In case you’re wondering – this isn’t an insect quiz! Rather, it is about all the different incarnations of Bumblebee over the years – from his classic Generation One mode from to the modern movie versions. Everyone’s favourite Transformer returns to the silver screen in Bumblebee, which chronicles his adventures after he first lands on Earth. He takes on a familiar form – the classic Volkswagen alternate mode seen in the original Transformers (1984) series – as he embarks on a dangerous mission on our planet.

But just how many different versions of Bumblebee are there? There’s his Generation One version and the movie versions – but it turns out, there are many other versions of Bumblebee out there. Only the most dedicated Transformers fans will be able to identify all these different versions of Bumblebee.

Get ready to take the most exciting quiz of your life! After each question, highlight the Answer section to see if you got it correct!

 

1. Let’s start with an easy one – which Bumblebee is this?

Movie Bumblebee. Credit: Den of Geek

Movie Bumblebee. Credit: Den of Geek

(A) Bumblebee from Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

(B) Bumblebee from Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

(C) Bumblebee from Bumblebee (2018)

Answer (highlight text to see): (A) This is Bumblebee’s design from the fourth Transformers live-action movie, Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014). The “shuriken” weapons are the major giveaway here, as that’s a major part of his design aesthetic in images and toys from the fourth movie. The fifth movie, Transformers: The Last Knight (2017), gives Bumblebee a massive war hammer instead – the same that he uses in his showdown with a brainwashed Optimus Prime.

 

2. How about this one – which Bumblebee is this? 

Bumblebee? Credit: Pinterest

Bumblebee? Credit: Pinterest

(A) Bumblebee from the Transformers: Cyberverse (2018) animated series

(B) Bumblebee from the Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye (2012) comic book series

(C) Bumblebee from the Transformers: Animated (2007) animated series

Answer (highlight text to see): (C) This is Bumblebee from the Transformers: Animated (2007) series produced by Cartoon Network. The dead giveaway is the design aesthetic, which is similar to other Cartoon Network shows like The Powerpuff Girls and Dexter’s Laboratory. Amazingly, they were able to translate this aesthetic into a fully transformable figure for the accompanying toy series!

 

3. Is this even Bumblebee?

Bumblebee? Credit: Unicron.com

Bumblebee? Credit: Unicron.com

(A) Trick question – this isn’t Bumblebee! It’s some other yellow Autobot.

(B) Bumblebee from the original Transformers (1984) animated series.

(C) Bumblebee from the War For Cybertron (2010) game.

Answer (highlight text to see): (B) This is, in fact, the very first version of Bumblebee! It’s the earliest depiction of him in the Transformers (1984) animated series, but in his Cybertronian (pre-Earth) form, as he’s fleeing from the Decepticons. It’s only later in the episode that he takes on his more familiar Volkswagen mode. But make no mistake, this is Bumblebee!

 

4. Here’s a tricky one – identify this Bumblebee!

Bumblebee? Credit: TFWiki

Bumblebee? Credit: TFWiki

(A) Bumblebee from the original Transformers (1984) animated series.

(B) Bumblebee from the Transformers: Cyberverse (2018) animated series

(C) I’m not getting fooled by this trick question – this isn’t Bumblebee!

Answer (highlight text to see): (A) This is technically Goldbug – who is a rebuilt version of Bumblebee! You see, in Season 3 of Transformers (1984), Bumblebee got badly injured and had to undergo extensive repairs. When he finally awoke, his appearance was so different that Optimus Prime christened him “Goldbug” instead. He was still Bumblebee, but in another form.

If you’re wondering – yes, there was an accompanying Goldbug figure in the toyline, just as they were phasing out the Bumblebee figure. That’s one of the reasons he got “rebuilt” in the cartoon.

 

5. How about this one?

Bumblebee? Credit: Thoughts on the Edge of Forever

Bumblebee? Credit: Thoughts on the Edge of Forever

(A) Bumblebee from the Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2015) animated series

(B) Ugh, another trick question – this isn’t Bumblebee!

(C) Bumblebee from the Transformers: Rescue Bots (2011) animated series

Answer (highlight text to see): (B) This isn’t Bumblebee! He’s Hot Shot, a similar, yellow, kid-appeal character who appeared in the Transformers: Armada (2002) animated series, which was the first series in the Unicron Trilogy. Like Bumblebee, he’s an energetic young hero who makes friends with humans easily.

Originally, he was supposed to be Bumblebee – but due to trademark issues, they had to change his name to Hot Shot. Don’t feel bad if you got this wrong though, since he was named Bumblebee at first.

