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Old 07-22-2009, 12:39 PM   #26
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what about the paint? not anywhere nears as nice as the movie bumblebee!why not do it right?

......'kay..........

You asked....

We have a Camaro Enthusiast in Canada that is actually painting his new Camaro SS/RS in "Sunrise" -- (the paint that Bumblebee is painted in the movie...)

Now --


Please take a guess as to what the paint and material ALONE is going to cost...(not labor...)

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over $5,000 Canadian.......................




Sooooooooooooooooooo..................


See why?


ALSO NOTE: We call it the "Transformers" Edition -- NOT the "Bumblebee" edition.


Someone said "cheap stripes"

.....another said "buy off of ebay next week"


.......Really?


The stripes are not 'cheap' -- they are quite expensive because they are not just 'decals' -- trust me on this -- (and if you don't -- call a reputable company that does stripes that have gone thru 'desert/arctic validation' -- you may be surprised at just how much the material costs......


Second: The 'stuff' you may buy off of Ebay (and it won't have been licensed and will probably be taken off of ebay rather quickly by Hasbro...) will not have gone thru validation either - so it may look pretty bad after 6 months to a year of being in sun/rain/snow......

Anyone have anything embroidered lately? To get embroidery done RIGHT is not cheap..........

Sooooooooooooo.......yes, $995 is not inexpensive, but on the other hand, the stuff you do get for that money is high quality and it's validated so that it will look good a few years down the road.

As to those who believe it looks 'cheesy' - that's a matter of personal preference.

I can tell you this:

"Thor" has been in his "Transformers" outfit for the past couple of weeks-- and I'm here to tell you that the public-at-large is in love with the package......

To each his/her own.........
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:39 PM   #27
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:41 PM   #28
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Woooooow 5,000 canadian for that paint! Impressive! Thanks for correcting the rumors fbodfather!
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:42 PM   #29
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Woooooow 5,000 canadian for that paint! Impressive! Thanks for correcting the rumors fbodfather!

Thank you!

(...I find myself doing that more and more these days.....)
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:42 PM   #30
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I still don't get what you people expected it to be. You want Z28 hood and bumper, wheels and a custom paint and stripe job for less than $1000. Maybe GM should buy back a bunch of GTO's and make them look like exact replicas of the bumblebee Camaro and sell them for $25,000. This car is marketed at non-enthusiests, the type of people GM needs to convert for life, as well as enthusiests. I think this is a great marketing tactic and I applaud GM for doing more to market this great vehicle to a broad market share.
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:44 PM   #31
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How about GM offering some glossy black stripes without the transformer name for everyone to order, that would look alot better than the matte finish currently available in black.
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:45 PM   #32
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I believe these things are going to sell like hot cakes, don't get me wrong. I think we all just expected more. People would pay more for more.
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:46 PM   #33
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If the stripes matched the Bumblebee and was the "mustard-ish" yellow...I would have been all over this. But the paint doesn't match and stripes suck! Not sold! The embroidered logos is pretty cool though.
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:48 PM   #34
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FBODFATHER, can you comment on future availability of GM gloss black stripes? Still amazes me they are not offered.
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:51 PM   #35
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If the stripes were the same length as the bumblebee car in the movie then I could see the value in it.
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:51 PM   #36
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Needs to be the correct Bumblebee color and have the same stripes... :(
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How about GM offering some glossy black stripes without the transformer name for everyone to order, that would look alot better than the matte finish currently available in black.
Whoops! That's an error in the press release!

They are not gloss....they are satin finish.....
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:54 PM   #38
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Ok ... so just order the wheel center caps and you can buy those transformers emblems online...... a friend of mine bought me one for my car ... even though mine is orange.
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:55 PM   #39
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What will be the deadline to add this package?
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:55 PM   #40
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I'll admit that it isn't my cup of tea...I'm sure my GT1 vette isn't to everyone's liking either. Will it sell? I'm sure it will. Will it be like the '86 Corvette where EVERY convertible was a pace car? Probably. If you like it for what it is then please buy it. It is an attractive car, but won't be something to buy to collect. As others have said, it will sell and there will probably be quite a few produced.

I'm glad that GM has finally figured out about low-volume special editions of their cars and is starting to turn them out in a more expedient manner. There have been corvettes, firebirds, and camaros over the years that have been limited, but I hope they will transfer this over to other vehicles...GM needs every car they can sell right now.
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:55 PM   #41
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Still much better than matte
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:56 PM   #42
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id take it on the rims but thats about it
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:56 PM   #43
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Wow - would you actually go out driving that car? It's one thing to be a fan, but another to be a Trekky. Just sayin'
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:57 PM   #44
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Whoops! That's an error in the press release!

They are not gloss....they are satin finish.....
Please offer us some shiny black stripes these cars deserve
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:57 PM   #45
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A "Bumblee Package" that looked much more like the car from either movie would've been cool but despite the fact that I like Transformers and I like the Camaro this is just rather blah IMO. This would cost more, but it would've been much more interesting. The Sunrise Yellow paint might've made a nice secondary super deluxe option if they'd done a Bumblebee package but the price is crazy and it would make no sense with this more generic Transformers package.
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:59 PM   #46
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I think the embroidered console top and wheel caps are kind of cool, but those emblems just look like when ricer kids put the GT-R badges on their Honda Civics.

Also, still no glossy stripes? So it isn't the right color of yellow, the stripes aren't the right shininess or length.

Not for me. I am sure GM will sell some to some die hard people. But what I am most worried about is crooked/misinformed dealers. Here's what I mean.

customer: "So this bumblebee package will make my car look exactly like Bumblebee out of the movie?"

salesman: "Yep. Sign here please."

On a somewhat positive note though, it is actually a pretty good deal for that package. I mean rally stripes by themselves are like a $500 option, and embroidering isn't cheap so I don't think GM is making a ton of money off of this package. It is just a neat option for transformers fans to consider. And I think that A LOT of people would have never considered this car until they saw the transformers movies.
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By the way - no disrespect to the fbodfather. As you can see, I ordered mine yellow/black stripes. I just think the emblems are a bit much if its not a show car....
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:02 PM   #48
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Sorry, but I'm just so tired of this Bumblebee / Transformers stuff. It's just all too corny for me. I'm not interested in a car because it's in some goofy movie. I may be in the minority, but that's just me.
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:10 PM   #49
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These will be the most sought after Camaro models in the future. Building your own is only for now, it has to be a factory job to demand the high future value.

The younger guys on here might want to buy one of these, drive it a year or so, than stash it away for prosperity.

I wish I'd kept a low production car from when I was younger; The California Special Mustangs come to mind. They're prize finds now!
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before replying please, not like its 20 pages long here...
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