There it is, the Bumblebee shelf. Or rather speaker. Long story short, Bumblebee is my favorite of the original Transformers characters. He got a resurgence thanks to the live-action movies, and now he’s everywhere. This means I have a lot of Bumblebee’s of the Multiverse to collect, although there are a couple of versions I may sadly never get to own. Granted, there are a few I don’t need. If it’s the same mold with some different colors, I don’t need it. I want new forms. Except for this one and this one, because they don’t feel like Bumblebee to me.
I also have a couple of official namesakes, from the movie and Transformers Animated. For all of the Bay films’ faults, even without a voicebox his Bumblebee is our Bee. Animated Bumblebee, however, was not a likable guy but that’s for the other blog. Still, they both get small places. There’s also some Bee-related merchandise like the McDonalds toy that looks like a key or something when folded up, and the Bumblebee finger board (skate board toys you can actually do tricks with using your fingers, I don’t really follow that type of toy but it IS a Bumblebee skateboard).
As you can see, the Bumblebee speaker is full. There’s no room for another Bumblebee and I can’t even display them as well as I would like. This is where finding an old figurine display stand in the basement comes in handy. It’s time for an official Bumblebee shelf!
This is one of two they had, one had a plastic piece that could go over it but would be too small for some of the larger Bumblebees. This shelf should be just fine, but I want to double-check that and clean it up a bit.
So it looks like the larger Bees will work here. Additionally, I have enough room to put them into cool action poses, as befits their posability. However, before I set it in place I want to clean it up a bit. To that end, we have the mom-recommended mixture of water and hand soap.
Now remember, I was cleaning this up that week the early snowstorm was dropping trees on power lines, so I had no heat and it was unseasonably cold. Although heat built up in my home because of the sun, it was still rather cold, but I did get some cleaning done. At some point I really should try to clean it a bit more, and I do have a few ideas to decorate it a bit as befits Da Bee (readers of my other site are going “not again”), but it still looks a lot better and still in good shape having been in the basement all these years.
It fits in place on my speaker. It’s actually a little larger than my speaker but the way the display shelves are designed, the bottom step keeps it in place, and it shouldn’t interfere with the speaker. (However I did learn that the speaker cover is starting to disintegrate. I wonder if those are expensive?)
Now I could have turned this one of two ways, the way you see here or what would be “upside down” from this position. I don’t know if there’s a preferred way or not, but this offers me more room for not only posing the Bumblebees but, if I want, to display them in vehicle mode. (Except for the versions who can’t transform.)
At some point I may introduce you to the individual Bumblebees. As you can see, though, there’s room for more versions of Bumblebee with a bit of reshuffling the collection. Just in time, too, as there are two new variations on the store shelves right now. One of them I was able to last night, and I hope to have the other by next week’s reports, so I can review both Bumblebees at the same time.
- Affiliate Link – Transformers Rescue Bots Transforming Figures Wave 2 (battlegrip.com)
- 2000 Pound Transformers Bumblebee Camaro Pastry Created by “Cake Boss” (neatorama.com)
- Review – Transformers Reveal the Shield Gold Bumblebee (battlegrip.com)
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