I talk about my nephew a lot. You see he is always on my mind. I worry about how he is dealing with the changes in school, his life outside of school and how he will be when he grows up. But he is also a joy to my life. Trust me when I say there are times when I want to hang up the phone because he WILL NOT stop talking but eventually a “Buddy I have to go” gets through. I love that I know he loves me without ceasing. When Bumblebee came out, we had to see it in the theaters. When I was asked if I wanted a copy on Blu-Ray, I shouted yes! I knew that Billy would be over the moon to own the movie. Paramount however sent me the Bumblebee Blu-ray & Bumblebee Toys. Talk about a child being excited. When the box came, I facetimed him as I opened it. I really was expecting just a small package. This is what we got though:
Lets start by talking about the extras that are available.
- Agent Burns: Welcome to Sector 7
- Sector 7 Adventures: The Battle at Half Dome (All-New Motion Comic)
- Deleted and Extended Scenes
- Bee Vision: The Transformers Robots of Cybertron
- The Story of Bumblebee
- The Stars Align
- Bumblebee Goes Back to G1
- Back to the Beetle
- California Cruisin’ Down Memory Lane
There are a ton of extras that will get you thinking about the next in the series. I always love the deleted and extended scenes. I find that sometimes the deleted ones help make parts of the movie make more sense to me. Included on the Bumblebee Blu-ray are 14 deleted scenes! I absolutely loved the Story of Bumblebee. I can admit I’m not a huge Transformer fan. Probably has to do with them coming out when I was little and well I’m a girl. I was into She-Ra and Barbie. However, watching some of these extras makes me want to see more of the movies.
What Bumblebee Toys Do You Need to Purchase?
Well if you asked Billy, he’d say all of them in a heartbeat. I will say that I was excited to see toys that transform but were no longer as complicated as the older ones. Charlie had a few when he was younger, and I spent more time maneuvering them back and forth then he spent playing with them. Billy and I were able to transform these ones with just a few seconds of studying them.
My favorite is the DJ Bumblebee. DJ Bumblebee records your voice and plays it back over a beat while dancing! As you’re playing with him you can move his left arm to switch music and his right arm to control the tempo. It contains three different music clips: Walk This Way, originally by Aerosmith, Bust A Move, originally by Young MC, and the Robots in Disguise theme song!