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What year VW was G1 Bumblebee supposed to be?

Postby DanaCornZine » Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:59 pm

I'm looking to buy one to restore it and make it as close to our favorite scout as I can.
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Re: What year VW was G1 Bumblebee supposed to be?

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:57 pm

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DanaCornZine wrote:I'm looking to buy one to restore it and make it as close to our favorite scout as I can.


Sadly, we don't know. And we'll probably never know because G1 Bumblebee's proportions are off, being akin to a Super-Deformed Penny Racer. The reason is that he's supposed to be one: in the original Microman line, all toys were supposedly life-size in scale, 1:1. Megatron, Soundwave, Blaster and Perceptor also came from that line.
Masterpiece Bumblebee has realistic proportions however, so the year will be easier to guess. Just make sure it's from before 1982 ;)
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Re: What year VW was G1 Bumblebee supposed to be?

Postby DanaCornZine » Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:07 pm

Freaking awesome. Thanks for the info!
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Re: What year VW was G1 Bumblebee supposed to be?

Postby skynet1O1 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:29 am

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Well seeing that most g1 cars are new or relatively new, I'd get one from '87-'82
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Re: What year VW was G1 Bumblebee supposed to be?

Postby Rodimus Prime » Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:05 am

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I know in the 1st live action movie the Bug parked next to Bee in Bobby Bolivia's lot in the wink to the character's previous incarnation had a '71 sticker on it. But that probably doesn't mean anything...
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Re: What year VW was G1 Bumblebee supposed to be?

Postby AutobotAlvaron » Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:20 pm

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Does anyone think that a modern 2014 Beetle/Bumblebee/Goldbug Edition might be made by Volkswagen now that the business communication lines are open between Takara and VW? I saw an upcoming dune version of the Beetle in gold(2015 model?) that looked like it would be a really cool real-world Goldbug.
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Re: What year VW was G1 Bumblebee supposed to be?

Postby T-Macksimus » Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:10 am

I would say go with a '76 but no later than a '77. Even though it was never revealed what his actual year was, the cartoon representation "typically" had a shorter, chibi-like front end. (depends on whether he was drawn on a Monday or a Friday. lol)

The '78's and later started to develop a slightly longer front and a bit of a flat spot just past the windshield. Kind of ruins the whole effect when you have a plateau just past the windshield and the toy version definitely didn't have that look. So if you have a G1 'Bee figure (and I'm guessing you do and probably more than one) I'd use that as a guide also and not just stills from the show. More often than not the show stayed reasonably close to the figure design. Good luck in your endeavor! :D
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