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I wish you'd stop with the

I wish you'd stop with the Transformers reviews. You're making me want to buy some of them! The low retail price on these is very appealing. But I must be strong..

It looks like those guns attach to a hole in the wheel. So conceivably you could place them on the outside of the wheels even in car mode, no? Or would the wheels not roll if you did that?

Btw, nice touch with Barricade in that one pic... :)

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Posted by NekroDave on 18 August, 2007 - 11:28
I've got this ver. as well.

I've got this ver. as well. He's less loyal to the classic ver. seen on-screen as well. The '08 concept ver. that Atom here will be reviewing soon, is closer. That one, I want to get. I also agree that they could have added some more paint to BB here- particularly on the front of his legs to hide the stark yellow-to-black transition between the parts, and to make him match his on-screen appearance better.
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Anyways, yes, you can attach the missile launchers to BB's wheels in vehicle mode, but, yes, it will prevent them from turning. This guy is different from the "TF:Cybertron" US-exclusive Downshift in that regard.
(BTW, that Downshift toy is one of my all-time favorite TFs because he has such a great disguised mode! Who would think to look for an advanced alien robot beneath that classic car design!? That's why I was disappointed that BB changed his form in the movie. I know he was trying to appeal to Sam 'n all, but...)
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Something else about those cannons (yes, it really is hard to get them in/out of that vehicle mode!) is that they do make a brief appearance in the movie. As Mikaela (sp?) is driving the tow truck backwards- "I'll drive, you shoot"- Bumble bee goes head-first towards Brawl/Devastator. Now, in addition to the 'pop-out' cannon in his right arm, he deploys two small cylindrical cluster missile launchers from, yep, his shoulders. You can see the molded detail on the toy's launcher parts when the missiles aren't in place. So, they aren't really meant to be held in BB's hands even though the toy can do this; only reason he can hold them is because he needs to in order to keep them inside his vehicle mode.
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 18 August, 2007 - 12:32
LOL. =)

Well Dave like you said at least these are cheap. You keep pulling on the heartstrings of the 5 year old boy in me who grew up in Hawaii with all that Kamen Rider stuff you've been posting....that stuff would break my bank. Seriously it’s not my fault a domestic toy maker is making some good cheap robot fun. =) I would be amiss not sharing these with our readers.

 

Eva is right you can attach the missiles to him in car mode but the wheels won’t roll then.

 

Thanks for the compliment Dave; I’m sure I’ll have Bumblebee pop up in the Barricade review.

 

 

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Posted by Atom on 18 August, 2007 - 13:20
That's a good one... I

That's a good one... I always like reviews with videos. It helps
collectors who prefer to keep their toys MIB or
MISB(without being opened), atleast see how the toy transforms or moves. Ü

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Posted by birdlog on 20 August, 2007 - 12:05
 
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