Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21

Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21

Monday, June 20th, 2016 9:17pm CDT

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Evening folks, you may have recently read that the Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee had hit Canadian store shelves. It's true, and now he's in hand and side by side with his predecessor, TakaraTomy's MP-21. The differences are as minimal as they were between Prowl and Bluestreak's Stateside cousins, and about what you'd expect. The Hasbro Bumblebee has the standard serial number stamped on him (albeit much harder to find than the Datsun's) and the red tail lights are a bit dimmer but that's about it. Scroll down and see for yourself, and stay tuned to Seibertron.com: home for the best Galleries and Conversation around!

Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21

Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21

Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21

Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21

Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21

Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21

Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21

Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21

Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21

Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21

Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21

Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21

Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21

Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21

Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21

Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21

Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21

Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21

Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21

Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21

Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21

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Re: Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21 (1799196)
Posted by Ultra Markus on June 20th, 2016 @ 9:40pm CDT
not much of an overall difference
Re: Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21 (1799197)
Posted by Bumblebee21 on June 20th, 2016 @ 9:51pm CDT
The box is smaller than most hasbro releases. They used the same tray as the Takara version.
Re: Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21 (1799205)
Posted by shajaki on June 20th, 2016 @ 10:11pm CDT
Virtually identical. It was hard to find that serial number though. Like a freakin Where's Waldo :lol:

Anyways, here's why I needed a second Bee:

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Re: Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21 (1799210)
Posted by Emerje on June 20th, 2016 @ 10:51pm CDT
On the Hasbro version is the entire tail light section molded in translucent red plastic rather than the Takara Tomy version using clear plastic with tinted red "lights"? Looks that way on the comparison image where you can see the panel joint on the arm.

Emerje
Re: Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21 (1799211)
Posted by DeathReviews on June 20th, 2016 @ 11:10pm CDT
Gee, a hundred bucks for another Bumblebee? And how many new variants will choke the market once Movie 5 is out? Sorry Hasbro, but I've already got enough Bumblebees to blow up an entire hive....
Re: Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21 (1799213)
Posted by MGrotusque on June 21st, 2016 @ 1:40am CDT
130$ Canadian for that boring ass hunk a junk!?!?! You can suck it Hasblo for trying to thieve that much money out of us Canucks for what boils down to a 40$ transformer. What a hustle....
Re: Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21 (1799248)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on June 21st, 2016 @ 9:04am CDT
DeathReviews wrote:Gee, a hundred bucks for another Bumblebee? And how many new variants will choke the market once Movie 5 is out? Sorry Hasbro, but I've already got enough Bumblebees to blow up an entire hive....


Probably not that many (if any) variants of this mold considering it's expensive and is also the G1 character. At most, if anything, we'll see a G2 gold version and a version with movieverse's wasp stripes. If anyone's going to get variant-spammed it's Camaro-boy.

Although, maybe they have finally learned their lesson about overpacking Bee. Grimlock was the one I've seen shelfwarming (Especially the stupid worthless jumbo-sized non-transforming brick version).
Re: Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21 (1799261)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 21st, 2016 @ 10:00am CDT
DeathReviews wrote:Gee, a hundred bucks for another Bumblebee? And how many new variants will choke the market once Movie 5 is out? Sorry Hasbro, but I've already got enough Bumblebees to blow up an entire hive....
Considering how Hasbro doesn't typically do character variants of Masterpiece molds, I'd say this will be the only use of this mold we'll ever see from Hasbro for the foreseeable future.
Re: Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21 (1799268)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on June 21st, 2016 @ 10:19am CDT
MGrotusque wrote:130$ Canadian for that boring ass hunk a junk!?!?! You can suck it Hasblo for trying to thieve that much money out of us Canucks for what boils down to a 40$ transformer. What a hustle....

Is Takara's official price much cheaper than Hasbro's?
Re: Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21 (1799272)
Posted by william-james88 on June 21st, 2016 @ 10:28am CDT
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:
MGrotusque wrote:130$ Canadian for that boring ass hunk a junk!?!?! You can suck it Hasblo for trying to thieve that much money out of us Canucks for what boils down to a 40$ transformer. What a hustle....

Is Takara's official price much cheaper than Hasbro's?

