Community Question: What’s Your Favorite Bumblebee Camaro?6
With the latest release of everyone’s favorite Autobot, Bumblebee was revealed to be a sleeker, more aerodynamic iteration of Transformer. Based on the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro, it’s the most radical from we’ve seen the Autobot take yet.
We’re here to ask if this latest upgrade to Bumblebee happens to be your favorite, because Bumblebee has taken quite a few different forms over the past few Transformers films.
Starting in 2007, Bumblebee returned in the form of a rather pedestrian 1975 Chevrolet Camaro. However, by the film’s end, Bumblebee had transformed into a recreation of the 2006 Chevrolet Camaro concept vehicle. This iteration of Bumblebee planted the foundation for a love affair surrounding the Autobot and the soon-to-come, fifth-generation Camaro.
Bumblebee kept on chugging along as a production fifth-generation Camaro, until the release of Transformers: Age Of Extinction. Here, Bumblebee was revamped, and rumored to preview the inbound, sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro. Bumblebee received a revised front fascia, sleeker proportions and more.
Let’s not forget Bumblebee’s 1967 variant, though, in which he takes the form of a very rad, resto-mod Autobot.
Finally, we arrive in 2016, with our latest Bumblebee. The sleek aerodynamics look fitting for an Autobot, but likely not for a production vehicle. While stunning, it’s not our favorite form of good old Bumblebee.
So, which is your favorite? Vote in our poll below, and open it up for discussion below. If you have a different variant of Bumblebee entirely, be sure to bring it up, too.
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I don’t really care for any of them but the the original looks the best to me. On another note, I looked at the new Camaro today. Yes it really does look similar to the 14/15 model refresh (which I didn’t like at all as I preferred the muscle car front end of the 10-13). However, after looking at it closer, the Gen 6 took that 14/15 ‘look’ and IMO made it into what it’s meant to look like. The new Camaro just makes those refresh styling elements work and then adds a modern twist. I’m not sold on the interior design still but it’s worlds better than the 5th gen in terms of quality. At least in the SS I was in.
I’ll also add this, the new 6th gen no longer looks to my minds eye like a Gen 1/Gen 5 car. To me, it’s more reminiscent of a modern Gen 3. I found myself really wanting to pull the trigger on a new IROC-Z model if only there was one. T-tops would really open the cramped interior feel up too while giving those of us who like the open top but don’t care for the convertible look. Chevrolet’s Corvette offers the targa top, I’d really like t-tops in a new Camaro for the same purpose. Either way, for those who haven’t looked at the Gen 6 yet, do yourself a favor and check it out with the Gen 3 IROC-Z in mind. This new Camaro just has that road hugging sport tuned look and feel about it that those Gen 3’s had.
Sorry for the rant, I just walked away impressed and really didn’t expect to. Chevrolet really needs to try and tie this new car to the literal revolution that was the Gen 3/IROC in their marketing.
Perhaps for the Gen 7 they could go for the Euro look/feel of the Gen 2 but this new Camaro really doesn’t lend itself to that. It does however nearly nail the Gen 3 experience.
I liked the first one as we had it at work.
It was really a neat thing to see it as it really was a GTO under a fiberglass shell. It also had the most impact as it introduced the people and a new generation to the new Camaro.
I loved it when my small son crawled under it to see where Bumble Bee was.
Like any of the movie cars or not they have done the job of making young kids aware of the Camaro and just what it is and who makes it. This is how you plant the seeds to a new generation on products.
Don’t think Ford and Chevy both doing Tonka Show trucks was just a fluke.
Marketing starts you to earn recognition and awareness and this is the perfect example.
The only disappointment is GM did not get the Yellow correct on the factory Bubble Bee cars. Understandable as it was expensive paint but disappointing.
My personal favorite is the Gen-Six based Bumblebee Camaro because it looks like the one from the new Robots In Disguise (RID) animated series also known as Transformers Adventure in Japan.
How about the original yellow-only Bumblebee based on the VW Beetle from the first cartoons? The new movies made Bumblebee larger (and yellow-black) but the original one was as high as a tall man (about six feet tall). For GM to offer a similar sized Bumblebee for the movie, they would use their smallest car, the Chevy Spark (appropiately named!).
The original really had one tremendous thing going for it: It was a real car.
It was slightly different, but you could BUY bumblebee. Thats awesome.
Ever since that first one however, they’ve all been creative interpretations… and some of them (ie Age of Extinction) look awful. like is that a toyota badge on there? Is it a Chevy Volt? I’m not quite sure, but it looks like a rounded blob.
What everyone needs to learn( I quote why get a copy when you can have the original) do anyone get my point lol