Transformers Studio Series Bumblebee Then and Now 2 pack now online at Target.com and found in store

Transformers News: Transformers Studio Series Bumblebee Then and Now 2 pack now online at Target.com and found in store

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 10:23AM CST

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We've got more Transformers Bumblebee tie ins for you to look at now, this time courtesy of the Transformers Studio Series line! It's been confirmed that Studio Series numbers 24 + 25 Target exclusives with a listing now live on their website!

The set consists of a redeco of VW Alt Mode Bumblebee and slight redeco of Bumblebee from his The Last Knight toyline release. Its interesting to note that the VW Beetle Bee is the sane as the recently announced Takara Studio Series exclusive "Rusty" VW Bee.

The double pack is currently retailing for $39.99. The folks over at fellow Transformers fan site TFW2005 have also reported that the codes for this set have been registering in some Targets in store systems as being in stock, so there's a chance you may even be able to find this set in store.

Transformers News: Transformers Studio Series Bumblebee Then and Now 2 pack now online at Target.com and found in store

Transformers News: Transformers Studio Series Bumblebee Then and Now 2 pack now online at Target.com and found in store

Transformers News: Transformers Studio Series Bumblebee Then and Now 2 pack now online at Target.com and found in store

Transformers News: Transformers Studio Series Bumblebee Then and Now 2 pack now online at Target.com and found in store

Transformers News: Transformers Studio Series Bumblebee Then and Now 2 pack now online at Target.com and found in store

Transformers News: Transformers Studio Series Bumblebee Then and Now 2 pack now online at Target.com and found in store

Transformers News: Transformers Studio Series Bumblebee Then and Now 2 pack now online at Target.com and found in store

Transformers News: Transformers Studio Series Bumblebee Then and Now 2 pack now online at Target.com and found in store

Transformers News: Transformers Studio Series Bumblebee Then and Now 2 pack now online at Target.com and found in store

Also we have some good news for Australian fans as this set has also appeared online at the Kmart website! The set is retailing currently for 45AUS$ and is a great chance for Australian fans to snap up this set.

What do you think about this set? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews.
Credit(s): Target.com, TFW2005.com, Kmart.com
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Re: Transformers Studio Series Bumblebee Then and Now 2 pack now online at Target.com and found in store (1995760)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on November 28th, 2018 @ 10:49am CST
Hm... Something about this bugs me ;)
Re: Transformers Studio Series Bumblebee Then and Now 2 pack now online at Target.com and found in store (1995765)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 28th, 2018 @ 11:04am CST
That rusty VW Bumblebee is the same one that Takara will be releasing individually as the 7net exclusive SS-EX 1967 Rusty Bumblebee.
Re: Transformers Studio Series Bumblebee Then and Now 2 pack now online at Target.com and found in store (1995766)
Posted by Sentinel_Primal on November 28th, 2018 @ 11:06am CST
I feel like these Studio Series packs aren't quite the deal I was hoping they'd be... It looks like both figures here lose paint apps. TLK Bee looks like he doesn't have the silver on his legs or forearms anymore, and BB Bee looks like he's lost the forearms as well and the paint on the toes. Though... He did gain the rust details, so at least there's that?
Re: Transformers Studio Series Bumblebee Then and Now 2 pack now online at Target.com and found in store (1995767)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on November 28th, 2018 @ 11:08am CST
Sabrblade wrote:That rusty VW Bumblebee is the same one that Takara will be releasing individually as the 7net exclusive SS-EX 1967 Rusty Bumblebee.

ZeroWolf pointed that out :P
ZeroWolf wrote:Its interesting to note that the VW Beetle Bee is the sane as the recently announced Takara Studio Series exclusive "Rusty" VW Bee.


Sentinel_Primal wrote:I feel like these Studio Series packs aren't quite the deal I was hoping they'd be... It looks like both figures here lose paint apps. TLK Bee looks like he doesn't have the silver on his legs or forearms anymore, and BB Bee looks like he's lost the forearms as well and the paint on the toes. Though... He did gain the rust details, so at least there's that?

