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Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi

Transformers News: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 9:26AM CDT

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Straight from Chevrolet Japan's company newsletter, we have an interview with Yuya Onishi, a member of the Takara Transformers product team and the lead designer behind MPM Bumblebee! The original text can be found here, and a mechanical translation courtesy of Google Translate is transcripted below, so check it out and let us know what you think in the Energon Pub!

Before the release of "Transformers / Last Knight King" on August 4th, as for Camaro likes the place where Bumblebee's career is anxious. And better news before the new release. Transformers masterpiece "MPM - 3 Bumblebee" commemorating the 10th anniversary of the movie will be released from TakaraTomy on July 15th.

This MPM - 3, the world 's topic with the amazingness of making it. As I witnessed the appearance of the standing Bumblebee, I do not think that this is assembled with the parts built into the Camaro scale model.

"This January, when real items were announced in Hong Kong in the world premiere, it was a pleasure from the fans around the world that I was happy." Transformers designer Hiroya Onishi . In the United States, Hasbro Inc., a toy maker based in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, holds a license for Transformers. In that connection, Mr. Onishi has visited Hasbro headquarters in the US East Coast several times. When entering the United States, passport control declared "Transformers designer" about occupation, and was also deeply impressed by the officer. It is not uncommon to be asked for a sign when participating in an event held in the United States. Even in Hong Kong, again. Transformers designers are very popular worldwide.

"To faithfully reproduce the image in the play is a mast, it is a masterpiece movie that requires a high degree of completeness as a transformer toy, so I bothered as much as I could breath, and the overseas fans got a weight There was a strong desire to be sensitive to marketing and to have a strong sense of weight.It was severe in terms of cost but this time we adopt die cast parts everywhere to give weight And I made the deformation difficulty degree a setting of 8 years old up.When I touched the transformer toy for the first time, I designed it so that you can enjoy the deformation easily by getting used. "... It will fit properly in the Camaro form It is terrible because it is. If you ask Mr. Onishi, he sometimes aimed for a car designer. "Actually, our company President Toyama was riding in Camaro's Transformers specification limited car released in 2010, and I have also tried it.It is very prominent in Bumblebee color, but also unique to the cockpit There is a view of the world, driving is fun "

The MPM-3, manufacturer's recommended retail price setting is 10,000 yen (tax excluded). It is a one-make product to be released under the TAKARATOMY brand logo as a universal specification, but although it had significant cost constraints, from the quality it can be said that it is reasonable. Bumblebee is a dream function carried by Camaro. That dream was very realistically reproduced and molded. It is wonderful that Mr. Onishi who likes cars designed it by driving Camaro. Whenever a new work of a movie transformer is made public, "Bamblebee is Speaking of Camaro", it is no longer promised. Mr. Onishi keeps his promise as a designer.

Also, at the dealer caravan event "Chevrolet Camaro Preview Tour 2017", the Transformers Specification (5th generation) Camaro owned by Takara Tomy and the Bumblebee statue exceeding 2 m in height are also on display. The future will be Chevrolet North Osaka (Minoh City, Osaka Prefecture) on June 24 and 25, Chevrolet Kasugai (Aichi Prefecture Kasugai City) on July 8th and 9th, Chevrolet Tokyo on August 19th and 20th (Tokyo Metropolitan Port Ward) and a caravan. Please check the power and precision of Bumblebee, and the profound charm of Chevrolet Camaro on this occasion.

Yuya Onishi (Oyunshi Yuya) Born in Higashi Osaka city in 1984, "City of Manufacturing". He is in charge of research and development of next-generation devices at the Panasonic Group. Joined Takara Tomy in 2011. In charge of planning and development of transformers overseas with mechanical engineering, car design / product design as backbone. Coauthored book "Monodzukuri 2.0 Makers' Movement in Japan" (Kadokawa Shoten).

