New Japanese Promo Clip for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys: Power Charge, Legendary Optimus, More #JoinTheBuzz

Transformers News: New Japanese Promo Clip for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys: Power Charge, Legendary Optimus, More #JoinTheBuzz

Saturday, October 13th, 2018 9:30AM CDT

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Thank to Takara Tomy and their official YouTube channel - but also the Facebook page for fan community Transformers Never Die for the mirroring of the clip out of region lock - we have a new promotional clip for the Japanese toy releases (though remember: Hasbro and Takara Tomy Transformers are identical since the unification of the brand in the past year) that will accompany the upcoming live-action Bumblebee Movie!

In the clip, embedded below from the two sources, we get a look at Power Charge Bumblebee, the Legendary Optimus Prime we last reported on here, and the Turbo Changers / Energon Igniters line (with Barricade, OP and BB) - but also the Studio Series line outside of the Bumblebee movie. Check it out below!



Credit(s): TFND, Takara Tomy
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Re: New Japanese Promo Clip for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys: Power Charge, Legendary Optimus, More #JoinTheBuzz (1988992)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on October 13th, 2018 @ 2:14pm CDT
Pretty cool commercial. I liked the stopmotion they used ;)^ As for the toys, I might pick up a few Studio Series figures, but definitely that Legendary Optimus Prime :x
Re: New Japanese Promo Clip for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys: Power Charge, Legendary Optimus, More #JoinTheBuzz (1989004)
Posted by Octobotimus on October 13th, 2018 @ 4:56pm CDT
Still, no interest in the upscale aoe prime, might grab that bee though.
Re: New Japanese Promo Clip for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys: Power Charge, Legendary Optimus, More #JoinTheBuzz (1989278)
Posted by o.supreme on October 15th, 2018 @ 9:46am CDT
So I finally got the 3 Soundwave Minions set with BB. I agree I like the look of the new Buzzsaw. Initially I thought it was going to be exactly the same as the CW one, and planned on selling it. But now I want to keep it.

Problem is...Now I have 3 birds...all that look unique, but 2 have the same name. This could have been a simple fix...

1. Give it a Bluish color and call it Garboil
2. Give us the Autobot Blue Cassette (Eject)
3. Give it a new unique name...

I was looking through fiction and trying to find if there were any other bird cassettes that would fit it's look, and wasn't able to come up with anything... Sorry I know its a nitpick, but as unique as these guys are, I still don't want to have two Buzzsaw's, and naming one of them something different would go a long way to satisfying my desire to keep them both.
Re: New Japanese Promo Clip for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys: Power Charge, Legendary Optimus, More #JoinTheBuzz (1989280)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on October 15th, 2018 @ 10:07am CDT
o.supreme wrote:So I finally got the 3 Soundwave Minions set with BB. I agree I like the look of the new Buzzsaw. Initially I thought it was going to be exactly the same as the CW one, and planned on selling it. But now I want to keep it.

Problem is...Now I have 3 birds...all that look unique, but 2 have the same name. This could have been a simple fix...

1. Give it a Bluish color and call it Garboil
2. Give us the Autobot Blue Cassette (Eject)
3. Give it a new unique name...

I was looking through fiction and trying to find if there were any other bird cassettes that would fit it's look, and wasn't able to come up with anything... Sorry I know its a nitpick, but as unique as these guys are, I still don't want to have two Buzzsaw's, and naming one of them something different would go a long way to satisfying my desire to keep them both.


Why does Hasbro have to fix it for you, why not just come up with your own new name and/or headcanon for the CW Buzzsaw? Myself, I'm on the fence between calling TR Buzzsaw Sundor from before he switched sides (yellow is close enough to orange for me), or re-purposing the JG1 name Condor for TR Lazerbeak as a generic bird minion for Soundwave.

I do go the generic rout often with characters that have multiple figures, gives you plenty of cannon fodder for the battles. Don't kill off Buzzsaw when you could easily kill off Condor instead.
Re: New Japanese Promo Clip for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys: Power Charge, Legendary Optimus, More #JoinTheBuzz (1989283)
Posted by o.supreme on October 15th, 2018 @ 10:22am CDT
I was just looking for suggestions that's all. I was just disappointed. Hasbro had so many better options, rather than go the completely illogical route to give us a character we already have, but redecoed for no apparent reason.
Re: New Japanese Promo Clip for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys: Power Charge, Legendary Optimus, More #JoinTheBuzz (1989288)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on October 15th, 2018 @ 10:44am CDT
o.supreme wrote:I was just looking for suggestions that's all. I was just disappointed. Hasbro had so many better options, rather than go the completely illogical route to give us a character we already have, but redecoed for no apparent reason.


