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Old 03-04-2012, 11:07 AM   #31
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:43 AM   #32
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I love the fact that they're all 1/24 scale vehicles. I'm a big car fan as well so Alt/BTs are just a great mix of two of my favorite things.

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Old 03-04-2012, 11:49 AM   #33
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I love the fact that they're all 1/24 scale vehicles. I'm a big car fan as well so Alt/BTs are just a great mix of two of my favorite things.
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:09 PM   #34
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Personally they became pointless as soon as Classics toys started being released. The licensed car modes are great if you're into that.
There are some collectors out there that all they've wanted from a modern TF line is a "G1 update". While Alternators/Binal Tech certainly tapped into this, I've always believe that this line is not by default that line, nor has it only existed in my collection to serve that purpose. I can certainly see why you'd say this, but I think if someone is only into Alternators/Binal Tech for this reason alone, they've really missed something special from the line.

There have been several threads in the last few months in this forum where those of us who enjoy this line have chimed in as to the reasons we like this line so much. For me, the 1:1 - 1:24 accuracy has always been the driving force as to why I've been into this line as a Transformers line.

This line taps into the same thing that the '84 G1 cars tapped into - real world vehicles that transform into robots. The movie toys do this as well, but I simply don't enjoy the robot designs as much as I do with the Alt/BT line (since they're a bit more drawn from the Diaclone and G1 robot designs). The Diaclone toys that the G1 cars are made from were made from actual vehicles as well. I certainly can't fault someone for wanting to have, say, an Alt Mirage with "26", "ELF", "LIGER", or "CITANES" on it. However, the Ford GT40 does not have that same heritage and doesn't make sense to me in the regard. As much as I enjoy toy robots, I enjoy toy cars and the heritage cars have as well.
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:19 PM   #35
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Alternators is still one of my favorite lines. I finally found a Camshaft for a fair price recently and completed my collection
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:31 PM   #36
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*cough* Hound *cough*.....he's near as damnit a Masterpiece as you could get. Grab a winch and some small wing mirrors and hey presto!

Alternators are awesome and can really be customised to fit damn close to G1:

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/8...0304085148.jpg

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/726...0304085035.jpg

I just wish Hound's G1 shoulder cannon/Trailbreaker's force field weren't so friggin' hard to find!!
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Old 03-04-2012, 02:46 PM   #37
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I'm still looking to find a decently priced Camshaft. And to think i passed on it the only time i ever saw it (at a WM)!
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Old 03-04-2012, 02:58 PM   #38
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I've anyone's interested, I have some Alts and BTs for sale here. *shameless plug*

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Old 03-04-2012, 03:34 PM   #39
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Alts and Binaltechs are still awesome!





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Old 03-05-2012, 06:28 AM   #40
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I think this car looks familiar

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