Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Transformers : Bumblebee

Transformers ROTF Bumblebee and Sam Action Figures

I’ve been considering getting a Deluxe action figure of Movie Transformers Bumblebee for a long while.  I like his modern Chevrolet Camaro look in the movie but I didn’t get the first version Deluxe action figure that came out in the stores in 2007 and 2008.

Now with the Transformers movie sequel Revenge of the Fallen (ROTF) coming to cinemas next month, photos of the upcoming waves of Transformers toys are available online and I have my eyes on this set!  It has Bumblebee together with Sam, and Sam can also sit inside the car!  Plus Bumblebee can still transform between his robot and car modes, though the transformation process will differ a little from the first version Deluxe Bumblebee action figure.

However this new Bumblebee action figure is likely to be larger than the Deluxe class Transformers ones, unless Sam is very tiny.  Hence I wonder how much it will cost at retail, and whether this set will eventually be out in the departmental stores here.  If only the set also includes a Mikaela action figure!  Then she and Sam can both go out on dates, while Bumblebee ‘blends’ into the background as a normal inconspicuous car, like at the ending scene of the first Transformers movie!  That would have been so cool.

SCI-FI Revoltech Series No.038 Transformers Bumblebee

- From the Transformers series, the latest of popular Autobots from the
  ‘Dark Side Moon’ Revoltech the [Bumblebee].
- Reproduce thoroughly and form action in the form of robot,
   Bumblebee seems to emotional
   Reproduce at will smell human actions.
- Both shoulders, also built a small gimmick that can be deployed to
- Precision molding to look from the armor, the internal structure of a
- Face guard attached and state, the expansion of plasma cannon right
  arm, the specification parts Sashikaeru. Battle mode can reproduce
- And the detail of complex mechanical parts, in the play in part in the
  iron armor of metal gloss paint finish representation of the image.
- Sculptor is responsible was elected to the Wonder Show Case, up-and-
  coming figurative artist Watanabe result trees.
- Length: 125mm approx.
- All 30 locations where mobile

- Use several joint 28: 8mm × 2,8 mm double-joint joint joint × 10,6 mm
  × 6, Joint 4mm × 10
- Optional Parts: Optional head × 1 (with face guard), Plasma Cannon ×
  1, Optional hands × 2, × 1 nameplate (This is a machine translation.
  Please allow for possible misinterpretations in the text. )

Item Size/Weight          :    21.5 x 21.5 x 6.6 cm / 304g
Height                           :    Approx 125mm.

Copyright 2010 Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Manufactured under license from TOMY Company, Ltd.
Camaro and all related Emblems and body designs are General Motors
Trademarks used under license to TOMY Company, Ltd.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Transformers : Optimus Prime

Transformers are a popular toy that has been manufactured by Hasbro since 1984. The toys are robot action figures with parts that can be shifted about to change the toy into a device, vehicle, or animal. Hasbro taglines “Robots in Disguise” and “More Than Meets the Eye” are intended to convey this ability to buyers and fans. Optimus Prime is the leader of the Autobots, and one of the main protagonists in the Transformers storyline. There are a few things to consider before purchasing one of these action figures.


Collectible or a Toy

Many of the Transformers action figures are considered to be collectible items, especially Optimus Prime. Some of these figures may be highly valued by collectors and offered for sale in mint condition. A G1 Optimus Prime action figure is a desirable purchase for many collectors.

However, not everyone is interested in purchasing transformers for this purpose. There are many younger fans who are solely interested in playing with the toys. A collectible Transformers action figure may not be appropriate for a very young fan whose interest would be in playing with the toy, not maintaining the toy in an unopened box. Before investing in one of these action figures, it’s important to determine what purpose this action figure will be used for.


There are many versions of Optimus Prime. Some of these action figures have small parts that are not suitable for children under a certain age. Also, some Optimus Prime action figures are more difficult to transform than others. For instance, the Hybrid G1 Optimus Prime is considered to be one of the most difficult pieces to transform by many fans, despite its diminutive size. Children under a certain age may not have the motor skills and dexterity required to transform some of the more complex action figures. This could be especially frustrating for a younger user.

Of course, older children and adults may not be interested in the versions of Optimus Prime that are intended for younger users. To appeal to users under the age of five, Hasbro has released robot action figures designed for ease of use. The Optimus Prime Transformer Rescue Bot is one of these action figures that younger users should be able to manipulate with ease.


Buyers have many options when it comes to purchasing new and used Transformers action figures. Buyers who are solely interested in obtaining an Optimus Prime action figure may not care whether that toy is new or used. A used action figure that is not considered to be a collectible may cost less than one that is new in the box. Also, a custom Optimus Prime may be desirable if the buyer wants an original action figure that looks unique. These action figures are usually older action figures that are painted or altered to create an entirely new piece.

Of course, a Transformers action figure that is purchased new doesn’t have any wear and tear or missing pieces because no one else has handled the action figure. If the condition of the item is a primary concern, it may be advisable to purchase a new version of the action figure if possible.

Adding Optimus Prime to a Collection

One of the biggest gift-giving faux pas is giving someone a duplicate item. Unless a buyer is making a purchase for their own collection, it’s always wise to make sure that whatever Transformers action figure is being considered is not a duplicate purchase. Also, it may be advisable to inquire whether the recipient wants an additional Optimus Prime action figure if there is one already in the collection. A younger fan may want to have one of each character for imaginative play. Collectors may want to hoard multiple versions of the same action figure to drive up the value of their collection.

Buying Optimus Prime

As soon as buyers have an idea of what type of Transformers Optimus Prime they wish to purchase, it is easy to tailor searches and check product reviews. Seller ratings, prices, and product descriptions are clearly detailed on the site for buyer convenience. Once the action figure is selected, it may be helpful to ask the seller for some additional photos of the Transformers toy. Photos that show details such as scratches and wear can help in making a decision.


This particular Transformer is a highly coveted robot action figure that many fans and collectors long to possess. Wants and needs will vary among different types of buyers, so select the individual figure for purchase carefully.

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