SAn Diego Comic Con 2016 Toys'R'Us Transformers Exclusives - Press Release

SAn Diego Comic Con 2016 Toys'R'Us Transformers Exclusives - Press Release

Thursday, July 7th, 2016 9:13am CDT

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Thanks to fellow Seibertronian AzT, we have access to the official press release from retail chain Toys'R'Us and their plans for next week's massive pop culture and entertainment event in California: San Diego Comic Con 2016. According to the release, Bumblebee will take the Transformers spotlight in their convention exclusive releases, as the Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee with Spike and his Exosuit (you can see galleries of the Takara version here) will be on offer at the show first, and reach retail later in the year.

In addition, customers who acquire the Masterpiece figure at the event, will also receive a Funko Hikari Sofubi version of the yellow scout, with metallic paint on an 8-inch sized vinyl statuette. Check out official images and descriptions below!

Plane ticket and hotel booked? Check. Cosplay costume packed? Check. Panel and shopping list made? Double check.

As you can guess, this is no ordinary to do-list. It’s related to a very special time of year when comic-enthusiasts are glowing in anticipation – or maybe it’s just the reflection from their Star Wars lightsabers? That’s right, the biggest pop culture event in the world, Comic Convention in San Diego, is only two weeks away!

As most proud, self-proclaimed geeks – like me – know, this international annual convention is four full days packed with can't-miss panels, meet and greets, screenings, and seminars, plus thousands of comics, movie, and science fiction lovers in the most elaborate cosplay costumers ever.

While I sit here at my desk buzzing with anticipation, I can totally relate to the feeling Ray, Egon, Winston and Venkman had right before they crossed the streams for the first time to defeat the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man (#Ghostbusters #dontcrossthestreams). Who can’t wait to see endless lines of people waiting for a panel discussions with some of the best in the industry? This lady. Who can’t wait to trip over yet another white and flowy Princess Leia dress while waiting in the bathroom line? Yup, me again!

However, the one thing I truly am so excited for is to meet with my fellow die-hard collectors at the Entertainment Earth booth (#2343). You’ll find me there with the rest of the Toys“R”Us team and our lineup of exclusive figures, building sets and more – so call upon your inner Jedi (or Darth Vader, if that’s your thing), and stop by early to get first-dibs!

If you need me, I’ll be gazing at my collection and #fangirling until the convention starts, but to satiate fans’ appetites, we’ve included the full list of exclusive products that Toys“R”Us will have at the Entertainment Earth booth (#2343) and online at Toysrus.com/ComicConvention from Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, July 24, below!

- Stephanie Bailey, Senior Buyer, Toys“R”Us


Transformers News: SAn Diego Comic Con 2016 Toys'R'Us Transformers Exclusives - Press Release


TRANSFORMERS Masterpiece Bumblebee from Hasbro®

This Masterpiece Bumblebee collectible figure is inspired by the classic 1980s TRANSFORMERS animated series and depicts the Autobot scout in his G1 Volkswagen Beetle form. Featuring a high level of detail, Masterpiece Bumblebee converts from robot mode to a licensed Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle vehicle mode and comes complete with a converting Exosuit Spike Witwicky figure, 2 swappable faceplates (smiling and neutral), a blaster accessory, a removable spare tire cover and an extra side mirror. This item will become available at Toys“R”Us stores later this year.


Transformers News: SAn Diego Comic Con 2016 Toys'R'Us Transformers Exclusives - Press Release


Hikari Sofubi: TRANSFORMERS Bumblebee Metallic from Funko

Everyone’s favorite Autobot is given the Japanese Hikari look with this limited edition collectible. Styled in a shiny paint deco of the character’s classic yellow and black colors, each 8-inch soft vinyl figure is individually numbered and comes in a window display box, making it the perfect addition to fans’ collections. This item will be available ONLY as a free gift with purchase of TRANSFORMERS Masterpiece Bumblebee Spike at the Comic Convention.

Credit(s): TRU


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Re: SAn Diego Comic Con 2016 Toys'R'Us Transformers Exclusives - Press Release (1803808)
Posted by cor2879 on July 7th, 2016 @ 10:17am CDT
Wait is this it for Transformers exclusives from SDCC this year? If so... wow. Can you say "meh"?
Re: SAn Diego Comic Con 2016 Toys'R'Us Transformers Exclusives - Press Release (1803809)
Posted by william-james88 on July 7th, 2016 @ 10:19am CDT
cor2879 wrote:Wait is this it for Transformers exclusives from SDCC this year? If so... wow. Can you say "meh"?

No, this is only the ones that TRU will also carry.
Re: SAn Diego Comic Con 2016 Toys'R'Us Transformers Exclusives - Press Release (1803811)
Posted by cor2879 on July 7th, 2016 @ 10:21am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
cor2879 wrote:Wait is this it for Transformers exclusives from SDCC this year? If so... wow. Can you say "meh"?

No, this is only the ones that TRU will also carry.


