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Hasbro: Transformers R.E.D. Bumblebee

This is going to be a short review for the most confusing purchase I’ve made all year.

I’ve already reached my personal quota for negative reviews this week with the Starscream figure from the same Transformers RED line, but it’s going to happen again.

I saw the pictures before it was released, but decided to keep my preorder for Bumblebee because it was only 20 dollars and I figured I could do something with it. Maybe it will fit in with Super7’s Transformers line. It probably works better with 4 inch Joes, if you’re the type of dude that likes your Joes and Transformers to team up.

But since you’re waiting breathlessly for the review, then here it is:

Bumblebee, one of the smallest Transformers that isn’t a cassette, is the same size as the same line’s Optimus.

There you go. That’s the review.

Yes, the figure is articulated decently. The plastic is not as ridiculously gummy as it was on Starscream. It looks like Bumblebee.

But why is he so big?

I would have to imagine there were several levels of toy scrutiny that Bumblebee passed through where nobody realized that he was waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too big. Or cared. This isn’t “slightly too big.” This is “this figure doesn’t even belong to this line, and nobody involved knows who Bumblebee is” levels of wrong.

This would be a pretty cool figure if he was about half the size he is now. But at this size? Nope. Can’t do it. This is like if the Marvel Legends team made Puck on the Bucky body.

He comes with two sets of hands, a pistol, two energy burst and an Energon cube.

Too big.

Makes no sense.

Review over.