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Legends Class toys
- Bumblebee (Legends Class, 2007)
- Japanese name: EZ Collection Bumblebee
- Legends Bumblebee transforms into a yellow 1976 Chevrolet Camaro. Being a highly simplified toy of a highly complex design, Legends-class Bumblebee does not replicate the appearance of the robot mode very well, and has very limited articulation, detail and paint application. On the other hand, he's pocket-sized and inexpensive, perfect for the younger set. The toy has a sculpted rear window, but it's not painted like the other windows. instead, the racing stripes extend over them.
- Optimus Prime bonus pack (Costco exclusive multi-pack, 2007)
- A Costco exclusive special pack of Leader Class Optimus Prime with Legends Class Bumblebee and Autobot Jazz as bonus figures. None of the three toys is changed from their respective original releases.
- Battle for the Allspark (Toys'R'Us exclusive multi-pack, 2007)
- A Toys'R'Us exclusive, this six-pack of Legends class figures contains unmodified toys of Optimus Prime, Jazz, Bumblebee, Megatron, Starscream and Barricade.
- Bumblebee Scanning Ver. (Hyper Hobby magazine exclusive EZ Collection variant, 2007)
- A Japanese-exclusive version of the Legends Bumblebee toy, "scanning version" Bumblebee uses transparent plastics for his yellow parts. He was available as a mail-order item from Hyper Hobby magazine in September of 2007.
- Metallic Bumblebee (Tsutaya Records exclusive EZ collection variant, 2007)
- This Japanese metallic repaint of Legends class Bumblebee is an exclusive included with purchase of the Movie DVD at Tsutaya Records.
- Bumblebee vs. Scorponok (Legends Allspark Battles two-pack, 2008)
- As part of the AllSpark Battles Legends two-packs, a slightly redecoed Legends class Bumblebee, now sporting "battle damage" paint applications, comes with an all-new Legends Scorponok figure.
Deluxe Class toys
- Bumblebee (Deluxe Class Classic Camaro, Hasbro 2007)
- The first Deluxe Class version of Movie Bumblebee transforms into a yellow 1976 Chevrolet Camaro with a quite reasonable level of sculpted detail. In contrast to the other Deluxe-class car Transformers in the Movie toyline, he does not have clear windows, instead opting for opaque yellow plastic with painted metallic blue.
- Bumblebee is armed with two shoulder-mounted spring-loaded missile launchers (inspired by the shoulder-mounted missiles launchers he uses to fight Brawl/Devastator in the movie), which also double as hand-held weapons or can be mounted on ports on the undersides of his elbows. His legs and chest Automorph during transformation.
- The initial release of the toy featured even tabs for the Automorph gimmick; oddly, Hasbro later decided to retool the feature so the tab would be uneven. This resulted in many reported cases of the tab snapping during transformation. Press the button or you'll break him. Seriously. The retooled Automorph gimmick would be used for all subsequent versions of the mold, including the Japanese ones, and the breakage problem wouldn't be fixed until the UK exclusive "Towed to Safety" two-pack and the Target exclusive "Evolution of a Hero" two-pack.
- Packaging photos and early test shots of Bumblebee featured transparent blue plastic windows and missile parts. However, the final Hasbro production toy has opaque yellow plastic. The Japanese TakaraTomy release of Bumblebee retains the transparent blue plastic parts.
- Bumblebee (Deluxe Class Classic Camaro, TakaraTomy 2007)
- ID number: MA-03
- Pretty much the same toy as the Hasbro version (featuring the retooled Automorph gimmick). However, instead of opaque yellow plastic with tampographed blue windows, this toy uses transparant blue plastic for those parts, with yellow paint for the outer car shell. As a consequence, the missiles, which are on the same sprue, are also made of clear blue plastic, just like the early prototype seen in the Hasbro stock photos for the toy. Also, the face has changed to resemble to Camaro Concept version. The packaging used for the Japanese toy is the same as for the Hasbro version, with the exception of additional stickers identifying it as a Japanese market release.
- The window wings and missile launcher positioning look strangely like the Generation 1 Prowl, don't they?
