Rumor: Transformers Alternators in 2009; BT Arcee to come with a figure

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Superquad7, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I received some information from a reliable source (that will remain anonymous per request):

     
  2. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    I'm one stoked TF-fan.
     
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  3. Nemesis Predaking

    Nemesis Predaking Offical Enforcer WTF@TFW Veteran

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    One can only hope. I got into Alts way too late.
    It would be nice to see a "Rebirth" on the line
     
  4. Xaxis

    Xaxis Well-Known Member

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    SuperQ, I know you're an upstanding member of this board. I also know your post was not made on April 1st.

    If this "Collector's Line" does indeed come to be and is either a continuation of or an even better version of Alternators...well, you sir have delivered to this TF fan some of the best news this year. :D 
     
  5. Laser_Optimus

    Laser_Optimus Your opinion was noted. Now get lost. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Wow. Interesting news. Cool for those of you still collecting Alternators. Myself, I've humbly bowed out of that race and will continue to sit out... only one I have left is Nemesis Prime and unless something strikes a similar fancy with me I won't be picking any more up.

    Still, good for you guys whom held out hope that this line would come back.

    Though, you got to wonder if the secondary market will expand even further as people like me who've sold off their Alternators try to get them back (I won't, but you know there will be those that will).
     
  6. Chosen

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    This part doesn't make sense. Classics didn't ridiculously go up in price until after the movie... long after we already knew Hasbro had decided to do Universe with Classics 2.0. The timing's right for such a scenario to be possible with Alternators, if this info is accurate, but that couldn't have happened with Classics.
     
  7. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    for some reason I found the FP editorial 'tfw has found some interesting news concerning TFs' I can't put my finger on it but I LOLd

    yay to new alts!
     
  8. jazz4ever

    jazz4ever I'm turned on by numbers

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    i sure hope they make like a alternators 2.0 like universe is just classics 2.0
     
  9. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    Maybe the other high price items they noticed were the masterpiece figures. Especially Starscream. Could they be thinking of alts as well as more realistic military vehicles ( like Starscream )?
     
  10. Dark_Rage

    Dark_Rage Jaded Member

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    As soon as Hasbro realizes the generation of collectors and fans who grew up with Transformers are going into their forties, they'll know that they're becoming wealthier and will probably be willing to spend more on quality items from their childhood. I know Bandai is doing this with Gundam, and they dominate almost half the toys/hobbies market in Japan.

    Well that's just some of my reasons (no offense to the older, or soon-to-be-older fans).
     
  11. Noisemaze2006

    Noisemaze2006 Banned

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    Okay, if the big-wigs can notice the prices on Alts, then why can't they notice the prices on Dai Atlas, Sky Garry, Grandus, Deathsaurus, Black Zarak, Star Saber, Overlord, etc.??? They NEED to reissue all those guys. Most of us missed them & can't afford them now.
     
  12. Tech Spec

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    2009 will be a great year for Alts/Bt's, this great news! :D 
     
  13. xZAOx

    xZAOx Yep.

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    Awesome, can't wait to see what happens.
     
  14. mineraljane

    mineraljane Gravity Hugger

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    Very exciting to my head, but not the wallet in my back pocket.
     
  15. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    None of those are Hasbro issued toys. They're ALL toys that were only released in Japan.
     
  16. plowking

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    Very cool news.....good to see that the Alt line may get a revival :D  it was my fave of all time.
     
  17. BigRC83

    BigRC83 I'm singing in the rain

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    Exciting news.
     
  18. Omnibus Prime

    Omnibus Prime I'm too old for this shit TFW2005 Supporter

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    And there was much rejoicing.

    Yaaay.
     
  19. 138 Scourge

    138 Scourge WE R 138

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    Holy Crap!

    That is all.
     
  20. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    Well, if they can notice the price on eBay, you'd think they'd also notice the fact that the line sells abysmally in stores. Hell, the main reason eBay prices are so high is because the line had such piss poor distribution that it was almost impossible to find new figures on the shelves.

    If the Alt line really does return - and if any store will actually agree to stock it again - they really need to find some way to make it work better than it did the first time around.
     

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