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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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Re: something new to do with alternators

Postby Auto Bot » Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:49 am

But it's limited. Basically, only to the people who can attend.
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Re: something new to do with alternators

Postby neliz » Wed Jan 16, 2008 12:41 pm

Auto Bot wrote:But it's limited. Basically, only to the people who can attend.


No, not really.
those items are still put up for sale on hasbrotoyshop.com if I'm correct. that means, that scalpersites like BBTS will put them on sale worldwide as well so they're basically available for triple the price.
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Re: something new to do with alternators

Postby Auto Bot » Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:41 pm

neliz wrote:
Auto Bot wrote:But it's limited. Basically, only to the people who can attend.


No, not really.
those items are still put up for sale on hasbrotoyshop.com if I'm correct. that means, that scalpersites like BBTS will put them on sale worldwide as well so they're basically available for triple the price.


Yeah. The price.

I thought Hasbro has a policy not ever to produce any toys made available at Botcon?
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Re: something new to do with alternators

Postby neliz » Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:55 pm

Auto Bot wrote:I thought Hasbro has a policy not ever to produce any toys made available at Botcon?


No they don't
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Re: something new to do with alternators

Postby Auto Bot » Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:28 am

neliz wrote:
Auto Bot wrote:I thought Hasbro has a policy not ever to produce any toys made available at Botcon?


No they don't


So what Botcon exclusive toys have been massed produced by Hasbro for the general market so far?
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Re: something new to do with alternators

Postby neliz » Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:35 am

Auto Bot wrote:So what Botcon exclusive toys have been massed produced by Hasbro for the general market so far?


none? HBTS only sells leftovers meguess..
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Re: something new to do with alternators

Postby Auto Bot » Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:57 am

neliz wrote:
Auto Bot wrote:So what Botcon exclusive toys have been massed produced by Hasbro for the general market so far?


none? HBTS only sells leftovers meguess..


So that means... Hasbro has a policy not ever to produce any toys made available at Botcon
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Re: something new to do with alternators

Postby Bonger » Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:38 am

Auto Bot wrote:
neliz wrote:
Auto Bot wrote:So what Botcon exclusive toys have been massed produced by Hasbro for the general market so far?


none? HBTS only sells leftovers meguess..


So that means... Hasbro has a policy not ever to produce any toys made available at Botcon


Correct, Hasbro has never retailed any Botcon figures. The leftovers are sold at the tfcc site. Stores like BBTS just sell their dealer allotment.

This would actually make a pretty good Botcon item. I think that is the only place we will ever see the unproduced Titanium and Alts.
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Re: something new to do with alternators

Postby Redimus GTS » Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:09 am

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TheMuffin wrote:That saddens me. I love the color scheme.


Nice colour scheme, but that mold as a femcon? I think not! If people whinged about Override being a female in the US (and I think that mold really suited a female charecter) what on god's green earth would they have said to that?
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Re: something new to do with alternators

Postby neliz » Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:15 am

Redimus wrote:Nice colour scheme, but that mold as a femcon? I think not! If people whinged about Override being a female in the US (and I think that mold really suited a female charecter) what on god's green earth would they have said to that?


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Re: something new to do with alternators

Postby Auto Bot » Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:39 am

Bonger wrote:
Auto Bot wrote:
neliz wrote:
none? HBTS only sells leftovers meguess..


So that means... Hasbro has a policy not ever to produce any toys made available at Botcon


Correct, Hasbro has never retailed any Botcon figures. The leftovers are sold at the tfcc site. Stores like BBTS just sell their dealer allotment.

This would actually make a pretty good Botcon item. I think that is the only place we will ever see the unproduced Titanium and Alts.


For items that may never be produced at all... I think it's fair enough to tose them to the Botcon.
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