Video Revew for Takara Transformers Adventure TAV-29 Bumblebee Supreme Mode

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Chuckdawg1999 has a review up for Transformers Adventure TAV-29 Bumblebee Supreme Mode. Here are his comments below:


chuckdawg1999 wrote:Leave it to Takara to go that extra mile and retool the existing Warrior Bumblebee, to better represent the look of the character, during the final episodes of season 1 of RID. Some fans might be a little concerned about the use of translucent plastic but one cannot deny the overall cool look it gives the toy. In the end this is still the same Bumblebee that's been released 3 times already in the US, so I have a hard time recommending this to anyone but the dedicated collector.

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Re: Video Revew for Takara Transformers Adventure TAV-29 Bumblebee Supreme Mode (1739843)
Posted by william-james88 on November 7th, 2015 @ 2:07pm CST
Any reason TAV Swoop has an uncovered pin in the back for his wings?

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Re: Video Revew for Takara Transformers Adventure TAV-29 Bumblebee Supreme Mode (1739844)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 7th, 2015 @ 2:16pm CST
william-james88 wrote:Any reason TAV Swoop has an uncovered pin in the back for his wings?

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Animated Swoop did too. Guess it's just the way the mold is.

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Re: Video Revew for Takara Transformers Adventure TAV-29 Bumblebee Supreme Mode (1739846)
Posted by william-james88 on November 7th, 2015 @ 2:21pm CST
Oh wow, I didnt know the wings were unpainted on the animated version. I quite like the deco on TAV Swoop, anyone know what it is referencing?
Re: Video Revew for Takara Transformers Adventure TAV-29 Bumblebee Supreme Mode (1739847)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 7th, 2015 @ 2:26pm CST
william-james88 wrote:Oh wow, I didnt know the wings were unpainted on the animated version. I quite like the deco on TAV Swoop, anyone know what it is referencing?
No one knows. It's probably just a unique deco not based on anything. Or it's just a similar deco concept to Grimlock and Slug in using black with another color (Grimlock: Green and black, Slug: Purple and black, Swoop: Red and black).

Though, if one attributes Slug's purple to AOE Slug's toy, then maybe Swoop's red comes from the red of G1 Swoop's toy.
Re: Video Revew for Takara Transformers Adventure TAV-29 Bumblebee Supreme Mode (1739848)
Posted by william-james88 on November 7th, 2015 @ 2:33pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Oh wow, I didnt know the wings were unpainted on the animated version. I quite like the deco on TAV Swoop, anyone know what it is referencing?
No one knows. It's probably just a unique deco not based on anything. Or it's just a similar deco concept to Grimlock and Slug in using black with another color (Grimlock: Green and black, Slug: Purple and black, Swoop: Red and black).

Though, if one attributes Slug's purple to AOE Slug's toy, then maybe Swoop's red comes from the red of G1 Swoop's toy.


It seems to follow the color pattern for FOC Swoop, which technically is the same Swoop (though I dont agree with that interpretation of the timeline):

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And I like the theory of the similar black and other color concept. Each would then pull from a different source. Grimlock with RID, Slug from AOE toy and Swoop from G1 toy (or WFC).
Re: Video Revew for Takara Transformers Adventure TAV-29 Bumblebee Supreme Mode (1739851)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 7th, 2015 @ 2:43pm CST
william-james88 wrote:It seems to follow the color pattern for FOC Swoop, which technically is the same Swoop (though I dont agree with that interpretation of the timeline):
FOC Swoop's colors are G1 Swoop's colors. Silver, red, black, and with the translucent beak interpreted as gold like all the G1 fiction did:

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As for the timeline thing, I view RID Grimlock as a new breed of naturally-born Dinobots birthed from the Optimus-revitalized Well instead of being the same guy as FOC Grimlock. Two guys can have the same name.
Re: Video Revew for Takara Transformers Adventure TAV-29 Bumblebee Supreme Mode (1739864)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on November 7th, 2015 @ 4:11pm CST
One last thing: you have him slightly mistransformed as you can extend the neck to separate the head from the collar. However, the head itself is easily popped off because the joint socket is too shallow to properly hold the ball.
Re: Video Revew for Takara Transformers Adventure TAV-29 Bumblebee Supreme Mode (1739871)
Posted by william-james88 on November 7th, 2015 @ 6:28pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:One last thing: you have him slightly mistransformed as you can extend the neck to separate the head from the collar. However, the head itself is easily popped off because the joint socket is too shallow to properly hold the ball.


