Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Feel free to discuss anything about any of the thousands of Transformer toys here. Anything from Generation 1 all the way to the soon to be released, the never to be released or the hope to be released is fair game! Want to show off your stuff? Please post your's and see others in the Transformers Collections Forum.

Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby Amelie » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:20 am

Motto: "I-I'm sorry.. I-I'll be going now.."
Weapon: No Weapon
I'll admit it - I'm starting to come around to this. I passed on the original MP Bumblebee as I felt they could have done better, but seeing the V2 isn't convincing me we're going to see much improvement past this. Luckily I don't spend lots of time looking at the back of my toys (unless its Moonracer, meow), so maybe I can swallow this down.

Now I just need to get the Exosuit Spike from the original MP.... :HEADHURTS:
Burn wrote:Let it be known, I murdered Amelie.
Accidentally.


Back from the dead, like some curious zombie amalgam...
User avatar
Amelie
Godmaster
Posts: 1817
News Credits: 33
Joined: Mon Jun 09, 2003 1:44 pm
Location: Brighton, England
Alt Mode: Unicrons Transformation Cog
Strength: 3
Intelligence: 7
Speed: 6
Endurance: 4
Rank: 3
Courage: 5
Firepower: 1
Skill: 10

Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:39 am

Motto: ""I am a warrior. Let the battle be joined.""
Weapon: Electron Gun
Amelie wrote:I'll admit it - I'm starting to come around to this. I passed on the original MP Bumblebee as I felt they could have done better, but seeing the V2 isn't convincing me we're going to see much improvement past this. Luckily I don't spend lots of time looking at the back of my toys (unless its Moonracer, meow), so maybe I can swallow this down.

Now I just need to get the Exosuit Spike from the original MP.... :HEADHURTS:


MP Bumblebee is 59.99 on BBTS, and comes with the Spike figure. A better toy, with the accessory you want, for half the price. Just saying... :lol:
Not caring about scale since 1984. Just like Hasbro.

Selling off some toys to make room. Come on by for some bargains!
RK_Striker_JK_5
Faction Commander
Posts: 4129
Joined: Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:48 pm
Location: New Hampshire
Strength: 4
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 6
Endurance: 10
Rank: 2
Courage: 9
Firepower: 4
Skill: 6

Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby ZeroWolf » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:14 am

Motto: "My past no longer binds my future..."
Weapon: Battle Blades
Shipping to the UK may add to that price mind ;)
Got news for Seibertron? Share it here!
ZeroWolf
News Staff
Posts: 9382
News Credits: 330
Joined: Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:58 am
Location: North East UK

Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:50 am

Motto: ""I am a warrior. Let the battle be joined.""
Weapon: Electron Gun
ZeroWolf wrote:Shipping to the UK may add to that price mind ;)

True, and I do apologize for missing that. Although MP-45 would probably have shipping costs too and therefore still be more expensive. :P
Not caring about scale since 1984. Just like Hasbro.

Selling off some toys to make room. Come on by for some bargains!
RK_Striker_JK_5
Faction Commander
Posts: 4129
Joined: Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:48 pm
Location: New Hampshire
Strength: 4
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 6
Endurance: 10
Rank: 2
Courage: 9
Firepower: 4
Skill: 6

Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby ZeroWolf » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:07 am

Motto: "My past no longer binds my future..."
Weapon: Battle Blades
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Shipping to the UK may add to that price mind ;)

True, and I do apologize for missing that. Although MP-45 would probably have shipping costs too and therefore still be more expensive. :P

Don't worry :lol: mps are always expensive here :P
Got news for Seibertron? Share it here!
ZeroWolf
News Staff
Posts: 9382
News Credits: 330
Joined: Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:58 am
Location: North East UK

Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby william-james88 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:16 pm

ZeroWolf wrote:
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Shipping to the UK may add to that price mind ;)

True, and I do apologize for missing that. Although MP-45 would probably have shipping costs too and therefore still be more expensive. :P

Don't worry :lol: mps are always expensive here :P

Here's an authentic listing on e-bay https://www.ebay.ca/itm/TAKARA-TOMY-aut ... Sw3BJcRCGB

Of course that's what the listing says but it's up to you if that's enough.
If you have any news, rumours, or hot new sightings to report which you feel should be front paged,
please contact us using this form.

