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Bumblebee (2018) movie toys

Postby RotorstormNP » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:46 pm

The reveals have begun!!!!

Unveiled at Nerdist, the first announced figure from the new movie line is Power Charge Bumblebee, a VW Beetle with slide-out wrist blade, flip-down battlemask, and a chest-mounted sound-and-light gimmick with 25+sounds and phrases: https://nerdist.com/bumblebee-movie-fig ... exclusive/

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My guess is he's Voyager or maybe Leader-sized. He looks wicked!
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Re: Bumblebee (2018) movie toys

Postby Mr.Deflok » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:08 pm

Wow... looks like something from the TFTM 2007 line...
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Re: Bumblebee (2018) movie toys

Postby RotorstormNP » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:35 pm

Is that a good or bad thing?
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Re: Bumblebee (2018) movie toys

Postby Zippo » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:37 pm

I am surprised at how clean the vehicle mode is considering the gimmick, unless its doing a lot of false stuff
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Re: Bumblebee (2018) movie toys

Postby RotorstormNP » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:49 am

The main/kids line has had size classes and Wave 1 revealed! Main article at https://geekdad.com/2018/07/exclusive-t ... -revealed/

pie125 at TFW2005 wrote:Exclusive 'Transformers: Bumblebee' Energon Igniters Movie Toys Revealed - GeekDad
Exclusive ‘Transformers: Bumblebee’ Energon Igniters Movie Toys Revealed
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Muscle cars, VW bugs, Peterbilt trucks…if you didn’t know any better, you’d think these could be reworks of the original Transformers from 1984. Then you look a little closer and start converting them to bot form and you’ll see these aren’t your grandparent’s robots in disguise.

Based on the Transformers: Bumblebee movie coming out this December, the new Energon Igniters feature simpler transformations, but are still highly detailed toys of the characters we’ll (maybe?) see in the film.

The styling is a little blocky, but these are toys aimed at a younger audience that actually wants to play with their Transformers. They don’t need 45 step transformations that result in perfect representations of what they see on screen. They want something that they can switch quickly between modes and that have added play potential, with power-up engines that unlock special features.

Energon Igniters Speed – $5.99
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The smallest of the Energon Igniters, the 3-inch Speed series transforms between modes in 7 steps or less. Unlike previous small movie figures, this series has a lot of detailing and articulation. The bots don’t end up looking like carved blocks of plastic. They could use a few more paint apps, but that’s to be expected at this price point. They even interact with cores sold with the larger figures (though “interact” in this case seems to mean “tow behind”).

What I find more interesting is who’s in this wave. Not only is there Hot Rod and Barricade in ’80s muscle car form, but Optimus Prime in his red G1 Peterbilt truck form (just with movie Optimus’ head! Maybe Bumblebee will explain the origin of his “rip off everyone’s face” fetish). Two versions of Bumblebee round out the wave, his traditional movie-verse Camaro and G1 VW Bug.

Energon Igniters Power – $9.99
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The 5-inch Power series is a little more complex (4-9 steps) and a little more spoilery, because it’s the first hint we’ve gotten that Megatron might be a part of the Transformers: Bumblebee movie. Sporting a similar form to previous versions, his alt mode is a 4-track Cybertronian tank (with the usual very conspicuous face…funny how a lazy toy design decision from the first movie has now become cannon). The Power series also has the only Dropkick Energon Igniters toy. You can use the cores sold with the Power Plus and Nitro toys to unlock special features. Camaro ‘Bee and Hot Rod round out this series.

Energon Igniters Power Plus – $12.99
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The Power Plus series are similar to the Power series, except these come with the core that unlocks extra features. The Bumblebee figures in this series are nearly the same as the Power series versions (Camaro ‘Bee’s Power Plus figure has his unmasked head), so if you’re going to get them, and you want the cores, go with these versions. If you want Optimus Prime at this size, though, you’ll have to go with this version.

Energon Igniters Nitro – $19.99
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Main event time! Nitro figures are more like your traditional Generations/Power of the Primes deluxe bots. Standing at 7-inches, they feature increased detail, additional paint applications and all come with a core to unlock additional features. In addition to Barricade, Optimus Prime, and VW Bumblebee (this one’s my favorite of the entire line), the Nitro series will also have a Camaro ‘Bee.

When Can I Get Them?

If you’re going to be at SDCC later this week, you can see the prototypes in person. They’ll hit retail before the movie drops this December (think October/November) at your favorite retail store and on HasbroToyShop.com.


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Re: Bumblebee (2018) movie toys

Postby omegaprime » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:00 pm

A hard pass on these for me, same with most the classics stuff im hearing about, the only thing that perks my ears up is the rumor of another ironhide dunno how they messed 2 up in a row lol.

here is hoping the studio series caries its weight for the bumblebee movie
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Re: Bumblebee (2018) movie toys

Postby Nick92 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:35 pm

The $19.99 Bumblebee looks the best, but I'd probably still pass, love the prime alt mode, but I was hoping for a new prime robot mode. Just too much like the previous stuff for me. But cool to see all the new reveals!
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Re: Bumblebee (2018) movie toys

Postby megatronacepticon » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:20 pm

I hope we get the Speed Igniters here. Love me some pocket toys and these ones look pretty good.
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