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New Transformers Alternity Convoy Pics - Red & Silver Versions!

Transformers News: New Transformers Alternity Convoy Pics - Red & Silver Versions!

Friday, September 26th, 2008 5:46AM CDT

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Thanks to our friends over at TF08 we have new pictures of the gorgeous Alternity Convoy figure both in the Nissan Silver version as well as first images of the Vibrant Red Version.

This beautiful figure will be available in Japan sometime in January.

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Re: New Transformers Alternity Convoy Pics - Red & Silver Versions! (795682)
Posted by Mkall on September 26th, 2008 @ 6:06am CDT
Not too shabby looking. The seats that turn into weapons are a nice touch.

Shame I won't be buying any of these. I'm focusing on Universe and Classics at the moment.
Re: New Transformers Alternity Convoy Pics - Red & Silver Versions! (795687)
Posted by Diem on September 26th, 2008 @ 6:36am CDT
Now these look nice. Just a pity it's yet another bloody Convoy.
Re: New Transformers Alternity Convoy Pics - Red & Silver Versions! (795688)
Posted by DevastaTTor on September 26th, 2008 @ 6:39am CDT
You know, I hate to say it but these are the first photos that make me like this less. I was on the fence before but now it's a no from me. The robot mode is OK-very movie like IMO (very Bumblebee)-but the alt mode, at least in these pictures, is a mess. The broken up lines of the GT-R remind me of movie Stockade or Universe/C2.0 Ironhide.

No matter how much diecast they put into him, this is a 20-25 dollar figure tops.
Re: New Transformers Alternity Convoy Pics - Red & Silver Versions! (795690)
Posted by Sledge on September 26th, 2008 @ 6:51am CDT
Still wondering if Hasbro will do all plastic versions of these. Looks nice, but I've got no pressing need for diecast.
Re: New Transformers Alternity Convoy Pics - Red & Silver Versions! (795692)
Posted by Chaoslock on September 26th, 2008 @ 6:58am CDT
Well, the alt. mode looks like the everyday alternator, but it's a good point for such a small figure; and the bot mode looks awesome (except head)

It's only weapons are those arm-guns... meh, where are the G1 times, when the figures had more weapons than hands? I cry for rocket launchers, guns and swords for every robot!


Diem wrote:Just a pity it's yet another bloody Convoy.


True. Why can't they start with figure homages like Bludgeon, Shockwave, Overlord, or Fort. Max?
Re: New Transformers Alternity Convoy Pics - Red & Silver Versions! (795696)
Posted by Sledge on September 26th, 2008 @ 7:04am CDT
Chaoslock wrote:True. Why can't they start with figure homages like Bludgeon, Shockwave, Overlord, or Fort. Max?

Because they want people to buy them.
Re: New Transformers Alternity Convoy Pics - Red & Silver Versions! (795712)
Posted by Covenant on September 26th, 2008 @ 7:42am CDT
I'd love to buy updates on Bludgeon, Shockwave, Overlord, as well as many others we've not seen for some time.

And while I'm usually one to not like/care for a Prime or Convoy outside of a hoss big rig or fire truck, this fella is win. I totally plan to acquire him.
Re: New Transformers Alternity Convoy Pics - Red & Silver Versions! (795715)
Posted by Counterpunch on September 26th, 2008 @ 7:43am CDT
These toys are not for me.
Re: New Transformers Alternity Convoy Pics - Red & Silver Versions! (795718)
Posted by robotrik on September 26th, 2008 @ 7:45am CDT
looks slick
Re: New Transformers Alternity Convoy Pics - Red & Silver Versions! (795729)
Posted by HighPrime on September 26th, 2008 @ 8:19am CDT
Until Jazz or a really kick-butt mold is introduced, I'll be passing on Alternity.
Re: New Transformers Alternity Convoy Pics - Red & Silver Versions! (795740)
Posted by Ravage XK on September 26th, 2008 @ 8:28am CDT
Shame the car mode doesnt fit together well but maybe its just a painted proto.

I'd rather they had continued with the BT line.

Looks good in die cast, I'll take shiny and reflective paint over boring plastic any day.
Re: New Transformers Alternity Convoy Pics - Red & Silver Versions! (795741)
Posted by Stormrider on September 26th, 2008 @ 8:29am CDT
Covenant wrote:I'd love to buy updates on Bludgeon, Shockwave, Overlord, as well as many others we've not seen for some time.

And while I'm usually one to not like/care for a Prime or Convoy outside of a hoss big rig or fire truck, this fella is win. I totally plan to acquire him.


