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Transformers News: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 9:49AM CST

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BigBadToyStore.com has sent out emails to its customers letting them know that Hasbro has cancelled the Wave 7 Voyagers that were to include Goldfire Grimlock & HydroDive Bumblebee. The items have been removed from the BigBadToyStore website and everyone who pre-ordered these should have received an email similar to this one below:



BBTS - Transformers Animated Voyager Golfire Grimlock CancelledTuesday, February 24, 2009. Hasbro has just informed us that this item has been cancelled, and as a result they will not be able to fill our orders. We apologize for the inconvenience. We have cancelled all preorders and removed the item from our site.

Thanks
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com

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Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889312)
Posted by Overloaded on February 24th, 2009 @ 9:52am CST
Man was getting hydro BB for my nephew . Cancelled over the movie I would say
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889313)
Posted by Editor on February 24th, 2009 @ 9:53am CST
Ballpark speculation, but seeing the wave was a repaint of Grimlock in a non-traditional color, when some Grimmies are still at retail coupled with a Deluxe figure with a huge add-on piece, that initial returns on mass-market preorders didn't justify taking the wave to production.
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889314)
Posted by nemesis-prime on February 24th, 2009 @ 9:53am CST
Kique wrote:That sux. Wonder what happened ...

maybe with season 3 being the last it wasnt worth it to continue...Hasbro is prolly just focusing on the movie toys...i wouldnt be suprised if we see the univese line toys that are suspose to come out being cancelled too

ME GRIMLOCK NO LIKE GOLD PAINT...LOL... :lol:
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889319)
Posted by Omega Sentinel on February 24th, 2009 @ 10:10am CST
I'm not too disappointed over the cancellation of 2 pointless repaints. Guess the lack of sales for Atomic Lugnut killed this wave.
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889322)
Posted by Nekoman on February 24th, 2009 @ 10:15am CST
Omega Sentinel wrote:I'm not too disappointed over the cancellation of 2 pointless repaints. Guess the lack of sales for Atomic Lugnut killed this wave.


Actually, I believe Bumblebee was entirely new.
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889324)
Posted by DavidT on February 24th, 2009 @ 10:19am CST
Nekoman wrote:
Omega Sentinel wrote:I'm not too disappointed over the cancellation of 2 pointless repaints. Guess the lack of sales for Atomic Lugnut killed this wave.


Actually, I believe Bumblebee was entirely new.


Here's the link to the Hydrodive Bumblebee at BBTS. You can see the images and figure out whats different if anything...

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... cture=aux2

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Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889325)
Posted by kirbenvost on February 24th, 2009 @ 10:22am CST
Huh, I guess they realized the continual repaints won't sell. Too bad we'll probably be missing out on other stuff too.
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889326)
Posted by GuyIncognito on February 24th, 2009 @ 10:23am CST
Omega Sentinel wrote:I'm not too disappointed over the cancellation of 2 pointless repaints. Guess the lack of sales for Atomic Lugnut killed this wave.


Hydrodive BB wasn't a repaint. And I was really looking forward to it since I didn't buy the original or the Elite Guard.

As for Atomic Lugnut, the stores in my area are just starting to get him, so I don't know how you can already be drawing conclusions about the sales numbers. Plus, Atomic Lugnut is ten times cooler and more badass than the purple and teal one.
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889331)
Posted by Dead Metal on February 24th, 2009 @ 10:32am CST
FU** I was looking forward to that Bumblebee!
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889333)
Posted by dragons on February 24th, 2009 @ 10:34am CST
hasbro canelled repaints everyone knows how much hasbros loves doing there repaints looked good or not but i dont like the sound of this i wasnt geting them anyway but i dont like where this is going first it could its 2 animated repaints what next.?

maybe im just being paranoid......... :?:

grimlock i wasnt to fond of bumblebee i amy get i saw more pictures of him
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889336)
Posted by typh0id on February 24th, 2009 @ 10:36am CST
kirbenvost wrote:Huh, I guess they realized the continual repaints won't sell.


I very seriosly doubt that...Coming to that conclusion would cut their output in half...I don't see that happening...This is probably an isolated event...

nemesis-prime wrote:i wouldnt be suprised if we see the univese line toys that are suspose to come out being cancelled too



Don't you even JOKE about that :-x

:-P
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889338)
Posted by Prowl1529 on February 24th, 2009 @ 10:42am CST
It seems that Hasbro is going to sacrifice all Transformers line because of the movie.
I wasn't going to buy those but for the moment i believe that we are going to see a "shower" of Movie Transformers including numerous repaints and we are not going to see any new Universe or Animated Transformers for the current year. It's a shame.
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889340)
Posted by Editor on February 24th, 2009 @ 10:42am CST
I don't think that it's an issue of Hasbro stopping repaints, just that they shouldn't be in such a rush to get them out. Look at Lockdown, The new Blazing one is out there now, and some stores still have the first one on pegs.

