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Here's a second Takara Tomy Transformers MP-21 Bumblebee update for your Monday morning! Weibo user 北马伊斯力 has shared a magazine scan that gives us our first clear look at the figure from behind. Image mirrored below:

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Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559716)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 24th, 2014 @ 10:29am CDT
Hrmmm... not quite as show-accurate as I had hoped. :|
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559719)
Posted by Dead Metal on March 24th, 2014 @ 10:37am CDT
Well, I'll be honest, a little disappointed with the backpack. But it was to be expected, and I can't think of a way how they could have avoided it without making it a separate piece and still retaining the size and show accuracy of the rest of the robot.

Still OK and glad I pre-ordered.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559720)
Posted by Maquese on March 24th, 2014 @ 10:38am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Hrmmm... not quite as show-accurate as I had hoped. :|

True, but if they're going off the scale guide from the cartoon, he should only come up to the front bumper on Prowl's chest. I imagine they just don't have a lot of room to tuck panels away without making the roof a mess of panel lines.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559725)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 24th, 2014 @ 10:45am CDT
While not a popular move and defeatist to the point of MPs, I wouldn't have minded a car-part shield if it'd give us more show-accuracy to the bot. :)
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559726)
Posted by Cyberpath on March 24th, 2014 @ 10:46am CDT
El Duque wrote:Here's a second Takara Tomy Transformers MP-21 Bumblebee for your Monday morning! Weibo user 北马伊斯力 has shared a magazine scan that gives us our first clear look at the figure from behind. Image mirrored below:

http://static.seibertron.com/images/toys/uploads/1395674511_10153297_598475006904906_1511123406_n.jpg



Gimme!
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559733)
Posted by megatronus on March 24th, 2014 @ 11:03am CDT
"Junk in the Trunk Bumblebee"
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559737)
Posted by Rated X on March 24th, 2014 @ 11:30am CDT
The backpack from hell ! :lol:
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559738)
Posted by El Duque on March 24th, 2014 @ 11:33am CDT
The backpack isn't that bad, as long as it locks into place securely I'll be happy.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559741)
Posted by Sideshow Sideswipe on March 24th, 2014 @ 11:48am CDT
The Backpack is fine, all the MP cars have some backpack action. I am just glad they figured out a way to not have to 'cheat' and do like a double chest with like another car roof hidden in the alt mode.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559743)
Posted by Amelie on March 24th, 2014 @ 11:50am CDT
The backpack just confirms they should have avoided a realistic alt-mode and gone for the deformed look of the cartoon model and the original toy.

As stated before - we're stylistically back in the pre-MP10 with bad gimmicks and questionable choices when it comes to altmode\robot mode looks.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559745)
Posted by El Duque on March 24th, 2014 @ 11:55am CDT
Amelie wrote:The backpack just confirms they should have avoided a realistic alt-mode and gone for the deformed look of the cartoon model and the original toy.

As stated before - we're stylistically back in the pre-MP10 with bad gimmicks and questionable choices when it comes to altmode\robot mode looks.


What gimmick are you referring to?
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559746)
Posted by Sideshow Sideswipe on March 24th, 2014 @ 11:56am CDT
Amelie wrote:The backpack just confirms they should have avoided a realistic alt-mode and gone for the deformed look of the cartoon model and the original toy.

As stated before - we're stylistically back in the pre-MP10 with bad gimmicks and questionable choices when it comes to altmode\robot mode looks.



All the MP cars are licensed cars so a deformed car would look totally out of place with the rest of the MPs.

I agree with your comment about the gimmick though since I could do without the stupid exo suit,it's just a way of justifying charging the higher price for an MP car.

The bot mode looks spot on though I'm very happy with it and gladly purchasing it even though it means I'll have a stupid exosuit that I'll never play with.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559751)
Posted by Cyberpath on March 24th, 2014 @ 12:06pm CDT
But Bumblebee costs the same as the other Autobot cars, about 50 bucks. And I think Spike in the Exosuit is a nice touch considering that they used to be almost inseparable in the cartoon.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559753)
Posted by MR Optimus Prime on March 24th, 2014 @ 12:21pm CDT
For accuracy, Bumblebee in vehicle mode had better be the same same as Prowl.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559754)
Posted by Amelie on March 24th, 2014 @ 12:21pm CDT
El Duque wrote:What gimmick are you referring to?


The face-changing gimmick.

As for the alt-mode not fitting in with existing MPs - the original cartoon never did, nor did the original toy. It just seems an odd choice to make the alt-mode realistic when its the reason neither mode now looks as much like the original source material as it could have. Realistic alt-modes on Sideswipe, Prowl and Wheeljack were understandable as the original toys and cartoon models were.