- Bumblebee vs. Barricade: First Encounter (Wal*Mart exclusive two-pack, 2007)
- This Wal*Mart exclusive battle pack contains the 1976 Camaro deluxe-class Bumblebee and the deluxe-class Barricade/Frenzy figures, based upon their confrontation as seen in the movie. The box features a diorama-style background from a movie scene, but toys themselves are unchanged from their original carded releases.
- The set originally retailed for only slightly less than buying the two individual toys. However, for a short while, it was about the only way to get Bumblebee in the first place, thanks to the toy drought following the movie's record-smashing opening.
- Bumblebee Limited Metallic Color Version (Lawson exclusive Deluxe-sized Classic Camaro, TakaraTomy 2007)
- A redeco of the Japanese version of the Classic Camaro Bumblebee mold (retaining the clear blue windows and missiles) that was exclusively available with the purchase of a ticket for the movie in Japanese Lawson stores.
- Towed to Safety (two-pack, UK 2007)
- This set features an unaltered Deluxe class Longarm figure and a Deluxe class 1976 Camaro Bumblebee figure. The window box features a diorama background of the battle in Mission City (basically the same packaging inner tray from the "Bumblebee vs. Barricade: First Encounter" pack). As is generally the case with the European releases of the Movie toys, the pictures on the front of the box show the robot-mode toys instead of an artist's depiction of their faces.
- For this two-pack, Hasbro slightly retooled Bumblebee's Automorph gimmick again, adding another small tab that finally resolved the breakage issues that had plagued the previous variation of the mold.
- Thus far, this pack has only been released in the United Kingdom.
- Bumblebee (Camaro Concept) (Deluxe Class Concept Camaro, 2007)
- Japanese ID number: MA-10
- The second Deluxe class Bumblebee toy, which shares no parts with the previous one (even the head, despite being based on the same general design, is a different sculpt), transforms into the concept vehicle for the 2009 Chevrolet Camaro. Maintaining the high standard for car accuracy in the movie line, Bumblebee is very faithful to the real-life vehicle, featuring clear blue windows in contrast to the opaque windows seen in both his previous Deluxe class toy and the Ultimate Bumblebee toy.
- Bumblebee features two Automorphing gimmicks during transformation: (a) swinging his hood down into robot mode position also moves his arms up and (b), swinging his feet down will move the rear fenders up and behind his calves, as well as swinging the rear windows to his inner calves in a spring-loaded action. Unusually, this version of Bumblebee is much more accurate to the CGI design than either the older-model Deluxe OR the Ultimate figure, with the chest properly articulating in a fairly Movie-accurate manner. He's also slightly taller than most of the other Deluxe Class figures.
- Bumblebee features a superb range of articulation, with ball joints in his shoulders, neck, torso, wrists and upper legs, with ratcheting and swivels making up the remaining joints. Instead of the rather inaccurate missile launchers from the 1976 Camaro toy, '09 Bumblebee comes with a mostly accurate version of his plasma cannon as it appears in the movie, but for added play value, it can Automorph into an energy blade by opening up the halves of the gun barrel and swinging them back. The cannon can be held in either of his hands.
- Care should be taken when removing the cannon from Bumblebee's hands, as excessive force can damage the wrist ball joint socket.
- Contrary to popular opinion, the yellow pieces on the back of Bumblebee's feet are not supposed to be heel spurs, nor have they been misassembled. They are supposed to fold up to emulate the detail found on the CGI design.
- A running change version of this mold adds tabs to the hip panels, which makes the vehicle mode hold together better, as well as sculpted pupils inside Bumblebee's eyes. Initially this was believed to be a variant for the Japanese market; however, later shipments of the Hasbro toy featured those changes as well, as did all subsequent versions of the mold.
- This mold was also used to make "Allspark Power" Cliffjumper.
- Evolution of a Hero (Target exclusive two-pack, 2007)
- A Target exclusive, this figure multi-pack contains an unchanged Deluxe-class 1976 Bumblebee and an exclusive "battle damaged" 2009 Camaro Concept Bumblebee. Even though the 2009 figure is supposed to represent Bumblebee's damaged state as he appeared during the final battle in the movie, oddly enough the "damage" paint decos do not appear to extend to his legs, restricting themselves to his upper torso and car roof/door parts. Maybe they didn't bother because they thought you'd take them off like in the movie. Go figure.