Image
User avatar
william-james88
News Admin
Posts: 25528
News Credits: 2541
Joined: Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:46 am
Buy from william-james88 on eBay

Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby -Kanrabat- » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:32 pm

Motto: "Love it? GET IT!
It's that simple."
Weapon: Mace
I was about to post some Mandrake listings of the original MP Bee.
Look like that "shelfwarmer" is getting sold out all over the place. Normal because MP-45 is so horrible looking and so expensive, it renewed the interest in the original. Amazing because when a newer version of a MP come out, the old one drop in price and is getting sold everywhere. But this time, the new Bee is INCREASING the demand for the old one.

How ironic.
♥♥♥ Love is in the air ♥♥♥

Image
User avatar
-Kanrabat-
Matrix Keeper
Posts: 9587
News Credits: 19
Joined: Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:19 pm
Location: Canada, province of Québec
Buy from -Kanrabat- on eBay
Strength: N/A
Intelligence: N/A
Speed: N/A
Endurance: N/A
Rank: Infinity
Courage: N/A
Firepower: N/A
Skill: N/A

Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby Emperor Omega » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:20 pm

Wolfman Jake wrote:
Image

Image



Do we have any clue as to how big MP45 is compared to MP21?

I've searched around, but I can't find any proper comparison pics.

Going by scale estimation (Seeing MP21 next to Wheeljack & MP45 next to the cartoon accurate version), it seems MP45 is about an inch taller than MP21.

What do you guys think?
User avatar
Emperor Omega
Mini-Con
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:42 pm

Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby carytheone » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:00 am

Motto: "shelf space may be fleeting, but plastic is forever"
Weapon: No Weapon
Emperor Omega wrote:Do we have any clue as to how big MP45 is compared to MP21?

I've searched around, but I can't find any proper comparison pics.

Going by scale estimation (Seeing MP21 next to Wheeljack & MP45 next to the cartoon accurate version), it seems MP45 is about an inch taller than MP21.

What do you guys think?
I'm guess about the same height in bot mode and slightly shorter in alt mode.
• but that's just my opinion •
Image
•    Collection & Photos     •
User avatar
carytheone
Matrix Keeper
Posts: 8634
News Credits: 125
Joined: Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:38 pm
Location: Satellite of Love
Alt Mode: nunya lasagna
Intelligence: N/A

Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby EVS090374 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:38 pm

Look nice to get
Image
User avatar
EVS090374
Mini-Con
Posts: 13
Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:56 pm
Location: Nw Jersey

Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby carytheone » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:10 pm

Motto: "shelf space may be fleeting, but plastic is forever"
Weapon: No Weapon
carytheone wrote:
Emperor Omega wrote:Do we have any clue as to how big MP45 is compared to MP21?

I've searched around, but I can't find any proper comparison pics.

Going by scale estimation (Seeing MP21 next to Wheeljack & MP45 next to the cartoon accurate version), it seems MP45 is about an inch taller than MP21.

What do you guys think?
I'm guess about the same height in bot mode and slightly shorter in alt mode.
Spotted this over at the competition's website.



Well that answers that.
• but that's just my opinion •
Image
•    Collection & Photos     •
User avatar
carytheone
Matrix Keeper
Posts: 8634
News Credits: 125
Joined: Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:38 pm
Location: Satellite of Love
Alt Mode: nunya lasagna
Intelligence: N/A

Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby Cyberpath » Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:52 am

carytheone wrote:Spotted this over at the competition's website.



Well that answers that.


Image

Yikes. What's the point of a smaller chest if it's dwarfed by the back?


Rare images such as below make it a little tempting to get, but then I remind myself how he looks like from any other angle.

ImageSource: @GENgoraw
Attachments
mp45bee1.jpg
mp45bee2.jpg
User avatar
Cyberpath
City Commander
Posts: 3200
News Credits: 361
Joined: Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:16 am

Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby Emperor Omega » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:01 pm

carytheone wrote:

Well that answers that.


Huh. I'm actually glad I was wrong. :D

Size difference doesn't look too drastic.

I wonder if they'll do a comparison video soon for MP10 & MP44.

