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iGear G2 Gold Bumblebee?

Transformers News: iGear G2 Gold Bumblebee?

Friday, April 15th, 2011 3:16PM CDT

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iGear has updated their facebook page with images of their Classics Legends Bumblebee reshell, Bee01, in a shiny new gold deco. Check out the mirrored images below.

So shiny!
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Re: iGear G2 Gold Bumblebee? (1209512)
Posted by UltraPrimal on April 15th, 2011 @ 3:22pm CDT
sigh. Why hasn't Hasbro put these guys out of business yet?
Re: iGear G2 Gold Bumblebee? (1209520)
Posted by rpetras on April 15th, 2011 @ 3:40pm CDT
Don't care, want it.
Re: iGear G2 Gold Bumblebee? (1209525)
Posted by robofreak on April 15th, 2011 @ 3:48pm CDT
It would look cool next to an eHobby gold Jazz, but I refuse to support these guys.

I'll stick with FansProject.
Re: iGear G2 Gold Bumblebee? (1209531)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 15th, 2011 @ 4:12pm CDT
That ain't no Goldbug, that's G2 Bumblebee.
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Why do people always confuse him with Goldbug when Goldbug wasn't the least bit shiny (much less even chrome)? :roll:
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Re: iGear G2 Gold Bumblebee? (1209537)
Posted by El Duque on April 15th, 2011 @ 4:27pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:That ain't no Goldbug, that's G2 Bumblebee.
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Why do people always confuse him with Goldbug when Goldbug wasn't the least bit shiny (much less even chrome)? :roll:
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I stand corrected. As for why so many confuse the two, the implication of Goldbug's name and lack of G2 knowledge would be my guess.
Re: iGear G2 Gold Bumblebee? (1209552)
Posted by joevill on April 15th, 2011 @ 5:18pm CDT
Oh shiny!
Re: iGear G2 Gold Bumblebee? (1209583)
Posted by GetRightRobot on April 15th, 2011 @ 6:58pm CDT
that be cool for about 5 bucks. Unless a G1 Masterpiece Bumblebee comes out, I'm not paying over 5 dollars for ANY MORE BumbleBees.
Re: iGear G2 Gold Bumblebee? (1209584)
Posted by --B-- on April 15th, 2011 @ 7:02pm CDT
They should have spent a few minutes fixing those God awful arms. Then it might have been a possible. This is an extremely easy pass.
Re: iGear G2 Gold Bumblebee? (1209585)
Posted by Stryker055 on April 15th, 2011 @ 7:02pm CDT
Yawn.
Re: iGear G2 Gold Bumblebee? (1209598)
Posted by BeastProwl on April 15th, 2011 @ 7:28pm CDT
Solid gold paint, no arm posibility, and it's actually called Bumblebee? and people wonder why i-Gear is in so deep...............
Re: iGear G2 Gold Bumblebee? (1209600)
Posted by BeastProwl on April 15th, 2011 @ 7:31pm CDT
Solid gold paint, no arm posibility, and it's actually called Bumblebee? and people wonder why i-Gear is in so deep...............
Re: iGear G2 Gold Bumblebee? (1209615)
Posted by Mykltron on April 15th, 2011 @ 7:58pm CDT
I wonder how long it took them to come up with the colour scheme?
Re: iGear G2 Gold Bumblebee? (1209616)
Posted by El Duque on April 15th, 2011 @ 8:02pm CDT
BeastProwl wrote:Solid gold paint, no arm posibility, and it's actually called Bumblebee? and people wonder why i-Gear is in so deep...............


Actually they aren't calling it anything yet, they may not even make it. They just posted these images to their facebook page. I just called it Bumblebee because that's clearly what he is. They will probably call it Bee03 or something like that.
Re: iGear G2 Gold Bumblebee? (1209630)
Posted by GetRightRobot on April 15th, 2011 @ 8:31pm CDT
El Duque wrote:
BeastProwl wrote:Solid gold paint, no arm posibility, and it's actually called Bumblebee? and people wonder why i-Gear is in so deep...............


Actually they aren't calling it anything yet, they may not even make it. They just posted these images to their facebook page. I just called it Bumblebee because that's clearly what he is. They will probably call it Bee03 or something like that.


It will beecalled Overpriced and uhhg, by me! :lol:
Re: iGear G2 Gold Bumblebee? (1209689)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on April 15th, 2011 @ 11:06pm CDT
Is there any particular reason why iGear gets all the hate over all the other KO makers?

Sure they make KOs. But the KO Seekers are about the same as is the KO Sideswipe mold stuff and the G1 KOs. Don't see as much hate about them as iGear.
Re: iGear G2 Gold Bumblebee? (1209696)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on April 15th, 2011 @ 11:28pm CDT
now i really miss my g2 "goldbug"
Re: iGear G2 Gold Bumblebee? (1209734)
Posted by Rated X on April 16th, 2011 @ 12:35am CDT
Why dont they just make a Goldbug head add on set for United Bumblebee ??? This mold sucks...