Oh yes.
The SRP was $61 USD but it was available at Japanes retail at $46 USD.

http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail ... agecnt%3D1

In the US, this bee will cost $64.99 USD BUT for some reason in canada their official price (after conversion) is $92 USD. Which is madness.
Re: Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21 (1799276)
Posted by Bridgemagnet on June 21st, 2016 @ 10:38am CDT
Here is my video review!
This figure is AWESOME. the price is NOT awesome.



and a bunch of photos I took.
http://bridgemagnettoys.blogspot.ca/201 ... mp-08.html


It comes with a virtually identical faceplate. It doesn't have the battle mask as in the instructions.


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Re: Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21 (1799287)
Posted by shajaki on June 21st, 2016 @ 11:16am CDT
Emerje wrote:On the Hasbro version is the entire tail light section molded in translucent red plastic rather than the Takara Tomy version using clear plastic with tinted red "lights"? Looks that way on the comparison image where you can see the panel joint on the arm.
Good eye! Yes, you are indeed correct.

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Re: Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21 (1799289)
Posted by huryochagi on June 21st, 2016 @ 11:23am CDT
They forgot to flip his bonnet under his torso on the package. The figure's only real difference is the brown colored license plate.
Re: Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21 (1799290)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on June 21st, 2016 @ 11:33am CDT
shajaki wrote:
Emerje wrote:On the Hasbro version is the entire tail light section molded in translucent red plastic rather than the Takara Tomy version using clear plastic with tinted red "lights"? Looks that way on the comparison image where you can see the panel joint on the arm.
Good eye! Yes, you are indeed correct.

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Interesting that it would be Hasbro to go the extra mile and make TWO different clear plastic sprues to get this effect. Although, Takara's execution does look a bit better. The painted red clear plastic is brighter, and it hides the non-yellow plastic better in the forearm assembly in robot mode, being clear instead of red, preserving the "animation accurate" look.

EDIT: It didn't hit me until I got home from work that Takara's MP Bumblebee has clear BLUE plastic windows, so there always were two different clear plastic sprues for the figure. Hasbro just swapped around which ones would be colored and what color. Still, I think Takara's execution in that regard was more on point, but Hasbro's take doesn't really detract from the figure much at all.
Re: Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21 (1799321)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on June 21st, 2016 @ 1:27pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:
MGrotusque wrote:130$ Canadian for that boring ass hunk a junk!?!?! You can suck it Hasblo for trying to thieve that much money out of us Canucks for what boils down to a 40$ transformer. What a hustle....

Is Takara's official price much cheaper than Hasbro's?

Oh yes.
The SRP was $61 USD but it was available at Japanes retail at $46 USD.

http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail ... agecnt%3D1

In the US, this bee will cost $64.99 USD BUT for some reason in canada their official price (after conversion) is $92 USD. Which is madness.

It's probably that high since Hasbro knows that collectors will buy Masterpieces in the U.S. rather than order them online and pay a bunch of taxes just to get a figure overseas. I think, based on the knowledge of my small brain, this is a way to ease Bumblebee's access.Or to get more money off of a high quality toy.
Re: Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21 (1799322)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 21st, 2016 @ 1:30pm CDT
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:
MGrotusque wrote:130$ Canadian for that boring ass hunk a junk!?!?! You can suck it Hasblo for trying to thieve that much money out of us Canucks for what boils down to a 40$ transformer. What a hustle....

Is Takara's official price much cheaper than Hasbro's?

Oh yes.
The SRP was $61 USD but it was available at Japanes retail at $46 USD.

http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail ... agecnt%3D1

In the US, this bee will cost $64.99 USD BUT for some reason in canada their official price (after conversion) is $92 USD. Which is madness.

It's probably that high since Hasbro knows that collectors will buy Masterpieces in the U.S. rather than order them online and pay a bunch of taxes just to get a figure overseas. I think, based on the knowledge of my small brain, this is a way to ease Bumblebee's access.Or to get more money off of a high quality toy.
Any collector willing to pay that much more money for a Hasbro release of this MP would have most likely just went ahead and bought the already-released Takara version beforehand.
Re: Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21 (1799447)
Posted by fenrir72 on June 21st, 2016 @ 11:14pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:
MGrotusque wrote:130$ Canadian for that boring ass hunk a junk!?!?! You can suck it Hasblo for trying to thieve that much money out of us Canucks for what boils down to a 40$ transformer. What a hustle....

