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Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe High Octane Bumblebee

Transformers News: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe High Octane Bumblebee

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 8:44AM CDT

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Yet another Transformers: Age of Extinction figure review! After yesterday's video on Deluxe Crosshairs, YouTube user allanmonster111 has sent us a link to his next one: Deluxe High Octane Bumblebee, with its Classic Camaro alt mode - check out the embedded video below.

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Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe High Octane Bumblebee (1563896)
Posted by reluctantyouth on April 9th, 2014 @ 9:25am CDT
Thanks for the review. I love the car mode but not the bot at all. Why in the world could Hasbro not figure out a way to lock in the mid section of the figure and or not give him ridiculous feet as in years past. This really reminds me of earlier Bumblebees with the auto morph legs coming pretty much standard anymore. The weapon is also a complete joke. I like the matte finish black paint over the yellow, but just like the reviewer said the paint will likely rub off with multiple transformations. This is a mighty pass for me. I would love to see and ultimate Bumblebee in this mold with better attention to detail...that I would consider buying to put along side my other ultimate Bumblebee.

~Reluctantyouth~ :BOT:
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe High Octane Bumblebee (1563904)
Posted by Delta Magnus on April 9th, 2014 @ 9:42am CDT
I actually quite like the look of Crosshairs. The idea of a robot in a trenchcoat is gloriously silly, and I think he pulls it off fairly well for a figure made on a relatively small budget. The car mode is perfectly adequate (I'm fond of the asymmetrical pattern) and the robot mode is actually fairly decent, lack of paint aside (which is easily fixable). My biggest gripe is that those rubber tabs look like they could tear off easily. Still, I applaud them for trying something so different, and aside from a few quibbles with the trenchcoat (and let's be honest, the fact they even tried a robo trenchcoat forgives that) the robot mode is pretty cool too.

Of course, I don't segregate my TFs into separate collections, following the Insecticomics approach to canon (completely ignoring it) so he'll make an excellent detective bot to hang out with my other Autobots.

Also, I can forsee a lot of fun with those 5mm weapons. Especially those pistols.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe High Octane Bumblebee (1563906)
Posted by ConBotFormer on April 9th, 2014 @ 9:44am CDT
Nice review, but seriously. Why is it that every AOE leaked toy review I've seen, never compares them with the older movie figures??? Really, no offense but why would I care how he sizes up with none movie transformers?? And comparing them to other AOE figures doesn't help when we've seen countless pics of them together already...
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe High Octane Bumblebee (1563909)
Posted by Mykltron on April 9th, 2014 @ 9:50am CDT
Great view of this guy's kitchen. The focus on the tiles was perfect. Shame about that green blurry blob getting in the way all the time.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe High Octane Bumblebee (1563912)
Posted by Spleenzorio on April 9th, 2014 @ 9:53am CDT
Actually now that I see Bumblebee in video form he's not so bad. I just wish he woulda focused his camera more in both his reviews. Also his walls seem to be melting every so often!
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe High Octane Bumblebee (1563914)
Posted by Mykltron on April 9th, 2014 @ 9:53am CDT
ConBotFormer wrote:Nice review, but seriously. Why is it that every AOE leaked toy review I've seen, never compares them with the older movie figures??? Really, no offense but why would I care how he sizes up with none movie transformers?? And comparing them to other AOE figures doesn't help when we've seen countless pics of them together already...


Good point.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe High Octane Bumblebee (1563979)
Posted by KirbyForce1 on April 9th, 2014 @ 2:00pm CDT
Vange1us's review shows that his torso can actually lock into place:
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe High Octane Bumblebee (1563980)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on April 9th, 2014 @ 2:01pm CDT
Mykltron wrote:
ConBotFormer wrote:Nice review, but seriously. Why is it that every AOE leaked toy review I've seen, never compares them with the older movie figures??? Really, no offense but why would I care how he sizes up with none movie transformers?? And comparing them to other AOE figures doesn't help when we've seen countless pics of them together already...


Good point.


