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More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold

Transformers News: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold

Friday, July 27th, 2018 11:19AM CDT

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The fandom is currently puzzled over the new reveal from Takara Tomy of an Evasion Mode Optimus Prime toy for their upcoming Transformers Bumblebee Movie toyline. How different is it from the previous mold? How much of a retool is it, along with it being an upscale? Well, from certain angles, the changes seem minimal, but at others, as you will see, it might be a completely new mold sharing some transformation steps.

By comparing to images of the Age of Extinction toy, you will notice that everything related to the arms is completely different. The shoulder armour is made of individual pieces, giving further proof that this does have a parts count more akin to a leader class toy. The forearms are completely different too and none of the details match.

Another huge difference, where it seems the transformation itself differs, is when we look at the back. Not only does the back of the top half have different pieces, but in the legs we can see that instead of him having two wheels at his calves, he has two wheels near his hips. Even the neck connection is different. So, judging by all this, it is far more likely that this is a new mold using some tricks and design cues of the first toy, like the foot transformation.

These new photos come to us from the Toyswalker facebook page.

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Transformers News: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show Major Differences from Previo

Transformers News: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show Major Differences from Previo

Transformers News: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show Major Differences from Previo

Transformers News: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show Major Differences from Previo

Transformers News: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show Major Differences from Previo

Transformers News: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show Major Differences from Previo

Transformers News: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show Major Differences from Previo

Transformers News: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show Major Differences from Previo

Transformers News: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show Major Differences from Previo

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Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1974583)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 27th, 2018 @ 1:02pm CDT
Now that is weird, it looks awesome, but still...weird. If hasbro were to bring this over, how would they advertise it?
Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1974592)
Posted by Va'al on July 27th, 2018 @ 1:31pm CDT
Studio Series perhaps?
Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1974596)
Posted by william-james88 on July 27th, 2018 @ 1:49pm CDT
Va'al wrote:Studio Series perhaps?

Whats weird is that Takara and Hasbro both share the studio series line, so if it would be studio series, why wouldnt Takara release it through taht instead of their own BUmblebee movie line?

I am thinking if Hasbro releases it, it would be an exclusive, like the amazon stuff we saw. Target has its own BB exclusive toys, this could be amazon's.
Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1974602)
Posted by Agent 53 on July 27th, 2018 @ 1:58pm CDT
It might be me but this figure reminds me of the Wei Jiang Masterpice KO of Evasion prime. Particularly the wheels, note how, like WJ, one of the rear wheels clearly rotates around the knee, giving prime 2 wheels at the hips and one at the ankle, like trilogy prime.
Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1974625)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 27th, 2018 @ 3:54pm CDT
Finding that Optimus in store, I'd buy it. But if I have to just order it online, it's an easy pass. For me, such a figure would be an impulse of the moment purchase only.
Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1974639)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on July 27th, 2018 @ 5:33pm CDT
ugh i still kinda want it even though it's too big.

Funny that some folk are complaining that with all those changes it's STILL only got one truck mode smokestack. :P

Not sure why the feet are grey/white inside. Serves no purpose in robot mode and makes the feet rather obvious in truck mode.
Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1974643)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 27th, 2018 @ 6:03pm CDT
Carnivius_Prime wrote:ugh i still kinda want it even though it's too big.

Funny that some folk are complaining that with all those changes it's STILL only got one truck mode smokestack. :P

Not sure why the feet are grey/white inside. Serves no purpose in robot mode and makes the feet rather obvious in truck mode.


Because normally, a truck barely have anything on the back. And the little there is is either bare metal or unpainted. So I guess that's what they are going for.

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Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1974651)
Posted by RotorstormNZ on July 27th, 2018 @ 6:36pm CDT
I'm just weirdly excited for Speed Series/Legends Bug Bee and Barricade!
Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1974862)
Posted by william-james88 on July 28th, 2018 @ 8:06pm CDT
Japan has one of its biggest toys shows happening right now, Wonderfest Summer, and while we had some juicy reveals for you MP fans, the Takara releases of the toys tying in with the Bumblebee film were also on display. This includes the Studio Series of course, since the more collector oriented toys for the film will also be released in the Stdio Series line in Japan. There is one exception that that is the puzzling but awesome new Evasion Mode Optimus Prime toy that seems Takara exclusive at the moment. Its proper name is Legendary Optimus Prime and while previous images revealed it to be a new mold, different from the previous release, other images show it to be bigger than the original release as well. We included an image of the previous Evasion Mode Optimus toy next to Masterpiece Cheetor as reference. The Takara display at Wonderfest does not help us more with the scale though, since the toys he is shown next to are the big gimmicky Bumblebee movie toy, who's scale is still not assessed, and a much elevated Movie Masterpiece Ironhide. However, it was stated on Twitter that "legenday Optimus prime is humongous after all" so that should help clarify things. You can see that specific tweet here along with the images that we posted below, which also partly come from Dengeki Hobby.

