Transformers Series 1 Autobot Minibot Bumblejumper / Bumper

1984 AFA 85 Pre Rub Bumblejumper

Bumblejumper was never intended to be released in the US. He was mispackaged on Cliffjumper cards, and was only available in the US in the yellow color. He was not used again in the G1 line. Because fans were unsure of what or who he was, he earned the name Bumblejumper. He almost looks like a mix of Bumblebee and Cliffjumper. His transformation is the same as these two great Autobots, but he has so much more going on. None of his parts are the same as Cliffjumper or Bumblebee. His name that was given to him in other markets was narrowed down to Bumper.

His mold is from the Microchange line from Takara. Hasbro bought the rights to a lot of the Diaclone and Microchange toy lines. They used these molds with some changes in the Transformers toy line. All the Microchange molds were used just not all the color variants. Bumblejumper was not intended to be. Was he left over parts? Was he just an accident, was he suppose to get his own character? It is hard to narrow down what happened, but we did get the mold released here. Even if it was an accident.