Is Takara's official price much cheaper than Hasbro's?

Oh yes.
The SRP was $61 USD but it was available at Japanes retail at $46 USD.

http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail ... agecnt%3D1

In the US, this bee will cost $64.99 USD BUT for some reason in canada their official price (after conversion) is $92 USD. Which is madness.

It's probably that high since Hasbro knows that collectors will buy Masterpieces in the U.S. rather than order them online and pay a bunch of taxes just to get a figure overseas. I think, based on the knowledge of my small brain, this is a way to ease Bumblebee's access.Or to get more money off of a high quality toy.
Any collector willing to pay that much more money for a Hasbro release of this MP would have most likely just went ahead and bought the already-released Takara version beforehand.


This.

It really boogles the mind on how Hasbro's suites come up with this pricing ranges.
Re: Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21 (1799449)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 21st, 2016 @ 11:17pm CDT
fenrir72 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:
MGrotusque wrote:130$ Canadian for that boring ass hunk a junk!?!?! You can suck it Hasblo for trying to thieve that much money out of us Canucks for what boils down to a 40$ transformer. What a hustle....

Is Takara's official price much cheaper than Hasbro's?

Oh yes.
The SRP was $61 USD but it was available at Japanes retail at $46 USD.

http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail ... agecnt%3D1

In the US, this bee will cost $64.99 USD BUT for some reason in canada their official price (after conversion) is $92 USD. Which is madness.

It's probably that high since Hasbro knows that collectors will buy Masterpieces in the U.S. rather than order them online and pay a bunch of taxes just to get a figure overseas. I think, based on the knowledge of my small brain, this is a way to ease Bumblebee's access.Or to get more money off of a high quality toy.
Any collector willing to pay that much more money for a Hasbro release of this MP would have most likely just went ahead and bought the already-released Takara version beforehand.


This.

It really boogles the mind on how Hasbro's suites come up with this pricing ranges.
Re: Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21 (1799637)
Posted by Mr_Autobot411 on June 22nd, 2016 @ 2:01pm CDT
what a goddamn joke 125 bucks after tax. I got 2 takara with coin for 70

hasbro ur effing drunk, go home.


:BOT: :CON:
Re: Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee In Hand Comparison With MP-21 (1803061)
Posted by william-james88 on July 3rd, 2016 @ 9:55pm CDT
While there were sightings of the newest Hasbro Masterpiece release, Bumblebee, at Toysrus in Canada, there were still no listings, stock images or any information from Hasbro about this release. The listing for this toy is finally up at Toysrus.ca along with some stock images. The item is unavailable to order online at the moment but you can check if your store carries it. If you want more images, be sure to check out our pictorial review which compares it with the Takara version.

Here is the product description along with stock images of this toy.

Transformers Masterpiece figures showcase the greatest Transformers characters in a high level of detail. This Masterpiece Bumblebee figure is inspired by the classic 1986 Transformers animated movie and depicts the Autobot scout in his G1 Volkswagen Beetle form. This ultra-premium, collectible figure is a must-have for any Transformers collection.

Before becoming a renowned warrior and trusted lieutenant to Optimus Prime, Bumblebee was a young scout, eager to prove himself in the eyes of his fellow Autobots. Despite his small stature, Bumblebee earned the respect and admiration of his comrades through acts of bravery that far exceeded his size. He was among the first Autobots to arrive on Earth and, thanks to his friendship with Spike Witwicky, played a crucial role in gaining humanity's trust.

This Masterpiece Bumblebee figure converts from robot mode to a licensed Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle vehicle mode. It comes with a converting Exosuit Spike Witwicky figure. Both are inspired by the classic 1986 Transformers animated film. The figure comes with 2 swappable faceplates (smiling and neutral), a blaster accessory, a removable spare tire cover, and an extra side mirror. MP-08.


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