That's on purpose. Check the best desigb thread.
Re: Video Revew for Takara Transformers Adventure TAV-29 Bumblebee Supreme Mode (1740031)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on November 8th, 2015 @ 7:23pm CST
Nice review chuck! Thanks! I am very excited for this guy to come. don't have any Bee's yet so it will be an awesome first mold :BOT:
Re: Video Revew for Takara Transformers Adventure TAV-29 Bumblebee Supreme Mode (1740383)
Posted by fenrir72 on November 10th, 2015 @ 1:29am CST
https://twitter.com/TFYUKI/status/663923956408152064

Being his usual tease, Yuki presenting TAV-33

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Re: Video Revew for Takara Transformers Adventure TAV-29 Bumblebee Supreme Mode (1740384)
Posted by Va'al on November 10th, 2015 @ 1:55am CST
Fellow Seibertronian fenrir72 has pointed us in the direction of usual suspect from Takara TFYuki, as he shows a nice in-package and out-of-package image of the very big, very shiny, very hollow, and yet still very appealing Transformers Adventure TAV-33 Optimus Prime Supreme Mode! Check it out mirrored below.

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Re: Video Revew for Takara Transformers Adventure TAV-29 Bumblebee Supreme Mode (1740391)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 10th, 2015 @ 4:23am CST
Optimus, are you moving or something? :lol:
Re: Video Revew for Takara Transformers Adventure TAV-29 Bumblebee Supreme Mode (1740392)
Posted by Burn on November 10th, 2015 @ 4:37am CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:Optimus, are you moving or something? :lol:

"Just taking the kids, Sharpie, Stabby, Bang Bang and Blamo for a Sunday drive"
Re: Video Revew for Takara Transformers Adventure TAV-29 Bumblebee Supreme Mode (1740402)
Posted by william-james88 on November 10th, 2015 @ 7:25am CST
Woah, I didnt now he came with all the smaller weapons as well, they only ever advertise him with the giant sword. Very happy for you Cobotron!
Re: Video Revew for Takara Transformers Adventure TAV-29 Bumblebee Supreme Mode (1740406)
Posted by Cobotron on November 10th, 2015 @ 7:53am CST
:lol: I tried to tell you a couple of times, but you wouldn't hear me. I think you were in denial.
He is looking good. Hope he shows up soon.
Re: Video Revew for Takara Transformers Adventure TAV-29 Bumblebee Supreme Mode (1740410)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on November 10th, 2015 @ 8:30am CST
That is one very sleek looking Optimus right there. I love the black so much on him :BOT:
Re: Video Revew for Takara Transformers Adventure TAV-29 Bumblebee Supreme Mode (1740412)
Posted by william-james88 on November 10th, 2015 @ 8:42am CST
Cobotron wrote::lol: I tried to tell you a couple of times, but you wouldn't hear me. I think you were in denial.
He is looking good. Hope he shows up soon.


Denial makes sense :lol:
Re: Video Revew for Takara Transformers Adventure TAV-29 Bumblebee Supreme Mode (1740436)
Posted by william-james88 on November 10th, 2015 @ 10:04am CST
Unlike what the internet will tell you, the "new" Robots in Disguise line has its fans. One of the main compaints from this line, however, was the problem with Grimlock's scale. He towers over his friends on the show but Hasbro's line doesn't go beyond the warrior/deluxe class for the more traditional collector figures. This is why Takara's Transformers Adventure Battle Grimlock figure is probably one of the most sought after figures from the corresponding line in Japan since it is a retool of the Voyager class FOC Grimlock. There is a lot of retooling done and you can see the breakdown of this toy through the three reviews below. We have two from fellow Seibertronians, EbeforeI and Chuckdawg1999 as well as an extra long one from Emgo. Enjoy!


ebeforei wrote:Here is my detailed review of the Takara/Tomy Transformers Adventure Voyager Class TAV30 Battle GRIMLOCK - A heavy remold of the Voyager Class Fall Of Cybertron Grimlock... this actually REALLY WORKS to make the figure we should have gotten to begin with.

http://www.youtube.com/ebeforeinet


chuckdawg1999 wrote:Leave it to Takara to take a good, existing Grimlock mold and turn it into something great. Takara basically rebuilt the FOC Grimlock from the ground up, giving us a new shell and head. If you're really into scale then this figure will fit perfectly into your RID display.



Re: Video Revew for Takara Transformers Adventure TAV-29 Bumblebee Supreme Mode (1740445)
Posted by Solrac333 on November 10th, 2015 @ 10:25am CST
Don't like RID at all but this is a nice figure. Kind of want it.
Re: Video Revew for Takara Transformers Adventure TAV-29 Bumblebee Supreme Mode (1740447)
Posted by william-james88 on November 10th, 2015 @ 10:38am CST
omega666 wrote:Don't like RID at all but this is a nice figure. Kind of want it.


You should get it, it's very well done and this sounds like one of those figures which will increase in value over time.

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