Ultimate BumbleBee Featured on Official Site.
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007 6:43pm CDTCategories: Movie Related News, Toy News, Company News
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You can download the pdf Instructions, View a video on the Transformatiom, and view different steps in his transformation in several step by step photos.
You can view the Ultimate BumbleBee page here!
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Credit(s): Official Hasbro Transformers Site
This article was last modified on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007 6:47pm CDT
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Posted by Liege Evilmus on August 22nd, 2007 @ 9:47pm CDT
Posted by Anonymous on August 22nd, 2007 @ 10:41pm CDT
Posted by Autobot032 on August 22nd, 2007 @ 10:56pm CDT
On the one hand, it's nice to see someone competent taking their time, nice and slow, instead of the Chinese videos where the guy was bustin' his ass to get the thing transformed and slammed it around being an immature idiot.
On the other hand, it finally proves that the figures is capable of having it's chest set like the movie model. It also proves that the people buying it (and the Hasbro photographers) are completely friggin' inept.
Posted by Maximal Primal on August 22nd, 2007 @ 11:14pm CDT
Who the hell designed this piece of crap anyhOW!! it's like very annoying to transform, no wonder there has to be videos and hype, Hasbro must have a wiff that it won't sell, and such a wiff must really stink!!
Hype it all you want Hasbro, but its still in the end just a glorified "dump" with some fancy toilet paper around it!! And now you have a video on how it correctly flushes!!
Now if I could just find that elusive 08 Deluxe I'd be happy!!
Posted by Fireblast on August 23rd, 2007 @ 12:27am CDT
Posted by Megatron Wolf on August 23rd, 2007 @ 12:50am CDT
Posted by Bumblethumper on August 23rd, 2007 @ 10:02am CDT
My biggest issue with Ultimate Bumblebee is the amount of force you need to exert to lock and unlock things into place. You swear you're going to break it. It goes way past the comfort zone. I can see kids having a lot of problems with it.
You really don't see that in this video. The guy does an excellent job of making it look easy. But I don't think he locked the arm in correctly at the end, judging by it's lack of movement when the animatronics start. That's very tricky because you need to get 2 sets of rotating pegs to line up. It would've been better to make a video just focussing on the problem areas, because they're really glossed over here.
Posted by canbo on August 23rd, 2007 @ 11:06am CDT
Posted by Bumblethumper on August 23rd, 2007 @ 11:30am CDT
It looks a lot more metallic in the photo, so I was expecting some die cast parts like Masterpiece Prime, but when you actually get it out, it's a lot more plasticky and cheap looking.
Posted by skywarp-2 on August 23rd, 2007 @ 1:59pm CDT
I would love to see them release a heavily articulated, stronger plastic and joint reinforced Bumblebee that mirrors the deluxe but with better mobility and poseability with a great realistic paint application and light up eyes and head lights that can play songs from the movie, instead of the crappy animatronic flailing arms and head movements with his doors wiggling like an idiotic babies toy..
Posted by Bumblethumper on August 23rd, 2007 @ 5:56pm CDT
skywarp-2 wrote: If I was Hasbro I would cut my losses and not produce that particular item anymore, ship the remaining stock over seas where it might get a better selling share, but for the masses her in the US, and I would assume Japan, this toy really is the Bomb of this whole line up,
Why would they stand any better chance selling them overseas? Do you think the rest of us are somehow less discerning? Japan and the U.S. are 2 of the richer countries, so it would stand to reason that they have a better chance of selling them there. In some countries this thing probably costs the equivalent of a month's wages.
What I don't understand about the whole movie line is why Hasbro saw the need to have 3 different electronic/robotic Bumblebee toys. What's the deal with Cyber-Stompin' Bumblebee and Beatmix Bumblebee? Ultimate Bumblebee may be a rip off, but from what I've seen it does the job better than the other two.
Posted by Anonymous on August 24th, 2007 @ 12:17am CDT
canbo wrote:This things is a piece of crap. It looks nothing like the actual movie bumblebee. I mean, the Deluxe version is so much more accurate to the movie. I thing a reason that the torso is so huge is that they add the movement and stuff. I would rather have traded the movement for a better detailed and more accurate toy.
I beg to differ. Even since I got it he's been my most prized movie toy. I love the transformation (especially the feet) and the electronics are fantastic, I'm discovering new features every time I play with it. I showed it to a couple of my wife's friends tonight and they were blown away. You see, some of us can enjoy toys for what they are and not only because they're show or movie accurate. Who cares for accuracy when the toy is full of awesome? I want to be entertained. I'm not buying toys to compare them to images. Just to hear the transformation sound when you start changing it from car to robot is orgasmic. Shit, the bastard KNOWS what's happening, can it get better than that? I think not.
Posted by Sid Burn on August 24th, 2007 @ 12:19am CDT
We could start a whole Blu Ray TF movement lol
Posted by PrimulArchangel on August 24th, 2007 @ 2:07am CDT
I think its well worth the price for him, if you pass this toy up i think you will be kicking yourself later.
Posted by Bonecrusher27 on August 24th, 2007 @ 4:22am CDT
I love the transformation (especially the feet) and the electronics are fantastic, I'm discovering new features every time I play with it...You see, some of us can enjoy toys for what they are and not only because they're show or movie accurate. Who cares for accuracy when the toy is full of awesome? I want to be entertained. I'm not buying toys to compare them to images.
Really well put. My feelings as well. I'm surprised more hasn't been said about the feet; I love how they transform. I also like the way guests seem delighted by him in a way they simply aren't when I plonk a Voyager or Deluxe in front of them with Hasbro's sterling instructional sheets I bought and like Ultimate for different reasons to that for which I bought the Deluxe and Voyager toys. I enjoy them all.
But speaking of discovering something new each time we play with the thing, why on earth would Hasbro still have such crappy instructions? Following the pictures were okay, but for all its features I'm surprised they don't have some sort of feature list so that we can get to try everything out.
Does anyone here have a list of features and how to activate each in a 100% surefire way? I'm going by trial and error here. I can only get the song Whip It, there are supposed to be others, and I don't know how to activate them all.
Also, does anyone have this problem, or is it a problem. In car mode, when turned on and activated, the engine sound goes on and on like forever. Is it supposed to go for this long?
Posted by HugeBadWolf on August 24th, 2007 @ 5:48am CDT
Saw one briefly in TRU,
Dont think I need to spend 80 notes on it now
Mind you, if it ever gets redicued (Redimus - Buy It Now...)
I may have to get one.
Posted by Iron Prime on August 24th, 2007 @ 10:23am CDT
I really really enough this guy - he is freaking huge and has lots of detail. The lights and electronics are great - there are couple of cheesy lines though (See "first human friend", etc).
I do have two small gripes though, maybe someone would be kind enough to help me out?
1) the 'cables' for the doors. How do you get them to fit inside well enough that they don't interfere with the doors? I have trouble stuffing the cables in and they make it so that the doors don't quite close right....
2) The gun is pretty wimpy. Has anyone found a way to give it more "juice" when firing? Also: does anyone know what the sliding portion is for? Just for effect?...