After creating the ultimate Optimus Prime toy, Hasbro and Robosen are back with another toy. Transformers number, and this time, it’s a 14-inch programmable robot modeled after Bumblebee. For $399, this miniature Autobot can walk, squat, kick, lean, jump, and even lift itself off the ground. But there’s one thing it can’t do: convert.
That’s probably one of the reasons why this Bumblebee figure is a few hundred dollars lower than its self-converting Optimus Prime counterpart, which costs a fantastic $700 plus an extra $750 for a self-contained trailer. switch motion if you really want to go all out. But if you’re okay with the fact that this bot doesn’t actually do any conversions — or you’re just a die-hard fan of the site. Transformers franchise — you’ll probably still enjoy all the other cool things it can do.
Powered by 17 servos and 45 custom microchips, Bumblebee is capable of a variety of poses, with the ability to lean back without actually flipping being one of its most impressive poses. . If the Autobot does eventually fall, Robosen and Hasbro say it will “get up automatically”, which is something I’d definitely like to see, as my colleague Sean Hollister had trouble holding Optimus Prime on two feet when test Autobot toy in 2021.
As with Optimus, you can program Bumblebee to perform specific moves using the included app. No need to write code — you can program Bumblebee manually by placing it in a sequence of locations for the app to track, or you can use the app’s drag-and-drop interface to create a set of moving step. Bumblebee can even perform alongside the $700 Elite Optimus Prime bot (or even a model of the $1,000 Flagship Collector) through a “mini theater” experience that lets you watch both Autobots perform. customizable stories and actions.
You can also control Bumblebee with 20 different voice commands, like “jump,” “attack,” “posture” and “fire,” and it can even say 69 unique phrases from the voice actors. Dan Gilvezan thanks to the built-in speakers. . Other neat details include LED eyes, active on-foot headlights, spotlights, and two motion-based adjustable walking speeds.
If you’re thinking about owning this gadget, the Bumblebee G1 Performance bot is now available for purchase through Robosen’s website.