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Transformers Toy Review Archive (older series, 1984 to date)

Complete Alternators & Binaltech toys checklist

(Source credits at bottom of page)
Notes: 1. Prices are original official prices. Actual store price tags might vary. 2. A toy being listed as "out" simply means it has been officially released on the official release day (Japan) or spotted in retail (USA). No guarantees for any particular store actually having a specific toy in stock.

Quick jump:
US market: Hasbro Alternators
European market: Hasbro Alternators
Japanese market: Takara Binaltech | Binaltech exclusives


US MARKET

Hasbro USA Alternators

NOTES: "Release dates" are based on Hasbro previews. "Out in Hong Kong" usually means they toy is going to show up in US stores in the near future.

Product numberName, alt-modeRepaint / remold ofTakara counterpartProduct code / assortment #Retail priceRelease date / statusComments
1Smokescreen
(Subaru Impreza WRC 2003)
Smokescreen81301 / 81300$19.99December 2003
OUT
"#8" version only
Read a review
2Side Swipe
(Dodge Viper SRT-10)
Lambor81302 / 81300$19.99February 2004
OUT
Read a review
4Silverstreak
(Subaru Impreza WRX)
1 SmokescreenStreak (right-hand steering wheel)81309 / 81300$19.99May 2004
OUT
A small number came with the steering wheel on the left side
Read a review
3Autobot Hound
(Jeep Wrangler Sport)
Hound81303 / 81300$19.99June 2004
OUT
Read a review
6Dead End
(Dodge Viper Competition Coupe)
2 Side SwipeDead End81311 / 81300$19.99August 2004
OUT
Read a review
5Autobot Tracks
(Chevrolet Corvette Z06)
Tracks81304 / 81300$19.99October 2004
OUT
Blue version only
Read a review
7Meister
(Mazda RX-8)
Meister (right-hand steering wheel)81305 / 81300$19.99October 2004
OUT
White version only
Read a review
8Swindle
(Jeep Wrangler Custom)
3 Autobot HoundSwindle81312 / 81300$19.99December 2004
OUT
Read a review
9Grimlock
(Ford Mustang GT)
Grimlock81306 / 81300$19.99December 2004
OUT
Read a review
10Windcharger
(Honda S2000)
Overdrive (with long barrel, different visor and right-hand steering wheel)81315 / 81300$19.99December 2004
OUT
Read a review
11Battle Ravage
(Chevrolet Corvette Convertible)
5 Autobot TracksRavage81316 / 81300$19.99February 2005
OUT
Read a review
12Shockblast
(Mazda RX-8 Mazdaspeed Version II)
7 MeisterLaserwave (right-hand steering wheel)81322 / 81300$19.99March 2005
OUT
Read a review
13Wheeljack
(Ford Mustang Street Tuning)
9 GrimlockWheeljack81317 / 81300$19.99April 2005
OUT
Read a review
14Decepticharge
(Mugen Honda S2000)
10 WindchargerWildrider (silver version with long barrel) [or "Destron character" (The Transformers Binaltech & TF Collection Complete Guide lucky draw)]81323 / 81300$19.99Out in Hong Kong (May 2005)
Out in Australia (May 2005)
15Swerve
(Chevrolet Corvette Z06)
5 Autobot Tracks?81325 / 81300$19.99June 2005
OUT
With flaming hood sticker
16Prowl
(Acura RSX)
Prowl (with larger spoiler and Japanese police deco)81318 / 81300$19.99Surfaced in-packaging in China (June 2005)Black/white version only
?Ironhide?
(Scion xB)
??$?Prototype surfaced (May 2005)
??
(Mitsubishi)
?81321 / 81300$19.99Listed in Wal*Mart computers (November 2004)
UNRELEASED ITEMS:
Bumblebee?
(Volkswagen New Beetle)
Bumble (unreleased)UnreleasedConfirmed by Hasbro designer Aaron Archer backstage at OTFCC 2003 (July 2003)
Concept designs depicted in Japanese guide book (March 2005)
UNRELEASED
Cliffjumper
(Volkswagen New Beetle)
Cliff (unreleased)UnreleasedConcept designs depicted in Japanese guide book (March 2005)
UNRELEASED
Autobot Jazz?
(Porsche 986 Boxster)
Meister (unreleased)UnreleasedHinted by Takara designer Kobayashi Hironori (December 2003)
Confirmed by former Hasbro designer Joseph Kyde (March 2005)
Prototype depicted in Japanese guide book (March 2005)
UNRELEASED


EUROPEAN MARKET

Hasbro Europe Alternators

NOTES: "Release dates" are based on Hasbro previews.

