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R-DESIGN / ART FEATHER - BUMBLEBEE G1 ANIMATION VERSION UP FOR PRE-ORDER

Postby robotmel » Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:10 am

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Pre-orders are now available for the Classics Bumblebee re-shell produced by 3rd party company R-Design / Art Feather via Chimungmung.com.

Priced at $60.00 with $15.00 shipping this is a classics homage to our favourite yellow bug Bumblebee but in his long wished for alt mode of a Volkswagon Beetle.

* * Estimated release date is put around the end of August 2012 * *

This little yellow VW beetle is pictured standing beside the recent MP-10 Convoy/Optimus Prime 2.0 just reaching his hips but it is unsure if this correct as the picture appears a little photoshopped (other photo editing programs are available!).

He comes with a gun, character card, coins, Spike Witwicky figurine, toolbox, sticker and a manual and is presented in a lovely yellow collectors boxed package.

Take a look around Chimungmung for yourself for further info on this great little update of an all time classic character.

http://chimungmung.com/product_info.php?products_id=761

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Re: R-DESIGN / ART FEATHER - BUMBLEBEE G1 ANIMATION VERSION UP FOR PRE-ORDER

Postby Slip►Stream » Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:18 pm

a bit too expensive for such a reshell.
wouldn't mind paying that much if it was a newly designed figure like what I-gear showed us some time ago.
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Re: R-DESIGN / ART FEATHER - BUMBLEBEE G1 ANIMATION VERSION UP FOR PRE-ORDER

Postby xyl360 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:10 pm

I may have bought this if they did it as a modern Beetle/Bug. That would fit in much better with a Classics collection than this old thing.
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Postby Sodan-1 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:44 pm

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xyl360 wrote:I may have bought this if they did it as a modern Beetle/Bug. That would fit in much better with a Classics collection than this old thing.

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Re: R-DESIGN / ART FEATHER - BUMBLEBEE G1 ANIMATION VERSION UP FOR PRE-ORDER

Postby Rated X » Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:24 pm

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xyl360 wrote:I may have bought this if they did it as a modern Beetle/Bug. That would fit in much better with a Classics collection than this old thing.



I gotta disagree. This is perfect for a classics collection. A lot of people are blinded by the theory behind the so called "classics" line. The alt modes were not modernized to give G1 a modern twist as many speculate. They were modernized to avoid paying licensing fees to various car and airplane companies. And of course Perceptor and Soundwave's alt modes were changed to be more fun for kids to play with. On a side note, the modern VW Beetle is a chick's ride. But the original VW Bug is very popular among hot rod enthusiasts and surfers.

So why is it masterpiece size ? are they planning to make a smaller version for classics collections ?
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Postby El Duque » Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:47 pm

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The G1'er in me is wanting this. I've never ordered from Chimungmung before, I wonder if AcesToyStore will stock this?
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Postby Gauntlet101010 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:50 pm

It looks like they had to make him longer / taller to accomadate the backseat. BB has gone from the smallest car in G1 to, voyager height here. Or at least it kinda seems that high.
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Postby Dead Metal » Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:48 am

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So they increased the size to MP Scale?
Now the price seems more justifiable, but it makes this thing suck.

At the end of the day it's still a deluxe, with deluxe engineering and detailing. This would have worked at the deluxe scale as a really cool Classics variant, but at MP size it can only stand on its own. It fits neither with classics, nor with Masterpiece, since Masterpiece, especially now is all about being G1 accurate, which this isn't.

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Postby JRFitzpatrick7 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:01 am

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I'm not convinced that this is oversized, the pic with Prime looks off to me, like a composite or something. I really want this in deluxe scale.
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Re: R-DESIGN / ART FEATHER - BUMBLEBEE G1 ANIMATION VERSION UP FOR PRE-ORDER

Postby Trikeboy » Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:06 am

The pic with this next to MP Prime is a mock up. Bumblebee has a shadow, Optimus doesn't.
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Re: R-DESIGN / ART FEATHER - BUMBLEBEE G1 ANIMATION VERSION UP FOR PRE-ORDER

Postby xyl360 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:19 am

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xyl360 wrote:I may have bought this if they did it as a modern Beetle/Bug. That would fit in much better with a Classics collection than this old thing.



