|MPM-3 (left) and the 2007 Deluxe (right). Note the colour difference|
MPM-3 Bumblebee is as the designation suggests, the third Movie Masterpiece figure, the first two being Starscream MPM-1 and Bumblebee MPM-2 which were only released by Takara Tomy, although they were repaints of the Leader Class Hunt for the Decepticons Starscream and Battle Ops Bumblebee.
Bumblebee is fun to pose but as he is top heavy and the feet can be quite loose, it can be difficult to pose.
As this figure is a shared release between Hasbro and Takara Tomy, the differences should be minor but they do exist. The boxes are the main differences, Takara Tomys version obviously featuring Japanese text. Figure wise, Takara Tomys version features black screws and the robot eyes are unpainted allowing for the light piping gimmick.
Overall despite a few misgivings this is the best Movie Bumblebee figure to be released so far, although it is a little on the expensive side.
|Takara Tomy version. Source: eBay|
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