Ok... good :-)
Re: SAn Diego Comic Con 2016 Toys'R'Us Transformers Exclusives - Press Release (1803813)
Posted by william-james88 on July 7th, 2016 @ 11:08am CDT
cor2879 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
cor2879 wrote:Wait is this it for Transformers exclusives from SDCC this year? If so... wow. Can you say "meh"?

No, this is only the ones that TRU will also carry.


Ok... good :-)

They already revealed the others before. You can look em up on the site, its Ttans Return Fort Max in a different deco and a box set of titans return figures.
Re: SAn Diego Comic Con 2016 Toys'R'Us Transformers Exclusives - Press Release (1804085)
Posted by LegendaryAntiHero on July 8th, 2016 @ 4:57pm CDT
I've seen a picture of MP Bumblebee on TRU shelves on twitter. It's almost unbelievable how they are charging double Takara's price for Masterpiece Bumblebee
Re: SAn Diego Comic Con 2016 Toys'R'Us Transformers Exclusives - Press Release (1808464)
Posted by Bronzewolf on July 23rd, 2016 @ 1:38pm CDT
Seibertronians, it seems Hasbro has finally released their MP-08 Bumblebee to US markets! Yes, the day has finally come, and he's available in the US through the Toys R Us website, along with some of their other SDCC "Exclusive" toys! The included description is the same from the a Canadian release:

Transformers Masterpiece figures showcase the greatest Transformers characters in a high level of detail. This Masterpiece Bumblebee figure is inspired by the classic 1986 Transformers animated movie and depicts the Autobot scout in his G1 Volkswagen Beetle form. This ultra-premium, collectible figure is a must-have for any Transformers collection.

Before becoming a renowned warrior and trusted lieutenant to Optimus Prime, Bumblebee was a young scout, eager to prove himself in the eyes of his fellow Autobots. Despite his small stature, Bumblebee earned the respect and admiration of his comrades through acts of bravery that far exceeded his size. He was among the first Autobots to arrive on Earth and, thanks to his friendship with Spike Witwicky, played a crucial role in gaining humanity's trust.

This Masterpiece Bumblebee figure converts from robot mode to a licensed Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle vehicle mode. It comes with a converting Exosuit Spike Witwicky figure. Both are inspired by the classic 1986 Transformers animated film. The figure comes with 2 swappable faceplates (smiling and neutral), a blaster accessory, a removable spare tire cover, and an extra side mirror. MP-08.

Product Features:
Masterpiece Edition G1 Bumblebee figure

Inspired by the 1986 Transformers animated movie

Converts to a licensed Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle vehicle mode

Comes with a converting Exosuit Spike Witwicky figure

Includes 2 swappable faceplates and a blaster accessory

Action figure scale: 6 inches


Do you own the Takara version of this figure? How do you think it compares? What's your thought on the higher price? Let us know in the comments, and, as always, keep your optics and audio sensors tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest and greatest Transformers news on the net!
Re: SAn Diego Comic Con 2016 Toys'R'Us Transformers Exclusives - Press Release (1809875)
Posted by william-james88 on July 28th, 2016 @ 10:37am CDT
We knew Hasbro's Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee was coming to Toysrus (at least online), but we weren't sure exactly when we could find it in stores, if ever. It turns out to be in stores right now.
Transformers fan Scott found Masterpiece Bumblebee at Toysrus in Holbrook Long Island New York for $ 64.99 and took images as proof. Will any of you be picking it up? Let us know!

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Re: SAn Diego Comic Con 2016 Toys'R'Us Transformers Exclusives - Press Release (1809898)
Posted by boyatlarge on July 28th, 2016 @ 11:20am CDT
One of my favorite pieces of the engineering of this figure is how the remaining hood piece that does not form his feet folds up and goes into his body portion. I find it odd that this was not done for the photography for the box art.
Re: SAn Diego Comic Con 2016 Toys'R'Us Transformers Exclusives - Press Release (1809900)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 28th, 2016 @ 11:22am CDT
boyatlarge wrote:One of my favorite pieces of the engineering of this figure is how the remaining hood piece that does not form his feet folds up and goes into his body portion. I find it odd that this was not done for the photography for the box art.
Gotta display that Volkswagen logo. ;)
Re: SAn Diego Comic Con 2016 Toys'R'Us Transformers Exclusives - Press Release (1809922)
Posted by shocksound96 on July 28th, 2016 @ 12:53pm CDT
Also found him here in Iowa, didn't get though because i only had 20 dollars on me, so i got TR Blurr
Re: SAn Diego Comic Con 2016 Toys'R'Us Transformers Exclusives - Press Release (1810058)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on July 28th, 2016 @ 6:38pm CDT
Wow holbrook restocked thats a surprise, might have to take a look next time im in the area.
Re: SAn Diego Comic Con 2016 Toys'R'Us Transformers Exclusives - Press Release (1833166)
Posted by william-james88 on October 13th, 2016 @ 9:22am CDT
Masterpiece Bumblebee is slowly making his way to retail in the US for $65 at Toysrus. In this occasion, Hasbro has pulled all the stops to advertise this release by having a commercial that has both John Warden, Hasbro's main design manager, and Shogo Hasui, the Takara designer who created this toy, promoting the toy. Of course, this commercial does have a few tongue in cheek lines, like saying how the box has great photography while the image is blatantly mistransformed (as is the toy in the commercial). In any case, it's more than most of us expected for the attention Hasbro would bring to their Masterpiece line, enjoy!