I gotta disagree. This is perfect for a classics collection. A lot of people are blinded by the theory behind the so called "classics" line. The alt modes were not modernized to give G1 a modern twist as many speculate. They were modernized to avoid paying licensing fees to various car and airplane companies. And of course Perceptor and Soundwave's alt modes were changed to be more fun for kids to play with. On a side note, the modern VW Beetle is a chick's ride. But the original VW Bug is very popular among hot rod enthusiasts and surfers.


Really? What about Kup? What about Optimus? Why was Prime's Voyager a completely different truck than G1 when his Deluxe figure was not?

Either way, basically ALL of the classics figures got a modern alt mode update, meaning this one does not fit in with the others.

Plenty of people like the VW Beetle/Bug, sure, I'm not arguing that they don't. I'm stating the FACT that it would not fit well with MY Classics collection, period, regardless of what Has/Tak has done with the other characters' alt modes or why they've done so.
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Postby Sodan-1 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:42 am

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xyl360 wrote:
Rated X wrote:
xyl360 wrote:I may have bought this if they did it as a modern Beetle/Bug. That would fit in much better with a Classics collection than this old thing.



I gotta disagree. This is perfect for a classics collection. A lot of people are blinded by the theory behind the so called "classics" line. The alt modes were not modernized to give G1 a modern twist as many speculate. They were modernized to avoid paying licensing fees to various car and airplane companies. And of course Perceptor and Soundwave's alt modes were changed to be more fun for kids to play with. On a side note, the modern VW Beetle is a chick's ride. But the original VW Bug is very popular among hot rod enthusiasts and surfers.


Really? What about Kup? What about Optimus? Why was Prime's Voyager a completely different truck than G1 when his Deluxe figure was not?

Either way, basically ALL of the classics figures got a modern alt mode update, meaning this one does not fit in with the others.

Plenty of people like the VW Beetle/Bug, sure, I'm not arguing that they don't. I'm stating the FACT that it would not fit well with MY Classics collection, period, regardless of what Has/Tak has done with the other characters' alt modes or why they've done so.

Testify!!! :BOWDOWN: I know the more recent production VW Beetle is very female orientated, but the brand new (not even sure if it's on sale yet) Beetle would definitely work. It looks pretty badass actually.
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Postby craggy » Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:47 am

well. the Classics Bee I have is fine. I'm really trying to get as many Minibots as I can in the Legends scale, and the BB I have in that size isn't completely terrible either. Don't really need this (might pick it up with a Goldbug paint job and head) but it's still something I'm far more likely to buy than any of the BumbleBay Hasbro toys clogging shelves.
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Postby Rated X » Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:15 pm

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xyl360 wrote:
Rated X wrote:
xyl360 wrote:I may have bought this if they did it as a modern Beetle/Bug. That would fit in much better with a Classics collection than this old thing.



I gotta disagree. This is perfect for a classics collection. A lot of people are blinded by the theory behind the so called "classics" line. The alt modes were not modernized to give G1 a modern twist as many speculate. They were modernized to avoid paying licensing fees to various car and airplane companies. And of course Perceptor and Soundwave's alt modes were changed to be more fun for kids to play with. On a side note, the modern VW Beetle is a chick's ride. But the original VW Bug is very popular among hot rod enthusiasts and surfers.


Really? What about Kup? What about Optimus? Why was Prime's Voyager a completely different truck than G1 when his Deluxe figure was not?

Either way, basically ALL of the classics figures got a modern alt mode update, meaning this one does not fit in with the others.