Name, alt-modeRepaint / remold ofTakara counterpartProduct code / assortment #CountryRetail priceRelease date / statusComments
Smokescreen
(Subaru Impreza WRC 2003)
Smokescreen81301 / 81300United Kingdom£19.99January 2004
OUT
"#8" version only
Ireland€29.99January 2004
OUT
"#8" version only
Italy€19.90March 2004
OUT
"#8" version only
Netherlands€27.99June 2004
OUT
"#8" version only
Belgium€24.95July 2004
OUT
"#8" version only
Spain€29.99July 2004
OUT
"#8" version only
Greece€24.99July 2004
OUT
"#8" version only
Silverstreak
(Subaru Impreza WRX)
SmokescreenStreak (right-hand steering wheel)81309 / 81300United Kingdom£19.99July 2004
OUT
Argos exclusive
Portugal€30.00July 2004
OUT
Ireland€29.99August 2004
OUT
Spain€29.99October 2004
OUT
Italy€19.90November 2004
OUT
Autobot Hound
(Jeep Wrangler Sport)
Hound81303 / 81300Belgium€24.95August 2004
OUT

Italy€19.90August 2004
OUT
Greece€24.99August 2004
OUT
Spain€29.99September 2004
OUT
Meister
(Mazda RX-8)
Meister (right-hand steering wheel)81305 / 81300Italy€19.90December 2004
OUT
White version only
United KingdomCANCELLEDConfirmed by Ellis Models (May 2005)
Confirmed cancelled
CANCELLED
White version only
Windcharger
(Honda S2000)
Overdrive (with long barrel, different visor and right-hand steering wheel)81315 / 81300United Kingdom£17.99January 2005
OUT
Ireland€29.99February 2005
OUT
Italy€19.90March 2005
OUT
Belgium€18.95March 2005
OUT
Netherlands€24.99April 2005
OUT
SwedenSEK 239May 2005
OUT
NorwayNOK 249June 2005
OUT
Swindle
(Jeep Wrangler Custom)
Autobot HoundSwindle81312 / 81300United Kingdom£19.99March 2005
OUT
Forbidden Planet exclusive
Belgium€20.00April 2005
OUT
Ireland€29.99April 2005
OUT
Netherlands€24.99April 2005
OUT
SwedenSEK 249May 2005
OUT
Finland€22.50May 2005
OUT
NorwayNOK 249June 2005
OUT
Battle Ravage
(Chevrolet Corvette Convertible)
Autobot TracksRavage81316 / 81300Italy€19.90June 2005
OUT
United Kingdom£17.99Confirmed by Hasbro at European Toy Fair (January 2005)
"April 2005"
Wheeljack
(Ford Mustang Street Tuning)
GrimlockWheeljack81317 / 81300Italy€19.90June 2005
OUT
United Kingdom£17.99Confirmed by Hasbro at European Toy Fair (January 2005)
"May 2005"
CANCELLED ITEMS:
Prowl
(Acura RSX)
Prowl81318 / 81300United KingdomCANCELLEDConfirmed by Hasbro at European Toy Fair (January 2005)
Confirmed cancelled (June 2005)
CANCELLED
Black/white version only


JAPANESE MARKET

Takara Binaltech

NOTES: Japanese release dates are exact dates.

