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Old 2004-02-24, 02:42 AM   #1
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Exclamation The Name Of The RX-8 Alternator Revealed

Question: What is the name of the new Transformers Alternator Mazda RX-8?

Answer: The name of the Mazda RX-8 Alternator is Camshaft.


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Old 2004-02-24, 02:45 AM   #2
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Good. It's not Jazz. Wasn't real happy about Skids, either.

Good deal.
 
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Old 2004-02-24, 02:50 AM   #3
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It's Overdrive! Overdrive! Guess they lost the rights. And who said they'd never name him after an Omnibot, eh?
 
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Old 2004-02-24, 02:55 AM   #4
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It's Overdrive! Overdrive! Guess they lost the rights. And who said they'd never name him after an Omnibot, eh?
Dude, Overdrive was the Ferrari!

I'm actually surprised it's not Downshift, what with Downshift being the Mazda in Japan...
 
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Old 2004-02-24, 02:59 AM   #5
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Quit being so literal. The face looked the same as Overdrive's, even if it was a Mazda-produced generic animation...
 
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Old 2004-02-24, 03:02 AM   #6
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The face looked the same as Overdrive's, even if it was a Mazda-produced generic animation...
The what now?
 
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Old 2004-02-24, 03:36 AM   #7
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I was hoping it would be Cliffjumper, but Camshaft is still pretty cool!
 
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Old 2004-02-24, 03:43 AM   #8
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The what now?
Dis!

http://www.mazdausa.com/MusaWeb/NA_A.../frameset.html
 
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Old 2004-02-24, 03:53 AM   #9
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It's nice to see the Omnibots get some form of recognition.
 
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Old 2004-02-24, 04:00 AM   #10
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Dis!

http://www.mazdausa.com/MusaWeb/NA_A.../frameset.html
Christ, why can't we get a series of that?

Any way I can save that to HD? I hate flash....






Say, doesn't he look like Overdrive?
 
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Old 2004-02-24, 04:36 AM   #11
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Say, doesn't he look like Overdrive?
Quit stealing my lines.
 
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Old 2004-02-24, 08:31 AM   #12
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I'm actually surprised it's not Downshift, what with Downshift being the Mazda in Japan...
Due to the fact that the Omnibot Mazda was a design that didn't actually have a camshaft, iirc. I wonder if that still applies to the new one. And I wonder what the BT version will be called...
 
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Old 2004-02-24, 09:15 AM   #13
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I'm also Glad it wasn't Jazz. I mean, they made Sideswipe into a Damn Dodge Viper...when clearly he's a Lamborghini! why didn't they make him as a Murcielago? WHY?!
 
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Old 2004-02-24, 09:20 AM   #14
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I'm also Glad it wasn't Jazz. I mean, they made Sideswipe into a Damn Dodge Viper...when clearly he's a Lamborghini! why didn't they make him as a Murcielago? WHY?!
"Clearly is"? It's not that Swipes was born with a Lamborghini alt mode on Cybertron... he could decide to turn into whatever he likes. And personally, I'm pretty happy with my BT Lambor toy. I don't really care if he doesn't look exactly like his 80ies self, as long as he is recognizable and a good toy.
 
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Old 2004-02-24, 03:28 PM   #15
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I'm also Glad it wasn't Jazz. I mean, they made Sideswipe into a Damn Dodge Viper...when clearly he's a Lamborghini! why didn't they make him as a Murcielago? WHY?!
I would have liked to have seen Sideswipe as a Murcielago as well. The viper was a good runner up choice though. The toy is pretty cool.
 
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Old 2004-02-24, 03:58 PM   #16
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I'm also Glad it wasn't Jazz. I mean, they made Sideswipe into a Damn Dodge Viper...when clearly he's a Lamborghini! why didn't they make him as a Murcielago? WHY?!
For those just tuning in: These are not the Gen. 1 toys.

Sideswipe is not a Lamborghini, Tracks isn't necessarily going to be blue. Get over it.

EDIT: TRUKK NOT MUNKEE!
 

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Old 2004-02-24, 04:07 PM   #17
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I'm also Glad it wasn't Jazz. I mean, they made Sideswipe into a Damn Dodge Viper...when clearly he's a Lamborghini! why didn't they make him as a Murcielago? WHY?!
Because this is an alt-future line in which the Autobots have teamed up with car companies, not the 1980s.

Incidentally, good choice of name on this one, Hasbro.
 
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Old 2004-02-24, 04:50 PM   #18
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Because this is an alt-future line in which the Autobots have teamed up with car companies, not the 1980s.


 
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Old 2004-02-24, 09:52 PM   #19
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Ease off of Triggerhappy. If he wished it was a Lamborghini instead of a Dodge Viper, then that's just fine.

To answer his question, either Hasbro or Takara wasn't either interested with or couldn't cut a deal with the Lamborghini manufacturer's, so they went with the next best thing. Personally, I like Sideswipe's new look as a Viper because it looks much sleeker than the Lamborghini look.

As for the name being Camshaft. Personally, I never heard of Camshaft till this whole talk of what's the new alternator's name gonna be? I was personally hoping for Windcharger. If that's his name, then so be it. I could care less about the name, because I'll get him either way. Looking at the TF info site, the alternator does look sorta similar to the G1 toy, so I guess it's alright.
 
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Old 2004-02-24, 10:00 PM   #20
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It's nothing against Triggerhappy personally, as in general he seems an okay sort. It's just every single topic on Alternators, some prick pops up going "Grrr stoopid Hasbro it doesn't look like he did in the cartooon grrr G1 r0xx0r".

Hasbro are finally producing high-quality, ultra-realistic, ultra-poseable fan-aimed figures, and at an affordable price to boot. Who cares if it doesn't look like some inarticulate, fragile piece of ****?
 
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