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Old 08-14-2008, 02:34 PM   #1
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Bumblebee Paint Job

I need some marketing help from the group. If I offered new Camaros with a Bumblebee paint job;
1 Do you think there would be buyers?
2 Do you think it would be a good attention getter at shows?
3 How much do you think the paint job should cost?
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Old 08-14-2008, 03:05 PM   #2
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I need some marketing help from the group. If I offered new Camaros with a Bumblebee paint job;
1 Do you think there would be buyers?
2 Do you think it would be a good attention getter at shows?
3 How much do you think the paint job should cost?

1 - Absolutely. I'd be one of them.
2 - Absolutely. I have a model car on my desk at work and everyone who comes in knows right off the bat that it's "Bumbleebee from Transformers". I think it has a huge following and people love seeing it.
3 - Definitely not the $10,000 that has been mentioned on here occassionally for the original BB paint jobs. I'd say somewhere between $2,000 - $4,000.
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Old 08-14-2008, 03:34 PM   #4
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I'm new to the board so I haven't seen the previous threads on the bumble bee paint. I do appreciate feed back though.
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Old 08-14-2008, 04:16 PM   #5
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Isn't chevy offering a bumblebee package?
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Old 08-14-2008, 04:30 PM   #6
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Isn't chevy offering a bumblebee package?
Expect it to make big sales if it is true to the movies. That means GM should put Autobot logos on the steering wheel and other parts of the car. Even if Bumblebee isn't true to the movie, it will still look slick and sell at the right price.

For cost, GM could use some sort of tint coat to make the current yellow darker, driving down the cost of the paint job. Otherwise, expect the cost to be the difference between the special paint and ordinary GM paint. I have no idea how much ordinary paint costs, so I can only guess. Add a token price for the car being a special edition.

Supposedly, one is in the works. No one knows specifics.
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Old 08-14-2008, 04:36 PM   #7
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little weasel, eh? lol

1) yes
2) yes
3) about $2000 is going to be the highest you could go and still expect to sell a bunch of them... if you priced them at $4000, you have to figure that the price would now be entering the $40k range, and its going to be hard to sell a Camaro to folks that know there's a $40k Mustang out there with 500hp.

if you were wanting it to be a limited run offered at, say, Tom Henry Chevrolet or Tom Henry Racing, you might get away with a $5000 package that included a hotcam and springs swap, the Bumblebee paint job and custom stitching on the headrest... and maybe a commemorative emblem somehwere inside the car that showed what build number it was in the series each year.

but that's just a thought
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I dont think that there's really a point GM is coming out with a Bumblebee package around the time of the Vert. So seems a little pointless to me.
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I dont think that there's really a point GM is coming out with a Bumblebee package around the time of the Vert. So seems a little pointless to me.
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Old 08-14-2008, 05:15 PM   #10
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I laugh at full body paint jobs under 5k..... You get what you pay for in the paint department..

And as the others have said... GM will have its own bumblebee package. Chances are your "special" ones would either not sell or have to be a bargin compared to gm's.
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Old 08-14-2008, 08:58 PM   #11
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little weasel, eh? lol

1) yes
2) yes
3) about $2000 is going to be the highest you could go and still expect to sell a bunch of them... if you priced them at $4000, you have to figure that the price would now be entering the $40k range, and its going to be hard to sell a Camaro to folks that know there's a $40k Mustang out there with 500hp.

if you were wanting it to be a limited run offered at, say, Tom Henry Chevrolet or Tom Henry Racing, you might get away with a $5000 package that included a hotcam and springs swap, the Bumblebee paint job and custom stitching on the headrest... and maybe a commemorative emblem somehwere inside the car that showed what build number it was in the series each year.

but that's just a thought
Exactly what I was going to say.

