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First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee

Transformers News: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 10:21PM CDT

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Still don't have Classics Bumblebee? Well get your act together if you want him, because he's getting released again. This time as apart of a wave from the "Reveal the Shield" toys coming next year. To view the image from the most recent Previews issue (thanks to staff member Rodimusconvoy13), scroll down:

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Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140428)
Posted by Nujevad on October 27th, 2010 @ 10:32pm CDT
Classics, Henkei, Legacy, Generations and United. That's 5 Bumblebees, meanwhile, only one Cliffjumper exists.
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140437)
Posted by MGrotusque on October 27th, 2010 @ 11:14pm CDT
looks alright i guess. Would rather a Goldbug though.....sigh....someday.
With all these BB repaints you'd think they'd at least do a Goldbug. It's pretty much BB without being redundant.
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140439)
Posted by Caelus on October 27th, 2010 @ 11:22pm CDT
Repainting Classics Bumblebee with movie Bumblebee's paint scheme was an interesting idea, and the darker yellow tones down the figure's overall cartoonishness, but now it looks like he has suspenders - I think racing stripes on the sides would have been wiser.

How many uses have each of the original Classics molds seen now? The seekers had to be redone from overuse, apparently, and it seems like the Voyager Optimus sculpt can't be too far behind, but I've not actually counted.

All things considered, though, Rodimus and Grimlock have seen relatively few uses, and Voyager Megatron is only up to... three?
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140441)
Posted by Rodimus the Prime on October 27th, 2010 @ 11:39pm CDT
Hallelujah!
Oh my, yes, this makes me very happy indeed! And to think I was that close to ponying up for an older version! Phew!
Thank you Hasbro! :D

Now, I'll take Cliffjumper and Ratchet please. :D :D :D
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140442)
Posted by Vicalliose on October 27th, 2010 @ 11:41pm CDT
So I bought a new Henkei Bumblebee to replace my old one because of it's windshield being cracked, then it turns out that the Henkei BB's windshield is cracked right out of the damned box, and now this.

The f**k is wrong with my luck lately!?

Well, at least I saved six bucks on Blurr and Dirge (they're awesome BTW) and I didn't go through the trouble of buying the wal-mart edition. So maybe I wont feel so bad to get a third BB... Or I could just stick with Goldbug.

I wish they'd just make a new mold for this, or re-tool it to keep the window from cracking. Though, God forbid they make him another Camaro. :SICK:

Nujevad wrote:Classics, Henkei, Legacy, Generations and United. That's 5 Bumblebees, meanwhile, only one Cliffjumper exists.

Let's not forget all the other characters those could have been as well. :roll:
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140447)
Posted by The Variable on October 28th, 2010 @ 12:13am CDT
I think that might be one of the better attempts to apply the movie racing stripes to the Classics mold. I missed on this mold, so I'm definitely interested.
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140448)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on October 28th, 2010 @ 12:26am CDT
Looks sweet, I like all of the changes, anything to make it look less childish. But i'm going to stick to my WFC BB. There isn't a chance i'll ever own a hatchback Transformer... ever.

:CON:
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140450)
Posted by kirbenvost on October 28th, 2010 @ 12:43am CDT
Looks good! I was considering getting this one, but I probably won't unless it looks really good in person, since I already have the Henkei. The windshield is cracked on mine too though...

Also, this is exactly the same as the one shown in the United listings, which probably means the Optimus Prime is too.
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140459)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on October 28th, 2010 @ 1:51am CDT
Considering i missed "Classics" Bumblebee in his first go around, this makes me a happy camper. I will be doubly happy if they go "Oh, and BTW, we're doing a RTS Cliffjumper WITH a new head FROM THE SAME BODY OMFG~~!"

Of course I will then, as per usual, still not be able to afford to buy them but they will BE there for me to choose "Food or Toy?" over.

