Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece mP21R Red Bumblebee Revealed

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece mP21R Red Bumblebee Revealed

Friday, August 21st, 2015 4:53AM CDT

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Fellow Seibertronians Cyberpath and robotmel have been in touch regarding a newly surfaced image of an upcoming redeco of a Takara Tomy Masterpiece figure. Were you expecting Cliffjumper? Well, we're getting MP21R Red Bumblebee instead! Check out the images below, via Facebook page TF Upgrader and weibo user alucardlee.

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece mP21R Red Bumblebee Revealed

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece mP21R Red Bumblebee Revealed

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece mP21R Red Bumblebee Revealed
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece mP21R Red Bumblebee Revealed (1719652)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on August 21st, 2015 @ 4:56am CDT
I always forget, Red bumblebee is "Bumblejumper" and yellow cliffjumber is "Cliffbee" right?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece mP21R Red Bumblebee Revealed (1719655)
Posted by Windsweeper on August 21st, 2015 @ 5:21am CDT
Wouldn't this be Volks?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece mP21R Red Bumblebee Revealed (1719656)
Posted by Bounti76 on August 21st, 2015 @ 5:29am CDT
Windsweeper wrote:Wouldn't this be Volks?
SW's SilverHammer wrote:I always forget, Red bumblebee is "Bumblejumper" and yellow cliffjumber is "Cliffbee" right?


"Bumblejumper" is actually just the toy that was sold on Cliffjumper (and some say Bumblebee) cards in 1984. Completely different sculpt than either Cliff or 'Bee. He was officially christened as Bumper in the early 2000s. http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Bumper_(G1)

Also, Volks is technically orange. http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Volks_(G1).

As Bumblebee and Cliffjumper were both sold in red and yellow versions for the first two years of the toyline, this is just "red Bumblebee".

Also, sidenote......Takara missed an opportunity to do this in blue, with a facemask, and make it Glyph. They'd maximize investment in the mold with minimal to no changes except for plastic/paint color, and have another MP fembot to boot.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece mP21R Red Bumblebee Revealed (1719658)
Posted by RhA on August 21st, 2015 @ 5:40am CDT
Well, I'm dissapointed. A bit. Sure he looks nice and all... But I wanted Cliffjumper. However, this does install an ever so slight hope that Cliffjumper gets to be his own guy, instead of a repaint. That is, if Cliffjumper is coming at all.

I'm gonna make like a TV set and stay tuned.

That was a bad, bad joke.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece mP21R Red Bumblebee Revealed (1719662)
Posted by ausbot on August 21st, 2015 @ 6:02am CDT
If its a new character I'll get it.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece mP21R Red Bumblebee Revealed (1719664)
Posted by MemphisR56 on August 21st, 2015 @ 6:06am CDT
Even in the masterpiece line, Cliffjumper can't get a new head sculpt. :lol:

Jokes aside, they're probably just gonna allocate a name and a bio to the red bumblebee variant from G1, like they did with exhaust.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece mP21R Red Bumblebee Revealed (1719666)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on August 21st, 2015 @ 6:11am CDT
MemphisR56 wrote:Even in the masterpiece line, Cliffjumper can't get a new head sculpt. :lol:

Jokes aside, they're probably just gonna allocate a name and a bio to the red bumblebee variant from G1, like they did with exhaust.

Whenever cliffjumper is away, sometime prime asks bumblebee to dress up like him. He's just like "Bumblebee, just please, I just need some cliffjumper right now."

"J'accuse!"

"Shut the fuck up Cliffbee!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece mP21R Red Bumblebee Revealed (1719672)
Posted by Starsaber468 on August 21st, 2015 @ 7:24am CDT
ausbot wrote:If its a new character I'll get it.

Sadly its not...
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece mP21R Red Bumblebee Revealed (1719673)
Posted by Starsaber468 on August 21st, 2015 @ 7:26am CDT
So many people are going to buy this thinking its cliffjumper whens its just a red verison of bumblebee
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece mP21R Red Bumblebee Revealed (1719674)
Posted by RiddlerJ on August 21st, 2015 @ 7:35am CDT
Red Bumblebee definitely needs his facemask. That's the only way we've ever seen him.

Wanna bet they include an exo-suit with a Spike head, just to drive the completists crazy?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece mP21R Red Bumblebee Revealed (1719683)
Posted by SkyWarpt on August 21st, 2015 @ 7:53am CDT
And here I thought I had my first news credit a 1/2 hour prior. Oh well.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece mP21R Red Bumblebee Revealed (1719687)
Posted by Thormind on August 21st, 2015 @ 8:15am CDT
While Has/Tak keep producing repaint after repaint of their overpriced (vs quality) mp line, FanToys, a much smaller company, is already at how many new mold just in 1 year?

