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New Info On Takara Masterpiece Bumblebee: Two Different Versions

Transformers News: New Info On Takara Masterpiece Bumblebee:  Two Different Versions

Saturday, September 11th, 2010 2:25PM CDT

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Fellow fansite tfw2005's member "Sidecutter" has posted this interesting message he's been sent via e-mail from one of his suppliers:
Some additional news regarding the MP Bumblebee that
we would like to pass on:

There will be three versions globally of this figure. The Japan
release will be painted in yellow to match the movie character.
The Hong Kong release will be painted in a metallic yellow.
The North America release will be unpainted, but the outer parts
are molded in yellow.

So there will be two versions produced by TakaraTomy, a mate version for the Japanese market and a metallic Hong Kong exclusive, This explains why the images we've seen of this toy keep varying in respect to shininess.
The North American release mentioned in this message is the already released Battle Ops Bumblebee.

Stay tuned to seibertron.com for all your Transformers related news!
Credit(s): Sidecutter
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Re: New Info On Takara Masterpiece Bumblebee: Two Different Versions (1123803)
Posted by Forgotten on September 11th, 2010 @ 5:18pm CDT
Depending on cost, I may import the HK version. If the metallica yellow paint they're going to use is more akin to automotive paint & not Takara Animated paint. I'm definitely not buying the US release of it, it just doesn't appeal to me, but make it shiny, or better yet use some gold flakes in the paint & i'm all over it. :shock:
Re: New Info On Takara Masterpiece Bumblebee: Two Different Versions (1123815)
Posted by Tigertrack on September 11th, 2010 @ 6:15pm CDT
Variant collectors must buy all three! I, however, do not need to buy any of them.
Re: New Info On Takara Masterpiece Bumblebee: Two Different Versions (1123845)
Posted by Joetx on September 11th, 2010 @ 7:34pm CDT
Movie Bumblebee = Pass for me.
Re: New Info On Takara Masterpiece Bumblebee: Two Different Versions (1123854)
Posted by craggy on September 11th, 2010 @ 8:14pm CDT
Moooooooo! or They're really milking this ain't they?

Masterpiece Cliffjumper too difficult to conceptualise? I'm not bothered about the toy in any incarnation, but unlike some MPs (Megatron, Grimlock, Hot Rodimus) the mold can work for at least one other character really easily, so why not do that instead of varying editions of the same guy?
Re: New Info On Takara Masterpiece Bumblebee: Two Different Versions (1123893)
Posted by omega666 on September 11th, 2010 @ 10:31pm CDT
There will be three versions globally of this figure.

The Japan release will be painted in yellow to match the movie character.
The Hong Kong release will be painted in a metallic yellow.
The North America release will be shitty.
Re: New Info On Takara Masterpiece Bumblebee: Two Different Versions (1123898)
Posted by NIVINCo on September 11th, 2010 @ 11:01pm CDT
I was under the impression that Transformers released in Hong Kong were Hasbro products.
Re: New Info On Takara Masterpiece Bumblebee: Two Different Versions (1123900)
Posted by Sky-Quake on September 11th, 2010 @ 11:19pm CDT
another Bumblebee this is crap is getting old
Re: New Info On Takara Masterpiece Bumblebee: Two Different Versions (1123934)
Posted by Prime Riblet on September 12th, 2010 @ 4:11am CDT
omega666 wrote:There will be three versions globally of this figure.

The Japan release will be painted in yellow to match the movie character.
The Hong Kong release will be painted in a metallic yellow.
The North America release will be shitty.


Very good summary.
Re: New Info On Takara Masterpiece Bumblebee: Two Different Versions (1123965)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on September 12th, 2010 @ 6:47am CDT
craggy wrote:Moooooooo! or They're really milking this ain't they?

Masterpiece Cliffjumper too difficult to conceptualise? I'm not bothered about the toy in any incarnation, but unlike some MPs (Megatron, Grimlock, Hot Rodimus) the mold can work for at least one other character really easily, so why not do that instead of varying editions of the same guy?


Cliffjumper never appeared in the movie. 'Nuff said.
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