Got it, but I actually do see some logic to including Buzzsaw again. I'm assuming for a selection like this, they wanted to use all 3 molds so Eject was out. I think they likely included a redeco of Buzzsaw since he was the "oldest" of the TR style tablets released back in CW as a way to allow anyone who jumped in during TR to obtain a version of him. Combine that with Howlback already being a fairly obscure character, I'm guessing they wanted to use as many familiar names as possible. We're probably pretty lucky they went with Howlback at all and not just a redecoed Ravage instead.
Re: New Japanese Promo Clip for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys: Power Charge, Legendary Optimus, More #JoinTheBuzz (1989325)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 15th, 2018 @ 4:27pm CDT
I got both Soundwave and the cassette pack, and I'm quite happy with them. Howlback's got a special spot in the collection with all the other lady-bots. And somehow, I'm liking the One-Step more than I should (btw "switchblade" is a misnomer, Hasbro: it's more like a butterfly knife :-B)

Just two nitpicks on either set: Doombox's knees are loose but he can still stand, and Buzzsaw's wheel assembly on the right wing droops a bit because the rivet's in too deep. Plus he's got a slight nick in roughly the same area, a trapped air bubble no doubt. O well. :)

As for what to do with CW Buzzsaw, repurpose him! It doesn't have to be a cassette, any yellow Decepticon bird will do. May I suggest 2010 Mini-Con Longview?

:EDIT: Anyone hoping for an Autobot Cassette set with Steeljaw out of Stripes, Eject and Sunder, possibly with the alternate head, if any?
Re: New Japanese Promo Clip for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys: Power Charge, Legendary Optimus, More #JoinTheBuzz (1989339)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on October 15th, 2018 @ 5:56pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Anyone hoping for an Autobot Cassette set with Steeljaw out of Stripes, Eject and Sunder, possibly with the alternate head, if any?


Hmmm, that would be very Hasbro-like to milk one more use out of them. And considering the Siege versions of the cassettes just don't do it for me, I'd be all for another cassette pack further down the Bumblebee movie line.

Edit: Although to do that, they would almost have to re-release Blaster too, wouldn't they?
Re: New Japanese Promo Clip for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys: Power Charge, Legendary Optimus, More #JoinTheBuzz (1989398)
Posted by william-james88 on October 15th, 2018 @ 9:55pm CDT
Hasbro is going all out on the upcoming Bumblebee movie with several stores organizing displays filled with a variety of Bumblebee merchandise. We have several examples below. The first comes from our own Jon 3.0 who found a display of mugs, water bottles, lunch boxes and more. You will see that there is merchandise for both Bumblebee in his movie look and his G1 look. That display was found at Ralph's a super market chain in California. This chain belongs to Kroger, so as you can expect, other Kroger stores also had massive displays. You will find an example of a Kroger display from Fort Wayne which was posted by Rookbartley on the TFW2005 forums. Finally, a picture has been circulating online of an in store display looking like an actual Volkswagen Beetle.

If you see cool displays like these, be sure to post them here.

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Re: New Japanese Promo Clip for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys: Power Charge, Legendary Optimus, More #JoinTheBuzz (1989401)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on October 15th, 2018 @ 10:20pm CDT
WOW. I really, really hope that after this movie has come and gone, every one of that display in the bottom photo finds its way into the hands of some loving collector.

One of the few policies of Toys'R'Us that I don't miss was the mandate that all displays had to be destroyed rather than given away, starting between the first two Bay movies I believe. I know it was largely mandated by the toy companies, and fully understandable that they didn't want nobodies making a killing by flipping them on ebay for 100% profit, but what a lousy waste. When I think of all those glued-together Lego Sailbarges with the now-banned Slave Leia going directly to the nearest landfill...
Re: New Japanese Promo Clip for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys: Power Charge, Legendary Optimus, More #JoinTheBuzz (1989443)
Posted by o.supreme on October 16th, 2018 @ 9:11am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote::EDIT: Anyone hoping for an Autobot Cassette set with Steeljaw out of Stripes, Eject and Sunder, possibly with the alternate head, if any?


I'd be happy with just Eject (To me Stripes WAS always Steeljaw but...). I'll happily take any additional reuse of those TR Tablet/Minion molds so long as they continue to be compatible with TR Blaster & Soundwave.