Vangelus has Crosshairs standing with the DOTM Wreckers.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe High Octane Bumblebee (1564020)
Posted by T-Macksimus on April 9th, 2014 @ 4:15pm CDT
I have to say I have some serious problems with some of the aspects of his bot mode. They would be deal-breakers normally but since I'm buying this for it's alt mode only and it will likely see robot mode 3 times in its lifetime, Hasbro is lucking out and actually getting enough out of me for 1 figure from their movie line.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe High Octane Bumblebee (1564026)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on April 9th, 2014 @ 5:03pm CDT
T-Macksimus wrote:I have to say I have some serious problems with some of the aspects of his bot mode. They would be deal-breakers normally but since I'm buying this for it's alt mode only and it will likely see robot mode 3 times in its lifetime, Hasbro is lucking out and actually getting enough out of me for 1 figure from their movie line.


Why not just buy a model of the vehicle then?
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe High Octane Bumblebee (1564049)
Posted by Rated X on April 9th, 2014 @ 6:58pm CDT
Can we start an online petition for Michael Bay to kill off Bumblebee in the 5th movie ?
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe High Octane Bumblebee (1564058)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on April 9th, 2014 @ 7:25pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Can we start an online petition for Michael Bay to kill off Bumblebee in the 5th movie ?


Can't, he has to kill off characters people like, like Sideswipe, Ratchet, and Leadfoot.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe High Octane Bumblebee (1564079)
Posted by toyskingstudio on April 9th, 2014 @ 9:19pm CDT
:sad: :sad: I cant even look at it from the back
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe High Octane Bumblebee (1564081)
Posted by Captain on April 9th, 2014 @ 9:27pm CDT
Looks like the only one I like is Scorn. I think his robot and dino mode is the best of wave 1. :-?
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe High Octane Bumblebee (1564176)
Posted by Nerv103 on April 10th, 2014 @ 9:53am CDT
Happy to say I do not have a Bumblebee in my collection (although my kids do have one each). I will not be adding this one either althought the paint job does look ok. I will wait and see if we get a US release of Masterpiece Bumblebee. :CON:
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe High Octane Bumblebee (1564291)
Posted by TimothyR on April 10th, 2014 @ 4:52pm CDT
Captain wrote:Looks like the only one I like is Scorn. I think his robot and dino mode is the best of wave 1. :-?


it's too bad they decided to take a rainbow colored dump on the dinobots. but.. i guess i could always get rid of the purple.. it's just a shame to think of all the painting i'm going to have to do to this line.

Nerv103 wrote:Happy to say I do not have a Bumblebee in my collection


why?
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe High Octane Bumblebee (1564316)
Posted by Spleenzorio on April 10th, 2014 @ 7:37pm CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:
Rated X wrote:Can we start an online petition for Michael Bay to kill off Bumblebee in the 5th movie ?


Can't, he has to kill off characters people like, like Sideswipe, Ratchet, and Leadfoot.


And Starscream :(

Wait he's killing those three off?
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe High Octane Bumblebee (1564393)
Posted by Autobot032 on April 11th, 2014 @ 5:27am CDT
Spleenzorio wrote:
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:
Rated X wrote:Can we start an online petition for Michael Bay to kill off Bumblebee in the 5th movie ?


Can't, he has to kill off characters people like, like Sideswipe, Ratchet, and Leadfoot.


And Starscream :(

Wait he's killing those three off?


We have no confirmation of robot deaths, yet. We see Ratchet get fired upon and injured in the trailer, but that doesn't mean he dies.

Leadfoot (the filming vehicle) was seen on set twice, and being carted off on a trailer.

While Sideswipe isn't seen, it doesn't mean anything for sure at this point. We'll know more in June.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe High Octane Bumblebee (1564549)
Posted by craggy on April 11th, 2014 @ 5:59pm CDT
the Bumblebee mold looks pretty cool. stick a new head on it, and a different colourscheme (I'd be okay with the black, but maybe with a red or a blue?) and I'd consider getting it.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe High Octane Bumblebee (1564553)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on April 11th, 2014 @ 6:12pm CDT
craggy wrote:the Bumblebee mold looks pretty cool. stick a new head on it, and a different colourscheme (I'd be okay with the black, but maybe with a red or a blue?) and I'd consider getting it.


Keep the black, paint or dye the yellow red, put a new head on him and BOOM, you got Cliffjumper!
Re: Video Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe High Octane Bumblebee (1566745)
Posted by BERSEKAEL on April 20th, 2014 @ 12:44am CDT
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Doesn't look accurate
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I will wait for Takara's revision
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