More Transformers Alternity Pics

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Henriquedematos, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. Henriquedematos

    Henriquedematos Well-Known Member

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    funkatron101 TFW2005 Supporter

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    If they retooled it with a different head, I could see Hasbro putting this in the universe line.
     
  3. Peanut04

    Peanut04 Under Construction

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    These are just gorgeous. My only complaint is that the engine panel that appears to be part of Prime head. Having that stuck to the back of his head just takes something away from the figure, imo. Overall I'm very glad I preordered these. Now if we could only get pics of Megatron.
     
  4. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    I definitely want the silver one, but I definitely can't justify the price. :( 
     
  5. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    HHmmm...looks nice. I may have to get one.
     
  6. Powersa

    Powersa Car Robots

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    The bot head and back is messed up. The car mode doesn't look smooth either. Not what I expected but I won't cancel my pre order.
     
  7. grock35

    grock35 Hmmmm...

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    more and more i'm wanting to order them, but the price for the size...
     
  8. Tekkaman Blade

    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

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    I keep looking at it as what other figure I could make out of it. Not as a prime figure.
     
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    WhiteMocha TFW2005 Supporter

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    Man, I don't know why this figure doesn't do it for me. It SHOULD, by all means.... it's a cool car, that turns into a nicely-proportioned, nicely-detailed robot, and it's die-cast and to scale with Classics.

    But I just find it really boring. Maybe it's because it's yet another Prime, maybe it's the clunky and fragmented vehicle mode, maybe it's just the fact that it looks like so many other Diaclone-inspired carbots.

    The narrowing chest piece is the most interesting element, in my opinion. That's something different, and a clever way to handle the wideness of the hood in robot mode. But it's not enough to warrant a purchase.

    Now if the line continues for a while, and produces a Tracks, Wheeljack or Jazz figure that could reasonably stand alongside Classics, THEN my ears will perk up again. :) 
     
  10. Takara_destron

    Takara_destron Mainly lurking these days

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    frenzyrumble Banned

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    when is this expected to release?
     
  12. Type-R

    Type-R blissed off my chonk!

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    rherk KNERDOUT

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    This bot looks so far supperior to any of the Universe toys. Yeah, it's pricey but you get what you pay for. If you want a cheaply made toy with bad paint applications and poor plastic then stick with a ten dollar Universe figure but if you're tastes are more sophisticated and you love die-cast, this looks like it will hit the spot.
     
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    It looks okay?
     
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    Railguard Battalion Commander

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    I like it, I'd love it if it was in the Universe line but it looks really cool anyway.
     
  16. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    The scale is what turns me off first. The less-inspired character choices are next.
     
  17. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    I imagine a retooled head isn't 100% necessary, as long as the colors don't scream Convoy.

    That said, I would be willing to accept a plastic version of this with a new head as Universe Jazz. :) 

    (kinda doubt it's gonna happen though, as it would require a license.)
     
  18. Bgrngod

    Bgrngod Autocon

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    New head + maroon paint + squinting = almost Dead End

    .... it's a stretch.. I know.

    I do dig these figs a ton though. I think they look surprisingly detailed considering the scale.
     
  19. Enigma2K2

    Enigma2K2 Robot In Disguise TFW2005 Supporter

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    Now that's sexy...
     
  20. Optimatron

    Optimatron Autobot

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    That sir, is all a matter of opinion.

    The Universe classics, except for Ironhide's paint choice and Prowl/Silversteaks sticky paint, are full of pure win. And for the most part, the plastic doesn't feel cheap on any of my toys. My toys also were lucky enough not to have any of the joint problems. Even Galvatron stays together just fine.

    Now, my opinion of these new Alternity figures is that while looking awesome, they have no place with any of the other lines...What is this line supposed to be besides two awesome bots, with excellent Alt modes, yet bad choices in characters? I'm sorry, but if it wasn't for the fact that it was Prime and Megatron I would throw quite a bit of cash at these...because I like diecast as well as plastic...they both have their figurative strengths. But putting on a Prime head that looks so hard to remove just kills it for me. Prime to me is a truck, while Megatron should at least always be some kind of military vehicle/weapon. Making the two most iconic transformers as dinky little deluxe sized cars seems like a bad idea to me. I just don't know what Takara was planning with this line besides getting top dollar for producing a couple molds, that are overpriced for their size.

    However, in the end, if they drop the price at some point I'll probably pick them up...because besides bad character choice, and the size...Prime does look quite awesome(even while not looking like Prime except the head) and will probably have a clever transformation process.
     

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