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Old 2013-06-17, 04:43 PM   #56
Warcry
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Originally Posted by inflatable dalek View Post
What's the likelihood of the securing the rights to the other iconic tiny car and doing Bumblebee as a Mini?
Actually, this gets me thinking...would they even want a license to make Bumblebee or any of the other Minibots? Neither the original toys nor the character models really looked like the cars they were supposed to be, and even Bumblebee -- one of the more real-world accurate of the group -- was quite deformed. Considering how cartoon-accurate the recent MPs have been I think Takara would be more inclined to give Bumblebee a cartoon-accurate "cute" alt-mode and dodge the licensing issue entirely if VW gives them trouble.

Windcharger and Tailgate were the only Minibots who really, really closely resembled the cars they were based on. And the odds of them getting MPs is vanishingly slim. But guys like Bumblebee, Brawn, Cliffjumper...there's really no need for them to be highly accurate scale reproductions of cars in alt-mode.
 
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