On the right side of the photo, the vehicle mode of "TLK-01 Bumblebee" (2,800 yen / tax not included) with the motif of "Bumblebee of Transformers Last Knight" published on August 4. The left is "Vehicle mode of" MPM - 3 Bumblebee "(released on July 15, ¥ 10,000 / tax). Furthermore, the left is "MPM - 3 Bumblebee" robot mode, and "TLK - 01 Bumblebee" robot mode. Package is "MPM - 3 Bumblebee". On the left side, Mr. Onishi changed the vehicle mode from robot mode to robot mode in an instant while answering the interview that day Takara Tomi customer consultation room tel. 0570-041031 (Weekday excluding weekends and holidays 10: 00 - 17: 00)

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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1892955)
Posted by Ironhidensh on June 28th, 2017 @ 5:00pm CDT
Well, I have mine in hand. Initial out of box and first transformation thoughts:

Nice, but I have concerns.
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1892957)
Posted by Bumblebee21 on June 28th, 2017 @ 5:04pm CDT
Think I might be skipping him after seeing all the QC issues
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1893026)
Posted by Ironhidensh on June 29th, 2017 @ 4:28am CDT
I'm really hoping I just got a lemon, but this figure is quite the qc nightmare.
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1893027)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 29th, 2017 @ 4:36am CDT
Ironhidensh wrote:I'm really hoping I just got a lemon, but this figure is quite the qc nightmare.


Don't leave us hanging and go on with a detailed review, please. [-(

Because these things MUST be addressed. Especially for the price of this figure.
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1893032)
Posted by Insurgent on June 29th, 2017 @ 5:57am CDT
Just watched Acter's review. This looks pretty interesting. If I didn't have the human alliance one, I would actually be very tempted by this one. If barricade is this level, I may have to put him on my list.
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1893095)
Posted by galvatron00 on June 29th, 2017 @ 12:17pm CDT


Ben!
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1893096)
Posted by galvatron00 on June 29th, 2017 @ 12:18pm CDT
Ironhidensh wrote:Well, I have mine in hand. Initial out of box and first transformation thoughts:

Nice, but I have concerns.
What what whaaaaaaaaaaaaat?!
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1893099)
Posted by galvatron00 on June 29th, 2017 @ 12:41pm CDT

Chosen Prime!
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1893127)
Posted by shajaki on June 29th, 2017 @ 2:27pm CDT
Chosen Prime doesn't seem to say much about the quality.... not surprised since they're tryin to sell em.... BUT just visually he appears to be more solid and flush than Ben's copy....

Ben however seems pretty sore about the car mode. Damn shame if he has persistant QC issues. Overall though, DAT MODE MODE 8-} :x
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1893136)
Posted by galvatron00 on June 29th, 2017 @ 2:55pm CDT
shajaki wrote:DAT MODE MODE 8-} :x
DAT MODE MODE?! WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?! :lol:
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1893138)
Posted by shajaki on June 29th, 2017 @ 3:02pm CDT
itscramtastic wrote:
shajaki wrote:DAT MODE MODE 8-} :x
DAT MODE MODE?! WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?! :lol:
Bot. It's been a tough day :lol: >:oP
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1893234)
Posted by Ironhidensh on June 29th, 2017 @ 8:47pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Ironhidensh wrote:I'm really hoping I just got a lemon, but this figure is quite the qc nightmare.


Don't leave us hanging and go on with a detailed review, please. [-(

Because these things MUST be addressed. Especially for the price of this figure.



First impressions:

The box and packaging are very cheap. Only a single plastic tray on the inside, and the figure is held in place with plastic ties. No second clam shell for protection when you store it. For the price, higher than other MP cars, this seems like a very cheap move.

The different plastics have slightly different shades of yellow. Very noticeable in car mode.

One complaint I had, can be erased. The figure comes packaged in car mode, with the doors open. When you take it out, you naturally want to close the doors. You will find that things don't tab right, and the car mode is loose and floppy. This is because something is done wrong on the inside. After playing with Bee for a day, and transforming it several times, I can tell you the car tabs together just fine, and holds together tightly.

Car mode does look very good. It even has a place underneath to store the "gun", though this is not in the instructions. Also, the instructions are the crappy Hasbro variety, not the nice detailed ones that usually come with a Takara MP, though this was expected.

Bot mode is very highly detailed. Looks amazing. Mine, however, suffers from very weak joints in the feet/ankles and shoulders. He is very back heavy, and while he will hold certain poses, the ankle joins will fail if you bump the table, or walk to heavily in the room. Again, you expect more from an MP.

Also, his door 'wings' do not tab in. They are very loose and easy to move. Anytime you pick this guy up, you will have to adjust them.

These nitpick might sound petty, but this is a very expensive figure, supposedly of high end quality. It does not meet the mark set by any previous MP release.

