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Encyclopedia > Bumblebee (Transformers)

Bumblebee is the name of a fictional character from the various Transformers universes. Transformers are fictional alien robots and the titular characters of a popular[1] Hasbro toy line and its spin-offs. ...

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Transformers: Generation 1

Transformers character
Bumblebee
Affiliation Autobot
Japanese name Bumble
Sub-Group Mini-bots
Throttlebots (as Goldbug)
Pretenders
Action Masters
Go-Bots
Deluxe Vehicles
Function Espionage
Espionage Director
Spy
Motto "The least likely can be the most dangerous." (Bumblebee)
"To know others you must know yourself first." (Goldbug)
"Data is power." (Classic)
Alternate Modes Cybertronian Car
Volkswagen Beetle
AMC Pacer
Motorcycle and Sidecar
Train Engine
Chrysler ME 412 (Classic Legends)
Series Transformers: Generation 1
Transformers: Generation 2
Transformers: Titanium
Transformers: Classics
Transformers: Attacktix
English voice actor Dan Gilvezan
Japanese voice actor Yoku Shioya

Bumblebee (known as Bumble in Japan, Moscardo in Portugal) is the "little brother" of the heroic Autobot faction, constantly striving to prove himself in the eyes of the taller, stronger robots that he respects - especially his leader, Optimus Prime. So strong is this admiration toward others, he takes risks that put him in danger. Although a bit of a wise-cracker, he is a capable and reliable messenger and spy, his small size allowing him to go places that his larger comrades cannot. He is highly fuel efficient, has great visual acuity, is particularly adaptable to undersea environments and transforms into a Volkswagen Beetle. He was later reconstructed in a stronger, more mature form as Goldbug. Transformers are fictional alien robots and the titular characters of a popular[1] Hasbro toy line and its spin-offs. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Spy and Secret agent redirect here. ... This article is about the original Volkswagen Beetle. ... Dan Gilvezan (b. ... Yoku Shioya (塩屋翼 Shioya Yoku), born June 24, 1958 in Kagoshima, Japan, is a veteran Japanese Voice Actor. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This refers to the original character. ... This article is about the original Volkswagen Beetle. ...


Bumblebee is established as the smallest of the first year Autobots, but his actual size varies greatly in the various media, ranging from the same size as other Autobot cars to barely taller than a human. His only official height was in an early issue of the Marvel comics where it is stated he is 15 feet tall.


Bumblebee's primary function in the original Transformers animated series and comics was to serve as the "young" character with whom the youthful viewing audience could identify, and he would befriend the Autobots' primary human ally - the young son of the Witwicky family (Buster in the Marvel comic - see issue #1 - and Spike in the cartoon) - to this end, a concept that persists into the 2007 live-action film. Although a well-known character because of this, Bumblebee is quite unusual in that, unlike many other Transformers, his name has not been re-used and applied to unrelated characters throughout the ensuing twenty years of Transformers media, due to the loss of the trademark until recently. His role as the "young yellow character", however, has inspired other Transformers characters with the same role such as Cheetor and Hot Shot. The Witwicky family members are fictional characters from the original Generation One Transformers universes, and are the closest human allies of the Autobots. ... Transformers is a 2007 live action science fiction film conceptually based on the Transformers franchise and toy line. ... Cheetor is the name of several fictional characters from the Transformers toyline. ... Hot Shot is the name of two characters in the Transformers toyline and universes. ...


Animated series

Bumblebee holds the distinction of being the second-ever character to appear on-screen in the original Transformers animated series, while on a mission to recover a small clutch of energy conductors with Wheeljack, illustrating the energy crisis holding sway over their home planet of Cybertron. Bumblebee was subsequently among the Transformers aboard the Ark as it set off searching for new worlds and new energy sources, which crashed on Earth, causing the Transformers within to be trapped in stasis for four million years. Awakening in 1984, Bumblebee distinguished himself by helping Ironhide quell a raging river and using his small size to help Sparkplug Witwicky plant explosives in the midst of a Decepticon mining operation. Wheeljack is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Cybertron from the original cartoon series Cybertron is the home world of the Autobots and Decepticons in the assorted stories in the fictional Transformers universes. ... The Ark is an Autobot spacecraft in the fictional Transformers Universe. ... Ironhide is the name of five different characters in the Transformers universes. ... The Witwicky family members are fictional characters from the original Generation One Transformers universes, and are the closest human allies of the Autobots. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


He later befriended Sparkplug's son Spike, but their first adventure together was not a pleasant one, as they were both kidnapped by the Decepticons, and Bumblebee was brainwashed into luring the other Autobots into a trap.


As a regular character throughout the show's first two seasons, spanning 1984-1985, Bumblebee's escapades were almost always carried out alongside Spike. His adventures have taken him back to Cybertron, to the prehistoric Dinobot Island, the sunken city of Sub-Atlantica, a world of alien giants, a debaucherous gambling asteroid locale and more. He has been scorched by acid rain, fought as a mindless gladiator, been mauled by a monstrous alien cat, quested for "robotic insecticide" and, in one of his most significant roles, was one of the few Autobots to survive a brainwashing scheme by the Decepticons, leaving it up to him to save his comrades. Dinobot Island is a fictional island from the original Transformers animated series Dinobot Island is an island from the Mesozoic Era that ended up in modern times through a temporal distortion. ... The term acid rain is commonly used to mean the deposition of acidic components in rain, snow, fog, dew, or dry particles. ...


In the episode 51, "Prime Target" the big game hunter Lord Cholmondeley captured a secret Soviet jet, leading to panic of possibly war. Cholmondeley then set his sights on the ultimate trophy, the head of Optimus Prime. In order to lure Optimus in Cholmondeley captured Bumblebee and several other Autobots. Optimus Prime accepted Cholmondeley's challenge and defeated the big game hunter and freed the Autobots. Cholmondeley (pronounced , as if it were written Chumly) can refer to: Places Cholmondeley, Cheshire, a village in Cheshire. ... Soviet redirects here. ... This refers to the original character. ...

Bumblebee
Bumblebee

In the episode 59, "Trans-Europe Express" a charity auto race from Paris France to Istanbul Turkey was held. The Autobots Bluestreak, Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Smokescreen, Sunstreaker, Tracks and Wheeljack participated along side several human racers including Augie Canay. Meanwhile Megatron had been able to discover the whereabouts of the Pearl of Bahudine, the power core of a Cybertronian weather control machine. Megatron had the Stunticons eliminate the Autobots from the race while stealing Augie's car to use it's experimental engine's metal to make a control device for the pearl. Bluestreak, Tracks, Bumblebee and Augie were able to stop the Decepticons by unleashing the power of the pearl, but to stop the pearl Bumblebee had to destroy it. Augie had the gold shell of the pearl sold and the money given to charity when he learned the race was a fake set up by the Decepticons merely to get his car. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... Istanbul (Turkish: , Greek: , historically Byzantium and later Constantinople; see other names) is Turkeys most populous city, and its cultural and financial center. ... Silverstreak (Streak in Japan, Jaseur in France, Ariete in Italy) is the name given to the Transformers character once known as Bluestreak, but for trademark reasons it had to be changed in 2003. ... Sideswipe (Lambor in Japan, Frérot in France, Freccia in Italy) is the name of three different characters in the Transformers Universes. ... Smokescreen is the name of several different fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... Sunstreaker (Solo in Canada, Lince in Italy) is a fictional character from The Transformers. ... Tracks (Le Sillage in Canada, Puma in Italy) is the name to a single character in the Transformers Universes. ... Wheeljack is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... This article is about the fictional Transformers character. ... The Stunticons are a group of Decepticons feared for their psychotic behavior that have the capability to do death-defying vehicular stunts and wreak havoc on the streets. ...