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Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1974899)
Posted by DaXtraLargeRobot on July 28th, 2018 @ 9:58pm CDT
Well, it seems that the large gimmicky bumblebee and the legendary optimus prime have similar packaging, which, to me, implies that we might get an American release of him in the same class as that bumblebee figure.
Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1974950)
Posted by Emerje on July 29th, 2018 @ 12:55am CDT
DaXtraLargeRobot wrote:Well, it seems that the large gimmicky bumblebee and the legendary optimus prime have similar packaging, which, to me, implies that we might get an American release of him in the same class as that bumblebee figure.

Sure seems to, fingers crossed!

Emerje
Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1974983)
Posted by Va'al on July 29th, 2018 @ 3:57am CDT
After all the display images from Takara Tomy's Transformers booth at Wonderfest 2018 in Japan, rolled out in the past couple of hours on our front page, too, we now also have official images of the majority of the new figures - if you're in for the Bumblebee Movie above all others, that is, with a touch of Studio Series and Movie Masterpiece!

Mirrored from the Dengeki Hobby site, below you can find images of the Power Charge Bumblebee, the newly revealed Legendary Optimus Prime from the movie's line, from a variety of angles, and sporting MP-10's trailer, plus Studio Series Volkswagen Bumblebee we saw revealed at San Diego Comic Con 2018, along with its line-mates KSI Sentry and the tattooed Starscream. Check it all out below, including the official Volkswagen license for the beetle car modes, and let us know what you think in the Energon Pub!


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It is a perfect deformation figure of Bumblebee popular character of Autobot appearing in the new movie "Bumblebee". It is Bumblebee which I mimicked as a yellow Camaro in the movie so far, but in this movie I mimic it as a yellow Volkswagen and it is active. It is possible to wear a battle mask of the head, withdraw weapons from the left arm, different sounds are activated in the vehicle mode and robot mode, and the gimmick of the front light is also carried.


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Release date: Scheduled to be released in the fall of 2018
Price: TBD
Publisher: Takara Tomy


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This is also a perfect deformation figure of Optimus Prime of the new movie "Bumblebee". Vehicle mode is as you can see! If it is a transformer fan influenced by the first animation, it will take in the hand without hesitation, a nostalgic "box type" tractor head. Transform from robot mode to vehicle mode! The whole body is fully movable in robot mode. You can also reproduce the state of the battle mask on and off.
* Containers that are towing in the vehicle mode are those of the MP-10 Convoy. Actual product is not included.


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Release date: Scheduled to be released in the fall of 2018
Price: 6,800 yen (excluding tax)
Content of commodity: main body × 1, ion blaster × 1
Product size: When robot deforms W120 × H220 × D65 mm
Publisher: Takara Tomy



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The latest work of the "Studio Series" which transforms the transformers who appeared in the movies into a unified scale. It is a perfect deformation figure of Bumblebee appearing in a new movie "Bumblebee". Not only the deformation of the robot mode from the vehicle mode, but also the head at the time of attaching the battle mask can be reproduced.


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Release date: Scheduled to be released in the fall of 2018
Price: 2,800 yen (excluding tax)
Product Details: Body × 1, Stinger Sword × 1, Stinger Blaster × 1, Battle Mask × 1
Product size: When robot deforms W90 × H120 × D50 mm
Publisher: Takara Tomy


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This product is also a newcomer of the "Studio Series"! Vehicle mode is Italian super car, Pagani. It is a perfect deformation figure of mass production type transformer, KS Eye Warrior, which appeared in the fourth movie "Transformer / Lost Age".


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Release date: Scheduled to be released in the fall of 2018
Price: TBD
Publisher: Takara Tomy


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The star scream of Decepticon, who fought with Autobots as Megatron's right arm, participated in a splendid "studio series" of both vehicle mode and robot, both proportions! Not only alien tattoos applied to the whole body, marks of foreheads in robot mode are also reproduced.