A nice, even amazing figure in many ways, but not an MP.
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1893239)
Posted by Bumblebee21 on June 29th, 2017 @ 8:56pm CDT
Takara QC strikes again
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1893271)
Posted by shajaki on June 29th, 2017 @ 10:25pm CDT
Well damn. I hope these issues aren't wide spread.

MP QC hasn't been the greatest lately eh? This, Conheads, Megatron, Cheetor(?)....
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1893273)
Posted by Bumblebee21 on June 29th, 2017 @ 10:27pm CDT
Grapple Ironhide hot rod ratchet

The recent reissues having plastic that doesn't feel the same
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1893309)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 30th, 2017 @ 12:17am CDT
Ironhidensh wrote:
A nice, even amazing figure in many ways, but not an MP.


Having MP-11 Starscream inflicted PTSD right here... #-o
Paid over 300$CAN for a friggin' imperfect "leader" figure that didn't felt "premium" at all.

Well, let's hope Hasbro will fix these issues in time for the American release.

Then they'll somehow produce a very limited run, poorly distributed, AND price it at 50% off the expected normal price just to be sure it will be insta-scalped.
:BOOM:
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1894085)
Posted by william-james88 on July 3rd, 2017 @ 6:17pm CDT
We have more details on Bumblebee's release as a Toysrus exclusive in North America, at least for Canada. He is listed at the price of $129.99 CDN, which is exactly $99.99 USD (much lower than anticipated based on Hasbro's recent overestimate of currency exchange). He is also limited at 2 per buyer, which is always welcomed for sought after items. He is currently not available but should be shortly. There is also a Hasbro coupon for $20 off anything over $50 so any Canadian fan could get this toy for $109.99 instead. The coupon can only be used in stores but that is good news since this toy has already been found in both Ontario and Quebec stores.

Below is all the product info including SKN and other identification numbers.

Description Additional Info Shipping:
SKN Number:
336642
Product UID:
15684D30
UPC/EAN/ISBN:
630509586103
Manufacturer #:
C0892
Note:
Gift wrap is not available for this item.
Shippable to Quebec:
yes
Language :
Bilingual
Product Weight:
0.6 lbs
Product Dimensions: (in inches)
8.8 x 5.9 x 2.5

Whether hes cruising the highway as a slick Chevrolet Camaro or facing the Decepticons in battle, Bumblebee is one of the bravest bots in the universe. Celebrate the heroic Autobot scout with this Masterpiece 10th Anniversary Movie Series Bumblebee figure.

This Bumblebee MPM-3 figure is perfect for fans and collectors alike, with features inspired by the explosive 2007 Transformers cinematic hit. The figure showcases Bumblebee in a sleek Chevrolet Camaro design rendered with impressive attention to movie detail. The figure features premium die-cast additions and comes with a Stinger Blaster weapon accessory. Gear Bumblebee up for action with a flip-down battle mask and extendable fingers. Converts from robot to Chevrolet Camaro mode in 33 steps.

Masterpiece Movie Series Bumblebee MPM-3 figure
Premium detail inspired by the Transformers movie franchise
Converts to Chevrolet Camaro mode in 33 steps
Flip-down battle mask, extendable fingers, and die-cast detailing
Comes with a Stinger Blaster weapon accessory


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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1894094)
Posted by Insurgent on July 3rd, 2017 @ 6:56pm CDT
I'm actually a little surprised he didn't come with a small Allspark cube as an accessory.
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1894095)
Posted by Ironhidensh on July 3rd, 2017 @ 7:06pm CDT
Insurgent wrote:I'm actually a little surprised he didn't come with a small Allspark cube as an accessory.

Yeah, the lack of accessories is a major disappointment. I can't help but feel like this is the result of Hasbros involvement.
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1894105)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 3rd, 2017 @ 7:37pm CDT
I'll definitely wait for clearance. Because I'm pretty sure plenty will be available and those overpriced items always come on sale sooner than later.

But the real reason is that I'm currently buying something HUGE from my local seller... I still have 2 to 4 months of payments to make... Yeah, I'm nut. 8-}
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1894127)
Posted by shajaki on July 3rd, 2017 @ 8:51pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:I'll definitely wait for clearance. Because I'm pretty sure plenty will be available and those overpriced items always come on sale sooner than later.
I dunno Kan... not saying it isn't possible... just saying this one might be hard to call. This isn't MP-08 Bee or YOTM Primal. He's got more going for him than they did. People actually want this figure, he's 100% new, and he's not as (grossly) overpriced as they were.

