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Ymir
2005-07-19, 12:18 PM
There's a drawing of Red Alert at Fantofan.jp. Looks like he'll be a fairly straight repaint of Blue streak.

www.fantofan.jp

[EDIT] More news:

reissue Galvatron (http://www.fantofan.jp/news/event/toyshow2005/SANY0016.jpg)
EZ Collection Master Galvatron (http://www.fantofan.jp/news/event/toyshow2005/SANY0021.jpg)
Megalo Convoy (http://www.fantofan.jp/earlybirdsp/gc-23e.jpg)
Soundwave toy (http://fantofan.jp/earlybirdsp/gx-02c.jpg)

[EDIT2] Fantofan has Broadblast on it's order pages, it features a white Toyota BB, but only shows Skids grey testshot in robot mode

http://www.fantofan.jp/earlybirdsp/bta-3.jpg

Reissue Galvatron is planned for December, no pricepoint is known yet

black Fangwolf was also shown, go to their main page for pictures: http://www.fantofan.jp/

[EDIT 3] More pics, courtesy of bape2man:

http://www.tfw2005.com/gallery/News-Binaltech-At-Tokyo-Toy-Show-2005

Ymir
2005-07-19, 12:23 PM
OhmyLord! Color pictures of Alert and Sunstreaker at the earlybird page!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.fantofan.jp/earlybirdsp.htm

Ymir
2005-07-19, 12:29 PM
Judging by the pictures, BTA Sunstreakes has a slightly different paintscheme than his alternator counterpart.

Also pics of blue Prowl in robot mode!

RID Scourge
2005-07-19, 01:50 PM
Well, it's settled, I'm gonna get alt Sunstreaker and BTA Alert. Don't need both Sunstreakers, and the figure's not that cool looking.

Nevermore
2005-07-19, 04:31 PM
No black stripes for Takara Sunstreaker. :(

EDIT: More news:

reissue Galvatron (http://www.fantofan.jp/news/event/toyshow2005/SANY0016.jpg)
EZ Collection Master Galvatron (http://www.fantofan.jp/news/event/toyshow2005/SANY0021.jpg)
Megalo Convoy (http://www.fantofan.jp/earlybirdsp/gc-23e.jpg)
Soundwave toy (http://fantofan.jp/earlybirdsp/gx-02c.jpg)

Brimstone
2005-07-19, 04:52 PM
They didn't even re-mold the head. What a load of crap.

This is the first time I've ever said this, too, but the Alternator version is better than the BT version, IMO (talking about Sunstreaker, now).

Well...BTA will not be purchased by me, anyway. (even those little figures are really dumb) :(

Cyclone_X
2005-07-19, 05:32 PM
Originally posted by Nevermore
No black stripes for Takara Sunstreaker. :(


indeed, but at least a very nice robot mode (I so hate the red upper arms that Hasbro gave to the Alt version)

why remold the sunstreaker head? it is Dead End who should have gotten a different head (but didnt thanks to fans that so wanted Decepticons yadda yadda you know the story already)

that black and red Toyota Scion, might it be Broadblaster or is it just a badly lighted Skids picture?

Knightdramon
2005-07-19, 06:23 PM
Takara has gone cheap. Yes.

Smokescreen in number variations. Smokescreen GT in number variations. Tracks in colour variations. Meister in colour variations. Prowl in colour variations. Skids in colour variations.

Anyone else getting dizzy?

Wait, there's more! Streak and Dead End, along with the yet unreleased Skids, getting straight repaints and coupled with tiny female figures?

In the following months, we're getting 8 new binaltechs. One of them is a decepticon, two are new moulds with two colour schemes, and the others are plain re-colours. Is anybody besides me starting to get mad at takara for being so one sided?

Must be my love for decepticons, but this is really, really unfair. I'm waiting for their con remoulds, if any.

Cyclone, that's a prototype Skids. Not in the final colours, and certainly not blaster.

Brimstone
2005-07-19, 10:05 PM
Originally posted by Cyclone_X
why remold the sunstreaker head?Sorry...I wasn't talking about Sunstreaker when I was talking about the head. I was talking about Alert.

