New Simba Dickie 4 pack found in Italy

Transformers News: New Simba Dickie 4 pack found in Italy

Thursday, December 20th, 2018 9:27PM CST

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Thanks to fellow Seibertronian Barricade.it we have our first look and sighting of a new die cast 4 pack for the Bumblebee Movie from Simba Dickie. The set was found at a Leclerc-CONAD store in Teramo, Italy for €17.90. The pack features both a Hot Wheels-size Volkswagen Beetle version of Bumblebee from the movie that shares his name as well as a figure of Bee from the same movie along with a similarly styled pair of Bees based on his The Last Knight incarnation. All in a nice display box. The VW Bee appears to be the same as the one we saw in November sold on its own. It is unknown if the figures are also die cast or just the cars.

Transformers News: New Simba Dickie 4 pack found in Italy

Transformers News: New Simba Dickie 4 pack found in Italy

Transformers News: New Simba Dickie 4 pack found in Italy

Transformers News: New Simba Dickie 4 pack found in Italy

Transformers News: New Simba Dickie 4 pack found in Italy

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Re: New Simba Dickie 4 pack found in Italy (2000126)
Posted by william-james88 on December 20th, 2018 @ 10:16pm CST
We saw a red redeco of Nitro Speed series (aka Legion class) Bumblebee recently, but we did not get a good look at it. We couldn't even confirm that it was indeed "Cliffjumper" written on the packaging. Well now we can. Friend to the site Prismartyr gave us a nice little scoop with our best look at the figure yet. They managed to spot a Speed series Cliffjumper in the Big W at Tuggerah, New South Wales, Australia today.

We now see that there is no retooling from the yellow VW Speed series Bumblebee, it is just a redeco. While Cliffjumper does indeed share the same body as Bumblebee in the film, it is Bee's Cybertronian body he has and not the VW body. Still, the theme of having similar bodies is there and better yet this becomes a fun homage to the red Bumblebee toy released in G1.

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Re: New Simba Dickie 4 pack found in Italy (2000167)
Posted by ToxicSmoke on December 21st, 2018 @ 1:28am CST
I like that we're getting the Cliffjumper, but he looks like a Knock Off recolor. Something about getting used to the yellow suddenly changing over to red which was common for KO toys, and the tone of it. Still might get the figure.
Re: New Simba Dickie 4 pack found in Italy (2000173)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on December 21st, 2018 @ 2:12am CST
not remotely what cliffjumper looked like in it but yeah hasbro gotta be cheap i guess.
Re: New Simba Dickie 4 pack found in Italy (2000183)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 21st, 2018 @ 3:48am CST
Carnivius_Prime wrote:not remotely what cliffjumper looked like in it but yeah hasbro gotta be cheap i guess.


Complaining about repaints is still a thing in Current Year?
I thought it was already redundant to do so in 1984.
Re: New Simba Dickie 4 pack found in Italy (2000186)
Posted by Deadput on December 21st, 2018 @ 3:59am CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Carnivius_Prime wrote:not remotely what cliffjumper looked like in it but yeah hasbro gotta be cheap i guess.


Complaining about repaints is still a thing in Current Year?
I thought it was already redundant to do so in 1984.

To be fair this isn't really what Cliffjumper looks like in the film since A: He has same the Cybertronian body Bee has but not a Volkswagen so technically not very accurate, and B: Cliffjumper has a very different head here compared to the film which more so resembles that of his G1 self.

But yeah simple repaints have been a thing for a long time and always will be around because of getting worth out of a mold, on the other hand Hasbro has been pretty good about at least remolding the heads of figures so Hasbro could of at least given him a movie accurate head sculpt.
Re: New Simba Dickie 4 pack found in Italy (2000189)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 21st, 2018 @ 4:08am CST
If Cliffy IS in the movie and look nothing like this, I can understand the complaint. Still, not every single characters can have a "true" toy. Especially for a tiny legend figure.

I'll take out the torches and pitchforks if they make the deluxe Studio Series Cliffjumper this way, however.
Re: New Simba Dickie 4 pack found in Italy (2000190)
Posted by Deadput on December 21st, 2018 @ 4:12am CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:If Cliffy IS in the movie and look nothing like this, I can understand the complaint. Still, not every single characters can have a "true" toy. Especially for a tiny legend figure.

I'll take out the torches and pitchforks if they make the deluxe Studio Series Cliffjumper this way, however.


He's one of the characters in the Cybertron scenes.
Re: New Simba Dickie 4 pack found in Italy (2000203)
Posted by carytheone on December 21st, 2018 @ 5:46am CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:I'll take out the torches and pitchforks if they make the deluxe Studio Series Cliffjumper this way, however.
If they reshelled and replaced the head of the SS Bumblebee figure, I'd be OK with that. I quite like that toy.

Poor CliffyJ, forever Bee's bridesmaid.
Re: New Simba Dickie 4 pack found in Italy (2000234)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 21st, 2018 @ 8:42am CST
carytheone wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:I'll take out the torches and pitchforks if they make the deluxe Studio Series Cliffjumper this way, however.
If they reshelled and replaced the head of the SS Bumblebee figure, I'd be OK with that. I quite like that toy.