Plenty of people like the VW Beetle/Bug, sure, I'm not arguing that they don't. I'm stating the FACT that it would not fit well with MY Classics collection, period, regardless of what Has/Tak has done with the other characters' alt modes or why they've done so.



Well the deluxe Prime is G1, but The truck mode is sacrificed, to make the robot mode look so cool. I think the odd angles on the truck due to it’s transformation were enough to avoid paying a licensing fee. That is just my opinion. The voyager version was completely different so people buy both. Also, that’s just my opinion. As far as Kup and Blurr, I think Hasbro took a gamble that young kids would enjoy earth vehicles more than Cybertronian vehicle modes. That is unless those Cybertronian vehicle modes are being featured in a video game like WFC, which Kup and Blurr were not.

Hot Rod (Rodimus) on the other hand is a perfect example of how they didn’t bother to modernize the alt mode because the car doesn’t exist, thus no licensing fee is required. They could have made him a “not” Ferrari or “not” Maserati, but my guess is Hot Rod’s alt mode was just too iconic to mess with. The Prowl/Bluestreak/Smokescreen alt mode was almost 100% G1. They barely changed it up, just enough to avoid paying a licensing fee to Datsun/Nissan. The Starscream mold also has only minor differences to a real F-15 Strike Eagle. And the Ravage that came with Hound turned into a cassette, even though they never made a classics Soundwave that holds cassettes.

So yes, in my opinion I think the whole “neo” theory about the classics line is just a myth. I believe if Hasbro didn’t have to pay licensing fees, almost all classics figures would feature the original real life vehicles used in G1. I don’t know for sure, but I believe in 1984-85 the licensing fees were either a whole lot cheaper, or maybe Hasbro/Takara were exploiting legal loopholes that have since been closed. I always found it funny that most post 1986 movie figures featured Cybertronian alt modes or extremely futuristic earth modes. I’m not buying into the whole “It is the year 2005” crap. I think Hasbro/Takara got hit with a lawsuit from some car company and decided to stop using real cars. Maybe that’s why Encore hasn’t released everything pre 1986 by now. Once again, just my opinion. It does make sense.
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Re: R-DESIGN / ART FEATHER - BUMBLEBEE G1 ANIMATION VERSION UP FOR PRE-ORDER

Postby xyl360 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:21 pm

Rated X wrote:Well the deluxe Prime is G1, but The truck mode is sacrificed, to make the robot mode look so cool. I think the odd angles on the truck due to it’s transformation were enough to avoid paying a licensing fee. That is just my opinion. The voyager version was completely different so people buy both. Also, that’s just my opinion.
Well, it's also a FACT that they have had 0 licensing issues re-releasing the original G1 mold countless times, nor are they having issues releasing MP-10, even in the US even though it's clearly the same truck as the original G1.

Rated X wrote:As far as Kup and Blurr, I think Hasbro took a gamble that young kids would enjoy earth vehicles more than Cybertronian vehicle modes. That is unless those Cybertronian vehicle modes are being featured in a video game like WFC, which Kup and Blurr were not.
Yes, that is a valid point, but they turned Scourge into something else (I'm guessing to have a more realistic aesthetic) and they pretty much left Cyclonus alone.

Rated X wrote:ot Rod (Rodimus) on the other hand is a perfect example of how they didn’t bother to modernize the alt mode because the car doesn’t exist, thus no licensing fee is required. They could have made him a “not” Ferrari or “not” Maserati, but my guess is Hot Rod’s alt mode was just too iconic to mess with. The Prowl/Bluestreak/Smokescreen alt mode was almost 100% G1. They barely changed it up, just enough to avoid paying a licensing fee to Datsun/Nissan. The Starscream mold also has only minor differences to a real F-15 Strike Eagle. And the Ravage that came with Hound turned into a cassette, even though they never made a classics Soundwave that holds cassettes.
Yes, all of that is quite true, but they could have easily made them all more G1 if they wanted to, especially Optimus/Ultra Magnus. Like I said, refer to MP-10.

