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Old 23rd February 2018, 09:34 AM
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Looks like the Bumblebee Movie Tiny Changers are already almost out in stores in America, with that product found to have reached distribution, which is said to be about 2 months before products end up being found at retail.... which puts these as being out around April/May.
That probably would have been the original release date, before the Movie was pushed back, but I guess Hasbro were going to release them on schedule anyway, to keep that size class out in stores (after the two waves of TF5 figures were released about 8 months ago).
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Old 23rd February 2018, 12:11 PM
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I saw comments from the NY Toy fair suggesting that the Studio Series movie line is actually the "collectors" (non-gimmick) toyline for the Bumblebee movie. Replacing TLK's "Premier Edition".

But because the Bumblebee movie was delayed, they've shuffled the release order so the characters from other movies are all coming out first, and the new movie cast toys will come out closer to the movie time.

This kind of makes sense to me, but I can't remember where I read it.
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Old 25th February 2018, 09:15 PM
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More product listings for the Bumblebee Movie toyline have been sniffed out by some cyber-sleuths.
(links in the quoted sections are to the original retailer sources)

From a UK retailer...

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Masks.
  • Transformers Movie 6 Energon Igniters Speed Series
  • Transformers Movie 6 Energon Igniters Power Series
  • Transformers Movie 6 Energon Igniters 20 Radar
  • Transformers Movie 6 Energon Igniters Power Plus
  • Transformers Movie 6 Energon Igniters Nitro Series
  • Transformers Movie 6 Energon Igniters 20 Stryker 1
  • Transformers Movie 6 Power Core Feature Hero
  • Transformers Movie 6 Tiny Turbo Changers
  • Transformers Movie 6 Voice Changer Mask Assorted
  • Transformers Movie 6 Roleplay Weapon
  • Transformers Movie 6 Bee Vision Mask
  • Transformers Movie 6 Hero DJ
You can learn more about these including UK prices, after the jump.

Transformers Movie 6 Energon Igniters Speed Series
  • SKU: 285 E0691
  • SRP Price: £6.99
  • Pack Size: 8
  • Link
Transformers Movie 6 Energon Igniters Power Series
  • SKU: 285 E0698
  • SRP Price: £10.99
  • Pack Size: Each
  • Link
Transformers Movie 6 Energon Igniters 20 Radar
  • SKU: 285 E0754
  • SRP Price: £23.99
  • Pack Size: Each
  • Link
Transformers Movie 6 Energon Igniters Power Plus
  • SKU: 285 E2087
  • SRP Price: £15.99
  • Pack Size: Each
  • Link
Transformers Movie 6 Energon Igniters Nitro Series
  • SKU: 285 E0700
  • SRP Price: £23.99
  • Pack Size: Each
  • Link
Transformers Movie 6 Energon Igniters 20 Stryker 1
  • SKU: 285 E0763
  • SRP Price: £23.99
  • Pack Size: Each
  • Link
Transformers Movie 6 Power Core Feature Hero
  • SKU: 285 E0982
  • SRP Price: £46.99
  • Pack Size: Each
  • Link
Transformers Movie 6 Tiny Turbo Changers
  • SKU: 285 E0692
  • SRP Price: £2.99
  • Pack Size: 24
  • Link
Transformers Movie 6 Voice Changer Mask Assorted
  • SKU: 285 E0693
  • SRP Price: £38.99
  • Pack Size: Each
  • Link
Transformers Movie 6 Roleplay Weapon
  • SKU: 285 E0852
  • SRP Price: £20.99
  • Pack Size: Each
  • Link
Transformers Movie 6 Bee Vision Mask
  • SKU: 285 E0707
  • SRP Price: £46.99
  • Pack Size: Each
  • Link
Transformers Movie 6 Hero DJ
  • SKU: 285 E0850
  • SRP Price: £38.99
  • Pack Size: Each
  • Link
From a Portugal retailer...

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Masterpiece
Action Attackers
While different from the previous listing which may be for Transformers: Cyberverse, this new listing may also incorporate the same gimmick for the movie as well.
Energon Igniters
This is where the listing gets even more exciting. Energon Igniters Power Series seems to feature Bumblebee and Hot Rod.
Check out additional listings after the jump.

