Another Chance to Own the Highly Coveted Netflix Bumblebee Toy

Another Chance to Own the Highly Coveted Netflix Bumblebee Toy

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021 5:03pm CST

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While we have seen many complaints of there being too many Bumblebees on the shelves, one of the most coveted toys from Hasbro for the past year(s) is a Bumblebee toy. The deluxe toy from the second wave of the Netflix line, available only at Walmart, and it was the only release of this specific mold with the Volkswagen alt mode. Well, Canadian retailer Toysnowman, who ships to the US, was able to get a shipment of these (along with the other Netflix deluxes). It is available right now with a limit of 1 per order for 39.99 CAD (31$ USD), which is about half what it goes for e-bay at times. Do be wary of international shipping though if you are outside Canada.

Here is the link https://toysnowman.com/collections/tran ... per-person


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Re: Another Chance to Own the Highly Coveted Netflix Bumblebee Toy (2121261)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 17th, 2021 @ 5:26pm CST
And, sold out.

As expected.
Re: Another Chance to Own the Highly Coveted Netflix Bumblebee Toy (2121262)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on November 17th, 2021 @ 5:27pm CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:And, sold out.

As expected.


Once the news breaks... :lol:

Still regretting on skipping the 'Bee I saw at Walmart, all because of a stupid blemish. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Another Chance to Own the Highly Coveted Netflix Bumblebee Toy (2121264)
Posted by Roadbuster on November 17th, 2021 @ 5:39pm CST
Made sure he stood next to Optimus. Got him for $40 in box. Could not find any price better and goven the scarcity of the figure likely caused by that container accident in the Pacific.

There is always a chance they could reissue him in Studio series 86 with Spike.
Re: Another Chance to Own the Highly Coveted Netflix Bumblebee Toy (2121265)
Posted by o.supreme on November 17th, 2021 @ 5:55pm CST
I saw Netflix BB multiple times, so I had my chance. It's not in my wheelhouse of collecting, so I have no regrets. The only Netflix item I never saw at retail was Soundwave. But again it wasn't on my want list, so no loss.
Re: Another Chance to Own the Highly Coveted Netflix Bumblebee Toy (2121266)
Posted by MeGrimlock78 on November 17th, 2021 @ 6:47pm CST
Oh well...I saw him once in the wild...didn't feel right paying that much for such a tiny figure.

And then Ingo around and pay MORE for an Origins 'Bee at TRU...
Re: Another Chance to Own the Highly Coveted Netflix Bumblebee Toy (2121267)
Posted by ZeroWolf on November 17th, 2021 @ 7:09pm CST
Roadbuster wrote:Made sure he stood next to Optimus. Got him for $40 in box. Could not find any price better and goven the scarcity of the figure likely caused by that container accident in the Pacific.

There is always a chance they could reissue him in Studio series 86 with Spike.

All depends on if the agreement with VW allows that,after all, he used the cliffjumper body in the World's Collide set
Re: Another Chance to Own the Highly Coveted Netflix Bumblebee Toy (2121269)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on November 17th, 2021 @ 7:29pm CST
ZeroWolf wrote:
Roadbuster wrote:Made sure he stood next to Optimus. Got him for $40 in box. Could not find any price better and goven the scarcity of the figure likely caused by that container accident in the Pacific.

There is always a chance they could reissue him in Studio series 86 with Spike.

All depends on if the agreement with VW allows that,after all, he used the cliffjumper body in the World's Collide set


Which makes me wonder: we know Movie Bumblebee is the main focus of that agreement, with G1 Bumblebee tagging along. VW is no longer in play for future toys since Bumblebee traded in at the end of the Bumblebee movie, but what about reissues? Also, are the licenses company-specific? TakaraTomy has that Perfect Finish Beetle Bumblebee coming out.
Re: Another Chance to Own the Highly Coveted Netflix Bumblebee Toy (2121270)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on November 17th, 2021 @ 8:00pm CST
Jelze Bunnycat wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:
Roadbuster wrote:Made sure he stood next to Optimus. Got him for $40 in box. Could not find any price better and goven the scarcity of the figure likely caused by that container accident in the Pacific.

There is always a chance they could reissue him in Studio series 86 with Spike.

All depends on if the agreement with VW allows that,after all, he used the cliffjumper body in the World's Collide set


Which makes me wonder: we know Movie Bumblebee is the main focus of that agreement, with G1 Bumblebee tagging along. VW is no longer in play for future toys since Bumblebee traded in at the end of the Bumblebee movie, but what about reissues? Also, are the licenses company-specific? TakaraTomy has that Perfect Finish Beetle Bumblebee coming out.


Here's a thought twist. What if they can re-use the netflix mold/license but chose not to for the World Collide set just to avoid giving what is so far a Walmart exclusive to their main competitor in the US. It would sort of like giving Walmart a go at Redwing. Redwing was available again online about a year or so after Target's exclusive go at him and I think we are nearing that point with Netflix Bee.
Re: Another Chance to Own the Highly Coveted Netflix Bumblebee Toy (2121271)
Posted by william-james88 on November 17th, 2021 @ 9:00pm CST
Jelze Bunnycat wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:
Roadbuster wrote:Made sure he stood next to Optimus. Got him for $40 in box. Could not find any price better and goven the scarcity of the figure likely caused by that container accident in the Pacific.