Rated X wrote:So yes, in my opinion I think the whole “neo” theory about the classics line is just a myth. I believe if Hasbro didn’t have to pay licensing fees, almost all classics figures would feature the original real life vehicles used in G1. I don’t know for sure, but I believe in 1984-85 the licensing fees were either a whole lot cheaper, or maybe Hasbro/Takara were exploiting legal loopholes that have since been closed. I always found it funny that most post 1986 movie figures featured Cybertronian alt modes or extremely futuristic earth modes. I’m not buying into the whole “It is the year 2005” crap. I think Hasbro/Takara got hit with a lawsuit from some car company and decided to stop using real cars. Maybe that’s why Encore hasn’t released everything pre 1986 by now. Once again, just my opinion. It does make sense.
Myth or not is irrelevant, just LOOK at the toys. It isn't about why they did it, simply the fact that they DID. This is why an old VW Beetles doesn't fit in my Classics shelf. But if that doesn't bother you, then that's great, get it. I won't because to me, it stands out like a sore thumb.

As for lawsuits, even though we could have no real 'Lamborgini' in Classics for Sideswipe and his repaints, they did reissue the original G1 toy, which is a Lamborgini Countach, so I'm guessing either licensing doesn't apply to reissues, or their license to use that model still existed. That simply means that Hasbro obviously wanted to use the new Lamborgini for Classics/Generations Sideswipe, but couldn't, so they changed it just enough, otherwise they would have used the old Countach which they must have still had licensing for since they were legally allowed to reissue the G1 toy.
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Rated X wrote:Well the deluxe Prime is G1, but The truck mode is sacrificed, to make the robot mode look so cool. I think the odd angles on the truck due to it’s transformation were enough to avoid paying a licensing fee. That is just my opinion. The voyager version was completely different so people buy both. Also, that’s just my opinion. As far as Kup and Blurr, I think Hasbro took a gamble that young kids would enjoy earth vehicles more than Cybertronian vehicle modes. That is unless those Cybertronian vehicle modes are being featured in a video game like WFC, which Kup and Blurr were not.

One, Deluxe Optimus looks shit in both modes.

Secondly, those aren't Cybertronian modes, they are supposed to be "future" toys, remember TF the Movie and season 3 took place in 2005 and 2006, back then the future, that's how they thought cars would look like in the "future".
Hot Rod (Rodimus) on the other hand is a perfect example of how they didn’t bother to modernize the alt mode because the car doesn’t exist, thus no licensing fee is required. They could have made him a “not” Ferrari or “not” Maserati, but my guess is Hot Rod’s alt mode was just too iconic to mess with. The Prowl/Bluestreak/Smokescreen alt mode was almost 100% G1. They barely changed it up, just enough to avoid paying a licensing fee to Datsun/Nissan. The Starscream mold also has only minor differences to a real F-15 Strike Eagle. And the Ravage that came with Hound turned into a cassette, even though they never made a classics Soundwave that holds cassettes.

Except that Hot Rod's alt-mode sorta exists, it was based on a concept car only it was "future-ised".

So yes, in my opinion I think the whole “neo” theory about the classics line is just a myth. I believe if Hasbro didn’t have to pay licensing fees, almost all classics figures would feature the original real life vehicles used in G1. I don’t know for sure, but I believe in 1984-85 the licensing fees were either a whole lot cheaper, or maybe Hasbro/Takara were exploiting legal loopholes that have since been closed. I always found it funny that most post 1986 movie figures featured Cybertronian alt modes or extremely futuristic earth modes. I’m not buying into the whole “It is the year 2005” crap. I think Hasbro/Takara got hit with a lawsuit from some car company and decided to stop using real cars. Maybe that’s why Encore hasn’t released everything pre 1986 by now. Once again, just my opinion. It does make sense.