Also, just because it has been on my mind, does anybody else really think that there needs to be a "New" classics-verse Grimlock because the one from Classics just didn't retain enough of a Grimlockey feel?
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140462)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on October 28th, 2010 @ 2:02am CDT
Not sure if i want this or not, my classics Bumblebee is mint in box but i do have the Cliffjumper repaint out on the shelf. I am glad to see an original classic get "re-issued" hopefully we'll see more.
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140465)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on October 28th, 2010 @ 2:11am CDT
NuclearConvoy wrote:Considering i missed "Classics" Bumblebee in his first go around, this makes me a happy camper. I will be doubly happy if they go "Oh, and BTW, we're doing a RTS Cliffjumper WITH a new head FROM THE SAME BODY OMFG~~!"


Same here. Classics Cliff and Mirage are severely outnumbered by Bayverse 'Cons on the shelf, and they could use some company from a fellow Classic TF.
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140470)
Posted by Galvatrondestroyer on October 28th, 2010 @ 2:58am CDT
awesome i missed out on the original bee and this'll help since i already have classics cliffjumper...

now hasbro bring out mass release Skywarp and Thundercracker!!! you brought us the two Gentei(sp) coneheads now help us finish what you started!!!

:CON:
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140479)
Posted by Jazz_Man on October 28th, 2010 @ 4:08am CDT
If they bring Classics Optimus Prime out again hopefully they'll make him cartoon accurate
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140480)
Posted by Jacob P. Galvatron on October 28th, 2010 @ 4:23am CDT
This is pretty great news.
I never picked up Bumblebee during Classics.

I was still a kid. I was put off by the fact that there was a red one too.
So, I bought neither of them.
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140490)
Posted by Cobalt Prime on October 28th, 2010 @ 5:51am CDT
It's a shame that they didn't replace that lame jetski/trailer bit with a decent handheld weapon for this edition. I might have actually bought it for just that small difference, but nooooo,

As it is, I've been using a couple of spare NEST Brawn pistols for CL BB and CJ. They work great and will look even better when I paint the outer casings yellow and red respectively, and the inner parts silver.

Anyways, good news for folks who missed out on him the first time. Perhaps there is still hope for getting a decently colored Hasbro Voyager Megs now.
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140495)
Posted by GuyIncognito on October 28th, 2010 @ 6:46am CDT
I missed out on it the first time (although I did get CJ), so this is a must-buy for me!
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140498)
Posted by Daddycon on October 28th, 2010 @ 7:01am CDT
Missed Classics BB and CJ, so this might be a grab for me. Wonder how many other classics I missed might also resurface under Reveal the Shield? I know it won't happen, but a full set of seekers from one series is all I need. :roll:
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140500)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on October 28th, 2010 @ 7:08am CDT
I had 3 of the old one. One Bumblebee, one Cliffjumper and one other Bee painted up and head resculpted as Goldbug. I don't even like G1 Bee at all (though I loved him as Goldbug in the comics oddly both US and UK). I sold them all on though when I lost interest in Classics and used my money on movie figures instead. Don't be thinking that by painting classics Bee in movie deco is gonna tap into my love for Movie Bee and make me buy this toy again cos it won't work. Probably...
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140505)
Posted by It Is Him on October 28th, 2010 @ 7:57am CDT
This is great news! One less toy for me to buy, but only if I don't feel comfortable spending the money.
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140506)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 28th, 2010 @ 8:02am CDT
Not particularly a fan of the stripes, but the availability is a plus. I guess I'll wait until United Bumblebee is released, who doesn't have the stripes, and decide from there.
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140527)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on October 28th, 2010 @ 9:14am CDT
Caelus wrote:All things considered, though, Rodimus and Grimlock have seen relatively few uses, and Voyager Megatron is only up to... three?


Rodimus has seen 5 uses(the same number as the Voyager Prime mold by my count): Classics, Henkei, Shattered Glass, Wild Rider, and Challenge at Cybertron/Battle in Space.

Grimlock as also been used 5 times: Classics, Henkei, Shattered Glass, Botcon '07 Customization class Timelines Overkill, and '08 Universe Overkill.
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140529)
Posted by Sorrow Six Star on October 28th, 2010 @ 9:21am CDT
MINDVVIPE wrote:Looks sweet, I like all of the changes, anything to make it look less childish. But i'm going to stick to my WFC BB. There isn't a chance i'll ever own a hatchback Transformer... ever.