Poor CliffyJ, forever Bee's bridesmaid.


Oh lol!
At least he got his own mold trice in Prime. Too bad his character was killed off So soon.
Re: New Simba Dickie 4 pack found in Italy (2000240)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 21st, 2018 @ 8:59am CST
Well I think had they kept him, it wouldn't have been Dwayne Johnson providing his voice :lol: unless they had him say three lines the whole season, a bit like Vinnie Jones character in Gone in 60 Seconds.
Re: New Simba Dickie 4 pack found in Italy (2001147)
Posted by notirishman on December 26th, 2018 @ 5:28pm CST
Recall that Transformers Bumblebee Energon Igniters Speed Series Bumblebee, the Volkswagen version? Well, did you want it, but clear yellow and missing some silver paint? Well I hoped you are subscribed to the Telebi-Kun magazine in Japan, because it'll be bundled for free in the 2019 April issue! This information comes from snakas blog, in which the folks there snapped a picture of the figure, as well as what they believe to be the release date of April 2019, as mentioned above.

This clear yellow version of Bumblebee is actually the first Japanese release of the Volkswagen Speed Series Bumblebee mold in Japan. In fact, I believe this is the first Energon Igniter released in Japan! I say this since, well, the Bumblebee toyline in Japan is looking a little sparse (with only the Power Charge Bumblebee and exclusive Leader Class Legendary Optimus Prime).

So, are you interested in this most likely, limited, release of this sweet boy? Let us know in the Pub forums below!

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Re: New Simba Dickie 4 pack found in Italy (2001149)
Posted by primalxconvoy on December 26th, 2018 @ 6:19pm CST
Great news! Thanks for the info. I don't think we need to be subscribed to the magazine, though, as it's fairly easy to pick this magazine up in all good bookshops in Japan.
Re: New Simba Dickie 4 pack found in Italy (2001271)
Posted by william-james88 on December 27th, 2018 @ 2:25pm CST
In this age of knowing everything, it's not common to stumble upon brand new toys ate retail we had no clue were coming. It happened yesterday though when TF fan gabumon found the new Bumblebee Movie Energon Igniters Power Series Ratchet at a Walmart in Northern Utah. The sighting was posted on the TFW2005 message boards. Like other Power Series toys, it is $10 and needs the motor from the Power Plus toys to do its gimmick.
Also, while there is Ratchet in the Bumblebee film, with a great G1 design, this toy uses the Dark of the Moon / Age of Extinction design with an albino looking robot mode. The vehicle mode is an ambulance though, for once. For those wanting this toy, its UPC is 6 30509 79526 0. Also, depending on distribution, this may be a rarer toy since it isn't part of the standard wave 2 case but actually part of a revision wave 2 case.

Here is the full revision wave 2 case content from Entertainment Earth:

1x TRA MV6 ENERGON IGNITERS POWER HOT ROD
3x TRA MV6 IGNITERS POWER BUMBLEBEE CAMARO
2x TRA MV6 ENERGON IGNITERS POWER SHATTER
2x TRA MV6 ENERGON IGNITERS POWER RAM (Ratchet)

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Re: New Simba Dickie 4 pack found in Italy (2001272)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 27th, 2018 @ 2:36pm CST
Why is his arm green? :-?
Re: New Simba Dickie 4 pack found in Italy (2001273)
Posted by Hiyamam on December 27th, 2018 @ 2:47pm CST
Maybe a war wound or he ran out of white paint to cover his movie green?
Re: New Simba Dickie 4 pack found in Italy (2001275)
Posted by primalxconvoy on December 27th, 2018 @ 2:56pm CST
william-james88 wrote:t's not common to stumble upon brand new toys ate retail we had no clue were coming.


I think you meant to write "at retail"?
Re: New Simba Dickie 4 pack found in Italy (2001276)
Posted by Deadput on December 27th, 2018 @ 2:59pm CST
primalxconvoy wrote:
william-james88 wrote:t's not common to stumble upon brand new toys ate retail we had no clue were coming.


I think you meant to write "at retail"?


Pft, you saying you don't eat the retail toys all the time?

Guess you ain't a true fan then.
Re: New Simba Dickie 4 pack found in Italy (2001277)
Posted by primalxconvoy on December 27th, 2018 @ 3:01pm CST
Deadput wrote:
primalxconvoy wrote:
william-james88 wrote:t's not common to stumble upon brand new toys ate retail we had no clue were coming.


I think you meant to write "at retail"?


Pft, you saying you don't eat the retail toys all the time?

Guess you ain't a true fan then.


Technically, that sentence would imply that the TOYS ate the retail market or while concept of what retail is...
Re: New Simba Dickie 4 pack found in Italy (2001284)
Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on December 27th, 2018 @ 3:49pm CST
primalxconvoy wrote:
Technically, that sentence would imply that the TOYS ate the retail market.

I’m going with this interpretation, that would explain why SS Devastator components are being sold across multiple waves.
Re: New Simba Dickie 4 pack found in Italy (2001285)
Posted by TulioDude on December 27th, 2018 @ 3:52pm CST
I like the G1 influence with the Movie Ratchet Design

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