So Animated now has
Legacy Bulkhead, Prowl, Bumblebee and Optimus. I'm pretty stunned that Animated Ratchet isn't part of the leaks for next year. (He's not right? I feel like I would remember that.)
You can't come THAT close to doing the whole team and leave one guy out.
-ZacWilliam, I like Strongarm but it's easy for me not to "need" the rest of her team when it's only just her. If they did Fixit, and Sideswipe and Grimlock I'd be needing a Bumblebee to match...
Per leaked photos, the stingers can operate like they should, and can be combined while wrist-mounted.I like our Animated boys here. Don’t like that Bees Stingers are hand held but other wise I can deal with his less rounded bot mode.
So it's fake altmode parts while the real ones are right behind the feet.
I really don't see his vehicle mode as similar at all to either of them. It's closer to movieWon’t stop some from making the comparison. His Vehicle mode is more Animated than Primes big SUV. But does need the big green lower jaw to be more Animated.
It was even admitted in one of the designer Instagram posts that Legacy Bulkhead's altmode was indeed inspired by AOE Hound, and that the Amazon Wreckers redeco was made to give the figure an even bigger resemblance to Hound. So they just straight up admitted that they chose not to base the new Bulkhead figure directly on either existing Bulkhead.I really don't see his vehicle mode as similar at all to either of them. It's closer to movie
(It's also boxier than literally any of them, or than the majority of real-life similar vehicles.)
It's made even weirder when one considers the fact that Animated Bumblebee having big boot-like feet was a nod to the feet of G1 Bumblebee, which were likewise made from the front bumper area of his own original toy, a toy that also had big boot-like feet. So the original feet were already a G1 homage. In fact, a vast majority of new-mold G1 Bumblebee toys ( and all of their redecos/retools) made since the original Classics mold in 2006 have all had big boots. Having big boots is simply G1 Bumblebee's thing (among other things), and the original Animated Bumblebee toys replicated that faithfully. Hasbro's attempt to G1-ify the feet of this new Animated Bumblebee results in eliminating something that was already G1-based.The fact that Bumblebee's feet are larger in the Legacy artwork than on the figure itself only makes it weirder that his legs transform that weird way (which is both the reason his feet are too small and the reason the stripe is on the wrong side below his waist).