The Classic Camaro Bumblebee toy included in this package features the same "fixed" Automorph gimmick also found on the version included in the UK exclusive "Towed to Safety" two-pack. In addition, the Automorph button on the hood finally sports the painted pinstripes that had been missing on all previous releases of the mold.
- Bumblebee and Optimus Prime (Argos exclusive two-pack, UK 2007)
- A two-pack, exclusively available at Argos stores in the United Kingdom, which contains an unchanged Voyager-class Optimus Prime and an equally unchanged Deluxe-class Concept Camaro Bumblebee.
- Capture of Bumblebee (Screen Battles diorama pack, 2007)
- Japanese ID number: SB-04
- This Screen Battles pack comes a redecoed Camaro Concept Deluxe-class Bumblebee featuring a more accurate gray color scheme for his robot mode parts and a silver-painted face, Autobot symbol and toes. Additionally, a new red Autobot symbol is placed on his forehead, while his translucent parts are now a greener blue. The pack also comes with non-posable figurines of Sector Seven agent Seymour Simmons and two Sector Seven soldiers; one carrying a cryo-freezing cannon and one carrying a grenade launcher.
- This set comes in a special window box featuring a diorama background of the scene in which Bumblebee is captured by Sector Seven forces.
- According to details listed in an official checklist on Hasbro's website, this pack was originally supposed to feature "ice soldiers" (plural), in addition to an "S7 agent" and an "S7 soldier". Apparently budget ultimately only allowed for one. The grenade launcher-wielding S7 soldier also looks conspicuously like Captain Lennox colored as a Sector Seven soldier (it's possible that the figure had originally been intended for the Screen Battles "Desert Attack" pack with Scorponok).
- All Spark-Enhanced Bumblebee (Target Exclusive Deluxe, 2007)
- This Target exclusive features the Deluxe Class Bumblebee in unique cylindrical packaging, with the only difference from his standard release being that key robot mode parts are highlighted by the slavish 'All Spark Blue' color for no other reason than to sell toys.
- Stealth Bumblebee (Deluxe Class Concept Camaro, 2008)
- Stealth Bumblebee is an extensive redeco and minor retool of the Deluxe class 2009 Camaro Bumblebee toy. The redeco itself is unusual in that the yellow parts are still cast in yellow plastic, but painted black. Other color differences include changing the robot mode body parts from black to gray and adding bright blue AllSpark Power decos.
- The head has also been retooled to reflect Bumblebee's 'battle mask' as seen in the Movie. The "mask" does not flip up to reveal his head. Bummer.
- Bumblebee ("Premium Series" Deluxe Class Concept Camaro, 2008)
- Japanese ID number: MA-22
This redeco of the Deluxe-class Concept Camaro toy features a similar deco as the Screen Battles version, but replaces the head sculpt with the "battle mask" sculpt previously used for Stealth Bumblebee.
- Legacy of Bumblebee (Deluxe, 2008)
- A Wal-Mart exclusive three pack, this comes with Classics Bumblebee, Premium Series Bumblebee, and Animated Bumblebee. It comes in a Movie style box with all three figures in robot mode, unusual for Deluxe figures. A rare (probably mistaken, or to move the unused figures from the warehouses) packaging variant uses the Cliffjumper deco of the figure instead.
- Bumblebee (Deluxe, 2009)
- This Bumblebee is essentially the same as the first Camaro Concept version, except with a new head. This head is larger and has giant painted on bug-eyes. He is packaged in robot mode to show his changes. Also, the cannon no longer transforms into a blade, but fires a projectile.
- Cannon Bumblebee (Deluxe, 2009)
- A retool of the 2009 Deluxe Bumblebee, but instead of an arm cannon, he has shoulder mounted cannons. He is retooled from the waist up in robot mode, still retaining the same legs, but has a less complex and less authentic transformation. Unique to this figure, it actually has front seats and a dashboard in the vehicle mode's interior.
- Battle Blade Bumblebee (Deluxe, 2010)
- A retool of the 2009 Bumblebee with a flip-out blade, a revealable, non-firing arm cannon and a battle mask that can be flipped down. Also, this seems to be the most realistic and has the most authentic transformation of all the Bumblebee Deluxe Class movie toys. He is totally retooled from previous versions, and even features all-new legs and feet. This may be the figure we've been waiting for for three years.
