The Bumblebee solo movie is on its way, bringing with it all sorts of weird and wonderful releases. Ticking that weird and wonderful box today – DJ Bumblebee!
Those who remember the 2007 Movie line may remember one of the cool gimmick toys from that line was Beatmix Bumblebee, an electronic figure who could dance along to music from an MP3 player. It was one of the cool toys that played on the personality of 2007 movie Bumblebee.
With the Bumblebee movie moving back toward the roots of the Transformers movie franchise with a Bumblebee who feels more like his 2007 incarnation that any of the sequels, it seems appropriate that the new movie’s mechandise might return to this cool gimmick toy. But this time out, it’s even more awesome. First, it has three music clips loaded in – Aerosmith’s Walk this Way, Young MC’s Bust A Move, and the Transformers theme song. That’s awesome in its own right, but it can also record your voice and play it back in sync with those clips. And yes, this Bumblebee still dances to the beat.
According to Gameinformer who broke this news, this one is not available until Winter 2019, which we’re taking as the end of this year as a part of the Bumblebee movie marketing. We’re hoping that Hasbro gets this one out in time for Christmas, as it’ll be a fantastic thing to give as a gift this holiday season.
Transformers: Bumblebee – DJ Bumblebee
Drop the beat with the DJ Bumblebee figure. Using Sing-Back Tech, this figure records kids’ voices, and then plays back the soundbite in sync with 1 of 3 awesome tracks. Kids control the mix – move the figure’s left arm to switch songs and right arm to control the tempo. Figure comes pre-loaded with music clips Walk This Way, originally by Aerosmith, Bust A Move, originally by Young MC, and the original G1 Transformers Robots in Disguise theme song. The DJ Bumblebee figure also dances to the beat during playback. Product does not convert, but can still mix it up.