Assortments and figures we already know about:
E0691 Energon Ignitor Speed Serie
E2087 Enerfon Ignitor Power Plus
E1885 Action Attackers Ultimate (listed in other places as “Action Attacker 30”)
E0850 DJ Bumblebee (listed in other places as “Hero DJ”)
E0982 Bumblebee Electronico (listed in other places as “Power Core Bumblebee”)
E0700 Energon Ignitor Nitro (listed in other places as “Energon Igniters 20”)
E0763 Energon Igniter Bumblebee (according to listings in other places, he’s presumably part of the 20/Nitro assortment)
E0698 Energon Power Series (listed in other places as “Energon Igniters 10”)
E0600 Power of the Primes Titan Class Predaking
E3456 Mighty Muggs Transformers (revealed at Toy Fair)
Also a couple of Studio Series listings, but nothing that hasn’t been listed elsewhere yet. I’ve added those to this list.
For reference, these are the previously known Action Attackers listings from A.B.Gee, which are different from the new E1886 listing:
E1884 Action Attacker 15
E1885 Action Attacker 30
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Old 18th May 2018, 09:06 PM
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Possible street date for the release of the Bumblebee toyline - October 31st.
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Old 5th June 2018, 06:15 PM
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Even though the expected release date for the full Bumblebee toyline is said to be October 31st, it seems that there will be some "Preview" toys again for this movie, and that they might be out in August (two months before the main toyline release)... based on the shipping of stock this week from Hasbro to distributers. (I guess they have a release date too, but could appear earlier if a retailer accidentally puts them out as soon as they get them)


There appear to be two items being released as "Preview" items - a Bee Vision Mask (said to be a reworked version of the recently released Ironman Mask) to be released globally, while the second item will be different in different countries... either a Stinger Blaster, or an unknown figure that is still only known by codenames.



Meanwhile, more details of products from the main toyline have been revealed as Hasbro sends out details to distributors for their databases and inventory listings.


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Power Core Bumblebee
  • Robot Mode height: 25cm
  • Lights and Sound
  • Movie accurate high details
  • Completely new transforming mechanism
  • Accessories: Stand, Stinger Blaster
Energon Igniters – Speed Series
  • Price : US$ 5.99
  • Robot Mode height: 7.5cm
  • 6 characters in total
  • Interacts with Energon Ignitor Core (not included)
Energon Igniters – Nitro Series
  • Price : US$ 19.99
  • Robot Mode height: 17cm
  • 5 characters in total
  • Interacts with Energon Ignitor Core (included)
Energon Igniters – Power Series
  • Price : US$ 9.99
  • Robot Mode height: 11cm
  • 7 characters in total
  • Interacts with Energon Ignitor Core (not included)
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Old 14th July 2018, 06:47 PM
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Images of a new gimmick toy for the Bumblebee movie, called Power Charge Bumbebee, which appears to have a wheel in the chest that you turn to charge up the electronics (maybe this is a way of phasing out batteries, as many shippers and postal agencies no longer allow batteries to be posted)


It's nice to see the VW vehicle mode back again.
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Old 18th July 2018, 08:17 AM
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Coming out at the end of the year, probably just after the movie is out, is a "DJ Bumblebee" toy, which has electronics to record and playback voices, and three song samples for the toy to dance to.
Originally from the gameinformer website...

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Transformers: Bumblebee – DJ Bumblebee
Drop the beat with the DJ Bumblebee figure. Using Sing-Back Tech, this figure records kids’ voices, and then plays back the soundbite in sync with 1 of 3 awesome tracks. Kids control the mix – move the figure’s left arm to switch songs and right arm to control the tempo. Figure comes pre-loaded with music clips Walk This Way, originally by Aerosmith, Bust A Move, originally by Young MC, and the original G1 Transformers Robots in Disguise theme song. The DJ Bumblebee figure also dances to the beat during playback. Product does not convert, but can still mix it up.
Price: US$39.99
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Old 18th July 2018, 09:14 AM
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The first reveals of the Energon Igniters gimmick toyline for the Bumblebee Movie are now out from Geekdad website (there won't be much left to reveal at SDCC at this rate).
This looks to have four size classes, with interactive gimmicks by having plug-in components to activate or release parts of the toy.

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  • Energon Igniters Speed – $5.99. The smallest of the Energon Igniters, the 3-inch Speed series transforms between modes in 7 steps or less.
  • Energon Igniters Power – $9.99. The 5-inch Power series is a little more complex (4-9 steps). You can use the cores sold with the Power Plus and Nitro toys to unlock special features.
  • Energon Igniters Power Plus – $12.99. The Power Plus series are similar to the Power series, except these come with the core that unlocks extra features. If you want the cores, go with these versions.
  • Energon Igniters Nitro – $19.99.
It looks like...
Speed size - Hotrod, Bumblebee, Optimus, Barricade.
Power size - Bumblebee, Megatron, Dropkick?, Hotrod
Power Plus size - VW Bumblebee, Optimus, Camaro Bumblebee
Nitro size - Barricade, Bumblebee, Optimus.
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Old 6th August 2018, 05:04 PM
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A couple months out from their release to stores, the official images are starting to appear at online stores, as are product descriptions for some of the gimmick toys.