If stock and distribution is limited, I think your wait it out strategy will screw you. He'll absolutely be in demand, at least initially. It'll all depend on how many actually hit shelves.
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1894136)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 3rd, 2017 @ 9:24pm CDT
It's still a wait-n-see for me. Mainly because I can't Hasbro coupon and my money MUST go elsewhere.

It's still Bee. It's impossible that there's no hive that will be unleashed at every stores.
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1894149)
Posted by william-james88 on July 3rd, 2017 @ 9:55pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:I'll definitely wait for clearance. Because I'm pretty sure plenty will be available and those overpriced items always come on sale sooner than later.

But the real reason is that I'm currently buying something HUGE from my local seller... I still have 2 to 4 months of payments to make... Yeah, I'm nut. 8-}

Is it the complete Omega Supreme?
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1894153)
Posted by Ironhidensh on July 3rd, 2017 @ 10:01pm CDT
shajaki wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:I'll definitely wait for clearance. Because I'm pretty sure plenty will be available and those overpriced items always come on sale sooner than later.
I dunno Kan... not saying it isn't possible... just saying this one might be hard to call. This isn't MP-08 Bee or YOTM Primal. He's got more going for him than they did. People actually want this figure, he's 100% new, and he's not as (grossly) overpriced as they were.

If stock and distribution is limited, I think your wait it out strategy will screw you. He'll absolutely be in demand, at least initially. It'll all depend on how many actually hit shelves.

Based on mine, and the vast majority of online reports, if you pay full price, you're gonna have the regrets.

Unless you leave it as a display piece only, I guess. >:oP

Good luck to you all, though. It really is a beautiful looking figure, it just doesn't hold up. :(
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1894161)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 3rd, 2017 @ 10:19pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:I'll definitely wait for clearance. Because I'm pretty sure plenty will be available and those overpriced items always come on sale sooner than later.

But the real reason is that I'm currently buying something HUGE from my local seller... I still have 2 to 4 months of payments to make... Yeah, I'm nut. 8-}

Is it the complete Omega Supreme?


No, he's not worth that much.

Him however...

TF G1 Scorponok 1.jpg


99% complete. Just missing one tiny Fastrack gun. 574$CAN with taxes.
I could have one 100% complete for the same overall prise (thus saving around 40$CAN being the price that gun go for) but he's the only one who was willing to take in 174$ in trade as the first payment and setting it aside until I pay the rest by paying 100$CAN minimum monthly.

I had to jump on the occasion. This universal grail had to be mine!

One thing for sure, I will not buy any TF this year at Comiccon.
(BTW, Will, check your inbox!)
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1895558)
Posted by whip_it on July 10th, 2017 @ 12:26pm CDT
Any one spot this fig at any toys r us location in the GTA?
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1895574)
Posted by william-james88 on July 10th, 2017 @ 1:01pm CDT
whip_it wrote:Any one spot this fig at any toys r us location in the GTA?

Just the ottawa region so far and some other areas in ontario but I dont think anyone spotted him in the GTA area. He`s being distributed around so I am sure you will find him soon.
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1895583)
Posted by whip_it on July 10th, 2017 @ 1:37pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
whip_it wrote:Any one spot this fig at any toys r us location in the GTA?

Just the ottawa region so far and some other areas in ontario but I dont think anyone spotted him in the GTA area. He`s being distributed around so I am sure you will find him soon.


thanks a lot for the insight
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1896884)
Posted by shajaki on July 15th, 2017 @ 10:47pm CDT
Soooo... I got him.
Lots has been said about him, mostly negative. Out of the box, he's 90% in car mode and getting him that last 10% of the way is a son of a B! Getting all tabbed in is such a pain, but it can be done, and he does look good once that wizardry is preformed.

The transformation is complex and he pulls off some neat moves. His proportions are perfect, like he came right off the screen of the first movie. And he is the very definition of "pictures don't do it justice". And sorry, my pics do suck :lol: . I've heard he can be quite loose, but at least on my copy I have no issue posing him. And damn, can he pose!

I think what I'm most impressed with is his face sculpt, and legs (looks and transformation). Maskless, he looks outstanding. That face sculpt. Mahgawd. But that mask... it doesn't look terrible, but (on my copy at least) is very unstable. Trying to move it into place causes it to snap off almost every time. Anyways... legs! The legs incorporating the wheels is god damn brilliant. Also: diecast. He's got a fair amount. He's weighty and feels good.

