A new alt mode. is there anything left?

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  1. ryan.j

    ryan.j Well-Known Member

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    Transformers loosely fall into a handful of categories: vehicles, beasties, random household appliances and god-like killer planets/cities.

    it's not outside the realms of possibility that some hasbro employees are reading this forum, and maybe - just maybe - after 25 years of churning out more or less the same fucking transforming robot car they're desperate to come up with some mind-blowing new alt modes and blow those Ben10 jerks out of the water*.

    Clearly Ejector was the improbable result of an internal joke email and a lunchtime drinking session, and now they need to top his genius - what awesome toy do you want to see staring back at you from the shelves of your local Multimegamart? (lets pretend for the sake of argument, hasbro aren't cynical enough to reissue an old toy rather than come up with something new...)

    Personally, i'd be a happy chappy if they re-worked the old combiner gestalt concept and made a short run of voyager-class transformers with interchangable bits that would let us make pick & mix new 'customs' on a daily basis, but that's not an alt mode per se. An official release of hearts of steel figures would make me happy too.



    *because ben 10 is cool as hell, and you know it!
     
  2. Kaze100

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    I would personally love to see a farm tractor (my son would love it), and the Mountain Dew Dispenser bot! Neither of which I foresee happening. One can dream though.
     
  3. ryan.j

    ryan.j Well-Known Member

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    you know, a tractor would be a cute idea... to the Dremel!
     
  4. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    there is a minicon tractor kinda, it has the buckets on it though
     
  5. Digilaut

    Digilaut My name is Drift.

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    I think there are some really cool altmodes in the ROTF line so far..we got an old biplane, a forklift, a microscope, a toaster, and an ice cream truck (ok, the last 3 were all in the movie, but still)..although I wish Hasbro will keep the 'robots disguised as vehicles', I wouldn't mind if some more of these special kind of figures would pop up.

    Like Kaze said, a farm tractor would be really fun, as well as the Mountain Dew bot from the first movie (more people are dying to get this one..but I fear, if they release it one day, it will not have Mountain Dew licensing so it probably wouldn't have the good looking green/grey color scheme..).

    Some more I can think of right now I hope they one day make:
    -a Vespa scooter or moped
    -a wheelchair
    -a Segway? :p 
    -a city bus (an independent group from Germany made one!)
    -a Smart car
    -a go-kart
    -a jetski

    ok, go away now! Shoo!
     
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    Rewind Be Kind TFW2005 Supporter

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    Hot air balloon.
     
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    A combiner made up of four different kinds of fire trucks.
     
  8. ryan.j

    ryan.j Well-Known Member

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    the segway is genius. how can they possible work one into.. wait...

    wielding a fire-axe that transforms into a segway!
     
  9. Foster

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    Segways don't have much to do with fire trucks. Can it transform into a robotic dalmatian named Steeljaw?
     
  10. Digilaut

    Digilaut My name is Drift.

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    I thought of some more. The Slap Chop..and another one that transforms into Times Square.

    How about the firetruck combiner rolling around on a giant fricking Segway? C'mon, you NEED to implement it somewhere!
     
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    ROTF Jetfire's cane would have been perfect as a Segway. Plus, he's old, he could use one.
     
  12. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    a London double decker bus always wanted to see a TF of one of them lol
     
  13. Digilaut

    Digilaut My name is Drift.

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    Everybody knows you shouldn't allow the elderly in/on anything that is motorized and has wheels..especially if it's moved by 'balance'.

    If old people and robots are allowed on segways now, I'm never going to the shopping mall ever again.

    Was there ever a San Fransisco tram robot? Human Alliance with Danny Tanner!

    or a blimp!
     
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    Spiderus Prime TFW Spongebob since 2007

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    Un... Transformers are rivals with Macross and Gundom not Ben 10.
     
  15. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    They're all competing for the attention of the kids. Plus, what will kids have heard of more, a Japanese-only show which their dads watched as Robotech, an anime mostly only screened when they're not watching, or the second hottest kid's cartoon series going?


    Also, we need a steamroller TF. Never seen one of those!
     
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    Segway and a wheelchair would be awesome.
     
  17. ghowildseven

    ghowildseven SG Decepticon

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    We need to see more ships, then the battle can finally take place at sea or something.
     
  18. Foster

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    I'd love to see some new types of construction vehicles and equipment like that, across many more size classes, from handheld power tools to small vehicles like steamrollers and bobcats to large tunnellers like the Cybertron Giant Planet toys. In third grade I created a jackhammer TF and I'd love to see that finally done!
     
  19. MegaHavok

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    Personally I am burned out on all the realistic vehicles of the last couple of years and would love an all cybertron based line.
     
  20. deltaprime

    deltaprime The Christian Transfan

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    -More satellites, but better than Soundwave
    -Since you mentioned Ben10, how about a crossover. He does turn into different aliens *cough* Cybertronian *cough*
    -Jetski
    -Wrecking ball construction vehicle
    -Truckasaurus ala The Simpsons
    -a TV
    -a computer, speakers, and a mouse that all combine (not quite like Device Labels though)
    -Dispensor NOW!
     

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