Still better than Bandai America's usual paint budget
Re: Transformers Studio Series Bumblebee Then and Now 2 pack now online at Target.com and found in store (1995768)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on November 28th, 2018 @ 11:13am CST
I mentioned a UK listing for that pack a couple weeks ago by the way in case anyone's interested. :P

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Re: Transformers Studio Series Bumblebee Then and Now 2 pack now online at Target.com and found in store (1995770)
Posted by william-james88 on November 28th, 2018 @ 11:15am CST
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:Still better than Bandai America's usual paint budget

They have a paint budget?!???
Re: Transformers Studio Series Bumblebee Then and Now 2 pack now online at Target.com and found in store (1995773)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on November 28th, 2018 @ 11:31am CST
william-james88 wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:Still better than Bandai America's usual paint budget

They have a paint budget?!???

Snrk. Yes, it's called the loose change they found under the couch cushions
Re: Transformers Studio Series Bumblebee Then and Now 2 pack now online at Target.com and found in store (1995778)
Posted by carytheone on November 28th, 2018 @ 11:48am CST
You know, I had toys that looked just like this as a kid...

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...though I'm not sure if it would have counted as a premium deco, definitely authentic.

I wonder if anyone will try and remove the "rust" from this Bee like folks are planning on doing with the "battle damage" on the Siege figures? :-? :lol:
Re: Transformers Studio Series Bumblebee Then and Now 2 pack now online at Target.com and found in store (1995785)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on November 28th, 2018 @ 12:09pm CST
Do I need this box set? Hm. Depends on whether or not I have one or both of those figures already.

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Oh I have them both. So no. I do not.
Re: Transformers Studio Series Bumblebee Then and Now 2 pack now online at Target.com and found in store (1995790)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on November 28th, 2018 @ 12:17pm CST
carytheone wrote:You know, I had toys that looked just like this as a kid...

Image

...though I'm not sure if it would have counted as a premium deco, definitely authentic.

I wonder if anyone will try and remove the "rust" from this Bee like folks are planning on doing with the "battle damage" on the Siege figures? :-? :lol:


Uhh, they could just buy the regular version that doesn't have any rust?... >:oP Anyway, I'm still trying to find the regular version of VW Bee, but no luck from either Target or Walmart. I did find the Retro Mix. Vol. 2 set in a ThinkGeek store. But for 70$ and Bee being so small, along with me having little interest in the cassettes, I'm going to pass on it. I will pick up the regular version if I find it, unless I get the Masterpiece. :POPCORN:
Re: Transformers Studio Series Bumblebee Then and Now 2 pack now online at Target.com and found in store (1995792)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on November 28th, 2018 @ 12:19pm CST
Nathaniel Prime wrote:I did find the Retro Mix. Vol. 2 set in a ThinkGeek store. But for 70$ and Bee being so small, along with me having little interest in the cassettes, I'm going to pass on it.


eBay best place to get that one cheap from G1 collectors who bought it just for the tapes and want to sell the Bee. That's how I got my boxed brand new 'Goldbug' for £20 when the full set costs £60.
Re: Transformers Studio Series Bumblebee Then and Now 2 pack now online at Target.com and found in store (1995856)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 28th, 2018 @ 4:23pm CST
That 2 pack of Bees is REALLY interesting. Espesially because I havent bought any SS deluxes yet.
Re: Transformers Studio Series Bumblebee Then and Now 2 pack now online at Target.com and found in store (1995859)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 28th, 2018 @ 4:27pm CST
Tempting really, especially since 18 VW Bumblebee has yet to hit my area, warmed by Crowbars :lol:
Re: Transformers Studio Series Bumblebee Then and Now 2 pack now online at Target.com and found in store (1995883)
Posted by Hip-Hoptimus Rime on November 28th, 2018 @ 6:02pm CST
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:He should be thrown at the Bumblebee Movie's director for his okaying Dropkick as a triple-changer. It was a dumb idea with Drift in Age of Extinction and it's a dumb idea with Dropkick. Triple-changing and Earth-mode Bayformers don't mix.


Agreed! Give them a single alt mode at a time, have them scan a new one when they need it.

