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Re: something new to do with alternators

Postby olokin » Thu Jan 10, 2008 7:34 am

Liege Evilmus wrote:So long as they're new molds and at least availible through HasbroToy Shop, alright, beats no Alts at all.

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Your dead on Liege Evilmus. I was late to the party though, so I wouldn't care if they would reuse a mold to death. I just want more Alts.
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Re: something new to do with alternators

Postby Counterpunch » Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:22 am

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Re: something new to do with alternators

Postby woosh » Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:35 am

Railspike wrote:I would like to see some as classic muscle cars.

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Re: something new to do with alternators

Postby olokin » Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:38 am

Counterpunch wrote:Expect Frenzy at SDCC this year.


A Rumble repaint?
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Re: something new to do with alternators

Postby decepticonjon » Thu Jan 10, 2008 11:04 am

i don't see this happening honestly. the line's dead, they have the movie line, animated, and more to embelish thier exclusives on
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Re: something new to do with alternators

Postby Auto Bot » Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:04 pm

I bet they're all gonna be repaint of existing Alternator molds.

Ho-hum. Not interested. =;
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Re: something new to do with alternators

Postby neliz » Thu Jan 10, 2008 3:10 pm

First off.. I'd buy any of them.

Second, even though most licenses have expired (if not all) I think we might see some overprices exclusives based on small licenses and as exclusives with some car brands. much like the Chevy Aveo deal or the Gran Turismo 4 Prologue Nissan deal when taking a testdrive.
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Re: something new to do with alternators

Postby Auto Bot » Thu Jan 10, 2008 3:26 pm

I'd sure love to get that Chevy Aveo toy!

What's the Nissan deal? I haven't heard of that yet.
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Re: something new to do with alternators

Postby No Death for Prowl » Thu Jan 10, 2008 3:41 pm

Bumblethumper wrote:
Liege Evilmus wrote:However if it's more of the same old...


That's my guess.

I can't really see them making any kind of big investment(such as new molds) on anything exclusive. 'Exclusive' usually means some sort of repaint.


Exactly.

If it's to the point where even movie Fast Action Battles are getting repainted, what evidence is there that Hasbro is going to invest a lot in something new that will be released in a very limited quantity?

That would be nice, but it's unlikely(and can you imagine the prices those will go for on the likes of Ebay? A Rodimus repaint is one thing, but a whole new mould of, oh, Trailbreaker or Ironhide? Yikes). Rumble and Ravage didn't seem to be released in large numbers at Wal-Marts, but their volume still would have been substantially higher than exclusives.

I second the idea listed here of a Frenzy repaint of Rumble and I would also expect a repaint of Skids.
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Re: something new to do with alternators

Postby Auto Bot » Thu Jan 10, 2008 4:06 pm

Ironhide as an exact twin of Skids?

Hmmm.. the idea doesn't sit well. I hope, at least, they'd resculpt the head or something.
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Re: something new to do with alternators

Postby neliz » Thu Jan 10, 2008 4:20 pm

Auto Bot wrote:I'd sure love to get that Chevy Aveo toy!


likewise

What's the Nissan deal? I haven't heard of that yet.


Old, you'd get a copy of GT4 Prologue with Nissan only cars when taking a testdrive (GT4 is from, 2004? 2005?) that's some €20~ish value right there for taking a testdrive.

Now. .on the Alternators.. at least a Megatron should still be doable right?
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Re: something new to do with alternators

Postby Auto Bot » Thu Jan 10, 2008 4:24 pm

What car can Megatron possibly be? :-? :???:
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Re: something new to do with alternators

Postby neliz » Thu Jan 10, 2008 4:29 pm

Auto Bot wrote:What car can Megatron possibly be? :-? :???:


An Escalade?

Heck .. maybe even as a Skids retool

Another new mold, a Cadillac XLR, was also planned. According to Hasbro at BotCon 2006, the toy would have been Megatron, but when it was decided to put the Alternators line on an indefinite hiatus, the Cadillac Megatron plans never went beyond the early planning stages.


I just like my Megatrons a bit more badass..

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Re: something new to do with alternators

Postby Auto Bot » Thu Jan 10, 2008 4:36 pm

neliz wrote:
Auto Bot wrote:What car can Megatron possibly be? :-? :???:


An Escalade?

Heck .. maybe even as a Skids retool

Another new mold, a Cadillac XLR, was also planned. According to Hasbro at BotCon 2006, the toy would have been Megatron, but when it was decided to put the Alternators line on an indefinite hiatus, the Cadillac Megatron plans never went beyond the early planning stages.


