The official Robosen Instagram account have shared our first look a their G1 Bumblebee robot.
The image was shared via a recent Instagram story and it’s taken from the Middle East Film & Comic Con 2023 event. We can see a very cartoon-accurate G1 Bumblebee robot on display. It’s good to remark that this seems to be a non-transformable figure, but a self articulating action figure. We do know that Robosen had already registered the patent for this figure some months ago.
We still have no additional details about this new robot, but stay tuned with this space for more updates. See the first images after the jump and then share your impressions on the 2005 Boards!
Kinda surprising that almost a week after its reveal this thread has only gotten up to 3 pages. The interest in their Prime really hinged on the transformation.
As if robosen already felt out of touch with the TF fandom, this one can't do what made the flagship optimus cool
An Action Master. /s
I know defictionalizing one of the most beloved robots in fiction is a tough act to follow, but between this and Buzz Lightyear (who isn’t even a robot in his fiction), you gotta wonder what they’re smoking.
What do you call a Transformer that can\'t perform it\'s one job?
Oh, it's non-transforming. No wonder it looks so good.
April 9, 2021. Optimus was born on the same day that DMX died.
I still use ML Soundblaster as my default. I had a chance to get Walmart Soundwave but I put it back since I don't like how the memo recorder mode looks. In hindsight I should have bought it and EBay'd it.
But even though this Bee can't transforms, its proportion & look is just so RIGHT. The main thing that interests me is how it walks. Looking at a lot of robotic toys – even the Robosen OP is the same – the way all these robot walks is in that durpy, unnatural-to-human, "I don't want to step on a landmine" kind of posture. If this Bee can pull off a natural walking stance, I'll be really impressed.
transformable sideswipe or a datsun would have probably been more doable and still retain the cool factor. Just like MP sideswipe set the MP line on fire, could see a transforming lambo doing the same for Robosen
P.s. I would prefer non-transforming Bumblebee over that Camero or a Bumblebee who speaks like he is from Junkion.
…but definitely would love/NEED to see that VW Beetle Alt-mode!
I’m a fan a fan of Jay and Silent Bob… Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Clerks… Great stuff! For all I care it wasn’t about who they paid to promote it… it was about the first ever self Transforming Optimus Prime. Many of us saw the Senpower clip of Optimus about 5 years ago or so and were so in awe including myself… perhaps more than most. That day in April 2 years ago when I say Jay and Silent Bob announce it on The Fanfest… my hands could not reach for my wallet fast enough.
I hope that this bumblebee is just a test model to show what I can do… And they are still working on a transforming mode into VW Beetle. Everything else is second-best… And in this case second-best is not good enough.
If it can\'t transform, i\'m really dissapointed, much of the wow factor of the Prime, was he transform by himself, this seems like they\'re being generic, i mean they could\'ved done any characters, even non-TF guys, the appeal of the TF Robosen stuff is the transformation really, and the fact that it\'s a rc, and a self posing robot, it just looses the appeal and the uniqe TF aspect, honestly, the Prime and this, doesn\'t look that good vissually, but the Prime atleast done that so it can transform by itself and be a car, i don\'t see the appeal for this one….
Not surprised this can't transform. Optimus transformation scheme is super simple relatively speaking, but bumblebee is a bit harder, mainly due to proportions. If they did pull it off, it would be an engineering marvel
Is this going to be cheaper than Netflix Bee?
Alpha Omega Trion Supreme
At least it can stand in bot mode.
My apologies. That's what I get for posting so early in the morning.lol. I meant to say Kevin Smith. He did an advert with his fellow actor from the Jay and Silent Bob films. The guy is a
Cool! Thanks for reminding me of those. Definitely a concept worth revisiting with today's tech.
The first seven were roughly in the ballpark with one another. Then MP-08 Grimlock was revealed to be much smaller than prime & no bigger than the Seekers. There had been no warning given when 07 Megs went up for sale. And no, I don't expect MP scale to change again. I was Talking about Robosen choosing one of these scales they've used and dropping the other to the frustration of those who invested in it with plans of collecting it long term.
Hmmm, unusual take! Early MP didn't even have a consistent scale for the whole line. You knew that with the first two moulds with MP-3 Starscream a completely different scale to MP-1/2. Each release was pretty much standalone. Then MP-8 another scale again. So MP-9/10 was hardly a surprise scale change, rather it was the first introduction of a consistent scale for the line. After almost 12 years and 50 releases still sticking to that scale, you could probably relax and not worry about them 'fooling you twice' with another surprise scale change!
If he did I would have bought 2