New Galleries: AOE Movie Advanced AD12 Revenge Optimus Prime and AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee

Transformers News: New Galleries: AOE Movie Advanced AD12 Revenge Optimus Prime and AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee

Friday, August 11th, 2017 10:09PM CDT

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The Seibertron galleries are back in full swing and there is a lot of ground to cover. So not only do we have galleries of the newest toys but of toys that we never covered before such as these two from Takara's Movie Advanced line. This was the Takara movie line for Age of Extinction which had the more complex toys. While the Hasbro Age of Extinction line only had one mold that came from a previous line (voyager Drift), Takara rereleased plenty of molds under Movie Advanced such as AD12 Revenge Optimus Prime and AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee, which we now have galleries for.

Both of these molds were first used in the Hunt for the Decepticon line with the Battle Blade motif, as Battle Blades Optimus Prime and Battle Blade Bumblebee. Since many fans had these toys already, along with the usual high cost of importing, there was not an overwhelming demand for these in the west and thus there are very few images of these two Movie Advanced releases online, let alone images of them compared to the previous uses of their molds. But now we have rectified that. Take a look and compare the differences.

Takara Tomy: Movie Advanced Revenge Optimus Prime (129 images) - Voyager Class

Transformers News: New Galleries: AOE Movie Advanced AD12 Revenge Optimus Prime and AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee

Transformers News: New Galleries: AOE Movie Advanced AD12 Revenge Optimus Prime and AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee

Transformers News: New Galleries: AOE Movie Advanced AD12 Revenge Optimus Prime and AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee

Transformers News: New Galleries: AOE Movie Advanced AD12 Revenge Optimus Prime and AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee

Transformers News: New Galleries: AOE Movie Advanced AD12 Revenge Optimus Prime and AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee


Takara Tomy: Movie Advanced Battle Blade Bumblebee (111 images) - Deluxe Class, Voyager Class

Transformers News: New Galleries: AOE Movie Advanced AD12 Revenge Optimus Prime and AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee

Transformers News: New Galleries: AOE Movie Advanced AD12 Revenge Optimus Prime and AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee

Transformers News: New Galleries: AOE Movie Advanced AD12 Revenge Optimus Prime and AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee

Transformers News: New Galleries: AOE Movie Advanced AD12 Revenge Optimus Prime and AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee

Transformers News: New Galleries: AOE Movie Advanced AD12 Revenge Optimus Prime and AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee
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Re: New Galleries: AOE Movie Advanced AD12 Revenge Optimus Prime and AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee (1903848)
Posted by Autobot Roadburn on August 11th, 2017 @ 10:47pm CDT
Honestly I've never really been a fan of this Bumblebee mold. His proportions (especially his neck) are kind of awkward and he's got gorilla arms, plus his face looks really angry and skull-like. I do wish I had one of the versions of that Optimus though, I like how he looks quite a bit.
Re: New Galleries: AOE Movie Advanced AD12 Revenge Optimus Prime and AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee (1903861)
Posted by Seibertron on August 12th, 2017 @ 12:59am CDT
Autobot Roadburn wrote:Honestly I've never really been a fan of this Bumblebee mold. His proportions (especially his neck) are kind of awkward and he's got gorilla arms, plus his face looks really angry and skull-like. I do wish I had one of the versions of that Optimus though, I like how he looks quite a bit.


I would agree. It's an OK mold, nothing spectacular. Way too long and spindly, plus the angry skull face that you mentioned was pretty off-putting to me as well. I'm always shocked to see fans referring to the Battle Blade Bumblebee figure as the "ultimate" deluxe class figure when it was always such a turn off to me.

I think the DOTM Deluxe Class Bumblebee would be the ultimate Deluxe Class Bumblebee ... if they could figure out how to give him the side door windows in vehicle mode and get rid of the spoiler. Basically, I'd like to see some minor modifications to that mold to make him be more in tune with his 2007 look. Close, but not "perfect".
Re: New Galleries: AOE Movie Advanced AD12 Revenge Optimus Prime and AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee (1903865)
Posted by Autobot Roadburn on August 12th, 2017 @ 2:38am CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Autobot Roadburn wrote:Honestly I've never really been a fan of this Bumblebee mold. His proportions (especially his neck) are kind of awkward and he's got gorilla arms, plus his face looks really angry and skull-like. I do wish I had one of the versions of that Optimus though, I like how he looks quite a bit.


I would agree. It's an OK mold, nothing spectacular. Way too long and spindly, plus the angry skull face that you mentioned was pretty off-putting to me as well. I'm always shocked to see fans referring to the Battle Blade Bumblebee figure as the "ultimate" deluxe class figure when it was always such a turn off to me.