I'm reminded of MP3 in a way.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559756)
Posted by GuyIncognito on March 24th, 2014 @ 12:39pm CDT
Thank God they keep releasing details, so we can keep finding things to complain about.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559757)
Posted by Sideshow Sideswipe on March 24th, 2014 @ 12:39pm CDT
The face changing thing is more of an option than a gimmick, a transformers toy gimmick (by definition anyway) would be if the face changed at the push of a button or something.

As a G1 toy collector and a guy in his late thirties I remember the cartoon models being pretty different than the toys, they had to be because the toy technology wasn't as advanced as it is these days. I remember being way more attached to the actual toys than the show. It was the 80s and you would be lucky to catch a show you liked only every once in a while, we didn't own a VCR back then.
I'm pretty psyched though to have an actual volkswagen bumblebee and not a SD bug that was the g1 toy.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559759)
Posted by Stormrider on March 24th, 2014 @ 12:52pm CDT
El Duque wrote:Here's a second Takara Tomy Transformers MP-21 Bumblebee for your Monday morning! Weibo user 北马伊斯力 has shared a magazine scan that gives us our first clear look at the figure from behind. Image mirrored below:

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The backpack may not look so bad once it is all yellow. Looks like there is another page in the picture, but cut off. Has that page been posted already?
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559764)
Posted by Seibertron on March 24th, 2014 @ 1:11pm CDT
Stormrider wrote:
El Duque wrote:Here's a second Takara Tomy Transformers MP-21 Bumblebee for your Monday morning! Weibo user 北马伊斯力 has shared a magazine scan that gives us our first clear look at the figure from behind. Image mirrored below:

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The backpack may not look so bad once it is all yellow. Looks like there is another page in the picture, but cut off. Has that page been posted already?


I wonder if the back pack can spin around to recreate the hooded back pack look on Goldbug. If this was designed with that in mind, I'm OK with this back pack.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559765)
Posted by Amelie on March 24th, 2014 @ 1:13pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:I wonder if the back pack can spin around to recreate the hooded back pack look on Goldbug. If this was designed with that in mind, I'm OK with this back pack.


Can we take it by some kinda reverse logic that you're NOT ok with the backpack if it isn't? ;)
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559766)
Posted by Seibertron on March 24th, 2014 @ 1:16pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:I wonder if the back pack can spin around to recreate the hooded back pack look on Goldbug. If this was designed with that in mind, I'm OK with this back pack.


Here's a quick photoshopped image to illustrate what I have in mind. Hopefully this is what they're thinking too!

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Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559767)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 24th, 2014 @ 1:21pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Seibertron wrote:I wonder if the back pack can spin around to recreate the hooded back pack look on Goldbug. If this was designed with that in mind, I'm OK with this back pack.


Here's a quick photoshopped image to illustrate what I have in mind. Hopefully this is what they're thinking too!

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Add four pieces of faux-parts (the wheels), a new head and we're good to go :D
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559768)
Posted by Seibertron on March 24th, 2014 @ 1:22pm CDT
Amelie wrote:
Seibertron wrote:I wonder if the back pack can spin around to recreate the hooded back pack look on Goldbug. If this was designed with that in mind, I'm OK with this back pack.


Can we take it by some kinda reverse logic that you're NOT ok with the backpack if it isn't? ;)


If the mold is just used for Bumblebee, then yeah I think the backpack is a bit disappointing but I don't know what else I would have expected them to do. Somehow having the back pack fold up or invert or something to make it look less like half the top of the car hanging off his back would have been great. It doesn't look terrible, just not what I was expecting.

But again, if this "cheat" was done with Goldbug in mind, I'm AOK with that decision.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559771)
Posted by Seibertron on March 24th, 2014 @ 1:24pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Add four pieces of faux-parts (the wheels), a new head and we're good to go :D


I could do without fake wheels (I'm looking at you Red Alert!!!) but I'll take remolded shoulders to match the character model instead. :D
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559772)
Posted by Amelie on March 24th, 2014 @ 1:31pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:But again, if this "cheat" was done with Goldbug in mind, I'm AOK with that decision.


I'll be a lot more accepting if they do make a Goldbug from it, but as you said, if its just a Bumblebee mold, the I'm disappointed.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559775)
Posted by Cyberpath on March 24th, 2014 @ 1:46pm CDT
They'd have to retool his chest a little too. BTW, I think Bee's a taller bot as Goldbug; something like this more or less --

beebug.jpg


And I'm all for faux wheels when needed. Red Alert's faux wheels should not have been on his shoulders, they should have been his shoulders. ;)
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559779)
Posted by El Duque on March 24th, 2014 @ 2:01pm CDT
Amelie wrote:
El Duque wrote:What gimmick are you referring to?