 

6. No more tricks, we promise – which Bumblebee is this?

Bumblebee. Credit: TFormers

Bumblebee. Credit: TFormers

(A) Bumblebee on Cybertron from the Bumblebee (2018) movie

(B) Bumblebee from the Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (2012) game

(C) Bumblebee from the Transformers: Combiner Wars (2016) 3D-animated series

Answer (highlight text to see): (B) This is Bumbleebee’s form in the Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (2012) game, which was a sequel to the Transformers: War for Cybertron (2010) first person shooter. The games follow the adventures of the Transformers before they came to Earth, which is why they are all in their Cybertronian modes. You could be fooled into thinking this is a shot from the upcoming Bumblebee movie though, since it’s said to contain several scenes that are set on Cybertron (home planet of the Transformers)!

 

7. Which version of Bumblebee is this?

Bumblebee? Credit: TFWiki

Bumblebee? Credit: TFWiki

(A) Bumblebee in stealth mode.

(B) A brainwashed, evil Bumblebee.

(C) An alternate universe version of Bumblebee.

Answer (highlight text to see): (C) This is Bumblebee from the dark, alternative universe known as Shattered Glass – where the heroic Decepticons battle the evil Autobots! You read that right – this is an alternate dimension where the Autobots are the bad guys and the Decepticons are the good guys. The picture is actually that of Goldbug – a rebuilt version of an evil Bumblebee from the Shattered Glass universe – but that makes him no less dangerous!

 

8. Which animated series is this Bumblebee toy from?

Bumblebee. Credit: Transformers-Universe

Bumblebee. Credit: Transformers-Universe

(A) Bumblebee from Beast Wars: Transformers (1996)

(B) Bumblebee from Transformers: Prime (2010)

(C) Bumblebee from Transformers: Power of the Primes (2018)

Answer (highlight text to see): (B) As bestial as he may seem, this Bumblebee isn’t from Beast Wars: Transformers at all! He’s from the Transformers: Prime (2010) series, although he didn’t appear on the show itself. Season 3 of Transformers: Prime was given the subtitle Beast Hunters, and the toyline followed suit. The Bumblebee figure above was meant to represent a more animalistic Bumblebee that hunted Beast Transformers (hence the subtitle, Beast Hunters). He looks pretty scary here, doesn’t he?

 

 

9. This is clearly a Mr Potato Head version of Bumblebee – but what’s his name? 

Can you guess his name? Credit: Amazon

Can you guess his name? Credit: Amazon

(A) Mr Potato Bee

(B) Bumblebee Speed

(C) Bumble Spud

Answer (highlight text to see): (C) From the letters on his license plate, you can guess what his name is – Bumble Spud! It’s basically his name with all the vowels removed. This is one of the cutest versions of Bumblebee around, and if you’re a Mr Potato Head fan, you’ll be glad to know that there’s also a similar version of Optimus Prime, named Opti-Mash Prime!

 

10. Last one – which Bumblebee is this?

Bumblebee. Credit: United International Pictures

Bumblebee. Credit: United International Pictures

(A) Bumblebee from the Bumblebee (2018) movie

(B) Bumblebee from the Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) movie

(C) Bumblebee from the Transformers (2007) movie

Answer (highlight text to see): (A) That’s right – this is a still from the upcoming Bumblebee movie! If you’re wondering why his chest looks different, we’re not telling because that’ll be a spoiler! Suffice to say that Bumblebee does take on several different vehicle modes in the film, for a variety of reasons.

Bumblebee. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Bumblebee. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

If you got all the questions correct, congratulations – you’re a bona fide Transformers fan! The next thing you should do is to go online and get your tickets for Bumblebee! The film revolves around Bumblebee (voiced by The Maze Runner‘s Dylan O’Brien) as he arrives on Earth and makes friends with Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld) and Memo (Jorge Lendeborg Jr). But the evil Decepticons are closing in – Shatter (voiced by Black Panther‘s Angela Bassett) and Dropkick (The Girl on the Train‘s Justin Theroux) – as well as Jack Burns (John Cena) from Sector 7.

As a fan, I can tell you that Bumblebee is the best Transformers movie ever, with favourites like Optimus Prime (voiced by Peter Cullen) appearing, a genuinely emotional story, and Transformers that you can actually identify! Directed by Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings) and written by Christina Hodson (Shut In), this is clearly a film for fans, by fans – so you’ll be doing yourself a disservice if you miss it.

Gold Class Bumblebee dessert set. Photo: GV

Gold Class Bumblebee dessert set. Photo: GV

What could be even better than watching Bumblebee this week? Grabbing the Gold Class Dessert Set for Bumblebee, that’s what! Not only will you get to watch Bumblebee in amazing Gold Class comfort (with reclinable chairs and comfortable blankets), you’ll also get a Chocolate Ganache Cake, your choice of a soft drink or a juice, and free flow popcorn! Treat yourself to the ultimate Transformers experience with the Gold Class Dessert Set for Bumblebee!

There’s more than meets the eye to Bumblebee!

 

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Credits: Unicron.com, Den of Geek, Pinterest, Thoughts on the Edge of Forever, TFWiki, TFormers, Amazon, Transformers-Universe, Golden Village Cinemas

 

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