New Video Reviews of Transformers Generations Selects Bugbite

New Video Reviews of Transformers Generations Selects Bugbite

Monday, October 12th, 2020 3:47pm CDT

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Greetings Seibertronians! We've got two video reviews to share with you all today, both covering the same figure, the forthcoming Transformers Generations Selects Bugbite!

The first is a review from fellow Seibertron user and YouTube toy reviewer, PrimeVsPrime.



The second is a review from new YouTube toy reviewer, The Mr Stan Show.



Generations Selects Bugbite is a redeco of Earthrise Deluxe Class Cliffjumper with Bumblebee's head. He's also sporting the Mercenary badge. This marks the second time that Cliffjumper served as the basis of a Selects figure, following Hubcap who also uses a different head.

What do you think of this toy? Do you have a preorder in for this hired gun? Or do you still wish that they had redeco'ed Bumblebee completely, keeping the VW like alt mode? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews!

Credit(s): PrimeVsPrime from Seibertron, The Mr Stan Show on YouTube


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Re: New Video Reviews of Transformers Generations Selects Bugbite (2083628)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 12th, 2020 @ 7:59pm CDT
I pre-ordered Mercenary Soundblaster tonight, decided I wanted the 3rd and for the moment final Mercenary toy. It'll be fun to get him and experience the mold in this way.
Re: New Video Reviews of Transformers Generations Selects Bugbite (2083629)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on October 12th, 2020 @ 8:20pm CDT
I am of the opinion that Bugbite is worthless and will remain worthless until a conversion kit comes out. Or unless, miracle of miracles, Hasbro recalls the existing run and redoes him with the Bumblebee version of the mold. The version they should have used in the first place.

I'm going to be negative and uncompromising about this, and here's why:

His name is Bugbite. There's at least 10x the wordplay of Bumblebee's name baked into that. Hasbro should have used the Bumblebee version of the mold, dug out the Classics mold and rehashed G.O.D. Bugbite (at Voyager price if need be), or just not bloody bothered. Because with that name, he needs to be a VW Bug, whether licensed or genericized. The Cliffjumper version of the mold is neither, so this is a complete and total waste of plastic. I'd rather buy an incomplete Armada Side Swipe at WFC Leader price, than this excuse for Bugbite.
Re: New Video Reviews of Transformers Generations Selects Bugbite (2083631)
Posted by Deadput on October 12th, 2020 @ 9:08pm CDT
It's not going to happen, if it ever was they would of done that instead of going through the effort to have a version of the Cliffjumper mold with Bee's head.

This is very likely a legal thing where VW don't want a licensed evil VW Transformer figure.

I'm more disappointed about the lack of purple patterning on the doors/hood personally.
Re: New Video Reviews of Transformers Generations Selects Bugbite (2083632)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on October 12th, 2020 @ 9:11pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
TF-fan kev777 wrote:Soundbaster is up and as well and is TT-GS12 and has the mercenary faction symbol.

https://hasbropulse.com/collections/tra ... -exclusive
His chest window is also cleaner with far less window cracks in it.

But what's also interesting is that Hasbro is treating this toy as a Selects figure while Takara is instead treating it as a normal Siege figure.


I wonder if that means that Hasbro actually assigns the TT-GS numbers. That might explain the almost completely random way they have been numbered so far and TT's Siege Nemesis Prime not having one.
Now you got me wondering. Have we seen the "TT-GS" (TakaraTomy Generations Selects) ID numbers on any of the TakaraTomy Mall listings, or only on their Hasbro Pulse listings? :-?


All Selects ID's are Hasbro, TakaraTomy doesn't assign any to their releases in a strange twist.
Re: New Video Reviews of Transformers Generations Selects Bugbite (2083672)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 13th, 2020 @ 9:24am CDT
Deadput wrote:I'm more disappointed about the lack of purple patterning on the doors/hood personally.

This. Botcon and Flame Toys did it, I have no idea why the Selects one couldn't have had that color scheme
Re: New Video Reviews of Transformers Generations Selects Bugbite (2083674)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 13th, 2020 @ 10:06am CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Deadput wrote:I'm more disappointed about the lack of purple patterning on the doors/hood personally.

This. Botcon and Flame Toys did it, I have no idea why the Selects one couldn't have had that color scheme
My guess is they were trying to be faithful to the original toy's deco.