Also, I wonder if Hasbro realizes it's not BB that's really the selling point of this, or the other SS sets with the Dino Cassettes. It's the Cassettes themselves. I appreciate the $30 price point, because that is exactly what you would pay for the 3 legends class on their own. The BB is basically just dead weight. I mean my kids enjoy it enough, but if I didn't have them, or any other nieces/nephews, or friends with small children to give it to- I'd probably have literally thrown it in the garbage.
Re: New Japanese Promo Clip for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys: Power Charge, Legendary Optimus, More #JoinTheBuzz (1989542)
Posted by Survivefan23 on October 17th, 2018 @ 9:41am CDT
I found one at my local Kroger. I picked up Speed Barricade & POTP Liege Maximo. Bumblebee toys were marked down with a discount. POTP weren't.
Re: New Japanese Promo Clip for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys: Power Charge, Legendary Optimus, More #JoinTheBuzz (1989544)
Posted by Survivefan23 on October 17th, 2018 @ 9:51am CDT
Re: New Japanese Promo Clip for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys: Power Charge, Legendary Optimus, More #JoinTheBuzz (1989545)
Posted by william-james88 on October 17th, 2018 @ 9:54am CDT
Survivefan23 wrote:https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1197972683690825&set=pcb.1197972807024146&type=3&theater

That link is private and can not be seen.

If it is an image, you have to download it on your device and upload it onto this forum.
Re: New Japanese Promo Clip for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys: Power Charge, Legendary Optimus, More #JoinTheBuzz (1989562)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 17th, 2018 @ 12:35pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote::EDIT: Anyone hoping for an Autobot Cassette set with Steeljaw out of Stripes, Eject and Sunder, possibly with the alternate head, if any?


I'd be happy with just Eject (To me Stripes WAS always Steeljaw but...). I'll happily take any additional reuse of those TR Tablet/Minion molds so long as they continue to be compatible with TR Blaster & Soundwave.


How about another, lighter blue, Ravage or Stripes as Raindance, and a red Rumble as Grand Slam? ;)
Re: New Japanese Promo Clip for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys: Power Charge, Legendary Optimus, More #JoinTheBuzz (1989563)
Posted by o.supreme on October 17th, 2018 @ 12:40pm CDT
Not sure a functional combined made from those could be made...but hey, if it could work, I'd take it.
Re: New Japanese Promo Clip for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys: Power Charge, Legendary Optimus, More #JoinTheBuzz (1990005)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on October 20th, 2018 @ 10:59am CDT
I actually rather like the Legion class type VW Bee figure I got for £5.25 in The Entertainer and been taking it about with me in my pocket to keep me distracted when I am bored in places.

Gave it the gun from a TFP Bee of same size
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Took it with me to rehearsal of one of the three plays I'm currently doing (this be before I realised the back part could actually click down a bit seperating panel from behind the back of the head. I just didn't even assume it could do that. )
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Fun little figure. I added a lil extra paint on the legs and hands and feet (and that panel behind the head to help define the head more in the first pics). He has knee articulation from transformation but it looks pretty bad when the knees are bent. Still overall it's a fun lil figure.
Re: New Japanese Promo Clip for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys: Power Charge, Legendary Optimus, More #JoinTheBuzz (1990159)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 21st, 2018 @ 8:04pm CDT
Really nice shots! I love taking a pocket sized guy with me places, and that Bee fits you perfectly!

Still bummed I have yet to see Soundwave in stores. I really want to find him!
Re: New Japanese Promo Clip for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys: Power Charge, Legendary Optimus, More #JoinTheBuzz (1990518)
Posted by leokearon on October 23rd, 2018 @ 11:06am CDT
Bumblebee Legends, I mean Speed Series figures found in Debenhams Waterford, Ireland with 30% off. Picked up the VW Bumblebee for €5.95 instead of €8.50

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Re: New Japanese Promo Clip for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys: Power Charge, Legendary Optimus, More #JoinTheBuzz (1990585)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 23rd, 2018 @ 2:59pm CDT
The Bumblebee movie line seem to have reached saturation around here, now both Target and Walmart have the full range. I got myself, you guessed it, Speed Series VW Bumblebee and Optimus Prime, to go with their RotF and DotM predecessors (via their TLK redecos). It yielded something interesting: Speed Series VW 'Bee is actually taller than the DotM Legion!

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