By the time of Transformers: The Movie, set in the Earth year 2005, the Autobots had been forced off of Cybertron, and Bumblebee and Spike manned Moonbase Two on one of the planet's satellites as the Autobots prepared a strike to take back the planet. The attack was scuppered by the sudden appearance of the giant planet-eating robot Unicron, who consumed Moonbase One as Spike and Bumblebee looked on in horror. As Unicron turned on their moon, the pair set a cache of explosives to detonate in his maw and abandoned the base in a small shuttle, but the detonation failed to even scratch the chaos-bringer and he inhaled their ship. Deep in his digestive system, the pair were trapped on a conveyor that would drop them in an acid vat, but they were saved by Spike's son Daniel, and they and the other Autobots escaped Unicron's body as it was destroyed through the power of the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. Transformers: The Movie is a 1986 feature film version of the popular television series Transformers based on the line of toys by Hasbro. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Autobot Matrix of Leadership (or Creation Matrix) in the fictional Transformers universes, is a talisman of legend, passed down from Autobot leader to Autobot leader. ...


Bumblebee was one of the few characters from the beginning of the series to continue appearing in the show's third season, set in 2006, where he could regularly be found performing duties in Autobot City on Earth. He and Spike were reunited for an old-school adventure when the ghost of Starscream invaded the city in order to steal the eyes of the giant Autobot Metroplex, but they were unable to stop the villain from accomplishing his task. Autobot City is a city in the fictional Transformers Universe. ... Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ... Metroplex is the name of several characters in the various Transformers series. ...


When the body of the deceased Optimus Prime was recovered from space by a pair of Transformer-hating human scientists who intended to use it to lure the Autobots into a trap, Bumblebee was part of the rescue team lead by Rodimus Prime to recover it. Entering the lab, some of the Transformers were exposed to rage-inducing alien spores that caused them to run wild, and although Bumblebee avoided infection, he was seriously damaged by the rampaging Superion. A member of the alien race called the Quintessons subsequently repaired and restored Optimus Prime to life in order to stop the "Hate Plague", and also worked his technical wizardry on Bumblebee. The little Autobot had been so severely damaged, however, that he required an entire reconstruction. In his new, shiny body, he commented that he had gone beyond just being Bumblebee, and was now a "gold bug", prompting Optimus Prime to redub him "Goldbug." As Goldbug, Bumblebee traveled with Optimus Prime to the planet of Chaar in order to secure a heat resistant alloy that could protect him from the plague, only to be infected on the mission and later cured when Prime used the power of the Matrix to purge the plague. Rodimus Prime is a fictional character from the Transformers universe. ... The Aerialbots (called Airbots in Japan and Aérobots in France) are a group of five Autobots that transform into airplanes and combine to form the giant robot Superion. ... Textual & Visual Quintesson Guide Quintesson Judge Inquirata (Quintesson scientist) “Prosecutor” Quintesson Quintesson Guard Quintessons are fictional aliens from the Transformers universe. ...


Goldbug also enjoyed a brief appearance in the fourth and final season of the series, defending Autobot City and Cybertron against a massive Decepticon attack. Because of a scene showing Bumblebee instead of Goldbug, it still makes him one of only nine characters to appear in all four seasons of the show.


After the animated series ended in the U.S. Bumblebee appeared in animated form in the commercial for the Classic Pretenders.


Transformers: Headmasters

He made several further appearances in the Japanese-exclusive series, Transformers: The Headmasters, which supplanted the fourth American series, and appeared to die while attempting to stop a metal-warping meteor from crashing into Cybertron, only to turn up alive and healthy later on in the series. The role of a young human and small Autobot friend in this series was taken over by Daniel and Wheelie.


Marvel Comics

When the Autobots and Decepticon awakened on Earth in 1984, Bumblebee was part of the first team of Autobots sent out to investigate the planet. Eager to be the first to encounter a local lifeform, Bumblebee unfortunately got his wish when he was injured in a battle with the Decepticons at a drive-in movie theater, and - stuck in car mode - was found by the young human, Buster Witwicky. Buster took him back to his family's automotive garage, where his father Sparkplug repaired the car, and was shocked when it transformed into a robot. Bumblebee arranged their first meeting with Optimus Prime, and his role as a "liaison" of sorts between the Autobots and humans continued as he participated in the first meetings with millionaire industrialist G.B. Blackrock, eventually leading to a deal between them that saw Blackrock supply the robots with fuel. The Witwicky family members are fictional characters from the original Generation One Transformers universes, and are the closest human allies of the Autobots. ... G. B. Blackrock is a character in the Marvel Transformers comic. ...

Bumblebee in Marvel Comics
Bumblebee in Marvel Comics

After some smaller roles showing new Autobot recruits around and searching for Decepticon activity, Bumblebee took the spotlight again when he came to question his usefulness to the Autobots, and abandoned them without explanation. Unfortunately, this occurred just as Decepticon leader Shockwave had targeted Bumblebee as the weakest link in the Autobots, planning to mind-control him and use him against his comrades. Taking refuge from Decepticon pursuit in a used car lot, Bumblebee was subsequently stolen by two teenagers, who took him on a joyride through the city. This attracted the attention of both Autobots and Decepticons, and after saving the teens from a Decepticon attack, Bumblebee himself was saved from them by the Autobots, convincing him of his worth to them. Image File history File links Bumblebee_marvel. ... Image File history File links Bumblebee_marvel. ... Shockwave (Laserwave in Japan) is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes, usually belonging to the Decepticons. ...


When Bumblebee was assigned to watch over the launch of the mobile Power Station Alpha, also guarded by the daring special mission force G.I. Joe, a Decepticon attack prompted him to transform in order to save a civilian boy, only for the Joes to mistake him for a Decepticon and open fire, destroying him. Learning of their mistake and allying with the Autobots, the Joes set about trying to rebuild Bumblebee; with the aid of Autobot medic Ratchet, Bumblebee was reconstructed as Goldbug. For the homing pigeon awarded the Dickin Medal in 1946, see G.I. Joe (pigeon). ... Ratchet is the name of several characters in the Transformers universes. ...


Charged with hunting down the petty criminal known as the Mechanic, who had stolen some Autobot equipment, Goldbug and Blaster opted instead to remove themselves from the tyrannical command of then-leader Grimlock. A run in with the Decepticon Triple Changers led to both robots becoming infected with the metal-eating disease known as the Scraplets, but with the help of human Charlie Fong and the Autobot Throttlebots, a cure was found in the form of water, and they were saved. Their respite was short-lived, however, when the group, low on fuel, was caught up to by the Protectobots, under Grimlock's command, and Blaster was captured. The abandoned, immobile Throttlebots, including Goldbug, were then captured by the government-sponsored Rapid Anti-robot Assault Team (RAAT), who intended their destruction. Sympathetic to their plight, RAAT operate Walter Barnett removed their brain components and installed them in toy cars while their bodies were destroyed. Blaster (Broadcast in Japan, Tempo in France, Radiorobot in Italy) is the communications center of the Autobots in the Transformers television and comic series based on the popular toy line produced by Takara and Hasbro. ... Grimlock is the name of three fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... Triple Changers (Tripletrons in Japan) are Transformers that can transform from robot into two different vehicles. ... The Throttlebots were Transformers toys released in 1987. ... The Protectobots are an emergency, search and rescue team of five Autobots in the Transformers toyline. ...


After managing to escape the Predacons, Goldbug returned to the Autobots' volcano base, only to discover that the Ark had been restored and had blasted off. Blindsided by Decepticon leader Ratbat, Goldbug's toy body was blasted, but soon found by the Autobot Headmasters - freshly arrived from the planet Nebulos - who used their technology to construct his body for him again. The group soon learned that the brain patterns of Optimus Prime (who had died sometime before) had been preserved on computer disk by a human named Ethan Zachary, and Goldbug took the disk to Nebulos, where Prime was restored to life as a Powermaster. The Predacons are one of the many factions in the fictional Transformers Universes. ... Ratbat is a Decepticon character in the fictional Transformers series. ... Headmasters are a sub-group of characters from the Transformers meta-series, distinguished by their ability to detach their heads when transforming into their alternate modes, with the heads then transforming themselves into a humanoid form. ... Nebulon, also known as Nebulos, is a planet in the fictional Transformers Universes. ... Powermasters were a sub-group within the Transformers toyline in 1988. ...


