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Animated Bumblebee / Animated Prowl


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-relatively complex transformation on par with movie toys

-accessories (rocket boosters) to mimic the show

-stinger gimmick is simple yet effective and adds play value

-articulation is excellent (head can even look perfectly straight up when he's flying with the rocket boosters)

-no visible robot parts in car mode unless you flip the car over... head and arms are then a bit visible



-light on top is painted, would have looked better clear red

-blocky feet/toes (but poseable)

-stinger halves cannot fully hide in forearms

-robot chest is a cheat

-looks big compared to other Animated deluxe figures (mostly because of the head)

-elbow swivels would have been cool





-very clean bike mode with no visible robot parts

-very clean robot mode with minimal visible bike parts

-no kibble

-traffic light accessory is unique

-cool little blade stars

-very good transformation

-amazing articulation (think Movie Landmine with nothing in the way)

-translucent red/blue police lights

-looks just like he does in the cartoon

-working kickstand

-retractable handlebars



-blob of gold paint on the face (probably only my figure though, but easy to remove)

-slightly loose hip joints (at least on mine - fixed with a few drops of super glue)

-traffic light accessory is goofy

-deco is a tad boring

-feet design makes it tricky to balance















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I'm really excited about Prowl. The only concern I have is with the yellow plastic vs the yellow paint on Bumblebee being so vastly different. I'm hoping that is remedied in the final production.

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It's really NOT (oops, forgot the most important word here!) that noticeable. I'm afraid it's the final version, production is already under way and carded BBs are identical.

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Man. Prowl is so toon accurate in both modes it's amazing.

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Crap, now I'll have to keep Arcee bec. they look good together, and are very close in scale. There goes a few bucks I coulda made selling her...


That said, I love these guys! Can't wait.

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Clean backpack...







For those wondering, the tip of the windshield/roof half goes around the outside part of the knee when you swing the lower leg up. So it's not in the way. Oh, and the windshield/roof halves are spring-loaded btw. From car mode to robot mode, you pull, you rotate them around and they snap back against the back of the legs.



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