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Re: Alternity Galvatron and Banzaitron Toy Hobby Market Exclusives

Postby Kibble » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:24 pm

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rpetras wrote:So, to get a PROPER Skywarp, I need to get a Banzaitron AND a Skywarp and kitbash them together.

Sounds too much like work. 8-}


Wonder if it would even work...wouldn't the accent parts needed from Skywarp just be black since they did his colors backwards? I'd be happy to look at someone's pics if they do it, but I don't care enough about this line to even dream of doing it myself. The cash it would take would have you close to the funds necessary to just get MP-11 mold of Skywarp when it comes out.
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Re: Alternity Galvatron and Banzaitron Toy Hobby Market Exclusives

Postby xyl360 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:47 pm

I might get the Banzaitron just because I love the Alternity Seeker mold. I'm not a huge fan of his crazy colors though, so I might still pass on him.
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Re: Alternity Galvatron and Banzaitron Toy Hobby Market Exclusives

Postby Hoitytoity » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:49 pm

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Totally unnecessary. Still though, they look pretty nice, especially Banzaitron. Not nice enough to shell out the cash for, though.
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Re: Alternity Galvatron and Banzaitron Toy Hobby Market Exclusives

Postby gothsaurus » Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:18 pm

I skipped all the seekers because of that dreadful face... but as Banzaitron, it works fairly well. May pick that one up on a whim. A very pricy whim.
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Re: Alternity Galvatron and Banzaitron Toy Hobby Market Exclusives

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:39 pm

It doesn't take much more than a new head to make me want to pick up a new Galvatron. Sadly this doesn't even have that. I made my choice back in the Unicron Trilogy days: if all Unicron's reformatting involves is a can of purple spray paint then I can't be bothered to pay for it.
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Re: Alternity Galvatron and Banzaitron Toy Hobby Market Exclusives

Postby DecepticonFinishline » Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:39 pm

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FINNNAAAALLLLLLLLYY! Now there will be balance between the teams on my Alternity shelf. Also, I lovvvve Galvatron!

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I still care, but maybe it's naive to have the hope that I do for new molds. I just realllly want to see Ratchet and Soundwave hit the Alternity line.

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Re: Alternity Galvatron and Banzaitron Toy Hobby Market Exclusives

Postby gothsaurus » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:06 pm

Yeah, I think that's me. If I'm dropping $50-100 on something, it better darn well have a new head. If they can put that kind of forethought into the basic cheapo off-the-shelf line, they can do better thinking about their collectors line.
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Re: Alternity Galvatron and Banzaitron Toy Hobby Market Exclusives

Postby kirbenvost » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:07 pm

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It rises from the dead! Quick, someone grab a shotgun and put it out of its misery! :p

That said, Galvatron actually looks pretty nice, and the seeker mold looks better as Banzaitron than a seeker.
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But then there's that, lol...

Gauntlet101010 wrote:It doesn't take much more than a new head to make me want to pick up a new Galvatron. Sadly this doesn't even have that. I made my choice back in the Unicron Trilogy days: if all Unicron's reformatting involves is a can of purple spray paint then I can't be bothered to pay for it.


Except the Energon mold was clearly designed to be Galvatron.
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Re: Alternity Galvatron and Banzaitron Toy Hobby Market Exclusives

Postby joevill » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:38 pm

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Banzaitron looks amazing!
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Re: Alternity Galvatron and Banzaitron Toy Hobby Market Exclusives

Postby LOST Cybertronian » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:54 pm

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joevill wrote:Banzaitron looks amazing!

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Re: Alternity Galvatron and Banzaitron Toy Hobby Market Exclusives

Postby Flux Convoy » Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:29 am

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At least 16 releases from 4 molds. I'm so glad I cashed out on the line. Alternity collectors are getting hosed.
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Re: Alternity Galvatron and Banzaitron Toy Hobby Market Exclusives

Postby fenrir72 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:35 pm

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Re: Alternity Galvatron and Banzaitron Toy Hobby Market Exclusives

Postby Sabrblade » Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:15 pm

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Just call Galvatron "Alternity Archforce". Or "Alternity Beast Megatron". :-B
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Re: Alternity Galvatron and Banzaitron Toy Hobby Market Exclusives

Postby Cyberseven » Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:47 pm

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I am one of the fans on here that actually loves the Alternity line. I agree that I wish they would make some new moulds so new characters would have more unique qualities, but as far as the quality of this line, it is top notch.

I have all of the Nissan GTR figures, One Nissan Fairlady Z Silver Megatron, and all of the Seekers. I am not too keen on the Bumblebee and CliffJumper moulds.

