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New Clear Images of Transformers Movie Bumblebee

Postby Air Commander Starscream » Fri Jan 26, 2007 3:18 am

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Wildcard of the forum Sunny Shineup has posted some images of the Bumblebee Prototype we saw a few months back.
The images are very clear and show some great details the original Ebay Auction didnt have. So please check out the images here.
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Postby Saya » Fri Jan 26, 2007 3:20 am

Looks like the 'automorph' feature doesn't ruin this figure. He actually looks fantastic, I'm definitely getting him now!
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Postby AbsumZer0 » Fri Jan 26, 2007 3:41 am

Azura wrote:Looks like the 'automorph' feature doesn't ruin this figure. He actually looks fantastic, I'm definitely getting him now!


Isn't the automorph feature supposedly restricted to the Leader-class figures? Did the deluxe Starscream have it?

Meh. I don't think much of it but it does look 10x better with the translucent pieces. The painted windows seen on the test-shot ruin it for me.
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Postby Ravage XK » Fri Jan 26, 2007 3:42 am

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Looks ok, needs detailing but a fairly decent look. I think the head needs work though.
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Postby Saya » Fri Jan 26, 2007 3:45 am

AbsumZer0 wrote:
Azura wrote:Looks like the 'automorph' feature doesn't ruin this figure. He actually looks fantastic, I'm definitely getting him now!


Isn't the automorph feature supposedly restricted to the Leader-class figures? Did the deluxe Starscream have it?

Meh. I don't think much of it but it does look 10x better with the translucent pieces. The painted windows seen on the test-shot ruin it for me.


Nope, they all have it.
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Postby AbsumZer0 » Fri Jan 26, 2007 3:52 am

Azura wrote:
AbsumZer0 wrote:
Azura wrote:Looks like the 'automorph' feature doesn't ruin this figure. He actually looks fantastic, I'm definitely getting him now!


Isn't the automorph feature supposedly restricted to the Leader-class figures? Did the deluxe Starscream have it?

Meh. I don't think much of it but it does look 10x better with the translucent pieces. The painted windows seen on the test-shot ruin it for me.


Nope, they all have it.


Ewwww.
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Postby Blackstreak » Fri Jan 26, 2007 4:28 am

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His eyes look freaky! Like they were taken from some real person.
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Postby Kayevcee » Fri Jan 26, 2007 4:46 am

"Details of Bumblebee's chest: this figure has a spring action that when the chest folds, the headlights pop out and go forward while the lower part of the front stretches out, as if it was "automorphing" into Bumblebee."

That's automorphing? Minor parts of the transformation are spring-loaded or gear-assisted? I think that sounds quite good actually. Like they took the idea behind Nitro Convoy/Override and integrated it in such a way that the toys can still have a traditional transformation- just with a little bit of 'help'. I think it's a great little play feature, and I'm sure kids will love it.

If only Hasbro had known that TFdom is collectively allergic to the word "morph"...

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Postby Nemesis Cyberplex » Fri Jan 26, 2007 4:56 am

You know, I may be grasping for straws here, but his face almost looks like it's a bit of a hybrid between the original toy's faceplated...er...face & the classic mouthy one we all know from the show.

....kinda.....
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Postby GeidiPrime » Fri Jan 26, 2007 6:26 am

Can't say I am even "whelmed", let alone overwhelmed, by this one. The final painting had better be decent or this will never see the cool ambiance lighting of my collectors case.
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Postby skywarp-2 » Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:36 am

well I still can't believe they haven't incorporated a "battle mode" face sheild into the final toy mold?? it just makes me think I'll have to look at that ugly mouthless face forever!! I want a bumblebee that can move his faceplate down from teh top of his head into battlemode, it just seems cheap without that feature!!! Damnit Hasbro, get it right!! I hate the actual bumblebee face and I think the face shield version looks much better and more bug like..
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Postby Wheeljack35 » Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:59 am

Blackstreak wrote:His eyes look freaky! Like they were taken from some real person.


It looked like there was flesh around it

Man why didn't they just use his origional face :(
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Postby Liege Evilmus » Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:04 am

This is still only a test right? He needs some paint to bring out the details.
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Postby Immortal Starscream » Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:37 am

i still like this one
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Postby Ultra Magnus » Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:50 am

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Postby Caelus » Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:52 am

Objectively speaking it looks like a well made and fun toy. I'd like to see it repainted as a noncanon Decepticon, but given Ryan's argument regarding the legal issues between Hasbro and the studio, I doubt we'll see many repaints.

Unfortunate for Ratchet as well.

You know, with all the exposed skeletal bits of the movie style, I could see kitbashing Bumblebay into Bludgeon...
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Postby Redimus GTS » Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:55 am

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Bumblebee is a number two.
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Postby Zeds » Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:09 am

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Definitely starting to grow on me. More than likely will pick up!
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Postby First-Aid » Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:58 am

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Postby Rorigon » Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:31 am

Not bad. Not a huge fan of the legs, but otherwise he's pretty good(even the head; it reminds me of the old head the original Bumblebee had).


Overall one of the few they didn't completely, horribly screw up.
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Postby Satanatron » Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:50 am

Kayevcee wrote:

If only Hasbro had known that TFdom is collectively allergic to the word "morph"...


That my friend is so right.
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Postby 009* » Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:01 am

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Looks promising. I can't wait to see it fully painted. Although I am curious as to why we haven't seen a toy for Bumblebee's upgraded body yet. He does upgrade from a 70's Camarro into an '05 or '06 model in the film right?
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Postby jgilkinson » Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:01 am

somewhat reminds me of classic. the eyes look like there is a person wearing a mask though... still, id buy it
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