If store bookers are just looking at the wave and seeing a repaint and a figure that looks similar to Bumblebee which has been out there. (I doubt many of them would know the difference of the new mold) Knowing that they may still have units of BB and Grimmie in their inventories, they are not going to drop cash of what they perceive as shelfwarmers.
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889342)
Posted by It Is Him on February 24th, 2009 @ 10:46am CST
typh0id wrote:
nemesis-prime wrote:i wouldnt be suprised if we see the univese line toys that are suspose to come out being cancelled too


Don't you even JOKE about that :-x

:-P


I doubt that. The rest of the Universe line is already in production as some Web sites and ebay sellers have them for sale.

It wouldn't surprise me if the animated line as a whole is doing poorly compared to the Movie line, and heck, maybe even the classics line. The stylized toys are far too divisive among fans.
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889345)
Posted by GuyIncognito on February 24th, 2009 @ 10:47am CST
Image

NOT a repaint.
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889346)
Posted by TheMuffin on February 24th, 2009 @ 10:51am CST
It's a repaint with a piece of crap submarine attachment.
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889347)
Posted by typh0id on February 24th, 2009 @ 10:55am CST
It Is Him wrote:
It wouldn't surprise me if the animated line as a whole is doing poorly compared to the Movie line, and heck, maybe even the classics line. The stylized toys are far too divisive among fans.



The animated line isn't dooing poorly...And the movie line isn't even out yet...

I think people are overreacting, honestly...There's probably some kind of reason for the cancellation other than their just going to cancel everything that isn't movie-based...
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889348)
Posted by nemesis-prime on February 24th, 2009 @ 10:57am CST
TheMuffin wrote:It's a repaint with a piece of crap submarine attachment.

This was a poor way to fuze gi joe and transformers
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889349)
Posted by Archatron on February 24th, 2009 @ 10:58am CST
GuyIncognito wrote:Image

NOT a repaint.


Right. For everyone screaming repaint, check the pictures out. It was a new mold, that I wanted so bad so he'd be in scale :cry:
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889351)
Posted by DavidT on February 24th, 2009 @ 11:04am CST
Archatron wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:Image

NOT a repaint.


Right. For everyone screaming repaint, check the pictures out. It was a new mold, that I wanted so bad so he'd be in scale :cry:



Check out this link.....

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


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Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889355)
Posted by bagofshhh on February 24th, 2009 @ 11:20am CST
typh0id wrote:
kirbenvost wrote:Huh, I guess they realized the continual repaints won't sell.


I very seriosly doubt that...Coming to that conclusion would cut their output in half...I don't see that happening...This is probably an isolated event...

nemesis-prime wrote:i wouldnt be suprised if we see the univese line toys that are suspose to come out being cancelled too



Don't you even JOKE about that :-x

:-P


According to what Hasbro put out out at ToyFare last week, Universe is scheduled until Spring '09. So it is wrapping up right now anyway.

Since they projected 8 Animated Voyagers this year (including Wreck-gar, and Lugnut). So this could possibly make room for 6 new voyagers, instead of 4 this year. I hope the cancelation of these two, improves the chance to get more Season 3 characters made into voyagers (or the constructicons would be nice!!). But I doubt it.

BTW, The one Target that I found the Wreck-gar wave 3 weeks ago still has both Lugnuts sitting on the shelf, right next to the originals. Too bad too, I kind of like Lugnut
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889357)
Posted by Tigertrack on February 24th, 2009 @ 11:22am CST
Bumblebee was a brand new mold.

Grimlock, I was actually a bit interested in.
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889358)
Posted by metaphorge on February 24th, 2009 @ 11:29am CST
I wonder whether presales suffered because of the number of morons who think that Hydrodive Bumblebee is a "repaint"... in any case, hopefully Hasbro will figure out some way to bring this ALL NEW MOLD Bumblebee figure to market, as I really wanted one that was more in scale with the other figures in the line (and was not an Activator).

Sheesh.
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889359)
Posted by Nekoman on February 24th, 2009 @ 11:30am CST
TheMuffin wrote:It's a repaint with a piece of crap submarine attachment.


Actually, the Bumblebee is indeed new. Compare:

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS16635&mode=retail&picture=aux2

http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/toys/animated/bumblebee/1432/1/57/

Notable differences: The hands, feet, lack of stingers, expression.

