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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-3 Bumblebee Thread

Postby william-james88 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:01 pm

whip_it wrote:Any one spot this fig at any toys r us location in the GTA?

Just the ottawa region so far and some other areas in ontario but I dont think anyone spotted him in the GTA area. He`s being distributed around so I am sure you will find him soon.
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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-3 Bumblebee Thread

Postby whip_it » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:37 pm

william-james88 wrote:
whip_it wrote:Any one spot this fig at any toys r us location in the GTA?

Just the ottawa region so far and some other areas in ontario but I dont think anyone spotted him in the GTA area. He`s being distributed around so I am sure you will find him soon.


thanks a lot for the insight
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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-3 Bumblebee Thread

Postby shajaki » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:47 pm

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Soooo... I got him.
Lots has been said about him, mostly negative. Out of the box, he's 90% in car mode and getting him that last 10% of the way is a son of a B! Getting all tabbed in is such a pain, but it can be done, and he does look good once that wizardry is preformed.

The transformation is complex and he pulls off some neat moves. His proportions are perfect, like he came right off the screen of the first movie. And he is the very definition of "pictures don't do it justice". And sorry, my pics do suck :lol: . I've heard he can be quite loose, but at least on my copy I have no issue posing him. And damn, can he pose!

I think what I'm most impressed with is his face sculpt, and legs (looks and transformation). Maskless, he looks outstanding. That face sculpt. Mahgawd. But that mask... it doesn't look terrible, but (on my copy at least) is very unstable. Trying to move it into place causes it to snap off almost every time. Anyways... legs! The legs incorporating the wheels is god damn brilliant. Also: diecast. He's got a fair amount. He's weighty and feels good.

But in the end I don't know if I can recommend him since quality seems to vary so much. But I absolutely love him. Thumbs up.

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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-3 Bumblebee Thread

Postby D-Maximus_Prime » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:34 pm

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SDCC 2017 Preview Night: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-3 Bumblebee #HasbroSDCC

Postby Va'al » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:50 pm

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It begins. Directly from the floor at San Diego Comic Con 2017, site owner Seibertron is providing us images of the display area at the Hasbro booth - featuring so far some older reveals from existing toylines. In this post, we cover Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-3 Bumblebee!

These are only the initial images, of course, expect the full Seibertron.com treatment as the event continues across the weekend, with more toy images, the Hasbro Breakfast Press event Thursday morning, panel coverage on Friday and Saturday, and follow-ups with official images and more!

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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-3 Bumblebee Thread

Postby whip_it » Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:34 pm

available in canada toys r us

http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp ... =134592016

about 70 left, i just checked
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Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-3 Bumblebee at General US Retail

Postby Va'al » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:17 am

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As we're receiving several notifications from US-based Seibertronians of the Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-3 Bumblebee, we decided to make sure people were aware that the figure is indeed available at general retail in the States - at Toys'R'Us stores, of course.

Current confirmed sightings include Westland, MI (via Cprime18), Rockford, IL (from Rodimus Knight), Niles, IL (by our boss Seibertron). If you come across any more, make sure to use the Sightings Database to let other collectors know!

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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-3 Bumblebee Thread

Postby Bumblebee21 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:24 am

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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-3 Bumblebee Thread

Postby Relic0037 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:29 pm

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Found him at my TRU. MP-10 was there too. I find it interesting to see :TAKARATOMY: on a box in a retail store. It's something I don't see that often.
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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-3 Bumblebee Thread

Postby Deathsaurus1 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:47 pm

Hes hit az also!!
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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-3 Bumblebee Thread

Postby shajaki » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:23 pm

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I have a question, and Will you're probably the one the most in the know...

I've got two MPM-3's. One bought from eBay hailing from China (I think), the other locally from TRU. Both are quite similar, but with slight differences. Would you consider the TRU one to be Hasbro US/CA, and the other one to be Hasbro Asia? (pics at bottom of post)

The TakaraTomy releases of these new MPM's are very confusing. Neither TT versions are out yet I think. Bee is showing a release date of this month, and Prime being in September. And we don't know what their boxes look like for sure, whether they'll be the same as the others or completely different. We know the figures themselves will be different, but not the boxes.... right? :-?

And yes, I've seen this pic, but I don't believe it's anything more than a mock up, possibly even unofficial.

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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-3 Bumblebee Thread

Postby User897 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:04 pm

After I see some reviews, I might get this on clearance someday. Definitely not worth full retail.
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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-3 Bumblebee Thread

Postby william-james88 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:47 pm

Yes, by definition, if that one comes from Hong Kong, then it must be from Hasbro Asia since they are the ones distributing it there (if it was mainline China, that would be Hasbro China, which is a different entity).

However, as you mention, it is currently impossible to know if the Hasbro Asia one will be any different from the Takara one since Hasbro Asia has a knack for distributing Takara's same product in Asia. The box will surely be different though, if at least in terms of there needing to be Japanese writing ;) but your right we cant be sure beyond that.