Subsequently, Goldbug was among the Transformers who was deactivated while defending the Earth against the cosmically-powered Starscream. Bumblebee's body was seen among the deactivated Autobots Ratchet was doing his best to revive in Transformers #56, "Back from the Dead".


While Ratchet diligently worked to restore the deactivated Autobots to life, his attempts constantly met with failure. In the midst of his work, he was captured by believed-dead Decepticon leader Megatron, who demanded he rebuild Starscream as a Pretender. Ratchet succeeded in this task, but while Megatron left him unattended to observe Starscream's attack on Earth, he was able to use the prototype Pretender shells to restore to life Grimlock, Jazz and Goldbug, who he restored to being Bumblebee out of personal preference. This article is about the fictional Transformers character. ... In the Transformers toyline, Pretenders are Transformers that can hide inside an organic shell. ... Jazz is the name of several fictional characters from the various [[Transformers universes]. For trademark reasons, Jazz is sometimes referred to as Autobot Jazz or Meister, his Japanese name. ...


During a battle with the Decepticon Mayhem Attack Squad, Bumblebee, Jazz and Grimlock were transported to the center of Cybertron, where they discovered the slumbering form of their creator and deity, Primus. The battle that followed caused Primus to briefly awake with a scream, alerting his ancient enemy Unicron to his location. Aware that Unicron was now bearing down on Cybertron, the Autobots began a search for the Creation Matrix, the only force capable of stopping the chaos-bringer. Bumblebee, Jazz and Grimlock followed a lead to VsQz, third moon of the planet Cameron, where they ran afoul of both a monstrous creature created by the corrupted Matrix energy, and the mighty Decepticon Pretender, Thunderwing, who defeated them and claimed the Matrix for his own. They were later rescued by their fellow troops, and Thunderwing was defeated. The Mayhem Attack Squad are a sub-team of Decepticons in the fictional Transformers Universe, functioning as a commando unit and opposite number to the Wreckers. ... Primus is the benevolent godlike entity in the fictional Transformers comic universe who fought against the Chaos-Bringer Unicron. ... The Autobot Matrix of Leadership (or Creation Matrix) in the fictional Transformers universes, is a talisman of legend, passed down from Autobot leader to Autobot leader. ... Thunderwing is a Decepticon Pretender in the Transformers toyline. ...


Bumblebee put in one further appearance in the U.S. Marvel comics. In a nightmare alternate universe where Unicron had destroyed Cybertron, and Galvatron and the Decepticons ruled Earth, Bumblebee was shown in flashback as one of the casualties of the Decepticon conquest, being killed by Scourge. Galvatron is the name of several fictional Transformers, most often the recreated version of Megatron, the Decepticon Supreme Commander. ... Scourge is the name of four fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ...


Marvel U.K.

In the expanded universe of the Transformers comic published exclusively in the U.K., which reprinted the American series with new stories spliced in between, Bumblebee had a lead role in several other stories. In one, he went AWOL to track down and capture Ravage, in the process running into a Decepticon trap and needing rescuing. Later on, he was part of the Dinobot Hunt; on his own, he rescued three Autobot prisoners and disabled the Decepticon's means of mentally controlling Sludge. The Dinobots are a team of characters in the fictional Transformers Universe. ... Sludge (Terro in Canada, Bronto in Italy) is the name of several characters in the Transformer toy line and fictional series. ...


As the UK series did not reprint G.I. Joe and the Transformers (in which the above account of Bumblebee's transformation into Goldbug occurred) until much later, a new story was penned that reimagined the change in a very different way, as part of the UK's larger running time travel storyline. When the deranged future Decepticon leader Galvatron travelled back in time to 1987, the bounty hunter Death's Head pursued him. The mass-shifting inherent in the time-travel process caused the Autobot First Aid to be displaced to limbo when Death's Head arrived, which alerted Bumblebee to his presence. Wanting to keep the fact that he was in the past a secret, Death's Head blasted Bumblebee, completely destroying him, but his remains were soon happened upon by the Junkion, Wreck-Gar, also from the future. Putting his advanced mechanical skills to work, Wreck-Gar soon rebuilt Bumblebee as Goldbug and the upgraded Autobot joined in the battle against Galvatron, at one point facing him one-on-one (and losing) before Ultra Magnus intervened. Goldbug had a few additional adventures dealing with Galvatron's threat in other U.K.-exclusive stories. Galvatron is the name of several fictional Transformers, most often the recreated version of Megatron, the Decepticon Supreme Commander. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... The planet of Junk was originally a refuse point in the middle of space for discarded materials from the Cybertronian society. ... Wreck-Gar is the name of a fictional character from the Transformers universes. ... Ultra Magnus is the name of several fictional characters characters from the various Transformers universes. ...


After the time-and-space-shattering events of the Time Wars, the UK comic introduced an alternate timeline that chronicled the adventures of the Autobot Earthforce, a group of pro-active Autobots under Grimlock's command, who were dedicated to safeguarding Earth while Optimus Prime's contingent dealt with the threat of Unicron. Bumblebee was a member of the Earthforce, performing such notable missions as helping Ironhide stop the Decepticons' plan to rebuild Devastator as an individual being. The Constructicons (known as Buildrons in Japan, Constructicans in France and Escavators in Italy) are a group of fictional characters from the Transformers universe. ...


Fun Publications

Based on the Transformers Classics toy line, the Timelines 2007 story is set 15 years after the end of the Marvel Comics story (ignoring all events of the Marvel U.K. and Generation 2 comics). Megatron survived the crash of the Ark on Earth, reformatted himself into a new form and now leads Ramjet, Skywarp, Soundwave, Starscream and the Constructicons. Optimus Prime has also returned to Earth commanding Bumblebee, Cliffjumper, Grimlock, Jetfire, Mirage and Rodimus (formerly Hot Rod). This article is about the fictional Transformers character. ... The Ark is an Autobot spacecraft in the fictional Transformers Universe. ... Ramjet is the name of four fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Soundwave is the name of three fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ... Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ... The Constructicons (known as Buildrons in Japan, Constructicans in France and Escavators in Italy) are a group of fictional characters from the Transformers universe. ... This refers to the original character. ... Cliffjumper is the name of several characters from the Transformers line of toys. ... Grimlock is the name of three fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... Jetfire is the name of two fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ... G1 Mirage toy packaging art Mirage is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Rodimus Prime is a fictional character in the Transformer Universe introduced in Transformers: The Movie. ...


In Crossing Over, when the Cybertronians Skyfall and Landquake arrive on Earth unexpectedly Megatron attempts to destroy them, but Optimus Prime and his Autobots are able to drive Megatron away. Skyfall is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Landquake is the name to two different characters in the Transformers Universes, however one is portayed as an upgrade to Energon Landmine by some sources, where other sources describe him as Landmines brother. ...


Transformers Battle Circuit

The Classic line appeared in a simple Flash-based video game on the Hasbro web site. In this one-on-one fighting game you press the right and left arrow keys to try to pverpower your opponent. In the came you can play Rodimus, Bumblebee, Grimlock, Jetfire, Starscream, Astrotrain, Trypticon or Menasor. Optimus Prime and Megatron each appear as the boss you must defeat to win the game. [1] Adobe Flash, or simply Flash, refers to both the Adobe Flash Player, and to the Adobe Flash Professional multimedia authoring program. ... Flag Ship from the video game Gorf A boss is a particularly challenging computer-controlled enemy in video games. ...


Books

Bumblebee was featured in the 1985 audio and book adventure Satellite of Doom. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Bumblebee appeared in the 1986 story and coloring book The Lost Treasure of Cybertron by Marvel Books. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Dreamwave Productions

Bumblebee in Dreamwave comics
Bumblebee in Dreamwave comics

When Dreamwave Productions introduced their re-imagined version of Generation 1 continuity for the 21st Century, Bumblebee was present for the Autobots' new adventures once again. The War Within, set in Cybertron's past, chronicled Bumblebee's early adventures in the Battle of Altihex and the defense of Iacon in the face of an attack by Shockwave. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Dreamwave Productions is a Canadian art design studio and comic book publisher, best known for their multiple Transformers comic book series. ...


