Official Images of First Ever Takara Studio Series Exclusive SS-EX 1967 Rusty Bumblebee

Official Images of First Ever Takara Studio Series Exclusive SS-EX 1967 Rusty Bumblebee

Friday, November 23rd, 2018 2:37pm CST

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While Hasbro has been giving us loads of Transformers Studio Series exclusives, Takara has waited until now to give us their first. It is SS-EX 1967 Rusty Bumblebee. It can be ordered now either with a movie ticket (for about $45 USD) or without (for about $35 USD). The listings give us official images of the figure where we can see that the rust is not painted (nor tampoed) but rather digitally printed, similar to the deco on recent Baest Wars MPs and TLK Infernocus.

Here are the listings for those living in Japan (or using a forwarding service) to order this item:

With premier ticket: https://7net.omni7.jp/detail/1400709374

Figure alone: https://7net.omni7.jp/detail/1400709375

Transformers News: Official Images of First Ever Takara Studio Series Exclusive SS-EX 1967 Rusty Bumblebee

Transformers News: Official Images of First Ever Takara Studio Series Exclusive SS-EX 1967 Rusty Bumblebee

Transformers News: Official Images of First Ever Takara Studio Series Exclusive SS-EX 1967 Rusty Bumblebee

Transformers News: Official Images of First Ever Takara Studio Series Exclusive SS-EX 1967 Rusty Bumblebee

Transformers News: Official Images of First Ever Takara Studio Series Exclusive SS-EX 1967 Rusty Bumblebee

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Re: Official Images of First Ever Takara Studio Series Exclusive SS-EX 1967 Rusty Bumblebee (1995180)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 23rd, 2018 @ 3:37pm CST
Nice but why no rust on the bot mode?
That's a swing and miss for me.
Re: Official Images of First Ever Takara Studio Series Exclusive SS-EX 1967 Rusty Bumblebee (1995195)
Posted by Ironhidensh on November 23rd, 2018 @ 6:54pm CST
Sadly, WWII Bee looks to be a huge pass.
Re: Official Images of First Ever Takara Studio Series Exclusive SS-EX 1967 Rusty Bumblebee (1995201)
Posted by william-james88 on November 23rd, 2018 @ 7:52pm CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:Nice but why no rust on the bot mode?
That's a swing and miss for me.

But isnt it that way in the film?
Re: Official Images of First Ever Takara Studio Series Exclusive SS-EX 1967 Rusty Bumblebee (1995204)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 23rd, 2018 @ 8:15pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:Nice but why no rust on the bot mode?
That's a swing and miss for me.

But isnt it that way in the film?



Dunno. But logic dictate that damage on the vehicle should carry on to the bot mode. For the sake of consistency.
Re: Official Images of First Ever Takara Studio Series Exclusive SS-EX 1967 Rusty Bumblebee (1995211)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 23rd, 2018 @ 9:04pm CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:Nice but why no rust on the bot mode?
That's a swing and miss for me.

But isnt it that way in the film?



Dunno. But logic dictate that damage on the vehicle should carry on to the bot mode. For the sake of consistency.
Not unless his robot mode was fine when he scanned a rusty old VW. ;)
Re: Official Images of First Ever Takara Studio Series Exclusive SS-EX 1967 Rusty Bumblebee (1995220)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 24th, 2018 @ 12:11am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:Nice but why no rust on the bot mode?
That's a swing and miss for me.

But isnt it that way in the film?



Dunno. But logic dictate that damage on the vehicle should carry on to the bot mode. For the sake of consistency.
Not unless his robot mode was fine when he scanned a rusty old VW. ;)


Robots in Disguise

Well, sonovabitch...
Re: Official Images of First Ever Takara Studio Series Exclusive SS-EX 1967 Rusty Bumblebee (1995224)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on November 24th, 2018 @ 4:01am CST
Adimus Prime wrote:Wait. Where did this WW2 Bumblebee come from? That's not his alt mode in TF5.

It comes from them looking at Josh Nizzi's concept art instead of the movie. At least he's not out yet so it's a good time to tell Hasbro "Wrong, do it again."

william-james88 wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:especially with WWII Bumblebee which seems to be the biggest shellformer since Cybertron Thunderblast

Think aoe leader prime would have something to say about that, least thunderblast can't form a boat if you remove her from her shell ;)

Of course she can, she contributes nothing to the boat.

She contributes part of the prow. But to be fair, the likes of Big Convoy and AoE Leader Prime are just as much shellformers as she is. And unlike the latter, Thunderblast has style and charm to her. She can also pose:
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Re: Official Images of First Ever Takara Studio Series Exclusive SS-EX 1967 Rusty Bumblebee (1995225)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 24th, 2018 @ 4:52am CST
T-Blast go beyond shellforming though. She's basically a PRETENDER. The boat part only need to separate.
And I love her because of that. It's silly, yes, but it's one TF that I'll never get rid of. :x

AoE Galvatron is a better analogy to T-Blast than Big Convoy and AoE leader Optimus. Him too, his shell is just a huge single block that fold on his back. Only his legs stick out. Still ove him to bits though.
Re: Official Images of First Ever Takara Studio Series Exclusive SS-EX 1967 Rusty Bumblebee (1995263)
Posted by notsoalex on November 24th, 2018 @ 3:12pm CST
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:It comes from them looking at Josh Nizzi's concept art instead of the movie. At least he's not out yet so it's a good time to tell Hasbro "Wrong, do it again."