I just like my Megatrons a bit more badass..

XLR:
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I never knew about this. It's sad this new mold never make it.

A Cadillac XLR will be a dandy new toy. Even just for the car mode.
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Re: something new to do with alternators

Postby Retread » Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:10 pm

There were hints of a mustang repaint around the same time as the cadillac rumours. But I'm not sure if hasbro ever decided what character it was going to be?
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Re: something new to do with alternators

Postby schizophrenica » Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:26 pm

Sigh... If it's gonna be an exclusive I'm never getting one for sure...
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Re: something new to do with alternators

Postby Auto Bot » Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:50 am

Such a beautiful in Botcon? What a waste.
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Re: something new to do with alternators

Postby Sportimus Prime » Wed Jan 16, 2008 5:02 am

Well, since Rodimus (Hot Rod) was such a hit at the 2007 SDCC, I think Hasbro will make more. When I was there, a rep did say that the line was not "dead", but on "hold". He said it all depends on how well Rodimus sells. Duh, Rodimus was gone faster than you can say "MEGATRON!". Also, I am sure Hasbro is aware of the prices the Alts are selling for on evilbay, and are cruising boards such as this one. So, I would not be surprised to see an Alt exclusive or two this year.

And if it is a repaint, I hope it will be the Acura RSX, or even the Jaguar. Otherwise, I really would like to see a new mold.
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Re: something new to do with alternators

Postby OptitronPrime » Wed Jan 16, 2008 5:53 am

Retread wrote:There were hints of a mustang repaint around the same time as the cadillac rumours. But I'm not sure if hasbro ever decided what character it was going to be?

The Mustang mold :shock: It takes longer to transform it than to repaint it. I think a Soundwave alt. would be cool but Animated already has a scion Soundwave so there he goes. The only one I would care to see is Megs and maybe Ironhide but he'll most likely turn out bad
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Re: something new to do with alternators

Postby Bonger » Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:04 am

Auto Bot wrote:Such a beautiful in Botcon? What a waste.


Might have more of a chance at getting it via Botocn than a low producation run at general retail.

Besides, bashing Botcon is sooo 2007. :P
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Re: something new to do with alternators

Postby TheMuffin » Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:39 am

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Whatever happened to that Blackarachnia Alternator? Didn't we see pics of an S2000 that was supposed to be her? And then there were the supposed larger size class of alternators that never came to be. So sad.
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Re: something new to do with alternators

Postby neliz » Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:45 am

TheMuffin wrote:Whatever happened to that Blackarachnia Alternator? Didn't we see pics of an S2000 that was supposed to be her?


That's Decepticharge now..
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Re: something new to do with alternators

Postby TheMuffin » Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:05 am

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Nah. I saw that figure after Decepticharge came out. She was silver and purple.
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Re: something new to do with alternators

Postby neliz » Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:16 am

TheMuffin wrote:Nah. I saw that figure after Decepticharge came out. She was silver and purple.



and not G1!

anyway, this is from the wikia page, the colors were photoshopped from the Wildrider BT version.. so the only place where BA existed as an Alternator was in someones pants (presumably)

In 2005, the mold used for Alternators Decepticharge was presented as an upcoming release for the Japanese Binaltech line. Originally, Takara intended to name their version of the toy "Wildrider", but they ultimately had to abandon that idea because they couldn't get the trademark. Instead, they decided to give the toy an entirely new deco, as the Hasbro toy's deco didn't appeal to their ideal of "real-life accuracy". In robot mode, the toy was given a color scheme based on Transmetal 2 Blackarachnia, with the toy's name being changed to "Black Widow", Takara's name for the character. Though a bio and story chapter were written to accommodate it into the Binaltech fiction and Photoshopped images released through an online retailer revealed the intended color scheme, Takara ultimately decided to cancel the toy altogether, as they were fearing that another redeco (in addition to the upcoming Binaltech Asterisk toys) would be too repetitive. How the story would have dealt with this time-displaced character addition has not been revealed, and it is doubtful it ever will be. Binaltech author Hirofumi Ichikawa is unlikely to reveal confidential work-for-hire pieces, since he still works for Takara. Furthermore, plans to release the toy as part of a different line were never picked up again.

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Re: something new to do with alternators

Postby TheMuffin » Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:29 am

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That saddens me. I love the color scheme.
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