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Transformers News: Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway Pre-Orders Online #HasbroSDCC #JoinTheBuzz

Thursday, July 19th, 2018 4:40PM CDT

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The Volume 2 exclusive Gold Bumblebee and G1 Dino Casettes set, revealed at SDCC 2018, is now up for pre-order online to everyone. Both Entertainment Earth and Big Bad Toy Store are offering pre-orders on Transformers Studio Series 20 Deluxe Bumblebee Vol. 2. As depicted below this is a set containing a deluxe sized Bumblebee figure in a nice gold color and two cassette dinobots, Zauru and Uriad. These are the same casettes as in the volume 1 set but but in different decos so taht fans ca complete a proper G1 coloured set and a more sparkly coloured set. The listing also gives us official images fo this set so have a look at the pics and tell us what you think!

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Transformers News: Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway Pre-Orders Online

Transformers News: Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway Pre-Orders Online

Transformers News: Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway Pre-Orders Online

Transformers News: Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway Pre-Orders Online

Transformers News: Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway Pre-Orders Online

Transformers News: Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway Pre-Orders Online

Transformers News: Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway Pre-Orders Online
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Re: Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway Pre-Orders Online #HasbroSDCC #JoinTheBuzz (1972486)
Posted by gothsaurus on July 19th, 2018 @ 4:41pm CDT
Okay. Knowing we are getting both cassettes solid color and both clear, I'm pretty stoked. These will probably be the only toys I get from the Bee movie.
Re: Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway Pre-Orders Online #HasbroSDCC #JoinTheBuzz (1972497)
Posted by Bounti76 on July 19th, 2018 @ 5:15pm CDT
So they're making us get two Bumblebee toy sets in order to get ONE set of the original Dinocasette combiners and one clear plastic version of the same combiner, but that version is a Decepticon, and the other Dinocasette combiner is nowhere to be seen. Okaaaaaaay.....
Re: Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway Pre-Orders Online #HasbroSDCC #JoinTheBuzz (1972518)
Posted by Emerje on July 19th, 2018 @ 6:34pm CDT
[quote="Emerje"]And since they've basically confirmed they're making a tradition of this expect Decepticon Uriad and Autobot Zauru next year (or perhaps at NYCC?).

So I was right about Uriad, but wrong about NYCC. I think I'm going to pass on these unless I come into a sudden windfall and hope Takara does these in Encore.

Emerje
Re: Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway Pre-Orders Online #HasbroSDCC #JoinTheBuzz (1972519)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 19th, 2018 @ 6:38pm CDT
I'm confused. Is the vol 2 set available at SDCC now as well?
Re: Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway Pre-Orders Online #HasbroSDCC #JoinTheBuzz (1972532)
Posted by Zeedust on July 19th, 2018 @ 7:30pm CDT
Bounti76 wrote:So they're making us get two Bumblebee toy sets in order to get ONE set of the original Dinocasette combiners and one clear plastic version of the same combiner, but that version is a Decepticon, and the other Dinocasette combiner is nowhere to be seen. Okaaaaaaay.....

It's entirely possible they only had Legout's mold(s) available and couldn't find Decibel's (if they still exist), kinda like how when FunPub used the Grand pretender shell, they had to substitute weapon molds from Titans Return because they couldn't find Grand's, of how they were going to put Takara's "Metals" version of Jaguar/Ravage in the BW 10th anniversary line but the mold went MIA at some point after 3H used it for Tigatron at Botcon '01 (if I'm remembering these things right).

Speaking of Legout, I'm calling the evil version "Leogut" until an official name surfaces, because it sounds like a decent bizzarro doppelganger name and "Tuogel" sounds like a brand of toothpaste.
Re: Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway Pre-Orders Online #HasbroSDCC #JoinTheBuzz (1972538)
Posted by triKlops on July 19th, 2018 @ 8:00pm CDT
I seem to be having to acquire wayyy more Movie BBs than had ever crossed my mind recently.
Re: Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway Pre-Orders Online #HasbroSDCC #JoinTheBuzz (1972547)
Posted by Autobot Roadburn on July 19th, 2018 @ 9:05pm CDT
Well cool, I was just wondering how tough he'd Bee to pick up (hahahaha I'm not funny) but bam, right up on BBTS! I'm gonna grab him and the regular release, then display one with and one without the battle mask. He looks like a lot of fun, might even pick one up for my mom since she likes old VWs so much.
Re: Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway Pre-Orders Online #HasbroSDCC #JoinTheBuzz (1972616)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on July 20th, 2018 @ 2:43am CDT
I neeeeed this Bee. I do not need crappy G1 cassettes that Hasbro didn't think were worth releasing in their original era.
Re: Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway Pre-Orders Online #HasbroSDCC #JoinTheBuzz (1972617)
Posted by leokearon on July 20th, 2018 @ 2:45am CDT
I like that it is different from the SDCC version so people who did get the SDCC version wouldn't be cheated.
Re: Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway Pre-Orders Online #HasbroSDCC #JoinTheBuzz (1972634)
Posted by ausbot on July 20th, 2018 @ 5:09am CDT
Got the sdcc version dumping Bee keeping the cassettes.
Re: Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway Pre-Orders Online #HasbroSDCC #JoinTheBuzz (1972647)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on July 20th, 2018 @ 7:43am CDT
I'm getting this for the cassettes, and the other version for them as well once it becomes available. I love me some transforming cassettes.

And it'll be nice to replace the KO versions I have with something legitimate.

I keep all my cassette guys separated. I really think these guys hit it out of the park all on their own and that's how I enjoy them most. Or maybe I'll keep my KOs out and combine these guys ...

