2 of the Best and Affordable Bumblebee Action Figures
I bought this Bumblebee action figure at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport during one of my business trips. I didn’t know that it was cheaper to buy it there than at the Toys R Us store downtown. I bought it while the first Transformers movie was still showing in the cinemas.
He was very happy when he got this especially when he just only saw the movie and this Bumblebee action figure is still my son’s favorite toy.
Who is Bumblebee?
Bumblebee is one of the first characters that were introduced in the original Transformers animated series. Generally referred to as Generation 1. There were 18 Autobots introduced in the animated series:
- and of course Optimus Prime
These Autobots were on board the Ark (spaceship), which crash-landed on Earth, causing the Transformers to be trapped in stasis for 4 million years before they awaken in 1984.
Generation 1 Bumblebee is a yellow Volkswagen Beetle, but in the first science fiction action Transformers movie (2007), Bumblebee is a Chevrolet Camaro. An American muscle car.
1. Chevrolet Camaro Bumblebee Action Figure
Bumblebee is also one of my favorite Autobots when I first started reading the Transformers comics. So buying this one is a no brainer. Especially when I got it much cheaper. It must be on sale, but I wasn’t paying attention to that at that time.
This Bumblebee action figure has a lot of joints. That makes it very easy to pose it to any way you want. It is also easy to transform. The steps given are easy to follow. You don’t need to refer to any Youtube video to transform it from robot to car or vice versa.
However, the paint job is disappointing. If you want to add this to your collection, then a repaint would be the next best thing. If not, just treat it a toy like my son did.
You know, although it is my kid’s toy, sometimes there’s still the urge hold, feel, and also to transform it to a Chevrolet Camaro and back to robot mode. It makes me feel so much like a kid again! 🙂
If you are looking for something for yourself and not your kid, then check out this link for the Transformers Studio Series 24 and 25 Deluxe Class Bumblebee 2-pack Including 1967 Volkswagen Beetle Bumblebee Movie Version and 2016 Chevrolet Camaro The Last Knight Movie Versionmore.
2. Cybertronian Bumblebee
Before he was the silent warrior he is today, Bumblebee was a nonstop chatterbox, charged with carrying the most vital Autobot communications. He was a fearless infiltrator of enemy lines who stuck to the shadows and faded into the background despite his bright yellow armor. His spirit was unbreakable and his friendly humor was invaluable during the first dark days of the war.
That was what written on the box. Anyway, my son was asking for this when we were at our favorite shopping mall the other day. I think he liked it after he saw me playing Transformers: War for Cybertron.
When we first open the box, it really seems easy to transform Bumblebee from car to robot mode and vice versa. However, the steps to convert Bumblebee from robot mode to car mode is quite difficult.
Although we followed the step by step picture instructions that was also in the package, it was still difficult.
Soon after my son successfully transformed it into the car and back to the robot, we noticed that some of the important steps were missing.
I was thinking that it may be a good idea to capture a video and post it to Youtube but looks like there are already a few. If you are having trouble to assemble the Cybertronian Bumblebee or to disassemble it, just follow the steps in this video.
There you go, two Bumblebee action figures in one post.