ThreeZero is back with another Premium Scale release! This go round is for Bumblebee from the Bumblebee Movie in all his Volkswagen Beetle glory. Their smaller scale DLX figure was a hit last year, striking the perfect balance of movie accuracy and price. The Premium Scale continues in their original larger format series. He stands 14 inches tall, features light up eyes, headlights and gun, has multiple accessories, alternate heads and more. Paint and detailing are top notch, it looks like weathered metal even at the closest distances.
ThreeZero was kind enough to send through an early copy to review. We’ve run him for 110+ shots, which you can see in full here. You can also read on after the break to see some key shots and additional thoughts.
Premium Scale Bumblebee is due to ship in June 2020, a tad delayed due to the Coronavirus issues. Read on to check him out a bit early!
Another great release! I’ve been lucky enough to handle most of 3A and now ThreeZero’s Transformers offerings since the beginning and they have been getting better each time out. Each one handles smoother, build quality improves, articulation is more refined. And that leads us to today’s Premium Bee, which so far is the best Premium Scale to date. I still dig the DLX series, especially Bumblebee in that scale, it’s near perfection. The size here though allows for even greater detail in sculpt, paint, weathering, detailing. And they nail it fierce.
Articulation points are fluid, no ratcheting in most places. Hips do have some. Ankle rocker range is better compared to DLX as well. You can move this guy around like a giant 1/12 figure with almost no major thought to it being fragile or tipping. It has strength and weight.
Lights are well done, super bright, 2 colors for the eyes. Headlights and gun fire up as well.
Accessories are great – arm cannon with lights, arm sword, computer interface doohicky on the finger, flip up torso plate to reveal the tape deck, multiple doors for the back, regular and battle mask heads, and a first I believe for Transformers – multiple different eyebrow pieces so he can emote your pants off. All movie accurate.
He works with **about** 7 inch scale figures. That would be NECA, McFarlane, etc. Black Series and Marvel Legends are a tad small.
All in all I can’t say much more about it, it’s just awesome. The movieverse is the movieverse, but I’ve dug Camaro Bee since 2007 regardless. And VW Bee feels like a proper return to roots, merging of the eras. This release is a perfect way to represent that as a centerpiece display. It was a joy playing around with this guy, no fear of breakage or tipping, just posing around with a big super realistic robot!
If he is in your budget, and you dig this look, I would recommend him 100%. Check our sponsors below to see if they have any left. He’s due to ship in June 2020 right now. Thanks again to ThreeZero for sending through a copy to check out!
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