There is always a chance they could reissue him in Studio series 86 with Spike.

All depends on if the agreement with VW allows that,after all, he used the cliffjumper body in the World's Collide set


Which makes me wonder: we know Movie Bumblebee is the main focus of that agreement, with G1 Bumblebee tagging along. VW is no longer in play for future toys since Bumblebee traded in at the end of the Bumblebee movie, but what about reissues? Also, are the licenses company-specific? TakaraTomy has that Perfect Finish Beetle Bumblebee coming out.


Licencing agreements are done at the national level. What may be ok in Japan may not be ok in the US. Hence why Hasbro is importing that toy rather than manufacturing and distributing it themselves.
Re: Another Chance to Own the Highly Coveted Netflix Bumblebee Toy (2121275)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on November 17th, 2021 @ 11:13pm CST
william-james88 wrote:Here is the link https://toysnowman.com/collections/tran ... per-person


Toy Snowman

-OR-

Toys now, man!

:-?
Re: Another Chance to Own the Highly Coveted Netflix Bumblebee Toy (2121278)
Posted by Emerje on November 17th, 2021 @ 11:19pm CST
Jelze Bunnycat wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:
Roadbuster wrote:Made sure he stood next to Optimus. Got him for $40 in box. Could not find any price better and goven the scarcity of the figure likely caused by that container accident in the Pacific.

There is always a chance they could reissue him in Studio series 86 with Spike.

All depends on if the agreement with VW allows that,after all, he used the cliffjumper body in the World's Collide set


Which makes me wonder: we know Movie Bumblebee is the main focus of that agreement, with G1 Bumblebee tagging along. VW is no longer in play for future toys since Bumblebee traded in at the end of the Bumblebee movie, but what about reissues? Also, are the licenses company-specific? TakaraTomy has that Perfect Finish Beetle Bumblebee coming out.

The G1 reissue probably was just tagging along since Hasbro specifically reissued him to go with the movie release. But we know it isn't as simple as "Hasbro has the Beetle license" otherwise they wouldn't have had to renegotiate for the Earthrise Bumblebee which took so long to approve it ended up in the Netflix line instead.

Emerje
Re: Another Chance to Own the Highly Coveted Netflix Bumblebee Toy (2121286)
Posted by optimeow on November 18th, 2021 @ 9:14am CST
My holy grail. A Bumblebee I have never seen in the wild and never had the chance to order.
Re: Another Chance to Own the Highly Coveted Netflix Bumblebee Toy (2121290)
Posted by DeathReviews on November 18th, 2021 @ 10:01am CST
Sorry it sold out so quickly. My minions were lucky to find one on the shelf a while back, and I posted a review.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fvbl2SE_SHE

As Bumblebee figures go, this one was pretty good. Yes it was a retool of ER Cliffjumper, but an extensive retool. And since the G1 figures were also very similar, it seemed appropriate. The Netflix figure did a much better job with the paint and the detailing. Not perfect mind you, but still pretty good. It was $19.97 at the time, so we at least escaped the Ebay markups. If you were lucky enough to snag one of the ones mentioned here, kudos. As long as you're not scalpers!
Re: Another Chance to Own the Highly Coveted Netflix Bumblebee Toy (2121293)
Posted by william-james88 on November 18th, 2021 @ 11:27am CST
Wolfman Jake wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Here is the link https://toysnowman.com/collections/tran ... per-person


Toy Snowman

-OR-

Toys now, man!

:-?


Haha, if you click the link, it's pretty clear which one it is. Also, it's a Canadian retailer so....
Re: Another Chance to Own the Highly Coveted Netflix Bumblebee Toy (2121294)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on November 18th, 2021 @ 11:53am CST
william-james88 wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Here is the link https://toysnowman.com/collections/tran ... per-person


Toy Snowman

-OR-

Toys now, man!

:-?


Haha, if you click the link, it's pretty clear which one it is. Also, it's a Canadian retailer so....


But that takes all the fun out of it! :-P
Re: Another Chance to Own the Highly Coveted Netflix Bumblebee Toy (2121300)
Posted by primalxconvoy on November 18th, 2021 @ 12:16pm CST
"...deluxe toy from the second wave of the Netflix line, available only at Walmart IN THE USA..."


Fixed it for you. In Japan, for example, it was available from Amazon Japan and TT Mall, I believe? How about all the other countries, outside the USA?
Re: Another Chance to Own the Highly Coveted Netflix Bumblebee Toy (2121486)
Posted by Nemesis Reformatted on November 21st, 2021 @ 12:03am CST
And this kind of stupid BS takes all the fun out of collecting. :(
Re: Another Chance to Own the Highly Coveted Netflix Bumblebee Toy (2121487)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on November 21st, 2021 @ 12:07am CST
Nemesis Reformatted wrote:And this kind of stupid BS takes all the fun out of collecting. :(
Only if you let it bother you. :D

But I guess most of us including myself can take that advice about 1 facet or another when it comes to collecting.
Re: Another Chance to Own the Highly Coveted Netflix Bumblebee Toy (2121488)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 21st, 2021 @ 12:07am CST
Nemesis Reformatted wrote:And this kind of stupid BS takes all the fun out of collecting. :(

Nah. It's pretty much standard fare since ever.
I could even say that it ironically ADD to the fun. Especially when you happen upon the hard to find thing by chance and finally get it.

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