Sunday, April 6, 2014

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Class Bumblebee Part 5 [Final]

The Day of the Crossbow

More action poses from "Transformers: Prime - Beast Hunters" Deluxe Class Bumblebee in this final posting of the review series. ^^

With support using Soul Stage Act 5 Action Support Type for Mechanics Clear Ver.

Comparison with "First Edition" Deluxe Class Cliffjumper in vehicle mode:

In robot mode:

As it turns out, Bumblebee is bigger than Cliffjumper in vehicle mode, but is visibly shorter than the latter in robot mode. ^^ It would seem that Cliffjumper managed to balance the bulk of all its components between vehicle and robot modes much better than Bumblebee. ^^

In plain form:

A combined action pose that could never happen in the show: ^^;

Cliffjumper never reach beyond Episode 1 of the first TV season, while this Bumblebee never appeared in the entire show. ^^;

The standard 5mm peg that forms Eagleshot Bow's handle means that Cliffjumper can hold the weapon as well. ^^

The handle is too big for Cliffjumper's large hand. ^^;
There's no port on the figure to mount the weapon as well.

All in all, a simple but fun Transformers figure this is. ^^ The transformation design is very simple, but is still interesting due to the special auto-transform feature for the chest area. Its versatile weapon combination offers flexible range of display options, which makes the figure really fun to play with. ^^

Currently, Bumblebee sits on my desktop, and I play with it every now and then. ^^ Its transformation design is simple enough that I need not refer to the manual anymore to transform it between the two modes, but it does take up a bit of space on the table in either mode, and the hip joints are under heavy pressure serving my random twists and turns on the figure every so often. ^^; To preserve the figure's joints, I think I'll store it away soon, and stick to messing with smaller Transformers figures from the Cyberverse series reviewed in the past. ^^

All reviews on Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters Deluxe Class Bumblebee:
Part 1: Toy-only design
Part 2: Jurassic Park taxi
Part 3: "Look into my eyes"
Part 4: Heavy duty hip joints
Part 5 [Final]: The Day of the Crossbow

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"Transformers: Prime - Beast Hunters" Deluxe Class Bumblebee

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