But in the end I don't know if I can recommend him since quality seems to vary so much. But I absolutely love him. Thumbs up.

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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1897075)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on July 16th, 2017 @ 8:34pm CDT
I managed to snag him off TFsource. He is in my pile to ship once MP Prime and TLK wave 3 comes in stock
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1897766)
Posted by Va'al on July 19th, 2017 @ 10:50pm CDT
It begins. Directly from the floor at San Diego Comic Con 2017, site owner Seibertron is providing us images of the display area at the Hasbro booth - featuring so far some older reveals from existing toylines. In this post, we cover Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-3 Bumblebee!

These are only the initial images, of course, expect the full Seibertron.com treatment as the event continues across the weekend, with more toy images, the Hasbro Breakfast Press event Thursday morning, panel coverage on Friday and Saturday, and follow-ups with official images and more!

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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1898163)
Posted by whip_it on July 20th, 2017 @ 6:34pm CDT
available in canada toys r us

http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp ... =134592016

about 70 left, i just checked
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1901881)
Posted by Va'al on August 4th, 2017 @ 8:17am CDT
As we're receiving several notifications from US-based Seibertronians of the Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-3 Bumblebee, we decided to make sure people were aware that the figure is indeed available at general retail in the States - at Toys'R'Us stores, of course.

Current confirmed sightings include Westland, MI (via Cprime18), Rockford, IL (from Rodimus Knight), Niles, IL (by our boss Seibertron). If you come across any more, make sure to use the Sightings Database to let other collectors know!

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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1901886)
Posted by Bumblebee21 on August 4th, 2017 @ 8:24am CDT
Prime has been sighted as well
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1902067)
Posted by Relic0037 on August 4th, 2017 @ 5:29pm CDT
Found him at my TRU. MP-10 was there too. I find it interesting to see :TAKARATOMY: on a box in a retail store. It's something I don't see that often.
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1902111)
Posted by Deathsaurus1 on August 4th, 2017 @ 8:47pm CDT
Hes hit az also!!
One left at the toysrus in goodyear
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1902126)
Posted by shajaki on August 4th, 2017 @ 9:23pm CDT
I have a question, and Will you're probably the one the most in the know...

I've got two MPM-3's. One bought from eBay hailing from China (I think), the other locally from TRU. Both are quite similar, but with slight differences. Would you consider the TRU one to be Hasbro US/CA, and the other one to be Hasbro Asia? (pics at bottom of post)

The TakaraTomy releases of these new MPM's are very confusing. Neither TT versions are out yet I think. Bee is showing a release date of this month, and Prime being in September. And we don't know what their boxes look like for sure, whether they'll be the same as the others or completely different. We know the figures themselves will be different, but not the boxes.... right? :-?

And yes, I've seen this pic, but I don't believe it's anything more than a mock up, possibly even unofficial.

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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1902141)
Posted by User897 on August 4th, 2017 @ 10:04pm CDT
After I see some reviews, I might get this on clearance someday. Definitely not worth full retail.
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1902159)
Posted by william-james88 on August 4th, 2017 @ 10:47pm CDT
Yes, by definition, if that one comes from Hong Kong, then it must be from Hasbro Asia since they are the ones distributing it there (if it was mainline China, that would be Hasbro China, which is a different entity).

However, as you mention, it is currently impossible to know if the Hasbro Asia one will be any different from the Takara one since Hasbro Asia has a knack for distributing Takara's same product in Asia. The box will surely be different though, if at least in terms of there needing to be Japanese writing ;) but your right we cant be sure beyond that.

Does that help at all?
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1902173)
Posted by transformers_va on August 4th, 2017 @ 11:16pm CDT
I'm not sure why there seems to be a lot negativity surrounding MPM-3 Bumbleebee. I just got him today, and in my opinion he is 1000% better than MPM-4 Optimus Prime. His robot and car modes both look really good, and the transformation is fairly good with all the tabs snapping together beautifully.

If you have to decide between MPM-3 and MPM-4, my suggestion would be to go with MPM-3 (and I'm not even particularly fond of Camaro Bumbleebee in the first place lol)
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1902179)
Posted by Emerje on August 4th, 2017 @ 11:48pm CDT
shajaki wrote:Neither TT versions are out yet I think. Bee is showing a release date of this month, and Prime being in September.


