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could this be what movie bumblebee was modeled after?

Postby Ultra Markus » Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:10 am

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Postby Saber Prime » Sat Mar 17, 2007 6:10 am

never seen that before but yeah Bumblebee does look like a bulky version of whatever that guy is.
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Postby Shadowman » Sat Mar 17, 2007 9:37 am

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Saber Prime wrote:never seen that before but yeah Bumblebee does look like a bulky version of whatever that guy is.


It's EVA Unit-00 from Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Perhaps Bumblebee is based on Unit-00. I've seen a few mechs outside of anime based on Evas. It's very likely.
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Postby Nemesis_Apoc » Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:07 pm

Eh, maybe. He has more of a resemblance (the eva, i mean) to Frenzy to me in that they are both very thin and articulated. BUT, i don't know anything about Evangelion.
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Postby Phategod1 » Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:32 pm

That is the most homo-erotic eva I've ever seen. :grin:
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Postby AbsumZer0 » Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:05 pm

... there are still people who haven't seen Neon Genesis Evangelion? :shock:
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Postby Saber Prime » Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:39 pm

AbsumZer0 wrote:... there are still people who haven't seen Neon Genesis Evangelion? :shock:
Not only have I not seen it but I never even heard of it. And how dare you refer to me as "people" I've never been so insulted in my life. :-x

Anyway, all of the Bayformers rather than being new designs for the Transformers appear to just be rip offs of other merchendise. This dude who looks remarkably like Bumblebee just proves they didn't even design the Movie transformers and the designs were never ment to transform.

That's why they look like they can't transform, they really can't.
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Postby Glyph » Sat Mar 17, 2007 4:40 pm

Saber Prime wrote:Anyway, all of the Bayformers rather than being new designs for the Transformers appear to just be rip offs of other merchendise. This dude who looks remarkably like Bumblebee just proves they didn't even design the Movie transformers and the designs were never ment to transform.

Huh? What are you talking about? A superficial resemblance between movie BB and a particular figure of Eva-00 doesn't 'prove' anything at all, least of all that the movie TFs were stolen from somewhere else or that they were never meant to transform.

And the resemblance is superficial. While I'm at it, Eva-00 was orange at the beginning of NGE and blue after the battle with Remiel - never yellow.
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Postby AbsumZer0 » Sat Mar 17, 2007 4:41 pm

Saber Prime wrote:
AbsumZer0 wrote:... there are still people who haven't seen Neon Genesis Evangelion? :shock:
Not only have I not seen it but I never even heard of it. And how dare you refer to me as "people" I've never been so insulted in my life. :-x


Neon Genesis Evangelion was the biggest thing in giant robot anime since Mobile Suit Gundam. It was released on VHS here in the states in the mid 90's and then on DVD multiple times. It was aired on PBS in certain regions and more recently multiple times on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim. It's gotten a slew of merchandise releases including action figures and video games not just in Asia but here in the U.S. as well. Critiques of later giant-robot series almost always include a reference and some series, such as RahXephon, are commonly considered imitations. A domestic live-action movie is in pre-production with WETA on special-effects. People either love it or hate it, but it's big.
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Postby Salazaar » Sat Mar 17, 2007 4:43 pm

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Postby omega wing » Sat Mar 17, 2007 4:55 pm

There is only one downside i can see with that is bumblebees personality gonna be like any of the eva piolts if so please let it be auska rei annoys me and shinji is just a pain
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Postby Spoon » Sat Mar 17, 2007 5:13 pm

Glyph wrote:
Saber Prime wrote:Anyway, all of the Bayformers rather than being new designs for the Transformers appear to just be rip offs of other merchendise. This dude who looks remarkably like Bumblebee just proves they didn't even design the Movie transformers and the designs were never ment to transform.

Huh? What are you talking about? A superficial resemblance between movie BB and a particular figure of Eva-00 doesn't 'prove' anything at all, least of all that the movie TFs were stolen from somewhere else or that they were never meant to transform.

And the resemblance is superficial. While I'm at it, Eva-00 was orange at the beginning of NGE and blue after the battle with Remiel - never yellow.
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Postby AbsumZer0 » Sat Mar 17, 2007 5:43 pm

Glyph wrote:And the resemblance is superficial. While I'm at it, Eva-00 was orange at the beginning of NGE and blue after the battle with Remiel - never yellow.


