Studio Series 27 Deluxe Class Clunker Bumblebee has a pin to hold the floppy roof (English reviews)

Transformers News: Studio Series 27 Deluxe Class Clunker Bumblebee has a pin to hold the floppy roof (English reviews)

Thursday, January 10th, 2019 9:38PM CST

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We all let out a woeful sigh when we found out about the issue on Studio Series 01 Deluxe Class Bumblebee, that the roof piece constantly falls due to a lack of a pin, stopping the toy from having a seamless transformation... but wait, there's hope! Studio Series 27 Deluxe Class Bumblebee, which is a redeco of the 01 Deluxe Class figure, but with some different paint applications and damage in car mode, indeed has the pin. We get this from the two English reviews below, the first of which was made and sent in by Seibertronian PrimeVsPrime, whose videos you've probably seen on this site. The second is from chefatron, who you have also probably have seen on this site!

The pin seems to greatly improve transformation, and will hopefully make buyers of the original toy less frustrated (IF they decide to buy this one anyway).

So, thoughts? Tell us if you would pick up this new figure and do... what to your old figure!


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Re: Studio Series 27 Deluxe Class Clunker Bumblebee has a pin to hold the floppy roof (English reviews) (2003928)
Posted by Wireless_Phantom on January 10th, 2019 @ 9:58pm CST
If it wasn't for the (in my opinion) ugly looking brown bits, I'd absolutely go for this."
Re: Studio Series 27 Deluxe Class Clunker Bumblebee has a pin to hold the floppy roof (English reviews) (2003930)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on January 10th, 2019 @ 10:22pm CST
Well, in fairness they're supposed to look ugly. Bee's '70s Camaro mode was not exactly a pretty sight on the surface in the first movie. Chipped paint, dirt, patches of rust all over it including a big one on the roof just like on that toy.
Re: Studio Series 27 Deluxe Class Clunker Bumblebee has a pin to hold the floppy roof (English reviews) (2003933)
Posted by Lore Keeper on January 10th, 2019 @ 10:39pm CST
I really like the background for this, but not enough to make me triple dip on that mold. Like many of the recently announced redecos/retools, this is the version we should have received first.
Re: Studio Series 27 Deluxe Class Clunker Bumblebee has a pin to hold the floppy roof (English reviews) (2003935)
Posted by Deadput on January 10th, 2019 @ 10:52pm CST
Oh hey BananaBee, the perfect companion for Optimus Primal.
Re: Studio Series 27 Deluxe Class Clunker Bumblebee has a pin to hold the floppy roof (English reviews) (2003938)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on January 11th, 2019 @ 12:00am CST
It was just a few days ago that we saw some new shots of Studio Series 40 Decepticon Shatter, from the new Bumblebee movie. Now we have quite a treat for all you Seibertronians! TonTon of YouTube brings us a video review of this Wave 6 Deluxe Class figure, due out later this year! The review is in English, though it is a translation, and the narration is done by a computer-generated voice. Ton Ton shows off the coversion of Shatter from 1971 Plymouth GTX muscle car to robot and back again! Also included are some size comparisons in vehicle mode to SS-01 Deluxe Bumblebee, SS-32 Voyager Optimus Prime, and SS-35 Leader Jetfire, as well as robot mode comparisons to SS-18 Deluxe Bumblebee, SS-13 Voyager Megatron, and SS-07 Leader Grimlock. TonTon also describes the sculpting and molded details in robot mode and shows off some of the articulation the figure can achieve for dynamic poses on your display shelves. Interestingly, it seems that Shatter doesn't come with any extra accessories, though she does have a pair of guns sculpted onto her forearms. Take a look for yourself in the YouTube video below!



What do you think of Dropkick's partner in crime from the Bumblebee movie? Will you be adding her to your collection? Or are you waiting for a jet mode version of Shatter? Let us know in the comments below, and stay tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest news on all things Transformers!
Re: Studio Series 27 Deluxe Class Clunker Bumblebee has a pin to hold the floppy roof (English reviews) (2003946)
Posted by Acolyte on January 11th, 2019 @ 12:50am CST
LOLOLOL the CLUNKER bee is the one that transforms correctly for the ...