Except that the normal cars seen in season 3 are also futuristic as in the world they live in.

G1 Optimus Prime wasn't based on one truck, he was a made-up model based on 2 or three different trucks. Classics Starscream is also based on two different models of jet fighter.

We also have an interview in which the head designer of Classics states that the idea behind the Classics line was to explore what the G1 toys would look like had they been made in the present (of 2006). Classics Bumblebee doen'T look like a Beetle, not even like a redesigned Beetle, because he's supposed to turn into a cheap small car teenagers would drive, the modern equivalent of the Beetle basically. Classics Bumblebee was also the first to be designed for the line.
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Postby craggy » Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:55 am

Classics Hot Rod looks far more like the Dome Zero than the original animation model. Mores the pity.
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xyl360 wrote: This is why an old VW Beetles doesn't fit in my Classics shelf. But if that doesn't bother you, then that's great, get it. I won't because to me, it stands out like a sore thumb.

I had a sore thumb recently but I just hid it between several fingers and it fitted in perfectly. No one even noticed! ;)

xyl360 wrote:As for lawsuits, even though we could have no real 'Lamborgini' in Classics for Sideswipe and his repaints, they did reissue the original G1 toy, which is a Lamborgini Countach, so I'm guessing either licensing doesn't apply to reissues, or their license to use that model still existed. That simply means that Hasbro obviously wanted to use the new Lamborgini for Classics/Generations Sideswipe, but couldn't, so they changed it just enough, otherwise they would have used the old Countach which they must have still had licensing for since they were legally allowed to reissue the G1 toy.

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Re: R-DESIGN / ART FEATHER - BUMBLEBEE G1 ANIMATION VERSION UP FOR PRE-ORDER

Postby Rated X » Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:31 pm

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I read the article. I scrolled down all the way to the bottom, but couldnt find the part you were referring to describing the designers "vision" for the classics line. Is there a page 2 of the interview im missing ? If you are right, I do believe that licensing fees still played at least a small part in that classics "vision".

Also on MP-10 Prime, back in 1984 was it ever a real truck ? Anybody got pictures of the inspiration ? Ive seen the Ratchet van at Botcon 2011, but have never seen the actual G1 Prime Truck.

I display my classics collection in robot mode so the alt modes dont stress me. If I had a choice though, I would prefer the 1980's vehicles for nostalgic reasons. For me personally, it's increased articulation and cartoon accuracy of robot modes that made the classics line a success. It's about them actually being action figures instead of just "box figures" like their 80's predecessors. As far as the alt modes are concerned, I always thought they might as well be as cartoon accurate as the robot modes can be, but thats just me. We got the movie line for modern vehicles.
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Re: R-DESIGN / ART FEATHER - BUMBLEBEE G1 ANIMATION VERSION UP FOR PRE-ORDER

Postby xyl360 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:06 am

Rated X wrote:I display my classics collection in robot mode so the alt modes dont stress me.
Yep, I do to for the most part, though there are a few exceptions (mainly United Tracks and all of the Hot Rod/Rodimus repaints I've picked up).

Rated X wrote:If I had a choice though, I would prefer the 1980's vehicles for nostalgic reasons. For me personally, it's increased articulation and cartoon accuracy of robot modes that made the classics line a success. It's about them actually being action figures instead of just "box figures" like their 80's predecessors. As far as the alt modes are concerned, I always thought they might as well be as cartoon accurate as the robot modes can be, but thats just me. We got the movie line for modern vehicles.
Yep, that makes sense to me. That's one nice thing about the MP line. It offers very accurate bot AND vehicle modes in addition to providing great articulation. At least that's true for most of the MP's (the early MP's are an obvious exception, i.e. MP-01 Optimus, Megatron and the first version of the Seeker mold). These new MP's though are great and look great and pretty much spot on accurate to their original G1 cartoon appearances.
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Re: R-DESIGN / ART FEATHER - BUMBLEBEE G1 ANIMATION VERSION UP FOR PRE-ORDER

Postby Rated X » Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:12 am

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xyl360 wrote:
Rated X wrote:I display my classics collection in robot mode so the alt modes dont stress me.
Yep, I do to for the most part, though there are a few exceptions (mainly United Tracks and all of the Hot Rod/Rodimus repaints I've picked up).

