Future Alts

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  1. jedi prime1

    jedi prime1 Well-Known Member

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    At Botcon they said that Alts were on Hiatus. What In your Opinion would be good Alts(even diffrent Pricepoints)

    1. Ultra Magnus(Optimus Repaint)
    2. Soundwave(a Car Carrier so that Rumble and ravage could be carriedI would guess that it would be Leader Class price point)
    3. Hoist as a tow truck
    4. An Arcee
    5. A Winabego as Rodimus Prime(Ultra class price Point)
    6. 6 F-16's as the seakers
    7. A compact car as Bumblebee and Clifjumper(I'm thinking ford escort) ($15 price Point)
    8. a remold and repaint of Dead End, Grimlock, Miser, Smokescreen, and a remold of Optimus for Stuntacons and Menasaur
    9. An amplance as Rachet(Ultra Class)
    10. a Tank as Megatron(Ultra or Leader Class)
     
  2. Tycho

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    1. Ultra Magnus - no should be a totally redone MPE as a car carrier with a lot more articulation than the G1 ever had, and no Optimus parts or similar looking features.

    2. An Arcee - yes. But pink? Hmm. Maybe the classic Pink Cadillac from that song?

    3. 2 seekers - No. Retool Starscream MPE into an F-18 and an F-111 for Thundercracker (Blue Angels details) and Skywarp (all black stealth) respectively.

    4. A compact car as Bumblebee - the Chevy Camarro 2007 in yellow - just like the movie, but less "Binonicle-looking"

    5. An amplance as Rachet (Ultra Class) - in the new movie colors and style!

    6. a Tank as Megatron(Ultra or Leader Class) - MPE sized unless they want to make Brawl that way and go with Megatron's Cybertronian Jet - but change the robot to make him a little more G1 looking.

    7. Optimus Prime's / Nemesis Prime's Alternator, with sculpt changes to make it movie Ironhide.

    8. Retooling of Alternator Wheeljack into Decepticon Barricade from the movie.

    9. MPE Blackout helicopter!

    10. MPE Brawl tank

    11. Some kind of Ultra-Class Alternator BoneCrusher from the movie.

    12. A triple-changing Ultra Springer - ultra class

    13. Kup - somehow - but a real vehicle worthy of Alternators

    14. Hot Rod - Ferrari or Lamborghini most likely

    15. Blurr - whichever brand Hot Rod is not (above)
     
  3. Phy

    Phy I want... ROOM SERVICE!!

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    I want a Mazda3 Alternator. I don't care what color they make it in, or even really what character, although Cliffjumper'd be favorite, or Bumblebee if Mazda finally put out a yellow 3.
     
  4. Kickback

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    More Alternators like Mirage, Smokescreen, Wheeljack/Grimlock, Meister/Shockblast, Hound/Rollbar/Swindle.

    Less Alternators like Skids, Windcharger/Decepticharge, Sideswipe.

    You know, ones that have articulation in their joints and not ones that can move their arms and that's it.
     
  5. Phy

    Phy I want... ROOM SERVICE!!

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    Kickback, you're mental. All of those have articulation in their joints.

    Windcharger and Sideswipe have limited articulation is what the problem is. And Skids isn't even that limited.

    Semantics? Yeah. But how often do you get to call the board owner mental? ;) 
     
  6. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    he's not a board owner :lol  that'd be Tony Bacala!

    I'd like to see the Prime mold done as Motor Master, Rumble as Frenzy, skids as ironhide (he was a minivan for crissakes!).. after that, I'd have to go with some SUVs, or (wishfulthinking alert) a military sub-line, even if it meant a different scale compared to traditional alts.
     
  7. Phy

    Phy I want... ROOM SERVICE!!

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    I - I haven't been here long enough to tell the difference?
     
  8. gnodprime1

    gnodprime1 Made of sterner stuff

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    I'm just hoping they sell enough classics and movie toys to continue the line.

    I'm not too picky on which characters they decide to use, but I would like to see a few vehicles:

    Dodge Neon SRT-4 would make an excellent Bumblebee or Cliffjumper, comes in yellow/red, existing licenses with Dodge

    Dodge Challenger Concept, make it Plum Crazy and a Decepticon, character not important, repaint as much as possible, just kicks ass

    Cadillac XLR - I know, already licensed, still want to see it made, make it silver, Megatron to battle Alt Prime seems logical

    Jaguar XJ220
    Aston Martin DB9
    Hummer H3, Jeep Liberty or Commander - we need some Trailbreaker/Ironhide out of one of these
     
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    but the neon is a discontinued car...
     
  10. Gen. Magnus

    Gen. Magnus Everything is Awesome

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    Aye, the theory went around a while ago for those two figures as that car but it was confirmed then that the Neon was being discontinued and therefor NOT going to be used.
     
  11. Rodentus prime

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    We need to get the black dodge ram with a new head sculpt as trailbreaker (whatever they want to call him) The kitbashes of him are just perfect. A green version as hoist would be nice too.
     
  12. PrimeConvoy

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    I'd like to see more SUV's and Trucks for the larger bots somehow and keep it at its currnet scale, just start using larger vehicles. The next few bots I like to see is Soundwave, Frenzy, Megatron and Starscream we really need more cons. I dont car if they have military vehicles of not and thats mainly do to the size and scale, just dont think it will look right with the line as is. Another thing I would love to see is better QC on the line, its seems in the later waves this has been a serious issue and my last few Alts haven't been up to par in the QC either which makes collecting a collector line fustrating
     
  13. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    To the original poster: Ford doesn't make the Escort anymore. It was replaced by the Focus years ago.
     
