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Mighty Maximal at 2008-09-28 4:10 pm

Chinese Transformers toyfan and News site TF-08 has added images of the new Binaltech BT-22 Convoy Dodge Ram SRT-10 Pick Up Truck toy.

It for the first time on this character uses Metal parts (Like the limited release Binaltech Black Convoy) as the Kiss Players and Alternator Versions previously released were both Plastic.

Extensive images can be found HERE

Other recent Updates to the site include images of the Blue and White Omega Supreme Repaint E-Hobby City Guardian HERE

Activators Grimlock HERE & HERE Hound & Ravage HERE

The Parent Forum can be found HERE for other links to Alternity Convoy, Universe Special Edition Deluxes, ROTF Legends class Protoypes, Stealth Lockdown, Animated Skywarp, Animated Shockwave and others.

It's a useful resource and well keeping an eye on.

Overhaul said,  - 2008-09-28 17:23:34
BT Convoy looks nice, but I get the feeling that the Alternators/Binaltech line are done for here in the US.
Unless they come up with something new in that line to change things up... I don't know, maybe bigger figures? Non-car figures? This just feels like they're beating a dead horse unfortunately.
I just came to realize that Hound comes with Ravage... odd, but cool. More motivation to pick him up. Although his alternate mode feels a little less Jeepy than I feel it should, slightly reminds me of the Warthog vehicle from the Halo games...
Mighty Maximal said,  - 2008-09-28 19:45:56
I'd not mind some remolds of the molds that have not gotten convertables or racing deco versions.

Or even just some new heads.

There was very nearly some walmart Exclusive ones along those lines - thought they'd probably have used few mold changes.

I'd not say no to some unusual characters or different - even original characters.

Detritus is a must, but I'd also quite like a Sherrif's Jeep.

Ricochet made from the Mazda would be good.

And if they could ressurect the Dead Crossfire design that might be neat too.

I have a suspicion that a Alternator Movie Bumblebee is probable in 2009 or after - Just get the feeling it's such an obvious thing to do - I can't see how they'd not do it.
Cheetor2 said,  - 2008-09-28 22:54:48
It's a shame Hasbro has done away with the Alternators line. They are some of my favorite Transformers. The Binaltech Convoy looks good. Better than the US version. But that's nothing a little paint can't take care of.
Knightwing said,  - 2008-09-29 05:31:52
I think this is the kind of thing Hasbro should offer as a exclusive. If Tomy decides to start up the line agian, then Hasbro could order a small run. It would cost them very little and let the fans who do really like the Alt line keep buying. Right now it's a mute point. Tomy isn't planning any more Binaltechs (that we're aware of) anyway.
Mighty Maximal said,  - 2008-09-29 16:27:48
I think In addition to a Movie Alternator Bumblebee, Barricade, Sideswipe and the Audi from the sequel would also be nice to have.

It migth happend it would be a good way to make the Alternator theme fresh and also pep up the movie toys a bit to offer a hi-end type toy like that.

And If Takara want to make better painted version - more power to them.

Overhaul said,  - 2008-09-29 22:03:08
I can see something like that: Alternator-like movie figures. Especially Bumblebee... the Deluxe Bumblebee was so complex that it seemed he needed to be bigger. I doubt they would attach the Binaltech/Alternator name to the product though.
I also wish the line had had more weapons and such integrated into the figures like Tracks did... it didn't feel right to have Smokescreen, for instance, without the shoulder mounted launchers (yeah, I know, you can buy customs). And the idea of all the Decepticons being retools just feels cheap.
I'm not sure if this idea is plausible from a marketing standpoint, but what if they did Alternator-like Constructicons? They could make them over a bit (although, there really aren't very many noticeable differences between current day construction vehicles and 80's era ones), but try to stay true to them. And of course, have them merge into one ginormous Devestator. But for all six, they would be quite expensive indeed (possibly something like $30 per figure, considering my idea tries to keep them to scale with the Alternators, so $180 for Devestator... yikes...).
Ok, maybe not that plausible, maybe better suited for lesser priced Masterpiece figures...
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