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Release date: Scheduled to be released in the fall of 2018
Price: TBD
Publisher: Takara Tomy


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It is a perfect deformation figure of Ironhide in charge of weapons of Autobot who appeared from the first movie "Transformers". It completely deforms to the robot mode from the vehicle mode (pickup truck made by US GMC company). The appearance and expression of robot mode is the image itself in the play. The brave appearance of that iron idea is revived in the "Masterpiece Movie Series".


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Release date: Scheduled to be released in the fall of 2018
Price: TBD
Publisher: Takara Tomy
Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1975004)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 29th, 2018 @ 6:09am CDT
That big Bug Bee is a MUST WANT for me. Skipping on MP Ironhide and I'd take the deluxe Bug Bee only when on sale. As for the Optimus, it could be a "must buy" but only if I can find it live in store.
Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1975010)
Posted by Emerje on July 29th, 2018 @ 6:17am CDT
It's amazing how different the marketing is between the two on the large Bee. Hasbro is all, "check out all the things this figure can do. The lights, the sounds, the play value! It's also not bad looking, but listen to those movie sounds!" while Takara Tomy is like, "Check out how detailed this figure is! It's big and has pop out weapons and a battle mask! Oh, and it has light sand sounds or something too, but just look at how cool it is!"

Emerje
Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1975013)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 29th, 2018 @ 6:31am CDT
Emerje wrote:It's amazing how different the marketing is between the two on the large Bee. Hasbro is all, "check out all the things this figure can do. The lights, the sounds, the play value! It's also not bad looking, but listen to those movie sounds!" while Takara Tomy is like, "Check out how detailed this figure is! It's big and has pop out weapons and a battle mask! Oh, and it has light sand sounds or something too, but just look at how cool it is!"

Emerje



My interests in that Big Bee was FIRST how it look. The think look fantastic. Even better than the deluxe. And I don't give a crap about the innacuracy of the center part of the chest. That's what the MP will be for.

The second reason why I want this be the most are indeed all the gimmicks. It will go very well with my Battle Ops bumblebee and my Weaponiser Prime talking black Bee.
Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1975015)
Posted by Va'al on July 29th, 2018 @ 6:36am CDT
Emerje wrote:It's amazing how different the marketing is between the two on the large Bee. Hasbro is all, "check out all the things this figure can do. The lights, the sounds, the play value! It's also not bad looking, but listen to those movie sounds!" while Takara Tomy is like, "Check out how detailed this figure is! It's big and has pop out weapons and a battle mask! Oh, and it has light sand sounds or something too, but just look at how cool it is!"

Emerje



Good indication of intended target audiences, I suppose!
Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1975029)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on July 29th, 2018 @ 8:34am CDT
Hm I kinda wish the Studio Bee's lower legs were as compact and tidy as those on the large gimmick figure but overall it looks great for the size. I also kinda wish the CGI Bee model had the door-wings the toys have cos I find him a bit odd looking the trailer without them. Movie Bee had the wings for so long that it's strange when they're gone.
Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1975030)
Posted by Quantum Surge on July 29th, 2018 @ 8:34am CDT
Any likelihood we will see that Leader Optimus in the rusty colors?
Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1975055)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on July 29th, 2018 @ 10:05am CDT
The funny thing here is that the big Bee, to me at least, appears to be better than the SS one, despite being a larger, supposedly gimmick toy. It looks great!
Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1975064)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on July 29th, 2018 @ 10:17am CDT
I'm curious how much engineering if much at all the two different size Bumblebees share.
Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1976216)
Posted by Va'al on August 3rd, 2018 @ 7:47am CDT
While we have seen the majority of these products between Wonderfest and San Diego Comic Con 2018, and we had received some official images too, we now also have some additional stock images for the line-up of Energon Igniters and the Power Charge figures from the upcoming Transformers Bumblebee Movie toyline!

Specifically, we have images from UK and Ireland based Smyths Toys, featuring the Energon Igniters Power series - Hot Rod and Dropkick (the latter of whom will feature in the movie) - Power Plus Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, and Nitro Series Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, plus the Power Charger big Bumblebee figure. Check them out below.

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Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1976226)
Posted by Ravage XK on August 3rd, 2018 @ 9:33am CDT
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"You bought me this! You arse!
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Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1976227)
Posted by Blitzwing is bae on August 3rd, 2018 @ 9:46am CDT
I dont even know what the hell im ooking at!!! :BANG_HEAD:
Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1976246)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 3rd, 2018 @ 11:16am CDT
Ravage XK wrote:
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"You bought me this! You arse!
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Even better...

