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Complete Alternators, Binaltech, Kiss Players & Alternity toys checklist

Last update: January 18th 2010

Quick jump:
US market: Hasbro Alternators (assortment 1) | Hasbro Alternators (assortment 2) | Alternators exclusives
Japanese market: Takara Binaltech | Takara Binaltech Asterisk | Binaltech exclusives | Japanese Alternators "USA Editions" | TakaraTomy Kiss Players | TakaraTomy Kiss Players Figure Collection | Kiss Players exclusives | TakaraTomy Alternity


US MARKET

Hasbro Alternators (assortment 1)

Product numberName, alt-modeRepaint / remold ofTakara counterpartProduct code / assortment #Retail priceRelease date / statusComments
1Subaru Impreza WRC - Smokescreen ("#8" version)Smokescreen81301 / 81300$19.99December 2003
OUT
"#8" version only
Read a review
2Dodge Viper - Side SwipeLambor81302 / 81300$19.99January 2004
OUT
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3Jeep Wrangler - Autobot HoundHound81303 / 81300$19.99June 2004
OUT
Read a review
4Subaru Impreza WRX - Silverstreak1 SmokescreenStreak (with right-hand steering wheel)81309 / 81300$19.99May 2004
OUT
A small number came with the steering wheel on the right side
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5Chevrolet Corvette Z06 - Autobot Tracks (blue version)Tracks81304 / 81300$19.99October 2004
OUT
Blue version only
Read a review
6Dodge Viper - Dead End2 Side SwipeDead End81311 / 81300$19.99August 2004
OUT
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7Mazda RX-8 - MeisterMeister (with right-hand steering wheel)81305 / 81300$19.99October 2004
OUT
White version only
Read a review
8Jeep Wrangler - Swindle3 Autobot HoundSwindle81312 / 81300$19.99December 2004
OUT
Read a review
9Ford Mustang GT - GrimlockGrimlock (with chromed engine / weapon)81306 / 81300$19.99December 2004
OUT
Read a review
10Honda S2000 - WindchargerOverdrive (with long barrel, different visor and right-hand steering wheel)81315 / 81300$19.99December 2004
OUT
Read a review
11Chevrolet Corvette - Battle Ravage5 Autobot TracksRavage81316 / 81300$19.99February 2005
OUT
Read a review
12Mazda RX-8 - Shockblast7 MeisterLaserwave (with right-hand steering wheel)81322 / 81300$19.99March 2005
OUT
Read a review
13Ford Mustang GT - Wheeljack9 GrimlockWheeljack (with painted face, longer neck and chromed engine / weapon)81317 / 81300$19.99April 2005
OUT
Read a review
14Honda S2000 - Decepticharge10 WindchargerBlack Widow (silver version with long barrel; unreleased) [or "Destron character" (The Transformers Binaltech & TF Collection Complete Guide lucky draw)]81323 / 81300$19.99September 2005
OUT
Read a review
15Chevrolet Corvette Z06 - Swerve5 Autobot Tracks81325 / 81300$19.99June 2005
OUT
With flame hood deco sticker from BT-06 Tracks (blue version)
Read a review
16Acura RSX - ProwlProwl (with larger spoiler and Japanese police deco)81318 / 81300$19.99September 2005
OUT
Police version only
Read a review
UNRELEASED ITEMS:
Porsche Boxster - Autobot JazzMeister (unreleased)$19.99Hinted by Takara designer Hironori Kobayashi (December 2003)
Confirmed by former Hasbro designer Joseph Kyde (March 2005)
Prototype depicted in Japanese guide book (March 2005)
UNRELEASED
Volkswagen New Beetle - Bumblebee?Bumble (unreleased)$19.99Confirmed by Hasbro designer Aaron Archer backstage at OTFCC 2003 (July 2003)
Concept designs depicted in Japanese guide book (March 2005)
UNRELEASED
Volkswagen New Beetle - CliffjumperCliff (unreleased)$19.99Concept designs depicted in Japanese guide book (March 2005)
UNRELEASED
Dodge Viper - Autobot TracksTracks (unreleased)$19.99Concept designs and blueprints depicted in Japanese guide book (March 2005)
UNRELEASED
Body ended up as 2 Side Swipe, head sculpt ended up on 5 Autobot Tracks (Chevrolet Corvette)
1Subaru Impreza WRC - Smokescreen ("#7" version)Smokescreen (#7 version)81301 / 81300$19.99Considered by Hasbro for late 2004 / early 2005 (December 2003)
UNRELEASED
Originally planned for a running change with "#8" version
5Chevrolet Corvette Z06 - Autobot Tracks (yellow version)Tracks (yellow version)81304 / 81300$19.99Displayed by Hasbro at Toy Fair 2004 (February 2004)
Previewed at Hasbro website (March 2004)
Test shot surfaced in China (March 2005)
Confirmed cancelled by Hasbro at OTFCC 2004 (July 2004)
UNRELEASED
Originally planned for a running change with blue version
8Jeep Wrangler - Trailbreaker3 Autobot HoundTrailbreaker (unreleased)$19.99Concept designs and color scheme depicted in Japanese guide book (March 2005)
UNRELEASED
Got repainted and ended up as 8 Swindle
Ford Mustang GT - Windcharger9 GrimlockCharger (unreleased)$19.99Concept designs and blueprints depicted in Japanese guide book (March 2005)
UNRELEASED
Body ended up as 13 Wheeljack, head sculpt ended up on 14 Decepticharge
16Acura RSX - Red AlertAlert (unreleased)81318 / 81300$19.99Original head sculpt depicted in color guide for Prowl (May 2005)
Name briefly listed at Hasbro website in Prowl's place (November 2005)
UNRELEASED
Body ended up as 16 Prowl, head sculpt remains unused
?Mitsubishi - ?81321 / 81300$19.99Listed in Wal*Mart computers (November 2004)