1)I think there'd be a HECK of a lot of buyers looking for something like that. We're talking transformers 1, AND 2 here...
2)yes. I can't elaborate anymore than yes in a big way.
3)Like Turtle said; it all depends on how many you'd want to put out there, I guess. At $2,000, I'd expect lots of folks (maybe 15%) of buyers opt for it. Any higher, and you're going to up the attention-getter factor because there'll be less people who swing for it.

What are your thoughts?
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[QUOTE=Little Weasel;112265]I need some marketing help from the group. If I offered new Camaros with a Bumblebee paint job;

1 Do you think there would be buyers? Absofiggenlutely, they would sell like hot cakes…

2 Do you think it would be a good attention getter at shows? DUH… You have children pointing at any yellow car with black strips and yelling “Bumblebee”

3 How much do you think the paint job should cost? Can’t charge to much… no more than 2000 to 3000; and for that price the stripes better be painted on and not vinyl stickers.../QUOTE]
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Old 08-15-2008, 02:04 AM   #13
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little weasel, eh? lol

1) yes
2) yes
3) about $2000 is going to be the highest you could go and still expect to sell a bunch of them... if you priced them at $4000, you have to figure that the price would now be entering the $40k range, and its going to be hard to sell a Camaro to folks that know there's a $40k Mustang out there with 500hp.

if you were wanting it to be a limited run offered at, say, Tom Henry Chevrolet or Tom Henry Racing, you might get away with a $5000 package that included a hotcam and springs swap, the Bumblebee paint job and custom stitching on the headrest... and maybe a commemorative emblem somehwere inside the car that showed what build number it was in the series each year.

but that's just a thought
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Exactly what I was going to say.

1)I think there'd be a HECK of a lot of buyers looking for something like that. We're talking transformers 1, AND 2 here...
2)yes. I can't elaborate anymore than yes in a big way.
3)Like Turtle said; it all depends on how many you'd want to put out there, I guess. At $2,000, I'd expect lots of folks (maybe 15%) of buyers opt for it. Any higher, and you're going to up the attention-getter factor because there'll be less people who swing for it.

What are your thoughts?

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I need some marketing help from the group. If I offered new Camaros with a Bumblebee paint job;

1 Do you think there would be buyers? Absofiggenlutely, they would sell like hot cakes…

2 Do you think it would be a good attention getter at shows? DUH… You have children pointing at any yellow car with black strips and yelling “Bumblebee”

3 How much do you think the paint job should cost? Can’t charge to much… no more than 2000 to 3000; and for that price the stripes better be painted on and not vinyl stickers.../QUOTE]
Great point on the kids noticing everything yellow w/ black stripes.

I've actually seen on several peoples desks the BB die casts and Jada 1/64th scale model cars. I could have seen silver, or red, or orange w/ stripes. BUT, the majority I've seen have been BB colored.

There's a lot of folks here on the site that have repeatedly asked about the BB paint being offered. So....

1. Yes
2. Yes
3. About $1,200 to $1,800 so you don't get up there too high in the price. Doing this as a package would be a GREAT idea as well. But, I don't know how many one would sell priced pretty high w/ a BB paint job, heads, cam, and exhauast. I bet one would sell A LOT more with just the BB paint alone. BUT, it would be so much cooler to have a special run package.....autobot logo on the wheel, etc. But, then you have copyright laws you'd have to worry about and royalties to pay. So, maybe just the paint. Maybe the paint and a special engine/performace package. Maybe an all out autobot BB package.

But, you KNOW there would be people lined up to buy a BB Camaro.
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Old 08-15-2008, 02:50 AM   #14
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A good paint job here would be a minimum of £3500 but usually end up around the £6000 mark - so that's $7000/12000 in your money. The $10k mark seems spot on!
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As far as I can tell GM won't offer a paint package, beyond the cars they were giving away. If GM did I would not bother with my own package obviously. The paint would be offered thru Tom Henry Racing and would be quite limited in volume. I was also thinking of doing a negative bumble bee, take a black car and put the gold stipes on it. It sounds like that would be more of a price that people would expect, without doing the whole car.
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I would think of getting one from GM possibly but not after market. Nothing lke a factory pain job unless you spend some serious cash.

