New Galleries: Predacons Rising Nova Blast Bumblebee and Go! Hunter Bumblebee

Transformers News: New Galleries: Predacons Rising Nova Blast Bumblebee and Go! Hunter Bumblebee

Monday, October 14th, 2013 8:04PM CDT

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Up next in the galleries of Seibertron, we have a couple of Bumblebees and these guys came here to chew bubblegum and hunt Predacons...and they are all out of bubblegum. From Takara Tomy comes Transformers Go! Hunter Bumblebee while Nova Blast Bumblebee hails from Target's exclusive Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Predacons Rising subline. Both of these figures are redecos of the original Beast Hunters Bumblebee.

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Nova Blast Bumblebee

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Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Prime, Arms Micron, Beast Hunters, and Go!


Transformers Go! Hunter Bumblebee

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Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Prime, Arms Micron, Beast Hunters, and Go!

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Re: New Galleries: Predacons Rising Nova Blast Bumblebee and Go! Hunter Bumblebee (1523849)
Posted by Manterax Prime on October 14th, 2013 @ 8:20pm CDT
So...Hunter BB is just the Hasbro figure w/o the silver paint on the hood vents. Wow, Takara, I'm impressed......NOT!
Re: New Galleries: Predacons Rising Nova Blast Bumblebee and Go! Hunter Bumblebee (1523852)
Posted by hinomars19 on October 14th, 2013 @ 8:47pm CDT
Seriously now Bumblebee, go away. :BANG_HEAD:

That said, the hunter mold does look good. Shame a new Decepticon character and deco wasn't made for it instead. That would work. :CON:
Re: New Galleries: Predacons Rising Nova Blast Bumblebee and Go! Hunter Bumblebee (1523856)
Posted by Seibertron on October 14th, 2013 @ 9:11pm CDT
Manterax Prime wrote:So...Hunter BB is just the Hasbro figure w/o the silver paint on the hood vents. Wow, Takara, I'm impressed......NOT!


It also is a darker shade of yellow, doesn't have the red swirls in his yellow plastic like the Hasbro version, and has sparkly black paint on his spoiler instead of a flat black paint. It's a minor variant but a variant nonetheless. Predaking and Hunter Bumblebee have the most minor differences of the entire Go! line.
Re: New Galleries: Predacons Rising Nova Blast Bumblebee and Go! Hunter Bumblebee (1523866)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 14th, 2013 @ 10:45pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Manterax Prime wrote:So...Hunter BB is just the Hasbro figure w/o the silver paint on the hood vents. Wow, Takara, I'm impressed......NOT!


It also is a darker shade of yellow, doesn't have the red swirls in his yellow plastic like the Hasbro version, and has sparkly black paint on his spoiler instead of a flat black paint. It's a minor variant but a variant nonetheless. Predaking and Hunter Bumblebee have the most minor differences of the entire Go! line.
The missiles also look a ta brighter, as do the headlights.

But, yeah, Hunter Bumblebee's differences are so subtle as to be virtually unnoticeable by the naked eye.

At least Dragotron has the virtue of possibly being a different character from Predaking. ;)
Re: New Galleries: Predacons Rising Nova Blast Bumblebee and Go! Hunter Bumblebee (1523869)
Posted by RAcast on October 14th, 2013 @ 10:53pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
Manterax Prime wrote:So...Hunter BB is just the Hasbro figure w/o the silver paint on the hood vents. Wow, Takara, I'm impressed......NOT!


It also is a darker shade of yellow, doesn't have the red swirls in his yellow plastic like the Hasbro version, and has sparkly black paint on his spoiler instead of a flat black paint. It's a minor variant but a variant nonetheless. Predaking and Hunter Bumblebee have the most minor differences of the entire Go! line.
The missiles also look a ta brighter, as do the headlights.

But, yeah, Hunter Bumblebee's differences are so subtle as to be virtually unnoticeable by the naked eye.

At least Dragotron has the virtue of possibly being a different character from Predaking. ;)

Or perhaps the original guy, since Predaking is a clone after all.
Re: New Galleries: Predacons Rising Nova Blast Bumblebee and Go! Hunter Bumblebee (1523871)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 14th, 2013 @ 10:54pm CDT
I've seen both variants for sale at my stores down here in the Sunshine State, sometimes even right next to each other on the same shelf. :P
Re: New Galleries: Predacons Rising Nova Blast Bumblebee and Go! Hunter Bumblebee (1523872)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 14th, 2013 @ 10:55pm CDT
RAcast wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:At least Dragotron has the virtue of possibly being a different character from Predaking. ;)

Or perhaps the original guy, since Predaking is a clone after all.
Dragotron was created by Shockwave.
Re: New Galleries: Predacons Rising Nova Blast Bumblebee and Go! Hunter Bumblebee (1523874)
Posted by RAcast on October 14th, 2013 @ 11:01pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
RAcast wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:At least Dragotron has the virtue of possibly being a different character from Predaking. ;)

Or perhaps the original guy, since Predaking is a clone after all.
Dragotron was created by Shockwave.

Or not! :lol: My bad.
Re: New Galleries: Predacons Rising Nova Blast Bumblebee and Go! Hunter Bumblebee (1523875)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 14th, 2013 @ 11:07pm CDT
RAcast wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
RAcast wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:At least Dragotron has the virtue of possibly being a different character from Predaking. ;)

Or perhaps the original guy, since Predaking is a clone after all.
Dragotron was created by Shockwave.