When Optimus Prime and Megatron vanished in an early spacebridge experiment, causing the Autobots and Decepticons to splinter into smaller factions, Bumblebee remained with the Autobots under Prowl's command. Prowl is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ...


As ever, Bumblebee was among the Transformers trapped in stasis aboard the crashed Ark who was reactivated on Earth in 1984. Although not depicted in fiction, the general events of the television series pilot seemed to take place in the Dreamwave continuity - with Bumblebee meeting and befriending Spike Witwicky. The Witwicky Family beginning with Sparkplug and his son Spike met the Transformers shortly after their reawakening on earth in 1984 and had continuing interaction with them far into the future. ...


The war on Earth ended in 1999, however, when the Autobots successfully defeated the Decepticons and attempted to transport them back to Cybertron aboard the Ark II. Thanks to sabotage orchestrated by American military general Robert Hallo, however, the Ark II exploded after exiting orbit, and the Transformers fell back to Earth. Hallo's plan to take control of them was foiled by his former partner Adam Rook, who rounded up several deactivated Transformers, Bumblebee among them, and put them under his control, intending to sell them on the black market as weapons of mass destruction. During the auctions, Bumblebee was among the Transformers sent to attack the Smitco Oil Refinery as a demonstration of their power. Megatron liberated himself from Rook's control and soon did the same to the other Decepticons, who took some pleasure in dismantling Bumblebee and the other Mini-Bots. Rescued by their reactivated Autobot comrades, Bumblebee and co. were soon hale and hearty again and dispatched to stop Megatron's plan to cyber-form the Earth with a metallic virus. Ark II was a live-action science fiction series aimed at children that aired on CBS beginning in 1976 as part of its Saturday morning line-up. ...


A year later, Shockwave arrived on Earth, having successfully unified Cybertron and intending to arrest Prime and Megatron's forces as war criminals. Bumblebee was among the Transformers captured by Shockwave, and was later part of the team who joined the underground Autobot resistance on Cybertron.


Following the liberation of Cybertron from Shockwave’s rule, Bumblebee was assigned to help reinforce Jazz’s team on Earth and was placed in command of the Autobot supply shuttle Orion, with a team under his command for the first time. Upon arriving in the Earth system from transwarp space, they witnessed the arrival of the deranged clone of Starscream, Sunstorm. When the resultant conflict with Sunstorm caused most of the Autobots and Decepticons on Earth to knocked out of commission, Bumblebee and Jetfire tracked the madman to beneath the Earth's surface, where Bumblebee was knocked out and saved by begrudging Starscream. Jetfire subsequently seemed to die battling Sunstorm, shaking Bumblebee's resolve so badly that he decided to leave the Autobots. Sunstorm is the name of several fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ... Jetfire is the name of two fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ...


Turning to Spike for advice, the pair went on a drive in Cincinnati, where they debated responsibility and saved a woman from some muggers. Bumblebee apparently remained unconvinced, but Dreamwave's subsequently bankruptcy and closure left his story unfinished. The profile series, More Than Meets the Eye, featured entries for Bumblebee as both a Pretender and as Goldbug, but gave no in-story reason for his upgrades to these forms and they never appeared in the fiction of the series.


In the alternate Dreamwave Transformers/G.I. Joe storyline set in World War II, Bumblebee was formatted to turn into a motorcycle with sidecar.


Devil's Due Publishing

Perceptor, Bumblebee, Grimlock and Arcee meet G.I. Joe.
Perceptor, Bumblebee, Grimlock and Arcee meet G.I. Joe.

In the pages of Devil's Due's first G.I. Joe vs. the Transformers crossover, the evil terrorist organization Cobra were the first to uncover the Ark and the Transformers slumbering within it, capturing and reformatting a large number of them to use them as war machines. Bumblebee and Wheeljack were able to avoid this fate and contacted the team created to respond to the threat of Cobra, G.I. Joe, and helped to free his fellow Autobots. Unlike most Autobots, who had new alternate modes, Bumblebee and Wheeljack had their original Generation 1 alternate modes in this series. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (507x770, 158 KB) Summary Transformers Perceptor, Bumblebee, Grimlock and Arcee meet GI Joe in the pages of Devils Due comics crossover between the two popular series. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (507x770, 158 KB) Summary Transformers Perceptor, Bumblebee, Grimlock and Arcee meet GI Joe in the pages of Devils Due comics crossover between the two popular series. ... Perceptor is the name of two different characters in the Transformers Universes. ... Arcee is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers universe. ... Devils Due Publishing company logo. ... Cobra Command redirects here. ...


In the second crossover, Bumblebee was among the Autobots sent back in time due to an accident with the space bridge computer Teletran-3. As part of a small group transported to the 1970's, Bumblebee was reformatted as a small economy car (this time, resembling an AMC Pacer) before the teamed-up Joes and Cobras returned all the Transformers to present-day Cybertron. The AMC Pacer was a two-door compact automobile produced in the United States by the American Motors Corporation between 1975 and 1980. ...


Bumblebee took center stage in the third crossover series, as he, Grimlock, Arcee and Perceptor were sent to Earth to aid G.I. Joe in removing the influence of Cybertronian technology on the planet. Sporting his original alternate mode again, he is shown to have something of a crush on Arcee. When Cobra attacked the base, the Autobots helped repel the Cobra Battle Android Trooper armies. Journeying to Cybertron to stop Serpentor, the mismatched group were ambushed first by Cannibalizers, then by Serpentor, Piranacon, Predaking and the Stunticons, with Bumblebee being badly injured as he ran right into Predaking's leg. He was then mercilessly executed by Serpentor, who would later comment that Bumblebee's death is the only thing that ever really made him feel emotion. Despite the character being notoriously difficult to kill, it seems his death is permanent, as Serpentor comments that he felt something leave him, most likely his spark. A statue to his memory was seen in the final issue. His death would continue to have repercussions, as seen in the fourth series where Prime insists on journeying to Earth personally rather than expose any of his troops to the same fate. Serpentor the Cobra Emperor Serpentor is a character from the G.I. Joe toyline. ... This article is about the Transformers characters the Seacons. ... The Predacons are one of the many factions in the fictional Transformers Universes. ... The Stunticons are a group of Decepticons feared for their psychotic behavior that have the capability to do death-defying vehicular stunts and wreak havoc on the streets. ...


IDW Publishing

Fall of 2005 was the third re-launch for The Transformers comic series, this time under the management of IDW Publishing. Various Transformers toys Transformers is the name of a line of toys produced by Hasbro from 1984 onwards, and also of a number of spin-offs based on the toys including a Marvel Comics series, an animated television series that began airing on 1984 (Transformers series) and a feature-length... IDW Publishing (a division of Idea and Design Works) is an American comic book company. ...


Main series

IDW's core universe was introduced with the six-issue mini-series, The Transformers: Infiltration, making it clear that the company's take on the Generation 1 universe was radically different. Bumblebee appears as a member of a small team of Autobots under the command of Prowl, operating in secret on Earth out of Ark-19. Still a Volkswagen Beetle, he (like the other Autobots) possesses the added ability to generate a "holo-matter" avatar of a young female to masquerade as a driver and to otherwise interact with humans. Working with Ratchet and a trio of young humans to search an abandoned Decepticon base, Bumblebee was able to take down Skywarp during a Decepticon attack, outthinking the Decepticon and shooting him out of the sky despite his teleportation system. After Blitzwing and Skywarp brought the base down, Bumblebee helped save the humans, despite commenting previously that they would be acceptable losses. As Megatron then engaged the traitorous Starscream in battle, Bumblebee did what he does best by spying on the fight; almost shot by the Battlechargers, he was saved by Prowl and Jazz. In the follow-up The Transformers: Escalation, he is left to run the Ark-19 on his own. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into [[::Runabout (Transformers) and Runamuck (Transformers)|Runabout (Transformers) and Runamuck (Transformers)]]. ([[: talk:Runabout (Transformers) and Runamuck (Transformers)|Discuss]]) For more details, please see Runabout and Runamuck Battlechargers was the name of a sub-group of Decepticons in the Transformers...