The face-changing gimmick.



I'm not a fan gimmicks either, but like a previous poster mentioned this is more of an option than a gimmick. This faceswap doesn't affect the figure's engineering in the way light and sound features would.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559780)
Posted by Amelie on March 24th, 2014 @ 2:09pm CDT
El Duque wrote:I'm not a fan gimmicks either, but like a previous poster mentioned this is more of an option than a gimmick. This faceswap doesn't affect the figure's engineering in the way light and sound features would.


Thing that troubles me about the face-changing gimmick is how strong the hold will be after a few changes and if you'll have collectors having to glue the faceplate on instead
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559791)
Posted by Sideshow Sideswipe on March 24th, 2014 @ 2:23pm CDT
Amelie wrote:
El Duque wrote:I'm not a fan gimmicks either, but like a previous poster mentioned this is more of an option than a gimmick. This faceswap doesn't affect the figure's engineering in the way light and sound features would.


Thing that troubles me about the face-changing gimmick is how strong the hold will be after a few changes and if you'll have collectors having to glue the faceplate on instead


A 'collector' will not take the toy out of the box. If you are a 'fan' you will be playing with the toys and posing them and enjoying the option of changing the face and giving BB a war face.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559796)
Posted by Dead Metal on March 24th, 2014 @ 2:28pm CDT
Sideshow Sideswipe wrote:
Amelie wrote:
El Duque wrote:I'm not a fan gimmicks either, but like a previous poster mentioned this is more of an option than a gimmick. This faceswap doesn't affect the figure's engineering in the way light and sound features would.


Thing that troubles me about the face-changing gimmick is how strong the hold will be after a few changes and if you'll have collectors having to glue the faceplate on instead


A 'collector' will not take the toy out of the box. If you are a 'fan' you will be playing with the toys and posing them and enjoying the option of changing the face and giving BB a war face.

I'm a collector, I unpack them, put them in the pose I like, and put them on my shelf to display my collection.
MISB collectors won't take it out of the box, but they're not the only kind of collector. Next you'll tell me that "true fans" really do exist and travel on flying pigs to hunt Haggis.

Seibertron wrote:
Amelie wrote:
Seibertron wrote:I wonder if the back pack can spin around to recreate the hooded back pack look on Goldbug. If this was designed with that in mind, I'm OK with this back pack.


Can we take it by some kinda reverse logic that you're NOT ok with the backpack if it isn't? ;)


If the mold is just used for Bumblebee, then yeah I think the backpack is a bit disappointing but I don't know what else I would have expected them to do. Somehow having the back pack fold up or invert or something to make it look less like half the top of the car hanging off his back would have been great. It doesn't look terrible, just not what I was expecting.

But again, if this "cheat" was done with Goldbug in mind, I'm AOK with that decision.


Looking at the pic, it's impossible to have had this transform with multiple panels and fold in on itself, if you look at it, there is already a lot of stuff folded up under it.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559797)
Posted by VioMeTriX on March 24th, 2014 @ 2:29pm CDT
Sideshow Sideswipe wrote:
Amelie wrote:
El Duque wrote:I'm not a fan gimmicks either, but like a previous poster mentioned this is more of an option than a gimmick. This faceswap doesn't affect the figure's engineering in the way light and sound features would.


Thing that troubles me about the face-changing gimmick is how strong the hold will be after a few changes and if you'll have collectors having to glue the faceplate on instead


A 'collector' will not take the toy out of the box. If you are a 'fan' you will be playing with the toys and posing them and enjoying the option of changing the face and giving BB a war face.



im a collector with close to 1500 pieces in my collection.... I don't keep them all in boxes... so don't define a "collector" the way you have, it is sorely inaccurate.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559816)
Posted by Stormrider on March 24th, 2014 @ 2:56pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Stormrider wrote:
El Duque wrote:Here's a second Takara Tomy Transformers MP-21 Bumblebee for your Monday morning! Weibo user 北马伊斯力 has shared a magazine scan that gives us our first clear look at the figure from behind. Image mirrored below:

Image



The backpack may not look so bad once it is all yellow. Looks like there is another page in the picture, but cut off. Has that page been posted already?


I wonder if the back pack can spin around to recreate the hooded back pack look on Goldbug. If this was designed with that in mind, I'm OK with this back pack.



