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The Best Bumblebee Toys, Ranked  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite versions of Bumblebee.

As the "little brother" of the Autobots, Bumblebee is always trying to prove his worth. Fortunately, after decades of appearances in all sorts of Transformer media from shows to movies to even his very own standalone film, Bumblebee has done more than enough to earn his place in the Transformers' Hall of Fame.

Bumblebee's extreme popularity over the years has given toy designers ample opportunity to constantly tweak the character from a humble Volkswagen Beetle to the supercharged Chevrolet Camaro in Transformers: The Last Knight. As such, there have been dozens of different Bumblebee versions throughout the years and each is more exciting than the last. While most of the best Bumblee versions sport some variation of his signature yellow and black paint job, every once in a while the toys have departed in new and fresh ways.

We've made a list of some of the greatest Bumblebee toys over the years, and it's up to you all to vote up the best of the best. Don't see your favorite Bumblebee here? Add him to the list!

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Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bumblebee Toys, Ranked
Photo: Takara

Release date: 2016

Toyline: Masterpiece

Alt mode: Volkswagon Beetle

One of the most successful Masterpiece models ever released, MP-21 came with his best bud Spike in his handy exosuit. The transformation, while relatively easy, is also pretty impressive.

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Ultimate Bumblebee is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bumblebee Toys, Ranked
Photo: Takara
2 17 VOTES

Release date: 2007

Toyline: Bayverse

Alt mode: Concept Camaro

An awesome shelf piece, Ultimate Bumblebee is a ultimately a larger, more complex, and more stunning version than his Deluxe counterpart. He even comes with light-up eyes voice features.

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G1 Bumblebee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bumblebee Toys, Ranked
Photo: Takara
3 15 VOTES

Release date: 1984

Toyline: Generation One

Alt mode: Volkswagon Beetle

Sure, it may look dated by today's standards, but the original Bumblebee was one of the most popular toys in the '80s. While Cliffjumper is basically the same design in red, there's an elusive third Bumblebee (nicknamed Bumblejumper) that's a mix of both designs.

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Dark of the Moon Cyberfire Bum... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bumblebee Toys, Ranked
Photo: Hasbro

Release date: 2011

Toyline: Dark of the Moon

Alt mode: Concept Camaro

Playing off his new look, this Bumblebee toy has a more imposing design (just look at those red eyes) and comes with an extra large blaster. The door flames are a nice touch.

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