New Avengers/Transformers

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Transformers: Evolutions

IDW has also begun publishing of Transformers: Evolutions, a series dedicated to featuring alternate-reality "Elseworlds"-style tales of the Transformers. The first installment, Hearts of Steel, placed the Transformers in battle on Earth prior to the Ice Age with the forms of transmetal prehistoric beasts. The Ice Age forced them to enter hibernation beneath the surface of the planet when it begins. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Variations in CO2, temperature and dust from the Vostok ice core over the last 400 000 years For the animated movie, see Ice Age (movie). ...


In the 1800s, Bumblebee was awakened when a pounding from above showers dirt on him. Expecting Decepticon activity, he was surprised to find that the source was humans building a railway. Curious about their train, he is almost caught by the humans, but hides by adopting the train's form as his alternate mode. Among the humans is the legendary John Henry, who is concerned that the train - a spike-driving device designed to lay railroad - is intended to replace him, and to placate his concerns, Bumblebee reveals his true form to him with the promise that he is only here to help. Through John Henry, Bumblebee learns that the Decepticons have reactivated and are pillaging trains as part of their newest plan. This scheme which is to travel to New York and obtain an electrical generator in hopes it will make them all powerful. After awakening some of his fellow Autobots, Henry and Bumblebee manage to thwart the Decepticons' plans, rerouting the railtrack they are using, causing the Decepticon train convoy to plunge into a chasm. After this Bumblebee and the other Autobots return to stasis. The name John Henry has several different meanings. ...


3H Enterprises

Bumblebee appeared in the voice actor play performed at BotCon 2004, in which a device built by Rhinox to stop Unicron from pulling victims from other dimensions inadvertently transported an Autobot shuttle under Bumblebee's command into the middle of a battle between Rattrap, Silverbolt, and Waspinator and a team of Unicron's agents. Bumblebee's shuttle is able to scoop up Rattrap and company when their ship is destroyed. After saving more of Unicron's victims from the Decepticons, Bumblebee's team returns to their own time. Display cases for upcoming Transformers at BotCon 2006 BotCon, briefly known as The Official Transformers Collectors Convention (or OTFCC), is an annual convention for Transformers fans and collectors. ... Rhinox is the name of several fictional characters from various Transformers Universes. ... Rattrap (Rattol in Japan) is the name of a fictional character from the Transformers toyline that appeared in the Beast Wars and Beast Machines series. ... Silverbolt is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... Waspinator is the name of a fictional character from the various Transformers universes. ...


Transformers: Timelines

In a possible future chronicled in the exclusive comic book available at BotCon 2005, Bumblebee featured as the espionage director of the Autobots. Having been on the trail of the Decepticon agent Flamewar for a long, long time, Bumblebee interrupted a communication between Flamewar and the Tripredacus Council and revealed that his agent, Ricochet, had installed a degenerative virus into Deathsaurus's clone army. With Flamewar now exposed, Bumblebee pointed out that she was nothing more than a liability to the Council, who blew her ship up. Beast Wars: Transformers: The Tripredacus Council The Tripredacus Council serves as the ruling body of the Predacon Alliance in this time. ... Deszaras, also known as Deathsaurus, is the fictional antagonist of the animated series Transformers: Victory and its accompanying toyline, one of the numerous Transformers series. ...


Toys

  • Generation 1 Mini-Bot Bumblebee (1984)
The toy which would become Bumblebee was originally released as part of the Japanese "Microchange" series, a subset of the Microman toyline, and was available in both yellow and red colors. The intention of the Microchange line was that the toys transformed into in-scale items - Bumblebee is designed to transform into a toy car, specifically a Penny Racer Volkswagen beetle, hence his slightly skewed proportions. This version of Bumblebee features Dunlop brand tires. The original Bumblebee sported a regular Autobot symbol, but later versions had a heat-sensitive rub-symbol that revealed the Autobot logo.
His mold is similar to that used for Cliffjumper, in that the transformation is the same, but the actual parts have different shapes and details.
Released as part of the Transformers line, Bumblebee's red variation could also be purchased at retail, although its existence was never acknowledged by official media. He was also available in a wide variety of colors in other parts of the world, including blue, gold and silver. Bumblebee was available in the Mini-Vehicle assortment throughout its lifespan, from 1984 to 1986.
  • McDonalds Bumblebee (1985)
One of the four original McDonalds Happy Meal Transformers toy from 1985, this toy was just a solid statue of the character in robot mode. Variants exist in red and blue colors.
Bumblebee Decoy
Bumblebee Decoy
  • Decoy Bumblebee
A red rubber toy given away as a promotion.
Goldbug toy
Goldbug toy
  • Goldbug (1987)
Released as part of the Throttlebots sub-group, Goldbug had a pull-back motor and simplistic transformation, but was proportioned more like an actual Volkswagen Beetle. Goldbug's head was directly based on the head of the original Bumblebee toy, making Bumblebee the second Transformer to be given a second toy, after Hot Rod.
Pretender Bumblebee toy
Pretender Bumblebee toy
  • Pretender Classic Bumblebee (1989)
Still a Volkswagen Beetle, Bumblebee was seemingly equipped with off-road tires as he was upgraded into a Pretender. His head, however, was based on the original Cliffjumper toy, rather than Bumblebee's toy or cartoon/comic design. Armed with a gun that could be wielded in robot mode and plugged into the roof of his vehicle mode, and another gun for his shell, Bumblebee was also sold sans shell as a member of the K-Mart exclusive "Transformers: Legends" assortment.
  • Action Master Bumblebee (1990)
This non-transforming action figure of Bumblebee blended the design of his original toy with his cartoon/comic design, and came armed with a Heli-Pack that transformed via a spring-loaded feature into a high-powered air rifle the figure could wield. According to his power plans Bumblebee sported an Anti-Decepticon Jamming Sensor, a Target Trajectory Calculator and a Photon Shock Burst Component. With this release, Bumblebee was made the only character to have had a figure representing him available in every year of the original Transformers toyline, from 1984 to 1990.
  • Generation 2 Mini-Bot Bumblebee (1993)
A metallic gold redeco of the original Bumblebee toy. This version of Bumblebee sported tech specs identical to his first Generation 1 toy.
Generation 2 Go-Bot Bumblebee
Generation 2 Go-Bot Bumblebee
  • Generation 2 Go-Bot Bumblebee (1995)
Released in the final year of the Transformers: Generation 2 toyline, Bumblebee was a gold, yellow and black redeco of the earlier figure High Beam, a member of the Go-Bot sub-group possessing free-wheeling axles for Hot Wheels-style play activitity. All Go-Bots have a 1:64 scale. The toy was later redecoed into the Botcon 1995 exclusive, Nightracer, and the Transformers: Robots in Disguise figure, Crosswise.
  • Keychain Bumblebee (2001)
The original yellow version of Bumblebee was made into a keychain by adding a small plastic loop and metal keychain in 2001. This toy was recolored into Botcon exclusive Glyph in 2002. Blind packaged black versions of this toy were sold by Takara in Japan.
  • Smallest Transformers Bumblebee (2003)
Among the blind packaged Transformers of the Smallest Transformer line was a tiny version of Generation 1 Bumblebee, standing only 1.75 inches tall. With his official height of 15 feet tall, this toy has a 1:103 scale.
  • Reissue Bumblebee (2004)
This remold of the original yellow Bumblebee featured a new head mold which looked more like the animated series head. This toy was later recolored into the ehobby exclusive Decepticon Bug Bite.
  • CybCon Bumblebee (2004)
An exclusive toy available at CybCon 2004 was Bumblebee. This original molded toy was supposed to represent Bumblebee Cybertronian form before coming to Earth. [2]
  • Transformers: Alternators Bumblebee (unreleased)
As one of the earliest concepts designed for the 1:24 scale line, Transformers: Alternators, Bumblebee was reimagined as a new Volkswagen Beetle. Volkswagen's rejection of the pitch on the grounds that they did not want to associate their vehicles with war-themed media meant that the toy never progressed beyond the line-art phase, but the design was used for Bumblebee in the 2005 Transformers: Timelines comic book.
  • Transformers: Titanium Bumblebee (2006)
After years of not possessing the "Bumblebee" name trademark, Hasbro finally regained the moniker in time to release a 3 inch tall die-cast non-transforming Bumblebee figure as part of the Transformers: Titanium line in 2006. This figure was very accurate to body style to the Generation 1 toy, but with the animated series head. With the official height of Bumblebee being 15 feet tall and this figure standing 3 inches tall, this figure is at 1:60 scale.
This toy was later recolored into Titanium Cliffjumper.
Classic Bumblebee toy with jet pack.
  • Transformers: Classics Bumblebee (2006)
Released towards the end of 2006, Bumblebee has finally returned as a transforming figure as part of the Transformers: Classics toyline, designed as upgraded versions of classics characters. Unable to be an actual Volkswagen due to the company's position, as noted above, Bumblebee is nevertheless a small, stocky car which does not appear to be based on any single production model but rather an amalgamation of features from several different ones. [1] He tows behind him a jetski trailer, the Wave Crusher, which transforms into a winged jetpack for the robot mode. Although Bumblebee sports a Fireblast of 4, he doesn't actually carry a gun. This toy was later repainted as Cliffjumper. The head sculpt is the same on both versions and is possibly the first Transformer head sculpt to depict a smile. With Bumblebee's height of 15 feet tall and the figure standing 4.75 inches tall, this figure is at 1:38 scale.
Two slight mold variants of this toy exist, with the raised part of the roof where the rub symbol being wider on later releases than the other. Although depicted with blue windows and headlights on the box, the toy has clear windows and headlights.
Bumblebee was initially sold individually, but later sold in a value pack with Classic Astrotrain.
  • Reissue Bumblebee Keychain (2007)
Keychain Bumblebee was reissued on new backing cards saying "Heroes of Cybertron" in 2007 at Walmart stores.
  • Classic Legends Bumblebee (2007)
First seen at BotCon 2006, the Micro series Bumblebee will be a yellow repaint of the Legends of Cybertron Hot Shot figure. The vehicle mode is based on a Chrysler ME 412 done at a scale of about 1:61.
  • Attacktix Bumblebee (2007)
Series 2 of the Transformers Attacktix figures included a Generation 1 Bumblebee figure.
  • Slumblebee (2007)
A plush doll version of Bumblebee that transforms into car mode by simply pulling the car body from the back and folding the body inside out. Much like Classics Bumblebee, the car mode does not resemble the Volkswagen Beetle. [2]
  • Transformers: Titanium 6 inch War Within Bumblebee (Unreleased)
A prototype of a 6 inch tall War Within Bumblebee/Cliffjumper figure was seen at a Hasbro factor tour in 2007. Tis figure had two different head scuplts, one for Bumblebee and one for Cliffjumper. This figure has yet to be released and seems to have been canceled. [3]