(1. SS Camaro Bee, 2. SS VW Bee, 3. Retro Rock Garage Vol. I 4. Retro Rock Garage Vol. II 5. Charlie's Garage)

... first time in SIX iterations of the same basic mold? :lol: :lol: :lol:
Re: Studio Series 27 Deluxe Class Clunker Bumblebee has a pin to hold the floppy roof (English reviews) (2003947)
Posted by Acolyte on January 11th, 2019 @ 12:55am CST
I rarely mind much of a backpack, but the extent of Bumblebee's (both Camaro and VW SS versions) is just horrible. This one looks to emulate it, although it works a tiny bit better for the character as she has that "wester duster" style look with the angular pieces hanging down. The alt mode looks amazing though - probably my favorite of the deluxe vehicles so far. I'll get her though - SS is on a run for me.
Re: Studio Series 27 Deluxe Class Clunker Bumblebee has a pin to hold the floppy roof (English reviews) (2003949)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 11th, 2019 @ 1:06am CST
Acolyte wrote:LOLOLOL the CLUNKER bee is the one that transforms correctly for the ...

(1. SS Camaro Bee, 2. SS VW Bee, 3. Retro Rock Garage Vol. I 4. Retro Rock Garage Vol. II 5. Charlie's Garage)

... first time in SIX iterations of the same basic mold? :lol: :lol: :lol:


Hey, it takes time to push a redesign through production! [-(

Not to be a troll, but now I'm gonna wait for reports of the clear plastic hinges breaking :-P
Re: Studio Series 27 Deluxe Class Clunker Bumblebee has a pin to hold the floppy roof (English reviews) (2003958)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on January 11th, 2019 @ 5:46am CST
I was put off of Shatter when those first in hand images popped up, but this video convinced me that she's worth getting. I guess this year, I'll be getting Shatter, SS38 Bee Prime, and Barricade. Don't think I have the encouragement for the others, though I would pick up Blitzwing if he gets done and done good with little to no faux parts.
Re: Studio Series 27 Deluxe Class Clunker Bumblebee has a pin to hold the floppy roof (English reviews) (2003959)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on January 11th, 2019 @ 5:54am CST
That masked head really sucks. I was gonna get her based on the car mode and thankfully plane-kibble free robot even though I didn't care for the film much but that rather bland crappy head instead of the highly detailed face one she has in the film? I'll wait for clearance before considering buying it.
Re: Studio Series 27 Deluxe Class Clunker Bumblebee has a pin to hold the floppy roof (English reviews) (2003996)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 11th, 2019 @ 9:42am CST
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:Well, in fairness they're supposed to look ugly. Bee's '70s Camaro mode was not exactly a pretty sight on the surface in the first movie. Chipped paint, dirt, patches of rust all over it including a big one on the roof just like on that toy.
Yeah, but the ugliness of this Clunker Bumblebee's deco is the wrong kind of ugly. In the movie, his car mode looks old and worn out. The particular shade and degree of application for the brown on this toy instead makes it look less rusty and dingy and more nasty and mud-splattered (or splattered in some other brown-colored substance :SICK: ).
Re: Studio Series 27 Deluxe Class Clunker Bumblebee has a pin to hold the floppy roof (English reviews) (2004017)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on January 11th, 2019 @ 11:04am CST
Quick comparison of these two cos I was asked to: Battle Blades/Revenge Optimus Prime (figure on right) is technically more accurate to the CGI model, certainly in transformation of the chest windows & legs but the arms are a total mess, the feet are tiny...And also mine is a very fiddly figure (the (red wheel rim section on the back keeps flopping off at the slightest touch) and the proportions are a bit off. The Studio Series figure has a lot more play value, better proportions and poses more naturally too. So in robot mode I truly think Studio Series 32 Optimus Prime is vastly superior. If we're talking truck mode though... well... BB/Revenge Prime has a superb truck mode with a lot of accurate parts (like proper tall smokestacks) the Studio Series figure doesn't.
It also hides the feet completely (but at the cost of them being so tiny) whereas the SS figure's feet are quite visible on the bed of the truck upside down and flat but still noticable. So basically if you want a great truck BB/Revenge wins, a fun playable robot figure? SS32!

