Questions: The Alternity Line

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  1. red4

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    Why are they so expensive? Do they have metal panels? Are they limited edition? Extra sturdy construction?

    They're awesome-looking as all hell, so I would like to own one; but they're expensive. What's the dealio?
     
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    they do have metal parts, and like a lot of takara products they have a lot of detail, and WONDERFUL Paint quality! There are no bad paint on my silver one.
    Awesome totally worth it (prime anyway)
     
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    Did you click on it?
     
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    yes
     
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    Then either there's an error so it works for me and not for you, or you don't see anything useful in searching for the word "alternity" in the Feedback Forum.
     
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    I am actually quite curious as well about the Alternators....

    I remember seeing them when the first movie came out, but I never got around to buying any of them since I did not start collecting until after the first movie.

    Are they going to be releasing any new Transformers under the Alternators line? It looks like Takara is making more but will they ever go stateside?
     
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    Alternity isn't the same as Alternators.... is it?
     
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    I dunno.... I thought Alternity is the Japanese version and Alternators are the American?
     
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    Just checked TFWiki:
    -Alternators (USA) = Binaltech (Japan)
    -Alternity(Japan) = Fans in the USA getting them shipped from Japan
     
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    gah, so much ignorance

    Binaltech and Alternators the previous line of realistic and licensed cars with high detail. BT was the Japanese version with die-cast; Alt was the USA version with pure plastic.

    Alternity, so far, seems to be a limited line with just the two molds, some die-cast but not wholly metal. Smaller scale than Binaltech; these are about deluxe sized. Binaltechs were noticeably larger.
     
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    You clearly didn't read my post just above yours.
     
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    Thanks for clearing that up! But as I said earlier I did not start collecting until after the first movie line as I am sure some newer fans have as well since the movie made it popular to collect and more toy lines were then produced.

    Last time I saw an alternator was during the release of the first film. But again thanks for clearing that up! I wish they would release more of that line.
     
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    You clearly did not look at the post times - they're identical.
     
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    There will be no more alternators/binaltech. Not sure how well the BT line did in Japan, but Alternators didn't move off the shelves enough to justify the line in America.

    The classics/Universe 2.0 line offers most of the engineering at about half the price. I suspect that there's licensing issues too, now that Hasbro is tied in with GM thanks to the movie.

    The Human Alliance sets for the movie are pretty much Alternators in size and detail/complexity, so it's the "new" Altenators. Their existence is justified by the money that Hasbro's thrown into the movie.

    With no TV series or movie budget backing it, BT/Alt is dead. Too bad, because I liked the series. I still have BTs for sale if you want.
     
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    I just purchased Alternity Prime both red and silver. I have to say they are nicely presented in the package. I feel they were worth the price and I have not even opened them up yet. The packaging is all plastic outer shell. You should pick up the red one while you can as they are getting harder to find.
     
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    How much are the red Prime Alternity's going for? I usually never by anything that I can't purchase at retail, it get really expensive older series and such. That is why I welcome all the cybertron repaints I missed out on, since they are usually updates to older characters and better paint schemes then the original molds IMO.

    It looks like Human Alliance will take over for Alternators for now, hopefully they will sell well and Hasbro will re-release the original Alternators and some new ones!
     
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    There are a number of retailers advertising above the forum you're reading right now . . .

    If they're out of stock, there's a For Sale section here and the good ol' stand by ebay.
     
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    Ebay:
    Original Alternators were $20. Human Alliance clocking in at $30-$35.
     

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