(the toys sound like they are about the same size as Legion, Deluxe and Voyager, but new size-class names would allow them to raise price points more easily with Retailers)

Images include...
Speed size (look to be about Legion size) - Autobot Hot Rod, Barricade, VW Bumblebee, Camaro Bumblebee, Optimus Prime.
Power size (13cm - about Deluxe size) - Autobot Hot Rod, Dropkick, Camaro Bumblebee, Megatron.
Power Plus size (13cm - about Deluxe size, packed with an Energon Igniter) - VW Bumblebee, Camaro Bumblebee, Optimus Prime.
Nitro size (18cm - about Voyager size, packed with an Energon Igniter) - Barricade, VW Bumblebee, Optimus Prime.
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Power Charge Bumblebee (manual power charge gimmick in chest)
DJ Bumblebee (non-converting - music and dancing gimmick)
Roleplay Voice-changer Masks - Bumblebee (minor redeco TF5 mask) & Sqweeks (remoulded TF5 mask, removed "rusted damaged" top)
Roleplay weapon - Bumblebee Stinger Blaster

Product descriptions...

Power Series Dropkick
Convert this Energon Igniters Power Series Dropkick figure between robot and sports car modes in 4 steps. Then plug the Energon Igniters core (not included) into the vehicle and push down to unleash driving action. This Dropkick figure stands at 13cm with eye- catching detailing. Look for the Energon Igniters core sold with Power Plus Series and Nitro Series figures (each sold separately).

Power Series Autobot Hot Rod
Convert this Energon Igniters Power Series Autobot Hot Rod figure between robot and sports car modes in 4 steps. Then plug the Energon Igniters core (not included) into the vehicle and push down to unleash driving action. This Autobot Hot Rod figure stands at 13cm with eye-catching detailing. Look for the Energon Igniters core sold with Power Plus Series and Nitro Series figures (each sold separately).

Power Plus Series Optimus Prime
Convert this Energon Igniters Power Plus Series Optimus Prime figure between robot and truck modes in 7 steps. Then plug the Energon Igniters core included in pack into the vehicle and push down to unleash driving action. This Optimus Prime figure stands at 13cm with eye-catching detailing. The Energon Igniters core unleashes the power in all Energon Igniters figures (each sold separately).

Power Plus Series Bumblebee
Convert this Energon Igniters Power Plus Series Bumblebee figure between robot and VW Beetle modes in 8 steps. Then plug the Energon Igniters core included in pack into the vehicle and push down to unleash driving action. This Bumblebee figure stands at 13cm with eye-catching detailing. The Energon Igniters core unleashes the power in all Energon Igniters figures (each sold separately).

Nitro Series Optimus Prime
Convert this Energon Igniters Nitro Series Optimus Prime figure between robot and truck modes in 10 steps. Then plug the Energon Igniters core included in pack into the vehicle and push down to unleash driving action. This Optimus Prime figure stands at 18cm with eye-catching detailing. The Energon Igniters core unleashes the power in all Energon Igniters figures (each sold separately). The massive engine of Optimus Prime roars onto the highway. As Decepticons approach, he commands the road with unstoppable Autobot force.

Nitro Series Bumblebee
Convert this Energon Igniters Nitro Series Bumblebee figure between robot and VW Beetle modes in 9 steps. Then plug the Energon Igniters core included in pack into the vehicle and push down to unleash driving action. This Bumblebee figure stands at 18cm eye-catching detailing. The Energon Igniters core unleashes the power in all Energon Igniters figures (each sold separately). He might boogie down with the radio on, but when Decepticons attack, Bumblebee gets down to business. The fearless Autobot scout converts into vehicle mode and speeds into action when enemies attack. Harness Energon Igniters tech and unleash the power within.

Power Charge Bumblebee
While in robot mode, spin the core in Bumblebee figure’s chest to amp up lights and phrases. Then, lower the battle mask and reveal his signature Stinger Sword to get this courageous bot ready for battle against the Decepticons. Convert to VW Beetle mode in 17 steps and rev the car to hear sound effects. Keep the Power Charge core revved up or Bumblebee will lose his charge and power down. Bumblebee flips through radio stations picking up new Earth lingo.
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Old 7th August 2018, 08:04 PM
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The first of the Bumblebee Movie toys have been found in Europe, with the "preview" toys Bumblebee Vision Helmet and Stinger Blaster. (There is also a Bumblebee Movie Helmet, which is now out in America, but only online so far.)
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