I always value the robot figure over the alt-mode (in some cases I couldn't care less about the alt-mode whether it's cos of the character or the figure itself) because I'm more about wanting the robot character than a toy car/plane/whatever. Nice alt-mode is usually a bonus. :)

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Re: Studio Series 27 Deluxe Class Clunker Bumblebee has a pin to hold the floppy roof (English reviews) (2004052)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on January 11th, 2019 @ 1:46pm CST
Seibertron.com member PrimeVsPrime has published our first English language review of the upcoming Studio Series SS-34 Dark of the Moon Leader Megatron on his YouTube channel! We had reported on a Chinese language review by Kevin Liu previously. This review by PrimeVsPrime showcases the converstion of Megatron from robot mode to vehicle mode, a licensed Mack M915 Line-Haul Replacement Tractor. PrimeVsPrime also shows off some of the articulation in robot mode and provides us with plenty of comparisons to other Studio Series figures in robot mode (SS-32 Voyager Optimus Prime, SS-31 Voyager Battle Damaged Megatron, SS-08 Leader Blackout, and SS-35 Leader Jetfire). We also get some nice comparisons with other Studio Series vehicle modes, in particular, SS-32 Voyager Optimus Prime and SS-29 Deluxe Sideswipe. Watch the review for yourself below.



Speaking of Studio Series 35 Leader Jetfire, PrimeVsPrime has also uploaded of that highly anticipated figure to his YouTube channel. You may recall that we newsed a video review recently by TonTon of YouTube. PrimeVsPrime's review features English language narration, whereas the TonTon review is almost strictly visual and without narration of any kind. The PrimeVsPrime video is available below for your curiosity.



What do you think of the first two new Leader Class figures for the Studio Series of 2019? Are they worth your purchase? Is the focus on screen-accurate robot mode scale paying off for this new joint venture of Hasbro and Takara Tomy? Let us know in the comments below, and stay tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest news on all things Transformers!
Re: Studio Series 27 Deluxe Class Clunker Bumblebee has a pin to hold the floppy roof (English reviews) (2004062)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on January 11th, 2019 @ 1:55pm CST
Wolfman Jake wrote:What do you think of the first two new Leader Class figures for the Studio Series of 2019? Are they worth your purchase?


Yup. Well I already got Jetfire before that review but Megatron looks fun too and I almost got him at same time but there's only so much money in my bank account. :P
Re: Studio Series 27 Deluxe Class Clunker Bumblebee has a pin to hold the floppy roof (English reviews) (2004065)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on January 11th, 2019 @ 2:01pm CST
i wondering how much it costs to license so many real world vehicles for Studio Series. Does Hasbro make enough money from this line? Compared to something like Siege where all the alt-modes are made up sci-fi stuffs.
Re: Studio Series 27 Deluxe Class Clunker Bumblebee has a pin to hold the floppy roof (English reviews) (2004086)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on January 11th, 2019 @ 2:39pm CST
itscramtastic wrote:Waitasecond, Ben's Collectibles did that review a week ago?


If it wasn't sent to us to news, it might have gotten overlooked. Was it posted here in the thread?
Re: Studio Series 27 Deluxe Class Clunker Bumblebee has a pin to hold the floppy roof (English reviews) (2004089)
Posted by william-james88 on January 11th, 2019 @ 2:43pm CST
itscramtastic wrote:Waitasecond, Ben's Collectibles did that review a week ago?


And you only tell us this now?
Re: Studio Series 27 Deluxe Class Clunker Bumblebee has a pin to hold the floppy roof (English reviews) (2004090)
Posted by itscramtastic on January 11th, 2019 @ 2:44pm CST
I thought errybody knew!!

I'll send it to news!

:lol:
Re: Studio Series 27 Deluxe Class Clunker Bumblebee has a pin to hold the floppy roof (English reviews) (2004092)
Posted by william-james88 on January 11th, 2019 @ 2:50pm CST
FYI, we only need to news english language reviews once so there is no need to populate the thread with more.
Re: Studio Series 27 Deluxe Class Clunker Bumblebee has a pin to hold the floppy roof (English reviews) (2004100)
Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on January 11th, 2019 @ 3:05pm CST
Jetfire looks fantastic in that review! The beard sticking out from under the jet mode still bugs me, but the kibble other than that isn’t too bad. It’s crazy how much improved it is from the ROTF Leader.

I guess that extra chest piece means DOTM Optimus will be metallic red, which would be really disappointing after SS MV1 Prime got the red right. Guess we’ll have to wait and see!

Also, fun fact: the claw in DOTM Crankcase’s Mechtech weapon lets Ironhide store it on his back in a not-so-bad stand in for the heavy iron rifles, at least until a third party company makes some proper ones. It doesn’t tab in or anything, but I thought it looked kinda cool!

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