In Hand Images of Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway #JoinTheBuzz

In Hand Images of Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway #JoinTheBuzz

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 2:34am CDT

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Fellow Seibertronian Blacklai, also a member of the Facebook community TFND, has dropped by with a new pictorial review / set of in hand images, this time featuring a Studio Series / Bumblebee Movie / Exclusive First Release combo pack in the form of the Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway, along with the Vol. 1 Retro Rock Garage we had initially seen here.

While Bumblebee is the main figure in the boxes, the sets also include some previously unreleased (in the US) smaller figures that kind of take the main stage for the batch of images mirrored below: Dairu, Uruaz, and new redecos Uriad and Zauru, including their combined forms. Check it all out, and let us know what you think in the discussion!

Also, for those wanting to order these you still can.
Vol 1 is a Hasbro Toy Shop exclusive and Vol 2 is shared between Gamestop and Entertainment Earth.
You can order Vol 1 here and preorder Vol 2 right now by clicking here.

Transformers News: In Hand Images of Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway

Transformers News: In Hand Images of Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway

Transformers News: In Hand Images of Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway

Transformers News: In Hand Images of Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway

Transformers News: In Hand Images of Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway

Transformers News: In Hand Images of Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway

Transformers News: In Hand Images of Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway

Transformers News: In Hand Images of Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway

Transformers News: In Hand Images of Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway

Transformers News: In Hand Images of Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway

Transformers News: In Hand Images of Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway

Transformers News: In Hand Images of Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway

Transformers News: In Hand Images of Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway

Transformers News: In Hand Images of Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway

Transformers News: In Hand Images of Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway

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Re: In Hand Images of Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway #JoinTheBuzz (1986157)
Posted by gothsaurus on September 26th, 2018 @ 9:43am CDT
Wow. I'm surprised how much I LOVE that new color combination on the two new character cassettes. Just in time for Halloween. :KREMZEEK:
Re: In Hand Images of Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway #JoinTheBuzz (1986163)
Posted by _Anshin_ on September 26th, 2018 @ 10:01am CDT
I've always hated Bumblebee... from G1-Bay. Having his own movie to me is akin to wheelie getting his own movie. But, with that said I am actually hopeful for the new movie and the toys coming out of it seem to be going well so far with no crazy or is that a shopping cart or a spaceship alt forms.
Re: In Hand Images of Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway #JoinTheBuzz (1986166)
Posted by gothsaurus on September 26th, 2018 @ 10:24am CDT
I have to say, G1 Bumblebee (and Spike) were two of the LEAST annoying human and cute-mascot-for-the-kids characters in the history of the franchise. (He's WAY down the list below Wheelie for me, Anshin, but I get where you're coming from. I think a lot of us old-timers are tired of how Bee has hijacked the franchise.)

In G1, Bee wasn't a cliche, hot-rodding muscle car with something to prove. He was kind and relatable. Spike was old enough to make intelligent conversation and have grown up relationships. Looking back, I can't believe how well they nailed that delicate balance.

Since then, younger human characters and bad boys like Kicker have certainly left a bad taste in my mouth. Bee not speaking drops his relatability, and he goes from being a major character to comedy relief. (I was really glad to see his voice back in RID.) It would be like R2D2 getting his own solo movie. Or a mime.

But back to the box set... it seems like someone at Hasbro realized it's a great way to release rare and niche figures if you put them with a Bee, and I'm 100% okay with this. Keep up the good work. Everybody wins. You even talked this old G1-er into buying a couple of movie figures, which is a feat. That accomplishes two things — gets older fans to dip their toe into the new franchise… and gets new fans into the G1 nostalgia. AND building diverse super-fans is what ANY franchise wants.

(Now if there were only some kind of convention all those super-fans could go to that pushed the envelope on the stories, lore, obscure figures, toys, comics... #BringBackBotcon)
Re: In Hand Images of Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway #JoinTheBuzz (1986176)
Posted by Tommy T. on September 26th, 2018 @ 11:14am CDT
Does anyone know where these are exclusive too?
Re: In Hand Images of Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway #JoinTheBuzz (1986178)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 26th, 2018 @ 11:18am CDT
Tommy T. wrote:Does anyone know where these are exclusive too?
Volume 1 was SDCC, Volume 2 is Entertainment Earth
Re: In Hand Images of Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway #JoinTheBuzz (1986179)
Posted by william-james88 on September 26th, 2018 @ 11:18am CDT
Tommy T. wrote:Does anyone know where these are exclusive too?

Yeah.

Vol 1 is HTS and Vol 2 is shared between Gamestop and Entertainment Earth.

You can order the first here https://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/en/htsusa/-e07060000