Additionally, the Transformers: Armada character, Sparkplug, appears to be strongly based on Bumblebee, being as he is a bright yellow car with a horned head that very closely resembles Bumblebee's comic/cartoon design, even being repainted metallic gold when he was upgraded. Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Choro-Q (チョロQ ) is a series of Japanese 3-4cm long pullback toy cars first made by Takara in 1978, It is known in the US as Penny Racers. ... Dunlop Tyres is an international United Kingdom-based company founded in 1888 by John Boyd Dunlop after he invented the modern pneumatic inflatable tyre. ... Cliffjumper is the name of several characters from the Transformers line of toys. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Goldbug. ... Image File history File links Goldbug. ... Hot Rod (Hot Rodimus in Japan) is a character from The Transformers. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... new Kmart logo Kmart Corporation was a US based corporation until it merged with Sears Holdings in November 2004. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Hot Wheels Car — Dodge viper Hot Wheels is a brand of die cast toy car, introduced by American toymaker Mattel in 1968. ... Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2001) RiD Crosswise Crosswise (X-Car in japan) was the name of one of the Autobot Spychangers. ... variant glyphs representing the character a (allographs of a) in the Zapfino typeface. ... The Volkswagen Beetle or Bug is a small family car, the best known car of Volkswagen, of Germany, and almost certainly the world. ... Image File history File links CBB.jpg from www. ... Image File history File links CBB.jpg from www. ... Astrotrain is the name of two fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Attacktix Insecticon Transformers Attacktix are an action figure game featuring characters from the Transformers franchise. ...


Other Media

  • Bumblebee appears in the Robot Chicken episode "Junk in the Trunk." In the segment he's in, he is whipped by a towel used by Grimlock in the locker room and later appears at Optimus' bedside before he dies of prostate cancer.
  • Maggie Simpson appeared as Bumblebee in one opening sequence to the Simpsons alongside the rest of the Simpson Family rendered as Autobots. [4]
  • Classic Bumblebee was featured on the cover of the Transformers Club Magazine #14.

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Transformers: Armada

The Armada character Perceptor is named Bumble (Bumblebee's Japanese name) in Japan. The Mini-Con Sparkplug is also a physical homage to the original Bumblebee. Perceptor is the name of two different characters in the Transformers Universes. ... Mini-Cons are a human-sized race and faction of power-enhancing transforming robots in the Transformers: Armada universe and its sequels, one of the assorted universes in Transformers fiction. ... This article or section should include material from Spark gap A spark plug is an electrical device that fits into the cylinder head of some internal combustion engines and ignites compressed aerosol gasoline by means of an electric spark. ...


Transformers: Energon

Bumblebee, seen to the left of Rodimus in Transformers: Energon‎

Bumblebee's likeness has made brief appearances in Transformers: Energon. He is seen standing next to Rodimus in a picture with other members of Rodimus' group, with an Autobot flag in the background. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Rodimus Prime is a fictional character in the Transformer Universe introduced in Transformers: The Movie. ...




2007 Transformers film

Transformers character
Bumblebee
Affiliation Autobot
Sub-Group Deluxe Vehicles
Micro Vehicles
Motto "The least likely can be the most dangerous."
Alternate Modes 1977/ 2009 Chevrolet Camaro
Series Transformers movie toys
English voice actor Mark Ryan

Bumblebee makes an appearance as one of the Autobots in the 2007 live-action movie Transformers. Instead of a VW Beetle, he is a Chevrolet Camaro (the model year of which changes in the movie). Due to a battle injury, he is rendered effectively mute, and communicates through use of selected playback of radio and television signals. The biography for the Decepticon Hardtop toy states that Hardtop and Bumblebee are old rivals and it was not Megatron which damaged Bumblebee's ability to speak, but a shot from Hardtop's gun. This, however, is not supported in any given fiction. Transformers are fictional alien robots and the titular characters of a popular[1] Hasbro toy line and its spin-offs. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (4439 × 5912 pixel, file size: 9. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... General Motors discontinued the Chevrolet Camaro after the 2002 model year which had been in production since 1967. ... The Chevrolet Camaro is a pony car made in North America by the Chevrolet Motor Division of General Motors. ... Toys in the Transformers movie toys are released in conjunction with the 2007 Transformers film, comics and video games, and expand on the characters and story in them. ... Mark Ryan (born 7 June 1956) is a British actor. ... For the 1986 animated film, see The Transformers: The Movie. ... Hardtop has been left on Earth to serve as a spy, tracker and ground-based spotter for the aerial team of Starscream and Thundercracker. ...


Michael Bay stated in an early interview that Bumblebee stands about 17 feet tall [5], but the scale of his Deluxe concept toy suggests he stands closer to 18 feet tall. The official guide to the Transformers video game says he's 16 feet tall. Bay insisted that Bumblebee be something other than a VW Beetle because it seemed too much like "Herbie the Love Bug" to him. Michael Benjamin Bay (born February 17, 1965) is an American film director and producer. ... A Herbie replica Herbie is a fictional character, a Volkswagen Beetle, which stars in several Disney motion pictures from 1969 onwards. ...

