Transformers Alternators Dodge Ram Pick-up Optimus Prime (Black Version) @ Action HQ

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by imported_Tony_Bacala, Mar 10, 2006.

  1. Grimlock_13

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    Alright, if it's just a straight up repaint of Prime in black I'm officially giving up on Alternators. I bought Rollbar and Ricochet because I understand they wanted to get a little more money out of the molds but if they aren't going to put any effort into it anymore screw it.

    I really hope I'm overreacting and am proven wrong and it's Trailbreaker or Motormaster with a new head or even Scourge with some remolding and a slightly remolded head to look like the G2 Prime mold, but honestly I'm not going to get my hopes up.
     
  2. AutobotEngineer

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    It states "This tem should be limited" in the black Prime listing....an exclusive, maybe? Outside of the regular case assortments.
     
  3. Starscream NZ

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    I'd say it's more likely to be a straight up, limited edition repaint. Prime's going to be a popular toy, so why not make a limited run of it? it'd help cover the costs it took to make Prime.
     
  4. Nevermore

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    I'm taking this with a HUGE grain of salt.

    Remember when AHQ put up the original listing for Grimlock and had another mystery listing for a "Ford Mustang Concept Car" scheduled to be release at the same time? They still have the listing up more than a year later.

    AHQ had Binaltech Wildrider up for preorder months after he had been confirmed cancelled/postponed.

    They STILL have Ginrai and Black Convoy up for preorder.

    Unless I hear about this from an independent source, I seriously doubt this. ESPECIALLY with the release date supposedly in MAY.
     
  5. ZacWilliam

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    So we don't no if this a full release ideam, some store exlusive or limited in some way?

    Because the only reason I want that iffy prime at all is to kitbash a Trailbreaker and I will totally buy the Black version if they make one.
     
  6. Darth Fitch

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    Hey, they can call it Bumbleebee if they want to. When I buy it.. it WILL be Trailbreaker.

    (If they release a black version of this toy, that is...)
     
  7. Bryan

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    Yeah, I'm with you.

    The great philosophers Wu-Tang taught us that Cash Rules Everything Around Me. Applying that maxim, I call bullshit.
    ActionHQ is hedging their bets by (reasonably) assuming that there will be a black Alt OP repaint and trying to snag as many eager fanboy preorders as possible.
    I could totally be wrong, but this looks like an attempt to get a jump on the competition.
     
  8. Ktulu

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    Great point as always, Nevermore.
     
  9. Beastbot X

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    Yeah, I'm rather suspicious of this, too... I remember when Action-HQ had up not just preorders, but for a few days they even had "in stock" a combo pack of Universe Long Haul/Hightower and Longhorn... and this was a year ago...
     
  10. Laser_Optimus

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    Yeah, I'm going with Nevermore on this one. Until a more reliable source lists these I'm going to take it with a grain of salt. It's not like AHQ haven't put up dud listings before.
     
  11. Predaking

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    Cool! I really want that Alt Scourge. I may get BTA Black Convoy as well.
     
  12. Orodruin

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    While I'd love a black Prime (alt, BTA, however it comes out) I'm not buying this just yet. Hasbro doesn't like to have 2 of the same vehicle on the shelf at the same, which I believe is why we got a Subaru Ricochet instead of the RX-7. So that alone makes a May released black Prime smell like a whole boatload of bad, decaying fish to me.
     
  13. Razerwire

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    DAGMABBIT!!! Are we getting BT Ginrai/Dark Convoy or not??? This toycockteasing is KILLING me...:banghead: 
     
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    yeah, this is totally a mistake on ctionHQs part in one way or another, there's NO WAY a black <b>ALTERNATOR</b> Prime is coming out in May and we don't know about it yet. no way. I don't believe the recent Wal-Mart computer listings that had another Mustang listed had a Prime repaint anywhere, did they?

    i think some wires got crossed.
     
  15. CANNABIS PRIME

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    luv the reference!!
    i agree. BAIT AND SWITCH/or just left hangin' is what i smell. the "limited" thing is a dead give away. prolly limited to them but not like its a "limited edition" deal. if the black ram is the real deal, why wouldnt hasbro mass produce. it would, by the looks of things, be more popular than the red.

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    Whats up with BT-17 Ginrai!...I thought this was cancelled.
     
  17. Type-R

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    Most likely a mistake on AHQ's part.

    BT-17 and BTA-04 were never officially announced by Takara, just prematurely solicited by online retailers and later cancelled when no official word came of the figures' release dates.
     
  18. Frognal

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    I'd actually buy the Alt Prime mold if it had Black Convoy colors.
     
  19. Feralstorm

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    I think this is all a plot to make me buy Alternator Rollbar. :) 
     
  20. Fit For natalie

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    Having two toys of the same general tooling in different colours with a minor change that cannot easily be seen in packaging or photos would be confusing to the general consumer, and would negate the chance to include said repaint/retool in a later assortment to fill out the case.

    What happens when one particular colourscheme of the same toy is more popular than the other? A shortage of that one and the abundance of the other, that's what. And then fanboys will hound Hasbro for releasing both colours at the same time instead of one at a time.

    They can't win because people on the internet are illogical.