Hasbro Alternators (assortment 2)

Product numberName, alt-modeRepaint / remold ofTakara counterpartProduct code / assortment #Retail priceRelease date / statusComments
5Chevrolet Corvette Z06 - Autobot Tracks (blue version)Tracks81329 / 81328$19.99December 2005
OUT
Same as in assortment 1, only packaging is different
Blue version only
7Mazda RX-8 - MeisterMeister (with right-hand steering wheel)81346 / 81328$19.99June 2006
OUT
Same as in assortment 1, only packaging is different
White version only
16Acura RSX - ProwlProwl (with larger spoiler and Japanese police deco)81330 / 81328$19.99December 2005
OUT
Minimal deco changes from assortment 1 version
Police version only
17Scion xB - Autobot SkidsSkids (with G1 deco stickers and flame deco stickers)81324 / 81328$19.99December 2005
OUT
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18Dodge Viper - Sunstreaker6 Dead EndSunstreaker (with "Junko" driver figure, without black stripes and with differently painted details)81326 / 81328$19.99December 2005
OUT
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19Jeep Wrangler - Rollbar8 Swindle81337 / 81328$19.99January 2006
OUT
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20Subaru Impreza WRX - Ricochet4 Silverstreak81340 / 81328$19.99January 2006
OUT
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21Dodge Ram SRT-10 - Optimus PrimeConvoy (Kiss Players)81327 / 81328$19.99April 2006
OUT
Read a review
22Ford GT - MirageRijie (e-Hobby exclusive)81332 / 81328$19.99June 2006
OUT
Read a review
23Acura RSX - Autobot Camshaft16 Prowl81359 / 81328$19.99July 2006
OUT
UNRELEASED ITEMS:
?Cadillax XLR - Megatron81333 / 81328$19.99Listed in Wal*Mart computers (July 2006)
Listed at TRU website (August 2006)
Confirmed cancelled (September 2006)
?Ford Mustang - ?9 Grimlock or 13 Wheeljack?81336 / 81328$19.99Listed at Wal*Mart website (March 2006)Grimlock or Wheeljack re-release or repaint / remold?
?Scion xB - ?17 Autobot Skids81331 / 81328$19.99Listed in Wal*Mart computers (July 2006)
Listed at TRU website (August 2006)