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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-3 Bumblebee Thread

Postby transformers_va » Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:16 pm

I'm not sure why there seems to be a lot negativity surrounding MPM-3 Bumbleebee. I just got him today, and in my opinion he is 1000% better than MPM-4 Optimus Prime. His robot and car modes both look really good, and the transformation is fairly good with all the tabs snapping together beautifully.

If you have to decide between MPM-3 and MPM-4, my suggestion would be to go with MPM-3 (and I'm not even particularly fond of Camaro Bumbleebee in the first place lol)
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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-3 Bumblebee Thread

Postby Emerje » Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:48 pm

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shajaki wrote:Neither TT versions are out yet I think. Bee is showing a release date of this month, and Prime being in September.


Bee came out on July 13th, I've had mine for about a week now. Right now he's figure of the year for me, he's phenomenal.

Prime will probably be out 9/14.

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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-3 Bumblebee Thread

Postby Bumblebee21 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:20 pm

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Takara bee is out. Box differences are added Japanese writing

Fig difference are the eyes
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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-3 Bumblebee Thread

Postby Emerje » Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:43 am

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Bumblebee21 wrote:Takara bee is out. Box differences are added Japanese writing

Fig difference are the eyes


Apparently the Hasbro version doesn't have any of the yellow paint over some of the yellow parts.

Normally I hate light pipping, but this is a rare case of it being done super well. There isn't much of an inlet on the back of his head, but it lights his eyes up nice and bright like on MP Shockwave. I only wish the eyes were more blue rather than slightly tinted.

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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-3 Bumblebee Thread

Postby shajaki » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:46 am

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william-james88 wrote:Does that help at all?
Yes it does, thanks Will ;)^

Emerje wrote:
shajaki wrote:Neither TT versions are out yet I think. Bee is showing a release date of this month, and Prime being in September.
Bee came out on July 13th, I've had mine for about a week now. Right now he's figure of the year for me, he's phenomenal.
Sorry, just to be clear, you have the Japanese TT release of MPM-3? Would you be willing to take some pics of the box? Front back and bottom? I'd really appreciate it :)
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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-3 Bumblebee Thread

Postby Bumblebee21 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:47 am

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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-3 Bumblebee Thread

Postby RodimalToyota » Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:16 pm

Found MP3 Bee in Arizona, also saw MP Optimus. Got 40% thanks to the current promotion, 220$ for both, not bad.
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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-3 Bumblebee Thread

Postby Emerje » Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:24 pm

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shajaki wrote:
Emerje wrote:
shajaki wrote:Neither TT versions are out yet I think. Bee is showing a release date of this month, and Prime being in September.
Bee came out on July 13th, I've had mine for about a week now. Right now he's figure of the year for me, he's phenomenal.
Sorry, just to be clear, you have the Japanese TT release of MPM-3? Would you be willing to take some pics of the box? Front back and bottom? I'd really appreciate it :)


Appreciate away!

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I should point out that there aren't any stickers on the box and Bee's name is written in Japanese on the front so this isn't a case of them using the Asia box and covering stuff with stickers like we've seen them do in other movie lines.

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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-3 Bumblebee Thread

Postby shajaki » Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:17 pm

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Emerje wrote:Appreciate away!

I should point out that there aren't any stickers on the box and Bee's name is written in Japanese on the front so this isn't a case of them using the Asia box and covering stuff with stickers like we've seen them do in other movie lines.
Awesome! Thanks a bunch Emeje ;)^

This makes me very happy. It's different enough to easily distinguish between the rest. I was worried bout hunting him out, but this helps a lot :D
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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-3 Bumblebee Thread

Postby Autobot Roadburn » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:28 am

Finally managed to track a Bee down yesterday! I had to drive for almost an hour to pick him up since there was only one Toys R Us anywhere near me that got him (and mine was the last one), but it was completely worth it. I didn't end up with any quality control issues, and he's absolutely fantastic outside of one of the flaps on his collarbone having a worryingly tight ball joint. He's a great figure though, and I hope the quality issues aren't widespread. I'm excited to pick up Optimus next!
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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-3 Bumblebee Thread

Postby william-james88 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:33 am

I finally tried converting him back into a car for the first time. And I went without instructions. Most of it was straightforward except for the feet. It took a while for me to figure out how it was supposed to look based on what the joints and hinges allowed me to do and I had totally forgotten how it looked like the first time I went form car to bot.

But I figured it out and I have now transformed him a few more times and its great. No frustration and nothing annoying about it and everything fits properly. It all tabs in well so I dont have any of the problems in that regard. The only thing I would have liked was them to get the alt mode right and have that extra hood exhaust. I am also not sure if this yellow is correct, but the film was all colour filtered so its not easy to replicate.
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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-3 Bumblebee Thread

Postby shajaki » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:28 am

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Good to hear Will! Glad you didn't didnt get one of the early nightmarish ones we saw on Youtube.
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