I think the DOTM Deluxe Class Bumblebee would be the ultimate Deluxe Class Bumblebee ... if they could figure out how to give him the side door windows in vehicle mode and get rid of the spoiler. Basically, I'd like to see some minor modifications to that mold to make him be more in tune with his 2007 look. Close, but not "perfect".


I guess I always liked the original 2009 Camaro mold and its variants, it felt like it was a bit more compact and had less open space than the DotM version (mostly I didn't like how his back panels folded up). It definitely has its issues but I feel like it's a tiny bit more streamlined. Outside of that, yeah, the arms finally looked right and the head was mostly good outside of the eyes being a bit dark and sunken - I really liked the painted eyes on High Octane Bee, he actually has my favorite head sculpt besides the Masterpiece.

I'm looking forward to the new Last Knight Bee mold because he looks like he might be the new best deluxe - kibble folds up nicely, face looks great, wheels are in the proper spot and the little guy even has the extra wings like MPM-3! As long as he's actually able to be found somewhere (I still haven't seen a single wave 2 deluxe in my area) then he's going to be my go-to deluxe Bumblebee.
Re: New Galleries: AOE Movie Advanced AD12 Revenge Optimus Prime and AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee (1903882)
Posted by william-james88 on August 12th, 2017 @ 8:03am CDT
Seibertron wrote:
I would agree. It's an OK mold, nothing spectacular. Way too long and spindly, plus the angry skull face that you mentioned was pretty off-putting to me as well. I'm always shocked to see fans referring to the Battle Blade Bumblebee figure as the "ultimate" deluxe class figure when it was always such a turn off to me.

I was gonna say you wont like my top 5 BB list then, but as it turns out that one isnt there. So you'l like it after all. But there are so many movie bees I think I will make a list just for movie bees too.
Re: New Galleries: AOE Movie Advanced AD12 Revenge Optimus Prime and AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee (1903913)
Posted by Quantum Surge on August 12th, 2017 @ 11:16am CDT
No demand for these repaints, yet finding these is extremely hard, let alone any version of Battle Blades Prime (not to mention any version loose on eBay somehow has a missing chest window). I knew I shouldn't have skipped out on him on the only time I saw him. If anyone's got a spare HFTD Battle Blades Prime, please send me a PM!
Re: New Galleries: AOE Movie Advanced AD12 Revenge Optimus Prime and AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee (1903941)
Posted by william-james88 on August 12th, 2017 @ 1:27pm CDT
Quantum Surge wrote:No demand for these repaints, yet finding these is extremely hard, let alone any version of Battle Blades Prime (not to mention any version loose on eBay somehow has a missing chest window).!

I dont remember the forum discussions being very alive for these repaints. People were all over that soundwave, dispenser and wheeljack but not so much for these. Maybe Tomy predicted that and didnt make a huge amount and so the low demand was anticipated by them. Or maybe I dont know what I am talking about 8-}
Re: New Galleries: AOE Movie Advanced AD12 Revenge Optimus Prime and AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee (1903981)
Posted by D-Maximus_Prime on August 12th, 2017 @ 5:29pm CDT
I still think the 2007 Bee mold was the one that was most accurate. If it weren't for the arms, that mold would have been the ultimate representation of him in my mind
Re: New Galleries: AOE Movie Advanced AD12 Revenge Optimus Prime and AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee (1903987)
Posted by william-james88 on August 12th, 2017 @ 5:49pm CDT
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:I still think the 2007 Bee mold was the one that was most accurate. If it weren't for the arms

Or the head right?

Re: New Galleries: AOE Movie Advanced AD12 Revenge Optimus Prime and AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee (1903988)
Posted by D-Maximus_Prime on August 12th, 2017 @ 5:57pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:I still think the 2007 Bee mold was the one that was most accurate. If it weren't for the arms

Or the head right?


Eh, I have both that head and the facemask one. I like the face mask
Re: New Galleries: AOE Movie Advanced AD12 Revenge Optimus Prime and AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee (1904077)
Posted by dragons on August 13th, 2017 @ 8:12am CDT
Autobot Roadburn wrote:Honestly I've never really been a fan of this Bumblebee mold. His proportions (especially his neck) are kind of awkward and he's got gorilla arms, plus his face looks really angry and skull-like. I do wish I had one of the versions of that Optimus though, I like how he looks quite a bit.


It's ok figure it's closes figure we got back then that enables his arm canon still ok figure now I want jello

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