  14. Megatronwp38

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    what's and Amplance? is that some new word I don't know? Or did you mean and Ambulance.


    I actually hope the alternators are done. They had a good run, too hard to find and all. Time to move on.
     
  15. Codimus Prime

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    So I've been scratching my head and this was the best thing I can come up with.

    Optimus Prime as a cab-over Mac or Peterbilt.

    My buddy and I were talking after he saw my Nemesis Prime.

    He asked: where the Alternators fit into the story of the TF's.
    I said: no where I'm aware of.
    He asked: why is he a dodge ram then?
    I said: good f'n question.

    The best thing I can come up with off the top of my head was that the alternators were made to modernize the transformers characters.

    He though that Optimus should have been a new tractor trailer.

    And I thought: BRILLIANT!

    I don't care if he has to be a little more costly. Make him transform similar to G1 and you will have a winner that will fly off the shelves!
     
  16. Superquad7

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    I started a threadvery similiar to this topic.

    But to respond to this thread (since I like Alts as much as I do):

    1. Ultra Magnus: vector has more than proven that this is a viable repaint. I want one!
    2. Soundwave: Maybe I'm just partial to my own Soundblaster custom, but I don't think it's necessary that he be a "car carrier."
    3. Hoist as a tow truck would be really cool if done right. I'd like to see one!
    4. Same as Hoist (only if done well).
    5. None for me, thanks. Especially since we have the KP Hot Rodimus (Hasbro should make HR as a GT).
    6. Jets aren't "Alternators" or "Binaltech." Not to :horse:  , but the scale is way off (I'm VERY partial to having a TF line in scale for once).
    7. No need to make a different price point. I still want the VW designs for these, but there are lots of things I "want." :lol 
    8. Stunticons? YEEEESS! I've got my Stunticons. Personally, I love Dead End as "Dead End." Decepticharge is my stand in for "Drag Strip." I've made customs of both Brakedown (note my spelling) and Wildrider. I don't have the overwhelming need for a combiner, but TFMaster and Wikkid have proven that this idea is cool.
    9. I'd love to see Ratchet this way!
    10. Same answer as the Seekers. To defend this answer, one of the things I feel that is very indicative of the Alt/BT line is that they are domestic cars.

    That's just my 2 cents (technically 4 since I had started that earlier thread) [and my shameless plugs]. :thumb 
     
  17. shade 0066

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    I personaly would like to see:

    -2006 Dodge Charger
    -2008 Dodge Challenger
    -2007 Chevy Camaro
    -2006 Ford F-150
    -Maybe 2006 ScionTC
    -Some sort of large SUV
    -Formula 1 raceer (Mirage)
     
  18. Superquad7

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    I'm so wanting an F-150, simply because I own one *want an Alt of his own truck*
     
  19. Mixmaster

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    1. For once Magnus needs his own mould, maybe an SUV. Perhaps with a robot mode that resembles his G1 large robot mode :D .
    2. Wouldn't this make Soundwave bigger than Prime? Soundwave is not inextricably linked to his cassettes, much like his cassette don't have to be cassettes anymore. He could be a remould of a SUV Magnus. Besides I can't see alts. going into a higher price point; they (Hasbro) arguably had the opportunity with Prime who his easily the most iconic of Transformer characters.
    3. I wouldn't mind seeing something more utilitarian in this line. I'd like to see Inferno and Hoist somehow.
    4. Arcee, maybe as an MX-5.
    5. Maybe Rodimus Prime could be a truck similar to a Dodge Ram SRT-10 perhaps with a custom paintjob (flames).
    6. I think Alternators should remain a line where the alt modes are 1:24 road vehicles, F-16s would just be too big. Starscream would be pretty cool as a silver McLaren SLR, and Skywarp as a black one. Or at the very least some of the seekers could very fast and rare exotics.
    7. Bumblebee and Cliffjumper could be a Toyota Yaris or something like that.
    8. Motormaster could be a ordinary silver Dodge Ram.
    9. Same as 3. I would like to see Ratchet somehow, but done well.
    10. Megs should be a similar size to Prime, but I can't think of anything that would suit him particularly well, may be an SUV.

    I'd like to see Runabout and Runamuck also.
     
  20. Tycho

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    No, make this Ironhide, as per how he's represented in the new movie.

    I buy select Alternators only - and I have MPE Optimus and Starscream. Only 10 robots in all.

    I buy the famous G1 characters popularized with me by the 80's cartoon series. And I want these robots in that scale and with very similar alt modes - jets and miitary vehicles where appropriate.

    I'm not an Alternator-purist who thinks all Alts should be consumer cars. I've liked the mold, but always turned down the Dodge Ram Truck for several reasons - Prime is represented in my collection perfectly by the MPE - the way he's supposed to look. Nemesis Prime is not a G1 character that I'm aware of and even if he was, with my Prime being a 12" MPE, this Alt truck is never going to do. It would take a black MPE of that size to even represent.

    I'm most for assembling a collection of the characters I loved the most from the G1 cartoon in their most realistic and quality forms - as long as they're close. IE - SideSwipe might be a Dodge now, but he was always a red sportscar. It's close enough and that Dodge convinced me to start buying Transformers again as I had nothing like it when I was a kid collecting G1 in the 80's.
     

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