Bumblebee: The Movie is out on DVD on Tuesday, April 2. The movie grossed over $127 million domestically and made over $335 million in other countries for a total of over $462 million. Let’s find out how that movie affect the value of Bumblebee in comic books. Before we do that, let’s review.
Bumblebee: The Movie came out on December 21, 2018 by Paramount Pictures. This film is based in 1987, 20 years before the 2007 movie Transformers. It have less robots than the previous movies. Michael Bay did not directed this movie, like the other five Transformers movies. He was a producer.
This movie is doing great in the box office. Now according to Paramount, a sequel is in development.
This Bumblebee film stars Hailee Steinfield as a teenage girl who discovers Bumblebee. John Cena is an agent of Sector 7. Peter Cullen, the voice of Optimus Prime, has a role in the film.
Bumblebee first appeared in Transformers #1 (September 1984). Plot is by Bill Mantlo, script by Ralph Macchio and drawn by Frank Springer. There are a lot of other first appearances of Autobots like Optimus Prime, Jazz and Hound. There are as well a lot of 1st appearances of Decepticons like Megatron, Soundwave and Starscream.
My first comic book was Transformers #10 with Devastator on the cover. I was at a drug store. I saw that comic book on a spinning rack. I said to myself, I just have to buy it. Back then the cover price was 75 cents and there was no tax on comic book where I live.
I looked at the advertisements inside the comic book to buy the back issues for issues 1 to 9. I still have these comic books after all these years.
An auctioned copy of Transformers # 1 CGC 9.8 sold for $320.00 on July 15. A copy of Transformers #1 CGC 9.8 sold for $425.00 on September 9. 2 recent copies of Transformers #1 CGC 9.8 sold for $356 and $349.99 on December 2. A copy of Transformers #1 CGC 9.8 sold for $426.00 on January 1.
We are within days of the DVD being released, let’s see if the value went up or down. Surprisingly the values went up because there were two sales recently. One Transformers # 1 CGC 9.8 sold for $596.05 on March 24 and another Transformers # 1 CGC 9.8 sold for $616 on March 27.
Most comic books go down in value once the hype is over but this is a rare exception!