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News from i-Gear: New Vintage VW Käfer (Beetle) Bumblebee!

Postby Dead Metal » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:22 am

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I-Gear have updated their Facebook profile with a new set of photos, this new set of photos are labelled as "New WIP small stuff". They are of a Volkswagen Käfer (Beetle in English), from the looks of it it obviously transforms, and we all know who it will be G1 Bumblebee.
If the sizes given are correct it's 6.8 cm (2.7 inches) long and 3 cm (1.3 inches) long, which means this thing will be smaller than a Scout class figure while being larger than a Legends class figure!
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Re: News from i-Gear: New Vintage VW Käfer (Beetle) Bumblebee!

Postby Dead Metal » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:28 am

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This thing is freaking tiny and man do I want it, but this is i-Gear and they'll charge a 100 bucks for it so I'll just forget about it.
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Re: News from i-Gear: New Vintage VW Käfer (Beetle) Bumblebee!

Postby Torneira » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:50 am

If it's like PE Frenzy & Rumble price, I''ll take it !
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Re: News from i-Gear: New Vintage VW Käfer (Beetle) Bumblebee!

Postby Autobot032 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:02 am

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Dead Metal wrote:This thing is freaking tiny and man do I want it, but this is i-Gear and they'll charge a 100 bucks for it so I'll just forget about it.


Probably, but look at it this way...

They're not CrazyDevy, and for the price you pay to iGear, it will actually do something.
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Re: News from i-Gear: New Vintage VW Käfer (Beetle) Bumblebee!

Postby HollyW00d » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:02 am

Another useless i-gear product. Oh well I'm sure someone will be happy about it.
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Re: News from i-Gear: New Vintage VW Käfer (Beetle) Bumblebee!

Postby omega666 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:07 am

If it were a deluxe size, then maybe. Could have replaced my Classics Bee.
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Re: News from i-Gear: New Vintage VW Käfer (Beetle) Bumblebee!

Postby MINDVVIPE » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:08 am

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haha nice... on closer inspection it sorta is deluxe size in a way... hopefully theres some dece articulation in bot mode.
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Re: News from i-Gear: New Vintage VW Käfer (Beetle) Bumblebee!

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:13 am

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Little, tiny, yellow, not worth my money. I've got a ton of Bumblebees. And my Classics version is actually a very good toy. Which cost about eight bucks back in the day.
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Re: News from i-Gear: New Vintage VW Käfer (Beetle) Bumblebee!

Postby MINDVVIPE » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:14 am

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RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:Little, tiny, yellow, not worth my money. I've got a ton of Bumblebees. And my Classics version is actually a very good toy. Which cost about eight bucks back in the day.

yea, but is it a beetle?... the true G1 bee, fo shizzy, mckinney,
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Re: News from i-Gear: New Vintage VW Käfer (Beetle) Bumblebee!

Postby Requiem Prime » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:30 am

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Autobot032 wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:This thing is freaking tiny and man do I want it, but this is i-Gear and they'll charge a 100 bucks for it so I'll just forget about it.


Probably, but look at it this way...

They're not CrazyDevy, and for the price you pay to iGear, it will actually do something.


I really do look forward to a fully independent mold from them. Perhaps, in that crazy little part of my head that writes fan-fiction, their two head kits is a sign of shift to less extreme pricing.
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Re: News from i-Gear: New Vintage VW Käfer (Beetle) Bumblebee!

Postby ambitron » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:46 am

This looks like it has the same transformation as the Classics Legends figure:

http://www.seibertron.com/toys/gallery. ... 0&start=25

If the sizes given are correct it's 6.8 cm (2.7 inches) long and 3 cm (1.3 inches) long, which means this thing will be smaller than a Scout class figure while being larger than a Legends class figure!


Saddo that I am, I just measured my own Classics Legends Bumblebee, and that came out at 6.8cm x 3cm too, so this looks like a Beetle version of the Classics Legends figure to me, with a similar size - it does look a little larger in the "in the hand" picture though.
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Re: News from i-Gear: New Vintage VW Käfer (Beetle) Bumblebee!

Postby nobody1898 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:53 am

Finally a G1 bumbleebee. And we all know Volkwagon will never let Hasbro make one so this may be the only chance to get a BB as a Bug.
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Re: News from i-Gear: New Vintage VW Käfer (Beetle) Bumblebee!

Postby rpetras » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:40 am

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Re: News from i-Gear: New Vintage VW Käfer (Beetle) Bumblebee!