That scene in the Bee trailer when Shatter and Dropkick fly in, transform into cars for a moment, then again into bots is cringe-inducing. Takes me right out of the movie.
Re: Transformers Studio Series Bumblebee Then and Now 2 pack now online at Target.com and found in store (1995902)
Posted by ZeroWolf on November 28th, 2018 @ 6:49pm CST
I'm a bit confused why don't they mix exactly? Surely if they're designed as triple changers from the get go and this movie is acting as a soft reset, then I'm not sure I see a problem?
Re: Transformers Studio Series Bumblebee Then and Now 2 pack now online at Target.com and found in store (1995914)
Posted by carytheone on November 28th, 2018 @ 7:11pm CST
Hip-Hoptimus Rime wrote:That scene in the Bee trailer when Shatter and Dropkick fly in, transform into cars for a moment, then again into bots is cringe-inducing. Takes me right out of the movie.
Really? I thought it was pretty awesome, if not a little superfluous. Now if they used it as a reason to sell triple changer toys that'd be a different story.

ZeroWolf wrote:I'm a bit confused why don't they mix exactly? Surely if they're designed as triple changers from the get go and this movie is acting as a soft reset, then I'm not sure I see a problem?
Probably because the designs are too detailed and already require complicated engineering to pull off the movie accurate robots with realistic alt-modes. Triple changers in other lines have to make sacrifices as is to all three modes. Pulling off a believable muscle car and helicopter and semi screen accurate movie bot in plastic would be a difficult feat of engineering.

A lot of the movie figures already struggle with just two screen accurate modes.
Re: Transformers Studio Series Bumblebee Then and Now 2 pack now online at Target.com and found in store (1995948)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 28th, 2018 @ 9:55pm CST
I'd have no problem with a triple changing deluxe movie bot. The solution is piss-easy. Give the bot a main Earth mode, and a nice bot design. Then make the extra form a "Cybertronian hey-give-us-a-break-we're-playing-it-by-ear" mode.
It could work. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Re: Transformers Studio Series Bumblebee Then and Now 2 pack now online at Target.com and found in store (1995949)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 28th, 2018 @ 9:58pm CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:I'd have no problem with a triple changing deluxe movie bot. The solution is piss-easy. Give the bot a main Earth mode, and a nice bot design. Then make the extra form a "Cybertronian hey-give-us-a-break-we're-playing-it-by-ear" mode.
It could work. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


If it's Cybertronian, one thing less to license ;)
Re: Transformers Studio Series Bumblebee Then and Now 2 pack now online at Target.com and found in store (1995956)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on November 28th, 2018 @ 10:55pm CST
carytheone wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:I'm a bit confused why don't they mix exactly? Surely if they're designed as triple changers from the get go and this movie is acting as a soft reset, then I'm not sure I see a problem?
Probably because the designs are too detailed and already require complicated engineering to pull off the movie accurate robots with realistic alt-modes. Triple changers in other lines have to make sacrifices as is to all three modes. Pulling off a believable muscle car and helicopter and semi screen accurate movie bot in plastic would be a difficult feat of engineering.

A lot of the movie figures already struggle with just two screen accurate modes.

This.

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:I'd have no problem with a triple changing deluxe movie bot. The solution is piss-easy. Give the bot a main Earth mode, and a nice bot design. Then make the extra form a "Cybertronian hey-give-us-a-break-we're-playing-it-by-ear" mode.
It could work. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


If it's Cybertronian, one thing less to license ;)

Even being able to convert between an Earth car and a not-trying-to-look-Earthly vehicle mode (beyond just a G1 Tracks-style "car sprouts wings" flight mode, and even then..) would require some complex engineering, possibly reaching ROTF Optimus levels of complexity for the whole figure - and the smaller a toy, the harder that is to do (Plus the Studio series it seems is oft. unwilling to get too complex even on Leader-class figures *glares at DOTM Megatron*). Even if you don't have to worry about keeping the other mode Earthly in appearance, you still have to worry about stashing its parts away. Say the other mode is a helicopter - where do you hide the engine, the main rotor, the tail, and the tail rotor?
Re: Transformers Studio Series Bumblebee Then and Now 2 pack now online at Target.com and found in store (1995964)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on November 29th, 2018 @ 1:13am CST
carytheone wrote:
Hip-Hoptimus Rime wrote:That scene in the Bee trailer when Shatter and Dropkick fly in, transform into cars for a moment, then again into bots is cringe-inducing. Takes me right out of the movie.
Really? I thought it was pretty awesome, if not a little superfluous. Now if they used it as a reason to sell triple changer toys that'd be a different story.


It's one of my fave bits of the trailers. Certainly prefer it to certain other scenes which make no damn sense...

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