Alternators exclusives

Product numberExclusive toName, alt-modeRepaint / remold ofTakara counterpartProduct code / assortment #Retail priceRelease date / statusComments
24Hasbro Toy Shop (available at San Diego Comic-Con 2006)Dodge Ram SRT-10 - Nemesis Prime21 Optimus PrimeBlack Convoy81456$24.99July 2006
OUT
Mass retail release in Hong Kong, the Philippines and Australia
Read a review
24 (25)Wal*MartHonda Civic Si - Decepticon Rumble83359 / 14130 (originally 81351 / 81328)$19.96March 2007
OUT
Number "24" is an error; should be "25"
Seats are misassembled; How to fix it
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26Wal*MartJaguar XK - Ravage83360 / 14130 (originally 81361 / 81328)$19.96March 2007
OUT
Product code number 81361 only used for European packaging
Read a review
27Hasbro Toy Shop (available at San Diego Comic-Con 2007)Ford GT - Rodimus22 MirageHot Rodimus (Kiss Players)83449$24.99July 2007
OUT


JAPANESE MARKET

Takara Binaltech

NOTE: BT-17 and BT-18 were released as exclusives.

Product numberName, alt-modeRepaint / remold ofHasbro counterpartRetail priceRelease date / statusComments
BT-01Smokescreen feat. Subaru Impreza WRC 2003 ("#7" version)Smokescreen¥4,980September 2003
OUT
Read a review
BT-01Smokescreen feat. Subaru Impreza WRC 2003 ("#8" version)Smokescreen ("#8" version)¥4,980September 2003
OUT
BT-02Lambor feat. Dodge Viper SRT-10Side Swipe¥4,980December 2003
OUT
Read a review
BT-03Streak feat. Subaru Impreza WRXBT-01 SmokescreenSilverstreak (with left-hand steering wheel)¥4,980March 2004
OUT
Read a review
BT-04Hound feat. Jeep WranglerAutobot Hound¥4,980March 2004
OUT
Read a review
BT-05Dead End feat. Dodge Viper Competition CoupeBT-02 LamborDead End¥4,980July 2004
OUT
Read a review
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BT-06Tracks feat. Chevrolet Corvette (yellow version)Autobot Tracks (blue version)¥4,980August 2004
OUT
Read a review
BT-06Tracks feat. Chevrolet Corvette (blue version)Autobot Tracks (without flame hood deco sticker)¥4,980November 2004
OUT
With flame hood deco sticker
Read a review
BT-07Smokescreen GT feat. Subaru Impreza WRC 2004 ("#1" version)BT-01 Smokescreen¥4,980August 2004
OUT
Read a review
BT-07Smokescreen GT feat. Subaru Impreza WRC 2004 ("#2" version)BT-01 Smokescreen¥4,980August 2004
OUT
BT-08Meister feat. Mazda RX-8 (white version)Meister (with left-hand steering wheel)¥4,980September 2004
OUT
Read a review
BT-08Meister feat. 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-09Swindle feat. Jeep WranglerBT-04 HoundSwindle¥4,980November 2004
OUT
Read a review
BT-10Grimlock feat. Ford Mustang GTGrimlock (with unchromed engine / weapon)¥4,980December 2004
OUT
Read a review
BT-11Ravage feat. Chevrolet CorvetteBT-06 TracksBattle Ravage¥4,980February 2005
OUT
Read a review
BT-12Overdrive feat. Honda S2000Windcharger (without barrel and with different visor and left-hand steering wheel)¥4,980March 2005
OUT
Read a review
Read another review
BT-13Laserwave feat. Mazda RX-8 Mazdaspeed Version IIBT-08 MeisterShockblast (with left-hand steering wheel)¥4,980April 2005
OUT
Read a review
BT-14Wheeljack feat. Ford Mustang GT Street TuningBT-10 GrimlockWheeljack (with unpainted face, shorter neck and unchromed engine / weapon)¥4,980May 2005
