First Photo Shoots of Transformers Animated Swoop (video review as well) and Elite Guard Bumblebee Figures

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First Photo Shoots of Transformers Animated Swoop (video review as well) and Elite Guard Bumblebee Figures

Post by Ackula » Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:56 pm

http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-new ... es-165222/

Lots of images there, I have mirrored a few below. The figures appear to have changed since Botcon, as there are color differences now. Swoop's wings are now blue instead of silver, while Elite Guard Bumblebee's head is now black instead of yellow.

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Post by electro girl » Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:35 pm

very nice, i was eager to see how swoop would turn out
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Post by Energon Hot Shot » Wed Jun 25, 2008 6:38 pm

Swoop is a must-have. He will be mine.
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Post by Mospeada » Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:02 pm

I'm actually really digging elite guard Bumblebee. That was my favorite episode so far. I want Sentinel Prime, Cliffjumper, Wasp, Ironhide and Longarm too!
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Post by Notabot » Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:16 pm

I missed a few episodes here and there. Has Bumblebee had these colors at any time in the cartoon thus far?

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Post by Starfield » Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:24 pm

It looks like they fixed Bumblebee's stingers.

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Post by Mospeada » Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:26 pm

Notabot wrote:I missed a few episodes here and there. Has Bumblebee had these colors at any time in the cartoon thus far?
He didn't actually look quite like that, but all throughout "Autoboot Camp" he talked about being in the Elite Guard. He looked different on that episode, but not as much black. His head was still yellow and all.
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Post by electro girl » Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:36 am

Energon Hot Shot wrote:Swoop is a must-have. He will be mine.
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Post by glazios » Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:28 am

Nice... I guess.
Liking Swoop, though it looks to me like they focused more on the Robot Mode and the Alt. mode came second-fiddle.
E.G. Bumblebee.... meh, 's ok, but I'm not much liking those colours. Never thought it'd be possible to have TOO much black, but there you have it...

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Picked up Animated Bumblebee yesterday, along with Lockdown and Prowl. Can anyone tell me how the hell I'd go about applying that stinger fix, cause the damn things are annoying the $h*% out of me already...

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Post by Slayer-Fan123 » Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:53 pm

I hope they decide to do Snarl and Sludge

As for Bumblebee:
STOP DOING REPAINTS!

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Post by Nevermore » Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:34 pm

Slayer-Fan123 wrote:I hope they decide to do Snarl and Sludge
What would they call Snarl? They already used the name for Slag.
As for Bumblebee:
STOP DOING REPAINTS!
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Post by secretcode » Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:54 pm

The reason they couldn't name him Slag if you didn't know, was because Slag is considered offensive in England. (Meh. Never heard that before, but there ya go) Snarl the Stego and Sludge aren't gonna happen as told at Botcon this year.

Repaints are hit and miss for the most part. If they only painted his head Dark Blue and called him "Goldbug".

Slayerfan, like Nevermore says, don't like them don't buy them. It's as simple as that. They have been doing repaints for as long as they've been in buisness. Hell, half of the main characters in G1 were repaints of each other, mainly half of the Decepticons. *Looks at the Seekers* Repaints make more money to make more molds. And they will obviously try to get the most of the mold as they can.

On that note, does anyone know which mold has been repainted the most?
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Post by Slayer-Fan123 » Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:48 pm

It's irritating, thats all
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Post by tahukanuva » Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:33 pm

secretcode wrote: On that note, does anyone know which mold has been repainted the most?
The original Prime mold's gotten a lot of use, though most of those have been in the same colorscheme.

The original Beast Wars Dinobot's got quite a few.
BW Dinobot
BW Japan Dinobot (Distinct deco)
BW Grimlock
Fox Kids Dinobot
BW Neo Hardhead
BW II Thrustor
BM Dinotron
Dinobots Grimlock
10th Anniv. Dinobot
Telemocha Dinobot

BM Jetstorm's probably up there as well.

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Post by secretcode » Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:44 pm

You know, I've heard of most of those... except the last. Is that the Japanese 10th Anniversary one or some sort of exclusive?
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Post by tahukanuva » Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:18 am

Yeah, it's the Japanese 10th. anniv.

Three redecos to match the show, and not a one has the blue lower legs.

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Post by Catalyst Dragon » Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:48 am

The figures arn't in stores in OK right now so I've been having to pre-order mine online, just got Jazz! To bad I have to stop spending money though...gotta move in a couple of months.

Anyways, I don't really like the bumblebee, I agree with Secretcode that they should have just painted his head blue and called him Goldbug.

The swoop looks cool I guess, but I don't care for the Blue wings that much.


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Post by Nevermore » Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:39 pm

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Post by Ackula » Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:16 pm



Video review of Swoop as well, from none other than Sean Long once again.
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Post by secretcode » Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:36 pm

I must say, I'm starting to really hate Sean Long to the point I wish he'd just get the f*** off youtube, which is already a cavalcade of attention whores such as himself. Whoopdeedamndoo, you got a toy that was probably stolen from a factory and you are parading it around the internet so that your already ridiculously inflated ego goes up another few notches. Congrats sir, for you are truly a inspiration to douchebags everywhere.
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