So is the wheel on his back one of the rear wheels, or is it a spare tire? If it's a spare tire, then I wish they didn't add it.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559825)
Posted by Sideshow Sideswipe on March 24th, 2014 @ 3:09pm CDT
VioMeTriX wrote:
Sideshow Sideswipe wrote:
Amelie wrote:
El Duque wrote:I'm not a fan gimmicks either, but like a previous poster mentioned this is more of an option than a gimmick. This faceswap doesn't affect the figure's engineering in the way light and sound features would.


Thing that troubles me about the face-changing gimmick is how strong the hold will be after a few changes and if you'll have collectors having to glue the faceplate on instead


A 'collector' will not take the toy out of the box. If you are a 'fan' you will be playing with the toys and posing them and enjoying the option of changing the face and giving BB a war face.



im a collector with close to 1500 pieces in my collection.... I don't keep them all in boxes... so don't define a "collector" the way you have, it is sorely inaccurate.



Ok, you tell me - will you as a collector, be constantly changing the face plate while you play or will you have one preferred face that you display? Not my definition BTW it's Amelie's logic I'm going by.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559830)
Posted by VioMeTriX on March 24th, 2014 @ 3:15pm CDT
I am a G1 purist, so I will not be changing the face. and I don't think anyone is going to go nuts constantly changing it collector or not... you always go to extremes?

and please don't get all snarky with me...
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559834)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 24th, 2014 @ 3:20pm CDT
VioMeTriX wrote:I am a G1 purist, so I will not be changing the face.
Both the faces and the mask are from G1, silly. :P
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559836)
Posted by Amelie on March 24th, 2014 @ 3:21pm CDT
[laughter] Now you're nitpicking. You don't have to constantly change an accessory for it to start to loosen - even transforming the same figure a few times can limber it up.

Its a valid fear, the same as having a toy with sliding in\out legs or ball-joints that have to support lots of weight.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559849)
Posted by VioMeTriX on March 24th, 2014 @ 4:10pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
VioMeTriX wrote:I am a G1 purist, so I will not be changing the face.
Both the faces and the mask are from G1, silly. :P



I mean cartoon accurate ...
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559850)
Posted by hinomars19 on March 24th, 2014 @ 4:10pm CDT
Stormrider wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
Stormrider wrote:
El Duque wrote:Here's a second Takara Tomy Transformers MP-21 Bumblebee for your Monday morning! Weibo user 北马伊斯力 has shared a magazine scan that gives us our first clear look at the figure from behind. Image mirrored below:

Image



The backpack may not look so bad once it is all yellow. Looks like there is another page in the picture, but cut off. Has that page been posted already?


I wonder if the back pack can spin around to recreate the hooded back pack look on Goldbug. If this was designed with that in mind, I'm OK with this back pack.



So is the wheel on his back one of the rear wheels, or is it a spare tire? If it's a spare tire, then I wish they didn't add it.


It's the spare. It can be seen clearly on the alt mode pics that were released last time. Sadly this is the first real time an MP acting like a Binaltech or Alternity has really harmed the idea of being cartoon accurate. It's the same issue with MP Megatron, %100 alt mode accuracy is harming the robot mode. It's probably to keep the sponsors happy, no doubt a condition under them giving TT the licence. I was never fussed about Masterpieces lavishly re-creating the real world car down to the last detail, -though it has worked so far- but it probably can't be helped. I've no idea if this was one of the goals of Hasui himself, but the car companies would demand it regardless :-(

Bumblebee (as with megatron, who wasn't really a walther in the toon, just a giant gun...) really needs some flexibility...stick only with what's needed to make him Bumblebee. Alas.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559852)
Posted by shajaki on March 24th, 2014 @ 4:11pm CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:Thank God they keep releasing details, so we can keep finding things to complain about.

i know right? isnt it known by now we're getting realistic car modes? bot mode looks great, real VW beetle mode looks great, exo suit looks great, and the back kibble doesnt look much different from the other current MP's.

itll be fun when we see color pics and people complain about that. :roll:
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559863)
Posted by Stormrider on March 24th, 2014 @ 4:41pm CDT
hinomars19 wrote:
Stormrider wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
Stormrider wrote:
El Duque wrote:Here's a second Takara Tomy Transformers MP-21 Bumblebee for your Monday morning! Weibo user 北马伊斯力 has shared a magazine scan that gives us our first clear look at the figure from behind. Image mirrored below:

Image



The backpack may not look so bad once it is all yellow. Looks like there is another page in the picture, but cut off. Has that page been posted already?


I wonder if the back pack can spin around to recreate the hooded back pack look on Goldbug. If this was designed with that in mind, I'm OK with this back pack.