and preorder that second one right now

https://www.entertainmentearth.com/prod ... ve/hse1891
Re: In Hand Images of Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway #JoinTheBuzz (1986188)
Posted by Tommy T. on September 26th, 2018 @ 12:36pm CDT
Thanks
Re: In Hand Images of Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway #JoinTheBuzz (1986210)
Posted by LE0KING on September 26th, 2018 @ 2:42pm CDT
I love that vol. 2 bee, But I have no desire for the cassettes. If anyone getting this set wants to go in together or sell me just the goldbee I'd be willing to work with you.
Re: In Hand Images of Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway #JoinTheBuzz (1986228)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on September 26th, 2018 @ 3:59pm CDT
Awe scrap. Now I have a reason to buy more Bumblebee!
Re: In Hand Images of Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway #JoinTheBuzz (1986236)
Posted by joevill on September 26th, 2018 @ 4:36pm CDT
getting just for the cassettes :michaelbay:
Re: In Hand Images of Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway #JoinTheBuzz (1986373)
Posted by triKlops on September 27th, 2018 @ 10:37am CDT
I have had a preorder for V2 in since it was announced so i am really looking forward to getting this in. Those in hand pictures of the cassettes look amazing!
Re: In Hand Images of Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway #JoinTheBuzz (1997252)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 5th, 2018 @ 7:47pm CST
Thanks to a heads up from Seibertronian Emerje, we have word that the Takara Studio Series Exclusives are seeing another release, and this time they are releasing the Bumblebee Retro Garage Volume 1! For those who don't remember, this is the first of 2 sets featuring a gold painted Studio Series Bumblebee (in this case his 1976 Camaro self) with 2 of the Japanese exclusive G1 Dino Cassettes, Dairu and Uruaz. This set originally was a San Diego Comic Con Exclusive that also saw release on Hasbro Toy Shop and Paris Comic Con.

If you missed out on this set when it originally came out, it looks like this will be a perfect time to get it! The set is available for Pre-order at TakaraTomy Mall, and is priced at ¥4,860, which is approximately $43 USD, cheaper than the original exclusive release of $60.

Does this set mean Takara is going to start releasing even more Hasbro exclusives, as we've seen so far with the Monsterbots? Will Takara release Volume 2? Let us know what you think of this release below!

Image
Re: In Hand Images of Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway #JoinTheBuzz (1997254)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on December 5th, 2018 @ 8:05pm CST
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:Thanks to a heads up from Seibertronian Emerje, we have word that the Takara Studio Series Exclusives are seeing another release, and this time they are releasing the Bumblebee Retro Garage Volume 1! For those who don't remember, this is the first of 2 sets featuring a gold painted Studio Series Bumblebee (in this case his 1976 Camaro self) with 2 of the Japanese exclusive G1 Dino Cassettes, Dairu and Uruaz. This set originally was a San Diego Comic Con Exclusive that also saw release on Hasbro Toy Shop and Paris Comic Con.

If you missed out on this set when it originally came out, it looks like this will be a perfect time to get it! The set is available for Pre-order at TakaraTomy Mall, and is priced at ¥4,860, which is approximately $43 USD, cheaper than the original exclusive release of $60.

Does this set mean Takara is going to start releasing even more Hasbro exclusives, as we've seen so far with the Monsterbots? Will Takara release Volume 2? Let us know what you think of this release below!

Image


Is this a mall exclusive?
Re: In Hand Images of Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway #JoinTheBuzz (1997258)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on December 5th, 2018 @ 8:13pm CST
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:Thanks to a heads up from Seibertronian Emerje, we have word that the Takara Studio Series Exclusives are seeing another release, and this time they are releasing the Bumblebee Retro Garage Volume 1! For those who don't remember, this is the first of 2 sets featuring a gold painted Studio Series Bumblebee (in this case his 1976 Camaro self) with 2 of the Japanese exclusive G1 Dino Cassettes, Dairu and Uruaz. This set originally was a San Diego Comic Con Exclusive that also saw release on Hasbro Toy Shop and Paris Comic Con.

If you missed out on this set when it originally came out, it looks like this will be a perfect time to get it! The set is available for Pre-order at TakaraTomy Mall, and is priced at ¥4,860, which is approximately $43 USD, cheaper than the original exclusive release of $60.

Does this set mean Takara is going to start releasing even more Hasbro exclusives, as we've seen so far with the Monsterbots? Will Takara release Volume 2? Let us know what you think of this release below!

Image


Is this a mall exclusive?


From the looks of it, it was the Tokyo Comic-Con exclusive, with the leftovers sold at TakaraTomy Mall.
Re: In Hand Images of Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway #JoinTheBuzz (1997420)
Posted by Emerje on December 6th, 2018 @ 11:41pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:From the looks of it, it was the Tokyo Comic-Con exclusive, with the leftovers sold at TakaraTomy Mall.

Basically the same as what Hasbro did with it going from a comic con exclusive to an HTS exclusive, just a lot cheaper.

And I'm sure they'll get vol 2 since the box still says vol 1 on it.

Emerje
Re: In Hand Images of Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway #JoinTheBuzz (1997548)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on December 7th, 2018 @ 8:16pm CST
Emerje wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:From the looks of it, it was the Tokyo Comic-Con exclusive, with the leftovers sold at TakaraTomy Mall.

Basically the same as what Hasbro did with it going from a comic con exclusive to an HTS exclusive, just a lot cheaper.

And I'm sure they'll get vol 2 since the box still says vol 1 on it.

Emerje


At the very least be forced to for reusing the US packaging :lol: The second one could be a Wonderfest exclusive!
Re: In Hand Images of Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway #JoinTheBuzz (1997552)
Posted by Emerje on December 7th, 2018 @ 8:26pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Emerje wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:From the looks of it, it was the Tokyo Comic-Con exclusive, with the leftovers sold at TakaraTomy Mall.

Basically the same as what Hasbro did with it going from a comic con exclusive to an HTS exclusive, just a lot cheaper.

And I'm sure they'll get vol 2 since the box still says vol 1 on it.

Emerje


At the very least be forced to for reusing the US packaging :lol: The second one could be a Wonderfest exclusive!

That wouldn't surprise me, Wonfest is a good time to do exclusives. They also have to do the other halves of the tape teams so they really don't have a choice.

Emerje

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