Nowadays I'd have been surprised if there wasn't at least some superficial resemblance to the Eva. Apart from intentional throwbacks like The Big O practically every mecha series bears some influence. Mechagodzilla 200x/Kiryu, Gundam Seed, the Gundam Evolve kit series, even the new Aura Battlers in Wings of Rean. Prior to Evangelion most mecha were designed to be more tank-like whereas the Evas were meant to be rigid external armor that didn't restrict fluid movement. With the production teams insistance on staying away from boxy because it would restrict movement it just seems obvious that they would bear some resemblance. Hence, the rotors and piston robot with angular car parts for armor appearance.

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Postby Saber Prime » Sun Mar 18, 2007 4:03 am

Glyph wrote:
Saber Prime wrote:Anyway, all of the Bayformers rather than being new designs for the Transformers appear to just be rip offs of other merchendise. This dude who looks remarkably like Bumblebee just proves they didn't even design the Movie transformers and the designs were never ment to transform.

Huh? What are you talking about? A superficial resemblance between movie BB and a particular figure of Eva-00 doesn't 'prove' anything at all, least of all that the movie TFs were stolen from somewhere else or that they were never meant to transform.

And the resemblance is superficial. While I'm at it, Eva-00 was orange at the beginning of NGE and blue after the battle with Remiel - never yellow.
Oh I wouldn't think anything if it were just that one character but ALL of the movie transformers seem to resemble robots from other movies, cartoons, and toy lines no of which can actully transform.

Bumblebee is a cross between that Eva guy or whatever it is and Robosapion.

Frenzy looks like something from Star Wars.

Megatron looks like a suped up Preditor.

They all seem to have some resembalance to Bionicles.

What more proof do you need that they're nothing but a bunch of rip offs from things that have nothing at all to do with Transformers?

Lets put it this way, if I took Ironman, made him look fat, painted him yellow, and attached doors to his back and called him Bumblebee would you still say it was a superficial resembalance?

There's allso the other little matter of "This is a Transformers movie!" And the resembalance to anything other than Transformers says it's not. So there you have it, we're not getting a Transformers movie, we're getting a "stick as many robot rip offs into one movie as you can and slap a familiar lable on it" movie

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I love these designs just not as Transformers. I wouldn't hate this movie so much if it either actully looked like Transformers or used a different title. :P
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Postby kjeevah » Sun Mar 18, 2007 3:33 pm

Saber Prime wrote:
Anyway, all of the Bayformers rather than being new designs for the Transformers appear to just be rip offs of other merchendise. This dude who looks remarkably like Bumblebee just proves they didn't even design the Movie transformers and the designs were never ment to transform.


wow such lunacy. actually no, you are right, this is a giant yellow robot and bumblebee is a giant yellow robot SO OBVIOUSLY ITS TRUE BUMBLEBEE WAS COPIED FROM IT

also bumblbee has 4 wheels and the a-team van has 4 wheels SO OBIOUSLY THE DEISGN FOR BUMBLBEE WAS STOLEN FROM THE ATEAM VAN

tragic..
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Postby AbsumZer0 » Sun Mar 18, 2007 5:48 pm

If Bumblebee goes berserk and tries to kill himself by beating his head against a wall or Optimus rips apart and eats a Decepticon I'll totally reverse my opinion about this movie.
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Postby Saber Prime » Sun Mar 18, 2007 7:07 pm

kjeevah wrote:
Saber Prime wrote:
Anyway, all of the Bayformers rather than being new designs for the Transformers appear to just be rip offs of other merchendise. This dude who looks remarkably like Bumblebee just proves they didn't even design the Movie transformers and the designs were never ment to transform.


wow such lunacy. actually no, you are right, this is a giant yellow robot and bumblebee is a giant yellow robot SO OBVIOUSLY ITS TRUE BUMBLEBEE WAS COPIED FROM IT

also bumblbee has 4 wheels and the a-team van has 4 wheels SO OBIOUSLY THE DEISGN FOR BUMBLBEE WAS STOLEN FROM THE ATEAM VAN

tragic..
Are you blind? Look at the pictures of Bumblebee and that guy. Their "plates" (the little yellow bits covering the under bits) all look the same. They look more alike than Statesman and Captain America.
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Postby AbsumZer0 » Sun Mar 18, 2007 7:17 pm

Saber Prime wrote:
kjeevah wrote:
Saber Prime wrote:
Anyway, all of the Bayformers rather than being new designs for the Transformers appear to just be rip offs of other merchendise. This dude who looks remarkably like Bumblebee just proves they didn't even design the Movie transformers and the designs were never ment to transform.


wow such lunacy. actually no, you are right, this is a giant yellow robot and bumblebee is a giant yellow robot SO OBVIOUSLY ITS TRUE BUMBLEBEE WAS COPIED FROM IT

also bumblbee has 4 wheels and the a-team van has 4 wheels SO OBIOUSLY THE DEISGN FOR BUMBLBEE WAS STOLEN FROM THE ATEAM VAN

tragic..
Are you blind? Look at the pictures of Bumblebee and that guy. Their "plates" (the little yellow bits covering the under bits) all look the same. They look more alike than Statesman and Captain America.