I'd imagine he would've been smaller as well.
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889364)
Posted by Firebird on February 24th, 2009 @ 11:39am CST
That blows, I really wanted that Bumblebee.

I guess my Activators version will have to do.
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889365)
Posted by Editor on February 24th, 2009 @ 11:40am CST
They could choose to release BB without his underwater sled as a deluxe. Either in the animated line, or even under universe.
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889367)
Posted by nemesis-prime on February 24th, 2009 @ 11:42am CST
bagofshhh wrote:
typh0id wrote:
kirbenvost wrote:Huh, I guess they realized the continual repaints won't sell.


I very seriosly doubt that...Coming to that conclusion would cut their output in half...I don't see that happening...This is probably an isolated event...

nemesis-prime wrote:i wouldnt be suprised if we see the univese line toys that are suspose to come out being cancelled too



Don't you even JOKE about that :-x

:-P


According to what Hasbro put out out at ToyFare last week, Universe is scheduled until Spring '09. So it is wrapping up right now anyway.

Since they projected 8 Animated Voyagers this year (including Wreck-gar, and Lugnut). So this could possibly make room for 6 new voyagers, instead of 4 this year. I hope the cancelation of these two, improves the chance to get more Season 3 characters made into voyagers (or the constructicons would be nice!!). But I doubt it.

BTW, The one Target that I found the Wreck-gar wave 3 weeks ago still has both Lugnuts sitting on the shelf, right next to the originals. Too bad too, I kind of like Lugnut




atomic lugnut is just plain ugly ill never get hime i just got wreck-gar

i would never pay voyager price for an activator size BB
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889370)
Posted by Omega Sentinel on February 24th, 2009 @ 11:55am CST
GuyIncognito wrote:
Omega Sentinel wrote:I'm not too disappointed over the cancellation of 2 pointless repaints. Guess the lack of sales for Atomic Lugnut killed this wave.


Hydrodive BB wasn't a repaint. And I was really looking forward to it since I didn't buy the original or the Elite Guard.

As for Atomic Lugnut, the stores in my area are just starting to get him, so I don't know how you can already be drawing conclusions about the sales numbers. Plus, Atomic Lugnut is ten times cooler and more badass than the purple and teal one.
I'm drawing conclusions because they have been shelf warmers here for the better part of a month. And eventhough the BB came with a different accessory it was still a retool at best and a repaint at worst. I would liken the Bumblebee to Samurai Prowl only the Prowl concept is infinitely cooler and it was actually in the show (and he is not $22).
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889373)
Posted by rpetras on February 24th, 2009 @ 12:06pm CST
I really wanted that BB, but he could come out later if the Animated line continues after the movie (I'm kind of hoping it will be on hold for a year or so during the movie) or even as part of Universe.

I'm also holding out hope for the rest of the animated seekers, either as store exclusives or as part of universe.
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889375)
Posted by Caelus on February 24th, 2009 @ 12:16pm CST
Wierd. Cancelling a repaint isn't really shocking, but canceling a major new toy (the submarine if not the figure) seems odd from a business standpoint.

Given, I would typically be critical of anyone staying the course simply because of sunk costs, but it's odd to see a company not make that mistake.

Kind of unfortunate - I might have gotten the Hydrodive Bumblebee.
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889378)
Posted by typh0id on February 24th, 2009 @ 12:24pm CST
bagofshhh wrote:
typh0id wrote:
nemesis-prime wrote:i wouldnt be suprised if we see the univese line toys that are suspose to come out being cancelled too



Don't you even JOKE about that :-x

:-P


According to what Hasbro put out out at ToyFare last week, Universe is scheduled until Spring '09. So it is wrapping up right now anyway.


Right...But those TRU exclusives BETTER come out...Countdown is the last planned Universe figure I'm excited about...
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889382)
Posted by nemesis-prime on February 24th, 2009 @ 12:31pm CST
I want countdown too
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889383)
Posted by SolCross on February 24th, 2009 @ 12:33pm CST
Noooo! :-( I was really, really looking forward to Hydrodive Bumblebee, since it looked pretty cool and I never picked up the first two Deluxe Bumblebee figures.
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889398)
Posted by nemesis-prime on February 24th, 2009 @ 12:51pm CST
SolCross wrote:Noooo! :-( I was really, really looking forward to Hydrodive Bumblebee, since it looked pretty cool and I never picked up the first two Deluxe Bumblebee figures.

