We have some interesting news to share with you. Take this only as a RUMOR until we get an official confirmation. It seems a new Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee 2.0 is on the horizon.
According to info shared in our boards by user TTemploy, we have a supposed Japanese text from Takara Tomy which announces a new cartoon-accurate Masterpiece G1 Bumblebee. Additionally, a few minutes later Taghobby website uploaded an entry about Takara Tomy releasing this new Masterpiece. This new Bumblebee mold would include:
- Bumble (Japanese name for Bumblebee) 2.0 Body
- 1 Spike figure
- 1 number plate
- 1 face A
- 1 face B
- 1 effect parts
- 1 laser gun
- 1 card
- 1 intruction manual
The robot design is supposed to be inspired by the animation proportions and design, and even the alt mode would be similar to the not-so-realistic VW Beetle seen in the cartoon. We should expect pre-orders to start on 12th or 13th February to be released by the end of September. Price? Not-so-economic 13000 Yen or $118.33 approximately.
Take this with a grain of salt until we get an official source about it. In the mean time, we can speculate about this new version of Bumblebee. Does this mean a new line of cartoon-accurate Masterpiece toys? Does small Bee deserves such a big price? Ready to sell you MP-21 Bumblebee? Time will tell if this was true or not. Share your impressions on the 2005 Boards!