Cadillac Alternator, WTF?!

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by CyclopianVision, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. artiepants

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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

    seriously though, that would truly be my worst fear for the line.
     
  2. Random Autobot

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    Actually, I think the Jaguar is more starscream than the caddy. I'd wager that the Cadillac will be thundercracker, based on the fact that it comes in a "steel blue" colour. Then, whichever one comes in black will be repainted as Skywarp.

    I really don;t want to see this happen, but these cars do sort of seem tailor made for the sleeker jet characters.
     
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    My worst fear would be it's sudden dissapearence.
     
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    Yeah, I completely agree. That would mean that Hasbro has decided to opt out of actually doing realistic jets for the alternators line...and that would really suck ass.

    ...now, due to the fact that Hasbro has largely been marketing Alternators AS A CAR LINE, I see this as feasible - Hasbro cares enough to hear that we want seekers, but probably doesn't want to take a financial gamble on $39.99-49.99 jet Alternators that won't make both Transformers and cars roll off of a market. (Remember, Alternators is all about vehicle sponsorship - you scratch my back, Ford, I'll scratch yours, Hasbro)

    In my personal opinion, though, I don't want jet seeker Alternators to be reduced to cars. Not now, not ever. The deceptiplanes were PLANES, not hot rods.
     
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    I SAW that car yesterday on the highway!!! I was like WTF is THAT!?! The pink was very subtle though... Like it looks white at certain angles and pink in others...
     
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    Honestly, i'd almost rather it did than head down the rabbit trail of things along the lines of Seekers as cars ~ Ravage (the only BT/Alt i don't have) was just barely saved for me by the BT story explanation that it was the time-displaced BW Ravage with G1 Ravage in his tape deck. Seekers as cars, i dunno. seems like it'd cause a rip in the space-time continuem. :p 

    on the other hand, if it looked good, why the hell not. (i thought they did a fantastic job on Grimlock)
     
  7. Fort Max

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    Totally, as long as it's a cool car with a good bot mode and an interesting transformation I'll keep buying them.
     
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    Very well put. I've fallen into the trap of judging the toy by its character in the past, and all the Geewun baggage that goes along with it. The character should be a bonus to fans, never a liability. Too many of us lose sight of that from time to time.
     
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    Cool.

    Strangely, I always thought the Cadillac would make a good Alternator Megatron. Don't know why. Guess if he was gonna be a car, I figured the best suited for him would be something powerful (Hummer) or something classy (caddilac, roles royce, etc.)


    This would also make a good Runamuck/Runabout.

    I honestly can't think of too many Autobots that would fit a Cadillac though.

    Most of the 84-85 car Autobots that would fit this model are already Alternators. I suppose Hot Rod or Blurr could work. Maybe Springer (not sure if the Caddy comes in green though).
     
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    teh ditto. As long as it looks cool and awesome it will be good. While I do care about names and while starscream would be a bit silly as a car if done well he would still be great.
     
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    should be a dead-cert for me, I'm a big fan of the newer cadillacs, and I pretty much buy the alts of the cars I like.
     
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    That's looks pretty damned cool. I could easily see that being Soundwave or Megatron.
     
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    You guys just made my night, those posts are the best I've read here in a VERY long time.

    I'd love to see the Stunticons finished out, but I would also not mind in the least if this was Megatron. I like the attitude:) 
     
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    Therefore, it will be either Seaspray, or Trypticon. :) 
     
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    Got to be honest - that is one ugly car!

    I'm not too crazy about this coming to BT/Alts but I'll probably skip it anyway as it's likely to be be a non-G1 car anyway. Ditto I'll be skipping Rumble and more than likely the Jag... And I'll be skipping Prime on the grounds that, well, he's shit.

    That'll save me some money!

    Sorry for being too fixated on G1... that's the only reason I collect BTs and why I don't collect any other series other than the re-issues. I'm 30 years old and too old for toys but nostalgia I have in buckets! :) 

    Steve.
     
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    Steve, I'll be skipping the Cybertron repaints from here on out, so I don't begrudge you anything regarding skipping Alts you don't like.

    Feralstorm, I'll see your Seaspray and Trypticon and raise you Cosmos and Vortex!
     
  17. Infosaur

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    Hell that looks like a GREAT starting point for a lot of TFs.

    Personally I think an H2 or H3 "Hummah" would be great for Soundwave. Something about that big flat windshield. Come to think of it, an H3 for Ratchet/Kup/Ironhide would work too.

    I'm trying to think of other seasons:

    season one,,,no silver,,,blue,,,red,,,,
    season two,,,Tracks? no,,,Red alert

    Woah! Kup! Kup comes in light blue doesnt he?!?

    Possible?
     
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    I'm calling it on the gold paint scheme and going with Steeljaw...
     
  19. Infosaur

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    Well if it worked for Ravage,,,,

    Might be cool with a lion head for bot mode too.