Re: SAn Diego Comic Con 2016 Toys'R'Us Transformers Exclusives - Press Release (1833263)
Posted by dabattousai on October 13th, 2016 @ 3:20pm CDT
Favorite quote, "Awesome product photography." yeahhhhh, with that front hood piece on Bumblebee's crotch.

If it was intentional because Volkswagen wanted their logo to show, then I will forgive it.
Re: SAn Diego Comic Con 2016 Toys'R'Us Transformers Exclusives - Press Release (1833271)
Posted by william-james88 on October 13th, 2016 @ 3:24pm CDT
dabattousai wrote:Favorite quote, "Awesome product photography." yeahhhhh, with that front hood piece on Bumblebee's crotch.

If it was intentional because Volkswagen wanted their logo to show, then I will forgive it.

What about the quote about the exosuit Spike wore on the show? When did he wear it in the show?
Re: SAn Diego Comic Con 2016 Toys'R'Us Transformers Exclusives - Press Release (1833353)
Posted by fenrir72 on October 13th, 2016 @ 7:08pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
dabattousai wrote:Favorite quote, "Awesome product photography." yeahhhhh, with that front hood piece on Bumblebee's crotch.

If it was intentional because Volkswagen wanted their logo to show, then I will forgive it.

What about the quote about the exosuit Spike wore on the show? When did he wear it in the show?


Perhaps he meant the "Movie". Sometimes it gets confusing after nearly 30 years you just blurt out things.

That or the translator sucks. :lol:
Re: SAn Diego Comic Con 2016 Toys'R'Us Transformers Exclusives - Press Release (1833369)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 13th, 2016 @ 7:57pm CDT
fenrir72 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
dabattousai wrote:Favorite quote, "Awesome product photography." yeahhhhh, with that front hood piece on Bumblebee's crotch.

If it was intentional because Volkswagen wanted their logo to show, then I will forgive it.

What about the quote about the exosuit Spike wore on the show? When did he wear it in the show?


Perhaps he meant the "Movie". Sometimes it gets confusing after nearly 30 years you just blurt out things.

That or the translator sucks. :lol:
As it turns out, the sole other time that Spike was seen wearing an Exosuit outside of the movie was in an episode... of The Headmasters cartoon. Probably not what Warden was thinking about at the time, though.

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Re: SAn Diego Comic Con 2016 Toys'R'Us Transformers Exclusives - Press Release (1833383)
Posted by fenrir72 on October 13th, 2016 @ 8:52pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
dabattousai wrote:Favorite quote, "Awesome product photography." yeahhhhh, with that front hood piece on Bumblebee's crotch.

If it was intentional because Volkswagen wanted their logo to show, then I will forgive it.

What about the quote about the exosuit Spike wore on the show? When did he wear it in the show?


Perhaps he meant the "Movie". Sometimes it gets confusing after nearly 30 years you just blurt out things.

That or the translator sucks. :lol:
As it turns out, the sole other time that Spike was seen wearing an Exosuit outside of the movie was in an episode... of The Headmasters cartoon. Probably not what Warden was thinking about at the time, though.

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Just prior to Mars exploding.Second appearance of "big mode" :lol: the gattai sequence was interrupted of course.

P.S.

I hope VW isn't giving Takara or Hb any grief with the Porsche TM. Jazz and CJ really need an MP release! :PRAY:
Re: SAn Diego Comic Con 2016 Toys'R'Us Transformers Exclusives - Press Release (1833442)
Posted by Triptykon on October 14th, 2016 @ 1:48am CDT
Saw him @ Madison WI. Toys R Us, (Also had a few Fortress Maximus)
I had to leave him behind, can't afford it right now :(
Re: SAn Diego Comic Con 2016 Toys'R'Us Transformers Exclusives - Press Release (1833461)
Posted by miguelus_prime on October 14th, 2016 @ 5:58am CDT
Don't you remember the Headmasters opening?

That is ALL episodes :P

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Re: SAn Diego Comic Con 2016 Toys'R'Us Transformers Exclusives - Press Release (1833462)
Posted by fenrir72 on October 14th, 2016 @ 6:12am CDT
miguelus_prime wrote:Don't you remember the Headmasters opening?

That is ALL episodes :P

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As Sabrblade mentioned, Spike also used the Exosuit in the episode set Mars.Episodes #13 and 14 to be exact.

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