In perhaps one of the more anti-climatic announcements of the year, Nerf have officially released a Bumblebee repaint of the Barricade RV-10 to coincide with the New York Comic-Con (October 13-16 2011) in similar fashion to the Optimus Prime repaint for the San-Diego Comic-Con earlier this year.
Nerf released news of a" new exclusive Nerf blaster" yesterday on their Facebook page which although came out of nowhere, had us all speculating over what it could be over the past day; it's always ballsy to deliberately generate hype in this space, as more often than not fans expectations are VERY high.
Unfortunately, a repaint of a blaster that to be honest isn't a fan favourite was never going to really meet that said 24hr hype and so far responses haven't been fantastic. Personally, I admit I like it due to the fact the artwork is from IDW publishing who do some very sweet Transformers comic work and it still keeps with Nerf's colours while bringing in Bumblebee to the mix. Still.. How much would a Swarmfire work in this space?:P
As with the Optimus Prime repaint, it's initially only available at the New York Comic-Con- and then a limited run on Hasbro's online store. (US)