Some additional news regarding the MP Bumblebee that
we would like to pass on:
There will be three versions globally of this figure. The Japan
release will be painted in yellow to match the movie character.
The Hong Kong release will be painted in a metallic yellow.
The North America release will be unpainted, but the outer parts
are molded in yellow.
So there will be two versions produced by TakaraTomy, a mate version for the Japanese market and a metallic Hong Kong exclusive, This explains why the images we've seen of this toy keep varying in respect to shininess.
The North American release mentioned in this message is the already released Battle Ops Bumblebee.
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