Rated X wrote:If I had a choice though, I would prefer the 1980's vehicles for nostalgic reasons. For me personally, it's increased articulation and cartoon accuracy of robot modes that made the classics line a success. It's about them actually being action figures instead of just "box figures" like their 80's predecessors. As far as the alt modes are concerned, I always thought they might as well be as cartoon accurate as the robot modes can be, but thats just me. We got the movie line for modern vehicles.
Yep, that makes sense to me. That's one nice thing about the MP line. It offers very accurate bot AND vehicle modes in addition to providing great articulation. At least that's true for most of the MP's (the early MP's are an obvious exception, i.e. MP-01 Optimus, Megatron and the first version of the Seeker mold). These new MP's though are great and look great and pretty much spot on accurate to their original G1 cartoon appearances.



I think the Masterpiece line are true works of art. But since I cant buy everything, Ive decided to go with scale over beauty. I do own MP Grimlock and 3 MP seekers. The grimlock is actually in scale with my classics collection in dino mode. (not so much robot mode) But I had to give up on MP seekers because I ran out of coffee tables to place them. I wasnt going to mix them with classics scale figures. If I did, Igear would have been $1000 richer. ;)
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Re: R-DESIGN / ART FEATHER - BUMBLEBEE G1 ANIMATION VERSION UP FOR PRE-ORDER

Postby Dead Metal » Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:18 am

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Rated X wrote:I read the article. I scrolled down all the way to the bottom, but couldnt find the part you were referring to describing the designers "vision" for the classics line. Is there a page 2 of the interview im missing ? If you are right, I do believe that licensing fees still played at least a small part in that classics "vision".

Also on MP-10 Prime, back in 1984 was it ever a real truck ? Anybody got pictures of the inspiration ? Ive seen the Ratchet van at Botcon 2011, but have never seen the actual G1 Prime Truck.

I display my classics collection in robot mode so the alt modes dont stress me. If I had a choice though, I would prefer the 1980's vehicles for nostalgic reasons. For me personally, it's increased articulation and cartoon accuracy of robot modes that made the classics line a success. It's about them actually being action figures instead of just "box figures" like their 80's predecessors. As far as the alt modes are concerned, I always thought they might as well be as cartoon accurate as the robot modes can be, but thats just me. We got the movie line for modern vehicles.

Weird, the site that hosted it is also gone now, but then there is this other interview:

http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-new ... ew-167073/

Yuki: Though had we gone with the original car designs, it would have been considered as classic cars, so we altered the vehicle modes to match what children now see as stylish. The merchandise are for children, but children prefer something a bit grown-up looking. That is why we aim for products which look cool even to the parents. If the parents see a product as ugly, their children will not want it. This is more so now that Transformers is something both parents and children can talk about.


As I stated before he was based not on one truck alone, he does looks pretty close to the '70s Freightliner FL86, with a couple of differences.
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Re: R-DESIGN / ART FEATHER - BUMBLEBEE G1 ANIMATION VERSION UP FOR PRE-ORDER

Postby robotmel » Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:30 am

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Re: R-DESIGN / ART FEATHER - BUMBLEBEE G1 ANIMATION VERSION UP FOR PRE-ORDER

Postby robotmel » Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:24 am

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It seems this little guy may start shipping from the end of August/beginning of September?

I would love to have a VW Beetle version of Classics Bumblebee on my shelf, he just looks so cute!! :grin:

If this is successful for the company behind this reshell, I wonder if they might give Classics Cliffjumper a go, with a Porsche 924 body? :-?
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