In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee

In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 8:01pm CDT

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Arguably one of the best movieline Bumblebee Deluxe figures, Hunt for the Decepticons Battle Blade Bumblebee is seeing a second lease on plastic life in the Takara Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advance Line AD-08 figure, with added chrome of course - and thanks to ACToys.net user Uranus, we get a nice pictorial review (along with some good shots of Optimus Prime and Grimlock, too). Check out some of the images below, and head here for more.

Transformers News: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee

Transformers News: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee

Transformers News: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee

Transformers News: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee

Transformers News: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee

Transformers News: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee

Transformers News: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee

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Re: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee (1577534)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on May 27th, 2014 @ 8:51pm CDT
All this time and they couldn't fix the ax on Bumblebee. Now if you want to turn it around you have to worry about scratching chrome. Yay.
Re: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee (1577537)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 27th, 2014 @ 8:55pm CDT
It looks really good, but two Bumblebees are enough yellow I'd like to deal with on my shelf. [-(
Re: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee (1577553)
Posted by shajaki on May 27th, 2014 @ 10:48pm CDT
Flashwave wrote:Waiting on mine from Robot Kingdom. Shipping hurt, but the price was better than TFSource.
i know right! i was surprised when i saw the shipping cost... but yeah. same here. i got bee and proto prime on the way (and evasion prime from toyarena). i dont think ive been this excited about movie toys before :DANCE:
Re: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee (1577568)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on May 28th, 2014 @ 12:03am CDT
Hm, they put Bumblebee in the same packaging they put the Voyager figures in.
Re: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee (1577570)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 28th, 2014 @ 12:15am CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:Hm, they put Bumblebee in the same packaging they put the Voyager figures in.
Yeah, the figure was too big to fit into the Deluxe packaging.
Re: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee (1577579)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on May 28th, 2014 @ 12:37am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:Hm, they put Bumblebee in the same packaging they put the Voyager figures in.
Yeah, the figure was too big to fit into the Deluxe packaging.



Yeah, looking at my one, and he IS pretty beefy for a deluxe figure. they'll probably sell him at the Voyager price point too.
Re: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee (1577580)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 28th, 2014 @ 12:40am CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:Hm, they put Bumblebee in the same packaging they put the Voyager figures in.
Yeah, the figure was too big to fit into the Deluxe packaging.



Yeah, looking at my one, and he IS pretty beefy for a deluxe figure. they'll probably sell him at the Voyager price point too.
Just like they did for a few of the final non-EX United toys. ;)
Re: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee (1577607)
Posted by MenaceRX on May 28th, 2014 @ 3:49am CDT
So this Bee is a Voyager version of the deluxe from ROTF? I have that one... if so I am inclined to order this one. It looks awesome in grander scale.
Re: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee (1577610)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on May 28th, 2014 @ 4:06am CDT
MenaceRX wrote:So this Bee is a Voyager version of the deluxe from ROTF? I have that one... if so I am inclined to order this one. It looks awesome in grander scale.


No, it is the exact same figure, except with chrome and slightly different paint. It's the same size it always was. What we're saying is that, because of the size difference between figures NOW and figures when THIS one was made, and the cost of producing them, THIS one will be sold as a voyager. The figure it's self hasn't changed size. Rather, they *might* price it as such, there's no info for pricing yet.
Re: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee (1577647)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on May 28th, 2014 @ 8:15am CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:
MenaceRX wrote:So this Bee is a Voyager version of the deluxe from ROTF? I have that one... if so I am inclined to order this one. It looks awesome in grander scale.


No, it is the exact same figure, except with chrome and slightly different paint. It's the same size it always was. What we're saying is that, because of the size difference between figures NOW and figures when THIS one was made, and the cost of producing them, THIS one will be sold as a voyager. The figure it's self hasn't changed size. Rather, they *might* price it as such, there's no info for pricing yet.


Actually, we already know the MSRP in Yen for all figures via the official TakaraTomy site:

AoE Deluxes: 2,800 Yen
AoE Voyagers: 4,500 Yen
AoE Leaders: 7,500 Yen

The Legacy releases are priced on their own merit thanks to TakaraTomy's very flexible pricing system:

Legacy Deluxes: 3,200 Yen
Battle Blade Bumblebee: 4,000 Yen
Revenge Optimus Prime: 4,800 Yen
Devastator: 6,500 Yen

For the pricing in USD, remove the last two zeroes.

But yes, prices have risen, jumped compared to previous years. The latest toys shrink but keep the set prices, while the older, bigger releases become more expensive when re-released.
Re: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee (1577713)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on May 28th, 2014 @ 12:40pm CDT
I wonder if breaking with the packaging aesthetic would've made Battle Blades Bee a little cheaper.
Re: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee (1577714)
Posted by GuyIncognito on May 28th, 2014 @ 12:49pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:I wonder if breaking with the packaging aesthetic would've made Battle Blades Bee a little cheaper.


How do you figure?
Re: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee (1577715)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on May 28th, 2014 @ 12:52pm CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:I wonder if breaking with the packaging aesthetic would've made Battle Blades Bee a little cheaper.


How do you figure?


Instead of being packaged in robot mode they package it in vehicle mode and sell it on one of the cards or a smaller box
Re: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee (1577721)
Posted by GuyIncognito on May 28th, 2014 @ 1:24pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:I wonder if breaking with the packaging aesthetic would've made Battle Blades Bee a little cheaper.


How do you figure?


Instead of being packaged in robot mode they package it in vehicle mode and sell it on one of the cards or a smaller box


Are you assuming it's going to be priced like a Voyager because it's in a Voyager-sized box? I'm not sure that's necessarily the case.
Re: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee (1577767)
Posted by swagitron on May 28th, 2014 @ 4:20pm CDT
His head looks like a cross between movie Megatron,DOTM Soundwave, and TFP Soundwave.
Re: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee (1577768)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 28th, 2014 @ 4:25pm CDT
swagitron wrote:His head looks like a cross between movie Megatron,DOTM Soundwave, and TFP Soundwave.
Whose head?
Re: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee (1577776)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on May 28th, 2014 @ 4:59pm CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:I wonder if breaking with the packaging aesthetic would've made Battle Blades Bee a little cheaper.


How do you figure?


Instead of being packaged in robot mode they package it in vehicle mode and sell it on one of the cards or a smaller box


Are you assuming it's going to be priced like a Voyager because it's in a Voyager-sized box? I'm not sure that's necessarily the case.


Actually it's being priced between a deluxe and voyager. It's price is based on it's size in robot mode which is much larger than an average deluxe.
Re: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee (1578425)
Posted by Moosey on May 31st, 2014 @ 7:49am CDT
Hi guys. So I recently got back into Transformers, and my cousin was going to Japan, and asked me if I wanted anything. Of course, I asked for some transformers, because I do like a lot of the Takara toys better. She got me some age of extinction stuff,(she hasn't come back yet, very excited for when she does) as well as taking pictures of the shelf, so not sure if this is against the rules, or if it's already been revealed, but here goes. Also, if you guys want pics, I'll email her to see if she'll let me post 'em online.
Stuff I Saw: (I'm going off of class based off their box size, I can't read Japanese) (sorry for all the parentheses)

Another Bumblebee (leader class, I think) This bumblebee had a vehicle mode that looked more like his vehicle mode in the first michael bay movie. He's got a sweet looking sword, as well as a (flip down?) battle mask like the one he used in the other movies.

Deluxe Class Starscream

Deluxe Ratchet

Deluxe Dispensor

I don't know what class he is, but in the very corner of one of the pictures, there's a box for devastator. The art shows his giant-worm-thingy alt mode, and I can't see the full box, so I have no idea what his class is. He's probably leader or bigger.

The final figure I could see was a deluxe class Jolt.

Thx for stopping in! Please let me know if these have been revealed already. Also, if you want more info on how the toys look, tell me in the comments, but keep in mind that the paint jobs will probably be different in the US since these are the Japanese toys.

~Davis
Re: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee (1578607)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on June 1st, 2014 @ 10:31am CDT
These are well known here via our own sources in Japan in the form of Magazine scans and blogs, well before their release. The figures you're talking about are part of the so-called Movie Advance series, Japan's answer to our Generations. The first set has already been released somewhere in May, and the next wave will hit next month or so. That will include:

AD16 Autobot Dino (aka Mirage), a retool of Revenge of the Fallen Deluxe Sideways.
AD17 Darkside Soundwave, a repaint of Dark of the Moon Deluxe Soundwave. He's actually based on the canceled Movie Trilogy figure.

Two more will be released alongside other Movie toys, but they haven't been revealed yet. Keep an eye on the Official TakaraTomy site for the time being.

Next time you want to submit news like this, check out the News Archives first. Chances are it has been reported months, even up to a year in advance. We're very knowledgeable as a whole, and happy to help you catch up on news. :)
Re: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee (1579193)
Posted by _shaddow_ on June 3rd, 2014 @ 6:16pm CDT
Alright guys, I recieved a package from robotkingdom, which contained the Takara version of Evasion Optimus Prime and AD-14 Jolt, and since I didn't see any pictures of him besides some that have been taken down, here you go !

The packaging, with some superb art of Jolt :

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In car mode, with comparisons with his other versions. The blue plastic used on the figure is absolutely gorgeous.

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And here is the robot mode, nothing different from the mold first release, just the two whips, which look really good on him.

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Apart from loose hips, the figure is really good. it also have a slight paint issue on the right eye, but I will fix it myself. Pretty terrified to pop the balljoint of the leg out to reinforce the hip, though. In conclusion, I must say that the figure is a bit too fiddly for my tastes, but it looks pretty darn good, and I don't regret my purchase, even if it's overshadowed by the glorious Evasion Optimus.

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