question for ppl who have binaltechs

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  1. jnmx2000

    jnmx2000 classics

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    so i have a question, i'm collecting the binaltech/alternator lines and i want to know from ppl who have owned both sets, does the weight of the diecast hinder posing? i have a binaltech prowl and grimlock and the rest are the alternators and the grimlocks legs are pretty heavy. his one leg just kind of swings out under its own weight even when just standing straight up it has that little problem, are other binaltechs the same way? joints can't support the weight of the diecast? my prowl doesn't have that problem, is it just a QC issue or is this restricted to certain figures?
     
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    The mustang mold's hip joints tend to be weak no matter if its Alternator or Binaltech.
    I have no problems at all with posing or tightness except for my BT Wheeljack mustang. My BT Grimlock is actually very tight.

    I have all BT except for the characters that aren't availble as BT. And I have a bunch of Alts that I use for parts.

    Overall the BTs are much higher quality than the Alts, especially the paint, finish, and detail. The paint is much nicer than colored plastic. Also the fit of parts and tightness on my BTs is better than my Alts.
     
  3. Banshee

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    I have BT Prowl, Wheeljack and Tracks.

    Tracks is fine, but Wheeljack can be a bitch to pose beacause his hip jointes were so loose. Prowl's problem is the ankle joints. They can't really support his weight.
     
  4. tikgnat

    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong. TFW2005 Supporter

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    From BT Smokescreen, Sideswipe, Hound, Jazz/Meister, Grimlock.
    From ALT Smokescreen, Windcharger, Jazz, Shockwave.

    Right, the differences in weight are very big, the Die cast ones are noticibly heavier, but for the majority of the BTs I have there's really no difference in the ability to pose/balance, except for Hound.

    His Chest is so big, therefore heavy that he really has problems supporting his own weight. Its one of the reasons I've been looking at ALT Swindle with more and more want.

    My Smokescreen and Jazz molds are all fine, I don't think its a QC issue, but a mold issue.
     
  5. Chaos Muffin

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    I keep mine in car mode so when mom comes over she just thinks Im a car nut.

    Then when she leaves , they all transform and party
     
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    Banshee MvC2 online! woot!

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    Lol you're right, Alts are perfect for a closet TF fan :D 
     
  7. Golgo-013

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    I noticed out of all the pics here and there, it seems most people keep their Alts/BTs in car mode.

    I must be weird I keep every thing in bot mode unless I have a dup of it to display in both modes.
     
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    So, uhhhh, what do you do with the other 1,5XX bots you have?? :lol 

    I only own one single BT; yellow Tracks...and he has never left the box.
     
  9. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    I've got all binaltechs, except for the recent molds that have only come out as alternators. bt's stand and pose just fine, you just have to be a little bit more patient to get them just right. the only one that's ever given me problems, and I know other people will attest to this is hound.
     
  10. Chaos Muffin

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    Hiding, in a very large closet :lol 

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    The major weight-hinders-posability BTs are Prowl and Skids, because of their ball-jointed ankles. At least those are the 2 that took the emo dive of my shelf...
     
  12. KA

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    nah, the metal is distributed evenly so balancings not an issue

    mah-tuuuuuuuuuhl
     

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