Maybe youll find a prototype on ebay
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889400)
Posted by harvester on February 24th, 2009 @ 12:53pm CST
I was looking forward towards the Hydro BB as well, I liked the new hands/arms [I never liked the half drills], and though it could just be lighting/editing but the yellow seemed to be more like the Activator's BB yellow. The deluxe BB was too fluorescent.

metaphorge wrote:hopefully Hasbro will figure out some way to bring this ALL NEW MOLD Bumblebee figure to market, as I really wanted one that was more in scale with the other figures in the line (and was not an Activator).


I use my activators BB for scale with my voyager prime and deluxe ratchet as well =P

Im hoping too that this will eventually become a convention exclusive or something.
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889410)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on February 24th, 2009 @ 1:08pm CST
So does this mean that they're not making any more Animated toys? If thats the case this blows. No season 3 figures. I was hoping for a new Rodimus and Cyclonus. Wonder if Soundwaves going to go canceled too? I was actually thinking about getting bumblebee. Looks like hasbro just saved me $20.
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889414)
Posted by dabattousai on February 24th, 2009 @ 1:16pm CST
I wanted that Bumblebee because he looked a lot better than the deluxe. Le Sigh :(
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889418)
Posted by Autobot032 on February 24th, 2009 @ 1:21pm CST
It worries me a bit. Usually when they cancel figures, it's a sign of things to come.

The odd thing is, we saw nothing of Animated or Universe at Toy Fair (nor did we hear about it's eventual demise or continuation.) and apparently neither Bumblebee or Grimlock made it to production, otherwise we'd have seen Chinese sellers hocking them on eBay.

I'm hoping it's just a case of these two being canceled, not the whole line.

If they cancel the line and Arcee never gets made, Hasbro's going to have hell on it's hands with disgruntled fans.

And really, it wouldn't kill 'em to at least give us Arcee.
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889425)
Posted by Editor on February 24th, 2009 @ 1:49pm CST
There is no need to start jumping to conclutions about any products beyond Grimlock and BB.

Arcee and ES:SW have had a similar expected release period as the other two and we have yet to hear of those getting axed, so lets worry about what we know, lest we create disinformation.

The fact Hasbro had nothing at the NYTF is no shocker seeing that the preorders for the figures we have known about would have already started for corperate buyers, and that we know full well that Movie releases will be dominating things for most of this year. Just as the GIJoe displays were all about that movie while Other Joe products are still coming out.
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889514)
Posted by GuyIncognito on February 24th, 2009 @ 3:52pm CST
Megatron_Wolf wrote:So does this mean that they're not making any more Animated toys? If thats the case this blows. No season 3 figures. I was hoping for a new Rodimus and Cyclonus. Wonder if Soundwaves going to go canceled too? I was actually thinking about getting bumblebee. Looks like hasbro just saved me $20.


Woah, slow down there Hoss. They canceled a repaint and an upgrade; that's all. Let's not jump to conclusions.
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889516)
Posted by Rijie on February 24th, 2009 @ 3:55pm CST
Good. They should have never decided to repaint him, anyway. Shame about Bumblebee, though. Not that I was personally interested in him, I thought the idea was silly...just that people love Bumblebee.
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889562)
Posted by caitlindevi on February 24th, 2009 @ 5:34pm CST
You don't think hasbro have finalally realised that pointless repaints don't sell...nah couldn't be.

I'm guessing that new bumblebee will still make an appearance as a deluxe.

I just hope that it doesn't effect TF:A Arcee.

I wouldn't be surprised if we get a followup press release saying that the number of voyagers for 2009 is going down (well already we know its down from 8 to 6) by knocking off any repaints. and the may increase the number of deluxes...I think following the movie we're going to find deluxes are the most common level for tfs for a while, They hit the good pricepoint/cost to produce level
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889565)
Posted by Riotflea on February 24th, 2009 @ 5:43pm CST
I COME FROM THE FUTURE...

Hello, collectors! Remember the Animated line we canceled in 2009 to make room for Return of the Fallen?
Here's 2 figures that just, gosh darn it, never made it to mass release!

Yes, it's Goldfire Grimlock and Hydrodive Bumblebee!
And now, for the low, low, low collector price of $99.99 we can bring them to your door!

...Just like those combiners with the crappy mold that needs updating.

You LOVE us, don't you? DANCE, little monkeys, DANCE!

-Transformers Collectors Club

PS... enough with the emails asking to bring the show back.
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889577)
Posted by Starscream6 on February 24th, 2009 @ 6:07pm CST
Riotflea wrote:I COME FROM THE FUTURE...

Hello, collectors! Remember the Animated line we canceled in 2009 to make room for Return of the Fallen?
Here's 2 figures that just, gosh darn it, never made it to mass release!

