Monday, August 17, 2015
Masterpiece G2 Bumblebee
Repaints are almost always a tricky proposition. For every Silver Bluestreak that's released, there's a Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, or Year of the Goat Soundwave. I know that there are those who pretty much swear off repaints in the Masterpiece line, but I've decided to just get the ones that interest me. When TakaraTomy announced that G2 'Bee would be produced, I met the news with a fair amount of blah. Yeah, there is the included jet pack, and the G2 insignia, but I really didn't feel as though there was enough to set G2 Bee apart like G2 Sideswipe was from the regular Sideswipe. Gold paint? Wow. I don't even like the color gold. Then something got stuck in my head. A series of sentences. Sentences that didn't even apply to G2 'Bee. Those sentences? "I've gone beyond being just plain old Bumbleebee! I'm a gold bug!" Yeah, this doesn't even apply to G2 'Bee. Still, each and every time I'd think about G2 'Bee or see a picture of him, that refrain would enter my brain and never cease. Is that possibly the most ridiculous reason to make a purchase? Maybe, I don't know. I could've bought him because I thought the paint scheme matched my tan.