Product numberName, alt-modeRepaint / remold ofHasbro counterpartRetail priceRelease date / statusComments
BT-01Smokescreen
(Subaru Impreza WRC 2003, "#7" version)
Smokescreen¥4,980September 2003
OUT
BT-01Smokescreen
(Subaru Impreza WRC 2003, "#8" version)
Smokescreen ("#8" version)¥4,980September 2003
OUT
BT-02Lambor
(Dodge Viper SRT-10)
Side Swipe¥4,980December 2003
OUT
Read a review
BT-03Streak
(Subaru Impreza WRX)
BT-01 SmokescreenSilverstreak (left-hand steering wheel)¥4,980March 2004
OUT
BT-04Hound
(Jeep Wrangler Sport)
Autobot Hound¥4,980March 2004
OUT
BT-05Dead End
(Dodge Viper Competition Coupe)
BT-02 LamborDead End¥4,980July 2004
OUT
Read a review
BT-06Tracks
(Chevrolet Corvette Z06, yellow version)
Autobot Tracks (blue version)¥4,980August 2004
OUT
Read a review
BT-07Smokescreen GT
(Subaru Impreza WRC 2004, "#1" version)
BT-01 Smokescreen¥4,980August 2004
OUT
Read a review
BT-07Smokescreen GT
(Subaru Impreza WRC 2004, "#2" version)
BT-01 Smokescreen¥4,980August 2004
OUT
BT-08Meister
(Mazda RX-8, white version)
Meister (left-hand steering wheel)¥4,980September 2004
OUT
Read a review
BT-08Meister
(Mazda RX-8, Velocity Red Mica Edition) [aka "Zoom-Zoom"]
Meister (white version with left-hand steering wheel)¥4,980September 2004
OUT
Read a review
BT-06Tracks
(Chevrolet Corvette Z06, blue version)
Autobot Tracks¥4,980November 2004
OUT
With flaming hood sticker
Read a review
BT-09Swindle
(Jeep Wrangler Custom)
BT-04 HoundSwindle¥4,980November 2004
OUT
Read a review
BT-10Grimlock
(Ford Mustang GT)
Grimlock¥4,980December 2004
OUT
Read a review
BT-11Ravage
(Chevrolet Corvette Convertible)
BT-06 TracksBattle Ravage¥4,980February 2005
OUT
Read a review
BT-12Overdrive
(Honda S2000)
Windcharger (without barrel and with different visor and left-hand steering wheel)¥4,980March 2005
OUT
Read a review
Read another review
BT-13Laserwave
(Mazda RX-8 Mazdaspeed Version II)
BT-08 MeisterShockblast (left-hand steering wheel)¥4,980April 2005
OUT
Read a review
BT-14Wheeljack
(Ford Mustang Street Tuning)
BT-10 GrimlockWheeljack¥4,980May 2005
OUT
BT-15Prowl
(Honda Integra Patrol Type)
Prowl (with smaller spoiler and US police deco)¥4,980Depicted in Figure King magazine (June 2005)
Depicted in Dengeki Hobby Magazine (June 2005)
Depicted at e-Hobby's website (June 2005)
July 14th 2005
BT-15Prowl
(Honda Integra, Vivid Blue Pearl version)
Prowl (black/white version with smaller spoiler and US police deco)¥4,980Depicted in Figure King magazine (June 2005)
Depicted in Dengeki Hobby Magazine (June 2005)
July 14th 2005
BT-16Wildrider
(Honda S2000 Aero Type)
BT-12 OverdriveDecepticharge (yellow version without barrel)¥4,980Color scheme revealed by HobbyLink Japan (June 2005)
September 15th 2005
UNRELEASED ITEMS:
Bumble
(Volkswagen New Beetle)
Bumblebee? (unreleased)UnreleasedConfirmed by Hasbro designer Aaron Archer backstage at OTFCC 2003 (July 2003)
Concept designs depicted in Japanese guide book (March 2005)
UNRELEASED
Cliff
(Volkswagen New Beetle)
Cliffjumper (unreleased)UnreleasedConcept designs depicted in Japanese guide book (March 2005)
UNRELEASED
Meister
(Porsche 986 Boxster)
Jazz (unreleased)UnreleasedHinted by Takara designer Kobayashi Hironori (December 2003)
Confirmed by former Hasbro designer Joseph Kyde (March 2005)
Prototype depicted in Japanese guide book (March 2005)
UNRELEASED

Binaltech exclusives

Exclusive toName, alt-modeRepaint / remold ofHasbro counterpartAvailabilityRelease date / statusComments
Yahoo Japan (auction)Meister
(Mazda RX-8, "Mayuko Iwasa" edition)
BT-08 MeisterYahoo Japan auctionSeptember 2004
OUT
Color scheme chosen by and signed by Japanese bikini model Mayuko Iwasa
Limited to 1 piece
The Transformers Binaltech & TF Collection Complete Guide (lucky draw)"Destron character"
(Mugen Honda S2000)
BT-16 WildriderDeceptichargeLucky draw? 2005Limited to 100 pieces




List compiled using sources from Hasbro, Takara, Binalternators, TFU.Info, Allspark, TFW 2005, BWTF, TFkenkon, TFormers/TFans, Lukis Bros, Fan to Fan, Microman Forever, Ragnark: Logoff, Transformers @ The Moon, Le Cronache di Vector Sigma, Transformers Autorobot, BTFA, NTFA, Transformers MegaWeb and Autobase Aichi.

 
 
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