Someone looking for Shockwave?

http://www.16bit.com/toypics/tfalt/shockblast/main-full.jpg
Re: New Transformers Alternity Convoy Pics - Red & Silver Versions! (795745)
Posted by Bumblebeast on September 26th, 2008 @ 8:32am CDT
I'd buy both! IMHO, Universe Sunstreaker should have been full die cast. What good is a toy if you can't kill someone with it?
Re: New Transformers Alternity Convoy Pics - Red & Silver Versions! (795746)
Posted by darkie13 on September 26th, 2008 @ 8:34am CDT
At last !!! A picture of the red Alternity Convoy and what a beauty !!!

I was skeptical of buying these because of the small scale and the Silver didn't do it for me but the red .... wow .... has to be one of the most good looking convoys of the past couple of years. That's how you celebrate a anniversary :grin:
Re: New Transformers Alternity Convoy Pics - Red & Silver Versions! (795747)
Posted by Tigertrack on September 26th, 2008 @ 8:35am CDT
I think the blue and red one is NICE! I'm giving them a try. :D
Re: New Transformers Alternity Convoy Pics - Red & Silver Versions! (795751)
Posted by Talous on September 26th, 2008 @ 8:50am CDT
Both of these are awsome looking. I find myself likeing the silver version better, you could almost pass it off as a different character than Prime.. Magnus anyone?
If I see one of these I might splurge and grab it.
Re: New Transformers Alternity Convoy Pics - Red & Silver Versions! (795757)
Posted by Ronny the Mighty on September 26th, 2008 @ 8:58am CDT
Sucks they aren't coming to the us though..........
Re: New Transformers Alternity Convoy Pics - Red & Silver Versions! (795765)
Posted by olokin on September 26th, 2008 @ 9:05am CDT
The red one looks slick. Thats the one I'd probably get. I really wish these were 1:24 scale.
Re: New Transformers Alternity Convoy Pics - Red & Silver Versions! (795770)
Posted by Kryptikore on September 26th, 2008 @ 9:18am CDT
I'm not to fond of the red convoy! The silver sits better with that particular mold design. I do have to agree I wish it was a different character. Not that I dislike Optimus it's just Optimus is supposed to be a truck! I didn't even like the alternator Optimus simply for the fact that my Masterpiece just fits that much better with the rest of my Alternators. I do on the other hand love Nemesis Prime's Alternator vehicle and robot mode. It just fits better IMO. I will still pick these up though.
Re: New Transformers Alternity Convoy Pics - Red & Silver Versions! (795783)
Posted by Prime Evil on September 26th, 2008 @ 9:40am CDT
Talous wrote:you could almost pass it off as a different character than Prime.. Magnus anyone?
If I see one of these I might splurge and grab it.


That's pretty much what I'm gonna do. I got the Silver one on pre-order. He was NEVER gonna be a prime in my collection. Probably have him run his own crew and have Drift with him. I'm definitely loving his looks. Yeah, his alt mode has a lot of exposed lines, but he a TF, it's kinda expected sometimes. For me, it's total WIN.
Re: New Transformers Alternity Convoy Pics - Red & Silver Versions! (795786)
Posted by Sledge on September 26th, 2008 @ 9:43am CDT
I wasn't too interested in this until I saw the red version, then something in my brain went "ooh, pretty." Then it went "but not enough to pay that much for it." :(
Re: New Transformers Alternity Convoy Pics - Red & Silver Versions! (795788)
Posted by rpetras on September 26th, 2008 @ 9:47am CDT
olokin wrote:I really wish these were 1:24 scale.


Couldn't agree more! :sad:

As it is, I prefer the silver one, as a Nissan, he's a nice fit for an updated Bluestreak. I liked the Subaru Alt, but this works very well.

If I can score this for around $30 I may do it, but $50 = pass.
Re: New Transformers Alternity Convoy Pics - Red & Silver Versions! (795800)
Posted by Auto Bot on September 26th, 2008 @ 10:16am CDT
Wow! I love this! Full details and perfect size.

Silver is definitely the winner.
Re: New Transformers Alternity Convoy Pics - Red & Silver Versions! (795813)
Posted by Fortress_Maximus on September 26th, 2008 @ 10:31am CDT
Yup I concur silver looks better. I wonder if this is significantly smaller than Alt Prime, anyone know? Also why are we getting a new Prime is this a new line? Thanks! :D
Re: New Transformers Alternity Convoy Pics - Red & Silver Versions! (795815)
Posted by Kryptikore on September 26th, 2008 @ 10:35am CDT
Fortress_Maximus wrote:Yup I concur silver looks better. I wonder if this is significantly smaller than Alt Prime, anyone know? Also why are we getting a new Prime is this a new line? Thanks! :D