Bumblebee on display at the Detroit River Walk Festival

The vehicles used for Bumblebee, Ironhide, Jazz and Ratchet were put on display by General Motors at the 2007 Detroit River Walk Festival a little over a week before the U.S. release of the film.[6] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2343 × 1757 pixel, file size: 646 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Bumblebee at the Detroit River Walk Festival. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2343 × 1757 pixel, file size: 646 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Bumblebee at the Detroit River Walk Festival. ... General Motors Corporation, also known as GM or The General, an American multinational conglomerate corporation, is the worlds largest auto company by annual production volume for 2006, and the second largest by sales volume as of the first half of 2007, behind Toyota Motor Corporation. ... The Detroit RiverWalk will be a 5½-mile (8. ...


In Hot Rod magazine's Nov. 2006 issue, Bumblebee was a feature article. Originally a worn-out 1969 Camaro, producers settled on a 1977 model. It is painted yellow with black stripes, primer and rust patches, riveted hood scoop, Cragar SS wheels up front, Eric Vaughn Real Wheels in the back, marine-grade vinyl seats, and even an eight-track player. The 2008/09 model was built using a 2006 Pontiac GTO by Saleen, the body was built from the same GM R&D molds that were used in the prototype 08/09 Camaros. Early photos show that Bumblebee can transform his right arm into an energy cannon, and has missile launchers in his shoulders. The 1977 Camaro movie vehicle was sold on eBay with a winning bid of U.S. $40,100.01. Stereo 8, commonly known as the 8-track cartridge, or eight track tape in popular vernacular is a magnetic tape sound recording technology, popular from the mid-1960s to the early 1980s. ... 1965 Pontiac GTO convertible The Pontiac GTO was an automobile built by Pontiac from 1964 to 1974, and by General Motors Holden in Australia from 2004 to 2006. ...


IDW Publishing

Transformers: The Movie Prequel revealed that in the battle of Tyger Pax, Megatron's forces attacked searching for the Allspark. Bumblebee's squad (which included Arcee) attempt to hold off the Decepticons, but are eventually overwhelmed. They are captured and tortured by Swindle, with Megatron intervening personally to torture Bumblebee for information. However, they refuse to speak long enough for Prime's secret plan to take effect - launching the Allspark into outer space. Megatron attempts to pursue it, but Bumblebee stops him. An enraged Megatron crushes Bumblebee's voice capacitor, promising to seize the Allspark for himself eventually. Bumblebee recovers and is repaired, although his voice is damaged beyond repair. Bumblebee then volunteered to head into space to stop Megatron from acquiring it. Arcee is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers universe. ... Swindle is the name given to five different fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ...


Eventually arriving on Mars in his protoform mode, Bumblebee then proceeded to Earth in 2003, his arrivial tracked by the Hubble space telescope.


Upon landing in New York City, Bumblebee assumes the form of a beat-up Chevrolet Camaro, all the while avoiding the agents of the government organization known as Sector 7, who refer to him as NBE-2(or Non-Biological Extraterrestrial 2). Bumblebee then downloaded information on Captain Witwicky. Arriving at the asylum where he had once been incarcerated, he found it was now a dilapidated ruin. Damaged by a pursuing Barricade, he then found emissions of something like the Allspark - unaware he was heading into Sector 7's trap. However, their plan to capture him was thwarted when Starscream, Barricade and Blackout arrived. As the Decepticons shot Sector 7's trap to pieces, Bumblebee escaped, pursued by Barricade. He escaped - unaware the Decepticons had let him go so that they could follow him and see what he knew about the Allspark. He is last seen in the series heading for Tranquility, Nevada - home of Captain Witwicky's descendant Sam. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Barricade is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ... Barricade is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Blackout is the name of four different fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Nevada. ...


Transformers: Ghosts of Yesterday

Bumblebee also appeared in the prequel novel Transformers: Ghosts of Yesterday. Here it was revealed he could still communicate with the other Autobots via digital link. Bumblebee was part of Prime's Autobot team searching for the Allspark, and was described as one of the Autobots' best scouts. He was sent after the human vessel Ghost-1 (reverse engineered from studies of Megatron) to make contact, but was ambushed and forced underground by Starscream. Encountering giant rock-chewing worms, he was saved by Optimus Prime. Heading into the atmosphere once again, he and Ratchet took on Barricade, but were unable to stop Starscream from destroying the human vessel. Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ... Ratchet is the name of several characters in the Transformers universes. ... Barricade is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ...


Movie plot

Early movie models for Bumblebee

Bumblebee appears in the live-action Transformers movie in 2007, returning to his role as the friend of the Autobots' human ally - in this case, Sam Witwickyhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witwicky_family#Sam. Sam possesses the glasses of his great-great-grandfather Captain Archibaldhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witwicky_family#Captain_Archibald, a famous explorer. Unknown to Sam, the glasses are engraved with the coordinates showing the location of the life-giving Allspark. Bumblebee is assigned to guard Sam from the Decepticons, and poses as a dilapidated 1977 Chevrolet Camaro as Sam and his father are buying a car for Sam. They eventually purchase Bumblebee, due in no small part to Bumblebee damaging every other car at the dealership to ensure his purchase. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For the 1986 animated film, see The Transformers: The Movie. ... The Witwicky family members are fictional characters from the original Generation One Transformers universes, and are the closest human allies of the Autobots. ... The Witwicky family members are fictional characters from the original Generation One Transformers universes, and are the closest human allies of the Autobots. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Chevrolet Camaro is a pony car made in North America by the Chevrolet Motor Division of General Motors. ...


Later, Bumblebee drives away from Sam's home to summon the Autobots. Sam thinks Bumblebee is being stolen, and chases the car on his bike. Sam then witnesses Bumblebee transforming into robot mode and reports it to the police, who believe he is on drugs.


Bumblebee returns to Sam and his friend Mikaela and protects them from an attack by Barricade and Frenzy, earning Sam's trust. When Mikaela criticizes the poor condition of Bumblebee's vehicle mode, he scans a passing 2009 preproduction model of the car and transforms into the same model (in the comic adaption he simply downloads information on the new model car over a wireless internet connection.) Bumblebee then drives Sam and Mikaela to an alley where they meet the other Autobots. General Motors discontinued the Chevrolet Camaro after the 2002 model year which had been in production since 1967. ...


They return to Sam's house and retrieve the glasses, but a secret government organization, Sector 7, arrests Sam and Mikaela. The Autobots attempt to rescue them but Bumblebee is captured and taken by Sector 7. Sam eventually negotiates his release.

Bumblebee handing Sam the life giving Allspark

Bumblebee survives the massive battle at the film's climax, although he loses the use of his legs after helping Ironhide deflect missiles from Starscream. With Mikaela's aid, he is able to rejoin the battle supported by a tow truck, and destroys Brawl. At the end of the movie, Bumblebee is fully repaired and decides to stay with Sam. His only on screen words are first "Permission to speak, sir" and when Optimus gives it to him "I wish to stay with the boy (Sam)". Ultimately Optimus leaves the choice up to Sam (who instantly says yes) and Bumblebee gets to stay although the other Autobots also end up staying as well. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Ironhide is the name of five different characters in the Transformers universes. ... Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ...


Bumblebee is voiced by Mark Ryan in the film, but he mostly speaks with his radio, having had his voice processor damaged (though his actual voice squeaks and whines laboriously through much of the movie). He also speaks with quotes from television shows and movies, in a way similar to Wreck-Gar from the 1986 film and season three of the G1 cartoon series. Screenwriter Roberto Orci explained Bumblebee regained his voice through the regenerative laser Ratchet fires at his neck as they meet, and it eventually works its magic by the end of the film. He agreed this was not made clear. A better theory is that Bumblebee regained his voice when he touched the All Spark, since it has the power to repair.[7] Wreck-Gar is the name of a fictional character from the Transformers universes. ... Roberto Orci wrote the screenplay for the 2005 film The Island. ... Ratchet is the name of several characters in the Transformers universes. ...


