Transformation Video for Transformers Studio Series SS18 Deluxe Volkswagen Beetle Bumblebee

Transformation Video for Transformers Studio Series SS18 Deluxe Volkswagen Beetle Bumblebee

Saturday, August 11th, 2018 7:15am CDT

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While not a review per se, we do have a video demonstrating the Transformers 2018 Bumblebee Movie Studio Series SS18 Deluxe Bumblebee figure which turns into a Volkswagen beetle. As the lengthy title says, this is the deluxe class Bumblebee figure we are getting for the movie and all non gimmick toys for any other movie character will also be part of Studio Series. The figure in the video is a factory test, as we can tell from the serial numbers written across the figure, but it is the final collours. We get to see all the accessories used and, of course, the transformation.

Unlike the other Studio Figures we got so far, this Bumblebee is not based on the final CG models, as is made apparent with his wings no longer being as prominant in recent screen shots. This video from Toy Factory (how appropriate) was sent to us from Scottimus Prime.

Let us know your thoughts on it and if you will be getting this one or one of the many other releases of this mold.

Credit(s): Toy Factory


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Re: Transformation Video for Transformers Studio Series SS18 Deluxe Volkswagen Beetle Bumblebee (1977923)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on August 11th, 2018 @ 7:17am CDT
It's a great looking TF figure. :)
I shall be buying at least one version of it.
Re: Transformation Video for Transformers Studio Series SS18 Deluxe Volkswagen Beetle Bumblebee (1977927)
Posted by Agent 53 on August 11th, 2018 @ 8:06am CDT
Is it ridiculous that SS Beetle!Bumblebee looks better in vehicle mode that MASTERPIECE Bumblebee?
Also do we know if the rumors of Movie Masterpiece Beetle!Bee are true or not. I would throw money at that.
Re: Transformation Video for Transformers Studio Series SS18 Deluxe Volkswagen Beetle Bumblebee (1977928)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on August 11th, 2018 @ 8:13am CDT
Agent 53 wrote:Is it ridiculous that SS Beetle!Bumblebee looks better in vehicle mode that MASTERPIECE Bumblebee?
Also do we know if the rumors of Movie Masterpiece Beetle!Bee are true or not. I would throw money at that.


I not sure which one looks better but the Studio movie figure there does look great in vehicle mode (and I've never even been fond of the VW Beetle's design).
Re: Transformation Video for Transformers Studio Series SS18 Deluxe Volkswagen Beetle Bumblebee (1977929)
Posted by nycPrime on August 11th, 2018 @ 8:33am CDT
Dang that's a nice bee. Just might have to get one.
Re: Transformation Video for Transformers Studio Series SS18 Deluxe Volkswagen Beetle Bumblebee (1977942)
Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on August 11th, 2018 @ 9:55am CDT
It’s got a lot of kibble, but overall it looks pretty good. I want to see more pictures of that Bee with the wings angled back, it should look better that way.
Re: Transformation Video for Transformers Studio Series SS18 Deluxe Volkswagen Beetle Bumblebee (1977945)
Posted by transformers_va on August 11th, 2018 @ 11:36am CDT
He's definitely no Masterpiece BumbleBee, but still a very good looking figure. I'm incredibly happy to see him back as a VW instead of a Chevy.

What's with the H3115 though.. is that a religious thing? If it is, I don't know which is worse.. that or the MAGA on Jazz.
Re: Transformation Video for Transformers Studio Series SS18 Deluxe Volkswagen Beetle Bumblebee (1977946)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on August 11th, 2018 @ 11:38am CDT
transformers_va wrote:He's definitely no Masterpiece BumbleBee, but still a very good looking figure. I'm incredibly happy to see him back as a VW instead of a Chevy.

What's with the H3115 though.. is that a religious thing? If it is, I don't know which is worse.. that or the MAGA on Jazz.


william-james88 wrote:The figure in the video is a factory test, as we can tell from the serial numbers written across the figure, but it is the final collours.
Re: Transformation Video for Transformers Studio Series SS18 Deluxe Volkswagen Beetle Bumblebee (1977947)
Posted by Emerje on August 11th, 2018 @ 11:38am CDT
Agent 53 wrote:Also do we know if the rumors of Movie Masterpiece Beetle!Bee are true or not. I would throw money at that.