Yes, it's Goldfire Grimlock and Hydrodive Bumblebee!
And now, for the low, low, low collector price of $99.99 we can bring them to your door!

...Just like those combiners with the crappy mold that needs updating.

You LOVE us, don't you? DANCE, little monkeys, DANCE!

-Transformers Collectors Club

PS... enough with the emails asking to bring the show back.


HAHAHA, hilarious...sometimes i do feel like that horse chasing after the carrot on the end of the stick
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889596)
Posted by Bumblethumper on February 24th, 2009 @ 6:57pm CST
Omega Sentinel wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:
Omega Sentinel wrote:I'm not too disappointed over the cancellation of 2 pointless repaints. Guess the lack of sales for Atomic Lugnut killed this wave.


Hydrodive BB wasn't a repaint. And I was really looking forward to it since I didn't buy the original or the Elite Guard.

As for Atomic Lugnut, the stores in my area are just starting to get him, so I don't know how you can already be drawing conclusions about the sales numbers. Plus, Atomic Lugnut is ten times cooler and more badass than the purple and teal one.
And eventhough the BB came with a different accessory it was still a retool at best and a repaint at worst. I would liken the Bumblebee to Samurai Prowl only the Prowl concept is infinitely cooler and it was actually in the show (and he is not $22).


No it really is a completely new mold. It's as much a new mold as the new movie leader Optimus and voyager Starscream figures are.

Though it may have been difficult convincing people of that since apparently even some fans hadn't noticed.

As a fan of Animated, this is yet another blow. I thought Hydrodive BB was a stupid idea, but it wasn't a bad mold, and I would've gotten it. Why they they came up with this instead of Cybertronian Bumblebee boggles the mind.
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889629)
Posted by Badass Grimlock on February 24th, 2009 @ 7:44pm CST
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

I LOVED THAT REPAINT! SCREW YOU, HASBRO!

IF YOU HASBRO EMPLOYEES ARE ACTUALLY LISTENING TO ME, I WANT YOU TO
RELEASE THESE! Maybe after ROTF, Maybe before! You managed to have Animated and Universe at the same time, so why not ROTF and Animated?
Anywho, I WANT THEM!
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889639)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on February 24th, 2009 @ 8:00pm CST
This bites. I was looking forward to these...

Okay, I look forward to all the Animated toys. I love Animted.

But still, it just seems like a waste of effort to get a new mold for Bumblebee and a new color scheme for Grimlock ready and then just scrap them.

As for Bumblebee not having that Hydrodrive thing on the show, I'm not ready to rule out the possibility of him using it in season three, which was written before the toy was cancelled.

I really hope it turns out that these things are just delayed, rather than cancelled. If they're cancelled, it probably means no more Voyages from Animated at all.

Damn it, I don't want this toyline to be ending! We still don't have Constructicons or Omega Supreme, and there's still two Starscream clones that don;t have toys yet!
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889659)
Posted by Riotflea on February 24th, 2009 @ 8:39pm CST
Bumblethumper wrote:As a fan of Animated, this is yet another blow. I thought Hydrodive BB was a stupid idea, but it wasn't a bad mold, and I would've gotten it. Why they they came up with this instead of Cybertronian Bumblebee boggles the mind.


No, no it doesn't lol.

Look at it's shape... looks quite a lot like Bumblebee's G1 Cybertron mode.

Sell it first as a submarine, then sell it again later as a G1 Cybertron mode Bumblebee repainted in yellow!
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889661)
Posted by Autobot032 on February 24th, 2009 @ 8:41pm CST
I'm not sure any of these toys have actually been produced, in plastic, in any stage.

With computer imagery the way it is today, these mockups could've been designed on a computer, easily.

Because if these had made it to any phase of production (even the preshow of sorts) we'd have seen at least one of 'em on eBay.

I just find it odd that we've yet to find a single one of 'em.
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889724)
Posted by Bumblethumper on February 24th, 2009 @ 11:10pm CST
Riotflea wrote:
Bumblethumper wrote:As a fan of Animated, this is yet another blow. I thought Hydrodive BB was a stupid idea, but it wasn't a bad mold, and I would've gotten it. Why they they came up with this instead of Cybertronian Bumblebee boggles the mind.


No, no it doesn't lol.

Look at it's shape... looks quite a lot like Bumblebee's G1 Cybertron mode.

Sell it first as a submarine, then sell it again later as a G1 Cybertron mode Bumblebee repainted in yellow!


1. Bumblebee's Cybertronian form on the show is a very cool design and looks nothing like this.

2. It comes with 2 very cool and show-featured retools

3. This isn't G1.

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