So is the wheel on his back one of the rear wheels, or is it a spare tire? If it's a spare tire, then I wish they didn't add it.


It's the spare. It can be seen clearly on the alt mode pics that were released last time. Sadly this is the first real time an MP acting like a Binaltech or Alternity has really harmed the idea of being cartoon accurate. It's the same issue with MP Megatron, %100 alt mode accuracy is harming the robot mode. It's probably to keep the sponsors happy, no doubt a condition under them giving TT the licence. I was never fussed about Masterpieces lavishly re-creating the real world car down to the last detail, -though it has worked so far- but it probably can't be helped. I've no idea if this was one of the goals of Hasui himself, but the car companies would demand it regardless :-(

Bumblebee (as with megatron, who wasn't really a walther in the toon, just a giant gun...) really needs some flexibility...stick only with what's needed to make him Bumblebee. Alas.


The backpack doesn't look that bad in my opinion. We have definitely seen worse, but I do understand what you mean. Were spare tires ever put on the rear of real Super Beetles? I thought they went in the front trunk?
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559865)
Posted by Amelie on March 24th, 2014 @ 4:46pm CDT
I've never seen a Beetle with a spare on the back, its always been in the front trunk as far as I've seen.

I might add its a silly place to put the spare, too - that back should be left wide open with a Porsche engine hanging out the back, making the suspension scream in agony... or just get a nice wide exhaust to make the engine as noisy as possible. ;)
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559866)
Posted by Cyberpath on March 24th, 2014 @ 4:52pm CDT
Stormrider wrote:The backpack doesn't look that bad in my opinion. We have definitely seen worse, but I do understand what you mean. Were spare tires ever put on the rear of real Super Beetles? I thought they went in the front trunk?
As far as I can tell from the prototype photos there's no spare wheel on the VW Beetle mode. I think it's just a cool nod to this:

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Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559867)
Posted by craggy on March 24th, 2014 @ 4:57pm CDT
I've seen Beetles with spares on the back. Not sure on the exact models though.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559872)
Posted by zodconvoy on March 24th, 2014 @ 5:03pm CDT
I like it and can't wait to have a smiling Bumblebee on my MP Autobot shelf. The backpack doesn't bother me and I've wanted Spike (or Daniel) in a transforming exosuit sine I was 6 years old.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559873)
Posted by Amelie on March 24th, 2014 @ 5:03pm CDT
Cyberpath wrote:
Stormrider wrote:The backpack doesn't look that bad in my opinion. We have definitely seen worse, but I do understand what you mean. Were spare tires ever put on the rear of real Super Beetles? I thought they went in the front trunk?
As far as I can tell from the prototype photos there's no spare wheel on the VW Beetle mode. I think it's just a cool nod to this:

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Which is bonkers because that black ring detail is actually present on the original G1 toy. Its not a spare wheel, its what it appears to be - a ring detail.
There was some kinda wheel-like sticker on the back of the car where his head is, though.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559875)
Posted by zodconvoy on March 24th, 2014 @ 5:07pm CDT
craggy wrote:I've seen Beetles with spares on the back. Not sure on the exact models though.


I've seen the same but I couldn't find any examples on Google to post and I like to have references.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559876)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 24th, 2014 @ 5:08pm CDT
Case in point:

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Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559878)
Posted by Amelie on March 24th, 2014 @ 5:09pm CDT
Its been a while since a Masterpiece toy has proven so divisive. :P
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559879)
Posted by craggy on March 24th, 2014 @ 5:14pm CDT
Amelie wrote:Its been a while since a Masterpiece toy has proven so divisive. :P

probably not since the last change in designer...hmmm?
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee (1559881)
Posted by Cyberpath on March 24th, 2014 @ 5:16pm CDT
Amelie wrote:
Cyberpath wrote:
Stormrider wrote:The backpack doesn't look that bad in my opinion. We have definitely seen worse, but I do understand what you mean. Were spare tires ever put on the rear of real Super Beetles? I thought they went in the front trunk?
As far as I can tell from the prototype photos there's no spare wheel on the VW Beetle mode. I think it's just a cool nod to this:

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Which is bonkers because that black ring detail is actually present on the original G1 toy. Its not a spare wheel, its what it appears to be - a ring detail.
There was some kinda wheel-like sticker on the back of the car where his head is, though.



I never had the toy so this is what I made of it. Looks like Takara had the same thought.

Speaking of Bumblebee and spare wheels... I love that scene where he changed his own (with a little help from Spike.)

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There was even a hint of the VW logo:

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And yeah, the spare in episode popped from his front trunk.

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