Video Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ultra Bee

Video Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ultra Bee

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 3:23pm CDT

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Fellow Seibertronian chuckdawg1999 has once more found an early set of an upcoming toy, this time featuring the Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Ultra Bee - the Autobot Combiner of almost the entire Team Bee: Grimlock, Strongarm, Bumblebee, and Sideswipe! Check it out below.

Many collectors aren't going to be into this due to the simplified nature of the figure. I can't tell you that's wrong, but what I can tell you is that Ultra Bee is a solid combiner, that has a unique look that makes it stand out. Yes, the individual figures are simple, but the ritual of transforming them into their limb modes is fun while the figure comes together with a satisfying click at every point.


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Re: Video Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ultra Bee (1883655)
Posted by Terrsolpix on May 23rd, 2017 @ 3:29pm CDT
Va'al wrote:Fellow Seibertronian chuckdawg1999 has once more found an early set of an upcoming toy, this time featuring the Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Ultra Bee - the Autobot Combiner of almost the entire Team Bee: Grimlock, Strongarm, Bumblebee, and Sideswipe! Check it out below.

Many collectors aren't going to be into this due to the simplified nature of the figure. I can't tell you that's wrong, but what I can tell you is that Ultra Bee is a solid combiner, that has a unique look that makes it stand out. Yes, the individual figures are simple, but the ritual of transforming them into their limb modes is fun while the figure comes together with a satisfying click at every point.




Quite the clever combiner. I was afraid the entire thing would be extremely hollow and cheap. This might become a buy solely for the purpose of standing next to rid Galvatronus. Also, isn't this technically a 7 bot combiner, since jetstorm and slipstream because the "core" of the sword :-?
Re: Video Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ultra Bee (1883701)
Posted by Grahf_ on May 23rd, 2017 @ 5:59pm CDT
How did they go backwards from Power Core Combiners? At least each core figure was a fully functioning Transformer. Not to mention that the combined modes actually had some decent articulation. They could also be upgraded with Minicons as well.

If they had just upgraded the PCC limbs into what they have here (or rather Menasor and Galvatronus) but kept the base figure style from PCC, these would've been awesome instead of just somewhat cool.

Minicon upgradable, articulated combined modes made from a complete base Transfromer with simple robot mode limbs that don't autotransform into horribly mismatched spindly messes.

I love combiners so I'll pick these up but they're not a priority. At least for me though, Power Core Combiners are much better overall. Especially when you mirror the drones to make the limbs work better as some limbs (legs especially) don't mix with well others.
Re: Video Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ultra Bee (1883722)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on May 23rd, 2017 @ 7:23pm CDT
Ultra Bee looks really cool, and there are some really clever things happening with Grimlock and Bee. I really do like it, and I can't wait to get it myself!
Re: Video Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ultra Bee (1883775)
Posted by BERSEKAEL on May 23rd, 2017 @ 8:51pm CDT
Pass on that one, but "Menasor" looks promising!
Re: Video Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ultra Bee (1883781)
Posted by nycPrime on May 23rd, 2017 @ 9:00pm CDT
Agreed. I don't collect RiD but I may pick up Menasor.
Re: Video Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ultra Bee (1883782)
Posted by Kurona on May 23rd, 2017 @ 9:03pm CDT
Just watched the review; that's quite the clever transformation on Bee - comes out really clean and it looks fun to do. If only it was a little more articulated I might have wanted it...
Re: Video Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ultra Bee (1883803)
Posted by william-james88 on May 23rd, 2017 @ 10:10pm CDT
We had in box images for Transformers Robots in Disguise Activator Optimus Prime & Hi-Test, which was our first look at the figure and the first time we even knew it was coming. Thanks to Scotty P, we now have official images to get a better look at this two pack and how it looks in both modes. This image was found on a hidden Amazon listing.

Enjoy!

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Re: Video Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ultra Bee (1883813)
Posted by Ultra Markus on May 23rd, 2017 @ 10:28pm CDT
even the g1 combiners had more articulation
Re: Video Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ultra Bee (1883817)
Posted by Seibertron on May 23rd, 2017 @ 10:36pm CDT
Anyone know where you can get Ultrabee?
Re: Video Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ultra Bee (1883822)
Posted by william-james88 on May 23rd, 2017 @ 10:56pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:Anyone know where you can get Ultrabee?

No where official yet. Chuck got it off a seller on facebook.
Re: Video Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ultra Bee (1883884)
Posted by RAR on May 24th, 2017 @ 8:43am CDT
I hope somewhere gets the RID (Hotwheels like) cars of the newer kind as the Grimlock-mobile is fun and i'd like to get one (since they use that design across their product line) - I may even get that bigger remote control one just for the car mode too - as it's daft.
Re: Video Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ultra Bee (1883933)
Posted by Kurona on May 24th, 2017 @ 2:07pm CDT
Found on the cross-sell section of Combiner Force Menasor's box by fellow Seibertron user chuckdawg1999, we bring to you the first image of the Crash Combiner Shocknado toy! First found on the Robots in Disguise app a few months ago, this is the first time we're seeing the character in toy form and it is currently not known who they're combined from, but feel free to speculate on the boards after taking a look at the picture below!

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Re: Video Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ultra Bee (1883936)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on May 24th, 2017 @ 2:27pm CDT
Shocknado is a redeco/retool of Skyhammer it looks like. I'm expecting the individual names to be "Shockblast" and "Tornado", or something among those lines.
Re: Video Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ultra Bee (1883939)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 24th, 2017 @ 2:29pm CDT
What's odd is that Shocknado's 2D artwork is the same as Riotgear's art from the Galvatronus set.
Re: Video Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ultra Bee (1883940)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on May 24th, 2017 @ 2:45pm CDT
On the side, check this little discovery:

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Toy swappers still exist... :shock:
Re: Video Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ultra Bee (1883943)
Posted by kurthy on May 24th, 2017 @ 3:01pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:On the side, check this little discovery:

Toy swappers still exist... :shock:

I'm not certain I wouldn't giggle a lot and buy that box immediately.
Re: Video Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ultra Bee (1883965)
Posted by Silverwing on May 24th, 2017 @ 5:05pm CDT
Shocknado?! Best name ever! :lol: :lol: :lol: :HEADHURTS:
Re: Video Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ultra Bee (1883972)
Posted by Kurona on May 24th, 2017 @ 6:03pm CDT
Fellow board member chuckdawg1999 once again has another new Combiner Force review for us; Menasor being the figure of choice this time! Check out said review of the Aligned continuity's take on the classic gestalt below and tell us what you think on the boards!

Re: Video Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ultra Bee (1883976)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on May 24th, 2017 @ 6:44pm CDT
2 Combiners that are pretty good. Each offers something a little bit different and both pull it off well. I think I like Ultra Bee a bit more, but Menasor is no slouch. They both look cool!
Re: Video Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ultra Bee (1884000)
Posted by nycPrime on May 24th, 2017 @ 7:40pm CDT
Motormaster looks kinda cool, and Menasor is nice. But the limbs are weaker than I expected. Still on the fence on this.

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