Today we are taking a look at the next Transformers product from Robosen – Performance G1 Bumblebee (#ad). He snuck out earlier in the year via clips from a corporate event, but he’s going live to the rest of the world today. Not just for pre-order either, he’s going live and will start shipping right away!
While Flagship and Elite Optimus Prime both have a transforming aspect to them, Bumblebee here does not. The focus is on action poses, voice and music. That voice being G1 voice actor Dan Gilvezan (
or a very good copy confirmed, it’s him) and the music being official G1 tunes, most being available on the recent vinyl record release. The combination of a very classic cartoon look, those sounds, and the fact you can control it all via an app kicks nostalgia into high gear.
Robosen was kind enough to send through a copy for us to check out a bit early, so read on for some quick thoughts, some pics of it in hand, and a simple video showing off some of what he can do!