Sadly, the closest thing I have (& probably ever will have) to MP10 is the Leader Class Optimus from 'Power of the Primes'. :(
User avatar
Emperor Omega
Mini-Con
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:42 pm

Check out this MP-45 Bumblebee designer video with comparisons to the original

Postby Emerje » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:55 pm

Motto: "*Shrug*"
Weapon: Saw-Edged Pincer
Thanks to a tip from our own Seibertronian carytheone we've got an interesting video produced by Takara Tomy . The video features a member of the design team identified as Kenta Wakizawa discussing some of the features of MP-45 Bumblebee. While it's mostly stuff we're well aware of (cartoon accuracy in bot mode with a Choro-Q inspired car mode) it does give an idea of just how easy it is to get the figure into poses, partly in thanks to some ridiculous ankle tilts.

Not only that, but the figure is also heavily compared to the original MP-21 Bumblebee. We now see that not only if MP-45 skinnier than MP-21 (at the cost of some crazy back and feet kibble), but also a little taller. We also get to see just how different the shades of yellow are between the two figures.

The original video has been geoblocked to be Japan-only, but was quickly mirrored by YouTuber Minhduc Pham and can be viewed below! You can turn on closed captioning and enable translation settings in the video to get English subtitles, but don't expect them to make a great deal of sense.



Image

Image

Image

Image

It should be pointed out that the MP-45 used in this video is still a hand painted prototype and reflects the paint chips and poorly locking parts that come with it. So does this video change your mind one way or the other? Sound off in the Energon Pub forums below and let us know!
User avatar
Emerje
News Staff
Posts: 5038
News Credits: 118
Joined: Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:15 am
Location: Maine
Alt Mode: Lobster Moose
Strength: 9
Intelligence: 7
Speed: 4
Endurance: 8
Rank: 6
Courage: 10
Firepower: 3
Skill: 6

Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby Lore Keeper » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:09 am

Nope, I still prefer the toy/cartoon hybrid aesthetic of the older masterpieces. Plus, that kibble is just horrendous. Dude can't even put his feet together! [-(
User avatar
Lore Keeper
Combiner
Posts: 492
News Credits: 1
Joined: Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:23 pm

Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby Ultra Markus » Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:14 am

Motto: "“You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” - Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight"
Weapon: Laser Rifle
you would think that having a cartoonish vehicle mode it would be easier to be less kibbly than this
User avatar
Ultra Markus
Gestalt
Posts: 2071
Joined: Mon Apr 12, 2004 5:48 pm
Strength: 10
Intelligence: 10
Speed: 7
Endurance: 10
Rank: 9
Courage: 10
Firepower: 10
Skill: 10

Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby mentre83 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:26 am

Motto: "Lamentor ergo sum"
Weapon: Fusion Cannon
I still think that this particular MP toy was unnecessary. It doesn't really improve the previous version, especially when it comes to kibble parts.
User avatar
mentre83
Micromaster
Posts: 81
Joined: Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:06 am
Location: Italy
Alt Mode: Caterpillar D11
Strength: 10
Intelligence: 10
Speed: 9
Endurance: 10
Rank: 10
Courage: 10
Firepower: 10
Skill: 8

Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby blackeyedprime » Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:46 am

Motto: "Me Grimlock, you slag."
Weapon: Particle Beam Cannon
Just the feet I'm not liking on the new MP, Daniel or cassettes would have to stand in front of him to hide them.
blackeyedprime
Pretender
Posts: 714
News Credits: 7
Joined: Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:14 am
Alt Mode: a spoon
Strength: 3
Intelligence: 6
Speed: 5
Endurance: 8
Courage: 9
Firepower: 2
Skill: 6

Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby Alpha Dominus » Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:33 am

Motto: ""Strength through adversity.""
Weapon: Double-Barreled, Armor-Piercing Particle Beam Cann...
The great thing about those gnarly feet and chin is that it saves me from spending my hard-earned cash. ;)^
User avatar
Alpha Dominus
Fuzor
Posts: 214
News Credits: 1
Joined: Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:34 pm
Strength: 10
Intelligence: 7
Speed: 3
Endurance: 10
Rank: 9
Courage: 10
Firepower: 8
Skill: 10

Re: Check out this MP-45 Bumblebee designer video with comparisons to the original

Postby william-james88 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:29 am

Emerje wrote:
Image


:SICK: :SICK: :SICK:
If you have any news, rumours, or hot new sightings to report which you feel should be front paged,
please contact us using this form.

Image
User avatar
william-james88
News Admin
Posts: 25528
News Credits: 2541
Joined: Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:46 am
Buy from william-james88 on eBay

Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby carytheone » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:52 am

Motto: "shelf space may be fleeting, but plastic is forever"
Weapon: No Weapon
I know this has been discussed, but I still don't get the new head sculpt.