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Postby Saber Prime » Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:25 pm

AbsumZer0 wrote:
Saber Prime wrote:
kjeevah wrote:
Saber Prime wrote:
Anyway, all of the Bayformers rather than being new designs for the Transformers appear to just be rip offs of other merchendise. This dude who looks remarkably like Bumblebee just proves they didn't even design the Movie transformers and the designs were never ment to transform.


wow such lunacy. actually no, you are right, this is a giant yellow robot and bumblebee is a giant yellow robot SO OBVIOUSLY ITS TRUE BUMBLEBEE WAS COPIED FROM IT

also bumblbee has 4 wheels and the a-team van has 4 wheels SO OBIOUSLY THE DEISGN FOR BUMBLBEE WAS STOLEN FROM THE ATEAM VAN

tragic..
Are you blind? Look at the pictures of Bumblebee and that guy. Their "plates" (the little yellow bits covering the under bits) all look the same. They look more alike than Statesman and Captain America.


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...I don't see it either.
The eva guy is more sleeker in the legs but looks the same to me. Even has white dots on his chest that could be headlights. (that sounded so wrong) Arms are the same, chest is the same, legs are the same.

Come on if I didn't allready know that one of those images was movie Bumblebee and I knew of Eva before seeing the image of Movie Bumblebee I would think it was an image from an Eva movie.

I even thought Statesman was Captain America wearing Magneto's helmet when I first saw him. Apperiently so did alot of other people and Marvel sued. They lost but that law suit was going on for a long time. Movie Bumblebee and the ev dude look more Alike than Statesman and Captain America so I'm sure there's a law suit waiting to happen.

You gotta addmit though, being a Transformers movie Bumblebee really shouldn't look like anything other than Bumblebee and he otterly fails at that except for the color and a few details on his helmet.
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Postby skywarp-2 » Sun Mar 18, 2007 9:41 pm

Glyph wrote:
Saber Prime wrote:Anyway, all of the Bayformers rather than being new designs for the Transformers appear to just be rip offs of other merchendise. This dude who looks remarkably like Bumblebee just proves they didn't even design the Movie transformers and the designs were never ment to transform.

Huh? What are you talking about? A superficial resemblance between movie BB and a particular figure of Eva-00 doesn't 'prove' anything at all, least of all that the movie TFs were stolen from somewhere else or that they were never meant to transform.

And the resemblance is superficial. While I'm at it, Eva-00 was orange at the beginning of NGE and blue after the battle with Remiel - never yellow.




I agree, but I do remember an article that was describing Don Murphy's assertion that the designers looked twardes the japanese in some of their style because of r{"realism" so it could be likely that some aspects came from Evangelion.. most of those cpu CGI guys are 29 to 35 year olds who love DBZ, Star Wars, and various animes...
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Postby kjeevah » Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:59 am

your mom looks mre like bumblbee than that eva does:

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Postby Saber Prime » Mon Mar 19, 2007 3:47 am

kjeevah wrote:your mom looks mre like bumblbee than that eva does:

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Chest: Same V pannel shape.

Arm: Same hands/lower arm.

Leg: Smae pointed knee and raised foot thingy. (that part that sticks up right between the foot and the ankle on top) He could easily be a movie Eva character.

Now point out where Movie Bumblebee actully looks like Bumblebee?

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Postby AbsumZer0 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:18 pm

Saber Prime wrote:Chest: Same V pannel shape.

Arm: Same hands/lower arm.

Leg: Smae pointed knee and raised foot thingy. (that part that sticks up right between the foot and the ankle on top) He could easily be a movie Eva character.

Now point out where Movie Bumblebee actully looks like Bumblebee?

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Your argument wasn't that the movie Bumblebee doesn't look like his cartoon/comic/toyline G1 appearance. It was that movie Bumblebee was a direct ripoff of EVA-00, which, apart from the similarity of the knee/boot and the angular chest plates, is completely baseless. Even if they did draw some inspiration from the EVA the similarities are nowhere near close enough to make it a direct rip-off or even an obvious homage. People going about making statements that this and that is a ripoff of the mecha from Gundam/Evangelion/Dunbine/Escaflowne/whatever other anime they've never actually watched has gotten old fast.

