Design a Binaltech/Alternator Transformer

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  1. Transformed

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    I hope a thread like this doesn’t exist, but if it did or still does, please forgive my newness and kindly direct me to it m(_ _)m I’m also not too sure where to place this topic, I’m hoping this is the right place f^_^;

    If you could be part of the Binaltech/Alternator team choosing which cars to use for which transformers, which cars would you choose?

    Below is a list of vehicles I would have chosen for the first run of Autobots along with the car I would have chosen for Tracks. I tried my best to stay away from German made cars, as I’ve heard they will not give Hasbro their blessing—not sure if Mclaren is British or German though:confused: 

    Anyways, my choices would be:

    Mini Cooper: Bumblebee 1st choice

    Nissan March: Bumblebee 2nd choice

    Nissan Sports Concept: Cliffjumper & Hubcap

    Mclaren F1: Mirage

    Custom Japanese van (make unknown): Ironhide

    Ford Model U: Brawn & Outback (same vehicle, but variant model)

    Acura RD-X concept SUV: Trailerbreaker

    Suzuki Jimny Sierra: Gears & Swerve (same car, but variant model)

    Mazda Roadster: Windcharger & Tailgate (same car, but variant model)

    Lotus Elise: Wheeljack

    Maserati MC12: Wheeljack (2nd choice)

    Bugatti 16/4 Veyron: Jazz

    Mitsubishi Fuso: Huffer & Pipes

    M1046 Humvee: Hound

    Lamborghini Gallardo SE: Sunstreaker

    Lamborghini Murcielago: Sideswipe

    Toyota Volta: Sideswipe & Sunstreaker (w/spoiler and other variant—assuming Lamborghinis are off limits)

    TVR Sagaris:
    Bluestreak (Prowl too I suppose, but a little farfetched as a police car…albeit sexy)


    Humvee Ambulance: Rachet

    Chevrolet SS: Tracks

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    Chrysler ME Four-Twelve: Springer

    Pontiac Solstice: Arcee

    Ferrari FXX: Hot Rod

    Mitsubishi Raider concept:
    Kup


    Citroen C-SportLounge: Wheelie
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    Some choice have been revised either completely or slightly:p 

    Transformed
     
  2. Omegatron

    Omegatron Mandatory Fun. Buy it now TFW2005 Supporter

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    Sure the thread's been done before (about once every three months, so we were about due), but I appreciate the work you put into finding the pics. The second Bumblebee is actually a better choice than the Mini Cooper- especially in that color.

    -Tony!
     
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    I assume there'll be a Q/A at Botcon this year, in which case, could someone ask them if Nissan were ever approached about licensing??
     
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    The colors shown in the provided pictures don’t necessary reflect the color schemes the alternate modes should be, but just the make of the alternate modes—I got lucky a few times finding suitable color schemes.

    Size-wise, I thought the Mini Cooper would have been an excellent substitute for Bumblebee, but design-wise, the Nissan March is gold—its design is pleasingly similar to that of a Volkswagen bug. The idea of the March all started with me doing laundry today:p  A Nissan March drive by, and thought that’d be a pretty cool Bumble Bee.

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    BUMBLE BEE I always like that as my favorite little autobot.
     
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    Not bad:thumb :

    The only problem I'd have with this choice is its size; it would make Bumblebee taller than I think he should be.

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    Ford Escape Hybrid for Brawn and Outback, IMHO.
     
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    I think the Hummer H3 would actually suit Brawn quite well.
     
  9. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    I think the GTO would make a good Hot Rod.


    ..what? :sly: 
     
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    I dunno, I never quite saw the van version of the Batmobile as being a good alt mode for Ironhide...

    Still, the rest are some decent choices. Though I myself would prefer the 2CV as Bumblebee, just 'cause.

    :confused2 
     
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    I want Silverstreak, Smokescreen and Ricochet as the WRX...
     
  12. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    a little greedy today are we? :p 


    if they did that, I think its safe to say the things would fall apart on us due to mold over-use!

    Andy
     
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    Hey if you demand a GTO as Hot Rod... I demand those three...
     
  14. REDLINE

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    *cough*

    ya know, I suggested a whole new mold.. you want another three copies of a slightly remolded SUBARU ... as if 6+ aren't enough? :lol 
     
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    The only GTO I want to see used for Hot Rod is the 1974 version, not that gawd awful new version. I hate that round bulbous atrocity. No offense, Redline, but I hate seeing old car names I loved used for vehicles such as the new GTO.
     
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    Sure! Why not? Cause of course we cant go wrong with more Subaru repaints...
    http://mywebpages.comcast.net/barada/kitbash/alt_rapido.gif
    ...right?
     
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    I want a Kup,Blurr,and yes Wheelie,Alternators. I realize I'll catch
    some for putting Wheelie in there,but I really liked him in G1. Wish
    they'd bring him back in the classics line or the movie if not the
    alts line.
     
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    :lol 

    In that spirit, I want the Dodge Viper as Sideswipe, Sunstreaker, and Dead End.

    See, RL? Joke. It's funny. You laugh. OK?

    :D 
     
  20. Razerwire

    Razerwire 99 Problems... Super Mod

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...

    FINALLY, someone that understands me...

    And I want Swindle, Hound, and Rollbar as Jeep Wranglers on top of that...:thumb 
     

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