I never bought the original Bee but I just got the golden one thinking he would look nice with YOTH Prime. It is a nice figure but is it worth the price? He's so small, light and frail that he feels like voyager class. He's almost legend class height!

In the same delivery I had Tesla. I know he's more expensive but he's also much bigger. Comparing the two I really felt underwhelmed by Bee.

Imo Fanstoys produces exactly what the mp line should be: simple transformation made possible by great engineering, high quality materials (yes, diecast!!!) and great design esthetic. To me the only figures from Has/Tak that truly feel like they deserve the masterpiece name are Prime and Soundwave. But even with those 2 I have been disappointed by poor QC.

Soon, we'll be able to do a direct comparison between a version of the same figure from both company. Is it going to be mp Hound vs Willy or mp Grimlock vs Grinder? Who will win...? ;)
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece mP21R Red Bumblebee Revealed (1719692)
Posted by ScottyP on August 21st, 2015 @ 8:48am CDT
Thormind wrote:I never bought the original Bee but I just got the golden one thinking he would look nice with YOTH Prime. It is a nice figure but is it worth the price? He's so small, light and frail that he feels like voyager class. He's almost legend class height!
That's a pretty far reaching exaggeration on the size. What Legends figure should I go put next to it to see your point? Also, the Bee toys have been very inexpensive. I think G2 Bee was all of $40, if that, from Japanese retailers.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece mP21R Red Bumblebee Revealed (1719696)
Posted by frogbat on August 21st, 2015 @ 9:18am CDT
as interesting as this is (and i am looking forward to a proper mp cliffjumper as i already have yellow bee), i'm more interested in wha appears to be a pic of iron hide's under side...
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece mP21R Red Bumblebee Revealed (1719697)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 21st, 2015 @ 9:19am CDT
"Bumble Red Body" is the toy's name.

Should have been Stinger, though.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece mP21R Red Bumblebee Revealed (1719698)
Posted by RiddlerJ on August 21st, 2015 @ 9:29am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:"Bumble Red Body" is the toy's name.

Should have been Stinger, though.


The official name is Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece mP21R Red Bumblebee Revealed (1719699)
Posted by BERSEKAEL on August 21st, 2015 @ 9:29am CDT
MP class is getting on a wierd way... loosing that magic
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece mP21R Red Bumblebee Revealed (1719712)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on August 21st, 2015 @ 11:16am CDT
This does make me wonder how Takara is going to eventually (I'm staying hopeful) do Masterpiece Cliffjumper. The original Bumblebee was a penny-racer version of a VW Beetle. The Masterpiece version is styled after a real VW Beetle, and there is little appreciable difference aesthetically between the figure, the G1 toy, and the G1 cartoon character model.
Cliffjumper is a penny-racer styled Porsche. The cartoon character model from G1 pretty much followed the toy proportions. Will Takara do a realistic Porsche 924 Turbo and be able to make the robot mode into a "Masterpiece" representation of Cliffjumper?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece mP21R Red Bumblebee Revealed (1719719)
Posted by Bronzewolf on August 21st, 2015 @ 11:49am CDT
Dang it! I'm really disappointed. Even with a possible (more cliff-jumper-y) third party head sculpt, I don't know if it would look good to diplay him next to bee, because there would be almost no difference between the two. At least the seekers have a relatively good excuse to use the same exact mold. :-( :(
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece mP21R Red Bumblebee Revealed (1719732)
Posted by Thormind on August 21st, 2015 @ 1:26pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:
Thormind wrote:I never bought the original Bee but I just got the golden one thinking he would look nice with YOTH Prime. It is a nice figure but is it worth the price? He's so small, light and frail that he feels like voyager class. He's almost legend class height!
That's a pretty far reaching exaggeration on the size. What Legends figure should I go put next to it to see your point?


I did say "almost"... Put him beside Powerglide or Cosmos, he isn't too far...

ScottyP wrote:Also, the Bee toys have been very inexpensive. I think G2 Bee was all of $40, if that, from Japanese retailers.


Most "major" retailers have G2 at 64.99$US. Cheapest I could find in Canada on preorder was 74.99$CA (53$US). Cheapest for G1 Bee 79.99$. Leaders sell for 54-59$, Voyagers for 30-35$ and legends for 10-15$ (CA). If I compare him to Leader Megatron, for example, I really don't see any justification for the price outside of the mp title.

I'm just getting tired of Has/Tak not listening to the fans and just "milking" the mp line with repaint after repaint. Just some minor retools on top of the red repaint and they would have produced what we've all been asking (and waiting) for!

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