What's Next For the Alts...

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by autobotx23, May 1, 2007.

  1. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    I thought it was game over for the Alternators, but with the pics of Rodimus running around, maybe not. I also saw this list on Wikipedia listing Rodimus as the last figure in the line-up:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transformers:_Alternators

    So what's next you think? What Alternators will we see next? What do we want to see? Other than Ravage, I haven't seen any characters from beyond season 3. I am ready to see Ultra Magnus for sure.
     
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    Not news, fam.
     
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    This does not belong in news. Moved.
     
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    Hasbro said Alternators were on hold until after the movie, and they may or may not return then. Rodimus seems to be just a con exclusive that happens to use an Alternator mold (and continues this year's pattern of making con exclusives of characters that should be mass release), I wouldn't look at it as any sign of the line definitely continuing beyond Rumble and Ravage2.

    And this isn't news or a rumor.
     
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    Wikipedia can be altered by almost anyone. That page was altered yesterday, so its likely that someone added Rodimus into the list.
     
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    I wouldn't mind seeing that Cadillac Megatron
     
  7. autobotx23

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    Sorry I posted it in the wrong forum, Mod and fellow bots. Noob mistake.

    I was at a local TRU a while ago and talked to a Hasbro merch. rep, and he said that them coming back was a no go. I haven't been able to hunt down as much of the story line as I want online, and though I have most of the alts, I don't want to bash anymore Alts if there will be more released. I mean, how often does Hasbro finish a full line, regardless f the popularity? Look at the Classics series.
     
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    I will be happy If I can just get that US Rodimus.
     
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    what bout repaint of rumble to frenzy?
    I think that designers got lazy designing rumble(since he's the last one of the series), i hate the bot mode. i got him just to complete the series..
     
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    Classics was a filler line between Cyberton and the Movie line, nothing more.

    In regards to alts, Hasbro has paid for licensing and the tooling for the Honda Civic, Jaguar XK and the Scion, but they've used them for only one character each, surely they'd want to milk those moulds for at least another character each before properly ending the line entirely. Maybe they'll turn up as exclusives. Food for thought.
     
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    Ironhide and Jazz I hope
     
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    Jazz? We've had Jazz already, he was a white RX-8 and carried his Takara name.
     
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    I would like to think so. I would like to assume that because of the deals they have made for the Transformers movie we would get Alts of a lot more GM stuff. Pontiac is GM, right? If Ironhide is a GMC Topkick, Bumblebee is two different Camaros and Rachet a Hummer then why not more Alts with more GM products?

    And can you even have Rumble and Ravage without Soundwave?

    Ah, to be a speculating fan boy.....
     
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    god damn Hasbro for making toys that EVERYONE wants Botcon exclusives. jackasses. i too would love to see a Cadillac Megatron...like CTS or XLR or something. definitely black or gunmetal grey.
     
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    This is probably the only reason Hasbro hasn't said Alternators are done, and are only saying they're on "hiatus." I definitely agree that we'll probably only see them as con exclusives, if at all.

    But I would like to see some of the same characters that others have suggested, simply because the molds just beg to be used for them.

    EDIT: ...in mass retail though, even if it is a store exclusive like Ravage2 or Rumble. Just not a con. I'm still bitter about Alt NP.
     
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    Yeah, I still don't have Camshaft or Dead End...it was like Phoenix got skipped.
     
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    Man, that sucks. I got lucky with those two.

    The only ones I've yet to get are Grimlock, Swerve and NP. Grimlock I saw once but like an idiot I passed. Now I'm looking at shelling out $40-$60 for one via Ebay. Same for NP, but I might not ever get him out of principle. As for Swerve, I never even saw him on the shelves. I try not to think of how much he will cost me.

    Figures the one line I tried to be a completist with and Hasbro throws me a breaking-my-balls pitch./*end rant
     
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    Ohhhh................. so then give me some frickn Ironhide
     
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    Swerve is now going for $100 loose, and $150-$200 MISB!!
     
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    Ghaaa!!!!

    *not listening lalala*

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