Bee came out on July 13th, I've had mine for about a week now. Right now he's figure of the year for me, he's phenomenal.

Prime will probably be out 9/14.

Emerje
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1902185)
Posted by Bumblebee21 on August 5th, 2017 @ 12:20am CDT
Takara bee is out. Box differences are added Japanese writing

Fig difference are the eyes
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1902201)
Posted by Emerje on August 5th, 2017 @ 3:43am CDT
Bumblebee21 wrote:Takara bee is out. Box differences are added Japanese writing

Fig difference are the eyes


Apparently the Hasbro version doesn't have any of the yellow paint over some of the yellow parts.

Normally I hate light pipping, but this is a rare case of it being done super well. There isn't much of an inlet on the back of his head, but it lights his eyes up nice and bright like on MP Shockwave. I only wish the eyes were more blue rather than slightly tinted.

Emerje
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1902247)
Posted by shajaki on August 5th, 2017 @ 10:46am CDT
william-james88 wrote:Does that help at all?
Yes it does, thanks Will ;)^

Emerje wrote:
shajaki wrote:Neither TT versions are out yet I think. Bee is showing a release date of this month, and Prime being in September.
Bee came out on July 13th, I've had mine for about a week now. Right now he's figure of the year for me, he's phenomenal.
Sorry, just to be clear, you have the Japanese TT release of MPM-3? Would you be willing to take some pics of the box? Front back and bottom? I'd really appreciate it :)
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1902248)
Posted by Bumblebee21 on August 5th, 2017 @ 10:47am CDT
I think I prefer the eyes on the hasbro version better.
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1902288)
Posted by RodimalToyota on August 5th, 2017 @ 2:16pm CDT
Found MP3 Bee in Arizona, also saw MP Optimus. Got 40% thanks to the current promotion, 220$ for both, not bad.
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1902292)
Posted by Emerje on August 5th, 2017 @ 2:24pm CDT
shajaki wrote:
Emerje wrote:
shajaki wrote:Neither TT versions are out yet I think. Bee is showing a release date of this month, and Prime being in September.
Bee came out on July 13th, I've had mine for about a week now. Right now he's figure of the year for me, he's phenomenal.
Sorry, just to be clear, you have the Japanese TT release of MPM-3? Would you be willing to take some pics of the box? Front back and bottom? I'd really appreciate it :)


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I should point out that there aren't any stickers on the box and Bee's name is written in Japanese on the front so this isn't a case of them using the Asia box and covering stuff with stickers like we've seen them do in other movie lines.

Emerje
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1902465)
Posted by shajaki on August 6th, 2017 @ 7:17pm CDT
Emerje wrote:Appreciate away!

I should point out that there aren't any stickers on the box and Bee's name is written in Japanese on the front so this isn't a case of them using the Asia box and covering stuff with stickers like we've seen them do in other movie lines.
Awesome! Thanks a bunch Emeje ;)^

This makes me very happy. It's different enough to easily distinguish between the rest. I was worried bout hunting him out, but this helps a lot :D
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1902497)
Posted by Autobot Roadburn on August 7th, 2017 @ 1:28am CDT
Finally managed to track a Bee down yesterday! I had to drive for almost an hour to pick him up since there was only one Toys R Us anywhere near me that got him (and mine was the last one), but it was completely worth it. I didn't end up with any quality control issues, and he's absolutely fantastic outside of one of the flaps on his collarbone having a worryingly tight ball joint. He's a great figure though, and I hope the quality issues aren't widespread. I'm excited to pick up Optimus next!
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee: Interview With Designer Yuya Onishi (1904696)
Posted by william-james88 on August 16th, 2017 @ 12:33pm CDT
I finally tried converting him back into a car for the first time. And I went without instructions. Most of it was straightforward except for the feet. It took a while for me to figure out how it was supposed to look based on what the joints and hinges allowed me to do and I had totally forgotten how it looked like the first time I went form car to bot.

But I figured it out and I have now transformed him a few more times and its great. No frustration and nothing annoying about it and everything fits properly. It all tabs in well so I dont have any of the problems in that regard. The only thing I would have liked was them to get the alt mode right and have that extra hood exhaust. I am also not sure if this yellow is correct, but the film was all colour filtered so its not easy to replicate.

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