Takara's BT-17 Ginrai and BTA-04 Black Convoy Cancelled?

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  1. Super_Megatron

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    Online retailers are being told by Japanese suppliers that Takara's BT-17 Ginrai and BTA-04 Black Convoy have been cancelled. This would explain why online retailers haven't been provided any pictures of these items to solicit with.

    Any other online retailers want to comment on this?
     
  2. ams

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    Wow, that makes me nervous. Wonder what's up? :( 
     
  3. Sol Fury

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    This doesn't bode well for the Binaltech line. It is a bittersweet irony that the very reason we are getting Optimus in the line as the Dodge Ram was at Takara's insistance (since in their opinion any Truck other than a Convoy-type character would sell poorly), and now the toy might not happen out there, but too late for Hasbro to revert to their original plan.
    Though I wouldn't write them off just yet. Black Convoy may be a goner, since perhaps Binaltech * didn't work hence the line is gone after three releases. Maybe Ginrai is merely postponed or on hiatus. To be honest, if trucks don't sell in Japan perhaps Takara has registered a lack of interest from retailers and is going to skip the Ram for Mirage Ford GT instead.
     
  4. Dark_Convoy

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    Too bad Hasbro does not have time to give him a new head and make him Ironhide..
     
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    Damn...it would've made a great Ironhide and Kup repaint.
     
  6. Xaxis

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    I say Hasbro should scrap the Prime idea and make it Trailbreaker.

    Ironhide could be a repaint, or a completely different vehicle.
     
  7. ckhtiger

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    I was (and still am, considering this is only speculation) planning on getting the red truck and making him ironhide. I so very much hope this isn't true.
     
  8. Asquian

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    my only disappointment here is 1: if they don't revert to alt ironhide and 2: no marissa BTA yet
     
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    Hoenstly, I'd be utterly shoked if whomever the Ram was supposed to be wouldn't end up being the remold (kinda likew how we know noww that Bluestreak wass supposed to be the first Imprezza but the ended up launching with Smokescreen
    That'd be nice :D  i hope BT isn't over, i'd be really sad to have to live with crappy unpainted plastic Alternators for the rest of the line's life....
    :cry 
     
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    That is some sad news indeed. Like stated above, I hope this only means they were cancelled due to a lack of pre orders. One would hope they'd still do the Ford GT since the hard work has already been done.

    But if Binaltech and it's * line are done in Japan, will Hasbro continue the Alts? I would hope so even if we had to accept more repaints to pay for it.

    :cry  ( now sad that I'll never get a Die-cast Ram Convoy.)
     
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    I hope there's still a chance for a Scourge repaint of Prime in the future of alternators.
     
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    c'mon Hasbro/TakaraTOMY - ....TRAILBREAKER!

    With a fresh new head sculpt (and darker mouth/nose like the cartoon)
     
  13. Scourge_151

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    i should imagine alt optimus would go ahead
     
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    Thats the first thing I thought of.
     
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    I say postpone him and give him a new head. Make him black and make him Trailbreaker.. or leave him red and make Ironhide
     
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    I vote Trailbreaker. I've wanted the Dodge Ram to be Trailbreaker ever since we first heard about it(which was a looooooong time ago).
     
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    Well this is just annoying. First Takara forces Hasbro to make the Ram Optimus so it'll sell in Japan, then they go ahead and cancel the Japanese release? Not cool, Takara. Not cool. :thumbdown 
     
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    It just occured to me, it is also possible that BT-17 Ginrai has been cancelled because Takara has decided to put him out as a BT-17 Convoy. Since the name has changed, presumably the old orders would be cancelled, then resubbed onto the new name once the decision is greenlighted.
    Just throwing that out as an optimistic alternative take on things.
     
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    Probably just means Takara have rescheduled it. No big deal in all likelihood.

    Phazer
     
  20. Nevermore

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    Just like Wildrider, I guess?

    And Moledive, Blender and Armbullet?
     

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