OUT
Read a review
BT-15Prowl feat. Honda Integra Type-R (Patrol Type)Prowl (with smaller spoiler and US police deco)¥4,980July 2005
OUT
Read a review
BT-15Prowl feat. Honda Integra Type-R (Vivid Blue Pearl Edition)Prowl (black/white version with smaller spoiler and US police deco)¥4,980July 2005
OUT
Read a review
BT-16Skids feat. Toyota bB (X version)Autobot Skids (with flame deco)¥4,980November 2005
OUT
With G1 deco stickers and flame deco stickers
Read a review
BT-19Bluestreak feat. Subaru Impreza WRXBT-03 Streak¥4,980June 2008
OUT
BT-20Argent Meister feat. Mazda RX-8 Mazdaspeed Version IIBT-08 Meister & BT-13 Laserwave¥4,980June 2008
OUT
Using robot mode parts from BT-08 Meister and vehicle mode parts from BT-13 Laserwave
BT-21Arcee feat. Honda S2000 HardtopBT-12 Overdrive (or lucky draw "Destron character"]Decepticharge (different colors, without barrel)¥4,980July 2008
OUT
BT-22Convoy feat. Dodge Ram SRT-10Convoy (Kiss Players) [or BT-17 Black Convoy]Optimus Prime¥5,500October 2008
OUT
UNRELEASED ITEMS:
Meister feat. Porsche BoxsterJazz (unreleased)¥4,980Hinted by Takara designer Hironori Kobayashi (December 2003)
Confirmed by former Hasbro designer Joseph Kyde (March 2005)
Prototype depicted in Japanese guide book (March 2005)
UNRELEASED
Bumble feat. Volkswagen New BeetleBumblebee? (unreleased)¥4,980Confirmed by Hasbro designer Aaron Archer backstage at OTFCC 2003 (July 2003)
Concept designs depicted in Japanese guide book (March 2005)
UNRELEASED
Cliff feat. Volkswagen New BeetleCliffjumper (unreleased)¥4,980Concept designs depicted in Japanese guide book (March 2005)
UNRELEASED
Tracks feat. Dodge Viper SRT-10Autobot Tracks (unreleased)¥4,980Concept designs and blueprints depicted in Japanese guide book (March 2005)
UNRELEASED
Body ended up as BT-02 Lambor, head sculpt ended up on BT-06 Tracks (Chevrolet Corvette)
BT-09Trailbreaker feat. Jeep WranglerBT-04 HoundTrailbreaker (unreleased)¥4,980Concept designs and color scheme depicted in Japanese guide book (March 2005)
UNRELEASED
Got repainted and ended up as BT-09 Swindle
Charger feat. Ford Mustang GT Street TuningBT-10 GrimlockWindcharger (unreleased)¥4,980Concept designs and blueprints depicted in Japanese guide book (March 2005)
UNRELEASED
Body ended up as BT-14 Wheeljack, head sculpt ended up on Wildrider (unreleased) and Black Widow (postponed)
BT-15Alert feat. Honda Integra Type-R (Patrol Type)Red Alert (unreleased)¥4,980Original head sculpt depicted in color guide for Prowl (May 2005)
UNRELEASED
Body ended up as BT-15 Prowl, head sculpt remains unused
BT-16Wildrider feat. Honda S2000 Aero TypeBT-12 OverdriveDecepticharge (without barrel)¥4,980Name confirmed (April 2005)
Reasons for name and color change explained (August 2005)
UNRELEASED
Color scheme changed, name changed into "Black Widow"
BT-16Black Widow feat. Honda S2000 Aero TypeBT-12 OverdriveDecepticharge (yellow version without barrel)¥4,980Color scheme revealed by HobbyLink Japan (June 2005)
Name confirmed by Zinc Panic (June 2005)
Indefinitely postponed (August 2005)
Reasons for delays explained (August 2005)
ON HIATUS
Might end up in Binaltech Asterisk

