Blog #1583: Toy Reviews: Transformers: Bumblebee: Target Exclusive Bumblebee Cassette Pack (Bumblebee, Buzzsaw, Howlback, Rumble)

Transformers: Bumblebee: Target Exclusive Bumblebee Cassette Pack (Bumblebee, Buzzsaw, Howlback, Rumble)

Bumblebee

Previous Mold Use: Age of Extinction One Step Changer High Octane Bumblebee

I almost forgot this mold existed. It was from the last wave of AOE One Step Changers that was crazy hard to find when it came out. He has a decent paint job, but I don’t like the black on his chest. They actually painted his rear windows.  That should be automatic, but Hasbro often doesn’t paint the back of cars.

Buzzsaw

Previous Mold Use: Generations Combiner Wars Legends Class Buzzsaw, Generations Titans Return Legends Class Laserbeak

I hate these “cassettes” so much. They triple change from vehicle to animal/robot, and from animal/robot to brick. Such a stupid concept. If you’re going to do Soundwave as a cassette player then do cassettes.

Howlback

Previous Mold Use: Generations Titans return Legends Class Stripes, Generations Titans Return Legends Class Ravage

See my comments about Buzzsaw above. It is interesting that they did Howlback. He was one of the eHobby cassettes. What is strange is that they did Howlback without doing Garboil, who is a repaint of Buzzsaw/Laserbeak. Not sure why they didn’t just do him instead of Buzzsaw.

Rumble

Previous Mold Use: Generations Titans return Legends Class Rewind, Generations Titans return Legends Class Rumble

So…we got a red Rumble as part of Titans Return, and now a blue Rumble. I’m going to put aside the question of FIRRIB (if you don’t know what FIRRIB is, click here). One of them should have been Frenzy. Not sure what Hasbro was thinking about. Probably they weren’t.

Overall: The set has no new molding, three pieces of crap, and a One Step Changer. Easy skip for most. Completists only.

Thanks for reading!

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About lmb3

I’m 36 years old, and I work in network tech support for a public school system. I am a huge fan of Star Trek, Transformers, Harry Potter, and Marvel Comics as well as numerous other fandoms. I’m a big sports fan, especially the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. I collect toys (mostly Transformers but other stuff too), comic books, and Red Sox baseball cards. I watch an obscene amount of television and love going to the movies. I am hopelessly addicted to Wizard Rock and I write Harry Potter Fanfiction, though these days I am working on a couple of different original YA novels.
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