there where 4 tail lights on the figure, none of which matched up with the vehicle mode :confused: 

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  2. Digger

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    Exactly! And if they wanted to do a Bumblebee they could’ve done the old Camero bee which was thought to be at the end of the film.
     
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    Yes, in a line that hastak promised would be using the "final" cgi model. It's not like they rushed this out to try to cash in on the movie hype train. Wait...

    That's the one I want the most for the mpm line.
     
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    So do we have 3p to thanks for that?
     
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    What do you mean?
     
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    For Takara pushing it out so fast.
     
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    No. I'd say it's more Takara aiming for a cash grab to monopolize on the new movie.
     
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    Takara doesn’t seem like that though. Seems much more like a hasbro thing.
     
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    Wh33ls Original G1 kid, and loves Beasties as much, eh!

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    Yes, it seems to me that since the brand unification, hasbro seemed to have strong-armed takara in getting that mpm bee pushed out as quickly as possible.
     
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    Thankfully hasbro also is keeping takara in line with prices. I think everyone knows that if takara released that MPM Megatron like they do their other MP's he would have cost around 250. while that bee being rushed out was unfortunate, looks like they are getting back on track.
     
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    And the MPM line started as a collaborative work even before the brand unification.
     
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    I don't like to use the word 'regret' although, as time passed my disappointment with MPM-7 continues. I pretty much bought it because I already had MPM-3/4/5 so I thought 'why not, may as well get them all'. After the problems with MPM-6 and watching Bumblebee in theaters I decided to buy him as I loved the movie and it was the 'best' representation out at the time.

    I wasn't aware of 3A's DLX Scale Bumblebee, I have that pre-ordered for the second batch right now but it won't arrive until 2nd QTR. MPM-7 is basically an upgraded version of the SS one. I came up with excuses to justify why MPM-7 was fine the way it was, considering the context of its production. I don't exactly hate the figure, I won't re-sell it either. I just wish HasTak did more with it instead of rushing it out for the movie.

    Anyway, about this 3rd party Bumblebee. I think it's the best looking one out of the three in terms of bot mode. The VW mode has clearly been compromised since it's stretched out pretty long enough to become a compact sedan, just without the doors for the backseats. I understand this is very early in development however, the proportions of the head and waist are off. Head is small, waist is too tall? The wheels are undersized too.

    Other than that I prefer the proportions and sculpt on this over Zeta Toys' version. Engineering seems more complicated, especially with the legs which honestly doesn't seem like it should even be possible at all - in fact it's probably just partly done and it's not something that could be pulled off real world just yet. But I'll remain optimistic.

    Regardless, there's a lot to look forward to this version of Bumblebee, once they've finished engineering the figure and add the details I think this may be the best transforming Bumblebee.
     
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    Amen.
     
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    Those are indicators, not reflectors... just saying :D 
     
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    Oh! thank you so much! I'm not exactly a car guy. Any updates on who's producing this btw?
     
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    I own a Beetle... so I'm a Beetle guy :D 
     
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    That's an old trick Bumblebee has perfected. Check out his eight wheels in robot mode. :) 

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    And this is why prime is trash.
     
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    Yeah biggest problem that this has is that the head is so tiny. Everything else looks pretty good.
     
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    Because I'm still looking for a good one that Transforms (sorry 3A, you do great stuff, but not my thing)
     
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