As a tribute to the original form of Bumblebee, a yellow Volkswagen Beetle appears next to him at the car dealership. Bumblebee damages the Beetle in order to ensure that Sam purchases him. He also has a bee-shaped air freshener attached to his rear view mirror with the words "bee-otch".


Movie toys

Movie Deluxe Class Bumblebee (Camaro Concept)
  • Movie Legends Bumblebee (2007)
Released as part of the first wave of Movie Legends toys, this 8 centimeter long Classic Camaro is 1/64 scale to the real vehicle.
  • Movie Legends Bumblebee Scanning Version (2007)
A Japanese exclusive bundled with the September 2007 issue of Hyper Hobby magazine, this version of Legends Bumblebee is molded in transparent yellow, depicting him in scanning mode before being formatted into his alternate mode. [3]
  • Movie Cyber Slammers Bumblebee (Classic Camaro) (2007)
A Scout Class toy designed for younger children, with a very simple transformation and a pull back motor. The upper portion of the vehicle pops up into robot mode when it hits an object.
  • Movie Cyber Slammers Bumblebee (Camaro Concept) (2007)
Similar to the first version of Bumblebee, only with the new Camaro design.
  • Movie Fast Action Battlers Plasma Punch Bumblebee (Camaro Concept) (2007)
A Deluxe Class transforming toy with simplified transformation for younger children. Features launching plasma bolt projectile.
  • Movie Deluxe Class Bumblebee (Classic Camaro) (2007)
A Deluxe class toy with a detailed transformation and Automorph technology. Aside from black stripes, Bumblebee is decorated with burn marks all over, signifying battle damage rather than his dirty, rusted-up condition depicted in the film. The Japanese version released by Takara Tomy comes with clear blue plastic windows and projectiles. This toy is 14 centimeters long in vehicle mode.
  • Movie Deluxe Class Metallic Bumblebee (Classic Camaro) (2007)
A Lawson exclusive in Japan. This Deluxe toy is repainted in metallic gold with black stripes. [4]
  • Movie Deluxe Class Bumblebee vs. Barricade: First Encounter (2007)
A Wal-Mart exclusive gift set featuring Deluxe Bumblebee (Classic Camaro) and Barricade. [5]
  • Movie Deluxe Class Bumblebee (Camaro Concept) (2007)
Like the Classic Camaro version, this Deluxe toy features Automorph technology and a complex transformation. Comes with a laser cannon that opens to become a clear blue blade. Arguably the closest transforming toy in resembling his film counterpart, this Deluxe Bumblebee is the fastest-selling in the entire movie toy line and has been fetching large numbers on eBay. This toy is about 14 centimeters long in vehicle mode. With a real Concept Camaro being 473 centimeters long this toy has a scale of about 1/34. With the toy standing 16 centimeters tall in robot mode, the real robot would stand about 18 feet tall.
  • Movie Deluxe Class Bumblebee: Evolution of a Hero (2007)
A Target exclusive, featuring both versions of Deluxe Bumblebee. The Camaro Concept in this package is a "battle damaged" repaint. [6]
  • Movie Deluxe Class Bumblebee Screen Battle: The Capture of Bumblebee (2007)
Deluxe Bumblebee (Camaro Concept) comes packaged in this mini-diorama with figurines of Agent Simmons and two Sector 7 operatives. Unlike the regular packaged version, this version of Bumblebee has his limbs molded in gray instead of black, and his mouth has been painted silver as well. [7]
  • Movie Deluxe Class Bumblebee and Longarm: Towed to Safety (2007)
This package includes the Deluxe Classic Camaro Bumblebee (though Bumblebee was towed as a Concept Camaro in the movie) and the Autobot Longarm.
  • Movie Ultimate Bumblebee (2007)
This is the largest Transformers Movie toy in the market. This represents Bumblebee's New Camaro form, and it also has eyes and bodies that light up, creates sounds (robotic transformations and voices), and stands up to more than 12 inches tall in height. The arms and door "wings" also move at the push of a button. Plays more than 17 different sounds and nine samples of songs, including "Whip It" by Devo. Oddly enough, this version of Bumblebee is less accurate than the Movie Deluxe Bumblebee (Camaro Concept). [8] The toy is mistransformed in the package, and all promo photos of the figure made the same mistake, presenting the car hood as a solid block resting on Bumblebee's chest. In reality, it splits up into five separate pieces to fold and collapse into a more movie-like appearance.
In late 2007 a special bonus pack was sold with Ultimate Bumblebee packaged together with Deluxe Decepticon Brawl and Scorponok. [8]
Ultimate Bumblebee was among the toys chosen as "12 Best toys of 2007" by By Parija B. Kavilanz, senior writer at CNNMoney.com. [9]
  • Micro IR Bumblebee (Camaro Concept) (2007)
A RadioShack exclusive. This micro Radio-controlled car moves forward and back, and features simple transformation to robot mode. The gun-shaped controller doubles as a ball-point pen. [9]
  • 3D Battle Card Game Bumblebee (2007)
Bumblebee is among the characters which appeared in the 1st wave of Transformers 3D Battle Card Game by Wizards of the Coast.

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Non-transforming merchandise

  • Movie Cyber Stompin' Bumblebee (2007)
This is a large, non-transforming toy than can create sound effects and play a sample of the original Transformers theme song.
  • Movie Robot Replicas Bumblebee (2007)
A poseable, non-transforming action figure.
  • Movie Robot Replicas Bumblebee Screen Battle: Final Stand (2007)
A legless version of Robot Replicas Bumblebee comes packaged in this mini-diorama with Deluxe Class Longarm (which is decorated with "Mike's Towing" labels as seen on the film instead of "Orson's Towing" on the regular packaged version). [10]
  • Movie Unleashed Bumblebee (2007)
A fully detailed, non-transforming sculpture featuring Bumblebee in an action pose. A Kmart exclusive version includes Issue #1 of the movie prequel comic book. [11]
  • Beatmix Bumblebee (2007)
This is a large, non-transforming unit that can be connected to an iPod or other MP3 player. He dances, lights up, plays the music in the player, and can add Transformers movie sound effects to said music.
  • XMODS Evolution Bumblebee (Camaro Concept) (2007)
A RadioShack exclusive. This Radio-controlled car is part of the XMODS line, featuring digital proportional steering and upgradeable parts. A weapons & light kit is also available, featuring a hood-mounted machine gun and door-mounted missile launchers. [12]
  • ZipZaps Micro RC Bumblebee (Camaro Concept) (2007)
A RadioShack exclusive. Part of the ZipZaps line, this is a micro Radio-controlled car that runs on a rechargeable battery (the controller doubles as the charger). [13]

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Transformers Animated

Transformers character
Bumblebee
Affiliation Autobot
Alternate Modes Car
Series Transformers: Animated
English voice actor Bumper Robinson

Bumblebee will appear in the Transformers: Animated series in 2008 as an Autobot car. Transformers are fictional alien robots and the titular characters of a popular[1] Hasbro toy line and its spin-offs. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Robinson as a JemHadar in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ...


Bumblebee has a retractable face plate he uses when he goes into combat and a retractable weapon (listed as a rocket launcher) in his left hand.


Toys

A Deluxe sized toy of Animated Bumblebee was displayed by Hasbro at the 2007 SDCC.


References

  • Macchio, Ralph, Bill Mantlo (w), Springer, Frank (p) and DeMulder, Kim (i). "The Transformers." The Transformers v1 #1 (Sep. 1984), Marvel Comics.
  • Sarracini, Chris (w), Lee, Pat (p) and Armstrong, Rob, Erik Sander (i). "Prime Directive." The Transformers: Generation One v1 #1-6 (Mar.-Sep. 2002), Dreamwave Productions.
  • Mick, Brad (w), Lee, Pat (p) and Armstrong, Rob (i). "War and Peace." The Transformers: Generation One v2 #1-6 (Apr.-Sep. 2003), Dreamwave Productions.

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