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After all, the BotCon version was a body upgrade from that toy, so the new Bugbite toy may be intended to resemble his base form as a Transformer.
Re: New Video Reviews of Transformers Generations Selects Bugbite (2083695)
Posted by blackeyedprime on October 13th, 2020 @ 11:47am CDT
If they aren't faithfull to the original toys mold, no need to be faithful on the deco either. Bugbites names just been slapped on a Bumblejumper figure for the most part.
Re: New Video Reviews of Transformers Generations Selects Bugbite (2083703)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 13th, 2020 @ 12:40pm CDT
blackeyedprime wrote:If they aren't faithfull to the original toys mold, no need to be faithful on the deco either. Bugbites names just been slapped on a Bumblejumper figure for the most part.
Well, they might have wanted to make it as close as Volkswagen would let them.
Re: New Video Reviews of Transformers Generations Selects Bugbite (2083713)
Posted by aronjlove on October 13th, 2020 @ 1:09pm CDT
Just received an email from Pulse, Super Megs is delayed till December 1st. My wallet says cool but seeing others with him has my jonesing for my plastic fix.
Re: New Video Reviews of Transformers Generations Selects Bugbite (2083717)
Posted by o.supreme on October 13th, 2020 @ 1:19pm CDT
Delays are annoying, but tolerable if they haven't charged you. If they have, then that is pretty messed up. I didn't order Super Megs, but I saw that date on their website a while back...Do they wait until the last minute to push back the dates? God Neptune is 10/24, and we haven't received the inevitable delay notice yet...
Re: New Video Reviews of Transformers Generations Selects Bugbite (2083720)
Posted by aronjlove on October 13th, 2020 @ 1:22pm CDT
Thankfully Pulse doesn't charge until a week before shipping. They used to send me emails prior to charging my card but haven't received those emails lately. And while the order page for Super Megatron had been updated with a new date, twice, this is the first email I've received about a delay. Still better communication than Walmart.
Re: New Video Reviews of Transformers Generations Selects Bugbite (2083722)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on October 13th, 2020 @ 1:29pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
blackeyedprime wrote:If they aren't faithfull to the original toys mold, no need to be faithful on the deco either. Bugbites names just been slapped on a Bumblejumper figure for the most part.
Well, they might have wanted to make it as close as Volkswagen would let them.


Which brings up this question: has there ever been an official white Classic Beetle? Outside of Herbie :lol:
Re: New Video Reviews of Transformers Generations Selects Bugbite (2083726)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on October 13th, 2020 @ 2:04pm CDT
Takara Tomy Selects Soundblaster is a must for me. Even if the ONLY difference were the fact that it has the Mercenary faction symbol. I've got 35th Anniversary Soundblaster from Walmart, and that can serve as the Headmasters rebuilt Soundwave version of Soundblaster, while this TTGS one will be the Soundblaster that is a "failed" clone of Soundwave made by Shockwave.
Re: New Video Reviews of Transformers Generations Selects Bugbite (2083733)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 13th, 2020 @ 4:11pm CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:Takara Tomy Selects Soundblaster is a must for me. Even if the ONLY difference were the fact that it has the Mercenary faction symbol. I've got 35th Anniversary Soundblaster from Walmart, and that can serve as the Headmasters rebuilt Soundwave version of Soundblaster, while this TTGS one will be the Soundblaster that is a "failed" clone of Soundwave made by Shockwave.

Kinda sorta my thoughts as well, except my Soundblaster is the FOC one with his Buzzsaw
Re: New Video Reviews of Transformers Generations Selects Bugbite (2084082)
Posted by Sentinel_Primal on October 15th, 2020 @ 6:55pm CDT
So... Interestingly Hasbro's removed the "Ships by" from God Neptune's listing page
Re: New Video Reviews of Transformers Generations Selects Bugbite (2084091)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 15th, 2020 @ 8:59pm CDT
Sentinel_Primal wrote:So... Interestingly Hasbro's removed the "Ships by" from God Neptune's listing page

Ya know, as much as I hate delays, I'm not sure I'd mind this one getting delayed a month, would put it away from another order I have in for the month
Re: New Video Reviews of Transformers Generations Selects Bugbite (2084096)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on October 15th, 2020 @ 10:32pm CDT
Sentinel_Primal wrote:So... Interestingly Hasbro's removed the "Ships by" from God Neptune's listing page


That's weird, my order summary still says ships approx 10-24. I fully expect at least a 2 month delay in any case, which actually works out just fine for me. I was just dealt a financial blow and will most likely have to cancel anyway, but a delay would give me a little time to consider selling off something else instead to make it work.
Re: New Video Reviews of Transformers Generations Selects Bugbite (2084277)
Posted by aronjlove on October 16th, 2020 @ 6:25pm CDT
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
Sentinel_Primal wrote:So... Interestingly Hasbro's removed the "Ships by" from God Neptune's listing page


That's weird, my order summary still says ships approx 10-24. I fully expect at least a 2 month delay in any case, which actually works out just fine for me. I was just dealt a financial blow and will most likely have to cancel anyway, but a delay would give me a little time to consider selling off something else instead to make it work.

I just checked a few order summaries and none of themhave estimated ship dates except God Neptune. I then checked some products pages like the Shattered Glass 2-pack and the Netflix Spoiler w/ Nemesis and they no longer have estimated ship dates noted.
Re: New Video Reviews of Transformers Generations Selects Bugbite (2084497)
Posted by ZeroWolf on October 18th, 2020 @ 3:18pm CDT
Greetings Seibertronians! Fellow Seibertron user, and YouTube toy reviewer, Thundertron has let us know that they've done a new video review of the forthcoming Transformers Generations Selects Deluxe Class Tigertrack!

Tigertrack is a redeco of the Siege Deluxe Class Sideswipe mold and is a homage to the color of the toy that would become Sideswipe, in the original Diaclone line. The toy comes with Red Alerts gun and and a piece from Siege Deluxe Class Six-Gun/Cromar to act as his shoulder mounted rocket launcher.

The review includes comparisons with all the other uses of the Siege Sideswipe mold so far.

We have embedded the review below for your convenience:



Have you got Tigertrack on preorder? Do you agree with the review? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews!
Re: New Video Reviews of Transformers Generations Selects Bugbite (2084513)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on October 18th, 2020 @ 8:21pm CDT
The same piece that came with Six-Gun also came with the original Sideswipe. There's really no bonus or new parts with Tigertrack except for getting Red Alert's gun.

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