Transformers Generations Selects Bug Bite Revealed

Transformers Generations Selects Bug Bite Revealed

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 11:43am CDT

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It's that time of the week again! Tuesday has come and a new Transformers Selects figure has been revealed, and this time, unexpectedly following the leaked G2 Megatron images, we have the Go-bot of Bugs himself, Bug Bite!

Surprisingly, Bug Bite is yet another reuse of the Cliffjumper mold, instead of using the Netflix Bumblebee version of the tooling, although he does use the Bumblebee head. Why they decided to use Cliffjumper instead of Bumblebee is unknown, but at least Bug Bite has the honor of being classified as a Mercenary, joining Doubledealer and Exhaust in that category, which is neat to see.

Bug Bite is currently available from multiple retailers (listed below) for pre-order at your standard deluxe price points. Check him out, and let us know if you intend to pick up this renegade go-bot in the comments section below!

Pulse: https://hasbropulse.com/products/transf ... 6-bug-bite

BBTS: https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/ ... ils/133058

TFsource: https://tfsource.com/hasbro-transformer ... -bug-bite/

Entertainment Earth: https://www.entertainmentearth.com/product/HSE9689

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Selects Bug Bite Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Selects Bug Bite Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Selects Bug Bite Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Selects Bug Bite Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Selects Bug Bite Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Selects Bug Bite Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Selects Bug Bite Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Selects Bug Bite Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Selects Bug Bite Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Selects Bug Bite Revealed

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Re: Transformers Generations Selects Bug Bite Revealed (2076503)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 18th, 2020 @ 11:51am CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:Why they decided to use Cliffjumper instead of Bumblebee is unknown,
Wolfman Jake wrote:It's only recently that Volkswagen has been a lot less uptight about licensing their cars out to toys that "represent war." Might be harder to convince them to let Hasbro and Takara Tomy use a VW Beetle as bad guy (or morally ambiguous mercenary) as opposed to a definitively good guy.
Re: Transformers Generations Selects Bug Bite Revealed (2076504)
Posted by blackeyedprime on August 18th, 2020 @ 11:55am CDT
I guess it's a nod to the old brazillian/portuguese bumper/sedan figure and Hasbro not really having a name to use for it, using Bugbites name to keep the name trade marked.
Re: Transformers Generations Selects Bug Bite Revealed (2076505)
Posted by Tuned Agent on August 18th, 2020 @ 11:55am CDT
Maybe HasTak would have had to pay additional licensing fees to use the Bee tooling again for Bug Bite since it has a licensed VW alt mode? Though I'm not really sure how that works.

*EDIT* Wolfman Jake's theory makes a lot more sense.
Re: Transformers Generations Selects Bug Bite Revealed (2076506)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 18th, 2020 @ 11:58am CDT
blackeyedprime wrote:I guess it's a nod to the old brazillian/portuguese bumper/sedan figure and Hasbro not really having a name to use for it, using Bugbites name to keep the name trade marked.
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Tuned Agent wrote:Maybe HasTak would have had to pay additional licensing fees to use the Bee tooling again for Bug Bite since it has a licensed VW alt mode? Though I'm not really sure how that works.
Wolfman Jake wrote:It's only recently that Volkswagen has been a lot less uptight about licensing their cars out to toys that "represent war." Might be harder to convince them to let Hasbro and Takara Tomy use a VW Beetle as bad guy (or morally ambiguous mercenary) as opposed to a definitively good guy.
Re: Transformers Generations Selects Bug Bite Revealed (2076507)
Posted by AcademyofDrX on August 18th, 2020 @ 11:59am CDT
I think it's a callback to the original coloration for Hubcap, though the licensing explanation is also plausible.
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Re: Transformers Generations Selects Bug Bite Revealed (2076508)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 18th, 2020 @ 12:00pm CDT
AcademyofDrX wrote:I think it's a callback to the original coloration for Hubcap, though the licensing explanation is also plausible.
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Guys, Bug Bite exists. He had a toy.

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Re: Transformers Generations Selects Bug Bite Revealed (2076509)
Posted by sol magnus on August 18th, 2020 @ 12:02pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:Why they decided to use Cliffjumper instead of Bumblebee is unknown,
Wolfman Jake wrote:It's only recently that Volkswagen has been a lot less uptight about licensing their cars out to toys that "represent war." Might be harder to convince them to let Hasbro and Takara Tomy use a VW Beetle as bad guy (or morally ambiguous mercenary) as opposed to a definitively good guy.

I would also argue he's closer to the Generations mold using the Cliffjumper style body.
Re: Transformers Generations Selects Bug Bite Revealed (2076511)
Posted by blackeyedprime on August 18th, 2020 @ 12:03pm CDT
With that many colors being used for the minibots its the name that is out of place more than the mold usage. that yellow Tailgate looks awesome
Re: Transformers Generations Selects Bug Bite Revealed (2076512)
Posted by o.supreme on August 18th, 2020 @ 12:06pm CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:It's only recently that Volkswagen has been a lot less uptight about licensing their cars out to toys that "represent war." Might be harder to convince them to let Hasbro and Takara Tomy use a VW Beetle as bad guy (or morally ambiguous mercenary) as opposed to a definitively good guy.


THIS makes sense. Considering Hubcap is the 2nd use of the Cliffjumper body, just with a unique head, one would think Bugbite would be a straight up white repaint of Netflix BB, but the licensing fees , and VW's reputation makes sense. So we now get a 3rd use of the ER Cliffjumper body, with Netflix BB head...


