7 things you probably don’t know about Transformers’ Bumblebee

Transformers Bumblebee the movie

After 5 movies, the Transformers film series finally has a spin-off that focuses on one of the best-loved Autobots – Bumblebee. Transformers bumblebee the movie

With Travis Knight (of Kubo and the Two Strings fame) in the director’s seat, we can’t wait to see how new characters (specifically the female lead Charlie played by Hailee Steinfeld) and fresh perspectives will add that breath of fresh air the franchise needs.

Meanwhile, here are 7 things to know about this black-and-yellow Autobot (if you aren’t already a fan) before his eponymous movie hits the big screens in Singapore on 20 December 2018. Transformers bumblebee the movie

1. He was among the original Autobots

Bumblebee was one of the original Autobots who came to Earth in the 1984 Transformers animated series. In fact, he holds the distinction of being the second character to appear on-screen in the original animated series.

Gen 1 Bumblebee as seen in the original 1980s animated series. Image source: WikiAlpha

2. His first alternate form was a Volkswagen Beetle

Back in the 1980s, Bumblebee debuted in toys, comics, and the original cartoon series as a Volkswagen Beetle. He only took the alternate form of the Chevrolet Camaro in the live-action movies directed by Michael Bay.

A Chevrolet Camaro on display at Universal Studios Singapore, similar to the one used in the movies directed by Michael Bay. Image credit: Dejiki

This year, in the upcoming Bumblebee the movie which is set in the 1980s, the titular Autobot is back to its original guise of the VW Bug. Transformers bumblebee the movie

The Volkswagen Beetle as seen in the 2018 movie Bumblebee. Image source: Carbuzz

3. Small but brave

Bumblebee is an Autobot scout and one of Optimus Prime’s most trusted lieutenants. What he lacks in size, he makes up for with determination, bravery and loyalty. Plus, his smaller physique allows him to go to places his larger comrades cannot. Transformers bumblebee movie

4. He saved the world

In the previous sequel Transformers: The Last Knight, it was Bumblebee who struck the final blow to Quintessa, and saved the world at the end of the film.

5. He will fight alongside you in TRANSFORMERS The Ride

TRANSFORMERS The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle at Universal Studios Singapore is the world’s first theme park attraction based on the popular franchise, and with Michael Bay serving as the ride’s creative consultant.
Bumblebee Transformers the Ride
In this 4-minute epic motion thrill ride, you’ll be transported into the TRANSFORMERS universe as new recruits of NEST. Alongside Autobots like Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, you’ll zip through subway tunnels, down city streets and across rooftops to protect the AllSpark shard from the evil Decepticons – who are hot on your heels.
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6. He’ll take pictures with you

Meet the Transformers: Optimus Prime and Bumblebee
Meet the Transformers: Optimus Prime and Bumblebee

Every day at Sci-Fi City inside Universal Studios Singapore, a 2.9m tall Optimus Prime and a 2.3m tall Bumblebee will meet and greet their fans at the open air area opposite TRANSFORMERS the Ride. This photo op happens three times daily at around 12pm, 2.30pm and 4.45pm, subject to change.

7. You can own a piece (or more) of Bumblebee

Transformers Bumblebee movie merchandise
Authentic Bumblebee merchandise can be purchased at Universal Studios Store, Silver Screen and TRANSFORMERS Supply Vault within Universal Studios Singapore. Here are some of our bestsellers:

Transformers Bumblebee movie merchandise tee
Bumblebee boy’s tee. S$33.
transformers bumblebee merchandise cap
Bumblebee boy’s cap. S$25.
Transformers Bumblebee movie merchandise backpack bottle
Back to school with Bumblebee. Kids’ backpack S$36.90, water bottles S$19.90 (left) and S$16.90 (right).
Transformers Bumblebee movie merchandise mug
Bumblebee mug. S$21.
Transformers Bumblebee movie merchandise
Mommy’s Little Bumblebee baby romper. S$35.

While you wait for Bumblebee the movie to open, come meet Bumblebee and his comrades at Universal Studios Singapore and join in the festive celebrations with A Universal Christmas.

USS Christmas 2018

What’s more, extend your fun in the park with our extended operating hours till 31 Dec 2018!

  • 2 – 20 Dec: Extended till 9pm (Sun – Thu) and 10pm (Fri & Sat)
  • 21 – 30 Dec: Extended till 10pm daily
  • 31 Dec: Extended till 12am next day


Venue: Universal Studios Singapore
Date: 1 December 2018 to 1 January 2019

Singapore Resident Online Exclusive 1:
Adult Dated One-Day Ticket
+ S$5 Retail Voucher
+ Free Minion EZ-Link Car
@ S$72

Singapore Resident Online Exclusive 2:
Universal Christmas After 5pm Adult Admission
+ Free Minion EZ-Link Card
+ Two S$8 Meal Vouchers
@ S$72

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