No, no, no, Bumblebee couldn't pass for EVA-00 in a live-action movie. Evangelion fans have enough to slap their foreheads over about the upcoming movie without having to worry about the 'general public' being willing to accept Hollywood doing to the EVAs what they've done to Megatron and Starscream.
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Postby Saber Prime » Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:39 am

AbsumZer0 wrote:
Saber Prime wrote:Chest: Same V pannel shape.

Arm: Same hands/lower arm.

Leg: Smae pointed knee and raised foot thingy. (that part that sticks up right between the foot and the ankle on top) He could easily be a movie Eva character.

Now point out where Movie Bumblebee actully looks like Bumblebee?

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Your argument wasn't that the movie Bumblebee doesn't look like his cartoon/comic/toyline G1 appearance. It was that movie Bumblebee was a direct ripoff of EVA-00, which, apart from the similarity of the knee/boot and the angular chest plates, is completely baseless. Even if they did draw some inspiration from the EVA the similarities are nowhere near close enough to make it a direct rip-off or even an obvious homage. People going about making statements that this and that is a ripoff of the mecha from Gundam/Evangelion/Dunbine/Escaflowne/whatever other anime they've never actually watched has gotten old fast.

No, no, no, Bumblebee couldn't pass for EVA-00 in a live-action movie. Evangelion fans have enough to slap their foreheads over about the upcoming movie without having to worry about the 'general public' being willing to accept Hollywood doing to the EVAs what they've done to Megatron and Starscream.


The argument works both ways. He does look like eva, he doesn't look like Bumblebee. I haven't changed the argument it's all the same thing. The point being that movie Bumblebee should have any resembalnce to anything other that G1 Bumblebee.

Of course when any movie gets made designs get changed around but there are still some simularities between the original. There are no simularities with Transformers but there are with eva, Gundum, and whatever other animes you can think of with gient robots.

How is it that the Transformers movie designs resemble every kind of robot out there EXCEPT for Transformers?

This isn't a new agument either, the fans have been asking this question ever sene the first leaked image, this eva guy just makes things worse.
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Postby AbsumZer0 » Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:32 am

Saber Prime wrote:
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Saber Prime wrote:Chest: Same V pannel shape.

Arm: Same hands/lower arm.

Leg: Smae pointed knee and raised foot thingy. (that part that sticks up right between the foot and the ankle on top) He could easily be a movie Eva character.

Now point out where Movie Bumblebee actully looks like Bumblebee?

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Your argument wasn't that the movie Bumblebee doesn't look like his cartoon/comic/toyline G1 appearance. It was that movie Bumblebee was a direct ripoff of EVA-00, which, apart from the similarity of the knee/boot and the angular chest plates, is completely baseless. Even if they did draw some inspiration from the EVA the similarities are nowhere near close enough to make it a direct rip-off or even an obvious homage. People going about making statements that this and that is a ripoff of the mecha from Gundam/Evangelion/Dunbine/Escaflowne/whatever other anime they've never actually watched has gotten old fast.

No, no, no, Bumblebee couldn't pass for EVA-00 in a live-action movie. Evangelion fans have enough to slap their foreheads over about the upcoming movie without having to worry about the 'general public' being willing to accept Hollywood doing to the EVAs what they've done to Megatron and Starscream.


The argument works both ways. He does look like eva, he doesn't look like Bumblebee. I haven't changed the argument it's all the same thing. The point being that movie Bumblebee should have any resembalnce to anything other that G1 Bumblebee.

Of course when any movie gets made designs get changed around but there are still some simularities between the original. There are no simularities with Transformers but there are with eva, Gundum, and whatever other animes you can think of with gient robots.

How is it that the Transformers movie designs resemble every kind of robot out there EXCEPT for Transformers?

This isn't a new agument either, the fans have been asking this question ever sene the first leaked image, this eva guy just makes things worse.


The movie Transformers resemble contemporary mecha more than they do the original G1 designs because the original designs were boxy, Super-Robo type robots. Mecha in general have had to evolve beyond that because the boxy Super-Robo designs have become increasingly less popular, whereas Transformers has largely been able to avoid that due to their Transformation gimmick. Unfortunately for those who prefer the super-robot look, it wouldn't work in film because it restricts fluid movement. You can get away with it in comics but in film you'd wind-up with something akin to the Zords of Super Sentai. Could they/should they have done more to make it resemble G1 Bumblebee? I definitely think so. But, saying they 'copied' other mecha is an absolutely rubbish argument.

And no, he doesn't 'look like Eva'. He looks like a Terminator robot with car parts stuck to him.

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The Eva aren't even robots. Movie Bumblebee is clearly a robot. Apart from the shape of the leg and the color he does not look like Eva-00.
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