Also the nature of pre-orders is highly unpredictable. Even though HotHouse is sold out for the moment on Pulse, no doubt more will come. Also, much older Selects pre-orders still have quantities available
Re: Transformers Generations Selects Bug Bite Revealed (2076522)
Posted by Sentinel_Primal on August 18th, 2020 @ 12:55pm CDT
Bug Bite looks awesome! Also, I like that Wheeljack and Bumblebee now have "evil" versions of themselves. :lol:
Re: Transformers Generations Selects Bug Bite Revealed (2076524)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 18th, 2020 @ 12:58pm CDT
Sentinel_Primal wrote:Bug Bite looks awesome! Also, I like that Wheeljack and Bumblebee now have "evil" versions of themselves. :lol:

I wouldn't say "evil", more like "morally ambiguous" :lol:
Re: Transformers Generations Selects Bug Bite Revealed (2076529)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on August 18th, 2020 @ 1:05pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:Also the nature of pre-orders is highly unpredictable. Even though HotHouse is sold out for the moment on Pulse, no doubt more will come. Also, much older Selects pre-orders still have quantities available


Honestly, I think it is only the modulators/weaponizers on Pulse that sell out fast since they are army builders for some. Really, Centurion Drone, Greasepit and Hothouse are the only ones I can think of that went fast.
Re: Transformers Generations Selects Bug Bite Revealed (2076532)
Posted by o.supreme on August 18th, 2020 @ 1:14pm CDT
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
o.supreme wrote:Also the nature of pre-orders is highly unpredictable. Even though HotHouse is sold out for the moment on Pulse, no doubt more will come. Also, much older Selects pre-orders still have quantities available


Honestly, I think it is only the modulators/weaponizers on Pulse that sell out fast since they are army builders for some. Really, Centurion Drone, Greasepit and Hothouse are the only ones I can think of that went fast.


wow that is odd. Those are all the ones I purchased, but not because they are potential "Army Builders" but because they have the ability to build cities (and the drone being a weaponizer, though not associated with a Titan, I figured I have all the others so what the heck, but most people are getting it for the weapons pack anyway).

So of the 3 left we pretty much know it will be Voyager G2 Megs, Roritchi and... "". Roritchi is the only one I want. I'm hoping the last one is a bit of a surprise, not Ratchet as some are speculating.

Has there been an official method of reveal for the Quintesson Pit of Judgement yet? That may be the 5th one...
Re: Transformers Generations Selects Bug Bite Revealed (2076533)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 18th, 2020 @ 1:17pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
o.supreme wrote:Also the nature of pre-orders is highly unpredictable. Even though HotHouse is sold out for the moment on Pulse, no doubt more will come. Also, much older Selects pre-orders still have quantities available


Honestly, I think it is only the modulators/weaponizers on Pulse that sell out fast since they are army builders for some. Really, Centurion Drone, Greasepit and Hothouse are the only ones I can think of that went fast.


wow that is odd. Those are all the ones I purchased, but not because they are potential "Army Builders" but because they have the ability to build cities (and the drone being a weaponizer, though not associated with a Titan, I figured I have all the others so what the heck, but most people are getting it for the weapons pack anyway).

So of the 3 left we pretty much know it will be Voyager G2 Megs, Roritchi and... "". Roritchi is the only one I want. I'm hoping the last one is a bit of a surprise, not Ratchet as some are speculating.

Has there been an official method of reveal for the Quintesson Pit of Judgement yet? That may be the 5th one...

Quint pit is a SDCC thing, so it will show up on Pulse and sell out in 30 seconds with only half of us actually getting one, just like Ghostbuster Prime last year
Re: Transformers Generations Selects Bug Bite Revealed (2076534)
Posted by o.supreme on August 18th, 2020 @ 1:19pm CDT
But SDCC (from home) already happened July 23-26....there was no reveal
Re: Transformers Generations Selects Bug Bite Revealed (2076535)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 18th, 2020 @ 1:21pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:But SDCC (from home) already happened July 23-26....there was no reveal

Exclusives are sold beginning of September on Pulse... has been that way ever since I joined this site
Re: Transformers Generations Selects Bug Bite Revealed (2076536)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 18th, 2020 @ 1:27pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:But SDCC (from home) already happened July 23-26....there was no reveal

https://www.seibertron.com/transformers ... ore/45016/ it got revealed on the Fans First Friday
Re: Transformers Generations Selects Bug Bite Revealed (2076537)
Posted by o.supreme on August 18th, 2020 @ 1:29pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
o.supreme wrote:But SDCC (from home) already happened July 23-26....there was no reveal

Exclusives are sold beginning of September on Pulse... has been that way ever since I joined this site



Makes sense, but since this is an unprecedented time, one would think they would have had a few hundred to a couple thousand Ready to sell live had SDCC actually happened. There wasn't any talk of it at a panel or anything IIRC as there usually would be. Additionally isn't what sells online from Hasbro in past years usually just the "leftovers" of what didn't sell at the Convention?

ZeroWolf wrote:
o.supreme wrote:But SDCC (from home) already happened July 23-26....there was no reveal

https://www.seibertron.com/transformers ... ore/45016/ it got revealed on the Fans First Friday


ok, good to know, missed (or forgot) that announcement. Thank you.

I'm actually not trying to get it, just trying to eliminate possibilities of what the 5th reveal will be. I also know there is no particular order to these. The "unknown release" could be next tuesday for all we know.
Re: Transformers Generations Selects Bug Bite Revealed (2076540)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 18th, 2020 @ 1:42pm CDT
No problem, there was a lot revealed at that time so its easy to see why it would get lost in the shuffle
Re: Transformers Generations Selects Bug Bite Revealed (2076542)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 18th, 2020 @ 1:44pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:Has there been an official method of reveal for the Quintesson Pit of Judgement yet? That may be the 5th one...
Hasbro showed that off during the last Fans First Friday.

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