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Bumblebee (Concept Camaro)

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Looks like BB's still broke...

...even after his little upgrade in the movie. ;D

I'm hoping that when the Battle Scenes-series Capture of Bumblebee set comes out, these few flaws will have been sorted out. I'm gonna wait for that one to come out because he has more film-accurate colors- mainly silver/gray plastic instead of black for the robot parts. (And- hopefully- I'll be the one to review it on CDX for y'all, too!)


One thing I noticed about your review, Atom, was that you mention how his waist comes apart. This may actually be a gimmick, though not as you'd imagine. In the film, as we all know, BB's legs get crushed beneath a building after Starscream shoots at him and Ironhide in the opening moves of the Mission City battle. While the Concept Camaro ver. here might not be able to have his legs taken off below the knees, perhaps Hasbro decided to just have his entire lower torso taken off instead.

I mention this because in the upcoming Final Stand set (which I'm also waiting to get), Autobot Longarm is paired-up with Concept BB here, but again in his gray/silver ABS coloring. This set was made because in the film, after BB has his legs crushed, Mikaela Banes runs over to a tow truck and hot wires it so that she and Sam Witwicky can 'drag' BB out of the battle zone. Now, in case you haven't noticed, the toy of Longarm looks exactly like that tow trick, even down to the "Mike's Towing" logo on the sides! So with this Final Battle set, you can have [Longarm] tow a halved Concept BB, just like in the movie!

I'm wondering if that's why his waist can come off so easily...?
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 3 December, 2007 - 17:39
Re: Looks like BB's still broke...

I mentioned earlier that the Concept BB's waist connection might be because it was used in a special two-pack set. Seems I was wrong about that part. BigBadToyStore.com is selling all four of the Screen Battle sets:

It seems that with Final Stand, I was mistaken about the Concept BB here being halved and then used in that set. It looks like, instead, a slightly down-scaled original mold of BB was used in the set.
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 5 December, 2007 - 16:44
awsome figure

jordanB

i have cliffjumper hes awsome i love himbut his armor pieces come off once in a while

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Posted by jordanB on 27 March, 2008 - 15:43
 
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