But I still gotta give I-Gear props for having the balls to do what they do. It's so funny how they continue to stick it to Hasbro !!! Keep up the good work !!! ;)
Re: iGear G2 Gold Bumblebee? (1209739)
Posted by robofreak on April 16th, 2011 @ 12:42am CDT
Mykltron wrote:I wonder how long it took them to come up with the colour scheme?


I'm convinced they were sitting around watching the electrum episode and decided to paint it gold.

Either that or they are just trying to create a way of milking us for more money.

Still standing by the fact that I won't be buying any of their products.
Re: iGear G2 Gold Bumblebee? (1209932)
Posted by Kibble on April 16th, 2011 @ 11:43am CDT
Gauntlet101010 wrote:Is there any particular reason why iGear gets all the hate over all the other KO makers?

Sure they make KOs. But the KO Seekers are about the same as is the KO Sideswipe mold stuff and the G1 KOs. Don't see as much hate about them as iGear.

My guess is because iGear is considered a 3rd Party group as opposed to a KO outfit. You don't ever hear CHMS spoken of alongside FansProject and the like. Further, if the KO companies ever got shut down, most collectors wouldn't be too upset...or would at least find it justified. On the other hand, people would be pissed if the 3rd Party groups got shut down because of what iGear is doing.
Re: iGear G2 Gold Bumblebee? (1209952)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on April 16th, 2011 @ 12:41pm CDT
Kibble wrote:
Gauntlet101010 wrote:Is there any particular reason why iGear gets all the hate over all the other KO makers?

Sure they make KOs. But the KO Seekers are about the same as is the KO Sideswipe mold stuff and the G1 KOs. Don't see as much hate about them as iGear.

My guess is because iGear is considered a 3rd Party group as opposed to a KO outfit. You don't ever hear CHMS spoken of alongside FansProject and the like. Further, if the KO companies ever got shut down, most collectors wouldn't be too upset...or would at least find it justified. On the other hand, people would be pissed if the 3rd Party groups got shut down because of what iGear is doing.

So it's more because the fandom considers them to be 3rd part producers more than KO producers? It's true that they're right on that line between KO production and unique products since they've made both. Even so it seems like a matter of the fandom simply classifying them wrong than anything they're doing. It's not like they had the first MP KO.

I'm not sure it'd be iGear's fault for making KOs that brings down 3rd parties. But if / when they're brought down I suppose we can simply ask which product broke the camel's back.
Re: iGear G2 Gold Bumblebee? (1210010)
Posted by Kibble on April 16th, 2011 @ 2:41pm CDT
Gauntlet101010 wrote:So it's more because the fandom considers them to be 3rd part producers more than KO producers?

That's what I'm going with...I don't think there are many collectors out there that are pro-CHMS (or other KOs) but anti-iGear. But I think there are plenty that are anti-KO, but all for FansProject and others doing what they do.
Re: iGear G2 Gold Bumblebee? (1210124)
Posted by craggy on April 16th, 2011 @ 7:25pm CDT
for me personally, it's the disappointing lack of effort or imagination they sometimes bring to the table.
Cy-gar Kup? great idea! Re-shelling a pretty poor Bumblebee toy? and then making it all gold chrome? not so great.

as far as the KO MPs go, hasn't been something I've been interested in but I suppose it's cool they're out there for some people.
Re: iGear G2 Gold Bumblebee? (1210190)
Posted by Ruthless Cynic on April 16th, 2011 @ 11:08pm CDT
iGear also allegedly stole those Seeker Customs from a Kitbasher or some other such nonsense. The real thing that grinds everyone's gears is that they do not engineer their own toys, and, as a result, do not add anything. That is more KO fare than 3rd party add ons.
Re: iGear G2 Gold Bumblebee? (1210288)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on April 17th, 2011 @ 8:37am CDT
Well, what we consider them is less their doing and more ours, I think. I don't see what the big difference is between Faith Leader and the Seeker KOs at all. Both are priced at the same or higher than their official counterparts. Both are blatant KOs. It's inconsistant to be fine with one and not fine with another.

I did forget about them lifting the idea for MP Dirge from a customizer, though. Although it's still possible that it's different since nobody has their MP Seekers in hand to tell us what the transformation is. It's probably the same. Yeah, that's definately poor form.
Re: iGear G2 Gold Bumblebee? (1210393)
Posted by robofreak on April 17th, 2011 @ 3:14pm CDT
I like how this went from being about the gold Bumblebee to Igear needing to go away.
Re: iGear G2 Gold Bumblebee? (1210467)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on April 17th, 2011 @ 7:28pm CDT
robofreak wrote:I like how this went from being about the gold Bumblebee to Igear needing to go away.


They can't go away until after they release the trailer armor for ultra leader.

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