"You made me stop playing Fortnite for this!"
Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1976257)
Posted by Overcracker on August 3rd, 2018 @ 12:00pm CDT
Quantum Surge wrote:Any likelihood we will see that Leader Optimus in the rusty colors?


Unlikely. It is not Evasion Mode Prime from Age of Extinction. Its Prime as he appears in the Bumblebee movie. Unless he appears in rusty colors there, there's no reason for them to do that, unless they wanted to evoke that particular Prime from that particular movie scene for some reason in a completely unrelated line.

Still Prime looks pretty cool. Almost 9 inches tall. VW Bumblebee is somehow appealing to me. No sure I'll pick him up though.

Maybe I'll settle for the deluxe Bee.
Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1976258)
Posted by Blitzwing is bae on August 3rd, 2018 @ 12:02pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:
Ravage XK wrote:
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"You bought me this! You arse!
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Even better...

"You made me stop playing Fortnite for this!"

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Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1976259)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on August 3rd, 2018 @ 12:03pm CDT
Overcracker wrote:
Quantum Surge wrote:Any likelihood we will see that Leader Optimus in the rusty colors?


Unlikely. It is not Evasion Mode Prime from Age of Extinction. Its Prime as he appears in the Bumblebee movie. Unless he appears in rusty colors there, there's no reason for them to do that, unless they wanted to evoke that particular Prime from that particular movie scene for some reason in a completely unrelated line.

Still Prime looks pretty cool. Almost 9 inches tall. VW Bumblebee is somehow appealing to me. No sure I'll pick him up though.

Maybe I'll settle for the deluxe Bee.


I'm pretty sure they will repaint that (leader?) Optimus in AoE white/rusty as a something-or-other overpriced exclusive.
Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1976272)
Posted by Overcracker on August 3rd, 2018 @ 12:44pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Overcracker wrote:
Quantum Surge wrote:Any likelihood we will see that Leader Optimus in the rusty colors?


Unlikely. It is not Evasion Mode Prime from Age of Extinction. Its Prime as he appears in the Bumblebee movie. Unless he appears in rusty colors there, there's no reason for them to do that, unless they wanted to evoke that particular Prime from that particular movie scene for some reason in a completely unrelated line.

Still Prime looks pretty cool. Almost 9 inches tall. VW Bumblebee is somehow appealing to me. No sure I'll pick him up though.

Maybe I'll settle for the deluxe Bee.


I'm pretty sure they will repaint that (leader?) Optimus in AoE white/rusty as a something-or-other overpriced exclusive.


Possibly, but it's not likely to be a general release figure, and probably not for a while.
Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1976279)
Posted by wolverinetodd on August 3rd, 2018 @ 1:08pm CDT
Time for "'Member Berries."

Remember when Triple Changers actually had toys that transformed into three different things? A bot and two alt modes.

Back in my day Triple Changers toys weren't a bot that had one alt mode and then a second mold of that character to get it again in bot mode just to get the second alt mode. Sort of like how Dropkick apparently is in this movie being a bot with a car alt mode and also a helicopter alt mode, but you have to buy separate figures to get the two different alt modes. And sort of how Drift was a car and an attack helicopter in the movies, but you have to buy two separate figures to get both alt modes. Lame!
Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1976280)
Posted by william-james88 on August 3rd, 2018 @ 1:11pm CDT
Oddly enough, I much preffer this cheaper BB

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Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1976285)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on August 3rd, 2018 @ 1:32pm CDT
wolverinetodd wrote:Time for "'Member Berries."

Remember when Triple Changers actually had toys that transformed into three different things? A bot and two alt modes.

Back in my day Triple Changers toys weren't a bot that had one alt mode and then a second mold of that character to get it again in bot mode just to get the second alt mode. Sort of like how Dropkick apparently is in this movie being a bot with a car alt mode and also a helicopter alt mode, but you have to buy separate figures to get the two different alt modes. And sort of how Drift was a car and an attack helicopter in the movies, but you have to buy two separate figures to get both alt modes. Lame!


It's because Bayformers have so overcomplicated designs that it would be completely impossible to make at the deluxe scale and price point. Hell, even a 200$ MP style 3P figure would struggle doing that. And if they did, it would require one hour to transform and a diploma in engineering just to transform it.

