New Images of DOTM Human Alliance Bumblebee and Skids / Elita-1

New Images of DOTM Human Alliance Bumblebee and Skids / Elita-1

Thursday, April 28th, 2011 6:35pm CDT

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Another movie, plus a new paint scheme equals new Human Alliance toys for the Autobot characters, Bumblebee and Skids. Homaging his 2007 Movie variant, Stealth Bumblebee, Bumblebee's Dark Of The Moon Human Alliance figure has a very similar color scheme. The figure is paired with a black shirt Sam Witwicky. The other Autobot is Skids, who's Human Alliance figure is deco'd in his Black and Green DOTM apparel. The clown is paired with Elita-1, completing the Arcee triplet in the Human Alliance scale. They're driven by Tech Sergeant Epps! Check out the images below!

Bumblebee with Sam Witwicky
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Autobot Skids and Elita-1 with Tech Sergeant Epps
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(Courtesy of TFclub Taobao)

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Re: New Images of DOTM Human Alliance Bumblebee and Skids / Elita-1 (1214682)
Posted by OptiMagnus on April 28th, 2011 @ 6:37pm CDT
Very nice paint apps, I must say. However, I won't be getting these two. The only HA I want so far is Roadbuster.
Re: New Images of DOTM Human Alliance Bumblebee and Skids / Elita-1 (1214694)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on April 28th, 2011 @ 6:54pm CDT
great more repaints of shelf warmers, thanks hasbro.
Re: New Images of DOTM Human Alliance Bumblebee and Skids / Elita-1 (1214700)
Posted by Swiftknife24 on April 28th, 2011 @ 7:06pm CDT
Definitely getting Skids; hoping they'll do Mudflap to go with him! :D

Speaking of which, they only HA currently released that I haven't got IS Mudflap/Simmons/Chromia! I thought eBay included the prospect of bargains! Grrr :lol:
Re: New Images of DOTM Human Alliance Bumblebee and Skids / Elita-1 (1214701)
Posted by Swiftknife24 on April 28th, 2011 @ 7:07pm CDT
Definitely getting Skids; hoping they'll do Mudflap to go with him! :D

Speaking of which, they only HA currently released that I haven't got IS Mudflap/Simmons/Chromia! I've only seen REALLY expensive ones online! I thought eBay included the prospect of bargains! Grrr :lol:
Re: New Images of DOTM Human Alliance Bumblebee and Skids / Elita-1 (1214709)
Posted by Blurrz on April 28th, 2011 @ 7:19pm CDT
Since Sideways Sneak Attack went down the pooper, this is the next best thing.
Re: New Images of DOTM Human Alliance Bumblebee and Skids / Elita-1 (1214747)
Posted by Prime Riblet on April 28th, 2011 @ 8:13pm CDT
I am really happy I grabbed the HA figures from the TF2 line. These current figures are not on my wish list whatsoever.
Re: New Images of DOTM Human Alliance Bumblebee and Skids / Elita-1 (1214772)
Posted by TimothyR on April 28th, 2011 @ 8:49pm CDT
if hasbro was going to repaint bumblebee..

Why in the hell wouldn't they give him his DOTM paint job.. this one looks like garbage.

they could've repainted it and sculpted a new abdomen.. and voila... a decent dotm human alliance bumblebee.


also.. i wonder how many people will pick up skids.. especially since last time most of us bought him thinking we'd also get a chance at getting human alliance mudflap, but that wasn't possible for a large percentage of us.

it would've been nice if this first wave had a new mold.. unless this is wave two with roadbuster being one.

i really wish they would've handled this size class better.. releasing two figures in each wave and one of them is always bumblebee is incredibly annoying.
Re: New Images of DOTM Human Alliance Bumblebee and Skids / Elita-1 (1214794)
Posted by Kibble on April 28th, 2011 @ 9:10pm CDT
The Human Alliance line really went down the crapper... Skids looks decent for Skids, but unless you don't already have the first HA Skids, what's the point? Great, a pimped out Chevy Beat that's the same character...that's a must have figure! 8-}
Re: New Images of DOTM Human Alliance Bumblebee and Skids / Elita-1 (1214843)
Posted by rpetras on April 28th, 2011 @ 10:28pm CDT
Dear Hasbro,

Have you learned nothing from Tuner Skids and Tuner Mudflap?

Making repaints of already maligned characters does nothing but produce shelf warmers.

Repainting $35 figures of characters few people really like is just not a sound sales tactic.