Did they even transform in the movie? And Hasbro would have no reason to go back and restart from square one.
Re: Official Images of First Ever Takara Studio Series Exclusive SS-EX 1967 Rusty Bumblebee (1995269)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 24th, 2018 @ 3:48pm CST
notirishman wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:It comes from them looking at Josh Nizzi's concept art instead of the movie. At least he's not out yet so it's a good time to tell Hasbro "Wrong, do it again."

Did they even transform in the movie? And Hasbro would have no reason to go back and restart from square one.


Also the COST. A company will never scrap something that is almost at the end of the assembly line for frivolous reasons. Especially if the thing have to be remade from square one.
Re: Official Images of First Ever Takara Studio Series Exclusive SS-EX 1967 Rusty Bumblebee (1995286)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on November 24th, 2018 @ 5:14pm CST
notirishman wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:It comes from them looking at Josh Nizzi's concept art instead of the movie. At least he's not out yet so it's a good time to tell Hasbro "Wrong, do it again."

Did they even transform in the movie? And Hasbro would have no reason to go back and restart from square one.

Yes, they did. They arrived in vehicle mode then transformed to robot mode and shot up a bunch of Nazis.
Re: Official Images of First Ever Takara Studio Series Exclusive SS-EX 1967 Rusty Bumblebee (1995655)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on November 27th, 2018 @ 7:24pm CST
I'm waiting to find Dropkick in stores. Studio series has been really consistent with showing up in my stores in a timely fashion and being readily available. Looking forward to Shatter a bit more than Dropkick though
Re: Official Images of First Ever Takara Studio Series Exclusive SS-EX 1967 Rusty Bumblebee (1995668)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 27th, 2018 @ 8:20pm CST
Apparently, Takara's exclusive 1967 Rusty Bumblebee isn't so exclusive to Japan as we thought, since it turns out it's the same Bumblebee as the one that comes in Hasbro's "Bumblebee Then & Now Multipack" that also comes with a slight redeco of TLK Bumblebee. Takara's simply releasing it by itself in a single pack exclusive to 7net.
Re: Official Images of First Ever Takara Studio Series Exclusive SS-EX 1967 Rusty Bumblebee (1995669)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on November 27th, 2018 @ 8:23pm CST
Found me a bunch of dropkick today at my target, he seems to come at least 4 per case I think, ksi drone was gone, but I'm still up in the air with it.

He's a lot of fun, a clever transformation, a neat vehicle mode, but I still don't think he's the right color, it looks like he's wearing a onesie #-o
Re: Official Images of First Ever Takara Studio Series Exclusive SS-EX 1967 Rusty Bumblebee (1995677)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on November 27th, 2018 @ 8:37pm CST
He should be thrown at the Bumblebee Movie's director for his okaying Dropkick as a triple-changer. It was a dumb idea with Drift in Age of Extinction and it's a dumb idea with Dropkick. Triple-changing and Earth-mode Bayformers don't mix.
Re: Official Images of First Ever Takara Studio Series Exclusive SS-EX 1967 Rusty Bumblebee (1995716)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on November 28th, 2018 @ 4:26am CST
A word of warning though, I wouldn't do the last step to robot mode where it wants you to shift his rotors upwards to sit closer to his back, the connection is so tight I needed a knife and 5 minutes to undo it, and the whole body is painted clear plastic, so I felt really uncomfortable getting rough with it.
It literally changes nothing, so there's no need to worry about it.
Re: Official Images of First Ever Takara Studio Series Exclusive SS-EX 1967 Rusty Bumblebee (1995747)
Posted by TulioDude on November 28th, 2018 @ 9:47am CST
Does anyone think we will have toys from the scenes on Cybertron of The Bumblebee movie?
Some of these redesigns are so sick that would be shame if dont get a toy or two from them.
Re: Official Images of First Ever Takara Studio Series Exclusive SS-EX 1967 Rusty Bumblebee (1995754)
Posted by carytheone on November 28th, 2018 @ 10:14am CST
TulioDude wrote:Does anyone think we will have toys from the scenes on Cybertron of The Bumblebee movie?
Some of these redesigns are so sick that would be shame if dont get a toy or two from them.
I'd love to see those designs in plastic form, but probably not because we can't have nice things ;)

To be fair though, the new Siege line is pretty much just that ;)^

And now we know what Siege is scaled to :lol:
Re: Official Images of First Ever Takara Studio Series Exclusive SS-EX 1967 Rusty Bumblebee (1995756)
Posted by ZeroWolf on November 28th, 2018 @ 10:22am CST
We've got more Transformers Bumblebee tie ins for you to look at now, this time courtesy of the Transformers Studio Series line! It's been confirmed that Studio Series numbers 24 + 25 Target exclusives with a listing now live on their website!

The set consists of a redeco of VW Alt Mode Bumblebee and slight redeco of Bumblebee from his The Last Knight toyline release. Its interesting to note that the VW Beetle Bee is the sane as the recently announced Takara Studio Series exclusive "Rusty" VW Bee.

The double pack is currently retailing for $39.99. The folks over at fellow Transformers fan site TFW2005 have also reported that the codes for this set have been registering in some Targets in store systems as being in stock, so there's a chance you may even be able to find this set in store.

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Also we have some good news for Australian fans as this set has also appeared online at the Kmart website! The set is retailing currently for 45AUS$ and is a great chance for Australian fans to snap up this set.

What do you think about this set? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews.
Re: Official Images of First Ever Takara Studio Series Exclusive SS-EX 1967 Rusty Bumblebee (1995760)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on November 28th, 2018 @ 10:49am CST
Hm... Something about this bugs me ;)

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