However, if the Movie designers had the TOY in mind, they could have made the movie design in a way that making a toy out of it would be easily feasable. If they would have designed the bots right at this stage, I'm pretty sure a deluxe triple changing robot would have been possible. I would even accept the second vehicle mode as being "alien" like Drift was in AoE. Hell, they did it in Universe with Astrotrain and Octane. Have they'd played their cards right, we could have had this. Oh well.
Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1976287)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on August 3rd, 2018 @ 1:37pm CDT
Overcracker wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:I'm pretty sure they will repaint that (leader?) Optimus in AoE white/rusty as a something-or-other overpriced exclusive.


Possibly, but it's not likely to be a general release figure, and probably not for a while.


When I said "a something-or-other overpriced exclusive" of course I meant exactly that. Amazon's at the very best, but most likely a Takara "mail away" exclusive or a SDCC-like thing.
Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1976373)
Posted by Overcracker on August 3rd, 2018 @ 8:18pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Overcracker wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:I'm pretty sure they will repaint that (leader?) Optimus in AoE white/rusty as a something-or-other overpriced exclusive.


Possibly, but it's not likely to be a general release figure, and probably not for a while.


When I said "a something-or-other overpriced exclusive" of course I meant exactly that. Amazon's at the very best, but most likely a Takara "mail away" exclusive or a SDCC-like thing.


Yeah. What I meant was, the exclusive option is the more likely option. Just re-affirming that a general release was less likely.

But I see how that was confusing.
Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1976727)
Posted by notsoalex on August 5th, 2018 @ 7:40pm CDT
We have more Amazon.com listings with stock photos for the Bumblebee toyline, specifically the Energon Igniters part,most of which were first seen during San Diego Comic Con 2018. They also include a listing for one of the toys that were yet to be revealed, Speed Series Bumblebee. This version is the Camaro, unlike the VW seen in the original pictures. You can find all of the listings below, by clicking on the images.

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POWER SERIES
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NDA also has listings for some new products for the toyline, two roleplay masks for Bumblebee and Sqweeks. They are both, however, just repackages of their The Last Knight versions. There are also stock photos for a new roleplay Stinger Blaster (modeled after Bumblebee's). We also have some stock photos for the DJ Bumblebee.

Roleplay Masks: https://www.nda-toys.com/product/4928/t ... -wholesale
Stinger Blaster: https://www.nda-toys.com/product/4600/t ... -wholesale
DJ Bumblebee: https://www.nda-toys.com/product/4952/t ... -wholesale
Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1976786)
Posted by What's Crackin'? on August 6th, 2018 @ 3:45am CDT
I'm super excited for those Legion class figures! They look so good!. I also really like the Nitro Barricade. If he isn't too much, I may buy him.
Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1976787)
Posted by Autobot Roadburn on August 6th, 2018 @ 3:47am CDT
Both those Barricades look surprisingly good - the bigger one even has wrist swivels! I think I'll be grabbing them and tiny VW Bee.
Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1976791)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on August 6th, 2018 @ 5:07am CDT
The Legends/Legion/Speed Series figures look like pocket sized fun so yeah I may get at least both of the Bumblebees (the Camaro one being a nice upgrade from the 2007 Legends Bee figure).
Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1976909)
Posted by Brokebot on August 6th, 2018 @ 7:00pm CDT
It's like Hasbro is selling the cheap, Chinese knock-offs of their own characters.
Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1976964)
Posted by bacem on August 7th, 2018 @ 12:10am CDT
that nitro series barricade looks interesting, what size is he again?
Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1976975)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on August 7th, 2018 @ 2:45am CDT
bacem wrote:that nitro series barricade looks interesting, what size is he again?


He's quoted as standing at roughly 7 inches, between a Generations Deluxe and Voyager. The Speed one should be Legion-sized.
Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1977183)
Posted by TulioDude on August 7th, 2018 @ 8:14pm CDT
notirishman wrote:

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This one of the toys I'm most excited from this line.
Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1978456)
Posted by Qwan on August 13th, 2018 @ 10:22pm CDT
Thanks to fellow Seibertronian Eric_Tron, we have news that in at least one Meijer store (in Canton, Michigan) there is a poster up, promoting the Bumblebee Movie toys and declaring them to be "Coming Soon"!

