Transformers Deluxe Bumblebee with Battlecannons

  • Gear up for battle excitement with this popular AUTOBOT ally
  • Recreate exciting movie scenes or stage your own living room battles with this trusty sidekick
  • In vehicle mode, this sleek speedster converts to a Camaro concept cart with pop-out battle blasters
  • Detailed robot-to-vehicle figure converts to a Camaro concept car
  • Pop-out cannons in vehicle mode

After the battle of Mission City, and the discovery of new DECEPTICONS on Earth, BUMBLEBEE decided to upgrade as many of his systems as he could. With the help of AUTOBOT RATCHET, he added some human missile launchers to his arsenal, and modified his vehicle mode to make his weapons accessible. He was caught off-guard too many times by the DECEPTICONS. Now when they come around he?ll be ready.

List Price: $ 14.99

Price: $ 18.50

3 Responses to Transformers Deluxe Bumblebee with Battlecannons

  1. M. B. McKissic says:
    19 of 20 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    The real deal at a good price, July 5, 2009
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    M. B. McKissic (NC USA) –
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    Durability:3.0 out of 5 stars Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars Educational:3.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: Transformers Deluxe Bumblebee with Battlecannons (Toy)

    My 4 year-old son wanted a Bumblebee Transformer and I didn’t want to pay scalper’s prices of over $55 for the other Bumblebee I’ve seen out there, so this one was it. And I tell you, it’s just what it should be and what I expected.

    So here’s what I expected:

    It’s a smaller toy with a fairly complex transformation from car to robot and back again – as advertised right on the package (three out of four stars in “transformation complexity”). To be honest, I couldn’t do it the first time and had to wait for the husband to come to the rescue (I skipped a step – shame on me). After I saw it transform I got it too. My four year-old not so much yet – we still have to finish it for him but I wasn’t really expecting him to be able to do it in the first place.

    It’s not durable enough to bash against the wall, but it’s more durable than I thought it would be with smaller moving plastic parts that can be very flexible. It held up under me trying to transform it with my “when in doubt, force it” mentality. It’s withstood my son’s play for over a week now and is never far from him. He loves it. Especially the battle canons, which he flips up in car mode and calls them the car’s “eyes”.

    So thankfully this toy was exactly what I was expecting and absolutely didn’t let my son down, which was my main criteria!

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  2. Rolando F. Mocan Quan says:
    8 of 9 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    At last, a new Bumblebee mold to fix its hands!, July 8, 2009
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    Rolando F. Mocan Quan (MIAMI, FL USA) –
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    Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars Educational:1.0 out of 5 stars 
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    Cannon Bumblebee is a new toy from the movie Transformers – Revenge of the Fallen (ROTF), with a feature that as far as I remember, doesn’t appear in this movie.
    I remember Bumblebee using arm mounted missile launchers in the FIRST movie: During the battle of Mission City he rode on a tow truck driven by Mikaela and he used the cannons to shoot Decepticon Brawl (or “Devastator”, as it liked to call itself).
    Of course, it makes sense that Bumblebee keeps his cannons after the battle, but I don’t remember seeing him using them this time around… and sadly there’s no ’07 concept Camaro toy with these shoulder cannons either.

    Now on to the toy:

    PROS:
    - Completely new mold… at least from the hips up:
    The robot’s legs and feet are the very same mold that we already know form all the Deluxe toy versions from the first movie and also the ROTF Preview Deluxe version (the one that has the arm cannon molded instead of a hand).
    The new hips feature double jointed ball joints (if that makes sense) to hold the legs, which allows for more dinamic poses, but also make Bumblebee taller than all the other Deluxe BBs by about 3mm.
    - Better accuracy:
    The head is very accurate and a VAST improvement over ANY Deluxe BB toy from the first movie. It may be the same head sculpt used by the recent ROTF Preview Deluxe BB toy, but I don’t have that one to compare.
    And then there’s the arms, which finally got fixed and don’t have a piece of the roof attached to them. Great improvement here too, plus we now get a moveable thumb.
    - Better plastic and build:
    The new toys are made of a softer plastic than the old movie ones. This is good, because the automorph feature on his feet feels less fragile than the old toys. As a whole, the toy feels very sturdy, so it’ll last quite some time.
    - More detail:
    The ribs and back of the robot end up as the dashboard and seats when you transform the toy to car mode. This great detail. It’s like icing on the cake, because all the new sculpted parts also have quite good detailing.
    - Better articulation & poseability:
    Notably in the head and arms. The head sits higher, allowing more movement. The arms have more clearance at the shoulders and the elbow joint works better because there’s no interference from the roof piece as in the old toy.

    CONS (not that there are many):
    - No swivel hip anymore. Actually, old BB had a ball joint between the hip and the chest. This toy doesn’t have it, because the chest and hip transformation is completely different. Poseability has been compromised here, and BB has his chest and hip pointing always in the same direction. The body looks too bulky to me.
    - Strudier plastic in the windows means that the blue windows are NOT transparent anymore… more like “translucent”. This is a shame because the nice detail of the seats and dash that I mentioned earlier just can’t be seen from the outside (unless you open the doors).
    - New transformation gave us better arms, but now the chest of the robot (which is the fron of the car) doesn’t sepparate in three pieces, as it did in the old toy and in the movie.
    - Moving the windshield up or down in the transformation process is very tricky. It seems some plastic scratching and paint rubbing will happen very soon.

    Overall, the pros far outweigh all of the cons for this toy. It’s a GREAT improvement over all the previous Deluxe sized Bumblebees in terms of movie-likeness and durability and I’m sure kids and adult collectors will appreciate it for this.
    However, I believe kids will have a hard time transforming this one, and may enjoy the older molds better (for example ROTF Preview Deluxe BB, or any of the old movie versions).

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  3. Adam S. Roades "mr merlot" says:
    2 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    To be a kid again!, August 30, 2009
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    Adam S. Roades “mr merlot” (Centreville, VA USA) –
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    Durability:3.0 out of 5 stars Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars Educational:2.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: Transformers Deluxe Bumblebee with Battlecannons (Toy)

    Back when I was a kid, I LOVED my collection of Transformers. Truth be told, many of them are probably still squirreled away somewhere in my mom’s basement (she has a problem getting rid of stuff…). After seeing the first movie, I was determined to start collecting the new series. Unfortunately, with four kids of my own, a rather hefty pricetag on the new models, and mediocre reviews on them, I thought twice. But when I saw this one when I was walking through my local discount store the other day (and for slightly less than it’s being sold here), I just had to have it.

    While the new models aren’t the heavy duty diet cast metal I remember from childhood, this Bumblebee seems to be rather solidly built (and, let’s face it, those older models were probably covered in lead-based paint!). I like how the two modes have snap-in parts to keep the robot in robot mode and the car in car mode without them falling apart. I’ll admit, I had to look at the instructions to get the transformation complete, but I still got in on the first try.

    While this won’t be subjected to the rigors of daily play, I’m very happy with it. The detail on both modes is impressive and the robot looks very much like the one in the movie. Autobots… let’s roll!

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