I mean...they went through the trouble of changing the mold slightly (diferent spoiler than Streak or Smokescreen, police add ons, etc.) why not at least give it the Red Alert head. :\

Jaynz
2005-07-19, 10:21 PM
I mean...they went through the trouble of changing the mold slightly (diferent spoiler than Streak or Smokescreen, police add ons, etc.) why not at least give it the Red Alert head. :\ [/B]

His head is remolded, oddly enough, though I wonder what they were shooting for with it. (The sides of the head are not Silverstreak's nor Smokescreen's, at all). Not really G1 Red Alert, either, but they could have just popped on Sideswipe's head for that...

I.. dunno, honestly.

Nevermore
2005-07-19, 10:57 PM
Originally posted by TFVanguard
His head is remolded, oddly enough, though I wonder what they were shooting for with it. (The sides of the head are not Silverstreak's nor Smokescreen's, at all).

Prowl, mayhaps?

Jaynz
2005-07-19, 11:07 PM
Originally posted by Nevermore
Prowl, mayhaps?

It's got more ridges on the sides than I remember any of those three having, though it could be Prowl, looking at it. Could just be an odd look at it, though...

There's also some minor differences in the upper arms and upper legs, an extra 'seam line' that Silverstreak didn't have. There's a bit more work than I would have expected, making me wonder if there's another figure coming out based on the SRX after all. Maybe someone like Go Shooter? I'm at a loss for this one. :)

Edit - looking at a better shot of the artwork, it very well COULD be Prowl's head, rather than Silverstreak's. It's definately not Smokescreen's, though.

the_escaflowne_2k
2005-07-20, 12:39 AM
Originally posted by Nevermore
No black stripes for Takara Sunstreaker. :(

EDIT: More news:

reissue Galvatron (http://www.fantofan.jp/news/event/toyshow2005/SANY0016.jpg)
EZ Collection Master Galvatron (http://www.fantofan.jp/news/event/toyshow2005/SANY0021.jpg)
Megalo Convoy (http://www.fantofan.jp/news/event/toyshow2005/SANY0021.jpg)
Soundwave toy (http://fantofan.jp/earlybirdsp/gx-02c.jpg)

Megalo Convoy link needs changing, currently its the samelink as EZ Megs.

Roadstripe
2005-07-20, 02:55 AM
Looks like Binaltech Asterisk is paying homage to Car Robots as well. (The figures are named AI and Junko, after the CR characters who became TAI and Kelly in RiD.)

I think I'll stick with Alternators. I just don't like those foolish-looking little humans.

Quoth Nevermore:
reissue Galvatron (http://www.fantofan.jp/news/event/toyshow2005/SANY0016.jpg)Looks like he's going to be his "proper" gray color. ;) (I grew up with the comic which used the toy's color over the color used by the movie.) However, I'm sure there'll be a purple "Galvaplex" from eHobby sometime in the future.

Clay
2005-07-20, 03:57 AM
Originally posted by Knightdramon
Takara has gone cheap. Yes.

Smokescreen in number variations. Smokescreen GT in number variations. Tracks in colour variations. Meister in colour variations. Prowl in colour variations. Skids in colour variations.



It has to do with the licenses from the car companies. Part of the deal was to put out the toys in the various cars standard issue colors as well as what Takara wanted. Thus, the simultaneous recolors:

Mazda--standard color is red. Thus, red meister and white meister at the same time.

Corvette--yellow. Thus, yellow tracks and blue tracks.

Acura--blue. Thus, police car version and a blue version.

Scion--what Skids is, and the other version will be the standard street color.

The mustangs and hondas come in grey and red to begin with, and the same for grey subarus and green jeeps.

Etc, etc, etc....

Aside from that, Binaltech molds have got to be expensive to design and produce, so recolors are just going to be part and parcel.

Nevermore
2005-07-20, 07:45 AM
Originally posted by the_escaflowne_2k
Megalo Convoy link needs changing, currently its the samelink as EZ Megs.

Fixed

Knightdramon
2005-07-20, 07:52 AM
Good points Clay, I already had figured that [mazda and chevrolet]. It's just that it gets annoying after a couple of bots.

My main problems are:

1) Starting from september, we're getting cramped releases. Three bots on that month, then two on november. That's a lot of money spent over a short period for those who collect them.

2) There are 7 new figures pending, and only one is a Decepticon. Would it really hurt if the recolours were out as evil characters? I dislike having to wait 5 months to get a character I like.

I really, really want to see characters like Onslaught, Brawl, Motormaster and Starscream out with the afforementioned higher price point...

Clay
2005-07-20, 03:09 PM
Originally posted by Knightdramon
My main problems are:

1) Starting from september, we're getting cramped releases. Three bots on that month, then two on november. That's a lot of money spent over a short period for those who collect them.


