Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee English Language Video Review

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee English Language Video Review

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 3:27AM CST

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Fellow fan and Seibertron board member Transformermegazord (AKA Bens Collectibles) has posted the first English language video review of the upcoming Masterpiece Bumblebee. It should be noted that this is a test shot and not the final product, but it's close, so the video will give us a good, solid idea of what to expect when the figure sees release towards the of this month. Also of note, he does not have Spike on hand, just Bumblebee.

You can see the review by clicking on the embed below:


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Re: Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee English Language Video Review (1622797)
Posted by Venoose1 on November 18th, 2014 @ 4:07am CST
The car mode looks nice, but it's still odd to see an alt mode that doesn't look like the G1 toy or the G1 cartoon, in the masterpiece line.
Re: Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee English Language Video Review (1622812)
Posted by fenrir72 on November 18th, 2014 @ 5:31am CST
Well, they, Tomy is aiming for both vehicle and robot mode accuracy.
Re: Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee English Language Video Review (1622834)
Posted by LordTwann on November 18th, 2014 @ 8:55am CST
I kind of think it's the best of both worlds. A G1 accurate robot mode and an alt mode accurate to the vehicles they were based on. Yeah it doesn't look like the cartoon depictions, but I always figured the cartoon fudged them for licensing issues. This makes them more real. Also full disclosure I'm a bit of a car fan so there's that too.
Wheeljack is the closest I'll ever be to owning a Lancia Stratos (my dream car) so this is pretty awesome.
Re: Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee English Language Video Review (1622843)
Posted by VioMeTriX on November 18th, 2014 @ 10:26am CST
no mention of durability? something that small must have some or itll break easy
Re: Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee English Language Video Review (1622847)
Posted by GuyIncognito on November 18th, 2014 @ 10:32am CST
VioMeTriX wrote:no mention of durability? something that small must have some or itll break easy


Why would you assume it's fragile just because of the size? If anything, larger figures are more prone to breakage. In my experience, smaller figures are more durable.
Re: Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee English Language Video Review (1622852)
Posted by Transformermegazord on November 18th, 2014 @ 10:54am CST
Durablitly is very good , never had to question that with a takara MP before , only bit that would have scared me is the tiny pin in the hands but that has been removed and made solid so no fears with this guy at all
Re: Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee English Language Video Review (1622853)
Posted by leakin' lubricant on November 18th, 2014 @ 10:56am CST
Autobot032 wrote:Fellow fan and Seibertron board member Transformermegazord (AKA Bens Collectibles) has posted the first English language video review of the upcoming Masterpiece Bumblebee. It should be noted that this is a test shot and not the final product, but it's close, so the video will give us a good, solid idea of what to expect when the figure sees release towards the of this month. Also of note, he does not have Spike on hand, just Bumblebee.

You can see the review by clicking on the embed below:


Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!


Still not feeling this figure, somthing about it feels a little off. I dont really like the forearms, the gaps and the panels on the arms hurt the overall look, and I dont like how visible the arms are in alt mode.
Re: Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee English Language Video Review (1622879)
Posted by dragons on November 18th, 2014 @ 1:32pm CST
GuyIncognito wrote:
VioMeTriX wrote:no mention of durability? something that small must have some or itll break easy


Why would you assume it's fragile just because of the size? If anything, larger figures are more prone to breakage. In my experience, smaller figures are more durable.



:lol: mp megatron. bumblebee looks good not sure how I feel about his fat face
Re: Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee English Language Video Review (1623388)
Posted by Kibble on November 20th, 2014 @ 1:01pm CST
fenrir72 wrote:Well, they, Tomy is aiming for both vehicle and robot mode accuracy.


Or VW wouldn't license a chibi Beetle...
Re: Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee English Language Video Review (1623540)
Posted by Autobot032 on November 21st, 2014 @ 1:55am CST
You're probably thinking "Another Masterpiece Bumblebee review?!" and it does seem like he's taking the review/headline world by storm right now, but this time we get to see Spike in his Exo-Suit, plus the figure in question here seems to be the finished product, and it's in English from the get go.

So, now that the whole package is available for review, will you be buying? Check out the embed below, courtesy of RocketPunchArmy and find out! When you're done, post your thoughts on the board and let us know what you think!