- Ultimate Bumblebee (Ultimate, 2007)
- Similar in appearance to the second Deluxe-class Bumblebee toy, albeit much larger and more complex, the 'Ultimate' version of Bumblebee also transforms into the 2009 concept Camaro. The toy features animatronic movement in robot mode (flapping wings, moving arms and a rotating head) and light-up eyes and headlights, activated by the movement or sounds made by the person playing with the toy, or by pressing his buttons, which also activate an obscene number of interactive electronic sound effects. Oddly enough, despite being mute for most of the movie, Bumblebee has a wide range of pharses (Which don't even sound like him). His chest button yields various phrases and a new version of the Transformers theme tune, while a button on his side produces blaster noises, more speech, and musical samples, including four different ones from Devo's "Whip It." This button also causes the toy to raise its cannon-arm and automatically fire a missile. Playing with the toy by moving it will make him repeat various phrases and samples activated by other features, as well as crashing battle noises, but when he is left idle, more unique phrases will be uttered inquiring where everyone has gone, as well as radio snippets to the same effect, before the toy eventually deactivates. Pressing any button will bring him back online with a cheerful shout.
- Transforming the toy between modes is accompanied by the classic transformation noise, and if left unattended between modes, it will make stalling engine noises, car horn and a car alarm sounds. Once in car mode, new electronics are unlocked, beginning with the sound of an engine starting up. The chest button now activates the car's horn, and rolling the figure along will create an accelerating noise that increases the faster the toy is moved. More unique musical snippets will play as the car rolls along; when the rolling stops, brake lights activate and the tires screech. Yet more sounds are produced when Bumblebee is rolled backwards, and the car mode also features different crashing battle noises to the robot mode.
- All of the toy's features can be turned off by a switch, and it has an additional "Try Me" mode which allows you to hear various sounds from the toy's various functions just by pressing the chest button.
- The toy is mistransformed in the package, and all promo photos of the figure made the same mistake, presenting the car hood as a solid block resting on Bumblebee's chest. In reality, it splits up into five separate pieces to fold and collapse into a more movie-like appearance.
- In the holiday season, Wal-Mart carried an exclusive "Bonus Buy" version of the toy, which had the Deluxe Brawl and Scorponok toys added as freebies. Costco also carried an exclusive version, with the 3" Titanium Series version of Bumblebee packed in. However, it did not include the display stand.
- Ultimate Bumblebee bonus pack (Costco exclusive two-pack, 2007)
- A Costco-exclusive special pack of Ultimate Bumblebee with Titanium Series Bumblebee (see below) as a bonus figure. Neither toy is changed from its respective original release.
- Ultimate Bumblebee Bonus Value pack (Wal*Mart exclusive multi-pack, 2007)
- A Wal*Mart-exclusive special pack of Ultimate Bumblebee with Deluxe Class Decepticon Brawl and Scorponok as bonus figures. None of the three toys are changed from their respective original releases.
Fast Action Battlers
- Plasma Punch Bumblebee (Fast Action Battler, 2007)
Fast Action Battlers Bumblebee transforms from concept Camaro to robot with a considerably simpler transformation than the standard deluxe toy, intended for the slightly younger set. His main "gimmick" is a spring-loaded missile launcher in his right arm. As is also the case with Ultimate Bumblebee, the toy is mistransformed in the package, and all promo photos of the figure make the same mistake, presenting the car hood as a solid block. In reality, the chest/bumper consists of two rotating pieces which can pivot down so as to more accurately emulate the appearance in the movie.
- Rally Rocket Bumblebee (Fast Action Battler, 2008)
A repaint of Plasma Punch Bumblebee.It transforms from concept Camaro to robot with a simple transformation. The right arm is a spring loaded missle launcher.As is also the case with the original Fast Action Battlers Bumblebee, the hood is presented as a solid brick.
Cyber Slammers toys
- Bumblebee (Classic Camaro Cyber Slammer, 2007)
- Cyber Slammers Bumblebee is an amazingly cute 1976 Camaro that transforms into an amazingly cute Autobot buddy of human characters. "Slam" his robot mode down into car mode and he rolls along for a while, then snaps back up into robot mode.
