Character description from "tech spec:
Goldbug was once a young Cybertronian drifter known as Bumblebee. He survived on the streets of Polyhex with no
real purpose. Over time, he became skilled at sneaking around, stealing, eavesdropping and blackmailing.
When he heard of a new cause being led by Optimus Prime, he eagerly joined the Autobots in hopes of finding a place to
belong and where his unsavory activities would be tolerated. When the war began, Bumblebee showed extreme bravery
in battle and often sought ways to be noticed by command. In time, he worked his way up the ranks of the Autobots
and was offered an upgraded form and a new identity as Goldbug, to take his place. Although he holds a high
position in the Autobot hierarchy, he is paranoid that someone will one day try to betray him and take his place as he
has done to so many others in the past.
of significant appearances: All characters of the Botcon 2008, "Shattered Universe" are personas existing in
an alternate reality. Their story was featured in the 2008 convention comic, several of the Transformers Collector
Club comics and a few prose-only stories including "Dungeons & Dinobots."
- 1987 - G1
Goldbug (reformateed G1 Bumblebee)
- 2008 - Botcon Exclusive, Shattered
- 1984 - G1 Original
- 1986 - G1
Goldbug is a reformatted Bumblebee
- 1987 - G1 decoy
- 1989 - G1 "Classic Pretender"
- 1990 - G1 Action Master
- 1993 - G2
So the character persona then takes a 13 year hiatus from Transformers toys and fiction before finally reapparing as:
- 2006 - Transformers
Then, (here's where it really gets crazy!)
- 2007 - Transformers Movie
Legends Bumblebee, Robot Heroes (G1)
Bumblebee vs. Soundwave, Robot Heroes
(Movie) Bumblebee, Cyber Slammers: '
74 Camaro Bumblebee,
'08 Bumblebee, Fast Action Battlers
Plasma Punch Bumblebee, Movie Deluxe:
2008 concept Camaro Bumblebee, '
74 Camaro Bumblebee,
Evolution of a Hero 2-pack,
Robot Replicas Bumblebee,
Cyber Stompin' Bumblebee,
Ultimate Bumblebee... Classics
3" Titanium Movie Bumblebee, Japan
only "Trans Scanning Bumblebee"
- 2008 - Transformers Animated
Activator Patrol Bumblebee,
Bumper Battlers Bumblebee, Bumper
Sting Racer Bumblebee,
Animated deluxe (the definitive)
Elite Guard Bumblebee,
Cyber Speed Bumblebee... Transformers
Bumblebee vs. Scorponok, Robot Heroes
Armor Bumblebee vs. Starscream, Fast
Rally Rocket Bumblebee,
Allspark Power Bumblebee, Deluxe
Screen Battles Bumblebee, Screen Battles
Longarm with heavily damaged Bumblebee,
Bumblebee Allspark Blaster,
Legends Animated Bumblebee, and
Shattered Universe Goldbug.
- 2009 - Revenge of the Fallen Legends Bumblebee, Robot Heroes
Bumblebee vs. Long Haul,
RPM (Cyber Slammer) Bumblebee, Fast
Pulse Blast Bumblebee,
Gravity Bots Bumblebee, ROTF deluxe
Movie preview Bumblebee, deluxe
Cannon Bumblebee, (the IMHO definitive version!)
Human Alliance Bumblebee,
Power Bots Bumblebee, ROTF
Ultimate Bumblebee, Bumblebee
Voice Mixer Helmet,
Bumblebee Plasma Cannon,
RPM Bumblebee, Classics
and my guess is, we're not done yet!