Threezero is continuing to put out high quality, non-transforming versions of our favorite Robots in Disguise through multiple styles and price points. Today gives us a first look at the new smaller MDLX size class with Bumblebee. The original & larger 15+ inch figures are called Premium, then they went to the 10-12 inch DLX line, and now we are one step smaller with MDLX. So far these are also not tied to any movie property – they are re-imaginings of Generation 1 looks to have a modern realistic design.
Bumblebee is about 5 inches tall, has 36 points of articulation, detailed sculpt and paint head to toe. He is a top tier action figure in a small package. Retail is also cheaper than previous offerings, coming in at about $60 USD which puts it in line with other import action figure lines like S.H. Figuarts, MAFEX, Figma, Revoltech and the like.
Threezero was kind enough to send through a copy a little early, he’s due to ship in Q1 2022. Read on to check some additional thoughts and pics, then hit our sponsors below or the Threezero Store to pick up your copy!
Threezero MDLX Bumblebee
Great little figure! When hitting the checklist items on first crack this has it all – sculpt, awesome paint, feels good in hand, movement is smooth, no breakages, massive articulation, good accessories. And then all that is executed SMALL. Well, small for threezero anyway. The smallest sub-line from them yet, and then Bumblebee is naturally smaller in whatever scale you are talking about. He’s slightly taller than the original Masterpiece Bumblebee in robot mode, but less bulky. About the height of a current full size deluxe from Hasbro. On it’s own you might be like woah, little pricey for such a small nugget. But when he’s paired up with Optimus Prime (who is coming later this year) and future releases, it will work on shelf as those will have a more significant presence at 7+ inches.
The non-transforming angle is always a comment among us Transformers collectors, but I’ve been enjoying these threezero releases because of their attention to detail. They are always what my non-collecting friends notice when stopping by (after Unicron). And I dig having a hyper realistic area of figures among my normal Transformers display. Being able to pose them out dynamically is also a bonus that sets them apart from statues. This little MDLX Bee does all that but smaller.
Bottom line – I think it’s a great piece and if you are looking for an updated, realistic G1 version of Bumblebee, right now it gets no better. He’s due to drop soon so get your orders in if you dig em! Check some key shots here and all 45+ below.