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Re: Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee English Language Video Review (1623575)
Posted by dragons on November 21st, 2014 @ 8:02am CST
Thanks for sharing articluation I stopped video at see one figure move they all move same way spike useless thing to have with bumblee for animated movie prop guess they where going for in this set
Re: Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee English Language Video Review (1623579)
Posted by GuyIncognito on November 21st, 2014 @ 8:59am CST
I like the size comparison to "ghost of Starscream" :lol:
Re: Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee English Language Video Review (1623624)
Posted by durroth on November 21st, 2014 @ 2:25pm CST
I thought it had been established that the figure that comes with bee is supposed to be Daniel, not Spike. Did they retract that? or does the official box/instructions say its spike?
Re: Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee English Language Video Review (1623625)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 21st, 2014 @ 2:28pm CST
durroth wrote:I thought it had been established that the figure that comes with bee is supposed to be Daniel, not Spike. Did they retract that? or does the official box/instructions say its spike?
Twas always Spike, never Daniel.
Re: Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee English Language Video Review (1623628)
Posted by Robogeek1973 on November 21st, 2014 @ 2:33pm CST
I just wish they'd paint the faces on these human figures, they look horrible without it.
Re: Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee English Language Video Review (1623632)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 21st, 2014 @ 3:02pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
durroth wrote:I thought it had been established that the figure that comes with bee is supposed to be Daniel, not Spike. Did they retract that? or does the official box/instructions say its spike?
Twas always Spike, never Daniel.


Transformers: The Movie showed that Bumblebee was stationed with Spike on Moon Base Two. Daniel has always been paired up with either Hot Rod, Arcee or Wheelie.
Re: Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee English Language Video Review (1623641)
Posted by VioMeTriX on November 21st, 2014 @ 3:41pm CST
Transformermegazord wrote:Durablitly is very good , never had to question that with a takara MP before , only bit that would have scared me is the tiny pin in the hands but that has been removed and made solid so no fears with this guy at all



never had to question the durability in the takara mp line? guess you never had Megatron or Rodimus prime... loose junky falling apart masterpieces oh and lets not mention soundwaves tapes
Re: Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee English Language Video Review (1623648)
Posted by MGrotusque on November 21st, 2014 @ 4:14pm CST
For me this is the most disappointing MP in the entire line. I very much dislike the bot mode but in this figures defense i've never liked G1 BB's bot mode.
Alt mode looks pretty good but all in all nothing says masterpiece to me about this figure. It's just a properly made deluxe figure in homage to BB.
Also that Spike figure without any paint apps for the face.....that says it all right there.

This release is a huge pass for me. I know a lot of you like/love it but it really is a weak masterpiece.

I wouldn't pay more than 30 bucks for it even if i did want it.
Re: Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee English Language Video Review (1623661)
Posted by Autobot032 on November 21st, 2014 @ 5:11pm CST
VioMeTriX wrote:
Transformermegazord wrote:Durablitly is very good , never had to question that with a takara MP before , only bit that would have scared me is the tiny pin in the hands but that has been removed and made solid so no fears with this guy at all



never had to question the durability in the takara mp line? guess you never had Megatron or Rodimus prime... loose junky falling apart masterpieces oh and lets not mention soundwaves tapes


Megatron was the only one I had problems with. Clips broke, tarnished feet. I have Rodimus V.1 and I have no real complaints with it. Soundwave's cassettes haven't been problematic, but Ratbat's mold is rather boring, I must say.

MGrotusque wrote:For me this is the most disappointing MP in the entire line. I very much dislike the bot mode but in this figures defense i've never liked G1 BB's bot mode.
Alt mode looks pretty good but all in all nothing says masterpiece to me about this figure. It's just a properly made deluxe figure in homage to BB.
Also that Spike figure without any paint apps for the face.....that says it all right there.

This release is a huge pass for me. I know a lot of you like/love it but it really is a weak masterpiece.

I wouldn't pay more than 30 bucks for it even if i did want it.


I'm not going to lie...I will probably seek out the KO. I hate to say that, but as much as I want to, I can't justify this. Both figures are ridiculously small, scale aside, and Spike's a bit of a mess. I just...nah. And the US version, if we get it, will go for the same price plus I'll have to wait a year or more, no thanks.

Oh, and when I do get it, that mirror isn't going anywhere near the figure. It looks stupid, imo.
Re: Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee English Language Video Review (1623683)
Posted by Robogeek1973 on November 21st, 2014 @ 6:29pm CST
It would be both hilarious and sad if a 3rd party Spike in Exo Suit is made and has a painted face.


I'd buy it in a heartbeat, that's for sure.
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