- This toy was also made available during the 2007 holiday season as a freebie "Bonus Buy" packaged with Cyber Stompin' Optimus Prime at Wal-Mart stores.
- Bumblebee (Concept Camaro Cyber Slammer, 2007)
- The second Cyber Slammers Bumblebee figure toy transforms into a Concept Camaro and shares no parts with the previous Cyber Slammers Bumblebee figure. Like all Cyber Slammers, the toy features motorized action. When you push down on the car, it zooms forward, then pops up into robot mode! Sure to please the toddler you brought with you to the PG-13 movie. Like most Cyber Slammers, Bumblebee manages to cram most of his vehicle mode's major details into a compact, super-deformed version of that mode.
- This toy was later redecoed into Cliffjumper.
- Trans-Scanning Bumblebee (2008)
- Japanese ID number: TS-02
- This Japanese-exclusive release of Bumblebee is a complex collectible figure with many interchangeable parts. At its most basic, the figure is a spindly skeleton referred to as a "Core Body". Formed entirely from dark grey plastic with metallic blue paint for the eyes and central chest detail, the Core Body is ridiculously poseable, featuring nearly three dozen points of articulation. To this skeleton, two sets of armor pieces can be attached to create one of two forms for Bumblebee: his protoform mode or his Earth mode.
- The protoform mode consists of eight pieces of golden plastic that plug into the arms, chest, pelvis and legs of the figure. With these pieces attached, the figure can be manipulated in a manner that might charitably be called "transformation" into his meteor-like "entry mode," accomplished by doing little more than tucking the head out of sight and folding the chest back. This golden-and-grey lump can be mounted on a three-piece stand that comes with the figure, allowing you to display it in mid-plummet. Bumblebee's Earth mode, meanwhile, is made up of nineteen armor pieces (including a particularly large backpack) that form a rather kibbly robot mode, which can then transform into a startlingly accurate and solid Concept Camaro.
- Bumblebee also includes a pair of interchangeable, open-palmed hands that can be swapped out for the clenched fists that are in place in-package. The Core Body mold was re-used for the simultaneously released Trans-Scanning Optimus Prime figure.
Cyber Stompin' robots
- Bumblebee (Cyber Stompin' Robots, 2007)
- Cyber Stompin' Robots Bee is a large electronic action figure, featuring a rather cutified design. He's got electronic lights and sounds up the whazzoo and fires missiles and a fist. He totally plays the original theme song.
- Later in the year, Wal-Mart stores sold this toy as a "Bonus Buy" item, which came with a free Cyber Slammer Barricade attached to the box back.
- Bumblebee (Robot Replicas, 2007)
- As part of the Robot Replicas sub-line, this version of concept-Camaro Bumblebee is a non-transforming action figure that hews very close to the movie's CGI model. It features joints similar to the Revoltech toys, plus his right forearm can be replaced with his blaster-arm (or any other arm attachments from other Robot Replicas, which could lead to some fun Frankensteins). For some reason, he's closer to orange than his normal yellow.
Non-transforming Screen Battles figures
- Final Stand (Screen Battles, 2007)
- Japanese ID number: SB-02
- This Screen Battles pack comes with an altered Longarm toy and a posable, non-transforming, battle-damaged Bumblebee figure very similar to the Robot Replicas toy, yet surprisingly utilizing none of the same parts despite being on an identical scale. This set comes in a special window box featuring a diorama background of the battle in Mission City.
- Although entirely comprised of original sculpting, such as the gimpy leg-stumps, the Bumblebee figure oddly does not feature the character's distinctive car door "wings" on his back. However, keen customisers can easily rectify this by slicing the "Robot Replicas" version's wings off and whittling their connecting plastic into simple posts that very handily plug into large holes in the tires on Final Stand 'Bee's back. In fact, these holes almost seem designed to accommodate a missing part. (Considering how all the other Screen Battles sets were apparently originally intended to feature more, or at least more elaborate, accessory figures based on their entries in an official checklist on Hasbro's website, this seems indeed very plausible.)
Micro IR Transformers Cars
- Bumblebee (2007)
- Made by Radio Shack under license from Hasbro and Dreamworks. The three-function infrared remote, in Bumblebee's signature colors, gives you control of the car with forward and reverse turn movement. More than just a car styled after the Movie character, the car also transforms to robot mode. The top of the gun-shaped IR remote's barrel serves as a display stand.