Yes it is a new line called Alternity!
Re: New Transformers Alternity Convoy Pics - Red & Silver Versions! (795817)
Posted by omega666 on September 26th, 2008 @ 10:40am CDT
WOW! :grin:
Re: New Transformers Alternity Convoy Pics - Red & Silver Versions! (795835)
Posted by Auto Bot on September 26th, 2008 @ 11:08am CDT
Fortress_Maximus wrote:Yup I concur silver looks better. I wonder if this is significantly smaller than Alt Prime, anyone know? Also why are we getting a new Prime is this a new line? Thanks! :D


Given the scale of 1:32, i think it's just about the size of Movie Deluxe Bumblebee.
Re: New Transformers Alternity Convoy Pics - Red & Silver Versions! (795837)
Posted by JaZzTaStIc on September 26th, 2008 @ 11:11am CDT
i'd pick the red one up if hasbro done a full plastic version, i'm not a big fan of dicast parts.

still wonder wot other figures (if they do any) will look like in thsi line?
Re: New Transformers Alternity Convoy Pics - Red & Silver Versions! (795849)
Posted by Tyrenol on September 26th, 2008 @ 11:23am CDT
There's no way this guy should be "Convoy / Optimus."

He should be Runamuck or Runabout. Or another one of the G1 Transformers that hadn't seen the light of day yet.
Re: New Transformers Alternity Convoy Pics - Red & Silver Versions! (795912)
Posted by SentinelA on September 26th, 2008 @ 1:31pm CDT
I'd like the Silver one for like a Classics Downshift or Camshaft. But $50 is waaay too much. I'm unclear about the scale. Is 1:32 on scale with the Classics deluxe?
Re: New Transformers Alternity Convoy Pics - Red & Silver Versions! (795913)
Posted by mandingo_rex on September 26th, 2008 @ 1:34pm CDT
I wasn't keen from the start once I heard the scale was decreased...

I think the best thing to happen to TFs in the last 25 years was the Alternators/Binaltech and the Masterpiece lines, it's sort of the TF-equivalent of the Joe 25th line...

Old favorites, designed like they would have been back in the day, if we had today's toy tech... But updated, and generally well-done, with a few exceptions.

While this line has some nice new design elements, like the collapsing chest and other things I'm sure we're not even aware of, I think it looks too much like a mix between movie, Animated, and Classics, the only 1 of those I like is Classics, and I don't even collect that.

I was so excited to see the Skyline, as it's a badass car and glad that they have new molds of real car licenses again... which I wrongly thought was the return of BT/Alternators.

Also, a car doesn't fit Prime/Convoy, I'm sorry. No matter how badass.

I would have rather them ended the BT line strongly with something like this and given us one last hoorah, than start a new line with an awkward Prime that doesn't really work.

The new design has interesting features, but I stopped liking it long ago.
Re: New Transformers Alternity Convoy Pics - Red & Silver Versions! (796049)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on September 26th, 2008 @ 4:46pm CDT
Both versions look much better than I was expecting. I don't know if I'll get it, but if I do it's hard to choose. The "Prime" coloured version looks really nice, and the distribution of colours is great, but I'm kinda tired of that colourscheme, as we're guaranteed at least one in every line like that. But the silver one, while looking very not-primey and great feels a little like it could be less monochromatic.

Seat weapons are aces though.
Re: New Transformers Alternity Convoy Pics - Red & Silver Versions! (796080)
Posted by OPTIMUS MAGNUS on September 26th, 2008 @ 6:03pm CDT
Sweet. i dig the red one. Might have to see about picking one up. It would be kinda sweet to pick up a silver one too and switch the Prime head for a Megs head and switch up the faction symbols. Lol.
Re: New Transformers Alternity Convoy Pics - Red & Silver Versions! (796104)
Posted by Down_Shift on September 26th, 2008 @ 7:00pm CDT
I love the look of this line so far. I for one am really glad they did Convoy first. I don't know what everyones talking about when they say the vehicle mode looks poor, I think it looks fantastic. Sure it has breaks in it, but it needs to right. It is a Transformer after all.

For anyone who's wondering why they would release Convoy first, it's mostly because the Japanese Market love Convoy. I wouldn't be surprised if they did Megatron or Starscream next. I will be picking these up for sure when they come out. After Hasbro botched most of the titanium line with poor die-cast placement, it will be nice to get my hands on a figure with good weight.
Re: New Transformers Alternity Convoy Pics - Red & Silver Versions! (796106)
Posted by Craven Knight on September 26th, 2008 @ 7:02pm CDT
The Red version looks awesome in bot mode, shame the roof just hangs off the back like that though... the Car looks terrible, sadly.
Re: New Transformers Alternity Convoy Pics - Red & Silver Versions! (796225)
Posted by previousPrime on September 26th, 2008 @ 11:09pm CDT
is that prime?
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