As well as hinting toward a hopefully soon-to-come release of the Bumblebee Movie toyline, this is also further evidence of another important recent trend. With the demise of Toys R Us earlier this year, it seems that many other retailers are getting in on the toy action and picking up the slack, so to speak. Meijer has previously carried toys (including Transformers), but never to a particularly significant degree and the chain has never been considered a "go-to" for collectors. However it seems that along with other stores like Gamestop not previously known for their Transformers stock, they are attempting to fill the void left by the toy giant's collapse.

If that is the case, this will hopefully be very good news for collectors! Not only will we still have access to the exclusives and other toys we'd have relied on Toys R Us for, but potentially having more stores in on the action could mean more competition, hopefully resulting in lower prices than we had come to expect buying from Toys R Us!

Does this seem likely to you? Why or why not? If it is the case, are you excited for this potential new angle to collecting? Share your thoughts in the Energon Pub Forums, and stay tuned to Seibertron.com for more Transformers news!

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Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1978917)
Posted by WreckerJack on August 16th, 2018 @ 8:07pm CDT
It may be a while before Halloween but Costco is already selling Bumblebee costumes for kids. A while back we learned that there had been several costumes listed for all ages. Bee on the look out if you wanted a larger size. Chances are the other costumes will show up at retail stores wherever costumes are sold before Halloween. It looks that toys are soon to be stocked as well, according to this article. A quick thank you to Scottimus Prime for taking these pictures. We would like to wish you a happy and safe Halloween even if it is well in advance.

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Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1978956)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on August 17th, 2018 @ 6:06am CDT
They look comfortable. :)
Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1980086)
Posted by Va'al on August 23rd, 2018 @ 4:36am CDT
While we have seen the stock images - and the Whoah advert for the Cyberverse line - we had yet to see the new younger audience-aimed Transformers toys from the upcoming Bumblebee Movie: Energon Igniters (with Optimus Prime and Bumblebee being shown in the clips, along with some movie inspired CGI animation), in both a teaser clip and the full video ad.

You can check them out below, as Hasbro marketing once again invites kids and parents to #JoinTheBuzz, insert extra fuel into your toys, and break through walls! Let us know if you'll be trying out these figures too, in the conversation below.






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Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1980145)
Posted by What's Crackin'? on August 23rd, 2018 @ 10:34am CDT
I think these toys look like a lot of fun, but I'd rather buy the SS VW Bug Bee over the other Bees in this line, but I'm 100% buying the legion class toys and maybe the Nitro Barricade.
Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1980162)
Posted by Flashwave on August 23rd, 2018 @ 12:18pm CDT
Cyberverse cartoon, take note. Actual Transforming toys that have gimmick laden altmodes and still look good
Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1980165)
Posted by william-james88 on August 23rd, 2018 @ 12:30pm CDT
Flashwave wrote:Cyberverse cartoon, take note. Actual Transforming toys that have gimmick laden altmodes and still look good

Isnt that what the Cybertron line was 15 years ago?
Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1980168)
Posted by Flashwave on August 23rd, 2018 @ 12:41pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Flashwave wrote:Cyberverse cartoon, take note. Actual Transforming toys that have gimmick laden altmodes and still look good

Isnt that what the Cybertron line was 15 years ago?

Yes, but I was more highlighting a concurrent toyline. Some of my favorite toys came from Cybertron though *Crosswise*
Re: More Images of Bumblebee Movie Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Toy Show it to be a New Mold (1980674)
Posted by william-james88 on August 25th, 2018 @ 10:38pm CDT
Flashwave wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Flashwave wrote:Cyberverse cartoon, take note. Actual Transforming toys that have gimmick laden altmodes and still look good

Isnt that what the Cybertron line was 15 years ago?

Yes, but I was more highlighting a concurrent toyline. Some of my favorite toys came from Cybertron though *Crosswise*

I have a crosswise story. It was once my most wanted toy (to find at a good price, of course). I always loved the look and I loved most of the cybertron line. Plus it had an amazing alt mode of what was at the time the most expensive car on earth (or just about). And i just couldnt find it at a good price. As I kept searching for it, it became more fabled in my head to the point where even the best toy wouldnt match my expectations. I ended up settling on the smokescreen version because what I really wanted was the mold. And boy was I underwhelmed. I dont know why but for some reason I never saw those two giant car side panels at the side of the robot. I didnt expect all that kibble there. So yeah, in the end, that toy didnt do it for me.

Anyways, more bumblebee news coming right up!

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