I was actually excited at first to see these 2 new figures announced, even if they were the same moulds. The color combos to me are tight. I was shocked when I saw they were going to be $135 a piece. No way in Hell is that happening. Now if they were $60-80 I just might pop for them. These are 1:32 scale, and it says nothing about them being limited in numbers of like 500. So unless they come with 2 tickets to universal studios California I am going to have to pass.... :-(
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Re: Alternity Galvatron and Banzaitron Toy Hobby Market Exclusives

Postby El Duque » Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:44 pm

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Autobase Aichi brings us word that Toy Hobby Market will be including a limited edition Transformers themed iPhone cover with exclusive Alternity Galvatron and Banzaitron orders. Check out the cover mirrored below.

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Re: Alternity Galvatron and Banzaitron Toy Hobby Market Exclusives

Postby gothsaurus » Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:06 pm

Yeah, I wish they'd have had the foresight to plan some alternate heads. At the price point, getting 3 and 4 repaints of the same figure with no mold changes jumps the shark really quick.

I got the first few of these but bailed a while back... Banzaitron is threatening to tempt me back on board for one more, though. Very nice look for him. :-?
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Re: Alternity Galvatron and Banzaitron Toy Hobby Market Exclusives

Postby Deathsanras » Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:56 pm

El Duque wrote:Autobase Aichi brings us word that Toy Hobby Market will be including a limited edition Transformers themed iPhone cover with exclusive Alternity Galvatron and Banzaitron orders.


Just in time to be superseded by iPhone 5...
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Re: Alternity Galvatron and Banzaitron Toy Hobby Market Exclusives

Postby gavinfuzzy » Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:54 am

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The molds are pretty good, but the repaints are starting to get pretty ******.

If that Galvatron had a new head, I might have gotten it.

As it stands, I have the red Prime and silver Megatron. Prime was bought on 1st release, he actually looked pretty cool, and at that time departmental stores here actually imported takara products for regular retail.

Megatron was recently bought at an anime convention, got it only to stand next to Prime, and cos it was pretty cheap at around $30US. Megatron and Prime look nearly identical... #-o
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Re: Alternity Galvatron and Banzaitron Toy Hobby Market Exclusives

Postby Burn » Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:30 am

Deathsanras wrote:
El Duque wrote:Autobase Aichi brings us word that Toy Hobby Market will be including a limited edition Transformers themed iPhone cover with exclusive Alternity Galvatron and Banzaitron orders.


Just in time to be superseded by iPhone 5...


Which was already surpassed by the Samsung Galaxy SIII...
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Re: Alternity Galvatron and Banzaitron Toy Hobby Market Exclusives

Postby Deathsanras » Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:33 am

Burn wrote:
Deathsanras wrote:Just in time to be superseded by iPhone 5...


Which was already surpassed by the Samsung Galaxy SIII...


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Re: Alternity Galvatron and Banzaitron Toy Hobby Market Exclusives

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:30 am

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I still say that they should have switched the molds around for these two and Dai Atlas.

Dai Atlas should had been the Questor mold.
Banzai-Tron should have been the Megatron mold.
Thus would leave Galvatron with the Convoy mold, but at leas he'd have a different body from Megs.

Of course, all three would still require new heads. ;)
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Re: Alternity Galvatron and Banzaitron Toy Hobby Market Exclusives

Postby gothsaurus » Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:07 am

Megatron's head on Prime's body... Yeah, yeah. I think I SAW that episode!

But yeah, new heads. If you're charging $50-$130 for a repaint, needs a new head and some serious forethought. Like Classics Sideswipe/Sunstreaker forethought.
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Re: Alternity Galvatron and Banzaitron Toy Hobby Market Exclusives

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:13 pm

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gothsaurus wrote:Megatron's head on Prime's body... Yeah, yeah. I think I SAW that episode!

But yeah, new heads. If you're charging $50-$130 for a repaint, needs a new head and some serious forethought. Like Classics Sideswipe/Sunstreaker forethought.
My reasoning being this:

A key feature of Dai Atlas' design were his large wings, and the Questor mold has the biggest set of wings and is the most jet-like, thus fititng for Dai Atlas.

Banzaitron has lately been associated with the look of a samurai, which the Megatron mold greatly resmebles.

The Convoy mold being used for Galvatron is simply the victim of process of elimination, but would serve as the ultimate insult to Optimus.

Plus, the Bumble/Cliff/Goldbug mold would look silly for Galvatron. :lol:
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