The only think I wonder is would you get tired of the Transformer logos and stuff after a few years? And would it help or hurt resale value?
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Old 08-15-2008, 01:26 PM   #17
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little weasel, eh? lol

1) yes
2) yes
3) about $2000 is going to be the highest you could go and still expect to sell a bunch of them... if you priced them at $4000, you have to figure that the price would now be entering the $40k range, and its going to be hard to sell a Camaro to folks that know there's a $40k Mustang out there with 500hp.

if you were wanting it to be a limited run offered at, say, Tom Henry Chevrolet or Tom Henry Racing, you might get away with a $5000 package that included a hotcam and springs swap, the Bumblebee paint job and custom stitching on the headrest... and maybe a commemorative emblem somehwere inside the car that showed what build number it was in the series each year.

but that's just a thought
There is an easy way to solve that problem... give the BB Camaro 550 HP .

But about the original subject...

1) Yes
2) Hell Yes!!!
3) $3k-$4k
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Old 08-15-2008, 01:27 PM   #18
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I would think of getting one from GM possibly but not after market. Nothing lke a factory pain job unless you spend some serious cash.

The only think I wonder is would you get tired of the Transformer logos and stuff after a few years? And would it help or hurt resale value?
Considering that Bumblebee now has a different look in the new Transformers movie, and the original Bumblebee in Transformers one looks identical to a V6 and not the V8 with the Valspar yellow paint job and black stripes, re-sail value might not be as good since a V6 re-painted with stripes will be commonplace since it is easy to do and GM will offer a package so you will se lots of them in a few years. The highest re-sail value will be if you do the re-paint before the second batch come out and a few Bumblebee's out on the road. Once it becomes more commonplace, you will not get as high a re-sail value. The Transformers 2 Bumblebee looks a little more unique even though it is uglier in my opinion however because of its uniqueness, that should give you a higher re-sail value...
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As far as I can tell GM won't offer a paint package, beyond the cars they were giving away. If GM did I would not bother with my own package obviously. The paint would be offered thru Tom Henry Racing and would be quite limited in volume. I was also thinking of doing a negative bumble bee, take a black car and put the gold stipes on it. It sounds like that would be more of a price that people would expect, without doing the whole car.
If you wanted to keep it limited, then you could probably charge 5 grand. I assume when you say "Bumblebee" you mean a pseudo-shifting orange/yellow paint, right?

I like the idea of a negative bumblebee, too. It would be very unique; and you could lable it Tom Henry-specific -- which would be an attention grabber at shows.
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If anyone can appreciate the Bumblebee Paint scheme, I do. However (I hate when People say however), think about being one of (however many similar cars out there)?

THis kind of reminds me of the 1979 Indy Pace Car Corvettes. Everyone had to have one and Chevy ended up producing so many it virtually killed its collectability.

I am still sticking with Red Jewel Tintcoat!
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I couldn't ride in a yellow car, too bright and fruity, Hugger orange and Hemi is as bright as I go
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I like a yellow/orange like the Bumblebee, regular yellow is too bright and Inferno orange looks too red. I like OLD SCHOOL Competition Orange.

I am worried about getting Inferno orange because many will get it and the SRT8 Challenger is mostly Hemi Orange.


White, yellow or orange for me. NO DARK COLORS.
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Aw damn, guess I'm outed as a bisexual then huh? lol

Unless you meant that yellow makes a car look like a Banana. I really love yellow on this car though, and my dad who's generally a fan on darker and more suttle colors agreed when he saw the color swatches.
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I couldn't ride in a yellow car, too bright and fruity, Hugger orange and Hemi is as bright as I go
I might get me a yellow Maro with black skunk stripes and go hemi-huntin
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