It would be shocking if it doesn't happen. Hasbro and Takara Tomy have been pretty good at keeping MPs under wraps, nobody saw G1 Hound coming last month, so it's hard to predict when they might. As far as I know the KO of that got the rumor rolling hasn't been seen again either. My best guess is it'll be Hasbro's big reveal at NYCC in just under two months.

Emerje
Re: Transformation Video for Transformers Studio Series SS18 Deluxe Volkswagen Beetle Bumblebee (1977948)
Posted by transformers_va on August 11th, 2018 @ 11:54am CDT
Carnivius_Prime wrote:
transformers_va wrote:He's definitely no Masterpiece BumbleBee, but still a very good looking figure. I'm incredibly happy to see him back as a VW instead of a Chevy.

What's with the H3115 though.. is that a religious thing? If it is, I don't know which is worse.. that or the MAGA on Jazz.


william-james88 wrote:The figure in the video is a factory test, as we can tell from the serial numbers written across the figure, but it is the final collours.


Ahh, so the final figure won't have that.. that is great news! Thank you!
Re: Transformation Video for Transformers Studio Series SS18 Deluxe Volkswagen Beetle Bumblebee (1977956)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on August 11th, 2018 @ 1:34pm CDT
transformers_va wrote:What's with the H3115 though.. is that a religious thing? If it is, I don't know which is worse.. that or the MAGA on Jazz.


Why would it be religious at all? Just curious...

Also, a little reminder about the "SS" numbering: Hasbro's ID codes only have numbers, while TakaraTomy's have the "SS" in front. Thanks to Hasbro exclusives like Thundercracker that TakaraTomy chooses to pass over, the two do not match up. In this case, VW Bumblebee numbers are "18" for Hasbro, but "SS-16" for TakaraTomy.
Re: Transformation Video for Transformers Studio Series SS18 Deluxe Volkswagen Beetle Bumblebee (1977957)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 11th, 2018 @ 1:41pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
transformers_va wrote:What's with the H3115 though.. is that a religious thing? If it is, I don't know which is worse.. that or the MAGA on Jazz.


Why would it be religious at all? Just curious...
3 = E
1 = L (though, usually it's 7 that = L)
5 = S
Re: Transformation Video for Transformers Studio Series SS18 Deluxe Volkswagen Beetle Bumblebee (1977961)
Posted by transformers_va on August 11th, 2018 @ 2:00pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
transformers_va wrote:What's with the H3115 though.. is that a religious thing? If it is, I don't know which is worse.. that or the MAGA on Jazz.


Why would it be religious at all? Just curious...


I was curious about the H3115, so I googled it, and the majority of the initial results were about Yowkebed - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon - Bible. Thankfully Carnivius_Prime clarified why it was there (I should have actually read the article before watching the video lol)

I do appreciate Sabrblade's creative response though :D
Re: Transformation Video for Transformers Studio Series SS18 Deluxe Volkswagen Beetle Bumblebee (1977963)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on August 11th, 2018 @ 2:22pm CDT
transformers_va wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
transformers_va wrote:What's with the H3115 though.. is that a religious thing? If it is, I don't know which is worse.. that or the MAGA on Jazz.


Why would it be religious at all? Just curious...


I was curious about the H3115, so I googled it, and the majority of the initial results were about Yowkebed - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon - Bible. Thankfully Carnivius_Prime clarified why it was there (I should have actually read the article before watching the video lol)

I do appreciate Sabrblade's creative response though :D



Glad to be of help. :) I often skip past info and ask questions that could so easily be answered by that info I skipped too so no worries. :P
Re: Transformation Video for Transformers Studio Series SS18 Deluxe Volkswagen Beetle Bumblebee (1978001)
Posted by Emerje on August 11th, 2018 @ 6:35pm CDT
The numbers are used for cataloging and tracking prototypes. I don't know exactly what the numbers mean, but I've heard they can tell where they came from if they turn up on eBay since they're supposed to be destroyed once they're no longer of use. I'm sure they also use it for quality control as it's easier to say H3115 is a good test mold or paint test when looking at a list than it is to try and describe the good one.