ATaleOfTwoHeads.jpg

Just, what happened?

kennybee-mccormick.jpg
• but that's just my opinion •
Image
•    Collection & Photos     •
User avatar
carytheone
Matrix Keeper
Posts: 8634
News Credits: 125
Joined: Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:38 pm
Location: Satellite of Love
Alt Mode: nunya lasagna
Intelligence: N/A

Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby william-james88 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:56 am

I think the headsculpt is more show accurate. Bee did have a more circular head than the previous MP.
If you have any news, rumours, or hot new sightings to report which you feel should be front paged,
please contact us using this form.

Image
User avatar
william-james88
News Admin
Posts: 25528
News Credits: 2541
Joined: Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:46 am
Buy from william-james88 on eBay

Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:59 am

Motto: "It's not done right if it's not done well."
Weapon: Saber Blade
Going by the very badly English-translated auto-generated closed captions, one of things that the designer aimed to do with this figure was to enable it to hold the gun with both hands together.
"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"

Shadowman wrote:This is Sabrblade we're talking about. His ability to store trivial information about TV shows is downright superhuman.
Caelus wrote:My wife pointed out something interesting about the prehistoric Predacons. I said that everyone was complaining because transforming for them mostly consisted of them just standing up-right. She essentially said, 'So? That's what our ancestors did.'
User avatar
Sabrblade
God Of Transformers
Posts: 31964
News Credits: 303
Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:22 pm
Location: Tampa, FL
Strength: 7
Intelligence: 10
Speed: 7
Endurance: 6
Rank: 9
Courage: 8
Firepower: 10
Skill: 9

Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby william-james88 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:01 am

Sabrblade wrote:Going by the very badly English-translated auto-generated closed captions, one of things that the designer aimed to do with this figure was to enable it to hold the gun with both hands together.


Image
If you have any news, rumours, or hot new sightings to report which you feel should be front paged,
please contact us using this form.

Image
User avatar
william-james88
News Admin
Posts: 25528
News Credits: 2541
Joined: Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:46 am
Buy from william-james88 on eBay

Re: Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee

Postby carytheone » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:09 am

Motto: "shelf space may be fleeting, but plastic is forever"
Weapon: No Weapon
Sabrblade wrote:Going by the very badly English-translated auto-generated closed captions, one of things that the designer aimed to do with this figure was to enable it to hold the gun with both hands together.
Mission accomplished, but at what cost?
• but that's just my opinion •
Image
•    Collection & Photos     •
User avatar
carytheone
Matrix Keeper
Posts: 8634
News Credits: 125
Joined: Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:38 pm
Location: Satellite of Love
Alt Mode: nunya lasagna
Intelligence: N/A

PreviousNext

Return to Transformers Toys Discussion

Featured Products on Amazon.com

Buy "Transformers Attacker 15 Kramer Action Figure" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Deluxe Ratchet Action Figure" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of the Primes Titan Class Predaking" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Power of The Primes Deluxe Terrorcon Cutthroat" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of The Primes Deluxe Class Dinobot Slug" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Titans Return Titan Class Trypticon" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Power of The Primes Deluxe Class Terrorcon Blot" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of The Primes Deluxe Class Dinobot Sludge" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Bumblebee Evolution 3-Pack (Amazon Exclusive)" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Movie Anniversary Edition Optimus Prime (Amazon Exclusive)" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Bumblebee -- Energon Igniters Speed Series Optimus Prime" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Series PK Bruticus Action Figure	B3899" on AMAZON
Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #232 - NYCC 2019
Twincast / Podcast #232:
"NYCC 2019"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Sunday, October 6th, 2019

New Items on eBay

Buy "Transformers Generations -  Deluxe Class Action Figure - Cybertronian Megatron" on EBAY
Buy "ORION PAX OPTIMUS PRIME Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Robot Truck" on EBAY
Buy "THE TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS CYBER BATTALION JETFIRE AUTOBOT" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Generations Deluxe Hoist Complete" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Generations Deluxe Nightbeat Thilling 30 (NEW!) with IDW comic book" on EBAY
Buy "Payload Gun Transformers Generations 2014 Thrilling 30 Hasbro Part Figure" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Generations 30th JHIAXUS Deluxe Class" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Generations Orion Pax Axe" on EBAY