Friday, 9 January 2015

Spotlight: Ascension

Transformers Classics Bumblebee action figure toy Autobot Deluxe car The MEC

I never 'got' Bumblebee. Not as cool as Jazz, not as useful as Inferno, not as chaotically fun as Grimlock... And yet here we are in 2015 with the little yellow guy that could leading the Autobots in a new animated series, after starring in four hugely successful movies and becoming arguably the second most famous Cybertronian ever.

Yep, even replacing that cassette guy.

Transformers Classics Bumblebee action figure toy Autobot Deluxe car The MEC

Perhaps if he'd had an action figure as fun as this Classics version in the 80's I would have been more into him; after all the easy, satisfying transformation, articulated robot body and sporty alt-mode make this a solid toy, and one of my best purchases of 2014.

I think it's safe to say there's still time to warm to Bumblebee as a character. Quite possibly unlike his namesake, I think this Autobot is going to be around for a little while yet...


  1. Whoa, I'm digging that Bumblebee. He was one of my first when I was a kid, and I loved him even if he was one of the simplest figures.

    Which series is the figure from Joe? Is it a new release?

    1. I never had him, which might explain my ambivalence. Seaspray was my minibot of choice back in then day, at least before Micromasters made them all minibots...

      This is Classics deluxe Bumblebee from way back in 2006, I picked him up at a car boot sale so he's missing his jetpack/trailer. There's more info here:


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