BTA Convoy w/ Melissa and Transformer Atari Announced By Takara

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  1. Super_Megatron

    Super_Megatron Twitter: @Super_Megatron Administrator

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    Online retailers are being solicited BTA Convoy w/ Melissa and something called "Transformer Atari" just announced by Takara.

    Thanks to Delta from <a href="http://www.reprolabels.com/" target="_blank">Reprolabels.com</a> and <a href="http://www.actiontoyhouse.com/" target="_blank">Action Toy House</a> for the news.
     
  2. McBradders

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    Wonder if thats the Atari Armada game :/
     
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    Gamewave- a fully functionional and transforming Atari 2600.

    I am so glad that BT's live because now I can expect to see a BT Mirage.
     
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    I'll be happier when I see these things shipping, we've had pre-orders before, so I won't hold my breath. Transformers Atari though....I though Atari didn't have that game liscence anymore...
     
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    Hey where's Nevermore with some sort of explenation on this?
     
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    Zzeezz Ambassador of Music TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'm happy that all the naysayers ended up being wrong. I really wanted Binaltech to continue.
     
  7. rherk

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    Me too. I find the BT line far superior to Alternators. I LOVE BINALTECHS!!!!!
     
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    I'd be willing to be that Takara is importing Melbourne House/Atari's Armada game
     
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    I don't suppose it's worth hoping that the BTA will be Convoy while the BT version will be Trailbreaker?

    Good news regardless. I can't wait for Mirage now!

    Steve.
     
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    According to the ordering information, they are being placed in to the Figure Collection line. So I really don't think it is a video game.
     
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    Could be Takara's Titanium line?
     
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    Sooo, BT isn't cancelled in Japan after all, just being shunted around a bit after a merger.

    My surprise at this knows no bounds.

    Phazer
     
  13. Nevermore

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    No-one claimed the entire Binaltech line was cancelled, Phazer. All we heard was that Ginrai and Black Convoy were cancelled, and Ichikawa's story was being put on the backburner.

    There was never any solid "Binaltech is done" confirmation.

    And yet...

    http://www.allspark.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=4316

    "Kiss"? :huh

    And 6500 Yen? Even MORE expensive than Black Convoy would have originally been?
     
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    Umm...weird. I thought Binaltech and it's sister Binaltech Asterisk was cancelled for good. Heh, guess Takara heard our fanboy pleas after all. :D 
     
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    Perhaps the Binaltech IS over and Binaltech Asterisk is what's left??


    I'm wondering how this will be priced, BTAs were an extra $5.00 or so, and rumors were that Takara wanted an extra $5.00 for the Ram anyway.
     
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    Where and when did he do that??
     
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    Over the last few months. Atleast thats they way I've been interpreting his posts.
     
  19. freezowave

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    The BTA line could be being used for takaratomy to try and reinvigorate the BT line, while charging an extra $5 or so for a chincy little PVC anime chick.

    Convoy should come with a Spike. That'd been pretty neat.

    Also I'm not sure if Nevermore ever said the line was done, but he has always been vocal when it comes to prophesizing/doomsaying the line. Although this could be looked at as him simply reporting on what he has found out. Regardless I'll be glad to add to my BT's and enjoyed the little extra time to fully catch up.
     
  20. Fit For natalie

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    TAKARA MARKETING BRAINSTOOOORRRRRMMM!!

    Marketing Chief: Okay guys. These Transformer Binaltech things aren't doing very well for us. Our last attempt to make them more hip and popular among the regular consumer, by lowering the build standards on certain models, including a poorly made pvc figurine, and increasing the recommended retail price for the priviledge of these changes, did even worse.

    Any ideas?

    (long pause)

    Marketing Guru 1,234*: I KNOW!! How about we... increase the retail price by nearly 1,000 yen?

    Marketing Chief: (Pause)... BRILLIANT! Let's put that idea into effect, immediately!

    Narrator: One year later, TakaraTomy files for bankruptcy. They are eventually bought out by rival, Bandai.

    THE END


    *(fun fact: For every designer and engineer at Takara, there are 50 incompetent marketers)
     

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