:CON:


ooh full throttle energy drink up one's nose is a bad thing.

lol that was hilarious.

I think if I see him on the peg or have to preorder him with something else then fine. my 3 pack bee is still in great shape so... yeah.
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140533)
Posted by Joetx on October 28th, 2010 @ 9:43am CDT
Who is the guy holding a sword?
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140534)
Posted by Sorrow Six Star on October 28th, 2010 @ 9:45am CDT
generation 2 (or Lazer) optimus prime.

remember RID scourge? it's a remake of that figure
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140537)
Posted by The Dude on October 28th, 2010 @ 9:47am CDT
Wow, they are really trying hard to make him look like Movie Bumblebee. Still, looks great, especially for someone who's continually missed out on this mold.
I remember going to Walmart a couple years ago, seeing the Legacy of Bumblebee 3-pack, and thinking "OMG Classics Bumblebee with a whole new color scheme... right between two of the exact same figures I already own. :BANG_HEAD: "
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140554)
Posted by MGrotusque on October 28th, 2010 @ 10:22am CDT
MINDVVIPE wrote:Looks sweet, I like all of the changes, anything to make it look less childish. But i'm going to stick to my WFC BB. There isn't a chance i'll ever own a hatchback Transformer... ever.

:CON:


HA!! so true.....i got a henkei classics BB but still haven't taken it from the box cause i really do hate hatchbacks and don't want it with my others TF's. Too funny that ya said that :lol:
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140556)
Posted by El Duque on October 28th, 2010 @ 10:24am CDT
Mkall wrote:Nice. I'll be getting this version. Rumour has it Renderform is making a Goldbug head/kit for Classics Bumblebee, so I'll keep him around too.


Why the Hell doesn't Hasbro do this. Slap some gold paint and a new Goldbug head on that mold and we will happily line up to buy it. Instead we get yet another BB.
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140561)
Posted by Xithys on October 28th, 2010 @ 10:49am CDT
I'll be picking this up. I missed classics bumblebee. I will, however, be putting the wave runner somewhere else.
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140563)
Posted by Sorrow Six Star on October 28th, 2010 @ 10:51am CDT
Xithys wrote:I'll be picking this up. I missed classics bumblebee. I will, however, be putting the wave runner somewhere else.



Trash can maybe? :lol:
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140570)
Posted by Anonymous on October 28th, 2010 @ 11:07am CDT
Is it just me or does the design somewhat resemble the rebuilt leader Bumblebee from the on going?
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140572)
Posted by kirbenvost on October 28th, 2010 @ 11:07am CDT
Sorrow Six Star wrote:
Xithys wrote:I'll be picking this up. I missed classics bumblebee. I will, however, be putting the wave runner somewhere else.



Trash can maybe? :lol:


Box of random bits. Everyone needs one, for all those pesky things that don't stow anywhere. And lame-o accessories best left undisplayed. Like the wave runner!
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140574)
Posted by Xithys on October 28th, 2010 @ 11:16am CDT
Rodimus723 wrote:Is it just me or does the design somewhat resemble the rebuilt leader Bumblebee from the on going?


I figured that's what they were alluding to. It makes the figure a little more relevant I guess.
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140579)
Posted by Anonymous. on October 28th, 2010 @ 11:43am CDT
Retire this mold. Send it to the Hall of Fame already..
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140580)
Posted by Atomatron on October 28th, 2010 @ 11:51am CDT
Blurrz wrote:Retire this mold. Send it to the Hall of Fame already..


not yet, need the Goldbug repaint, a cliffjumper reissue, a green animated waspinator nod and throw in a Henkei Special Black version for good measure. Then we can talk about retirement :P
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140586)
Posted by Anonymous. on October 28th, 2010 @ 12:04pm CDT
Atomatron wrote:
Blurrz wrote:Retire this mold. Send it to the Hall of Fame already..


