Affiliation: Autobots
Function: Speedster

Alternate mode:  Compact Police Detective’s Car
Weapon: Electro Stingers

First cartoon appearance: none (as of yet in 2008) in the colorscheme.

"I'm so hot it hurts!"

Bibliography of significant appearances: At the time this page was published, Animated Season 3 had not aired.  Whether Bumblebee makes an appearance in the shows with this color scheme, remains to be seen.

Character description from package "tech spec":  After getting up close to members of the Autobot Elite Guard, Bumblebee wants more than ever to be one of them.  It is his personal opinion that the one thing the Elite Guard needs to be perfect is to lighten up a little bit, and he's just the bot to put the "lite" back in "Elite."  His first step to fitting in with the Elite Guard is to look the part, so he had Sari borrow some of her Dad's auto-painting robots to help him acheive his new look.

> Enhanced energy stingers
> Difficulty taking corners at top speed.
> Takes combat training with Prowl.

Other appearances: It is interesting to note that in the original pilot series, this character in the shows was originally cast as "Hot Shot" who was a primary character in the "Unicron Trilogy" of Transformers Armada, Energon, and Cybertron.  I think it's interesting, because this explains much of his persona.  His personality is still very much reminiscent of Hot Shot.  But now he has the name Bumblebee thanks to lobbying by the show's producers...  Here are a list of other Bumblebee characters in the Transformers universe/mythos: 

* 1984 the classic Generation 1 original
* 1987 His first 're-appearance' was a new-mold, new-name (same individual) Throttlebot called Goldbug and decoy
* 1989 He returned as a Pretender "Classic"  (sorry no character page yet).
* 1990 as an Action Master.
* 1993 a vacuum metalized G2 version.
* 2002 key chain remold.  
* 2007 he was featured with many toys including Ultimate, deluxe 1970-something camaro, 2008 concept camero, a Bumblebee Unleashed statue, and several "Fast Action Battler" versions all based on the live action movie.
* 2008 he was among the " core character" Autobots to be featured in the Transformers: Animated series and received several recolors of his movie toy Stealth Bumblebee, Premium (movie) Bumblebee and Elite Guard Bumblebee.

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