- Bumblebee (Robot Masters, 2007)
- This Bumblebee is a three-inch tall painted mini-statue of his 1976 Camaro body form. He features die-cast in his torso and thighs, and he has swivel joints at the shoulders, head and waist. Oh, and he comes with a Movie-style Autobot logo base to stand on.
- This item was also packed in with Ultimate Bumblebee as a Costco-exclusive set.
Revenge of the Fallen
Dark of the Moon
Bumblebee (Deluxe, 2011)
- Dark of the Moon deluxe figure Bumblebee looks like a retool from Hunt for the Decepticons's Deluxe Bumblebee, it has a large plasma( or pulse) cannon as the Mechtech weapon
- Beatmix Bumblebee (2007)
- Beatmix Bumblebee is a device that hooks up to a music device, similarly to an iDog. Like the aforementioned product, Beatmix Bumblebee reacts to the music being played (outputted via a speaker within him). With a touch, he can also sample the owner's music tracks and replay them with sound effects from the movie. His arms are posable, but Bumblebee cannot transform.
- Bumblebee AllSpark Blaster (2008)
- Transformers car air freshener (2007)
- A faithful replica of the "Bee-Otch" air freshener dangling from Bumblebee's rear-view mirror, with cinnamon scent. It was given out by the handful at BotCon 2007. Supposedly it was also available at retail, but no reliable sightings have been reported.
- Bumblebee (2007)
- Bumblebee vs. Barricade (2007)
- Armored Bumblebee vs. Starscream (2007)
- Bumblebee vs. Starscream (2008)
- XMODS® Evolution Transformers Bumblebee (2007)
- Model Number: 60-186
- Bumblebee, in his Camaro Concept form, is one of the first Transformers characters to be licensed by Radio Shack from Hasbro and Dreamworks for their XMODS Evolution line of radio control cars. "The maximum in modification", Bumblebee is a base kit that can be upgraded with a Evolution Weapons and Light Kit for Bumblebee (Model Number: 60-191), which adds two racks of missiles to his doors, his plasma cannon onto the hood, as well as LED red taillights and white headlights. Bumblebee is also compatible with any of the optional motor upgrades, body kits, steering and suspension upgrades, and more available for the brand.
- ZipZaps® Micro RC Starter Kit 1.0 Transformers® Bumblebee™ (2007)
- Model Number: 60-180
- Bumblebee is also one of the first Transformers characters licensed by Radio Shack for their ZipZaps line of pocket-size radio control cars. As a ZipZap, Bumblebee can be customized, trimmed, and tuned with any other accessories available for the brand. He has working headlights and requires four "AAA" batteries for the charger.
- TRANSFORMERS Chess Set (2007)
- Two identical bronze-colored plastic statues of Bumblebee serve as the Chess set's Autobot-side knights.
- TRANSFORMERS Bumblebee keychain (2007)
- A non-transforming 3-inch figure attached to a keychain. It's poseable at the head, shoulders, knees, hips, and waist. However, it's not completely movie-accurate. Rather than having only eight fingers, it has 10.
- Revenge of the Fallen Bumblebee keychain (2009)
- Another non-transforming 3-inch keychain, this one is movie-accurate. It has Bumblebee's signature battle mask covering his face and large cannons or missile launchers on his shoulders. it is poseable at the shoulders, hips, and waist.
- Takara/Tomy DMK-02 Bumblebee
- Like Optimus Prime, this is a highly accurate and possible model kit of Bumblebee. His right arm can be replaced by his signature Plasma cannon. He also comes with his battle mask. And also like Optimus, He is based on his appearance in Dark of the Moon, he has the new chest ans small wing design.
- One thing is wrong with the figure: the wheels on his back sit to low. For complete accuracy, they should be situated higher on the rear of his shoulders.
- The Bumblebee Camaro '09 toy's blade weapon might be influenced by the arm-mounted stingers from early concepts.
- ↑ Original Allspark thread about the retool of Bumblebee's Automorph gimmick
- ↑ Allspark thread about the second retool of Bumblebee's Automorph gimmick
- ↑ TFW2005 thread about the retool for the second Deluxe Bumblebee toy
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Hasbro Transformers Collectors Checklist