Flame Toys Bumblebee Furai Model Kit Figure Review

Flame Toys Bumblebee Furai Model Kit Figure Review


Flame Toys continues to roll out new Transformers Model Kits in the Furai Model line with Bumble Bee joining characters like Optimus Prime, StarScream, ThunderCracker, Megatron, Nemesis Prime and others. He is the 4th release in Flame Toys line of Transformers Furai model kits, and this little Autobot comes with a detachable helicopter engine and rotors.

Thank you to Bluefin for sending along the Bumblebee Furai Model Kit Figure by Flame Toys for review. 

Availability: July 2019


Bumblebee is the fourth figure offered in Flame Toys new line of Transformers model kits, which are part of the Furai Model line. These look to have a bit of manga inspiration while keeping his Generation One color scheme and some design elements. The model kit is made up of 18 trays (Part A, B1, B2, C1 x2, C2, D1, D2, E1 x2, E2, E3,  F1, F2, G1 x2, G2) and one sticker sheet. Each piece needs to be cut out carefully and assembled.

Each of the pieces are already in color, so there is no need to paint this as once assembled Bumblebee is ready for action and comes in his G1 colors. The stickers are easier to put on compared to last years Optimus Prime and Nemesis Prime, and includes the iconic Autobot logo for his chest as well stickers for his body, rotors, and axe. Bumblebee is in his classic colors and has the appearance of a Volkswagen Beetle including the hood and doors connected to his chest. The model kit has a great design in keeping true to the appearance of Bumblebee, including the tires on the sides of his shoulders and legs, and the design of his feet. The head sculpt is nicely done and keeps true with the horns on the sides, along with other recognizable details. His hips have flaps around them that can move, allowing a full range of motion in the articulation of his legs.



Bumblebee has two sets of hands, open and closed, and with the closed hands you can place the blaster and axe inside them (after pulling the two parts of the hand apart) for display. The axe has a nice design to it and has stickers (as shown) to be applied, which is different outlook than what is shown on the box. The blaster is more his style and is cast in blue plastic. The detachable helicopter engine and rotors can be plugged into his back and slid in, with the engines on a hinge joint allowing them to raise or lower on his shoulders. The rotors spin, and these parts are cast in yellow as opposed to Bumblebee being orange and black.

The articulation is really good on this figure, including a ball jointed head, ball jointed shoulders, double-hinged elbows, ball jointed wrists, ball jointed waist, ball jointed hips, double-hinged knees, ball jointed ankles and hinged feet.

Overall, the Flame Toys Bumblebee model kit is nicely done with some great design elements and detail. Transformers fans will enjoy putting this together, as it makes a nice looking display figure without the hassle of ever transforming him.


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