On top of that Skids and Mudflap, it has been stated, are not even supposed to appear in the current movie, thus dipping their sales potential even further.

The Bumblebee looks nice, but I can find HA BBs all day long in ever store in my usual hunting grounds, in movie accurate colors that aren't selling. Having multicolored options can be fun with Legends figures, and even deluxes, I guess, but at $35, out-of-left-field repaints are high on the skip list for most of us.

Sincerely,

Your Pal,

rpetras
Re: New Images of DOTM Human Alliance Bumblebee and Skids / Elita-1 (1214948)
Posted by Stockade on April 29th, 2011 @ 6:19am CDT
Bee looks good in alt mode with all black on yellow, but man in bot mode he looks bland, lack of some major paint apps and detail! Oh well i have 1 HA Bee dont need another and Skids is Junk! no way i would have that.
Re: New Images of DOTM Human Alliance Bumblebee and Skids / Elita-1 (1214986)
Posted by RiddlerJ on April 29th, 2011 @ 8:35am CDT
Great. No one can get a Warpath or Windcharger, but we'll always have a Movieverse Skids clogging the shelves. #-o
Re: New Images of DOTM Human Alliance Bumblebee and Skids / Elita-1 (1215143)
Posted by Kibble on April 29th, 2011 @ 1:46pm CDT
rpetras wrote:Dear Hasbro,

Have you learned nothing from Tuner Skids and Tuner Mudflap?

Making repaints of already maligned characters does nothing but produce shelf warmers.

Repainting $35 figures of characters few people really like is just not a sound sales tactic.

On top of that Skids and Mudflap, it has been stated, are not even supposed to appear in the current movie, thus dipping their sales potential even further.

The Bumblebee looks nice, but I can find HA BBs all day long in ever store in my usual hunting grounds, in movie accurate colors that aren't selling. Having multicolored options can be fun with Legends figures, and even deluxes, I guess, but at $35, out-of-left-field repaints are high on the skip list for most of us.

Sincerely,

Your Pal,

rpetras

I agree with everything here except the part about Bumblebee looking nice. It think it looks terrible. Alt mode is okay, I guess, but bot mode looks like the dark of somebody dropping trou's moon. How's this for a black repaint, I didn't wipe! :lol: I hope that thought is in the back of your minds every time you hear DOTM now... :P

Anyhow...the HA black repaints are really some of the worst black repaints I've ever seen...in large part because they keep almost all the bot parts their original colors instead of just being the secondary accent color. Lame.
Re: New Images of DOTM Human Alliance Bumblebee and Skids / Elita-1 (1215188)
Posted by T-Macksimus on April 29th, 2011 @ 3:37pm CDT
Well, all I can say is that at least now the Halloween Donald Duck Crossover finally has some company. :SICK:

Seriously, how the heck did that BB make it off the concept page and into actual production? I'm betting that no less than 4 people had to look at and sign off on that before sending it to mass production. That's at least 3 lapses in judgement more than Hasbro should be putting up with. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: New Images of DOTM Human Alliance Bumblebee and Skids / Elita-1 (1215204)
Posted by Blurrz on April 29th, 2011 @ 4:14pm CDT
Anyone need a tissue box? There's a hell of alot of crying in this thread.

This is the first repaint of HA Bumblebee and HA Skids. This gives people a second chance at the figures who missed them.

The HA line is wicked. For these to be the 2nd and 3rd repaints to be incorporated into this line is pretty impressive considering things.
Re: New Images of DOTM Human Alliance Bumblebee and Skids / Elita-1 (1215217)
Posted by Kibble on April 29th, 2011 @ 4:52pm CDT
Sorry, Blurrz, but for those that "missed" HA Bumblebee & Skids: just go down to Target and pick them up on clearance, or go to TJ Maxx or Marshalls to pick them up discounted, or order them off Amazon...all of these options will run you less than MSRP. In other words, we don't really need a "second chance" at these figures... And they're not very desirable repaints for most the rest of us.

*PS...
Typically I don't care about Hasbro putting out figures I don't want because all I have to do is not buy them and problem solved, but considering we're seeing first hand what happens to later figures in lines when the shelves are littered with earlier waves not selling...well considering how many of these are lying around at discount already, obviously they weren't the best sellers the first time around so I can only imagine how they'll warm the second time around...and while DOTM (aka Brown Eye) figs are pretty crappy in general, I might have interest in HA Soundwave and would rather not have to pay online prices because it never made it to retail thanks to piles of bad repaints.

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