Emerje
Re: Transformation Video for Transformers Studio Series SS18 Deluxe Volkswagen Beetle Bumblebee (1978010)
Posted by RotorstormNZ on August 11th, 2018 @ 6:57pm CDT
Maybe it's just my screen but I can't watch this video - the background's just too bright! I can't see any details and the figure looks like a bad "Anime ver." custom with white paint all over him. I'm really disappointed as I've been so excited to see a video of this guy.
Re: Transformation Video for Transformers Studio Series SS18 Deluxe Volkswagen Beetle Bumblebee (1978117)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 12th, 2018 @ 11:17am CDT
Following this article here where the possibility was discussed about more exclusives being given to GameStop (and it's Canadian subsidies EB Games by extension). We now have word that a pre-order has gone live on GameStop's website for Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Retro Pop Garage Vol2!

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This means that GameStop are getting more transformers exclusives in and is a place to keep your eyes on in the furture.

The pre-order date GameStop have given is the first of October.

For more information about Retro Pop Garage vol 2, check out this article here!

Will you be adding this set to your collection? Let us know in the comments and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest Transformers news and reviews.
Re: Transformation Video for Transformers Studio Series SS18 Deluxe Volkswagen Beetle Bumblebee (1978120)
Posted by Emerje on August 12th, 2018 @ 11:45am CDT
Vol. 2 is starting to feel like a May Mayhem exclusive. Online only, but not exclusive to any single store. Even though Hasbro pushed it for Entertainment Earth, they only seem to have gotten the best price, not exclusive rights to it.

EE - $59.99
BBTS - $64.99
TFSource - $64.99
Chose Prime - $64.99
Ages 3 and Up - $64.95
Gamestop - $69.99

I'm sure Amazon and HTS will get it as well.

Emerje
Re: Transformation Video for Transformers Studio Series SS18 Deluxe Volkswagen Beetle Bumblebee (1978134)
Posted by Giant Purple Griffin on August 12th, 2018 @ 1:59pm CDT
Emerje wrote:Vol. 2 is starting to feel like a May Mayhem exclusive. Online only, but not exclusive to any single store. Even though Hasbro pushed it for Entertainment Earth, they only seem to have gotten the best price, not exclusive rights to it.

EE - $59.99
BBTS - $64.99
TFSource - $64.99
Chose Prime - $64.99
Ages 3 and Up - $64.95
Gamestop - $69.99

I'm sure Amazon and HTS will get it as well.

Emerje


I think I read somewhere that it's because EE sells it to other places through the wholesaler side of its business.
Re: Transformation Video for Transformers Studio Series SS18 Deluxe Volkswagen Beetle Bumblebee (1978137)
Posted by Emerje on August 12th, 2018 @ 2:13pm CDT
Giant Purple Griffin wrote:
Emerje wrote:Vol. 2 is starting to feel like a May Mayhem exclusive. Online only, but not exclusive to any single store. Even though Hasbro pushed it for Entertainment Earth, they only seem to have gotten the best price, not exclusive rights to it.

EE - $59.99
BBTS - $64.99
TFSource - $64.99
Chose Prime - $64.99
Ages 3 and Up - $64.95
Gamestop - $69.99

I'm sure Amazon and HTS will get it as well.

Emerje


I think I read somewhere that it's because EE sells it to other places through the wholesaler side of its business.

That's what I thought, too, until it showed up Gamestop. The other stores are big and popular for what they but are still independently owned online stores so I could see them getting them from EE wholesale, but Gamestop is a pretty massive corporate entity that EE couldn't possibly service properly. They aren't the type of company that would venture outside of their usual suppliers for one figure that's exclusive to their competition.

Emerje
Re: Transformation Video for Transformers Studio Series SS18 Deluxe Volkswagen Beetle Bumblebee (1978187)
Posted by gothsaurus on August 12th, 2018 @ 7:22pm CDT
This headline and story should be edited to note that the toy is not exclusive to GameStop. After shipping it’s like $80 there and $64 at TFSource with free shipping (shipped with your stack of loot).

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