Takara Binaltech Asterisk

Product numberName, alt-modeRepaint / remold ofHasbro counterpartRetail priceRelease date / statusComments
BTA-01Alert feat. Subaru Impreza WRX meets AiBT-03 Streak¥5,500September 2005
OUT
AI based on Car Robots (cartoon) character
BTA-02Sunstreaker feat. Dodge Viper meets JunkoBT-05 Dead EndSunstreaker (without Junko, with black stripes and with differently painted details)¥5,500September 2005
OUT
Junko based on Car Robots (cartoon) character
BTA-03Broadblast feat. Toyota bB meets LuminaBT-16 Skids¥5,500November 2005
OUT
With G1 deco stickers and flame deco stickers
Lumina based on Victory (cartoon) character

Binaltech exclusives

Product numberExclusive toName, alt-modeRepaint / remold ofHasbro counterpartAvailabilityRelease date / statusComments
BT-08Yahoo Japan (auction)Meister feat. 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" (Honda S2000)BT-12 OverdriveDeceptichargeLucky drawOctober 2005
OUT
In Hasbro packaging, but doesn't officially count as a "USA Edition"
Limited to 100 pieces
BT-17Wonder Festival 2007 WinterBlack Convoy feat. Dodge Ram SRT-10Convoy (Kiss Players)Nemesis Prime¥6,500February 2007
OUT
Limited to 1,000 pieces
Read a review
BT-18e-Hobby ShopRijie feat. Ford GT Electro Disrupter ModeHot Rodimus (Kiss Players)Mirage¥5,500September 2007
OUT
Read a review

Japanese Alternators "USA Editions"

Exclusive toName(s)Repaint / remold ofHasbro counterpartRetail priceRelease date / statusComments
Takarand (giveaway for subscribers)Prowl (Acura RSX, special satellite patrol)BT-15 ProwlProwlGiveaway for Takarand subscribersDepicted in Dengeki Hobby Magazine (September 2005)
Previewed at Takarand website (October 2005)
UNRELEASED?
Limited to 60 pieces

TakaraTomy Kiss Players

NameRepaint / remold ofHasbro counterpartRetail priceRelease date / statusComments
Convoy x MelissaOptimus Prime¥6,500August 2006
OUT
With surfboard accessory
"Melissa" based on 2010 (cartoon) character Marissa Faireborn
Read a review
Hot Rodimus x Shao ShaoRodimus¥6,500October 2006
OUT
With fishing pole accessory
Read a review
Autorooper x AtariBT-08 Meister¥6,500December 2006
OUT
With traffic cones accessories and Kremzeek figure
Read a review

TakaraTomy Kiss Players Figure Collection

Name, alt-modeRepaint / remold ofHasbro counterpartRetail priceRelease date / statusComments
Atari x Autorooper¥3,800September 2006
OUT
CANCELLED ITEMS:
Melissa x Convoy¥?Confirmed by TakaraTomy at Tokyo Toy Show 2006 (July 2006)
Confirmed cancelled by AmiAmi (September 2006)
CANCELLED

Kiss Players exclusives

Exclusive toName, alt-modeRepaint / remold ofHasbro counterpartAvailabilityRelease date / statusComments
e-Hobby ShopKiss Players Position (Rosanna, Sundor & Glit)Rewind or Eject (Generation 1) [or e-Hobby exclusive Flip Sides], Condor (reissue) & Jaguar (reissue)¥3,800March 2007
OUT
Toy Festival 2007Sparkbot x3 (Zangetsu, Stardust & Angela)Eggbird (Beast Wars II), Eggbot (Beast Wars II) & Eggleo (Beast Wars II)¥3,800March 2007
OUT
Dengeki Hobby Magazine (mail order)Atari-ScreamFigure Collection Atari¥2,500April 2007
OUT

TakaraTomy Alternity

A small successor to the Binaltech toyline, Alternity is a smaller-scaled series featuring licensed vehicle alternate modes, with toys of approximately 1:32 scale, or deluxe class toys from other toys.

  • A-01 Nissan GT-R: Convoy (available in ‘Vibrant Red’, ‘Ultimate Metal Silver’ and ‘Super Black’)
  • A-01U Nissan GT-R: Ultra Magnus (e-Hobby exclusive repaint of A01 Convoy)
  • A-01D Nissan GT-R: Dai Atlas (repaint of A01 Convoy in blue)
  • A-02 Nissan Fairlady Z: Megatron (available in ‘Blade Silver’, ‘Premium LeMans Blue’ and ‘Diamond Black’)
  • A-02G Nissan Fairlady Z: Galvatron (Toy Hobby Market exclusive repaint of A02 Megatron
  • A-03 Suzuki Swift: Bumble
  • A-03 Suzuki Swift: Cliff (repaint of A03 Bumble)
  • A-03 Suzuki Swift: Gold Bug (repaint of A03 Bumble)
  • A-04 Mitsuoka Orochi: Starscream
  • A-04 Mitsuoka Orochi: Skywarp (repaint of A04 Starscream)
  • A-04 Mitsuoka Orochi: Thundercracker (repaint of A04 Starscream)
  • A-04B Mitsuoka Orochi: Banzai-Tron (repaint of A04 Starscream)




 
 
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