Review by Atom
I was actually on the look out for the 08 Concept version of Bumblebee and was going to skip this older, classic Bumblebee until JoshB put this in my hands. See that’s the nice thing about having friends that have kids, even if they're not chasing some elusive toy odds are they will run across something you ARE looking for sooner or later.
This version of Bumblebee makes a great toy but also a really sharp looking robot. Transformation is simple yet he transforms into a solid, VERY poseable, figure. He features 15 points-of-articulation with most joints actually on ball sockets.
Early pictures I was seeing did not make this look very appealing, it’s one you need to feel and handle to really appreciate. He comes with two missiles launchers that can be mounted on the shoulders or carried in his hands. These also store in his underside when in car mode.
In car mode, he looks slick as well. With free rolling wheels, it makes for a good toy for the little ones. A tip to those who may pick him up, you need to make sure the arms are completely straight and aligned when in car mode to make sure all the seems on the hood line up and lock. Something I had not figured out yet when shooting the video.
I have two small complaints. The first is the Quality Control on the paint scheme. In robot mode on the codpiece, the seam looks misaligned and two different colors of yellow were used. Second, the Autobot symbol in robot mode is a bit twitchy. It looks like it should have locked into the chest but did not finish the design so if you rotate the head forward or back the piece with the symbol falls into the chest. Not a big deal but worth noting.
I am glad I got the Classic one now, it’s a great toy and a great robot but I am definitely still on the lookout for the 08 version. You, however, should go grab one when you can, it’s a winner.
You can see it all for yourself in the video review below.
|Posted 17 August, 2007 - 20:26 by Atom