I mentioned how Masterpiece Movie Optimus Prime was a situation of deja vu, sharing a lot of transformation ideas (and scale) with an older toy of him. This is not the case for Masterpiece Movie Bumblebee. Bumblebees tend to be Deluxe Class (and thus smaller), and so the only comparatively-sized toy to the new Masterpiece is the old Human Alliance toy. And that figure prioritized having a hollow drivers compartment inside so it could be driven by a Sam Witwicky figure, so it had to take a few liberties with robot mode accuracy.
And so MP Movie Bumblebee feels like a whole new animal, one that he will undoubtedly rip the spine out of.
There's lots of little things here and there that no Movie Bumblebee toy has attempted to replicate before. Bumblebee has his little collar pointy things, for example. And it's kind of amazing that it's taken this long to get a Bumblebee toy that gives him both sets of robot mode wings. Yeah, in the movies, he doesn't just have only the doors for wings. There's a second set of smaller wings made out of car parts underneath those doors, because insects (aka bumblebees) have two sets of wings. Stuff like this is possible when you're working with a larger toy than usual, apparently.
Another visual departure from earlier Movie Bumblebees is the robot mode proportions. Deluxe Bumblebees tend to have some abbreviated lengths here and there in order to be able to fit everything inside the car mode. The Masterpiece does its best to give the robot mode the proper room to breathe. The thighs are the usual culprit, and here they are a comparatively luxurious length.
Be warned, because there is a lot of shit going on in transformation, mostly in the back half. In order to get those luxuriously-lengthened legs, everything basically explodes and then tabs back together differently. This is another departure from the usual Deluxe Class Bumblebees, which accordioned its legs in a simple, graceful manner. These legs do not accordion, they disassemble centimeter by centimeter. The instructions are of no help while transforming the robot mode back to vehicle mode. They don't show you how to put everything back.
The front half is relatively easy. Often getting the arms shoved back under the hood of the car on the way back to vehicle mode is an annoying ordeal. Here, so long as the hands are tucked inside the forearms, it's very straightforward. You merely lay the arms lengthwise underneath the hood, and nothing's there to get in the way of you doing this.
Like Prime, Bumblebee's head can swap back and forth between normal and armored faces. Also like Prime, Bumblebee comes with a weapon, though his is a cannon tip which you plug in over his wrist stump. This cannon tip can stow on his back in robot mode or splay open and plug underneath the vehicle mode.
MP Movie Bumblebee's biggest fault is his ankles and heels. Unlike MP Movie Prime, Bumblebee does not stand very well. Only his toes are metal, and there's no ratcheting joints to prevent unwanted movement. Standing him up is often a balancing game, and it's kind of annoying.