Or not! :lol: My bad.
Full explanation on Dragotron here - http://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/viewtopic.php?t=96852#p1521583

Near full info (I'm still working on it) on Go! in general here - http://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/the-official-sanjou-gattai-transformers-go-discussion-thread-p1513048.php

:D
Re: New Galleries: Predacons Rising Nova Blast Bumblebee and Go! Hunter Bumblebee (1553155)
Posted by El Duque on February 24th, 2014 @ 12:23am CST
Seibertron.com is pleased to add a few additional entries to our Transformers Prime galleries. This time the spotlight falls on BigBadToyStore Dark Energon Exclusives. The set is comprised of:

Re: New Galleries: Predacons Rising Nova Blast Bumblebee and Go! Hunter Bumblebee (1553213)
Posted by Seibertron on February 24th, 2014 @ 10:10am CST
Thanks for getting these posted El Duque! Those were my Toy Fair weekend travel galleries.

Up next: Takara Tomy Generations Legends!
Re: New Galleries: Predacons Rising Nova Blast Bumblebee and Go! Hunter Bumblebee (1553249)
Posted by KirbyForce1 on February 24th, 2014 @ 1:14pm CST
I think I've finally figured out why Wheeljack's blue. I'm guessing he's supposed to be an homage to his Shattered Glass self.
Re: New Galleries: Predacons Rising Nova Blast Bumblebee and Go! Hunter Bumblebee (1553254)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 24th, 2014 @ 1:21pm CST
KirbyForce1 wrote:I think I've finally figured out why Wheeljack's blue. I'm guessing he's supposed to be an homage to his Shattered Glass self.


He's an homage to G1 Slicer, who was used as a template for SG Wheeljack. As such, BotCon 2010 Slice (made from the G1 Wheeljack homaging Energon Downshift) was made to double as both:



G1 Slice on the left, BotCon 2010 Decepticon Slice on the right.

As for the rest: Bumblebee is Goldbug, Starscream is Skywarp, and Knock Out references the G1 Constructicons, the closest thing the G1 'Cons had for medics (especially Hook).
Re: New Galleries: Predacons Rising Nova Blast Bumblebee and Go! Hunter Bumblebee (1553255)
Posted by Seibertron on February 24th, 2014 @ 1:25pm CST
KirbyForce1 wrote:I think I've finally figured out why Wheeljack's blue. I'm guessing he's supposed to be an homage to his Shattered Glass self.


Dark Energon Wheeljack and Shattered Glass Wheeljack are both homages to Action Master Slicer, a Decepticon repaint of Action Master Wheeljack.



Which reminds me that I need to get around to finishing up the European Action Master exclusives at some point.
Re: New Galleries: Predacons Rising Nova Blast Bumblebee and Go! Hunter Bumblebee (1554722)
Posted by Dr Va'al on March 3rd, 2014 @ 12:24pm CST
Seibertron.com is proud to present yet another installation of its world famous and viewed galleries. This time, it's time to scale down and take a look at Takara's blend of the BotShots and Transformers Go! lines: check out below the galleries for the Go! BeCool Samurai Kenzan, Ganoh and Jinbu! Each one is also made up of two previously released figures: Jinbu has the vehicle mode of Starscream but the head and chest from Powerglide; Kenzan uses the Barricade/Prowl mold but uses the hood/bumper from Mirage; Ganoh uses the vehicle mode of Sentinel Prime but the head and chest from Brawl. Additional Transformers Go! galleries are on their way, so make sure you check back throughout this week for more.


Transformers Go! Kenzan














Transformers Go! Ganoh






Transformers Go! Jinbu





Re: New Galleries: Predacons Rising Nova Blast Bumblebee and Go! Hunter Bumblebee (1554726)
Posted by Seibertron on March 3rd, 2014 @ 12:31pm CST
It was fun hopping back on the Bot Shots bandwagon for these little guys. I forgot how much fun they were (and how easy it is to plow through their galleries). Bummer that they're a thing of the past now. Lots of potential with that line.
Re: New Galleries: Predacons Rising Nova Blast Bumblebee and Go! Hunter Bumblebee (1554745)
Posted by Noideaforaname on March 3rd, 2014 @ 2:07pm CST
I dunno why, but always liked when "one-off" characters appear in side lines like these. I guess in a weird way it makes them seem more valid as TF characters, like they belong to ALL Transformer lines instead of just their original, obscure Japan-only miniseries. If that makes any sense.
... or maybe it's just "hey I don't have to pay that much to get the new character!"

In a similar vein I kinda hope Windblade gets a second toy somewhere. A Kreon or Construct-Bot or whatever.
Re: New Galleries: Predacons Rising Nova Blast Bumblebee and Go! Hunter Bumblebee (1554798)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on March 3rd, 2014 @ 7:18pm CST
These are so awesome. I didn't even know they existed
Re: New Galleries: Predacons Rising Nova Blast Bumblebee and Go! Hunter Bumblebee (1555157)
Posted by Dr Va'al on March 5th, 2014 @ 1:51am CST
We've seen them in their BotShot (or BeCool, rather) forms, but it's now time to take a look at the full sized samurai team! Seibertron.com is proud to present three new installments in its highly detailed galleries, featuring the Takara Transformers Go! Swordbot Samurai Team Kenzan, Ganoh and Jinbu, and their Micron partners! Click on any of the images below to view the whole gallery, each of which includes the combined form out of the three variations featuring the 'top' robot.


Transformers Go! Kenzan


















Transformers Go! Ganoh










Transformers Go! Jinbu












Transformers Go! Zan




Transformers Go! Gan




Transformers Go! Jin





Re: New Galleries: Predacons Rising Nova Blast Bumblebee and Go! Hunter Bumblebee (1555162)
Posted by Amelie on March 5th, 2014 @ 3:24am CST
These look like fun toys. Ryan - after having these in hand, are they a lot better than originally thought?

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