not yet, need the Goldbug repaint, a cliffjumper reissue, a green animated waspinator nod and throw in a Henkei Special Black version for good measure. Then we can talk about retirement :P


Geez.. maybe I need to go into retirment then. I-)
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140598)
Posted by OptiMagnus on October 28th, 2010 @ 12:34pm CDT
This looks awesome! I missed it the first time around, so I better get this one. They should do a Wasp in this mold witha new head.
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140608)
Posted by --B-- on October 28th, 2010 @ 12:52pm CDT
kirbenvost wrote:
Sorrow Six Star wrote:
Xithys wrote:I'll be picking this up. I missed classics bumblebee. I will, however, be putting the wave runner somewhere else.



Trash can maybe? :lol:


Box of random bits. Everyone needs one, for all those pesky things that don't stow anywhere. And lame-o accessories best left undisplayed. Like the wave runner!


A small fishing tackle box works great for these types of pieces, and parts that you don't keep attached for display but don't want to loose, like cyber keys and the like.
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140623)
Posted by MidAge on October 28th, 2010 @ 1:23pm CDT
This news makes excited. Bumblebee is always one of my favorite autobots figure.
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140630)
Posted by Sky-Quake on October 28th, 2010 @ 1:35pm CDT
I miss placed my classics bumblebee and I like the paint job better than the classics so I'll be buying this version
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140635)
Posted by AdventPrime on October 28th, 2010 @ 1:45pm CDT
So many releases of Classics Bumblebee, yet no new release of Classic Cliffjumper with new head mold? :roll:
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140667)
Posted by Badassimus Prime on October 28th, 2010 @ 2:29pm CDT
Count me in! I missed out on the original so I'll definitely be picking this up. Also, is it me, or did they add a new body kit to the front bumper?

It'd be real awesome to see a reissue of classics Skyfire. Sadly, I missed out on that mold.
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140675)
Posted by Mindmaster on October 28th, 2010 @ 3:01pm CDT
Needs more blue. Otherwise, pass. Already got the original on accident. and I like the way he is. :lol:
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140681)
Posted by Wes Crayon on October 28th, 2010 @ 3:08pm CDT
OptiMagnus10 wrote:This looks awesome! I missed it the first time around, so I better get this one. They should do a Wasp in this mold witha new head.

Darnit, now you have me wanting that new HftD Bumblebee in green!

Classics BB was a great figure (kinda like a mini alternator with a less frustrating transformation); everyone who doesn't already have him should be able to experience the love. :)
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140719)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on October 28th, 2010 @ 5:43pm CDT
AdventPrime wrote:So many releases of Classics Bumblebee, yet no new release of Classic Cliffjumper with new head mold? :roll:


"Yet"
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140733)
Posted by Swiftpaw on October 28th, 2010 @ 7:04pm CDT
While normally I would make some sort of smartass remark about YET another Bumblebee repaint, its 1) Classics version, not omg yet another movie one. 2) Despite being movie inspired, I actually -like- the black stripes better than the hard to see white ones the first version had. Black stipes on yellow is very 'bee' like after all.
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1140754)
Posted by angelababy on October 28th, 2010 @ 8:14pm CDT
I really like that bee. Looks better than the three-pack classics bee I have.
Re: First Look at Reveal the Shield Bumblebee (1141325)
Posted by kirbenvost on October 30th, 2010 @ 3:23pm CDT
--B-- wrote:
kirbenvost wrote:
Sorrow Six Star wrote:
Xithys wrote:I'll be picking this up. I missed classics bumblebee. I will, however, be putting the wave runner somewhere else.



Trash can maybe? :lol:


Box of random bits. Everyone needs one, for all those pesky things that don't stow anywhere. And lame-o accessories best left undisplayed. Like the wave runner!


A small fishing tackle box works great for these types of pieces, and parts that you don't keep attached for display but don't want to loose, like cyber keys and the like.


Interesting, I hadn't considered that. And the bottom could be used for larger items or instructions! Funny, considering I used a tackle box for my micro RCs. So far I've just been using a cardboard box for TF accessories. :lol:
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