Yep. That's why I'm saving up money now, in July. I should be able to hoard up enough before classes start in the fall to tackle all the variants that are coming.

Cyclone_X
2005-07-20, 03:46 PM
Fantofan has Broadblast on it's order pages, it features a white Toyota BB, but only shows Skids grey testshot in robot mode

http://www.fantofan.jp/earlybirdsp/bta-3.jpg

Reissue Galvatron is planned for December, no pricepoint is known yet

black Fangwolf was also shown, go to their main page for pictures: http://www.fantofan.jp/

the angel of death
2005-07-20, 05:37 PM
does anyone have any idea what "lazerbeak" transforms into?, because on the concept drawings it became an engine, but in the picture of soundwave in jet mode there are no engines to be seen.

so i was wondering where does "lazerbeak" go when soundwave is in jet mode?

anyone got any ideas.

Jaynz
2005-07-20, 05:40 PM
Originally posted by the angel of death
[B]does anyone have any idea what "lazerbeak" transforms into?, because on the concept drawings it became an engine, but in the picture of soundwave in jet mode there are no engines to be seen.

It appears that Laserbeak turns into a wing mounted rocket pod.

Darth Zax
2005-07-20, 06:07 PM
hmm, does anyone think 'ratchet' when they see that white skids?

RID Scourge
2005-07-20, 06:45 PM
Originally posted by Nevermore
Soundwave toy (http://fantofan.jp/earlybirdsp/gx-02c.jpg)

Just noticed that the force chip that was packed with soundwave has the Cybertron (Autobot) insignia on it. :eek:

Jaynz
2005-07-20, 07:00 PM
Originally posted by RID Scourge
Just noticed that the force chip that was packed with soundwave has the Cybertron (Autobot) insignia on it. :eek:

Yeah, but so was SDCC Skywarp.

(I think that when Soundwave reaches American shores, he'll solidly be a Decepticon, rather than a 'mystery allegience' figure.)

RID Scourge
2005-07-20, 07:03 PM
From what I heard, the planet key and Skywarp were supposed to be two items.

Brimstone
2005-07-20, 07:22 PM
Originally posted by TFVanguard
His head is remolded, oddly enough, though I wonder what they were shooting for with it. (The sides of the head are not Silverstreak's nor Smokescreen's, at all).I'm pretty sure that's Streak's head...just painted red. It certainly looks like it to me. The chin, the side vents, the fore head horn thingies...It looks like Streak to me.

Jaynz
2005-07-20, 07:34 PM
Originally posted by Brimstone
I'm pretty sure that's Streak's head...just painted red. It certainly looks like it to me. The chin, the side vents, the fore head horn thingies...It looks like Streak to me.

Didn't look like it had the chin-guard, though. It has the chin, yes.. but it's not got the 'strap' on the sides (at least from what I can tell). But, I can easily give that the red-on-red paint job on the head makes it look VASTLY different all by itself.

Knightdramon
2005-07-20, 08:03 PM
News: Skids is BT 16, while Wildrider\Blackarachnia will become BT 17.

More bots cramped together...

Brimstone
2005-07-20, 08:44 PM
Originally posted by TFVanguard
Didn't look like it had the chin-guard, though. Only Smokescreen has the chin guard, Streak didn't have it. He has the little pointy chin.

You can see the heads on Nevermore's site homepage:

http://www.binalternators.de/

Jaynz
2005-07-20, 09:08 PM
http://www.binalternators.de/ [/B]

Heh, the prototype pic makes it a little more clear, doesn't it? Yeah, looks like a possibly tweaked Silverstreak head. (And, I was getting his brother confused with him.)

The red DOES make a huge difference.

Nevermore
2005-07-21, 05:46 PM
More pics, courtesy of bape2man:

http://www.tfw2005.com/gallery/News-Binaltech-At-Tokyo-Toy-Show-2005

RID Scourge
2005-07-21, 07:18 PM
Blue Prowl looks a bit nicer, but I still feel the hood needs something, like a decal, or an engine, or something other than flatness.

Cyclone_X
2005-07-21, 08:17 PM
Originally posted by RID Scourge
Blue Prowl looks a bit nicer, but I still feel the hood needs something, like a decal, or an engine, or something other than flatness.

the car mode looks good, it's the bot mod that needs a lot of work, now he's just the same as police Prowl :wall: