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Old 07-22-2009, 04:52 PM   #101
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Only thing I'd want off that package are the center hubs for the wheels and MAYBE the stitched center console. The rest of it screams gaudy.

I'm guessing at least the center hubs will be available at the parts counter.
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Old 07-22-2009, 04:56 PM   #102
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Those pictures of the actual Bumblecar show thin mirrors and side marker lights which indicate these (this) is a concept car, not a production car. I simply do not believe if this was indeed a pre-type of the 2012 Camaro they'd go backwards and put mirrors and side lights they've already abandoned. Fbodfather saying these cars were concept car bodies fits the photos, regardless of what "the guys loading" them said.

I'd also be curious as to how much paint does it take to paint one of these cars? $5000 Canadian ($4500 U.S.) seems like a lot just for some paint. Granted this is a pearl and not ordinary but wouldn't it certainly cost less in the quantities needed for production? I'm assuming it would take less paint to do this at the factory than have to prep and repaint a car.

If GM could do the body panels, proper paint and stripes as the Bumblebee car, I think they could charge $6k extra and if done right, it would sell. How many I don't know; I thought blue cars would sell in much greater quantities than they have... lol.

Speaking of colors here are some snaps of Bumblebee's PBC30 color, and a few others I thought would look great on a Camaro:
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Those pictures of the actual Bumblecar show thin mirrors and side marker lights which indicate these (this) is a concept car, not a production car. I simply do not believe if this was indeed a pre-type of the 2012 Camaro they'd go backwards and put mirrors and side lights they've already abandoned. Fbodfather saying these cars were concept car bodies fits the photos, regardless of what "the guys loading" them said.

I'd also be curious as to how much paint does it take to paint one of these cars? $5000 Canadian ($4500 U.S.) seems like a lot just for some paint. Granted this is a pearl and not ordinary but wouldn't it certainly cost less in the quantities needed for production? I'm assuming it would take less paint to do this at the factory than have to prep and repaint a car.

If GM could do the body panels, proper paint and stripes as the Bumblebee car, I think they could charge $6k extra and if done right, it would sell. How many I don't know; I thought blue cars would sell in much greater quantities than they have... lol.

Speaking of colors here are some snaps of Bumblebee's PBC30 color, and a few others I thought would look great on a Camaro:

is the orange one the same color from the concept convertible...hmm 5000 dollars ain't so bad
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Old 07-22-2009, 05:21 PM   #104
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Come on Chevy/GM at least get the stripes correct. $1000 for an incorrect Bumblebee "replica"?
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To many people that cant see past their own opinion around here.......
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Old 07-22-2009, 05:26 PM   #106
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the camaro from the movie was better
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It's a Transformers edition not a Bumblebee edition....

Just throwing that out there...
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Old 07-22-2009, 05:34 PM   #108
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this is the best comment i've seen and i got it from autoblog

"The Bumblebee Camaro is like Mr. Olympia sporting a Barney the Dinosaur tattoo."
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this is the best comment i've seen and i got it from autoblog

"The Bumblebee Camaro is like Mr. Olympia sporting a Barney the Dinosaur tattoo."
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Old 07-22-2009, 05:43 PM   #110
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Well to start off the yellow color in the Movie Camaro is a three stage pearl orange-yellow that looks similar to the Lamborghini yellow. They should have gone all out and put the new hood, the new bumper, along with the right color. Then charge around 3k for it and I bet the hard core fans will buy it.
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Old 07-22-2009, 05:50 PM   #111
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I'll admit it. The reason I'm saving up money to get the 2010 Camaro is because of the movie. But all the logos that you get from the package disgust me. The only things I would want would be the Autobot emblems on the hubs, and passenger and driver side panels. The "Transformers" logoing obviously isn't in the movie, so why would I want it?

I'd rather save up 10 more grand to get a Sunrise yellow paintjob if I wanted it to really be like Bumblebee.
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Old 07-22-2009, 06:05 PM   #112
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Well to start off the yellow color in the Movie Camaro is a three stage pearl orange-yellow that looks similar to the Lamborghini yellow. They should have gone all out and put the new hood, the new bumper, along with the right color. Then charge around 3k for it and I bet the hard core fans will buy it.

3k wouldnt cover the price of the paint.


let alone a new hood, front fascia, etc.
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Old 07-22-2009, 06:20 PM   #113
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I would buy one. It's as close as you are going to get to an official Bumblebee Replica from GM.
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Old 07-22-2009, 06:34 PM   #114
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I would buy one. It's as close as you are going to get to an official Bumblebee Replica from GM.
unless you won the contest....

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...ight=bumblebee
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Old 07-22-2009, 06:46 PM   #115
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fbod is right , they were built at saleen both in irvine and in troy ,mi . they were built on gtos , not exactly sure how many , but i would imagine half a dozen or so. i agree the package is pretty watered down , but gm and dealers cant add that much more to cars without adding a ton to price or setting up another stage in manufacturing just to build one certain car.
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Old 07-22-2009, 06:52 PM   #116
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Really GM....really?

Just throwing that out there.
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Old 07-22-2009, 06:57 PM   #117
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It was cool in the movie but I wouldn't want to be seen driving around in it every day. And I can think of better ways to put $1000 into the car....
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:12 PM   #118
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All that and not even the correct stripes? OK.....
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:24 PM   #120
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That's alot of cash for some Emblems but you know some people will buy it.
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:39 PM   #122
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Unfortunately this just looks like a Transformers merchandising gimmick, rather than a genuine replica of Bumblebee. They should have done a real replica as far as body panels and color; then it would be cool.
+1 this is a bigtime FAIL as a legitimat collectors item.
If you're going to do something, don't do it half-@$$ed.
No way a bunch of emblems that can be bought off e-bay and one piece of ebroidered leather is worh $995
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3k wouldnt cover the price of the paint.
Really? Isn't RJT and IOM only like $300?
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I rather get one with with longer stripes.
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Old 07-22-2009, 08:22 PM   #125
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I really think they misinterpreted what we (the masses) wanted. Back when they made a replica of the smokey and the bandit cars, it was just that, a replica. It didn't have the movie title writtin anywhere on it. Simply put, we fell in love with the car (bumblebee) in the movie, not the movie with the car in it. I really hope this is still on the drawing board, and they can go back and see what we were really asking for.

It's funny, back when this was all just a rumor, someone said it was running behind because they were having trouble getting the license for the TF emblom. I thought to myself, why are the needing the emblom, it wasn't on the car (except for the classic version). I now see what they were reffering to.

GM, this just isn't what we were dreaming of (and I say that with a very personal and strong sense). Please take it back to the drawing board, and just give us BB as is. We want the car, not the movie. As far as the paint color goes, I wish people would stop thinking we need the exact BB color. Just make it a slightly darker pearlish yellow. If you can make a pearl red, just a make a pearl yellow. It really is that simple isn't it.

You should keep in mind that as big as TF is, it won't always be that big. It will die down some day. I wouldn't want a car with all these logos on it if it wasn't the IN thing anymore. If it was just the BB setup, at least you could ride through the hey day of it all, then still have a cool car after it's all said and done. Imagine if someone was riding around in a TA with smokey and the bandits written all over it, you would just think, man, what a redneck. Instead, you still have a bunch of really nice black TA's with gold birds on them that speak for themselves.

Please, please, rethink this. I chose not to rip the car apart, but to just let you know what I, and many others were expecting.

On a side note. Now that I think about it, is this why the black ralley stripe ended up being flat black? So that they can reserve the glossy stripe for this car.
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