3A has branched out along with it’s partner company ThreeZero to produce high end figures beyond the artistic vision of co-founder Ashley Wood. Most of 3A’s licensed figures have been stylized interpretations of classic characters like Marvel’s Iron Man & Dr. Doom and even some from the Star Wars universe. Their Transformers offerings however have been direct from the screen. They’ve shown off 4 so far – Optimus Prime, Megatron, Starscream and Bumblebee. We have a copy of the retail release for DOTM Bumblebee here at TFW2005 HQ and have run it through a detailed photo session so everyone can check it out before it hits your doors. He should be shipping soon! Read on for over 90 HD images after the break!
3A Transformers Dark of the Moon Bumblebee
Articulation is top notch
Holds a pose and is weighted well
Most screen accurate Bee to date
Doesn’t transform (ok not fair)
Overall, this is a fantastic piece. I am a big movie Bumblebee fan and when I saw the preview pics of this piece last year I knew I was immediately in. The detail and multi layered weathering on the figure is amazing, at times when I was shooting, checking my shots on the computer between snaps, I’d look over at it under the lights and just go wow. It looks like someone ripped Michael Bay’s movie out into real life and shrunk it down. It’s not little though, he comes up to Generations Metroplex’s chest. I have been super impressed with Prime 1 Studio’s statues though those are a bit out of my price range, and gigantic. 3A’s Bumblebee gives almost all that detail & screen accuracy, plus it can be posed, and fit on most of our shelves, for a fraction of the cost. I know it’s probably not realistic any time soon, or probably ever, but this is basically what I want if Hasbro/Takara were to ever go beyond Masterpiece. This, that transforms. Maybe a little smaller. I want it to look just like that when in robot mode, and then exactly like a Camaro when in vehicle mode. Figure it out, I’m no engineer. :).
Bottom line – this figure is stunning, and I’m super glad 3A went ahead and did this. Their upcoming figures (linked above) also look on par, Prime is due out next in 2016. They haven’t announced plans to continue beyond that, but I’d like to officially request a Barricade. They only have Dark of the Moon, but he was in there briefly so one can only hope!
Check out some key shots here, all 90 pics are below that!
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Disclaimer: 3A provided this figure for review purposes.