First Looks at Voyager Hydrodrive Bumblebee and Golfire Grimlock

Just in we've got news and images giving us our first looks at Transformers Animated Voyager class Golfire Grimlock redeco and Hydrodrive Bumblebee action figures will be coming in Wave 7 this May 2009.

As reported before, Hasbro was working on a voyager class Hydrodrive Bumblebee figure. Now we know it will be coming in May of this year packed two per-case lot (50/50) with a repaint of the voyager Class Grimlock.

The Hydrodrive Bumblebee is really something else with an accessory flight / slubmarine upgrade, we'll guess is the Hydrodrive part of Bumblebee. I didn't catch it at first, but the Hydrodrive vehicle does look a lot like G1 Bumblebee's Cybertronian mode. The G1 version is on the right in image comparing them below.

Golfire Grimlock looks to be more gold and black colored, perhaps made after a Generation 1 motif or some pending event in the show?

You can order both of these action figures now at

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What's your first impression of Hydrodrive Bumblebee?
5 - Love it
3 - Okay
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Yuyuyami - 2009-01-19 @ 11:51 pm

So does anyone know what the new BB's alt mode looks like?

StarScream-SqarePants - 2009-01-19 @ 9:57 pm

Love the new Bumblebee :win

Gol-fire Grimlock is a pass, the colors look alright, but he just doesn't do it for me

Galzamus - 2009-01-16 @ 9:47 pm

I was curious about these two.. but curiousity is about as far as it goes. Easy pass on both.

count-zackula - 2009-01-16 @ 4:16 pm

Although I've made a vow to stand clear of purchasing repaints in the Animated line...I must admit, these are neat. Grimlock is neat to look at, but I would never repurchase the mold. Hydrodrive BB is actually almost tempting! I really like the new add-on armor. Aw, hell...maybe I'll have to get this guy after all!

Mekatron - 2009-01-16 @ 1:09 pm
I was gonna pass on BB till I noticed the G1 Possibilities.

As for the gold Grim lock Paaasss-


Wait, Gold and Black? Like the Elite Guard BB I passed on Gold and Black?


Maybe a theme?

Maybe lots of gold and black repaints? Bulkhead? Ratchet? Prowl! Prowl is already Gold and Black!


Now I have to go out and snag an Elite Bumblebee!

Forgetting Lockdown.... hmmm, you MIGHT be on to something.

Police_Box_Traveler - 2009-01-16 @ 8:37 am
hmm, both are looking pretty good to me. Bumblebee, I like the new basic robot mode, seems like he's retooled to clear up a lot of the original dlx's issues, so that may be worth it. Like the armored vehicle mode, it's neat looking and as has been noticed seems to be an homage to cybertronian bumblebee. Not digging the armored robot mode, but hey, if the other modes are solid I can take one mode on a multiformer that isn't so hot, (and it appears that this bee has at least 4 modes.)

Grimlock, you know, I never really go the first version. I got G2 Grimlock, classics grimlock, Energon Grimlock, and War Within Grimlock, and intend to get the upcoming MP grimlock. So it came down to "how many grimlocks do I really need?" Add to that that Animated Grimlock (and the dinobots in general) have yet to do anything neat or distinctive except hang out on their island, I'm not so impressed with the animated iteration of the character. (yeah, I'm still nursing a grudge that they didn't come into play in "Megatron Rising part 2". It seems like a weird twist. "Hey, let's totally set up the dinobots in part 1, say they won't fight, crash the ship on the island, make it painfully obvious that the Dinobots could and should show up for the fight, and then NOT DO IT! What a twist! Get the fans all excited about something neat that seems like it could and is about to happen, and then not let it happen! yeah! What a shocking twist!)

But, all that to say that I like the Golf-ire colors on Grimlock. It's not G1-y, (because the original already was,) but it is kinda neat looking. This may be a case of skipping version one and waiting for the redeco. (I employ this strategy whenever I'm on the fence about a mold. The second deco is usually nicer looking, even if it isn't show accurate.)

But enough of this. When am I going to see Arcee pics?

Wow, that was a really good post! I like your insight on that dude! ^_^

liquidjello - 2009-01-16 @ 7:31 am

bumblebee isnt bad, just that it would be a bit big coming in V class.... they should really make another grimlock in leader class. or at least the other 2 dinobots in V class.....

CaseY Jones - 2009-01-16 @ 4:43 am

BB is ok I guess. Goldfire Grimlock is more repaint garbage. End Transmission

amielamiel - 2009-01-16 @ 1:43 am

me thinks they should upsize more figures *cough*voyagersentinelprime/snarl*cough*leaderlugnut/grimlock*cough* than just bumblebee...dont get me wrong, i mean that color scheme on grimlock is savvy but what will i do with a(nother) puny grimlock?

Starscreamer - 2009-01-16 @ 1:43 am

I like the BB as well. Doesn't have that hood to chest cheat. Will have a space on my shelf...

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