As for Bee ... well, I'll enjoy him a bit before putting him away.
Re: Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway Pre-Orders Online #HasbroSDCC #JoinTheBuzz (1972651)
Posted by ScottyP on July 20th, 2018 @ 8:17am CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:I'm confused. Is the vol 2 set available at SDCC now as well?
Nah, some of us are just hurting from info overload ;)^ Vol 1 is SDCC and later, HTS. Vol 2 is, well, pick an e-tailer!
Re: Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway Pre-Orders Online #HasbroSDCC #JoinTheBuzz (1972686)
Posted by gothsaurus on July 20th, 2018 @ 9:43am CDT
Ok. Here's hoping they have something cooking for the near future to see a matching (double) release of the remaining dino cassettes. (Even if it means retooling them. Putting out half of them would be pretty cruel.)
Re: Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway Pre-Orders Online #HasbroSDCC #JoinTheBuzz (1973060)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 21st, 2018 @ 9:22pm CDT
New info from David Willis about how these cassettes were made:[quote]Msging with Phil Donnelly, who said he asked John Warden about how they got the dinocassettes back.

They're completely new tooling.

They're extrapolated from the original wooden two-ups, so they should be fairly accurate to the originals, but...

...they are new tooling.

*reads up*

also that might be why the combined form doesn't have a mouth[/quote]So these are not the original molds brought back after all, but brand new molds altogether.

Just goes to show how much Warden and his team love rare and obscure stuff from JG1 that they'd go to the trouble of making all new molds of super-rare Japanese-original cassette molds of Holy Grail status.
Re: Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway Pre-Orders Online #HasbroSDCC #JoinTheBuzz (1973068)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 21st, 2018 @ 10:17pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:New info from David Willis about how these cassettes were made:[quote]Msging with Phil Donnelly, who said he asked John Warden about how they got the dinocassettes back.

They're completely new tooling.

They're extrapolated from the original wooden two-ups, so they should be fairly accurate to the originals, but...

...they are new tooling.

*reads up*

also that might be why the combined form doesn't have a mouth
So these are not the original molds brought back after all, but brand new molds altogether.

Just goes to show how much Warden and his team love rare and obscure stuff from JG1 that they'd go to the trouble of making all new molds of super-rare Japanese-original cassette molds of Holy Grail status.[/quote]

"Wooden two-ups"? So let me get this straight: are they referring to the original wooden models, twice the actual size of the toys, made before final changes that resulted in Legout having a mouth?
Re: Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway Pre-Orders Online #HasbroSDCC #JoinTheBuzz (1973071)
Posted by william-james88 on July 21st, 2018 @ 10:57pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:New info from David Willis about how these cassettes were made:[quote]Msging with Phil Donnelly, who said he asked John Warden about how they got the dinocassettes back.

They're completely new tooling.

They're extrapolated from the original wooden two-ups, so they should be fairly accurate to the originals, but...

...they are new tooling.

*reads up*

also that might be why the combined form doesn't have a mouth
So these are not the original molds brought back after all, but brand new molds altogether.

Just goes to show how much Warden and his team love rare and obscure stuff from JG1 that they'd go to the trouble of making all new molds of super-rare Japanese-original cassette molds of Holy Grail status.[/quote]

The Dinobots are way les obscure, why dont they get this tretment!?
Re: Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway Pre-Orders Online #HasbroSDCC #JoinTheBuzz (1973074)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 21st, 2018 @ 11:20pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:The Dinobots are way les obscure, why dont they get this tretment!?
I guess Warden and Friends figure that something never released in the U.S. before that has held "untouchable Holy Grail" status for all these years is special enough to warrant such special treatment, as opposed to the released-multiple-times-at-U.S.-mass-retail-in-both-the-80s-and-90s G1 Dinobot molds.

Not to mention that Archer's team didn't have the boner for G1 that Warden's team has, so they likely wouldn't have done this for the Dino cassettes if they were still around (instead of Warden's team) anyway. Archer's team never reproduced new G1 molds for reissues, they only reissued ones that were still around (though, the Jazz mold's degradation was fixed for Ricochet's reissue, but that was likely done by Takara themselves for their their contemporaneous Stepper reissue). So they wouldn't have gone to the trouble of making new molds of the G1 Dinobots.

And now that Warden's team has just so recently given us all new toys of the G1 Dinobots in POTP, that makes even less of an incentive for Warden's team to make new G1 Dinobot molds.
Re: Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway Pre-Orders Online #HasbroSDCC #JoinTheBuzz (1973079)
Posted by Emerje on July 22nd, 2018 @ 1:26am CDT
That's interesting. I had assumed they were a partial retool using what was left of the original molds, but it's a little strange that they based it on the 2up which wouldn't have been the final design.

Emerje
Re: Transformers Studio Series 20 Bumblebee Vol. 2 Retro Pop Highway Pre-Orders Online #HasbroSDCC #JoinTheBuzz (1973277)
Posted by gothsaurus on July 23rd, 2018 @ 9:39am CDT
I'm pretty excited by the effort they made to do this. Give me hope for the other two to be release... and for other oddities I'd kinda stopped hoping or expecting to be released. Props to the new team for digging deep and giving us this. I'm glad to buy an extra bumblebee to get them. Glad to see them as an exclusive. Again, whatever it takes to find a good place to plug in the toys — convention or online store exclusive, box set, etc. Bravo.
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Posted by triKlops on August 4th, 2018 @ 1:41pm CDT
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