Here we go again. Every couple of months I have to express my love for Binaltechs and I figured it was long overdue. I look at my collection that I put in my Ikea bought showcases that so many collector's own (why not? they work great, look great and are inexpensive.) and I notice four of the six of the showcases are loaded with Binaltechs/Alternators and Masterpieces. Now, with the Skywarp MP and the E-Hobby BT Mirage, two more spaces will be used up and that does make me happy. I know from what Hasbro said at their Botcon panel that Alternators are no more and you have to take their word. They were expensive to make and the financial return did not justify the continuation of the line. I understand and can accept this and if this means Hasbro wants no part of making new molds than that certainly means Takara Tomy will not either. This is sad news for me but something I have to accept. Also, it appears they were not a great success in Japan anyway. However, E-Hobby has just released two new Binaltech figures: The ridiculously limited Nemesis Convoy and the soon to be released clear Mirage. Which is about twenty or so bucks more than the average price to purchase Binaltechs from importers. However, it got me thinking, What if E-Hobby released the rest of the Alternators as BT's in this format? This would be a win/win situation for all and here's why: With Swerve, Decepticharge, Rumble, Ravage & Mirage left worthy of the Binaltech treatment. Geez, you could even throw in a die-cast version of Rodimus, Autolooper and Convoy and I would probably bite. This would give the fans of the line (and trust me there are many) something to look forward too. Takara Tomy has the molds. So, they just need to do what needs to be done to make certain parts die-cast and add their superior paint jobs. E-Hobby, obviously knows there is a fan base for Binaltech's. So, they take their pre-orders and make that many. As long as they give the fans ample enough time to do so. So, who wins? all of us! Those consumers who want them, have a chance, Takara Tomy profit from already created molds & E-Hobby can charge their $70 bucks or so so they can make their money. Sounds like a winner to me. Oh, it's also worth mentioning that the door is opened for a simple Rumble repaint, Ravage as well. I just like the die-cast and superior paint jobs of Binaltechs and I know there are others out there like me. Not all of us toy collectors want just another sub par toy but more so works of art and engineering genius. What do you think? Do you think there's a chance for BT's?