The name Bumblebee can refer to several different characters:
- Bumblebee, the yellow kid-appeal character from the Generation One continuity family. For toys of this character, see Bumblebee (G1)/toys.
- Bumblebee, the yellow
one-man franchisekid-appeal character from the motion picture. For toys of this character, see Bumblebee (Movie)/toys.
- Bumblebee, the white backstabber from Animated Shattered Glass.
- Bumblebee, later known as Goldbug, the evil Autobot spy/Seeker commander from Shattered Glass. Partially yellow, definitely NOT kid-appeal.
"Bumblebee" is also the translation for Waspinator's French name in Canada: Bourdon.
Bumblebee should not be confused with:
- Bumper, the yellow nobody who is not Bumblebee and is definitely not...
- Cliffjumper, a separate character who is frequently made from Bumblebee redecos. He is usually not yellow.
- Bug Bite, Glyph, Tap-Out, Carerra and Volks, those who are the redecos/retools of Generation One Bumblebee or Cliffjumper. Neither are yellow, kid-appeal may vary.
- Hot Shot, the yellow kid-appeal character from the Unicron Trilogy, who Transformers Animated Bumblebee is based on.
- Captain Fanzone's car, which looks a heck of a lot like Transformers Animated Bumblebee. It is yellow.
- Glyph, the other, other, green Bumblebee like character seen in crowds along with other un-named Animated Bumblebee redecos.
- BB, whose name probably doesn't stand for the abbreviation of "Bumblebee". He is not yellow, either.