Binaltech Chapter 20 manga: Outlier

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  1. Markdelg

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    Here are scans from the Transformers Generations 2019 mook of the Binaltech comic. Enjoy!

    page 1.jpeg page 2.jpeg page 3.jpeg page 4.jpeg page 5.jpeg page 6.jpeg page 7.jpeg page 8.jpeg
     
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    Awesome, thanks for posting!

    Hope someone translates.
     
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    Binaltech Beast Wars?!

    The fricking Blackwidow remold of Overdrive they cancelled like thirteen years ago?!

    What is even happening here
     
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  4. Nevermore

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    Whatever it is, it's coming a decade too late for me to really care anymore.

    Also, what's with the weird art style without black outlines?
     
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    Cutting and pasting from another post: Some observations about the comic:

    -It starts at the end of the previous Binaltech chapter, when Grimlock apparently forgot about the rest of the Dinobots, who were deactivated.

    -The comic shows the entry from Ask Vector Prime detailing the creation (and destruction) of the duplicate Maximal shuttle crew from the end of the (American version of) Beast Wars, and Blackarachnia's spark being put into a Binaltech body by Unicron.

    - Calcar is shown in a flashback scene attached to machinery containing an alien being floating in a jar. After doing some research I figured out that this creature is an Unleasher, used by the Decepticons to control the Dinobots and make them attack the Autobots, which was why they were deactivated. Calcar is kind of an odd choice, considering he was from the European G1 toyline, was never part of the Japanese G1 toyline, and had nothing to do with Binaltech.

    - Rumble is seen in his Alternators body, effectively making that toy a Binaltech toy too.

    - Ultra Magnus is shown with his white MP-2 body. Does that mean that this toy has been repurposed as his Binaltech body too?

    - Protector Optimus Primal's body is the Black Convoy/Nemesis Prime Alternators/Binaltech body, colored like his season 1 BW body and has his season 1 head.

    - Bumblebee is shown with his unproduced Binaltech toy body.

    - It looks like Carly uses a Cortexitron to either control Blackarachnia or merge with her. The Cortexitron was the device that Spike used to put his consciousness into a robot body in “Autobot Spike.”

    I don’t speak Japanese, so some of these observations could be wrong.
     
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    I can't believe we have more of Binaltech story after 10 years. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    I would love to see this as a cartoon series.
     
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    I'm just wondering if this would have been allowed and front paged "just so" if this was a US book. Copyright, not sharing and stuff. Oh the horror when somebody posted anything from TFCC magazine, such post was killed instantly.
    I've the book for some time, did not dare share images, repsect for the publisher and stuff.

    I also wonder how things get selected for front paging. Some people are rejected (no news, nananana) while others can spot an long released toy (or a play mat, stickers crap) "in the right country" and it makes the headline right away.
     
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    From what I understand, scanning and posting the entire magazine would be a no-no (not that I would have done that anyway). Just posting this comic is fine, since other comics such as the Legends and Unite Warriors mangas have been posted by members in the past.
     
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    Ooh, Binaltech. Makes me hopeful that perhaps we might get some new stuff. Probably not, but still.


    I recall that at the time of BT and early MP, Takara said something along the line of that they knew a lot of fans put the MP figures with the Binaltechs and although this wasn't the intent, they were fine with it. Maybe this a referance to that.
     
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    excuse me what the fuck
     
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    Neato! Anywhere you can find the other 19 chapters?
     
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    I loved alternators. My perfect G1 toys would be alternators with MP engineering. The poseability of the MP robots with realistic, modern car modes that have opening doors and turning wheels...
     
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    The 19 chapters weren’t comics. They were just stories written in the instruction booklets or packages the toys came in. Synopses of those are at tfwiki.
     
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    Man this is weird. I wish they did binaltech again. Like masterpiece binaltech figures. With better transformations and articulation.
     
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    Well that's... unexpected. Definitely cool for the people who wanted something more from Binaltech/Alternators.
     
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    I\'m not great at Japanese, and my Kanji memory is terrible, but I can sort of understand the second half of the last page.

    Grimlock: (something) The Dinobots! Me Grimlock Happy!
    Sludge: Grimlock? (Something) Is that Grimlock I see?
    Snarl:No. Small (something) so it\'s just an Autobot I see.
    SFX: Raaar, bang! Pow! :) 
    Slag: Grimlock, our king!
    Grimlock: And so...
    Everyone: Long Live Binaltech! (literally: Binaltech Banzai!)
     
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    Art is interesting but even Beast Wars can't make me care much about BT again.
     
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    The only Binaltech/Alternators toy I have is Smokescreen, and he does look surprisingly at home lined up with the MP figures. He is much more complex and posable than standard figures.
     
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    They were intentionally designed to be in scale and interaction wa spromoted even on the MP-04 box art. While 2 lines they were always intended to go together even if many people seem to have forgotten this.
    For those still loving the old MP scale, just put them with your BT/Alt stuff. It's official :) 
     
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