Postby victoryconvoy » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:43 am

i'm just getting really pissed off waiting to hear about the upgrade for the ultraleader WTF man!!!!!!!!!! :-x
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Re: News from i-Gear: New Vintage VW Käfer (Beetle) Bumblebee!

Postby Rated X » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:56 am

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I like !!! Bumblebee done right !!! If I get this, then the united Bumblebee I ordered can be Goldbug. Hey what ever happened to that Bumblebee figure that transformed into the new Volkswagon Beetle ???
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Re: News from i-Gear: New Vintage VW Käfer (Beetle) Bumblebee!

Postby kirbenvost » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:17 am

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Interesting. Not sure it would have a place in my collection, but it looks good.
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Re: News from i-Gear: New Vintage VW Käfer (Beetle) Bumblebee!

Postby sparticus1701 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:19 am

Wow -- I emailed them months ago asking them to make a 'Masterpiece Bumblebee'. Maybe this is their reply.

No if they'd just get working on my other suggestion -- a G1 Ark.
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Postby Midnight_Fox » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:37 am

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RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:Little, tiny, yellow, not worth my money. I've got a ton of Bumblebees. And my Classics version is actually a very good toy. Which cost about eight bucks back in the day.

yea, but is it a beetle?... the true G1 bee, fo shizzy, mckinney,
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Re: News from i-Gear: New Vintage VW Käfer (Beetle) Bumblebee!

Postby LOST Cybertronian » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:51 am

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Rated X wrote:I like !!! Bumblebee done right !!! If I get this, then the united Bumblebee I ordered can be Goldbug. Hey what ever happened to that Bumblebee figure that transformed into the new Volkswagon Beetle ???


Are you refering to the unproduced binaltech/alternators Bumblebee? If so, it was cancelled due to Volkswagon not wanting to associate their vehicles with war themed media.
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Re: News from i-Gear: New Vintage VW Käfer (Beetle) Bumblebee!

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Re: News from i-Gear: New Vintage VW Käfer (Beetle) Bumblebee!

Postby Burnin12 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:22 am

Depends on the size first then the price.

Really hoping their intent (aside from giving us a VW Beetle Bumble Bee) was also to make it fit in with the scale of the rest of the Classics Autobots. Basically needs to be a larger Scout. I would say smaller deluxe but that's what we have and it's way too pudgy in robot mode and way out of scale in alt mode. Don't expect perfection of course but BB shouldn't be the same height as Ironhide in alt mode.

If that all works out, I'd be willing to shell out a few bucks for him....and the slight remold/repaint that will most likely be Cliff Jumper.
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Re: News from i-Gear: New Vintage VW Käfer (Beetle) Bumblebee!

Postby Mkall » Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:32 am

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Looks kinda neat really, but I'm happy with my Classics BB thanks
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Re: News from i-Gear: New Vintage VW Käfer (Beetle) Bumblebee!

Postby JRFitzpatrick7 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:44 am

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This looks great! I hope they retool it for a cliffjumper, and I'm all over repaints, tapout, glyph, bugbite! JelZe finish the list! Can't wait for robot mode pics!
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Re: News from i-Gear: New Vintage VW Käfer (Beetle) Bumblebee!

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:49 am

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RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:Little, tiny, yellow, not worth my money. I've got a ton of Bumblebees. And my Classics version is actually a very good toy. Which cost about eight bucks back in the day.

yea, but is it a beetle?... the true G1 bee, fo shizzy, mckinney,
i shoudn't post when wasted


No, you shouldn't. Anyway... no, my Classics Bumblebee isn't a Volkswagen Beetle. Nor do I require it to be. It's a small compact car that cost me eight bucks. Lord knows how much this tiny little thing will be.
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Re: News from i-Gear: New Vintage VW Käfer (Beetle) Bumblebee!

Postby Bumblevivisector » Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:28 am

Looking forward to robot-mode pics. But if Volkswagen doesn't want their products used in ANY toy line involving war, then will this be the product that finally gets iGear sued, and not the Masterpiece Coneheads? The irony of VW's stance against Bumblebee is that when I studied in Germany in 1999, I saw one of their ad posters featuring various Beetle toys, one of which was clearly Classic Pretender Bumblebee in car mode. Either they're hypocrites, or they had one hell of a management shift right afterward.

Here's hoping iGear fends off the lawyers long enough to follow this up with that New Beetle Bumblebee toy we've been waiting over a decade for!
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