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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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